Folk Dance Coffeehouse Artwork

By Dick Oakes


Folk Dance Coffeehouses have come and gone, their names fading from folk dancers' memories. There are but few that still cater to dancers in the United States. For many years, folk dance teaching was my avocation, and I taught at many California folk dance coffeehouses.

However, Aitos, Cafe Ămi, Cafe Danssa, Café Shalom, Diedrich's, Calliópe's, Finjan, Gypsy Camp, Gypsy Camp II, Hadarim Folk Cafe, The Herman's Folk Dance House (New York, New York), Horo, The International Folkdance Coffeehouse (Detroit, Michigan), The Intersection, Mandala, The Museum, Newman Folk Dance Center (New York, New York), The Plaka, OPA! Folk Dance Café, The Open Circle, Red Mill House, Scorpio's, The Source, O Theos, The Other Place, The Threshing Floor, Veselo (Veselo Selo), and Zorbas are no more (although there are groups that meet in churches, schools, and the like that may have kept the name of a coffeehouse).

Enjoy this "look back." ~Dick Oakes


THIS IS HISTORICAL INFORMATION ONLY

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Cafe Ami Flyer 01

Cafe Ămi

  Cafe Danssa Flyer 01

Cafe Danssa

  Cafe Danssa Flyer 01

Calliópe's

  Diedrich's

Diedrich's

Gypsy Camp

Gypsy Camp

  Hadarim

Gypsy Camp II

  Hadarim

Hadarim

  Horo

Horo

The Intersection Flyer 03

The Intersection

  The Open Circle

The Open Circle

  Plaka Flyer

The Plaka

  The Red Mill House

Red Mill House

The Source Brochure 81

The Source

  The Source Brochure 81

The Threshing Floor

  Veselo Selo Flyer 07

Veselo Selo

  Zorbas Flyer 03

Zorbas