English Country Dancing at Fermilab
English country dancing meets at Kuhn Village Barn at Fermilab
Sunday afternoons, generally, once per month,
year round. And as we now enter our second decade, we are adding occasional
Monday evenings when feasible.
English country dancing is an accessible sort of set dancing done to beautiful music - something for all ages and energy levels.
All the dances are taught and walked through. Everyone is welcome. No previous experience or partners are needed. (Children must be able to follow instructions and dance independently of their parents or siblings.)
Sunday dancing starts at 2 p.m. for all, with a session for more advanced dancers at 1 p.m., and continues to about 5 p.m. Newcomers should join us for basic instruction around 2 p.m. Contributions of snacks for the break are always welcome.
Monday dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. and continues until 10 p.m. Newcomers should join us for basic instruction in the early part of the evening.
This group is part of the Chicagoland English Country Dancers
an affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society
See our website at ChicagolandECD.org for further, and possibly more up to date, information
There you will find information about other area groups, special events, photos, and further links
Click here for the current flyer for the regular dance series
Dances done at Fermilab
Music for dancing is provided either by excellent recordings or by the fine playing of Old Fezziwig's Band . If you are interested in joining these musicians and playing for English dancing, please contact us (see link to 'folkdance' below ).
We dance in the Kuhn Village Barn, located on the east side of the Fermilab site. It is visible to the north when you stop at the first stop sign inside the east gate of the lab, in the Village (see directions below). Parking is available just north of the barn, or across the street.
***If weather causes cancellation, an email will be sent by noon that day. Notice will NOT necessarily be placed here on the website, but join the email list, check the Fermilab calendar or check by contacting us: see below.
Please feel free to call or email to verify meeting time and date:
Mady Newfield 630-584-0825 orTammy Bretscher 847-508-5586
OTHER ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCING IN THE CHICAGO AREA
Oak Park English Country Dancing
Nineteenth Century Club, 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park
7 to 10 p.m.
$10 /$5 youth and seniors
Dancing in Oak Park is called by Tammy Bretscher and Mady Newfield and usually meets the third Monday evening of the month
Evanston English Country Dancing
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1509 Ridge Ave., Evanston
(at the corner with Grove Street)
8 to 10 p.m.
$5 / $3 students
Dancing in Evanston is called by Tom Senior and meets every other
Wednesday evening (late August through early June)
with occasional summer meetings at the Mather South, 450 Davis Street, Evanston. Check the information on the Chicagoland ECD website Evanston ECD page.
For detailed instructions showing how to find the Kuhn Barn at Fermilab, click on To the Barn
To come to the Barn, take I-88 to the Route
59 exit. Exit and turn right, going north on Rt. 59. Go to Batavia Road (the
4th light) and turn left. Enter Fermilab through the gate and proceed to the
first stop sign at Sauk Blvd. Turn right. The Barn is the second building on
your right. There is a parking lot just beyond it to the north. Go up the ramp
Alternatively, take North Avenue, Route 64, west to Route 59. Go south on Rt. 59, passing through West Chicago, until you arrive at the intersection with Batavia Road (the next light after Mack Road), in Warrenville. Turn right on Batavia Road and proceed as above.
Exit I-88 at Farnsworth Av. which becomes
Kirk Rd. Go north, passing the outlet mall, and crossing Butterfield Road, past
several stoplights, to the entrance to Fermilab at Pine St. Turn right and
enter the lab. Drive east across the main road, passing stop signs by the
high-rise, another stop sign by the CDF buildings, a blinking red light at Eola
Road, and continue on to the next stop sign by the houses of the
"Village". (If you go too far, you'll get to the East gate to the lab
at Batavia Road.) Turn left at this stop sign to go north on Sauk Blvd., and
the Barn is the 2nd building on your right. There is a parking lot just beyond
it to the north. Go up the ramp to enter. Alternatively, take Route 64 (=North
Avenue) or Route 38 (=Roosevelt Road) to Kirk Road and go south to Pine St, which
is one light south of Wilson St., or 3 lights south of the intersection of
Fabyan Parkway and Kirk Road. Turn left at Pine St to enter Fermilab and
proceed as above.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact us (see below).
Dancing at Fermilab :
International Folk Dancing
If you would like to be added to the email contact list to receive reminders of the next dance,
or to get more information send E-Mail to: email@example.com
or call Mady Newfield at (630) 584-0825 or (630) 251-0811 (cell)
This information was updated November 15, 2017 (M. Newfield)