Local and regional dance information compiled by the Recreational Folkdancers of Columbus, Ohio
March 24-26, 2017 Pigtown Fling Contra Dance Weekend in Cincinnati
Friday, Saturday Music by Latter Day Lizards & Mulberry Street; calling by Darlene Underwood & Bradley Smith
& Sunday Information and registration flier available here
     
March 25, 2017 Balkan Night
Saturday Dance party in Worthington, OH; teaching 7:30-8:00
7:30 - 10:30 pm www.robertsnider.com/BalkanNight
     
March 27, 2017 Monthly Scandinavian Dancing at Clinton Heights Lutheran Church
Monday Folk Dances from Sweden & Norway for beginning & intermediate dancers
8:00-10:00 pm Info at ScandiDanceColumbus.org
     
April 9, 2017 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 14, 2017 Veselba plays for folk dancing at Bowling Green State University
Friday Live Balkan music, Memorial Hall Lobby on the BGSU campus
7:00 - 9:00 pm E-mail Linore at BGSU IFD for details
     
April 22, 2017 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
     
April 24, 2017 Monthly Scandinavian Dancing at Clinton Heights Lutheran Church
Monday Folk Dances from Sweden & Norway for beginning & intermediate dancers
8:00-10:00 pm Info at ScandiDanceColumbus.org
     
April 29, 2017 Waltz Workshop & Dance at Clinton Heights Lutheran Church
Saturday Afternoon waltz workshop & evening dance with Margaret Goodman
7:30 - 10:30 pm Check the Columbus contra dance schedule; afternoon time not yet listed
     
May 6-7, 2017 21st Annual Central Ohio Folk Festival
Saturday & Sunday Lots of music & some folk dancing at Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park, Galloway OH
Here's the website with the details.
     
May 7, 2017 Columbus Spring Israeli Dance Shindig
Sunday OSU Hillel - Dancing, Dancing & More Dancing
12:00 noon - 6:00 pm Check Hillel's Facebook page for information (requires login)
     
May 13, 2017 Spring Kolo Party with performances by Živio & Jr. Živio
Saturday Dance party with live music by Orkestar Pobeda of Pittsburgh, at the Czech Club in Dayton
Dayton, OH More details to come on the Dayton South Slavic Club website
     
May 14, 2017 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
     
May 19-21, 2017 A World A'Fair - Dayton's 44th International Festival
Friday, Saturday Three days of food, dancing, music, costumes, and cultural exhibits
& Sunday The World A'Fair website
     
May 20-21, 2017 Mayapple Stomp Contra Dance
Saturday & Sunday Workshops, potluck dinner, dance 'til the music runs out; camp overnight & stay for Sunday breakfast
Lake Logan, OH More information here
     
May 27-28, 2017 Columbus Asian Festival
Saturday & Sunday Dance, music, cultural exhibits, food, games, etc. from all over Asia
Franklin Park Weekend schedule will be posted here
     
June 9-11, 2017 Columbus Arts Festival on the Downtown Riverfront
Friday, Saturday Keep an eye out for the entertainment schedule to be posted in May
& Sunday Performance schedule will be here
     
June 23-25, 2017 ComFest in Goodale Park; check the Live Arts Stage for dancing
Friday, Saturday Entertainment applications due March 17
& Sunday More information on the ComFest website
     
July 14-16, 2017 River Rendezvous
Friday, Saturday A contra dance weekend in "canal town" Coshocton, OH - in a beautiful 1920s dance pavilion!
& Sunday Details and registration info to come on the River Rendezvous website
     
September 1-4, 2017 45th Annual Columbus Greek Festival
Friday, Saturday, Dance, music, food, art and more at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Sunday, Monday Greek Festival website
     
September 9, 2017 Mixed Bag Coming-of-Age Party at Clinton Heights Lutheran Church
Saturday Michigan-based trio Veselba helps Mixed Bag celebrate 21 years of making folk dance music
time TBA More information to come
     
September 30, 2017 Dayton Fall Kolo Party 
Saturday Dance party with live music by Sviraj (Steelton/Pittsburgh) at the Czech Club in Dayton
7:00 pm - midnight More information TBA on the South Slavic Club website
     
October 7, 2017 Lado Croatian National Folk Dance Ensemble in Cleveland
Saturday "38 dancers & singers, 14 musicians and over 1000 costumes," at the Ohio Theatre on PlayhouseSquare
8:00 pm Ticket information here