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Balance The Star Dance Weekend


September 22-23 , 2023

Russel Acton Folk Center, Berea, KY

for more information, call 859-869-8043 or email

Adults: $35 for entire weekend; Students: $18

OR attend and pay for individual sessions

     $10 for Friday evening dance, Students: $5

     $15 for Saturday daytime dances and workshops, Students: $8

     $10 for Saturday evening contra dance; Students: $5 

Sunday brunch: 10 AM * Free and open to all participants!

Register and pay at the door!

Continuing the joy of community dance begun as the Mountain Folk Festival adult section in the mid-20th century, this weekend moved to Levi Jackson State Park in London in the 1950s. In the 2010s, the Folk Circle Association brought the weekend back to Berea, calling it the Fall Mountain Folk Festival. During the height of the COVID-19 epidemic, FCA organized a virtual festival where our community shared songs, stories, and dances, a festival Dennis Jacobs coined as our Fall Mountain "Faux" Festival. We now pay homage to our local dance community by naming the festival for a signature dance created by the McLain Family in Berea, Balance the Star. 

Join us for this family-friendly community building participatory event!


Dance with us!

Every 4th Saturday, we dance from 1 pm - 11 pm in the Russel Acton Folk Center: Waltz, English Country Dance, and Contra Dance. All skill levels are welcome.

Visit us on the "Berea Folk Circle Events Page" on Facebook. 

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Enjoy the 2020 Fall Mountain "Faux" Festival, streamed live on YouTube on the Berea Folk Circle channel

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