Local and regional dance information compiled by the Recreational Folkdancers of Columbus, Ohio
February 24, 2018 Jane Austen Ball in Wooster, OH
Saturday Susan English calling, music by Fourpence; preceded by afternoon workshops on Jane Austen-related topics
7:00-10:00 pm Find complete information here
     
February 24, 2018 Balkan Night
Saturday Dance party in Worthington, OH; teaching 7:30-8:00
7:30-10:30 pm www.robertsnider.com/BalkanNight
     
February 25, 2018 CDSS Lifetime Contribution Award Celebration for Bill Alkire in Wooster, OH
Sunday Invited callers will lead contras, squares, mixers, and English country dancing for all
2:00-5:00 pm More information and RSVP link here
     
March 2, 2018 Dayton Contra Dance at Solomon Pavilion in Kettering, OH
Friday Music by the Corndrinkers, caller Kathy Anderson
8:00-11:00 pm Find more info on the Dayton Contra Dance Parties website
     
March 5, 2018 Monthly Scandinavian Dancing at Clinton Heights Lutheran Church
Monday Folk Dances from Sweden & Norway for beginning & intermediate dancers; now first Mondays
8:00-10:00 pm Info at ScandiDanceColumbus.org
     
March 10, 2018 Columbus Folk Dancers' 65th Birthday Party at Clinton Heights Lutheran Church
Saturday Teaching session 2-5, dinner 5:30-7, international folk dance party with live music 7-10; free admission!
2-10 pm More information here
     
March 11, 2018 Irish Country Set Dancing in Columbus 
Sunday Irish "kitchen dancing" in 8 person squares - ALL are invited as singles/couples!
3:30-5:30 pm See their website for directions and contact info
     
March 23-25, 2018 Pigtown Fling Contra Dance Weekend in Cincinnati
Friday, Saturday Music by ContraForce & The Rosenthorns; calling by Bev Bernbaum & Kristen Planeaux
& Sunday Information and registration flier available here
     
March 24, 2018 Balkan Night
Saturday Dance party in Worthington, OH; teaching 7:30-8:00; live music by Mixed Bag
7:30-10:30 pm www.robertsnider.com/BalkanNight
     
April 2, 2018 Monthly Scandinavian Dancing at Clinton Heights Lutheran Church
Monday Folk Dances from Sweden & Norway for beginning & intermediate dancers; now first Mondays
8:00-10:00 pm Info at ScandiDanceColumbus.org
     
April 6, 2018 Dayton Contra Dance at Solomon Pavilion in Kettering, OH
Friday Music by Baba Yaga's Stew, caller TBD
8:00-11:00 pm Find more info on the Dayton Contra Dance Parties website
     
April 6-8, 2018 Dandelion Romp Contra Dance Weekend in Oberlin, Ohio
Friday, Saturday Bands & callers to be announced soon
& Sunday Information will be available here
     
April 7, 2018 Scottish Tea Dance with music by Columbus' Reeling Around
Saturday Hosted by Flying Ghillies at Michael Solomon Pavilion, Dayton
Time TBA More info will be posted here
     
April 8, 2018 Irish Country Set Dancing in Columbus 
Sunday Irish "kitchen dancing" in 8 person squares - ALL are invited as singles/couples!
3:30-5:30 pm See their website for directions and contact info
     
April 28, 2018 Balkan Night (last one until September)
Saturday Dance party in Worthington, OH; teaching 7:30-8:00
7:30-10:30 pm www.robertsnider.com/BalkanNight
     
May 4, 2018 Dayton Contra Dance at Solomon Pavilion in Kettering, OH
Friday Music by Jim's Red Pants, calling is Open Mic
8:00-11:00 pm Find more info on the Dayton Contra Dance Parties website
     
May 7, 2018 Monthly Scandinavian Dancing at Clinton Heights Lutheran Church
Monday Folk Dances from Sweden & Norway for beginning & intermediate dancers; now first Mondays
8:00-10:00 pm Info at ScandiDanceColumbus.org
     
May 5-6, 2018 22nd Annual Central Ohio Folk Festival
Saturday & Sunday Lots of music & some folk dancing at Highbanks Metro Park - New Location
Here's the website with the details.
     
May 18-20, 2018 A World A'Fair - Dayton's 45th International Festival
Friday, Saturday Three days of food, dancing, music, costumes, and cultural exhibits
& Sunday The World A'Fair website
     
June 4, 2018 Monthly Scandinavian Dancing at Clinton Heights Lutheran Church
Monday Folk Dances from Sweden & Norway for beginning & intermediate dancers; last session until September
8:00-10:00 pm Info at ScandiDanceColumbus.org
     
June 22-24, 2018 ComFest in Goodale Park; check the Live Arts Stage for dancing
Friday, Saturday Look for the Hillel dancers and contra dancing on Sunday afternoon
& Sunday Details to come on the ComFest website
     
July 20-22, 2018 River Rendezvous
Friday, Saturday A contra dance weekend in "canal town" Coshocton, OH - in a beautiful 1920s dance pavilion!
& Sunday Information and registration form here; early registration is advised
     
October 20-21, 2018 Columbus English Country Dance Weekend with Bare Necessities
Saturday & Sunday All English country dancing with caller Bruce Hamilton
Groveport, OH Information will be posted here when available
     
November 10-11, 2018 Folk Dance Workshop with Steve Kotansky
Saturday & Sunday Solomon Pavilion; sponsored by the Miami Valley Folk Dancers
Dayton, OH Information will be posted on the MVFD website