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The Humboldt Folk Dancers, Inc. (HFD) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation. The HFD is a member of the California Folk Dance Federation.



Humboldt Artisans Craft and Music Festival December 1-2, 2018!

Click here https://humboldtartisans.com/ for information!

We invite you to join us as a dancer, musician, singer or off-stage helper for the Festival Dec. 1 and 2!
We rehearse twice a week through November. The Festival is December 1 & 2 this year. We perform twice each day, once at 1pm and repeat at 2pm. You do not have to dance every dance or play every song. The HFD Fair dancers and band do this to raise about $500.00 for our club to support events like Bulgarika. We also do this to have fun because we enjoy dancing and music!

Dance rehearsals are Fridays, 1 hour before open dancing, 7 to 8 pm and Sundays 3:30 to 5:30 at St. Albans. On Nov. 28 and Nov. 30th we will have longer band rehearsals. We also understand that you might not be able to attend every rehearsal. The off-stage helper does not have to attend all the rehearsals, only a band rehearsal at the end of November.
Interested? Please email donna.clark@humboldt.edu or by phoning Donna at (707) 445-8311. For musicians/singers interested in joining our Festival Band, please emal Rick at rduckyfk@gmail.com.

Coming up next:

First Friday Party!
November 2, 2018, starting at 8:00 p.m.
Dance music!
Redwood Raks World Dance Studio
Creamery Building East Entrance
824 L Streets
Arcata, California

Teaching and request dancing

Fridays (except First Friday) 7:30 pm St. Alban's Church, 1675 Chester Avenue, Sunnybrae (Arcata), California.

We have a mix of dance instruction and request dancing to recorded music. All are welcome! We encourage beginners!

The Humboldt Folk Dancers hold First Friday parties, special events and classes at the Redwood Raks World Dance Studio in the Creamery Building at 824 L Street in Arcata.

Shoshanna and Adam have made the Humboldt Folk Dancers a welcome part of the vibrant dance community that uses their studio. They help promote the variety of dance activities that happen at Redwood Raks and are encouraging all dancers to try all kinds of dance! (So check out the studio schedule and help welcome newcomers from other dance classes!) http://www.redwoodraks.com

First Friday Live Music Parties

The Humboldt Folk Dancers plan a dance party for every month. These parties offer live music by local and visiting musicians. Refer to our “Schedule” and “Live Music” links for current information about HFD's wonderful events and the bands and performers that perform for us.
Please bring a snack to share! You don't have to have any previous experience. Just come and join the fun!
We ask that attendees avoid perfumes and substances which may cause allergic reactions among the other dancers.

The East European Folklife Center

Much of our music comes from repertoire from the Balkans. Humboldt musicians have received training from virtuosic teachers at the East European Folklife Center's Balkan Music and Dance Workshops, which take place every summer at the Mendocino Woodlands in California and Iroquois Springs Camp in New York. We encourage membership and participation in these workshops. For complete information, go to http:www.eefc.org to find how you can support this wonderful organization!

What kind of dances do we do?

Mainly, we enjoy dances from Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Japan. We welcome anyone who would like to teach us new dances!


Live Music

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Where do we meet?