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January 2019

Heritage Festival 2019

January 18 - January 19
Twin Pines Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane
Belmont, CA 94002 United States
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$10 – $50

SAVE THE DATE! Friday, January 18th LOCATION: Garden House, Shoup Park, 400 University Ave, Los Altos Opening Party - $10 Come share your favorite club dances. Meet Saturday’s workshop teacher, Željko Jergan! Saturday, January 19th LOCATION: Twin Pines Community Center, Belmont Dance Workshop - $15 1:30 to 4:30pm Afternoon Croatian Dance Workshop with Željko Jergan. Dinner Break 4:30 to 6:30pm Enjoy dinner in town or order a wrap to enjoy on site ($15 in advance). Singing 6:30 to 7:00pm Come…

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Hungarian Dance House Tanchaz

January 19 @ 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Croatian Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94708 United States
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$10

Learn dances commonly played during a táncház, or just improvise! Meet the Eszterlánc Hungarian Folk Ensemble and the Mazsola Hungarian Children’s Folk Dance Ensemble. Dance through the evening with Forrás Banda, our táncház band! Adults’ dance teaching circle with László Tihanyi. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yKeIflT4NE&w=560&h=315] Tanchaz - Hungarian Dance House in San Francisco (2013)

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Introduction to International Folk Dance

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
DC Dance Center, 1555 Washington Avenue
San Leandro, CA 94577 United States
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$8

Instructors Gigi and Warren Jensen invite new dancers to learn international folk dance in the East Bay in three monthly 90min sessions. Future classes are on February 17 and March 17. Sign up for all three lessons in advance and it’s a total of $15. Free parking in the area and it's only a short 4 block walk from the San Leandro Bart station to the studio. To join or for more details e-mail Gigi Jensen or call (510) 326-6415.…

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Rumyana Filkova: Songs and Dances of Bulgaria

January 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$15

Bulgarian dance and music workshop with Rumyana Filkova. Rumyana Filkova Rumyana Filkova is a professional Bulgarian folk singer, educator, and researcher. She has been on the stage for over two decades, where she presented the rich vocal heritage from the Balkans. She has lead students on the path of traditional Bulgarian folk singing, sharing her diverse experience and knowledge. Rumyana Filkova has numerous records with Bulgarian State Radio, Radio Blagoevgrad, Orchestra of the Bulgarian State Television, The choir of the…

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February 2019

Festival of the Oaks

February 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Live Oak Recreation Center, 1301 Shattuck Avenue (at Berryman)
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
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$12 – $24

The 71tst annual international Festival of the Oaks features a morning international folk dance workshop with Lee Otterholt, a hot lunch, exhibition dance performance, and a program of afternoon recreational dances. Includes a pre-owned folk dance costume sale in the dance hall. Fun for all ages! No partner needed. Free refreshments will be served all afternoon. Schedule 9:00-9:30am Registration 9:30am-12:00pm Dance workshop with Lee Otterholt, $14 12:00-1:00pm Hot lunch, $6 12:00-1:00pm Folk Dance Federation meeting. Includes lunch provided to Federation…

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Lunar New Year Festival

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cerritos Senior Center, 12340 South Street
Cerritos, CA United States
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The ninth annual Cerritos Folk Dancers Lunar New Year Festival will feature guest instructors Ahmet Lüleci and Evren Soytopçu Kiyak who will teach both western and eastern culture dances. The theme of the workshop is "East meets West". A lion dance will start at 12:55 pm to celebrate the Year of the Pig/Boar.

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March 2019

Laguna Folk Dance Festival

March 1 - March 3
Laguna Woods Clubhouse 2, 24112 Moulton Parkway
Laguna Woods, CA 92637 United States
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$25 – $110

Southern California's premier folk dance festival, now in its 49th year! Dance and instrumental workshops with master teachers, parties with live music, the famous Sunday Dance Concert, catered food... what's not to like? The Laguna Festival is one of Southern California’s premier annual folk dance events. You can bet all your friends will be there. You should be too! We are proud to announce that our teachers this year are: Bata MarceticBata Marcetic - Serbian Folk DancesMiroslav Bata Marcetic was…

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“Just Baskets” Theme Dance Party

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal, 555 Waverley St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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$10

The Moveable Feet club celebrates the basket dance with popular front or back basket folk dances! 6:45 pm Doors open. Warm up dances. 7 - 8 pmWorkshop with Dan Unger teaching the Romanian back basket dance Braul Lui Zbarcea and Sandra Biroc teaching the Slavonic front basket dance Oj Rasticu Susnjati Mista. 8 - 11 pmDancing to your requests and these theme dances: Ai Lipo Ti Je (Croatia, FB) Alunelul Batut (Romania, BB) Drmes Iz Zdencine (Croatia, BB) Jiana (Romania,…

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Camellia Festival 2019

March 29 - March 30
Polish-American Hall, 327 Main Street
Roseville, CA 95678 United States
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$10 – $40

The 62nd annual Camellia International Dance Festival with folk dance workshops, dance parties, and surprise performances! Schedule PriceDateTime (pm)Event $10Friday, March 297:00-10:00Opening party $15Saturday, March 301:00-2:50Balkan workshop $153:10-5:00Irish partner workshop 5:00-7:00Dinner break (many nearby restaurants) $107:00-10:00Dance party DOWNLOAD, print, and share a flier. Instructors Lee Otterholt Lee Otterholt is a master teacher of International Folk Dance, teaching at workshops, festivals and seminars all over the USA and Canada. He is a leader of Folk Dance tours all over the world…

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April 2019

English and Scottish Country Dance Workshop and Party with David Newitt and Alan Thwigg

April 14 @ 2:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Bede’s Church Hall, 2650 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA United States
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$16

The Moveable Feet group features an English and Scottish country dance workshop with the charismic, fun-loving David Hewitt and Alan Twhigg. Live music for dancing by Susan Worland, strings, and Lyle Ramshaw, piano. 2:30 pm Doors open, chatting, warm ups/stretching 3 - 6 pmWorkshop, alternating English and Scottish dances at all levels 6 - 7 pmPotluck dinner, bring your favorite dishes. Snacks for the workshop also appreciated. No oven but refrigerator and microwave oven available 7 - 8:30 pmDancing to…

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