Global Folk Dance Party – June 18, 3pm – 6:30pm PT

Global Folk Dance Party – Third Saturday

Come to our Global Folk Dance Party on Saturday June 18.  This month it’s “Dances of Ira with Ira Weisburd”.   Afterwards join us for the after party hosted by Paul Collins and friends.  See the PDF flyer for details. It has clickable links! Also see our playlist.

If you have any dance requests, please send them to , along with any questions you might have. Alicia La Fetra, Lisa Michael, and Stacy Rose will be happy to help (we are the communications branch of the Global Folk Dance Team).

Info about our June Global Party is:

Date – June 18, 2022
Time – 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Pacific Time
Links – See flyer for zoom & contact info. Also broadcast on Facebook Live.
Join the Zoom Party – tinyurl.com/GFDParty
or use Zoom meeting number 600 066 908
Also on Facebook Live at: www.facebook.com/PFDCouncil/

By |2022-06-17T16:37:12-07:00June 17th, 2022|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Burnaby Folk Dancers Workshop with Holly Plotner on June 1

Burnaby (IFD) Wednesday afternoon Zoom group is having guest teacher Holly Plotner. She is teaching at our group on June 1st from 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm (Pacific Time). Holly is an avid dancer and spent her early years dancing at weddings and festivals in Chicago’s diverse ethnic community. However, she didn’t discover International Folk Dancing until the mid-80’s, and was immediately hooked. Holly, now living in Austin, Texas where she dances with Austin International Folk Dancers, Texas International Folk Dancers, Austin Scandinavian Dancers and Csárás Hungarian Dancers. She is a frequent dance leader, performer, programmer, and teacher and has directed many camps, workshops and performances. As well, Holly plays violin, percussion and sings in several local bands in the Austin area. Currently, Holly and her two Siamese kittens can be seen dancing at Zoom parties and camps all over the internet.

Holly’s teaching session, starting with warm-up dances, runs from 1:00 – 2:30 pm (Pacific) and we’re looking forward to learning the dances she plans to teach.

After the break at 2:30 pm, we’ll resume our regular programming with our Zoom team leading dances for your enjoyment.

Please feel free to join us for chat time […]

By |2022-05-30T21:50:35-07:00May 30th, 2022|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Global Folk Dance Party – May 21, 3pm – 6:30pm PT

Global Folk Dance Party – Third Saturday

Come to our Global Folk Dance Party on Saturday May 21.  We’ll be giving you a preview of June camp.   Afterwards join us for the after party hosted by Paul Collins and friends.  See the PDF flyer for details. It has clickable links! Also see our playlist.

If you have any dance requests, please send them to , along with any questions you might have. Alicia La Fetra, Lisa Michael, and Stacy Rose will be happy to help (we are the communications branch of the Global Folk Dance Team).

Info about our May Global Party is:

Date – May 21, 2022
Time – 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Pacific Time
Links – See flyer for zoom & contact info. Also broadcast on Facebook Live.
Join the Zoom Party – tinyurl.com/GFDParty
or use Zoom meeting number 600 066 908
Also on Facebook Live at: www.facebook.com/PFDCouncil/

By |2022-05-20T14:13:01-07:00May 20th, 2022|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Folkothèque (Folk Dance Party) May 14th by AMATP (Québec)

AMATP (Montreal Association of Cultural Traditions and the Arts) 
Online Folkothèque (Folk dance party)
2022-05-14
8 pm to 9:15 pm, Eastern Time

To dance is to be healthy!

Please join Maurice PERETZ , well known Choreographer, for a folkothèque (folk dance party).  The event will consist of widely-known dances selected from requests sent in.

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8122178657
Meeting ID: 812 217 8657

We are waiting for you in large numbers!

Please share this information!

Free activity!

AMATP is an organization recognized under the Policy for the recognition and support of organizations in the Borough of Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

By |2022-05-07T17:12:13-07:00May 7th, 2022|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

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

Pre-Lyrids Global Party

Global Folk Dance Party – Third Saturday

Come to our Global Folk Dance Party on Saturday April 16.  We’ll be gearing up for the Lyrids Folk Dance Festival.   Afterwards join us for the after party hosted by Paul Collins and friends.  See the PDF flyer for details. It has clickable links! Also see our playlist.

If you have any dance requests, please send them to , along with any questions you might have. Alicia La Fetra, Lisa Michael, and Stacy Rose will be happy to help (we are the communications branch of the Global Folk Dance Team).

Info about our March Global Party is:

Date – April 16, 2022
Time – 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Pacific Time
Links – See flyer for zoom & contact info. Also broadcast on Facebook Live.
Join the Zoom Party – tinyurl.com/GFDParty
or use Zoom meeting number 600 066 908
Also on Facebook Live at: www.facebook.com/PFDCouncil/

By |2022-04-13T20:57:04-07:00April 13th, 2022|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

June Camp Preview Party on Zoom – Saturday, April 9

June Camp will be held in person, June 2 -5, in Deerfield, Illinois (near Chicago), but we are promoting it with an online party with live music by Tom Pixton and friends (who also play at June Camp).

Meet the June Camp committee, and special guests, including our teacher for this year’s camp, Caspar Bik!

The party is free, and the link will be sent to all who are on the June Camp mailing list (write to  to join that), and will also be posted on the June Camp website ( https://sites.google.com/site/junecampifd/home) on Saturday, April 9,  the day of the party. The program will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

By |2022-04-02T16:54:04-07:00April 2nd, 2022|Dance, International, Live, Music, Party|0 Comments

Balkan & International folk dance with BIFD on Wed afternoons

Balkan & International folk dance with Burnaby International Folk Dancers

Come dance with us!  Burnaby International Folk Dancers Tuesday evening Zoom sessions have changed to Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Pacific Time) starting April 6th as we will be returning to weekly in-person dancing on Tuesday evenings starting April 5th.

Tune in at 12:45 pm (Pacific Time) for chat time.

Monthly Parties:  Our parties are on the last Wednesday of each month from 1:00 – 3:30 pm (Pacific Time).  All party dances will be led by one of our team members.

Please let your friends know about our parties.  Everyone is welcome!

To connect via Zoom, click here  (same link each week)
Passcode “Bifd” (Uppercase ‘B’ followed by lowercase ‘ifd’)

The website for the group is here.

For additional information contact Lori Larsen at  or Chrisanne at .

In-Person Dancing in Burnaby, BC, Canada

Everyone is welcome to join us for Balkan and international folk dancing on Tuesday evenings 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm.  Basics groups starts at 6:30 pm. We dance at Charles Rummel Hall, 3630 Lozells Avenue, Burnaby, BC, Canada.

Because of our COVID protocols, we are limited to […]

By |2022-04-02T16:35:52-07:00April 2nd, 2022|Balkan, Dance, International, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

Global Folk Dance Party – March 19, 3pm – 6:30pm PT

Global Folk Dance Party – Third Saturday

It’s Everybody’s Birthday at this Saturday’s Global Folk Dance Party!

Come to our Global Folk Dance Party on Saturday March 19 to celebrate everyone’s birthday! We’ll be celebrating every month separately so dress up and decorate; don’t forget your birthday snack! Also join us for the after party hosted by Paul Collins and friends.  See the flyer for details. Also see our playlist.

If you have any dance requests, please send them to , along with any questions you might have. Alicia La Fetra, Lisa Michael, and Stacy Rose will be happy to help (we are the communications branch of the Global Folk Dance Team).

Info about our March Global Party is:

Date – March 19, 2022
Time – 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Pacific Time
Links – See flyer for zoom & contact info. Also broadcast on Facebook Live.
Join the Zoom Party – tinyurl.com/GFDParty
or use Zoom meeting number 600 066 908
Also on Facebook Live at: www.facebook.com/PFDCouncil/

  • Email us your requests! You can reach […]
By |2022-03-17T14:10:42-07:00March 17th, 2022|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Laguna Folk Dance Festival 2022 – March 5

Date:  March 5, 2022

THE LAGUNA FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL 2022 ONLINE

Come join us via Zoom for this year’s Laguna Folk Dance Festival! Usually held the first weekend in March in Laguna Woods, CA, this year’s festival will be a one-day Zoom event on Saturday, March 5 from 10 am to 9 pm PT. Seven former Festival teachers will each review previously taught Laguna Festival dances and reintroduce some of their lesser known favorites! Then party with special guest dance leaders from 6-9pm PT!

Registration is free.

For more information and to register please go to: Laguna website

By |2022-02-27T17:12:20-08:00February 27th, 2022|Armenian, Balkan, Dance, International, Israeli, Live, Music, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

Serbian Romany Dancing at FACONE – Feb 19

Romany Dancing in Serbia

with Miroslav “Bata” Marčetić

Saturday, February 19, 2022, 2-4 pm ET

Online via Zoom – To benefit the Folk Arts Center of New England

$10 is suggested to support this program and FAC, but any amount is appreciated.

Join this workshop via Zoom. Find link here.

About the Workshop

Miroslav will bring his boundless energy and enthusiasm from his home to ours, as he shares some of the dances and stories of the Serbian culture.

About Miroslav

A native of Serbia, Miroslav “Bata” Marčetić was a leading performer, soloist and choreographer, with the Serbian National Folk Ensemble “Kolo” in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro (former Yugoslavia) for seventeen years and is the recipient of several awards for his artistic work. He has attended almost all folk dance seminars held in former Yugoslavia and eventually, he became the instructor of several workshops held in former Yugoslavia, Japan, Israel and currently in Canada and the USA.

Read more about Bata at his website.

Donate to FAC

Donations support these events, artists, and the Folk Arts Center. We suggest $10 for online workshops, although any amount is appreciated.

Visit […]

By |2022-02-18T22:14:30-08:00February 18th, 2022|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Global Folk Dance Party – Feb 19, 3pm – 6:30pm PT

Global Folk Dance Party – Third Saturday

Dear Folk Dance Community,

Come to our Global Folk Dance Party on Saturday February 19 to get ready for the Laguna festival.  Join our guest dance leaders Lee Otterholt, Marcella Lawson, Greg Solloway and family, along with our awesome regular dance leaders for an afternoon of fun.   Also join us for the after party hosted by Paul Collins and friends.  See the flyers for details. Also see our playlist.

If you have any dance requests, please send them to , along with any questions you might have. Alicia La Fetra, Lisa Michael, and Stacy Rose will be happy to help (we are the communications branch of the Global Folk Dance Team).

Info about our February Global Party is:

Date – February 19, 2022
Time – 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Pacific Time
Links – See flyer for zoom & contact info. Also broadcast on Facebook Live.
Join the Zoom Party – tinyurl.com/GFDParty
or use Zoom meeting number 600 066 908
Also on Facebook Live at: www.facebook.com/PFDCouncil/

  • Email […]
By |2022-02-18T22:03:19-08:00February 18th, 2022|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Save the Date: Folklore Village Virtual Spring Swedish Music & Dance Weekend – March 18-20

Spring Swedish Music & Dance Weekend

March 18-20

Online, via Zoom

Featuring guest instructors Ewa and Tommy Englund, and Gunnar Iggendal, Folklore Village’s Spring Swedish Music & Dance Weekend will be an immersive cultural experience for all. Join us online for workshops in Swedish dance, music, and cooking, as well as afternoon parties featuring music by Gunnar Iggendal, and evening parties featuring music by guest musicians Char Bostrom, Martha Levenson, lydia ievins, and members of the Chicago Spelmanslag.

Full-time admission is $60. Part-time admission to the evening parties is priced at $10 per party.

Registration coming soon; check https://folklorevillage.org/spring-swedish-weekend-2022/ for updates.

By |2022-02-04T12:26:40-08:00February 4th, 2022|Culture, Dance, Live, Music, Party, Scandinavian, Workshop|0 Comments

STOCKTON FOLK DANCE CAMP WINTER WEEKEND Jan 28-30

Find Out More All About Camp Register Calendar

 ❄ ❄ ❄ ❄ ❄

Check out the Winter Weekend parties —

⭐Opening Party, featuring Orkestar Unbound

⭐Closing Party, featuring Winter Weekend teachers

⭐Annual Asia Party — see what the buzz is about!

and introducing…

⭐ Europarty, featuring master teachers and dance leaders from Europe

and…

…we’re going to replay the Europarty on Monday morning for those who miss it the first time!

Get ready for camp!

⭐ Adony’s video overview of the full schedule

⭐ See all of the hilarious preview videos on the […]

By |2022-01-27T12:51:26-08:00January 27th, 2022|Dance, Information, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

Dancing to Klezmer online – Sunday, Jan 23

Steve Weintraub will be presenting some new and adapted Yiddish folk dances designed to keep facing the camera and one another.
Steve thinks of many of these dances as sort of etudes to get the feel of the dance style quickly into the body. They are readily adaptable for dancing together in real space when we are ready for that to happen, but it’s surprising how communal these dances can feel on zoom.
Coming your way this Sunday!
See link for details.
Sunday, January 23, 2022
11am to 12:45pm Pacific Time
You need to register at link above.
By |2022-01-20T15:44:34-08:00January 20th, 2022|Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Global Folk Dance Party – Jan 15, 3pm – 6:30pm PT

Global Folk Dance Party – Third Saturday

Dear Folk Dance Community,

Come to our Global Folk Dance Party on Saturday January 15 to get ready for Stockton Winter Weekend Camp.  Join our guest dance leaders Gigi & Warren Jensen, and Rebecca Tsai & Evan Chu for an afternoon of fun.   Also join us for the after party hosted by Paul Collins and friends.  See the flyers for details. Also see our playlist.

If you have any dance requests, please send them to , along with any questions you might have. Alicia La Fetra, Lisa Michael, and Stacy Rose will be happy to help (we are the communications branch of the Global Folk Dance Team).

Info about our January Global Party is:

Date – January 15, 2022
Time – 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Pacific Time
Links – See flyer for zoom & contact info. Also broadcast on Facebook Live.
Join the Zoom Party – tinyurl.com/GFDParty
or use Zoom meeting number 600 066 908
Also on Facebook Live at: www.facebook.com/PFDCouncil/

  • Email us your requests! You […]
By |2022-01-14T17:37:01-08:00January 14th, 2022|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Dutch Delight Dance at FACONE – Jan 15

Dutch Delight

with Caspar Bik, Sibylle Helmer, Bianca de Jong, Wijnand Karel, Ben Koopmanschap, Jaap Leegwater, and Maurits & Tineke van Geel

Saturday, January 15, 2-4:30 pm ET

Online via Zoom – To benefit the Folk Arts Center of New England

$10 is suggested to support this program and FAC, but any amount is appreciated.

Join this workshop via Zoom. Find link here.

About the Program

2021 gave us unlimited access to dance leaders from around the world, with myriad workshops to choose from. And did we ever take advantage of those opportunities – to the point where our minds became jumbled with all the new material. This afternoon is designed to give us the opportunity to revisit some of the dances we were introduced to during this past year. Our fearless troup of Dutch teachers will quickly review some of the dances they taught at Folk Arts Center-sponsored workshops over the last twelve months – it will be quite the party! One Zoom room, two hours, and eight leaders reacquainting us with the dances we enjoyed learning – it seems like […]

By |2022-01-14T17:21:55-08:00January 14th, 2022|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Kurdish Dance and Culture with Arjen Brûsk at FACONE – Jan 8

Kurdish Dance and Culture

with Arjen Brûsk

Saturday, January 8, noon–2 pm ET (Note time change)

Online via Zoom – To benefit the Folk Arts Center of New England

$10 is suggested to support this program and FAC, but any amount is appreciated.

Join this workshop via Zoom. Find link here.

About the Workshop

This afternoon’s program will be a combination of culture and dance, as Arjen introduces us to his homeland through the region’s dance traditions and stories about the area’s history. The Kurdish region is what is now the northern part of the Middle East, along the Zagros and Taurus Mountains, covering an area that includes: Kurdistan, southeast Turkey, northwest Iran, northern Iraq, and northeast Syria. This afternoon Arjen will meld teaching traditional Kurdish dances with telling tales about the areas from which they come.

About Arjen

Arjen lives in Istanbul and graduated from ITU (Istanbul Technical University) Turkish Music State Conservatory. He has been actively working as a dancer, musician, instructor, choreographer, presenter and performance artist both at home and abroad since he entered the university in 2004. The word govend […]

By |2022-01-05T21:42:33-08:00January 5th, 2022|Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Weekly Israeli dancing with Shmulik Gov-Ari

Shmulik Gov-Ari is one of the world’s most accomplished choreographers and leaders of Israeli dance. He has 3 Zoom sessions, as follows:

Regular (Advanced) Israeli dance session with Shmulik:
Monday evenings starting at 7:30 to 10:00 pm, Eastern US time.
Meeting ID:  869 7927 8223    Password: rikudayam8
Registration link (1st time attendees):  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkcOCqqTMoGNfSOrQJ1P1Z4VJlZiYdXfbG

Super! Beginners Israeli dance session with Shmulik:
Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm Eastern
Meeting ID: 821 7224 9444   Passcode  154037
Registration link (1st time attendees):    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYscOuqqjIuHtAY2bb0lkslNuYvnneejJAH

Super! Intermediate Israeli dance session with Shmulik:
Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9:00 pm Eastern
Meeting ID: 821 7224 9444   Passcode  154037
Registration link (1st time attendees):    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYscOuqqjIuHtAY2bb0lkslNuYvnneejJAH

As you can see, the Beginners session blends into the Intermediate session (same meeting ID and passcode).

There is no formal charge for attending. All attendees are asked monthly to make a contribution to Shmulik for his efforts.

By |2022-01-05T09:55:52-08:00January 5th, 2022|Dance, Israeli, Live, Workshop|0 Comments
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