Family Dance Series in Albany

Our Nineteenth Season Begins!

It's Family Dance time again! This is the FIRST DANCE of the 2012-2013 series

Sunday, November 11 - 4:00 pm to 5:38 pm
Albany Family Dance
First Congregational Church
405 Quail Street, Albany, NY 12208

As always, the afternoon will consist of contra, square, international folk dancing, and some playparties, with live music by Tame Rutabaga. All abilities and ages of dancers -- as well as musicians to join the band -- are always welcome.

DIRECTIONS: >From New Scotland Avenue, go one block north on Quail Street. Church is at the corner of Quail St. and Maple Ave. Turn left onto Maple, and park in lot. Enter building down the stairs on Maple Ave entrance.

DONATION: We ask for a $5 (adults) or $1(children) donation at the door to defray the expenses at each dance.
This dance series is sponsored by DanceFlurry Organization. More info:
Hope to see you there!


Paul Rosenberg

Posted on 6 Nov 2012, 10:44 - Category: Dance
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Barn Dance in Delmar

Friday, March 2 at 7:30 (WHAT? It's March already?!)

at the Delmar Reformed Church is our second monthly “Old Time Barn Dance" of the season. We had a great time in January, but there's room for more dancers!
Come on out!
Great live fiddle music from Tamarack, our "house band."

Hope to see you there!


Posted on 27 Feb 2012, 20:35 - Category: Dance
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Irish set dancing

from: Gail Griffith
There's Irish set dancing (no partner needed; lessons offered, beginners welcomed) at the Albany Hibernian Hall, at 375 Ontario St, between Madison and New Scotland, 518-438-8230.
Jen Hedderman
399 Wellington Road
Delmar, NY 12054
Phone: (518) 439-6467
Comhaltas (pronounced kultas) is an international organization, devoted to promoting traditional Irish culture, including music, dance and language.
Set dancing instruction by experienced set dancers. Learn basic steps and terminology for traditional set dances. Beginners welcome. Wednesday evenings 7-9pm at AOH Irish Center.
This is social dancing where you and your partner dance in groups of 8 - 30, usually to live music at the quarterly ceilidhs (pronounced kaylies) or parties.

Posted on 19 Feb 2012, 18:37 - Category: Dance
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Beginner classes in traditional Irish step dancing

Beginner classes in traditional Irish step dancing are being offered at Delmar Reformed Church on Delaware Avenue beginning March 5th. This is non-competitive Irish dance, for fun and possibly performance in the future.

Classes meet on Monday afternoons from 4-5pm (6-10 year olds) and 5-6pm (11 and up). The 6-10 year old class is nearly full, but there are many spaces left in the class for ages 11 and up.
Rosemary McAvoy will accept adults in this class as well. For more information, please call Rose at 518 882 8275 or email

Posted on 19 Feb 2012, 18:31 - Category: Dance
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