Events coming up! Feb thru June!

By |2021-01-23T21:32:13-08:00January 23rd, 2021|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Party, Scandinavian, Workshop|0 Comments

Flurry ’21 – Dancing in the Cloud – Feb 12 – 14

Flurry ’21 – Dancing in the Cloud
February 12-14

A year like no other means a Flurry like no other.

This February 12-14, let’s continue the tradition and gather virtually. Flurry’21: Dancing in the Cloud will include more than 100 Zoom sessions of music, dance, jam sessions, educational workshops, social hours, and much more. It will be the next best thing to being in person! Your ticket to this year’s Flurry allows entrance to it all.
For more information and to purchase tickets  click here.

By |2021-01-21T14:25:20-08:00January 21st, 2021|Dance, Live, Music, Workshop|0 Comments

Princeton Friday Night Folk Dance Virtual Party! Last Fridays

Join Princeton dancers for a party the last Friday of each month!

Next party:
Friday, January 29, 2021, 7:30–9:30 PM ET
Party link:

By |2021-01-16T17:44:18-08:00January 16th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Jaap Leegwater workshop at Burnaby Folk Dance Feb 16 & 23

Come dance with us! Burnaby International Folk Dancers is having Jaap Leegwater, for two-hour online dance workshop via Zoom on Tuesday, February 16 and a week later on February 23 for a one hour review session. Accompanying Jaap will be Jan Wollring, accordionist, and Tijn Boissevain with video and technical support. Our club runs weekly Tuesday evening Zoom sessions from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm (PT), although for Jaap’s workshops, we will run from 7:30 – 10:00 pm (PT).

Please note that these workshops are free of charge. For more info:

February 16, 2021 – 7:30pm-10:00pm (PT)
February 23, 2021 – 7:30pm – 10:00pm (PT)

Tune in at 7:15 pm (PT) for chat time.

Zoom Link: Click here for Zoom link
Meeting ID: 995 0493 2576
Passcode: Bifd (Uppercase ‘B’ lowercase ‘ifd’)

By |2021-01-19T18:28:14-08:00January 15th, 2021|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Zoom dancing in San Antonio Tuesdays Update 7-8pm CT

San Antonio Folk Dancers are continuing their Zoom dancing this Tuesday 7-8pm CT. “Doors” open around 6:45pm.

San Antonio Folk Dancers Meet Tuesdays 7-8pm (Doors open at 6:45 pm):

The link below will be valid through the end of March.
Click here for Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 852 5527 0704
Passcode: 320045

After 8 pm we may dance more if there some want to stay longer.

By |2021-01-15T16:14:53-08:00January 15th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Zlatne Uste Golden Festival January 15-16 – starts tonight!

Golden Festival Online 2021

Register here!
See festival schedule here!

New York’s only music and dance festival of its kind celebrates 36 years of music and dance. For the first time, live-streamed worldwide from our homes to yours. The Festival is hosted by Zlatne Uste Brass Band and features a tapestry of musics from the Balkans and beyond.

Our 36th year shaking up NY and the world!
Join us for two nights of great Balkan Music, Dance, and Arts online.

Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band will headline, along with 30 bands and performers over two nights.

Enjoy live-streamed cybercast concerts on both nights from across the US on our stages.   Live-streamed dance instruction on Friday evening!  Great live and pre-recorded music videos both nights.

Discover unique crafts and food in our Virtual Charshiya marketplace (opening Dec. 6, 2020), as well as interactive gatherings, workshops and demos during the festival.

Tickets:  Register in advance, or during festival, for link to the live stream.
Suggested donation:   $25 for both nights’ access – no minimum.     

All proceeds from the festival will be donated to charitable or educational organizations related to Balkan culture and communities.

More info:
General […]

By |2021-01-15T11:24:08-08:00January 15th, 2021|Balkan, Dance, Live, Music, Party, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments

Balkan Vocal and Instrumental Workshops Mondays

Balkan Mondays Online

Vocal workshop with Dina Cindrić

JANUARY 25; FEBRUARY 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2021, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM ET
Balkan Fest Montreal

Learn the elements of style, pronunciation, ornamentation, improvisations and more, All levels welcome.
Instructor: Dina Cindrić

Cost: $50 per participant for all 5 classes, or $15 per class

Register here:
Instruction will be in English and French.
Each class will focus on the songs of one or more of the following dances:

Follow the links above to download lyrics, translations, and scores before the workshops, and to access supplementary audio files, dance notes, videos, etc.
During the workshops, you will be able to sing or play along, while muted, with Dina.
From time to time, you may be invited to unmute and to sing or play so that Dina can offer comments and advice.
To ensure that all participants can receive some personal instruction, each class will be limited to 15 people.

Instrumental workshop with Sergiu Popa

JANUARY 25; FEBRUARY 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2021, 8 PM – 9 PM […]

By |2021-01-14T11:23:57-08:00January 14th, 2021|Balkan, Live, Music, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments

Riki’s International and Israeli dancing – Thursdays 8pm ET

We dance in a huge and beautiful space in what used to be a church. It’s two hours of international folk dances, including many Israeli dances.  I usually teach just one dance in a session. Also, during the two hours we have a short break with some sit-down-dancing.

To get the link to the zoom event please send an email to 

Weekly on Thursdays, 8-10pm ET
By |2021-01-12T15:23:01-08:00January 12th, 2021|Dance, International, Israeli, Live|0 Comments

Folk Arts Center of New England Updates Jan 2021

Saturday, January 16
2:00 – 4:00pm ET
Scandinavian Dances for Covid Times with Roo Lester

Some find Scandinavian music and dance to be lyrical and flowing. Others find it to have drive and passion. Come on Saturday and decide for yourself.

Join us for some non-partner, Covid-friendly dances to lovely and fun Norwegian and Swedish music. All of the dances can be done in spaces – small or large, carpeted or not – with limited turning. For more information about Roo and her workshop visit the event page.

Thursday, January 21
7:00 – 8:30pm ET
FAC Game Show: Souvenir Sleuth

We are excited to present the first-ever FAC Game Show: Souvenir Sleuth, in which teams compete to identify souvenir objects acquired by FAC friends in their travels. Visit the event page for more details.

There are multiple ways to enjoy the evening. Submit a souvenir and tell its story! Participate as a team member and play the guessing game! Watch from the audience and swap travel stories!

By |2021-01-12T15:17:29-08:00January 12th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

National Folk Organization Conference April 7-11 – Dance Leaders needed!

April 7-11, 2021, the National Folk Organization is holding their yearly conference virtually.

As part of that free online event, in addition to fascinating programming on folk dance as well many other kinds of folk crafts and traditions, there will be evening dance parties. You are invited to be part of those dance parties!

We are looking for individuals and groups to lead dances  on Zoom the evenings of  April 8, 9, and 10.

  • Lead dances (15 minutes, total)
  • All types of ethnic and traditional dances are welcome
  • Followable material
  • Experts will help you with your music & sound

You can use recorded or live music – either with musicians present, or dancing to a video made by musicians (we can help you match to live music if you wish).

Reply to us via this Google Form as soon as feasible, and no later than February 15, 2021.

If there is an overabundance of responses, priority will be given to current NFO members.

Please spread the word to others who might be interested. If you have questions, contact .

Mady Newfield
for the NFO 2021 Conference Dance Parties Committee

By |2021-01-12T14:41:17-08:00January 12th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Global Folk Dance Party – Jan 16, 3pm – 6:30pm PT

We made it to 2021! Time to celebrate with a dance party

  • Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
  • Times: 3:00pm to 6:30pm, Pacific Time Zone, check google to see what time it is where you live
  • Where: Online using Zoom,

Information on Facebook is here.
Flyer here with working links.

We made it – it’s 2021.   So….. time for a dance party!   We hope to see you on Saturday January 16 from 3:00-6:30pm US Pacific time. We will be celebrating the dances of Atanas Kolarovski with Fusae Carroll.   The after party will be hosted by Paul Collins and friends.  Please see the attached flyers for further information.  Please reply if you have any  dance requests and/or any questions.   Alicia La Fetra, Lisa Michael and Stacy Rose will be happy to answer anything you need to know about our dance party, we are the communications branch of the Global Folk Dance Team.We look forward to a lovely party on January 16.  Hope to see you there.

The Global Folk Dance Team


  • Then.. join everybody at the Party right after […]
By |2021-01-11T16:28:58-08:00January 11th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Alexandria Folk Dancers meet on every third Thursdays

Alexandria Folk Dancers

Next meeting: Thursday, 21 January, 7:30 – 9pm ET

Join Zoom Meeting
Click here for Zoom link
Meeting ID: 922 1653 6965
Passcode: 483135

Eclectic mix of IFD, with occasional teaching or review as needed.
Leaders: Patricia Williams, Eileen Shropshire, guest leaders.

We meet every third Thursday of the month. Contact  for the next date, to be added to the mailing list, and/or with requests.

There is no charge to join.

By |2021-01-09T10:58:33-08:00January 9th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

San Diego Folk Dance Center’s Dance Session Jan 9

San Diego Folk Dance Center International Dance

Saturday, January 9, 6:30pm to 10pm PT

Come dance with us this evening!
Hosted by Chin Yu

6:30 p.m. – Social time and Zoom computer ,camera, and audio checks.
7:00 p.m. — Teaching starts, followed by a program of international dance.
Request dancing at the end of the program if time allows.
10:00-ish p.m. Usual program end time, but depends on who’s still dancing.

To join our Zoom dance session,

  1. go to the San Diego Folk Dance Center’s website/Newsletter page,
  2. scroll down to “Join Zoom Meeting,”
  3. and click on the Zoom link there.

Here’s the link to the Newsletter page:

Cost: Free

Please join us for San Diego Folk Dance Center’s international and line-dance sessions!  We dance twice a month on irregular Saturdays, 6:30pm to 10 or 11pm, trying to work around other big events in the international dance world. For schedule and information and to get on our mailing list, please contact John Knapp at .

By |2021-01-08T22:30:47-08:00January 8th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Christos Papakostas teaching Greek folk dances from Ioannina Greece Jan 9

January 9, 2021
Greek Dance Workshop

Christos Papakostas teaching Greek folk dances from Ioannina Greece

11:00 AM PT,
1:00 PM CT,
2:00 PM ET,
21:00 in Greece

Click here to join the event on Zoom

Information: or 310-508-9676

Voluntary donations to benefit Kypseli Greek Dance Center

Donate to: on Paypal
or via Venmo@jozef-bilman

Save the dates

  • January 30, 2021
    Dance workshop with Kyriakos Moisidis
    Live stream from Thessaloniki, Greece
  • February 27, 2021
    Dance workshop with Joe Graziosi
    Live stream from Cape Cod, Massachusetts
By |2021-01-08T22:32:14-08:00January 8th, 2021|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Gergana Panova Bulgarian Dance Workshop Jan 9

Workshops: 2:00–4:00pm EDT on Saturday, January 9, 2021

Online via Zoom

See all the details here:

To benefit the Folk Arts Center of New England

Join Bulgarian dance teacher Gergana Panova via Zoom, the popular teleconferencing platform.

Dr. Gergana Panova-Tekath was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. She graduated from the National School for Dance Arts in Sofia and was selected by Margarita Dikova for the Filip Kutev Bulgarian National Folk Ensemble, where she danced and choreographed until 1994.

Gergana has published numerous articles and has written two books on various aspects of Bulgarian traditional dance. Besides organizing annual summer seminars in Bulgaria (till 2011), Gergana has taught workshops in many countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Israel, Turkey, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil, Argentina, Japan, Canada, and the United States.

Join Gergana’s workshop via Zoom by activating this link . Visit What you need to join to set up your computer or device to join the workshop online.

Please donate generously to FAC if you can and help us through this period of social distancing when all of our events are postponed. We suggest a $10 minimum for attending […]

By |2021-01-08T15:05:55-08:00January 8th, 2021|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Jaap Leegwater at Friday Night L.I.F.E. Dancing Jan 8

Hey Party People! Be sure to update to Zoom 5.4.7, if you have yet to do so.

Friday Night L.I.F.E. virtual teaching/dancing session (continuing since 3/27/20). This is week 45 of our virtual adventures!
Time: Friday 08:00-10:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) every week, until we return home to LA Dancefit!

***On January 8th, 2021, we are happy to bring you, live from The Netherlands (at 5am), Jaap Leegwater. Jaap is known worldwide for his fun teaching and having introduced dances including Karamfil, Dobrudžanska Pandela, and Mari Marijko. He began his dance career in The Netherlands, where he earned one of his degrees in international folk dance, specializing in Bulgarian folk dance and choreography. Jaap studied at the State Choreographer’s school in Sofia and Plovdiv, living there for two years; he regularly returns to Bulgaria to update his studies and make new recordings.

Sherry Cochran, Joan Hantman, and Tom Bozigian and Sheree King will be on hand for this special evening. We will open the doors at 7:45pm with warmup dances. Jaap will start just after 8pm and teach for most of the evening.

Accompanying Jaap when he returns to review on January 29th will be accordionist Jan Wollring, whom we met […]

By |2021-01-08T14:57:03-08:00January 8th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Sophie Poster’s Remembrance Zoom – Jan 17

Sophia Poster 1919-2020

On December 5, 2020 we lost a force of nature. While we hope to have an in-person celebration after the pandemic (Sophia loved parties!), for now, we will celebrate Sophia Poster together virtually. Please join us.

Sunday, January 17, 2021, 11am PST
to share our memories of Sophia via Zoom.

We will forward more information and the link in the coming weeks.

By |2021-01-09T10:50:17-08:00January 1st, 2021|Dance, International, Live|0 Comments

Princeton Virtual Holiday Party Jan 1

Virtual Holiday Party!
Friday, January 1, 2021, 7:30–10:00 PM ET
Party link:

By |2020-12-31T20:55:23-08:00December 31st, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

2021 NYE Sea to Sea – Music Dancing Games and More!

It’s a New Year’s Eve EXTRAVAGANZA, with multiple tracks of programming and 20+ groups z00ming from locations all across North America and beyond.

Dance, listen, and jam to the wondrous music! Laugh, sing, play games, and hang out!
Toast with us to 2021 across FIVE midnights!

More information and register here:

Check out the schedule here.

Looks amazing!

By |2020-12-30T17:55:37-08:00December 30th, 2020|Dance, English, International, Live, Music, Party, Scandinavian, Scottish, Singing|0 Comments

Armenian Folkdance – last Sunday of each month

Monthly on the last Sunday
Next class: Sunday, 31 January 2021, 1:30 – 2:30 CT

Taught by Naïry Digris

“I will teach basic and simple Armenian folkdances on the last Sunday of the month at 1:30 pm CST. These will not be choreographed dances but dances accessible to everyone. Teaching first and then doing the dance.”

Anyone interested in joining should email Naïry at

More info here: Armenian Cultural Organization of Minnesota

By |2020-12-30T11:05:46-08:00December 30th, 2020|Armenian, Dance, Live, Workshop|3 Comments
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