In a contra dance, a leader known as a Caller teaches for 30 minutes before the dance begins. During this introductory “walk-through” period, participants learn the dance by walking through the steps and formations, following the caller’s instructions.
Discover heritage and dance roots! International folkdance teaches
ethnic dances from around the world, including Eastern Europe, Greece, Israel, Turkey, Armenia, Scandinavia, Brittany, East Asia and a little English Country.
English country dances are elegant social dances from the 17th and 18th Centuries that are danced to Baroque and Early Music. The first Sunday of the month includes live music by The Anytime English Players and starts an hour earlier for more dancing fun!
Bollywood is a freestyle dance form based on moves
found in popular Indian/Bollywood films. It’s energetic, lyrical and aerobic, modeled on classical and folk dance forms of India (Bhangra, Raas, Kathak, and Lavani), and influenced by Western hip hop.
A caller teaches dances from the British Isles and early America, including group circle and longways dances and singing games. All ages welcome! The focus is on simple, easy-to-learn dances everyone can enjoy. Live music every month. Breaks will feature snacks and kid-friendly activities. Join us!
Techno Contra is a high energy Contra dance to modern, techno music accompanied by special effects lighting. BYOE (Bring Your Own Ear plugs),
Glow necklaces provided (suggested donation).
Every 1st and 3rd Sunday Tapestry brings you a mix of Ballroom or Latin dance, including foxtrot, cha-cha, salsa, waltz, American tango, East and West Coast swing, rumba, bolero and more. the evening begins with an hour of less, then a dance to practice your new skills. 3rd Sunday Ballroom includes live music!
If you’ve ever wanted to explore the dances of other countries and cultures, but haven’t known where to start, the new Global Dance program at Tapestry Folkdance Center is for you. Experienced teachers will lead students through basic steps of dances from around the world, accompanied by exciting global music..
Line dancing is thriving worldwide, and not just with country music. Line dancing is great, low impact exercise for all ages. Beginning and intermediate lessons start the evening; a split floor during the dance accommodates both new and experienced dancers so everyone has fun.
The waltz is one of the world’s most popular couple dances. It is easily accessible for beginners and endlessly challenging for experienced dancers. The extensive canon of waltz music is extraordinarily beautiful and varied.
Tapestry provides space for a wide array of folk and other dance forms. Check out our rental partner programs to learn more about Morris dance, Scottish country dance, ballet, movement-based programs, West African dance, Zumba, and now, karate!
Is there a dance you’d like to see us offer that’s not currently on the menu? You can suggest a program or you can offer to lead a new dance program. Email to ask for information about new programming offerings at Tapestry.