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San Antonio Fall Zoom Festival Oct 7-9, 2022

Date:  October 7-9, 2022

Festival schedule:

A special festival feature: The Sunday-afternoon Dance Exchange!

Starting at 3:15pm Central Time Sunday afternoon we will host a special feature event called “Out of the Vault”. It is a dance-exchange program that includes brief 15-minute reviews of classic old dances that were once popular, but are hardly ever done these days. This 2-hour session will be followed by our “Out of the Vault” dance party!

The Dance Exchange features some great dance teachers like:

  • Franklin Houston, Holly Plotner, Alan and Karen Murray and Kathleen McDonagh from Texas
  • Henry Goldberg from Boston
  • Penny Brichta from the Chicago area

We hope you will enjoy our Dance Exchange program, and bring some of those old popular dances back to your group!
The following video shows you just a sampling of old village dances in Macedonia and Croatia!

A special thank you to our incredible team!

It takes a very large village to make a weekend like this happen!
Please watch the following video to see just a few of the people who made all of this happen!

We hope this will be a great introduction […]

By |2022-10-01T12:26:37-07:00October 1st, 2022|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

World Camp Sept 30 and Oct 1, 2022

Zoom into World Camp!

3:45 pm to ~Midnight, Eastern Time

Friday, September 30 Saturday, October 1

3:45 pm – 4:40 pm Live – Ahmet Lüleci (Turkish)

3:45 pm – 4:40 pm Live – Fusae Carroll (Macedonia)

4:45 pm – 5:40 pm Live – Celebrating ATANAS (Yves / MC)

4:45 pm – 5:40 pm Live – Celebrating ATANAS (Yves)

5:45 pm – 6:40 pm Recording – Rena Karyofyllidou (Greek)

5:45 pm – 6:40 pm Recording – Anna Angelova (Bulgaria)

6:45 pm – 7:35 pm Recording – Joe Graziosi (Greece)

6:45 pm – 8:30 pm Recording – World Camp 2021 Roundtable

7:35 pm – 8:30 pm Recording – Video of Edessa at World Camp 2021

Roundtable continues

8:30 pm – Midnight Live –  Live Music Dance Party

8:30 pm – Midnight Live – Live Music Dance Party

Free registration at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcucemrqT4rGdEuA1GXFGqXLH9BSIMr8_Hp

All free, donations gratefully accepted at https://www.worldcamp.us/online-schedule.html

By |2022-10-01T11:54:59-07:00September 30th, 2022|Balkan, Dance, Greek, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

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

Global Folk Dance Party – Third Saturday

Come to our Global Folk Dance Party on Saturday September 17.   Click the flyer image to open the pdf version which has clickable links. Afterwards join us for the after party hosted by Paul Collins and friends.

This month it’s the…

Pre-World Camp Party
As we get ready for World Camp, our normal team will be joined by Ahmet Lüleci, Fusae Carroll, and Rikki Nicolae, with other surprises!

We look forward to dancing with you on September 17 from 3:00pm to 6:30pm Pacific Time.

If you have any dance requests, please send them to , along with any questions you might have. Alicia La Fetra and Lisa Michael will be happy to help (we are the communications branch of the Global Folk Dance Team).

Please see flyer and also tentative playlist!

See you soon on the Zoom dance floor,

The Global Folk Dance Team

By |2022-09-08T11:07:44-07:00September 8th, 2022|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Global Folk Dance Party – August 20, 3pm – 6:30pm PT

Global Folk Dance Party – Third Saturday

Come to our Global Folk Dance Party on Saturday August 20.   Afterwards join us for the after party hosted by Paul Collins and friends. See the flyers attached to this email, below, for details. Please note that only one of the flyers, the pdf version, has clickable links.  At this month’s Global Folk Dance Party we’re excited to feature the dances of Joe Graziosi.   Joe, along with the global folk dancing team, will lead dances.  We look forward to dancing with you on August 20 from 3:00pm to 6:30pm Pacific Time.

If you have any dance requests, please send them to , along with any questions you might have. Alicia La Fetra and Lisa Michael will be happy to help (we are the communications branch of the Global Folk Dance Team).

Please see flyer and also tentative playlist!

See you soon on the Zoom dance floor,

The Global Folk Dance Team

By |2022-08-18T13:56:44-07:00August 18th, 2022|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Mega-Hybrid Dance workshop & Party features Jaap Leegwater on Friday, August 5

Jaap Leegwater will be with us this Friday, August 5,2022 for a Mega-Hybrid Dance workshop and party 
live in-person at the studio and broadcast on Zoom for workshop registrants. Jaap is planning to teach 6(six) new & old dances (including Lamba Lamba Kopanica) 8-10pm and will dance with us & may play some music live during the party 10-11pm.
REGISTER NOW for Zoom access (Different from weekly link) at https://bit.ly/3mmc7rU
Registration is free and quick. Jaap will have CDs for sale and has given me permission to make available a Digital Package with Music/Notes/Videos after our workshop for a donation of $15 or more.
We have arranged for live music at the studio and via Zoom with Chris Bajmakovich on August 12th, 2022. We would love to dance with you and Chris!!  Chris has an extensive repertoire. More details to follow!!!
Thanks to my fabulous volunteer team of […]
By |2022-07-31T21:50:19-07:00July 31st, 2022|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Global Folk Dance Party – July 16, 3pm – 6:30pm PT

Global Folk Dance Party – Third Saturday

We want to let everyone  know about some updates, all positive for the Global Party.

— New Zoom number – Due to our zoom bombing last month, we’re changed Zoom numbers. Here’s what you need to do:

Click on this link to register.

You’ll get an email from Zoom with your link for the Global Folk Dance Party.

Feel free to share the above registration link with your friends, they’ll get their own link to join.

— Reminder email on day of party – With the new registration, you’ll get a reminder email the morning of the Global Folk Dance Party, so you don’t have to look for your link.

— Email us if you would like us to register you – Please write to this email if you’d like us to register you; we’d be happy to help and make it easy for you.

— This month’s party – We’re excited that this month’s party is Pre-Stockton, featuring Maurits and Tineke van Geel. A lot of us will be at Stockton and dancing from there, with others in different locations. We look forward to a fun night with all of you. I’ve […]

By |2022-07-15T12:32:21-07:00July 15th, 2022|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Global Folk Dance Party – June 18, 3pm – 6:30pm PT

Global Folk Dance Party – Third Saturday

Come to our Global Folk Dance Party on Saturday June 18.  This month it’s “Dances of Ira with Ira Weisburd”.   Afterwards join us for the after party hosted by Paul Collins and friends.  See the PDF flyer for details. It has clickable links! 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 June Global Party is:

Date – June 18, 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/

By |2022-06-17T16:37:12-07:00June 17th, 2022|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

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

Global Folk Dance Party – Third Saturday

Come to our Global Folk Dance Party on Saturday May 21.  We’ll be giving you a preview of June camp.   Afterwards join us for the after party hosted by Paul Collins and friends.  See the PDF flyer for details. It has clickable links! 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 May Global Party is:

Date – May 21, 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/

By |2022-05-20T14:13:01-07:00May 20th, 2022|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Folkothèque (Folk Dance Party) May 14th by AMATP (Québec)

AMATP (Montreal Association of Cultural Traditions and the Arts) 
Online Folkothèque (Folk dance party)
2022-05-14
8 pm to 9:15 pm, Eastern Time

To dance is to be healthy!

Please join Maurice PERETZ , well known Choreographer, for a folkothèque (folk dance party).  The event will consist of widely-known dances selected from requests sent in.

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8122178657
Meeting ID: 812 217 8657

We are waiting for you in large numbers!

Please share this information!

Free activity!

AMATP is an organization recognized under the Policy for the recognition and support of organizations in the Borough of Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

By |2022-05-07T17:12:13-07:00May 7th, 2022|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Global Folk Dance Party – April 16, 3pm – 6:30pm PT

Pre-Lyrids Global Party

Global Folk Dance Party – Third Saturday

Come to our Global Folk Dance Party on Saturday April 16.  We’ll be gearing up for the Lyrids Folk Dance Festival.   Afterwards join us for the after party hosted by Paul Collins and friends.  See the PDF flyer for details. It has clickable links! 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 March Global Party is:

Date – April 16, 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/

By |2022-04-13T20:57:04-07:00April 13th, 2022|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

June Camp Preview Party on Zoom – Saturday, April 9

June Camp will be held in person, June 2 -5, in Deerfield, Illinois (near Chicago), but we are promoting it with an online party with live music by Tom Pixton and friends (who also play at June Camp).

Meet the June Camp committee, and special guests, including our teacher for this year’s camp, Caspar Bik!

The party is free, and the link will be sent to all who are on the June Camp mailing list (write to  to join that), and will also be posted on the June Camp website ( https://sites.google.com/site/junecampifd/home) on Saturday, April 9,  the day of the party. The program will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

By |2022-04-02T16:54:04-07:00April 2nd, 2022|Dance, International, Live, Music, Party|0 Comments

Balkan & International folk dance with BIFD on Wed afternoons

Balkan & International folk dance with Burnaby International Folk Dancers

Come dance with us!  Burnaby International Folk Dancers Tuesday evening Zoom sessions have changed to Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Pacific Time) starting April 6th as we will be returning to weekly in-person dancing on Tuesday evenings starting April 5th.

Tune in at 12:45 pm (Pacific Time) for chat time.

Monthly Parties:  Our parties are on the last Wednesday of each month from 1:00 – 3:30 pm (Pacific Time).  All party dances will be led by one of our team members.

Please let your friends know about our parties.  Everyone is welcome!

To connect via Zoom, click here  (same link each week)
Passcode “Bifd” (Uppercase ‘B’ followed by lowercase ‘ifd’)

The website for the group is here.

For additional information contact Lori Larsen at  or Chrisanne at .

In-Person Dancing in Burnaby, BC, Canada

Everyone is welcome to join us for Balkan and international folk dancing on Tuesday evenings 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm.  Basics groups starts at 6:30 pm. We dance at Charles Rummel Hall, 3630 Lozells Avenue, Burnaby, BC, Canada.

Because of our COVID protocols, we are limited to […]

By |2022-04-02T16:35:52-07:00April 2nd, 2022|Balkan, Dance, International, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

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

Global Folk Dance Party – Third Saturday

It’s Everybody’s Birthday at this Saturday’s Global Folk Dance Party!

Come to our Global Folk Dance Party on Saturday March 19 to celebrate everyone’s birthday! We’ll be celebrating every month separately so dress up and decorate; don’t forget your birthday snack! Also join us for the after party hosted by Paul Collins and friends.  See the flyer 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 March Global Party is:

Date – March 19, 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 can reach […]
By |2022-03-17T14:10:42-07:00March 17th, 2022|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Laguna Folk Dance Festival 2022 – March 5

Date:  March 5, 2022

THE LAGUNA FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL 2022 ONLINE

Come join us via Zoom for this year’s Laguna Folk Dance Festival! Usually held the first weekend in March in Laguna Woods, CA, this year’s festival will be a one-day Zoom event on Saturday, March 5 from 10 am to 9 pm PT. Seven former Festival teachers will each review previously taught Laguna Festival dances and reintroduce some of their lesser known favorites! Then party with special guest dance leaders from 6-9pm PT!

Registration is free.

For more information and to register please go to: Laguna website

By |2022-02-27T17:12:20-08:00February 27th, 2022|Armenian, Balkan, Dance, International, Israeli, Live, Music, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

Serbian Romany Dancing at FACONE – Feb 19

Romany Dancing in Serbia

with Miroslav “Bata” Marčetić

Saturday, February 19, 2022, 2-4 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 Workshop

Miroslav will bring his boundless energy and enthusiasm from his home to ours, as he shares some of the dances and stories of the Serbian culture.

About Miroslav

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.

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 […]

By |2022-02-18T22:14:30-08:00February 18th, 2022|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

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

Global Folk Dance Party – Third Saturday

Dear Folk Dance Community,

Come to our Global Folk Dance Party on Saturday February 19 to get ready for the Laguna festival.  Join our guest dance leaders Lee Otterholt, Marcella Lawson, Greg Solloway and family, along with our awesome regular dance leaders 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 February Global Party is:

Date – February 19, 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 […]
By |2022-02-18T22:03:19-08:00February 18th, 2022|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

STOCKTON FOLK DANCE CAMP WINTER WEEKEND Jan 28-30

Find Out More All About Camp Register Calendar

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Check out the Winter Weekend parties —

⭐Opening Party, featuring Orkestar Unbound

⭐Closing Party, featuring Winter Weekend teachers

⭐Annual Asia Party — see what the buzz is about!

and introducing…

⭐ Europarty, featuring master teachers and dance leaders from Europe

and…

…we’re going to replay the Europarty on Monday morning for those who miss it the first time!

Get ready for camp!

⭐ Adony’s video overview of the full schedule

⭐ See all of the hilarious preview videos on the […]

By |2022-01-27T12:51:26-08:00January 27th, 2022|Dance, Information, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

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
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