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Events generally in Northern California

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

Folk Dance and Tea Party

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

Come join the Peninsula Council for their an afternoon tea and dance party! Share your favorite brew, tea time stories, and folk dances with your friends! Schedule TimeEvent 3:30 - 4:15pmTEA PARTY 4:15 - 6:30pmDANCING</td Hosted by Hollis, Lesley, and Becky. Masks strongly recommended during dancing. Up to date vaccinations are required. If you’ve already […]


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 […]


Death on the Nile Dance Party

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

Theme: "Death on the Nile" sponsored by BFD intermediate dancers. Be inspired! Come dressed for: Sleuthing, Adventure, Travel, or as Villain, Belly Dancer, Pharaoh, Tomb Raider, Egyptian ... Please bring finger foods to share Register online


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