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. Go to our This Month page to see to see what dances will be taught and played in the current month.

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 updated Covid protocols at bottom of page.

Upcoming So Cal Events

There are a ton of festivals and events coming up in the next few months. Some basic info is listed below. Go the the Calendar page for the Folk Dance Federation of California South for all the details plus additional events.

Saturday, May 6, 2023
Cerritos Fourteenth Anniversary Festival
Cerritos Senior Center, 12340 South St., Cerritos, CA 90703
TIME: 1:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Friday to Sunday, May 19 to 21, 2023
Statewide Folk Dance Festival “Harbor View”
Wigwam Hall, 543 Shephard St., San Pedro, CA 90731.

Friday to Sunday, November 10 to 12, 2023
Fall Camp
Brandeis-Bardin Campus, 1101 Peppertree Ln., Brandeis, CA 93064

Current Covid-19 Protocols for Co-op Dancing:

Starting March 24, 2023 we no longer require proof of vaccination against Covid-19.

  • Do not attend if you are sick
  • Face mask are strongly recommended but not required
  • Please bring your own water to drink.