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Albany 1st Friday Swing Dance

May 5 @ 7:00 pm 11:00 pm EDT

Free Swing Dance Lesson followed by open dancing to the band.
* 7-8pm – Free Swing Lesson included in admission. No partner needed.
* 8-11pm – Dance to Phil Drum’s The Resonators (see details below)

Dance to a fantastic band, PHIL DRUM’s THE RESONATORS: Great for East Coast Swing, Lindy, Blues and West Coast Swing Dancing! The Resonators were featured at several Dance Flurry Festivals and played at our Albany 1st Friday Swing Dance a bunch of times. And now we are so fortunate to bring them back.  They play Swing and Blues music of such greats as Muddy Waters, Freddie King and Albert Collins. Don’t miss.

Beginners: Take the 7pm lesson with expert, full-time, professional instructors Diane Lachtrupp and Johnny Martinez and you’ll be dancing with nice people within the hour!

Albany Elks, 25 S Allen St, Albany, NY 12208 (1 block south of Rt. 20 Madison/Western)
Spacious, attractive A/C hall (plus 2 large fans) with large wooden dance floor.


Full Covid vaccinations plus at least one booster are required, so please plan ahead. Masks are optional, but recommended.

Volunteers: please contact me if you’d be interested in being on the Albany 1st Friday Swing Dance committee and helping with the dance.


  • We strongly encourage pre-registration of your Covid vaccination and booster status in this system. Please register using this link: https://tinyurl.com/2p96hera
  • We require proof of Covid vaccinations – you must have had at least one booster. Please upload a photo of your vaccination card when pre-registering. If photo upload is not possible, please complete the other requested information in the system and then show your vaccination card at the door.
  • For those not pre-registered, you may register at the door by presenting your vaccination card, but it’s best to pre-register to avoid delays (especially to not miss the lesson).
  • Please get new Covid boosters as they become available. At some future date, they will need to be added to the system.
  • Masks are optional, but recommended, preferably N95, KN95, or equivalent. We will have a limited number of N95s available.
  • Please follow social distancing except when actually dancing with another. Be respectful if a person declines to dance, as some may desire to limit who they dance with for health or personal reasons.
  • Bring your own snacks and water bottles. There will be a water jug for refills, plus there will be cups.
  • Please stay home if you have cold-like symptoms or a fever, even if you think it’s “just allergies.” We look forward to seeing you once you feel better!
  • If in the last 2 weeks, you traveled out of the area or attended an event with many people or unvaccinated people (e.g., party, indoor dining or bar, wedding, wake or funeral, airplane, etc.), please take a Covid rapid test the day of the event with a negative result.
  • We strongly recommend that everyone take a Covid rapid test before leaving home the day of the event. We are grateful for your diligence around communal health!
  • Attendees should recognize that regardless of precautions taken by the organizers, and other attendees, there will always be a risk of Covid exposure.
  • Please email us immediately in the event that you develop symptoms or have a positive Covid test within 5 days after the event. firstfridayswingdance@gmail.com
  • If there are any changes to this policy, they will be posted at the event.

Schedule for 2022-2023 Season (with links to Facebook events):

10/7/22: Mark Gamsjager and the Lustre Kings

11/4/22 – Sonny & Perley Jive Five

12/2/22 – Jonathan Greene’s Grand Boubousse

Jan 6 – El Dorados

Feb 3 – The Lucky 5

Mar 3 – Alan Thompson Little Big Band

Apr 7 – Dylan Perrillo Quartet

May 5 – Phil Drum’s The Resonators

June 2 – Alan Thomson Little Big Band

Sponsored by the Dance Flurry Organization (DFO) www.danceflurry.org

$20 General, $15 Student, 65+ Senior, DFO Member
25 South Allen Street
Albany, NY 12203 United States
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