New England Country Dancers

​​​Events are usually held at the

​Berlin’s 1870 Town Hall located at 12 Woodward Avenue, Berlin, MA.

(Different venues , when applicable, are identified in the calendar)

Absolute Beginner Line Dance

Monday   5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Intended for those with little or no dance experience, this class focuses on teaching the basics.  You will learn the steps to execute simple, beginner- level dance steps and begin to memorize patterns.  The focus is on fun with slow, patient instruction.  New class begins in June, September, January and March.  Drop-In Fee: $10

 

Beyond Beginner Line Dance

Monday   6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

For dancers with at least 3 to 6 months line dance experience, this class builds on the basics and introduces more difficult patterns.  The pace is faster than the absolute beginner class and features fewer reviews and walk-throughs.  A new dance is taught or reviewed at 6:30 pm each week.  Drop-In Fee: $10

 

Improver Line Dance

Wednesday   5:30 – 7:00 pm

For dancers with at least a year of line dancing experience, this class introduces more complex steps and patterns.   The pace is faster and there are fewer reviews, with more dancing and less teaching.  Reviews of previously taught dances are done by request.   A new dance is taught or reviewed at 6:15 pm each week.  Drop-In-Fee: $10

 

Low Intermediate Line Dance

Wednesday   7:00 – 9:00 pm

For dancers with at least three years of line dancing experience, this class introduces more complex steps and patterns.   The pace is faster with more difficult combinations and rhythms.  It is intended for those who enjoy more of a challenge.  Reviews of previously taught dances are done by request.  A new dance is taught or reviewed at 7:15 pm each week.  Drop-In-Fee: $10

 

See reverse for Intermediate/Advanced Classes and Pattern Partner Dance Classes

 
NOTE: To preserve the beautiful wooden dance floors, please bring a pair of clean, soft-soled shoes. You’re welcome to bring water and snacks. Water & soft drinks are available for a modest fee. Classes are held at Berlin’s 1870 Town Hall located at 12 Woodward Avenue, Berlin, MA. For additional information, visit necountrydancers.com OR call Linda Gordon at 508-944-8031]   


Line and Partner Dance Classes continued….

 
Until July 2018, the following events are being held at the First Parish Church’s Parish Hall located at 24 Central Street, Berlin, MA – adjacent to the Many Hands Thrift Shoppe:

 
Classic Country Partner Dance

Friday   5:00 – 6:30 pm

For partner dancers who already know beginner-level pattern partner dances, especially older, classic dances like El Paso, Blue Rose, Shadow, and Wichita Waltz.  No new dances are taught at this event, but simple reviews of previously taught dances may be done by request.  This is a chance to dance what you know and get some exercise.  Drop-In-Fee: $8
 

Intermediate / Advanced Line Dance

Friday   6:30 – 8:30 pm

For dancers who enjoy a real challenge, this class introduces the most complex steps, patterns and rhythms.   The pace is usually fast and the dance patterns are typically much longer.  This class includes reviews of recently taught dances or dances which have not been done for a long time.  A new dance is taught or reviewed at 6:45 pm each week.  Bring your requests!  Drop-In-Fee: $10
 

Intermediate / Advanced Line Dance

Sunday   3:00 – 5:00 pm

For dancers who enjoy a real challenge, this class introduces the most complex steps, patterns and rhythms.   The pace is usually fast and the dance patterns are typically much longer.  This class includes reviews of recently taught dances or dances which have not been done for a long time.  A new dance is taught or reviewed at 6:45 pm each week.  Bring your requests!  Drop-In-Fee: $10
 

Beginner Partner Dance Class*

Sunday   6:00 – 6:45 pm

For partner dancers who already know beginner-level pattern partner dances, especially older, classic dances like El Paso, Blue Rose, Shadow, and Wichita Waltz.  The steps and patterns are simple and the dances are typically short.  A new dance is taught or reviewed each week at 6:15 pm. Reviews of previously taught dances are done by request.  Drop-In Fee: $10
 

Experienced Partner Dance Class

Sunday    6:45 – 7:30 pm

Intended for partner dancers with three or more years of experience, the pace of this class is faster and the steps, patterns and rhythms are more difficult.  These dances include more turns are typically longer. 

Drop-In Fee:  $10

 

Open Partner Dance

Sunday   7:30 – 8:30 pm

An opportunity to practice what you already know or what you have learned during previous classes.  Requests are honored, as much as possible, and dancing is targeted to all levels.

Drop-In Fee:  $8


*Introduction to Pattern Partner Dance Classes are held twice a year, beginning in September and in February. 

 

Note:  Our policy has always been: “Pay once per day and stay until closing.”  If you have paid for a class on any day, you are welcome to stay for succeeding classes on that same day at no additional charge.