International Folk Dance in Cleveland

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.
LOCATION: The Dance Studio, 1916 Lee Rd (south of Superior), Cleveland Heights, OH. ENTER FROM THE BACK OF THE BUILDING, FROM THE PARKING LOT. Admission: $4/adult, children free, first night free.

JAN 20  First night UFDC dancing 2017!

JAN 27  Dance!

FEB 3  Dance!

FEB 10  Dance!

FEB 17  Dance!

FEB 24  Dance!

MAR 3  Dance!


Columbus IFD workshop Mar 10-12


MAR 17  Dance!

MAR 24  Dance!

MAR 31  Dance!

APR 7  Dance!


APR 21  Dance!

APR 28  Dance!

MAY 5  Dance! LAST DANCING this spring

Gale Jacobsohn (216) 295-9550 Lois Romanoff (216) 231-2170 Cliff Harding (216) 283-6543
OR: email clevelandfolkdance@gmail.com (there may be a delay in response, as we check email intermittently)

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