The Florida Folk Dance Council, Inc. is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to further knowledge, performance, and recreational enjoyment of International Folk Dance.
This Council holds an annual 4-day dance workshop & publishes a monthly newsletter, the "Florida Folk Dancer".
The Society of Folk Dance Historians (SFDH), a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational corporation founded in 1987, collects, preserves, and disseminates information about the history and practice of recreational international folk dancing (RIFD), a social movement that originated in approximately 1894 and continues to this day. This movement not only preserves and reflects American cultural history, it occasionally contains the only surviving documentation of ethnic cultures that have vanished from their countries of origin, e.g., the European Jewish, the Rom (Gypsy), the Western Armenian, the several Bosnian, the Assyrian, and the Kurdish cultures.
The purpose of the National Folk Organization is to advance and preserve folk arts representing both national and local ethnic customs as they exist throughout the United States; to promote and encourage the exchange of folk dance and dance related folklore in the United States of America and abroad, and to effectively network those who support these objectives.
Florida Dance Association, a private nonprofit organization established in 1972, was incorporated in 1974 to serve and support the development of dance in Florida. Our mission is to encourage excellence, support artistic and cultural diversity in dance, and increase opportunities for all people to experience dance and the arts. We accomplish this mission through programs that facilitate the teaching, creation, presentation and administration of dance and the arts.
Scottish Country Dance... According to the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society ( http://www.rscds.org/ ), Scottish Country Dance ~ SCD for short ~ is a very sociable dance with roots that go back centuries. It is done in sets of 3, 4, or 5 couples who work through a sequence of formations which, when finished, will leave them in a different order (progression) and the dance will be danced again as many times as needed to bring the couples back to their original dance positions.