2021 NYE Sea to Sea – Music Dancing Games and More!

It’s a New Year’s Eve EXTRAVAGANZA, with multiple tracks of programming and 20+ groups z00ming from locations all across North America and beyond.

Dance, listen, and jam to the wondrous music! Laugh, sing, play games, and hang out!
Toast with us to 2021 across FIVE midnights!

More information and register here: nyedance.info

Check out the schedule here.

Looks amazing!

By |2020-12-30T17:55:37-08:00December 30th, 2020|Dance, English, International, Live, Music, Party, Scandinavian, Scottish, Singing|0 Comments

New Year’s Eve International Folk Dance Party 10:00pm PT

The New Year 2021 approaches (and none too soon!) and 2020 will soon be behind us!
Come say hi to Loui who is emceeing the New Year’s Party on December 31st at 10:00 pm PT. There will be dance leaders from all over the Bay Area helping us give 2021 a big welcome.

10:00 -12:30 (more or less) Thursday night, December 31.
Log in by 9:45 to chat for a bit before the dancing begins.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/95754540536

Meeting ID: 957 5454 0536

AND HERE’S THE PLAYLIST (99% SURE)
https://tinyurl.com/MF2021Playlist

By |2020-12-30T16:51:24-08:00December 26th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Online New Year’s Eve Party with Roberto – Dec 31

With 2020 winding down to a close, let’s celebrate all together
the arrival of the new year in an special folk dance party.
Let’s start the New Year keeping our Folk Dance Community
connected to both the music and the dances we all love.
A new way to share and be together while still apart!

Thursday December 31st starting at 9.30pm CET
3.30pm EST (Eastern) & 12.30pm PST (Pacific)

Join the Party on Zoom to see others taking part and chat
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3125941469
Meeting ID: 312 594 1469

The Party is free.
Please spread the word. Share it with your folk dance friends.

Looking forward to staying in touch and seeing everybody

Roberto
morenu.it

By |2020-12-26T15:05:00-08:00December 26th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

OFDA’s New Year’s Eve, Virtual Party Dec 31

 Happy New Year fellow folk dancers!!!!

*****Let’s party like it’s 2020 on New Year’s Eve****
[You know, grab your favourite electronic device, move the furniture out of the way and don’t forget to mute yourself :)]

Join us, Helen, Judy, Riki and Walter at 8-10pm ET on Thursday Dec. 31
and we will bring some of our favourite dances

Ontario Folk Dance Association invites you to join our celebration at:

https://oise-utoronto.zoom.us/j/89325265949
Meeting ID: 893 2526 5949
Passcode: Folk

Even though social gatherings are outlawed right now,
we can still join our folk dance friends in this altered reality,
and mark the end of this year by dancing.
And, we can all raise a glass in the hopes that we’ll be doing this in person next year.

By |2020-12-27T09:50:52-08:00December 26th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Watch Anytime! Romanian Dancing with Camelia and Neluțu on YouTube

Missed the Romanian Dancing with Camelia and Neluțu?

No worries! You can watch it on YouTube anytime at this YouTube link.

Online Romanian Dance Party with Camelia and Neluțu Motoc –

By |2020-12-26T11:56:58-08:00December 26th, 2020|Anytime, Culture, Dance, Party, Romanian|0 Comments

Dance Events Coming Up March thru April – Mark your calendars!

San Antonio Folk Dance Festival – March 12-14:  safdf.org
National Folk Organization Conference – April 7–11: nfo-usa.org/annual-conference
Lyrids/Kyklos Folk Dance Festival – April 23–25:  lyridsfolkdancefestival.org
New England Folk Festival – April 23–25:  www.neffa.org/neffa-online

By |2020-12-25T15:17:37-08:00December 25th, 2020|Dance, Information, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

STOCKTON FOLK DANCE CAMP WINTER WEEKEND Jan 22-25

REGISTRATION OPENS!
Registration if now open! Everyone who registers will get a post-camp link to access the more than 18 hours of new dances, presentations, cooking, and fun that will be presented between January 22 and 25, 2021.

In addition to this, there will be >20 hours of additional dance parties and fun to watch and participate in.

If you don’t register, you’ll still be able to watch all of our weekend camp, but registration is free and simple.

Keep watching, spread the word, register, and send us your feedback and ideas!

The Stockton Folk Dance Winter Weekend is free to all, thanks to the generous donations made during the July Virtual Camp!

By |2020-12-25T14:56:47-08:00December 25th, 2020|Dance, Information, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

Zlatne Uste Golden Festival January 15-16


Golden Festival Online 2021

New York’s only music and dance festival of its kind celebrates 36 years of music and dance. For the first time, live-streamed worldwide from our homes to yours. The Festival is hosted by Zlatne Uste Brass Band and features a tapestry of musics from the Balkans and beyond.

Our 36th year shaking up NY and the world!
Join us for two nights of great Balkan Music, Dance, and Arts online.

Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band will headline, along with 30 bands and performers over two nights.

Enjoy live-streamed cybercast concerts on both nights from across the US on our stages.   Live-streamed dance instruction on Friday evening!  Great live and pre-recorded music videos both nights.

Discover unique crafts and food in our Virtual Charshiya marketplace (opening Dec. 6, 2020), as well as interactive gatherings, workshops and demos during the festival.

Tickets:  Register in advance, or during festival, for link to the live stream.
Suggested donation:   $25 for both nights’ access – no minimum.     

All proceeds from the festival will be donated to charitable or educational organizations related to Balkan culture and communities.

More info: goldenfest.org
Want to volunteer?  Email: 
General festival information: 646-844-GOLD (4653)

By |2021-01-15T11:17:41-08:00December 25th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Music, Party, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments

FACONE New Year’s Eve Party with Pinewoods Band Dec 31


New Year’s Eve 2020

The Pinewoods Band, guests, friends, and you!
Hosted by Marcie Van Cleave

Thursday, December 31, 2020, 10pm–12:30am 2021 ET
Online via Zoom

Raise a glass with FAC to welcome the New Year! The evening’s program features international folk dance favorites played (remotely) by The Pinewoods Band, with cameo performances and appearances by guests. Hosted by our very own Marcie Van Cleave and friends.

You are encouraged to wear festive attire!

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

More Upcoming Fun!

Saturdays:
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 Czech Republic with Jan Pumpr
January 7: Soups for the Soul with Barbara Model
January 21: Games Night with Dorothy Bergold

Visit What you need to join to set up your computer or device to join the workshop online.
Donate on the FACONE website.
Please donate generously to FAC and help us through this period of social distancing when all of our events are postponed. We […]

By |2020-12-25T14:35:57-08:00December 25th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Special Christmas Day Dance Party Dec 25

Special Christmas Day Party, organized by Ellen Golann

Guest leaders: Ruth Goodman, Danny Pollock, Lorraine Cohn, Randi and Murray Spiegel – International and Israeli dance party
When: Friday Dec 25 (duh!)
Time: 2-4pm [Eastern]
Recommend joining 10-15 mins early – we’ll start promptly
Link: http://tinyurl.com/MFDparties
Or via Zoom – ID: 846 8641 6549  Passcode: 333333 (six 3’s)

All are welcome!

In the interest of security, do not share any zoom links on social media.

Stay safe, stay limber.

By |2020-12-23T11:41:31-08:00December 23rd, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

The Laguna-San Antonio Spring Festival – March 2021

Date:  March 12 – 14, 2021

Festival Theme: “Dancing in the Sun”

Mark your calendars for March 12-14, 2021 when The Laguna-San Antonio Spring Festival will hold a weekend of teaching, music, performance and dance parties!

Get your dancing shoes on for an entire weekend of non-stop dancing fun!

Registration is free.
For more information and to register please go to: springfestival.us

By |2020-12-22T16:23:34-08:00December 22nd, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

Romanian Dancing with Sonia, Cristian, Camelia, and Nelutu in December

May all that brings you happiness and gives you joy and hope be yours this Christmas season.
Will we have the pleasure of sharing these happy dancing moments with you during this festive period?

Online Romanian Dance Party with Camelia and Neluțu Motoc –

  • Saturday, December 26, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Eastern European Standard Time)
    (12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST)
  • Free admission
  • If you can, please donate with PayPal by visiting their website: http://www.dansromanesc.ro/
  • Join Camelia and Neluțu Motoc on Saturday December 26 on YouTube:
    Changed YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR0NrBDugdN2H5dzyfc99QKAse7QnkVWQutr-Nzq8VfLJCQMohw3Amx2I-U&v=0ynDGED3je8

Cristian and Sonia’s next Romanian workshop on December 29 and 30 –

From the bottom of our hearts, we wish you that the new year to be filled with health and happiness.

Fondly,
Camelia, Neluțu, Cristian and Sonia

By |2020-12-26T11:17:16-08:00December 20th, 2020|Dance, Live, Party, Romanian, Uncategorised, 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

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

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|1 Comment

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
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