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Armenian Folkdance – last Sunday of each month at 2pm CT

Naïry (pr. NYRI) Digris will be teaching easy Armenian folkdances via Zoom on the last Sundays of the month at 2 pm, for 40 minutes (central time).

Upcoming sessions are October 25, November 29 and December 27.

Anyone interested in joining should email Naïry at

By |2020-10-02T22:05:05-07:00October 2nd, 2020|Armenian, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Balkan & International Folk dance with Burnaby Folk Dancers – weekly dancing starts Tues Oct 6

Come Dance with Us!

Everyone is welcome to Join us for virtual Balkan and international folk dancing on Tuesday evenings.
Instructor: Lori Larsen

Tune in at 7:15pm (PT) for chat time
Dancing starts at 7:30pm (PT)

To connect via Zoom, click here https://zoom.us/j/99504932576
Meeting ID: 995 0493 2576
Password Bifd
(Upper case ‘B’ followed by lowercase ‘ifd’)

For additional information contact Lori Larsen at

By |2020-09-30T23:18:28-07:00September 30th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Tom Bozigian Armenian Dance Workshop at FACONE – Sat Oct 3

Tom Bozigian

Armenian Dance Workshop
Saturday, October 3, 2020

2:00-4:00pm EDT

Online via Zoom

To benefit the Folk Arts Center of New England

Tom Bozigian, of Los Angeles, California, is an internationally recognized dance instructor. He is a graduate of the Armenian State Choreographic Academy and also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Russian Area Studies and a Master of Arts Degree (M.A.) in Education from Fresno State University. He is fluent in three languages: English, Armenian and Russian. He unites the elements of professional dancer-choreographer/linguist/musician to support his far-reaching research on the subject of Armenian dance ethnography.

Read more about Tom Bozigian.

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

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 […]

By |2020-09-29T23:03:47-07:00September 29th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Dance Workshops with Ira Weisburd now on YouTube Live

Ira Weisburd’s dance workshops are now on YouTube Live.

Use this link to search for Ira on YouTube, then click the button to Subscribe. You will be notified whenever Ira goes live.

NULINE DANCE PARTY is tomorrow, 10:30 am ET, Wednesday, September 30, 2020

On Thursday, October 1st at 10:30am ET and every Thursday, Ira gives a Special NuLine Dance Workshop on his Youtube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ira+weisburd.

Also:

  • Saturday Afternoon  Balkan & International Folk Dance Class at 1pm EDT,
  • Monday night (7pm EDT) Israeli Dance Class and
  • Thursday afternoon (1pm EDT) Israeli Dance Class

Contact person: Ira Weisburd ( )

Free Workshop. Donations can be sent to: www.paypal.me/dancewithira (20% of the proceeds are donated to the LDF Line Dance Foundation to assist the many instructors who have lost their classes due to COVID-19)

By |2020-09-29T22:34:14-07:00September 29th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Israeli, Line dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Joe Graziosi 4 week Greek Dance Series with EEFC

4-Week Greek Dance Series w/ Joe Graziosi | Register here
Mondays, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12 and 10/19/2020
— 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET
— 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. PT

This four-week dance series will focus on a variety of regional Greek dance from Epiros, Macedonia, Thrace, and the islands. We will concentrate on elements of style and embellishment and improvisation, as well as the relationship of dance step to rhythm, pulse, and tempo. Dances covered will include Stankena/Marena, Patrunino, Zagorisios, Kleftes, Baiduska, Haniotikos, Aptaliko, Sta Tria, and Dhivaratikos. Dancers of all experience levels are welcome!

By |2020-09-23T13:17:12-07:00September 23rd, 2020|Dance, Greek, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Michael Ginsburg Balkan Dance Workshop FACONE Sept 26

Michael Ginsburg

Balkan Dance Workshop
Saturday, September 26, 2020

2:00-4:00pm EDT

Online via Zoom

To benefit the Folk Arts Center of New England

Michael Ginsburg has been interested in Balkan music and dances, especially Macedonian and Serbian. He is an expert in the complicated rhythms of Balkan music and has made several research trips to Bulgaria and the former Yugoslavia, and studied in Macedonia with Pece Atanasovski, with whom he made research tours of the country. Michael has been on the teaching staff of the Macedonian Pearl seminar in Berovo, Macedonia.

Read more about Michael.

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

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!

By |2020-09-22T23:42:38-07:00September 22nd, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Yiddish Dance workshop taught by Steve Weintraub Sept 23

Yiddish Dance II

Yiddish Dance workshop taught by Steve Weintraub focusing on individual styling.
Registration closes at noon Central Time Wed Sept 23.
Class is 5:30-7:00 Central Time also on Wed Sept 23.

Registration $15 here: https://folklorevillage.org/product/yiddish-dance-ii/

For more information contact:

By |2020-09-22T11:18:52-07:00September 22nd, 2020|Dance, Israeli, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Zoom Dance Class with Yvonne Hunt Oct 3

Kypseli

Kypseli Greek Dance Center

Presents Yvonne Hunt

Zoom Dance Workshop
Saturday, October 3, 2020
*1 pm PDT, 3 pm CDT, 4 pm EDT, 23:00 in Greece

https://zoom.us/j/99879798930

Yvonne will teach Gaida Flamburo and Palios Horos from Serres, plus other Greek dances, from her home in Seattle, WA.

Yvonne Hunt has been researching Greek dances for almost 40 years, and lived in Greece for 14 years while studying, dancing, and learning dancing and folklore. She has taught Greek dancing all over the United States and the world, directed multiple dance groups, and has been a judge at FDF, the yearly dance competition sponsored by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco. Though she has focused much of her research in the villages of Serres, she has researched dances all over Greece. Yvonne is the author of several articles plus two books about folklore and traditional dance in Greece: Traditional Dance in Greek Culture and A Nest of Gold, her most recent publication which including DVDs documenting folk traditions in the area of Serres and CDs of music excerpts from various villages. Yvonne conducts yearly tours to Greece to participate in […]

By |2020-09-21T17:02:21-07:00September 21st, 2020|Dance, Greek, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Joe Graziosi Greek Dance Classes Wednesdays

Joe Graziosi Series of Zoom Dance Classes. *
Please join him on Wednesday, September 23, at 5 pm PT, 8 pm ET for his continuing class on Greek dance.

This will be the third in a planned 4 classes on Macedonian dance with the emphasis on central west Macedonia.

To date he has covered Stankena/Mulayevo and Marena; Trite Pata/Zavlichena; Tikveskino/Krivo; Patrunino and this Wednesday he will cover Baiduskino; Sofka; Tsotso.

After the fourth class there will be a dance-through with light review for all the dances; the following week will be a fifth class.

Then he will travel to other areas of the Greek world to enjoy and examine the breadth and richness of traditional dance.

Emphasis will be on style, embellishment, rhythm and enjoyment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, please contact Joe at: 

Joseph Graziosi is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting
Wednesday Sept 23 2020,
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM East Coast Time
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Pacific Time

Topic: Joseph Graziosi’s Zoom Meeting

*Joe is sponsoring his own series.
Free to join but voluntary donations welcome.
Join the workshop or email Joe for information on how to donate.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89087229095

Meeting ID: 890 8722 9095
Passcode: 111061

By |2020-09-21T15:05:43-07:00September 19th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Learn witch dance in October with Stacy Rose on Wednesdays

Last autumn, my folk dance dance class (pictured at right) learned this fun dance: Wolfshäger Hexenbrut Walpurgis Wolfshagen im Harz

This year, I’m going to teach it on Wednesday nights from 7:00 – 7:30 pm PST using Zoom. Want to grab a broom, and join the fun?
Instructor: Stacy Rose

RSVP Stacy at

Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4283018243
Meeting ID: 428 301 8243
Passcode: thanks

By |2020-09-19T18:47:47-07:00September 18th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Bata Marcetic Serbian FACONE Dance Workshop Sept 19

Miroslav “Bata” Marčetić

Serbian Dance Workshop
Saturday, September 19, 2020

2:00-4:00pm EDT

Online via Zoom

To benefit the Folk Arts Center of New England

A native of Serbia, Miroslav “Bata” Marčetić was a leading performer, soloist and choreographer, with the Serbian National Folk Ensemble “Kolo” in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro (former Yugoslavia) for seventeen years and is the recipient of several awards for his artistic work. He has attended almost all folk dance seminars held in former Yugoslavia and eventually, he became the instructor of several workshops held in former Yugoslavia, Japan, Israel and currently in Canada and the USA.

Read more about Bata at his website.

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

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 […]

By |2020-09-16T21:40:23-07:00September 16th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Armenian Independence Day with Lee Otterholt Sept 20

  • Armenian Independence Day is Monday, September 21st. The Laguna International Dancers (LID) will be celebrating Armenian Independence day with a special program of Armenian dances on our regular Zoom meeting on Sunday September 20th, 6-8PM PDT.  (It will already be Monday in Armenia.)  We will be reviewing and dancing Armenian dances taught recently by Tineke van Geel and Tom Bozigian, and Tineke will be sending a special, personal greeting to us, along with presenting a short video on Armenia and presenting 2 prerecorded dances.
  • The Laguna International Dancers hold regular Zoom meetings, led by Lee Otterholt every Wednesday and Sunday from 6-8PM PDT. To join any of these meetings, INCLUDING THIS SPECIAL EVENING OF ARMENIAN DANCES, go to www.Lagunainternationaldancers.com to find the Zoom link and/or to make a contribution.
  • Topic: Laguna International Dancers Zoom Meetings
  • Time: This is a recurring meeting every Wednesday and Sunday, 6-8PM PDT<
  • Join Zoom Meeting
  • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9735715210
  • Meeting ID: 973 571 5210
  • Passcode: 323823
By |2020-09-16T16:06:58-07:00September 16th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Roberto Bagnoli Together while Apart Classes Tues & Weds

ROBERTO BAGNOLI
FOLK DANCE TEACHER
Together while Apart

Visit Roberto’s website for all the details and to make a donation – Thanks! From 21.00 to 23.00 CEST
(3.00-5.00 pm EDT / Noon-2.00 pm PDT)

TUESDAY September 15th
TUESDAY September 29th
NO class on September 22nd

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/688524960
Meeting ID: 688 524 960

Israeli Dancing From 21.00 to 23.00 CEST
(3.00-5.00 pm EDT / Noon-2.00 pm PDT)

WEDNESDAY September 16th
WEDNESDAY September 30th
NO class on September 23rd

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/267833855
Meeting ID: 267 833 855

Balkan Dancing

By |2020-09-14T21:54:32-07:00September 14th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Israeli, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

SAFDF Master Dance Class with Mihai David and party Sep 12

SAFDF Technical Institute: September 12, 2020!

Please join us on Zoom for a night of teaching by the world-renowned Mihai David and “A Dance Night of Many Villages”, a nonstop dance afterparty featuring the most-beloved dances from many folk dance groups (villages)! See the flyer to the right or here on our Web site.

Stay informed with info on safdf.org

We will post the Zoom link, list of villages and dances, and other information on our newly-redesigned safdf.org. We also hope the Zoom experience goes smoothly for everyone, but if anything goes wrong, we’ll post updates on safdf.org as well.

Support SAFDF!

We’ve always been grateful for your financial support, but perhaps never more than now during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you in advance for any donation you feel inspired to give. You can do so in two ways:

  • Donate to us via PayPal at safdf.org
  • Using Amazon Smile for your Amazon purchases and specifying SAFDF’s parent organization (Heritage Festivals of San Antonio) as the charity to support

By |2020-09-11T13:05:15-07:00September 11th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Turkish dance workshop with Ahmet Lüleci on Sept 12

2:00-4:00pm EDT

Online via Zoom

To benefit the Folk Arts Center of New England

A native of Turkey, Ahmet Lüleci is a perennial favorite among recreational and professional folk dancers the world over. He has taught at all the major camps throughout the U.S. as well as in Asia, Europe, Australia and South America.

Read more about Ahmet at his website.

→Join this workshop via Zoom by clicking the link that will be posted here one day before the workshop

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!

By |2020-09-08T16:00:24-07:00September 8th, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Fall Free Online Bhangra Classes starts Sept 11

From Gurdeep Pandher:

I have exciting news to share. My online Bhangra dance-fitness classes are coming back soon. So it is time to dance again.

For your health and happiness during the ongoing pandemic, the classes are 100% free for the first month due to the kind sponsorship from British Columbia’s SPARKMOUTH. Born in BC, SPARKMOUTH is a refreshing, non-alcoholic, caffeine-free sparkling water that uses natural flavours from fruits to promote clean and healthy living. More information can be found on SPARKMOUTH’S website http://www.sparkmouth.com.

Please visit Gurdeep.ca/shop to book your free classes!

This time, my beginners’ classes will be “Progressive Beginners’ Classes”, which means that I will teach a new move in every beginner’s class.

Have a happy day!

Best regards,
Gurdeep Pandher
Web: Gurdeep.ca
Twitter: @GurdeepPandher
Facebook: @GurdeepPandher
Instagram: @GurdeepPandher

By |2020-09-04T16:13:12-07:00September 4th, 2020|Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

FACONE New Thursday Series starts Sept 10

The Folk Arts Center has a new committee of volunteers, the Group Advising on Strategic Planning (acronymically known as GASP!). The series is designed to highlight other traditional arts forms – Some Other Folk Arts (or SOFA), if you will. Therefore, the Thursday series will spotlight a wide-ranging collection of artists and artisans demonstrating and/or talking about their crafts!

We will kick off the series next Thursday, September 10, with Richard Powers, who will be with us as we re-broadcast his recent talk on the Swing and Jazz age. If you missed it the first time, we hope you can clear your calendar and join us next week. And if you were there and are like me, it will be a great opportunity to watch it again and pick up all the tangy details you missed the first time around!

The next week is Bennett Clifford, live from his kitchen on September 17 as he shares with us recipes he enjoyed and mastered while he lived in the Republic of Georgia! We will appreciate not only the cooking, but stories of his experiences in Georgia to go along with it!

October 1 will feature Susan Lind-Sinanian making Armenian paklava. Many of you […]

By |2020-09-04T10:40:44-07:00September 4th, 2020|Culture, Dance, Information, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Mladost Community Dance Tuesdays 7pm ET

Hey Dancers,

This week we’re beginning our partnership with Mladost to form the Mladost Community Dance! Same great people, same fun dancing, new snazzy name!

We will dance on Zoom tonight, Tuesday September 1st, from 7 – 9pm EDT. Please remember to submit your dance requests and donate to support our teachers ($5 suggested). Mark yourself going on our Facebook event, and invite your friends to join us (even if they’ve never folk danced before)! Thank you to Mladost Folk Ensemble for supporting this dance series.

New Zoom Meeting link:  
https://www.mladostfolk.com/mladost-community-dance

News:

Note the new link and earlier end time for tonight. You’re welcome to come in a few minutes early to make sure you can get into the waiting room. We’re so excited to dance with you!

If you are able, please donate at our PayPal donation link to join our circle and support our teachers! We suggest a donation of $5 per evening, we are grateful for any amount you can contribute. Your generosity helps us weather the pandemic and sustains our dance programming long term!

Submit your favorite dances to our request form and we’ll put them in next week’s program. […]

By |2020-09-04T11:45:54-07:00September 1st, 2020|Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Dancin’ in the Seats Update

Dancin’ in the Seats has moved entirely to Zoom (no longer on FB LIve) and is now at noon Eastern on Mondays and Wednesdays. If people want the Zoom link they can contact me on Facebook (see below)

Also, I offer the same class on Tuesday and Thursday at 3pm Eastern, also on Zoom. The two different times are to make it easier to fit with people’s schedules and time zones.

Dancin’ in the Seats is a unique program of seated dances to a variety of music. They are simple, fun, and get the whole body moving. Because they are seated, there is no worry about losing one’s balance, or bumping into things or tripping while moving around. All ages and abilities find these dances delightful.

These are all seated dances!

See Steve’s Facebook page: facebook.com/StevenLeeWeintraub/

Times: M/W at Noon and T/Th at 3:00 PM ET

By |2020-09-01T12:45:09-07:00September 1st, 2020|Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments
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