The Year That Zoomed By at FACONE – March 27

The Year That Zoomed By
with Marcie Van Cleave and Ahmet Lüleci

Saturday, March 27: Noon–? ET (9am – ? PT)

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

Celebrate with us as we commemorate the anniversary of when the Folk Arts Center aired its first Saturday afternoon workshop!

Who would have thought that 52 weeks later we would still be spending Saturday afternoons dancing together? Not to mention enjoying a Thursday SOFA (Some Other Folk Arts) series. And adding a Sunday late afternoon community dance?

But here we are, so we must celebrate! We are inviting all the teachers who have graced our online stage lo all these Saturdays to join us in leading a dance party! The program will be posted on the website when completed.

You’ll have the chance to review videos of the dances before the event as demonstrated by the teachers themselves! This collection of videos are reviews of the dances that will be programmed.

Visit our shop buy access to a collection of review videos, and support FAC’s programming.

Also note the earlier start time. We know the date is not ideal, […]

By |2021-03-24T19:54:08-07:00March 24th, 2021|Balkan, Culture, Dance, Information, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

The Laguna-San Antonio Spring Festival – March 12-14

Date:  March 12 – 14, 2021

Festival Theme: “Dancing in the Sun”

This weekend!

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:

By |2021-03-09T14:26:25-08:00March 9th, 2021|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

Israeli Westside Classics Zoom March 14

Israeli Westside Classics
March 14, 2021: 7 pm to 9:30+ pm, Pacific Time

Joan Hantman presents this event quarterly. All dances are pre 2000 and there is a different theme each time.

The session will feature dances from Emtza Haderech, the middle of the road.which includes classic Israeli dances created in the 1970’s, 80’s, and 90’s. (Period wear is optional!)

To connect via Zoom:
Zoom ID: 994 374 8953
Passcode: EHClassics
IMPORTANT NOTE: When you sign in, please sign in with your name and city in order to be admitted! Names such as “iPhone 123” or “Galaxy 5”, etc. will NOT be admitted in order to help to keep our session safe and secure.

Small donations via PayPal will be accepted to help offset the cost of the larger Zoom room. You can make a gift to:

By |2021-02-20T09:49:18-08:00February 20th, 2021|Dance, Israeli, Live, Party|0 Comments

Virtual Romanian Dance Party with Camelia & Nelutu Feb 27

Camelia and Neluțu Motoc invite you to their Online “Casa Dansului Românesc” (Virtual Romanian Dance Party). Live music with the Band from Soporu de Campie – Cluj, featuring the great violinist Alexandru Ciurcui (Sandorica).

Let’s be together to share dance, music, traditions and more with old friends and new, locally and globally!

Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 7 PM – 9 PM Eastern European Time
(12 PM – 2 PM EST) (9 AM – 11 PM PST)
This virtual dance event is FREE.

If you can, please make a donation with PayPal by visiting their website:

Join us on Saturday, February 27, 2021 on

We can’t wait to dance with you!
Fondly, Cristian and Sonia

By |2021-02-27T09:52:58-08:00February 17th, 2021|Dance, Live, Party, Romanian|2 Comments

Mainewoods Dance Camp 2021 – A Virtual Day at Camp Feb 13

Mainewoods Dance Camp

Just one week away!
A Virtual Day at Camp
Saturday, February 13, 2021
beginning at 11am EST
Meeting ID: 869 9258 6607
Passcode: 257715

There’s loads of dancing!
3 workshops, a review, an evening party and late night dancing!
Send us 2 or 3 dance requests for the evening Dance Party and/or Late Night Dancing.

and more ways to have fun:
A culture corner, Singing and making music, and cooking!
Sing and play along to Dobra Nevesco, Opincuta, and Tragnala Rumjana with Debby Szajnberg. The link to the music is

Make a Romanian dinner with recipes from our chef, Riki, who has offered many recipes for your Virtual Day.

and even more ways to have fun!

Make a video of a folk dance being done in snow shoes or swim fins. Be creative! Any folk dance will do but you will get extra points for including a grapevine. Videos due ASAP. Copy your video into this folder.

Chat with folks in dinner time breakout rooms. We’ll create new breakout rooms for each course, so you can choose whether to come for Mocktails and Cocktails, Main […]

By |2021-02-05T14:15:50-08:00February 5th, 2021|Culture, Dance, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

Events coming up! Feb thru June!

Mainewoods Dance Camp February 13, 2021
Spring Festival March 12-14, 2021
World Camp March 18-21, 2021
NFO Conference April 7-11, 2021
Lyrids/Kyklos Festival April 23-25, 2021
June Camp June 4-6, 2021
Scandia Camp June 11, 2021
By |2021-01-29T22:39:08-08:00January 23rd, 2021|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Party, Scandinavian, Workshop|0 Comments

Princeton Friday Night Folk Dance Virtual Party! Last Fridays

Join Princeton dancers for a party the last Friday of each month!

Next party:
Friday, January 29, 2021, 7:30–9:30 PM ET
Party link:

By |2021-01-16T17:44:18-08:00January 16th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Zlatne Uste Golden Festival January 15-16 – starts tonight!

Golden Festival Online 2021

Register here!
See festival schedule here!

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:
General […]

By |2021-01-15T11:24:08-08:00January 15th, 2021|Balkan, Dance, Live, Music, Party, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments

Folk Arts Center of New England Updates Jan 2021

Saturday, January 16
2:00 – 4:00pm ET
Scandinavian Dances for Covid Times with Roo Lester

Some find Scandinavian music and dance to be lyrical and flowing. Others find it to have drive and passion. Come on Saturday and decide for yourself.

Join us for some non-partner, Covid-friendly dances to lovely and fun Norwegian and Swedish music. All of the dances can be done in spaces – small or large, carpeted or not – with limited turning. For more information about Roo and her workshop visit the event page.

Thursday, January 21
7:00 – 8:30pm ET
FAC Game Show: Souvenir Sleuth

We are excited to present the first-ever FAC Game Show: Souvenir Sleuth, in which teams compete to identify souvenir objects acquired by FAC friends in their travels. Visit the event page for more details.

There are multiple ways to enjoy the evening. Submit a souvenir and tell its story! Participate as a team member and play the guessing game! Watch from the audience and swap travel stories!

By |2021-01-12T15:17:29-08:00January 12th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

National Folk Organization Conference April 7-11 – Dance Leaders needed!

April 7-11, 2021, the National Folk Organization is holding their yearly conference virtually.

As part of that free online event, in addition to fascinating programming on folk dance as well many other kinds of folk crafts and traditions, there will be evening dance parties. You are invited to be part of those dance parties!

We are looking for individuals and groups to lead dances  on Zoom the evenings of  April 8, 9, and 10.

  • Lead dances (15 minutes, total)
  • All types of ethnic and traditional dances are welcome
  • Followable material
  • Experts will help you with your music & sound

You can use recorded or live music – either with musicians present, or dancing to a video made by musicians (we can help you match to live music if you wish).

Reply to us via this Google Form as soon as feasible, and no later than February 15, 2021.

If there is an overabundance of responses, priority will be given to current NFO members.

Please spread the word to others who might be interested. If you have questions, contact .

Mady Newfield
for the NFO 2021 Conference Dance Parties Committee

By |2021-01-12T14:41:17-08:00January 12th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

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

We made it to 2021! Time to celebrate with a dance party

  • Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
  • Times: 3:00pm to 6:30pm, Pacific Time Zone, check google to see what time it is where you live
  • Where: Online using Zoom,

Information on Facebook is here.
Flyer here with working links.

We made it – it’s 2021.   So….. time for a dance party!   We hope to see you on Saturday January 16 from 3:00-6:30pm US Pacific time. We will be celebrating the dances of Atanas Kolarovski with Fusae Carroll.   The after party will be hosted by Paul Collins and friends.  Please see the attached flyers for further information.  Please reply if you have any  dance requests and/or any questions.   Alicia La Fetra, Lisa Michael and Stacy Rose will be happy to answer anything you need to know about our dance party, we are the communications branch of the Global Folk Dance Team.We look forward to a lovely party on January 16.  Hope to see you there.

The Global Folk Dance Team


  • Then.. join everybody at the Party right after […]
By |2021-01-11T16:28:58-08:00January 11th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

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:

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

Meeting ID: 957 5454 0536


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
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


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:
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:
National Folk Organization Conference – April 7–11:
Lyrids/Kyklos Folk Dance Festival – April 23–25:
New England Folk Festival – April 23–25:

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