Monthly Dance Parties

Schedule Archive

2022

February 5, 2022 (virtual)

March 12, 2022 (hybrid)

May 7, 2022 (virtual)

Friday, June 3, 2022

  • Music: All Girl Band (Belmont, MA)

Saturday, July 30, 2022 (hybrid)

  • Music: The Pinewoods Band (Concord, MA)

Saturday, August 27, 2022 (hybrid)

  • Music: The Goatberg Variations (Concord, MA)

Saturday, September 24, 2022

  • Music: Cherven Traktor (Concord, MA)
  • Cherven Traktor (Red Tractor) was formed in 2009 to keep alive the sounds of Bulgaria and Macedonia, under the banner “Horoto e vechno!” (The dance is eternal!). They present traditional music and improvisation performed by master musicians: Nikolay Kolev (gadulka), Donka Koleva (vocals), Belle Birchfield (tambura), and Michael Ginsburg (tapan). Nikolay and Donka graduated from the National School of Folk Arts in Bulgaria, have toured worldwide, and are recognized as world class masters of their art. Belle and Michael are members of Zlatne Ustne Balkan Brass Band, which Michael founded and leads; he is also a well-known Balkan dance teacher who has presented around the world.

2021

August 7, 2021 (virtual)

  • Music: The FAC Living Room Orchestra

September 18, 2021 (virtual)

  • Music: The Pixton Poirer Trio

October 23, 2021 (virtual)

  • Music: Balkan Fields

December 11, 2021 (virtual)

  • Music: the All Girl Band

2020

February 1, 2020

  • Music: the All Girl Band (international)

February 22, 2020

  • Music: the Pinewoods Band (international)
  • FAC’s Annual General Meeting preceded the dance party

May 2, 2020 (virtual)

2019

February 23, 2019

  • Music: the Pinewoods Band (international)
  • FAC’s Annual General Meeting preceded the dance party

March 23, 2019

  • Dance party celebrating the memory of Erica Zissman
  • Music by the All Girl Band (international)
  • This dance was FREE and open to all.

April 27, 2019

  • Special guests: Plaiurile Dornelor, youth dance and music troupe (Romania)
  • Dance workshop, potluck dinner, music session, Romanian dance party with performances
  • Masonic Hall, Arlington, MA

May 18, 2019

  • Music: Sladka (international)

June 29, 2019

  • Music by Goats of Thrones (international)

July 2019

  • No dance party this month

August 24, 2019

  • Music: Orkestar Banitsa (mostly Balkan)

September 28, 2019

  • Music: Shining Moon (international)

October 26, 2019 (Halloween dance)

  • Music: the All Girl Band (international)
  • Venue: Masonic Temple, Arlington, MA

November 30, 2019

  • Music: the Pinewoods Band (international)

December 31, 2019

  • No dance party this month

2018

January 20, 2018

  • Music: Barbara Pixton and Friends (International)

February 24, 2018

  • Music: The Pinewoods Band (international)
  • FAC’s Annual General Meeting preceded the dance party

March 24, 2018

  • Music: Blajini (international)

April 28, 2018

  • Music: Sladka
  • FREE admission: Milestone Birthday Celebration for Carl Lazarus, Sue Rose, and David Skidmore

May 2018

  • No dance party this month

June 30, 2018

  • Music: Orkestar Banitsa (mostly Balkan)

July 2018

  • No Saturday folk dance party this month

August 25, 2018

  • Music: The Goat Days of Summer (international)

September 22, 2018

  • Music: Shiny Happy Goats

October 27, 2018 (Halloween Dance)

  • Music: the All Girl Band (international)

November 24, 2018 (Thanksgiving weekend dance)

  • Music: Tom Pixton and Friends (international)

December 2018

  • No dance party this month

2017

January 28, 2017

  • Music: Balkan Fields (mostly Balkan)

February 25, 2017

  • Music: The Pinewoods Band (international)
  • FAC’s Annual General Meeting preceded the dance party

March 2017

  • No dance party this month

April 29, 2017

  • Music: Blajini (international)

July 22, 2017

  • Music: Shining Moon (international)

August 26, 2017

  • Music: Sladka

September 23, 2017

  • Music: Pumpkin Spice Goat (international)

October 28, 2017 (Halloween Party)

  • Music: the All Girl Band (international)

November 25, 2017 (Thanksgiving weekend dance)

  • Music: by Eine Kleine Goatmusik (international)

December 2017

  • No dance party this month

2016

January 30, 2016

  • Music: Orkestar Banitsa (Balkan)
  • Guest performance by Dapper Rapper sword team

February 27, 2016

  • Music: The Pinewoods Band (international)
  • FAC’s Annual General Meeting preceded the dance party

March 26, 2016

  • Music: Balkan Fields (mostly Balkan)

April 2016

  • No dance party this month

May 21, 2016

  • Music: Shining Moon (international)
  • FREE party celebrating the 30th wedding anniversaries of Sue & Bill Rose, and Almas Dossa & Ron Wilkinson

September 24, 2016

  • Music: Skorosmrtnica (international)

September 24, 2016

  • Music by Patrick Yacono, Julia Poirier, Gawain Thomas, Dana Sussman, Brian Wilson, and Yaron Shragai (international)

October 29, 2016 (Halloween party)

  • Music: the All Girl Band (international)

November 26, 2016

  • Music: Pokémon GOAT (international)

December 2016

  • No dance party this month