SIFD is partially funded by a grant from the Springfield Area Arts Council.




SIFD is a resident organization of

About Us

The Springfield International Folk Dancers (SIFD) is a nonprofit organization that aims to promote appreciation of world cultures through learning and presenting their native folk dances. In every case members strive to present these cultures in the colorful and authentic manner SIFD is known for. The group’s mission is to educate people in Sangamon and surrounding counties through dance and costuming from the cultural heritage of the area.

The Springfield International Folk Dancers have been an active part of Springfield’s artistic community since the group was founded in 1975. SIFD continues to expand its repertoire, which now includes dances from the following regions:

Americas
Canada
Mexico
United States (Civil War Era, Ragtime)

Balkans
Bulgaria
Greece
Macedonia
Romania
Serbia

British Isles
England
Ireland
Scotland

Eastern Europe
Czech Republic
Hungary
Poland
Slovakia

Italian Peninsula
Italy

Middle East
Israel

Scandinavia / Nordic Countries
Denmark
Finland
Norway
Sweden

Western Europe
Austria
Germany (Bavaria, Westphalia)
Switzerland

SIFD is always willing to consider learning dances from additional cultures if you have a special request.