Dancers at a Wednesday Night Dance

Dancers at a Wednesday Night Dance. Photo by Rachel Winslow.

CANCELLATION: GCD Cancels All January Dances

We are sorry to report that we have cancelled all January dances. We may or may not have dances in February so please keep an eye out for notices.

When we do resume dancing, here are some things you need to know:

  • Mask covering your mouth and nose and proof of vaccination (including a booster dose) required! Also, if you don't feel well, please stay home and take care of yourself.
  • We'll provide you with a waiver to sign when you arrive and some guidelines to read. Check out the guidelines and the text of the waiver on our COVID Safety page.
  • Wednesday Dances are held at the Merion Friends Meeting Activities Building, 615 Montgomery Avenue, Lower Merion, PA from 8:00 to 10:15.

      --The Germantown Country Dancers Board

    Dances and Events

    When? What? Where?
    Wednesdays
    Normally scheduled weekly. We hope to begin again biweekly in February 2022. Before coming please see our COVID Safety page and check this webpage again for cancellation updates.
    7:30 pm – Arrive for beginners' orientation to basic figures
    8:00 pm – 10:15 pm English Country Dancing
    Members $7, non-members $8, under 30 years old $4.
    Merion
    First Saturdays
    (Normally October – May, for intermediate and experienced dancers. Saturday dances are cancelled at least until March 2022.)
    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

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

    (Normally September – May, cancelled for now)
    7:30–10:00 pm – Contra and Barn Dances for teens (ages 12-19).
    Admission: $5
    Mt. Airy

    Details

    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.

    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. Please wear flat-soled shoes.

    First Saturday events: Saturday dance programs are more difficult than on most Wednesdays (especially the afternoon workshops). The programs are intended for dancers who know standard figures, such as casts and leads, siding, single and double figures of eight, and all manner of heys.

    For more information on the teen dances see the teen website.

    Venues

    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 2.

    Download the membership form.