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Updated: 3/18/15
Welcome to
Prairie Land Dance Club
Country ~ Ballroom ~ West Coast Swing
(just to name a few...also East Coast Swing, Cha Cha, Line and Flow dancing, Nightclub Twostep,
Triple Two, all Ballroom stylings, Hustle...the list goes on and on!!)
Dancing Headquarters for Central Illinois
Best Floor Around ~ Most Variety of Dance Styles ~ Great Instruction

Our Mission
Prairie Land is dedicated to the advancement of Country Western dancing. 
We welcome dancers of
"All Ages, All Styles, All Levels and All Smiles"

Prairie Land is member owned and operated, but is NOT a members-only dance facility.
Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing YOU on the dance floor!

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  4,000 sq ft Floating Hardwood Dance Floor
650 E. Matilda, Illiopolis, IL 62539 (between Springfield and Decatur, IL)
Click here for map:
(use the zoom-in / zoom-out feature top left corner ~ or click on the map and drag it up or down to see the larger view)

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Let the Music Move You!

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Go to Current Events
(button at top of page) 
For a Full Listing of our Monthly Events
For quick info on
Groove, Prairie Ballroom, Country Classes & Lessons


Weather Alert!

Always check this website to be sure events have not been changed.  
The weather can change drastically in a very short period of time and notification of schedule changes is very difficult.  
We utilize this site to convey information on schedule changes, 

before driving out to the club.  
Save TIME ~ Save GAS !

Simply Patsy ~ A Patsy Cline Tribute Performance
with Mary Pfeifer and the Pearl Handle Band
April 18th 7-9pm
Just $10/pp  
($12 @ the door)
Club open 6-10:30pm ~ Dancing before, during and after the show
Tickets: Mail $10/ticket along with your name, email adress/phone number to:
PLCD - c/o 2026 Dagmar Place - Decatur IL 62521
Reserved seating available
with your name and ticket number to reserve your seats

Mary has performed her "Simply Patsy" tribute as the featured performer at the Bement Country Opry, Festival 56 in Princeton, the Annual Thresherman's Reunion, the Boot City Opry in Terra Haute IN, and has returned for six seasons at Starved Rock State Park for their Tribute to the Stars series.
The Pearl Handle Band is comprised of 5 musician/singers that have each worked over 35 years in professional music. Each member has extensive touring and recording experience in some of the top Nashville and Chicago recording studios. Previous band members of The Mackinaw Valley Boys, WhiskeyJack, Sister Kate, Timothy P. & The R.R. 3, and Dr. Wu, the PHB, their sound is derived from each member's individual experience to a collective tour-de-force in performing Classic Rock, Country Rock, current radio-hit Country, and Alt-Country.

"She sounds like the angel of Patsy Cline. What talent!" ~ Kathy Casstevens-Jesiek, Director of Marketing, Starved Rock Lodge.
"...I'm still hearing about how grea3
show tonight was. More than 20 people were turned away at the door. Congratulations on a wonderful show." ~ Dexter Brigham, Artistic Director, Festival 56.

Only 250 tickets available -- Get Yours Now!


PLDC Line & Flow Workshop
5May 16th
Kay Amburn (Bellville IL)
Ken & Deb Gwartney (Buckles & Bows, Pittsfield IL)
John & Freida Utzig (Country Plus, E. Beloit IL)
Les & Suzi Morrow (PLDC, Illiopolis IL)

Reserve Your Spot NOW & $ave $ome Money!
$60/couple ; $30/person by May 1st  (then $70/couple; $40/person)
Includes: All Lessons, Evening Meal, Evening Dance
(you will also receive a packet of dance descriptions for all dances taught along with a music selection list)
To Register: Mail the appropriate fee along with all Names, Email addresses, and phone numbers of participants to: PLDC c/o 2026 Dagmar PL, Decatur IL 62521

This is a Line and Flow Dance Workshop.
8:00am Registration
9am - 1pm ; 2pm - 6pm Workshops
1-2pm Lunch 
(provided) ; 6-7pm Supper (food available to purchase)
7-10pm Evening Dance


Visit PLDC on Facebook
"Prairie Land Dance Club" and "The Groove"
Click 'LIKE' to keep up to date on events at the club!

   Lessons Offered at PLDC!
Prairie Land offers a variety of learning options ~ Pick Your Style!

Country TwoStep, Country Waltz, West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing -- 6-week Sessions from Sept - May
Patterned Dance (Line and Flow dancing) -- Wednesdays Free Lesson Night
West Coast Swing - Nightclub Twostep - other varieties -- The GROOVE Dance
Ballroom Styles -- Prairie Ballroom Dance
See the "Classes" tab for more information

 Country Western Dances & Lessons

Country Western Dances
Every Wednesday and Friday night
7-10pm  $5/non members; $3/members

Wednesday Beginner Classes
6-Week Sessions 2014 - 2015
Jan 7th - Feb 11th : Beginner Country Waltz
(Instructors - Morrows)
Feb 18th - Mar 25th : Fantastic Flow Dances
(Instructors - Variety)
Apr 1st - May 6th : Beginner East Coast Swing
(Instructors - Morrows)

Questions?  Contact:   dance2morrow@comcast.net

1/2 Price Deal will be applied when you register for all 6-week classes
$30/couple; $15/single (usually $60 & $30)
Includes 6-week class session,
admission to Wed. and Fri. dances, line lessons when offerred

Check out the Current Events Page for Up-to-the-Minute event info!

Prairie Ballroom Dance 

Next Dance: March 28th (4th Saturday!)
No Lesson this month - dance7-11pm
  - $5/pp ($3/members)

The Groove
Dance Party

Next Dance: March 7th (1st Saturday!)
Lesson and Dance plans TBA -
‘THE GROOVE’ WCS Dance Party at PLDC. 
This MONTHLY DANCE will feature great dance music,
lots of West Coast Swing dancing, Country 2-Step, and Night Club 2-Step.
We may even sneak in a little Hustle, and maybe an occasional line dance.
But our focus will be WCS, C2S, and NC2S.
Let’s get out to the club and have a great time!

Regular Dance Nights: $5/pp  ($3/PLDC Members) ; Lesson, if offered, $5/pp
Tell your friends and help SPREAD THE WORD

... It's gonna be great!! 
See you then ….   Steve Hendren
(visit us on Facebook:The Groove @ PLDC )

Country Dancer's
Saturday Reunion

Next Dance: TBA
7 to 10:30pm
Dancing the Classics and a few new ones too!
All Country Dancers Welcome!!
$3/members ; $5/potential members

All Dancers Welcome!


PLDC Members: 
If you did not receive an e-Bootnotes, please contact Suzi,
dance2morrow@comcast.net . 
She will get you a current copy and get you on the list for future months.

Email Notification

Attention PLDC Members:
If you would like your email address to be available to other PLDC members, email dancersdj4@aol.com with "Member Email" as the subject.  Include your name in the body of the email. 

Attention Non-Members:
If you would like to be emailed with information about special events happening at Prairie Land Dance Club, email suzimorrow@comcast.net with "Event Information List" as the subject.  Include your name in the body of the email.

Thank you!


Prairie Land is located between Springfield and Decatur off of I-72.
I-72 to exit 122, turn towards Illiopolis.  Drive past blue water tower on right.
Turn right at next street, Matilda.
Drive one mile and Prairie Land Dance Club is on your left with parking in front.
Click on the link below to see a map of the area.

Click on the link above to see a map to the club - if you click on the map, you can move it to better see the route.


Club Information

What is Prairie Land Dance Club?

Prairie Land is a country western dance club and has been located in Illiopolis IL since the late 1980's.  You will love the 4,000 sq ft floating hardwood dance floor at Prairie Land along with additional space for ample seating for all.  Click on the "Photos" page (above) to see pictures of the facility!  Coffee, bottled water and soda are available along with popcorn, chips, candy and cookies.

Parking is available on-site for a large number of cars.  If the lot is full, please park on the residential streets on either side of the building.  Do not park in resident's driveways, or in the alley.  If parking becomes more of a problem, we will provide off-site parking at the church that is just down the street.

If you have any questions, please email suzimorrow@comcast.net .  Directions to the facility are below.  We look forward to seeing you at Prairie Land!  
Directions:  I-72 to exit 122, turn towards Illiopolis, drive past blue water tower, turn right at next street (Matilda), drive one (1) mile - Prairie Land on the left.  Click here for map:
(use the zoom-in / zoom-out feature top left corner ~ or click on the map and drag it up or down to see the larger view)

PLDC Information

Prairie Land  'Rules of the Road'

Dance Floor Etiquette - Even a 4,000 sq ft dance floor gets full when several styles of dance are going on at the same time, so we follow Dance Floor Etiquette at Prairie Land.  Line dancers and other stationary dance styles are to be in the center of the floor leaving room for couples to dance by, flow dances are around the inner circle and lead & follow styles are around the outer circle.   There's plenty of room for everyone when we keep these guidelines in mind at all times.  Thanks for your cooperation!
Alcohol Policy  - No alcohol is permitted on Prairie Land property at any time due to insurance restrictions.  This includes the club and the parking lot.
Smoking Policy - Smoking is no longer permitted at the club in compliance with the Illinois Smoke Free Act that takes effect January 1st, 2008.  
Membership Policy - Prairie Land Dance Club is a not-for-profit organization that is charted by the State of Illinois specifically as a country western dance club.  Accordingly, our purposes and activities are centered on the enjoyment and promotion of country western dance.
According to our bylaws, “club members’ common objective in belonging to the club will be directed toward social, recreational pleasure, and the advancement of the art of country western dancing and will practice proper dance floor etiquette at all times.  Members are encouraged to have a working knowledge of the basic techniques of country western dance, such as two-step, waltz, shuffle/promenade, and line dance techniques.” 
Memberships are $35.00 per year per person.
Door Fees - Effective March 1st, 2005: New Door Fees for all Country Western events:
Members: $3.00   NonMembers: $5.00
(These door fees do not apply to non-country events.  Please note the door fee information for these events.)

Contact Us

You can always contact us by the methods described below,
 however, the BEST way to reach us is to join us dancing in Illiopolis!

Telephone (217) 486-3691 club phone / (217) 428-1560 Suzi
(Club phone - club is only open Wed, Fri & some Sat nights)
do not leave a message on this phone because it is not monitored for messages.
Postal address
P.O. Box 116, 650 Matilda, Illiopolis, IL 62539
Electronic mail
General Information: suzimorrow@comcast.net 



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