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FACONE Dance Workshop with Roberto Bagnoli Sat Nov 21

International Dance Workshop

with Roberto Bagnoli

Saturday, November 21, 2020 – 2-4pm EST

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

Roberto Bagnoli grew up and lives in Rome, where he was first introduced to folk music and dance, eventually taking part in several performances and teaching dance classes. He subsequently studied various forms of folk dance in workshops throughout Europe, Israel, and North America under the guidance of renowned choreographers and teachers.

Roberto has been a favorite at numerous dance camps in the US including FAC events at Pinewoods.

→Download a one-page handout for this workshop.

→Join this workshop via Zoom by activating this link.

More Upcoming Fun!

Saturdays:
December 5: Piano Concert & Chat: I Lift My Lamp: Vintage Songs and Dances of Immigrant America with Jacqueline Schwab
December 12: International Dance Workshop with Bianca de Jong
December 19: Review Session with Roberto Bagnoli and Bianca de Jong

SOFA Thursdays:

December 3: Norwegian Cookie Baking with Mary Seim
December 10: Balkan Sing-along with Henry […]

By |2020-11-20T23:10:33-08:00November 20th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Virtual Dance Room Holiday Party Nov 20

Dance party – no teaching tonight

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)
Izvor Orchestra (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Clara Byom (Ettrick, Wisconsin)
Bill Cope/Michele Simon (San Francisco, California)
Orkestar Black Wine (Chicago, IL)
Fred Bear Orchestra (Jellystone Park)
Others TBA

By |2020-11-20T10:43:27-08:00November 20th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Global Folk Dance Party – Roberto Bagnoli theme – Nov 21, 3pm – 6:30pm PT

Global Folk Dance Party is tomorrow!

  • Date: Saturday, November 21, 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.

For this party, we’re going to feature some dances from, or taught by, Roberto Bagnoli!
Each Dance Leader will lead 1 or 2 dances taught or choreographed by Roberto, along with plenty of your requests and our normal program.
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

http://www.virtualdanceroom.net/afterparty/

Email us your request! You can reach us at

Planned Playlist can be found at 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 |2020-11-20T10:31:20-08:00November 20th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

International Dancing on Sunday Nov 15 for the Virtual Fall Frolick Nov 13-15

International dancing to live music at the Fall Frolic weekend of the Bay Area Country Dance Society – Sunday, Nov. 15, 5pm PT

The Bay Area Country Dance Society (BACDS) is offering a Virtual Fall Frolick weekend this coming Friday-Sunday, Nov 13-15, with a variety of activities from dancing to concerts to music workshops to a Beatles sing-along and more! Mady Newfield will lead easy international folk dances to great live music by Shira Kammen and Jim Oakden on Sunday at 5 pm PT/ 7 pm CT. For interested musicians who want to play along, there is also a music workshop on the tunes on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 2 pm PT/4 pm CT.  Check the website at https://www.bacds.org/series/virtual/fallfrolick.html or Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/939446486464241)  for more details. Email  with your name and where you’re from to get the link to join in.

From the website:

Friday-Sunday, November 13-15, 2020

BACDS Fall Frolick Weekend in the cloud!

Fall Frolick is the Bay Area Country Dance Society’s English country dance and music weekend, this year featuring callers Bruce Hamilton, Claire Takemori, Kalia Kliban, and Sharon Green, musicians Karen Axelrod, Rachel Bell, Jon Berger, […]

By |2020-11-13T23:22:04-08:00November 13th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

San Diego Folk Dance Center’s Dance Session Nov 14

Next Zoom Dancing is this Saturday, 14 November. Social time starts around 6:30 pm PT with teaching starting around 7 PT and open dancing going till 10:30. Chin is hosting.

Contact John Knapp for the Zoom link at .

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 |2020-11-13T10:56:35-08:00November 13th, 2020|Dance, International, Line dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

FACONE Review Session with Alix Cordray & Jaap Leegwater Sat Nov 14

FACONE Review Session

with Alix Cordray and Jaap Leegwater

Saturday, November 14, 2 – 4pm ET

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

Join Alix and Jaap to review the Norwegian and Bulgarian dances they taught at their recent Saturday workshops.

Alix’s materials are available directly from her website. Jaap’s music is available through the FAC Little Shop of Horas, and his handouts are available for download on his workshop’s event page.

→Join this workshop via Zoom by activating this link.

More Upcoming Fun!

Saturdays:
November 21: International Dance Workshop with Roberto Bagnoli
December 5: Piano Concert & Chat: I Lift My Lamp: Vintage Songs and Dances of Immigrant America with Jacqueline Schwab
December 12: International Dance Workshop with Bianca de Jong

SOFA Thursdays:

November 12: CanCan and Apache Tango Storytelling Reprise with Richard Powers, 7:00–9:00pm EST
November 19: Bulgarian Travelogue, Part II with Pierre Neville
December 3: Norwegian Cookie Baking with Mary Seim
December […]

By |2020-11-11T11:33:33-08:00November 11th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Stephen Kotansky and Dit’s Wednesday Night Dance Party

Your hosts, Dit, Bob and now Stephen Kotansky!!!!

Dit OlshanDit Olshan, Bob, and Stephen Kotansky host 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
.

Stephen Kotansky will be with both new and older Bulgarian Dances and we’ll dance to many other popular favorites. We’ll kick it off with Becky and Marie as well as an encore with Kathleen Mazurek! Bob will also review the new popular Israeli Dance Libi!
So put on your dance shoes, move the furniture and let’s dance. Invite your friends!
See you Wednesday night!

They also have Youtubes of each of their sessions afterwards.
Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/853060206
Meeting ID: 853 060 206
Passcode: folkdance

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

By |2020-11-10T22:00:31-08:00November 10th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

STOCKTON FOLK DANCE CAMP WINTER WEEKEND Jan 22-24

EXCITING NEWS!
Instead of making you wait all the way to July to enjoy the wonders of Stockton Folk Dance Camp, we’ve decided to assemble the usual cast of dynamic international dance stars and musicians to entertain, educate, and amuse you — via Zoom, of course.

We’ve finalized the faculty for a January online event with a mix of teachers who have taught at Stockton in previous years, as well as two teachers who will be part of our faculty for the first time. We welcome our first timers to the team: Bianca de Jong, teaching international dances and Polly Tapia Ferber teaching drumming for nonmusicians. They’ll be joined by familiar favorites Ahmet Luleci, Roberto Bagnoli, Aaron Alpert, Tineke van Geel, Maurits van Geel, Richard Powers, Tony Parkes, Gergana Panova, Vlasto Petkovski, Kay Munn, Miamon Miller, Michele Simon, Bill Cope, Janie Cowan, and Michael Lawson.

Click here to download the informational flyer. Spread the word! Forward it to your friends!

Don’t let the dates confuse you. This will be 24-hours-day, with both live and recorded presentations. The full schedule and details on the programming are coming soon!

The Stockton Folk Dance Winter Weekend is free to all, thanks to the […]

By |2020-11-10T16:01:43-08:00November 10th, 2020|Dance, Information, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

Cinnaminson (South Jersey) Virtual International Folk Dance Dec 5

Cinnaminson (South Jersey) Virtual International Folk Dance
December 5, 2020 at 7pm-8pm ET (4pm PT)

1 hour of virtual international folk dancing led by Ron Weston and Clark Loveridge.
These dances are normally on the first Saturday of every month.

To connect by Zoom click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84870052891
Meeting: 848 7005 2891
Passcode: 123456

Contact:  for more info.

By |2020-11-09T10:21:40-08:00November 9th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Friday Night L.I.F.E. Hosting Steve Kotansky Nov 6

Friday Night L.I.F.E. virtual teaching/dancing session (continuing since 3/27/20). This is week 32 of our online adventures!
Time: Friday 08:00-10:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) every week, until we return home to LA Dancefit!

****On November 6th, L.I.F.E. Balkan Dancers are excited to host a special dance workshop with Master Dance teacher and scholar Steve Kotansky during our session. Steve is returning after leading a wonderful set of dances for us in October. This time he will be teaching from his vast repertoire of dances from Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Hungary.

Sherry Cochran, along with Tom Bozigian and Sheree King, Asako Oshiro, Joan Hantman (our house crew) will be leading very short sets of your diverse requests after the workshop.

This week we will open the room at 7:45pm with some warm-up dances. Steve will start teaching at approximately 8:05pm.

Tom and Sheree had a stellar workshop on October 23rd teaching Daronee 1-6 and have made available a Digital Download of the Daronee Suite of 6 parts (with vocals by the original Armenian State Song & Dance Ensemble) that he recorded live in the fall of 1974. There is also a newer recording of Daronee (no singing) on Songs and Dances […]

By |2020-11-06T11:51:38-08:00November 6th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

FACONE Norwegian Dance Workshop with Alix Cordray – Sat Oct 31

Alix Cordray

Alix Cordray

Norwegian Dance Workshop

Saturday, October 31, 2020 – 2:00-4:00pm EDT

Online via Zoom

To benefit the Folk Arts Center of New England

Alix Cordray is an active Norwegian dance instructor in Oslo and gives numerous workshops. Alix grew up in international folk dancing (especially Balkan) in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. She danced in and later directed Westwind International Folk Ensemble, and taught at the Mandala folk dance coffee house in San Francisco.

Alix moved to Norway in 1975, where she has gradually focused more and more on Norwegian dance. Starting in 1977, she has toured the United States teaching Norwegian dance many times.

Program options

  • Norwegian song dance Per Spelemann
  • Halling (men’s acrobatic solo dance)
  • Solo vestlandsspringar (short choreography of springar steps)
  • Kørsdans (dance over two crossed sticks)
  • Line dances of Norwegian steps
  • Children’s dances (barnemasurka or barnereinlender)

→Join this workshop via Zoom by activating this link

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 […]

By |2020-10-29T15:30:25-07:00October 29th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Special events on Laguna International Dance Zoom evenings

Mark your calendars now for upcoming special events with Laguna International Dancers on Zoom!

We dance EVERY Wednesday and Sunday 6-8 pm Pacific time and we are celebrating national holidays with some EXTRA SPECIAL GUESTS. Come join us! – Lee Otterholt

  • Wednesday October 28, Turkey with AHMET LULECI
  • Sunday November 29, Albania with GENCI KASTRATI
  • Wednesday December 2, Romania with CRISTIAN FLORESCU and SONIA DION

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9735715210
Meeting ID: 973 571 5210
Password: 323823

Or you can find the clickable Zoom link on Home – Laguna International Dancers

By |2020-10-25T12:26:11-07:00October 25th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

2020 Kolo Festival Update – November 26-29

Kolo Festival 2020 FlyerGreetings & Salutations, all y’all!

If you haven’t subscribed to our YouTube Channel, please do!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC54ZTwuzkIpDEdlsF6Mn9Qg/

And enjoy checking out the bands that will be providing music for us this year:
https://kolofestival.org/music/performers.html

And our teaching staff:
https://kolofestival.org/teachers.html

Lots more to come, soon!
-Bill

Download flyer here

By |2020-10-21T13:44:58-07:00October 21st, 2020|Balkan, Culture, Dance, Greek, International, Live, Music, Party, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments

A Taste of Pourparler – Nov 6-8

Dear Friends,

This year is an opportunity for newbies to see what we’re about.  The event is totally free!  (Although we will suggest a donation to either NFO or CDSS).  The only reason for the registration to so we can send you the zoom link. The event is closed to the public and only available through the registration process.

For more information and to register now, go to nfo-usa.org/pourparler.

A Taste of Pourparler

See information on discussion topics and schedule etc. at previous post here:
Save the date for “Taste of Pourparler” November 6-8

By |2020-10-21T10:57:34-07:00October 20th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Music, Party, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments

Second Harvest Food Bank Virtual Fundraiser and Folk Dance Party Oct 25

Moveable Feet posterThe Annual Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Fundraiser and
Moveable Feet Folk Dance Party is only one week away! 

Sunday, October 25, 3:00 PM Pacific Time
(Sign in at 2:45 for chatting)

Zoom Meeting:  555 444 300
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/555444300

Following in the footsteps of our late leader, Lucy Chang, Moveable Feet is staging a virtual version of her favorite event, the fundraiser for Second Harvest of Silicon Valley. We’ve tried to include as many of Lucy’s traditions as possible, although you will have to plan your own refreshments….

From her cottage in Inverness, Mel Harte will teach Hora de la Rezina (Theodor and Lia Vasilescu). From the East Bay, Jane and Frank Tripi will demonstrate some Schottische variations. Loui Tucker will tell us about her volunteer work at Second Harvest.

And our outstanding dance team from the Bay Area and beyond will be leading dances old and new, including many of Lucy’s favorites. Leaders include: Adony Beniares, Kevin Greek, Alicia LaFetra, Richard Graham, Marina Troost, Lon Radin, and Cricket Rayburn (Oregon).

Thanks to generous early contributors, we have already exceeded last year’s food bank donations!
But more is even better! If you haven’t yet had a chance to support this […]

By |2020-10-18T21:16:21-07:00October 18th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

Global Folk Dance Party – Halloween theme – Oct 17, 3pm – 6pm PT

Global Folk Dance Party is tomorrow!

  • Date: Saturday, October 17, 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, https://zoom.us/j/600066908

Facebook event posting here.
Flyer here with working links.

  • It’s close to Halloween so if you’re up for it, toss on a costume, put up some lights and let’s celebrate. We’ll have some longer spotlights, some Halloween hijinks, and we’d love to see your Halloween spirit(s)!
  • Our guest Dance leaders for this party will be Ahmet Lüleci, Joanie Hantman, and Cricket Raybern. They’ll be leading dances along with our regular gang!
  • Paul Collins will be hosting an Afterparty (link here) with plenty of more music and many, many leaders. The afterparty is being organized by VirtualDanceRoom. Flyer here.
  • We’ve updated the Playlist with dance links so you can see what we’re dancing at the party.

See you Saturday at 3pm Pacific Time!
Adony and the Global Folk Dance […]

By |2020-10-16T12:00:47-07:00October 16th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

FACONE Dance Workshop Reviews – Sat Oct 17

Session V Review

with Ahmet Lüleci, Miroslav Marčetić, Michael Ginsburg, and Tom Bozigian

Saturday, October 17, 2020
2:00-4:00pm EDT

Online via Zoom

Join Ahmet Lüleci (Turkish dancing), Miroslav Marčetić (Serbian dancing), Michael Ginsburg (Balkan dancing), and Tom Bozigian (Armenian dancing) to review some of the dances they taught over the past month in their individual Saturday afternoon workshops.

→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 England!

By |2020-10-13T15:20:12-07:00October 13th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Ellen Golann dance party Sat Oct 24

To honor Ellen Golann’s many years –  decades! – of leading wonderful
dance camps, her daughter Phyllis had the idea of evening zoom party
to celebrate.  (And it’s the weekend of her birthday.)

The dance program will be provided by Ellen (we’re hosting).

With guest appearances by:
Danny Pollock, Steve and Susy Kotansky, Lee Otterholt, Sonia Dion and
Cristian Florescu, Michael and Belle Ginsburg (playing live).

Day: Saturday, Oct 24
Time: 7:30-10 pm Eastern Time
Just click this Link: http://tinyurl.com/EllenGparty
Zoom info – ID: 846 8641 6549 pw:333333 (six 3’s)

Her party flier is here.

We hope you can join this special event.
Be safe, stay healthy and limber.

– Murray and Randi Spiegel (NJ)

By |2020-10-12T13:13:33-07:00October 12th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Halloween Blow-out October 31

Halloween 2020 Bash and Blow-out

Murray has been collecting “Halloween” versions of popular folkdances for 30 years,
tormenting their group each year with a few samples.

From Murray and Randi Spiegel (NJ):

In this era where anyone in the world can join a group, we’ll have a
whole evening of Alternate / April Fools / Halloween / Uncommon music
versions of repertoire dances for everyone.  Dress up in costume if you want.

Our group traditionally held this the last Wed in October.  This year,
it is on Halloween (Saturday).

Time is 7:30-10 pm [Eastern]

We hope you can join this special event.
Be safe, stay healthy and limber.

For more info, contact Murray Spiegel at

By |2020-10-13T15:23:01-07:00October 12th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

San Diego Folk Dance Center’s Halloween Party Oct 31

San Diego Folk Dance Center’s Virtual Halloween Costume International Dance Party!

We’re having a virtual Halloween Dance Party! Come in costume!
Social time and Zoom check starts at 6:30 p.m. (PDT)
Teaching starts 7 p.m., followed by International Dancing.

Host and Instructor: Chin Yu
Playlist should be posted in advance.

Go to http://www.folkdancecenter.org/newsletter.html and scroll down until you find the Zoom link for Saturday October 31.

Or contact John Knapp for the Zoom link at .

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 |2020-10-12T13:01:28-07:00October 12th, 2020|Dance, International, Line dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments
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