What we're about

Calling all ages of dancers and would be dancers who would like to explore the various folk dance clubs and parties in the San Francisco Bay area and beyond. No experience or partners necessary. Dance to music from all over the world. I started dancing in college many years ago, met my husband dancing, and now would like to share my love of international dancing with others. It is a great way to stay in shape, meet others (even while traveling), and have a lot of fun! We can share tips on local dance events, arrange to meet before or after events or create new ones!

If you are unfamiliar with International Folk Dancing, here is a video introduction "It Makes a Village: Folkdancing in America" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKMkDssG3PA) that was posted on YouTube in 2009.

See you on the dance floor!

Upcoming events (5+)

Heritage Festival Croatian Dance Workshop, Singing, Exhibition and Party!

Doors open at 1 PM Dance Workshop ($15) runs from 1:30-3:30 PM, followed by a dinner break. You can join us for dinner on-site (advance purchase required) or eat in town. Singing Workshop 6:30-7:00 We will learn the words to one of the dances taught during the afternoon workshop, so we can sing and dance at the same time! All-request International Folk Dance Party $15 follows from 7 PM until 10 PM. Korachi, a teen dance group, will perform a short Croatian dance exhibition around 8 PM. Please dress in layers, wear comfortable shoes, and bring a snack to share at the evening party! Advance registration: HeritageFestival2019.brownpapertickets.com

Dance with the Palomanians!

Menlo Park Recreation Center

This folk dance club meets weekly on Tuesday nights in Menlo Park. Easy warm up dances and teaching between 7:30 and 8:00; with teaching of more difficult dances during the evening. This class includes couple dances and Scottish set dances, as well as line and circle dances from around the world. Learn the dances that you see at the parties! Drop in fee of $8; first class free.

International Dancing with Loui!

St. Michael Archangel Serbian Orthodox Church

Learn the dances you see done at the parties! Join us at Loui Tucker's Thursday night class in Saratoga. Warmup and dances for beginners between 7:30 and 8:15. Teaching at 8:15 and 9:00; request dancing in between. This is a large, friendly group; you won't be disappointed! Drop in fee $8, first visit free. More information available at http://louitucker.com/dance/Dance-Thursday.htm

Dance with Stanford International Dancers!

Bethany Lutheran Church

Learn the dances you see at the parties! Teaching between 7:30-8:30 pm. Requests 8:30-10 pm. Live music once a month. $5 regular admission; more on live music or workshop nights. Soft soled shoes or indoor dance shoes only. All levels of dancers welcome! Visit our event calendar (http://stanfordfolkdance.com/schedule/) for more details on upcoming events.

Past events (881)

Heritage Festival Welcome Night

Garden House @ Shoup Park

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