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

Dance as if no one is watching
The Frolic is now officially on hiatus until January 16, 2016 -- when we will celebrate our 23rd birthday.
Our fall season has been cancelled for a variety of reasons, including low volunteer supply and change of venue.

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!


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.

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

News and Announcements
News and Announcements

2015: Why Only One Frolic Per Month?

Reflecting on the past several years of the Frolic and our 22 year history, takes time and inspires a variety of thoughts. We are grateful for the joys created and community shared over these many years, and also challenged by a shrinking volunteer pool and overall decline in dancer attendance.

It is in the spirit of community and acknowledging our gifts, needs, and undersupply of volunteer resources, we have decided to concentrate our energies into a single monthly dance event instead of two, for these current seasons.

We hope this decision allows our community space for additional private gatherings in which to brainstorm, re-vision, and redesign our public offerings to better harness all that we are, and to better support our surrounding communities, so that the Frolic again shines as a glowing, growing, inspiring place to thrive.

FROLIC SURVEY -- take it now!

In the interest of better knowing our community's needs and gathering opinions beyond the council meeting champions, we've created a SURVEY for feedback from the greater community. Dozens of people have submitted so far, but we'd really love to know what YOUR experiences are, your needs, your preferences, so please fill one out.

After taking the survey, join the discussion on The Frolic's facebook group, if you'd like to join us there.

The Frolic also has a Twitter account -- @The_FrolicHV -- so stay informed and spread the word --
Follow The Frolic on Twitter!   The more the merrier, so jump in and follow us - pretty please.

Link up on our Facebook group TheFrolic!  for breaking news, chat, photos & more.

Please volunteer to help setup before and takedown after our evening dance events -- this earns you free entry!   (Note, we no longer run 30-minute doorshifts, as we've not had enough volunteers the last couple of years.)

We're Interested in New Dance Spaces! - If you know of anything that meets some of the criteria on our New Space Evaluation Form, please contact us. We'd love to hear about it!

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

Our dances are held on Saturdays, from 8:30pm to around 12:00 am...
We hold our dances on the 3rd Saturdays of each month,
so as to alternate with New York City's Barefoot Boogie

Winter 2016 Reboot

January 16 All-Ages Ecstatic Dance Party The Jungle in Kingston
February 2016 All-Ages Ecstatic Dance Party The Jungle in Kingston
March 2016 All-Ages Ecstatic Dance Party The Jungle in Kingston
April 2016 All-Ages Ecstatic Dance Party The Jungle in Kingston

Fall 2015 Dances

Dates To Be Announced Indoor Freestyle Dance CCE in Kingston

Cost of our Dance Events
Low Cost of Frolic Dances

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 spaces, buy equipment and supplies, and print mailings, so we do have a door fee. Additional donations are always welcome.

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

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!

2015 Indoor Admission Fees (Kingston)
Adult $5 ~ $10
Sliding Scale
Teens & Seniors $2 ~ $7
Sliding Scale
Child under 12 Free
Doorshift, Setup, & Takedown
Additional donations are always welcome.


Location of our Dance Events
Frolic Location

The Frolic is currently working on arrangements forour new location in 2016.  Check our Facebook Page for updates, and our Community Facebook Group for chat & related events.

Current plans are to restart with a kick-off woth a Grand Opening dance January 16, 2016 at The Jungle in Kingston.

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
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Page last updated Januay 2015