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

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

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

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

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

Global Folk Dance Party – August 21, 3pm – 6:30pm PT

Global Folk Dance Party – Third Saturday

Come to our Global Folk Dance Party on August 21 as Lee Otterholt is our guest dance leader. Dances will also be led by by Siu-ching Lui, Paul Tong,
and Diane Baker and our regular team. Following the party is an after party hosted by Paul Collins and friends.

Find our playlist here.

Info about our August Global Party is:

Date – August 21, 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).

We’re all so excited about the upcoming virtual Stockton Folk Dance Camp and we’re thrilled to have this pre-party in anticipation of it. We hope to see you there!

Warmly,
The Global Folk Dance Team

We look forward to dancing with you […]

By |2021-08-17T12:16:49-07:00August 17th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Online Dance Party with FAC – Aug 7

Online Dance Party with the FAC Living Room Orchestra

Saturday, August 7, 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

Join this workshop via Zoom by activating this link.

About the Party

FAC’s online Saturday afternoon workshop will be an all-live music dance party, with music by the FAC Living Room Orchestra and dances led by Boston-area dancers.

The dynamic band, far from being living room couch potatoes, consists of: Patrick Yacono (director), Robert Penny, Julia Porier, David Skidmore, Dana Sussman, Brian Wilson, and Niki Yeracaris.

Dance leaders for the afternoon are: Dana Sussman, Marcie Van Cleave, Janet Yeracaris, and Taylor Yeracaris.

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
  • […]

By |2021-08-05T09:57:14-07:00August 5th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Global Folk Dance Party – July 17, 3pm – 6:30pm PT

Global Folk Dance Party – Third Saturday

Come to our Global Folk Dance Party on July 17 as Jaap Leegwater (with live music by Jan Wallring) is our guest dance leader. Dances will also be led by Holly Plotner and our regular team. Following the party is an after party hosted by Paul Collins and friends.

Find our playlist here.

Info about our July Global Party is:

Date – July 17, 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).

We’re all so excited about the upcoming virtual Stockton Folk Dance Camp and we’re thrilled to have this pre-party in anticipation of it. We hope to see you there!

Warmly,
The Global Folk Dance Team

Jaap Leegwater has studied, preserved, choreographed, and shared international […]

By |2021-07-06T12:26:15-07:00July 6th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Alexandria Folk Dancers meet next on July 22

Alexandria Folk Dancers

Next meeting: Thursday, 22 July, 7:30 – 9pm ET

No Dancing in August due to Mainewoods Dance Camp

Join Zoom Meeting
Click here for Zoom link
Meeting ID: 922 1653 6965
Passcode: 483135

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

We meet every third Thursday of the month. Contact  for the next date, to be added to the mailing list, and/or with requests.

There is no charge to join.

By |2021-07-03T21:49:17-07:00July 3rd, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Stockton Online Camp July 23 – August 1 – Register Now!

Register Now for Stockton Online Camp!
July 23 – August 1

https://tinyurl.com/SFDCreg

9 Days of fantastic folk dance fun – plus a bonus kick-off party – Zoomed into your home!

35+ Dance Teachers, Musicians, Presenters
More that 85 sessions totalling over 135 hours

All of the things that you love about SFDC!

Dance Classes ~ Music Classes ~ Cookoff ~ Daily Door Prizes ~
Cultural Presentations ~ Candlelight Ceremony

Free gifts just for registering!

Details at http://www.folkdancecamp.org/

By |2021-06-26T16:53:52-07:00June 26th, 2021|Dance, Information, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

Laguna International Dancers with Lee Otterholt New Schedule

Now that we are coming out of the Covid times, the Laguna International Dancers (LID) weekly schedule will be a little different:

1) Our Sunday Zoom sessions will continue as before: 6-8pm PDT. Go to http://www.LagunaInternationalDancers.com for the Zoom link and/or make a contribution. (No more Wednesday Zoom sessions.)

Laguna International Dancers Website

2) We will be dancing IN-PERSON every Wednesday from 5-7PM PDT in the covered patio area behind Clubhouse 2, Laguna Woods, including some LIVE MUSIC every week provided by Eva Darai (accordion), Michael Smy (clarinet and singing), Lee Otterholt (mandolin and singing) and Kathie Allen (accordion).

By |2021-06-26T16:26:30-07:00June 26th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

3rd Mondays Dancing with Gigi Jensen & Friends

3rd Mondays Dancing with Friends

Every month on the 3rd Monday, 7 – 8:30 Pacific Time
Next event: July 19

Dance with Gigi Jensen & Friends!

Mixed genres dance class with Gigi Jensen & guest teachers. Focused on beginning/beginning-intermediate levels. Includes folk, Latin, ballroom and ballroom-inspired line dances, Country & Western, Argentine.

These are dances just for you. No partner needed.  This virtual class is held via Zoom. Email us at  and we’ll send you the link.

Full information may be found on our website here.

To see our 3rd Mondays Dancing with Friends YouTube channel, click here.

FREE

Contact Gigi Jensen, , for more information.

By |2021-06-24T09:55:28-07:00June 24th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments
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