Welcome to Redding International Folk Dancers

We are a recreational international folk dance group in Redding, California. Currently we are hosting two different dances series:


We dance Fridays from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Redding Arts Project (formerly the Redding Ballet Academie), 1726 Market Street, across from the Cascade Theatre. Cost is $3. (First-timers are free!)

All Fridays September through June. See postings below for holidays or other occasional schedule changes.

Each evening is a combination of teaching, review, and open request dances. You'll hear a wide range of diverse music. Folk dance is great exercise and just plain fun. Our dances come from all around the world.

If you're interested in coming...Stop by, drop in for just a while or for the whole evening. We tend to start the evening with easier dances and work in intermediate to advanced dances as the night goes on.


On select Saturdays 7:00-10:00 p.m. Our currently scheduled dates for 2018 are: October 27 and November 17. We'll take a break for December, and then have a TBA date in January 2019.

Admission $8 adults/$4 students

Contra Dances are at:
Odd Fellows hall in Palo Cedro IOOF/Rebekah Hall - Off of Hwy 44 22551 Silverlode Lane


Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. We recommend shoes that stay securely on your feet (no flip flops!) and with a smooth or light tread (so you can pivot or slide a bit). Bring water.

All dancers are welcome: beginners, experienced folk dancers, guests, visitors....anyone who enjoys dancing. No partner required. (Contra dances are a "partnered" dance, but we don't have fixed partners so everyone gets a chance to join in.)

Updates on the schedule and special events are listed below. Most recent announcements are at the top.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Dancing on Fridays 11/30 and 12/7: SPECIAL LOCATION

Great news. . .we WILL be able to dance the next two Fridays (11/30 and 12/7) but not at our regular location.
For those two Fridays only we'll be at:
Trinity Lutheran Church (Gymnasium)
2440 Hilltop Dr

We'll be dancing in the gym (in the school). Park in back of the church for best access.

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

No Friday dancing 11/23

Unfortunately we will not be having regular Friday night folk dance on the dates of
11/23, 11/30, and 12/7.  (We're cancelling for Thanksgiving weekend, and then the studio will be in use two weeks for the performance of the Nutcracker ballet.)

**See update in more recent post!

Mark your calendar for our annual Christmas party and dinner on Saturday Dec. 15!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Fall 2018 Festivities!

Contra dancing this fall will be on Saturdays October 27 and November 17. The October contra dance will feature a Halloween theme, so costumes are invited (but not required, come as you are!). For October only, we'll be dancing to a variety of recorded contra dance music, and back to having our live band in November. (Contra dances are held at the IOOF hall in Palo Cedro, 7-10 p.m.)

Friday nights with international folk dancing continues each week. We'll also be celebrating Halloween, on Friday the 26th. Bring snacks to share, wear a dance-able costume, and come for a spooky good time! (International folk dance is held at the RAP Studio on Market Street in Redding, 7-10 p.m. each Friday).

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Fabulous February for First-Time Folk Dancers

For international folk dance on Friday nights. . .

Although we ALWAYS welcome new dancers, we're making a special event in February for first-timers. From 7:00-8:00 p.m. each Friday in February, we'll have a program especially geared toward new dancers, but also interesting for our regulars (lots of easy NEW dances will be taught!). From 8:00 to 10:00 we'll have intermediate/advanced programming, which new dancers are welcome to stay for, knowing that the pace may pick up a bit.

If you haven't folk danced before, or are just starting out, this is a great opportunity to get started with a little extra support. First time dancers are free ($3 regular price).

If you're one of our regular dancers, please invite a few new people to join us for this special event.

As always, no partners needed, no experience needed. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Bring water bottle. And we'll see you on the dance floor!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

2018 Contra Dance Dates!

Contra Dancing in 2018:
Saturdays:  January 27, February 17, April 21, June 2
7:00-10:00 p.m. At the IOOF/Rebekah Hall - 22551 Silverlode Lane, Palo Cedro
All dances taught/called. Come on your own or come with friends. Fun dancing to great live music!

 For more info about our events:

Meet-Up (redding dance group)