Dance and the world dances with you

Events generally in Northern California

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

International Folk Dance in Person Party

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

Join the Peninsula Council Folk Dancers for an all-request dance party! We've missed dancing with you! Our emcees for this party will be Ellie Wiener, Clem Dickey, Alicia LaFetra, and Lisa Michael. We'll have dances for all levels, beginning to advanced. Dress comfortably in layers; sneakers or low-heeled dance shoes recommended. We do dances from […]

$10

Cafe Shalom Dance Party

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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. It […]

Free

Festival of the Oaks

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

The 73nd annual international Festival of the Oaks features a morning international folk dance workshop with Carol Friedman, 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 […]

$10 – $30

Global Folk Dance Party

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Our February Global Folk Dance Party's theme is Pre-Laguna Festival and, in addition to our normal team, we'll be joined by Lee Otterholt, Marcella Lawson, and Greg Solloway as we dance your favorites from Laguna and other camps. Also join us for the after party hosted by Paul Collins and friends. We will: Connect and […]

Free

Federation Board Meeting

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Join the Folk Dance Federation Board online as they meet for their first 2022 planning meeting. Various topics such as event planning, membership, publicity, insurance, and budget are discussed. Get to see Federation meetings behind the scenes. Federation officers include President Marian Snyder, Vice President Ulrike Narins, Treasurer Sabine Zappe, Secretary Clem Dickey, and many […]

International Folk Dance in Person Party

Redwood City Women's Club 149 Clinton Street, Redwood City, CA

Join the Peninsula Council Folk Dancers for an all-request dance party! We've missed dancing with you! We'll have dances for all levels, beginning to advanced. Dress comfortably in layers; sneakers or low-heeled dance shoes recommended. Donations to help cover the cost of the hall are welcome. Our MCs will be Becky Beniares and Nancy Kaye, […]

$10

Global Folk Dance Party

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Our March fun theme is "Everyone's Birthday." What better way to get spring rolling? We will: Connect and dance in our own homes Watch people leading dances from around the world Submit requests and chat online See each other; listen and dance to our favorites Also join us for the after party hosted by Paul […]

Free

Bruce Hamilton Dance Workshop

St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church 18870 Allendale Avenue, Saratoga, California

English Country Dance workshop with Bruce Hamilton. Sliding scale admission: $10-15 For more details contact Loui Tucker (408) 771-4542 Bruce Hamilton Bruce HamiltonBruce Hamilton is a thoughtful and energetic teacher of English and Scottish country dancing. He started dancing in college, and took up teaching in the early 1970s. He founded the San Jose English […]

$10 – $15

NFO Meeting and Conference 2022

Holiday Inn Chicago North 1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL

Join the National Folk Organization in the Chicago area for this year’s annual meeting and conference! Plans are in place for a fun, educational, and energizing event in Evanston this spring. For registration and details visit http://nfo-usa.org/annual-conference-2022/

$130 – $210

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