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.
As of August 11, 2017 we are not meeting at First Baptist in Palo Alto. Except for occasional evenings in when we meet at All Saints Episcopal Church in Palo Alto, we will be meeting at Bethany Lutheran Church in Menlo Park. Unfortunately this venue is not available on the second Friday of each month. At this time we’ve chosen not to meet on those evenings instead of seeking an alternative venue.
Please check our event listings weekly for our time and location as meeting details may change
Our upcoming featured instructor nights include Kevin Greek on July 13 and 20, Katherine Abbott on August 10 and 17, and Kaela Fine on Sept. 14 and 21. We have a French dance party lead by Gary Breitbard and Jena Rauti with live music by Fête Musette on July 6 at Bethany Lutheran. On August 3 join us for a Klezmer/Israeli dance party with music by Majorly Minor with dances lead by Donna Frankel. Finally, we will have a live music dance party on September 7 at All Saints Episcopal with a band as yet to be determined.
Obtain a PDF copy of our July to September 2018 schedule.
For the comfort and safety of our members, we reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone.