If you’re looking for more dance opportunities, here are a few other folk dance groups in the general area. At some of them you’ll find some of the same dances and some of the same people you see in Pasadena.
Mountain dancers is not currently meeting. For information call Roz at 626-797-4453.
Foothill International Folk Dancers
Jan and Marc Rayman have an international folk dance group in La Canada Flintridge on Thursday nights. Foothill International Folk Dancers usually dance from 7:30 – 9:30 with more advanced dances being presented after 8:30.
Sometimes they teach, review, and dance some of the same dances coming up on Friday nights. Learn it from them and dance it at both locations. If you would like them to teach a particular dance, send an email to: JanRayman(at)charter(dot)net. . They also take requests from the Dance List/Videos page of their website: Foothill.Dance.
The cost is $5. Each evening’s teaching and dancing will be adjusted to the dance experience of the participants. They meet at the Community Center of La Cañada at 4469 Chevy Chase, La Cañada, CA 91011. The large dance floor has been refurbished and the ample parking is free. For more information visit http://Foothill.Dance or contact JanRayman(at)charter(dot)net.
Valerie’s Ventura Group
Valerie Daley teaches international folk dancing at the Ventura YMCA during the day on Tuesdays, and Thursdays. For more information contact her at: dancing.valerie(at)gmail(dot)com
Vintage Israeli Dancing
One Saturday per month, 8:15 p.m. to midnight, $10.00
Anisa’s School of Dance
14252 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, California
Telephone: 818-881-7494 • Website
We meet in a nice air-conditioned dance studio, and it has a WOODEN floor. The room is in the back building, down the walkway, and upstairs. Yes, it’s worth the drive out to the Valley, for those who don’t live in it! (It takes about 20 minutes to drive to the studio from West LA on a typical Saturday night.)
There’s no other program like this one, at least in Southern California. We attempt to get to all requested Israeli dances, no matter how popular they were when they were new, as long as they were choreographed before 2001.
If you want a dance for which you know we don’t have the music, just bring us the CD or tape. The rest of the program will consist of a wide selection of older dances; mostly from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s; and we vary what we play each month.
The program is all-circle until 9:30, and then a mix of circle dances and short sets of couple dances until closing. Join us in dancing to NONE of the latest hit songs from Israel!
Claremont Israeli Dancing
Join us for a wonderful evening of great music, dances and friendships.
Beginners – 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm, followed by more advanced dances and your requests .
The 1st class is FREE
Cost: $8.00 at the door (students: $5)
We enjoy great air-condition and the wonderful wooden floor at The Claremont Masonic Lodge on 272 west 8th street, Claremont, CA 91711 (one block east of Indian Hill)
There is parking in the back as well as on 8th and Yale.
With love of life through music, dance, and friendships,