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

 




Fridays in July








Tuesdays, as of May 28

Summer Dancing
in the Hamilton & GTA Parks

International Dancing on the Hamilton Waterfront, next to covered stage near Williams Fresh Cafe, 47 Discovery Drive, off Guise St just East of James St. N.
Fridays – July 5, 12, 19 and 26
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy traditional music and participate in circle and line dances from around the world.  Free events. Sponsored by the Ontario Folk Dance Association. 
Further info:  
adamkossowski@yahoo.ca

Judy Silver and Walter Zagorski have moved TIFDC to the open air at Toronto’s Hillcrest Park (near Christie & Davenport) every Tuesday through the summer at 7:00 p.m., weather permitting.  FREE.

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’s DANCE CAMP REVIEW & SOLSTICE CAFÉ
6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Potluck Fingerfood Snacks; you’re encouraged to bring your own mug and a snack to share.

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: https://ofda.ca/wp/ofda-cafes/

June 22

Fest Noz with live band Skolvan direct from Brittany, France! That’s an evening of authentic music and dance with a famous Breton band. Saturday, June 22 at the Heliconian Club. Details to come at balfolktoronto.com.

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 13-20

Kentucky Dance Institute, with Penny Brichta (Israeli), Jackie Grennan (Contra and English Country Dance), Jacob Madsen (International Dance) and Paul Henze (American Square Dance). KDI Family Folk Dance Camp is an in-person camp in Murray, Kentucky. 

Registration: Kentucky Family Folk Dance Camp.

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



Oct. 26

Big Deal OFDA Dance event to know about …

OFDA’S 55TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION will be held on October 26, 2024.  Tickets can be purchased now.  For more details see Flyer.