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.

Monday, December 8, 2008

December 26: dancing? yes!

Redding Folk Dancers will be dancing on December 26. Since this is the day after Christmas, we may have a small crowd, but that means more time for your requests, so be there! And a reminder: no dancing on the 19th (the studio will be busy with the Nutcracker performance).

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Winter Calendar

November 2008

  • Friday, November 14 7:00 p.m. Israeli Night (Israeli dances plus mixed requests)

  • Friday, November 21 7:00 p.m. Regular international dancing

  • Friday, November 28: NO dancing

December 2008

  • Friday, December 5: NO dancing
  • Saturday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m. Christmas Party: Potluck and dancing at our regular location. Bring a dish to share for our celebration.
  • Friday, December 12 7:00 p.m. Regular international dancing
  • Friday, December 19: NO dancing
  • Friday, December 26: YES, we will be dancing the day after Christmas.

January 2009

  • Back to regular schedule: international dancing each Friday at 7:00 p.m.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Special Events

We have two special Fridays coming up.

Friday, October 31 is HALLOWEEN. We'll be making our regular dancing a bit more festive (and spooky?) in honor of the holiday.

Wear a costume (it can be either a folk costume or a halloween costume.

  • Bring halloween decorations (to lend for the evening)

  • Bring treats to share: sweet or savory.


On Friday, November 14 we will celebrate an evening of Israeli Dance.

  • At our regular time/place (7:00-10:00 p.m.)

  • All dances will be taught

  • Fingerfood potluck...bring something to share
    Click here for flyer to print and share

Monday, August 25, 2008

Time to Dance!

Friday night dancing will start back up in September! Come join us starting Friday September 5 from 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. We'll review and revisit old dances and start learning some easy new ones.

<---We're still at the Redding Ballet Academie, right across the street from the Cascade Theatre.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Welcome Back!

Special Event: Saturday, August 23 Folk Dance potluck picnic party at Jan & Chet's in Viola. 3:00 p.m. Join us for food, dancing, music, conversation, and fun!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Dancing in June

We'll be dancing Fridays through the end of June. Then there will be no regular dancing in July/August; but keep posted...we'll be back in September!

We're celebrating the start of summer with a MIDSUMMER'S PARTY
Friday, June 27 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Bring your favorite summer time snacks or finger foods to share.
traditional colors for Scandinavian midsummer's events.

There will be refreshments, dancing, & live music.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

April 11 Party

April Flowers bring May Showers
Be backwards, be forwards
Any way you want to be
Flowers in your hair
Flowers in your wear
Flowers from your garden, and
Oh, I beg your pardon
No deadheads at this party

Bring finger food to share and friends and family too
April 11, 7:00 p.m. Redding Ballet Academie
$2/person, $5/family, first-timers free

Spring 2008 Schedule

For all Fridays through the Spring we'll have regular evening dancing (7:00-9:45 p.m.), with these exceptions:

March 14: Request-dance party night. Bring refreshments to share.

April 4: Folk dance in Redding is CANCELLED. (Join us in Arcata instead!)

April 11: April Flowers Party! See special announcement for details

May 9: Request-dance party night. Bring refreshments to share.

Spring 2008 Special Events in the Area

March 9, 5:00 Israeli Dinner-Dance at the IOOF Hall in Millville. For tickets call Nancy Warsinger at 246-4104 or 604-5987.

March 14-16 Camellia Festival in Sacramento: Israeli & Scandinavian dance workshops plus evening dance parties and Sunday concert.

April 4-6 Arcata Folk Dance Festival: Hungarian, Macedonian/Greek, & Balkan dance workshops, evening dance parties with several live bands, Saturday concert, and Sunday review & sing-a-long.

May 30-June 1 Statewide Festival at Placerville: Ball with live music, institute classes, evening party, plus Sunday pancake breakfast and "dancing on the deck".