Inter-Varsity Folk Dance Festival

Festival in Aberdeenshire
Early March

Aberdeen University
University Road
AB24 3UT


Aberdeen, UK – The Inter-Varsity Folk Dance Festival is the UK's national student folk dance festival, and the country's longest running folk festival. IVFDF has been held at a different university each year since the first one in Leeds in 1951.

The Inter-Varsity Folk Dance Festival is the country's longest continually running folk dance festival, aimed at students and anyone who feels they can keep up. Each year, a different university has the honour (and heavy task) to run it. IVFDF is a non-stop weekend based (fairly broadly) around traditional forms of music and dance. It is an exciting and dynamic festival held at a different university each year. IVFDF has been running since 1951. The tour so far spans over 20 locations as far apart as Exeter in the south and Glasgow in the north. We're now pushing the boundary up to Aberdeen.

The festival is open to students and non-students, former students, never-been-a students, dancers, folkies, ceilidh monsters, beginners, regulars, anyone, everyone and you, so join us for a packed weekend of music and dancing, ceilidhs, workshops, sessions, dance displays and more!

The keyword is FESTIVAL: basically, hundreds of people attending for three days and two nights of intense dancing, playing music and singing, until they are unbelievably exhausted; a non-stop weekend of music and dance from the British Isles and beyond. The festival will be based at the University of Aberdeen, in King’s College and surrounding venues. The festival is being organised by Members of Aberdeen University Scottish Dance Society (AUSDS).

This listing was last updated on: 25/01/2012