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

*Proof of Covid vaccination required* See bottom of page for current Covid protocols for all Co-op dancing.

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.

Japanese Ondo dancing in the streets, August 21, 4:30 till 6:30

1st St between San Pedro St.and Central Ave, Los Angeles. This is part of the Nisei Week Japanese Cultural Festival, that runs from August 13 through 21. See their website for details:

Ojai Festival, Saturday October 1, 2022, 10:00 AM till 5:00 PM

Ojai Art Center
113 S. Montgomery St
Ojai, CA  93023
Cost: $20
Vaccination required

There will be teaching from 10:00 till 11:30 in the morning, then a lunch break with request dancing from 11:30 till 1:00, and programmed dancing from 1:00 till 5:00.

More information will follow or check the current issue of Folk Dance Scene or the Federation website.
Sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.

Fall Camp, November 11 — 13, 2022

Brandeis-Bardin Campus, 1101 Peppertree Ln., Brandeis, CA 93064

Master teachers and great dancing in a beautiful natural setting. Plus there are many other optional activities you can participate in such as crafts, star gazing, nature walks, folk band practice and performance, and more.

Go to the Fall Camp website for details and updates.

Sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.

Daytime Dancing

Mari Werner is organizing some late afternoon dancing in public parks in the greater Pasadena area. The first one will be Sunday, August 14, 2022 in Duarte. If you’re interested in finding out more, you can use the Contact page of this website to message her.

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 not currently required
  • No food or drinks will be served, so be sure to bring water for yourself and any snacks you want to have..