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International Folk Dance in Cleveland

JOIN US FOR FOLK DANCING AGAIN! PLEASE NOTE REQUIRED COVID PRECAUTIONS LISTED BELOW

University Folk Dance Circle is Cleveland's community recreational International Folk Dance group.

Our focus is participatory dance, not performance. We welcome all participants with or without prior dance experience.

A PARTNER IS NOT REQUIRED. Special costumes are not needed. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes for active movement. Most of our dances are line or circle dances (no partner), but we also do partner dances (you can find a partner in our group).

Each night we do numerous dances ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced, so there is something for everyone!

We do folk dances from many countries around the world. Dances from Eastern Europe, Greece, Turkey, Israel and Sweden are particularly popular, but we also do dances from the U.S., Canada and other countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

We do not have a regular teaching schedule, but we teach dances every night as desired by participants. We cater to individual requests; if you have a favorite dance or nationality, we will do our best to fit your interest! International Folk Dancing provides aerobic exercise, exposure to music, dance and culture from a diverse set of traditions, friendly social interaction and of course the pleasure of dance! We do not charge admission for your first night with our group, so come and experience International Folk Dancing!

TIME: 8:15-11:00 Friday evenings as indicated in our schedule.

NEW LOCATION:

Animal Zen, in the Rockefeller Building

3101 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland Heights

(NE corner of Mayfield and Lee, parking in front)

Admission: $5/adult, children free, first night free.


SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY DANCING:


FEB 18 DANCE! Start of dancing for Spring 2022.


We will dance every Friday EXCEPT APRIL 15.


The last night for dancing in Spring 2022 will be May 13 (subject to change).


We will post cancellations or other updates as soon as possible.


*Subject to change - email us to provide your email to receive updates



COVID PRECAUTIONS:

*We REQUIRE attendees to be fully vaccinated with vaccination completed (both doses for Pfizer or Moderna) by two weeks prior to dancing with the group with a vaccine that is approved by emergency use authorization or full approval by the FDA (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson). A booster is requested and highly recommended.

*Masking required for everyone.

*We will allow holding hands in line or couples dances for those who are comfortable doing this.

*Dancing will be indoors.


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Gale Jacobsohn (216) 295-9550 Lois Romanoff (216) 231-2170

OR: email clevelandfolkdance@gmail.com (there may be a delay in response, as we check email intermittently)

Folk Dance Sites:

Pittsburgh Folk Dancing

Columbus Folk Dancers

Recreational Folk Dancers of Columbus

Dayton Folk Dance

Detroit Folk Dance