Calendar

yellow highlight = Ontario event

FEBRUARY

Feb 8-11

Winter Weekend – Orlando, FL; Ahmet Lüleci (Turkish), Evren Soytopcu Kiyak (Turkish), Vlasto Petkovski (Macedonian). Contact: Florida Folk Dance Council, president@folkdance.org, website: http://www.folkdance.org.

Feb 15

Cante Concert, Esmerelda Enrique Studio, Toronto, ON; with Fernando Gallego and José Gallego, 8:30 pm, $20. Website: www.flamencos.net.

Feb 15-17

The Flurry 2019, Saratoga Springs, NY; dance teachers Michael Ginsburg (International), Martha Griffin (Vintage), plus contra, English country, and squares, live music. Website: Flurry 2019.

MARCH

Mar 1-3

2019 Laguna Folk Dance Festival, Laguna Woods, CA; with Steve Kotansky (International) and Bata Marcetic (Serbian dance). Website: Laguna Folk Dance.

March 2

Fuenteovejuna, Flamenco Movie Night, Esmerelda Enrique Studio, Toronto, ON; 4 pm, PWYC ($5 suggested). flamencos.net.

Mar 15-17

San Antonio Folk Dance Festival (SAFDA), 61st annual, San Antonio, TX; Teachers TBA. Website: San Antonio FDF.

Mar 16

Balkan Music Night, Concord. MA. Dancing to live music 7:00 pm to 1 am. Website: BalkanMusicNight

Mar 22

International Workshop with Adam Kossowski, Hamilton IFDC, St Paul’s Anglican Church, 1140 King St W, West Hamilton. Website: www.hamiltonfolkdance.ca/schedule.

Mar 22-24

Spring Festival, International House, Chicago, IL; with Alex Marković (Greek and Rom), Ventzi Sotirov (Bulgarian), Galia Miloucheva & John Kuo (Balkan), music by James Stoyanoff & Balkana, Chris Bajmakovich and others. Website: Spring Festival – Balkanski Igri.

March 29-31

Saskatoon International Folkdance Club, Albert Community Cantre, Saskatoon, SK; workshop with Yoshinari Murakami from Satagaya, Tokyo, Japan. SIFC Website: Yoshinari Murakami Workshop.

APRIL

Apr 12-14

Spring Thaw Weekend, St. Barnabas Church, Toronto, ON; with callers Will Mentor, Kirsty Schut and music by Pete’s Posse, Mango Chaud Point. Website: Spring Thaw Weekend.

Apr 12-14

NEFFA Festival, Mansfield, MA; performances, dances, foods, crafts. Website: NEFFA Folk Festival.

Apr 19

Annual Twelve Dresses Dance, Adivi residence, 13620 Weston Rd., King City, ON; Website: Toronto English Country Dance.

MAY

May 3-4

Spring Fling! Fiddlefern Country Dancers, Owen Sound, ON; with caller Darlene Underwood and music from Schryer-O’Gorman Trio. Website: fiddlefern-monthly-dances.

May 3-5

Lyrids Folk Dance Festival, Peretz Centre, Vancouver, BC; Lee Otterholt (International), Jaap Leegwater & Mea Nordenfelt (Bulgarian). Website: lyridsfolkdancefestival.org.

May 3-5

Oak Ridge Folk Dancers Spring Workshop, Square Dance Center, Knoxville, TN; with Michael Ginsburg (Balkan). Website: oakridgefolkdancers.org

May 10-12

BeLev Achad 2019, Vancouver Israeli Folkdance Society, Vancouver, BC; in conjunction with JCCGV Children’s ‘Festival Ha’rikud’. Website: vancouverisraelidance.com.

May 10-12

IFDC Revival 2019, Hopewell Junction, NY; with Jaap Leegwater (Bulgarian), Israel Yakovee (Yemenite) and Moshe Eskayo (Israeli)

Website: http://ifc-ny.com

May 17-20

Ontario Folk Dance Camp, Waterloo, ON; with Roberto Bagnoli (Israeli), Tara Bolker (English Country and Contra Dance). Website: Ontario Folk Dance Camp.

May 31

Folk Camp, Grafton, ON; early bird registration for August camp ends, staff and workshops TBA. Website: www.folkcamp.ca.

May 31-June 2

Statewide Folk Dance Festival “Ethnic Treasures” hosted by the Folk Dance Federation of California, Pomona College Campus. Cameo teaching appearances by Sevi BayraktarMihai DavidPetur Iliev, and Israel Yakovee, plus Sunday Salsa Rueda with Cesar Garfiaz. Music by Maimon Miller and Friends. Special room rate until April 30 at Doubletree Hilton, Claremont. Website: http://socalfolkdance.org/statewide.htm

June 8-15

Scandia Camp Mendocino, Mendocino Woodlands, CA; dances from Norway and Sweden, dance and music classes, parties and culture sessions by Norwegian and Swedish teachers. Website: scandiacampmendocino.org.

June 14-16

Colin Hume weekend, English caller, choreographer and composer; TECDA. Website: Toronto English.

June 15-22

Mendocino Folklore Camp, Mendocino Woodlands, CA; with Michael Ginsburg (Balkan), Lynnanne Miller (Polynesian), Robert McOwen (Scottish), Aaron Alpert (Israeli), Bulgarian singing, Klapa singing, Balkan sing-along, sea shanties. Website: mendocinofolklorecamp.com

June 22-29

East European Folklife Center, Balkan Music and Dance Camp, Mendocino Woodlands, CA; Staff TBA. Website: www.eefc.org.

July 14-20

Kentucky Dance Institute, with Ed Austin (International), Paul Henze (Square Dancing), Ahmet Lüleci (Turkish) and Marcie Van Cleave (English, Contra, Balkans). Contact Dawn Schwartz, dawn@knobtiger.com, Website: https://www.knobtiger.com.

Aug 1-4

New Mexico August Folk Dance Camp, Socorro, NM; with Roberto Bagnoli and Mike Garcia. Website: www.swifdi.org/.

Aug 10-17

Balkan Music and Dance Camp, Rock Hill, NY; Staff TBA. Website: www.eefc.org.

Aug 18-24

Mainewoods Dance Camp, Fryeburg, Maine; with Caspar Bik (Georgian), Penny Brichta (Israeli), Sonia Dion & Cristian Florescu (Romanian), John McIntire (English, Contras), MerakKef Express (International Folk Musicians). Website: Mainewoods Dance Camp.

Aug 25-31

Mainewoods Dance Camp, Fryeburg, Maine; with Iliana Bozhanova and Tordor Yankov (Bulgarian), Miroslav Bata Marcetic (Serbian), Jacqueline Schwab (English), Ajde (International Folk Musicians). Website: Mainewoods Dance Camp.

Sept 19-22

Machol Merkaz, Israeli Dance Weekend, Milwaukee area, WI; Website: www.macholmerkaz.com

Sept 19-22

World Music and Dance Camp, Rock Hill, NY; with Fusae Carroll (Macedonian), Bianca De Jong (Bulgarian), Rena Karyofylidou (Greek), plus Joe Graziosi (Greek), Ahmet Luleci (Turkish), Rikki Weaver Nicolae (Balkan Basics), music by Edessa, Christos Tiktapanidis. Website: www.worldcamp.us.

Nov 1-3

Autumn Leaves, Nashville International Folk Dancers, Nashville, TN; with Steve Kotansky. Website: nifddance.com

Nov 21-24

Camp Nirkoda Bakerem, Wonder Valley Ranch Resort, Sanger, CA; with Yaron Malihi, Mitch Ginsburgh. Website: Camp Nirkoda Bakerem.

Tours and Cruises

2019

Mar 19-31

Dance and Culture Tour to Uzbekistan with Helene Eriksen. Website: Helene Erikson Tour.

April 4-16

Hungary and Slovakia Folk Tour led by Steve and Susan Kotansky. Website: Hungary Folk Tour

April 5-15, 15-17

Argentina, led by Jim Gold, April 15-17 to Chile.

Buenos Aires, Salta, San Antonia de los Cobres, Quebrada de Humahuaca, Mendoza. Contact: jimgold@jimgold.com, website: Jim Gold Tours

May 3-14

Iran – Culture Tour with Tineke and Maurits van Geel. Website: tinekevangeel.nl

May 7-19, 19-21

Albania (with Kosovo extension) (Tirana, Durres, Vlora, Kruja, 
Saranda, Berat, Shkodra, Gjirokastra) led by Lee Otterholt. Contact: jimgold@jimgold.com, website: Jim Gold Tours

May 14-24

Armenia – Dance and Culture Tour with Tineke and Maurits van Geel. Website: tinekevangeel.nl

May 14-26

Macedonia & Northern Greece with Ira Weisburd (US), Goran Alacki (Macedonia) and Mitko Petrov (Bulgaria), starting in Skopje, MK. Deposit due SAP. Contact: Ira Weisburd at dancewithira@comcast.net, or  Facebook Macedonia & Northern Greece tour.

May 25-Jun 6

Bulgaria Rose Festival Tour led by George Vishegonov, visiting Sofia, Veliko Turnovo, Pliska, Madara, Varna, Balchik, Nessebar, Kazanluk, Plovdiv. Contact: jimgold@jimgold.com, website: jimgold.com/folk-tours

May 31-June 10

20th Anniversary Northern Greece Seminar with Kyriakos Moisidis, at Neoi Poroi, near Pieria shore and Mount Olympus. Contact Kyriakos by email at moisidiskyriakos@gmail.com or Facebook at Kyriakos’ 20th Seminar of Greek Dance.

June 1-15

The Adriatic, Slovenia and Venice led by Folk Dance on the Water. Website: folkdanceonthewater.org/

June 2 – 14

Macedonian Folk Tour led by Vlasto Petkovski. Contact Vlasto: sunstagecompany@gmail.com. Click to view the Itinerary. Click to view the Registration Form.http://ofda.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019-Macedonian-Tour-Prelim-Itinerary.pdf

June 4-12

Rose Valley Workshop and Party in Karavelovo, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, led by Donka and Nikolay Kolev. For more information, visit 2019 Rose Valley Workshop & Party

June 10-24

Poland, led by Richard Schmidt (Kraków, Zakopane, Lódz, Toruñ, Gdansk, Olsztyn, Warsaw). Contact: jimgold@jimgold.com, website: Jim Gold Tours

June 11-24

Norway, Sweden Denmark (Oslo, Swedish West Coast, Hamlet’s Castle, (Elsinore), Copenhagen, Jutland peninsula,  Cruise of Oslo Fjord!), led by Lee Otterholt. Contact: jimgold@jimgold.com, website: Jim Gold Tours.

July 13-21

Wine tasting tour of Bulgaria, Sofia, Plovdiv, Veliko Turnovo, led by George Vishegonov. Contact: jimgold@jimgold.com.

July 13-25

Ireland (Galway, Connemara, Aran Islands, Dingle, Killarney, Kerry, Cork, Blarney, Dublin), led by Jim Gold and Lee Friedman. Contact: jimgold@jimgold.com, website: Jim Gold Tours.

Aug 9-19

Ukraine – Dance and Culture Festival. Contact: info@cobblestonefreeway.ca. Website: www.cobblestonefreeway.ca.

Sept 13-23

Georgia – Culture Tour with Tineke and Maurits van Geel. Website: tinekevangeel.nl

Sept 19-30

Bulgaria – The Land of 1001 Dances – folk and ethnographic tour with Vlasto Petkovski (choreographer) and Gratzian Kolev (musician).

Visit famous Bulgarian landmarks, folk festivals, dancing workshops, 

enjoy local food and wines, and plenty of fun. 

Contact: sunstagecompany@gmail.com or gratziank@gmail.com 

Trip details: https://youtu.be/zB2pQbzdF74

Sept 23-Oct 2

Armenia – Dance and Culture Tour with Tineke and Maurits van Geel. Website: tinekevangeel.nl

October 21-Nov 2

Romania Klezmer and Folk Dance Tour led by Jim Gold and Henry Sapoznik. Contact: jimgold@jimgold.com, website: Jim Gold Tours.

2020

August 2-16

Bulgaria! Koprivshitsa Folk Festival (Sofia, Plovdiv, Bansko, Veliko Turnovo and great Koprivshitsa Folk Festival ! led by Jim Gold and Lee Otterholt. Contact: jimgold@jimgold.com, website: Jim Gold Tours

Oct 10-23/25

Greece and the Greek Islands – with Santorini extension led by Jim Gold and/or Lee Otterholt. Contact: jimgold@jimgold.com, website: www.jimgold.com/folk-tours

2021

June 16-29

Germany, Austria, Lichtenstein, Switzerland – Folk Dance and Yodeling Tour led by Jim Gold. Contact; jimgold@jimgold.com, website: www.jimgold.com/folk-tours

Cobblestone Freeway, a Canadian company, offers cultural and dance tours to many parts of the world including the Ukraine, Eastern Europe, South America and Canada. Website: cobblestonefreeway.ca