** NO DANCING TONIGHT (2/25) - weather has caused us to cancel. Hope to see you next week 3/4/2015 **
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.
SAVE THE DATE-April 17-19, 2015
Friday evening through Sunday noon
Spring ORFD Workshop Weekend
Erik Bendix is going to teach International Folk Dances at the Square Dance Center in Knoxville.
Click here for the flyer with all the details.
Longtime Oak Ridge International Folk Dancer, Charlie Klabunde, passed away February 7th.
We will miss him.
His obituary is here.
Paul Taylor Will Teach French Folk Dance to Alliance Francaise members, Sunday October 18th, 3-5 p.m.
We’ll meet at Hector’s Party and Event Center, 107 Kingston Street, Lenoir City from 3-5 p.m. and enjoy French folk dance. Oak Ridge folk dance members are invited to attend.
We had a lot of fun with Jeremy Childs on November 19, 2014 -doing a wide variety of dances. Some photos follow:
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)
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 Maypole photos are on FACEBOOK. 2013 photos are below.