Adirondack Dance Weekend – 2016 – Sept 30 to Oct 2

Registration now OPEN! **Register by August 1 for a chance to win a 2017 Flurry Festival ticket**


We are pleased to announce Joe DePaolo as the new director.

Registrations accepted until Sept 28. Enjoy private bath or shared bath rooms in the Main Inn. Cabin space is full. Questions: email: or call 518-813-0530

Silent Auction items (new or used) are needed and appreciated to support the weekend costs.

Contras, English, Waltzing, Jamming, Kayaking, Hiking

Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-free buffet options

Looking for more friendly, fun dancers. Registrations accepted until the weekend. Please print the flyer from the website and share at your local dances.

Sept 30- Oct 2, 2016


  • Party of Three: Neil Pearlman, Lilly Pearlman, Joe De Paolo plus Katie McNally
  • Maivish: Adam Broome, Jaige Trudel plus Cedar Stanistreet
  • A Joyful Noise: Barbara Greenberg, Daniel Beerbohm, Kathy Talvitie
  • Spare Parts: Bill Mathiesen, Liz Stell, Eric Buddington
  • Callers: Tom Amesse(NYC), Pat Petersen (NC), Brian Hamshar (VA), Adina Gordon

Silver Bay,Lake George, a gorgeous Adirondack setting for a fun-filled dance weekend!
Contact: 518-813-0530 (8 am to 10 pm), or write:
D. Knutson, Registrar, 5 Colonial Drive, Schenectady, NY 12306

Adirondack Dance Weekend – 2016 – Sept 30 to Oct 2


begins with dinner on Friday evening at Silver Bay. Your registration covers six meals, two nights' lodging, snacks, and the entire dance program. The dance program consists mainly of contra and english country dances along with swing, hambo and jamming sessions. The program ends Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. with the last waltz of the final dance party. There will be several activities available concurrently, throughout most of the weekend. The two dance halls have wood floors well-suited for dancing. Licensed massage therapists will be available for hire.

TWO DANCE AREAS (with wood floors) will usually be operating simultaneously: one will be used primarily for contras; the second primarily for english country dance. Both areas will feature Dance Parties on Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Otherwise, these areas will be used for workshops with swing and hambo or special themed dances.

OTHER AREAS will be available for participatory singing, informal jam sessions, and other activities. Or you can stroll the grounds, kayak, canoe, shoot archery, get a massage, relax, and hang out in this beautiful setting!


THE SITE - Silver Bay YMCA Conference Center

LOCATION: Silver Bay is about 90 minutes from Albany, NY or Burlington, VT, on the north-western shore of Lake George, with easy access via the Adirondack Northway (I-87). Amtrak trains stop 15 miles from Silver Bay and buses stop 28 miles away. Airline service is available to both Albany and Burlington airports. DIRECTIONS

SILVER BAY is situated along 6,000 feet of shoreline on the undeveloped side of shimmering Lake George and is surrounded by the magnificent Adirondack Mountains. The entire campus is a registered National Historic Site. Its 600 acres (with access to 1,000 more) are dotted with 65 buildings, from rustic cottages and lodges to the gracious 1902 Inn. Their stone facades, warm fireplaces, tolling bells, and rocker-filled porches reveal Silver Bay's charm and history. Throughout the grounds, both indoors and outdoors, there are numerous spaces for jamming, singing, or just hanging out. Not to mention DANCING! Visit the Silver Bay website at

LODGING will be primarily in the Main Inn. Both private bath*and shared bath accommodations are available. Also, a number of cabins for four (indicate lake front or dance hall side) are available at the shared bath rate.Somewhat longer walk to/from the dance or dining hall. Indicate roommate where applicable. *Private bath - limited space - first come-first served- CHECK WEBSITE FOR AVAILABILITY

RATES (rates shown are per adult, double occupancy)

  • Private bath: $379 ($369 DFO member) Single: $510 (DFO $500) Triple: $305*
  • Shared bath: $324 ($314 DFO member) Single: $410 (DFO $400) Triple: $280*
  • Cabin w/ shared bath: $324 ($314 DFO member)
  • *Triple rooms must find their own roommates. Triple accommodations are limited*
  • Children's rates: Ages 6-17 Call for details.



REGISTRATIONS are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited. Please register early to avoid disappointment, as we expect this event to fill up. Full-time participants only. Registration deadline is Sept 10 , but register early to ensure your space.

To register for the weekend, print out the registration form and mail it to us, along with your check.

PAYMENT: We prefer payment in full for your first choice of housing. However, a deposit of $150 will hold your space. Any remaining balance is due before Sept. 10th.

REFUNDS/CANCELLATION POLICY: No refunds after Sept. 10, 2014.

WORK SCHOLARSHIPS: A very limited number of partial work scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To receive information about work options and scholarship amounts, please indicate your interest on the registration form or call 518-813-0530.


Performer Bios

  • Nova: Kathleen Fownes (Fiddle), Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin (Accordion and Piano), Everest Witman (Guitar and Feet)