This years festival is being held in Cambridge between Friday 24th and Sunday 26th February 2017.

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Early bird discount finishes on the 31st December, don't miss out. T-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts pre-orders will finish on the 3rd February, only a limited number of t-shirts will be available to purchase at the festival.

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We are still looking for more stewards. Get a half price or free ticket and a free stewards t-shirt.

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What is IVFDF???

Imagine an amazing ceilidh - like the one you went to around Burns night, or at the end of year ball - now make it 100 times better and make it last the whole weekend. The Intervarsity Folk Dance Festival is a full weekend of ceilidhs, contras (the American equivalent of a ceilidh), Bal (the continental version of a ceilidh), Scottish Country dance (a prettier ceilidh with a distinctive, Scottish way of combining the figures) and Playford (ceilidh à la Jane Austin). Then add in a mix of workshops from Appalachian to Zesty Playford, from Balloon Modelling to Clog, and you've got one wonderful weekend.

Where is it???

This years festival is being held in Cambridge in the Cambridge Junction and in Hills Rd Sixth Form College

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Tell me more

IVFDF stands for 'Inter Varsity Folk Dance Festival' it is an exciting and dynamic festival held at a different university each year. IVFDF has been running since 1951 and is the country's longest continually running folk festival. The tour so far spans over 20 locations as far apart as Exeter in the south and Aberdeen in the north. You don't have to be a student to go, just vaguely young or energetic. The Festival is particularly aimed at students, but it is open to everyone and caters for a wide range of ages and interests with numerous ceilidhs and workshops covering a wide range of dance styles - Scottish Country, Highland, Morris, Rapper Sword, Irish, and Playford are typical examples, with plenty of more exotic workshops varying from year to year.

See more information about the history of IVFDF on the main IVFDF website