CALENDAR OF FOLK DANCE EVENTS

Dale Adamson of the Surrey International Folk Dance Society (Surrey BC) is maintaining a FOLK DANCE BLOG and a thorough list of on-line daily, weekly, monthly and special folk dance sessions. Link to Dale Adamson’s blog and Judith’s calendar.

2024

 

Feb 2-5

Florida Folk Dance Winter Weekend Workshop, Kissimmee, FL with Bata Marčetič (Serbian) and Michael Ginsburg (Balkan),
online registration. Website: Winter Weekend Worlshop 2024.

Feb 9

Valentine’s Party, Hamilton IFDC, St. Paul’s Anglican Church,
1140 King St. W, Westdale, Hamilton, 8-10:30, $10.
Website: Hamilton Valentine’s Party.

Feb 16-18

Flurry Festival, Saratoga Springs, NY; dance, music, performances. Website: Flurry Festival 2024.

Feb 17

Balfolk Toronto Valentines Bal, plus music and dance workshop at Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave, Toronto. Information and registration: Balfolk Valentines Day.

March 1-2

Edmonton IFD workshop with Jo Leibovitz (Ottawa ON) teaching an international program. Registration: Edmonton IFD workshop.

March 9

OFDA DANCE CAFÉ 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Agricola Finnish Lutheran Church, 25 Old York Mills Rd, Toronto SE of Yonge St. & York Mills; short walk from York Mills subway station, free parking at church.
Further info TBA: https://ofda.ca/wp/ofda-cafes/

March 15

Hamilton IFDC St. Patrick’s Day party, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 1140 King St. W, Westdale, Hamilton, 8-10:30 p.m., $10. Website: Hamilton St. Patrick’s Party.

March 22-24

66th San Antonio Folk Dance Festival (SAFDF) registration is now open! Andy Taylor-Blenis, teaching international dances and leading her famous dance stretches; Miroslav “Bata” Marčetić, teaching Serbian dances; Željko Jergan, teaching Croatian dances; Dance parties with live music by Shirley Johnson and Slavadillo, and even a performance or two!
Register for the workshop and dorm rooms at safdf.org.

March 23-24

IFDOttawa Workshop weekend with Roberto Bagnoli.  Registration is open now.  Details at: Ottawa FD – Roberto Bagnoli.

March 28

Ashkenaz and Warsaw’s POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews are pleased to present the Ger Mandolin Orchestra for the first time in Toronto since 2013. The international string supergroup will be joined by Polish pianist/composer Marcin Masecki for the live premiere of his “Ger Suite,” 8:00 p.m. at the Glenn Gould Studio. For further info and tickets see Eventbrite website.

April 4-8

Croatian Dance Workshop, Hamilton ON Dancers from Croatian Folk Dance Ensemble LADO from Zagreb, Croatia are returning to Canada to host an International Croatian Folk Dance Workshop in Hamilton, ON, CANADA!! Open to dancers of all levels, dance backgrounds and cultures. For more information or to register for these workshops please contact Darlene Benic at Core Event Productions at 1-905-541-7671 or info.coreeventproductions@. See detailed tentative schedule here.

April 13-14

Lazarovden – St. Lazare Day, in Lachine, Quebec, (Montreal)
dedicated to the memory of Yves Moreau with guest teacher
Bianca de Jong. Information here: Lazarovden – St. Lazare Day.

Apr 19

Across the Andes, Constantinople with Federico Tarazona at the Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto. Information and tickets: Across the Andes – Aga Khan Museum.

April 19-21

Lyrids Folk Dance Festival, Vancouver, BC, with Sonia Dion and Cristian Florescu (Romanian) and Tom Bozigian and Sheree King (Armenian). Website: Lyrids Folk Dance Festival 2024.

May 10-12

Esmerelda Enrique Spanish Dance Company presents AMOR at the Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto. Additional information and tickets HERE.

May 10-12

IFC Revival! 2024, Hopewell Junction, NY; with Caspar Bik (Black Sea), Petur Iliev (Bulgarian), Moshe Eskayo (Israeli).
Website: IFC Revival! 2024.

May 17-19

Statewide Folk Dance Festival, Fremont, CA, USA, with teachers Yannis Konstantinou (Greek) and Cesar Garfiaz (Solo Salsa, Hip Hop). Website: State Wide FD Festival 2024.

May 17-20

Ontario Folk Dance Camp, U of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, CAN
with Penny Brichta (Israeli) and Lee Otterholt (International and Balkan). Website: Ontario Folk Dance Camp 2024.

June 15-22

West Coast Balkan Music & Dance Workshop, Mendocino Woodlands, CA. teaching dance, instruments, singing, youth orchestra and children’s activities. Website: West Coast Balkan Camp.

June 20-27

Pinewoods Folklore Week, Plymouth MA, with Richard Powers and Emily Saletan (American and International Couple dances), Efie Derksen (Bosnian dance) and Hans Derksen (accordian). Website: Pinewoods Folklore Week 2024.

June 22

OFDA DANCE CAFÉ 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Agricola Finnish Lutheran Church, 25 Old York Mills Rd, Toronto SE of Yonge St. & York Mills; short walk from York Mills
subway station, free parking at church.
Further info TBA: https://ofda.ca/wp/ofda-cafes/

July 5 – 7

LATVIAN SONG AND DANCE FESTIVAL IN TORONTO 2024
Friday July 5 –
4 p.m. New Choreography showcase
Bluma Appel Theatre, 27 Front Street East
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Sunday July 7, 4 p.m.  Folk Dance Spectacle
Mattamy Athletic Centre 50 Carlton Street
For tickets and information go to: www.latviansongfest.com

July 21-27

July 28-Aug 3

Stockton Folk Dance Camp, Stockton CA, with Aaron Alpert (Israeli), Želko Jergan (Croatian), Ahmet Lülaci (Turkish), Robert McOwen (Scottish), Tony Parkes (Squares & Contras), Liina Teose (Estonian), Kau’i Tuia (Polynesian). Guest musicians: Tom Pixton, Ralph Iverson, Brian Wilson. Details and registration: Stockton Summer Camp.

Aug 10-17

East Coast Balkan Music & Dance Workshop, Iroquois Springs, Rock Hill, NY. teaching dance, instruments, singing, youth orchestra and children’s activities. Staff includes Bajsa Arifovska (Macedonian Kaval, Gajda, Tambura, Clarinet). Website : East Coast Balkan Workshop.

Aug 18-24
Session 1

Mainewoods Dance Camp, Fryeburg, Maine with Penny Brichta, Gergana Panova, & Tom Roby, and music by the Pixton-Poirier Band. Details: www.mainewoodsdancecamp.org

Aug 25-31
Session 2

Mainewoods Dance Camp, Fryeburg, Maine: with Roo Lester, Maurits van Geel, & Tineke van Geel, with music by John & Dottie Matulis. Details: www.mainewoodsdancecamp.org