Learn and enjoy folk dances from around the world at 7:30 pm any Friday night $6

Janice Rayman @janicerayman

Altadena Community Church - Altadena, CA
943 E. Altadena Dr.

Sat, May 4, 2019 at 2:30 AM - 5:30 AM

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If you would like to have a taste of international folk dancing to see if you like it, we highly recommend you join us at 7:30 pm on a Friday night for about 30 minutes of introductory teaching. We know it is difficult to walk into a room full of strangers, so our group makes a real effort to help people new to folk dancing feel welcome and comfortable. In this main, Friday night group, we generally teach the same dances all month long, recognizing that it can take a while for the dances to sink in. The majority of our members in Pasadena are middle aged or beyond, but we have some younger members too. If you travel to areas beyond Southern California, you will find many people in their twenties and thirties folk dancing. In our group in Pasadena, people occasionally bring their children. Many of our members are single, but we also have a number of couples. (Most couples dance with other people as well.) Some of our dancers have danced professionally and others had never danced before they joined us. Most of our dances are easy to learn, but we have a few that are quite vigorous and/or complicated, but well worth the effort. Dancers feel free to sit down and socialize when a dance is too difficult for them. No one will pressure you into doing a dance that seems too difficult for you, but we provide lots of help and encouragement. Some of the music we dance to is so beautiful that it will take you breath away! Our members have formed many long-term friendships and, over the years, we have become a community. We dance every Friday at Old North Church 191 West Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA. Lessons begin promptly Fridays at 7:30 pm and continue until 8:30 pm, followed by refreshments and more dancing until 10:30 pm. We would appreciate it if you RSVP, but it's not strictly necessary. Many of our regular members are not members of Meetup. We usually have over 30 people dance with us , even though the RSVPs on this site may say only 3 or 4. For more information go to our external site: ( You will be able to see each night's programmed dances by going to the "This Month" page of our website, Your second night is free and you don't have to commit to a series of lessons.