Folk Dance

Durham Elementary Athletic Association (DEAA) folk dance has more than 3,000 student athletes. Coaching begins early in the year with preparation for the folk dance jamboree in May at the Iroquois Park Arena.

Folk dance jamboree

This year's jamboree is May 6, 7 and 8 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. nightly. The jamboree is at the Iroquois Park Sports Complex in Whitby.

This is the major folk dance event of the year with 3 nights of competition and more than 2,000 spectators. The jamboree has about 1,000 dance participants.

Jamboree Nightly Floor Plans

Committee members

Committee members include:

  • Melanie Ferguson (Adelaide McLaughlin)
  • Alison Spratt (West Lynde)
  • Patty Balachoreck (Robert Munsch)
  • Courtney Burnett, Executive Liaison (Chris Hadfield)
  • Gina Waduck (Durham District School Board)

Dance instructions

View the instructions for all dances or select from the following dances to see specific instructions: