Berkeley Folk Dancers

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Berkeley Folk Dancers is America’s largest folk dance club.

Dancing seven times a week, fifty weeks a year. Now in our 78th year!

Upcoming events

In commemoration of the lunar landing 50 years ago this month

The BFD Beginner Class invites you to go

Dancing On The Moon



Yes, You  can still join the beginner class this year!


 Andy Partos 510 848-9262 for Tuesday Afternoon Class

David Hillis 510 549-0337 for Tuesday Evening Class

2018-19 Teaching Schedule

Berkeley Folk Dancers meets five nights a week at Live Oak Park with Beginners through Advanced levels meeting Monday thru Thursday, and an all-request night on Fridays.
The afternoon class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Northbrae Community Church.  (Note: all telephone numbers are in area code 510)

The July 2019 Teaching Schedule including the list of dances taught, is here 


Jump to Afternoon classes here.

Jump to Request Night here.


Starts September 4, 2018 (FAQ about the Beginner Class)
Tuesdays, 7:45pm-9:45pm

See the poster for this class here.


Marija: 549-0337
David: 549-0337


Starts September 6, 2018
Thursdays, 7:45pm-9:45pm

Marian: 549-1703
David: 549-0337

Advanced Intermediate

Starts September 5, 2018
Wednesdays, 7:45pm-9:45pm

Judy: 655-3074
Yvonne: 222-4490


Starts September 10, 2018
Mondays, 7:45pm-9:45pm

Yaqi: 345-2845

Dancing In The Afternoon, Beginner

Starts September 4, 2018

Tuesdays, 1:30pm-3:00pm at Northbrae Community Church 

See the Poster for this class here.

Andy: 848-9262

Dancing In The Afternoon, Intermediate

Starts September 6, 2018
Thursdays, 1:30pm-3:00pm at Northbrae Community Church 


Marija: 549-0337

Contact person for afternoon classes:

Big Wayne Phillips 

Request Night

Fridays, 7:45pm-9:45pm

The first half hour of the First Friday of the month will be devoted to beginner dances, which will be reviewed if necessary.

Dance Night Chair:

Peter and Lynne: 654-3136

Benefits of Folk Dancing

BFD in the Spotlight

  • Read  a recent San Jose Mercury News  article on BFD here.

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BFD is a 501c(3) non-profit. We rely on membership dues and donations to pay for our dance space and to keep the club running 5 days a week. Your donations are fully tax-deductible, and help keep folk dancing alive in our community. Please consider making a donation.

Live Oak Park Recreation Center, 1301 Shattuck Berkeley, California 94709 


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