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, December 15, 2014

Party FRIDAY (not Saturday!)

Our Christmas Party will be this Friday at our regular location, 7:00 p.m. We'll have potluck finger-foods, music, dancing etc. The theme is Christmas Elves...dress like an elf, wear an elf on your shirt, bring an elf decoration, or just show up as you like to dance and enjoy the merriment.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Holiday Schedule (Nov-Dec 2014)

Because of the upcoming holidays, our dance schedule gets a little complicated. Here's our Redding International Folk Dancers schedule through New Year's. So, mark your calenders and we'll see you soon!

Friday, November 28: NO DANCING (too many Thanksgiving travelers this year!)
Friday, December 5: regular dancing 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 12: NO DANCING (studio busy because of the Nutcracker Ballet at the Cascade)
Friday, December 19: regular dancing 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 20: Party! 6:00 p.m. Potluck dinner and dancing. Theme: "Christmas Elves". Mark your calendar, more details later. This is a great night to bring friends and family.
Friday, December 26: regular dancing 7:00 p.m.
Friday, January 2: regular dancing 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Halloween Party!

Join us for our Halloween Party on Friday, October 31.
7:00p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

We'll have fun party dances, some halloween-themed music, as your favorite dances by request.

Potluck: snacks, treats, and finger food.

Wear a costume (folk, spooky, or ??) or seasonal colors.

See you there...BOO!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Back to dancing!

Our summer break is over! Come and dance, starting this Friday, September 5.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Earth Day: Dance Around the World!

There will be an Earth Day celebration at Shasta College
Tuesday, April 22 10:00-2:00
At the quad/student center (cafeteria).

It will include international folk dancing at 1:30 p.m.
Dancing will be outdoors, weather permitting (otherwise indoors).
I'll be leading a set of easy dances for audience participation..
Please come and join the crowd! This is a great chance to get some extra dancing into your week and your presence will help to "seed" the crowd and get things going! It always helps to have willing dancers. :)
Friends and family are welcome, of course.

Dancing starts at 1:30, but you might want to arrive sooner to enjoy the other Earth Day events and presentations.

Friday, April 11, 2014


We are working on this cute little (not-so) traditional Japanese dance.

Watch it for some good style points! (Note, the first time through it is solo....much better with multiple dancers the second time around.)