List of All Events

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 1st Friday Swing Dance, [sponsored] each month, first Friday

* Cajun/Zydeco Dance, [sponsored] 4th Saturdays in Albany

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 Contra, [sponsored] Sept.-June on the 2nd and 5th Fridays. 

* Buhrmaster Barn Contra Dances  [sponsored] Planning to resume in summer of 2023!

Contra Fest! [sponsored] Friday evening through Saturday evening in November; No event in 2022

Clifton Park Contras [sponsored] Series is currently inactive.

Family Dances, [sponsored] Sunday fun for all ages! Series is currently inactive.

* 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. Series currently on hold.

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 Dancers  [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 in Schenectady.

TRADITIONAL MUSIC

* Albany Sacred Harp (Shape Note) Singing, [affiliate] every Wednesday in Schenectady

* Capital District Megaband  [affiliate] 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 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 2023.

Contra Fest! [sponsored] Friday evening through Saturday evening in November; No event in 2022

* The Flurry Festival [sponsored] More dance and music than you can imagine in two great weekends for 2023 — February 17, 18, & 19 in Saratoga Springs, and June 2, 3, and 4 at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds!

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. Not being held in 2022.