Marcie Van Cleave and guest teachers lead a program for new and experienced dancers alike at the Friday international folk dance. Special this week: the beautiful music of Shining Moon (Dean Brown, Colin Ferguson, Heather Lee, Dana Sussman, David Traugot, Brian Wilson, and Patrick Yacono). Come dance with us!
Folk dances are the traditional social dances of ethnic groups from all over the world. Some of the dances that we do use simple village steps and rhythms; some are choreographed in the style of a particular culture. Tempos range from relaxed to lively.
In a typical evening, we do many line and circle dances, plus some couple and set dances, each to a different recorded or live folk tune. Every Friday, several dances are taught, and most other dances can be followed by watching the leading dancers.
You do NOT need to have previous dance experience or to attend with a partner. Lightweight casual clothes and soft-soled, low-heeled shoes are best for folk dancing.
FAC Friday International Folk Dance:
8-11pm most Fridays, September to mid-June
(no dance on April 27),
Park Avenue Congregational Church parish hall,
50 Paul Revere Road at Park Avenue,
one block from Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington Heights, Arlington, MA
(near MBTA Bus Route 77 from Harvard Square to Arlington Heights).
Free parking is available on nearby streets.
Admission $10 / FAC members $8 / Students $5
Directions and map: