Welcome to Folk Dance Canberra

Welcome Photo


"25 years of Fostering International Folk Dance for Fun and Fitness"

FDC prides itself on teaching dances from around the world, whilst promoting physical fitness and emotional well-being in a social setting.

FDC's aims are to:

- promote the development of folk dancing in Canberra and the surrounding region; and

- encourage the professional development of teachers of folk dance.

Children's Classes

Children Folk Dancing
World dance classes give children a taste of cultural traditions through the joy of dancing together. Classes improve fitness, co-ordination and confidence in a relaxed, friendly and supportive way without competitions or dress-code.

2 to 4 years (with parent or carer), Thursdays 9.30 – 10:00am

4 to 6 years, Fridays 3:30 - 4:10pm

8 to 12 years, Fridays 4:20 - 5:00pm

WHEN (during school term):

COST: $8 per class (discount for siblings, carers free)

Teenage Classes

Teenage Dancers

FREE Teenage World Dance Classes

Learn folk dances from all over the world in a relaxed and friendly community. Taught by teenagers with adult supervision. No previous experience needed. Everyone is welcome.

Friday during school term, 5.15 – 6pm

Contact for further details: 0420 524 412

Beginners World Dance Classes

2020 Socially Distanced Dancing

Dancing to wonderful music from countries around the world!

Travel the world of exotic music and dance from the safety of Canberra. Suitable for all ages, and all levels of dance experience, Beginner classes offer a wonderful pathway into dance cultures across the globe. We are a unique and welcoming community providing physical and social well-being through world dance. No partner necessary (socially distanced Covid safe dancing). 

Why What WE Do Matters

Pazardzhik Clock Tower


It has now been 1 year and 8 months since I joined the Monday class of FDC Hackett.

This has been a profoundly uplifting experience, and I feel the need to express why what we do matters to me.

By Katerina Kormusheva

The wooden clock tower of Pazardzhik in the old posters.