We are a recreational international folk dance group in Redding, California. Currently we are hosting two different dances series: 1) INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING on FRIDAYS: 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. 2) MONTHLY CONTRA DANCES On select Saturdays. See below for upcoming dates.
Contra Dances are at:
January 21, 2017: Odd Fellows hall in Palo Cedro IOOF/Rebekah Hall - Off of Hwy 44 22551 Silverlode Lane $8 admission/$4 students
Starting in FEBRUARY 2017, contra dances will be in a NEW LOCATION: Redding Arts Project (formerly the Redding Ballet Academie), 1726 Market Street, across from the Cascade Theatre
FOR EITHER TYPE of DANCE...
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.
Saturday, December 17: Christmas Party
6:00 p.m. potluck dinner, followed by dancing and festivities. This is a great night to bring family or friends. Dress up if you like (elf, Santa, reindeer...??).
We're back to our regular schedule of dancing...hope you can come!
INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE Starting Friday, September 2: International folk dancing to recorded music every Friday from 7-10 p.m. at our regular location, the RAP dance studio on Market street. Join us for dances old and new...Looks like we'll have a great line-up of new dances coming up in the new dance year.
(Saturdays at Odd Fellows Hall in Palo Cedro) -September 24
Saturday, June 25 No contra in July Saturday, August 20,
"Bonus" contra dance, scheduled specially as a fundraiser for Cody
Arnett and Family (medical expenses associated with brain cancer).
Please invite your family and friends. We are hoping for a lot of people
to make this a big fun event and a successful fundraiser.
Then our fall-winter season kicks off with these Saturdays: September 24October 29November 19January 21