An English Country Dance Weekend April 1-3, Pittsburgh

Joanna Reiner


Paul Oorts, Daron Douglas and Dave Wiesler

 Joanna Reiner Wilkinson, in addition to calling locally for over 20 years, has called across the US and Canada and other points abroad, including many week-long camp sessions for CDSS. While known for her clear calling and instruction, Joanna loves teaching workshops to train ECD callers, and workshops that explore ECD technique, new dances, and how people learn and remember dance choreography.

Goldcrest:  Daron Douglas on fiddle; Paul Oorts on accordion, cittern, guitar,  and mandolin; and Dave Wiesler on piano and guitar.  Daron and Dave have composed many tunes including some in the Goldcrest Collection.

Dance Schedule

Friday English Dance 8-11;


Dance Workshop 10:30-12:30 The Art of Dancing Well, or all of the dance things we stopped paying attention to during the pandemic

Dance Workshop 2-4 What’s New? A look at some dances that were published during or shortly before the pandemic

Dance Party 8-11. 


Sun 10-11:30.  Musicians and callers Workshops

Dancing 1-4 By Request – Dancers can request dances before and during the weekend, and Joanna make a program based on those (though Joanna has final veto power!)

Dances are at BMNECC, 449 W. 8th Ave, West Homestead PA 15120.   Musicians and Callers workshops at Gaye’s house.

For safety and hotel information, see below and check for updates.  For other information and financial aid requests, email 


All Dances $115 (students under 25 $35). Individual events are priced on the print form and on the pull down Paypal menu. Musicians or Callers Workshop $10.

To Register by mail use this PRINT Form.

Register via Paypal here, use this menu to pay for your choice of items.

Weekend events

Address for mailed forms: George Patterson, Treasurer, 4625 5th Ave,  Apt 406,  PGH, PA,  15213

Address for emailed forms:  

Payment should be by check made out to CDSSP, or by using the Paypal link at on the registration form.  If using Paypal include your registration information in the notes.

COVID Safety information:  We require a copy of their vaccination form  for all registrants that shows they have obtained the 2nd shot and/or the booster shot within the past six months.  This should be sent in or emailed with the registration form.  We also require attendees to wear KN95 level masks at the dances and workshops.  We will have masks available and hand sanitizer.  If you feel ill on the days before the weekend, please stay home.  We provide full refunds on request and believe that most hotels and airlines offer some flexibility these days.

Hotel information: Several hotels are in the vicinity at the Waterfront on the Mon river.

Holiday Inn Express   412-205-3904 or 412-368-3904

Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh West Homestead/Waterfront 
401 West Waterfront Dr, West Homestead, PA 15120  (412) 462-7301

Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh/Waterfront

301 West Waterfront Dr, West Homestead, PA 15120 

(412) 462-4226 


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