Berkeley Folk Dancers is America’s largest folk dance club.
Dancing seven times a week, fifty weeks a year. Now in our 78th year!
Holiday Season Calendar
Tuesday, Nov. 26 - Beginner evening class is invited to the Intermediates, where the first hour will be Beginner dances. Marija's Thursday Afternoon class is invited to Andy's Tuesday Afternoon class.
Thursday, Nov. 28 - No Dancing, afternoon or evening
Friday, Nov. 29 - No Dancing (but all day Friday and Sat., Nov. 30, you can go to the legendary Kolo Festival http://www.folkdance.com/event/kolo-festival-2019/ )
Tuesday, Dec. 24 - No Dancing, afternoon or evening. The evening Intermediate class is invited to join the evening Beginners on Dec. 26.
Thursday, Dec. 26 - No Dancing for the Afternoon class. Evening Beginners goes on as scheduled.
Tuesday, Dec. 31 - No regular classes; instead, everyone is invited to BFD's New Year's Eve dance party!
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
New Beginner Classes !
Still Accepting Members!
Tuesday Afternoon started September 3
For Afternoon Poster click here
or contact Andy Partos 510-848-9262
Beginner Evening class started Thursday, September 5
For Evening poster click here
or contact David Hillis 510-549-0337
Please note that all evening classes will be held at James Kenney Community Center starting around Aug 16, 2019
Afternoon classes will continue to be held at Northbrae Community Church
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 November Teaching Schedule including the list of dances taught is here
The December Teaching Schedule including the list of dances taught 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For some notes on Folk Dance Etiquette click here.
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Benefits of Folk Dancing
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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