International Folk Dance Resources

Folk, Line, and Social Dance

Fridays 1 - 2:40 pm, Stonestown YMCA

Beginner Bachata Basic Steps Tutorial Video

Bachata Isolations Video 

Carnavalito (Bolivia) Video & Description

Carnavalito Article

Chu Ku Wu (Taiwan) Description

 Electric Slide, Marcia Griffiths (USA, African American) Video

Electric Slide (3 variations) Video

Electric Slide (AKA "Elvira", Country Western Line Dance) Video

Ersko Kolo Video


More Repasseado Videos! Jeff Schneider is my long-time teaching assistant at CCSF. His Portuguese friend is a folk dancer, and he said that this dance is very traditional in the North of Portugal in the region of Trás-os-Montes. He sent these links for videos and music.

Savila Se Bela Loza (Serbia) Video

Shto Mi E Milo (Macedonia/Bulgaria) Video

Waltz - Oktoberfest Folk Waltz Austria House Video

Waltz History Interesting article; sadly lots of type-o's.

Zemer Atik (Israel) Video

Places to Go Folk Dancing

Changs Folk Dancers 

Holding hands since 1938! For folks of all ages and families of all kinds. Casual, recreational dance group. Founded by Song Chang. 

Fridays, 7-10 pm at the Miraloma Park Improvement Club Clubhouse, 350 O’Shaughnessy Blvd in San Francisco. Teaching included on first two Fridays of each month. Family night is 4th Friday of the month. $6 members, $8 non-members. Masks optional.

Folk Dance Federation of California (

Dance notes, where to dance (ongoing clubs and festivals), archives, dance videos and notes, Let's Dance Magazine.

Stockton Folk Dance Camp

Folk Dances Taught via Zoom, 2020-2021

Dances taught in CCSF Folk Dance classes, adapted for solo beginner dancers. We can dance at home during the pandemic!

Folk Dances Taught at CCSF, previous years


World Music Network: Guide to World Music

An extensive and well-done list of articles about music from around the world, often with music and dance videos, and always an invitation to purchase a Rough Guide music subscription or album.

Jacob's Pillow Archives

Discover the rich history of Jacob’s Pillow through an extensive online collection of photographs and festival programs. Search our entire collection of moving images, books, correspondence, and other materials to learn more about past performances and artists.

Dance: Library of Congress, American Folklife Center

Article on the history and multicultural heritage of folk dance in the USA. Links to artifacts.

Folk Dance Musings

Andrew Carnie's folk dance instructions. Includes notes and video collections of each dance.

Special thanks to all of the teaching assistants who have helped me over the years!