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.

We usually meet at Bethany Lutheran Church in Menlo Park. Be sure to check our calendar for any change in location for special events.


Please check our event listings weekly for our time and location as meeting details may change

After over a year of closure due to Covid-19 health restrictions we are open again for our weekly evening dance gatherings as of Friday July 9, 2021. We will be posting the upcoming schedule of featured instructor, request, live music, or workshop nights soon.


Floor Rules

For the comfort and safety of our members, we reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone.

We regret that for the safety of our dancers we are currently only welcoming people who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Consequently, we have no mask requirement. However you should be aware that the San Mateo county health department recommends that everybody should wear a mask in indoor public places.

Trends and guidance upon the pandemic can change weekly. As confidence and health guidelines improve this stipulation may soon be dropped.