Where to Dance



Folk Dance Clubs/Classes in Northern California

The dance classes and clubs are members of the Folk Dance Federation of Northern California.
NameGenreDescriptionContactTimeCityAddress
Advanced Balkan DancersBalkanComplex dances from the Balkans. Holds occasional Balkan-themed partiesGary, 415-488-9197San Rafael
Balkan Dance CabalBalkanIntermediate/advanced. "Plotting to attain the sublime through the joyful mastery of dance." 510-524-3611
Email
2nd and last Mondays
7:30-9:30 PM
Berkeley
Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Rear dance studio
Bay Osos Folk DancersInternational Scottish Country Dance: noon-1:00 PM
International Folk Dance: 1:00-3:00 PM Beginners welcome. First night free.
805-528-4169 (Anne)
Email
Tuesdays, 12-3pmLos OsosLos Osos Community Center, 2180 Palisades Avenue
Berkeley Folk Dancers International Intermediate/Advanced Special day class for beginnersClub President (Art Woodworth)WebsiteMondayBerkeley
Live Oak Park, 1301 Shattuck and Berryman
Berkeley Folk Dancers InternationalDancing in the Afternoon (Beginners/Intermediate)Big Wayne Phillips 925-317-3192WebsiteTuesday, 1:30 – 3:00pmBerkeley
Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda
Berkeley Folk Dancers InternationalAdvancedClub President (Art Woodworth)WebsiteWednesdayBerkeleyLive Oak Park, 1301 Shattuck and Berryman
Berkeley Folk Dancers InternationalBeginnersClub President (Art Woodworth)WebsiteThursdayBerkeleyLive Oak Park, 1301 Shattuck and Berryman
Berkeley Folk Dancers InternationalRequest night Club President (Art Woodworth)WebsiteFriday 7:45-9:45 PMBerkeleyLive Oak Park, 1301 Shattuck and Berryman
Cabrillo Folk DancersInternationalNon-partner. Live music once a month (at The Grange); check the website for dates. Beginners welcome.Email WebsiteFriday 7:30-10:00 PMSanta CruzMarket Street Senior Center, 222 Market Street
Kolo FestivalInternationalAnnual 3-Day Balkan Dance and Music Festival. Workshops, live music, parties. Website Thanksgiving Weekend, Thursday thru Sunday.Traditionally in San Francisco, but the location changes from year to year - check website
Carriage House Folk DancersInternationalInternational folk dance with emphasis on The Balkans (Intermediate level)Info: Email Wednesdays 7:45-10:15 PMAthertonCarriage House, Holbrook Palmer Park, 130 Watkins
Chang's International Folk DancersInternational "Introducing International dancing to new generations for 70 years in San Francisco." Beginners welcome. First night free. Info: Email - Website First Four Fridays - 7:30 to 10:30 PM
Third Friday - Party Night, Family Night 7:00-8:15 PM
San FranciscoLincoln Park Presbyterian Church at
Chico World DancersInternational No partner needed. Line, circle, and couple dances from Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Israel, USA, etc.. Also ThursdaysMemo Keswick 530-774-2287 memok@saber.netMost Fridays 8:00 PMChicoChico Creek Dance Centre, 1144 West First Street,
Chico World DancersInternational No partner needed. Line, circle, and couple dances from Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Israel, USA, etc. Also FridaysMemo Keswick 530-774-2287 memok@saber.netMost Thursdays 7:00 PMChico417 - 31st Avenue
ColfaxInternational Email or call 530-305-4050 Last Friday, 7:00 PMColfaxColfax Greek Bistro, 30 North Main Street
Dances Of The WorldInternationalInternational line and couple social dances. Mostly Balkan. Beginners welcome. First night free.916-570-3482 Yvonne or Andre
Email - Flyer
3rd Saturday 7:30-10:30 PM, 2nd & 4th Sundays 3:00-6:00PM (except July/August)Sacramento
YLI Hall, 1400 27th and N
Davis International FolkdancersInternationalInternational folk dancing530-758-0863
Info: Website
Sundays 7:00-10:00 PMDavisDavis Art Center, 1919 F Street
Del Valle Folk DancersInternationalInternational Folk Dancing "The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing" Beginners welcome. First night free.925-447-8020 (George)
Email - Flyer
Tuesday 7:30 - 9:30 PMLivermore
Bothwell Arts Center (West end)
2466 8th Street
East Bay Folk DancersBalkan Folk Dancing from The Balkans
(No partner needed)
925-376-0727 (Kay)
Email - Flyer
Friday 7:30-10:30 PMPiedmontPiedmont Veteran's Hall, 401 Highland Avenue
El Dorado Intl. Dance AssociationInternationalInternational Folk Dancing. Mon, Tues, Thu and Friday. Multiple opportunities, call for specifics. Tuesdays: at the IOFF Hall,Placerville530-677-1134 (Teddy Wolterbeek) or
530-622-7301 (Flossy)
or 530-644-1198 (Joan)
Tuesday 7:00-10:00 PMPlacervilleIOFF Hall, 467 Main Street, Placerville
Humboldt Folk DancersInternationalInternational Folk Dancing. First Friday: Party with 2-3 bands707-822-8045 (Craig)
Email
Friday, 8:00-11:00 PM ArcataArcata Presbyterian Church, 11th and G Streets (2 blocks N of Plaza)
Kolo KoalitionInternationalIntermediate to advanced (Balkan/Eastern Europe) Line Dances. First night free. Sacramento International Folk Dance & Arts Council maintains a list of places to dance at: http://www.folkdancesac.org916-549-7093 (Laura) or 916-739-6014
Email or Email
Wednesday - 7:30-10:00 PM
Party 1st Saturday - 8:00-11:00 PM
Sacramento
YLI Hall, 27th and N Streets
Kopachka Folk DancersInternationalBalkan and International Folk Dancing. Beginners welcome, lesson first half-hour. First night free. Traditionally does not dance during the summer months.415-497-4890 (Nadav)
Email - Website
Friday, 7:30-10:30 PM Mill ValleyStrawberry Recreation Center, 118 E. Strawberry Drive
The Land DancersInternationalLabor Day and Memorial Day Weekend Camp-out and Dancing. Some teaching, mostly dancing, and hanging out -- and it's free! Info: Cliff at tzukij@yahoo.com or Betsy eambetsy@gmail.com www.landdancers.orgLabor Day and Memorial Day WeekendLa Honda,
off Skyline Boulevard, in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Mandala Folk Dance CenterInternational"Starts with easy/beginner dances and becomes more challenging as the evening goes on."415-648-8489 (Paul and Edith)
Email - Website
Thursdays 7:30 to 10:30 PMSan Francisco Bowcock Hall, St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 43rd Avenue, at Judah St.
Mendocino Folklore CampInternationalAnnual International dance camp held in July707-824-1566
Email - Website
JulyMendocino
Modesto Folk DancersInternationalInternational Folk Dance. $3 per adultCall Barbara for directions: 209-578-55517:00-10:00 PMCeresRaube Hall
Mostly BalkanBalkanInternational Folk Dance with emphasis on The Balkans408-247-2420 (Sue or Bob) or
650-851-8498 (Derek or Mary)
Info: Email - Website
Thursdays 7:45-10:00 PMMenlo Park
Menlo Park Rec Dept, 700 Alma Street
Nevada Country Folk DancersInternationalBeginning and intermediate levels530-272-4650
Email
Selected Fridays 8:00 PMNevada City Methodist Church, 433 Broad Street
Pairs & Spares Folk Dance ClubInternationalInternational Folk Dancing, including some squares. Party the 2nd Saturday 7:00-10:00 PM at 8181 Folsom Blvd
(Golden Palms Mobile Home Estates Activity Room). Sacramento International Folk Dance & Arts Council maintains a list of places to dance at: http://www.folkdancesac.org
916-428-6992
Email
Thursday 7:30-9:30 PMSacramento
Babcock School, 2400 Cormorant Way,
PalomaniansInternationalIntermediate and Advanced. 7:30-8:00 Beginners (easier dances)
8:00-9:45 Intermediate/Advanced
408-252-8106 (Al)
Email
Tuesday, 7:30-9:45 PMMenlo Park
Menlo Park Rec. Center, 700 Alma Street
Petaluma Snap-y DancersInternationalCome enjoy our friendly atmosphere, great mix of dances, and wonderful wood dance floor. Beginners welcome. First night free.415-663-9512 (Carol)
Email
Mondays 7:00-9:15 PMPetalumaHermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue
Razzmatazz Folk Dance ClubBalkanEmailTuesdays 7:00-9:00 PMSanta Rosa Willowside Hall at 5299 Hall RoadMonroe Hall, 1400 W. College Ave.
Redding Folk DancersInternationalBeginners welcome. First night free.530-547-4071 (Julie) Email - Website Fridays 7:00 - 10:00 PM (except July & August)ReddingRedding Ballet Academie, 1726 Market Street (across from Cascade Theatre)
Reno International Folk Dance Co-opInternational First Saturday Dance, 7:00-9:30 PM at
Nevada Dance Academy,
1790 W. 4th Street, Reno, Nevada
775-677-2306 Email WebsiteThursdays 7:00-9:00 PMReno, Nevada Temple Sinai.
3405 Gulling (off King's Row)
San Francisco Dance CircleInternationalLines, sets, partners, trios, we do it all. Beginners welcome. First night free.415-902-7690 Ann Colichidas
Email
Wednesdays 10:45 AM-noonSan Francisco Harvey Milk Recreation Center
50 Scott Street
Santa Rosa Folk DancersInternational"New & aspiring dancers are always welcome for a fun afternoon of favorites and instruction." Beginners welcome. First night free.707-546-8877
Email
Thursdays 1:00-3:00 PM ( except June-Aug)Santa Rosa Willowside Hall, 5299 Hall Road
Saratoga International Dance FamilyInternational“The friendliest dancers you'll ever meet”. Beginners welcome, lesson first hour. First night free.408-287-9999 (Loui)
Email - Website
Thursdays 7:30-10:00 PMSaratogaSt. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church, 18870 Allendale Avenue
Snap-Y Dancers of SonomaInternationalFolk Dance. Beginners welcome.707-996-1467 (Paul)Thursday 7:00-9:10 PMSonoma1400 W. Watmaugh Road
Solvang Village Folk DancersInternationalBeginners welcome, no charge, no partner required.805-688-3397 (David)Info: Email Solvang
Location varies - please call
Stanford International DancersInternationalTeaching 8:00-9:00 PM. Frequently has live music (typically the first Friday of the month) and guest teachers.
Lew at 408-246-7646
Website  -
Email
Fridays 8:00-11:00 PMPalo Alto First Baptist Church, 305 N. California Avenue
Tuesday Folk DancersInternationalMostly easy Balkan dances. Sacramento International Folk Dance & Arts Council maintains a list of places to dance at: http://www.folkdancesac.org530-888-6586 or 916-023-1555
Info: Email
1:00-3:00 PMSacramento


Hamilton St. Park, 4855 Hamilton Street
Village Dancers of The ValleyInternationalFolk Dancing. Beginners welcome. First night free. $6 per class. Also in TurlockEmail    Informational Flyer
209-480-0387 (Judy)
Wednesdays 7:30-10:00 PMModestoRaube Hall – Ceres
Village Dancers of The ValleyInternationalFolk Dancing. Beginners welcome. First night free. $6 per class. Also in ModestoEmail    Informational Flyer
209-480-0387 (Judy)
Fridays 7:00-9:30 PMTurlockCarnegie Art Center 250 N. Broadway
Cape Breton Step DanceCape Breton"Scottish step dancing from the island of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada" Class2nd Sunday - Berkeley
3rd Sunday - Galt
Wednesday - Sacramento
209-745-9063 (Bob)
Info: Email - Website
Berkeley, Galt
Call for exact locations
Alpentänzer SchuhplattlerAustrianFolk Dance. Beginners welcome. First night free.916-988-6266 (Gary Schultz)
Website
Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00CarmichaelBPOE #2103, 5631 Cypress Avenue
Boots N' BucklesCountry WesternLines & couples408-725-8367
Informational Flyer
Info: Website
Friday 8:00-11:00 PMNewark
Centerville Community Center in Newark
4th Friday: Swiss Park in Newark
Cafe ShalomIsraelIsraeli Folk Dance Party. Come schmooze and dance to the music of Israel. Older dances and dances for beginners at 7:30. $8 adults $5 students Contact Rosanna: rofromsf@gmail.com
SECOND Saturday, 7:30- 11:30 PMSan Francisco

St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 1399 43rd Ave (at Judah)
Cafe ShalomIsraeliLearn the dances you'll see a our once-a-month dance party! Folk Dance Class
St. Francis Episcopal Church
399 San Fernando Way
San Francisco, CA 94127
(off Ocean Blvd near Junipero Serra Blvd - across the street from the gate entrance is the Sloat School play yard)

Teachers: Udy and Ori
Cost: Adults: $8 and Students: $5

San Francisco
Tuesdays
Beginner class: 8:00 – 8:45pm
Dancing 8:45 -- 11:00pm

For more information contact Udy Gold at udy@pobox.com or 408.406.6766

Cleo'sAfricanTraditional African dance taught by Alhassane Camara, a master dancer, and there is a live drummer. Cost: $15415-756-0736
cleo4dance@yahoo.com
Wednesdays 6:45- 8:15PMOakland

Country HustlersCountry WesternLine Dance 925-443-2106
Website
Pleasanton and Livermore
Country Quick SteppersCountry WesternLines & couples650-755-8049
Info: Website
1st, 3rd and 5th SaturdayFoster CityLocation varies - see website
Country SwingersCountry WesternLine Dance. Beginners welcome. First night free.209-832-2605 or 209-608-0632 (Jean)
Info: Email
Thursdays 7:00-9:00 PMTracyLolly Hansen Senior Center
375 East Ninth Street
Downright CountryCountry WesternLine Dance916-985-0770 Email Download the 2015-2016 flyer. 2nd SaturdayLoomisVeterans Memorial Hall, 5945 Horseshoe Bar Road
El Dorado Scandinavian DancersScandinavian916-657-4046 (John)
916-358-2807 (Marida)
Info: Website
7:00-9:00 pm MondaysSacramentoHamilton Street Park Community Center, 4855 Hamilton Street
First & Last DancersCountry Western - lines & couples. Many months have special times, call for details916-682-2638Last Saturday 8:00 PM - midnightGaltValley Oaks Grange (5th and D)
Fresno Danish DancersScandinavian, EuropeanFolk dances. Beginners welcome. First night free.Steen Skjellerup 559-259-7081 or stivax @aol.comTuesday: 7:00-9:00 PMClovis
Clovis Senior Center, 890 Fourth St. @ Hughes
Greek FeetGreekfolk dances510-530-5140
Info: Email -
Website
Monday: 7:30-9:30San FranciscoJoe Goode Annex Project Artaud,
401 Alabama Street (at 17th Street)
Gold Country Contra DanceContraLesson and DancePatty Roemer 530-647-2291 EmailLast Saturday, 10 times a year - call first to be sure!
6:30-10:00 PM
Coloma
Gold Trail Grange, 319 State Highway, Coloma, CA 95613
Humboldt TangoArgentine Tango707-445-2655
Info: Website
Sunday Beg. 5:00 PM, Intermediate 6:30 PM
First and third week Friday practice 7:00-9:00 PM
EurekaStudio of Dance Arts, 5th & A Street
Folkdances of Hungary & TransylvaniaHungarianFolk Dance650-941-0227
(Todd Wagner) Em ail
Tuesdays 7:30-9:45pmMenlo Park
Arrillaga Family Recreation Center,700 Alma Street
Irish American Ceile DancersIrishFolk Dancing916-444-3181 (Helen)
Info: Website
2nd and 4th WednesdaysSacramentoHarte Senior Center, 915 27th Street
Israeli Folk Dancers of Santa CruzIsraeliFolk Dancing831-227-9477 (Alan)
Info: Email
Tuesdays 7:30-10:00 PMSanta CruzPeace United Church of Christ, 900 High Street
Nordic FootnotesScandinavian7:30 PM teaching; 8:30 PM dancing  No partner necessary. Beginners welcome. First night free.408-890-6102 (Jeanne or Henry), 650-323-2256 (Jim or Linda)
Info: Email      Website
FIRST Saturday of each month, 7:30pmMenlo ParkSt. Bede's Episcopal Church (Location may change), 2650 Sand Hill Road
Tango PracticaArgentine TangoBeginners welcome. First night free. 209-522-1571 (Mary)
Info: Email -  Website
Saturdays Basics
11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Every Monday - 8:00-10:00 PM
Modesto
Saturday: Sophia's Dance Journey, 711 10th Street
Mondays: Jacob's Restaurant, 2501 McHenry Avenue
Northern California SpelmannslagNorwegianFolk Dancing. Various locations – check website.510-654-3636
Info: Email - Website
San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco
Pony Express DanceCountry Western916-645-7285 (Don Boatman)
Info: Email
First Saturday 7:00-11:00 PM (except July and Aug.)Sacramento
Arcade Creek Rec and Park Dist Hall, 4855 Hamilton Street
Royal Scottish Country Dance SocietyScottish Country 530-295-4989
Info: Email - Website
WednesdayStocktonCall
Royal Scottish Country Dance SocietyScottish Country 530-295-4989
Info: Email - Website
FridaySacramentoYLI Clubhouse, 1400 27th Street
Royal Scottish Country Dance SocietyScottish CountryChildren 530-295-4989
Info: Email - Website
SaturdaySacramentoYLI Clubhouse, 1400 27th Street
ScandiaScandinavianBeginners welcome in October. First night free.
510-654-3636 (Jane)
Email
2nd Saturday March, May, Oct. and Dec. 7:30 PM teaching, 8:30 PM dancing Oakland Nature Friends, 3115 Butters Drive
Sonoma County Scandia DancersScandanavianBeginners welcome. First night free.707-996-8300 (Vince) or 707-823-4145 (Emma)
Info: Email - Flyer
Tuesdays 7:15-9:15 PMPetalumaHermann Sons Hall at Western & Webster
Viennese Waltz Society/Vienna RhythmViennese WaltzPerformance dance classes. Call for information on classes916-395-8791 (Stan or Popi)
Info: Email - Website
Sacramento