Past dance dates


Oak Park

2018

  • January 29 – Music by Tim and Jeremy
  • February 19 – Ignatius Sancho Revisited – In honor of Black History Month, a reprise of some of the 18th century dances of this first African published composer, with live music by Tim and Jeremy
  • March 26
  • April 30 – Special event: music by Rare Privilege from Wisconsin – Maria Terres, fiddle, and Amy McFarland, piano
  • May 14
  • June 4
  • July 30
  • August 13 – Music by Tim and Jeremy
  • September 17
  • October 15
  • November 12
  • December 10 – Music by Tim and Jeremy

2017

  • January 23
  • February 20 – Special event: Ignatius Sancho Dance
  • March 20 – Live music by Tim and Jeremy
  • April 17
  • May 15 – Special event: Playford Pleasures
  • June 12 – Live music by Tim and Jeremy with Liz Donaldson
  • July 10
  • August 7 – Live music by Martha Edwards and Nicky McConkey
  • September 11 – Special event: 19th century dances with Susan de Guardiola; live music by Tim and Jeremy
  • October 2 – Preparation for Harvest Moon Dance Weekend
  • October 13-15 – Special event: Harvest Moon Dance Weekend
  • November 13 – Pat Shaw Centenary Celebration with live music by Tim and Jeremy
  • December 11 – Holiday dance with live music by Tim and Jeremy

September 11, 2017 special event:

The dancing of early 19th century Edinburgh

Noted dance historian Susan de Guardiola will teach dances from her recent research into the music and dances of the Lowe brothers of Edinburgh, one of whom was later dancemaster to Queen Victoria’s children. The dances, from books published around 1825, include a variety of waltz country dances, mescolanzes and quadrilles with interesting figures. Tim Macdonald and Jeremy Ward will complement the dancing with historically accurate renditions of the music. And to complete the theme, historical costume for any dancers who wish would be most appropriate!


Fermilab

2018

  • January 7
  • February 4 with live music
  • March 4
  • April 8 with live music
  • May 6 with live music
  • May 27
  • Monday, June 11 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, July 9 – 7:30 p.m.
  • August 5
  • Monday, August 27, 7:30 p.m. – note that air-conditioning is now a feature of Kuhn Barn!
  • September 16 with live music
  • September 28 – 30 Special event: Harvest Moon Dance Weekend in St. Charles
  • October 28 – Halloween party
  • November 11 with live music
  • December 2

2017

  • January 8
  • February 5 with live music (also February 13 and 27, Monday evenings)
  • March 12
  • April 2 with live music
  • May 7
  • May 21 with live music
  • June 18
  • July 9
  • August 13
  • September 10 with live music
  • October 1 – Preparation for Harvest Moon Dance Weekend
  • October 13-15 – Special event: Harvest Moon Dance Weekend (in Oak Park)
  • October 29 – Hallowe’en party
  • November 12 – Pat Shaw Centenary Celebration dance with live music
  • December 10

Evanston

2018

  • January 10 & 24
  • February 7 & 21
  • March 7 & 21
  • April 4 & 18
  • May 2 & 16
  • June 13
  • August 29
  • September 19
  • October 10
  • October 24 – at the Mather
  • November 7 – at the Chandler Center
  • November 28
  • December 12