What we're about

Have you always wanted to dance, but do not have a partner or a dance background? If so, international dancing might be for you. Our dance group includes people of all fitness levels. Most of us are just regular people who enjoy dancing. Most of us are over 40. The dancing isn't that strenuous, but some of the music is so beautiful it might take your breath away. Click here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZglG5gyuuhQ&feature=youtu.be) to see a slideshow of a night of our dancing.

International dancing is great exercise and a wonderful way to make friends. This Meetup group will help you get started with lessons and with several opportunities to enjoy dancing. Sometimes called international folk dance, there isn't much folksy about it. International dance includes both traditional and modern dances from many countries and cultures. This is a form of social dance, done mostly with people holding hands in lines or in circles. Some dances are done as couples, but the majority of the dances are non-partner. This hasn't kept people from finding that special person through international dance.

There are international folk dance groups all over the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia and they often dance many of the same dances. Once you learn the basics of international dancing, it's a skill you can take with you and enjoy wherever you go! To see more of what international dancing is all about visit our website: PasadenaFolkDanceCoop.org (http://www.pasadenafolkdancecoop.org/Home_Page.php) ( http://www.pasadenafolkdancecoop.org/Home_Page.php ).

Some international folk dances are easy, but you will need to attend some introductory classes to get started. We have three different classes available for you to choose from. Each is at a different location near or in the San Gabriel Valley. There is a class for seniors (over 50) in Pasadena on Monday afternoons, another class on Thursday nights in La Canada, and our large class (and main group) on Friday nights in Altadena (see our Meetup group, Pasadena Folk Dance Co-op). Different teachers teach the different classes.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Dance with Marc and Jan in La Canada $5

Community Center of La Canada

General Information: Dance with us in our large air conditioned room! Jan and Marc Rayman welcome you to our social dance group in La Canada Flintridge on Thursday nights. We teach and introductory dances from 7:30 - 8:30 pm and intermediate dances from 8:30 to 9:30 pm. Each evening's teaching and dancing will be adjusted to the dance experience of the participants. If you are a more experienced dancer, you might enjoy coming at 8:30. Visit us on Thursday nights for a fun of evening of dance and music. For more information see http://Foothill.Dance. The large dance room has air conditioning, a new floor and the ample parking is free. We will enjoy many of the same dances as at the Pasadena Folk Dance Co-op and International Dance in the San Gabriel Valley, with the addition of some wonderful new dances.

Learn Dances at the Pasadena Folk Dance Co-op! $6

Altadena Community Church

You can see each night's programmed dances by going to the "This Month" page of our website, PasadenaFolkDanceCoop.org. If you would like to have a taste of international folk dancing to see if you like it, we highly recommend you join us at 7:30 pm on a Friday night for about 20 minutes of introductory teaching. We know it is difficult to walk into a room full of strangers, so our group makes a real effort to help people new to folk dancing feel welcome and comfortable. In this main, Friday night group, we generally teach the same dances all month long, recognizing that it can take a while for the dances to sink in. Afterwards, if you wish, you can stay, join in, or watch as we dance the dances taught in the previous month, and present another, more difficult dance. At 8:30 pm we break for refreshments. Afterwards, the dances you learned in introductory teaching will be repeated. Repetition is one of the keys to learning dances. Throughout the evening we will have a mix of dances, including some you can simply join in, follow along, and have fun with. You don't need to RSVP - most of our dancers don't. For much more helpful information about our friendly group and about international dance, visit: PasadenaFolkDanceCoop.org http://www.pasadenafolkdancecoop.org

Dance with Marc and Jan in La Canada $5

Community Center of La Canada

General Information: Dance with us in our large air conditioned room! Jan and Marc Rayman welcome you to our social dance group in La Canada Flintridge on Thursday nights. We teach and introductory dances from 7:30 - 8:30 pm and intermediate dances from 8:30 to 9:30 pm. Each evening's teaching and dancing will be adjusted to the dance experience of the participants. If you are a more experienced dancer, you might enjoy coming at 8:30. Visit us on Thursday nights for a fun of evening of dance and music. For more information see http://Foothill.Dance. The large dance room has air conditioning, a new floor and the ample parking is free. We will enjoy many of the same dances as at the Pasadena Folk Dance Co-op and International Dance in the San Gabriel Valley, with the addition of some wonderful new dances.

Learn Dances at the Pasadena Folk Dance Co-op! $6

Altadena Community Church

You can see each night's programmed dances by going to the "This Month" page of our website, PasadenaFolkDanceCoop.org. If you would like to have a taste of international folk dancing to see if you like it, we highly recommend you join us at 7:30 pm on a Friday night for about 20 minutes of introductory teaching. We know it is difficult to walk into a room full of strangers, so our group makes a real effort to help people new to folk dancing feel welcome and comfortable. In this main, Friday night group, we generally teach the same dances all month long, recognizing that it can take a while for the dances to sink in. Afterwards, if you wish, you can stay, join in, or watch as we dance the dances taught in the previous month, and present another, more difficult dance. At 8:30 pm we break for refreshments. Afterwards, the dances you learned in introductory teaching will be repeated. Repetition is one of the keys to learning dances. Throughout the evening we will have a mix of dances, including some you can simply join in, follow along, and have fun with. You don't need to RSVP - most of our dancers don't. For much more helpful information about our friendly group and about international dance, visit: PasadenaFolkDanceCoop.org http://www.pasadenafolkdancecoop.org

Past events (444)

Dance with Mountain Dancers in South Pasadena $5

Women's Club of South Pasadena

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