yellow highlight = Ontario event

November 2017

Nov 3-5

Autumn Leaves International Dance Workshop (XXXIV), Nashville, TN – Tom Bozigian with Sheree King (Armenian). Website:

Nov 11-12

Joe Graziosi, Montreal, dance workshop, Saturday/Sunday workshops, Brunch and Performance by Syrtaki. Website: Joe Graziosi in Montreal.

Nov 16-18

Esmeralda Enrique and Joanna de Souza reunite in a new flamenco/kathak duet with original live music called Amalgam. Danceworks at Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 231 Queen’s Quay West..  Click for Tickets: $15-42

Nov 23-26

Texas Camp, Texas International Folk Dancers, Bruceville, TX – Teachers Cristian Florescu and Sonia Dion, Richard Powers. Website:

Nov 25

OFDA Bulgarian Dance Café with guest teachers Marija  and Mihail Zasheva and members of their performance group Golden Thrace. 6 – 10 p.m. Potluck Supper at 6:30 p.m. Ralph Thornton Center, 765 Queen St. E., TorontoAdmission: $5 OFDA Members/$10 non-members. See Flyer.

December 2017

Dec 21

Christmas Party Ottawa Folk Dancers. Website:

Dec 26-Jan 1

Winter Dance Week, Brasstown, NC; Contras, squares, English dancing, storytelling, Scandinavian couple dances, rapper sword, morris, singing, jam sessions, a gala New Year’s Eve Dance and more. Info: 800-365-5724,

Dec 28

Holiday Dance Toronto Contra Dance with Frank Francalanza (caller), Evelyn Stam and friends (music). Website:

Dec 31

OFDA New Year’s Eve Party
Dance Party with Potluck Supper at the home of Riki and Stav Adivi. 8:30 p.m., 13620 Weston Road, King City

For more details see the flyer


Jan 12-13

Golden Festival Brooklyn NY; Website: Golden Festival 2017

Jan 19-22

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

Jan 26

34rd Anniversary Party Hamilton IFDC – with Vlasto Petkovski (Macedonian). Website:

April 20-22

Lyrids Folk Dance Camp, Vancouver with Cristian Florescu and Sonia Dion. Website:

2017 Tours

Oct 5-17

Hungary: Dance and Cultural Tour with Steve and Susan Kotansky. Contact:

October 15-29

Balkan Splendour – Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Montenegro. led by Jim Gold and Lee Otterholt. Contact:

2018 Tours

February 15-

March 2

South America Tour. Contact: Website:

February 18-

March 4

Caribbean Cruise: Balkan and International with Yves and France Moreau. Special guest teachers Cristian Florescu and Sonia Dion (Romanian dances). Contact: Website:

March 11-22

Israel! Jerusalem, Masada, Tel Aviv, Galilee, Haifa, Tiberias, Safed, Golan Heights, led by Jim Gold with Dr. Joe Freedman. Contact:

April 4-18

Japan, led by Richard Schmidt – Contact

April 25-May 11

Balkan Journeys – 7 countries. Contact: Website:

June 2-14

Macedonia Folk Tour led by Vlasto Petkovski. See details of itinerary and registration form. contact: or call 519-942-9502

June 7-17

Rome to Athens with Folkdance on the Water. Contact: info@folkdanceonthewater. Website:

June 11-25

Poland, led by Richard Schmidt – Contact

June 12-25

Norway/Denmark/Sweden, led by lee Otterholt. Contact

July 4-15

Culinary tour of Bulgaria, led by George Vishegonov. Contact

July 13-21

Wine tasting tour of Bulgaria, led by George Vishegonov. Contact

July 29-Aug 12

Wow! 5 Balkan Countries Macedonia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Albania, Greece! led by Jim Gold and Lee Otterholt. Contact:

September 4-15

Culinary tour of Bulgaria, led by George Vishegonov. Contact

September 9-22

Scotland, led by Richard Schmidt. Contact:

September 15-23

Wine tasting tour of Bulgaria, led by George Vishegonov.

October 12-24

Spain, lby Jim Gold and Lee Friedman. Contact

December 5-14

Winter Markets in Europe Tour, Contact: Website:

2019 Tours

February 2019

Argentina, led by Jim Gold and TBA. Contact

October 2019

Greek Islands: Crete and Santorini, led by Jim Gold and Lee Otterholt. Contact

Evening Cruise Hungarian Folk Dance Budapest, Hungary, Dinner tours and Hungarian Folkdance show, year-round