Folk Dance Resources
The community of folk dancers spans the globe; people of all ages and cultures who share a love of music, dance and folk traditions. Here are some sources of choreography, music and information about other dance groups, teachers and traditions.
Here are some folk dance video collections:
- Kolo Dragan (YouTube Channel)
- Tuscon Folkdance (YouTube Channel)
- Bill and Karen Faust Fayetteville Videos
- lrayda (YouTube User)
- royisdancing (YouTube User)
- Dunav - Balkan dance videos and dance descriptions.
There are many web sites which include international folk dance descriptions. These are a good way to remind yourself of the dance steps if you have already learned the dance and have the music.
- Folk Dance Notes - Bob Shapiro's Folk Dance Notes (links to many sources of folk dance descriptions).
- Stockton Folk Dance Camp - Stockton Folk Dance Camp dance notations.
- Ethnic Dance Chicago - A site run by Paul Collins has a sampling of international folk dance music that you can play back as well as a lot of other information and links reflecting Paul's interests, such as information on square and contra dancing, minidisk players, events and information about Chicago, the Door County Folk Dance Festival, folk dancing in the schools, etc.
- Dick Oake's Folk Dance Descriptions - Dick Oake's folk dance descriptions includes lots of international dance notations.
- Andrew Carnie's Folkdance Musings - Andrew Carnie's folk dance notes with lots of helpful videos.
- Folk Dance Federation of California
- Folk Dance Federation of California, South
- Evansville International Folk Dancers
- Miami Valley Folk Dancers - The archives have more files but are not formatted.
- Juneau International Folkdancers
Other Folk Dance Groups
- Folk Dancers Association of Nova Scotia (Halifax)
- Association montréalaise des arts et des traditions populaires (AMATP)
- Ontario Folk Dance Association
- International Folk Dancers of Ottawa
- Folk Dancer Online magazine
- Toronto Weekly Dance Classes
- Hamilton International Folk Dance Club
- Edmonton International Folk Dance
- Calgary Folkdance Fridays
- Saskatoon International Folk Dance Club
- Burnaby International Folk Dancers
- Lyrids Folk Dance Festival (Vancouver)
- Surrey International Folk Dancing Society
- Vancouver International Folk Dancers
- Tapestry Folk Dance Center, Minneapolis
- Eau Claire International Folk Dancers
- Ethnic Dance Chicago
- Evanston Folk Dance
Other Resources and Links
- Other Dance Classes in Winnipeg - our list of other multi-cultural dance options in Winnipeg.
- Folklore Dance Music - sheet music for folk dances (scroll down for English translation).
- BoomTock - a source for Klezmer, Roma, Balkan and other sheet music and resources.
- Arc Music - a source for recordings of world & folk music.
- Yves Moreau - Yves Moreau and his wife France maintain a web site based on their Bulgarian and French-Canadian dance interests. This includes biographies, listings of CDs and videos for sale, dance materials for children, and links to various festivals.
- Helen's Yiddish Dance Page - Helen Winkler has invited us to check out her website to learn more about klezmer dance.
- An article about traditional community dancing.
Summaries of recent MIFDA seasons, including dances taught and most-requested dances.
- 2007-2008 Season
- 2008-2009 Season
- 2009-2010 Season
- 2010-2011 Season
- 2011-2012 Season
- 2012-2013 Season
- 2013-2014 Season
- 2014-2015 Season
- 2015-2016 Season
- 2016-2017 Season
- 2017-2018 Season
- 2018-2019 Season
- 2019-2020 Season
- 2021-2022 Season
- 2022-2023 Season
Note: the 2019-2020 season was cut short by COVID-19. The 2020-2021 season was virtual and no program information is available here.