Saanich International Folkdancers Association

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We are the
Saanich International Folkdancers Association, but you may call us SIFD.

Our purpose is to practice and teach international folk dancing as a social and fitness activity.

All levels of dancing are provided: beginners, intermediate and advanced. Come early for the easiest dances.

Many of the dances we teach do
not require a partner -- the dancers form lines, or circles.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the club's Executive has decided, following the guidance from the Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, to suspend indoor dancing. Click the "dancing in the park" link, on the left, for our current outdoor dance schedule.

The following information describes our normal activities.

We dance (almost) every Friday, starting at 7 PM, and ending at 9 PM.
Occasionally, we dance on Saturday, instead of Friday. See the
where we dance link on the left of this page for dates & location.

For 2021/2022, our fees are:

  • $5 drop-in, with "first time free" for newcomers;
  • $55 for the Fall Session (September through December 2021);
  • $55 for the Winter/Spring Session (January through June 2022);
  • or $110 for the full year.

Come and join us.

Bring soft-soled, tread-less shoes, to protect your knees/ankles and the dance-floor. Please "lug-a-mug".

Our social dance meets on Friday evenings -- indoors during the fall, winter, and spring, and outdoors, in Beacon Hill Park, from mid-June to mid-August.

Quarterly, we schedule additional dances on Saturday evenings, typically Spring, June, Hallowe'en, and Christmas.

Most years, we have a pre-New Year's Eve party, but we have it on December 30th -- not the 31st!

Please follow the links
on the left for more information.

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