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Treat yourself to an extraordinary British contra dance adventure with your friends!  We are pleased to offer another contra dance week from April 5 – 12, 2019 in the beautiful medieval cathedral city of Ely, near Cambridge, England.  The event takes place at the King’s School and the price of $1325 covers all accommodations including breakfast, dinner, dancing and snacks each day – a great bargain for Europe!  A real treat for singles and couples alike as you will be able to enjoy a vacation in England with around 120 friends!  Plus, you will not need a car as the train station is close to the camp.

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.

Dancing will be on a fully sprung wooden floor in a new building built in the traditional style, and will run 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. 

Please visit our package page for details and registration instructions. This will be our 7th time of hosting this overseas destination contra dance holiday.

Update!!  As of March 30, 2018, all slots are filled, and we did manage to squeeze in a few more than last year.  We have a long waitlist for single women, but short waitlists for single men and couples. This early in the game we anticipate some cancelations, so if you are thinking of joining us, e-mail or snail mail your registrations soon.

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If you are interested and would like more information, please e-mail Gwyn, or call Jennifer or Gwyn at (757) 867-6807.

Last updated March 30, 2018

Dancing in Ely in 2017

Dining in the Monastic Barn