Come kick up your heels to live fiddle music.  Enjoy a tradition of community dancing and music handed down from generation to generation. We play music and get everyone involved – from ages 2 to 102 — especially those who have not danced before, in easy-to-learn American barn dance favorites: circles, squares, contras, as well as a few international folk (Irish, Dutch, Russian, Israeli, French, African, and more) dances.

The toe-tapping music consists of reels, jigs, polkas, hornpipes, and waltzes. Besides fiddle, instruments in a family dance could include banjo, mandolin, flute, pennywhistle, clarinet, guitar, piano, recorder, accordion, dulcimer, percussion, and more.  While participation in the dancing is encouraged — and it’s hard to sit still — it’s fun to just listen to the music and watch too!

A monthly family dance sponsored by DanceFlurry Organization is held the second Sundays of the month from November through April in the Albany area.

More information and schedule of public dances here.