List of All Events

Many DFO events are still suspended due to the pandemic. The events which are currently running have a * in front of them.


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! below, which happens in November.)

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

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 Saturday 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

*West African Drumming & Dance   Enjoy traditional music and dance from Guinea, Senegal, and the African Diaspora. Open level youth to adult classes. 



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.

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