The groups listed below are available for hire. Some groups have repertoires limited to specific countries or regions while others peform a broad spectrum of dance from many countries. The groups listed below are all based in Northern California. For performing groups elsewhere, phantomranch has an extensive list.

In addition, if you are looking for something less expensive, consider contacting a local dance club or class. Many will be willing, at little or no cost, to bring a few dancers, do a demonstration of some dances, and perhaps teach audience members a simple dance or two. This would be ideal for a church bazaar, community fundraiser, arts festival, etc.

Name Dance type Contact Information
Afsaneh Dance Academy and
Ballet Afsaneh
Persian and Central Asian Website
Alpentanzer Schuhplattlers Bavarian/Austrian Website
Aska Kolo Ansambl Serbian Website
Caper Duck Cape Breton Website
Chinese Performing Arts of Amerca Chinese Website
Dancers on Call! International
Eszterlánc Hungarian Folk Ensemble Hungarian Website
Farima Dance Company Persian and Central Asia Website
The Greek Village Dancers Greek Website
Grupo Folklorico Los Laureles Mexican Website
Hala Dance Company Egyptian Website
Jubilee American Dance Theater American Website
Karavansaray Dance Company Contact Near Eastern Website
Kennelly Dance Company Irish Website
Los Lupeños de San José Mexican Website
Lowiczanie Polish Folk Ensemble Polish Website
Mad Molly English Morris Website
Niosha Dance Academy Persian Website
Parangal Dance Company Philippines Website
The Red Thistle Dancers Scottish Website
Ripni Kalinka Bulgarian Website
Shahrzad Dance Company Persian Website
Stanford Vintage Dance Ensemble U.S. Vintage Website
Stepping Out with the Caper Kids Scottish Website
Tance El Dorado International (530) 417-7322 (Craig) or Email
Village Dancers of the Valley International with emphasis on Scandinavian
Vintage Dancers of Sacramento 1800s-early 1900s 530-888-6586
Vionikos Greek Dance Greek Website
Westwind International Folk Ensemble International Website
If you know of another dance troupe that should be listed, please contact the webmanager