Tidewater Traditional Dance

Contra Dance, International Folk Dance and British Isles Dance come together to support the community's dancers.


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Virginia Beach International Folk Dance Club

Every Friday Night 7:30 PM

        September through May

     Fee: $3 for TCDC Members; $4 for non-members    

Come solo, with friends, or with a partner! 
Many of the dances are fun group dances and
are taught throughout the night by various members and experienced dancers.

Shoes must be soft sole and clean (athletic shoes are fine), or you can dance in socks. The floor is a comfortable, cushioned workout mat.

For More Information Call Ben at 757 380-6979


Aikido of Norfolk
701 Baker Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Directions: From I-64;
Northampton exit
right onto Wesleyan Drive
right onto Baker Road
the Studio is on the right
(after the 7-11 on the left; continue about 500 feet). 
The Studio is a quonset hut shape & the sign is not lit -keep your eyes open!
Click here for a MAP link

What is International Folk Dance?

International Folk Dance celebrates dances from all over the world. Folk dance means just that - dances that people have made up and danced for many years, sometimes for hundreds of years, making them traditional dances for their areas. The club has learned them through workshops with expert teachers and dance them each week enjoying their unique styles. Dance styles range from slow and relaxing to fast and energetic, from simple to expert levels. Primarily dances are done in a line or in a circle of dancers holding hands; however, many dances are couple dances, done either in a circle of couples or in sets.


             Upcoming Events



"Makemie Woods" at Eastover Retreat Center

 International Folkdance Weekend 

December 2nd - 3rd, 2017 


 VBIFDC has for many years held a dance weekend at Makemie Woods unfortunately Makemie Woods has now closed it's doors. We searched far and wide for a new location that would meet our needs. We have found an excellent replacement! Eastover Retreat Center located just over the James River from Jamestown which has a Great Room for dancing (and for Suze's store and for visiting on the couch and over stuffed chairs.) Motel-like rooms for overnight guests which give us a much more comfortable situation. There is a full kitchen with an oven, microwave and refrigerator.


How to Reserve and Pay for Eastover

Weekend Event

Click, copy and paste, or "Right Click" the link below to Reserve and Pay for the Weekend!


Eastover Dec 2017 Reservations



 Practical Details

When: Arrive around 2 pm to start dancing. Dinner is around 6:30 pm. Dancing continues until we drop. Sunday we depart around noon.

Meals: All meals are potluck.  Please bring a covered dish to share for Saturday night’s dinner, and for breakfast/lunch on Sunday.  Please bring snacks and drinks too.  Remember, there is one refrigerator, a microwave oven, and stove.  Crock pots are always helpful.  Please label your dishes and utensils.

Dress: Casual dress is good for all teaching sessions.  You may want to bring something a little dressier for the evening’s party (still casual though).  Bring shoes for dancing, extra socks, and shoes for walks on the large retreat grounds.  Bug repellent may come in handy if you would like to hike in the surrounding area.

Other Things to Bring: In addition to the food and dress described above, you will need personal items for an overnight stay. Our new location has "motel" rooms so bedding supplies are unnecessary.

Eastover Retreat Telephone: 757-294-3636 for general information. They do not have details about our event.



How to Find Eastover Retreat Center

601 Eastover Drive, Spring Grove, VA 23881 


From North or South, East or West: Hwy 64 to Hwy. 199 toward Jamestown; turn onto Jamestown Road toward Jamestown; take the Ferry; continue on VA-31; turn right onto VA-626; turn right onto VA-610 to Eastover Drive. As you come into the camp we are to the right in a building that looks like an old style Travel Lodge with a peaked roof in the center with motel rooms stretching out to either side.

From Southside VA Beach or Norfolk: Hwy 664 to hwy 164 then immediately to Hwy 17; then to Hwy 258 North; then to Hwy 10; Right onto VA-31; Left onto VA-626; Right onto VA-610 to Eastover Drive. As you come into the camp we are to the right in a building that looks like an old style Travel Lodge with a peaked roof in the center with motel rooms stretching out to either side.

From Richmond: Google Maps show two ways: I-95 South to VA-10; Left on VA-610 to Eastover Drive. OR take I-295 South to VA-5; Right on VA-156; Left onto VA-10; Left on VA-610 to Eastover Drive.