Thursday, December 1, 2011


December 2011: Don't miss out on the fun!
Dance Now, Laugh, Live Smarter!
Teaching December 2 & 9 starting at 8
Family Night December 16 from 7 to 8:30 with Festive dance afterwards followed by potluck snacks at the end!

Family Folk Dance - 3rd Friday

Updated 7/15/18

Are you part of a family? Do you ever dance together in your kitchen when you hear good music on the radio?

Family Folkdance Night

for families of all kinds

Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month! We'll learn simple dances from around the world, hear beautiful music, eat tasty snacks, and enjoy the company of dancing friends of all ages. Bring your kids (babies welcome too), parents, grandparents, adopted aunties, etc. Wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes festive or casual, it's up to you. No prior dance experience necessary.

Day: Ever3rd Friday night Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m. (7:30-8:30 during the school year due to orchestra rehearsals)
Place: Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church: 31st Ave. at Clement; enter on 31st Ave. side
Suggested Donation: Sliding scale $5-10 per family
Church is near the 1 and 38 bus lines
For more info: (415) 310-3217

Changs International Folk Dancers is the longest continuously operating folkdance club in the United States. The club meets the 1st four Fridays of each month.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Dancing to Live Music Is the BEST!

We were lucky to have Vecernica play for us for our annual St. Patrick's Day Party. It was totally festive. We'll post more pictures in a bit, but first, here's a video of kids and adults dancing Alunelul to live music.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Family Folk Dance Night - New Schedule!

Big News!

The club voted last night to combine Family Folk Dance Night (FFN) with Party Night, held on the third Friday of each month. This breaks the more than 5-year tradition of FFN happening on 4th Fridays, and allows for a more festive atmosphere for all. Starting on February 18, we'll meet to dance at 7, and the party will begin around 8:15.

4th Fridays will now become Beginners' Nights, with members of the club rotating to teach simple dances and encourage newcomers to develop their confidence for dancing with us on other Fridays, too. This will begin with Friday, February 25th. The evening will begin at 8 pm.

Other aspects of our schedule remain the same. Join us!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Derek MacCormack in Memoriam

We lost a friend and fellow dancer when Derek passed away recently. He was such a wonderful addition to the club! We will miss him dearly!

The obituary read:
Joseph Derek MacCormack April 3, 1932 - January 16, 2011 J. Derek MacCormack was born in Dublin Ireland. He worked in the printing trade in Dublin, London and California for 43 years. Married to Janet Zocchi in 1966. After retirement he earned a BA in Anthropology from S.F. State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude, member of PHI Beta Kappa. Derek loved hiking on Mt. Tamalpais, backpacking in the Sierras and folk dancing. He was a member of the S.F. Nature Friends and Chang's International Folk Dancing. Derek is survived by his wife Janet MacCormack and nieces and nephews in England and Ireland. Memorial Services to be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

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