Sarasota International Folk Dancers

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We are a recreational dance group of international folk dancers, also known as the "Sarasota Grapeviners". We have been dancing at the John Chidsey Bayfront Community Center in Sarasota every Wednesday evening since 1995. Our dance "specialty" - International Folk Dancing - exposes us to the music and dance from a variety of countries such as Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Macedonia, Serbia, Israel, Turkey, Croatia, and others. We also do line dances that are typically from the US. Most of the dances are done in a circle or line; therefore
NO PARTNER is required.

The dances are appropriate for both males and females, younger and older, and enjoyed by both males and females, younger and older. Having a nice mix of both sexes and a variety of adult ages in the line-of-dance adds fun and interest to the experience, for example --- in some of the dances, the men clap while the women turn, or the men's leg lifts are higher and more pronounced while the women's leg lifts are low and delicate. So gentlemen, ladies, younger and older, "do not be afraid" - you will not be criticized - you will be welcomed.

803 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL