Across the Lake

English Country Dancing on the Vermont Side of Lake Champlain
In Colchester, Vermont (near Burlington)

We hope to see you at our “Across the Lake” English Country Dance event June 9 & 10, 2023 at Elley-Long Music Center in Colchester, VT (near Burlington). Registration is now open. Questions? Contact

Read this entire page first, then return here and click to register:

UPDATE 3/16/23: We’ve had a great response and are happy to confirm that sufficient numbers have signed up for the dance weekend to happen — and there are still some spots available!

Dance teaching for the weekend will use the terms “ladies and gents”, but only as labels for roles.  All dancers are welcome to dance in the role(s) of their choice, with the partners of their choice.

Note: The Challenging Workshop for Experienced Dancers is scheduled for Sat. 6/9 at 1pm. As a reminder, it requires knowledge of and confidence in basic figures (e.g. double figure-eight, cross-over mirror heys, heys for 3 and 4) and some familiarity with more advanced/unusual figures (e.g. chevrons). Dancers are expected to dance the basic figures without assistance. Some talk-throughs and walk-throughs may be brief. Please contact the registrar at if you’ve registered for this by mistake and would like to be refunded the $25 fee.

IMPORTANT: BEFORE YOU REGISTER … Read all the information under “2023 DETAILS” below, especially the schedule, the COVID-19 safety precautions and requirements, and the lodgings page. The event runs Friday night (welcome dance – $35), Saturday afternoon (a $25 challenging workshop for experienced dancers will be followed by a free review session for all), and Saturday evening (dress-up gala – $40). The full weekend is $100, but you can also choose by individual session(s). There are no activities on Sunday. We are not offering home hospitality this year, so be sure to first research the cost of hotel and airbnb/vrbo lodgings; special ATL rates/discounts are available for several hotels. Additionally, our Clothing Sale/Boutique will not happen this year and we’ll likely ask you to bring goodies (ready-to-serve finger foods) for the evening refreshments.

IMPORTANT FOR CANADIANS: Thanks to a generous benefactor, Canadians can either pay the same numeric amount as other attendees but in Canadian dollars at the door, OR pay in US dollars with a 25% discount to the amount shown in US cash or US funds check.

Flyer, Schedule with Prices, Registration Link
Lodging (w/Hotel Discounts), Dining, Things to Do & Tom’s Local Beer and Brewery Guide
Dance Lists & Video Links – Coming late April/May 2023
Bios of Leaders & Musicians
Volunteering – How You Can Help – Coming soon
Directions & Contact Info
COVID-19 Precautions and Safety Requirements
Attestation and Liability Release Waiver (to be completed on arrival)
Refund & Cancellation Policy: 100% refund before May 9. 50% refund between May 10 and May 31. Refunds after May 31 subject to filling empty slot.

Across the Lake history.

Past ATL programs.