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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

2016 Bare Necessities with Joseph Pimentel Annual Advanced English Country Dance Weekend Nov 4-6 2016

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Peter Barnes, Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea & Jacqueline Schwab, with Joseph Pimentel, Caller

Advanced English Country Dance Weekend

November 4-6, 2016 in Fairfield, Iowa

Joseph Pimentel Caller and teacher

Sponsored by the Fairfield Folks Arts & Dance Co-Op


November 4th
7:30-11:00 English Country Dancing Bare Necessities with Joseph Pimentel
Nov. 5th
2:00 - 4:15
Advanced English Country Dance Workshop with Bare Necessities Joseph Pimentel, Teacher
8:00-11:00 English Country Dance Ball (Elegant wear / period costumes encouraged but not required!) Bare Necessities with Joseph Pimentel, Caller
November 1st
10:00-12:30 Advanced English Country Dance Workshop with Bare Necessities Joseph Pimentel, Teacher

About our caller and teacher:
Joseph Pimentel is known for his energetic calling and infectious good will and is recognized internationally for his skill in calling and teaching. We are delighted to have him lead us for the second time, at our 23rd 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 2016!

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!

$120 early bird price -- save $15!
Regular price $135 before June 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.

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! We sold out way in advance this year and expect to do so for 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, we will allow you to transfer your personal registration to the next year (for one year only). Or you can send someone -- a previously unregistered dancer whom you find -- in your place to this current year's 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. Other than this, unfortunately there are no refunds. 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, you can try posting in the comments section on our facebook page (click in upper right of this page).

If the weekend includes the first Friday of the month (in 2016, 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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