Armenian Dance Workshop with Gary and Susan Lind-Sinanian

See listing here on the FACONE website.

Armenian dance experts Susan and Gary Lind-Sinanian and the Folk Arts Center of New England present this week’s online event of the socially distanced era via Zoom, the popular teleconferencing platform.

Join Gary and Susan this Saturday, June 6, at 2:00pm EDT and again at 3:00pm EDT for two special online dance workshops, which will originate live from the Armenian Museum of America in Watertown Square, MA.

Gary and Susan have lectured and taught Armenian dances in America and internationally since 1978 and are known as “high context” teachers. Their workshops incorporate extensive background in Armenian history, culture, costume, and folklore related to the dances. As museum curators of the largest Armenian museum in the United States, they bring a broad background in many areas of Armenian culture to their workshops. They are particularly well known in the Armenian community for teaching dance and culture to youth and small children at Armenian schools, camps, and cultural festivals. More information about them here.

This is the eleventh in a series of online events featuring some of our favorite dance leaders, with the proceeds benefiting FAC. More information at:

By |2020-06-02T21:10:04-07:00June 2nd, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Zwiefacher Fridays

Weekly on Friday, 10:00 – 10:50am PT

Instructor: Patrick McMonagle

We are having fun with rhythms, the complicated part.  The dance itself is simple once you have a rhythm and resist the urge to travel while dancing. Easy to do when you are confined to dancing in your kitchen. They don’t travel in Munich.

Click here to connect to Zoom

Website link: Click here for website

Please donate to support this class: Click to donate

By |2020-06-02T11:46:49-07:00June 2nd, 2020|Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Skokie Virtual Folk Dance Party every Wednesday

Dit OlshanDit Olshan hosts a Virtual Folk Dance Party every Wednesday Night 7:30 Shmooze, Dancing 8-10 pm Central Time.

The Wed, June 3 program will be their 11th program.  They had Steve Kotansky for sessions 3 & 4.  They also have Youtubes of each of their sessions afterwards.
Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 853 060 206

Contact Dit Olshan for more information.
See Dit Olshan’s Facebook page here.

By |2020-06-01T12:13:22-07:00May 31st, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

IFDA Virtual Dance Party May 30

IFDA Virtual Dance Party

Hosted by Sarah Falkoff
and IFDA – International Folk Dance Association of University City

Back by popular demand…
IFDA will be hosting a virtual dance party on Zoom on Saturday, May 30, from 8:30pm – 10:30pm CDT.
Please share and invite everyone to join us.
Everyone is Welcome!
The Zoom Link is

No Teaching, just dancing!!! We will all be dancing together since we know we are all missing a sense of community right now.
We hope that you will join us!!!
Remember, if you have requests, please submit them here…help me out with the program! I always need good ideas!

By |2020-05-29T10:17:59-07:00May 29th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Virtual Online Bulgarian Folk Dance Class with Mitko

Come Join Dimitar Petrov on Friday 29th May, 2020

Facebook group DANCE FRIENDS
4 pm Bulgarian time
2 pm London
3 pm Holland, Austria, France, Germany, Poland, Italy
9 pm Taiwan
10 pm Japan
9 am Florida and New York
6am on the west coast!
Please, share and invite your friends to join the group!

This is his weekly Friday Bulgarian & Beyond Folk Dance Classes. Click on this link to join the class. It’s FREE:

By |2020-05-28T11:13:42-07:00May 28th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Erica Goldman Israeli Dance Workshop in New England

Erica Goldman
Israeli Dance Workshop

Saturday, May 30, 2020
First Workshop: 2:00pm EDT
Second Workshop: 3:00pm EDT

Online via Zoom on your nearest web browser or device!

To benefit the Folk Arts Center of New England

Join high energy Israeli dance teacher Erica Goldman and the Folk Arts Center as we present our next workshop of the socially distanced era via Zoom, the popular teleconferencing platform.

Please donate generously to FAC and help us through this period of social distancing when all of our events are postponed. We suggest a $10 minimum for attending this workshop but any and all contributions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for supporting the Folk Arts Center of New England! Donate using the button on this FACONE page.

Join Erica via Zoom by a link that will appear here by Friday, May 22. Visit What you need to join to set up your computer or device to join the workshop online.

Erica Goldman began Israeli dancing in New York as a child alongside her father, another folk dance fanatic. After many years performing with several New England […]

By |2020-05-25T15:56:03-07:00May 25th, 2020|Dance, Israeli, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

May, June and July 2020 Virtual Classes  with Helene Eriksen & ANAR DANA

Dear friends,
It’s been quite an amazing two months of lockdown.  I’ve never been so busy!  I have lots of new web skills to learn and I’ve been going at 150% to create new online classes to bring to you and keep you all dancing.  I am so grateful to EVERYONE out there who has continued to support my work and keep me employed during this unprecedented time.  I hope to give it back to you with rich offerings of music, dance and knowledge.
The easiest way to join us around the world is every Saturday and Sunday at 10 am PDT for gentle community yoga. Class is gentle and combines yoga with other body mechanics techniques and will prepare you for class or for your life. ANYBODY can join …we have ANAR DANA members past and present, men and women, tango dancers in Argentina etc!!! Class is by donation via PayPal on my webpage.  If that doesn’t work for you just contact me!

The ANAR DANA SF Virtual Project has been a total success with women joining from all over the world.  We have finished Unit 1 and this weekend we will be beginning Unit 2 (which goes for two weekends) […]

By |2020-05-24T22:16:53-07:00May 24th, 2020|Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Special Israeli Dances – “Virtual Harkadot” for Shavuot holiday

imageShavuot will apply on Friday May 29, 20
In honor of the holiday, I prepared for you 2 special dance sessions – “Virtual Harkadot” – on this topic:

* Harkada 43 * – Shavuot Dances, Circles:
* Harkada 44 * – Shavuot Dances, Couples:

These “virtual Harkadot” join over 50 “Virtual Harkadot” on various topics that you can watch your leisure, on the ROKDIM Website:
One click on the image at Rokdim homepage opens the dance list and a second click on the Red Button opens the dance video for your dancing enjoyment.

Yaron Meishar, Rokdim

By |2020-05-24T12:42:20-07:00May 24th, 2020|Anytime, Dance, Israeli|0 Comments

Virtual Camp Orford May 30

Hello friends and friends of dance,

Our Orford last three camps were complemented by its dynamic presence and beautiful dances they taught us: Roberto Bagnoli (Orford 2017, Lachine 2018, Quebec in 2019); Sybil Helmer (Orford 2018); Wijnand Karel (Orford 2019). This year we will have the great pleasure to welcome them all three together in a virtual folkothèque to be held next Saturday and will serve Orford Camp 2020! Each of them will take some of their dances and a small team of our teachers Quebec will complement the guide while in others. This is an appointment to which we invite you:

Saturday, May 30, from 14h to 15h30 (ET)

at the following address: Zoom Link

NB: 1- to access, you will have downloaded the Zoom application on your computer, laptop, tablet or even smartphone.

2- when you open the link, if the host, Alain Veilleux, is not yet connected, you’ll see a note to the effect that the meeting is scheduled for 2020-04-19, at 8:00 pm. No problem, you’ll know you’re in the right place and will not have to wait. This is what we have always kept the same address since our first virtual […]

By |2020-05-24T11:41:36-07:00May 24th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Judy Silver’s Zoom Folk Dance Class Sunday

Judy Silver is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom folk dance class on Sundays 7-9 pm EST. Please send requests to her email, In lieu of fees, please make a donation to your local or an international food bank. Stay safe.

The zoom link changes each week. If you send an email to she will send a zoom invite to you.  The event is currently limited to 100 people and Judy doesn’t want people unable to attend if they expect to be able to.

By |2020-05-23T15:40:35-07:00May 23rd, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Rokdim Be’Yachad on Sunday May 24

Rokdim Be'YachadGet ready for Shavuot with a great night of dancing! Ronit, Sagi, Aaron, Orly, Yehuda, Rina, and Ronnie come together to put on an awesome program, with guest choreographers Michael, Elad, Gadi, Ilai, Tamir Scherzer, Almog, and Yuval! Plus, holiday greetings from many more Israeli dance figures.

How to Join
Wednesday, May 24, 2020
5:00-9:30pm Pacific (San Francisco)
Click here to find your time zone!

  • New York, USA Sun, May 24, 2020 at 8:00 pm EDT
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina Sun, May 24, 2020 at 9:00 pm ART
  • London, United Kingdom Mon, May 25, 2020 at 1:00 am BST
  • Paris, France Mon, May 25, 2020 at 2:00 am CEST
  • Tel Aviv, Israel Mon, May 25, 2020 at 3:00 am IDT
  • Melbourne, Australia Mon, May 25, 2020 at 10:00 am AEST

Zoom meeting: 402-121-0552
Password: TOGETHER

Click here to Join!

By |2020-05-23T15:28:24-07:00May 23rd, 2020|Dance, Israeli, Live|0 Comments

Folk Dance Weekend Memorial Day 2020 Online Event

Flyer here.
Saturday, May 23

Please join us for this very special afternoon of friends and families celebrating 39 years of dancing at the land. Reconnect, listen, sing along, or clear your living room and dance to the wonderful songs that keep us together as a folk-dancing community.

Easy Zoom Connection:
No password required. For best results, check out these tips before joining: Zoom Tips

2:30 pm Arrival, Music, and Photos
2:45 Welcome and Greetings

3:00 Balkan Dance Set
3:30 Israeli Dance Set

4:15 Balkan Dance Set
4:45 Israeli Dance Set

5:30 Landladies Singing
5:50 Havdalah Service
6:00 Dinner Break (Open Sharing)
6:30 Campfire

Land Dancers Home and Donations Page:
Note there will not be dancing at Cliff’s land in the Santa Cruz mountains this weekend!

By |2020-05-22T17:27:50-07:00May 22nd, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Israeli, Live, Party, Singing|0 Comments

Northwest Folklife Festival May 23-25

Presented by Seattle Cancer Care AllianceFrom Home to Home: Northwest Folklife Festival will take place online May 23-25, 2020 at Created in partnership with Seattle Center, From Home to Home: Northwest Folklife Festival is a virtual festival that features multiple program channels and a virtual marketplace that will bring together local culture bearers, artists, creatives, sponsors, and merchants all on one platform.

Full List of Program Channels
Meet the Artists
View the Full Schedule

Of note:
– Helen Eriksen & Anar Dana: Saturday, 11 AM
– Dromeno live dance party: Sunday, 5:35 PM
– Dunava Balkan Women’s Choir video premier: Sunday, 6:10 PM

Suggested Daily Donation: $20 per person | $30 per family
Committed to Access for All | Powered by Your Donations

By |2020-05-22T17:29:35-07:00May 22nd, 2020|Anytime, Culture, Dance, International, Live, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments

Online Culture Corner with Yves Moreau and France Bourque-Moreau

Yves Moreau and France Bourque-MoreauThis Saturday, May 23, 2-4pm EDT:

ONLINE Culture Corner with Yves Moreau and France Bourque-Moreau

Join folklore specialists Yves Moreau and France Bourque-Moreau, and the Folk Arts Center as we present our next online event via Zoom. There are details about what to do in preparation for Saturday’s workshop on the Folk Art Center’s Online Events webpages: how to make your donation, and how to install Zoom on the device of your choice. We suggest a donation of $10, but of course anything above that would be gratefully accepted and most appreciated.

Yves is a grand storyteller with much knowledge of all things related to Bulgarian folk dancing; France is an expert teacher of folk dancing for children and conducts special seminars to train school teachers in this field. Her current repertoire includes hundreds of dances and rounds from all parts of the world especially designed and adapted to various age and experience levels.

This is the ninth in a series of online events featuring some of your favorite dance leaders, with the proceeds benefiting FAC. This series […]

By |2020-05-21T15:33:29-07:00May 21st, 2020|Balkan, Culture, Information, Live|0 Comments

Global Folk Dance Party May 30

Hi all,

Our next Global Folk Dance party is coming up.
See and download Flyer here.

Date: Saturday, May 30
Time: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm California Time (PDT)

This month, in addition to our normal team, we’ll be joined by:

— Bianca de Jong – Choreographer of many dances we do including Tu Romnie, Devetorka na baba, Askin Cesi Mi, Ashun daje Mori and Gatij ëd gòj. Bianca will be joining us from the Netherlands.

— Roberto Bagnoli – Our regular Master Teacher, Roberto will be with us again from Rome.

— Megan Wolf and Jordan Uggla – in Willits, Megan and Jordan are avid dancers and great friends of many of us.

— Marcie Van Cleave – Director of the Folk Arts Center of New England, Marcie and her team are putting on a great weekly series of events every Saturday.

How to attend: 

Choice One – via Zoom (Best Option)
Meeting ID: 600 066 908

Choice Two – via Phone
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) (Find a local number:
Meeting ID: 600 066 908

Choice Three – Watch Live on Facebook
The party will be live broadcast on The Peninsula Folk Dance Council’s page. Broadcast will start 15 minutes before the party.

A few notes:

— We’ll have our normal dance leaders.

— The current playlist […]

By |2020-05-21T15:23:04-07:00May 21st, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Dances of Afghanistan⁠ with Helene Eriksen

See the website here

Weekly classes from Thursday, May 21st, 5pm PST⁠ | Dances of Afghanistan⁠ with Helene Eriksen
from 10.00
Zoom link will be sent to your email after purchase.

Please wait up to 15 minutes for the email to reach your inbox. If you don’t receive an email, please contact

We are committed to making these classes accessible to all! For scholarship options and for the application for students who live in a Country that does not work with our payment system (Iran, Argentina, etc.) please see the FAQ Page

About the Class:⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠
Dances of Afghanistan⁠ | All Levels⁠

Join Helene Eriksen in an exploration of dance styles from the multi-cultural country of Afghanistan. A special focus will be on the dances of the Logar Valley and the neighboring region of Paktia with their rich dance traditions and 7/8 meter music.⁠

Bio: ⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠
Helene is a dance ethnologist, teacher, performer and choreographer of traditional dances of the Balkans and Islamic Orient as well as Argentine Tango and folk dance. She celebrated 40 years of teaching in 2019. She lectures and publishes on dance ethnology and costume studies.⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠

She has conducted many research projects in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, […]

By |2020-05-21T15:11:14-07:00May 21st, 2020|Culture, Dance, Workshop|0 Comments

Virtual Cultural Talks sponsored by Helene Eriksen & ANAR DANA

Friday May 29th, 2020
Helene Eriksen and special guest Harout Arakelian
Armenian Dance and Music in the Diaspora: Fresno, CA in the 1950’s

10am-12pm PDT (UTC-7)
For your reference:
10 am PDT (UTC-7) West Coast USA =
14:00 ART (UTC-3) in Argentina =
19:00 CEST/MESZ (UTC+2) in Western Europe

As ANAR DANA has gone virtual we are now able to offer access to our cultural talks to anyone interested wherever you are in the world.

A special feature of the ANAR DANA Projects is our Cultural Talk Series. On the Friday before our rehearsal weekend we get together to learn about one of the regions of our project. I present the history and ethnography and we look at films, photos, costumes and listen to music and discuss of one of the regions in depth.
Especially now these talks are open to everyone!

Suggested donation is 15 Euros (but no one is turned away for lack of funds and we have different options for donating).

Go to for an easy button to donate. If you prefer to pay by check in the US or make a bank transfer in Europe, please contact me at

Please feel free to […]

By |2020-05-21T15:01:19-07:00May 21st, 2020|Culture, Information, Live|0 Comments