Dance Related Links

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Other folk-dance related websites:

  • Folk Dance Federation of California, South Our sister organization representing folk dance in Southern California with member group listings, publications dance notes, videos, and more.
  • Stockton Folk Dance Camp A two week-long dance event in late-July, featuring a faculty of international folk dance teachers from around the world. Now 70 years old and continuing! Includes a collection of dance notations for dances taught at Stockton.
  • Sacramento Council Everything you need to know about dancing in the Sacramento area.
  • Changs Folk Dancers The first international folk dance community in Northern California and still going strong.
  • Berkeley Folk Dancers This organization manages FIVE nights of dancing a week!
  • Bay Area Folk Dance Directory Be informed of dates and locations of Bay Area folk dance events.
  • The Dance Gypsy A great national clearinghouse for dancers, dance events, bands, performing groups, etc.
  • Kolo Festival It’s held every year over Thanksgiving Day weekend, featuring teaching, live music, and lots of dancing. Over 50 years old!
  • National Folk Organization The BIG clearinghouse for folk dancing in the United States!
  • Eastern European Folklife Center (EEFC) A website for a group dedicated to folk music, folk dance, and folklore in the Balkans.
  • Dick Oakes Folk Dance Resources A website chock full of information for dancers, dance teachers, musicians and other performers. Includes maps, sheet music, song lyrics, teacher biographes and more!
  • MIT Folk Dance Club Songbook Downloadable PDF.
  • Southwest International Folk Dance Institute, sponsors an annual summer folk dance camp ("August Camp") in Socorro, N.M., just south of Albuquerque.
  • Jim Gold International International folk tours. Jim Gold organizes Folk Tours to countries such as Bulgaria, Greece, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, and Croatia several times a year.
  • San Francisco Free Folk Festival A extravagant weekend of dancing, singing, teaching, performances, live music. etc.
  • Mendocino Folklore Camp A week-long camp in a beautiful redwood setting near Mendocino. Dance, singing, and instrumental classes by acclaimed international teachers, plus live music, costume parties, and great food. Since 1962!
  • International Folk Dancers of Ottawa A great index maintained by International Folk Dancers of Ottawa.
  • Open Directory Project. The Open Directory Project has closed but this is a static mirror to it’s former content. It’s covered just about every base!