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Overview

Freestyle Frolic Dance Events -- 
Mid-Hudson Valley - Kingston, New York

Next Dance APRIL 16, 2016 - Woodstock Location!

See our Facebook Page for updates and Discussions

WHAT IS A FROLIC?   The Frolic is an all-ages dance party for dance lovers:  a not-for-profit all-volunteer freestyle dance event in the Mid-Hudson Valley (see schedule of events). Frolic dances are alcohol free, smoke free, and drug free which keeps the focus on dancing. Dancers of all kinds attend, ranging from people who are serious about dance and want to expand their experience and learn from other dancers, to people who just want to get down in a fun, open atmosphere.  No dance skills or partners are required! Just bring your dancing feet, socks or soft-soled shoes, and be prepared to boogie down.

DANCE MUSIC!

The Frolic has some amazing DJs who specialize in ever-changing tapestries of music designed to thrill the diverse tastes of all present.  We feature many different genres of music: R&B, Dubstep, Funk, House, Tribal, World, Soul, Hip Hop, Ambient, Latin, Reggae, African, Downtempo Trance, Electronica, Disco, Rock, and Pop favorites; this breadth of styles is a rare treat! Our DJs are constantly seeking hot new grooves and unearthing historical treasures and remixes. If you love dance and all kinds of music, this is the place for you!

The Frolic is a member dance of Dance New England, a community of similar dances that stage wonderful dance workshop and camping events throughout the year. If there isn't a Frolic happening this weekend, and you're itchin' to move, check to see if there's a dance happening at New York City's Barefoot Boogie, or Northampton's Dance Spree, both DNE sister dances of the Freestyle Frolic. If you are further afield, check DNE's Directory of Dances for many offerings throughout the US and abroad.

You may also view our Vision Statement, which further describes the Frolic's goals and policies.

News and Announcements
News and Announcements

NEW DANCE SPACE -- See above.


Schedule of Dance and Movement Events
Schedule of Dance and Movement Events


Winter/Spring 2016 Reboot

Date
Event
Location
January 16 All-Ages Ecstatic Dance Party The Jungle in Kingston
February 20 All-Ages Ecstatic Dance Party Mountain View Studio, Woodstock
March 19 All-Ages Ecstatic Dance Party Mountain View Studio, Woodstock
April 16 All-Ages Ecstatic Dance Party Mountain View Studio, Woodstock
May 21 All-Ages Ecstatic Dance Party To Be Announced
Summer !?! FROLIC Summer Dances? WHERE will they happen ?
Come to the Frolic Community Meeting to help decide IF, When
and Where dances will happen in the summer of 2016.
 
Cost of our Dance Events
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Low Cost of Frolic Dances

Our entrance fees are now based on an honor system Sliding Scale*.

2016 Indoor Admission Fees
Person
Admission
Adult $5 ~ $10
Sliding Scale
Teens & Seniors $2 ~ $7
Sliding Scale
Child under 12 Free
Volunteers:
Doorshift, Setup, & Takedown
Free
Additional donations are always welcome.

The cost of Frolics is kept low by our incredible volunteer energy. Nobody in the Frolic community is paid for their time, not even the DJs. However, it does cost money to rent the space, buy equipment and supplies, and print mailings, so we do have a door fee. Additional donations are always welcome.

Why? The original $5 fee in 1993 is worth $8.18 in today's dollars, so keeping the $5 number meant the price was decreasing every year for >20 years. Eventually the Frolic's leadership council decided that the "real-dollars" decrease, especially coupled with falling attendance, threatened our dance's survival.

Because different people have differing economics, and we still want our events affordable for everyone to come and have a great time -- we created a sliding scale. Also, people can attend FREE by volunteering, so everyone has multiple options, and the experience is still a bargain at any of these prices.

Please consider helping us with the various tasks involved in setting up before, or taking down after, our dances. Working together can be nearly as rewarding as the dance itself!

Location of our Dance Events
Frolic Location

 

Our  April 16 Dance will be at Mountainview Studio in Woodstock NY.    Location(s) for the following dances will be decided at the next Frolic Community Meeting and then announced shortly.

 Check our Facebook Page for updates, and our Community Facebook Group for party invites, chat & late breaking news.


Mailing Lists

Mailings / Announcements

Our events are now posted on FACEBOOK, Web, Email, Twitter, Email lists, and hardcopy Postcards.

We do still have a "Dates Only" (ultra low traffic) and "Frolic Announce" (medium low traffic) lists, but at this point, auto-submission to our mailing lists is broken; please sign up for email lists in person at a dance, or by emailing the contact address below.
Contact Us
Contacts / Communications


There are so many people involved in the Frolic, from core Council Members to casual dancers who sometimes volunteer to setup a dance. Here's some contact methods for getting in touch with these folks:

Contact
Email / Phone / URL
Notes
Twitter
@The_FrolicHV
Twitterverse Connection
Facebook Page
http://www.facebook.com/thefrolic
Frolic Announcements
Facebook Group
http://www.facebook.com/groups/FreestyleFrolic/
Social Media Community
Meetup Group
http://www.meetup.com/HudsonValley-All-Ages-
Ecstatic-Dance-Party-Meetup/
Social Dance Community
Frolic Info Line
845-658-8319
Talk to a real person
Hrana Janto
frolic@hranajanto.com
Created the lovely hand artwork on this page



by Hrana
Page last updated January 2016