Berkeley folk Dancers

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

Dancing seven times a week, fifty weeks a year.

Now in our 82nd year!

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Upcoming Events

Middle Eastern and

Argentine Folk Dance

Workshop with   Helene Eriksen

Helene Eriksen


Monday June 19, 2023

7:45 to 9:45 pm, doors open 7:30 pm


$10 per person


Live Oak Recreation Center

1301 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley CA 94


International Teacher, Dancer, Ethnologist and Chorographer.

Helene teaches traditional
dances of the Balkans and Islamic Orient, as well as Argentine Tango and folk
dance. She lectures and publishes on dance ethnology and costume studies. She
has conducted many research projects in Bulgaria, ex-Yugoslavia, Hungary,
Romania, Greece, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Egypt, Uzbekistan, Pakistan,
Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Argentina.

To register online click HERE.

Helene’s extended Bio  at:

More Information,
Registration Help:      

(510) 778-0184

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Tuesday Afternoon 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Northbrae Church

(510) 375-6874

Andy Partos


Thursday Evening 7:45 to 9:30

Live Oak Park

(510) 549-1703

Marian Snyder

Helen Brown


Thursday Afternoon 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Northbrae Church


Marija Hillis


Tuesday Evening  7:45 to 9:30 pm

Live Oak Park

Marian Snyder

(510) 549-1703

David Hillis

(510) 872-5066

Sondra Reiman

(510) 524-6113


Advanced Intermediate

Wednesday Evening 7:45 to 9:30

Live Oak Park

Luoping Zhang



Marija Hillis


Monday Evening  7:45 to 9:30

Live Oak Park

(510) 345-2845

Yaqi Zhang

Contact Person for Afternoon Classes


Big Wayne Phillips

Request Night

Friday Evening 7:45 to 9:45

Live Oak Park

Peter D'Angelo and Ilene Goldman


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Berkeley City Holidays 2023


Berkeley Folk Dancers has the use of Live Oak Hall on each of the starred holidays in 2023.  On the unstarred dates, we will not dance.


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