What is Balfolk?


Friday, October 14 2016: Bal Masqué, with La Forcelle from France, at the Polish Combatants’ Hall. Details TBA soon.

Balfolk dancing is popular social dancing from Western Europe, a recent revival of traditional, mostly French, folk dances.

Bourrées, jigues, gavotte, mazurkas, waltzes, scottishes: some partner dances, some group dances, some snakey chain dances.They are all fun and easy to learn, you don’t need any partners or prior experience. We’ll show you how!

We always dance to live music: fiddles, accordions, clarinets, guitars and more…

For the summer we will be in High Park every Monday, at the High Park Nature Centre (enter High Park at High Park and Bloor, walk just a little south and you’ll see a building with a covered porch on your left.)

7:00pm-9:00pm (or sunset): dancing with live music  

This is a pay-what-you-can event (suggested $5-10) which helps us raise money for our big events and pay musicians!