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 – Beginners' orientation to basic figures
8:00 pm – English Country Dancing
(Admission $7, first-time attendees no charge)
(October – May)
|3:00–5:30 pm – Afternoon Workshop (see schedule)
7:30–10:30 pm – English Country Dance
(Admission $8 afternoon, $9 evening, $13 both.)
(Jan., Feb., Mar.)
|3:00-4:30pm – Dancing for all ages, including children.||Mt. Airy|
All dances are called to live music. No partners needed, friendly folk will ask you to dance. Beginners are welcome: teaching and walk-throughs happen before each dance. Please wear flat-soled shoes.
Germantown Country Dancers holds dances in two locations: the Merion Friends Meeting Activity Building on the Main Line, and Summit Presbyterian Church in Mt. Airy. We have detailed directions to each location.
Admission prices are listed above. Full-time students are half-price. Members of GCD or CDSS receive a $1 discount.
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Benefits of membership:
- Discount admission to dances
- Monthly email newsletter
- Guaranteed admission to the Playford Ball each December, if membership is received by October 15, and ball registration is received by November 5
GCD's 2009 Twelfth Night on WHYYGCD's Twelfth Night Dance was filmed in January 2009 for a short "Experience" program on WHYY, public television in the Philadelphia area. The program began airing on May 30, 2011, and can be viewed on the WHYY website.
On 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, GCD Longsword Team will be practicing at Merion Friends from 6:15 to 7:15 pm (prior to the dance). New team members are welcome. If you are interested in participating or want more info, contact Tanya Rotenberg.