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. Matthais 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
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
Northwest Folk Dancers Incorporated, PNW/BC IDF umbrella association
SeattleDance.org: International Seattle, Bellingham, Walla Walla, WA
Folk Dancing in Canada, courtesy of IFD of Ottawa
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