What's happening?

1st Saturday, April 1st:
Afternoon Workshop & Evening Dance with Tom Amesse

Tom Amesse, calling at CDSS camp

Tom Amesse, calling at CDSS camp

Caller Tom Amesse comes down from Staten Island to give us entertaining workshop and evening dances on April Fools Day. Who knows what we can expect?

Music by Nightcap -- Miranda Weinberg, Anna Rain, and Melissa Running

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

The workshop and evening dance are programmed for **intermediate and experienced dancers.

Tom writes: I’ll be challenging the dancers with some advanced choreography that they can really sink their teeth into during the afternoon. The evening will be more relaxed--a bit thought provoking as well as fun.

Admission: Sliding scale, see prices below.

Location: Summit Presbyterian Church, Mt. Airy

(K)N95 Masks are required everywhere in the building except for the parlor, where there are tables for picnic dinner and for Tea.

Tea: Please bring ready-to-serve bite-sized snacks to share.
Picnic: You're welcome to bring your own dinner or pick up something delicious at the nearby Coop.

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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