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.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Wrapping Up the Year and Starting 2016

Here's our schedule for international dancing through the holiday season:

Friday, November 27: regular dancing  (dance off that Thanksgiving dinner!)

Friday, December 4: regular dancing

Friday, December 11: NO dancing at the RAP studio (the studio will be in use for the Nutcracker ballet...AND we'll be performing elsewhere...stay posted for details)

Friday, December 18: regular dancing

Saturday, December 19: Christmas Party at our regular location (the RAP) starting at 6:00 p.m. with sit-down potluck dinner, holiday surprises and folk dancing favorites/requests...come ready to rock around the Christmas tree!

Friday, December 25: NO dancing

Friday, January 1: regular dancing with low-key celebration of the New Year (bring treats to share!)

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Contra Dance Dates

We've got Contra Dances scheduled through June 2016!
These Saturdays, 7-10 p.m. . . .

November 21, 2015
January 23, 2016
February 20* 

March 26 
April 30
May 21 
June 25

*(note: this was originally 2/27, but has been changed to 2/20)