Our Mission

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

Creating opportunities for particpating in the joys of dance and music from around the world.

Creating opportunities for particpating in the joys of dance and music from around the world.

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Call of the Loon 2014 Video PDF Print E-mail
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Check out the fun and energy of Tapestry Folkdance Center's annual Call of the Loon Contra Dance Weekend as captured by the camera work of Alexander Zoltai of www.alexzoltai.blogspot.com! 

Tapestry: A Place for Our Soles PDF Print E-mail
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Check out our new video about how our wonderful building came to be! It was made in honor of our 30th anniversary and our mortgage campaign (which ended June 30th.) Check it out!

New "Summer Sampler" Beginning International Dance PDF Print E-mail
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International Folkdance Summer Sampler


Fridays: July 11 – August 29, 6:30-7:30pm

Tapestry Folkdance Center

3748 Minnehaha Ave South, Minneapolis

Large Dance Studio

Cost: $5

Dance to live music:

Thursday September 18, 7:30pm

Black Dog Café, St. Paul


One: It's Fun! Two: It's Easy!!

Experience the magic of International Folkdance. Enjoy the camaraderie, spirit, and richness of dancing to folk music from around the world.

If you enjoy the dancing on Tuesday nights at the "Nine Nights of Music", join us for an 8-week beginner class where we will teach a sampler of fun and easy dances from countries ranging from the Middle East to Europe and from Asia to the Americas. At the end of the eight sessions, students will have the opportunity to use what we learned dancing to the live music of the award winning band Orkestar Bez Ime at the Black Dog Café in St. Paul.

Four teachers will share the teaching responsibilities in a fun and welcoming environment: Caren Grantz-Keljik, Terry McGibbon, Erin Walsh, and Gina Bonsignore. Most of the dances are performed in a line and do not require partners.

No previous dance experience is necessary and newcomers are free to come to any or all of the classes. 

For questions about the class, please contact Carole Wilson through the Tapestry office here

New Website for Tapestry Coming Soon! PDF Print E-mail
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We have partnered with local web designer Bob Schmitt of Laughing Waters Studio to help Martha Megarry, our Marketing and Technical Assistant, make a new site for Tapestry that will better meet your needs as dancers. Bob is a website designer, artist and a Longfellow resident who has helped many local Longfellow businesses with their website and logos. The biggest reason for this decision is we have heard from many dancers that they want to view the site easily on their phones. They also want more information on our calendar and want the site to look more attractive to new dancers. We are making a new site to meet these needs. Look for it later this summer!

Ballroom Dance Party PDF Print E-mail
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Date: Every 1st Sunday (and 3rd Sunday's starting in September!)

Time: 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Lesson: 6:00-7:00pm

Dance: 7:00-9:30pm

Cost: $10 general, $8 Tapestry members, $7 Students

Cost with live music: $12 general, $10 Tapestry members, $9 Students

(Lesson included in prices above)

Beginners welcome, no partner necessary. Come join the fun!


Come down to Tapestry and learn a different Ballroom style each month. Every 1st and 3rd Sunday will focus on one variety of Ballroom or Latin style including the foxtrot, cha- cha, salsa, waltz, American tango, west coast swing, east coast swing and the rumba. After the lesson there will be a dance to practice your new skills and to try other Ballroom styles.

Join us for the next dance party and lesson on August 3 featuring Night Club 2-Step with teacher Scott Anderson

New for Fall 2014: Two Ballroom Dances a month! 3rd Sundays include live music: 

Fall Schedule:

Sept. 7 - Kate and Gordon Bratt - Mambo I & II

Sept. 21 - LIVE MUSIC Cafe Accordion Orchestra, Kristina Lee - Mambo II

Oct. 5 - Shinya McHenry - Bolero I

Oct. 19 - LIVE MUSIC Tim Patrick and his Blue Eyes Band, Jay Larson, Rachel Damiani - Bolero I & II

Nov. 2 - Caroline Olson - West Coast Swing I

Nov. 16 - LIVE MUSIC Cafe Accordion Orchestra, Jennelle Donnay -- West Coast Swing II


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