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

Meeting ID: 890 8722 9095
Passcode: 111061

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

Learn witch dance in October with Stacy Rose on Wednesdays

Last autumn, my folk dance dance class (pictured at right) learned this fun dance: Wolfshäger Hexenbrut Walpurgis Wolfshagen im Harz

This year, I’m going to teach it on Wednesday nights from 7:00 – 7:30 pm PST using Zoom. Want to grab a broom, and join the fun?
Instructor: Stacy Rose

RSVP Stacy at

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 428 301 8243
Passcode: thanks

By |2020-09-19T18:47:47-07:00September 18th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Global Folk Dance Party – Sept 19, 3pm – 6pm PT

Hi friends,

Our next Global Folk Dance Party is Sat, Sept 19! Facebook event posting here. Flyer here with working links.

We love having people from around the world come together in a global party. In addition to our regular Dance Leaders, we’ll be joined by guest Dance Leaders.

  • Date: Saturday, September 19, 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,

A few things:

  • See playlist here with links so you can brush up on the dances before the party.
  • For the rest of 2020, our Global Folk Dance Party dates are (Pacific Time Zone) October 17, November 21, and December 19, all from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. We expect to continue our parties in 2021 as well.
  • After the party, continue dancing at the afterparty! Details here. New! The afterparty is being organized by VirtualDanceRoom.
  • Flyer here, We appreciate you passing it onto […]
By |2020-09-18T21:33:16-07:00September 18th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Party|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

Armenian Independence Day with Lee Otterholt Sept 20

  • Armenian Independence Day is Monday, September 21st. The Laguna International Dancers (LID) will be celebrating Armenian Independence day with a special program of Armenian dances on our regular Zoom meeting on Sunday September 20th, 6-8PM PDT.  (It will already be Monday in Armenia.)  We will be reviewing and dancing Armenian dances taught recently by Tineke van Geel and Tom Bozigian, and Tineke will be sending a special, personal greeting to us, along with presenting a short video on Armenia and presenting 2 prerecorded dances.
  • The Laguna International Dancers hold regular Zoom meetings, led by Lee Otterholt every Wednesday and Sunday from 6-8PM PDT. To join any of these meetings, INCLUDING THIS SPECIAL EVENING OF ARMENIAN DANCES, go to to find the Zoom link and/or to make a contribution.
  • Topic: Laguna International Dancers Zoom Meetings
  • Time: This is a recurring meeting every Wednesday and Sunday, 6-8PM PDT<
  • Join Zoom Meeting
  • Meeting ID: 973 571 5210
  • Passcode: 323823
By |2020-09-16T16:06:58-07:00September 16th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Roberto Bagnoli Together while Apart Classes Tues & Weds

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
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
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
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.
For more information about online dancing events, request a dance or make a donation see my website:
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

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

Skokie Virtual Folk Dance Party every Wednesday Update

Dit OlshanDit Olshan hosts a Virtual Folk Dance Party every Wednesday Night.

Shmooz and Booze between 7:30 PM and 8:00 PM CT
Dancing Program 8 PM – 10 PM Central Time

They will have Steve Kotansky for 2 Request Nights on Sept 16 and 23rd.

They also have Youtubes of each of their sessions afterwards.
Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 853 060 206
Passcode: folkdance

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

By |2020-09-08T21:56:11-07:00September 8th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Turkish dance workshop with Ahmet Lüleci on Sept 12

2:00-4:00pm EDT

Online via Zoom

To benefit the Folk Arts Center of New England

A native of Turkey, Ahmet Lüleci is a perennial favorite among recreational and professional folk dancers the world over. He has taught at all the major camps throughout the U.S. as well as in Asia, Europe, Australia and South America.

Read more about Ahmet at his website.

→Join this workshop via Zoom by clicking the 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 |2020-09-08T16:00:24-07:00September 8th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Fall Free Online Bhangra Classes starts Sept 11

From Gurdeep Pandher:

I have exciting news to share. My online Bhangra dance-fitness classes are coming back soon. So it is time to dance again.

For your health and happiness during the ongoing pandemic, the classes are 100% free for the first month due to the kind sponsorship from British Columbia’s SPARKMOUTH. Born in BC, SPARKMOUTH is a refreshing, non-alcoholic, caffeine-free sparkling water that uses natural flavours from fruits to promote clean and healthy living. More information can be found on SPARKMOUTH’S website

Please visit to book your free classes!

This time, my beginners’ classes will be “Progressive Beginners’ Classes”, which means that I will teach a new move in every beginner’s class.

Have a happy day!

Best regards,
Gurdeep Pandher
Twitter: @GurdeepPandher
Facebook: @GurdeepPandher
Instagram: @GurdeepPandher

By |2020-09-04T16:13:12-07:00September 4th, 2020|Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

FACONE New Thursday Series starts Sept 10

The Folk Arts Center has a new committee of volunteers, the Group Advising on Strategic Planning (acronymically known as GASP!). The series is designed to highlight other traditional arts forms – Some Other Folk Arts (or SOFA), if you will. Therefore, the Thursday series will spotlight a wide-ranging collection of artists and artisans demonstrating and/or talking about their crafts!

We will kick off the series next Thursday, September 10, with Richard Powers, who will be with us as we re-broadcast his recent talk on the Swing and Jazz age. If you missed it the first time, we hope you can clear your calendar and join us next week. And if you were there and are like me, it will be a great opportunity to watch it again and pick up all the tangy details you missed the first time around!

The next week is Bennett Clifford, live from his kitchen on September 17 as he shares with us recipes he enjoyed and mastered while he lived in the Republic of Georgia! We will appreciate not only the cooking, but stories of his experiences in Georgia to go along with it!

October 1 will feature Susan Lind-Sinanian making Armenian paklava. Many of you […]

By |2020-09-04T10:40:44-07:00September 4th, 2020|Culture, Dance, Information, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Mladost Community Dance Tuesdays 7pm ET

Hey Dancers,

This week we’re beginning our partnership with Mladost to form the Mladost Community Dance! Same great people, same fun dancing, new snazzy name!

We will dance on Zoom tonight, Tuesday September 1st, from 7 – 9pm EDT. Please remember to submit your dance requests and donate to support our teachers ($5 suggested). Mark yourself going on our Facebook event, and invite your friends to join us (even if they’ve never folk danced before)! Thank you to Mladost Folk Ensemble for supporting this dance series.

New Zoom Meeting link:


Note the new link and earlier end time for tonight. You’re welcome to come in a few minutes early to make sure you can get into the waiting room. We’re so excited to dance with you!

If you are able, please donate at our PayPal donation link to join our circle and support our teachers! We suggest a donation of $5 per evening, we are grateful for any amount you can contribute. Your generosity helps us weather the pandemic and sustains our dance programming long term!

Submit your favorite dances to our request form and we’ll put them in next week’s program. […]

By |2020-09-04T11:45:54-07:00September 1st, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Dancin’ in the Seats Update

Dancin’ in the Seats has moved entirely to Zoom (no longer on FB LIve) and is now at noon Eastern on Mondays and Wednesdays. If people want the Zoom link they can contact me on Facebook (see below)

Also, I offer the same class on Tuesday and Thursday at 3pm Eastern, also on Zoom. The two different times are to make it easier to fit with people’s schedules and time zones.

Dancin’ in the Seats is a unique program of seated dances to a variety of music. They are simple, fun, and get the whole body moving. Because they are seated, there is no worry about losing one’s balance, or bumping into things or tripping while moving around. All ages and abilities find these dances delightful.

These are all seated dances!

See Steve’s Facebook page:

Times: M/W at Noon and T/Th at 3:00 PM ET

By |2020-09-01T12:45:09-07:00September 1st, 2020|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 for details.

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

Join the workshop:

Donations welcome via
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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

Scandinavian Dancers of Vancouver Virtual Dance Session Aug 26

On Wednesday, August 26 at 7:30 pm PT, Scandinavian Dancer of Vancouver will hold a Zoom session.  Anyone interested in peeking in or participating is very welcome.  Just click on this link Virtual Scandinavian Dance and we’ll send the Zoom URL and all the information you need.

Given that we are unable to meet in person, we have been gathering via Zoom to get some exercise to beautiful traditional Scandinavian music, and some “different” music we have been throwing in just for fun.  In each virtual session, we teach a dance that can be done without a partner.  Then during the open dancing part of the evening, we play some couple dance music so people can dance inside their “bubble” or just listen.

The tentative plan (all in PT) for the evening is as follows:

  1. 7:30 – 8:00 pm Pacific time Join In and Social Time
    – When you get on Zoom, you’ll be put in a “waiting room,” and from there you will be let into the dance.
    – Other than during social time (7:30-8:00 and 8:50-9:10) please keep your audio muted to maximize sound quality
  2. 8:00 – 8:20 pm Dance Teaching – MALMÖ MAZURKA
    – Taught by Janet Gabites – “No […]
By |2020-08-20T12:08:04-07:00August 20th, 2020|Dance, Live, Party, Scandinavian, 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:

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
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