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.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Party!

Please join us for our annual Christmas party.

Saturday, December 8
6:00 p.m. to ??

Potluck dinner and party dances.

Please bring a dish to share. We'll have tables set-up so we can sit down for a nice holiday meal. This will be followed by easy party dances, plus dances by request.

Friends and family are welcome! It's a great time for us to gather with our extended folkdance family of friends old and new.

dancing santa

PS: In case you are wondering, yes, we are having regular dancing on the Friday before (Dec. 7). But no dancing on the 14th.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Winter 2012

We will dance all Fridays in November. Yes, we'll be open the Friday after Thanksgiving. Come and dance and burn off that pumpkin pie!

Save the date: Christmas Party with potluck dinner on Saturday, Dec. 8. More info later.

No dancing on Friday, Dec. 14 (studio will be busy for The Nutcracker that evening).

Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween Party

Friday, October 26

Party dances and dances by request. Friends and family are welcome.
Finger foods and snacks by potluck.
Bring your dancing shoes and wear a costume, folk-wear, fancy dress, or seasonal colors, as you like.

$3 per person
free with prepaid Beginner’s Class)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Festival for New Dancers!

We will be hosting a special event in September.

All new dancers are welcome. And experienced dancers should come to help out and just have fun dancing!

At this festival you will have the chance to try out some fun and easy dances from around the world set to a variety of international music. 

This event is FREE and open to the public.

It will be held on Saturday, September 22 from 2:00  to 5:00 p.m. at the Shasta College Student Center (cafeteria) at the main campus in Redding. 

No previous dance experience required. No partners required. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. For questions or more information contact reddingfd@gmail.com or Julie at (530) 547-4071. (Sponsored by the Redding International Folk Dancers and the Folk Dance Federation of California http://www.folkdance.com/).

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Summer & Fall 2012

Saturday, June 23: Workshop with new dances from Roberto Bagnoli & party (see announcement below)

Fridays June 29 and July 6: Regular Friday night dancing. After that we'll be on summer break.

Saturday, August 25: Party, picnic, and dance at Jan & Chet's. More details later.

Friday, September 7: First Friday back for dancing.

Saturday, September 22, 2:00 p.m.: Festival for New Dancers at Shasta College. More details later.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


The Redding International Folk Dancers
A Workshop with
Roberto Bagnoli
Renowned Teacher of Balkan & Israeli Dance

June 23, 2012

Afternoon Workshop: 2 – 5 pm 
Request Party and Review: 7 – 11 pm

The Redding Arts Project
(Formerly known as The Redding Ballet Academie)
1726 Market Street, Downtown Redding
Across from the Cascade Theatre

This is Redding’s first ever EVENT.
Please consider supporting us by attending. We have a great group and we know you’ll have a great time.

Workshop $15 / Party $7 / Both $20

For more information, contact Julie East at (530) 547-4071 or tazeast@frontiernet.net
To stay with a dancer, contact Donna Berg at (530)945-1757 or mdek@charter.net
For hotel/motels, please go to the list on the Chamber of Commerce site: http://www.reddingchamber.com/cw_1220.htm
We recommend the places with a Hilltop Drive or Larkspur Lane address

Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring 2012

Our regular Friday night dancing continues through the spring months. 

Second Fridays (upcoming May 11) are Trader Joe's night. We have dancing as always, but snacks may appear if someone opts to bring something along.

Remember, dancing closes down for the July-August break, so get in your dancing fix this spring!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentine's 2012

Join us for an evening of dancing and Valentine's celebration.

7:00-10:00 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 10
regular location (Redding Ballet Academie on Market Street)
cost: $3/person

wear: Valentine's colors: red, white, pink, etc.
snacks and finger foods by potluck, please bring something to share

Entertainment: We will be our own entertainment. Come prepared with a joke to tell, and/or to lead your favorite dance.

We'll have some fun dances on the program, plus plenty of room for your requests.