Welcome to the Oxford International Folk Dance Group. We are a small, informal group who love the folk dances of Europe (from Brittany to the Balkans) and beyond to Israel, Turkey and the former USSR. We also throw in a few dances from the Americas, the Far East and even occasionally from the South Pacific. Many of them are danced holding hands in a circle or line, everyone doing the same steps, with no partner required. Those dances that do require a partner (e.g. those from Western Europe) often involve changing partners during the dance, so no-one needs to be left out.

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You are welcome to join us, whether you are a complete beginner or very experienced. We encourage newcomers to arrive at the beginning of the session so that we can ensure that the programme is suitable for you - we aim to teach dances more thoroughly during the first part of the evening gradually reducing it to enable the regulars to have something a little more challenging. We suggest the you bring soft shoes. Read more about the group

Although we prefer you to join us at our weekly evenings, we are also prepared to run a beginners' taster session at a location and time of your choosing within Oxford, subject to our availability. Such sessions would be suitable for 10-20 people. Please note that we do not have CRB certificates, so we can only teach adults.

We meet: St. Giles Church Hall, 10 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HT Every Wednesday 8.15-10pm throughout the year (except most of August)
Please make sure you go to the Woodstock Road entrance. If in doubt, check Google Street View or the Google map
The porch has large iron gates. These should be open, if ajar, while we are there. If not - shout!

Cost (from 1 Feb 2017) is £4 per session or £45 for twelve.

Covid precautions

We expect that all who attend to have been fully vaccinated.
We encourage you to take a (free) lateral flow test before you come to be sure you are not infectious.
Please do not come if you feel unwell in any way.
We will keep as many windows and doors open as the weather permits in order to keep ventilation as high as possible.
When you arrive, please pay and then use the hand gel provided to further reduce chances of infection.


15 December - Christmas party (no shared food)
22/29 December - No dancing
5 January - First dance of the New Year

If you need more information that you cannot find on these pages, feel free to contact us:

Email: contact@oxintdance.org.uk
Phone: 0845 4582893 (Diana) or 01865 862059 (Colin)