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 as occasionally, our schedule varies.
Watch us recently on Knoxville's local WBIR News.
UPCOMING LOCAL DANCE EVENTS TO CONSIDER
Thursday, November 17th, Bulgarika, a Bulgarian Folk Dance Ensemble, will perform at the International House on UT’s Campus
The Oak Ridge Folk Dancers are helping to sponsor this event. Bulgarika is made up of well-known singer, Donka Koleva, and her band. There will be Bulgarian folk dancing this evening to the live music of this touring group.
Octoberfest dancing for Oak Ridge Community Music Association
Sonia Dion and Cristian Florescu to teach ORFD Spring workshop, March 31st, April 1st and 2nd.
Sonia Dion and Cristian Florescu will be teaching at our workshop will be held at the Square Dance Center in Knoxville. Here is a web site about the teachers. http://www.soniacristian.net/ Stay tuned for details.
One-evening Bulgarian Folk Dance Workshop with Iliana Bozhanova teaching, October 12th
Iliana Bozhanova and her accordionist, Todor Yankov, traveling in the US this fall, visited us on Wednesday evening, October 12th, at the Claxton Community Center.
MOUNTAIN Playshop 2016 was GREAT!!!
Check it out at www.mountainplayshop.org.
It was held Sept. 23 – Sunday Sept. 25, at the scenic YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC.
Erik Bendix taught dances from Albania and the Kosovo region, Greece and Macedonia. Erik co-founded Mountain Playshop over thirty years ago, and has taught, choreographed, directed and performed dances from across the globe both in the US and internationally.
2016 Spring Workshop Weekend in April with Lee Otterholt - Some photos on this FACEBOOK page and more on this FACEBOOK page.
Lynne Attaway shared her aunt's extensive international folk dance costume collection with ORFD in September, 2015. Check it out 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 Maypole photos are on FACEBOOK. 2013 photos are below.
Longtime Oak Ridge International Folk Dancer, Charlie Klabunde, passed away February 7th. We will miss him.
Click here to see his obituary.
MAY 2016 WORKSHOP
Jeremy Child International Folk Dance workshop.
We had a potluck supper and fun evening with Contra leader Jeremy Child. See our photos on FACEBOOK.
2014 Workshop with Jeremy Child
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)