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International folk dancing is great exercise and a wonderful way to make friends. International folk dances come from both traditional and modern ethnic dances from countries all over the world. Click here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKMkDssG3PA) to see a video of what folk dancing is all about. No partner, special clothing, or multi-week commitment is needed. Just show up in casual cloths and comfortable shoes. There is no need to bring a partner. People of all ages and dance ability will enjoy folk dancing The majority of our members are middle aged or beyond, but we are starting to attract younger members and people occasionally bring their children. Many of our members are single, but we also have a number of couples. (Most couples dance with other people as well.) Some of our dancers have danced professionally and others had never danced before they joined us. Most of our dances are easy to learn, but we have a few that are quite vigorous and/or complicated, but well worth the effort. Dancers feel free to sit down and socialize when a dance is too difficult for them. No one will pressure you into doing a dance that seems too difficult for you, but we provide lots of help and encouragement. Some of the music we dance to is so beautiful that it will take you breath away! Our members have formed many long-term friendships and, over the years, we have become a community. In Southern California there are about 50 different folk dance groups. This Meetup group will help you to find a folk dance group near you. Also on this site you will find announcements of special parties and festivals involving international folk dancing. Finally, this Meetup group serves as a communication conduit for existing members of the folk dance community. Give international folk dancing a try, you won't regret it.

Upcoming events (5)

Dance with Jan and Marc in La Canada - CANCELLED FOR NOW!!!

Community Center of La Canada

Come dance with us. We can get you dancing the first night even if you have never danced before and we welcome experienced dancers. We have air conditioning! We have been teaching some of these dances (click on the name of the dance to see an amateur video of it). The particular dances we teach each week will depend on the dance experience of our participants. Introductory Dances with videos: Jacob's Ladder (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JxChEDdpzw) (Israel), Somogy Karikazo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZZy9zdL1hs) (Hungary), Ne Klepeci (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvbdv5zXBbc)(Bosnia), Hora de la Munte (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HG0dBJxtq4) (Romania), Ersko Kolo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmfd64km0kg) (Serbia), Senin Canina (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqsx0j-qHx8) (Turkey), Eastbourne Rover (https://www.facebook.com/kev.prigmore/videos/o.463231347097212/615164798617984/?type=2&theater) (England), Zemer Atik (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_d11g8gGbo) (Israel). Introductory Dances without videos: Gulaliye (a new Turkish dance from Stockton Folk Dance Camp), Kvar Archeray Hatzot (Israel), Trugnala Rumjana (Bulgaria), Pravo Rodopsko Horo (Bulgaria), Believe (Japan), I Walk the Line (USA), and Harishut (Israel). Intermediate Level Dances with videos: Tokyo Polka (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JcofrSpIQM) (Japan), Joc de Leagane (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNlFSrJqLoM) (Romania), Sobotki (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHxU9g8rD90) (Poland), Ya Da Kalinushku Lomala (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVn8A7nAyvc) (Russia), Erev Ba (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gR8arOPC8w&feature=kp) (Israel), Debka Dor (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7grpRVP-130) (Israel), Beleilot Hakayitz (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6aqKco8opA) (Israel), Sestorka (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj-nBxdG-SA) (Serbia), and Unagappa Ondo (Japan). Intermediate Level Dances without videos: Kate Kate (Bulgaria), Bapardess (Israel), Rumelaj (Gypsy), Louisiana Saturday Night (USA), Lunica (Croatia), and Corlu Aroman (Romania). General Information: We welcome you to an international folk dance group in La Cañada Flintridge. Each evening's teaching and dancing will be adjusted based on the mix of participants. This is a great opportunity for dancers of all levels of experience to learn and share the joy of moving together to beautiful music from around the world. We teach and dance introductory dances from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Following a short break, we teach and dance more advanced dances. If you are an experienced dancer, you might prefer to come at 8:30 pm. Visit us on www.Foothill.dance. No partner is needed, and you don't have to commit to a series of lessons. Just show up in comfortable shoes! The large dance room has air conditioning, a new floor, and the ample parking is free. An outdoor party in July. Normally, we dance indoors.

Dance with Jan and Marc in La Canada - CANCELLED FOR NOW!!!

Community Center of La Canada

Come dance with us. We can get you dancing the first night even if you have never danced before and we welcome experienced dancers. We have air conditioning! We have been teaching some of these dances (click on the name of the dance to see an amateur video of it). The particular dances we teach each week will depend on the dance experience of our participants. Introductory Dances with videos: Jacob's Ladder (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JxChEDdpzw) (Israel), Somogy Karikazo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZZy9zdL1hs) (Hungary), Ne Klepeci (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvbdv5zXBbc)(Bosnia), Hora de la Munte (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HG0dBJxtq4) (Romania), Ersko Kolo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmfd64km0kg) (Serbia), Senin Canina (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqsx0j-qHx8) (Turkey), Eastbourne Rover (https://www.facebook.com/kev.prigmore/videos/o.463231347097212/615164798617984/?type=2&theater) (England), Zemer Atik (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_d11g8gGbo) (Israel). Introductory Dances without videos: Gulaliye (a new Turkish dance from Stockton Folk Dance Camp), Kvar Archeray Hatzot (Israel), Trugnala Rumjana (Bulgaria), Pravo Rodopsko Horo (Bulgaria), Believe (Japan), I Walk the Line (USA), and Harishut (Israel). Intermediate Level Dances with videos: Tokyo Polka (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JcofrSpIQM) (Japan), Joc de Leagane (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNlFSrJqLoM) (Romania), Sobotki (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHxU9g8rD90) (Poland), Ya Da Kalinushku Lomala (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVn8A7nAyvc) (Russia), Erev Ba (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gR8arOPC8w&feature=kp) (Israel), Debka Dor (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7grpRVP-130) (Israel), Beleilot Hakayitz (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6aqKco8opA) (Israel), Sestorka (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj-nBxdG-SA) (Serbia), and Unagappa Ondo (Japan). Intermediate Level Dances without videos: Kate Kate (Bulgaria), Bapardess (Israel), Rumelaj (Gypsy), Louisiana Saturday Night (USA), Lunica (Croatia), and Corlu Aroman (Romania). General Information: We welcome you to an international folk dance group in La Cañada Flintridge. Each evening's teaching and dancing will be adjusted based on the mix of participants. This is a great opportunity for dancers of all levels of experience to learn and share the joy of moving together to beautiful music from around the world. We teach and dance introductory dances from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Following a short break, we teach and dance more advanced dances. If you are an experienced dancer, you might prefer to come at 8:30 pm. Visit us on www.Foothill.dance. No partner is needed, and you don't have to commit to a series of lessons. Just show up in comfortable shoes! The large dance room has air conditioning, a new floor, and the ample parking is free. An outdoor party in July. Normally, we dance indoors.

Dance with Jan and Marc in La Canada - CANCELLED FOR NOW!!!

Community Center of La Canada

Come dance with us. We can get you dancing the first night even if you have never danced before and we welcome experienced dancers. We have air conditioning! We have been teaching some of these dances (click on the name of the dance to see an amateur video of it). The particular dances we teach each week will depend on the dance experience of our participants. Introductory Dances with videos: Jacob's Ladder (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JxChEDdpzw) (Israel), Somogy Karikazo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZZy9zdL1hs) (Hungary), Ne Klepeci (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvbdv5zXBbc)(Bosnia), Hora de la Munte (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HG0dBJxtq4) (Romania), Ersko Kolo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmfd64km0kg) (Serbia), Senin Canina (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqsx0j-qHx8) (Turkey), Eastbourne Rover (https://www.facebook.com/kev.prigmore/videos/o.463231347097212/615164798617984/?type=2&theater) (England), Zemer Atik (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_d11g8gGbo) (Israel). Introductory Dances without videos: Gulaliye (a new Turkish dance from Stockton Folk Dance Camp), Kvar Archeray Hatzot (Israel), Trugnala Rumjana (Bulgaria), Pravo Rodopsko Horo (Bulgaria), Believe (Japan), I Walk the Line (USA), and Harishut (Israel). Intermediate Level Dances with videos: Tokyo Polka (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JcofrSpIQM) (Japan), Joc de Leagane (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNlFSrJqLoM) (Romania), Sobotki (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHxU9g8rD90) (Poland), Ya Da Kalinushku Lomala (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVn8A7nAyvc) (Russia), Erev Ba (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gR8arOPC8w&feature=kp) (Israel), Debka Dor (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7grpRVP-130) (Israel), Beleilot Hakayitz (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6aqKco8opA) (Israel), Sestorka (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj-nBxdG-SA) (Serbia), and Unagappa Ondo (Japan). Intermediate Level Dances without videos: Kate Kate (Bulgaria), Bapardess (Israel), Rumelaj (Gypsy), Louisiana Saturday Night (USA), Lunica (Croatia), and Corlu Aroman (Romania). General Information: We welcome you to an international folk dance group in La Cañada Flintridge. Each evening's teaching and dancing will be adjusted based on the mix of participants. This is a great opportunity for dancers of all levels of experience to learn and share the joy of moving together to beautiful music from around the world. We teach and dance introductory dances from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Following a short break, we teach and dance more advanced dances. If you are an experienced dancer, you might prefer to come at 8:30 pm. Visit us on www.Foothill.dance. No partner is needed, and you don't have to commit to a series of lessons. Just show up in comfortable shoes! The large dance room has air conditioning, a new floor, and the ample parking is free. An outdoor party in July. Normally, we dance indoors.

Dance with Jan and Marc in La Canada - CANCELLED FOR NOW!!!

Community Center of La Canada

Come dance with us. We can get you dancing the first night even if you have never danced before and we welcome experienced dancers. We have air conditioning! We have been teaching some of these dances (click on the name of the dance to see an amateur video of it). The particular dances we teach each week will depend on the dance experience of our participants. Introductory Dances with videos: Jacob's Ladder (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JxChEDdpzw) (Israel), Somogy Karikazo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZZy9zdL1hs) (Hungary), Ne Klepeci (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvbdv5zXBbc)(Bosnia), Hora de la Munte (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HG0dBJxtq4) (Romania), Ersko Kolo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmfd64km0kg) (Serbia), Senin Canina (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqsx0j-qHx8) (Turkey), Eastbourne Rover (https://www.facebook.com/kev.prigmore/videos/o.463231347097212/615164798617984/?type=2&theater) (England), Zemer Atik (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_d11g8gGbo) (Israel). Introductory Dances without videos: Gulaliye (a new Turkish dance from Stockton Folk Dance Camp), Kvar Archeray Hatzot (Israel), Trugnala Rumjana (Bulgaria), Pravo Rodopsko Horo (Bulgaria), Believe (Japan), I Walk the Line (USA), and Harishut (Israel). Intermediate Level Dances with videos: Tokyo Polka (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JcofrSpIQM) (Japan), Joc de Leagane (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNlFSrJqLoM) (Romania), Sobotki (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHxU9g8rD90) (Poland), Ya Da Kalinushku Lomala (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVn8A7nAyvc) (Russia), Erev Ba (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gR8arOPC8w&feature=kp) (Israel), Debka Dor (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7grpRVP-130) (Israel), Beleilot Hakayitz (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6aqKco8opA) (Israel), Sestorka (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj-nBxdG-SA) (Serbia), and Unagappa Ondo (Japan). Intermediate Level Dances without videos: Kate Kate (Bulgaria), Bapardess (Israel), Rumelaj (Gypsy), Louisiana Saturday Night (USA), Lunica (Croatia), and Corlu Aroman (Romania). General Information: We welcome you to an international folk dance group in La Cañada Flintridge. Each evening's teaching and dancing will be adjusted based on the mix of participants. This is a great opportunity for dancers of all levels of experience to learn and share the joy of moving together to beautiful music from around the world. We teach and dance introductory dances from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Following a short break, we teach and dance more advanced dances. If you are an experienced dancer, you might prefer to come at 8:30 pm. Visit us on www.Foothill.dance. No partner is needed, and you don't have to commit to a series of lessons. Just show up in comfortable shoes! The large dance room has air conditioning, a new floor, and the ample parking is free. An outdoor party in July. Normally, we dance indoors.

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Dance with Jan and Marc in La Canada - CANCELLED FOR NOW!!!

Community Center of La Canada

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