We dance most Wednesday evenings from 7:30-10 at the Claxton Community Center. Check with the Taylors to be sure we are dancing if you don't come regularly. Our schedule varies.
Holiday Potluck Supper
We'll have a potluck supper at 6:30 on Wednesday Dec 2nd. Then we'll dance.
SAVE THE DATES
APRIL 1-3, 2015
ANNUAL ORFD Weekend Workshop
Featuring: Lee Otterholt
Wednesday, May 11, 2015
Jeremy Child International Folk Dance workshop.
We'll have a potluck supper at 6:30 on Wednesday, May 11th before our one-evening Jeremy Child international folk dance workshop. (See photos below from last year's event!)
We had a lot of fun with Jeremy Child on November 19, 2014.
The Flux (Diagonal reel, with contra corners)
Rozsa (Couple waltz, with the cuddle position)
The Weevil (7th Order progression, line of 4 facing line of 3)
Swedish Masquerade (March, Waltz, Polka for couples)
Spirit (Dirty Old Man dance)
Hanter Dro Klamm (from Brittany)
Carlotta’s Birthday (couple dance with swivels, box the gnat, and grand chain)
Longtime Oak Ridge International Folk Dancer, Charlie Klabunde, passed away February 7th.
We will miss him.
His obituary is here.
The Oak Ridge International Folk Dancers meet throughout the year on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 - 10 PM at the Claxton Community Center near Oak Ridge and Knoxville, Tennessee. Paul Taylor and other folk dancers in the group teach dances early in the evening starting at 7:30 PM; then we do request dancing until 10 PM. We have pot luck suppers and workshops on a regular basis. Call to verify schedule changes during holidays.
As we say here in East Tennessee "Y'all come!"
Visit us on FACEBOOK and see photos of us in action!
History: The group was started over fifty years ago when the city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee was first developed during World War II. Our dancers come from Oak Ridge, Knoxville and nearby towns. We welcome visitors to the area, fanatics, beginners and every level in between.
We do dances from the following countries and more: Romania, Bulgaria, England, Scotland, France, Hungary, Sweden, Norway, Ukraine, China, Israel, Germany, Ireland, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Russia, Mexico, Slovenia, Armenia, South Africa and Japan.
2014 SPRING WORKSHOP WEEKEND was a big success -APRIL 17-19 with Erik Bendix.
See our FACEBOOK page for photos.
Lynne Attaway shared her aunt's extensive international folk dance costume collection with ORFD in September, 2015. Check it out here!
2014 Maypole photos are on FACEBOOK. 2013 photos are below.