Recreational Dancing

Folk Dancing: What is it? Videos

What is it all about?

Folk Dancing is a recreational activity suitable for all ages and abilities. Our dances and music originate from traditional community gatherings in countries around the world. Because they reflect a variety of stories and celebrations, dances range from serene to exuberant.
Folk Dancing: What is it? Videos

What happens each evening?

After a short warm-up each evening, the group leader will teach a few dances step by step. The group then will practice additional dances as requested by members. Occasionally, guest folk dance instructors are invited to help us to expand our repertoire.

Let's Dance!

Join us in learning folk dances set to ethnic music from around the world in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Along the way, you will have fun, meet new people, be challenged, and get exercise without even realizing it. Beginners are welcome. If you can walk, you can dance! No partner or costume required. First night is Free! Then there is a $4 drop-in fee per evening or you can purchase an annual membership. Most weeks there are between 20 and 30 people in attendance.

Give it a try!

This is an activity for anyone interested in ethnic music and dances or anyone who wants a fun and interesting way to get exercise. Recreational folk dancing introduces people of all ages to music and dances from all over the world. It is great exercise and is so much fun. There are so many people who still don't know that this activity exists. Give it a try! Everyone welcome. No experience or partner necessary. Come out for a night of dancing and meet a new group of friends. There are folk dance clubs in Surrey, Burnaby, Vancouver, and beyond. Your first night of dancing is free; then there is a $4 drop-in fee, or you can purchase an annual membership. Most weeks there are between 20 and 30 people in attendance. See you on the dance floor!

Dance Demonstrations

Surrey International Folk Dancers are available for demonstrating and/or teaching in the community. Please contact us to arrange a dance demonstration at your local event. In the past we have entertained at festivals, schools, and seniors homes.

“Your group was just fantastic! So much fun. Thanks!”

“Thanks for your presentation. I thoroughly enjoyed all of it and hope you can all come again some time. I even danced the last one in my walker.”

Mission Statement

  • To promote the awareness and enjoyment of traditional dances from cultures around the world
  • To promote healthy living through exercise via the medium of dance
  • To promote the social interaction amongst people of different ethnic backgrounds
  • To foster community spirit through involvement in multi-cultural events
  • To provide community service and education through dance demonstrations
  • To provide similar and related services as determined by the membership
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