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

 

May 10-12

Esmeralda 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.

May 18

Spring Balfolk with live band Medusa, Sat. May 18 at the Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave. Toronto. The fun begins at 7pm with a balfolk dance workshop, all levels welcome, no partner needed. The dance with Medusa and other acts starts at 7:30  and goes till 10:30, followed by a music jam, so bring your instruments! Also bring water and something for the snack table if you wish. Sliding prices $20-$30.   See Balfolk Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BalfolkToronto/

For Tickets:   https://forms.gle/PXo5dWAJXDe7wLPp7

May 28

As of May 28 Judy Silver and Walter Zagorski will move TIFDC to the open air at Hillcrest Park (near Christie & Davenport) every Tuesday through the summer at 7:00 pm, weather permitting.

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 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