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, November 21, 2007

Winter Calendar

December 2007 (meet one Friday and one Saturday only)
Saturday, December 8: Christmas Party, 6:30 p.m. Potluck "finger food" dinner, dancing, and festivities
Friday, December 14: regular Friday night dancing

January 2008 (meet all Fridays)
Fridays, January 4, 18, 25: regular Friday night dancing
Friday, January 11: Mini-party, dancing and refreshments

February 2008 (meet all Fridays)
Fridays, February 1, 15, 22: regular Friday night dancing
Friday February 8: Party Night (more details later)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Thanksgiving Update

Don't eat too much for Thanksgiving, because we will be dancing the Friday after Thanksgiving, 11/23. It will probably be a low-key dances by request evening. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Fall Update

Regular dancing scheduled Friday nights through October and into November. Stay posted for Thanksgiving weekend, we may be dancing or not.

Friday 12/7: no Friday night dancing
Saturday 12/8 : Christmas potluck and party
Fridays 12/14 - 12/28: TBA...we'll probably be dancing some Fridays and not others, depending on holiday travel plans

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Highlights from the September Newsletter

-We'll be dancing Friday evenings through the Fall. (This is regular Friday recreational, no-partners dancing). A party is scheduled for October 26--stay posted for details.

-To get involved in International Couples Dancing contact Neil (241-8307 or Julie 547-4071). Meetings are Monday evenings at 7:00.

-Upcoming Special Events in the area include:
September 13: Georgian State Dance Co., 7:30 p.m., Laxon Auditorium, Chico
October 6: Oktoberfrest, 5:00 p.m., Catholic Parish Hall, McCloud

Friday, August 31, 2007

Fall Folk Dancing!

Starting Friday, September 7 we'll be dancing 7:00-9:45 p.m. on Friday evenings at the Redding Ballet Academie. Hope to see you there--both new and returning dancers!

We're getting excited to resume regular Friday night dancing after a long two month summer break!

As we dance into fall, we'll be learning a few new dances but plan on allowing lots of time to review previously taught dances--old and not so old--as well as plenty of request dancing.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Summer Schedule Update

-We'll be dancing all Fridays through June

-Friday, June 29 is party night. Celebrate our 2oth anniversary. Join us for a great evening to eat, drink, and be merry. Dance the "oldies but goodies" and requests; recognize long-time Redding Folk Dancers. Bring finger food and memorabilia to share and, yes, wear an ethnic costume if you wish. Bring a friend! For further info contact Phyllis (275-1340), Sandy (243-4015), Mary (549-3262) or Julie (547-4071)

-No Friday night dancing in July and August.

-Picnic and Dance on August 25, at Chet and Jan's

-September 7: Start back up with Friday evening dancing at 7:00

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Schedule Reminder

Folk Dancing at Redding Ballet Academy
(Market Street, Across from the Cascade Theatre)
Fridays 7:00 until about 10:00

-We'll be dancing all Fridays through May.

-Stay posted for an update on June dancing.

-Mark your calendar: Saturday June 9 is our big 20-year Anniversary Party

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Party! Friday April 27

Join us for a party with a Hawaiian-Tropical theme.
We'll have some fun dances on the program as well as time for requests. Refreshments are potluck: bring something to share. Come as you are, or wear some accessories (floral leis, Hawaiian shirts...) or even a whole costume. There will be a prize for the best Carmen Miranda style hat and for best dressed.
Hope to see you there 7:00-9:45 p.m. Friday 4/26.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Spring 2007 Calendar

We meet Fridays 7:00-10:00 at the Redding Ballet Academie, 1726 Market Street.

February: Meet for dancing all Fridays. On February 23rd we'll have a party, the theme is Mardi Gras. Bring snacks to share. All request dance night. Wear a costume or accessories, if you like!

March: Regular dances all Fridays, except: no dancing in Redding on March 9. (Redding dancing cancelled, since many of us will be traveling to Sacramento for the Camellia Festival)

Special Event: Rummage and Bake Sale Fundraiser to be held on March 3. We need donations of things to sell, plus volunteers to help with set up and running the sale. Contact Julie.

April: Meet for dancing all Fridays. On April 27 we'll have a party, the theme is Hawaiian. Bring snakcs to share. Wear costumes or accessories if you like!

May: Meet for dancing all Fridays.

Looking ahead to June, we are planning a big 20th Anniversary Party for June 9.

About Redding Folk Dancers

The Redding Folk Dancers: We are a recreational folk dance group in Redding, California. We meet Fridays from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Redding Ballet Academie, 1726 Market Street, across from the Cascade Theatre. Only $2.00 per person, or $5 per family.

All dancers are welcome: beginners, experienced folk dancers, guests, visitors....

Each evening starts with a half hour of easy warm up dances, then an hour of teaching/review of various dances, with the rest of the evening open for requests. You'll hear a whole range of diverse music. Folk dance is great exercise and just plain fun.

If you're interested in coming...Stop by, drop in for just a while or for the whole evening. Bring a friend of come alone. We are friendly! What to wear? Any casual comfortable clothing. Wear shoes that are comfortable and easy to move in. Bring a bottle of water.