Treat yourself to an extraordinary British contra dance adventure with your friends! We are pleased to offer another contra dance week in the beautiful medieval cathedral city of Ely, near Cambridge, England with registration opening February 1, 2018 and the dance week running from April 5 – 12, 2019. This will be our 7th time of hosting this overseas destination contra dance package. The dance week takes place at the King’s School which provides accommodations, food and the dance hall. We will dance in the evenings to the wonderful music of The Stringrays, with Rodney Miller, Max Newman, Stuart Kenney, Sam Bartlett and Mark (Pokey) Hellenberg on percussion, with Lisa Greenleaf calling! In addition we will have the English band Vertical Expression on Sunday with Gwyn Williams and Adam Hughes calling.
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If you are interested and would like more information, please e-mail Gwyn. Or in the USA call Jennifer and Gwyn at (757) 867-6807.
Note that the price of $1325 includes all accommodations and breakfast, dinner and snacks each day – a real bargain for Europe! A real treat for singles and couples alike as you will be able to enjoy a vacation in England with friends!! Plus, you will not need a car as the train station is close to the camp.
Dancing will be on a fully sprung wooden floor in a new building built in the traditional style. We will dance in the evenings from 7:30-10:30 pm; the days will be available for exploring or relaxing. A note about gender balancing. Our goal is for all dancers to have a suitable pool of dance partners, and we will aim for a gender balance. If, however, we find that this does not work, we will make sure that the extra men or women dancers can dance both roles.