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Folk Dance Page

Included here are listings of:

Organizations
Publications available
Local Folk, Round & Contra dance
Other Links!
Clogging
Cajun/Zydeco
Newsgroups

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Folk * Round * Contra

Organizations

The Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS) home page
The English Folk Dance and Song Society home page
East European Folklife Center

Publications

The Muse, a London-based monthly Creative Arts Web magazine
the New England Dance Gypsy schedule

Local and Regional Dancing

Alabama:

Bryan Walls' server in N. Alabama with MidSouth info
Birminham Country Dance Society

Arizona:

Tucson Folk Dance and Music

California:

San Francisco Bay Area Country Dance Society (BACDS)
BACDS calendars and flyers
Harold Hallikainen's list of San Luis Obispo contras
Santa Barbara Country Dance Society
Lark in the Morning dance camp Mendocino
European Circle and Breton Spiral in Santa Cruz
Southern California Dance Directory
Changs Folk Dancers, San Francisco
Santa Cruz/Monterey Country Dancers
Alegria Mexican Folk Dance, Fremont
The Folk Dance Federation of California
The Southern California Access Page for Contra Dancing
Berkeley Folk Dancers
Historic and Vintage Dance Teaching and Performance, SF Bay Area

Colorado:

Friends of Traditional Dance, Ft. Collins
FOOTMAD, Denver - Colorado Friends of Old Time Music and Dance

Connecticut:

Hartford Country Dance (HCD) Home Page Hartford Country Dance is a nonprofit organization sponsoring contra, cajun/zydeco, and swing dances in the Hartford CT area.
Round Hill Country Dances Monthly Contra Dances in Greenwich, CT
New Haven Country Dancers Page Contra Dancing in New Haven, CT.. site also features music

District of Columbia:

Washington, D.C. Area Folk Dances

Florida:

Gainesville Old-time Dance Society
Contra
University of Florida International Folkdancers
Endless Summer Dance Restaurant, Tallahassee with Waltz, square, and contra dancing.
Ukrainian Dancers of Miami

Georgia:

Atlanta

Hawaii:

International Folk Dancers of Hawaii

Idaho:

Boise Contra Dance Society

Illinois:

Folk Dance Council of Chicago
Chicagoland Dance Information
Chicago Traditional American Folk Dance

Indiana:

Old Time Music and Dance, Bloomington

Iowa:

Central Iowa Barn Dance Association, Ames

Kansas:

Kansas City
Lawrence
Topeka
Manhattan
The Grapevine International Folk Dancers of Wichita

Maine:

DEFFA

Maryland:

Baltimore Folk Music Society
Catoctin Mountain Music & Dance Weekend
Annapolis Traditional Dance Society
Md Maniacs Mid-Atlantic info

Massachusetts:

Mandala Dance Ensemble (Boston)
Folk Arts Center of New England lists Boston contra and folk schedules
Pinewoods dance camp.
New England Folk Festival Association

Michigan:

Bob Stein's Comprehensive list of Michigan Dances

Minnesota:

Twin Cities

Missouri:

Columbia
Childgrove Country Dancers, St. Louis

New Hampshire:

University of NH Library of Traditional Music and Dance

New Jersey:

The Folk Project, Northern NJ
Princeton Country Dancers Jim Gold International Folk Dancing International Folk Dancing -- Eastern European tours, folk dance weekends and classes in northern NJ

New York:

New York Public Library Dance Database
Contra and English around New York City from CDNY
Scotia Dancers, New York City
Dance Flurry '96, Saratoga Springs
Folk Dance Fridays, New York City
Western New York Dance
Long Island Traditional Music Association barn dance.
The Greek American Folklore Society

N Carolina:

Steven Dodd's Old Farmers Ball
Asheville Contras
Jon Leech's Partner Dancing
Dan Poirier's Contra and English
Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers
Bob Dalsemer
John C. Campbell Folk School

Ohio:

Columbus contras
International Folk Dance around Dayton

Oregon: Living Dance Center living dance center - dances and instruction in a wide variety of dance styles - Portland Or
Eugene Folk Dancing
Folk Events in Portland

Pennsylvania:

Summit Church contra schedule (Philadelphia)
Square Dance and Old-Time Music, Chester County
Yardley Contra Dance page
York Folk Dance Association

Rhode Island:

Newport Vintage Dance Week a Victorian Dance Camp

S Carolina:

Greenville Contra Dance
Columbia Old Time Music and Dance

Tennessee:

Knoxville Country Dancers
Asteria Dancing Group Greek Dance
Nashville Area Square Dance Clubs

Texas:

Austin recreational dance pages
North Texas Traditional Dance Society
Texas Folk Dance

Washington:

Matt Fisher: Seattle Folk Dancing The Seattle Folk Dancing home page. Schedules and other information about folk dancing events in the greater Seattle area.
Seattle Skandia Folkdance Society
Seattle Folk and Partner dancing

West Virginia:

Fall American Dance Weekend at Buffalo Gap
Augusta Heritage Center
Buffalo Gap Community Camp

Wisconsin:

Madison Contradances
Milwaukee Folk Dance Community

Canada:

UFOJOE's Canadian Folk Festivals
International Folk Dancers of Ottawa
Heatherbrae Highland Dancers, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Edmonton International Folk Dancers
Scandinavian Dancers of Vancouver, B.C. Society
Les Pieds de Velours, Sherbrooke, Quebec
Hamilton Country Dancers, Ontario
Hoofers Anonymous Monthly social dance newsletter, regular columns on Ballroom dance, Argentine Tango, Swing and Latin, Country and Western, and traditional dance in Toronto and surrounding area.
Ontario Folkdance Association A non profit association to promote folk dancing and folk arts in Ontario. Publishers of Ontario Folkdancer magazine.
Calgary's Recreational International Folkdance Club Calgary Folkdance Fridays is a group dedicated to enjoying International Folk Dancing.
Romanetz Ukrainian Dance Ensemble Ukrainian Dance performance group based in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada - includes Sound and pictures from Romanetz performances.

Other

Round Dance and Ballroom Dance Activities and Organizations Dance Resource List.
Folk Dance Resources on the WWW A variety of Folk Dancing information available on the WWW and in the News Groups.
Austrian folk-dancing
Folk dancing on the WWW (folk)
Howard Perry's list of folk dance URLs
Kiran Wagle has an index of all Contra: localities and events
Marv Vandehey's Dance Page
Israeli Folkdance from Jeff Lerman and Ernie Cohen
Henry Neeman's list of dance pointers
Greg Lindahl's SCA Renaissance Dance Sheets
Irish Set Dance Info
Noel's Pilipino Folk Dance Glossary
Scoil Rince Cuchulainn Irish Dance Academy of Traditional and Contemporary Irish Dancing for Adults and Children
National Contra Dance Page
Round Dance Internet Directory RDID Directory for Round Dancers, RDID, Updated as needed.

Clogging

Paul Corr serves tap dancing with references to clogging and more
The Clogging Page
Special Edition Clogging Team Special Editon Cloggers from Atlanta, Georgia. They are an internationally known clogging team that hosts festivals, teaches workshops, and performs shows in the US and abroad.
Rose Galliard Home page for Rose Galliard Northwest Clog dance group of Sudbury, Massachusetts

Cajun/Zydeco

Time Magazine Story on Cajun/Zydeco Music
Cajun and Zydeco Dancing includes Waltz, Two Step, Baisse-Bas, and more
How to Dance to Cajun Mamou Jitterbug By Erica Weiss and Nate Goldshlag
Cajun Two-Step animated lesson authored by Jim Porter, Washington, DC from Tabasco® PepperFest
Cajun Dance London Style interesting graphic guide to Cajun jitterbug from Tim's Cajun Pages
Cascade Zydeco Cajun Zydeco dancing and lessons in Portland OR
Cajun Zydeco Web Resources - Bay Area Zydeco venues
Seattle Zydeco Calendar and Newsletter
Cajun/Zydeco in Baltimore & Washington D.C. areas Zydeco for any place in the country - excellent site!
How to Dance to Cajun & Zydeco Music Nice site for information on Cajun/Zydeco Dance
Gary Hayman's ZydE-Magic Cajun/Zydeco Music and Dance Page great site- everything Zydeco ---check address---
Seattle Zydeco Calendar and Newsletter Northwest Zydeco Music and Dance Association and hotline
Cajun/Zydeco Calendar for the San Francisco Bay area Events both in the Bay area and elsewhere too.

Dance Related Newsgroups

alt.music.dance
ba.dance
pdaxs.schools.dance
rec.arts.dance
rec.folk-dancing
alt.culture.cajun
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