Welcome to Folk Dance Canberra

Welcome Photo


"25 years of Fostering International Folk Dance for Fun and Fitness"

FDC prides itself on teaching dances from around the world, whilst promoting physical fitness and emotional well-being in a social setting.

FDC's aims are to:

- promote the development of folk dancing in Canberra and the surrounding region; and

- encourage the professional development of teachers of folk dance.

Canberra World Dance Workshops with André van de Plas

André van de Plas is a professional world dance teacher from the Netherlands. For more than 30 years he has taught and choreographed international dance in the Netherlands and overseas. He currently teaches at the largest world dance society in Holland and has also been the Artistic Director of their performance group winning many prizes at both national and international festivals. André believes that the process of learning to dance should be fun at all levels, at all times, for everyone.

Workshop Program (21 – 23 July)

World Dance Classes for Young People

FDC Children's Class

World folk dance classes give children a taste of cultural traditions through the joy of dancing together. The classes improve fitness and co-ordination in a relaxed atmosphere with no competitions or dress-code. 

When: Fridays: 4 to 7 years, 4:15pm - 5:00pm and 8 years +, 5:15pm - 6:00pm (during school term)

Enquiries: 0420 524 412 (Rebecca)

Cost: $8 per class (discount for term payment)

Beginners World Dance Class

Beginners Class Photo


Thursday nights, 7.30 – 8.30 pm

Learn the Gypsy Polka, Russian ‘Ya Da Kalinushku’, Peruvian ‘Chilili’, Albanian ‘Valle Pogonishte’, Turkish ‘Hastayim’, Romanian ‘Sarba de la Eninsala’ and many more wonderful dances to inspiring music from countries around the world. No partner necessary. All welcome. Bookings and enquiries: 0420 524 412 (Rebecca)

Greek Dance

The Band in Full Swing

OPA - Greek Dance with Live Music!
What a treat to have three local musicians play for us on a sunny spring afternoon in November! Singing and playing the bouzouki and piano accordion, the band provided us with great music to dance the Zorba, Hassapikos, Syrtos, Kalamatianos and many more Greek dances. Keep watch for more live music events.
The band in full swing

Why What WE Do Matters

Pazardzhik Clock Tower


It has now been 1 year and 8 months since I joined the Monday class of FDC Hackett.

This has been a profoundly uplifting experience, and I feel the need to express why what we do matters to me.

By Katerina Kormusheva

The wooden clock tower of Pazardzhik in the old posters.