Adelaide International Folk Dancers are a recreational group who meet weekly to learn and enjoy the traditional dances from many countries. With a repertoire of several hundred dances from over 20 countries, there is plenty of scope for lots of different ethnic flavours and styles. We have collected dances over the years from international specialists visiting Australia, from local ethnic communities, and from people living here who have experience from elsewhere, so our dances are authentic, and we use traditional music generally recorded in the countries of origin.
Many of our dances are from Balkan and Middle Eastern countries – the music and unusual rhythms are beautiful, and these dances allow easy participation because they are done in lines, so you don’t need a partner. We also have many couple and set dances, in fact we are always ready to learn new dances from any country.
This dancing is a great way to exercise and socialise. It is suitable for most ages and abilities, and is non-competitive. The music is wonderful, and you will learn about other cultures at the same time.
We welcome you to join us any Monday night – no need to enrol for a term, just pay the $3 entrance fee at the door each time you come. Easy to medium dances are taught for the first hour, followed by reviews of recently taught dances, then we continue informally with requested dances until about 10pm, or as long as you’d like to stay.
President: Joan Amos
Secretary: Steve Hubbard
Treasurer: Jillian Blight
Committee: Jennifer Ayling; Paul Jewell
Publicity Officer: Anke Koelman