The Dance Gypsy presents

Folk, contra and traditional dance festivals and other events in Massachusetts

(between February 5, 2016  and  February 5, 2017)

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This (optional) map includes “clickable” links to the confirmed events. Clicking on a “dancer pin” takes you to the details for that event. All events (confirmed or unconfirmed) matching your description are included (in chronological order) below the map. You may click on a marker or scroll down to those listings without waiting for the map to complete. The back arrow will bring you back to the map.

Understanding the Listings

Gray vs Black? Some listings appear in gray text. This is an intended difference. Gray events are not quite as important as black events. Gray events may be unconfirmed, cross-references or cancelled.

Unconfirmed: A “confirmed” event has in some way been confirmed. We don’t demand a lot for confirmation, but some sort of communication that says to us "yes, that event is taking place on that date!” This is strionger than “Well, there usually are (or used to be) events on that day.”

Cross reference: When a series moves temporarily (perhapsd their regular hall is closed), there is a cross refernce, helping find the actual listing for the day.”

Cancelled: A “cancelled event” appears in places where a dancer might reasonably expect a dance — but there is none. e.g. no dance on a holiday, summer vacation or there conflict". These listings are “lined-out”

The Map: Although the events are listed by date, the map above can be used to identify events by location. When you point at the push pin, the event name appears. Click on the pin and the window will scroll to the speciifc event

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Watertown, MA (United States): Canadian American Club (annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Canadian American Club

Description: Cape Breton Dance with Gordon Aucoin & Lloyd Carr and Rachel Reeds Admission is 10:00 Tea and Coffee served. Cash Bar.

Dance styles include: Celtic Dance

Note: Cash Bar. Over 21 years of age.

Venue: Cape Breton Dance: 202 Arlington St get a map

Price: $10.00

For more information: (617) 924-9827; (Email): de('canadianamericanclub', 'com', 'yahoo');


Date for 2016: Saturday, February 6

(This event (festival #1723) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Framingham, MA (United States): Boston Playford Ball (36 th annual)

— Sponsored by: Country Dance Society Boston Centre

Description: Barbara Finney, Mistress of Ceremonies; Music by members of Bare Necessities: Kate Barnes, Mary Lea, Jacqueline Schwab, with Naomi Morse --- Pre-Ball Workshops 1:30-4:30pm: Sunday, February 7th, 2016 at Concord Scout House, 74 Walden Street, Concord, MA; Saturday, February 21st, 2016 at PACC, Arlington Heights, MA; Sunday, February 28th, 2016 at PACC, Arlington Heights, MA; Admission for each pre-ball workshop: $7 for those registered for the ball; $9 for non-registrants

Dance styles include: English Dance

Note: Advanced registration required.

Venue: Nevins Hall, Memorial Building: 150 Concord St get a map

Time: 1:30 pm workshop; 7:30-11:30 Ball

Price: $45/50 before Feb 10, $55/50 after, $30 under 25 & limited income

For more information: (617) 721-0600; (Email): de('registrar', 'org', 'cds-boston');


Date for 2016: Saturday, March 5

(This event (festival #354) is believed accurate by the Dance Gypsy)

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Concord, MA: Balkan Music Night (31 st annual) (unconfirmed)

— Sponsored by: Folk Arts Center of New England

Description: The biggest Balkan event in the area. High-energy combination of concert & marathon dance party featuring folk songs, instrumental music, participatory dance traditions from Bosnia. Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, and Turkey. After the concert, the party offers the audience a chance to learn simple, no-partner dances, refreshments, sing-alongs, and dance demonstrations. Concurrently, the Kefana offers acoustic music in an intimate space perfect for a more mellow listening experience.

Dance styles include: Balkan International Folk Dance

Venue: Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord: 51 Walden St. get a map

Price: $30 concert&dance; $20 dance party only

For more information: (781) 438-4387; (Email): de('fac', 'org', 'facone');


Date for 2016: Saturday, March 19

(This event (festival #369) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2016)

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