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Events generally in Northern California

Balkan Plus Folk Dance Party

Ashkenaz 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States

Balkan Plus Folk Dance Party in memory of Gary Anderson Balkan Plus 2023 programJoin us for an afternoon of dancing to a program inspired by Gary’s parties. Hosted by Gary’s children Eric & Jean and family Contact: Bill Croft,, txt 505-234-4177 Light refreshments & donations welcome (no glass containers or alcohol) Masks encouraged, vax […]


Peninsula Folk Dance Party

St. Bede's Church Hall 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA, United States

Join the Peninsula Council Folk Dancers for an all-request dance party emceed by Changs! We'll have dances for all levels, beginning to advanced, and all forms (line, couple, and set). Dress comfortably in layers; sneakers or low-heeled dance shoes recommended. Donations to help cover the cost of the hall are welcome. We do dances from […]


Cafe Shalom Dance Party

Congregation Am Tikvah 625 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco, CA, United States

Israeli folk dancers from all over the Bay Area dance the night away at Café Shalom’s Saturday party—a monthly tradition since the 1960s! We play a wonderful mix of oldies and the latest dances based on requests. Dancers of all ages are invited to join the fun on the second Saturday of every month. Saturday […]


Global Folk Dance Party

Online CA, United States
Online Event

This month we're presenting a little preview of the upcoming June Camp. We welcome June Camp regulars Mady Newfield, Jennifer Forbes-Baily, Kathleen Mazurek, Barbara Bleisch, Michael Kuharski and Catherine Rudin as our guest leaders. Along with our regular team, they will lead some favorite June Camp dances from years past. Join at 2:30pm for fun […]


Lyrids Folk Dance Festival

Peretz Center 6184 Ash Street, Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada
Online Event

Save the date for the nineth Lyrids Folk Dance Festival 2023 featuring folk dances taught by Steve Kotansky (Balkan) and Genci Kastrati (Albanian). Live music with Orkestar RTW during the Saturday dance party. Register For more details e-mail

Bay Area Dance Week

San Francisco Bay Area CA, United States

To help promote folk dance, several Bay Area Folk Dance Federation member groups are generously opening their folk dance classes free to the public during Bay Area Dance Week, April 21 to 30, 2023. Bay Area Dance Week Bay Area Dance Week, an inclusive celebration of movement and dance, returns in 2023 after a three-year […]


2023 Blossom Festival

City College of San Francisco, Wellness Center 50 Frida Kahlo Way, San Francisco, CA, United States

Blossom Festival 2023The annual Blossom Festival includes a folk dance party, short dance workshops, and more. Free! Dance activities will be held in the Wellness Center, 3rd Floor, Studio 301 Schedule TimeActivity 12:30 - 1:30 PMDancing for All Ages 1:30 - 5:00 PMGeneral Dancing COVID policy Vaccinations and all boosters required. Masks strongly encouraged but […]


Kopachka Blast

Almonte Clubhouse 105 Wisteria Way, Mill Valley, CA, United States

Schedule TimeActivity 7-7:30 pm Requests 7:30-8pmSusie Shoaf will review the Macedonian dance, Malisorka, a Kopachka favorite, as learned from Yves Moreau. Nadav Nur will review the beautiful Albanian dance, Vallja e Rrajcës, as learned from Steve Kotansky. 8-9:30pmGeneral Dancing COVID Safety Protocol Vax/booster proof required - show once - bivalent booster encouraged. Mask N95, KN95 […]


14th Annual Cerritos Festival

Cerritos Senior Center 12340 South Street, Cerritos, CA, United States

Help the Cerritos Folk Dancers celebrate their 14th anniversary with dance, cake, and your presence! Finger foods to share are welcome, but not necessary. Your traditional or special costume will add splendid color to the party. Each group is welcome to perform, lead, and/or request one or more dances. Party Play List


Federation Board Meeting

Online CA, United States
Online Event

Join the Folk Dance Federation Board online as they meet for their May 2023 planning meeting. Various topics such as event planning, membership, publicity, insurance, and budget are discussed. Get to see Federation meetings behind the scenes! Sunday May 7, 3pm-4:30pm, online Meeting ID: 821 4223 9442 Passcode: 147746 Join Online

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