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Global Folk Dance Party – Nov 20, 3pm – 6:30pm PT

Global Folk Dance Party – Third Saturday

We’ll be dancing with teachers and participants from this month’s Texa Kolo Festival, online and in person Nov 25-28.
Come join our normal family along with our Guest Dance Leaders:

  • Steve Kotansky
  • Ahmet Luleci
  • Kathleen McDonagh
  • Franklin Houston
  • Paul Collins

Info about our November Global Party is:

Date – November 20, 2021
Time – 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Pacific Time
Links – See flyer for zoom & contact info. Also broadcast on Facebook Live.
Join the Zoom Party – tinyurl.com/GFDParty
or use Zoom meeting number 600 066 908
Also on Facebook Live at: www.facebook.com/PFDCouncil/

Email us your requests! You can reach us at

Warmly,
The Global Folk Dance Team

We look forward to dancing with you this month. Please continue to send requests, ideas, and comments on our parties; we read every message you send.

By |2021-11-18T17:10:58-08:00November 18th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

VDR Late Night Global Dance After-Party Nov 20

Late Night Global Dance After-Party
8:30pm-3:00am-ish CST, Sat/Sun, 20/21 Nov, 2021

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)
JoAnn Gentry (Tucson – Arizona)
Clara Byom (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Jim Little (Santa Clara, California)
Shirley Johnson (Austin, Texas)
John Parrish (Oak Park, Michigan)

By |2021-11-16T17:20:49-08:00November 16th, 2021|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Birthday Party for Roberto Bagnoli! – Oct 30

Birthday Party for Roberto Bagnoli!

Saturday, October 30
2:00 – 4:00pm EDT

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

$10 is suggested to support this program and FAC, but any amount is appreciated.

Join this workshop via Zoom. Find link here.

About the Program

This online Saturday event will be a birthday celebration for our friend Roberto Bagnoli! The party program will include dances that Roberto has introduced through the years, led by friends from around the world.

BYOC – bring your own (cup)cake, with a candle, so he can blow them all out. Virtually, of course.

Want to make a card expressing your birthday wishes? We will have a breakout room where you can hold them up and screen shots will be taken for the photo album.

Donate to FAC

Donations support these events, artists, and the Folk Arts Center. We suggest $10 for online workshops, although any amount is appreciated.

Visit our donation page for links to various donation options including:

  • PayPal – donating to FAC as “friends and family” will avoid PayPal fees
  • Venmo- our account is: […]
By |2021-10-29T16:28:17-07:00October 29th, 2021|Balkan, Culture, Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Morristown’s Alternate Music Bash – Nov 1

Monday November 1, we’ll be hosting our 2nd annual all-alternate-music folkdance bash.
Information in the attached flier. Mark your calendars! Join us!!
Date, time and clickable link are in the flier.

If you have a folkdance mailing list, please forward to them. And tell them to get a personalized reminder they just drop a note to .

Morristown hosts zoom parties on alternating weeks with Evanston.
Meeting ID for Evanston’s hybrid session: 373 100 968 Passcode: emnfd

See you on November 1st! In costume!!
– Murray & Randi Spiegel, on behalf of Morristown Folk Dancers

By |2021-10-29T16:20:16-07:00October 29th, 2021|Dance, Live, Party|0 Comments

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

Global Folk Dance Party – Third Saturday

Come to our Global Folk Dance Party on October 16 featuring the dances of
Ahmet Lüleci. We’ll be joined by Ahmet, Sherry Cochran, and Rikki Nicolae as our Guest Dance Leaders. Following the party is an after party hosted by Paul Collins and friends.

Info about our October Global Party is:

Date – October 16, 2021
Time – 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Pacific Time
Links – See flyer for zoom & contact info. Also broadcast on Facebook Live.

If you have any dance requests, please send them to , along with any questions you might have. Alicia La Fetra, Lisa Michael, and Stacy Rose will be happy to help (we are the communications branch of the Global Folk Dance Team).

Warmly,
The Global Folk Dance Team

We look forward to dancing with you this month. Please continue to send requests, ideas, and comments on our parties; we read every message you send.

Information on Facebook is here.

By |2021-10-08T08:16:22-07:00October 2nd, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Online Dance Party with the Pixton Poirier Trio – Sept 18

Online Dance Party with the Pixton Poirier Trio

Saturday, Sept 18, 2:00 – 4:00 EDT

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

$10 is suggested but any amount is appreciated

More details and Zoom link here.

About the Party

FAC’s online Saturday afternoon workshop will be an all-live music dance party, hosted by Janet Yeracaris, with music by the Pixton Poirier Trio. Dances will be led by Boston-area dancers.

The trio consists of some of Boston’s favorite musicians, Tom Pixton, Barbara Pixton, and Julia Poirier. The trio recently spent a wonderful week at Mainewoods Dance Camp with teachers Tom Bozigian and Michael Ginsburg.

Visit “What you need to run Zoom”, to set up your computer or device to join the workshop online.

Donate to FAC

Donations support these events, artists, and the Folk Arts Center. We suggest $10 for online workshops, although any amount is appreciated.

Visit our donation page for links to various donation options including:

  • PayPal – donating to FAC as “friends and family” will avoid PayPal fees
  • Venmo- our account is: @Folk-ArtsCenter
  • Checks – mail to:

Folk Arts Center of […]

By |2021-09-15T16:52:08-07:00September 15th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Global Folk Dance Party – Sept 18, 3pm – 6:30pm PT

Global Folk Dance Party – Third Saturday

Come to our Global Folk Dance Party on September 18 as Roo Lester, Stacy Rose, Barbara Merson and others lead dances with color. Following the party is an after party hosted by Paul Collins and friends.

Info about our September Global Party is:

Date – September 18, 2021
Time – 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Pacific Time
Links – See flyer for zoom & contact info. Also broadcast on Facebook Live.

If you have any dance requests, please send them to , along with any questions you might have. Alicia La Fetra, Lisa Michael, and Stacy Rose will be happy to help (we are the communications branch of the Global Folk Dance Team).

Warmly,
The Global Folk Dance Team

We look forward to dancing with you this month. Please continue to send requests, ideas, and comments on our parties; we read every message you send.

Information on Facebook is here.

By |2021-09-11T15:09:33-07:00September 11th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

World Village Music & Dance Camp – Labor Day Zoom Event

Labor Day Zoom Event
Sunday, September 5th

Although the in-person camp canceled, you are invited to join the online Zoom event. Visit their website here.
The current schedule is:
  • 11am-12:25 pm: Brian Dolpin (Ukrainian singing)
  • 12:30pm-1:55 pm: Joe Graziosi (Greek dance)
  • 2-3:25 pm: Carl Linich (Georgian singing)
  • 3:30-5 pm: Steve Kotansky (Balkan dance)
  • 5-7:30 pm: dinner break.  We will keep the Zoom session live, so you can socialize
  • 7:30 pm: An evening dance party will start with some request dances, followed by a short Pontic set accompanied by Izumi Fairbanks.  At about 8:30, we will have review sessions with Joe and Steve, followed by more dancing to recorded music. Your requests are welcome!
Suze and Richie’s Balkan Bazaar will offer a selection of items for your shopping pleasure during the event, and there will be an opportunity for campers to visit with one another during the dinner hour.
They are asking for a suggested (but optional) donation of $25 or more, that will go to support our teachers and performers. Your registration allows access to any or all parts of the event.
To register for the workshops, party, shopping with Balkan […]
By |2021-09-02T11:06:06-07:00September 2nd, 2021|Balkan, Dance, Greek, International, Live, Party, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments

Global Folk Dance Party – August 21, 3pm – 6:30pm PT

Global Folk Dance Party – Third Saturday

Come to our Global Folk Dance Party on August 21 as Lee Otterholt is our guest dance leader. Dances will also be led by by Siu-ching Lui, Paul Tong,
and Diane Baker and our regular team. Following the party is an after party hosted by Paul Collins and friends.

Find our playlist here.

Info about our August Global Party is:

Date – August 21, 2021
Time – 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Pacific Time
Links – See flyer for zoom & contact info. Also broadcast on Facebook Live.

If you have any dance requests, please send them to , along with any questions you might have. Alicia La Fetra, Lisa Michael, and Stacy Rose will be happy to help (we are the communications branch of the Global Folk Dance Team).

We’re all so excited about the upcoming virtual Stockton Folk Dance Camp and we’re thrilled to have this pre-party in anticipation of it. We hope to see you there!

Warmly,
The Global Folk Dance Team

We look forward to dancing with you […]

By |2021-08-17T12:16:49-07:00August 17th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Global Folk Dance Party – July 17, 3pm – 6:30pm PT

Global Folk Dance Party – Third Saturday

Come to our Global Folk Dance Party on July 17 as Jaap Leegwater (with live music by Jan Wallring) is our guest dance leader. Dances will also be led by Holly Plotner and our regular team. Following the party is an after party hosted by Paul Collins and friends.

Find our playlist here.

Info about our July Global Party is:

Date – July 17, 2021
Time – 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Pacific Time
Links – See flyer for zoom & contact info. Also broadcast on Facebook Live.

If you have any dance requests, please send them to , along with any questions you might have. Alicia La Fetra, Lisa Michael, and Stacy Rose will be happy to help (we are the communications branch of the Global Folk Dance Team).

We’re all so excited about the upcoming virtual Stockton Folk Dance Camp and we’re thrilled to have this pre-party in anticipation of it. We hope to see you there!

Warmly,
The Global Folk Dance Team

Jaap Leegwater has studied, preserved, choreographed, and shared international […]

By |2021-07-06T12:26:15-07:00July 6th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Stockton Online Camp July 23 – August 1 – Register Now!

Register Now for Stockton Online Camp!
July 23 – August 1

https://tinyurl.com/SFDCreg

9 Days of fantastic folk dance fun – plus a bonus kick-off party – Zoomed into your home!

35+ Dance Teachers, Musicians, Presenters
More that 85 sessions totalling over 135 hours

All of the things that you love about SFDC!

Dance Classes ~ Music Classes ~ Cookoff ~ Daily Door Prizes ~
Cultural Presentations ~ Candlelight Ceremony

Free gifts just for registering!

Details at http://www.folkdancecamp.org/

By |2021-06-26T16:53:52-07:00June 26th, 2021|Dance, Information, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

Door County Folk Festival 2021

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

Join Us Online – 42nd Annual Door County Folk Fest – Friday-Saturday, July 9 & 10, 2021 (Pre Stockton Camp)

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

———- 2021 REGISTRATION INFO ———-
DCFF Registration Here
Virtual Dance Room Website

———- 2021 SCHEDULE ———-
See schedule here

Visit dcff.net for more information.

By |2021-06-20T12:24:11-07:00June 20th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

Virtual Dance Room Afterparty June 19

Virtual Dance Room has organized an Afterparty to follow the Global Folk Dance Party which is on Saturday June 19, 6-9:30 pm ET (3-6:30pm PT).

This Afterparty will start at 9:30pm ET (6:30pm PT).

To see the clickable flyer, click here.
And to see the dance lists, click here.

Click to subscribe to the Virtual Dance Room!

Afterparty link is:

Please spread the word throughout your virtual dance networks.

By |2021-06-17T15:21:57-07:00June 17th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

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

Global Folk Dance Party – Third Saturday

On June 19th, we will gather to celebrate dances with animal names and noises, a wonderfully whimsical theme for a dance party. We’ll be joined by Ahmet Luleci as our guest dance leader.

Find our playlist here.

Info about our June Global Party is:

Date – June 19, 2021
Time – 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Pacific Time
Links – See flyer for zoom info. Also broadcast on Facebook Live.

We look forward to dancing with you this month. Please continue to send requests, ideas, and comments on our parties; we read every message you send.

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

By |2021-06-17T14:53:12-07:00June 17th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Party|1 Comment

June Camp on June 4-6 – this weekend

June Camp, the Midwest’s residential extended folk dance weekend, is this weekend, June 4 – 6!
See detailed schedule here.

More info: https://sites.google.com/site/junecampifd/.
Email:
June camp

Join us for:

  • Workshops from 2 excellent teachers: Lee Otterholt (Balkan) and Penny Brichta (Israeli)
  • Bonus workshop and Golden Oldies with Jaap Leegwater (Bulgarian)
  • The Dance Exchange, where dances you’ve requested are reviewed
  • Happy Hour-and-a-half – an informal time for singing, dancing, and socializing
  • The Hospitality Room – breakout rooms for when you don’t want to dance
  • Saturday’s dance party with Tom Pixton and friends
  • Retrospectives of past June Camps and personalities

Free registration! You will receive a personalized Zoom link to attend all events.
Please support June Camp and our artists through monetary contributions. Incentives are offered.
Find further information as well as the registration link and Dance Exchange request link on the June Camp website at https://sites.google.com/site/junecampifd/.
Email: for info.

By |2021-06-03T22:39:30-07:00June 3rd, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

Global Folk Dance Party – May 15, 3pm – 6:30pm PT

Global Folk Dance Party – Third Saturday

On May 15th, we will be having our Global Folk Dance Party, this month being joined by Steve Kotansky with a focus on dances we’ve learned from Steve and Susan. In addition, two of our friends from Florida, Pat Henderson and Bobby Quibodeaux, will be dancing from their home studio, with maybe a small group of friends dancing with them!
Info about our May Global Party is:

Date – May 15, 2021
Time – 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Pacific Time
Links – See flyer for zoom info. Also broadcast on Facebook Live.

We look forward to dancing with you this month. Please continue to send us requests, ideas, and comments on our parties; we read every message you send us.

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

By |2021-05-08T18:05:14-07:00May 8th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Lyrids/Kyklos Folk Dance Festival April 23-25 – Register Now!

LYRIDS/KYKLOS FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL

co-organized by Burnaby and Kyklos International Folk Dancers

April 23 – 25, 2021 online via Zoom

Register Now for your unique Zoom link. FREE to attend!

Here is all the information about the festival you could possible want, and there is lots there!

Festival highlights include:

The two primary teachers this year are Tineke & Maurits van Geel, teaching Armenian, International and Roma dances.  In addition, we have 8 dance, singing and music workshops Saturday and Sunday afternoons, with Ahmet Luleci teaching Turkish dances, Gergana Panova-Tekath teaching Bulgarian dances and Miamon Miller teaching a Balkan musical instruments workshop (All instruments are welcome).  As well, there will be Israeli dances, seated dances, Balkan singing and drumming workshops.

At mealtimes, watch culture talks and memorable videos from past Salt Spring Island & Lyrids Folk Dance Festivals with Dale Adamson and Rosemarie Keough (founder of the Salt Spring Island folk dance festival).

You won’t want to miss our evening parties with our favourite recorded dances, and with Osem i Devet + friends playing recorded and live music.

Here’s how you can get involved and participate:

  1. Register for the […]
By |2021-04-22T13:39:05-07:00April 22nd, 2021|Armenian, Balkan, Culture, Dance, International, Live, Music, Party, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments

Global Folk Dance Party – Apr 17, 3pm – 6:30pm PT

Dear Wonderful Folk Dance Community,

We will gather on Saturday, April 17, for a party we’re calling “Double Name Dances and Other Favorites.” Come find out what we’ve got in store!

For a sneak preview, here are a few of our dances: Galyam Galyam, Zek Zek Dadumle and Rum Dum Dum.

Our guest dance leaders will be Michael Ginsburg and Melissa Miller and Lew Smith – please see below for their biographies. To attend our party, please use the link on the flyer.

Get ready to have a dazzling time dancing with your friends, lifelong and new, near and far. Hope to see you there!

Here are the guest dance leader Bios:

Lew Smith started folk dancing in 1966 and led folk dancing at UCSB in the late ’60’s and at SJSU in the early ’70’s. Lew is also a member of the Balkan band Svirači.

Melissa Miller (aka Ghanima Gaditana) has been folk dancing since childhood, and teaches and performs belly dance in the Bay Area and beyond. She also performs regularly with the band Svirači.

Michael Ginsburg has always been interested in Balkan music and dances, especially Macedonian and […]

By |2021-04-17T09:48:02-07:00April 17th, 2021|Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Folkothèque (Folk Dance Party) – Montreal/Ottawa – Apr 17

Folkothèque (Folk Dance Party) – Montreal/Ottawa
Saturday, 17 April – 8 pm to 9:30 pm Eastern Time

Folk Dance Party – Montreal/Ottawa – organized by the Association montréalaise des arts et des traditions populaires (AMATP)

This will be an Interprovincial Folkothèque (folk dance party) with a mix of dances from Ottawa and Montreal, led by Jocelyne Vaillancourt from Montreal and Silvia Holtop from Ottawa.

To join this event on zoom, click here.
Meeting number: 812 217 8657

The event is free.

For information about AMATP, click here. (in French)

The poster is here. (in French)

By |2021-04-11T13:37:14-07:00April 11th, 2021|Dance, International, Party|0 Comments
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