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 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, Yves' current itinerary of workshops, 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.
- balkantunes.org - Bill Cope's page for Balkan Folkdance music.
Summaries of recent MIFDA seasons, including dances taught and most-requested dances.