An English Country Dance Weekend April 5-7 , Pittsburgh

Mae Wilson with Hijinks

Mae Wilson

Mae Wilson (she/they) is a caller and English dance teacher currently based in Ann Arbor, MI. She has danced and called across the country and across the Pond. She loves the textures of English dance and music; the sublime combination of movement and sound; and sharing magic moments on the dance floor.

Hijinks‘ musical merrymaking ranges from lush sweetness to boisterous fun as they weave lines created by Miranda Weinberg (violin), Kathy Talvitie (piano), and Carrie Rose (flute, alto flute, and piccolo).

The schedule includes a Friday night dance 8-11, a Saturday workshop10:30-12:30, lunch, another Saturday workshop from 2-4, a Saturday evening dance party from 8-11, and dancing on Sunday from 1-4 pm. The Saturday workshops are

Significant Figures: a closer look at dances with a memorable signature move and figures that were particularly influential in the history of ECD choreography. 

The First Lady: English Country dances devised or reconstructed by women.

For hospitality, email  For safety info, check for updates.  For registration information and financial aid requests, email  All dances are at Anne Ashley UMC ○ 334 22nd AvenueMunhall, PA 15120.


Register and pay by check to “CDSSP” with this print form to George Patterson, Treasurer, 4625 5th Ave,  Apt 405,  Pittsburgh, PA,  15213 OR


send the registration information by email to and use the Paypal Dropdown Menu below to pay. Note that the Paypal prices include a small surcharge for processing.


COVID Safety information:  Masking depends on the current rate in Allegheny County and is optional if that rate is low (currently it is low).  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 Monongahela River. 

Holiday Inn Express, 658 East Waterfront Drive, Munhall, Pennsylvania 15120 412-205-3904.

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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