Square Dancing in New York

Information about folk Dancing, Square Dancing and Square Dance Attire

New York Federations

New York has several regional square dance associations and caller groups but no state federation. Some regional groups lack a web page. This unofficial page is an attempt to bring information from various sources together so that visiting clubs will be easier. The list is not complete. Some information is outdated. Thanks to those people who sent updates. The FLADA - Frontier Leaders and Dancers Association - which covered the area from Niagara Falls to Olean and Jamestown - no longer exists. Some of these clubs are members of the Allegany Federation or the Rochester Federation. Dancing in the thousand islands area can be found in Kingston, Brockville, Prescott and Cornwall Ontario and in Canton and Fulton, NY. Adirondack area dances can be found in Canton, NY, Plattsburgh, NY and Champlain, NY with summer dancing at Rocky's in Boonville, NY. Club websites and callers provide updated information. Rochester, Hudson Valley, Allegany, and the Finger Lakes websites are kept up to date. Many others are outdated but may provide contact information.

Allegany Valley - Allegany Valley Map - Albany Area, - Buffalo Area - - Central New York - Finger Lakes List - Finger Lakes Area Council - Hudson Valley - Hudson Valley Clubs - Long Island - New York City - Northern Lights Champlain, NY - Rochester - Rochester Area Clubs - Rochester Map - Promenader Notes

Some Central New York and Catskill area clubs are listed by Chuck and Gerry Hardy, Dance Directory, Dosado, Drift Apart, and Ray Taylor.
Some clubs in the Canton, Utica, Syracuse, Binghamton, and Elmira areas are listed with other clubs on this page. This list is not complete or recently updated. Many additional clubs are listed by their federations along with special dances.

Federations and Clubs near New York

Montreal Area - Vermont - Western Massachussets - Connecticut - Connecticut Links - New England - NE Square Dance Getaways - Northern New Jersey - New Jersey - Maryland - Washington DC Area - Virginia - Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Dances - West Virginia - Akron Area - Ohio - Toronto Area - Eastern Ontario - Other States and Federations - 50 States - National Square Dance Directory - Square Dance Foundation of New England -

Caller Websites

Kevin Bersing - Cliff Brodeur - Mike Callahan - Sandy Corey - Don Coy - Todd Fellegy - Chuck and Gerry Hardy - Joyce Hartsfield - Ken Hover - Lee Kopman - Nick Martellacci - Pat Push - Ken Ritucci - Ray Taylor - Roy Leber - New York Callers - New England Callers


Garden State Square Dance Campers, CrossTrail Travlers , and Southern Tier Wheelers are square dance camping clubs. Rocky's in Boonville, NY has camping and dancing in the Adirondacks many summer weekends. Keystone Rovers, Cherry Ridge Campground and Kalyumet Campground in Pennsylvania have square dancing in the summer. Many other square dance clubs have a summer weekend listed on the club schedule.

Traditional square dancing can be found in many parts of New York.
Kelly's Old Timers play live music for special dances in Western New York.

Square Dance Conventions, Square Dance Weekends, and Florida Dances,

Special Dances

May 4-6, 2012 Toronto & District International Convention (M-A2) University of Guelph 50 Stone Road East Guelph, Ontario
May 4-6, 2012 Ohio State Convention (M-C1) Akron, OH
May 6, 2012 Cloverleaf Plus Workshop through August 26 Henrietta, NY
May 12, 2012 Dance-O-Rama 5 Callers 2-10 pm Spencerport, NY
May 12, 2012 40th Anniversary Dance Wightman School Bath, NY
May 18-20, 2012 Southern Tier Wheelers Camp Bell Campbell, NY
May 19, 2012 Vermont Convention (M-C1) Barre Town School Barre, VT
May 25-26, 2012 Don Moger Kingston Magic A2 Weekend Kingston, Ontario
May 30, 2012 Hawaiian Dance Snyder, NY
May 30, 2012 Red, White, and Blue Dance East Rochester, NY
June, 2, 2012 ALS Dance 6 Callers Kinney School Hannibal, NY
June, 8-9 2012 Jet Roberts and Ken Ritucci Sturbridge Stampede (P-A2) Hayloft Sturbridge, MA
June, 8-10 2012 June Jamboree 2 Callers Watkins Glen, NY
June, 15 2012 Dalton Round Up Keshequa School Dalton, NY
June, 15-17, 2012 Southern Tier Wheelers Camp Bell Campbell, NY
June, 23, 2012 Strawberry Festival Wightman School Bath, NY
June, 27-30 2012 US National Convention (M-C1) Spokane, WA
July 19-21, 2012 Star Spangled Banner Festival (M-C1) Crowne Plaza Hotel Baltimore, MD
July 20-22, 2012 Southern Tier Wheelers Camp Bell Campbell, NY
July 20-22, 2012 Grand Paraders 8th Annual S’More Weekend Canton, PA
August 4, 2012 Dee Dee Dougherty-Lottie (Bob Brew Memorial) Greece, NY
August 10-12 2012 Pennsylvania Convention Pittsburgh, PA
August 13, 2012 Snowflake Dance Snyder, NY
August 17-19, 2012 Southern Tier Wheelers Camp Bell Campbell, NY
August 17-19 2012 Summer Sizzler (P-A2) Yorktowne Hotel York, PA
August 19, 2012 Johny Preston Dance Grand Paraders Troy, PA
August 21, 2012 Johnny Preston Dance Henrietta, NY
August 24-26 2012 Summer Magic (M-A2) 5 Callers Cornwall, Ontario
August 30-September 2, 2012 Dance-A-Rama (M-C1) Des Moines, IA
September 14-16, 2012 Southern Tier Wheelers Camp Bell Campbell, NY
September 2012 East Meets West Dance Live Music Keshequa School Dalton, NY
September 21-23, 2012 Betsy Gotta Penn Yan Friendship Squares Weekend Watkins Glen, NY
September 29, 2012 Promenader Benefit Dance Gates, NY
September or October, 2012 The Gathering Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ
October 5-8, 2012 Southern Tier Wheelers Camp Bell Campbell, NY
October 19-21, 2012 Tumbling Leaves Festival (P-C2) 6 Callers Bennington, VT
October 25-27, 2012 Heartland Jubilee (A2-C3) 6 Callers Kings Island Mason, OH

JUNE 26-29, 2013 62nd National Square Dance Convention (M-C1) Oklahoma City, OK

JUNE 25-28, 2014 National Square Dance Convention (M-C1) Little Rock, AR
July 17-19. 2014 Canadian National Convention (M-C1) Ottawa, Ontario

Map Quest interactive maps are useful for finding dances.
Google maps are useful for comparing travel by different routes.
Flyers can be emailed for some events that do not have web pages.
Class-Club dances and Graduation dances are frequent events in the spring.
They are listed in the Prominader and other area publications.
Dance Gipsey provides a list of folk dances and weekends.
The Square Dance Radio Network is a good source of information.
For more information or to update these listings send email to ppardee@frontiernet.net.

A2 and Challenge Dancing

A2 and C1 Events in the Northeast
Worldwide listings of challenge dances can be found inThe ZipCoder.
Advanced square dance calls
Advanced square dance aids
Challenge square dance terms, definitions, and other information
Challenge Dancing
More about Challenge
Square Dance Computer Cards

Singles Square Dance Organizations

Single Square Dancers USA, Bachelors 'n Bachelorettes, FLADA singles page, US Singles Square Dance Clubs, Singles Square Dance Clubs, Singles Square Dance Forum, Youth Square Dancing Forum, Singles Dance-A-Rama (Labor Day Weekend), B 'n B Anniversary Dance (October)

Some of these listings are old. It is a good idea to call for changes. And for summer dances.
Many clubs welcome dancers without a partner. It is wise to call before going alone.
Many additional clubs can be found on the federation web pages.

Square Dance Clubs

Day Hour Place Program Phone

Monday 7:00 pm St Paul's Lutheran Church Hazel & Vine St Liverpool
Pairs N' Squares
P 315 598 5566
Tuesday 8:00 pm United Methodist Church 1124 Culver Rd Rochester
Shamrock Squares
A2 585 392 3807
Tuesday 7:00 pm Pearl Street Elementary School Sidney (not every week)
Tri County Twirlers - Summer Schedule
Tuesday 7:00 pm Henrietta Fire Co E Henrietta & Lehigh Station Rd Henrietta (summer)
Boo Bull Squares
P 585 584 8471
Tuesday 7:00 pm Roth Middle School 4000 E Henrietta Rd Henrietta (winter)
Boo Bull Squares
P 585 584 8471
Tuesday 8:30 pm McGraw Elementary School McGraw
7-Valley Whirl-A-Ways
P 607 836 6358
Tuesday 7:30 pm Municipal Hall (old Fire Dept) Cazenovia
Cazenovia Swingers
P 315 697 9658
Wednesday 8:00 pm Temple Hill School Union Ave. New Windsor (2nd & 4th Wednseday) (DAV Friday in summer)
Orange Squares
M 845 343 1951
Thursday 7:30 pm Senior Center Lockport
Lock City Curly Q's
P 716 342 5867
Thursday 7:00 pm Pearl Street Elementary School Sidney
Ken's A's
Thursday 8:00 pm North St Elementary School Geneva
Finger Lakes Squares
A2 585 342 5867
Thursday 7:30 pm United Church 310 E Genesee St Fayetteville
Sullivan Squares
P 315 363 3349
Friday 7:00 pm class 8:30 club Brighton Community Church Tonawanda, NY
Village Squares
P 716 876 1359
Friday 7:45 pm Seymour Smith Elementary School Pine Plains
Tri-Mountain Squares
M 518 398 5189
Friday 8:00 pm Arkport Central School Arkport (2nd and 4th Friday)
Bud's N Blossoms
P 607 276 6243
Friday 7:30 pm Fulton Municipal Bldg. on South First St. Fulton
Shirts 'N' Skirts
P 315 598 3535
Friday 8:00 pm Newfield Elementary School Main St Newfield
P 607 272 7620
Friday 7:30 pm Owego Elementary School George St Owego
P 607 785 8906
Friday 7:00 pm Christ Community United Methodist Church Syracuse
A1 & DBD Plus
P 315 598 5566
Friday 8:00 pm Our Savior Lutheran Church Fishkill
Boots & Bows
P 800 584 3453
Friday 8:00 pm West Nyack Firehouse West Nyack DBD - 2nd. Fridays
Rockland Rockytops
M 201 489 2498
Friday 8:00 pm Middleburg Elementary School Middleburg (not every week)
Schoharie Valley Hay Shakers
M 518 295 8989
Friday 7:30 pm Elementary School 21 Walnut Cooperstown - once a month
Doubleday Dancers
M 607 547 8128
Friday 7:00 pm East Henrietta Rd Henrietta
Boo Bull DBD Squares
P 585 584 8471
Saturday 8:00 pm Vernon Wightman Primary School Bath (2nd & 4th Sat)
Champagne Whirlaways
P 607 962 7985
Saturday 8:00 pm First United Methodist Church Main & Grove St Oneida
2nd Saturday Dance Series
P 607 962 7985
Saturday 8:00 pm Celeron Elementary School Celoron (1st and 3rd Saturday)
Cha-Tau-Qua Squares
P 716 962 8397
Saturday 8:00 pm Grange Hall Elm St Penn Yan (1st and 3rd Saturday)
Penn Yan Friendship Squares
P 315 536 0230
Saturday 8:00 pm Sunrise Terrace Community Center 1 Terrace Dr Binghamton (first and third Saturdays and the following Thursdays)
Shufflin Shoes
P 607 785 0534
Saturday 8:00 pm First United Methodist Church Main & Grove St Oneida
2nd Sat Dance Series
P 315 697 9658
Saturday 8:00 pm St. Francis Childrens Center Spackenkill Rd Poughkeepsie (twice a month) apd
P 914 452 3108
Saturday 8:00 pm All Saints Episcopal Church, at 2329 Victory Blvd Staten Island 2nd, 4th, Sat
Richmond Dancers
P 718 720 1796
Saturday 7:30 pm Shenendahowa Methodist Church Clifton Park (Call before coming)
C1 518 452 0314
Saturday 1:00 pm Katonah (not every week) some C3A
C1 C2 203 634 3078
Sunday 7:00 pm Eason Hall 23 Elm St Westfield
Lake Shore Squares
P 716 753 7389
Sunday 7:30 pm Our Lady of Grace RC Church" E.4 and Avenue W Brooklyn 2nd, 4th Sundays
AL e MO Square Dancers
M and P 718 615 1507
Sunday 7:30 pm Elks Lodge One mile north of light on Rt.9 Red Hook
Mainstream Dancers
M 800 584 3453
Sunday 7:30 pm Redeemer-St. John Lutheran Church at 939 83rd Street (between 7th and 10th Ave) Brooklyn 1st, 3rd Sundays
Kings Squares
P 718 745 3616

Solo Dancers Welcome at These Clubs

Monday 12:30 pm Senior Center 4361 Lower River Rd Lewiston
Squares That Care
P 716 693 9194
Monday 1:00 pm Methodist Church Maiden Lane at Long Pond Rd Greece
Silver Squares
M 585 392 3807
Monday 7:00 pm Amherst Community Church 77 Washington Highway Snyder
Waterwheel Squares
P 716 736 6803
Monday 7:00 pm MCC Church 740 Marshall Rd Rochester (lesbian and gay club, others welcome)
Lilac Squares
P 585 520 5358
Tuesday 7:30 pm PS3 Hudson St between Grove and Christopher St NY City (lesbian and gay club, others welcome) more nights, locations, and programs
P and A2/C1 718 651 7992
Wednesday 7:30 pm St Michael's Community Center Linden St Cohoes
Single Squares
P 518 370 5936
Thursday 8:00 pm Covenant Methodist Church 1124 Culver Rd Rochester (traditional squares, contra, waltz, etc.)
Country Dancers of Rochester
T 585 442 4681
Friday 8:00 pm Katonah Methodist Church Parish House Edgemont Rd
Single Funtimers
P 914-739-1131
Friday 8:00 pm United Church of Fayetteville 310 E Genesee St Fayetteville
Syracuse Country Dancers
T 315 479 5844
Friday 1:00 pm Elderlife 1312 Genesee St Utica
Senior Square Dancers
T 315 736 4007
Friday 8:00 pm Montessori School of Ithaca (120 E King Rd)
Ithica Dance
T 607 273 8678
Friday 7:00 pm Banford Elementary School Canton
P 315 344 7741
Saturday 8:00 pm Unitarian-Universalist Church, Elmwood & West Ferry Buffalo (first and third Saturdays)
Queen City Country Dancers
T 716 837 9079
Saturday 8:00 pm Atonement Lutheran Church at the corner of West and Center Oneonta on the third Saturday
Oneonta Contradance
T 607 432 6620
Sunday 8:00 pm First Baptist Church, 3182 Chili Ave Chili
(East Henrietta Rd Fire Dept in June, July, and August)
Cloverleaf Squares
P 585 987 5972
Program: T traditional square dancing or contra dance
B basic western square dance or class
M mainstream P plus A advanced C challenge

Many of these listings first appeared in the Coordinator, the FLADA Flyer, or the Promenader. To add listings or to change these listings send email to ppardee@frontiernet.net or phone 585 671 2585. This page and all correspondence is noncommercial and does not represent the views of any organization. For additional dances and the most recent schedules follow the federation links at the top of the page. Many clubs do not dance every week. Summer hours or locations may differ.

These links were updated March 25, 2001. Please send changes, corrections, or comments to ppardee@frontiernet.net.