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:

1) INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING on FRIDAYS:

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.

2) MONTHLY CONTRA DANCES

On select Saturdays. April 29 & June 3, before our summer break.
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



FOR EITHER TYPE of DANCE...

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.



Tuesday, March 30, 2010

April 2010


Friday dancing is canceled for Friday, April 9. Many of us are traveling to the Arcata Folk Festival that weekend. Join us there!

We will be dancing all other Fridays in April, including the 2th, which happens to be Good Friday. Come and dance and work off your Easter dinner in advance.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

March-April 2010

Dancing continues each Friday night at the Redding Ballet Academie. Meanwhile, spring is a busy time for Redding Folk Dancers.
  • In March, some of our dancers attended the Camellia Festival in Sacramento. Representatives of our group also did a quick demo performance at for a multicultural event at Simpson University (dances were Kardamska Sborenka from Bulgaria and the modern, peppy version of Israeli Hineh Ma Tov).
  • April brings us the Arcata Folk Festival on April 9-11.
  • Stay posted for our end-of-the-dance-year, start-of-summer party in late June.