Outdoor Summer Dances

Folk Dancing by the Fountain

Tuesday evenings in July and August

Copley Square, Boston, Massachusetts
7:30-9:30 EST

Next Dance: Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Ceilidh Night

with Alex Cumming (caller & accordion)
Stephen Thomford (Flute & Bagpipes)
Carol Bittenson (Fiddle)

Beginners, singles, all ages welcome!

$10 is suggested but any amount is appreciated.

Admission is FREE • Voluntary donations support these events, leaders, musicians, and the Folk Arts Center.

Join experienced ceilidh caller and geek Alex Cumming and his band for a fun evening of Ceilidh dancing, the UK's number one social party dance! There will be a fun mix of Circles, Squares, Longways and more for all ages and abilities to get you dancing the night away, matched with the best driving reels and bouncy jigs to keep the energy going! Send any questions to Laura DeCesare.

FAC’s free outdoor summer folk dances in Boston offer basic instruction and dancing for all, sometimes accompanied by live music.

It is not necessary to have previous dance experience or to dance with a partner. For more information, see about folk dancing.

Inclement Weather Cancellation:
For the final word on cancellation of an outdoor dance because of bad weather predictions or other unforeseen reasons, call 781-438-4387 after 5 pm that day for the Copley Square dance and after 1 pm for afternoon dances, or check our homepage or our Facebook page.

Season Schedule

  • July 5, 2022: Jonathan Young and Andy Taylor-Blenis
  • July 12, 2022: Andy Taylor-Blenis and Yaron Shragai
  • July 19, 2022: Yaron Shragai and Jonathan Young
  • July 26, 2022: Contra/ECD night with Don Veino and music by Chimney Swift
  • August 2, 2022: Andy Taylor-Blenis
  • August 9, 2022: Yaron Shragai and Jonathan Young
  • August 16, 2022: Ceilidh night with Alex Cumming
  • August 23, 2022: Tom Roby and Andy Taylor-Blenis
  • August 30, 2022: Jonathan Young and Andy Taylor-Blenis