FAC In-person Events

The Folk Arts Center of New England sponsors many in-person events throughout the year. Below you will find a list of our annual events and dance and music series. Some events also have an online component. View our online calendar for a list of all upcoming events.

Annual Events

Balkan Music Night

Annual feast of Balkan music and dance. On hiatus due to the Covid pandemic.

Benefit Gala

The Gala brings together supporters from within and outside our community for an elegant evening of entertainment, food and drink, dancing, and a silent auction.

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.


Dance and Music Series

Saturday Dance Party

International dance program with live music, Monthly hybrid event. (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 a international dance folk program for new and experienced dancers. (Arlington Heights, MA)

Mostly Waltz for Boston

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

Westford Barn Dance

A dance that began in the Fall of 2000 with the band Oh CONTRAire. (Westford MA)

Outdoor Summer Dance

Folk Dancing, Tuesdays in July and August. (Boston, MA)