Berkeley Folk Dancers

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71st Annual International

Folk Dance  

Festival of the Oaks                                                                                                                                          

       Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 

Live Oak Park


 See the poster for Festival of the Oaks here

 Register online here.



Come celebrate with BFD!

It's Monday night, December 31st (of course) from 9pm to Midnight

members $5, non-members $7

Wear your slinky, sultry, elegant, fancy duds (or just comfy garments) and get ready to dance the night away. Bringsome snacks to share with the crowd. It is an all request night, so bring a list of your favorite dances (written out or in your agile brain).

Here's to a wonderful 2019! We can certainly use it!

Questions? contact Judy Stonefield

Upcoming events

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

Dancing seven times a week, fifty weeks a year. Now in our 77th year!

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


Berkeley Folk Dancers cordially invites you to its 78th annual Birthday Ball

Dancing on the

Orient Express

Saturday, January 12 - Live Oak Park

Dinner 6:00 – Italian cuisine from M&M Catering Dancing 7:30-10:30

Dinner and Dance - $25 Dance Only - $10

To sign up and pay online click here

Monte Toyon BFD Retreat 

01/25/219 to 01/27/2019

Click here for more info and to register

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 November and December 2018  Teaching Schedules including the list of dances taught, are here 


The first 8-week Beginner class of the 2018-2019 year starts on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Other classes start on the same week of September. 

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: 525-1865

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.

BFD Bulletin

Click here  for our January 2019 Bulletin. It has lots of info and photos of latest BFD happenings.

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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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