TO THE DFO COMMUNITY – Current Coronavirus Policies
We are a close-knit group of caring and giving people, and our events are an important part of our lives. However, we are entering extraordinary times. Some of our dances and scheduled events may have to be modified or cancelled. Decisions about canceling will be based on the recommendations of local health officials, which are changing quickly as this epidemic spreads. The DFO’s Coronavirus policies will reflect these changes and are available here. Please check the calendar page for last-minute cancellations.
We are a 501(C)(3)tax-exempt organization, and are registered with the Charities Bureau of the State of New York Office of the Attorney General.
Our weekly singing is on an announced hiatus until April 8. Resumption of singing or prolongation of the hiatus will be announced by * this email list (join at https://groups.google.com/d/forum/albany-sacred-harp) OR * the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/albanysacredharp/) DFO Coronavirus Policy 3-10-20 Weekly Shapenote Singing in the Schenectady Stockade* FREE ◊ ...
I believe there is nothing more beautiful, wondrous and joyful than simple community dancing to energetic and rhythmic fiddle music played live.
These dances serve as a way to connect people in human, and often intergenerational, interaction – holding hands and looking at each other, as opposed to holding a device and looking at a screen.
I am thankful for all the work people have already put into DFO so that all the activities that I now participate in were available and welcoming when I showed up to learn.
I really love the Cajun and Zydeco dance series and think that it’s a program worth developing (in addition to everything else the DFO does).
Dance provides a fun and structured social activity that has an incredibly positive impact on all people of all ages.
Memberships and donations allow us to continue to sponsor over 15 traditional dance series, special events, and workshops throughout the year, in addition to the Flurry Festival. Financial support helps us keep admissions affordable.
Your DanceFlurry Membership entitles you to a discount admission at all sponsored and affiliate events.
Support also allows us to provide Program Grants and DF YO! Grants (DanceFlurry Youth Outreach!) for workshops and for events that incorporate traditional music and dance for the general public and for youth and families.