List of All Events


May 2022: Take our Return-to-Dance Survey at https://forms.gle/QnkBF7myoJjohw49A to let us know your readiness to dance and desired Covid precautions.

Events currently running are marked with an asterisk.

Decisions about resuming in-person events will be based on local Covid conditions, the feelings of the community, and on the policies of the hosting venues.  Please check the calendar page for information about events.


DanceFlurry sponsored events are run by volunteer organizers and overseen by the DFO Board. They are financially supported by and receive insurance coverage through the DFO and follow organization-wide policies regarding Covid safety and Community Culture.

Affiliate events are independently run and do not receive DFO financial support. Their policies are those of their organizers and host venues. The DFO provides publicity and organizational support for these events.


MONTHLY DANCE SERIES

Cajun/Zydeco & Swing dances

Albany First Friday Swing Dance, [sponsored] each month, all year

Cajun/Zydeco Dance, [sponsored] Begins again in October, 4th Saturdays!

Savoy Diamond Dance, [affiliate] swing and more, 7:30-11 PM, 3rd Fridays (except Feb. when they’re at the Flurry)

Contra, Community, & Family Dances

Albany Contradance, [sponsored] Sept.-June on the 2nd and 5th Fridays.  See also the ContraFest! which happens in November

Buhrmaster Barn Contra Dances  [sponsored] Will begin again in May and run through September

Contra Fest! [sponsored]  Friday evening through Saturday evening, November 8-9th

Clifton Park Contras [sponsored] Third Saturdays beginning in September

Family Dances, [sponsored] Sunday fun for all ages!

North Berkshire Community Dance, [affiliate] 2nd Saturdays in Williamstown, MA

Old Songs Community Barn Dance, First Saturdays from November to May!  Sponsored by our colleagues at Old Songs, a fellow organization promoting traditional music and dance.

English Country Dances and International Folk

* Capital English Country Dancers [affiliate] first Sundays, Oct.-May

Stockade Assembly [sponsored] for experienced English Country dancers in December and May.

Tri-City Folk Dances  [affiliate] International Folk Dancing includes the traditional dances of many countries and cultures done to authentic music in a variety of formations (lines, partners, circles).  Meets weekly on Fridays.

TRADITIONAL MUSIC

* Albany Sacred Harp (Shape Note) Singing, [affiliate] every Wednesday in Schenectady (except for some special sessions at the Shaker Heritage Society Meeting House)

* Capital District Megaband  [sponsored] For intermediate to advanced musicians, ready to play up to dance speed and looking for a new direction and a challenge

* West African Drumming and Dance Classes, [affiliate] Monday nights and Saturday afternoons in Albany, all ages welcome and no experience necessary

SPECIAL EVENTS

* Adirondack Dance Weekend [sponsored] Contra & English Country Dances at the scenic Silver Bay YMCA, Lake George — Sept. 16-18, 2022

Albany Lindy & Blues (And Swimming) [sponsored] — ALBS, dances, workshops, house parties, hopefully in 2022.

Contra Fest!  [sponsored] Friday evening through Saturday evening -a short festival that’s long on great music and dance.

* The Flurry Festival [sponsored] More dance and music than you can imagine in one great weekend — February 18, 19, & 20, 2022

Hubbard Hall Community Dance  [affiliate] A variety of events during the year, including a pre-Flurry Festival warm up session.  Freight Depot Theater, Cambridge.

* Outreach and Grant-Funded Programs — The DFO is out and about engaging new audiences and helping to support events sponsored by other organizations.

Stockade Assembly, [sponsored] for experienced English Country dancers in December and May.