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Useful information

Health recommendations:

Hands Four recommends that our participants are COVID-19 vaccinated and have received booster shots.

However, we appeal to everybody's common sense, if you sign up for this event. So if you feel sick or if you are recovering from COVID-19, variants or have the flu or symptoms , please stay at home.

Wash or sanitize your hands often during this event and feel free to use a mask.

Do yourself and others a favor and get tested about 72 hours before the event begins.




Parking around the folk center or across the street. No overnight stays on parking lot allowed (according to city rules).




The caller will use the traditional terms "ladies and gents" during the dances, and individuals are welcome to dance positions that they feel comfortable with.


Berea, Kentucky is officially known as The Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky - Where Art's Alive.

Our quaint and friendly town is filled with music, dance, tours, arts & crafts demonstrations and hands-on activities.

Enjoy Spring and other seasons in Berea and experience good food in local restaurants and purchase memorable items in the many galleries and gift shops. 

Illustration created by long time friend, dancer and caller, the late Susan Moffett. 

Hands Four organizer:

Sune Frederiksen

859- 24 8- 06 90 (M), frederiksen. us at

Main dance location:

Russel Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson Street, Berea.

Evening dances


After dance


Workshop location 2:

128 North Broadway, GROUND FLOOR.

Gracefully made available by the Carlberg Family.

Workshop location 3:

Pavillon in Memorial Park

Saturday buffet at the Folk Center: Family style salad w/dressing, veggie soup, baked potato, KY smoked hickory ham, pasta/meat sauce, meatless lasagne, veggie trays, ice cream. $12.00.

Add this to your registration form. 

Sunday breakfast at the Folk Center: Selection of fresh fruit, cereal, yoghurt, toast, jelly, ham, eggs, coffee, tea, juice, and milk. $10.00.

Add this to your registration form.

Berea Tourism and Welcome Center, Artisan Village: 1-800-598-5263. 

Accommodation: There are several motels and B&Bs in town at reasonable rates. 

We are not in a position to organize home stays at this point.

Hotel Boone Tavern (859-985-3701), College Square, Berea.

$139 - $189 + tax 

Tax is 10.24%.

Breakfast not included. Blocked rooms available till March 21. After that, rooms will be available for the public, but you can still get the rate, if not sold out.

Booking code: Group ID 245241.

Online registration:, go to reservation tab, select "check availability and book now" blue button. Booking room via phone ask for group block Hands Four Dance.

Red Roof Inn, (859) 985-8000, at Exit 76, 196 Prince Royal Dr, Berea. Rooms at $70 + tax, incl. light breakfast. Max. 2 persons in each room. Outdoor pool. 

Booking code: Sune. Only two minutes' drive from folk center, close to restaurants, shopping and gas stations. Free Wi-Fi, pet friendly.  We have used Red Roof Inn for 20 years.

Red Roof Inn logo.jpg

Directions to folk center: I-75 exit 76, go towards Berea, pass Walmart on your right, continue uphill, turn left on North Broadway (Artisan Village), turn right on Jefferson Street.

Childcare: Hands Four will not provide childcare, unless specifically requested. If children are not with a child care person, they must remain under your supervision at all times.

Tobacco, alcohol and pets: Not allowed at the folk center. 

Refunds: Hands Four will refund you 90% of your fee, if you have to cancel.   

In case, we need to cancel the whole event, participants will receive a 100% refund. 

Berea Tourism



Contraire Dance Association

3rd Friday and 4th Saturday contra dances.

Remember the January Swing Shift weekend.​

Info: 859-985-5501.

15th Berea Celtic Festival

15-18 August 2024


A popular gathering of musicians, singers and dancers who enjoy authentic, traditional and grassroots Celtic music.

"Balance The Star" dance weekend at the Folk Center

Formerly known as Fall Mountain Folk Festival at Levi Jackson

27-29 September 2024

"Keep traditions alive, and create new ones"

Folk Circle Association of Berea -

Website and photos: Sune Frederiksen

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