International Folk Dance

International folk dance is new to Albany but a long history of folk dance exists wherever people thrive. International folk dance grew from the melting pot of cultures in the 20th century and collects together a stunning variety of music and dance for all to join in with - young and old and everyone in between! Experienced dance teacher Palenque will lead you in a range of easy dances from across Europe and the Middle East, ranging from the gentle to the energetic. Last Five Coins have been providing music for folk dancing for many years in Perth. This dance sees them bring their skill in eclectic folk music of Europe to Albany for the second time. Russell and Mark will be joined by local musicians to make some beautiful and haunting music, to repeat the fun enjoyed at the 2021 Folk and Shanty Festival.

Albany (with some musicians from Perth)