Tidewater Traditional Dance

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

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

we meet at

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

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          VBIFDC weekend at Makemie Woods

 

Makemie Woods dance weekend this fall is the weekend of November 2-3, 2013

 


 Makemie Woods International Folkdance Weekend 

 Practical Details

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, but no stove.  Crock pots are 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 walking.  Bug repellent may come in handy if you would like to hike on the surrounding trails.

Other Things to Bring: In addition to the food and dress described above, you will need to bring a sleeping bag or sheets and blankets, pillow, towels and personal items for an overnight stay.

Telephone:800-566-1496 (camp office) or 804-566-1039 (Laurel Hall Pay Phone)

 

How to Find Makemie Woods Camp

It is located just off Interstate 64, between Williamsburg and Richmond.

From the Southside, Peninsula (64 East):

Get off at exit 227, West Point/Toano (You will have passed the exits for Colonial Williamsburg and Lightfoot.)  Bear to the right and take Route 30 (New Kent Hwy.) Stay on this road approx. 2 miles, until you see a “Makemie Woods” sign on the left.  Turn left at the sign, onto Stage Rd.  About a mile later, turn left at the next “Makemie Woods” sign, onto Ropers Church Rd.  A half-mile later, at the third camp sign, turn right into the camp driveway.  Follow the camp driveway to the next road to the right (not the house.)  Then turn an immediate right into the parking lot for Laurel Hall.

From Washington/Richmond (64 West):

Get off at exit 220, West Point.  Go all the way to the traffic light, and turn right onto Route 30 (New Kent Hwy.)  Follow this about 5 miles, until you see the small post office on the left.  At this point, turn right onto Stage Road at the “Makemie Woods” sign.  About a mile later, turn left at the next “Makemie Woods” sign, onto Ropers Church Rd.  A half-mile later, at the third camp sign, turn right into the camp driveway.  Follow the camp driveway to the next road to the right (not the house.)  Then turn an immediate right into the parking lot of Laurel Hall.

See the facility online: Makemie Woods Laurel Hall 

 

Makemie Woods International Folk Dance Weekend Nov. 2-3, 2013

 

Makemie Woods

International Folk Dance Weekend

November 2-3, 2013

Start 3:00 PM Saturday – end 2:00 PM on Sunday

Teaching, Request Dancing, Skits, Great Food and Excellent Socializing

 

Reserve your spot NOW!   Make checks payable to: VBIFDC and mail to Beth Lyon-Suhring, 4901 Milner’s Road, Suffolk, VA 23434; phone: 757-255-4028 or email: lyonsuhring@hotmail.com

 

Saturday: 3-6 PM - Teaching; 6-7 PM - Potluck Dinner; 7PM–wee hours is Request Dancing

Sunday: Potluck Breakfast 8-10 AM; 10 AM – 12 Noon – Review dances taught Saturday and Requests; 1-2 PM Clean up, last dance and depart.

 

Cost: Room and workshop, both days: $35 adults, $15 children (ages 3-18)

Saturday only: $12 each for afternoon workshop or evening party, or $18 for both.

 

Make checks payable to: VBIFDC and mail to Beth Lyon-Suhring, 4901 Milner’s Road, Suffolk, VA 23434; phone: 757-255-4028 or email: lyonsuhring@hotmail.com

 

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, but no stove.  Crock pots are 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 walking.  Bug repellent may come in handy if you would like to hike on the surrounding trails.

 

Other Things to Bring:

In addition to the food and dress described above, you will need to bring a sleeping bag or sheets and blankets, pillow, towels and personal items for an overnight stay.

Telephone: 800-566-1496 (camp office) or 804-566-1039 (Laurel Hall Pay Phone)

 

 

How to Find Makemie Woods Camp

It is located just off Interstate 64, between Williamsburg and Richmond.

 

From the Southside, Peninsula (64 East):

Get off at exit 227, West Point/Toano (You will have passed the exits for Colonial Williamsburg and Lightfoot.)  Bear to the right and take route 30 (New Kent Hwy.) Stay on this road approx. 2 miles, until you see a “Makemie Woods” sign on the left.  Turn left at the sign, onto Stage Rd.  About a mile later, turn left at the next “Makemie Woods” sign, onto Ropers Church Rd.  A half-mile later, at the third camp sign, turn right into the camp driveway.  Follow the camp driveway to the next road to the right (not the house.)  Then turn an immediate right into the parking lot for Laurel Hall.

 

From Washington/Richmond (64 West):Get off at exit 220, West Point.  Go all the way to the traffic light, and turn right onto Route 30 (New Kent Hwy.)  Follow this about 5 miles, until you see the small post office on the left.  At this point, turn right onto Stage Road at the “Makemie Woods” sign.  About a mile later, turn left at the next “Makemie Woods” sign, onto Ropers Church Rd.  A half-mile later, at the third camp sign, turn right into the camp driveway.  Follow the camp driveway to the next road to the right (not the house.)  Then turn an immediate right into the Lodge parking lot.

 

Makemie Woods Camp and Conference Center

3700 Ropers Church Rd, Lanexa, VA

(757) 566-1496 · makwoods.org

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