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 Folk Dancers April-June 2017

This quarter our special events include a live music Klezmer dance party with Majorly Minor on April 7, a free dance workshop and party for Bay Area Dance Week April 28, a live Balkan dance party with Zabava! May 5, and a dance party with live music by Staro Vino June 2.

Our featured instructor nights include Jerry Duke April 14 and 21, Lew Smith and Melissa Miller May 12 and 19, and John Burke June 9 and 16.

Obtain a PDF copy of our April to June 2017 schedule.

Our online calendar may also list related folk dance workshops and parties whenever hosted by other clubs, other nights at our usual venue.

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.