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, October 27, 2015

Halloween Weekend...dance extravaganza!

Two special events this weekend:

Friday, October 30
Our regular folk dance evening will take a special twist with a 1950s theme. Dress up for the occasion (sock hop...rock-a-billy...car-hop...?) and be prepared to dance to some rockin' 50's tunes as well as some of our favorite international folk.
Friends and family welcome. You're invited to bring snacks or fingerfoods to share.
At our regular time/place, 7:00 p.m. at the RAP dance studio on Market in Redding

Saturday, October 31
Contra dance (at the IOOF/Rebekah Hall in Palo Cedro)
Our monthly contra dance will be spiced up with a bit of Halloween spirit. Come as you are or wear a costume (be sure to pick something comfortable for dancing!). We'll have a table of "treats" (contributions of snacks or sweets are welcome). Hope to see you there!