Calendar

CALENDAR OF FOLK DANCE EVENTS

PLEASE CHECK ON ALL OF THE EVENTS TO ENSURE THAT THEY HAVE NOT BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19.  WHERE WE KNOW OF CANCELLATIONS, IT IS NOTED.

CALENDAR OF FOLK DANCE EVENTS

June 6

OFDA AGM, Potluck Supper & Camp Review Café. 6 – 10 p.m. at the Willowdale Presbyterian Church, Toronto.

POSTPONED. Please check website for COVID-19 updates.

June 20-27

Balkan Music & Dance Workshop, Mendocino, CA. Website: Balkan Music & Dance Workshop.

CANCELLED

June 25-July 2

Pinewoods Folklore Week, Plymouth, MA. Website: Pinewoods Folklore Week.

CANCELLED

June 26-28

Israeli Dance Festival, Toronto, ON; with teachers Elad Shtamer, Eran Bitton. Website: Israeli Dance Toronto.

Please check website for COVID-19 updates.

SATURDAY

July 11

Toronto Island Contra Dance, details TBA. Website: Toronto Contra Dance.

Please check website for COVID-19 updates.

July 19-24

Kentucky Dance Institute, Murray, KY;With Ahmet Lüleci (men’s Turkish), Joe Graziosi (Greek), Evren Sytopcu (women’s Turkish) Paul Henze (American Squares), Harry Khamis (Scottish Country). Contact Dawn Schwartz, dawn@knobtiger.com, Website: Kentucky Dance Institute.

Please check website for COVID-19 updates.

July 11-18

2020 VIRTUAL CAMPStockton Folk Dance Camp

With teachers Cristian Florescu & Sonia Dion (Romanian), Richard Powers (Waltz), Vlasto Petkovski (Macedonian), Tineke Van Geel (International non-partner/partner), Maurits Van Geel (International Balkan/Roma), Aaron Alpert (Israeli Partner), Tony Parkes (Squares & Contras), Miamon Miller & Free Range Organic (music), Michele Simon (singing), Melanie & Marcella Lawson (Ukulele).

Check website for updates. Website: Stockton Camp.

July 23-26

New Mexico August Folk Dance Camp, Socorro, NM. Website: www.swifdi.org/.

CANCELLED

Aug 2-9

Ti Ti Tábor Hungarian Folk Camp, Raft Island, WA. Website: TiTiTabor.

CANCELLED

Aug 8-15

Balkan Music & Dance Workshop, Rock Hill, NY; Please check website for COVID-19 updates. With Michael Ginsburg (Balkan), Joe Graziosi (Greek), Rena Karyofyllidou (Greek), instruments/ensemble instruction, singing, kids’ programs. Website: Balkan Music & Dance Workshop.

­CANCELLED

Aug 16-22

Session 1

Mainewoods Dance Camp, Fryeburg ME. Please check website for COVID-19 updates. With Penny Brichta (Israeli), Ercüment Kiliç (Turkish, Azerbaijani, Circassian), Vlasto Petkovski (Macedonian), Patricia Williams (Scottish), music with Barbara Pixton, Julia Poirier, Tom Pixton. Website: Mainewoods Dance Camp 2020.

POSTPONED UNTIL 2021.

Aug 23-29

Session 2

Mainewoods Dance Camp, Fryeburg, ME. Please check website for COVID-19 updates. With Roberto Bagnoli (International), Paty Rios (Mexican), Nikolay Svetkov (Bulgarian), music with MerakKef Express. Website: Mainewoods Dance Camp.

POSTPONED UNTIL 2021.

Aug 23-30

Folk Camp, Grafton, ON. Workshops include Art, Singing, Ceramics, Forging. Registration open. Website: FolkCamp Summer 2020.

­CANCELLED

Aug 24-30

2020 VIRTUAL CAMP

Klez Kanada, Lantier, QC; program details TBA. Website: KlezKanada.

Sept 1-7

ASHKENAZ POSTPONED TO 2021
LABOUR DAY WEEK, Aug 31-Sept 6, 2021

The 25th Anniversary Ashkenaz Festival 2020, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, other venues in GTA. Further details TBA. Website: Ashkenaz Toronto 2020.

Sept 11-13

Big Branch Festival, Plast Camp, Grafton, ON; A Balfolk gathering of musicians and dancers from Canada and around the world, NEW LOCATION. Website: Big Branch Festival 2020.

Please check website for COVID-19 updates.

Sept 11-13

Mountain Playshop 2020 Raleigh, NC; with Milo Destanovski. Website: Mountain Playshop 2020.

Please check website for COVID-19 updates.

Oct 1-4

World Camp, Rock Hill, NY; staff TBA. Website: World Camp.

Please check website for COVID-19 updates.

Nov 6-8

Autumn Leaves, Nashville International Folk Dancers, Nashville, TN; with Ahmet Lüleci. Website: nifddance.com.

Please check website for COVID-19 updates.

2021

Mar 5-7

Laguna Folk Dance Festival, Laguna Woods, CA; details TBA. Website: Laguna FD Festival 2021.

Please check website for COVID-19 updates.

 

 

Tours and Cruises

2020

Sep 23-Oct 4

Hungary Dance & Folklore Tour III with Steve and Susan
Kotansky, Batyu Farkas & Ildiko Toth and Jeff O’Connor. Website:
Hungary Dance & Folk Tour.

Please check website for COVID-19 updates.

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

Please check website for COVID-19 updates.

Oct 13-24

JAPAN with Ahmet Luleci and Fusae Carroll. Website: Japan Tour with Ahmet Luleci and Fusae Carroll.

Please check website for COVID-19 updates.

2021

June 16-29, 2021

Germany, Austria, Lichtenstein, Switzerland – Folk Dance and Yodeling Tour led by Jim Gold. Contact: jimgold@jimgold.com, Website: Jim Gold Tours.

Aug 7-19, 2021

Ireland Galway, Connemara, Aran Islands, Doolin, Killarney, Kerry, Cork, Blarney, Dublin) led by Jim Gold and Lee Friedman

Sep 16-29, 2021

Spain – Andalusia Festival Tour (Malaga, Ronda, Cadiz, Seville, Cordoba, Granada) led by Lee Otterholt. Website: Jim Gold Tours.

Oct 4-17, 2021

Romania: Klezmer and Folk Dance Tour (Bucharest, Brasov, Sibiu, Sinaia), led by Jim Gold, Nancy, Hoffman, Benjy Fox-Rosen, Carl Dimow, Lee Friedman. Website: Jim Gold Tours.

2022

March 13-24, 2022

Israel (Jerusalem, Masada, Tel Aviv, Galilee, Haifa, Tiberias, Safed, Golann Heights), led by Jim Gold, Joe Freedman and Lee Friedman. Website: Jim Gold Tours.