FAC In-person Events

The Folk Arts Center of New England sponsors many in-person events throughout the year. Here is a list of our annual events and dance and music series. Some events also have an online component. View our homepage for a list of events coming up soon.

Dance and Music Series

Monthly Dance Party (Saturday)

International dance program with live music, Monthly event, often hybrid. (Belmont, MA)

Thursday Night Folk Dancing

Experienced level international folk dance teaching and request dancing, year-round. (Arlington, MA)

Friday Night Folk Dancing

Marcie Van Cleave and guest teachers provide an international folk dance program for new and experienced dancers. (Arlington, MA)

Mostly Waltz for Boston

The Sunday afternoon dance series and waltz weekends, September to June. (Concord, MA)

Dancing on the Greenway

Outdoor summer folk dance series for new and experienced dancers, Tuesdays in July and August. (Boston, MA)

Melrose Community Dances

Family focused folk dances, occasional Sunday mornings. (Melrose, MA)

Special Events

Balkan Music Night

Annual feast of Balkan music and dance.

Victorian Ball

Annual, late-winter, nineteenth century style formal ball, with music by Spare Parts and caller Chris Ricciotti.

New Year's Eve Dance Party

FAC rings in the New Year with an evening of international folk dancing to live music, plus festive decorations, plentiful refreshments, and a midnight toast.


Benefit Online Auction

Online fundraising auction that allows us to reach bidders outside our community such as collectors, antique dealers, and resellers. All proceeds directly support FAC's programming.