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



May 1 - Live Music Dance Party with special Maypole Dance.

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!

The Muse Project

We wish to congratulate Shoshanna and Adam, of the Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, on their successful artistic collaboration involving the Ya Habibi Dance Company and international folk music band, Musaic.

Folk Dancing in Arcata

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 folk dance club 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


Along with a new venue, we are also trying out some new activities at the monthly parties.
Each First Friday Party will start with a dance class at 7:45. This class will include new material as well as a chance to learn or review some of the dances and songs that will be included in the bands’ live music sets.


In addition to the great live music from our local folk bands, each monthly party will also include at least one special presentation, performance or demonstration.


Fridays (except First Friday) 8:00 pm St. Alban's Church, 1675 Chester Avenue, Sunnybrae (Arcata), California.

We ask that attendees avoid perfumes and substances which may cause allergic reactions among the other dancers.

First Friday Live Music Parties

Each First Friday of the month (except January and July), we have a dance party with live music with local and guest musicians, including Chubritza, Musaic, The Ethniks and others!

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

Join us!

Where do we meet?





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