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Albany Contradances! – Cancelled 3-13

The Albany contra dance on Friday, March 13 has been cancelled.  We made this decision reluctantly but with the health and safety of our dance community, and the general public, as the overriding concern. As we might say, in a slightly different context, “it’s only a dance.”

Please be assured that we will resume our events just as soon as we believe they can be run without undo risks to community health.

We know we are resilient and that the dance community will bounce back strongly. We all need more music and dancing (and laughter) in our lives; those things also promote good health.

So we look forward to the resumption of such events as organizers and organizations feel able to resume them.

Meanwhile, dance virtually; listen to music you like; start composing dances, or tunes, if you haven’t tried that before; keep in (virtual) touch with your friends and family; keep in mind that this, too, shall pass; and stay well.

Happy dancing (when next you are able to do so).
Peter Stix

DFO Coronavirus Policy 3-10-20


Easy to do. No partner needed.

All dances taught

Live, lively Celtic-based music

Contradance Basics taught at 7:45                Dancing from 8 pm to 11 pm.

Held at the Albany Elks Lodge, 25 South Allen Street, in Albany.  (One block from confluence of Western and Madison), in Albany.

Admission: $12 (general admission),  $11 DFO members, $8 (students with ID)

January 10:       Capital District Mega Band (under the direction of George Wilson) with Callers’ Club Cavalcade: Lisa Marchetti, Chris Wiltshire, Karyn Dornemann, Ted Randolph, Maggie McRae, Jon Greene

January 31:       Center Street (Tim Ball, Rebecca Bosworth-Clemens, Casey Carr) with caller Peter Stix

No dance in February – we will see you at the Flurry Festival!

March 13:          Caller Peter Stix and Exciting Musicians TBA

April 10:            Caller Mary Wesley with Red Dog Riley (Romy Munkres, Don Stratton, Dave Guertin, Andrew Munkres, Kristin Bolton)

May 8:               Caller Lisa Greenleaf with The Russet Trio (Aldo Lavaggi, Peter Madsen, Mark Murphy)

May 29:             Superb Caller and Exciting Musicians TBA

June 12:             Caller Kathy Anderson with Intellectual Property

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For more information, call Peter 518.729.7791


March 13, 2020 @ 25 South Allen Street
Albany, NY 12203 United States

ALBANY CONTRADANCES ! Each 2nd Friday and 5th Friday at the Albany Elks Club.  Easy to do. No partner needed.  All dances taught.  Live, lively Celtic-based music

Contra dance introduction at 7:45 pm.

25 S Allen St, Albany, NY, USA

Albany Elks Club

25 South Allen Street, Albany, NY 12208
Held at the Albany Elks Lodge, 25 South Allen Street, in Albany.  (One block from confluence of Western and Madison), in Albany.