Attention! No request night at Live Oak on Friday, Nov 24!

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!

For a free subscription to our Bulletin click HERE.

For a calendar of Berkeley City Holidays click HERE.

Upcoming Events

We have two classes for beginners.

 You are welcome to join our Beginner classes anytime of the year. 

The afternoon class meets at Northbrae Church every Tuesday from 1:30 to 3:00. Contact Andy Partos at for more information . 

The evening class meets at Live Oak Park every Thursday from 7:45 to9:30 PM. Contact Marian Snyder at for more information

and see flyer below


For more information about Berkeley Folk Dancers go to More Facts About Us under the “About” section.

Beginner Class

Joining and Renewing Membership

The link to join or renew your membership online for 2023-24  is available HERE.

If you want to do this the old-fashioned way, the link to a paper copy of the membership renewal form is available HERE. You can download, print out, fill in and mail this form, along with your check made to Berkeley Folk Dancers, to Arnold Stoper, 6439 Regent St, Oakland 94618, or bring it to your dance class.

If you want to pay by credit card or with recurring monthly payments you can’t do it by paper; you need to join or renew online.

For more information, especially about the Beginner Class, see More Facts About Us under the About Us section.

Monte Toyon Flyer

Download a paper registration form for Monte Toyon 2024  HERE

Register online HERE

Save the Date




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

Cornelia Ghafur - Assistant


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

Advanced Intermediate

Wednesday Evening 7:45 to 9:30

Live Oak Park

Luoping Zhang Assistant



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


If you would like to subscribe to  our Bulletin and  be informed of future events please send a message to with “Subscription request” in the subject line (current members receive the Bulletin automatically and don’t need to fill out this form)

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.


1/2 *

1/16 *

2/13 *

2/20 *

5/19 *

5/29 *

6/19 *



10/9 *

11/10 *