~April 5, 12, 19: Wednesday evenings: Swing: basics & Intermediate-levels lessons in Mt. Airy, Phila schedule
~April 3, 17, 24, Monday evenings: Waltz: Basics & Intermediate-level lessons in Chestnut Hill, Phila schedule
~ Apri 8: Valley Contra Dance, Bethlehem, PA ~ 4:00 pm Afternoon waltz workshop, followed by pot-luck & contra dance. See follow-up section, below, to view some videos of the material we taught
~ April 21 - 23: NEFFA, Mansfield High School, Mansfield, MA, Ret leads Zwiefachers on Sunday from 10 - 10:50, Peggy & Ret will teach Swing
~ April 29: Zwingli Church, 350 Wile Ave., Souderton, PA 18964. 7:00 pm Swing dance lesson taught by Peggy & Ret, 8 - 10 with live music by the Royalaires, a 16-piece band.
~ May 18 - 21: Almost Heaven, Camp Ramblewood, MD, t's a fun mini-vacation in Maryland just 74 miles from Philly, with contras (great bands and callers!!), Peggy & Ret will be teaching Waltz, Swing and Salty Dog Rag workshops.
~Sept 11, 18, 25, Monday evenings: Waltz and/or Tango lessons in Chestnut Hill, Phila schedule
~ Sept 13, 20, 27, Wednesday evenings: Swing:and/or Blues in Mt. Airy, Phila schedule
~ Swing, Waltz, Tango & other couple dance classes - see schedule for an upcoming series or ask us about private instruction
~ Mostly Waltz - pre-dance lessons, your choice of lessons: Basic Waltz & plus one at an Intermediate Level - Waltz or perhaps another style danced at Mostly Waltz
~ Philadelphia Swing Dance Society - on rotation for pre-dance swing lesson
~ YMCA, Ambler Branch ~ Active Older Adults: Tech Talk, tips & technique for IOS devices & Folk Dance classes; Dance for pre-schoolers summer daycamp ~ dance workshops for Kids Night Out (Ages 4 - 10)
Aiken, SC (2012) ~ Salty Dog Rag, Gay Gordons
Almost Heaven, Camp Ramblewood, MD: (2014, 17) with Ret & Peggy ; (2012, 13) Timber Ridge Camp, High View, WV Steve Gester & Peggy ~ Workshops have included Appalachian Clogging, Basic waltz, Intermediate level waltz, Salty Dog Rag, Swing, Tango" All the dance instruction was terrific, especially that taught by Peggy Leiby and her dance instructor partner Steve Gester. She has an easy way of teaching which is most skillful and efficient. We highly recommend Peggy as an expert instructor in all of the dance forms she teaches. She makes learning dance an enjoyable and memorable experience. So clever, effective, and amazing was her laying the ground work for the Salty Dog Rag by teaching us and having us dance the Shottish (sp?)! Her techie skills are amazing; controlling everything from a device in the middle of the room to choose and control training songs, even slowing the tunes without changing the pitch" George & Marcie, 2013)
Arden Gild Hall, Arden, DE ~ Elegant Waltzing (2005), Wonderful World of Waltz (2015)) We covered lots of our couple dance tips and technique, plus a cool transition to Promenade (video up to 00:16), and for a few afterwards a Twinkle Step into Cross-Step Waltz (video up to 00:18)
Arsht Hall at a University of Delaware campus in Wilmington, DE: dance demos at Oktoberfest with band the String Theory. (2013) Thanks very, very much for taking the time to come to Wilmington and join us for the Oktoberfest program.Your dancing was clearly the highlight of the show! DV, 2013 (note from Peggy:String Theory's music was excellent!)
Baltimore Folk Music Society, Pikesville, MD (October 2011) - Advanced Waltz Workshop during Columbus Weekend Dance Extravaganza with instruction by Steve Gester & Peggy
The Barn, Horsham, PA ~ Hambo ~ Waltz ~ Swing ~ Gay Gordons ~ Schottische
Free First Sundays at the Barnes, The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130, Ragtime concert with musicians by Dave Wiesler, Josh Burdick & Susie Lorand. Dance performances by Peggy & Ret: One-Step, Maxixe & Hesitation Waltz, followed by audience participation: Waltz, Charleston Madison (by Richard Powers), One-Step. (Maxixe on youtube: Maxixe, Maxixe, Maxixe)
Blue Bell School of Dance (Summer Dance Camp for children) Blue Bell, PA, (2008-09)
Centocor Corporation, Radnor, PA (2004) ~ Waltz Basics
Central Jersey Dance Society, Princton, NJ (2006) ~ Rotary Waltz
3rd Saturday Contra Dance, Glenside, PA (2009) ~ Schottische, Polka & Waltz ~ afternoon workshop followed by picnic dinner & contra dance
Dancing with the Gods Weekend, Gainesville, FL (2006) ~ Waltz Basics ~ Ins & Outs of Promenade
Doylestown Contra Dance ~ Waltz Basics (Feb 2009) "Thank you all so much for your help that made the Doylestown Contra Dance a success. Peggy and Ret did a great job of leading eager dancers in the waltz".
Folk College, presented by Simple Gifts, Huntingdon, PA (May 2009 -1011) ~ waltz, schottische, zwiefachers ~ clogging, (Peggy) "It was great to have you there and I was impressed with how well you teach. I stopped by your workshop mainly just to peek in and see how the space was working, but then was just enjoying seeing how clearly and patiently you teach". Linda Littleton, Artistic Director, Folk College (May '09) ~
Dear Peggy, Thank you for the wonderful dancing classes! I absolutely loved it, and I'm hooked on clogging already. I learned more in that one class than I learned in a year of regular dance classes. Thank you so much! Sincerely, (Willa, May '11)
Glenside Thursday Night Contra Dance, Glenside, PA (2012) ~ Zwiefacher & Gay Gordons minishops during the break
Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering presented by Simple Gifts, Huntingdon County, PA (Sept 2012-13) ~ waltz & polka workshop by Peggy & Ret (also clogging and Cape Breton by Peggy), stretch sessions, east coast swing (& clogging by Peggy)
Head for the Hills Getaway Weekend, Princeton Country Dancers (2004-16 ) ~The Gay Gordons ~ Hambo ~ One-Step ~ Salty Dog Rag ~ Schottische ~ Swing - Cool Moves ~ Swing & Jitterbug Basics & Transitions ~ Waltz Basics ~ Waltzing to Latin Flavored Music ~ Waltz Rhythm Breaks ~ Waltz & Schottische Variations ~ Tango ~Zwiefachers I've had numerous classes with Peggy and Ret over the years,and have always found their instruction helpful and fun. They have an excellent sense of what people need and how fast to pace the instruction. Milt, Nov '11. "Peggy & Ret are awesome" from an evaluation form, Nov '14.
Heritage Dance Festival, Plymouth Meeting, PA ~ Waltzing to Latin Flavored Music (2004)
The Hometown Dance Group that dances on Wednesdays at the Lehighton Boys and Girls Band Hall, Lehighton, PA ~ Rotary Waltz & East Coast Swing workshop (2013) Peggy and Ret, I thoroughly enjoyed myself last Wednesday evening LaRae
Inaugural Ball at the Hilltown Creative Arts Academy, Hilltown, PA (Jan 2009) thank YOU so much. It was a fabulous day and you were absolutely amazing with the kids. They all really enjoyed themselves. We're already talking about next year and dancing is definitely included!
Journey's Way, 403 Rector Street, Philadelpia, PA: Couple Dance Classes, Jan, Feb, March 2016 sponsored by Intercommunity Action, Inc.
Jumpin' at the Woodside, (2015) an all-inclusive weekend of Swing, Rhythm & Blues at the beautiful Villa Roma Resort in the Catskills organized by Ari Levitt. Teaching staff includes Peggy & Ret.
MADCAP (Summer Music Camp), Allentown, PA ~English country ~ waltz ~ polka (2004-11, the last time the event was held)
Mostly Waltz Boston - pre-dance waltz lessons (2013 - 2015) People so enjoyed having you there and I heard many nice comments that people liked the material and teaching - new and different but not too overwhelming. It was just perfect. Diane (2013). 2015: taught Ins and Outs of Promenade video
NEFFA, Mansfield High School, Mansfield, MA (2011-16) Advanced Latin Waltz, ~ Latin-style waltzes are up-tempo and exciting. The workshop material includes lunges, pivots and swivels with a "south of the border" feel. Thought I'd get off an email to you straight away to tell you what a great class it was on Saturday at the NEFFA festival. I've taken so many dance lessons in the past and very little has stuck with me. Your Latin Waltz class was different, I learned a lot that I know will stay with me. Your method of teaching was comprehensive. Jim ~ (2011 - 2015) Zwiefachers Session, from easy to challenging patterns (Ret leads, Peggy plays with Mother Zwiefacher Orchestra) ~ (2012) Ins and Outs of Promenade video ~ (2014) One Good Turn Deserves Another video ~ (2015) Intermediate-Level Swing ~ (2016) Cross-step waltz & Waltz zig-zag variations: some of the moves: video & video (2017) Intermediate-level Swing with Swivels theme)
Old Fiddler's Picnic with FiddleKicks, Hibernia Park in Chester County, PA (2005-08) ~ Waltz Basics
Ottsville Traditional Arts Center (Jan, April, July 2014, april 2016) ~ Contrawaltz events: Waltz Basics & Beyond workshop before a Contra dance with the band Raise the Roof, with some extra waltzes thrown in throught-out the evening, An intermediate level waltz flourische taught either at the end of basics lesson or mid-way through the contra dance. (Sept 2014) Swing & Sway - an evening with a mix of waltz & swing instruction & social dancing
Pocono Waltz Weekend (Nov. 2010) - Ins and Outs of Promanade Workshop
Philadelphia Swing Dance Society - (2010 - ongoing) on rotation for pre-dance swing lesson(s), Jitterbug and/or Lindy styles
Princeton Country Dancers (Jan & Sept 2010, Sept 2011) - Basic Waltz afternoon workshop followed by pot-luck & contra dance Thanks again for doing the workshop for PCD. I've gotten only great feedback! And, personally, thanks! ... Finally, waltzing in the man's role, I got it. I don't stay parallel with my partner, but insist on making the dreaded the V-frame. Thanks! It's a long established habit, so it will be hard to break, but I finally understand what's wrong. Marie. ~ (2015) Hambo afternoon workshop for beginners, followed by a pot-luck & contra dance.
River Valley Waldorf School Board event (April & October 2014) - Swing dance workshop & dance, at the Ottsville Traditional Arts Center
Salsa in the Suburbs (Aug & Sep 2013) Swing dance & Wedding Prep classes taught by Ret Turner
Summit Presbyterian Church, Phila, PA (2006) ~ One-Step ~ Ins and Outs of Promenade, (2014) Waltz Classes
Swannanoa Gathering - Old-Time Week, Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC (July 2010) - Tips & Technique waltz workshop.
Swarthmore College, (2016) Swarthmore, PA Waltz workshop for students
The Oval, at Eakins Oval, (2014) - Swing Class, 2601 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy Phila. Presented by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, in partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy
Tinicum Arts & Science (October 2014) dance program for high schoolers, at the Ottsville Traditional Arts Center
Valley Contra Dance, Bethlehem, PA ~ Zig Zags & Elegant Waltz Moves (2004), Waltz & Zwiefachers (2010), Waltz (2017)
Victoria's Revenge, Cape May, NJ (2006, the last time the event was held) ~ Waltz Basics & Elegant Waltzing
Waltz Fusion Workshops taught by guest instructor Ari Levitt (April 2012) - Intro to Waltz Fusion, predance lesson at Mostly Waltz; Latin Connections & Flowing Combinations in The Barn. For a peek at Waltz Fusion, check out Ari’s videos and other info at: www.rolluptherug.com
Waltz Play, Atlanta, GA (2009) ~ pre-dance waltz lesson
Waltz Time, Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD (2007, 08, 12) ~ occasional pre-dance waltz lesson ~ Dancing to Latin Style Waltz Music 2-hour workshop before the Sunday dance (2012)
Waltz Whirl, Greenwood Community Center, 865 Greenwood Road, Greenwood VA, (near Charlottesville) (Jan & Oct 2014) waltz workshops
YMCA, Ambler Branch (2012 -15) ~ Waltz, Swing; Dance for pre-schoolers daycamp ~ dance workshops for Kids Night Out (Ages 4 - 10); Active Older Adults: Tech Talk, tips & technique for IOS devices (Peggy) & Folk Dance classes
Zwingli Church, Souderton, PA 18964. Swing dance lesson taught by Peggy & Ret followed by live music by the Royalaires, a 16-piece band. (2016-17)