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Decisions about resuming in-person events will be based on the recommendations of local health officials and on the policy of the hosting venues.  Please check the calendar page for information about events.


Cajun/Zydeco & Swing dances

Albany First Friday Swing Dance, each month, all year

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

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

Contra, Community, & Family Dances

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

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

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

Clifton Park Contras  Third Saturdays beginning in September

Family Dances, Sunday fun for all ages!

North Berkshire Community Dance, 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.

Troy Barn Dance Experience  A new dance series in downtown Troy

English Country Dances and International Folk

Capital English Country Dancers first Sundays, Oct.-May

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

Tri-City Folk Dances  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.




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

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


Adirondack Dance Weekend Contra & English Country Dances at the scenic Silver Bay YMCA, Lake George — Sept. 9-11, 2022

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

Contra Fest!  Friday evening through Saturday evening -a  short festival that’s long on great music and dance. Not taking place in 2021.

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

Hubbard Hall Community Dance  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, for experienced English Country dancers in December and May.