yellow highlight = Ontario event
Golden Festival, Brooklyn NY; Website: Golden Festival 2018
DanceWeekend’18 Dance Ontario – 25th Anniversary Event at the Fleck Dance Theatre, 201 Queens Quay West, Toronto, $10 minimum donation. Website: danceontario.ca.
Florida Folk Dance Council Winter Weekend with Tineke van Geel (Armenian) and Maurits van Geel (Caucasus) at the Clarion Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Contact: John Daly and email@example.com.
34rd Anniversary Party Hamilton IFDC – with Vlasto Petkovski (Macedonian). Website: www.hamiltonfolkdance.ca/schedule.
Florida Snow Ball – A Contra Dance Weekend on the Beach, Gulfport, FL; with Cis Hinkle and Susan Petrick (callers), Elixir and Gaslight Tinkers (bands). Website: www.FloridaSnowball.com.
Latvian Dance and Culture, OFDA Dance Café and Potluck Supper, Ralph Thornton Centre, Toronto, ON; with Mara Simsons and her performance group Dizais Dancis of Toronto. Website: ofda.ca.
|Feb 7-12||Rivieradance! 2018, Torquay, Devon, UK; with teachers Susan and Steve Kotansky (Balkan) and Vincent Parodi (Israeli). Website: balkanfolkdance.org|
|Feb 9-10||Flicker by Dancers of Damelahamid, Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 231 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto. Website: www.danceworks.ca.|
|Feb 16||Hamilton IFDC, Valentine’s Day Party, Hamilton, ON. Website: Hamilton Folk Dance.|
|Feb 16-18||The Dance Flurry, Saratoga Springs, NY; dancing, family program, singing, jamming, concerts, story-telling. Website: www.flurryfestival.org.|
Manitoba International Folk Dance Association, Winnipeg, MB; with Rick King teacher of Macedonian, Chaldean, Armenian, Serbian, Assyrian dance and dances from other local ethnic communities in the Detroit area. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jeremy Hull at 204-477-5981.
|Feb 24||Balkan by the Beach, Delrey Beach, FL; with Cristian Florescu and Sonia Dion (Romanian). Website: balkanbythebeach|
|March 2-4||48th Laguna Folk Dance Festival, Laguna Beach, CA; with Gergana Panova (Bulgarian) and Roberto Bagnoli (International), music and singing workshops. Website: lagunainternationaldancers.com.|
60th Annual San Antonio Folk Dance Festival, San Antonio, TX; with Jaap Leegwater (Bulgarian), Cristian Florescu and Sonia Dion (Romanian), Campbell (Social and American vintage dances). Website: safdf.org
Hamilton IFDC, Workshop and Party with Adam Kossowski, Hamilton, ON. Website: Hamilton Folk Dance.
Balkan Music Night 2018! Concord, MA; with many bands performing for dancing and listening, Balkan Music Night and the Folk Arts Center of New England. Website: balkanmusicnight.com.
The Best of Stockton Folk Dance Camp 2017, OFDA Dance Café and Potluck Supper, Ralph Thornton Centre, Toronto, ON; with Karen Bennett presenting dances from Georgia, Spain, Bulgaria and Taiwan. Website: ofda.ca
27th annual DownEast Country Dance Festival, Topsham, ME; traditional dance and music, New England contras, international folk dancing, Scandinavian, Cajun, couples dancing and more; dance, singing, instrumental workshops, performances, jam sessions, and family activities. Info: 207-563-8953, Website: deffa.org
53rd Anniversary Spring Festival, International House, Chicago, IL; Dance and music of Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean, teaching, concert, dance party. Website: balkanskiigri.com.
A Weekend with Jane Austen, Montgomery’s Inn, Toronto, ON; historical food, dancing, music, fashion, workshops, Regency merchants and more. Website: danceweavers.ca/janeausten
|April 6-8||Workshop of international dances with world class teacher, Andy Taylor-Blenis, for beginners through Dance Fanatics, Edmonton, Alberta, 10970 – 127th Street, Westmount Community Hall. For more information: www.edmontoninternationalfolkdancers.ca|
|Apr 13-15||Folkdance Workshop, Knoxville, TN; with Ira Weisburd (Israeli and Balkan). Contact: Barbara Taylor at 865 470 9536, email email@example.com. Website: oakridgefolkdancers.org|
|Apr 20-22||Lyrids Folk Dance Festival, Vancouver BC, with Cristian Florescu and Sonia Dion (Romanian) at The Peretz Centre. Website: lyridsfolkdancefestival.org.|
|April 20-22||NEFFA Festival, Mansfield, MA; contras, squares International Folk Dance, performances, dances, food, crafts. Website: NEFFA Festival.|
Folkdance Association of Nova Scotia (FANS), Halifax, NS; workshop with Yves Moreau, morning and afternoon sessions, followed by dinner. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Apr 28||10th Annual NJ Folk Dance Fest, Haworth NJ; Palisades Folk Dancers, $6.00. Contact Karen Shannon: email@example.com/(201) 768-4268.|
|May 4-6||Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company, Toronto, ON; Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre. Website: flamencos.net.|
|May 4-5||Fiddle Fern Country Dancers – Spring Fling!, Owen Sound, ON; Sarah VanNorstrand (caller), Andrew VanNorstrand, Anna Patton, Julie Vallimont (music). Website: fiddlefern.ca/spring-fling/.|
|May 11-20||Macedonian Pearl Folk Seminar, Folk Music and Dance Tour in Macedonia; led by Goran Alacki, visiting Skopje, Krushevo, Ohrid, Sruga, Berovo, Kochani, Delchevo. Website: goranalachki.com|
|May 11-13||BeLev Achad 2018, Vancouver Israeli Folkdance Society, Vancouver, BC; workshop with Aaron Alpert and Lior Haykeen. Website: vancouverisraelidance.com.|
|May 11-13||International Folk Dance Camp (IFC), Circle Lodge, Hopewell Junction, NY; with teachers Sonia Dion & Cristian Florescu, Maurits Van Geel and Moshe Eskayo. Contact: Joan Hantman, firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|May 18-21||60th Ontario Folk Dance Camp! University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario; with Yves Moreau (Bulgarian) and Roo Lester (Scandinavian). Info: email@example.com, Website: www.ontariofolkdancecamp.ca|
Gateway to the Sierras, 2018 State Wide Folk Dance Festival, Sacramento, CA; with Steve Kotansky (Balkan) and Bruce Hamilton (English Country Dance), music by Chubritza. Website: folkdancesac.org
|Jun 3-12||19th Seminar of Greek Dance with Kyriakos Moisidis in Kefalos on the island of Kos. Info: https://tinyurl.com/ya3shz5u|
|June 9||OFDA AGM and Camp Review Café at the Ralph Thornton Centre, Toronto, ON; Website: ofda.ca.|
|June 9-16||Scandia Camp Mendocino, Mendocino, CA. dance and music from Norway and Sweden, dance and music classes, parties and culture sessions by Norwegian and Swedish staff. Website: scandiacampmendocino.org.|
|June 16-23||Mendocino Folklore Camp, Mendocino Woodlands, Mendocino, CA; with Helene Erikson (Middle Eastern), Cesar& Jocelyn Garfiaz (Latin couple), Tanya Kostova (Bulgarian) plus music and singing instruction. Website: mendocinofolklorecamp.com/|
|Jun 23-30||Balkan Music and Dance Workshop (west coast), Mendocino, CA; instrument, singing, dance teaching staff TBA. Website: eefc.org|
|June 29-July 1||Toronto IsReal Dance Festival, Toronto, ON; More information TBA. Website: israelidancetoronto.com|
|July 6-8||Jane Austen Festival, Port Alberni, BC; Grand promenade, family picnic and Country dance. Website: jane-austen-festival-2|
|Jul 7-14||Middle East Camp, Mendocino, CA; instrument, dance teaching staff TBA. www.middleeastcamp.com|
|Jul 15-22, 22-29||Stockton Folk Dance Camp, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA; with Aaron Alpert (Israeli), Caspar Bik (Georgian), Cristian Florescu and Sonia Dion (Romanian), Joe Graziosi (Greek), Roo Lester (Scandinavian), Kay Munn (Scottish), Tony Parkes (Squares and Contras). Website: www.folkdancecamp.org|
Bulgarian Folk Music & Dance Seminar, Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, Plovdiv, Bulgaria; instruction in traditional instruments, singing, dancing. Contact: Larry Weiner (USA): 1-301-565-0539. Website: folkseminarplovdiv.net
|July 18-28||Macedonian Traditional Music & Dance Seminar, Lake Ohrid, Macedonia; with Stefče Stojkovski, music, dance, singing workshops, evening parties. Website: www.stefcestojkovski.mk/|
|Jul 27-Aug 4||Lark in the Morning Camp, Mendocino, CA; teaching staff TBA. Website:www.larkcamp.com.|
|Aug 2-5||New Mexico August Folk Dance Camp, Montezuma, NM; with Cristian Florescu and Sonia Dion (Romanian) and Roo Lester and Larry Harding (Scandinavian). Website: swifdi.org.|
|Aug 4-11||Balkan Music and Dance Workshop (east coast), Rock Hill, NY; instrument, singing, dance teaching staff TBA. Website: eefc.org|
|Aug 12-18, 19-25||Mainewoods Dance Camp, Week 1 with Roberto Bagnoli (Israeli)
Steve Kotansky (Balkan), Richard Schmidt (Polish), music with MreakKef Express; Week 2 with Wim Bekooy (International), France Bourque-Moreau (French-Canadian & more), Yves Moreau (Bulgarian), music with Barbara Pixton & Julia Poirier. Website: www.mainewoodsdancecamp.org
Algoma Trad Camp, Richards Landing, St. Joseph Island, ON; traditional Canadian music, dance, singing, arts and crafts, culture. Website: algomatrad.ca.
Folk Camp, Grafton, ON; early bird registration in February, more info TBA. Website: folkcamp.ca
Klez Kanada, Camp B’nai Brith, Lantier, QC; info TBA. Website: klezkanada.org
WORLD CAMP – Iroquois Springs, Rock Hill, NY; Details to follow.
International Folk Dance Weekend, Poconos Mountains, PA; with Cristian Florescu & Sonia Dion (Romanian) and Joe Graziosi (Greek). Details to follow.
|April 4-18||Japan, led by Richard Schmidt – Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|April 25-May 11||Balkan Journeys – 7 countries. Contact: email@example.com. Website: www.cobblestonefreeway.ca.|
|May 12-22||Istanbul Kars Trabzon Ordu Safranbolu Istanbul with Ahmet Luleci, Kyriakos Moisidis, Joe Graziosi. Website: danstur.com|
|May 22-27||Pontian Horon Camp in Greece optional continuation of May 12-22 tour. Website: danstur.com|
|May 22-June 6||Romania and Bulgaria with Nina Kavardjikova. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|May – October||Eight Bulgarian singing and dance tours with Jaap van Beelen and Galina Durmushliyska, based in Veliko Tarnovo, BG. Website: www.gokotel.com, Facebook: gokotel.|
|June 1-12||Bulgaria Folk Dance Tour led by Ira Weisburd and Mitko Petrov with Goran Alachki. Info at Facebook: Bulgaria with Ira Weisburd|
|June 7-17||Rome to Athens with Folkdance on the Water. Contact: info@folkdanceonthewater. Website: www.folkdanceonthewater.com.|
|June 11-25||Poland, led by Richard Schmidt – Contact: email@example.com.|
Rose Valley Workshop & Party, Karavelovo, Bulgaria. Daily workshops in Bulgarian dance, singing, and traditional instruments. Organized and hosted by Nikolay and Donka Kolev. Nightly parties. Website: http://www.gadular.com/.
|June 19-30||Trip to Transylvania and Bucovina organized and led by Sonia Dion and Cristian Florescu. Contact Sonia at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|June 12-25||Norway/Denmark/Sweden, led by Lee Otterholt. Contact: email@example.com|
|July 4-15||Culinary tour of Bulgaria, led by George Vishegonov. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|July 13-21||Wine tasting tour of Bulgaria, led by George Vishegonov. Contact: email@example.com.|
|July 29-Aug 12||Wow! 5 Balkan Countries Macedonia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Albania, Greece! led by Jim Gold and Lee Otterholt. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|September 4-15||Culinary tour of Bulgaria, led by George Vishegonov. Contact: email@example.com.|
|September 9-22||Scotland, led by Richard Schmidt. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.|
Dance & Cultural Tour to Albania and Kosovo led by Steve & Susan Kotansky and Kujtim & Pjereta Ismaili. For details, visit http://www.sskotansky.com/.
|September 15-23||Wine tasting tour of Bulgaria, led by George Vishegonov. Contact: email@example.com.|
|October 12-24||Spain, led by Jim Gold and Lee Friedman. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|December 5-14||Winter Markets in Europe Tour, Contact: email@example.com. Website: www.cobblestonefreeway.ca.|
|February 2019||Argentina, led by Jim Gold and TBA. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|October 2019||Greek Islands: Crete and Santorini, led by Jim Gold and Lee Otterholt. Contact: email@example.com.|
Evening Cruise Hungarian Folk Dance Budapest, Hungary, Dinner tours and Hungarian Folkdance show, year-round