Friday Night Dancing

Dates: Every Friday
Time: 7:30 PM till 9:30 PM
Place: Altadena Community Church, 943 Altadena Drive, Altadena, CA  91001
Admission: $6 (members $5) Additional donations welcomed

We have a teaching session early in the evening where we teach one or several dances that are beginner or intermediate level. We teach the same dances all month, and then keep them on the play list throughout the next month, so you get lots of practice. The remainder of the evening is programmed dances and requests from our large collection of recorded ethnic dance music from countries around the world.

If you’re new to folk dancing, we offer beginner orientation sessions, scheduled according to interest and availability. When we have them, it’s a half-hour session starting at 7:00 before our regular dancing begins. We cover types of folk dances, hand holds, some basic folk dance patterns, and two or three of the simplest dances. To find out about future sessions, use the Contact page. If you’ve attended before, it’s fine to schedule again for a refresher. These are free with your $6 admission to the regular dance gathering.

See bottom of page for current Covid protocols for all Co-op dancing.

Cerritos Festival Saturday, May 14, 2022


Covid protocols for the Cerritos Festival are vaccinations and masks required.

California Statewide Folk Dance Festival – Pastoral Fandango, Friday-Sunday, May 20-22, 2022

For registration forms and additional information on Statewide 2022, go to the Calendar Page for Folk Dance Federation of California, South.

Stockton Folk Dance Camp, July 17 — 31, 2022

Go to the Stockton Folk Dance Camp website for details and updates.

Fall Camp, November 11 — 13, 2022

Go to the Fall Camp website for details and updates.

Covid-19 Protocols for Co-op Dancing:

  • You must show proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19–your vaccination record, or a readable image or copy. (If you already showed proof at an earlier dance, you won’t need to show it again.)
  • Do not attend if you are sick
  • Face mask are strongly recommended but no longer required
  • No food or drinks will be served, so be sure to bring water for yourself and any snacks you want to have..