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Camp Scholarship Applications Invited

Country Dancers of Rochester, Inc. (CDR) is an educational organization which is dedicated to the preservation, study, teaching, enjoyment and continuing evolution of English and American traditional and historical dance and dance music. We believe these goals are furthered by providing financial support for members to gain experience and expertise that would directly benefit our… Read more »

Sad News: Dr Bannister

We have just been informed by his son, Horatio, that Dr. Tom Bannister passed away Monday, January 15, 2018.  Plans are being made for a memorial service at the University of Rochester Interfaith Chapel in late June. Tom was a passionate supporter of traditional country dancing since the founding of the Country Dancers of Rochester in… Read more »

Saturday “On a Winter’s Night” CANCELLED

The special dance scheduled for Saturday, January 13, has been CANCELLED due to inclement weather. The contra/couples dance extravaganza scheduled for Saturday, January 13, with the band Lake Effect has been cancelled.  Keep warm and safe and we’ll let you know about plans to reschedule. UPDATE: this event is now Valentine’s Bliss: A Contra/Couples Dance Revelry, and… Read more »

Tonight’s (Jan 4) Contra is ON!

We’re going to have a hot time dancing Contra tonight with Andrew VanNorstrand, Casey Murray, and Cecelia Vacanti playing for us. Nancy Spero will be calling. It’ll be a great warm-up for a frozen Friday.

We’re happy with our new website!

CDR is very happy to introduce our new website. Ethan Hazzard-Watkins has done a great job building the new framework for us to use to let you know about all the fun dances coming up.

Fill Out Our Brief Thanksgiving Dance Weekend Survey

We had a great time with the Great Bear Band, Peregrine Road, Susan Kevra, Sarah VanNorstrand, and everyone who helped to put on the weekend. We’d love to know what you thought of it. Please take a moment to complete our brief, five question survey. If the Survey Monkey box above doesn’t work on your… Read more »

Register now for our Thanksgiving Festival

Join us for our 34th annual Thanksgiving Dance Weekend! Our festival is one of the region’s favorite contra dance events: we feature nationally known bands and callers, a fine selection of workshops, and fantastic evening dances. This year’s headliners are Great Bear Band, Peregrine Road, and callers Susan Kevra and Sarah VanNorstrand! There’s much, much… Read more »