The I.U. International Folkdancers meet every week on the Indiana University campus for free folkdance instruction and request dancing. We dance every Friday 7 or 7:30-9:30pm in the Indiana Memorial Union, but location can vary. Dances are taught the first hour and request dancing with some instruction the second hour.
We dance to recorded music especially from Europe and the Middle East, with some dances from the Americas, Asia and Africa. Dances are easy, intermediate and advanced. We sometimes include a Balkan singing session.
New: On June 13, 2014, we will be in the Georgian Room, Indiana Memorial Union, starting 7:30 p.m. We will teach a mix of easy, intermediate and difficult dances.
The first hour the focus is on teaching -- no experience needed, and no partner is needed. All are welcome and there is no charge!
Folkdancing is fun! If you like world music and like to dance, try folkdancing! You will learn basic steps of line and couple dancing used in many other types of dance. Newcomers of any age are welcome! Dress is casual.
Watch for location changes. Sometimes we dance in Sycamore Hall Room 103 (SY 103) or Ballantine Hall, Room 003, when the Union has no room. Campus map/directions available at http://www.iub.edu/~iubmap/" . Watch for occasional cancellations for special events like the Lotus Festival or dance workshops.
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The IU International Folkdancers performance group performs for IU and for the community at large; here are some photos. Please contact Leah Savion, lsavion [at] indiana.edu for more information. Our last performance included performing Bulgarian line dances and dance teaching at a Bulgarian wedding, Bloomington, Indiana, July 12, 2013.
Last updated: June 13, 2014