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1st Saturday, February 4th

Workshop (afternoon) & Evening Dance with Martha Griffin from Connecticut
Music by Barbara Greenberg, Daniel Beerbohm, Dave Wiesler

Martha Griffin

Afternoon Workshop

Martha's workshop will feature some of the dances she has adapted for demonstration that turned out to be satisfying for social dancing as well. Will we meet Jane-Austen Martha, roaring 20s Martha or maybe get a peek at both? Come find out.

This workshop and evening dance are designed for **intermediate and experienced dancers.

3:00- 5:30 Afternoon Workshop
7:30 - 10:30pm Evening Dance

Prices:see below.
Location: Summit Presbyterian Church, Mt. Airy
Please bring ready-to-serve bite-sized snacks for the tea table (which will be held in another room).

Barn Dance

Photo by Rachel Winslow

Mt. Airy Barn Dance

Old time fun for all ages.

Sunday afternoon, February 5th, 2 - 3:45pm

Chloe Mohr will lead the dances, with an Open Band led by John Krumm. Everyone is welcome to play! Tune books provided.

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

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

  • Mask securely covering your mouth and nose
  • Proof of vaccination (including a booster dose) required on your first visit, except for the Barn Dance
  • If you don't feel well, or have had symptoms within 48 hours even with a negative test, please stay home and take care of yourself.
  • You will need to sign a liability waiver, which GCD will keep on file (no more signing each week). For detailed guidelines and waiver text see the COVID Safety page.

Regular Dances and Events

When? What? Where?
Year round
(occasional exceptions)

7:30 pm – Arrive for new dancers' orientation

8:00 – 10:15 pm

English Country Dancing

Sliding scale Admission:
$5 - $10+

COVID safety requirements

Merion Friends Meeting Activities Building
First Saturdays
October - May

3:00–5:30 pm – Afternoon Workshop (most Saturdays)

7:30–10:30 pm – Evening Dance

ECD for intermediate and experienced dancers** see below

Sliding-Scale Admission:
One session $5 - $15+
Both sessions $10 - $20+

COVID safety requirements

Summit Church, Mt. Airy
Mt. Airy Barn Dance
1st Sundays,
November – April

2:00–3:45 pm

Old time fun for all ages

Adults $5
Ages 4–18 $2 ($15 max)

Masks required.

Summit Church, Mt. Airy

Before you come...

On Wednesday evenings and at the Mt. Airy Barn Dance, new dancers are always welcome! Each dance is taught, then prompted. You don't need to bring a partner, as we change partners throughout the session. Friendly folk will ask you to dance. English Country Dancing is 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.

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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

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