Bulgarian Dance Workshops with Iliana and Todor July 11

Iliana Bozhanova and Todor Yankov

Bulgarian Dance Workshops

Saturday, July 11, 2020
First Workshop: 2:00pm EDT
Second Workshop: 3:00pm EDT

Online via Zoom on your nearest web browser or device!

To benefit the Folk Arts Center of New England

Join Bulgarian native and renowned dance teacher Iliana Bozhanova and accordion virtuoso Todor Yankov via Zoom, the popular teleconferencing platform.

Join Iliana’s workshop via Zoom by activating a link that will be posted here July 10. 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!

Visit the website for more information and to donate.

Iliana Hristova Bozhanova from Galabovo, in the Stara Zagora region of Bulgaria, grew up in a family of musicians and singers in South Thrace. She graduated from the National School for Art Instructors in Plovdiv. She completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in “Bulgarian Folk Dances and Choreography” at the Academy […]

By |2020-07-04T17:33:54-07:00July 4th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Folk Dancing by the Virtual Fountain Tuesdays

Online summer dances

“Folk Dancing by the Virtual Fountain”

7:00-9:30pm EDT on Tuesday evenings in July and August

The Folk Arts Center and the UMass Lowell Folk Dance Club are joining forces to bring you another summer of “Folk Dancing by the Fountain” online via Zoom! Admission is free but donations are appreciated. Beginners, singles, all ages welcome.

See What you need to join for complete information on using Zoom.

Join these online events via Zoom by activating this link. This link will be active for all sessions.

See website for more information and how to donate.

7:00-7:30pm: Learn a slightly more challenging dance.
7:30-9:00pm: Dancing for all. Every dance will be taught!
9:00-9:30pm: Dancing by request.

It is not necessary to have previous dance experience or to dance with a partner. For more information, see About folk dancing.

By |2020-07-04T17:29:14-07:00July 4th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Door County Folk Festival

Get Your Foot In the “Virtual Dance Room” Door!

Join Us Online – 41st Annual Door County Folk Fest – Friday July 10, 2020 (Pre Stockton Camp)
Noon-Midnight Pacific Time

——— Cooperating Groups ———-
Argonne International Folk Dancers (Downers Grove, IL)
L.I.F.E. Balkan Dancers (Los Angeles, CA)
Ethnic Dance Chicago (Chicago, IL)

———- 2020 REGISTRATION INFO ———-
Virtual Dance Room Subscription/Registration – Do This First! (popup)
Virtual Dance Room Website

———- 2020 SCHEDULE ———-
See schedule here

Visit for more information.

By |2020-07-02T09:00:26-07:00June 30th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

Stockton Folk Dance Camp July 11-18 Teasers and more

June 2020
July 11-July 18
73rd Year Virtual Camp and Teachers/Musicians Fundraiser
At Stockton Folk Dance Camp every year, we shop at the Scholarship Bazaar, enjoy the spirited bidding at the live auction, and carefully keep an eye on the bids at the silent auction. While our Virtual Camp team members were unable to recreate the bazaar and the live auction this year, they were able to simulate a silent auction. Some items that have been donated are shown above. You can view the items currently posted for the auction on Facebook (no bidding allowed until July 14) by clicking here, or using the Facebook search function to find “Stockton Folk Dance Camp Auction 2020.” Stop by and scroll through the items, check your bank account, and plan your bidding strategies. Bidding will open on Tuesday, July 14Please see the additional information about the auction at the end of this email.More great items or ideas would make the auction evern more exciting, and there is still […]
By |2020-06-27T10:12:32-07:00June 27th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Tineke and Maurits Saturday June 27

Tineke and Maurits van Geel

Armenian and Balkan Dance Workshop

Online via Zoom!

Saturday, June 27, 2020 2:00-4:00pm EDT

Activate this link to join the workshop on Saturday.
Visit What you need to join to set up your computer or device to participate. This page will also present tips on how to maximize your technological viewing experience.

Join perennial favorites Tineke and Maurits van Geel for this online dance workshop. Both Tineke and Maurits have been featured at numerous Folk Arts Center camps since the mid-1990s. Their international reputation has taken them all over the world as they have collected dances, taught at workshops and festivals, and directed many folklore trips to various fascinating parts of the world. Learn more about their considerable accomplishments at their website.

“Dance is to disengage from everyday life and to live in the moment.” – Tineke & Maurits van Geel

We are requesting a $10 donation for attending the workshop but any and all contributions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for supporting the Folk Arts Center of New England!

By |2020-06-27T09:52:09-07:00June 27th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Global Dance Party June 20 3pm PT

This Saturday, June 20, we’ll be hosting our next Global Folk Dance party, getting dancers from all around the world!

The flyer is here and this link will take you to the current playlist.

DATE – Saturday, June 20
TIME – 3pm to 6pm, Pacific Time
WHERE – Online, Zoom

This month, in addition to our regular dance leaders, we’ll be joined by Erica Goldman from New York (Israeli master teacher), Harry Solomon from Illinois, and Kathleen Mazurak from Mexico.

We look forward to you joining us at our party, and the AfterParty.

Couple of notes

  • If you’re having trouble with zoom, we’re happy to help you out. Please email us at and we can help you get online.
  • Keep sending us suggestions, requests and ideas.

Many thanks,

Adony, on behalf of the Peninsula Folk Dance Council team.

By |2020-06-19T22:17:06-07:00June 19th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Stockton Folk Dance Camp July 11-18

June 2020
July 11-July 18
73rd Year Virtual Camp and Teachers/Musicians Fundraiser
This year, we’re moving our Camp online via Zoom, for everyone to see and enjoy. Here’s what you’ll experience:
  • Live participation from more than 20 of your favorite teachers and musicians
  • More than 35 hours of live broadcasts, 4-5 hours each day
  • Dance classes, interviews, cooking classes, music, singing classes, ukulele classes, parties, game shows, assemblies, sing-alongs, after-parties, and mor
  • Ask questions and chat with your friends and teachers online
  • All broadcasts, plus additional live events, will repeat at optimal times for our Asian and European viewers

Click here for information on schedules.
Click here for ways to support programs and guest artists.
Visit the Stockton Folk Dance Camp’s store on CaféPress. T-shirts, totebags, mugs, and more!

IT’S VERY SOON — Saturday, June 20. You will want to join this important first look at the teachers, the schedule, and the details about the events that are […]

By |2020-06-19T12:48:43-07:00June 19th, 2020|Dance, International, Live|0 Comments

Stockton Folk Dance Camp Roundtable June 20

The next step with the 2020 Stockton Folk Dance Camp will be a Q&A with 8 of our faculty where we’ll share our ideas on this year’s camp, answer your questions, and have some fun catching up with our friends.

Please join us on Facebook at 9am, Saturday June 20th (Pacific Time Zone). Just search for the Stockton Folk Dance Camp Page and you’ll see us there.

We’ll be joined live by:

  • Sonia Dion and Cristian Florescu
  • Roberto Bagnoli
  • Ahmet Luleci
  • Tineke and Maurits van Geel
  • Bill Cope
  • Aaron Alpert

Also online will be some of the people putting camp on; Lisa Michael, Gordon Deeg, Bobi Ashley, and Julie East, and maybe some more .

See you there, bring your questions Our informational flyer is attached, we appreciate you forwarding this to your friends.


Adony, on behalf of the Stockton Folk Dance Camp (73rd year!)

p.s. Don’t forget to go to the FACONE live event right after our roundtable.


By |2020-06-18T22:56:16-07:00June 18th, 2020|Dance, Information, International, Live|0 Comments

Christos Papakostas teaching Greek folk dances from Ioannina Greece

Christos Papakostas teaching Greek folk dances from Ioannina Greece
12 noon, PST
Saturday, June 27
Zoom link:
Voluntary donations to benefit Kypseli Greek Dance Center
Donate to: on Paypal.

Information: or 310-508-9676

By |2020-06-12T18:02:06-07:00June 12th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Madison Folk Dance Unlimited on Tuesdays

Based in Madison, Wisconsin, our Tuesday Zoom dance parties feature beginning to intermediate dances. We dance from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. CDT. Not Zoom experts, but we do keep the program moving. Currently, just one leader is featured, but as we learn more about Zoom that can change. Those with the expertise are most welcome! We are small, but happy to grow with more people joining us each week. You are most welcome!
Weather permitting. We are an outdoor venue and encourage people to send me their email addresses in advance so I can let them know about cancellations? I do send out a reminder email on Sunday or Monday, and then an update if weather is uncooperative.

Here’s the link:
Connect via Zoom: Click here to connect
Meeting id: 754 0679 0713
Password: 5zGxZ0

For more info, mail Marsha at
Website: Madison Folk Dance Unlimited

By |2020-06-26T10:09:57-07:00June 7th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Westside Classics Zoom Yemenite style/Mizrahi and Debka Dance Classics June 14

Save the date!!!
Sunday, June 14, 2020
Westside Classics will present a Zoom night of Yemenite style/Mizrahi and debka dance classics!!!
Dances created up to the year 2000.

Co hosted by Joan, Latishya, and Aaron

7-9:30 pm Pacific time

Zoom ID:
994 374 8953

Password :

Please send me your dance requests by Wednesday.

See you then!!!!!!!
If Zoom is full I will try to broadcast on Facebook live.

Hopefully the next one scheduled for September will be live!!!

By |2020-06-07T12:37:23-07:00June 6th, 2020|Dance, Israeli, Live, Party|0 Comments

Armenian Dance Workshop with Gary and Susan Lind-Sinanian

See listing here on the FACONE website.

Armenian dance experts Susan and Gary Lind-Sinanian and the Folk Arts Center of New England present this week’s online event of the socially distanced era via Zoom, the popular teleconferencing platform.

Join Gary and Susan this Saturday, June 6, at 2:00pm EDT and again at 3:00pm EDT for two special online dance workshops, which will originate live from the Armenian Museum of America in Watertown Square, MA.

Gary and Susan have lectured and taught Armenian dances in America and internationally since 1978 and are known as “high context” teachers. Their workshops incorporate extensive background in Armenian history, culture, costume, and folklore related to the dances. As museum curators of the largest Armenian museum in the United States, they bring a broad background in many areas of Armenian culture to their workshops. They are particularly well known in the Armenian community for teaching dance and culture to youth and small children at Armenian schools, camps, and cultural festivals. More information about them here.

This is the eleventh in a series of online events featuring some of our favorite dance leaders, with the proceeds benefiting FAC.

Click here to […]

By |2020-06-05T21:29:26-07:00June 2nd, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Zwiefacher Fridays

Weekly on Friday, 10:00 – 10:50am PT

Instructor: Patrick McMonagle

We are having fun with rhythms, the complicated part.  The dance itself is simple once you have a rhythm and resist the urge to travel while dancing. Easy to do when you are confined to dancing in your kitchen. They don’t travel in Munich.

Click here to connect to Zoom

Website link: Click here for website

Please donate to support this class: Click to donate

By |2020-06-02T11:46:49-07:00June 2nd, 2020|Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Skokie Virtual Folk Dance Party every Wednesday

Dit OlshanDit Olshan hosts a Virtual Folk Dance Party every Wednesday Night 7:30 Shmooze, Dancing 8-10 pm Central Time.

The Wed, June 3 program will be their 11th program.  They had Steve Kotansky for sessions 3 & 4.  They also have Youtubes of each of their sessions afterwards.
Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 853 060 206

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

By |2020-06-01T12:13:22-07:00May 31st, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

IFDA Virtual Dance Party May 30

IFDA Virtual Dance Party

Hosted by Sarah Falkoff
and IFDA – International Folk Dance Association of University City

Back by popular demand…
IFDA will be hosting a virtual dance party on Zoom on Saturday, May 30, from 8:30pm – 10:30pm CDT.
Please share and invite everyone to join us.
Everyone is Welcome!
The Zoom Link is

No Teaching, just dancing!!! We will all be dancing together since we know we are all missing a sense of community right now.
We hope that you will join us!!!
Remember, if you have requests, please submit them here…help me out with the program! I always need good ideas!

By |2020-05-29T10:17:59-07:00May 29th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments