Welcome to Tapestry Folkdance Center

Tapestry Folkdance Center creates opportunities for participation in the joys of dance and music from around the world. Our dances are:

  • Pay at the door: no pre-registration required (unless specified otherwise)
  • No experience necessary, beginners welcome!
  • No partner needed
  • Alcohol free
  • Family friendly
  • Accessible to those with disabilities

What’s New!

Road Construction Update: Reconstruction has begun on Minnehaha Avenue and parts of 38th Street. Both of our parking lots are accessible from the alley. See information on the Directions page.

Community Contra This Saturday

Photo Credit Pat O'Loughlin

Photo Credit Pat O’Loughlin

So what makes a Community Contra night extra special? Why, the community, of course! We will have a large and rockin’ band of community members bringing great energy and enthusiasm. We’ve got experienced and NEW Contra callers, building the capacity of our dance community to keep dancing far into the future. Join the fun, learn a new dance or two, and be sure to thank your fellow Contra Dance enthusiasts for trying their hand at calling and performing.

"Spicy Masala Chai"

“Spicy Masala Chai”

Spicy Masala Chai at the Minnesota Historical Society

Did you miss seeing “Spicy Masala Chai” at Fringe last year? You’ve got another chance to see this best-selling dance drama (featuring Tapestry’s own Bollywood teachers!) at the Minnesota Historical Society on May 1. Click on the link to order tickets.

Got a Love for All Things Folk?

On Friday, May 13 (8 to 10:30 pm) and Saturday, May 14 (7 to 10:30 pm), you’ll find an eclectic collection of folk-related items, textiles and clothing for sale. Many thanks to Laura Schneck, whose work hosting the Bizarre Bazaar benefits Tapestry folkdance programs.

“We are the Folk; these dances are for us” -Fer Horn

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