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Bay Area Dance Week, April 27 – May 6, 2018

To help promote folk dance, several Bay Area Folk Dance Federation member groups are generously opening their folk dance classes free to the public during Bay Area Dance Week, April 27 to May 6, 2018. Bay Area Dance Week Bay Area Dance Week (BADW) is the largest, most vibrant dance […]


Give the gift of folk dance

Do you have friends that especially enjoy social activities such as dance, are interested in international cultures, ethnic dance performances, or perform dance themselves? Are they dance students, professionals, educators, administrators, or advocates, young or old? If they are not already members consider starting their year by giving them the […]


Dance clubs warned to vacate Palo Alto First Baptist

Several mid-Peninsula dance groups are now scrambling for space after receiving notices from the City of Palo Alto prohibiting use of its First Baptist Church for dance events due to zoning laws. The church is fighting this order, and Stanford Folk Dancers, Moveable Feet and the Peninsula Folk Dance Council […]


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Why Did YOU Start Folk Dancing?

In 2014, Let’s Dance! magazine began running an occasional cartoon illustrating the answer to the question: Why did YOU start folk dancing? What follows are the cartoons that have been published as of January 2017. Artwork is by Susan Gregory, text by Loui Tucker. Click on each cartoon for a […]


Why do we dance?

At the Statewide 2016 Folk Dance Festival, dancers were asked to write about how dancing has enriched their life. Below are some of the responses. “Folk dancing lights up my life!” “Folk dance gave me an extended family. “ “Folk dancing is my exercise program, social life, and my life-long […]