Want A Great Calgary Dance Experience?

Are you looking for a Calgary dance experience that is fun and inexpensive?

Recreational folk dancing is great exercise, relaxing, educational and fun. It is one of those rare activities that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Over the past 25 years, Calgary Folkdance Fridays has been teaching traditional dances from around the world (and a few that aren’t).

Our traditional current selection consists of over 250 different dances taught by instructors who donate their time, expertise and enthusiasm for folk dancing.

Anyone can learn to folk dance. No special training is required; just wear comfortable non-floor marking shoes. You don’t even need to bring a partner. Come out for a night of dancing and meet a new group of friends.

Calgary Dance - folk dancers holding hands and dancing

Come to Our Open Houses!

  • We want everyone to experience the joy and community of folk dancing with our club.
  • So we are having Open Houses on the first Saturday of the month at the Unitarian Church. Everyone is welcome.
  • Address:  1703 1 St NW, Calgary, AB T2M 4P4
  • The time is 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • The Open Houses are free to all.

This is an opportunity to dip your toes in international folk dance FREE of charge in a beginner setting before making the commitment to Friday evenings. Travel the world without leaving home!

2024 Dates Include:

Saturday February 3, 7 pm to 9 pm

Saturday March 2, 7 pm to 9 pm

For confirmation of 2024 dates, please email us at blackcrow2000@gmail.com

Genci Kastrati/ Lee Otterholt Workshop

The workshop was a great success! Thank you for dancing with us.


  • Fall dancing is upon us. We start September 8, 2023. Our location is at Evergreen Spaces. See address below.
  • We will be having Open Houses/Dance Parties every month.
  • We also have Keener’s workshops for those dancers who want to dance more and dance more advanced dances.


Evergreen Community Spaces

1709 8 Ave NE
Calgary, AB
T2E 0S9

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Calgary folk dancers at Halloween

Time to Meet

Fridays: 7:00 until 9:00 p.m

Please bring non-marking shoes and a water bottle.

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Join us for international folk dancing on Friday nights from September until May. The first hour is devoted to warm-up and teaching new dances. This is followed by a request period.


Instructors include:

Instructors are members who take turns teaching dances. They teach one beginning level dance and one more advanced dance each night.

Calgary Dance Newcomers

Newcomers are welcome, no partner needed and the first night is free.

Membership is $20/year for a reduced dancing rate. Members can pay a semi-annual fee or a drop-in fee for subsequent evenings. Non-members pay a drop-in fee of $10.

Teens always welcome free of charge!

Join the fun and get some great aerobic exercise too!

Summer Dancing

We meet in the summer too. Please check here on the website for details.

Dance instructors

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For Further Information and Suggestions Call:

Cynthia Wannamaker email: blackcrow2000@gmail.com; phone:578-966-686

Webmaster Cathie Dunklee-Donnell email: ducktoes@gmail.com phone:403 483-0105

We’ll be sure to return your inquiry!

Dancing may be cancelled in extreme weather. To check whether dancing is running on a bad weather Friday, please call Ken (403-280-9225).