Berkeley Folk Dancers is America’s largest folk dance club.
Dancing seven times a week, fifty weeks a year. Now in our 78th year!
Due to the COVID-19 virus all BFD classes, request nights, and fun nights are cancelled starting Thursday March 12, 2020 until further notice. .
Monday evening (Advanced) – Yaqi Zhang;
Tuesday afternoon (Beginner) – Andy Partos;
Tuesday evening (Intermediate) – David Hillis and Marian Snyder;
Wednesday evening (Advanced Intermediate) – Judy Stonefield and Marija Hillis;
Thursday afternoon (Intermediate) – Marija Hillis;
Thursday evening (Beginner) – Helen Brown and Marian Snyder;
Sunday afternoon (Advanced Intermediate) – Yaqi Zhang
We have moved !
Live Oak is being renovated and BFD evening classes will be held at James Kenney Community Center, 1720 Eighth Street in Berkeley
for the 2019-2020 year.
Beware! Even though the address is Eighth St. the best entry is from Virginia!
For detailed directions to James Kenney (Thanks to Art Woodworth) click here.
For a detailed map to James Kenney (Thanks to Mel Mann) click here.
(Afternoon classes will remain at Northbrae Community Church.)
Here are maps of other locations where events will be held:
Francis Albrier Community Center, 2800 Park St. Berkeley
Albany Recreation Center, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany
Albany Recreation Center is also called Albany Community Center
(for 2020-2021 teaching schedule click here)
We are temporarily moving! Berkeley Folk Dancers normally meets five nights a week at Live Oak Park , but in the 2019-2020 year we will be meeting at the James Kenney Community Center in Berkeley. Beginner through Advanced levels meet Monday thru Thursday, and there is an all-request night on Fridays.
The February Teaching Schedule including the list of dances is here.
The March Teaching Schedule including the list of dances is here.
For a PDF file of BFD 2019-2020 Repertoire click here.
Jump to Afternoon classes here.
Jump to Request Night here.
Starts September 5, 2019 (FAQ about the Beginner Class)
Contact person for afternoon classes:
Big Wayne Phillips email@example.com
For some notes on Folk Dance Etiquette click here.
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BFD in the Spotlight
Sharing Dances From Around the Globe
Founded in 1941, inspired by the 1939 World's Fair on Treasure Island, the Berkeley Folk Dancers is the oldest continuously operating folk dance club in the country. | By Angela Hill
Read this article from the September 2019 Berkeley Monthly here.
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