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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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Dance Party with Da! Mozem

March 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$12

International Dance Party with Da! MozemDance to your favorite international tunes with Da! Mozem. Bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party, and tips for the band! Da! Mozhem Da! Mozhem is quite possibly the largest folk dance band popular today in the Bay Area. Its members for this party are John Burke (accordion, vocals), Joyce Clyde (gadulka, vocals), Sonne Lemke (vocals), Paul Litsky (tambura), Alan Moore (accordion, kaval), Barbara Saxton (vocals), Lew Smith (doumbek, tupan), Ginny…

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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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Balkan Plus Folk Dance Party

March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin, 240 Channing Way
San Rafael, CA 94903 United States
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$10

A Balkan Plus Folk Dance Party hosted by the Advanced Balkan Dancers! Lots of free parking and a fine wood floor. Please bring snacks to share. DOWNLOAD, print, and share a flier. For more details contact Gary Anderson

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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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May 2019

Da! Mozhem and the Nema Problema Chorale Party

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal, 555 Waverley St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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$13

7 - 8 pm Dancing to recorded music while the band sets up 8 - 11 pmDancing to Da! Mozhem and the Nema Problema Chorale, with musicians and singers famous in the Peninsula Da! Mozhem and the Nema Problema Chorale Da! Mozhem and the Nema Problema Chorale play and sing high-energy pan-Balkan music for the joy of dancing. D!M is a group of friends who have been playing together for well over a decade. The chorale consists of up to…

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Statewide 2019

May 31 - June 2
Edmunds Ballroom, 170 E. 6th St.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Ethnic Treasures of Folk Dance! Statewide 2019 Registration Form 2019 Statewide Folk Dance Festival Live Music with Miamon Miller and Friends, Bill Cope, Michael Lawson & Simeon Pillich Parties and Luncheon Workshops and Request Dancing Meeting friends - Old and New Save the date! Teaching appearances by Petur Iliev, Mihai David, Sevi Bayraktar, and Israel Yakovee. Cesar Garfiaz will lead a Sunday Salsa workshop and party! Pre-registration and hotel reservations available now. For more details contact Pauline Klak or Diane…

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October 2019

Officers Ball 2019

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hayward Veterens Hall, 22737 Main St
Hayward, CA 94541 United States
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Save the date! The Folk Dance Federation’s annual festival of folk dance with workshops, dinner, dance party, and special attractions!

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