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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

  • International Folkdance Summer Sampler with Erin Walsh
    August 01, 2014 (6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
    (Beginning Intl Folkdance)
    If you enjoy the dancing on Tuesday nights at the “Nine Nights of Music”, join us for an 8-week beginner class where we will teach you a sampler of dances from countries ranging from the Middle East to Europe and from Asia to the Americas. 
     
    Classes...
  • Int'l Folk Dance
    August 01, 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)
    August 01, 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...

  • 9 Nights of Music- Scandinavian: Ole Olsson's Oldtime Orkestra with Bruce Bostrom & Elise Peters
    August 05, 2014 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
    (Beginning Intl Folkdance)

    It's music. It's dance. It's outdoors. It's free. What is it? "9 Nights," of course, Tapestry's annual collaboration with the Minnesota Historical Society for Tuesday night fun throughout July and August. Come for a half-hour of dance instruction suited...

  • International Folkdance Summer Sampler with Caren Grantz Keljik
    August 08, 2014 (6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
    (Beginning Intl Folkdance)
    If you enjoy the dancing on Tuesday nights at the “Nine Nights of Music”, join us for an 8-week beginner class where we will teach you a sampler of dances from countries ranging from the Middle East to Europe and from Asia to the Americas. 
     
    Classes...
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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!

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 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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