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Saturday, Sept. 12: Virtual Dances with Peter, Paul, and George!

3:00 PM ET Family Dance / 4:00 PM ET Community Dance      Register Here

TO THE DFO COMMUNITY – Coronavirus Policies

We are a close-knit group of caring and giving people, and our events are an important part of our lives.  However, due to these extraordinary times, the DFO has formally suspended in-person sponsored events through December of 2020.

Decisions about resuming 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

Capital English Country Dancers first Sundays, Oct.-May

Rensselaer English Country Dances, third Sundays from Sept.-April

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

Troy English Country dance workshops



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

Albany Lindy & Blues (And Swimming) ALBS, dances, workshops, house parties, usually in July

Contra Fest!  Friday evening through Saturday evening, November 13-14, 2020.  A short festival that’s long on great music and dance.

The DFO will be at Troy’s Victorian Stroll!  Capital English Country Dancers from noon to 1:45 pm and the Troy Barn Dance Experience from 2-4 pm.  Both sessions at Christ United Methodist Church.

The Flurry Festival  More dance and music than you can imagine in one great weekend — February 14, 15, & 16, 2020

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.