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: January 27, February 17, April 21, June 2,

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, 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)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Save the Dates!

Saturday, December 16, 6:00 p.m.: Our annual Christmas party with sit-down potluck dinner, holiday surprises, and lots of dancing.

Tuesday, December 5: Join us for a play! A Christmas Carol at the Riverfront Playhouse. We are selling tickets for this special showing as a fund-raiser to help with the rent on our contra dance hall. If you'd like to buy tickets we are selling them for only $15 (reduced from the regular price of $15). Please contact any of the Redding Folk Dancers to purchse tickets (or just make a donation to support our efforts!).

Upcoming Contra Dances: Saturdays November 18, January 27, February 17.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Fall 2017 Dancing

Starting this Friday, September 1, we'll be back in the studio for international dancing on Fridays at 7:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Our fall contra dances will be Saturday, September 23 and November 18. Save the dates!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Spring 2017 Contra Dance

This Saturday, February 18th, our contra dance will be held in downtown Redding at the RAP dance studio (1726 Market Street, across from the Cascade Theatre) 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Hope you can join us!

(After that we will return to our original location at the Odd Fellows Hall in Palo Cedro, due to popular demand and with thanks to generous donors to help cover the expense of renting the lovely hall. Save the dates: Saturdays March 25, April 29, June 3)