Syracuse International Folk Dancers

Syracuse, New York


Beginner Class Info - See Below!

Come join a fun and welcoming social dance group.
The majority of our dances do not require a partner!

Circle Chilili Lines
Costumes Group Couple

We had lots of fun at our International Day of Dance party.

*** Special Announcement! Beginner Classes! ***

Introductory Ethnic Dance Classes starting February 5th!
A four-week introductory class will run Thursdays from February 5th to February 26th from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. You will learn dances from a wide variety of countries, such as Greece, Israel, Bulgaria, Wales, Romania, Turkey, Hungary, and more.

Most dances are non-partner so it's easy for everyone to join in. The cost is $40 for four weeks. A student discount is available.
(All proceeds from the class are donated to the First UU Church)

The class is located at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 109 Waring Rd. (Corner of Nottingham Rd.), Syracuse, NY. For more information or to register for the class, call Karen & Bill at 475-8515 or Carmen at 632-4992. Or e-mail

To print a Dance Class flyer in PDF format, Click Here.
(Requires Acrobat Reader, available as a free download here.)

*** Fun Stuff ***

Check out our new Periodic Table of Dances!
Thanks to our resident dancing chemistry professor :)


Take a look at our Scandinavian dance group "Scandia" at one of their performances.

Information about SIFD

Thursdays from 8:00 - 10:00 pm, except major holidays.
Generally 8:00 - 9:00 is dance and teaching, 9:00 - 10:00 is request dancing.
$5.00 fee ($2.00 for students.) First two nights free!

First Unitarian Universalist Church
109 Waring Rd. (Corner of Nottingham Rd.)
Syracuse, NY 13224

Circle, line, and couple dances from around the world, especially Eastern Europe, The Balkans, Israel, Scandinavia, Greece, Russia and The British Isles.

Anyone looking for the fun of a dancing challenge with a friendly group of people!

To enjoy the beautiful music
To learn a wide range of styles of dance
To socialize with other people who love to dance
And you can have a great time while getting exercise!

Come join us!

Links to other Syracuse and regional dances

Syracuse Country Dancers (Contra & English Country)
Syracuse Swing Dance Society
Roberson Folk Dancers (Binghamton)
Dancing Around Western New York
Dance Tymes Calendar (For Ithaca and Central New York)
Erie Canal Cloggers
Bassett Street Hounds (Morris)

Other related links

The Dance Gypsy
Hudson-Mohawk Traditional Dances, Inc. (Dance Flurry)
International Folk Dancers of Ottawa (Check out their World Wide Folk Dance Links)
Mainewoods Dance Camp
NEFFA (Check out their LinkFest)

How to contact us

For more information about the Syracuse International Folk Dancers, please contact:
Patty (315) 471-6399
Carmen (315) 632-4992
Keith (315) 487-8806
or e-mail:

Last update: January 4, 2015