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Virtual Romanian Dance Party with Camelia & Nelutu Nov 7

Camelia si Nelutu Motoc-Casa dansului Romanesc

Camelia and Neluțu Motoc invite you to their first Online “Casa Dansului Românesc” (Virtual Romanian Dance Party). Live music with the Ardealul Band from Gherla-Cluj, featuring the great violinist Emil Mihaiu (Emiluț).

Let’s be together to share dance, music, traditions and more with old friends and new, locally and globally!

Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 7 PM – 10 PM Eastern European Time
(12 PM – 3 PM EDT) (9 AM – 12 PM PDT)

If you can, please make a donation with PayPal by visiting their website:

Join us on Saturday, November 7 on YouTube:

By |2020-10-27T09:05:15-07:00October 27th, 2020|Dance, Live, Party, Romanian|0 Comments

Online Classes with Helene Eriksen & ANAR DANA Oct-Dec 2020

Dear friends,

ANAR DANA projects are still welcoming drop in visitors if you are a current or former member of ANAR DANA (if you aren’t but have dance experience you can contact me about the option of drop ins). This way you can dance with your dance sisters anywhere in the world and brush up on some topic you may have done yourself, or learn something you always wanted to.  To that end, in the calendar below I have listed which dances we will be working on on each day through the end of the year.  In the second half of December I will be taking a break to take care of my family. Drop-ins are $55 for one unit (ie one day including the Awaken Your Dancing Body! class of that day.)  We hope to see a lot of old faces and also give the current dancers the chance to meet their fellow dancers in other locales.

For those of you who were interested in the new workshop series on Music Mapping: I’m sorry I dropped the ball.  I have been overwhelmed with what I am doing at the moment.  BUT, I will […]

By |2020-10-25T21:48:34-07:00October 25th, 2020|Culture, Dance, Live, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments

Special events on Laguna International Dance Zoom evenings

Mark your calendars now for upcoming special events with Laguna International Dancers on Zoom!

We dance EVERY Wednesday and Sunday 6-8 pm Pacific time and we are celebrating national holidays with some EXTRA SPECIAL GUESTS. Come join us! – Lee Otterholt

  • Wednesday October 28, Turkey with AHMET LULECI
  • Sunday November 29, Albania with GENCI KASTRATI
  • Wednesday December 2, Romania with CRISTIAN FLORESCU and SONIA DION

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 973 571 5210
Password: 323823

Or you can find the clickable Zoom link on Home – Laguna International Dancers

By |2020-10-25T12:26:11-07:00October 25th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Dragi Spasovski, Mary Sherhart, Michael Lawson & Joe Finn live! Oct 31

A Halloween treat, before we all start trick-or-treating online: Live music by members of Balkan Cabaret!

Saturday, October 31
3 PM Pacific Time

Mary, Dragi, Michael and Joe will brave the chill autumn air on Michael’s deck in Snohomish, Washington State, and will regale you with their classic repertoire for at least an hour.

This link should get you there, whether you have a Facebook account or not: https://www.facebook.com/events/357010848848922/

Here’s a little promo video from Balkan Cabaret, to whet your appetite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASq4CCr-yG4

By |2020-10-25T12:10:29-07:00October 25th, 2020|Balkan, Live, Music, Singing|0 Comments

Balkan Mondays Online workshop series starts Nov 2

Balkan Mondays Online workshop series

Monday, 2 November⋅18:45 – 21:00 ET
Weekly on Monday, 5 times
$50 per participant for all 5 classes, or $15 per class


Balkan Mondays Online workshop series.
Every Monday evening in November (Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2020)


Videos are already posted and ready to watch here: balkanfestmontreal.org/20-bf

Learn to sing or play for a selection of Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Rom, and Serbian dances

Hour-long bilingual (French/English) classes, live via Zoom
Info: balkanfestmontreal.org
Instructor: Dina Cindrić, (vocal); Sergiu Popa (instrumental music)

Link / Location: balkanfestmontreal.org

Session 1:   

Yves MOREAU, Bulgarie/Bulgaria With DINA CINDRIĆ, TITI MARKOV, & SERGIU POPA balkanfestmontreal.org/20-bf

Register for the:

By |2020-10-21T14:40:20-07:00October 21st, 2020|Anytime, Balkan, Dance, Live, Music, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments

2020 Kolo Festival Update – November 26-29

Kolo Festival 2020 FlyerGreetings & Salutations, all y’all!

If you haven’t subscribed to our YouTube Channel, please do!

And enjoy checking out the bands that will be providing music for us this year:

And our teaching staff:

Lots more to come, soon!

Download flyer here

By |2020-10-21T13:44:58-07:00October 21st, 2020|Balkan, Culture, Dance, Greek, International, Live, Music, Party, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments

Dance at Home this Fall with Canada’s National Ballet School

We are excited to announce the launch of the six-week Baycrest NBS Sharing Dance Seniors – At Home class this Fall.

Bring dance into your home with 20-minute classes taught by NBS faculty and accompanied by a live musician. No experience is necessary, and classes are designed to be accessible for older adults with varied physical and cognitive abilities.

This Fall, we will be offering two exciting at-home dance options, one fully-seated class, and one class with seated and standing options. Sign up here, and you will be able to have access to a new class each week. Each class begins with a warm-up and moves through a set of dances where we encourage you to make artistic choices and move in the way that feels best for you.

If you have younger children in your life who may also enjoy the benefits of dancing at home, we are excited to announce the launch of NBS Kids – Dance On Demand, a comprehensive instructor-facilitated dance resource for kids. Click here or e-mail  for more information.

Happy dancing!

Anne Cass (she/her) | Community Dance Teacher, Coordinator of Online Learning Resources
Canada’s National Ballet School | L’École nationale de […]

By |2020-10-21T12:20:31-07:00October 21st, 2020|Anytime, Dance, Workshop|0 Comments

Greek Dance Class – Thrace – Joe Graziosi – Wednesdays

Please join tonight Wednesday Oct 21  8 PM – 9:15 PM East Coast Time for the second of my series on Thracian Greek dances. On the slate for tonight are Bogdanos and Milisso from Monastiri; Sfarlis from Bana; and Troirou and Baiduska from Boyialiki

We will continue the following Wed  dances of the Evros region and will start with dances common to the village of Asvestades

Those of you who would like to donate (a suggested $15, though of course no limit to one’s generosity) can do so via:
Venmo:  Joseph-Graziosi-2
note: to avoid fees on PayPal, people should  choose the “Friends and Family” option (instead of “Goods and Services”), and pay from a checking account instead of from a credit or debit card.

or check to:
Joseph Graziosi
PO Box 512
W. Hyannisport, MA 02672

Topic: Greek Dance Joe Graziosi
Time: 8:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Wed, until Dec 30, 2020

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 811 3086 7711
Passcode: 576368

By |2020-10-21T11:59:26-07:00October 21st, 2020|Dance, Greek, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

A Taste of Pourparler – Nov 6-8

Dear Friends,

This year is an opportunity for newbies to see what we’re about.  The event is totally free!  (Although we will suggest a donation to either NFO or CDSS).  The only reason for the registration to so we can send you the zoom link. The event is closed to the public and only available through the registration process.

For more information and to register now, go to nfo-usa.org/pourparler.

A Taste of Pourparler

See information on discussion topics and schedule etc. at previous post here:
Save the date for “Taste of Pourparler” November 6-8

By |2020-10-21T10:57:34-07:00October 20th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Music, Party, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments

Second Harvest Food Bank Virtual Fundraiser and Folk Dance Party Oct 25

Moveable Feet posterThe Annual Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Fundraiser and
Moveable Feet Folk Dance Party is only one week away! 

Sunday, October 25, 3:00 PM Pacific Time
(Sign in at 2:45 for chatting)

Zoom Meeting:  555 444 300

Following in the footsteps of our late leader, Lucy Chang, Moveable Feet is staging a virtual version of her favorite event, the fundraiser for Second Harvest of Silicon Valley. We’ve tried to include as many of Lucy’s traditions as possible, although you will have to plan your own refreshments….

From her cottage in Inverness, Mel Harte will teach Hora de la Rezina (Theodor and Lia Vasilescu). From the East Bay, Jane and Frank Tripi will demonstrate some Schottische variations. Loui Tucker will tell us about her volunteer work at Second Harvest.

And our outstanding dance team from the Bay Area and beyond will be leading dances old and new, including many of Lucy’s favorites. Leaders include: Adony Beniares, Kevin Greek, Alicia LaFetra, Richard Graham, Marina Troost, Lon Radin, and Cricket Rayburn (Oregon).

Thanks to generous early contributors, we have already exceeded last year’s food bank donations!
But more is even better! If you haven’t yet had a chance to support this […]

By |2020-10-18T21:16:21-07:00October 18th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

Global Folk Dance Party – Halloween theme – Oct 17, 3pm – 6pm PT

Global Folk Dance Party is tomorrow!

  • Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
  • Times: 3:00pm to 6:00pm, Pacific Time Zone, check google to see what time it is where you live
  • Where: Online using Zoom, https://zoom.us/j/600066908

Facebook event posting here.
Flyer here with working links.

  • It’s close to Halloween so if you’re up for it, toss on a costume, put up some lights and let’s celebrate. We’ll have some longer spotlights, some Halloween hijinks, and we’d love to see your Halloween spirit(s)!
  • Our guest Dance leaders for this party will be Ahmet Lüleci, Joanie Hantman, and Cricket Raybern. They’ll be leading dances along with our regular gang!
  • Paul Collins will be hosting an Afterparty (link here) with plenty of more music and many, many leaders. The afterparty is being organized by VirtualDanceRoom. Flyer here.
  • We’ve updated the Playlist with dance links so you can see what we’re dancing at the party.

See you Saturday at 3pm Pacific Time!
Adony and the Global Folk Dance […]

By |2020-10-16T12:00:47-07:00October 16th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Second Online Dance Seminar with Nikolay Tsvetkov & Georgi Garov Oct 17

Dear friends of the dance,

We, Prof. Nikolay Tsvetkov and Assoc. Prof. Georgi Garov, would like to remind you that registration period for our second online dance seminar ends soon. Within an hour and a half we will teach dances from different regions of Bulgaria and we invite all friends of Bulgarian folk dances. The event is open to all friends of Bulgarian folk dances and it will be a pleasure for us to dance together even online.

Everyone who has signed up will receive a video of the event with the taught dances.

TIME: 3PM to 4:30PM for Easter European Summer Time (GMT+3) [5AM PT]
PRICE: 15€
If you want to receive the music of the individual dances, it is paid an additional 10 euros.
NOTE: your first and last name, date

For more information and registration: or
Registrations are open until October 15th

Best wishes and let’s dance,
Nikolay and Veselina Tsvetkovi
George and Mariana Garovi

By |2020-10-15T22:07:03-07:00October 15th, 2020|Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Upcoming Web Chat: Let’s Talk About Reentry Oct 21

– Working Together Now for a Strong Return to Dancing

An online discussion for contra, English country, and community dance organizers

Wednesday, Oct. 21 7:00-8:30 p.m. EDT (4pm PT)

So much of what we love is on hold or shifting to online formats. But there will be a time when we dance together again. And there is work we can be doing during this down time to ensure a joyful and fulfilling return to the dance floor! In this second installment of the Let’s Talk About Reentry series, we’ll talk about our evolving expectations for reentry, the changes we need to prepare for, and the important role organizers can play in preparing our communities for a bright future.

Please note: Based on feedback, we’ll be changing our usual format a bit for this Web Chat. Instead of lining up guest speakers, we’ll have a kick-off message from Katy, followed by longer chat room sessions that will include conversation prompts and time for interactive follow-up and discussion.

REGISTER online by October 19.

Soon after you register, Zoom will send you a confirmation email with your own personal link. You’ll need this info for joining the Web Chat! To keep track of […]

By |2020-10-14T12:20:17-07:00October 14th, 2020|Dance, Information, Live, Musing|0 Comments

Rhythm & Drumming for Folk Dancers Monthly on Saturdays


Taught by Polly Tapia Ferber
Monthly, starting Saturday, October 24, 2020
3pm – 4:15pm MDT (2-3:15pm PT)

If you joined us for Polly’s first drum/rhythm class, you’ll be delighted to know that the Southwest International Folk Dance Institute has decided to continue these exciting lessons as a monthly series. If you missed out the first time, be sure to join us now! Polly Tapia Ferber makes hearing, counting, and playing various dance rhythms accessible and enjoyable. Use any hand drum available: A doumbek, a djembe, a coffee can…your feet know the drill; now your hands and brain can get in on the fun!

Registration required. $10 per class.

Click here to register! Details here: https://www.swifdi.org/updates.html

The link to the Zoom meeting room will be emailed to you a day or so before the first class.

By |2020-10-14T11:17:03-07:00October 14th, 2020|Live, Music, Workshop|0 Comments

FACONE Dance Workshop Reviews – Sat Oct 17

Session V Review

with Ahmet Lüleci, Miroslav Marčetić, Michael Ginsburg, and Tom Bozigian

Saturday, October 17, 2020
2:00-4:00pm EDT

Online via Zoom

Join Ahmet Lüleci (Turkish dancing), Miroslav Marčetić (Serbian dancing), Michael Ginsburg (Balkan dancing), and Tom Bozigian (Armenian dancing) to review some of the dances they taught over the past month in their individual Saturday afternoon workshops.

→Join this workshop via Zoom by activating a link that will be posted here one day before the workshop

Visit What you need to join to set up your computer or device to join the workshop online.

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!

By |2020-10-13T15:20:12-07:00October 13th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Ellen Golann dance party Sat Oct 24

To honor Ellen Golann’s many years –  decades! – of leading wonderful
dance camps, her daughter Phyllis had the idea of evening zoom party
to celebrate.  (And it’s the weekend of her birthday.)

The dance program will be provided by Ellen (we’re hosting).

With guest appearances by:
Danny Pollock, Steve and Susy Kotansky, Lee Otterholt, Sonia Dion and
Cristian Florescu, Michael and Belle Ginsburg (playing live).

Day: Saturday, Oct 24
Time: 7:30-10 pm Eastern Time
Just click this Link: http://tinyurl.com/EllenGparty
Zoom info – ID: 846 8641 6549 pw:333333 (six 3’s)

Her party flier is here.

We hope you can join this special event.
Be safe, stay healthy and limber.

– Murray and Randi Spiegel (NJ)

By |2020-10-12T13:13:33-07:00October 12th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Halloween Blow-out October 31

Halloween 2020 Bash and Blow-out

Murray has been collecting “Halloween” versions of popular folkdances for 30 years,
tormenting their group each year with a few samples.

From Murray and Randi Spiegel (NJ):

In this era where anyone in the world can join a group, we’ll have a
whole evening of Alternate / April Fools / Halloween / Uncommon music
versions of repertoire dances for everyone.  Dress up in costume if you want.

Our group traditionally held this the last Wed in October.  This year,
it is on Halloween (Saturday).

Time is 7:30-10 pm [Eastern]

We hope you can join this special event.
Be safe, stay healthy and limber.

For more info, contact Murray Spiegel at

By |2020-10-13T15:23:01-07:00October 12th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

San Diego Folk Dance Center’s Halloween Party Oct 31

San Diego Folk Dance Center’s Virtual Halloween Costume International Dance Party!

We’re having a virtual Halloween Dance Party! Come in costume!
Social time and Zoom check starts at 6:30 p.m. (PDT)
Teaching starts 7 p.m., followed by International Dancing.

Host and Instructor: Chin Yu
Playlist should be posted in advance.

Go to http://www.folkdancecenter.org/newsletter.html and scroll down until you find the Zoom link for Saturday October 31.

Or contact John Knapp for the Zoom link at .

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 |2020-10-12T13:01:28-07:00October 12th, 2020|Dance, International, Line dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Balkan Chestnut Festival Oct 9 & 10

3rd Annual Balkan Chestnut Festival Poster.jpg



These are the confirmed participants. Please stay tuned for the minute to minute schedule. Each performer has time reserved for interactive Q&A with our onsite MC, Cora Phenix, and with you in the audience.

  • Džambo Aguševi Orchestra is the hottest Balkan brass band in the world. Please check out their new album, “Brasses for the Masses”.

  • Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band is the founding band of Golden Festival in Brooklyn, NY, and this will be their second appearance at the Balkan Chestnut Festival.

By |2020-10-09T14:37:24-07:00October 9th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Music, Party, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments

Folk Dance Australia with Ira Weisburd Oct 10

FDA “Folk Dance Australia” cordially invites YOU to join dancers from all across Australia and New Zealand in a Special 2 hour International Folk Dance Workshop with IRA WEISBURD on Saturday, October 10th at 7pm EDT.*

*PLEASE NOTE:  This Special Workshop will take the place of Ira’s regularly scheduled  Balkan & International Dance Class on Saturday, October 10th.

The workshop is FREE, however if you register by donating a small fee via Paypal, you will receive a full year’s membership in the FDA and receive our bi-monthly FDA newsletter, our Footnotes Magazine, future Workshop discounts, discounts on DVD’s, Videos & Music.  Your donation will also help the FDA continue sponsoring workshops like this one and helping our instructors during these uncertain times.

The Paypal link for the FDA to make your donation is:  www.paypal.me/60gapyr  Please be sure to type in the description:  “Donation for FDA Workshop with Ira”  and of course your Email Address.  To avoid being charged any fees, please choose “family & friends” not “goods & services”.  To do all that, follow the directions on the flyer below.

Suggested Donations: AUSTRALIA: 25 AUD;   USA: $18.00;  EUROPE: […]

By |2020-10-09T14:21:19-07:00October 9th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments
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