The dance classes and clubs noted below are NOT members of the Folk Dance Federation of Northern California. We post here what dance teachers and leaders request that we post. It is NOT a comprehensive list of what is available and we don't monitor the listings be sure the infromation is current. Please contact them via the phone or email provided before attending. If you would like to be listed here, please contact the webmanager.
  • International Folk Dance taught by Ned and Marian Gault through Santa Clara Adult Education Monday 7:30-9:30 PM at 1840 Benton Street in Santa Clara Website Email Ned Gault No dancing July-August.
  • Monterey Folkdancers meet Wednesdays 6:45-8:45 PM at Hilltop Community Center at Jesse and David Streets in Monterey Contact: Gabriele Swanson 831-646-5453 or
  • Donna Frankel teaches several dance classes in the South Bay and Peninsula, most of them during the day. Email Donna.
  • College of Marin International Folk Dance, Wednesdays 2:10-3:30 pm. PE#22, College of Marin Kentfield Campus. Contact Carol Friedman at
  • Carmel Israeli and Balkan dancers - Mondays at Congregation Beth Israel, 5716 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel 7:30-9 PM Email
  • Folk Dancing for Seniors meets Thursday mornings 10:00-11:30 AM at Mid-County Senior Center on Bay Street near Hwy 1. Contact: Gabriele Swanson 831 646-5453 or
  • The Sacramento Folk Dance Council maintains a list of places to dance at:
  • Horos - Mostly Balkan, non-partner dances. Mondays 7:30-9:30 PM 2791 24th St., Sierra 2, in Sacramento. 916-731-4675.
  • Greek Dance and some Balkan too at the Oakland Montclair Recreation Center, 6300 Mountain Blvd, Oakland. Wednesdays 10:00 am-noon Free Contact Eileen Kopec or call Pauline Zazulak 510-336-2504.
  • Calico Folk Dancers. Wednesday 3:00-4:30 PM Mission Oaks Ctr. Carmichael 916-487-0413.
  • A fairly current list of San Francisco Bay Area classes can be found at
    If you email John Bear, he will send you a list of all kinds of day and evening dance classes, as well as special dance events.
  • Another general listing of Bay Area dance classes, clubs, and parties.
  • California English Country Dance - 2nd & 4th Thurs. 7:00-9:30 PM First Cong. Church, 900 High St., Santa Cruz website
  • Contra Dance - Live music. Various locations including Chico, Sacramento, Nevada City, etc. See schedule on-line.
  • English and Contra dancing - Bay Area Country Dance Society -
  • English Country Dance - First Sundays 2:00-5:00 PM Masonic Temple, 235 Vernon Street, Roseville. 916-739-6014.
  • The Dances of Israel - Mondays 7:30-11:30 PM, Sunnyvale Community Center, 550 E. Remington. 408-287-9999 Email Website
  • Israeli Folk dancing at Osher Marin JCC Pilates Studio Thursdays 1:30-4:00 p.m. at the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. Contact Carol Friedman at
  • Israeli Folk Dance Party - One Saturday per month 8:30-midnight at Etz Chayim Synagogue, 4161 Alma Street in Palo Alto Email Party dates in 2015: January 10, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, August 15, September 19.
  • Israeli Folk Dance Party - One Saturday per month 7:30-midnight (first hour for beginners) at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church 43rd Ave @ Judah, San Francisco, Email.
  • Sacramento Country Dance Society - First Fridays 7:30-11:00 PM. Clunie Clubhouse in Sacramento 916-739-6014.

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