Stanford International Folk Dancers


Circle dance lead by vocalists of the Nema Problema Chorale

Since its origins as a student dance club on the Stanford University campus, the Stanford International Folk Dance group has been a place to enjoy and learn recreational dances of the world in a delightful social environment. We meet for dancing once weekly on Fridays except on some holiday weekends. Adults, teens, and families are welcome.

Stanford International Folk Dancers is a not-for-profit group staffed by volunteers. Your admission donation at the door pays entirely for operation costs as well as a small compensation for volunteer instructors. For live music nights or special workshops the admission price also reasonably compensates the talented band or instructor.


Stanford International Folk Dancers July-September Nersleter

Stanford International Folk Dancers July-September Newsletter

This quarter our special events include a memorial dance with live music celebrating Hiram Pierce’s life on July 15th, a French dance party led by Gary Breitbard, Jena Rauti, and live music by band Fête Musette on August 5th, and a dance party with Balkanton 340 on September 9th.

Our featured instructor nights include Kaela Fine July 8 and 22, John Burke August 12 and 19, and Melissa Miller and Lew Smith September 16 and 23.

Starting this quarter we have raised our rates slightly for general admission: from $7 to $8 for featured instructor nights and from $10 to $12 on live music nights. The increase helps compensate paying for hall rental at the First Baptist Church.

Obtain a PDF copy of our July to September 2016 schedule.

Floor Rules

No hard-soled street shoes, please. Come to dance with soft-soled shoes or dance shoes that you wear only indoors. For the comfort and safety of our members, we reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone.