Save the date – December 17, 2022 – for a special “Homecoming Dance.”
Calling by Sarah VanNorstrand
Music by George Wilson and Selma Kaplan

Welcome Sarah back from Vermont for a visit to her first contra dance home: Syracuse Country Dancers. Sarah’s energy will be a great match for George and Selma’s irrepressible music. And you can expect festive decorations and refreshments as we celebrate the joy of coming back together with old friends for music and dance. Be there!

In other news, our schedule is changing in 2023. We will be adding one more dance per month. The new schedule is: Contras every 1st and 3rd Saturday; English country dancing on the Friday between.

COVID PROTOCOLS are in effect for all of our face-to-face dances. We understand that people do not all feel the same about such measures. We put the protocols in place to maximize safety given that dancing is potentially a high-risk activity and COVID variants are still with us. Over time, we have been able to relax the protocols somewhat, so please check out our COVID Protocols Page for details about what will be required if you come to a dance. Please come dance with us if you can agree to follow our COVID Protocols.

We also are continuing to offer virtual English country dancing for those not yet ready to return to face-to-face dances. These are a way to keep mind and body limber and stay connected with our community. They are also an opportunity to interact with dancers from all over the US, as well as a few from Canada and the UK.

One way to learn more about contra dancing and English country dancing in and around Syracuse… is to use the form on the right of this page to sign up for Syracuse Country Dancer emails — sent out from time to time to our mailing list. They are FUN TO READ! You can be among the first to hear about changes, special events, and opportunities to stay connected with the dance community.  

How can I get involved?
If you’d like to support our dance by volunteering, thank you! Your energy is what keeps the dances going. To learn more, email our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@syracusecountrydancers.org.

You can also support the dance by making a donation

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We are an affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society. Their website has a wealth of resources and ideas. Become a CDSS member!

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or inquiries.