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Bulgarian Dance Workshops with Iliana and Todor July 11

Iliana Bozhanova and Todor Yankov

Bulgarian Dance Workshops

Saturday, July 11, 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 Bulgarian native and renowned dance teacher Iliana Bozhanova and accordion virtuoso Todor Yankov via Zoom, the popular teleconferencing platform.

Join Iliana’s workshop via Zoom by activating a link that will be posted here July 10. 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 all contributions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for supporting the Folk Arts Center of New England!

Visit the website for more information and to donate.

Iliana Hristova Bozhanova from Galabovo, in the Stara Zagora region of Bulgaria, grew up in a family of musicians and singers in South Thrace. She graduated from the National School for Art Instructors in Plovdiv. She completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in “Bulgarian Folk Dances and Choreography” at the Academy […]

By |2020-07-04T17:33:54-07:00July 4th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Folk Dancing by the Virtual Fountain Tuesdays

Online summer dances

“Folk Dancing by the Virtual Fountain”

7:00-9:30pm EDT on Tuesday evenings in July and August

The Folk Arts Center and the UMass Lowell Folk Dance Club are joining forces to bring you another summer of “Folk Dancing by the Fountain” online via Zoom! Admission is free but donations are appreciated. Beginners, singles, all ages welcome.

See What you need to join for complete information on using Zoom.

Join these online events via Zoom by activating this link. This link will be active for all sessions.

See website for more information and how to donate.

7:00-7:30pm: Learn a slightly more challenging dance.
7:30-9:00pm: Dancing for all. Every dance will be taught!
9:00-9:30pm: Dancing by request.

It is not necessary to have previous dance experience or to dance with a partner. For more information, see About folk dancing.

By |2020-07-04T17:29:14-07:00July 4th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Door County Folk Festival

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

Join Us Online – 41st Annual Door County Folk Fest – Friday July 10, 2020 (Pre Stockton Camp)
Noon-Midnight Pacific Time

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

———- 2020 REGISTRATION INFO ———-
Virtual Dance Room Subscription/Registration – Do This First! (popup)
Virtual Dance Room Website

———- 2020 SCHEDULE ———-
See schedule here

Visit dcff.net for more information.

By |2020-07-02T09:00:26-07:00June 30th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

Stockton Folk Dance Camp July 11-18 Teasers and more

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June 2020
July 11-July 18
73rd Year Virtual Camp and Teachers/Musicians Fundraiser
WE’VE ADDED AN AUCTION TO THE LINE-UP
At Stockton Folk Dance Camp every year, we shop at the Scholarship Bazaar, enjoy the spirited bidding at the live auction, and carefully keep an eye on the bids at the silent auction. While our Virtual Camp team members were unable to recreate the bazaar and the live auction this year, they were able to simulate a silent auction. Some items that have been donated are shown above. You can view the items currently posted for the auction on Facebook (no bidding allowed until July 14) by clicking here, or using the Facebook search function to find “Stockton Folk Dance Camp Auction 2020.” Stop by and scroll through the items, check your bank account, and plan your bidding strategies. Bidding will open on Tuesday, July 14Please see the additional information about the auction at the end of this email.More great items or ideas would make the auction evern more exciting, and there is still […]
By |2020-06-27T10:12:32-07:00June 27th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

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

Activate this link to join the workshop on Saturday.
Visit What you need to join to set up your computer or device to participate. This page will also present tips on how to maximize your technological viewing experience.

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

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: https://zoom.us/j/96375194977
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

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.

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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

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!
STAY HOME, BE HEALTHY AND ENJOY DANCING!

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

Find them at Dance Friends on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1561373747415579/

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

Judy Silver’s Zoom Folk Dance Class Sunday

Judy Silver is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom folk dance class on Sundays 7-9 pm EST. Please send requests to her email, judy.silver@utoronto.ca. In lieu of fees, please make a donation to your local or an international food bank. Stay safe.

The zoom link changes each week. If you send an email to judy.silver@utoronto.ca she will send a zoom invite to you.

By |2020-06-07T21:30:23-07:00May 23rd, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Northwest Folklife Festival May 23-25

Presented by Seattle Cancer Care AllianceFrom Home to Home: Northwest Folklife Festival will take place online May 23-25, 2020 at nwfolklifestreaming.org. Created in partnership with Seattle Center, From Home to Home: Northwest Folklife Festival is a virtual festival that features multiple program channels and a virtual marketplace that will bring together local culture bearers, artists, creatives, sponsors, and merchants all on one platform.

Full List of Program Channels
Meet the Artists
View the Full Schedule

Of note:
– Helen Eriksen & Anar Dana: Saturday, 11 AM
– Dromeno live dance party: Sunday, 5:35 PM
– Dunava Balkan Women’s Choir video premier: Sunday, 6:10 PM

Suggested Daily Donation: $20 per person | $30 per family
Committed to Access for All | Powered by Your Donations

By |2020-05-22T17:29:35-07:00May 22nd, 2020|Anytime, Culture, Dance, International, Live, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments

Dances of Afghanistan⁠ with Helene Eriksen

See the website here

Weekly classes from Thursday, May 21st, 5pm PST⁠ | Dances of Afghanistan⁠ with Helene Eriksen
from 10.00
Zoom link will be sent to your email after purchase.

Please wait up to 15 minutes for the email to reach your inbox. If you don’t receive an email, please contact

We are committed to making these classes accessible to all! For scholarship options and for the application for students who live in a Country that does not work with our payment system (Iran, Argentina, etc.) please see the FAQ Page

About the Class:⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠
Dances of Afghanistan⁠ | All Levels⁠

Join Helene Eriksen in an exploration of dance styles from the multi-cultural country of Afghanistan. A special focus will be on the dances of the Logar Valley and the neighboring region of Paktia with their rich dance traditions and 7/8 meter music.⁠

Bio: ⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠
Helene is a dance ethnologist, teacher, performer and choreographer of traditional dances of the Balkans and Islamic Orient as well as Argentine Tango and folk dance. She celebrated 40 years of teaching in 2019. She lectures and publishes on dance ethnology and costume studies.⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠

She has conducted many research projects in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, […]

By |2020-05-21T15:11:14-07:00May 21st, 2020|Culture, Dance, Workshop|0 Comments

Monday dance classes with Alex Markovic

Sponsored by the EEFC!

All classes are at 7 PM Eastern Time, so 4 PM Pacific time!

Dates:
May 25
June 1
June 8
June 15
June 22

For your security, pre-registration is required. You can do so here: https://forms.gle/qBM6XWmvkkiWxrGF6

This event has a suggested donation of $15 per class. Send your donation via Paypal to , or donate here: https://eefc.org/join-the-circle/covid-19/

Due to COVID-19, our organization had to cancel our bi-costal summer workshops. Losing regular camp programming this year will hurt in more ways than one as roughly 80% of our annual income comes from our workshops. We need your help to see us through this uncertain time, and to ensure that—when the danger has passed—we can gather once more in celebration!

Class Description | |

Can’t resist the urge to move to Balkan Romani music? Then don’t! Join us for a workshop series focusing on Romani dance. We’ll survey Romani community traditions from throughout the southern Balkans–from Serbia southeast all the way to Turkey. Come learn the basics of a variety of Romani line dances, as well as solo-style dances like čoček and 9/8 Roman. Beyond the steps, we’ll talk about how to model Romani dance style, gender […]

By |2020-05-19T17:40:57-07:00May 19th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Michael Ginsburg 4-week Balkan Dance Series

Michael Ginsburg Balkan Dance Series
Michael has an incredible gift for making folk dance accessible to all. He specializes in getting beginners up to speed and helping musicians transition from the stage to the dance floor in style. You’ll learn how geography applies to dance, explore unfamiliar rhythms, and get the blood moving! Bring your pets, children, double-left footed significant others—all are welcome!

Class #1 (5/21) will explore beginner-friendly Milisso, Ramno Veleshko, Skudrinka, and Gankino. Then, we will tackle the first section of Ludo Kopano, which will be completed over the duration of the series.

Register here: https://forms.gle/Mn889t5WdTdoyNtG8
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/237541120810158

This event has a suggested donation of $15 for a single class or $50 for all 4 classes. Send your donation via Paypal to .

Due to COVID-19, our organization had to cancel our bi-costal summer workshops. Losing regular camp programming this year will hurt in more ways than one as roughly 80% of our annual income comes from our workshops. We need your help to see us through this uncertain time, and to ensure that—when the danger has passed—we can gather once more in celebration!

About […]

By |2020-05-18T21:55:27-07:00May 18th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Bulgarian Dance Workshops with Iliana Bozhanova May 16

Iliana BozhanovaThis Saturday, May 16:
ONLINE Bulgarian Dance Workshops with Iliana Bozhanova

First workshop: 2:00pm EDT
Second workshop: 3:00pm EDT

Here is the link to the Zoom page for Saturday’s workshops.

The Workshops / Making a Donation

All of this information is on the Folk Arts Center of New England’s website.

Logging In

Here is the link to the Zoom meeting for Saturday. It is also listed on the Iliana Bozhanova page on the FAC website.

Steve’s Workshop Materials

Steve Kotansky’s workshop materials are now available through the FAC Music Shop.

You can order the music/dance directions/table of contents there, and pay through PayPal. Katy Bishop, the FAC Office Manager, will then send you the materials through WeTransfer, a free download app.

By |2020-05-14T21:58:16-07:00May 14th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Scottish Dancing Online with Zoom

Join RSCDS tomorrow, Wednesday 13th May at 19:00 BST for their next RSCDS online class.
This is 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Pacific Time (PT)

Link to join:
https://zoom.us/j/780126836

Where in the world will we be? And who is the next “Mystery Teacher”?

Each week a different RSCDS Teacher is there to guide you through a mixture of basic movements, warm ups, technique, steps and dances, giving variety across the classes.
Live every Wednesday, the class will give you the chance to dance with RSCDS members around the world at the same time. Hosted on Zoom, the classes deliver live video and instruction, with the opportunity to post written Q&As throughout the session, which are answered throughout each class. You can also post messages on the ‘Chat’ area of the Webinar to other dancers.

Across the classes we are aiming to provide content for a range of abilities and will aim to have something everyone can join in with, in every class.

The classes are recorded and shared through Dance Scottish At Home on the following Friday for those who can’t make a Wednesday evening, especially those in a different time zone. They are also available through the

By |2020-05-12T21:13:19-07:00May 12th, 2020|Dance, Live, Scottish, Workshop|0 Comments