Dance and the world dances with you

Events generally in Northern California

Festival of the Oaks

Live Oak Recreation Center 1301 Shattuck Avenue (at Berryman), Berkeley, CA, United States

The 74th annual international Festival of the Oaks features a morning international folk dance workshop, a hot lunch, exhibition dance performance, and a program of afternoon recreational dances. Includes a pre-owned folk dance costume sale in the dance hall. Fun for all ages! No partner needed. Schedule All Day — Institute and Folk Dancing, $30.00 […]

$10 – $30

Global Folk Dance Party

Online CA, United States
Online Event

This month the theme is Red, White, and Pink! Let’s have a great dance party with our Guest Dance leaders Patricia Day Williams, Za McDonnell, plus more to be announced! Join The Party By Zoom Register by Zoom We've changed Zoom numbers. Here's what you need to do. Use the registration link above and you'll […]


Annual Lunar New Year Festival

Cerritos Senior Center 12340 South Street, Cerritos, CA, United States

The annual Cerritos Folk Dancers Lunar New Year Festival! Featuring an East/West Workshop with Tom Bozigian and Sheree King Suggested donation: $15 per person at the door (non-refundable $12 if prepaid by Feb. 18, 2023) Finger foods to share are welcome, but not necessary Download and share a flier! For more details contact

Laguna Folk Dance Festival 2023

Laguna Woods Clubhouse 2 24112 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods, CA, United States

Clubhouse 2 Southern California's premier folk dance festival! Dance and instrumental workshops with master teachers, parties with live music, the famous Sunday Dance Concert, catered food... what's not to like? The Laguna Festival is one of Southern California’s premier annual folk dance events. You can bet all your friends will be there. You should be […]

$25 – $120

Annual Red & Black Ball

Monroe Hall 1400 W. College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, United States

We'll dance to recorded music and live music with Gradina Balkan choral and music group. Don't forget to wear red & black! $5 for adults, children free, plus tips for singers and musicians.


Peninsula Folk Dance Party

St. Bede's Church Hall 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA, United States

Join the Peninsula Council Folk Dancers for an all-request dance party emceed by Alicia LaFetra and Ellie Wiener! We'll have dances for all levels, beginning to advanced, and all forms (line, couple, and set). Dress comfortably in layers; sneakers or low-heeled dance shoes recommended. Donations to help cover the cost of the hall are welcome. […]


Cafe Shalom Dance Party

Congregation Am Tikvah 625 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco, CA, United States

Israeli folk dancers from all over the Bay Area dance the night away at Café Shalom’s Saturday party—a monthly tradition since the 1960s! We play a wonderful mix of oldies and the latest dances based on requests. Dancers of all ages are invited to join the fun on the second Saturday of every month. Saturday […]


Global Folk Dance Party

Online CA, United States
Online Event

This month it's Global Dance Party's third anniversary and "Everybody's Birthday!" We'll be joined by Boël Denne-Hinnov, Catherine Rudin, andmore as we feature dances we've shared over the last three years and celebrate together. Have a snack or beverage ready to celebrate your and everybody's birthday! Join The Party By Zoom Register by Zoom We've […]


Dance Party with Zabava

Strawberry Recreation Center 118 E. Strawberry Drive, Mill Valley, CA, United States

Dance to your favorite international tunes with Zabava and Kopachka Folk Dancers! $15 general admittance, $7 students. Doors open at 7:30pm. Covid protocols: proof of vaccination with booster and masks required (KF94, KN95, and N95). Be sure to bring tips for the band. Bill CopeZabavaEnergetic, soulful, and rhythmically dazzling music played from the center of […]

$7 – $15

Federation Board Meeting

Online CA, United States
Online Event

Join the Folk Dance Federation Board online as they meet for their March 2023 planning meeting. Various topics such as event planning, membership, publicity, insurance, and budget are discussed. Get to see Federation meetings behind the scenes! Sunday March 19, 3pm-4:30pm, online Meeting ID: 821 4223 9442 Passcode: 147746 Join Online

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