Freestyle Frolic Cooperatively run dance events in a relaxed and smoke-free environment
Freestyle Frolic


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

Frolic Dances in Stone Ridge

  • Saturday April 15 - Potluck Cafe and All-Ages Ecstatic Dance

  • Saturday May 10 - Potluck Cafe and All-Ages Ecstatic Dance

See our Facebook Page for updates and Group/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.


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

The organizers of the Frolic are trying to find out what kind of dance events would best serve our community.

We want to discover what local people are hungry for, and to provide fertile ground to grow and evolve our events and offerings to best promote health, happiness, transformation and community enrichment -- all while having a really good time.

GOT IDEAS?  Get involved!.

All current Frolic events are now located at MaMA in Stone Ridge, NY.

See Facebook for more details -- and Join the discussion!

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

Spring 2017 Frolic Schedule

April 15 SATURDAY Potluck/ Snack, Hangout &
Frolic All Ages Ecstatic Family Dance
MaMA (Marbletown Multi-Arts) Stone Ridge, NY
May 10 SATURDAY Potluck/ Snack, Hangout &
Frolic All Ages Ecstatic Family Dance
MaMA (Marbletown Multi-Arts) Stone Ridge, NY
Cost of our Dance Events
Low Cost of Frolic Dances

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

2017 Indoor Admission Fees -- by Donation
Adult $5 ~ $15
Sliding Scale
Teens & Seniors $2 ~ $7
Sliding Scale
Child under 12 Free
Doorshift, Setup, & Takedown
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? Our original $5 fee in 1993 is equivalent to $8.40 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 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


Marbletown Multi-Arts Space (MaMA)  - Stone Ridge, NY
Located at 3588 Main Street, Stone Ridge, NY 12484, right in the middle of town. It's a gorgeous converted church, with two function spaces downstairs and dance studio upstairs. It's just a few minutes from Kingston, New Paltz, and exit 19 on the NY thruway.   Lots of other activities happen there too -- see the MaMA web site.

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:

Email / Phone / URL
Twitterverse Connection
Facebook Page
Frolic Announcements
Facebook Group
Social Media Community
Meetup Group
Social Dance Community
Frolic Info Line
Talk to a real person
Hrana Janto
Created the lovely hand artwork on this page

by Hrana
Page last updated January 2016