Dancers enjoying our open band

Dancers enjoying our open band. Photo by Rachel Winslow.

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

When? What? Where?
Wednesdays 7:40 pm – Beginners' orientation to basic figures
8:00 pm – 10:15 pm English Country Dancing
Members $7, non-members $8, under 30 years old $4.
First Saturdays
(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.
Mt. Airy
Barn Dance
First Sundays

(November – April)
2:00–3:30 pm – Old time fun for all ages.
Adults $5, kids 4–18 $2 ($15 max.)
Mt. Airy


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 intended for experienced dancers who know standard figures, such as casts and leads, siding, single and double figures of eight, and all manner of heys. The dances are more difficult than on most Wednesdays (especially the afternoon workshops). We welcome all dancers who choose to attend but they will probably have a better time if they are experienced.


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

Join us!

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 5

Download the membership form.