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St. Louis Area - General Folk or Dance Sites

St. Louis FolkFire - A newsletter with announcements of folk / ethnic dance and music events.

KDHX - 88.1 FM - St. Louis Community Radio - Program listings; arts and concert calendars; other information.  See the station's Program Schedule page for a day-by-day schedule.  KDHX has many folk and ethnic programs; the international ones are shown in our Radio Programs listing.

Focal Point Traditional Arts Center - Presents folk concerts and provides a venue for dances, concerts, workshops, jam sessions etc.  Listings of concerts and other events.

Childgrove Country Dancers - Contra and square dance events; Kimmswick schedules; other contra / square dance sites.

Saint Louis Ballroom Dancers - Upcoming special events; classes; other dance sites.

Music Folk - A shop specializing in acoustic and folk instruments and accessories.

Missouri Folklore Society - Organized in 1906 "to encourage the collection, preservation and study of folklore . . . of all ethnic groups throughout the State of Missouri."

St. Louis Regional Arts Commission - To promote, encourage, and foster the arts and cultural institutions in St. Louis City and County; has provided support for many IFDA workshops and other special events.

Arts & Education Council of Greater St. Louis - Has also provided grants to the IFDA for sound equipment.


St. Louis Area - Ethnic Organizations

International Folklore Federation of Greater St. Louis (Steve Edison) - A comprehensive list of contacts for ethnic organizations in the St. Louis area.

Polish-American Cultural Society of Metropolitan St. Louis - Monthly newsletter; event calendar; language class information.

Kyklos (Hellenic Dancers of St. Louis) - Dean Bellos' ethnic Greek dance performing group at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church of St. Louis.  Includes references to other Greek dance groups, events, and web sites.

German Cultural Society in St. Louis - Information; dance activities; calendar of events; related links.


Nearby Areas (within 300 miles or so of St. Louis)

Folk Dance Council of Chicago - Up-to-date information on folk dancing in the Chicago area; groups listed by weekday and also keyed to a map.

International Folk Rhythms, Ltd. - Operating out of the Chicago area, owner Joan Amsterdam has been a regular attraction at IFDA workshops for many years as a dealer of recordings, books, costumes, and other folk-related items.  Also deals by mail order.

Balkanmusic.com - Guide to several ethnic Balkan orchestras and performers mostly in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas; links to other folk-dance ensembles and related organizations.

KCFolk Calendar - Kansas City area international folk dancing, contra dancing, and special events.  Lyrics and translations for some common folk-dance songs; other items of folkloric interest.

International Folk Dance in Lawrence, KS - Calendar; learning to folk dance; resources.

Topeka Folk Dancers - Basic information and map.  Also Bob Shapiro's Recreational Folk Dancing site which has notes on many folk dances and links to dance groups, dance information, and other resources.

Tulsa International Folk Dancers - Regular activities; special events; news on folk dancing in Tulsa, OK.

Oklahoma City International Folk Dancers - Basic information; other dancing in Oklahoma.

Indiana University International Folk Dancers (Bloomington, IN) - Schedule; lists of dances taught; links; other resources.

Indy Folk Dancers (Indianapolis, IN) - Schedule; pictures; other information.


Other Areas

Balkanarama (Mike Gordon) - Information on this Seattle-based Balkan band, directory to other bands, folklore and cultural links grouped by country, sheet music archive, instruments, jokes, etc.

East European Folklife Center (EEFC) - Producer of the Balkan summer workshops at Mendocino (CA) and Mt. Washington (MA); also maintains an E-mail list specializing in Balkan music and dance.

Tamburitza Association of America - Annual Tamburitza Extravaganza; Hall of Fame.

Folk Music, Dance, and Handicraft in Hungary (Táncház Egyesület or Dance House Guild of Budapest) - Has táncház directory and information on camps, festivals, music groups, etc.

Hungarian Folklore (Árpád Fábián Kovács, University of Maryland) - Essays on Hungarian folklore and heritage; lists of ensembles and events; also has a Hungarian Folklore E-mail list.