English Country Dancing is social, community dancing, where one of the pleasures is interacting with everyone in the room. New people are welcome any time, and you don't need to bring a partner.
Dances and Events
|Wednesdays||7:30 pm – Arrive for beginners' orientation to basic figures
8:00 pm – 10:15 pm English Country Dancing
Members $7, non-members $8, under 30 years old $4.
(October – May, for intermediate and experienced dancers.)
|3:00–5:30 pm – Afternoon Workshop (see schedule)
7:30–10:30 pm – English Country Dance
Afternoon $9, Evening $10, Both $16.
GCD and CDSS Members: Afternoon $7, Evening $8, Both $12.
Under 30: Afternoon $4, Evening $4, Both $8.
(November – April)
|2:00–3:30 pm – Old time fun for all ages.
Adults $5, kids 4–18 $2 ($15 max.)
(September – May)
|7:30–10:00 pm – Contra and Barn Dances for teens (ages 12-19).
Dance to live music every evening! No partners needed, friendly folk will ask you to dance. On Wednesdays and at Barn dances, each dance is taught.
First Saturday events: Please wear flat-soled shoes. Saturday dance programs are more difficult than on most Wednesdays (especially the afternoon workshops). The programs are intended for dancers who know standard figures, such as casts and leads, siding, single and double figures of eight, and all manner of heys.
For more information on the teen dances see the teen website.
Germantown Country Dancers holds dances in two locations:
Merion Friends Activities Building
615 Montgomery Ave, Merion, PA 19066 (on the Main Line)
Summit Presbyterian Church, Westview & Greene Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19119 (in Mt. Airy)
Maps & directions
Benefits of membership:
- Discounts to most GCD-sponsored dances and workshops and to the ball
- Guaranteed admission to the December Playford Ball, if you (re)join by October 15, and register by November 2.