Our Location and Other Information
We dance on a beautiful wooden floor at the Throop Unitarian Church, 300 S. Los Robles, in Pasadena, California (Northeast corner of Del Mar and Los Robles). You can get off the 210 Freeway at either California or Del Mar, turn east and then turn north (left) on Los Robles. The parking lot is on the right on Los Robles. See the map at the bottom of this page.
Introductory teaching starts promptly at 7:45 PM and intermediate teaching at 8:30 PM.
Throop Church is located less than half a mile east of the Metro Gold Line (Del Mar Station, 230 S. Raymond Ave.), an easy 10 minute walk. Directions: Walk south on S. Raymond Ave. for 476 feet. Turn left on E. Del Mar Blvd and walk .4 miles. Turn left onto S. Los Robles and walk 125 feet. Throop Church will be on your right. The Gold Line South (30 minutes to Union Station) runs about every 20 minutes until well after midnight. After dancing, several of us drive by the Del Mar Station on our way home and would be happy to give you a lift there. The Del Mar Station is on Del Mar between Raymond Ave. and Arroyo Parkway. See map at the bottom of this page.
For more information contact Marc at mrayman at alumni.princeton.edu (replace "at" with @ - this avoids computer-generated spam) or 818-790-8523, or just show up at 7:45 PM in comfortable shoes next Friday.
Your second night of dancing is free. Future nights are $6 each for nonmembers. Membership costs $10 per year and lets you in for $5 per night.
If a month has five Fridays, that fifth Friday is a party night. Instead of teaching we have live music from our own band, appropriately called Fifth Friday Band. Apart from the band's dozen or so dances, the rest of our program on fifth Fridays is all-request to recorded music.
We have dancers of all skill levels, so whether you are new to folk dancing or experienced, you would be most welcome. Members will encourage you to dance, but not put uncomfortable pressure on you, so if you just want to watch to see what it's like, that's fine.
If you are interested in learning to dance, are an experienced dancer, or are a Google search engine, you should read this paragraph. Since 1941 we have welcomed to our group anyone interested in folk dancing, folkdance, international dance, social dance, traditional dance, Balkan dance, Scottish country dance, Israeli dance, ethnic dance, or recreational dance.