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, January 22, 2016

Winter-Spring 2016

  • After a brief holiday break, we're back to regular dancing each Friday....now through June. Come join us for a variety of dances from around the world!
  • New! First Fridays will be "Open Mic" teaching night. Dancers are invited to share a new or old favorite with the group. We've got a great line up of three teachers for February, but slots are open starting for March.
  • Rummage Sale Reserves: This spring (time/place TBA) we'll be holding a fund-raising rummage sale to cover the costs for a much needed new computer to organize and store our dance music. We'd appreciate any donations of household goods, clothing, etc., for the sale. So as you're spring cleaning, please keep us in mind for donations and save your stuff. (We can arrange to collect your donated items if you don't want to hold them until the spring.)
  • Camellia Festival is coming up in Sacramento, March 18-19
  • Our Contra Dance series continues through June. The next two dates are January 23 and February 20.

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