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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

TUESday.Oct.28 (6:45)7pm Special "All Hallowe'en" Contra! M'star

10/29/2014 12:45 am

Special All Hallowe’en Contra! Costumes encouraged (but certainly not required). Fairfield dancers (old and new) are warmly invited to creep, float, or crawl over to a most dreadful Halloween contra dance on Tuesday, October 28th, 7pm (Free beginners' lesson starts at 6:45pm) at Morning Star Studio Ballroom, 50 1/2 South Court, in Fairfield IA (East side of the town square north of Burlington Ave., center of the block, upstairs).
Callers: Three callers, maybe more!
Music: Fun CDs, …and possibly some live fiddling, guitar-ing, etc. if a dancer (or two or three) morphs into musician!
Food: There will be a freakish potluck that will welcome all manner of ghoulish drinks and snacks,
Dancers are asked to bring clean, soft-soled shoes to dance in.
• Age 12 and younger (accompanied with an adult)—Free
• $3 for: Ages of 13 to 26 yrs old; and IAA grant recipients; and students, and MUM faculty and staff; and seniors over 65;
• $6 per person otherwise,
Now-Subtract any/all of the following Discounts,
…down to $1 minimum entrance-fee for everyone at least 13 years old:
• Costume Discount: Come in costume and get $1 off!
• special Group rate! Bring friends! For groups of two or more, each person in the group gets $1 off for each person other than yourself! For example, if you come with a group of three, everyone get’s two dollars off!!
The point is we are trying to encourage a lot of people to attend and have it be very affordable.
More information is available at www.fairfolk.org, by visiting Facebook (www.facebook.com/FairfolkDancers), or by contacting April Maberry at: 'a (dot) maberry (dot) kpl (at) gmail.com' or Jack Engstrom at engstrom@lisco.com.

Contra 3rd-Sunday Nov. 16th (1:40pm) 2-4:30pm to CD's at Mstar

11/16/2014 7:40 pm

$3 Contra to CD's 3rd-Sunday Sept. 21st AFTERNOON 2-4:30pm at Morning Star Studio Ballroom, 50 1/2 South Court, Fairfield IA, mid-block on the East side of the Square off Route 34, south of the alley. Please tell your friends.
1:40pm Beginners lesson; 2-4:30pm Dance.
TWO Callers: Jennifer Hamilton and April Maberry(new caller), both of Fairfield.
Fantastic CD-contra-tunes from top contra-dance-bands! Admission: $3 for everyone.
1:40pm Beginners lesson; 2-4:30pm Dance
Note: Bring your own water -- No water will be supplied.
Questions, contact April: a (dot) maberry (dot) kpl (at) gmail (dot) com

Bare Necessities Annual Advanced English Country Dance Weekend Oct 31 - Nov 2 FULL

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Peter Barnes, Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea & Jacqueline Schwab, with Caller Barbara Finney

Advanced English Country Dance Weekend

October 31, November 1 and 2, 2014 in Fairfield, Iowa

Barbara Finney, Caller and teacher

Sponsored by the Fairfield Folks Arts & Dance Co-Op


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7:30-11:00 English Country Dancing Bare Necessities with Barbara Finney
November 1st
2:00 - 4:45
Advanced English Country Dance Workshop with Bare Necessities Barbara Finney, Teacher
8:00-11:00 English Country Dance Ball (costumes encouraged but not required!) Bare Necessities with Barbara Finney, Caller
November 2nd
10:00-12:30 Advanced English Country Dance Workshop with Bare Necessities Barbara Finney, Teacher

About our caller and teacher:
Barbara Finney hails from the mother lode of ECD in Boston, Mass., where she worked alongside the great Helene Cornelius for many years. Barbara has a vast repertoire, is a lucid and lively teacher, and has lots of dance camp and dance weekend experience. She is a lovely person and a lovely dancer as well!

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!

Dance is sold out. Please register NOW for next year. This is the earliest we have sold out so be sure to register early for next year.
If you know you are coming, please register today. Thank you! Only $109 before April 1st; $125 before Sept. 1st: $145 late registration if available. 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! 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!

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 usually 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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