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 new 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

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 very much with us. Over time, we have been able to relax the protocols somewhat, so please check out our COVID Protocols Page for current 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.

Our virtual English country dances provide a dancing opportunity for those not yet ready to return to face-to-face dances. Dancers can keep mind and body limber and stay connected with our community. Virtual dances 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.