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Folk Dancing is for Everybody!

Folk dancers come in assorted shapes, heritages, sizes, and occupations –from cooks and teachers to bus drivers, elementary school children, even great-grandmas and grandpas.

Dances vary in difficulty from simple walking steps to the most intricate of floor patterns. Singles are delighted to find that there are many "line dances" that don't require partners. Couples enjoy learning new steps together.

Best of all, folk dancing is fun and sociable – and great exercise.

Folk dancing today is a major recreational activity that is shared with millions of people around the world.


How Did It All Begin?

Since the very beginning, people have been dancing--in the fields, in the home, in the courts of royalty, in the churches – just about everywhere.

Wherever people felt the need to express themselves in rhythmic movement, there was folk dance . . . the sheer joy of getting up and moving to song and music.

Within the last few generations the United States has beome a repository of the world's folk culture and folk dances.


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Benefits of Membership


The Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.

is a non-profit organization dedicated to the enjoyment of international folk dancing and related arts--and to the promotion of a spirit of friendship.

The Federation has member clubs from Santa Maria to the Mexican border. Activities include:

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For information about a club near you,
call the Federation Information line,
see the Clubs, Groups, and Classes section of the Federation website (www.socalfolkdance.org),
or call (310) 478-6600.