We are the go-to organization for contra dancing and English country dancing in the Syracuse region. We are an all-volunteer organization that has been active since the 1980s. The COVID pandemic paused our activities for a couple of years, but we began dancing face-to-face twice a month in March 2022. Now, in 2023, we have added one more dance per month. The current schedule is:
- Face-to-Face Dancing
- Contras every 1st and 3rd Saturday
- English country dancing on the Friday between
- Virtual English Country Dancing
- One Sunday per month (on hiatus after April 2023)
We are the go-to organization for contra dancing and English country dancing in the Syracuse region. We are an all-volunteer organization that has been active since the 1980s. The COVID pandemic paused our activities for a couple of years, but we began dancing face-to-face twice a month in March 2022. Now, in 2023, we have added one more dance per month.
When we first started face-to-face dances up again in March of 2022, we instituted a fairly strict set of COVID protocols to maximize safety given that dancing is potentially a high-risk activity. We know that COVID variants are still very much with us, but over time, as the level of risk has steadily declined in our community, we have gradually relaxed these protocols. Currently, although we still collect contact information when you arrive at the dance so we can get in touch if another dancer becomes ill, we have eliminated all other requirements. We encourage but do not require vaccination, and we have masks available if you wish to use one, but they are not required either. Please check out our COVID Protocols Page for more details.
Throughout the process of returning to dancing, we have appreciated the respect that our dancers have shown each other, even when their perspectives about our safety measures differ. Thank you!
What are Contra and English Country Dancing?
Just about the most fun you can have anywhere!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also support the dance by making a donation.
CDSS (The Country Dance and Song Society)
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.