Folk Dance News
Current news: We dance nearly every Sunday evening year-round at the Davis Arts Center. Once in a while we host an "event"...next up is our All Request Night on October 27th. Come and bring a friend! Details on the "Schedule & Events" page.
Sunday May 31st, 2015 - Live Music with Da! Mozhem!
We enjoyed a fabulous potluck dinner followed by dancing to the exciting music of local Bay Area band, Da! Mozhem.
Beginner's Night October 20th, 2013
About thirty folkdancers enjoyed a delightful Beginner's Night on October 20th, 2013. We taught the following favorite dances:
- Trugnala Rumjana (Bulgaria)
- Zemer Atik (Israel)
- Tokyo Ondo (Japan)
- Oropa (Turkey)
- Ersko Kolo (Serbia)
- Sta Tria Palio (Greece)
- Sweet Girl (Armenia
- Carolina (Cocek)
- Pravo Horo (Bulgaria)
- Electric Slide (U.S.A. country western line dance)
- Langdans fran Sollerøn (Sweden)
- Troika (Russia)
- Ma Navu (Israel)
- Pata Pata (South African "novelty" dance)
- Prosijala (Croatia)
Thank you to everyone who came and danced with us, and to all the club members who organized the evening and made it a success!
Balkan Dance Party with the VFO May 29th 2011
In May 2011 we hosted a Balkan Dance Party with live music provided by the VFO (Village Folk Orkestra). We dedicated this party in memory of our friend and fellow folk dancer Viola Herman (shown in photo to left in one of her favorite authentic costumes) who passed away in the fall of 2010.
A news clip from The Davis Enterprise, Thursday October 1, 2009, with a great photo by Wayne Tilcock:
Art Center students step into folk dancing
Published: October 1, 2009
Folk dancing — both a beginners' class and a more challenging international class — is being offered this fall at the Davis Art Center
, 1919 F St. An eight-week class for beginners will meet from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Oct. 20. The class is designed for those who would like to improve their balance, memory and endurance by dancing to beautiful ethnic music. Students will learn basic steps and simple dances.This class is a good transition into the ongoing international folk dance class, which meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Sundays at the Art Center
. Instructor Jenny Hing is a physical therapist who has been dancing and performing for more than 40 years, and has been dancing with the International Folk Dancers since 2005.Students should dress comfortably and bring soft-soled dance shoes. Registration can be done in advance or at the first class. The cost is $56 for Art Center
members.The format of the international folk dance class features simple, warm-up dances followed by instruction and practice of newer, more challenging dances. The class is suitable for beginning through advanced students. After class, dances by request continue from 9 to 10 p.m.Students are welcome to take the Tuesday beginning class and the Sunday class concurrently.The Sunday class is taught by members of the Davis International Folk Dancers. Students can join anytime throughout the semester; payment is by dance card. Soft-soled dance shoes are required.For more information on either class, call the Davis Art Center
at (530) 756-4100 or visit http://www.barkend. com/davis_folkdance/dfd_ home.htm.