About Us

What is The Society for International Folk Dancing?

We are a UK based voluntary, non-profit-making, non-political association of people who enjoy learning and dancing folk dances from many countries.

The aims of the Society are –

  • To preserve, make known and encourage the practice in the United Kingdom of Folk Dances
    from across the world, while respecting their traditional form
  • To promote the knowledge and practice of Folk Dances by means of classes, demonstrations,
    social activity, publications in all forms, the Internet and other suitable methods which may
    include a periodical.
  • To provide and encourage for the public benefit research into, and study of, the origin,
    development and traditional practice of Folk Dances
  • To encourage the performance, playing, collection of and research into Folk Dance Music with particular regard to traditional styles.

The Society for International Folk Dancing is a registered CIO in the UK – number 1189141

The Constitution, Standing Orders and Model Branch Rules are all available for download.  See the Documents option on the Menu.

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