English Country Dance Weekend

May 13-15, 2022

Our 2022 English Country Dance & Music Weekend was held in person, featuring calling by Kalia Kliban and music from members of Bare Necessities. Information about the workshops and artistic staff can be found below. 


Click here for a schedule of the weekend

Dance Workshop Themes
A Danceable Feast:  Sip and savor your way through a banquet of dances that celebrate the joys of fine dining.

Hot Off the Griddle:  A selection of dances written in the last 5 years, including some that were composed either just before or during the pandemic.

The Golden Decade (1716-1726):  This 10-year period contains some of the finest offerings from the publishing houses of Walsh, Young, Neal and Playford.  The dances in this set offer some challenges along with many delights.

A Choice Collection of English Country Dances:  Favorites of the caller, the dancers, and the band.  Requests are welcome!

Artistic Staff

Members of Bare Necessities
Bare Necessities, a quartet known for its creative interpretations of English country dance tunes, has been playing together since 1980. Earl Gaddis and Mary Lea both play violin and viola, Kate Barnes is on winds and guitar, and Jacqueline Schwab plays piano. Together they have redefined the sound of English country dance music with an improvisatory and playful style that reflects their classical background and extensive experience playing for all kinds of dancing. Besides their own three CDs, they have been putting out recordings for Boston CDS (Country Dance Society) since 1999. The group has played for dancers and audiences from Hawaii to York, England, from Alaska to St. Croix, VI, doing concerts, week-long dance events and workshops. Jacqueline, Kate, and Mary will be at Folklore Village’s 2022 English Country Dance Weekend.

Kalia Kliban has been an active part of the California Bay Area traditional dance scene since the mid-80s, performing and teaching in a wide range of styles.  At dance camps and festivals across the country she has taught morris, longsword, English and American clogging, English country dance and contra, and she’s a regular contra and English caller in the vibrant Bay Area dance community.  Her welcoming and relaxed teaching style has helped dancers of all levels experience the joy of traditional dance.


Tenting is available on Folklore Village grounds for $10 per tent per night. RV camping with electrical hookup is also available for $15 per night. RV spots are very limited; inquire early. 

Local accommodation options:

Super 8 (608)935-3888
Deer Valley Lodge (608)924-1600
Best Western (608)935-7739
Pine Ridge Motel (608)935-3386
Quality Inn (608)987-4747
Click here for a list of lodging options in Mineral Point.