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Global Folk Dance Party

August 21 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Connect Globally, Dance Locally. Follow folk dance leaders and dance watching enthusiasts worldwide.

Lee Otterholt will be joining us and we’ll be focusing on the dances he’s introduced and shared with us.
Looking forward to another wonderful party with all of you.

Dance wherever you are; no need to get together to dance, we’ll dance in our own homes, apartments, vans, yurts, cabins… With luck, you’ll be able to show yourself with your webcam and we’ll see and hear each other! Hey, wear a costume!

We will:

  • Connect and dance in our own homes
  • Watch people leading dances from around the world
  • Submit requests and chat online
  • See each other; listen and dance to our favorites

Lee Otterholt, born in the U.S. of Norwegian-American parents, lived and worked most of his life in Norway as a professional dancer, dance teacher, and choreographer. In Norway he founded and led the Center for International Folk Dance in Oslo. He was a professor of folkloristic dance at the Norwegian National College of Ballet and at the University College of Oslo. He has a professional education in choreography and was one of the choreographers of the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, in 1994. For the last 20 years, Lee has been active on the international scene, teaching international folk dance (“Balkan and Beyond”). He moved to Laguna Beach, California, in 2003. There he founded and led the international folk dance performing group “SYRTAKI,” and he is the lead singer in the BalkanBeat band “Zimzala.” He is the chairman of the Laguna Folk Dance Festival. In 2015 he received the National Dance Award, presented at the San Antonio Folk Dance Festival.

Join The Party

By Zoom

Join by Zoom Meeting ID: 600 066 908

  • IMPORTANT – Do not use both computer and phone; you will generate feedback.
  • Zoom will best be viewed using side by side mode. See for info.
  • When in the meeting, click the ‘chat’ button to chat with everybody and make requests.
  • When you sign into Zoom, enter your name and city so we know where you’re from!

To dial in by phone: +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

By Facebook Live

Join by Facebook Live

if Zoom is full or you just want to watch.

For more details and requests e-mail us at


August 21
3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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