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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.



Coming up next:

As a response to the COVID-19 risk, we will be canceling folk dancing through March 2020.
We will also cancel the First Friday Party at the Redwood Raks on April 3, 2020.
Check back with us as to plans for April! Thanks, and stay healthy!

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?