Welcome to Folk Dance Canberra

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"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.

COVID-19 Response

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From the first week of June 2020, the ACT Government COVID-19 restrictions have been relaxed to the point that indoor dance classes of up to twenty participants plus instructors are permitted. Therefore FDC will resume restricted classes at our regular class times. However, to ensure that numbers remain within those prescribed, all classes must be booked in advance. FIrst choice of places will be offered to regular pre-COVID-19 class attendees. Please use the 'Contact' page to get in touch if you'd like to attend.

Beginners World Dance Class

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Wednesday nights, 7.30 – 9.00 pm (starting 5 February 2020)

Learn the Gypsy Polka, Russian ‘Troika’, Peruvian ‘Chilili’, Albanian ‘Valle Pogonishte’, Turkish ‘Hastayim’, Romanian ‘Sarba de la Eninsala’ and many more wonderful dances to inspiring music from countries around the world. Folk Dance Canberra is a community club promoting fitness and well-being through world dance. No partner necessary. All welcome. 

Bookings and enquiries: 6286 6401 (Lesley)

Cost: $10.50 per class (discount for term payment)

Why What WE Do Matters

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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.