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Register now for the Frolic! December 3rd. Photo by Rachel Winslow

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The FROLIC with Bare Necessities! December 3rd evening

This weekend!!! Join us for our first, and maybe only ever, Frolic. This festive evening dance will be held in a new location. Out of town guests warmly welcome. Admission is by pre-registration only.

There will be no afternoon warm-up session, and dinner is on your own. Dances will be walked through once, and not prompted so that you can fully enjoy the music.

Frolic information page, including video links for all the dances.
Frolic registration form. Payment can be via Zelle, Paypal, or mailed check.

Friday evening, December 2nd: Bare Necessities will also be playing with Joanna Reiner Wilkinson calling, at the Unitarian Church in Princeton. Event Flyer here (PDF). Make it a double-header weekend! Or a triple, by heading to our Barn Dance the next afternoon:

Mt. Airy Barn Dance

Sunday afternoon, December 4th, 2 - 3:45pm

Come join us for an afternoon of fun for families and dancers of all ages.
Chloe Mohr is leading the dances, with music to get you movin' by Rick Mohr, Jake Hoffman, and John Krumm.

At Summit Presbyterian Church. Admission price and location information below, and more info on the Mt. Airy Barn Dance Facebook Event page.

GCD Musician Guidelines

The GCD Music Development Committee has drawn up new guidelines for Wednesday musicians (PDF) and included lots of information for all of GCD's musical participants. Please download and read!

We are dancing every Wednesday

As we enter the cold season, COVID infections may rise again, so please double check the website before you make your way to Merion! (And make sure you've signed up for our email list--hit that top right "Subscribe" button!)

COVID-related regulations are in place for all GCD events, starting with these highlights:

  • Mask securely covering your mouth and nose, and proof of vaccination (including a booster dose) required!
  • If you don't feel well, please stay home and take care of yourself. 10 days wait after a positive test unless have a subsequent negative test.
  • You'll sign a waiver each time you attend. For detailed guidelines and waiver see the COVID Safety page.

Regular Dances and Events

When? What? Where?
Dances are held every Wednesday evening. Before coming please see our COVID Safety page and check this webpage again for cancellation updates.
7:30 pm – Arrive for new dancers' orientation to basic figures
8:00 pm – 10:15 pm English Country Dancing
Members $7, non-members $8, under 30 years old $4.
Merion Friends Meeting Activities Building
First Saturdays
For intermediate and experienced dancers **see below
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.
Summit Church, Mt. Airy
Mt. Airy Barn Dance
First Sundays

November – April
2:00–3:45 pm – Old time fun for all ages.
Masks required.
Adults $5, kids 4–18 $2 ($15 max.)
Summit Church, Mt. Airy

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Before you come...

On Wednesday evenings and at the Mt. Airy Barn Dance, new people are welcome any time. Each dance is taught. You don't need to bring a partner, as friendly folk will ask you to dance, and we change partners throughout the evening. English Country Dancing is social, community dancing, where one of the pleasures is interacting with everyone in the room.

Please wear flat-soled shoes.

** First Saturday workshops and evening programs are more difficult than on Wednesdays. The programs are intended for intermediate and experienced dancers who know standard figures, such as casts and leads, siding, single and double figures of eight, and all manner of heys. The November Frolic review workshop, however, is open to all.

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Germantown Country Dancers holds dances in two locations:
Merion Friends Meeting Activities Building 615 Montgomery Ave, Merion, PA 19066 (on the Main Line)
Summit Church, Mt. Airy, Westview & Greene Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19119

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 2.

Download the membership form.