An elegant English Country dance to celebrate the completion of the old year and welcome in the new, in a beautifully decorated hall and with marvelous refreshments. Click here for a flyer (but ignore what it says about Modern formal attire). Any kind of dressy attire admired but not required. No pre-registration required this year; just pay at the door ($25 / $15 students / low income). Savory edibles available as we gather from 6 – 6:30 PM, then dancing, a generous break for punch and sweets, then more dancing!


David Smukler

I lead evenings of contras and squares, English country dances, family dances, school programs, and special events such as weddings, festivals, etc. I have also presented workshops on numerous dance related topics. My taste in dances is eclectic, and I tend to present a wide variety of dances when I call. My repertoire includes plenty of New England contras, as well as an assortment of squares, singing calls, mixers, old chestnuts and freshly minted dances. I have a special fondness for English country dances, and my English programs also blend old favorites with new gems. Fortunately, there is no dearth of wonderful dances to draw on!


Tim Ball & Jane Knoeck

Tim Ball (violin), Jane Knoeck (piano)

Fabulous musicians and always in demand, both Tim and Jane play with a number of regional and national bands.  It’s a rare treat to have them on stage together!