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Updated: November 25, 2020
Prairie Land Dance Club
650 E Matilda, Illioplis IL
Contact: (217) 428-1560, (217) 413-8646, 
Facebook: Prairie Land Dance Club

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! Alert !
Always check this website to be sure events have not been changed. 
The weather or other probems can change the schedule of events. 
We utilize this site to convey information on schedule changes, so

before driving out to the club -- Save TIME -- Save GAS !
You never know What's Liable to happen these days!  LOL

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Pandemic Update:
 We are OPEN!
We are following the guidelines and requirement for sanitation at the club.
Not more than 50 people will be admitted to the building.
Masks are required - we have gotten used to them and it's OK!
Our Wednesday and Friday dances are re-established!

Check before you head out to the Club
Especially in Bad or Questionable Weather!
Last minute Closings will be noted HERE asap
A LARGE Thank you to Mary V. for the fantastic masks she makes for everyone. She just brought out some Christmas themed masks last Friday and they were very popular.
Our usual schedule:

Country Dances every Wednesday and Friday evenings
(unless otherwise noted)
Wednesdays, Free patterned style lesson with admission ($5/pp)

Due in part to the Pandemic, we will be having the Lead & Follow instruction on
the following Saturdays from 10am to 2pm:

OCT 17th -- TWO STEP

(These are all the 3rd Saturday of the month)

9:00am -- Doors Open
9:30am -- Registration
10am -- Beginner Class
10:40am -- Break
10:50 -- Beginner Class
11:30am -- Bring a sack lunch
12:00pm -- Intermediate Class
12:55pm -- Break
1:05pm -- Intermediate Class
2:00pm -- Classes are complete

Each Session is $40 per couple
Appropriate Pandemic Precautions are Manditory

As always, lessons are always FREE to PLDC Members

Wednesday & Friday nights - Open Dancing
 Current Events - For a Full Listing of our Monthly Events
Contact Us - For the club newsletter, Bootnotes
Venue available for Rent - Click Current Events for information
 Dancing Headquarters for Central Illinois
Best Floor Around ~ Large 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 - 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:   http://maps.google.com/maps?q=650+E+Matilda+St,+Illiopolis,+IL+62539&hl=en 
(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)


Country Western Dancing
Two Step, Waltz, East Coast Swing, Cha Cha, Line and Flow dancing,
Nightclub Twostep, Triple Two ... just to name a few

Non-Country dancers welcome! We play all sorts of music, not just Country.
Come out and enjoy the beautiful 4,000 sq ft hardwood!


Bulletin Board
To see the Bootnotes, click on "Contact Us" above


PLDC Contact:

217-428-1560 or suzimorrow@comcast.net


The PLDC newsletter, Bootnotes 
      Now at your Fingertips 24/7      
 Click on "Contact Us" @ top of the page  
                Information will be updated as new info is available       

      Check it out Often!   


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  Let the Music Move You! 


Visit PLDC on Facebook
"Prairie Land Dance Club"
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, East Coast Swing, Cha Cha, Line and Flow
6-week Sessions from Sept - April
Patterned Dance (Line and Flow dancing) --  everyWednesdays Free Lesson Night 7:30pm

See the "Current Event" tab for more information



Event Notification

If you would like to be added to the Event Notification List
Email Suzi    dance2morrow@comcast.net  and let her know which dances you are interested in. 


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 dance club and has been located in Illiopolis IL since the late 1980's. 
<<>> We offer Country, Ballroom and West Coast Swing Dances every month.
<<>> 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, and candy. No alcohol is available or allowed on PLDC property.

<<>> 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 block driveways, or park 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   dance2morrow@comcast.net 
Directions to the facility are above. 
We look forward to seeing you at Prairie Land!  

Having Fun on the Dance Floor 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 events:
Members: $3.00   NonMembers: $5.00
(These door fees do not apply to all events.  Please note the door fee information for these events.)