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Tapestry Folkdance Center creates opportunities for participation in the joys of dance and music from around the world.

Creating opportunities for particpating in the joys of dance and music from around the world.

Creating opportunities for particpating in the joys of dance and music from around the world.

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Upcoming In'tl Events

  • Int'l Folk Dance with Dan Garvin
    April 25, 2014 (7:30 pm - 9:00 pm)
    (Intl Folkdance)
    Fridays, 7:30-9pm in Tapestry's large dance space 
    Admission cost (at the door): $8 / $6 members/ $5 students (w/ student ID)
    FREE admission to kids ages 13 & under (must be supervised by an adult)
    International Folk Dance: Discover heritage and...
  • Intro to International Folkdance
    April 25, 2014 (7:30 pm - 9:00 pm)
    (Intl Folkdance)
  • Request Dancing (Int'l)
    April 25, 2014 (9:00 pm - 11:30 pm)
    (Intl Folkdance)

    Request Dancing: After Int'l & Beg. Int'l Folk Dance sessions, join us at 9pm for Request Dancing at no extra cost and practice your new skills along side other dancers!
    Fridays, 9-11:30pm
    Admission is $8 / $6 members/ $5 students (w/ student ID)
    FREE...

  • Int'l Folk Dance with Dan Garvin
    May 02, 2014 (7:30 pm - 9:00 pm)
    (Intl Folkdance)
    Fridays, 7:30-9pm in Tapestry's large dance space 
    Admission cost (at the door): $8 / $6 members/ $5 students (w/ student ID)
    FREE admission to kids ages 13 & under (must be supervised by an adult)
    International Folk Dance: Discover heritage and...
  • Request Dancing (Int'l)
    May 02, 2014 (9:00 pm - 11:30 pm)
    (Intl Folkdance)

    Request Dancing: After Int'l & Beg. Int'l Folk Dance sessions, join us at 9pm for Request Dancing at no extra cost and practice your new skills along side other dancers!
    Fridays, 9-11:30pm
    Admission is $8 / $6 members/ $5 students (w/ student ID)
    FREE...

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International Folk Dance
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Beginners welcome, no partner necessary. Newcomers are always welcome. Come once, come now and then -- or give in to addiction for these fabulous dances and come every week!

We have a variety of programs at all levels for International Folk Dance.  Discover heritage and dance roots! International folk dances teach ethnic dances from around the world including Eastern Europe, Greece, Israel, Turkey, Armenia, Scandinavia, Brittany, and a little English Country. We encourage dancers to try out most dances by following the leader. The dance instructors rotate every few weeks with a wide variety of talented and experienced teachers. 

International Folk Dancing – Introductory Classes

Time: Fridays begining September 6th 2013- April 2013 (except the Call of the Loon Weekend) 7:30-9:00pm in the small dance hall

Cost: $8 general / $6 members/ $5 students/ free to ages 13 & under (must be supervised by an adult)

Fun for those who have never danced before, or for anyone who wants to learn the fundamental steps and patterns that are the building blocks of the world's dances. We'll learn a wide variety of line and couple dances from many countries: Greece to England; the United States to Israel; Bolivia to Japan... and everywhere in between (and beyond). The dances start off easy, little more than walking to music, and gradually get more complicated as the year and our skills progress. Feel free to start coming at any time; come whenever you can. There's no need to bring a partner; there will be plenty of opportunity to trade off partners and learn all the steps. Above all, we'll have fun learning to dance together. Remember: we are "the folk" and these dances are meant for us.

Fer Horn, Theresa Mish and Ed Stern are the team teachers for these classes. Their fun and friendly style concentrates on learning to enjoy the dance, the music and your fellow dancers in a stress-free environment.

International Folk Dance
Time: Fridays 7:30-9:00pm in the large dance hall
Cost:
$8 general / $6 members/ $5 students/ free to ages 13 & under (must be supervised by an adult)

Lessons feature rotating instructors teaching intermediate/advanced dances.

International Request Dance
Time: Fridays 9:00-11:30pm in the large dance hall

Cost: $8 general / $6 members/ $5 students/ free to ages 13 & under (must be supervised by an adult) FREE to those who attend International lessons at 7:30

Dancers can choose dances taught both recently, or any time since the beginning of Tapestry, since they are alphabetically listed in a notebook available to dancers - so what gets requested is a mix of old and new. There are dances from every continent, and the most-requested dances are from eastern European countries like Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Greece. We also do Israeli dances, and couple dances from (western) Europe and the Americas - but you don't need to bring a partner.

Advanced International Folk Dance
Time: Every second Tuesday of the month from 7:30-10:30pm
Cost: $8 general / $6 Tapestry members / $5 students

Here is a clip from a Friday Night International Folk Dance:



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Tapestry has been featured in an Arts and Entertainment article on MN Daily. The article is about Tapestry's Introduction to International Folkdance, featuring instructor Ed Stern.

Take a look at this fantastic article here.

 


 
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