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Mainewoods Winter E-vent 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 |2020-12-02T22:20:25-08:00December 2nd, 2020|Culture, Dance, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

Friday Night L.I.F.E. Dancing Update

Tom Bozigian teaches Daronee 1-6 and Martakan at Friday Night L.I.F.E. Balkan

Friday Night L.I.F.E. virtual teaching/dancing session (continuing since 3/27/20). This is week 36!Time: every Friday 08:00-10:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) every week, until we return home to LA Dancefit!

****On December 4th, by request,  L.I.F.E. Balkan Dancers will host a special advanced dance workshop with Tom Bozigian and Sheree King teaching Daronee 1-6  again during our session. They also will be introducing Martakan to our group.
Sherry Cochran, along with Asako Oshiro, Joan Hantman (our house crew)  will be leading very short sets of your diverse requests after the workshop.
This week we will again open the room at 7:45pm with some warm-up dance music and segway into a repeat showing of the KCET documentary on Tom, in case you missed it! last time! Their program will start at approximately 8:05pm.

Our weekly sessions remain free but, if you have a desire and ability to contribute, we very much appreciate it. Your donations will go towards funding upcoming special master teacher workshops (even $3 per week or $10 per month will help!) and here is how you can donate: PayPal acct to Venmo @Beryl-Oshiro; if you prefer to send a check, please contact Sherry for assistance.

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS:
Steve Kotansky will be returning to do a workshop December 11th!
Jaap Leegwater will be joining us with workshops on January 8th and a review on January 29th!
Lots of fun stuff […]

By |2020-12-01T11:58:54-08:00December 1st, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

FACONE Dance Workshop with Roberto Bagnoli Sat Nov 21

International Dance Workshop

with Roberto Bagnoli

Saturday, November 21, 2020 – 2-4pm EST

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

Roberto Bagnoli grew up and lives in Rome, where he was first introduced to folk music and dance, eventually taking part in several performances and teaching dance classes. He subsequently studied various forms of folk dance in workshops throughout Europe, Israel, and North America under the guidance of renowned choreographers and teachers.

Roberto has been a favorite at numerous dance camps in the US including FAC events at Pinewoods.

→Download a one-page handout for this workshop.

→Join this workshop via Zoom by activating this link.

More Upcoming Fun!

Saturdays:
December 5: Piano Concert & Chat: I Lift My Lamp: Vintage Songs and Dances of Immigrant America with Jacqueline Schwab
December 12: International Dance Workshop with Bianca de Jong
December 19: Review Session with Roberto Bagnoli and Bianca de Jong

SOFA Thursdays:

December 3: Norwegian Cookie Baking with Mary Seim
December 10: Balkan Sing-along with Henry […]

By |2020-11-20T23:10:33-08:00November 20th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

International Dancing on Sunday Nov 15 for the Virtual Fall Frolick Nov 13-15

International dancing to live music at the Fall Frolic weekend of the Bay Area Country Dance Society – Sunday, Nov. 15, 5pm PT

The Bay Area Country Dance Society (BACDS) is offering a Virtual Fall Frolick weekend this coming Friday-Sunday, Nov 13-15, with a variety of activities from dancing to concerts to music workshops to a Beatles sing-along and more! Mady Newfield will lead easy international folk dances to great live music by Shira Kammen and Jim Oakden on Sunday at 5 pm PT/ 7 pm CT. For interested musicians who want to play along, there is also a music workshop on the tunes on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 2 pm PT/4 pm CT.  Check the website at https://www.bacds.org/series/virtual/fallfrolick.html or Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/939446486464241)  for more details. Email  with your name and where you’re from to get the link to join in.

From the website:

Friday-Sunday, November 13-15, 2020

BACDS Fall Frolick Weekend in the cloud!

Fall Frolick is the Bay Area Country Dance Society’s English country dance and music weekend, this year featuring callers Bruce Hamilton, Claire Takemori, Kalia Kliban, and Sharon Green, musicians Karen Axelrod, Rachel Bell, Jon Berger, […]

By |2020-11-13T23:22:04-08:00November 13th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

San Diego Folk Dance Center’s Dance Session Nov 14

Next Zoom Dancing is this Saturday, 14 November. Social time starts around 6:30 pm PT with teaching starting around 7 PT and open dancing going till 10:30. Chin is hosting.

Contact John Knapp for the Zoom link at .

Please join us for San Diego Folk Dance Center’s international and line-dance sessions!  We dance twice a month on irregular Saturdays, 6:30pm to 10 or 11pm, trying to work around other big events in the international dance world. For schedule and information and to get on our mailing list, please contact John Knapp at .

By |2020-11-13T10:56:35-08:00November 13th, 2020|Dance, International, Line dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

FACONE Review Session with Alix Cordray & Jaap Leegwater Sat Nov 14

FACONE Review Session

with Alix Cordray and Jaap Leegwater

Saturday, November 14, 2 – 4pm ET

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

Join Alix and Jaap to review the Norwegian and Bulgarian dances they taught at their recent Saturday workshops.

Alix’s materials are available directly from her website. Jaap’s music is available through the FAC Little Shop of Horas, and his handouts are available for download on his workshop’s event page.

→Join this workshop via Zoom by activating this link.

More Upcoming Fun!

Saturdays:
November 21: International Dance Workshop with Roberto Bagnoli
December 5: Piano Concert & Chat: I Lift My Lamp: Vintage Songs and Dances of Immigrant America with Jacqueline Schwab
December 12: International Dance Workshop with Bianca de Jong

SOFA Thursdays:

November 12: CanCan and Apache Tango Storytelling Reprise with Richard Powers, 7:00–9:00pm EST
November 19: Bulgarian Travelogue, Part II with Pierre Neville
December 3: Norwegian Cookie Baking with Mary Seim
December […]

By |2020-11-11T11:33:33-08:00November 11th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Workshop|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|0 Comments

Cinnaminson (South Jersey) Virtual International Folk Dance Dec 5

Cinnaminson (South Jersey) Virtual International Folk Dance
December 5, 2020 at 7pm-8pm ET (4pm PT)

1 hour of virtual international folk dancing led by Ron Weston and Clark Loveridge.
These dances are normally on the first Saturday of every month.

To connect by Zoom click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84870052891
Meeting: 848 7005 2891
Passcode: 123456

Contact:  for more info.

By |2020-11-09T10:21:40-08:00November 9th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

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

4-weeks of Balkan dance with Steve Kotansky November

Balkan Dance with Steve Kotansky

Presented by the East European Folklife Center

The Class

Dancer and dance scholar Steve Kotansky will focus on “traditional” dances—dances as they are or were being done recently by various ethnic groups (rural and urban) from Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Western Bulgaria (i.e. Shope and Pirin). We will explore  simple, basic dances as well as more complex forms with a variety of mixed rhythms and tempi. Music recordings will range from zurla ensembles to izvoren/bitov (village instruments)  to čalgija (Ottoman-influcenced urban) and modern. The dances will be chosen from a repertoire as performed by village collectives as well as dances featured at weddings and other celebrations with minimal “choreography” or “arrangement.” We will take time to explore variations within the structural context and kinetic content of given regions. Steve will also be open to requests from participants. Recordings and dance descriptions will be posted to the class repertoire page during the week after each class.

The class is targeted to all levels of dancers, and beginners are welcome. The dances presented will range from beginner to intermediate in difficulty.

This event has a suggested fee of $15 for a single class, or $50 for the 4-class series. Anything you can give will be more than welcome, but if […]

By |2020-11-03T10:23:10-08:00November 3rd, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

FACONE Bulgarian Dance with Jaap Leegwater Sat Nov 7

Bulgarian Dance Workshop

with Jaap Leegwater

Saturday, November 7, 2020 – 2-4pm EST

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

Jaap is known worldwide for his fun teaching and having introduced dances including Karamfil, Dobrudžanska Pandela, and Mari Marijko. He began his dance careeer in The Netherlands, where he earned one of his degrees in international folk dance, specializing in Bulgarian folk dance and choreography. Jaap studied at the State Choreographer’s school in Sofia and Plovdiv, living there for two years; he regularly returns to Bulgaria to update his studies and make new recordings.

Accompanying Jaap will be accordionist Jan Wollring. Jan was the regular accompanist of Bulgarian singer Galina Durmushliyska during the years she lived in the Netherlands.

→Join this workshop via Zoom by activating this link.

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 […]

By |2020-10-31T22:15:12-07:00October 31st, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

FACONE Norwegian Dance Workshop with Alix Cordray – Sat Oct 31

Alix Cordray

Alix Cordray

Norwegian Dance Workshop

Saturday, October 31, 2020 – 2:00-4:00pm EDT

Online via Zoom

To benefit the Folk Arts Center of New England

Alix Cordray is an active Norwegian dance instructor in Oslo and gives numerous workshops. Alix grew up in international folk dancing (especially Balkan) in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. She danced in and later directed Westwind International Folk Ensemble, and taught at the Mandala folk dance coffee house in San Francisco.

Alix moved to Norway in 1975, where she has gradually focused more and more on Norwegian dance. Starting in 1977, she has toured the United States teaching Norwegian dance many times.

Program options

  • Norwegian song dance Per Spelemann
  • Halling (men’s acrobatic solo dance)
  • Solo vestlandsspringar (short choreography of springar steps)
  • Kørsdans (dance over two crossed sticks)
  • Line dances of Norwegian steps
  • Children’s dances (barnemasurka or barnereinlender)

→Join this workshop via Zoom by activating this link

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 […]

By |2020-10-29T15:30:25-07:00October 29th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Online Classes with Helene Eriksen & ANAR DANA Oct-Dec 2020

Dear friends,

ANAR DANA projects are still welcoming drop in visitors if you are a current or former member of ANAR DANA (if you aren’t but have dance experience you can contact me about the option of drop ins). This way you can dance with your dance sisters anywhere in the world and brush up on some topic you may have done yourself, or learn something you always wanted to.  To that end, in the calendar below I have listed which dances we will be working on on each day through the end of the year.  In the second half of December I will be taking a break to take care of my family. Drop-ins are $55 for one unit (ie one day including the Awaken Your Dancing Body! class of that day.)  We hope to see a lot of old faces and also give the current dancers the chance to meet their fellow dancers in other locales.

For those of you who were interested in the new workshop series on Music Mapping: I’m sorry I dropped the ball.  I have been overwhelmed with what I am doing at the moment.  BUT, I will […]

By |2020-10-25T21:48:34-07:00October 25th, 2020|Culture, Dance, Live, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments

Special events on Laguna International Dance Zoom evenings

Mark your calendars now for upcoming special events with Laguna International Dancers on Zoom!

We dance EVERY Wednesday and Sunday 6-8 pm Pacific time and we are celebrating national holidays with some EXTRA SPECIAL GUESTS. Come join us! – Lee Otterholt

  • Wednesday October 28, Turkey with AHMET LULECI
  • Sunday November 29, Albania with GENCI KASTRATI
  • Wednesday December 2, Romania with CRISTIAN FLORESCU and SONIA DION

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9735715210
Meeting ID: 973 571 5210
Password: 323823

Or you can find the clickable Zoom link on Home – Laguna International Dancers

By |2020-10-25T12:26:11-07:00October 25th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Balkan Mondays Online workshop series starts Nov 2

Balkan Mondays Online workshop series

Monday, 2 November⋅18:45 – 21:00 ET
Weekly on Monday, 5 times
$50 per participant for all 5 classes, or $15 per class

https://balkanfestmontreal.org

Description:
Balkan Mondays Online workshop series.
Every Monday evening in November (Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2020)

A SERIES OF VIDEOS IN WHICH DANCE TEACHERS PRESENT A SELECTION OF THEIR FAVORITE DANCES, ACCOMPANIED IN THE RECORDING STUDIO BY MUSICIANS AND SINGERS. 

Videos are already posted and ready to watch here: balkanfestmontreal.org/20-bf

Learn to sing or play for a selection of Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Rom, and Serbian dances

Hour-long bilingual (French/English) classes, live via Zoom
Info: balkanfestmontreal.org
Instructor: Dina Cindrić, (vocal); Sergiu Popa (instrumental music)

Link / Location: balkanfestmontreal.org

Session 1:   

Yves MOREAU, Bulgarie/Bulgaria With DINA CINDRIĆ, TITI MARKOV, & SERGIU POPA balkanfestmontreal.org/20-bf

Register for the:

By |2020-10-21T14:40:20-07:00October 21st, 2020|Anytime, Balkan, Dance, Live, Music, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments

2020 Kolo Festival Update – November 26-29

Kolo Festival 2020 FlyerGreetings & Salutations, all y’all!

If you haven’t subscribed to our YouTube Channel, please do!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC54ZTwuzkIpDEdlsF6Mn9Qg/

And enjoy checking out the bands that will be providing music for us this year:
https://kolofestival.org/music/performers.html

And our teaching staff:
https://kolofestival.org/teachers.html

Lots more to come, soon!
-Bill

Download flyer here

By |2020-10-21T13:44:58-07:00October 21st, 2020|Balkan, Culture, Dance, Greek, International, Live, Music, Party, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments

Dance at Home this Fall with Canada’s National Ballet School

We are excited to announce the launch of the six-week Baycrest NBS Sharing Dance Seniors – At Home class this Fall.

Bring dance into your home with 20-minute classes taught by NBS faculty and accompanied by a live musician. No experience is necessary, and classes are designed to be accessible for older adults with varied physical and cognitive abilities.

This Fall, we will be offering two exciting at-home dance options, one fully-seated class, and one class with seated and standing options. Sign up here, and you will be able to have access to a new class each week. Each class begins with a warm-up and moves through a set of dances where we encourage you to make artistic choices and move in the way that feels best for you.

If you have younger children in your life who may also enjoy the benefits of dancing at home, we are excited to announce the launch of NBS Kids – Dance On Demand, a comprehensive instructor-facilitated dance resource for kids. Click here or e-mail  for more information.

Happy dancing!

Anne Cass (she/her) | Community Dance Teacher, Coordinator of Online Learning Resources
Canada’s National Ballet School | L’École nationale de […]

By |2020-10-21T12:20:31-07:00October 21st, 2020|Anytime, Dance, Workshop|0 Comments

Greek Dance Class – Thrace – Joe Graziosi – Wednesdays

Please join tonight Wednesday Oct 21  8 PM – 9:15 PM East Coast Time for the second of my series on Thracian Greek dances. On the slate for tonight are Bogdanos and Milisso from Monastiri; Sfarlis from Bana; and Troirou and Baiduska from Boyialiki

We will continue the following Wed  dances of the Evros region and will start with dances common to the village of Asvestades

Those of you who would like to donate (a suggested $15, though of course no limit to one’s generosity) can do so via:
Venmo:  Joseph-Graziosi-2
Paypal:   
note: to avoid fees on PayPal, people should  choose the “Friends and Family” option (instead of “Goods and Services”), and pay from a checking account instead of from a credit or debit card.

or check to:
Joseph Graziosi
PO Box 512
W. Hyannisport, MA 02672

Topic: Greek Dance Joe Graziosi
Time: 8:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Wed, until Dec 30, 2020

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81130867711

Meeting ID: 811 3086 7711
Passcode: 576368

By |2020-10-21T11:59:26-07:00October 21st, 2020|Dance, Greek, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

A Taste of Pourparler – Nov 6-8

Dear Friends,

This year is an opportunity for newbies to see what we’re about.  The event is totally free!  (Although we will suggest a donation to either NFO or CDSS).  The only reason for the registration to so we can send you the zoom link. The event is closed to the public and only available through the registration process.

For more information and to register now, go to nfo-usa.org/pourparler.

A Taste of Pourparler

See information on discussion topics and schedule etc. at previous post here:
Save the date for “Taste of Pourparler” November 6-8

By |2020-10-21T10:57:34-07:00October 20th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Music, Party, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments
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