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, March 16, 2013

Spring 2013 Dates

Mark your calenders! Along with regular dancing every Friday, we have several special events coming up this spring.


Friday, March 29 7:00 p.m. Israeli Party. At our regular location (1726 Market, downtown Redding). In honor of Passover, we'll feature a program of Israeli dances (plus others by request). Food will be potluck; you are welcome to bring an Israeli or Middle Eastern dish or snack to share. If you want to dress up, blue and white will be our theme, but most important just bring your dance shoes!


Saturday, April 12 1:00-3:00 Beginner's International Dance at Round Mountain Community Center Easy dances taught for beginners. Cost is $5.

Saturday, April 12 7:00 p.m. Contra Dance in Chico with live music. Dancers from Redding will be going down; contact us if you'd like to join the trip.

Monday, April 29 6:30 p.m. International Dance Day. We'll have a special event open to the public at the Shasta County Library (in the community room). This is a great time to bring a friend who is interested in dancing, or just come yourself to celebrate. Free.

Mondays 3:15-4:15 Beginner's International Dance in Burney (at the Presbyterian Church). Led by Sarah Clark.

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