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. 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


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.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Spring 2017 Contra Dances

Saturday January 21 contra dance will be at the Odd Fellows Hall in Palo Cedro.


Saturdays February 18, March 25, April 22  7:00-10:00 p.m.
Please note our NEW location for contra dances starting in February:
1726 Market Street in downtown Redding
(the RAP studio, across the street from the Cascade Theatre)

Workshop with Roberto Bagnoli

Friday, January 20

Special dance workshop with international dance teacher, Roberto Bagnoli.

Doors open 6:30
Class starts 7:00
$10 per person  (At our regular folk dance location, the RAP studio on Market Street)

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to experience a world-renowned folk dance teacher right here in Redding. Hope to see you there.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Folk Dance in December

December 9: No dancing

December 16: regular Friday dancing

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...??).

December 23: ?? maybe we'll dance, maybe not, TBA, stay posted

December 30: regular Friday dancing

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Fall 2016...Back to dancing!

We're back to our regular schedule of dancing...hope you can come!

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
-October 29
-November 19
-January 21

Friday, June 17, 2016

Upcoming Contra Dances

Contra Dance (Saturdays, IOOF hall in Palo Cedro)

All contra dances start at 7:00 p.m.

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