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Come join in the fun of community dance in Fairfield, Iowa. Beginners are very welcome to our weekly dances; our semi-annual English Country Dance and Contra Dance weekends are intended for experienced dancers.
"Those who dance are often thought mad by those who cannot hear the music." -- Tao Te Ching

SOLD OUT Bare Necessities with Brad Foster Annual Advanced English Country Dance Weekend Oct 30 - Nov 1 2015

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Peter Barnes, Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea & Jacqueline Schwab, with Brad Foster, Caller

Advanced English Country Dance Weekend

October 30 & 31, November 1, 2015 in Fairfield, Iowa

Brad Foster Caller and teacher

Sponsored by the Fairfield Folks Arts & Dance Co-Op


October 30th
7:30-11:00 English Country Dancing Bare Necessities with Brad Foster
Oct. 31st
2:00 - 4:45
Advanced English Country Dance Workshop with Bare Necessities Brad Foster, Teacher
8:00-11:00 English Country Dance Ball (Hallowe'en costumes optional, elegant wear / period costumes encouraged but not required!) Bare Necessities with Brad Foster, Caller
November 1st
10:00-12:30 Advanced English Country Dance Workshop with Bare Necessities Brad Foster, Teacher

About our caller and teacher:
Brad Foster has been a longtime leader in the English Country Dance community and is recognized internationally for his skill in calling and teaching. We are delighted to have him lead us for our 22nd annual weekend.

Delicious snacks, tea and dessert offered during breaks. Schedule subject to revision.
Come enjoy our warm hospitality, delightful dancing and varied culinary, cultural and shopping opportunities. If you’ve never visited Fairfield, you’re in for a treat! You'll enjoy our incredible culinary offerings (Thai, Chinese, Indian, Mexican, Ethiopian, Gourmet Pizza, Turkish) and world-class coffee at Cafe Paradiso, all within 1-2 blocks walking distance from the dance!

Please register NOW for next year. As of July 2015 we already have almost all of the places taken -- last year we unfortunately had to turn away a number of disappointed dancers, so if you know you want to come, please register today. Thank you! $135 before Sept. 1st: $145 late registration if available (Do NOT count on this!) Includes full weekend and all snacks.
Note: The weekend always sells out: Please register early to avoid disappointment! This weekend is designed for very experienced dancers and attendance is limited to ensure dance floor comfort.

Register by sending email to FairfolkDancers "at" gmail "dot" com and then send check to arrive within 5 business days via snail-mail to:
Fairfield Folk Arts & Dance Co-op (FFADC)
c/o PO Box 1321, Fairfield, Iowa 52556
Please include name, address, phone and email. Apply early -- registrations now accepted for 2016! ($120 early bird price.) We sold out way in advance this year and expect to do so for 2016. The dates are Nov 4-6 2016 and pending final scheduling confirmation we expect to have Joseph Pimentel as our caller in 2016. Your cancelled cheque is your receipt -- please do not be disappointed if you do not get an email acknowledgement. If you enquire by email you are NOT registred until we receive your check! The time/date of your email will be the tie-breaker if we sell out on the day we receive your check.

Cancellation / Refund Policy: If you cancel, you can send someone -- a previously unregistered dancer -- in your place to this weekend and let us know about the substitution. You handle all the details and work out the payment with your friend. This applies only to the specific weekend you paid for. We always sell out, so it is likely there will be other dancers interested in attending. Other than this, unfortunately there are no refunds and you cannot apply your registration to a future event. We simply do not have the volunteer staff to handle these complications. (If you send your check late and the dance is full we will not cash your check.)

Location: The Morning Star Studio, 51 ½ S. Court St. Fairfield, Iowa. Exit 214 coming East on Route 34, then 3 miles West to Main Street, then North to Broadway, East to Court, South on Court St. Or Exit 216 coming West on Route 34, then North on Route 1 (Main St.) to Business 34, then 1 more block north to Broadway, East to Court, South on Court St.. Fairfield Map


With our experience hosting over 20 dance weekends so far, we know what dancers care about and are ready to welcome you with open arms. Unfortunately, home hospitality is available only for the band and caller -- we are a very small dance community! Affordable inns and hotels are available within walking distance from the dance (Landmark Inn) with other motels & inns (Best Western, Super 8, Seven Roses Inn, The Raj Resort) and camping grounds 5-10 minutes from the dance. If you are interested in sharing a hotel or motel room with another dancer, please post on our facebook page in the comments section just below the announcement about the weekend: Shared Housing "Comments" Section
(Facebook took away our page dedicated to this, so posting in the comments section is the way to go!)

If the weekend includes the first Friday of the month (in 2013, for instance) then if you come early on Friday you can enjoy the attractions of the Fairfield Art Walk before the dance. Fairfield has an amazing amount to offer our visitors, from the largest community of Stapathya Vedic buildings in North America just north in Vedic City, to the Golden Meditation Domes at Maharishi University of Management to the greener-than-green Eco-Village with its earth-friendly designs and technologies.

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