Clubs that are members of Northwest Folk Dancers Incorporated have events listed here. If the club at which you generally dance is not listed, the club membership may have lapsed. Please encourage the locations where you dance to join NFDI!
Kyklos Intl Dance Group, in the Dance Studio of Reed College Sports Center, Portland. Enter College from SE 28th on the West side of campus between SE Steele and Woodstock. Enter dance studio directly from Botsford Drive. Warmups at 7 p.m., Instruction at 7:15, program and requests from 8 to 10 p.m., $2. Info: Bob Epstein, (503) 203 2671, email, or Dick Heijdeman, (503) 235 7929, email. Visit our Web site: www.kyklosfolkdancers.org.
Sunday Night Folkdancing. Balkan dances taught from 7:308 p.m.; Israeli dances taught from 89 p.m., followed by open dancing at Fulton Park Community Center, 68 SW Miles (off Barbur, traffic light just east of Terwilliger), Portland. $3. Info: Bill Nelson (503) 2456860.
Veselo Community Folk Dancers meet on Sundays at In Shape Athletic Club, 2681 Willamette Street, Eugene, OR. Warm up dances start at 7:15, teaching at 7:30, request dancing from 89:30. $3 for any or all of the evening, and repeat attendees can pre-pay by the quarter for a discount. Info: Linda Ketchum at (541) 7267548 or email; Shirley Reeves at (541) 6836197 or email.
Irish Set Dancers CCEPuget Sound Branch. Irish Set Dancing Sunday evenings, 79 p.m., at Mick Kelly's Irish Pub, 435 SW 152nd, Burien, WA 98166. Live Irish Music, $5. Sept. thru June; everyone welcome. Caller/instructor Jim Belcher, (425) 402-8363. Call for more info.
Katrilli Finnish Folkdancers meet on Sundays, 5 p.m.7 p.m., at the Swedish Cultural Center (SCC), 1920 Dexter Avenue N., Seattle, WA 98109. Learn Finnish folklore and traditions through dance. All are welcome! Visit the Web site at http://finnsnw.com/Katrilli/ or call JoAnne at (206) 3291443 for information.
Redmond Scottish Country Dancing. All levels: social, 6:308:30 p.m. DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA. Contact: Lea Maiolo (626) 590-5204.
Vancouver International Folk Dancers meet Monday nights at Shaughnessy Heights United Church at 1550 West 33rd Avenue, Vancouver. Dancing is from 7:3010 p.m., with teaching and requests. Everyone is welcome. For more information on future events, and the VIFD Music Books, please see our Web site or email Susan Pinkham.
Scandinavian dance instruction, Sons of Norway hall, 18891 Front St., Poulsbo, WA. Resumes on Monday, September 8, with basics of schottish and snoa taught at 7 p.m.; more dancing until 9 p.m. Donation $3; partners not required. Third Monday dance parties begin on October 20. Info: Julie (360) 394-9698; or Laurel (360) 876-8907.
Scottish Country Dance Class, 7–9 p.m., Anacortes Arts Depot, 8th and R Avenue, Anacortes, OR at Oak Harbor Senior Center in Oak Harbor. $5 per class. Contact Barbara Parkes at (360) 341-2061 for additional information or visit www.skagitscd.org.
Seattle International Folkdancers. Intl dancing, 79 p.m., Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle. $3; seniors, $2. Info: Alan, (206) 362-6035.
South Whidbey International Folk Dancers. Meets Monday nights (Sept to mid-June) from 79:30 p.m. Warm-ups, 7 p.m.; instruction, 7:158 p.m.; requests, 89:30 p.m. Northwest Language Academy, 5023 Langley Rd., Langley, WA (on Whidbey Island). $5. Easy Balkan, Israeli, Middle Eastern, European, and other line dances. Info: Shirley Hauck.
Totem Folkdancers, International, 7:159:15 p.m. Star Center, 3873 S. 66th Street, Tacoma (Venue info: (253) 404-3939 or starcentertacoma.org). $3 donation/night. Children welcome. Info: Felice, (253) 756-4977.
Eugene Folkdancers, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 West "C" St, Springfield, OR. Lessons from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Info: Helen (541) 206-9733 or email.
Beginning Scottish Country Dance. Beginner technique, 89 p.m.; intermediate, 99:50 p.m. University Heights Center, 5031 University Ave NE, Seattle. Information: Rachel.
Eclectic Cloggers. Practice most Tuesdays at the Shoreline Historical Museum in Shoreline. New members with some dance experience welcome. Info: Anne Kuntz at (360) 4249099 or Don Morgan at (206) 7069164. Web site: www.eclecticcloggers.org.
International Folk Dance Weekly Class, Vancouver, WA. Easy lines, sets, circles, squares, mixers. No partner or experience needed. Tuesdays, 34:30 p.m., $1 drop in. Marshall Community Center, 1009 E. McLaughlin Blvd., (360) 487-7055. Info: Ken Dewireemail, (360) 828-5031, or cell (253) 861-1012.
Leikarringen of Leif Erikson Lodge No. 1 meets from 7:309:30 p.m. (September through June) at Leif Erikson Lodge #1 Sons of Norway, 2245 NW 57th St., Seattle, WA. For information call (206) 7831274.
Olympia Folk Dancers Co-op, Intl Folkdance. 7–9 p.m. South Bay Grange, 3918 Sleater-Kinney Rd, Olympia. Teaching international folk dances, as needed, then request dancing. Come solo, or with a partner. Students and first timers, $1. Others, $3. For information, call (360) 426-0075 or (360) 943-1604, or email.
Olympic Peninsula Folk Dancers, 1:303:30 p.m. No charge. Call for more info, as our day/times change. Info: Barb email or (360) 928-9698; or Katherine, (360) 683-7603.
Seattle Mountaineers Int’l Folk Dancing, approx. 7:30–9:30 p.m., almost every Tuesday. Waltz, ragtime, tango, polka, etc., plus line dances, sets, & mixers. Informal teaching/walk-throughs at beginner level for first half, then requests at any level. No partner necessary. Come by yourself or bring friends. $10; $8 for Kirkland residents; $7.50 for monthly rate. Info and directions: www.mountaineers.org/seattlefolkdance. For questions, call Johnny at (425) 746-2328 or email
SkagitAnacortes Folkdancers. Beg. teaching at 7 p.m., inter. at 7:30 p.m., program at 8:10, requests at 8:45 p.m. at Bay View Grange Hall, Bayview Rd & Hwy 525, Bayview, WA. Directions: west on Hwy 20 as far as the light at Bay View State Park exit (across from Farmhouse Inn) off Hwy 20. Turn right and travel to the small community of Bay View and the 25 mph zone. Turn right at C St., at the boatworks bldg. and go up hill. Pass a church on your right and fire hall on left. Bay View Hall is right next to the fire hall. Info: Joel, (360) 3910601 or email.
International Folk Dance for Beginners. 7–8:30 p.m., Astoria Senior Center, 1111 Exchange Street, Astoria. Basic circle dances of Europe—no experience necessary, no partner needed. Ages 13 and up, $4 per session; drop-ins welcome. To register, call (503) 325-7275.
Oregon Coast International Dancers meet every Wednesday night from 6:30 to 8 ($6 per session). We meet at the Lane Community College Dance Studio, 3149 Oak St., Florence, OR, during the school year. Contact Ellen at (541) 997-9505.
Village Folk Dancers classes (through SW Oregon Community College), at the Port Orford Senior Center, 1536 Jackson St., Port Orford. Instructor: Vicki Isaeff. Everyone welcome! No prior dance experience or partner needed. Beginning folk dance, 6:308 p.m.; intermediate folk dance, 89:30. Dancers are welcome to attend either class, or both. Info: www.villagefolkdancers.com.
Enzian Schuhplattler. Performance group, Bavarian folk dances and Schuhplattler. Practices are on Wednesdays, 79 p.m., at the German House, 613 9th Street, Seattle, WA. No practices from the day before Thanksgiving through the first Thursday in January. Info: email Carolyn Marquardt or call her at (425) 260-0896. Web site: www.scn.org/arts/enzian/.
Lake Forest Park Scottish Country Dance, Beginner & up. Northwest Ballet Center, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA. Basic Technique, 7:157:45 p.m. General class, 7:159:30 p.m. Teacher & information: Elinor, (425) 488-7643 or email.
Scottish Country Dance, Intro & Intermediate 7-9 p.m., Rose Hill Community Center, 304 Lincoln St., Mukilteo, WA Info: (425) 438-8977. Teacher: Irene Paterson.
Skandia Folkdance Society Basics Class, 7:309 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, Room 2 (upper building). $55 for the series; $48 for members. For current schedule and more information, check the Skandia Folkdance Society Web site or call the hotline at (425) 954-5262.
SnoKing Intl Folk Dancers. Intermediate / Advanced class. Requests: 77:30 p.m., Instruction: 7:309 Ending time varies. Some days no instruction; check ahead. Donation: $7 (members, $5), Cedar Valley Grange 2052652nd Ave W, Lynnwood. Info: Bob at (206) 5247360 or Rhonda at (360) 3879923, or www.sno-king.org.
Tacoma Metro Parks beginning Scottish country dance classes, 7:15–8:15 p.m., Jefferson Center on N. 9th St. in Tacoma. Pre-registration through Metro Parks website is required. The cost is $20 for a four-class session. The website link is www.metroparkstacoma.org/go-guides.
Fourth Corner Folk Dancers, meet every Thursday evening (with one exception in January) from 7:15 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Fairhaven Branch Library, 1117 12th Street, to dance to Balkan, Greek, Turkish, Israeli, and Romany traditional folk music. We have our own folk dance band, which plays part of the time. All ages are welcome; no partner or experience is necessary, as teaching and tutoring are available. A $5 donation is requested, and first-timers and students are free. Info: (360) 380-0456.
Int’l Folkdancers of Richland. Review 7:30 p.m., requests 9 p.m. Community House, 500 Amon Park Drive, Richland. Info: Pauli (509) 9439079 or Marilyn (509) 5451311.
Skandia Folkdance Society Beyond Basics Class 7:309 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, Room 32 (lower building) ($40; $48 for members). For current schedule and more information, check the Skandia Folkdance Society Web site or call the hotline at (425) 9545262.
Wenatchee Scottish Country Dancing, all levels. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Irish Dance Studio, 151 Worthen Street, Wenatchee, WA. Information: Lesley, (509) 663-3743.
South Coast Folk Society holds a folk dance on the 4th Friday of each month, 710 p.m., at the Greenacres Grange between Coos Bay and Coquille (Just off Hwy 42 at 3 miles east Hwy 101). $4 admission. Teaching and requests. More info: Stacy Rose, (541) 808-1002 or email.
Zabava Balkan Dancing. Fridays, 7:3010 p.m.; teaching the first hour. Admission: $1. 2833 NE 8th Ave, Portland. Bring requests for dances to do, learn, lead, or teach. Please bring clean softsoled shoes. Allergy notes: Interested cat on premises, and please don't wear scented products (perfume, lotion, hairspray, etc.). Contact Sonia Connolly at (503) 3346434 or via email. More info at www.BalkanDancing.com.
English Country Dance at the Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter N., Seattle, WA, first and third Fridays. All dances are taught, then called. No partners are needed. We change partners for each dance. Free newcomers session at 7:30 p.m.; dance 8-10:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $8; $6 for SCC members; $5 for students.Potluck snacks at the break. Fragrance free. Info: seattledance.org/english.
International Folk Dancers of the Palouse (formerly WSUPullman International Folkdancers) in the basement of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse, corner of E. Second and Van Buren, Moscow, ID, with dancing 7:30–10 p.m. Info: Hedy at (509) 332-5625 or email, or Wiley at (509) 332-2202.
Monthly Dance Party by Betty McLain. Non-partner lines, circles, mixers. Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125. Class, noon1 p.m., $4. Dance, 13 p.m. Info: (206) 284-7442, email, or www.BettysDanceForFun.com.
Seattle Balkan Dancers at the Russian Center on Capitol Hill (704 19th Ave. E., Seattle) for Balkan line dances. Teaching most Fridays at either 7:30 or 8. Social dance from 8:30–11:30. Bring your requests. Easier dances during the first 60–90 minutes. Children are welcome. Contact Steve Bard at (425) 883-0332) or via email. Info: www.seattlebalkandancers.org.
Seattle Scottish Country Dance, challenge class, 2nd Friday of the month, 7:309:30 p.m. Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, WA. Individuals should be able to dance the basic steps and formations well in time with the music and have been introduced to more advanced formations. Goals: improvement of personal technique and teamwork. Teacher & information: Elinor, (425) 488-7643 or email email
Skandia Folkdance Society dances 1st and 3rd Fridays at Cedar Valley Grange, 2052652nd Ave. West, Lynnwood, WA 980367610. Teaching at 7:30 p.m.; dancing at 8:30 p.m. Live music. Skandia members, $10; nonmembers, $15 (prices higher for some dances). For more information, check the Skandia Folkdance Society Web site or call the hotline at (425) 954-5262.
Contra Dancing, Pt. Angeles, Black Diamond Comm. Hall; every 1st Saturday (Sept. through May); Instruction 7:30 p.m., dance 811 p.m.; all ages welcome; partners not required. Admission: $6 adults, $2 children ages 717; 1942 Black Diamond Rd. (2 mi. up from Pine St.). Contact: Email.
Contra Dancing, Whidbey Island, 4th Saturday of each month, 710:30, Bayview Hall, Langley. Live band. $7 adults and $3 children. Contact Val Newsom at (360) 2998981 for additional information.
Intl Folkdancers Of Richland. 1st Sat. party, 8 p.m. Community House, George Washington Way, Richland, WA. Info: Marilyn (509) 5451311.
SnoKing Int’l Folk Dancers. Saturday Dance, 710 p.m. Requests, 7 p.m.; teaching, 7:30. Program, including request dancing, begins approximately 7:45. 9:45 clean-up followed by refreshments or continue with request dancing. Special band events begin at 7:30. $7; members, $5. Cedar Valley Grange, 2052652nd Ave W, Lynnwood. Info: Bob at (206) 5247360 or Rhonda at (360) 3879923, or www.sno-king.org.
Sons of Norway Tacoma (formerly Tacoma Mountaineers). 4th Saturday dance, September through April, at Sons of Norway Normanna Hall, 15th and MLK Way, Tacoma. Teaching at 7 p.m. and dancing to live music 8 to 10:30, mostly Scandinavian. Contacts: Karen Goettling at (253) 759-3731 or Karen's email, and Nancy Camenzind at (360) 491-0704 or Nancy's email.
Tanhuajat Finnish Folkdancers meet at the Finnish Lutheran Church (Ballard) 8504 – 13th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98117. Practices: Saturday, 4–6 p.m. Old and new dancers are welcomed, as well as partnered and single dancers. For more information, contact director Sirkku Vasama at (206) 619-3219, or Ken Bartanen at (206) 789-8317.
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