Related links

Groups and performers

All Girl Band – international folk dance orchestra (Boston, MA)
Always on Sunday International Folk Dance Group (Wethersfield, CT)
Amherst International Folk Dancing (Amherst, MA)
Beth Bahia Cohen – folk music from Greece, Turkey, East Europe, Middle East
Boston Lykeion Ellinidon – preserving Hellenic folklore and traditions
Boston Scottish Fiddle Club – teaching and performing Scottish music (Belmont, MA)
Cambridge Folk Orchestra – international folk dance orchestra (Boston, MA)
Childsplay – Fiddlers, Fiddles, and Fiddlemaker Bob Childs (Boston, MA)
Country Dance and Song Society – dances, music, and songs from English and North American traditions (Easthampton, MA)
Country Dance Society, Boston Centre – English and New England country dancing
Divi Zheni – Bulgarian Women’s Chorus and Orchestra (Boston, MA)
FAC Friday Dance – international folk dancing (Arlington, MA)
FAC Thursday Dance – experienced-level international folk dancing (Arlington, MA)
Framingham Folk Dancers – international folk dancing (Framingham, MA)
Gogofski – music from Macedonia and neighboring countries (Boston, MA)
Great Meadows Morris and Sword (Sudbury, MA)
Great Plain Squares – round and Western square dancing (Needham, MA)
Highland Dance Boston – performing traditional and contemporary dances of Scotland (Arlington, MA)
Hungarian Dancing in Boston – classes in improvisational couple dancing (Arlington, MA)
Kingston English Country Dance (South Kingstown, RI)
Krakowiak Polish Dancers of Boston – performing group
Libana – world music and dance from women's traditions
Little Sea Folk – Irish and Celtic music, culture, and history in Maine
Ludo Mlado – Bulgarian folk dance troupe (Boston, MA)
MIT Folk Dance Club – international, contra, and Israeli dancing (Cambridge, MA)
Mladost Folk Ensemble – international folk dance performers (Boston, MA)
Monday Contras: Dances at the Concord Scout House (Concord, MA)
Mostly Waltz for Boston – monthly Sunday afternoon couple dancing (Concord, MA)
Orkestar Banitsa – Balkan band (Greenfield, MA)
Pajdashi – Croatian folk band (Boston, MA)
Pinewoods Band – international folk dance orchestra
Rakiya – performing electric, very danceable Balkan Romani music (Boston, MA)
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Boston Branch
Sayat Nova Dance Company – preserving and promoting Armenian culture (Boston, MA)
Seacoast Set Dancers – Irish set dancing (Durham, NH)
Shining Moon – folk dance music from the Balkans and beyond (Boston, MA)
Sladka – folk dance music from the Balkans and beyond (Boston, MA)
Thursday Contras presented by NEFFA (Concord, MA)
Tom Pixton – musician
Tuesday Night Revival Balkan Dancing (Arlington, MA)
Village Harmony – choruses performing traditional and modern music (VT)
Zdravets, Boston’s Friendly Neighborhood Bulgarian Band (Newton, MA)
Zlatne Uste – Balkan Brass Band (NYC)
Zornitsa – Bulgarian men’s singing group (Boston, MA)


BCMFest – Boston Celtic Music Festival (Cambridge, MA)
DownEast Country Dance Festival (Topsham, ME)
The Flurry, a Festival of Traditional Dancing and Music (Saratoga Springs, NY)
Golden Festival – Zlatne Uste’s Balkan music festival (NYC)
Maritime Fiddle Festival (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia)
NEFFA – New England Folk Festival (location TBD)
Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival (Brattleboro, VT)
Ralph Page Dance Legacy Weekend (Durham, NH)

Dance and music camps

Acadia Trad Festival (Bar Harbor, ME)
American Fiddle Method’s Fiddle Pal Camp Massachusetts (Newton, MA)
Balkan Music and Dance Workshop (Rock Hill, NY)
Country Dance and Song Society camps (Plymouth, MA and Lyman, NH)
Country Dance Society, Boston Centre camps (Plymouth, MA)
FAC Boston Harbor Scottish Fiddle School (Boston, MA)
FAC Cape Breton Music and Dance Weekend at Pinewoods (Plymouth, MA)
FAC International Pinewoods Weekend and FolkDays (Plymouth, MA)
FAC Oktoberfest International Dance and Music Weekend (Fairlee, VT)
FAC/CDS-Boston Labor Day Weekend at Pinewoods (Plymouth, MA)
Fiddle Hell Massachusetts (Westford, MA)
Fiddleheads Acoustic JamCamp (Contoocook, NH)
International Folkdance Camp–New York (Hopewell Junction, NY)
Lavender Country and Folk Dancers camps (Woodstock, CT and Becket, MA)
Maine Fiddle Camp (Montville, ME)
Mainewoods Dance Camp (Fryeburg, ME)
New Mexico August Folk Dance Camp (Montezuma, NM)
Nordic Fiddles and Feet (Lyman, NH)
Northeast Heritage Music Camp (Starksboro, VT)
Pinewoods Camp, Inc. (Plymouth, MA)
Star Hampshire Traditional Music and Dance Weekend (Star Island, NH)
World Camp (Rock Hill, NY)

Calendar listings

Folk Dancing in New England – participatory folk dance series in New England
Folk Dancing ’Round Boston – participatory folk dancing within Route 495 (MA)
Israeli Dances – the global resource for Israeli dancing
The Dance Gypsy – traditional dancing throughout the US and Canada

Organization links

BIDA – Boston Intergenerational Dance Advocates
Boston Dance Alliance
Bulgarian-American Center Madara
Country Dance and Song Society
Country Dance Society, Boston Centre
DEFFA – Down East Friends of the Folk Arts (Maine and coastal NH)
East European Folklife Center
Global Arts Live
League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling
Massachusetts Cultural Council
National Folk Organization
NEFFA – New England Folk Festival Association
Revels – building tradition through music, dance, and drama
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Boston Branch

Other resources

Adapted Dances with Move ’n’ Mingle – videos of folk dances adapted for people with intellectual disabilities
Andrew Carnie’s Folk Dance Instructions – dance notes and videos online
Balkan Bazaar – clothing, books, and other ethnic treasures
Bourque-Moreau Associates – Yves Moreau and France Bourque-Moreau’s site
Fok Dance Federation of California – dance descriptions
Folk Dance Federation of California, South – dance notes, teacher bios
Hear the Music Play – reviews of musical instruments and gear
Israeli Dances - the global resource for Israeli dancing
Miami Valley Folk Dancers – dance instructions online; syllabus collection on CD for sale
MIT Songbook – lyrics and translations for over 100 classic folk dance songs (PDF)
Pinewoods International Collection - Tom Pixton’s book of scores for more than 400 folk dance tunes
Stockton Folk Dance Camp Syllabus – dance descriptions online
Stockton Folk Dance Camp Video Archives – dance videos on YouTube