Germantown Country Dancers Presents

The Predominantly Playford Ball

Saturday, December 7, 2019

With music by Bare Necessities

The 2019 GCD Playford Ball will be Saturday, December 7 at the St. Thomas Malankara Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
GCD members as of Oct. 15th whose Ball applications are received by November 2nd will be assured admission. All other applications will be accepted as space allows, in the order received.

Register now online!

The 2019 program of dances will be chosen from this list.

Click on the dance title for a performance video of the dance.

After Dinner Maggot
Bury Fair
The Costumer's Delight
Easter Thursday
The Goose & the Gridiron
Gypsy Round
The Homecoming
Jack's Maggot
Jovial Beggars
Mad Robin
Old Wife Behind the Fire
Pluck Me a Fig
Queen's Jig
Somerset Square
Sun Assembly
True Kit
Winifred's Knot

2017 Ball
Photo by Rachel Winslow

Evening dances will be talked through, not walked or prompted. Registrants will receive instructions for all the dances.

Schedule of Events

Ball Review Session: 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Dinner: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Predominantly Playford Ball: 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Music: Bare Necessities


Ball Registration Form   Admission is by pre-registration only.

Location: St Thomas Malankara Orthodox Church, 1009 Unruh Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19111


  • GCD members as of 10/15: $29
  • Non-members: $32
  • Full-time students: $18
  • Non-dancing guests: $10
  • Optional catered dinner: $18

GCD members get admission preference IF they are a member as of October 15, and IF the registrar receives their reservation by November 2nd.

Downloadable Registration Form (PDF; online registration preferred)


Ball Chair: or call 1-215-643-4397

For video demonstrations made for past balls, click here.