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Webster's definition of folk dance includes
  • A traditional dance originating among the common people of a nation or region.
  • The music accompanying a folk dance.
  • A social gathering at which folk dances are performed.
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La Compagnie Folklorique Fanny Thibout - Belgium. Traditional (18th and 19th century) folk dances, songs, games and music. Includes information about the dances and the costumes, and a list of events. [Dutch/English/French/Walloon]. Mundo Etnico Foundation - Dutch non-profit organization which promotes dance cultures from the South Pacific, by means of seminars, book publications and CDs with music of many Polynesian islands. [English/Dutch] Dansglädje - Swedish traditional social dancing in the Stockholm region. Includes dance calendar, event reports, dance techniques, and dance descriptions with video clips. [English/Swedish]. Lloyd Shaw Foundation - The foundation seeks to preserve and foster square dancing, contra dancing, round dances, mixers and quadrilles, folk dances of the American people. Lous Tchancayres - Dance group from Mont de Marsan (Landes, France) that perpetuates the local traditional dances, both with and without stilts. Site contains background about the use of stilts in the area. Tal-Kin-Jeri Dance Group - South Australian dance group researches and performs traditional dance and story of the Ngarrindjeri people by dance and totem.[May not work in all browsers]. Northwest Folklife - A multi-cultural arts organization dedicated to serving the ethnic, traditional, and folk arts communities of the Northwest US. Tapestry Folkdance Center - Offers opportunities for the general public to experience the joys of dance and music throughout the world on the folk dance floor. Dancing for Busy People - Square dances, mixers, contra dances, line dances, books, articles and references for dance and recreation leaders, school teachers, college professors, church activities directors, and camp leaders. NEFFA LinkFest: Folk Dancing - A directory of folk dancing pages The Dance Gypsy - Calendar/newsletter for the New England dance community. Subscription information, a list of dances organized by type, state and related links. San Antonio Folk Dancers - Non-profit organization in Texas. Contains basic information for interested people and some links to other folk dance related sites. Nyfte - National Youth Folklore Troupe of England. Members are aged between 10 and 18. Dancing the Web - Details of events and venues for folk dancing in Australia and Colorado, USA. Collage Dance Ensemble - Professional company, based in USA, offering traditional choreographies and more modern interpretations of folk dance. Includes aims, history, details of the repertory, director, artistes and shows, press reviews and contact information. Volkdansvereniging NVS - Society promoting English, Scottish, Irish and American dance activities at local and national level in the Netherlands. Includes profile, directory, events, photo-gallery, CD and teachers list, and membership information. [English/Dutch]. Turun Kansantanssin Ystävät ry - Brief details of the annual festival of the Turku Folklore Association in Finland. Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama - Panamanian cultural, educational, and entertainment organization offering dance tours. Includes dancer biographies, past and future performances, reviews, articles on culture, image galleries, video clips and contact details. Nordic Fiddles & Feet - Annual week long Swedish and Norwegian music and dance dance festival Virginia, USA. Includes schedules, profiles of instructors, image galleries, and registration information. Scandia D.C. - Recreational and performance group promoting Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Swedish and Norwegian music and dance in Washington D.C., USA. Includes meetings and events calendar, and repertoire. Folklorama - Annual two week multicultural extravaganza, held by the Folk Arts Council of Winnipeg. Nusantara - Performing arts company based in the UK, specialising in South East Asian dance, music, and drama styles, particularly Indonesia, Malaya, and Thailand, offering workshops and school programs. Gruppo Folcloristico Agilla e Trasimeno - Folk group in Perugia, Italy performing dances and songs from Italy. With pictures, videos and calendar of events. Kababayang Pilipino - Filipino cultural performing arts group in British Columbia, Canada. Includes profile, repertoire, audio and video clips, image gallery, news, events, booking information, forum and contact details. Eastbourne International Folkdance Festival - UK. Annual festival offering recreational English and American country dance together with International workshops. Includes programme with list of performers and booking details. Dancilla - Database of folk dances from the world, containing videos, audio and information about dances. Search facility. Royal Days International Folk Dance Festival - Held annually in Szekesfehervar, Hungary. Lotus Arts & Dance - Multicultural dance association in New York, offering lessons, workshops and performances of traditional ethnic forms of dance and music. Bolivia Mia - Internationally recognised group of folkloric Latin performers who enjoy entertaining the public with Bolivian Culture in Sydney. With news and media. Stoughton Norwegian Dancers - Performing high school group in Wisconsin, United States. Includes profile, history, schedule of performances and image galleries. Northern California Spelmanslag - Scandinavian music and dance organisation, with information on events, cassette tapes and tune transcriptions. Everest Nepal Cultural Group - Aims to conserve and develop Nepalese cultural heritage. Includes profile and notes on authentic traditional dances. Tilleuls à danser - Trees for dancing, love and life. With a history of the concept and its symbolism, and a catalogue of European dance lime trees with pictures. [French / German / English / Dutch / Russian] DanceMasters - Dance seminars and private dance instruction for beginner through intermediate levels. Highlighting types of dances offered and photos. Les Panards Dansants - French and Breton traditional music and dance in Leeds, UK. Includes lyric collection, information on dances and details of meetings, workshops, venues, and events. Nordiska Folkdancers - Scandinavian performance group from Seattle,USA. Includes history, photograph galleies of events and of regional costumes from Scandinavian countries. Lahing Kayumanggi - Cultural group based in London, UK, performing traditional folk dances and songs of the Philippines. Includes profile, information on regional dances and Philippines history, image galleries, and contact information.
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