Ashokan Music Dance and Camp Calendar

A list of dances, festivals, concerts and camps held at Ashokan. Click on any event to view details.  View complete calendar.

december

31

Ashokan New Year's Dinner & Dance

31 - 3

Ashokan New Year's Camp

may

1 - 3

Scottish Fiddle + Cello Camp

3

Scottish Fiddle + Cello Concert

23

Uke Fest Concert


Mid-Hudson Dance Calendar

A compilation of several calendars from organizations throughout the Hudson Valley who produce traditional/folk dance events. For more information about any of these events, please contact the organizer listed.

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  • Albany First Friday Swing Dance w/ Peter Davis with Annie & the Hedonists and special guest Dave Davies, DFO Sponsored
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Ends: October 3, 2014 - 11:30 pm
    Location: Albany Elks, 25 South Allen St, Albany (1 block south of Rt. 20 Madison/Western Aves.)
    Description: Albany First Friday Swing Dance w/ Peter Davis with Annie & the Hedonists and special guest Dave Davies, DFO Sponsored
    8:30-11:30pm, Dancing to Peter Davis with Annie & the Hedonists and special guest Dave Davies.
    7:30-8:30pm, Free Lesson by Evan MacDonald with admission - Learn to Swing Dance! All welcome!
    Air Conditioned! Large Wood Floor!
    Pricing (includes lesson): $15 General; $12 DFO Members; $10 students & limited income retirees 65 and over
    Check out Annie & the Hedonists’ website:
    <a href=" http://annieandthehedonists.com/"&gt; http://annieandthehedonists.com/</a&gt;
    For more info, e-mail: <a href="firstfridayswingdance@gmail.com">firstfridayswingdance@gmail.com</a>

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  • English Dance in Port Ewen
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: October 4, 2014 - 10:30 pm
    Location: The Reformed Church of Port Ewen, 160 Salem Street, Port Ewen, NY 12466
    Description: Loretta Holz calling with Tiddely Pom
    Admission $10 (students $5)
    English Country dance lesson 7:00PM Required for new dancers.
    Even if you are experienced, come for the lesson. We need your help.
    Info: 845-452-2483

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  • Capital English Country Dance - Melanie Axel-Lute & Alan Thomson, Laura Hagen, George Wilson - DFO Affiliate
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: October 5, 2014 - 5:00 pm
    Location: 405 Washington Ave., Albany, NY (Channing Hall, First Unitarian Universalist Church)
    Description: Caller: Melanie Axel-Lute
    Music by: Alan Thomson, Laura Hagen, George Wilson
    Time: 2-5 PM, Introductory workshop on request @ 1:30 pm.
    Season Ticket $70, Admission: $12, $10 Capital ECD members, $6 students Free first admission for new English country dancers.
    First Sundays October - May.
    Sponsor: Capital English Country Dancers.
    Phone: 518.477.5684.
    Email:CapitalECD@gmail.com.
    CDSS Member (501.c3 Non-Profit).
    Beginners Welcome.
    Please wear flat soft soled shoes.

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  • Zydeco Dance with Li'l Anne & Hot Cayenne
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: October 10, 2014 - 11:00 pm
    Location: White Eagle Benevolent Soc Inc, Delaware Avenue, Kingston, NY, United States
    Description: 7:00 free lesson
    8:00 - 11:00 Dance
    Admission: $15, $10 with full-time student ID
    Questions or more info: 845-255-7061
    All are welcome. No partner necessary

  • Albany Contradances! ~ Audrey Knuth and Larry Unger with Bob Isaacs
    Starts: 8:00 pm
    Ends: October 10, 2014 - 11:00 pm
    Location: Elks Lodge, 25 S Allen St, Albany, NY, United States
    Description: Beginner workshop 7:45 Admission: $10 (general admission), $5 (students with ID). Please wear sneakers or shoes with clean, soft soles Contact: Peter (518) 729-7791 peter.stix@me.com See web site (www.danceflurry.org) for more info.

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  • Albany Blues & Soul (ABS)
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: October 13, 2014 - 12:00 am
    Location: Albany, NY, USA
    Description: Albany Lindy and Blues is partnering with the African American Cultural Center of the Capital District to bring in Damon Stone for a day (and a half) of Blues workshops and history. You won't want to miss the Soul Food dinner and speakers!

    Live Blues & Soul (and you know we can't resist a little funk!) in the evening with Infamous Sounds featuring Neeco Piper, Quinn Piper, and friends!

    Preregistration is now open at http://www.albanylindyandblues.com/abs/index.php, or you can pay at the door if none of the packages work for you.

    * Preregistration Pricing:
    Welcome to the Blues Package (2 beginner-friendly workshops, Main Dance & Late Night):
    $30 Regular Price / $20 Student/Senior/DFO or AACC member price

    I Been Here Before Package (All Saturday events, including Intermediate Workshop)
    $40 Regular Price / $30 Student/Senior/DFO or AACC member price

    The Whole Shebang (Saturday and Sunday)
    $60 Regular Price / $50 Student/Senior/DFO or AACC member price

    We will have a limited number of scholarships available. If you're interested in attending but the price is still prohibitive, please contact us at info@albanylindyandblues.com.

    * Schedule:
    Saturday:
    1:30pm Registration
    1:45pm-2:45pm Intermediate/Advanced Blues dance Workshop ($15 at the door)
    3:00pm-4:00pm Blues Vocabulary (all levels, beginners welcome) ($10 regular price at the door/ / $5 Student/Senior/DFO or AACC member)
    4:30pm-5:30pm Connection & Partnership in Blues & Soul Dancing (all levels, beginners welcome) ($10 regular price at the door/ / $5 student, senior, military, AACC or DFO member)
    5:30pm-6:00pm Open discussion & practice time

    6:00pm-7:30pm Soul Food Dinner with Blues Music and Dancing history and personal reminiscences, plus spoken word performances. (Attendance is FREE -- the wonderful folks at AVillage Works will be selling plates for $10.) (In fact, they'll be selling soul food all day and all night!)

    9:00pm-10:00pm Beginner Blues & Soul dance lesson (included with dance)
    10:00pm-1:00am Blues & Soul Dance with live music by Infamous Sounds, featuring Neeco Piper, Quinn Piper, and friends ($10 at the door)
    1am-4:30 am: DJed Late Night ($5)

    Sunday:
    If you're still in town, we're thinking a How To Teach Blues workshop. And then a clinic, because we can. ($15/ea) (Location TBA)
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    Albany Lindy and Blues is an affiliate of the DanceFlurry Organization, a non-profit organization promoting traditional dance and music events in the Capital-Saratoga region of upstate New York.

  • Woodstock Dance in Saugerties! Jay Ungar & Molly Mason with David Kaynor
    Starts: 8:00 pm
    Ends: October 11, 2014 - 11:00 pm
    Location: Saugerties Performing Arts Factory, 169 Ulster Ave, Saugerties, NY, United States
    Description: The Woodstock Community Center is being renovated, but you can enjoy great evening of music and dancing with David, Jay & Molly at the Saugerties Performing Arts Factory conveniently located on Rt. 212/32, on the left as you drive towards Saugerties from the NYS Thruway.

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  • Swing Dance to Petey Hop
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 12, 2014 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Arlington Reformed Church, 22 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY, United States
    Description: Swing Dance to Petey Hop
    6:00-6:30: Beginners' Lesson
    6:30-9:00: Band
    $12/$6 full time students with current ID

    Snacks to Share are Welcome.
    Everyone Welcome! No Experience Needed! No Partner Necessary!
    For more info: 845 454-2571

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  • Diamond Dance - NitroJive - DFO Affiliate
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Ends: October 17, 2014 - 11:00 pm
    Location: Saratoga Music Hall, 474 Broadway, Saratoga, NY 12866
    Description: The Diamond Swing Dances occur every third Friday of the month starting 2013, unless otherwise stated, from 7:30-11:00pm at the historic and very large Saratoga Music Hall located on Broadway. At the Diamond Dance you can enjoy hours of live music performed by some of the best local and nationally known musicians, dance demonstrations, DJ'd music between sets, art exhibits, discounts on dance lessons, the elegance of the historic Saratoga Music Hall, free food and a free beginner dance lesson at 7:30pm! All of this for only $15 (note: $15 for flurry members - $16 others.)
    Contact:518-587-5132 dance@saratogasavoy.com See web page for more http://diamonddance.snack.ws

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  • Third Saturday Contra Dance Party
    Starts: 7:30 pm
    Ends: October 18, 2014 - 10:30 pm
    Location: St John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Description: $10/5 full time students

  • Ballroom By Request
    Starts: 8:00 pm
    Ends: October 18, 2014 - 11:00 pm
    Location: 733 Freedom Plains Road, Poughkeepsie, NY
    Description: Hudson Valley Dance Depot

    8:00 - 9:00 pm: Lesson
    9:00-11:00pm: Dance to DJ Joe Donato
    Admission includes lesson, dance and refreshments:

    (Location is Hudson Valley Dance Depot, on the 2nd floor)
    Questions or more info: Julie or Joe 845-204-9833
    Everyone Welcome! No Partner Needed! No Experience Necessary!
    Admission $12

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  • Rensselaer English Country Dance - caller Judi Rivkin - DFO Affiliate
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: October 19, 2014 - 5:00 pm
    Location: 35 State St., Troy, NY, Christ Church United Methodist
    Description: Live music by Heartsease Band. Beginner Instruction 1:30 - 2:00 pm. Admission: $12, limited income individuals $8, $1 discount for DFO members. Bring soft-soled shoes for dancing. All dances taught. No partner needed. Beginners welcome.Contact: 518-273-5172 <a href="mailto:donbell@nycap.rr.com">donbell@nycap.rr.com</a> <a href="http://www.danceflurry.org/show_event.php?&id=2">see web page for more info:</a>

  • Big Change -- EAST Meets WEST Dance !!! <-- New !!
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: October 19, 2014 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Reformed Church of Port Ewen, 160 Salem St. Port Ewen, NY
    Description: Starting in April, the 3rd Sunday dance in Port Ewen will have a complete change in format.
    Up is down. Cold is hot. We're doing a complete 360, Jerry!
    The 3rd Sunday dance in Port Ewen will be called...... EAST Meets WEST.

    We will be playing an even mix of music suitable for East Coast/Lindy Swing and West Coast Swing.

    And every other month we'll offer FREE BEGINNER LESSONS in East Coast Swing, the best swing dance to get people having fun on the dance floor after one lesson.

    Note: the first 3 people to get the pop cultural reference in the above text will get in free.
    You must tell Debbie-at-the-door to qualify. Decision of the judges is final.

    Beginners Lesson 5:30-6:00
    Dance to DJ's 6:00-9:00

    Beginners Welcome! No Partner Needed! Everyone Welcome!
    Admission to beginners lesson and dance is
    $8/6 FT students.

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  • Joe & Julie Donato: Learn Charleston and Mambo for Swing Dancers
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: October 24, 2014 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Poughkeepsie Tennis Club, 135 S Hamilton St, Poughkeepsie, NY, United States
    Description: Joe and Julie Donato will teach:
    6:30-7:15 Charleston Demystified:
    Get a clear overview of the different Charleston options. What is the "icing" and what is the "cake". Get a basic Charleston into your muscle memory and discover how to move seamlessly from your routine swing moves, into Charleston moves, and then back into swing again.

    7:15-8:00: Mambo for Swing Dancers:
    Discover how easy it is to do Mambo variations to many of your favorite swing standards. Discover the similarities between Charleston and Mambo. After this workshop, you'll not only be able to go seamlessly between Charleston, Mambo and Swing, but you'll also know if/when the music is telling you to Mambo, or Swing or Charleston.

  • Swing Dance to Glenn Crytzer Quartette
    Starts: 8:00 pm
    Ends: October 24, 2014 - 11:30 pm
    Location: Poughkeepsie Tennis Club; 135 S. Hamilton St; Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
    Description: Beginners' Lesson 8:00-8:30 with Joe & Julie Donato
    Dance to the Glenn Crytzer Quartet 8:30-11:30
    admission: $15/$10 full time students with Id
    Performance by Joe & Julie 9:30

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  • Albany Contradances! - Party of Three (Lilly Pearlman, Neil Pearlman, Joe De Paolo) with caller Luke Donforth.
    Starts: 8:00 pm
    Ends: October 31, 2014 - 11:00 pm
    Location: Elks Lodge, 25 S Allen St, Albany, NY, United States
    Description: Beginner workshop 7:45 Admission: $10 (general admission), $5 (students with ID). Please wear sneakers or shoes with clean, soft soles Contact: Peter (518) 729-7791
    peter.stix@me.com
    See web site (www.danceflurry.org) for more info.