International Folk                 

Sad News

David Winn, long time proponent of International Folk Dance and Morris Dance in Victoria & BC, died Sunday 17 August 2014

North to South

Cowichan Valley International Folk Dancers

Mill Bay Community Hall, 1001 Shawnigan-Mill Bay Rd. (beside the Kerry Park Arena). 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. each Monday, year 'round (unless it's snowing, roads are icy, or it's Christmas Day). First time free, then $5 drop-in or $85/year. Mostly circle dances, no partners necessary, newcomers and visitors welcome, non-marking shoes please


Saanich International Folk Dancers, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Friday evenings (except the second week of each month it is on Saturday, same time) St. Matthias Anglican Church hall, 600 Richmond Av. (at Richardson), Victoria, BC, V8S 3Y7. June - August we dance in Beacon Hill Park from 7:00 p.m. until dusk

We review a dance or teach a new one each night, otherwise the board is open for requests from beginner to advanced dances.

Our purpose to practice and teach international folk dance is to keep these fun dances alive
and to share the experience of learning them while we benefit both physically and mentally in
dancing them. When we have dance parties for Hallowe'en and Christmas, we tend to socialize
more and share ethnic finger foods!

Regional Int'l Folk Dance

Burnaby International Folk Dancers

Northwest Folk Dancers Incorporated, PNW/BC IDF umbrella association

Surrey International Folk Dance

Vancouver International Folk Dancers International Seattle, Bellingham, Walla Walla, WA

Folk Dancing in Canada, courtesy of IFD of Ottawa

Int'l Folk Dance Events, Camps, Weekends

Salt Spring Island Folk Dance Festival, was offered annual for 10 years.
It has inspired

Lyrids Folk Dance Festival in the Vancouver, BC area