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What we're about

IFDC is a recreational folk dance club that is open to the public at large, as well as to the University of Toronto community.

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We teach dances in an informal and relaxed setting. No partners are necessary. Beginners are always welcome. Most of the dances are traditional circle, line and couple dances from Europe and the Middle East, although we include some dances from other regions. Our instructors are all volunteers who have a life-long passion for folk dance, and a desire to share what we know. We meet most Friday nights at The University of Toronto Schools, 371 Bloor St West, Gym 122. Visit our web page for building entry information:

http://ofda.ca/wp/ifdc/

We are also on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ifdcut

& Twitter @tofolkdance (https://twitter.com/tofolkdance)

Our classes operate on a drop-in basis of $8 per class.

Annual membership also available in lieu of drop-in fee.
From time to time, a multi-class pass will be made available.
All fees are used to offset the costs of running the group (eg., room rental fees, sound equipment etc.).

Curious about what the dances are like? Here are a few videos:

Lerikos, a Greek dance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQQr7bi9Tus)

Bavno Oro, a Macedonian dance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti4oJVXj4yU)

Lo Ahavti Dai, Israeli Dance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNlN8r57aPE)

Salty Dog Rag, North American Dance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es8DeyLqdaM)

Ciuleandra, a Romanian dance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJTSPvcUI7I)

If you visit our Discussions (http://www.meetup.com/Recreational-Folk-Dance/messages/boards/) section, you can read and view more about international folk dancing at IFDC.

If you have more questions, feel free to contact me, Helen, via Meetup.

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