Federation Home Page

If you are new to round or square dancing, or simply want to know more about these healthy and enjoyable activities, click HERE for a special message and links that may interest you. This website is also the home to our online news publication, the Promenader. Please bookmark this page in your browser, and explore the site by clicking on the quick links (colored buttons) below. We hope you will return often to keep up to date on dance schedules and RAF announcements.

Our Clubs
An alphabetical listing of clubs, with contact information and links to dance schedules and club web sites (if any).

RAF officers, President's message, meeting times and places, minutes of previous meetings and the RAF Newsletter.

Shortcut to our schedule pages, with quick access to all scheduled dances organized in useful ways.

The Promenader is our online publication, full of news, flyers, schedules contacts, and more information about dancing in our area.

Special Events
Shortcut to our “calendar of Special Events.” These are dances and other events of interest to dancers across our area.

We are grateful to outstanding dance leaders in our community. Here is a way we can honor them for their service.

The Rochester Area Federation of Western Round and Square Dance Clubs

Please Note: Nominations for the Daphne Norma award are due March 15. Read Dick Halstead’s Roving Reporter article, in this issue and click the AWARDS button for guidelines and the nomination form.

The Rochester Area Federation is a regional organization of dance clubs in the Rochester area, as well as parts of the Buffalo and Finger Lakes regions. This website is also home to our online news publication, the Promenader, where you will find schedule information and articles covering the activities of our many round and square dance clubs.

Note that the Promenader posts a new issue every three months — on the first day of March, June, September and December. Each new issue contains fresh news and updated schedule information.

There is at least one club dancing just about every evening (and some afternoons) in nearly every part of our area: Auburn, Batavia, Bath, Campbell, Chili, Dalton, Fulton, Geneva, Henrietta, Penfield, Penn Yan, Pittsford, Rochester (Commons Way, Maiden Lane, Mt. Read Blvd.), Snyder, Webster.

Many of these clubs offer instruction in square dancing and/or round dancing, often beginning the season with an “Open House” event geared to those with no dancing experience at all. Check the Promenader section of this site in the fall (starting September 1) for listings of open house events and classes.

Useful Links

Finger Lakes Area Council