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South Jersey Virtual International Dance – first Saturdays

South Jersey Virtual International Dance
Monthly event, usually on the first Saturday of each month
Next event: Saturday, 2 January 2021⋅19:00 – 20:00 ET

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88698917985?pwd=UHJGeU1kQmpCajlEZE9ZcXNpblM0UT09

In lieu of our usual first Saturday dance at Cinnaminson, New Jersey please join us for a 1-hour virtual dance starting at 7pm Eastern time on Saturday January 2 co-hosted by Clark Loveridge and Susan and Teymour Darkhosh with technical assistance from Peter Notarfrancesco

To connect via zoom, click here.

For those who wish to stay, there will be a discussion afterword.

2020-01-02 – Link updated to be correct.

By |2021-01-02T17:50:33-08:00December 20th, 2020|Dance, International, Live|6 Comments

FACONE Dance Review with Roberto Bagnoli and Bianca de Jong Dec 19

Dance Review Workshop

Roberto Bagnoli and Bianca de Jong

Saturday, December 19: 2–4pm EST

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

Join teachers Roberto Bagnoli and Bianca de Jong to review some of the dances they taught at their recent FAC workshops.

→Join this workshop via Zoom by activating a link that will be posted here one day before the event.

Visit What you need to join to set up your computer or device to join the workshop online.

Please donate generously to FAC if you can 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!

More Upcoming Fun!

Saturdays:
December 19: Review Session with Roberto Bagnoli and Bianca de Jong
January 2: From Croatia to Albania with Ben Koopmanschap
January 9: Bulgarian Dance Workshop with Gergana Panova

SOFA Thursdays: (7-8:30pm)
December 17: Christmas in […]

By |2020-12-21T18:53:16-08:00December 16th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

San Diego Folk Dance Center’s Dance Session Dec 12

Saturday, December 12. 6:30 to 9:30 Pacific Time. Social time starts around 6:30 pm PT with teaching starting around 7 PT and open dancing going till 10:30. Chin is hosting.

Our theme this week is “dances taught by Sonia & Cristian.”
Program will emphasize S&C’s dances, along with other dances.
6:30 p.m. – Social time and Zoom audio/video checks
7:00 p.m. – Teaching starts, followed by dances on the Playlist.
9:30-ish p.m. – Open requests
Instructor: Chin Yu to teach Hora Schioapa.

For the Zoom link or Meeting ID, go to http://folkdancecenter.org/newsletter.html
Scroll down the page to “Zoom dance meetings. . . . Join Zoom Meeting” and click on the link, or enter the Meeting ID and passcode provided.

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 |2020-12-09T11:22:14-08:00December 9th, 2020|Dance, International, Line dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Alexandria Folk Dancers Thursday Dec 17

Alexandria Folk Dancers
Thursday, 17 December, 7:30 – 9pm ET
Zoom: Click here to join
Meeting ID: 922 1653 6965
Passcode: 612720

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

There is no charge to join.

By |2020-12-06T16:21:36-08:00December 4th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

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

December Global Folk Dance Party!

  • Date: Saturday, December 19, 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.

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 will be posted here: 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 |2020-12-03T15:55:06-08:00December 3rd, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Mainewoods 2021 – A Virtual Day at Camp Feb 13

SAVE THE DATE!!

Anticipating Cabin Fever?
Come spend a virtual day at camp with us!

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Enjoy many of our favorite Mainewoods traditions:

  • Dance Workshops and Reviews with Featured Guests
  • Ethnic Theme Day
  • Dance Swap
  • Music Class
  • Ethnic Recipes
  • Cocktails and Mocktails
  • Evening Dance Party followed by Late Night Dancing

Activities occur from morning until late night.
Join as many as you would like—one, two or all of them!

More details with some surprises to follow…

By |2020-12-21T18:47:25-08:00December 2nd, 2020|Culture, Dance, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

Hora Eclipse 1.5V – Monday, Dec 14

Raison d’etre: Dance event, plus total eclipse of the sun (seen twice;
once from Chile and once from Argentina)

Israeli and International folkdance, each in its own room, plus
a third room for presentations about eclipses and eclipse lore

Featured staff for Israeli: Chen Blum, Marcelo Marianoff, Shmulik
Gov-Ari, Kobi Michaeli, Mitch Ginsburgh

Featured staff for International: Murray & Randi Spiegel, Joan Hantman

Date/Time: December 14, 2020, 8:00 AM to noon ET.

Website: http://hora-eclipse.com
The website has a detailed schedule with pickable time zones.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hora.eclipse

Format: Zoom, meeting ID 617 527 7932, password “mellon”

 

By |2020-12-01T12:45:16-08:00December 1st, 2020|Dance, International, Israeli, Live|0 Comments

Friday Night L.I.F.E. Dancing Update

Tom Bozigian teaches Daronee 1-6 and Martakan at Friday Night L.I.F.E. Balkan

Friday Night L.I.F.E. virtual teaching/dancing session (continuing since 3/27/20). This is week 36!Time: every Friday 08:00-10:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) every week, until we return home to LA Dancefit!

****On December 4th, by request,  L.I.F.E. Balkan Dancers will host a special advanced dance workshop with Tom Bozigian and Sheree King teaching Daronee 1-6  again during our session. They also will be introducing Martakan to our group.
Sherry Cochran, along with Asako Oshiro, Joan Hantman (our house crew)  will be leading very short sets of your diverse requests after the workshop.
This week we will again open the room at 7:45pm with some warm-up dance music and segway into a repeat showing of the KCET documentary on Tom, in case you missed it! last time! Their program will start at approximately 8:05pm.

Our weekly sessions remain free but, if you have a desire and ability to contribute, we very much appreciate it. Your donations will go towards funding upcoming special master teacher workshops (even $3 per week or $10 per month will help!) and here is how you can donate: PayPal acct to Venmo @Beryl-Oshiro; if you prefer to send a check, please contact Sherry for assistance.

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS:
Steve Kotansky will be returning to do a workshop December 11th!
Jaap Leegwater will be joining us with workshops on January 8th and a review on January 29th!
Lots of fun stuff […]

By |2020-12-01T11:58:54-08:00December 1st, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Greenbelt International Folk Dance Friday evenings

Metro DC Area – Greenbelt International Folk Dance – virtual
Local time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm EST

We do a variety of line, circle and couple dances mostly from the Balkans, Scandinavia and other parts of Europe. If you’ve ever wondered about music in odd rhythms – like 7, 9 and 11 – come and get hooked on this wonderful music & dance, which includes these great dance rhythms and more.

WHAT TO EXPECT: Splitting the evening as your hosts are Linda Mansdorf, Vita Hollander, Ben Hole, Nancy Jo Lame and John Robinson. Collectively they will play around 25-30 dances, which should approximate the number of dances we normally do on a Friday night in-person event. The hosts will do a quick teaching or demonstration of the steps to some of the dances that may be less familiar to you or just as a refresher, but the session is not designed as a workshop, so the majority of the evening will be spent playing dances that many of us already know and love to do.
If you’d like to join us, please contact John Robinson at  to get the zoom link.

More information:
http://larryweiner.com/FridayDance.htm

By |2020-12-01T11:52:34-08:00December 1st, 2020|Dance, International, Live|0 Comments

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
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