Dance and the world dances with you

Events generally in Northern California

Scandomania! Golden Gate Nordic Music & Dance Festival

Hermann Sons Hall 860 Western Avenue, Petaluma, CA

We hope you will join us for Scandomania! a Nordic music and dance festival in Petaluma, CA, February 14-16, 2020. The festival workshops will feature the Swedish dance Slängpolska. Accomplished and well-respected dance teachers and musicians from Sweden will be leading dance and music workshops during the weekend. Evening dance parties will feature a wide […]

$65 – $160

San Antonio Folk Dance Festival

Our Lady of the Lake University 411 S.W. 24th Street, San Antonio, TX

The San Antonio Folk Dance Festival (SAFDF) celebrates dancing, music, costumes, and friendship of cultures from all over the world. Come celebrate with us for a wonderful, special weekend of international folk dancing and culture! Instructors For 2020 instructors include Ventsi Sotirov (Bulgarian), Lee Otterholt (International), Andy Taylor-Blenis (International, Scottish, and Mexican) and Franklin Houston […]

$60 – $140

CANCELLED – Camellia Festival 2020

Polish-American Hall 327 Main Street, Roseville, CA

CANCELLEDDue to concerns over the Coronavirus, SIFDAC has decided to cancel the 2020 Camellia Festival which was to take place on March 27 and 28 in Roseville. The 63rd annual Camellia International Dance Festival with folk dance workshops, dance parties, and performances! Schedule DatePriceTimeEvent Friday, March 27$107:30-10:30pmOpening party - Request dancing 8:00-8:30pmSkalinada Croatian dance performance […]

$10 – $50

CANCELLED – 2020 Blossom Festival

City College of San Francisco 50 Frida Kahlo Way, San Francisco, CA

CANCELLEDWe will be considering the possibility of rescheduling the Blossom Festival for a date in September. The annual Blossom Festival, a featured event of Bay Area Dance Week, includes a folk dance party, short dance workshops, and dance performance by guest company. Free event! Parking $5. 12:30 -1:30 p.m. Dances for All Ages 1:30 – […]

Free

Fall Swedish Music & Dance Weekend

Online Event

This year marks 45 years since the Johnson-Dahlin family first founded our Fall Swedish Weekend. While we’re sad we can’t be together in person to celebrate this event, we are excited to be using this occasion to embark on a new adventure into digital frontiers! We hope you will join us for three days of […]

$100

Global Kolo Festival 2020

Online CA
Online Event

2020 will be the 69th annual Kolo Festival! Dance Teachers Joe Graziosi – Greek & Pontic dances Sonia Dion & Cristian Florescu – Romanian line & couple dance John Filcich – Traditional kolos Michel Hardbarger - Dances for all Singing Teachers Michele Simon - Balkan singing Maria Bebelekova - Bulgarian singing John Morovich – Croatian […]

Free

Northwest Folklife Festival Virtual Celebration

Online CA

The 50th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival takes place virtually on Memorial Day weekend, May 28-31, 2021, at https://www.nwfolklife.org, Facebook, and Twitch! There are many ways to engage with programming at this year’s virtual festival! Streaming channels such as 50 Years of Folklife, Folklife Premieres, and The Roadhouse all feature regional artists while On-Demand and Family […]

San Francisco Free Folk Festival

Online CA

The 45th San Francisco Free Folk Festival is online this year. All events and workshops are live and open to anyone who wants to participate or just listen. Admission to everything is free! The San Francisco Free Folk Festival relies on donations and sponsors to cover their expenses. All the performers and workshop leaders donate […]

Free

Texa-Kolo 2021

Croatian Cultural Center 60 Onondaga Ave., San Francisco, CA
Online Event

Online and on-site with globally inclusive Zoom sessions! Please join us for TEXA-KOLO 2021, a joyous celebration of folk music and dance. We're all yearning for a big event - this is it! Kolo Festival is now named as the John Filcich Kolo Festival in honor of Kolo Festival Founder John Filcich. Dance Teachers Sonia […]

Free – $100

International Dance Festival for New Dancers

Sunnyvale Senior Center - Orchard Pavilion 550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnvyale, CA

Learn and enjoy with others simple international social dances from Europe, the British Isles, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, the USA and other places. The repertoire includes couple, line, circle, and set dances. Join others for an afternoon of dances designed to get new dancers on their feet and moving to music, holding hands, […]

Free

Federation members can add or update their upcoming dance events to the calendar by sending event details to events@folkdance.com