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Northwest Folk Dancers Incorporated

We are Northwest Folk Dancers Incorporated (NFDI), the "Where to Folk Dance" organization for the Pacific Northwest.

Special Events
NFDI held a successful fundraiser dance on March 28 to benefit Northwest Folklife. $2080 was raised at the event, with another $120 donated after the fact because of our dance, for a total of $2200! Around 70 people attended, and it was a grand and glorious evening! Thanks so much to the three bands that donated their time and expertise to make this event so much fun: Folk Voice Band, Laurie Andres and Cathie Whitesides, with caller Jean Causey, and Allspice. Kudos to Art Hare, who provided sound for the event, and many thanks to Skandia, who graciously loaned their sound equipment. Thanks are also due to Sno-King, who allowed us to hold the event on their regular dance night, and to Cedar Valley Grange, who donated the use of the hall. If you missed it, you really missed out...plan to come to our event next year!

Our Newsletter
Articles in the March issue include "St. Urho Celebration," "Bulgarian Folk Music and Dance Seminar,"A Russian Childhood," "Dancing Selfies," "Enzian Schuhplattler Celebrates 50 Years," "Seattle's Hungarian Farsang Tanchaz," "Local Dancers Receive Awards," and much more. Join us today!

In the April issue: "Skills Class Offered," "ArtTalk and ArtShop," "Native American Masks (Foreward)," "Introducing the Mask that Inspired the Seattle Seahawks logo," "New Edition of Dance a While," "Share the Gift; Dance with a Child," "Report on the National Folk Organization Conference," "Beginners' Class Starts April 1," and more! Don't miss out; become a member!

About us
Northwest Folk Dancers Incorporated (NFDI) is a non-profit "umbrella" organization that promotes folk dancing and ethnic events. NFDI sponsors folk dance festivals and other folk events, provides dance descriptions and practice tapes at a nominal charge for NFDI members, and seeks new ways to promote all forms of ethnic dance.

NFDI publishes a monthly magazine, THE NORTHWEST FOLKDANCER, containing articles and advertisements of interest to the folk dance community. One of the most popular features of THE NORTHWEST FOLKDANCER magazine is the listings of regular dances and classes and a separate comprehensive calendar of special events. The magazine also contains club news, ethnic recipes, dance descriptions, CD reviews, and other information helpful for dancers, teachers of folk dance, and anyone interested in the food, dances, costumes, and history of other cultures.

NFDI also provides scholarships for adults who want to attend folk dance camps and who agree to teach the dances to other NFDI clubs, and youth scholarships for students (high school and college age) who want to participate in a dance camp but need assistance to do so.

NFDI was incorporated in January of 1956.

NFDI celebrated its 50th anniversary on April 1 and 2, 2006, with a folk dance festival in Seattle! The festival featured Cristian Florescu and Sonia Dion from Montreal teaching Romanian dances, Thea Huijgen teaching international folk dances, and the internationally acclaimed Mary Sherhart teaching Balkan singing. Check out our Photos page to get glimpses of the event.

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Site last revised: 04/14/15

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