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 more dances that are beginner or intermediate level. We usually teach the same dances all month, and whatever we teach will be on the play list throughout the next month, so you get lots of practice. Starting at the beginning of the month will give you the best opportunity to learn and practice the dances, but you’re welcome to start any time. 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 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.

When a month has five Fridays, the fifth Friday is a party night. Instead of teaching we have live music from our own band, appropriately called the Fifth Friday Band. Apart from the band’s two sets, the rest of our program on fifth Fridays is all-request to recorded music.

See updated Covid protocols at bottom of page.

Upcoming So Cal Events

Go the the Calendar page for the Folk Dance Federation of California South for additional events and details.

Sunday, December 3, 2023, 7:00 PM
Kypseli Holiday Party
The Tango Room Dance Center, 4346 Woodman Ave., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 – 818-981-6500
INFORMATION: Masks are not required. We will provide hand sanitizer and we encourage you to use it often when you are dancing. We want everyone to stay healthy during the Holidays so consider testing before you come and please stay home if you are sick. Thanks from all of us.
COST: $20.00
CONTACT: Email -OR- Website
SPONSORED BY: Kypseli Greek Dance Center

Sunday, December 31, 2023, 7 PM till 10ish
Pasadena Folk Dance Co-op New Year’s Eve Chicago Dance Party

Saturday, January 13, 2024, 1 PM till 5 PM
Pasadena Folk Dance Co-op Winter Festival

Saturday February 17, 2024, 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Cerritos Folk Dancers Lunar New Year Festival

Cerritos Senior Center, 12340 South St., Cerritos, CA 90703
TEACHERS: Alexandru and Mihai David
INFORMATION: Finger foods to share are welcome, but not necessary
COST: Suggested donation: $15.00 per person at the door OR Non-refundable $12.00 if prepaid by February 10, 2024.
CONTACT: Sue Chen – 562-338-2298 – Email
SPONSORED BY: Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.

Current Covid-19 Protocols for Co-op Dancing:
Face mask are strongly recommended but not required
Do not attend if you are sick
Please bring your own water to drink.