Southwest Folk Dance Directory, Intermediate Version

Editor's Note: While I haven't done a directory-wide update since 2004, the directory includes all straight-forward changes I have been notified about.

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Austin Bryan/College Station Dallas Houston San Antonio Waco


Austin International Folk Dancers

Sa 7:30-11. $5. Hancock Recreation Center, 811 E. 41st St. near Red River. Teaching for newcomers at 7:30. Contact: Stephanie Files 512/454-0598,, or Holly Plotner 512/441-8165,, or Chuck Roth 512/453-8936,

Village International Folk Dancers

Usu 1st & 3rd Mon 7:30-9:30. $2. First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin (Howson Hall, in back), 4700 Grover Ave. Focus on dance as village ritual. All dances are taught. Call or email to verify meeting time. Contact: Jo Soto 512/836-7974,, or Bruce Bostwick,

Csárdás Hungarian Dancers

Most Su 6:30-9:30. Free. Beginner's Hungarian dance class 6:30-7:30; performing group rehearsal 7:30-9:30 during school semester. Call for location. Contact: Mike Revesz 512/302- 5880,, or Holly Plotner 512/441- 8165,

Austin Scottish Country Dancers

Classes M, Tu, Th. Classes at Quicksilver Dance Studio, 8711 Burnet Rd. at Polaris Ave.: Teens (13 to 19) M 4:30-6. Adult beg. Th 7-9, int./adv Tu 7-10. Monthly socials usu 2nd S 7:30, call for location. Contact: Sarah Harriman 512/327-2869,

Austin Barn Dancers

W 7:30-9:45. $3. Hancock Recreation Center, 811 E. 41st near Red River. Contra & square dancing with live music. Contact: Dale Rempert 512/453-4225 or 512/432-8303(w),

Austin 3rd Saturday Contra Dance

Usu. 3rd Sa 7:30-11. $6/$7. St. Paul Lutheran Church, 3501 Red River. Contra dancing with live music. Contact: Chuck Roth 512/453-8936,, or Rich Goss 512/917-8711,

First Friday Contra Dance

1st F 8-11. $5. Ascension Lutheran Church, Hart Lane near Balcones Dr. Features local callers & musicians. Contact: Chris Kelly 512/441-4419,, or Gary Graves,

Austin Scandinavian Dancing

Th 7:30-9:45. $3. Scandinavian dancing & teaching. First Unitarian Universalist Church, Howson Hall (see website for more details) 4700 Grover (near Lamar and 45th). Contact: Stephanie Files 512/454-0598,

Austin Balkan Singers

(No website)

W 7:30-9:30. Place varies. Contact: Sue Hovorka 512/454-0175 or 512/471-4863(w),

Bryan / College Station

Bryan/College Station Contra Dance

Usu 2nd Sa 3-6. $5 ($3 stud). Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 305 Wellborn Rd (FM 2154) 1/2 block S of George Bush Dr. Contact: Stan Swanson 979/846-4504,, or Lorraine Puckhaber 979/775-6358,


Dallas International Folk Dancers

F 8:00-10. $3. Dance, Etc., Spanish Village Shopping Center, the NW corner of Arapaho & Coit. Teaching 8:15-8:45. Contact: Rhonda Beckman 972/716-0716,, or Vickie Stohl 214-738-0701,

Dallas Israeli Dance

W 7:30-10:30. $5. Congregation Shearith Israel, 9401 Douglas Ave, Dallas. Contact: Linda Kahalnik 972/867-7780,

North Texas Traditional Dance Society

1st, 3rd & 5th Sa 8-11. $5/$6. Lakeview Christian Church, 9100 Diceman at OldGate Lane, Dallas. Contras & occasional squares. Live music. Dance hotline: 214/357-8213. Contact: Glenn Manuel 972/231- 5639,, or Rhonda Beckman 972/716-0716,

English Country Dancing

4th Sat 8-11. Quaker/Friends Meeting House, 5828 Worth St, Dallas. Contact: Linda Mrosko 903/887-1274,, or Martha Quigley 214/328-1938,

Chinese International Folk Dance Club

(No website)

Sa 2:30-5:30. $2/$3. Chinese Activity Center, 400 North Greenville, Richardson. Instruction in Mandarin Chinese. Contact: Jennifer Teng 972/985-1199,, or Andy Yuan 972/680-1781,

Dallas Scottish Country Dancers

Tu 8-10. $5. Beg / Intr. Newcomers welcome. Forcher's Dance Studio, 2329 W. Rochelle, Irving. Contact: M. Hollis Hutchinson 214/328-2251,

Alpine Dancers G.T.E.V. Edelweiss, Inc.

M 7. Performing group. Garland, TX. Contact: Peter & Ursula Balthasar 972/271-7721,

Italian Folk Dancers (I Colori Italiani)

M 7:30. Performing group. Italian Club of Dallas, 4817 Keller Springs Road, Addison. Contact: Maria Chobany 972/235-4920,, or Carrie Pollinzi Harris 972/242-8283,

Morris/Rapper Dancing

(No website)

Performing group. Contact: Linda Mrosko 903/887-1274,

Zorya Ukrainian Dance Ensemble

Su. Single: $25/yr; Family: $35/yr. Ukrainian folk dance performing group. Melva Smith's Dance Studio, 19 Arapaho Village Richardson. Junior Dancers 3:30 - 5:00pm, Senior Dancers 5:00 - 7:00pm. Contact: Andrew Chobany 972/235-4920,


Houston International Folk Dancers

F 7:30-10. $4. Usually the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin @ Southmore. Contact: John & Jan Bloom,, or Joan Furstenberg 713/723-6332,

Introductory Folk Dancing

M 7:30-10. $3. Includes teaching of beginning and intermediate level dances. Oddfellows Hall, 115 E 14th Street. Contact: Joan Furstenberg 713/723-6332,, or John & Jan Bloom,

Houston Area Traditional Dance Society

2nd & 4th Sa 8-11. $0-$6. Contra dance at Central Presbyterian Church, NW corner of Richmond Avenue and Timmons Lane.

Houston Swing Dance Society

Su. See website for details. Jitterbug and Lindy hop classes 5:30 - 8:30. Melody Club Ballroom, 3027 Crossview near the intersection of Westheimer & Fondren.; Hotline 713/662-3861.

Israeli Folk Dance

M 8-10:30. $4. Congregation Beth Yeshuran, 4525 Beechnut. Also Tu 11:15 am - 1:15 pm at the Congregation Brith Shalom, 4610 Bellaire. Contact: Rachel Weisblatt 713/776-9739,

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

M,Tu & Th 7:30-9:30. 3rd Sat 7:30-9:30. See website for details. Basic, General and Social dancing offered at all locations: Central Houston, North Harris County (Woodlands area), Clear Lake Area, and Ft. Bend Country (SugarLand/Richmond). Call for details or check web site. Contact: Carol Palmer 713/776-8531,, or Moon Weiss 713/465- 9650,

Scottish Country Dancing and More

W 7-10. $5. Oddfellows Hall, 115 E. 14th Street in the Heights. Contact: Dianna Shipman 713/522-1212,

Hellenic Folk Dancing Group of Houston

Performing group. Contact: Anna Mavromatis,

The Scandinavian Folk Dancers of Houston

Performing traditional dances from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland in native costumes. Contact: Howard Phillips 713/-661-5619,, or Joyce Calderon 281/360-9670,

American-Turkish Association Folk Dance Group

Performing group.

San Antonio

Editor's Note: The IFCC has been shut down. As of September 2005 I have not received word on where the following few groups are meeting (or if they are still meeting). I'll track this information down eventually, but those in-the-know are encouraged to email me at

International Folk Culture Center (IFCC)

On Our Lady of the Lake University campus, 411 SW 24th St. (just south of Commerce). Workshops and classes in folk dance and folk music; recreational music and dance activities.

IFCC International Folk Dancing

W & 1st Sa 7:30-10. $2. International Folk Culture Center (see above). Teaching 7:30- 8:30 followed by requests. Contact: Janice Mendelson 210/653-1241, or Daniel Kott 254/526-9464

San Antonio Contra Dancers

2nd & 4th Sa 7:30-11. $6. IFCC (see above). New England contras with live music. Beginner's session at 7:00. Info line 210/945-4383. Contact: Brooke Peters 210/945-4383,, or John Polizzi,

Bluebonnet Scottish Dancers

(No website)

Su 3-6. $2. IFCC (see above). Contact: John Roby 210/737-0239,, or Pam Keith 210/213-9614,

South Texas Polish, Romanian, & Adv. IFD

(No website)

M 6:30-8. $2. IFCC (see above). Call to verify meeting. Contact: Elaine Moczygemba 830/780-4005,

San Antonio Irish Dancers

(No website)

Fri. IFCC (see above). Group 7-8:30, Performance 8:30-10. Contact: Debbie Priestle 210/691-2376,

International Folk Dancing

F 7:30-10. Lion's Field, 2809 Broadway (at Mulberry). Contact: Jimmy Drury 210/520- 4701,, or Nelda Drury 210/342-2905,

San Antonio Folk Dancers

Tu 7:30 - 9:30. $3. Villa Garden Room of the Incarnate Word Retirement complex. Everyone welcome - Young, Old, Singles, Couples, Families. No partner or experience necessary. Contact: or call 210-493-4629.

English Country Dancing

1st Sat 7:30. $2. Incarnate Word University. Contact: Jimmy Drury 210/520-4701,, or Ed & Judi Schroeder 210/684-7782,

Israeli Dancing

M 7-10. $4/$5. Beginning dancing 7-8. Barshop Jewish Community Center, 12500 NW Military Hwy. at Wurzbach. Contact: April Grunspan 210/545-9519,

Der Deutsche Volkstanzverein

German performing group. Contact: Doug Hall 210/344-0822,

Mazurka Polish Dancers of San Antonio

Polish performing group. Contact: Genny Kosub Kraus,


Waco International Folk Dancers

M 7:30-9:30. $2. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4209 N. 27th St. Contact: Jane Derrick 254/753-6920,, or Pat,

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Fayetteville Little Rock


Fayetteville International Folk Dancers

Tu 7-9. $2. Trinity United Methodist Church, Garland Ave and Sycamore St (1021 W. Sycamore). Beginner's inst. at 7, requests at 8. Contact: Jan Luecking 479/442-8934,


Fayetteville IFD performing group. Contact: Jan Luecking 479/442-8934,

Fayetteville Traditional Dance Society

3rd Sa 7:00-10. $5. Contra dancing, Trinity United Methodist Church, Garland Avenue and Sycamore Street. Contact: Dan Luecking 479/442-8934 or 479/575-6327 (w),

Cape Breton step dance class

Su aft.. $2. eMail for times. Trinity United Methodist Church, 1021 W. Sycamore. Contact: Mim Heinrichs 479/643-3003,

Little Rock

Arkansas Country Dance Society

1st & 3rd F 8-10. $4/$5. Contra, square & English country dances. Park Hill Presbyterian Church, 3520 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock. Contact: Carolyn Shearman 501/342-0094,, or David Peterson 501/679-2935,

Arkansas Scottish Country Dance Society

(No website)

Classes Tu 7. $55/12-weeks. 12-week classes beginning in Sept, Jan. & April. Call for location. Social dancing as-needed. Contact: Sandy Furrer 501/821-4746, or Judy Robertson 501/221- 9167,

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Alexandria Baton Rouge New Orleans Shreveport


Czech Heritage Dancing

(No website)

W 7-8:30. Free. Czech Hall, Industrial Dr, Libuse. Contact: David Holcombe 318/443- 4148,, or Cookie Tuma 318/448-8364

Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge International Folk Dancers

(No website)

F 7:30-10:30. Huey P. Long Field House, LSU. Contact: Vonnie Brown 225/766-8750,, or Dugan Sabins 225/766-4060

Karpaty Folk Ensemble

Su 1-4. Performing group. Contact: Vonnie Brown 225/766-8750,

New Orleans

Crescent City International Dancers

Th 7:30-10. $4 ($6 cpls, $2 students). Grace Episcopal Church, 3700 Canal St. Contact: Reggie Dawes 504/483-9011, or Nancy Holford 504/833-1458

New Orleans Scottish Country Dancers

F 7:30-10. $2. Canal St. Presbyterian Church. 4302 Canal St. Contact: Wendy Grubb 504/866-2220,, or Toni Calandria 504/895-8873,

Israeli Folk Dance

M 7:30-9:30. $1/$2. 3737 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie. Contact: Elliott Raisen 504/455- 5678,

Komenka Ethnic Dance & Music Ensemble

(No website)

Performing group and character classes. Contact: John Rodi 504/529-4676,

Comhaltas Coeltoiri Eireann, New Basin Canal Branch (Irish)

Tu 6-7:30. See website for details. Set dance lessons on Tues. See website for other events. Mick's Pub on Bienville Contact: Noel 985/641-5059,

Zydeco Dancing

Th 9:30. $7. Mid City Lanes Rock 'n Bowl (504/482-3133), 4133 S. Carrollton Ave (at Tulane Ave.)

Swing Dancing

W 8:30. $5. Mid City Lanes Rock 'n Bowl (504/482-3133), 4133 S. Carrollton Ave (at Tulane).


Louisiana-Texas IFD

(No website)

One Sat per month, 7-10. $1.50. Call to confirm dates. Broadmoor Presbyterian Church. Contact: Dolores Gednetz 318/865-7487, or Barbara Hiers 318/865-3079,

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Oklahoma City Tulsa

Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City International Folk Dancers

M 7-10. $2. 1st Unitarian Church, 600 NW 13th at Dewey. Contact: Jack Alley 405/524-2826,, or Noel Osborn,

Scissortail Traditional Dance Society

2nd & 4th Sa 8-11. $5/$6. Contra dancing. 1st Unitarian Church, 600 NW 13th at Dewey. Contact: Lisa McClain 405/378-6575

Oklahoma City Celtic Country Dancers

2nd & 4th Th 7:30-9:30. $2. English Country Dancing 2nd Thr; Scottish: 4th Thr. 3000 Gen. Pershing Blvd. City Arts Bldg at the Fairgrounds. Contact: Kevin Barrett & Carol Barry 405/341- 1465,, or Merlaine Anderson 405/843-8073,


Tulsa International Folk Dancers

F 7:30-10:30. $2/$3. All Souls Unitarian Church, 2925 S.Peoria. Contact: Alan Jenkins 918/335-5908,, or Jackie Rickel 918/587-5604,, or Jo Loyd 918/835-2946,

Tulsa Traditional Dance Society

1st Sa 7:30-10:30. $4. Contra dancing. Cherry St. Studio, 2908 E 15th. Contact: Wesley Brown 918/749-4531,

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New Mexico

Albuquerque Los Alamos Las Cruces Santa Fe


Albuquerque IFD Foundation

Sa 7:15-10:30. $2. Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal Ave. SE. Teaching 7:15-8:15. Contact: Gary Diggs 505/293-5343,, or Bruce Eckhardt 505/292-8778,


(No website)

1st, 3rd & 5th Wed 7:30-10. $5. Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal Ave. SE. Contact: Craig Olson 505/345-0689,, or Sue McLafferty 505/296-3054,

Albuquerque International FD

(No website)

F 8-11(not in summer). $1. (Wed in summer). 1st Unitarian Church, 3701 Carlisle NE (at Comanche). Contact: Charlene & Bob Baker 505/898-3206,, or Carol McGinn 505/897-7505


(No website)

Su 6:30-8:30. $1. Teaching interspersed. Families very welcome. East Mountain Dance Academy, Tijeras. Contact: Gary and Jane Diggs 505/293-5343,

Enchantment Scottish Country Dancers

(No website)

F 7:30-10. $5. Friends Meeting House, 1600 5th St NW. Contact: Kenneth Armstrong 505/294-0042,, or Si Alpert 505/265-0296,

New Mexico FolkMADS

1st & 3rd Sa 8-11. $5/$6. Contra. Heights Community Center, 823 Buena Vista SE. Dance Hotline: (505) 345-8041. Contact: Kelly Kellstedt 505/471-7077,, or Barbara Seeley 505/983-5638,

Second Sunday Dance

2nd Su 7-9:30. $5. English/Contra for experienced dancers. Heights Community Center, 823 Buena Vista SE. Dance Hotline: (505) 345-8041. Contact: Gemma DeRagon 505/344-6779,, or William DeRagon 505/342-1720

Fourth Friday Contra

4th Fr 8-10:30. $5. Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal Ave. SE. Contact: Artie Walsh 505/266-6322


(No website)

M,Tu,Th. Three Schuhplattler groups, three nights. German American Club, 4821 Menaul (505/888-4833). Brigitta Walker (info on all 3 groups) 505/255-6961. Contact: Tom Szuszalski (Tues group - Envian Schuhplattlers) 505/831-7388, or Gail Lewis (Th group - D'Alpenlaender Schuhplattlers) 505/237-1920, or Mike Hacker (Mon group - D'Rio Schuhplattlers) 505/385-2733


W 7:45 - 9:45. $4. First hour beginner level dancing, then open dancing and requests. JCC of Greater Albuquerque, 5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Contact: Maxine and Alan Yablonsky,

Goddess of Arno Dance Party

(No website)

Sat, 4 times / year. $5. Dates vary; usu. the Sat. nearest Halloween. Beg. teaching at 7:30; party at 8:00. Live music. Balkan/Roma dances. Currently at R.B. Winning Coffee Co., 111 Harvard, SE (505/266-0000). Contact: Patsy Gregory 505/243-3174,, or Beth Cohen 505/243-0276,

McTeggart Irish Step Dance

Sa 9-12:30. $35 / mo; $120 / trimester. Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal Ave. SE. Contact: Bev Coleman 505/866-5867,, or Beth Meier (performances) 505/896-2633,

Irish Ceili

(No website)

W 7:30. $2. German American Club, 4821 Menaul. Contact: Norita Callahan 505/298- 2708,

Los Alamos

Los Alamos International Folk Dancers

(No website)

Tu 7:15-10. $3. Los Alamos Little Theater, 1670 Nectar. Teaching 7:15-8 1st 3 wks of month. (7:30 on 4th & 5th Tu). Contact: Claudia Hilko 505/662-2144,, or Karen Bunch 505/662-6361

Los Alamos Scottish Country Dancers

(No website)

M 7:30-10. $2. Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Ave. Contact: Marilyn Thayer 505/662-9785, or Nancy Ullmann 505/662-7573,

Las Cruces

Mesilla Valley International Folk Dancers

W 7-9. Free. Mesilla Park Recreation Center, 304 W Bell Ave at Linden. Contact: Yvonne Esker 505/522-1409, or Cathy Smith 505/523-9348,

SNMMDS Contra Dancing

3rd F 7:30-10:30 Aug-May (Dec. 1st F). $5. Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago. Contact: Lonnie Ludeman 505/522-1691,, or Judy 505/521-7586

Santa Fe

Santa Fe International Folk Dancers

(No website)

Tu 7-10. $3. Odd Fellows Hall, 1125 Cerrillos Rd (south of School for the Deaf). Teaching 7-8 followed by program. Contact: Fred & Mary Bender 505/982-8426,, or Lisa Bertelli 505/995-2301,

New Mexico FolkMADS

2nd & 4th Sa, 8-11. $5/$6. Contra dance at Odd Fellows Hall, 1125 Cerrillos Rd. Dance Hotline: (505) 345-8041. Contact: Lisa Bertelli 505/995-2301,, or Bill Cooper 505/988- 2314,

Santa Fe Scottish Country Dancers

(No website)

F 7:30-10. $3. Odd Fellows Hall, 1125 Cerrillos Rd. Contact: Eugene Darnell 505/986- 8653,, or Jane Lataille 505/661-8317

Israeli Dancing

Su 7:30 - 10:30. $4. Odd Fellows Hall, 1125 Cerrillos Rd. Contact: Lee Lefton 505/995- 8461,, or Kathleen Lowry,

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Flagstaff Green Valley Phoenix Tucson

Listings for AZ are not complete. Please check website (above) for more dancing!


Flagstaff IFD

(No website)

1st, 2nd, 3rd M 6:30 - 8. Free. Most dances taught briefly as needed. Thorpe Adult Center, Thorpe Park (245 Thorpe). Contact: Susan Blanchard 928-213-9184,, or Dick Raweston ,

Green Valley

Green Valley IFD

(No website)

W 6:15 - 8:30. $5. Madera Vista Recreation Center on Camino del Portillo. Beginner lessons 6:16 - 7:00; requests 7:00 - 7:45; Intermediate lessons 7:45 - 8:30. Contact: Ellen Templar ,, or Ron Vosacek ,


Phoenix International Folk Dancers

Th 7:30-10. Free. Encanto Park Club House, 2705 N. 15th Ave. Contact: Lois Postel 480/968-0573,, or Alice Stewart Fenwick 480/986-7293


Tucson International Folk Dancers

W 8-10. $3. MUSE - 516 N. 5th Ave (at 6th St.), Room 8. Contact: Terry Friedman 520/325-0073,, or Andrew Carnie 520/219- 5651,, or Martha Van Winkle 520/792-2694

Lighthouse YMCA International Folk Dancers

(No website)

T 7-8:30. $8/month. Aerobics Room, Lighthouse YMCA, Corner of Columbus and Fort Lowell. Contact: Andrew Carnie 520/219-5651,

University of Arizona International Dance Club

F 5-7. Free. In summer a small donation to cover AC is requested. University of Arizona Newman Center, Corner of Cherry and 2nd St. In the basement. Contact: Andrew Carnie 520/219-5651,

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