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The Humboldt Folk Dancers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation. The HFD are members of the California Folk Dance Federation.



May 6 - May Pole Party with special May Pole Band led by Guy Smith

Folk Dancing in Arcata


Fridays (except First Friday) 8:00 pm St. Alban's Church, 1675 Chester Avenue, Sunnybrae (Arcata), California.
7:30 to 8 p.m. "Early Bird Special" for dancers who want a challenge!
8-9 "Easy Dance Time" teaching and review!
9-10:30 Request Dancing: mix of easy to difficult

Dances for April: Daichovo and Made in Romania

The Humboldt Folk Dancers hold First Friday parties, special events and classes at the Redwood Raks World Dance Studio in the Creamery Building at 824 L Street in Arcata.

Shoshanna and Adam have made the Humboldt Folk Dancers a welcome part of the vibrant dance community that uses their studio. They help promote the variety of dance activities that happen at Redwood Raks and are encouraging all dancers to try all kinds of dance! (So check out the studio schedule and help welcome newcomers from other dance classes!) http://www.redwoodraks.com


The Humboldt Folk Dancers have announced a scholarship program for members of our community to be able to go to any number of folk dance and music camps in order to strengthen our folk activities.

Click on the PDF form here: HFD_Scholarship_Application.pdf
Click on the Word form here: HFD_Scholarship_Application.doc

Here are dates for some of the summer camps:

    Stockton 7/17 - 7/24/16 and 7/25 - 7/31/16 (2 identical weeks)

The East European Folklife Center

Much of our music comes from repertoire from the Balkans. Humboldt musicians have received training from virtuosic teachers at the East European Folklife Center's Balkan Music and Dance Workshops, which take place every summer at the Mendocino Woodlands in California and Iroquois Springs Camp in New York. We encourage membership and participation in these workshops. For complete information, go to http:www.eefc.org to find how you can support this wonderful organization!

We ask that attendees avoid perfumes and substances which may cause allergic reactions among the other dancers.

First Friday Live Music Parties

Each First Friday of the month (except January and July), we have a dance party with live music with local and guest musicians, including Chubritza, The Ethniks and others!

What kind of dances do we do?

Mainly, we enjoy dances from Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Japan. We welcome anyone who would like to teach us new dances!


Live Music

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Where do we meet?





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