As of March 20, 2024… Long-time folk dancer and OFDA member, Florence Shulman, died March 5th at the age of 93. She danced for many years at Sandy Starkman’s classes. Pauline Hill died early in March at the age of 94. She was very active through the years, and helped with the magazine production in 1972. […]

DANI at Rikudiyah 2024

DANI at Rikudiyah 2024 by Helen Winkler This past Sunday I had the pleasure of watching history being made on the dance floor. I watched my daughter Rita, along with fellow participants and staff of her day program DANI Toronto, perform a dance as part of the Rikudiyah festival of children’s dance. OFDA members will […]

OFDA Café in Memory of Theodor Vasilescu

March 9, 2024 Report by Dorothy Archer The late Theodor Vasilescu, master teacher of Romanian folk dancers, was honooured the afternoon of March 9th at a folk dance party held at the Agricola Finnish Lutheran Church in Toronto. Theodor attended Ontario folk dance camp several times with his wife and dance partner, Lia, and was always […]


Hamilton International Folk Dance ClubCelebrates 40th Anniversaryby Anita Millman On January 26, 2024 Hamilton International Folk Dance Club (HIFDC) celebrated its 40th anniversary. More than 50 participants enjoyed the Macedonian dance workshop presented by Vlasto Petkovski. Other than the regular Friday night dancers, the group was joined by former members and dancers from London, Toronto, […]


MOROCCO – A FASCINATING LAND OF CONTRASTSby Mirdza Jaunzemis This past September a group of us went on a guided tour of Morocco with G Adventures. In all we were twelve, divided into a younger and an older group – all women. Six of us were from Hamilton: Janina, Anita, Denise, Gillian, myself and Helga, […]