Folk Ball is held every January/February at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin.

For regular dancing, see the Madison Folk Dance Unlimited site.

27th Annual Folk Ball Festival
January 23–25, 2015
Memorial Union
Featuring Lee Otterholt

28th Annual Folk Ball Festival
January 29–31, 2016
Union South

Folk Ball is FREE

But your donations help us keep it happening year after year!

Crash Space

To offer or ask for crash space, please contact


Friday Evening

  • International Dance Party
  • Hungarian Tanchaz
  • Contra Dance

Saturday Day

  • Three workshop slots: 10 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM.
  • Two to four workshops per slot.
  • Brown bag lunch with speaker.

Saturday Evening

  • Buffet Dinner (purchase ticket in advance)
  • Folk Ball Dance Party

Sunday Day

  • Review of main workshop at 10 AM.


  • Folk Merchandise Shop

Previous Years

Presented by Wisconsin Folk Arts Assoc. & Madison Folk Dance Club
Sponsored by Department of Slavic Languages & Literature
Welcomed by WORT 89.9FM Community-Sponsored Radio.

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