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Rensselaer English Country Dance – Cancelled

March 11, 2020

Dear Dancers,

I am sorry to inform you that we’re temporarily suspending the Rensselaer English Country Dances and also the Troy Friday night workshops until further notice. As of now this means there will be no events in March and April.

Having polled the community, it appears turnout would be low for a variety of reasons, including fear of the corona virus. We don’t want to risk the health of our dancers first and foremost.  In addition, a low turnout does not warrant the effort of putting on these events.

We’re sorry that we will miss these opportunities to enjoy dancing with each other and listening to beautiful music. However, we look forward to sharing dance experiences with you again when the current health crisis is over.
Should the situation improve significantly in April, we will reconsider and let you know.
Don Bell

DFO Coronavirus Policy 3-10-20

Escape the frenzy of the 21st century!!
Experience the beauty and grace of 18th century dancing.
Enjoy moving slowly and gracefully to early classical music.

All welcome. No partner or experience needed. All dances taught.*

Bring soft-soled shoes for dancing.


Oct 20 – Orly Kasner

Nov 17 – Val Medve

Jan 19 – Martha Griffin

March 15 – Melanie Axel-Lute

April 19 – Don Bell

Enjoy live music by Heartsease house band: Vonnie Estes on piano, Diane Bell on violin, Patricia Kernan on flute and fiddle, Gail Griffith on concertina and banjo, and Marilee Urbanczyk on penny-whistle & rhythm.

Admission: $12, DFO members $11, limited income individuals $8

Download the flyer for this series here.

*Interested in English Country Dance lessons?  See the workshop series information here or download the flyer here.


Fellowship Hall, Christ Church United Methodist, 35 State St., Troy, NY 12180