Folk dance encompasses dance traditions of the world, spanning geography and time. Inspired by such traditions, recreational folk dance is accessible and inclusive, celebrating at once the diversity and universality of the human experience. Life-long, life-enhancing, life-affirming, folk dancing is also the best fun on the planet!

About Folk Dance New Zealand

Folk Dance New Zealand was set up in 1995 by folk dancers, for folk dancers, to get more folk dancing.

We aim to promote and support all types and functions of folk dancing by sharing information, resources and expertise.

Anyone can join – as a group or individually. Membership opens up the world of folk dance as it is experienced in New Zealand: connection, resources and support from folk who love to dance.

Join our folk dance whānau

For an annual subscription of $25, join Folk Dance New Zealand and receive updates about what’s on, networking advice and support, and much more!

The Tūranga Bal, Gisborne

30 September – 1 October 2023

FDNZ’s gathering for 2023. A weekend of dance, bringing new life to old dance traditions. Balfolk workshops for dancers and musicians alike, Appalachian clogging, waiata-a-ringa, community folk dance events.

Join us there!

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For these dances in circles or in chains revive the hope for a We and an appeased city, where I am finding Us more alive in togetherness than ever before.