The Community Dance speaks to our heritage. It was a very popular activity from the mid-18th century through the mid-20th century throughout the United States. The idea of Community Dance is simple — get a group of people together with some musicians and a “caller” to teach and lead the steps, and dance the night away. It’s a grass roots activity and not an event that requires participants to be serious dancers. In fact, the emphasis is on building community rather than becoming expert dancers.
The Capital Region is alive with dance! Events such as the Albany Shindig are growing in popularity, providing fun for individuals and families alike – even if they have never danced before. Click here to find community dancing opportunities in the Capital Region!
If you’ve been holding off on coming to a community dance, the Shindig! or even the Family Dance – Read the Times Union article about the Albany Shindig! and Community Dancing. These dances are for EVERYONE! And dang it, they’re fun!