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, October 26, 2011


1. Reminder: On Friday we'll be having a dancing halloween party. Regular dancing (taught & requests), plus we'll make it a party: wear a costume (folk or general halloween) or halloween colors. Snacks by potluck. Bring decorations, too, if you have anything handy.

2. We will not be dancing on Friday, November 18, as the studio won't be available to us. This was the original date for our Greek party. It will be rescheduled to another date in November. Stay posted.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fall 2011 Events

Along with regular dancing each week, we have a few special Fridays coming up:

  • Friday, October 14: Trader Joe's night. Bring snacks to share (from TJ's or wherever). Or just bring your shoes and come to dance!
  • Friday, October 28: HALLOWEEN Party! Wear orange and/or black, or a Halloween costume, or a folk costume. Finger food and treats by potluck. Decorations welcome.

  • Friday, November 18: A trip to GREECE. This party night will highlight dances of Greece (plus international as well), and Greek/Mediterranean food by potluck. Color theme will be blue and white, if you'd like to dress up or help with decorations.