Let's Dance! magazine covers through the decades!


Let's Dance! magazine has been published by the Folk Dance Federation of California since 1944. While is it currently edited by Loui Tucker, there have been almost two dozen editors in the 70+ years it has been published. A list of past editors is here.

In the early years it appeared 12 times a year. In 1958 the editor reduced it to 10 times a year. For a brief time in 1981-1982 there were only 8 issues per year. The magazine has changed a lot over the years -- content, format, paper stock, from black-and-white to color -- but it has survived. For example, there was once a great deal of interest in folk dance costumes and recipes for international food. Those interests have faded, so articles in Let's Dance! on those subjects are rare.

The Archives Committee is in the process of digitizing the over 750 issues. Here is access to the ones we have scanned so far.

The dance descriptions that appeared in each issue (except for a few) have been scanned and uploaded. They can be found here. They are updated at the end of each calendar year.

In addition, the interviews and articles about local and nationally known teachers, choreographers, researchers and dance leaders have been orggznized, scanned, and uploaded.. Those articles can be found here.

We welcome folk dance-related articles, photographs and letters to the editor. Please contact the editor, Loui Tucker. The deadline for submission is the first day of the month prior to the date of publication (for example, January 1 for the February issue).

Advertising rates are as follows:

  1/4 page 1/2 page full page  
Member clubs $10.00 $20.00 $35.00  
All others $15.00 $30.00 $50.00  

: Advertisements with COLOR are DOUBLE the rate noted above. Reduced rates for multiple placements are negotiable.