English Country Dancing at Fermilab

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Come try English Country Dancing at Fermilab.

We meet in the Fermilab Barn Sunday afternoons once per month.
This 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.
All are welcome. No previous experience or partners are needed.
Dancing starts at 2:00 pm for all, with a session for advanced dancers at 1 p.m. and continues to about 5:30 pm.
If there is interest ( determined in advance ) we often hold a potluck supper following the dancing.

Sometimes Live Music with Old Fezziwigs Band.

Upcoming Dates: Always Sunday

In 2011

Please feel free to call to verify meeting time and date Mady Newfield 630 584-0825. See note below for making e-mail contact.

Dances done at previous sessions

Dancing is sometimes to recorded music, and sometimes to the fine playing of Old Fezziwig's Band If you are interested in joining these musicians playing for English dancing, please contact us (see link to 'folkdance' below )

We dance in the Kuhn Village Barn. The barn is located in the village on the east side of the site. It is visible to the north when you stop at the stop sign in the village. Parking is available just north of the barn, or across the street.

Directions to the Barn on the Fermilab site

For detailed instructions showing how to find the Kuhn Barn at Fermilab, click on To the Barn

From the East

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 to enter.
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.

From the West

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).

More Dancing at Fermilab
International Folk Dance - Folkdance
Welsh Performing Group - Welsh Dancing

More Information ?

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: folkdance
or call Doug Jensen at (630) 840-8194 (work), (630) 232-9089 (home),
or Mady Newfield at (630) 584-0825

This information was updated Jan 16, 2011 ( D. Jensen)