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A compendium of links to regional Western NY dance festivals & special events

 

See here for a list of Cajun/Zydeco Festivals

 

February

Flurry  (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)    
Everything

March

Ann Arbor Dawn Dance                  
Contra

April 

Dandelion Romp
Contra,  Oberlin Ohio

Toronto Spring Thaw                          
Contra, English, Cajun

NEFFA                                                
Everything

Lilac Festival (Highland Park, Rochester) May
Rochester Outdoor Festival

May

Whitewater Whirl - W. Virginia Dance Weekend

Contra

 

Brattleboro Dawn Dance           Memorial Day
Contra

 

Folk College With Simple Gifts                
Folk Music

June

Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival
Blues, Cajun, Contra, Folk-Rock

Old Songs (Altamont, NY)      
Folk Music & Dance

Great Connecticut Cajun/Zydeco Music & Art Festival (Moodus)  
Zydeco, Cajun

Blast from the Bayou Cajun/Zydeco Festival (Strawberry Park)  
Zydeco, Cajun

July

Blue Heron   
Cajun/Zydeco, Contra, Folk, Rock

Corn Hill (Rochester)
Music & Arts

Grassroots Festival (Trumansburg, N.Y.) 
Roots, Zydeco, Cajun, Swing

Falcon Ridge (Hillsdale, N.Y.) 
Contra, Swing, Folk Music

August

Champlain Valley Folk Festival
Music & Dance

Fiddlers Fair at Genesee Country Village (Mumford, N.Y.)
Fiddle Music

Philadelphia Folk Festival
Folk music and dance

Buffalo Jambalaya
Zydeco

Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering

Folk music and dance

September

Rhythm & Roots at Ninigret    Labor Day Weekend
Zydeco & Cajun

Brattleboro Dawn Dance         Labor Day
Contra

Golden Link Turtle Hill Festival Rochester


Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering

Folk & Contra

October

Syracuse Phylla Mae Fall Fest
Contra

November

!! Rochester Thanksgiving Dance Festival !! (Rochester, N.Y.)  Nov
Contra, Squares, English, Swing, Zydeco, Cajun

December

Leaf and Lizards Weekend (Ann Arbor)

Contra, English, Swing

 

 Dawn Dance (Brattleboro, N.H.)      NewYearEve  
 
Contra

Ashokan New YearsNewYearWeekend
Contra, Squares, Swing, Cajun, Zydeco

 

Summer Dance Camps

Ashokan
Northern, Southern, Western&Swing

CDSS Pinewoods / Buffalo Gap
English, American, English&American, Family, Campers

Beantown
Lindy Hop Dance Camp

Augusta Heritage
Blues&Swing, Cajun/Creole

Lots More Stuff can be found at NEFFA's or CDSS's link sites for festivals, dance organizations and much more


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