Calendar

yellow highlight = Ontario event

SUMMER DANCING

ONTARIO

Mondays

Toronto Balfolk, 7:30-9:30. Check website for summer location. Website: Balfolk Events.

Tuesdays in June (4, 11, 18, 25)

Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto; learn Scottish Country Dancing at TBG with the Toronto Scottish Country Dancers, 7:00 pm till dusk, music by Scotch Mist. Rainy day location and other information: Scottish Dancing in the Park.

Tuesdays in July (2, 9, 16, 23)

Hamilton, International Folk Dancing on the Hamilton Waterfront;
Enjoy traditional music and participate in circle and line dances from around the world. All welcome. Covered stage on the waterfront next to Williams Fresh Cafe, 47 Discovery Drive. Rain or shine. Free.
Tuesdays – July 2, 9, 16 and 23.  7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. For more info contact Adam at 
adamkossowski@yahoo.ca

Tuesdays

July & August

Toronto, International Folk Dancing, Hillcrest Park, Davenport Rd and Christie St, 7-9 p.m., weather permitting. Free.

SUMMER DANCING

Out of Province

Mondays

Montreal, Dancing/teaching beginner dances Mount Royal Park from June 3 to August 26, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Free.

Tuesdays

June 18-August 20

Vancouver, Dancing in Stanley Park, Ceperley Meadow, 7:30 – 9:30 PM, past the tennis courts, across from the Pitch and Putt, and near Second Beach. Open to everyone, all ages, all skill levels. No previous experience necessary. We teach very easy dances from many countries. And, best of all – it’s FREE! Website: Vancouver Summer Dancing in the Park

Thursdays

Saskatoon, Dancing at Kiwanis Park, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Website: Saskatoon Folkdance

Thursdays

Montreal, Dancing in Mount Royal Park from June 6 to August 29, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Free.

Thursdays

Halifax, Dancing on the docks at the Dartmouth Ferry terminal starting June 13, 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Website: Halifax FD.

Fridays

June 21-August 16

Victoria – Dancing at the Cameron Bandshell in Beacon Hill Park, Fridays, 7:00 p.m. to dusk. Free.

JUNE

June to September

Ontario Open Fiddle and Step Dance Competitions, including clogging and square dancing; various communities throughout Ontario. Website: FiddleContest.ca.

June to September

The Blyth Festival
Toronto folkdancer, Elizabeth Lumley’s niece (Lucy Meanwell) is in two of the Blyth plays: Jumbo and The Team on the Hill.

June 1

Fiddlefern Country Dancers, Owen Sound, ON; Maureen Keating and Ben Bolker playing, Tara Bolker calling. Website: Fiddlefern.

June 2

Bata Marcetic’s Academy of Serbian Dance, Annual Concert, John Bassett Theatre, Metro Convention Centre, Toronto, ON; performances from all ensembles and folk band. Website: www.marcetic.com.

June 8

Ceili – An Irish Country Dance in support of the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce, Christ Church Anglican, Meaford, ON; Caller: Lorraine Sutton, music by Duncan Cameron and friends, tickets $100 ($50 tax receipt). Website: Irish Ceili Fundraiser-Meaford.

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 13-16

Toronto Tango Festival, Lithuanian Hall, 1573 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON; Workshops, performances, milongas, Amarras Tango Quartet plays Friday night. Website: www.torontotangofestival.com

June 14-16

Colin Hume weekend, English caller, choreographer and composer; Toronto English Country Dance Association. Website: Toronto English.

June 15

OFDA’s AGM & Camp Review Café at the Ralph Thornton Centre, 
Time: 6–10 p.m.

Potluck Supper at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen St. East, Toronto. 
See Flyer.
Door: FREE

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 19-22

Flowers for Kazuo Ohno (and Leonard Cohen), Compañía del Cuerpo de Indias (Colombia), Luminato Festival, Bluma Appel Theatre, Toronto, ON; Tickets and website: Flowers for Kazui Ohno (and Leonard Cohen)

June 22

Dance Together Festival, Amos Waites Park, Mimico by the Lake, Toronto, ON; workshops in swing, salsa, kizomba, contemporary, Street dance and more, 12 pm to 10 pm. Website: Dance Together Festival.

June 22-29

East European Folklife Center, Balkan Music and Dance Camp, Mendocino Woodlands, CA; with dance instructors Michael Ginsburg, Petur Iliev, Alex Marković, Caroline Simmonds, instruction in brass, Macedonian makam, Bulgarian kaval, Bulgarian gajda, gudulka, singing, and more. Website: www.eefc.org.

June 28-June 30

Toronto IsReal Dance Festival, Miles Nadal JCC, Toronto, ON; with Eran Bitton and Elad Shtamer. Website: israelidancetoronto.com.

June 29-30

Toronto Diversity Festival, David Pecaut Square, 215 King Street West, Toronto; Moksha Foundation presents dance, food, drumming, crafts, art exhibits and more. Website: www.mokshacanada.com/events.

JULY – NOV

July 1

LabyrinthOntario presents the Boran Baglama Ensemble and The Labyrinth Ensemble, at the Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto; part of the Rhythms of Canada (June 30-July 1). Website: Aga Khan/Rhythms of Canada

July 1

The Community Folk Art Council of Toronto Presents its Annual
Multicultural FÊTE DU CANADA Day, 12-9 pm.

With the LEMON BUCKET ORCHESTRA at 7:30-9 pm. FREE.

July 4-7

Latvian Festival of Song & Dance in Canada, Toronto, ON. Many events at several venues, including concerts of choirs and orchestras theatre events and more. Folk dance performances each day, with a Folk Dance Spectacle with 1000+ performers! For dance events see: https://latviansongfest.com/dance/ and for full list of events see: https://latviansongfest.com/events/events-calendar/

July 10-14

39th Annual Door County Folk Festival, Baileys Harbor, WI; Details TBA. Website: Door County Folk Festival.

July 12-14

Toronto Outdoor Art FairT at Nathan Phillips Square, rain or shine. IFDC dancer and artist, Helena Wehrstein, invites you to drop by to say hello and see her work at booth #A126. The 2019 Fair’s theme is “Art: unwalled”, a nod to the Fair’s dedication to being inclusive and accessible to all. Fri & Sat 10 am – 7 pm; Sun 10 am – 5 pm
www.torontooutdoor.art

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.

July 15

Toronto Island Contra Dance, by preregistration only; caller: Lisa Greenleaf, music: Tempest. Website: tcdance.org/island.

July 21-27

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 21-28

July 28-Aug 4

Stockton Folk Dance Camp, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA; with Joe Graziosi (Greek), Gigi Jensen (Argentine couple dances), Gergana Panova (Bulgarian), Tony Parkes (Squares and Contras), Rebecca Tsai (Chinese), Mauritz Ven Geel (International), Tineke Van Geel (Armenian). Website: Stockton Camp.

July 25-Aug 3

Macedonian Pearl Folk Seminar – World Camp 2019, Berovo, Macedonia; Website: goranalachki.com.

August

Saturdays in August @ 3 pm, family friendly concerts in Flemingdon Park, Don Mills Rd, south of Eglinton (just south of the Flemingdon Park Shopping Centre) – Presented through the Toronto Arts Council’s Arts in the Park program

Aug 3 – Afghan music with Quraishi (from New York)

Aug 10 – Bengali music with Tanjir Alam (Toronto)

Aug 17 – Iranian, Ottoman, Azeri music with Labyrinth Ensemble (Toronto)

Aug 24 – Arabic, Greek, Turkish music with Turkwaz (Toronto) N.B. Brenna MacCrimmon is part of Turqwaz.

Aug 1-4

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

Aug 4-11

Ti Ti Tabor Hungarian Folk Camp, Gig Harbor, WA: with dance teachers Gábor Norbert Kovács, Nora Gal, László Tihanyi, Viktoria Kovács, Erika Juhasz (singing), Düvö Zenekar (music) and more. Website: tititabor.org.

Aug 10-17

Balkan Music and Dance Camp, Rock Hill, NY; dance with Joe Graziosi (Greek), Petur Iliev (Bulgarian), Milo Destanovski (Macedonian), Steve Kotansky (Albanian & Balkan), Susan Kotansky (Albanian & Balkan); instruments with Raif Hyseni (Albanian accordion), Catherine Foster (trumpet, brass band), Nicolay Kolev (gudulka & Bitov ensemble) and more; singing with Judith Cohen (Balkan Ladino/Sephardic), Merita Halili (Albanian), Eva Salina (Romani) and more. Website: www.eefc.org.

Aug 11-17

Algoma Trad Camp, Richards Landing, St. Joseph Island, ON; traditional Canadian music (guitar, fiddle, flute, banjo and more), dancing, singing, story-telling, arts and crafts, culture. Website: algomatrad.ca.

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 19-25

Folk Camp, Grafton, ON; a week long immersion into folk culture in which participants experience the traditions of craft, song, dance, theatre, and food from our heritage through workshops and various activities. Website: folkcamp.ca.

Aug 19-25

Klezkanada 2019, Laurentians, QC; week of hands-on workshops, Yiddish dance parties, concerts, lectures, films, Yiddish language courses, jam sessions and late-night cabarets; registration is open. More information TBA. Website: klezkanada 2019.

Aug 25-31

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

Aug 30-Sep 2

World Village Music and Dance Camp, Winchester, VA; with Sonia Dion & Cristian Florescu (Romanian), Alexander Marković (Serbian), Roo Lester (Scandinavian). Website: dancingplanetproductions.com/dancecamp.htm.

Sept 6-8

A Balfolk Dance and Music Festival, Honeywood, ON. The Big Branch is a gathering of folk musicians and dancers, a festival bringing European sounds to the trees along the Bruce Trail near Toronto, Canada. Three days of concerts (bals) with international bands, music and dance workshops, good food, jamming and camping. Website: The Big Branch Festival 2019.

Sept 13-15

Enon Valley Folk Dance Camp, Enon Valley, PA; with Sonia Dion & Cristian Florescu (Romanian), Iliyana Bozhanova (Bulgarian). Website: www.folkdancepittsburgh.com.

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.

Oct 3-6

Los Silos,San Miguel de Allende, MX; with Sonia Dion & Cristian Florescu. Contact: Cecilia Danza- ceciliadanzas@gmail.com Website: Lossilos Mexico

Oct 18-20

Master and Commander: A Weekend in Nelson’s Navy, Theme: Jack and Stephen in North America,Montgomery’s Inn, Toronto Brigantine, Toronto, ON; lectures, dancing, music. Website: Master and Commander.

Oct 19

OFDA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration with Dinner, Dance and Live Music provided by Tamar Ilana & Ventanas, Toronto, ON; at the Latvian Cultural Centre, 4 Credit Union Drive. Tickets – OFDA members $50, non-members $75. Website: OFDA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Oct 25-27

Pocono Manor Folk Dance Weekend, Pocono Mountains, PA; with Iliana Bozhanova and Todor Yankov (Bulgarian) and Ahmet Lüleci (Turkish). Website: folkdancecouncil.org.

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.

Nov 28-30

68th Kolo Festival, San Francisco, CA; with Sonia Dion & Cristian Florescu (Romanian), John Morovich (Croatian), John Filcich (traditional kolos) and singing with Maria Bebelekova, John Morovich, Michele Simon. Website: Kolo Festival.


Tours and Cruises

JUNE

June to September

Ontario Open Fiddle and Step Dance Competitions, including clogging and square dancing; various communities throughout Ontario. Website: FiddleContest.ca.

June 1

Fiddlefern Country Dancers, Owen Sound, ON; Maureen Keating and Ben Bolker playing, Tara Bolker calling. Website: Fiddlefern.

June 2

Bata Marcetic’s Academy of Serbian Dance, Annual Concert, John Bassett Theatre, Metro Convention Centre, Toronto, ON; performances from all ensembles and folk band. Website: www.marcetic.com.

June 8

Ceili – An Irish Country Dance in support of the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce, Christ Church Anglican, Meaford, ON; Caller: Lorraine Sutton, music by Duncan Cameron and friends, tickets $100 ($50 tax receipt). Website: Irish Ceili Fundraiser-Meaford.

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 13-16

Toronto Tango Festival, Lithuanian Hall, 1573 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON; Workshops, performances, milongas, Amarras Tango Quartet plays Friday night. Website: www.torontotangofestival.com

June 14-16

Colin Hume weekend, English caller, choreographer and composer; Toronto English Country Dance Association. Website: Toronto English.

June 15

OFDA’s AGM & Camp Review Café at the Ralph Thornton Centre,
Time: 6–10 p.m.

Potluck Supper at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen St. East, Toronto. See Flyer.
Door: FREE

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 19-22

Flowers for Kazuo Ohno (and Leonard Cohen), Compañía del Cuerpo de Indias (Colombia), Luminato Festival, Bluma Appel Theatre, Toronto, ON; Tickets and website: Flowers for Kazui Ohno (and Leonard Cohen)

June 22

Dance Together Festival, Amos Waites Park, Mimico by the Lake, Toronto, ON; workshops in swing, salsa, kizomba, contemporary, Street dance and more, 12 pm to 10 pm. Website: Dance Together Festival.

June 22-29

East European Folklife Center, Balkan Music and Dance Camp, Mendocino Woodlands, CA; with dance instructors Michael Ginsburg, Petur Iliev, Alex Marković, Caroline Simmonds, instruction in brass, Macedonian makam, Bulgarian kaval, Bulgarian gajda, gudulka, singing, and more. Website: www.eefc.org.

June 28-June 30

Toronto IsReal Dance Festival, Miles Nadal JCC, Toronto, ON; with Eran Bitton and Elad Shtamer. Website: israelidancetoronto.com.

June 29-30

Toronto Diversity Festival, David Pecaut Square, 215 King Street West, Toronto; Moksha Foundation presents dance, food, drumming, crafts, art exhibits and more. Website: www.mokshacanada.com/events.

JULY – NOV

July 4-7

Latvian Festival of Song & Dance in Canada, Toronto, ON. Many events at several venues, including concerts of choirs and orchestras theatre events and more. Folk dance performances each day, with a Folk Dance Spectacle with 1000+ performers! For dance events see: https://latviansongfest.com/dance/ and for full list of events see: https://latviansongfest.com/events/events-calendar/

July 10-14

39th Annual Door County Folk Festival, Baileys Harbor, WI; Details TBA. Website: Door County Folk Festival.

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.

July 15

Toronto Island Contra Dance, preregistration only; caller: Lisa Greenleaf, music: Tempest. Website: tcdance.org/island.

July 21-27

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 21-28

July 28-Aug 4

Stockton Folk Dance Camp, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA; with Joe Graziosi (Greek), Gigi Jensen (Argentine couple dances), Gergana Panova (Bulgarian), Tony Parkes (Squares and Contras), Rebecca Tsai (Chinese), Mauritz Ven Geel (International), Tineke Van Geel (Armenian). Website: Stockton Camp.

July 25-Aug 3

Macedonian Pearl Folk Seminar – World Camp 2019, Berovo, Macedonia; Website: goranalachki.com.

Aug 1-4

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

Aug 4-11

Ti Ti Tabor Hungarian Folk Camp, Gig Harbor, WA: with dance teachers Gábor Norbert Kovács, Nora Gal, László Tihanyi, Viktoria Kovács, Erika Juhasz (singing), Düvö Zenekar (music) and more. Website: tititabor.org.

Aug 10-17

Balkan Music and Dance Camp, Rock Hill, NY; dance with Joe Graziosi (Greek), Petur Iliev (Bulgarian), Milo Destanovski (Macedonian), Steve Kotansky (Albanian & Balkan), Susan Kotansky (Albanian & Balkan); instruments with Raif Hyseni (Albanian accordion), Catherine Foster (trumpet, brass band), Nicolay Kolev (gudulka & Bitov ensemble) and more; singing with Judith Cohen (Balkan Ladino/Sephardic), Merita Halili (Albanian), Eva Salina (Romani) and more. Website: www.eefc.org.

Aug 11-17

Algoma Trad Camp, Richards Landing, St. Joseph Island, ON; traditional Canadian music (guitar, fiddle, flute, banjo and more), dancing, singing, story-telling, arts and crafts, culture. Website: algomatrad.ca.

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 19-25

Folk Camp, Grafton, ON; a week long immersion into folk culture in which participants experience the traditions of craft, song, dance, theatre, and food from our heritage through workshops and various activities. Website: folkcamp.ca.

Aug 19-25

Klezkanada 2019, Laurentians, QC; week of hands-on workshops, Yiddish dance parties, concerts, lectures, films, Yiddish language courses, jam sessions and late-night cabarets; registration is open. More information TBA. Website: klezkanada 2019.

Aug 25-31

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

Aug 30-Sep 2

World Village Music and Dance Camp, Winchester, VA; with Sonia Dion & Cristian Florescu (Romanian), Alexander Marković (Serbian), Roo Lester (Scandinavian). Website: dancingplanetproductions.com/dancecamp.htm.

Sept 6-8

A Balfolk Dance and Music Festival, Honeywood, ON. The Big Branch is a gathering of folk musicians and dancers, a festival bringing European sounds to the trees along the Bruce Trail near Toronto, Canada. Three days of concerts (bals) with international bands, music and dance workshops, good food, jamming and camping. Website: The Big Branch Festival 2019.

Sept 13-15

Enon Valley Folk Dance Camp, Enon Valley, PA; with Sonia Dion & Cristian Florescu (Romanian), Iliyana Bozhanova (Bulgarian). Website: www.folkdancepittsburgh.com.

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.

Oct 3-6

Los Silos,San Miguel de Allende, MX; with Sonia Dion & Cristian Florescu. Contact: Cecilia Danza- ceciliadanzas@gmail.com Website: Lossilos Mexico

Oct 18-20

Master and Commander: A Weekend in Nelson’s Navy, Theme: Jack and Stephen in North America, Montgomery’s Inn, Toronto Brigantine, Toronto, ON; lectures, dancing, music. Website: Master and Commander.

Oct 19

OFDA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration with Dinner, Dance and Live Music provided by Tamar Ilana & Ventanas, Toronto, ON; at the Latvian Cultural Centre, 4 Credit Union Drive. Tickets – OFDA members $50, non-members $75. Website: OFDA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Oct 25-27

Pocono Manor Folk Dance Weekend, Pocono Mountains, PA; with Iliana Bozhanova and Todor Yankov (Bulgarian) and Ahmet Lüleci (Turkish). Website: folkdancecouncil.org.

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.

Nov 28-30

68th Kolo Festival, San Francisco, CA; with Sonia Dion & Cristian Florescu (Romanian), John Morovich (Croatian), John Filcich (traditional kolos) and singing with Maria Bebelekova, John Morovich, Michele Simon. Website: Kolo Festival.

Tours and Cruises

2019

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 1-10

Pontos/Black Sea Dance tour (Cappadocia, Yozgat, Gumushane, Trabzon) led by Joe Graziosi, Kyriakos Moisidis and Ahmet Lüleci. Website: danstur.com/september-dance-tour.

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

May 7-20

Spain (Andalusia Festival Tour) (Malaga, Ronda, Cadiz, Cordoba, Granada) led by Lee Otterholt. Contact: jimgold@jimgold.com, website: Jim Gold Tours.

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