Northwest Folkdancers Home Page

[Home] [News] [Benefits] [Join] [Dances & Classes] [Special Events Calendar] [Advertise] [Workshops] [Scholarships] [Youth Fund] [NFDI Contact] [NFDI Board] [Resources] [Links] [Start a New Club] [Archive]

Northwest Folk Dancers Incorporated

We are Northwest Folk Dancers Incorporated (NFDI), the "Where to Folk Dance" organization for the Pacific Northwest.

Our Newsletter:

The June issue is here! It features such articles as "The Hoolyeh Party," "Norsk Folkedans Stemne," "NFO Conference Report," "Polka Chicks in Concert," and Salt Spring Dance Festival Showcases Diversity," plus much more. Become part of the community; join today!

Articles in the May issue include the following: Dance on the Water: Thailand; About A Breeze in Bulgaria; Fabulous Folklife Fundraiser; Northwest Folklife Corner; Surprise Retirement Party; Skandia Folklife fundraiser features musical master!; and many more. Join today!

Special events:

The Northwest Folklife Festival has come and gone, and a fabulous time was had by all! The international dance was well attended; many thanks to bands Allspice and Opa Groupa for playing for it. Kudos to Diane Vadnais for teaching three dances on NFDI's behalf during the band changeovers. It was a fun dance! Visit the Folklife Web site for the schedule, and more information.

About us:
Northwest Folk Dancers Incorporated (NFDI) is a non-profit "umbrella" organization that promotes folk dancing and ethnic events. NFDI sponsors folk dance festivals and other folk events, provides dance descriptions and practice tapes at a nominal charge for NFDI members, and seeks new ways to promote all forms of ethnic dance.

NFDI publishes a monthly magazine, THE NORTHWEST FOLKDANCER, containing articles and advertisements of interest to the folk dance community. One of the most popular features of THE NORTHWEST FOLKDANCER magazine is the listings of regular dances and classes and a separate comprehensive calendar of special events. The magazine also contains club news, ethnic recipes, dance descriptions, CD reviews, and other information helpful for dancers, teachers of folk dance, and anyone interested in the food, dances, costumes, and history of other cultures.

NFDI also provides scholarships for adults who want to attend folk dance camps and who agree to teach the dances to other NFDI clubs, and youth scholarships for students (high school and college age) who want to participate in a dance camp but need assistance to do so.

NFDI was incorporated in January of 1956.

NFDI celebrated its 50th anniversary on April 1 and 2, 2006, with a folk dance festival in Seattle! The festival featured Cristian Florescu and Sonia Dion from Montreal teaching Romanian dances, Thea Huijgen teaching international folk dances, and the internationally acclaimed Mary Sherhart teaching Balkan singing. Check out our Photos page to get glimpses of the event.

If you would like to search the site for a specific term, please enter it in the box, then click the Search button.

    


Resources

 News!

 Join NFDI

 Where to Folk Dance in the Northwest

 How to Contact NFDI

 NFDI Board Members

 Teacher Training Workshops

 How to Start a Folk Dance Club

 NFDI Scholarships

 Resources: Teachers and Performance Groups

 Links to Related Sites

 NFDI Bylaws

 NFDI Youth Fund


  For more information, contact Kathy Bruni, Webmaster

Web connection provided by Seattle Community Network as listed in the SCN Arts Menu

Site last revised: 06/01/12

Copyright © 1999-2012 Northwest Folk Dancers Incorporated
Address comments and questions to: NFDI Webmaster

[Home] [News] [Benefits] [Join] [Dances & Classes] [Special Events Calendar] [Advertise] [Workshops] [Scholarships] [Youth Fund] [NFDI Contact] [NFDI Board] [Resources] [Links] [Start a New Club] [Archive]