Places to Dance in Florida

Regularly scheduled International Dance Groups

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Click below for folk dance groups in the listed Florida cities. Boca Raton, Clearwater, Cocoa Beach, Daytona Beach, DeLand, Delray Beach, Dunedin, Dunedin, Flagler Beach, Fort Myers, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Margate, Melbourne, Miami, Ocala, Orlando, Naples, Palm Beach, Pensacola, Plantation, St. Cloud, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, Titusville

There are other groups, but I'm trying to confirm places and times before posting them. It's always a good idea to call the contact person before driving any great distance to a dance group you're not familiar with. Contact people -- please drop me e-mail if your group isn't listed or is listed incorrectly. If your group isn't here, it probably won't be in the FFDC "Places to Dance Directory." There's no obligation to be a member of the Florida Folk Dance Council to be listed (although we'd love to have you). A listing is free. jdaly@palmnet.net.

Boca Raton, FL

Contra

South Florida Contra Dance Society

First Saturday 7-10:30 and Third Sunday 2-5:30 at Michael's Body Scenes 5994 SW 18th St. Boca Raton. Michael's is located in the back of the plaza. Contact: Fran Matson 561-966-1256.

updated 2015/04/03

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Clearwater, FL

International

The Clearwater group has retired.

updated 2007/10/26

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Cocoa Beach

Contra

Meets first Saturday of each month at Cocoa Beach Rec Center, 321 Ramp Rd. Instruction beginning at 7:30 PM, dance starts at 8:00 PM. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for dancers 17 and under. Caller with live music. Soft soled shoes that are non-marring required. Call Catie Condran Geist for more information (321-427-3587) or see www.cocoabeachcontra.org

updated 2013/03/10

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Daytona Beach, FL

Greek Kefi Hellenic Dancers

The Greek Kefi Hellenic Dancers no longer meet

updated 2014/05/25

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DeLand, FL

International

1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 7-9 P.M. Rosewood Center, 321 W. Pennsylvania Ave., DeLand. Suggested donation $4.00
For more information contact Ruth Ann Fay, cell-386-589-5855 or home - 386-738-3563.

updated 2011/01/06

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Delray Beach, FL

Balkan by the Beach

International Folk Dancing every Friday 10:45 am to 1:15 pm at Veterans Park, 802 Northeast 1st Street, Delray Beach, FL 33483 (561) 243-7350. For more information and to confirm times call Janet Higgs 317-797-3435 or Robin Brigaerts 561-963-4620

updated 14 January 2016

International Folk Dance

International Folk Dance Class: Meets Tuesdays from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM December 6, 13,20, and 27. The rest of the dates to follow later.

Cost is $7 per class Location: Shirley and Barton Weissman Delray Community Center 7091 West Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33446 For more information call Esther at 954-988-7333 or you can email at esthermazor@aol.com

updated 19 November 2016

Israeli Folk Dance Class

Meets Thursdays from 10:30 AM to 12 Noon December 1, 8, 15,22, 29. The rest of the dates to follow later.

Cost is $7 per class Location: Shirley and Barton Weissman Delray Community Center 7091 West Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33446 For more information call Esther at 954-988-7333 or you can email at esthermazor@aol.com

updated 19 November 2016

International Folk Dance

International Folk Dancing most Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 am at Anshei Shalom Synagogue in Delray Beach. The dancing, led by Ricki Soltan, is at a beginner/intermediate level. A small donation to Anshei Shalom is appreciated as there is no charge for this session. For additional info, call Ricki at 561-499-8490.

updated 12 June 2015

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Dunedin, FL

Scottish Country Dancers

Meets September through April on Sunday evenings: Basic class from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and a social class from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
The official website is http://www.rscdsorlandobranch.org/rscdsorlandobranch_010.htm

updated 2007/10/26

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Flagler Beach, FL

Flagler Beach Ocean Marina Folk Dancers

Meets Thursdays 2 pm - 4 pm at the Ocean Marina clubhouse on Ocean Marina Drive (border of Flagler and Beverly Beaches)
International dance instruction
For more information contact: Jan Lathi 386-447-8396, or Betty Nehemias 386-439-1424

updated 27 November 2008

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Fort Myers, FL

Israeli Dancing in Fort Myers

Meets Sunday at 4 pm at the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties, 9701 Commerce Center Court, Fort Myers.
For more information and to confirm date and time contact: Jewish Federation 239-481-4449 or email to mkiss417@aol.com

updated 6 March 2011

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Gainesville, FL

Gainesville International Folk Dancers

Fridays 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4225 NW 34th St, Gainesville FL

Many dances from all around the world, including Romania, Russia, Japan, Quebec, Israel, Mexico, Ghana, USA, to name a few. A partner is not necessary (we do line, circle and partner-mixer dances). Cost $4. Call 352-281-0428 for more information or email jbramb@gmail.com GainesvilleIFD@gmail.com of see our website: http://www.gifd.org.
Also, see our calendar Oh, and there's a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GainesvilleInternationalFolkDancers

updated 19 December 2016

CONTRA

First Sundays 4-7pm and third Saturdays 8-11pm. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society (GODS) meet at Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue. Introductory lesson 30 minutes before start time. Soft soled shoes please! Adults $7, under 21 $5. Contact gods@godsdance.org website: http://godsdance.org/

updated 24 February 2010 -- Thanks to Veronica

Gainesville Israeli Dance

Most Thursdays, B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 16 Blvd, 7-9:30pm, contact Ariela, 352-213-3863, anotzer@yahoo.com website: Gainesville Israeli Dance

updated 24 February 2010 -- Thanks to Veronica

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Jacksonville, FL

Contra Dance

There is a monthly contra dance in Jacksonville. See their web site http://www.DanceFlorida.com for date, time and location.

updated 12 June 2011 -- Thanks to Charlie

Scottish Country Dance

Meets most Thursdays at Mark Spivak's Dance Extension, 3740 San Jose Place, Jacksonville, Florida 32258 from 7-9PM. We request $3 to pay for the hall. Everyone is welcome to come and learn. You do not need a partner to attend. Please wear soft-soled shoes such as leather dance shoes, ghillies or ballet shoes. No street shoes are allowed in the dance room. For additional information contact: Anne Hueser e-mail: annehueser@comcast.net Ph: 321-302-4152 or 904-535-8868.

updated 24 February 2010 -- Thanks to Veronica

English Country Dance

Occasional English country dance for "experienced" dancers in Jacksonville, usually on the 4th Sunday at a private home.
Contact: Charlie Dyer 904-731-7058
chdyer@aya.yale.edu
website- http://www.danceflorida.org

updated 11 June 2014--Per Veronica

Jacksonville Israeli dance

Dance on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month 6-8pm at the Beth Israeli Messianic Congregation. 8669 Baypine Road, Jax FL 32256. Free.
Contact Paula Fleming floridaflemings@att.net

updated 11 June 2014--Per Veronica

Orange Park English Country Dance

Dancing the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Fridays on a sprung wood floor. Beginners welcome. Basic steps at 7pm, dancing 7:30-10pm. No charge. Bring a snack to share and clean-soled shoes to change into.
Contact Veronica Lane veronica@fladancegypsy.info or www.fladancegypsy.info.

updated 11 June 2014--Per Veronica

Orange Park Israeli dance

Dancing every Monday evening on a sprung wood floor. Beginners & intermediate 5:30-7:30 pm, advanced 7:30-9. No charge. Bring clean-soled shoes to change into.
Contact Veronica Lane veronica@fladancegypsy.info or www.fladancegypsy.info.

updated 11 June 2014--Per Veronica

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Margate, FL

International and Israeli

Groups meeting both Wednesday and Saturday. 1:00 to 3:30 both days. Does not meetin summer. Wednesday group starts after November. Saturday group starts after Labor Day. Contact Ira Weisburd, 561-393-8895

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Melbourne, FL

South Brevard International Dancers

Meet every Friday on the wooden floor in the Historic Community House at 6200 Hall Road in Melbourne Village. Directions: New Haven Ave (192) from I-95 or U.S. 1 to Dayton Blvd (near the Home Depot). North on Dayton to Hall Road which is marked with a sign "Historic Site Community House". East on Hall Road to the white building which looks like an old barracks. Time 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Teaching from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. For more information call John Daly at 321-482-6818 or Jean Murray at 321-506-7918.

24 February 2010

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Scottish Country Dance

The Brevard Scottish Country Dancers dance on Mondays from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm on the wooden floor in the Historic Community House at 6200 Hall Road in Melbourne Village. Directions: New Haven Ave (192) from I-95 or U.S. 1 to Dayton Blvd (near the Home Depot). North on Dayton to Hall Road which is marked with a sign "Historic Site Community House". East on Hall Road to the white building which looks like an old barracks. Everyone is welcome and no partner is needed. Call Catie Condran Geist at 321-427-3587 (catiegeist@att.net) for more information.

updated 24 February 2010

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English Country Dancing

The English Country Dancers meet on Tuesdays from 6:00-9:00 pm on the wooden floor in the Historic Community House at 6200 Hall Road in Melbourne Village. Directions: New Haven Ave (192) from I-95 or U.S. 1 to Dayton Blvd (near the Home Depot). North on Dayton to Hall Road which is marked with a sign "Historic Site Community House". East on Hall Road to the white building which looks like an old barracks. Call Catie Condran Geist 321-427-3587 (catiegeist@att.net) for more information.

updated 14 July 2007

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Israeli Dance

Our dance sessions meet most Sunday afternoons with breaks around the holidays. Winter hours are intermediate classes from 1:30-2:30 PM and beginner classes from 2:30-3:30 PM. Summer hours are combined classes from 1:00-2:30 PM. We are located at 5995 North Wickham Road in Melbourne.

For more information, check out our website www.BrevardIsraeliDance.com or email us at Israelidance@me.com

updated 3 June 2010

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Miami, FL

Coconut Grove

Contradances are on most fourth Sundays at The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3285 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove, FL 33133 and on other Sundays at Tobacco Road restaurant, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33130. Dances at both locations begin at 7:00 and we do a walk-through for new dancers at 6:30 P.M. More information and listings for bands can be found at our web site: ContradanceMiami.com. Admission is $10:00, teens: 6:00, kids free. There is free parking at Tobacco Road (just let the attendant know you are there for the Contradance). Live music except for Second Sundays when we have a variety of electronic dance music suitable for Contradance but sometimes more experimental than traditional tunes.

Contact ContradanceMiami.com

updated 18 September 2012

South Suburbs

In Miami's south suburbs, you're welcome at the Palmetto Bay contradance monthly on the third Saturday at Perrine-Peters United Methodist Church, 18301 S. Dixie Hwy. (From Florida's Turnpike, leave at Exit 13 and go east 1.5 miles on Eureka Drive -- SW 184th Street). The evening starts with a covered-dish meal at 7 p.m. (bring something to share), then a beginner's lesson at 7:30 and the dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Suggested contribution $10, or for students, $5.

For other information, phone Liz at 786-242-0766

updated 18 October 2012

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Ocala, FL

Scottish Country Dance Lessons

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free. Kilts not required. ContactRick Swinn 352-347-2873 for location and information

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Orlando

International Folk Dance

The Orlando International Folk Dance Club meets in East Orlando at 9859 Berry Dease Road, on Wednesday evenings, 7:30 - 10:00 (September-June). For more information and directions, call Pat at 407-492-3006 or email henderp@hughes.net or Bobby at 407-808-9282 or email bobbyjq@hughes.net.

Updated 02 October 2016

Scottish Country Dance

Caledonian Scottish Country Dancers of Orlando.  Meets 2nd and 4th Thursday (September-May). 130 N. Magnolia Ave. Orlando.

Updated 19 November 2016

Israeli Folk Dance--Maitland

Mondays, at the JCC, 7:15 to 8 teaching, 8 to 10 requests. Contact Debbie Meitin 407-788-7277

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Naples, FL

International Folk and Israeli Dancing

Thursday mornings 10-11:30 at Fleischmann Community Center (1600 Fleischmann Blvd), Naples, FL. Opposite Coastland Mall. $5/session. Richard Eddy, leader. 703-303-4719 or richardteddy@gmail.com.

Added 02 January 2012

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Palm Beach, FL

No longer meets.

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Pembroke Pines

International/Israeli

Has moved to Plantation.

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Pensacola

Pensacola Scottish Country Dancing

Tuesday 7-9 p.m
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3626 West Jackson St, Pensacola
Contact: Richard Walker, 5642 Leesway Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32504, (850) 477-7136, rlwalker@granis.net
Sally Hall, 302 Camelia St, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561, (850) 932-3605, kilbarchan1@hotmail.com

Updated 12 March 2006

Pensacola International Folk Dancers

Sat (2/4) -- 7-9
Dance Unlimited, 211 West Cervantes, Pensacola
Contact: Georgeanna Presnell, 2938 Owen Bell Lane, Pensacola, FL 32507, (850) 492-3956, prsnlassc@aol.com

Updated 12 March 2006

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Plantation

International/Israeli

Meet at Lauderdale West Condo
One day per month

Nov  8, 1999Dec  6, 1999Jan 10, 2000Feb  7, 2000Mar  6, 2000Apr  3, 2000May  1, 2000.

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Charge: $2.00
Directions: University Drive north, Turn left into Cleary Blvd. (past Broward Blvd.). Turn right into Lauderdale West Drive. Continue to Clubhouse on left. Rm 113
Contact: Vivian Halpern (Co-ordinator) 954-473-6161
Leader: Jeanne Zeldin 561-641-9203
Thanks to our co-ordinator emeritus, Elaine Hendricks.

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St. Cloud, FL

English Country Dance

Second Saturdays every month all year round from 2-5PM at the St. Cloud Senior Center, 3101 - 17th Street, St. Cloud, $5, live music. Hosts the annual Mayfair Ball--afternoon Tea Dance from 1-4PM and evening Mayfair Ball from 7-10PM. Contact Catie Geist 321-427-3587 or write to catiegeist@att.net

updated 10 March 2013

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Sarasota, FL

Grapevine International Folk Dancers

Bayfront Community Center, 801 N. Tamiami Trail., Sarasota, FL. on Wednesday. Instruction from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Requests from 8:00 to 9:30 pm. No partner or experience required. Contact 941-923-2431 or visit our website.

Updated 16 February 2016

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Sarasota Scottish Country Dancers

Bayfront Community Center (formerly Adult Recreation Center), 801 N. Tamiami Trail., Sarasota, FL.(behind the Municipal Auditorium across from the Florida West Coast Symphony) Thursday 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Beginners Welcome. Fee: $3.50. Contact Nancy Hendershot at 941-474-4882 or Michael Durning at 941-755-5770. Or visit our website

Updated 21 September 2009

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Tallahassee, FL

International

Regrettably the International group in Tallahassee has stopped meeting. However, Pat Pieratte remains available as a contact point. She may be reached at 850-878-1560.

Updated 25 January 2006

Middle Eastern

BELLYDANCE | LEVEL I

Level 1 covers basic movement vocabulary, Middle Eastern culture, and music. Wear comfortable workout attire. A small notebook and pen are suggested, but not required. Drop ins welcome.

TIME & LOCATION
Monday • 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Thursday • 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Prophecy School of the Arts
1369 E. Lafayette Street
Tallahassee, FL
contact number: (850) 445-7462
$10 per student per class, 

For more information visit arabianflair.com

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Tampa, FL

International

Fridays, 7 to 9pm, at Kate Jackson Recreation Ctr, 821 S Rome, Tampa, free Contact Andy Pollock, 813-882-4472 Terry 813-234-1231 (tabrahams@tampabay.rr.com) or Judith 813-254-3359 (judithbaizan@verizon.net

Updated 11 November 2014

Scandinavian

Wednesdays, 7 to 9pm, at Kate Jackson Recreation Ctr; 821 S Rome, Tampa, $3.00 Check before coming. Judith Baizan 813-254-3359 or judithbaizan@verizon.net

Updated 27 August 2012

Israeli

Location Beth Am Synagogue, 2030 W. Fletcher, Tampa. Tuesday 7:00 to 10:00 pm Fee $2.00. Call Andi at 813-985-5611 or Terry at 813-234-1231 before coming.

Updated 2 October 2009

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Titusville, FL

Easy International

Location Brevard Senior Center, Lane Ave. Thursday 2:30 to 4:30 pm. Do not meet on holidays or during the summer. Contact Onie Senyk, 321-636-2209

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Scottish Country

Location Whispering Hills, Lane Ave. Friday 7:00 to 9:30 pm. Do not meet on holidays or during the summer.

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