Webster's definition of folk dance includes
  • A traditional dance originating among the common people of a nation or region.
  • The music accompanying a folk dance.
  • A social gathering at which folk dances are performed.

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Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama
Panamanian cultural, educational, and entertainment organization offering dance tours. Includes dancer biographies, past and future performances, reviews, articles on culture, image galleries, video clips and contact details.
Bolivia Mia
Internationally recognised group of folkloric Latin performers who enjoy entertaining the public with Bolivian Culture in Sydney. With news and media.
Collage Dance Ensemble
Professional company, based in USA, offering traditional choreographies and more modern interpretations of folk dance. Includes aims, history, details of the repertory, director, artistes and shows, press reviews and contact information.
The Dance Gypsy
Calendar/newsletter for the New England dance community. Subscription information, a list of dances organized by type, state and related links.
Dance seminars and private dance instruction for beginner through intermediate levels. Highlighting types of dances offered and photos.
Database of folk dances from the world, containing videos, audio and information about dances. Search facility.
Dancing for Busy People
Square dances, mixers, contra dances, line dances, books, articles and references for dance and recreation leaders, school teachers, college professors, church activities directors, and camp leaders.
Dancing the Web
Details of events and venues for folk dancing in Australia and Colorado, USA.
Swedish traditional social dancing in the Stockholm region. Includes dance calendar, event reports, dance techniques, and dance descriptions with video clips. [English/Swedish].
Eastbourne International Folkdance Festival
UK. Annual festival offering recreational English and American country dance together with International workshops. Includes programme with list of performers and booking details.
Everest Nepal Cultural Group
Aims to conserve and develop Nepalese cultural heritage. Includes profile and notes on authentic traditional dances.
Annual two week multicultural extravaganza, held by the Folk Arts Council of Winnipeg.
Gruppo Folcloristico Agilla e Trasimeno
Folk group in Perugia, Italy performing dances and songs from Italy. With pictures, videos and calendar of events.
How to Start a Folkdance Club
Bruce Botelo presents organization instructions, budget planning, and equipment tracking.
Kababayang Pilipino
Filipino cultural performing arts group in British Columbia, Canada. Includes profile, repertoire, audio and video clips, image gallery, news, events, booking information, forum and contact details.
La Compagnie Folklorique Fanny Thibout
Belgium. Traditional (18th and 19th century) folk dances, songs, games and music. Includes information about the dances and the costumes, and a list of events. [Dutch/English/French/Walloon].
Lahing Kayumanggi
Cultural group based in London, UK, performing traditional folk dances and songs of the Philippines. Includes profile, information on regional dances and Philippines history, image galleries, and contact information.
Les Panards Dansants
French and Breton traditional music and dance in Leeds, UK. Includes lyric collection, information on dances and details of meetings, workshops, venues, and events.
Lloyd Shaw Foundation
The foundation seeks to preserve and foster square dancing, contra dancing, round dances, mixers and quadrilles, folk dances of the American people.
Lotus Arts & Dance
Multicultural dance association in New York, offering lessons, workshops and performances of traditional ethnic forms of dance and music.
Lous Tchancayres
Dance group from Mont de Marsan (Landes, France) that perpetuates the local traditional dances, both with and without stilts. Site contains background about the use of stilts in the area.
Mundo Etnico Foundation
Dutch non-profit organization which promotes dance cultures from the South Pacific, by means of seminars, book publications and CDs with music of many Polynesian islands. [English/Dutch]
NEFFA LinkFest: Folk Dancing
A directory of folk dancing pages
Nordic Fiddles & Feet
Annual week long Swedish and Norwegian music and dance dance festival Virginia, USA. Includes schedules, profiles of instructors, image galleries, and registration information.
Nordiska Folkdancers
Scandinavian performance group from Seattle,USA. Includes history, photograph galleies of events and of regional costumes from Scandinavian countries.
Northern California Spelmanslag
Scandinavian music and dance organisation, with information on events, cassette tapes and tune transcriptions.
Northwest Folkdancers
The "Where to Folk Dance Organization" for the Pacific Northwest.
Northwest Folklife
A multi-cultural arts organization dedicated to serving the ethnic, traditional, and folk arts communities of the Northwest US.
Performing arts company based in the UK, specialising in South East Asian dance, music, and drama styles, particularly Indonesia, Malaya, and Thailand, offering workshops and school programs.
National Youth Folklore Troupe of England. Members are aged between 10 and 18.
Royal Days International Folk Dance Festival
Held annually in Szekesfehervar, Hungary.
San Antonio Folk Dancers
Non-profit organization in Texas. Contains basic information for interested people and some links to other folk dance related sites.
Scandia D.C.
Recreational and performance group promoting Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Swedish and Norwegian music and dance in Washington D.C., USA. Includes meetings and events calendar, and repertoire.
Stoughton Norwegian Dancers
Performing high school group in Wisconsin, United States. Includes profile, history, schedule of performances and image galleries.
Tal-Kin-Jeri Dance Group
South Australian dance group researches and performs traditional dance and story of the Ngarrindjeri people by dance and totem.[May not work in all browsers].
Tapestry Folkdance Center
Offers opportunities for the general public to experience the joys of dance and music throughout the world on the folk dance floor.
Tilleuls à danser
Trees for dancing, love and life. With a history of the concept and its symbolism, and a catalogue of European dance lime trees with pictures. [French / German / English / Dutch / Russian]
Turun Kansantanssin Ystävät ry
Brief details of the annual festival of the Turku Folklore Association in Finland.
Volkdansvereniging NVS
Society promoting English, Scottish, Irish and American dance activities at local and national level in the Netherlands. Includes profile, directory, events, photo-gallery, CD and teachers list, and membership information. [English/Dutch].

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