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

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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

As of August 1, 2020, this group has stopped meeting because it is too hot and buggy outside.

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 |2020-08-01T13:56:35-07:00June 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.

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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

Virtual Online Bulgarian Folk Dance Class with Mitko

Come Join Dimitar Petrov on Friday 29th May, 2020

Facebook group DANCE FRIENDS
4 pm Bulgarian time
2 pm London
3 pm Holland, Austria, France, Germany, Poland, Italy
9 pm Taiwan
10 pm Japan
9 am Florida and New York
6am on the west coast!
Please, share and invite your friends to join the group!

This is his weekly Friday Bulgarian & Beyond Folk Dance Classes.

Find them at Dance Friends on Facebook:

By |2020-06-27T14:00:35-07:00May 28th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Erica Goldman Israeli Dance Workshop in New England

Erica Goldman
Israeli Dance Workshop

Saturday, May 30, 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 high energy Israeli dance teacher Erica Goldman and the Folk Arts Center as we present our next workshop of the socially distanced era via Zoom, the popular teleconferencing platform.

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! Donate using the button on this FACONE page.

Join Erica via Zoom by a link that will appear here by Friday, May 22. Visit What you need to join to set up your computer or device to join the workshop online.

Erica Goldman began Israeli dancing in New York as a child alongside her father, another folk dance fanatic. After many years performing with several New England […]

By |2020-05-25T15:56:03-07:00May 25th, 2020|Dance, Israeli, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

May, June and July 2020 Virtual Classes  with Helene Eriksen & ANAR DANA

Dear friends,
It’s been quite an amazing two months of lockdown.  I’ve never been so busy!  I have lots of new web skills to learn and I’ve been going at 150% to create new online classes to bring to you and keep you all dancing.  I am so grateful to EVERYONE out there who has continued to support my work and keep me employed during this unprecedented time.  I hope to give it back to you with rich offerings of music, dance and knowledge.
The easiest way to join us around the world is every Saturday and Sunday at 10 am PDT for gentle community yoga. Class is gentle and combines yoga with other body mechanics techniques and will prepare you for class or for your life. ANYBODY can join …we have ANAR DANA members past and present, men and women, tango dancers in Argentina etc!!! Class is by donation via PayPal on my webpage.  If that doesn’t work for you just contact me!

The ANAR DANA SF Virtual Project has been a total success with women joining from all over the world.  We have finished Unit 1 and this weekend we will be beginning Unit 2 (which goes for two weekends) […]

By |2020-05-24T22:16:53-07:00May 24th, 2020|Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Virtual Camp Orford May 30

Hello friends and friends of dance,

Our Orford last three camps were complemented by its dynamic presence and beautiful dances they taught us: Roberto Bagnoli (Orford 2017, Lachine 2018, Quebec in 2019); Sybil Helmer (Orford 2018); Wijnand Karel (Orford 2019). This year we will have the great pleasure to welcome them all three together in a virtual folkothèque to be held next Saturday and will serve Orford Camp 2020! Each of them will take some of their dances and a small team of our teachers Quebec will complement the guide while in others. This is an appointment to which we invite you:

Saturday, May 30, from 14h to 15h30 (ET)

at the following address: Zoom Link

NB: 1- to access, you will have downloaded the Zoom application on your computer, laptop, tablet or even smartphone.

2- when you open the link, if the host, Alain Veilleux, is not yet connected, you’ll see a note to the effect that the meeting is scheduled for 2020-04-19, at 8:00 pm. No problem, you’ll know you’re in the right place and will not have to wait. This is what we have always kept the same address since our first virtual […]

By |2020-05-24T11:41:36-07:00May 24th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments
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