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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

FACONE Hybrid New Year’s Eve Party with The Vaccinated Squirrels Dec 31

New Year’s Eve 2021

Friday, December 31, 2021

Hybrid New Year’s Eve Party

Music by The Vaccinated Squirrels
8:30pm-12:30am ET
in-person: Concord Scout House, 74 Walden Street, Concord, MA
online via Zoom: click this link

About the Evening

This year’s New Year’s Eve party will be a hybrid event – you will be able to attend either in-person or online.

  • In the event the in-person portion of the evening has to be canceled, the fun will take place online, with live music and dance leaders.

About the Band

The Vaccinated Squirrels consists of:

  • Patrick Yacono (band leader; clarinet, kaval, gaida)
  •  Ralph Iverson (violin, gadulka, flute, saxaphone, pennywhistle, tambura)
  •  Julia Poirier (guitar)
  •  David Skidmore (clarinet, pennywhistle, drums)
  •  Brian Wilson (violin, clarinet)
  •  Niki Yeracaris (violin, viola)

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

Admission (online event):
If you would like to mark the ushering in of this new year, may we suggest a donation of $20.22! However a gift of any amount is always appreciated.
Donate on the FACONE website.
Thank you for supporting the Folk Arts Center of New England!

By |2021-12-30T16:15:47-08:00December 30th, 2021|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Burnaby Folk Dancers Party on December 21

Balkan & International folk dance with Burnaby International Folk Dancers!

You are invited!

What: Christmas party with special guest Franklin Houston from Austin, Texas who will be leading two sets of some of his favorite Balkan dances.

When: Tue, December 21, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Pacific Time

Tune in at 7:15 pm (PT) for chat time
Dancing from 7:30 to 10:00 pm (Pacific Time)

To connect via Zoom, click here

Meeting number: 995 0493 2576
Passcode “Bifd” (Uppercase ‘B’ followed by lowercase ‘ifd’)

The website for the group is : burnabyfolkdance.org
For additional information contact Lori Larsen at  .

By |2021-12-21T12:19:45-08:00December 21st, 2021|Balkan, Dance, Live, Party|0 Comments

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

Global Folk Dance Party – Third Saturday

Dear Folk Dance Community,

Come to our Global Folk Dance Party on Saturday December 18 for the dances of Jaap Leegwater.   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 December Global Party is:

Date – December 18, 2021
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 us at

By |2021-12-18T12:09:30-08:00December 18th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Global Folk Dance Party – Nov 20, 3pm – 6:30pm PT

Global Folk Dance Party – Third Saturday

We’ll be dancing with teachers and participants from this month’s Texa Kolo Festival, online and in person Nov 25-28.
Come join our normal family along with our Guest Dance Leaders:

  • Steve Kotansky
  • Ahmet Luleci
  • Kathleen McDonagh
  • Franklin Houston
  • Paul Collins

Info about our November Global Party is:

Date – November 20, 2021
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 us at

Warmly,
The Global Folk Dance Team

We look forward to dancing with you this month. Please continue to send requests, ideas, and comments on our parties; we read every message you send.

By |2021-11-18T17:10:58-08:00November 18th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

VDR Late Night Global Dance After-Party Nov 20

Late Night Global Dance After-Party
8:30pm-3:00am-ish CST, Sat/Sun, 20/21 Nov, 2021

To join the party, click here.
For the poster, click here.
For the playlist, click here.

Live Music Sets by:
Tom Pixton (Arlington, Massachusetts)
Don Weeda (Austin, Texas)
JoAnn Gentry (Tucson – Arizona)
Clara Byom (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Jim Little (Santa Clara, California)
Shirley Johnson (Austin, Texas)
John Parrish (Oak Park, Michigan)

By |2021-11-16T17:20:49-08:00November 16th, 2021|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Birthday Party for Roberto Bagnoli! – Oct 30

Birthday Party for Roberto Bagnoli!

Saturday, October 30
2:00 – 4:00pm EDT

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

This online Saturday event will be a birthday celebration for our friend Roberto Bagnoli! The party program will include dances that Roberto has introduced through the years, led by friends from around the world.

BYOC – bring your own (cup)cake, with a candle, so he can blow them all out. Virtually, of course.

Want to make a card expressing your birthday wishes? We will have a breakout room where you can hold them up and screen shots will be taken for the photo album.

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 our donation page for links to various donation options including:

  • PayPal – donating to FAC as “friends and family” will avoid PayPal fees
  • Venmo- our account is: […]
By |2021-10-29T16:28:17-07:00October 29th, 2021|Balkan, Culture, Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Morristown’s Alternate Music Bash – Nov 1

Monday November 1, we’ll be hosting our 2nd annual all-alternate-music folkdance bash.
Information in the attached flier. Mark your calendars! Join us!!
Date, time and clickable link are in the flier.

If you have a folkdance mailing list, please forward to them. And tell them to get a personalized reminder they just drop a note to .

Morristown hosts zoom parties on alternating weeks with Evanston.
Meeting ID for Evanston’s hybrid session: 373 100 968 Passcode: emnfd

See you on November 1st! In costume!!
– Murray & Randi Spiegel, on behalf of Morristown Folk Dancers

By |2021-10-29T16:20:16-07:00October 29th, 2021|Dance, Live, Party|0 Comments

Central Asian Dance Camp Oct 29 – Nov 7

CENTRAL ASIAN DANCE CAMP
October 29 – November 7, 2021

Suggested donation levels:
DANCE SESSIONS for $35 per session.
LECTURE SESSIONS for $10 each.
Please indicate CODE for each class you wish to attend.
BONUS sessions free to all registered for at least one class.
Class times are Eastern Standard Time UNTIL November 7th, when we “fall back” to standard time
Register with payments through PayPal to:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29th
7:00 pm Greeting by Ambassador Vakhabov BONUS EVENT
Followed by Film Screening

See below for Saturday and Sunday programs

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd to be announced
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd to be announced

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REGISTER for CENTRAL ASIAN DANCE CAMP by using the PayPal button below.
https://www.paypal.com/donate…
Be sure to include the CODE for each dance session that you wish to attend.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30th
9:00am – 10:30am
Khorezm Choreography Class Part One
CODE: KhorezmA
with Chief Choreographer of Lazgi Ensemble, Shanazar Boltaev

7:30pm – 8:30pm
Virtual Central Asian Dance Concert BONUS EVENT
CADC participants share beautiful dances they have learned at past camps

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31st
9:00am – 10:30 am
Khorezm Choreography Class Part Two
CODE: KhorezmB
with Chief Choreographer of Lazgi Ensemble, Shanazar Boltaev
1:00pm ¬- 2:00 pm
Lecture “Melons Galore!” BONUS EVENT
Author Marina Abrams shares research on her new children’s book on […]

By |2021-10-29T16:40:03-07:00October 29th, 2021|Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Learn witch dance in October with Stacy Rose on Thursdays

Your inner witch wants to dance!

Learn the Wolfshäger Hexebrut witch dance with Stacy Rose.
Every October Thursday, starting October 7, 8-8:30pm PT

To see the dance we’ll learn, click here.
Instructional video is here.
Last year’s video is here.
Stacy’s website is here.

The time dedicated for this dance is the last half hour of a regularly scheduled folk dance session that starts at 7 pm PT.

RSVP Stacy at

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4283018243
Meeting ID: 428 301 8243
Passcode: thanks

By |2021-10-05T16:28:27-07:00October 5th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

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

Global Folk Dance Party – Third Saturday

Come to our Global Folk Dance Party on October 16 featuring the dances of
Ahmet Lüleci. We’ll be joined by Ahmet, Sherry Cochran, and Rikki Nicolae as our Guest Dance Leaders. Following the party is an after party hosted by Paul Collins and friends.

Info about our October Global Party is:

Date – October 16, 2021
Time – 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Pacific Time
Links – See flyer for zoom & contact info. Also broadcast on Facebook Live.

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).

Warmly,
The Global Folk Dance Team

We look forward to dancing with you this month. Please continue to send requests, ideas, and comments on our parties; we read every message you send.

Information on Facebook is here.

By |2021-10-08T08:16:22-07:00October 2nd, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Online Dance Party with the Pixton Poirier Trio – Sept 18

Online Dance Party with the Pixton Poirier Trio

Saturday, Sept 18, 2:00 – 4:00 EDT

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

$10 is suggested but any amount is appreciated

More details and Zoom link here.

About the Party

FAC’s online Saturday afternoon workshop will be an all-live music dance party, hosted by Janet Yeracaris, with music by the Pixton Poirier Trio. Dances will be led by Boston-area dancers.

The trio consists of some of Boston’s favorite musicians, Tom Pixton, Barbara Pixton, and Julia Poirier. The trio recently spent a wonderful week at Mainewoods Dance Camp with teachers Tom Bozigian and Michael Ginsburg.

Visit “What you need to run Zoom”, to set up your computer or device to join the workshop online.

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 our donation page for links to various donation options including:

  • PayPal – donating to FAC as “friends and family” will avoid PayPal fees
  • Venmo- our account is: @Folk-ArtsCenter
  • Checks – mail to:

Folk Arts Center of […]

By |2021-09-15T16:52:08-07:00September 15th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

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

Global Folk Dance Party – Third Saturday

Come to our Global Folk Dance Party on September 18 as Roo Lester, Stacy Rose, Barbara Merson and others lead dances with color. Following the party is an after party hosted by Paul Collins and friends.

Info about our September Global Party is:

Date – September 18, 2021
Time – 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Pacific Time
Links – See flyer for zoom & contact info. Also broadcast on Facebook Live.

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).

Warmly,
The Global Folk Dance Team

We look forward to dancing with you this month. Please continue to send requests, ideas, and comments on our parties; we read every message you send.

Information on Facebook is here.

By |2021-09-11T15:09:33-07:00September 11th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Albanian Dance Workshop and Culture Corner with Genci Kastrati – Oct 2

Albanian Dance Workshop
and Culture Corner
with Genci Kastrati

Saturday, October 2
2:00 – 4:00pm EDT

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

The FACONE Saturday series begins again after a bit of a hiatus! We will kick off the fun with Genci Kastrati joining us from his home in Tirana, Albania. These Saturday afternoons will include dancing, of course, but will also feature a longer “culture corner” component.

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 our donation page for links to various donation options including:

  • PayPal – donating to FAC as “friends and family” will avoid PayPal fees
  • Venmo- our account is: @Folk-ArtsCenter
  • Checks – mail to:

Folk Arts Center of New England
10 Franklin Street
Stoneham, MA 02180-1862

Thank you for supporting the Folk Arts Center of New England!

By |2021-09-05T06:51:34-07:00September 5th, 2021|Balkan, Culture, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

World Village Music & Dance Camp – Labor Day Zoom Event

Labor Day Zoom Event
Sunday, September 5th

Although the in-person camp canceled, you are invited to join the online Zoom event. Visit their website here.
The current schedule is:
  • 11am-12:25 pm: Brian Dolpin (Ukrainian singing)
  • 12:30pm-1:55 pm: Joe Graziosi (Greek dance)
  • 2-3:25 pm: Carl Linich (Georgian singing)
  • 3:30-5 pm: Steve Kotansky (Balkan dance)
  • 5-7:30 pm: dinner break.  We will keep the Zoom session live, so you can socialize
  • 7:30 pm: An evening dance party will start with some request dances, followed by a short Pontic set accompanied by Izumi Fairbanks.  At about 8:30, we will have review sessions with Joe and Steve, followed by more dancing to recorded music. Your requests are welcome!
Suze and Richie’s Balkan Bazaar will offer a selection of items for your shopping pleasure during the event, and there will be an opportunity for campers to visit with one another during the dinner hour.
They are asking for a suggested (but optional) donation of $25 or more, that will go to support our teachers and performers. Your registration allows access to any or all parts of the event.
To register for the workshops, party, shopping with Balkan […]
By |2021-09-02T11:06:06-07:00September 2nd, 2021|Balkan, Dance, Greek, International, Live, Party, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments
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