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Festival of the Oaks

February 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

$10 – $30

The 73nd annual international Festival of the Oaks features a morning international folk dance workshop with Carol Friedman, 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.


All Day — Institute and Folk Dancing, $30.00

9:00-9:30am Registration
9:30am-12:00pm Dance workshop with Carol Friedman, $18.00
12:00-1:00pm Hot lunch, $10.00
12:00-1:00pm Federation membership meeting. Includes lunch provided to Federation members attending.
12:30-4:30pm Pre-owned folk dance costume sale
1:00pm Exhibition dance performance
1:00-5:00pm International dance party. Dances from around the world and institute reviews. $17.00

Attendees must be fully vaccinated, including boosters. KN95 masks required. We will provide KN95 masks for those who do not have them.

Free refreshments will be served all afternoon.

To send dance requests for the afternoon party, or for more info, e-mail a request to or to

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Carol Friedman

Carol Friedman has over 40 years of experience teaching a wide variety of dance forms to people of all ages including Balkan/International folk dance, Israeli folk dance, line dancing, and folk dancing for kids. Along with teaching dances from all over the world, her classes combine rhythm, geography, historical and cultural context, physical fitness, community-building, and just plain fun. She has taught folk dance for seniors at Villa Marin in San Rafael, world rhythm and dance at Dance Palace Summer Camp in Point Reyes Station, line dancing at Indian Valley College in Ignacio, ballroom dance in Point Reyes Station, and folk dance at College of Marin. Throughout the pandemic, she taught weekly Israeli and Balkan classes on Zoom, and continues to do a once-monthly Balkan class so she can dance and hang out with old and new friends who live too far away to come to her in-person classes. She currently teaches in-person weekly international folk dance classes at Herman Sons Hall in Petaluma as well as Israeli folk dance at Osher Marin Jewish Community Center in San Rafael.


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February 13
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$10 – $30
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Berkeley Folk Dancers
Folk Dance Federation of CA, North


Live Oak Recreation Center
1301 Shattuck Avenue (at Berryman)
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
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