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, January 19, 2009

January 2009 Announcements:
  1. We're back on our regular Friday night schedule. Get out your dance shoes and re-join us if you haven't been back since Christmas break.
  2. Friday, February 13 will be a Valentine-themed party. Bring potluck snacks to share and your list of request dances. We'll also have some party dances lined up. Wear red or pink or white. Or dress up as your favorite Valentine.
  3. The premier of our newly formed Ciganko performing group will be at a Multicultural Celebration on Saturday January 24. The event starts at about 11:00 in the gym of Central Valley High School in Shasta Lake City. The performance, featuring many local groups, runs from about 1:00-3:00.
  4. Mark your calendar for the Camellia Festival in Sacramento, March 13-15. Click here for more information.