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Online New Year’s Eve Party with Roberto – Dec 31

With 2020 winding down to a close, let’s celebrate all together
the arrival of the new year in an special folk dance party.
Let’s start the New Year keeping our Folk Dance Community
connected to both the music and the dances we all love.
A new way to share and be together while still apart!

Thursday December 31st starting at 9.30pm CET
3.30pm EST (Eastern) & 12.30pm PST (Pacific)

Join the Party on Zoom to see others taking part and chat
Meeting ID: 312 594 1469

The Party is free.
Please spread the word. Share it with your folk dance friends.

Looking forward to staying in touch and seeing everybody


By |2020-12-26T15:05:00-08:00December 26th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

OFDA’s New Year’s Eve, Virtual Party Dec 31

 Happy New Year fellow folk dancers!!!!

*****Let’s party like it’s 2020 on New Year’s Eve****
[You know, grab your favourite electronic device, move the furniture out of the way and don’t forget to mute yourself :)]

Join us, Helen, Judy, Riki and Walter at 8-10pm ET on Thursday Dec. 31
and we will bring some of our favourite dances

Ontario Folk Dance Association invites you to join our celebration at:

Meeting ID: 893 2526 5949
Passcode: Folk

Even though social gatherings are outlawed right now,
we can still join our folk dance friends in this altered reality,
and mark the end of this year by dancing.
And, we can all raise a glass in the hopes that we’ll be doing this in person next year.

By |2020-12-27T09:50:52-08:00December 26th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Watch Anytime! Romanian Dancing with Camelia and Neluțu on YouTube

Missed the Romanian Dancing with Camelia and Neluțu?

No worries! You can watch it on YouTube anytime at this YouTube link.

Online Romanian Dance Party with Camelia and Neluțu Motoc –

By |2020-12-26T11:56:58-08:00December 26th, 2020|Anytime, Culture, Dance, Party, Romanian|0 Comments

Dance Events Coming Up March thru April – Mark your calendars!

San Antonio Folk Dance Festival – March 12-14:  safdf.org
National Folk Organization Conference – April 7–11: nfo-usa.org/annual-conference
Lyrids/Kyklos Folk Dance Festival – April 23–25:  lyridsfolkdancefestival.org
New England Folk Festival – April 23–25:  www.neffa.org/neffa-online

By |2020-12-25T15:17:37-08:00December 25th, 2020|Dance, Information, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments


Registration if now open! Everyone who registers will get a post-camp link to access the more than 18 hours of new dances, presentations, cooking, and fun that will be presented between January 22 and 25, 2021.

In addition to this, there will be >20 hours of additional dance parties and fun to watch and participate in.

If you don’t register, you’ll still be able to watch all of our weekend camp, but registration is free and simple.

Keep watching, spread the word, register, and send us your feedback and ideas!

The Stockton Folk Dance Winter Weekend is free to all, thanks to the generous donations made during the July Virtual Camp!

By |2020-12-25T14:56:47-08:00December 25th, 2020|Dance, Information, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

Zlatne Uste Golden Festival January 15-16

Golden Festival Online 2021

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: goldenfest.org
Want to volunteer?  Email: 
General festival information: 646-844-GOLD (4653)

By |2021-01-15T11:17:41-08:00December 25th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Music, Party, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments

FACONE New Year’s Eve Party with Pinewoods Band Dec 31

New Year’s Eve 2020

The Pinewoods Band, guests, friends, and you!
Hosted by Marcie Van Cleave

Thursday, December 31, 2020, 10pm–12:30am 2021 ET
Online via Zoom

Raise a glass with FAC to welcome the New Year! The evening’s program features international folk dance favorites played (remotely) by The Pinewoods Band, with cameo performances and appearances by guests. Hosted by our very own Marcie Van Cleave and friends.

You are encouraged to wear festive attire!

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

More Upcoming Fun!

January 2: From Croatia to Albania with Ben Koopmanschap
January 9: Bulgarian Dance Workshop with Gergana Panova

SOFA Thursdays: (7-8:30pm)
December 17: Christmas in Czech Republic with Jan Pumpr
January 7: Soups for the Soul with Barbara Model
January 21: Games Night with Dorothy Bergold

Visit What you need to join to set up your computer or device to join the workshop online.
Donate on the FACONE website.
Please donate generously to FAC and help us through this period of social distancing when all of our events are postponed. We […]

By |2020-12-25T14:35:57-08:00December 25th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Tuesday Night Revival Balkan Dance Workshop Dec 26

This Saturday, December 26, in the afternoon from 4 to 6 pm ET, we’ll have a dance workshop, with teaching by some of our own dance leaders, organized by Barbara Gottfried. The tentative list of dances to be taught is Beranče from Demir Hisar, Čičovata, Deninka, Gilanka, Jambolsko Pajduško #2, Šetnala se Mitro, Oj Ti Momče Ohriǵanče, and Žensko Pušteno. Some of these are dances already in our repertoire that need review; others have been taught recently in online workshops. I’ll send out a final list with more information about these dances, and I’ll also send out the program for the dance later.

At the end of the dance on Saturday we are going to try something new: breaking up into breakout rooms for our after-party chat. (Henry is organizing this.)

Later that same day, Saturday, December 26, will be our 14th Annual Holiday Party, programmed by Paula Rosenstock, from 8 to 11 pm ET.

The URL for both workshop and party is https://tinyurl.com/tnrzoom.

You can also find this URL on our web page, https://tuesdaynightrevival.com. If you forget the link and don’t remember the URL for our web page, just search for “Tuesday Night Revival Balkan”.

We […]

By |2020-12-25T14:27:13-08:00December 25th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Tuesday Night Revival Balkan Dancing Saturdays

Until we can meet in person again, we will have a series of online dances. They are currently every three weeks at 8 pm on Saturday night. While the weather allows outdoor dancing, we will also be holding occasional masked and socially distanced outdoor dances.

You can join our online dances through Zoom at the URL https://tinyurl.com/tnrzoom.

(The meeting ID is 99176986857, with no password.)

We now have a Google Docs spreadsheet for requests at https://tinyurl.com/TNR-requests.

Tuesday Night Revival is a series of Balkan dances, aimed at experienced dancers. Our repertoire and our name come from the old MIT Folk Dance Club Tuesday night Balkan dances which were held from around 1965 to the late 1990s but our dances are now on Saturday.

Schedule: See the website for the current schedule.  Mailing lists: Sign up for one or both of our mailing lists to get reminders of upcoming dances or to participate in discussions about our dances. Contact: For more information, contact Ira Gessel at  or 781-648-6887.

Dance list for 8-11pm ET, December 26, 2020 is:
Janet Yeracaris
Sadi Moma
Village Zborenka
Ciganski Orijent

Barbara Zeles
Ooska Gookas

Laura Stern
Jocul De-a Lungul

Henry Goldberg
Igraj Mome

Joan Hantman
Mjatolo Lenče Jabâlka
Ovčepolska Potrčulka
Mari Marijko

Jeanne Clifford
Šetnala se Mitro
Krivo Ihtimansko

Tom Roby
Trakijska Račenica […]

By |2020-12-25T14:11:23-08:00December 25th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live|0 Comments

Special Christmas Day Dance Party Dec 25

Special Christmas Day Party, organized by Ellen Golann

Guest leaders: Ruth Goodman, Danny Pollock, Lorraine Cohn, Randi and Murray Spiegel – International and Israeli dance party
When: Friday Dec 25 (duh!)
Time: 2-4pm [Eastern]
Recommend joining 10-15 mins early – we’ll start promptly
Link: http://tinyurl.com/MFDparties
Or via Zoom – ID: 846 8641 6549  Passcode: 333333 (six 3’s)

All are welcome!

In the interest of security, do not share any zoom links on social media.

Stay safe, stay limber.

By |2020-12-23T11:41:31-08:00December 23rd, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

The Laguna-San Antonio Spring Festival – March 2021

Date:  March 12 – 14, 2021

Festival Theme: “Dancing in the Sun”

Mark your calendars for March 12-14, 2021 when The Laguna-San Antonio Spring Festival will hold a weekend of teaching, music, performance and dance parties!

Get your dancing shoes on for an entire weekend of non-stop dancing fun!

Registration is free.
For more information and to register please go to: springfestival.us

By |2020-12-22T16:23:34-08:00December 22nd, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

South Jersey Virtual International Dance – first Saturdays

South Jersey Virtual International Dance
Monthly event, usually on the first Saturday of each month
Next event: Saturday, 2 January 2021⋅19:00 – 20:00 ET

Zoom Link:

In lieu of our usual first Saturday dance at Cinnaminson, New Jersey please join us for a 1-hour virtual dance starting at 7pm Eastern time on Saturday January 2 co-hosted by Clark Loveridge and Susan and Teymour Darkhosh with technical assistance from Peter Notarfrancesco

To connect via zoom, click here.

For those who wish to stay, there will be a discussion afterword.

2020-01-02 – Link updated to be correct.

By |2021-01-02T17:50:33-08:00December 20th, 2020|Dance, International, Live|6 Comments

Romanian Dancing with Sonia, Cristian, Camelia, and Nelutu in December

May all that brings you happiness and gives you joy and hope be yours this Christmas season.
Will we have the pleasure of sharing these happy dancing moments with you during this festive period?

Online Romanian Dance Party with Camelia and Neluțu Motoc –

  • Saturday, December 26, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Eastern European Standard Time)
    (12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST)
  • Free admission
  • If you can, please donate with PayPal by visiting their website: http://www.dansromanesc.ro/
  • Join Camelia and Neluțu Motoc on Saturday December 26 on YouTube:
    Changed YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR0NrBDugdN2H5dzyfc99QKAse7QnkVWQutr-Nzq8VfLJCQMohw3Amx2I-U&v=0ynDGED3je8

Cristian and Sonia’s next Romanian workshop on December 29 and 30 –

From the bottom of our hearts, we wish you that the new year to be filled with health and happiness.

Camelia, Neluțu, Cristian and Sonia

By |2020-12-26T11:17:16-08:00December 20th, 2020|Dance, Live, Party, Romanian, Uncategorised, Workshop|0 Comments

FACONE Dance Review with Roberto Bagnoli and Bianca de Jong Dec 19

Dance Review Workshop

Roberto Bagnoli and Bianca de Jong

Saturday, December 19: 2–4pm EST

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

Join teachers Roberto Bagnoli and Bianca de Jong to review some of the dances they taught at their recent FAC workshops.

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

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 this workshop but any and all contributions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for supporting the Folk Arts Center of New England!

More Upcoming Fun!

December 19: Review Session with Roberto Bagnoli and Bianca de Jong
January 2: From Croatia to Albania with Ben Koopmanschap
January 9: Bulgarian Dance Workshop with Gergana Panova

SOFA Thursdays: (7-8:30pm)
December 17: Christmas in […]

By |2020-12-21T18:53:16-08:00December 16th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

San Diego Folk Dance Center’s Dance Session Dec 12

Saturday, December 12. 6:30 to 9:30 Pacific Time. Social time starts around 6:30 pm PT with teaching starting around 7 PT and open dancing going till 10:30. Chin is hosting.

Our theme this week is “dances taught by Sonia & Cristian.”
Program will emphasize S&C’s dances, along with other dances.
6:30 p.m. – Social time and Zoom audio/video checks
7:00 p.m. – Teaching starts, followed by dances on the Playlist.
9:30-ish p.m. – Open requests
Instructor: Chin Yu to teach Hora Schioapa.

For the Zoom link or Meeting ID, go to http://folkdancecenter.org/newsletter.html
Scroll down the page to “Zoom dance meetings. . . . Join Zoom Meeting” and click on the link, or enter the Meeting ID and passcode provided.

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 |2020-12-09T11:22:14-08:00December 9th, 2020|Dance, International, Line dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Alexandria Folk Dancers Thursday Dec 17

Alexandria Folk Dancers
Thursday, 17 December, 7:30 – 9pm ET
Zoom: Click here to join
Meeting ID: 922 1653 6965
Passcode: 612720

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

There is no charge to join.

By |2020-12-06T16:21:36-08:00December 4th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

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

December Global Folk Dance Party!

  • Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
  • Times: 3:00pm to 6:30pm, Pacific Time Zone, check google to see what time it is where you live
  • Where: Online using Zoom, https://zoom.us/j/600066908

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

Let us know what dances you’d like on the program and thanks for spreading the party info!

Zoom id: 600 066 908

Then.. join everybody at the Party right after this!!
Hosted by Paul Collins and friends


Email us your request! You can reach us at

Planned Playlist will be posted here: https://bit.ly/vfdlist

No fee. If you can, help your local food bank with a donation
No password, we’re using the waiting room option on zoom

….let’s keep having fun

By |2020-12-03T15:55:06-08:00December 3rd, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Mainewoods 2021 – A Virtual Day at Camp Feb 13


Anticipating Cabin Fever?
Come spend a virtual day at camp with us!

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Enjoy many of our favorite Mainewoods traditions:

  • Dance Workshops and Reviews with Featured Guests
  • Ethnic Theme Day
  • Dance Swap
  • Music Class
  • Ethnic Recipes
  • Cocktails and Mocktails
  • Evening Dance Party followed by Late Night Dancing

Activities occur from morning until late night.
Join as many as you would like—one, two or all of them!

More details with some surprises to follow…

By |2020-12-21T18:47:25-08:00December 2nd, 2020|Culture, Dance, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

Hora Eclipse 1.5V – Monday, Dec 14

Raison d’etre: Dance event, plus total eclipse of the sun (seen twice;
once from Chile and once from Argentina)

Israeli and International folkdance, each in its own room, plus
a third room for presentations about eclipses and eclipse lore

Featured staff for Israeli: Chen Blum, Marcelo Marianoff, Shmulik
Gov-Ari, Kobi Michaeli, Mitch Ginsburgh

Featured staff for International: Murray & Randi Spiegel, Joan Hantman

Date/Time: December 14, 2020, 8:00 AM to noon ET.

Website: http://hora-eclipse.com
The website has a detailed schedule with pickable time zones.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hora.eclipse

Format: Zoom, meeting ID 617 527 7932, password “mellon”


By |2020-12-01T12:45:16-08:00December 1st, 2020|Dance, International, Israeli, Live|0 Comments

Friday Night L.I.F.E. Dancing Update

Tom Bozigian teaches Daronee 1-6 and Martakan at Friday Night L.I.F.E. Balkan

Friday Night L.I.F.E. virtual teaching/dancing session (continuing since 3/27/20). This is week 36!Time: every Friday 08:00-10:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) every week, until we return home to LA Dancefit!

****On December 4th, by request,  L.I.F.E. Balkan Dancers will host a special advanced dance workshop with Tom Bozigian and Sheree King teaching Daronee 1-6  again during our session. They also will be introducing Martakan to our group.
Sherry Cochran, along with Asako Oshiro, Joan Hantman (our house crew)  will be leading very short sets of your diverse requests after the workshop.
This week we will again open the room at 7:45pm with some warm-up dance music and segway into a repeat showing of the KCET documentary on Tom, in case you missed it! last time! Their program will start at approximately 8:05pm.

Our weekly sessions remain free but, if you have a desire and ability to contribute, we very much appreciate it. Your donations will go towards funding upcoming special master teacher workshops (even $3 per week or $10 per month will help!) and here is how you can donate: PayPal acct to Venmo @Beryl-Oshiro; if you prefer to send a check, please contact Sherry for assistance.

Steve Kotansky will be returning to do a workshop December 11th!
Jaap Leegwater will be joining us with workshops on January 8th and a review on January 29th!
Lots of fun stuff […]

By |2020-12-01T11:58:54-08:00December 1st, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments
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