Children’s Folk Dance Festival





Buy tickets onsite for $3 each or purchase in advance with a credit card.

The Children’s International Folk Dance Festival showcases thousands of children from across Indiana in grades three through eight performing international folk dances. Since 1971, these students have learned the dances from music, P.E., and/or grade-level teachers throughout the academic year in preparation for the festival. The dances come from the Kentucky Dance Institute, a summer dance festival showcasing international dances.



April 2019
Time TBD (Student arrival: TBD)


Ben Davis High School (MSD Wayne) 
1200 North Girls School Road
Indianapolis, IN 46214

Important Dates

  • Registration opens: January 19th, 2019 
  • School Registration deadline: April 3rd, 2019
  • Scholarship Deadline: TBD
  • Student T-shirt and snack packs order deadline: TBD

Registration Fee

$30 per school. There is no other registration fee, but an optional T-shirt and snack pack is available for $8/student. Teachers may request scholarships to cover the school registration fee, student T-shirt and snack packs, or both (see ‘Scholarships’ below). 

Participant Information

Registered schools have a one-time registration fee, which covers training materials and hosting costs. Students participate for free unless the individual teacher/school charges a fee (shirts, club fee, etc). Families and festival attendees purchase a $5 adult/$3 student ticket on site the day of the festival.

Teachers who register and participate in the festival receive the following:

  • Access to festival teaching training videos
  • Audio recordings of the festival music
  • Festival teaching training packet with dance instructions
  • A sample “Festival Parent Packet” to update and send for your students

Additional commemorative festival items, such as Festival T-shirts and plaques, may be available for purchase the day of the festival.


To apply for a scholarship, complete the online 2018 Folk Dance Scholarship form by the end of March. Date TBD


For any questions or concerns, contact Folk Dance Festival Chair Damon Clevenger at





This event is supported by: 

and the City of Indianapolis