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Osem I Devet Concert from Michael Lawson’s deck

Osem I Devet (minus David Bilides), with Tedy Dimitrova and Dina Trageser, broadcasting from Michael’s back deck at 6 pm on 2020-09-19.
The link for this 1 hour recording is below, no Facebook account required. Definitely worth watching!

https://www.facebook.com/osemidevet/videos/680583209218496

For real this time! The awning is up, the camera ready. Tune in for an hour of Osem (minus Devet) with Tedy and Dina tonight.

Posted by Osem i Devet on Friday, September 18, 2020

By |2020-09-19T22:35:03-07:00September 19th, 2020|Anytime, Balkan, Music, Singing|0 Comments

Joe Graziosi Greek Dance Classes Wednesdays

Please join me once again this coming Wednesday for our continuing class on Greek dance.  This will be the third in a planned 4 classes on Macedonian dance with the emphasis on central west Macedonia. To date we have covered Stankena/Mulayevo and Marena; Trite Pata/Zavlichena; Tikveskino/Krivo; Patrunino and this Wednesday we will cover Baiduskino; Sofka; Tsotso…..After the fourth class we will have a dance through with light review for all the dances the following week as a fifth class and then we will travel to other areas of the Greek world to enjoy and examine the breadth and richness of traditional dance. Emphasis will be on style, embellishment, rhythm and enjoyment.
These classes are structured for more experienced dancers but all are welcome.
Donations gladly accepted, though not necessary. $10 suggestion though + or – depending on your needs.
Joseph Graziosi is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting
Wednesday Sept 23, 2020
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM Eastern Time
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Pacific Time

Topic: Joseph Graziosi’s Zoom Meeting

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89087229095

Meeting ID: 890 8722 9095
Passcode: 111061

By |2020-09-20T10:07:13-07:00September 19th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Bata Marcetic Serbian FACONE Dance Workshop Sept 19

Miroslav “Bata” Marčetić

Serbian Dance Workshop
Saturday, September 19, 2020

2:00-4:00pm EDT

Online via Zoom

To benefit the Folk Arts Center of New England

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.

→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 […]

By |2020-09-16T21:40:23-07:00September 16th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Roberto Bagnoli Together while Apart Classes Tues & Weds

ROBERTO BAGNOLI
FOLK DANCE TEACHER
Together while Apart

Visit Roberto’s website for all the details and to make a donation – Thanks! From 21.00 to 23.00 CEST
(3.00-5.00 pm EDT / Noon-2.00 pm PDT)

TUESDAY September 15th
TUESDAY September 29th
NO class on September 22nd

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/688524960
Meeting ID: 688 524 960

Israeli Dancing From 21.00 to 23.00 CEST
(3.00-5.00 pm EDT / Noon-2.00 pm PDT)

WEDNESDAY September 16th
WEDNESDAY September 30th
NO class on September 23rd

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/267833855
Meeting ID: 267 833 855

Balkan Dancing

By |2020-09-14T21:54:32-07:00September 14th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Israeli, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

Online Balkan Fest with Roberto on Zoom Sept 13

Besides our weekly sessions on Tuesday (Israeli) and Thursday (Balkan), we will have a Balkan Online Party on Sunday, September 13th starting at 7pm CEST (1pm EST and 10am PDT), using the Zoom platform.

Join the Zoom Meeting 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
Roberto
Hi, how are you? Hope this email finds you healthy and safe.
I`d like to share with you some information about my virtual parties.
During these difficult times of self-isolation, I’ve put together a calendar of virtual events that will keep our Folk Dance Community connected to both the music and the dances we all love and allow us to find new ways to share and be together while still apart.
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For more information about online dancing events, request a dance or make a donation see my website: www.morenu.it
By |2020-09-11T17:55:34-07:00September 11th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

SAFDF Master Dance Class with Mihai David and party Sep 12

SAFDF Technical Institute: September 12, 2020!

Please join us on Zoom for a night of teaching by the world-renowned Mihai David and “A Dance Night of Many Villages”, a nonstop dance afterparty featuring the most-beloved dances from many folk dance groups (villages)! See the flyer to the right or here on our Web site.

Stay informed with info on safdf.org

We will post the Zoom link, list of villages and dances, and other information on our newly-redesigned safdf.org. We also hope the Zoom experience goes smoothly for everyone, but if anything goes wrong, we’ll post updates on safdf.org as well.

Support SAFDF!

We’ve always been grateful for your financial support, but perhaps never more than now during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you in advance for any donation you feel inspired to give. You can do so in two ways:

  • Donate to us via PayPal at safdf.org
  • Using Amazon Smile for your Amazon purchases and specifying SAFDF’s parent organization (Heritage Festivals of San Antonio) as the charity to support

By |2020-09-11T13:05:15-07:00September 11th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Kypseli Virtual Greek dance workshop with Joseph Graziosi Sat Sept 12

Kypseli Greek Dance Center is hosting another virtual Greek dance workshop with Joseph Graziosi via Zoom on Saturday, September 12 from his home on Cape Cod, MA.

He will once again demonstrate leader variations and improvisations for Levendikos/Pusteno and Kritiko Syrto, plus more. Capacity limited to 500!

See www.kypseli.org for details.

1:00 pm PDT
3:00 pm CDT
4:00 pm EDT
23:00 in Greece

Join the workshop:
https://zoom.us/j/99879798930

Donations welcome via
PayPal logo
to

Email
for alternate ways to donate.
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By |2020-09-04T11:48:11-07:00August 26th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Mainewoods 2020 E-vent Celebrating 25 Years – Sept 6

Mainewoods Dance Camp
Mainewoods 2020 E-vent!
Celebrating 25 Years of International Understanding Through Dance
Labor Day Sunday, September 6
2021 Preview Workshop
Don’t miss our Zoom workshop which kicks off our 2020 E-vent. Six Featured Guests for the 2021 camp will each teach one of their dances.
The workshop is free, but with your donation of $20 or more to the 2021 Preview Workshop, you will receive a link to the video, music, and dance notes after the workshop.
Roberto Bagnoli
By |2020-08-29T15:17:29-07:00August 25th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Israeli, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

Balkan Music instrumental Zoom-shops/jams/zoom-togethers Aug 22

This Saturday, August 22nd:

– 10am-11am, PDT: Beginning Macedonian & Bulgarian Tambura
– 11am-noon, PDT: Song accompaniment on tambura (et al)
– Noon-1pm, PDT: Macedonian Izvoren zoom-jam (Pece’s instrumental dance
music)
– 1pm-2pm, PDT: Bulgarian bitov zoom-jam/get-together
– 2pm-3pm, PDT: Balkan Accordion zoom-shop
– 3pm-4pm, PDT: Greek (mostly) Rebetika zoom-shop
– 4pm-5pm, PDT: Chalgija (Balkan music on oud) zoom-shop

All events may be attended by any instrument(s), there are Bb charts
available for a growing number of tunes.

Charts, songbooks, etc., for all events are always available at:

https://cope-a-cabana.com/sing-along/

Zoom login is always:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3277903613
Meeting ID: 327 790 3613

Let’s make some more music together!

Contact Bill Cope bill@thecopes.com

By |2020-08-20T11:48:11-07:00August 20th, 2020|Balkan, Live, Music, Workshop|0 Comments

SAFDF Master Dance Class with Mihai David Sep 12

Please mark your calendars for Saturday evening Sept. 12 from 7-8 pm Central Standard Time.

Mihai David will teach some of his most popular Romanian dances. He will focus on technique and styling.

This is followed by an Afterparty from 8pm until ???. The party will highlight the Top 5 most popular dances from each folk dance group. Please message Kathy if you would like to join in on the fun!

San Antonio Folk Dance Festival is holding this Technical Institute to raise money from the failed festival in March due to Covid-19, so please donate on our website if you can. If not, join in anyway, because this night is for everyone!

Download flyer here.

By |2020-08-20T16:29:04-07:00August 19th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Gergana Panova Bulgarian Dance Workshop August 22

Workshops: 2:00–4:00pm EDT on Saturday, August 22, 2020

Online via Zoom

See all the details here: http://www.facone.org/programs/online-events-gergana-panova.html

To benefit the Folk Arts Center of New England

Join Bulgarian dance teacher Gergana Panova via Zoom, the popular teleconferencing platform.

Dr. Gergana Panova-Tekath was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. From 1988 to 1993, she danced with the Filip Kutev Bulgarian National Folk Ensemble. She studied dance ethnology in Bulgaria and obtained her Ph.D. in dance from Dortmund University (Germany). She regularly commutes between Bulgaria, where she heads the Ethnochoreology Department at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and Germany, where she is Professor of Dance at Folkwang University in Essen.

Gergana has published numerous articles and has written two books on various aspects of Bulgarian traditional dance. Besides organizing annual summer seminars in Bulgaria, Gergana has taught workshops in many countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Israel, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil, Argentina, and the United States.

Join Gergana’s workshop via Zoom by activating a link that will be posted here on August 21. Visit What you need to join to set up your computer or device to join the workshop online.

Please donate generously to FAC if […]

By |2020-08-19T12:14:09-07:00August 19th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

“East Coast” Virtual Camp August 14 – 16, 2020

Happy Saturday, everyone!
After a really fun “West Coast” weekend, we’ve decided to do it again–with an East Coast twist. Join us for our second Virtual Camp on August 14-16, 2020. Our website will update with faculty and performers as they’re added, and you can register here. Read on for additional details!
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In 1977, the EEFC offered the first of many wonderful getaway Balkan Music & Dance Workshops. In 2020, we’re excited to roll with the punches and debut our online edition, which you can enjoy from the comfort of home.
Thanks to high-speed internet, we continue to welcome new friends and old to our community of musicians, singers, dancers, and those who love them. Beginners and advanced practitioners will continue to “rub shoulders” while benefiting from the expertise of our extraordinary teaching staff and enjoying bliss-inducing live-music performances. We can’t provide the traditional rustic redwoods setting nor a superb glamping experience in the Catskills, but this Virtual Camp weekend retains our signature style—an immersive learning experience that opens hearts and minds to the beauty of Balkan music, dance, and culture.
The Platform
We’re using 
By |2020-08-06T14:08:01-07:00August 6th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Information, Live, Party, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments

Kypseli Virtual Greek dance workshop with Joseph Graziosi Sat August 8

Pasted GraphicKypseli Greek Dance Center is hosting a virtual Greek dance workshop with Joseph Graziosi via Zoom on Saturday, August 8 from his home on Cape Cod, MA.

He plans on demonstrating leader variations and improvisations for Kritikos Syrtos and Levendikos/Pusteno and more.

See www.kypseli.org for details.

1:00 pm PDT
3:00 pm CDT
4:00 pm EDT
23:00 in Greece

Join the workshop:
https://zoom.us/j/99879798930

Donations welcome via
PayPal logo
to

Email
for alternate ways to donate.
* * *

By |2020-08-06T13:36:25-07:00August 4th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Online Balkan Fest with Roberto on Zoom

We have two events coming up this week that we would love to see you at!

First, on Wednesday, August 5th, I’ll be at Laguna International Dancers meeting, running the party from 6-8 pm Pacific Time (Playlist for the evening is here):

or visit
Then, we’re gonna have a Balkan Online Party on Sunday, August 9th starting at 7pm CEST (1pm EST and 10am PDT), using the Zoom platform.
Join the next Zoom Meeting 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
Roberto
Hi, how are you? Hope this email finds you healthy and safe.
I’d like to share with you some information about my virtual parties.
During these difficult times of self-isolation, I’ve put together a calendar of virtual events that will keep our Folk Dance Community connected to both the music and the dances we all love and allow us to find new ways to share and be together while still apart.
____________________________________________________________
By |2020-08-03T10:25:27-07:00August 3rd, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Lee Otterholt Dances from the Balkans Saturday July 25

Lee Otterholt

Dances from the Balkans

Online via Zoom!

Saturday, July 25, 2020
2:00-4:00pm EDT

The link to join this workshop will be posted here by July 24.

Lee Otterholt is a master teacher of International Folk Dance, teaching at workshops, festivals and seminars all over the USA and Canada. He is a leader of folk dance tours all over the world and leads and performs with the International Folk Dance ensemble SYRTAKI. He is also the lead singer in the International Folk Dance Band Sans Frontieres and the BalkanBeat band Zimzala.

Visit What you need to join to set up your computer or device to participate. This page will also present tips on how to maximize your technological viewing experience.

We are requesting a $10 donation for attending the workshop but any and all contributions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for supporting the Folk Arts Center of New England!

By |2020-07-21T13:24:34-07:00July 21st, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Virtual Online Bulgarian Folk Dance Class with Mitko Update

Come Join Dimitar Petrov on Fridays

Facebook group DANCE FRIENDS
5 pm Bulgarian time
3 pm London
4 pm Holland, Austria, France, Germany, Poland, Italy
10 pm Taiwan
11 pm Japan
10 am Florida and New York
7 am California
Please, share and invite your friends to join the group!
STAY HOME, BE HEALTHY AND ENJOY DANCING!

This is his weekly Friday Bulgarian & Beyond Folk Dance Classes.

Find them at Dance Friends on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1561373747415579/

By |2020-07-10T10:19:47-07:00July 10th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

EEFC Virtual Balkan Camp July 17-19

In 1977, the EEFC offered the first of many wonderful getaway Balkan Music & Dance Workshops. In 2020, we’re excited to roll with the punches and debut our online edition, which you can enjoy from the comfort of home. Join us July 17-19, 2020! Learn more here and register via our website. Facebook event is here.

Thanks to high-speed internet, we continue to welcome new friends and old to our community of musicians, singers, dancers, and those who love them. Beginners and advanced practitioners will continue to “rub shoulders” while benefiting from the expertise of our extraordinary teaching staff and enjoying bliss-inducing live-music performances. We can’t provide the traditional rustic redwoods setting nor a superb glamping experience in the Catskills, but this Virtual Camp weekend retains our signature style—an immersive learning experience that opens hearts and minds to the beauty of Balkan music, dance, and culture.

The Platform

We’re using an online platform to centralize our gathering for the weekend. In other words, this event is more than just a series of Zoom meetings—we’re creating a digital village. On Wednesday, July 15th, you’ll receive an invitation to join our online space, which, while initially designed to recreate the […]

By |2020-07-08T22:14:05-07:00July 8th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Party, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments

Bulgarian Dance Workshops with Iliana and Todor July 11

Iliana Bozhanova and Todor Yankov

Bulgarian Dance Workshops

Saturday, July 11, 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 Bulgarian native and renowned dance teacher Iliana Bozhanova and accordion virtuoso Todor Yankov via Zoom, the popular teleconferencing platform.

Join Iliana’s workshop via Zoom by activating a link that will be posted here July 10. 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!

Visit the website for more information and to donate.

Iliana Hristova Bozhanova from Galabovo, in the Stara Zagora region of Bulgaria, grew up in a family of musicians and singers in South Thrace. She graduated from the National School for Art Instructors in Plovdiv. She completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in “Bulgarian Folk Dances and Choreography” at the Academy […]

By |2020-07-04T17:33:54-07:00July 4th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Christos Papakostas teaching Greek folk dances from Ioannina Greece

Christos Papakostas teaching Greek folk dances from Ioannina Greece
12 noon, PST
Saturday, June 27
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96375194977
Voluntary donations to benefit Kypseli Greek Dance Center
Donate to: on Paypal.

Information: or 310-508-9676

By |2020-06-12T18:02:06-07:00June 12th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments
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