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A complete monthly (or bi-monthly) folk dance calendar of events for the Southern California region is available in Folk Dance Scene.
Sunday, March 11, 2018
ŠANI RIFATI WORKSHOP
SPONSORED BY: Laguna International Dancers
24112 Moulton Pkwy., Laguna Woods, CA 92637
TIME: 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
INFORMATION: Šani Rifati is a Rom from Kosovo in the former Yugoslavia. He began dancing at a young age in his neighborhood in Priština, learning from uncles, neighbors, and especially his mother. He learned many of the dances in various neighborhoods throughout the former Yugoslavia. In his late teens, Šani performed with Kheljen Roma, a traveling folkloric dance troupe.
CONTACT: Miriam 949-770-7026
Thursday, March 15, 2018
ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARTY
SPONSORED BY: Narodni International Folkdancers
Woman's Club of Bellflower
9402 Oak St., Bellflower, CA 90706
TIME: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
INFORMATION: Singles, couples, and families welcome! Bring a finger food or non-alcoholic beverage to share. Beautiful wooden floor and lots of free parking.
COST: $5.00 members; $7.00 non-members
CONTACT: Narodni International Folkdancers
Saturday March 17, 2018
CHRIS BAJMAKOVICH, ACCORDONIST
SPONSORED BY: Veselo Selo Folk Dancers
Unitarian Universalist Church
511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA
TIME: 7:30 to 11:00 p.m.
INFORMATION: Goodies for the refreshment table gratefully accepted.
Sunday, April 15, 2018
A SPRING FESTIVAL
SPONSORED BY: Westwood Co-operative Folk Dancers
Roxbury Park Community Center
471 S. Roxbury Dr,, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
TIME: 1:15 to 4:45 p.m.
INFORMATION: An afternoon of international dances: air conditioned, wood floor, costumes welcome, pot luck snacks are welcome. Sunday parking: meters are free and residential parking available.
COUNCIL MEETING: 11:00 a.m.
COST: $5.00 donation
CONTACT: Beverly Barr 310-202-6166 Email -OR- Rita Sklar 310-657-6877 Email
Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21, 2018
AMAN OJAI REUNION 2018
SPONSORED BY: AMAN Society
Ojai Art Center
113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, CA 93023
INFORMATION: AMAN Society
COST: $150.00 or $210.00 (see Registration link on flyer)
CONTACT: AMAN Society
Friday thru Sunday, May 18 thru 20, 2018
2018 STATEWIDE FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL
SPONSORED BY: Sacramento International Folk Dance & Arts Council
1123 J St., Sacramento, CA 95814
INFORMATION: Friday: Evening party with live music; Saturday: Workshops, special catered Balkan dinner, evening party with live music; Sunday: reviews, special catered Mexican lunch, afternoon party with live mjsic.
Sunday thru Sunday, June 9 thru June 16, 2018
SCANDIA CAMP MENDOCINO
SPONSORED BY: Scandia Camp Mendocino
INFORMATION: Scandia Camp Mendocino is a week-long camp focusing on the folk dance, music, and culture of Scandinavia, especially Norway and Sweden.
COST: See Registration
CONTACT: Roo Lester 630-985-7192 Email
Saturday, June 16, 2018
NINTH ANNUAL CERRITOS FESTIVAL
SPONSORED BY: Cerritos Folk Dancers
Cerritos Senior Center
12340 South St., Cerritos, CA 90703
TIME: 1:00 to 5:45 p.m.
INFORMATION: You are welcome to bring finger food or non-alcoholic beverage to share with others. Your traditional or special costume will add splendid color to the party. Each group is welcome to perform, lead, and/or request one or more dances (please let us know in advance to schedule your time).
COST: $6.00 per person at the door ($5.00 if prepaid by June 9, 2018).
CONTACT: Sue 562-338-2298 Email
Sunday to Sunday, June 16 to 23, 2018
MENDOCINO FOLKLORE CAMP
SPONSORED BY: Mendocino Folklore Camp
Mendocino Woodlands, Camp 1
Thompson Gulch Trail, Mendocino, CA 95460
INFORMATION: Teachers include Helene Ericksen (Middle East), Cesar & Jocelyn Garfiaz (Latin Couple), Tanya Kostova (Bulgarian), and Shoshanna (Belly Dance). Intimate classes, world-class cuisine, and exquisite nature.
COST: $925.00 - Adult; $695.00 - Young Adult (19-30 years); $595.00 - Teens (13-18 years); Free - Children 12 and under, with discounts and work-exchange scholarships available.
CONTACT: Ilana Stoelting Email
Sunday to Monday, July 15 to 22 and July 22 to 29, 2018
STOCKTON FOLK DANCE CAMP
SPONSORED BY: Stockton Folk Dance Camp
University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA
INFORMATION: Teachers include Aron Alpert, Caspar Bik, Cristian Florescu & Sonia Dion, Joe Graziosi, Roo Lester, and Kay Munn.
CONTACT: Sabine Zappe 408-658-7007 Email
Yearly Folk Dance Events
January, Pasadena Winter Festival, Pasadena, CA
January or February, Chinese New Year's Festival, Artesia, CA
March, Laguna Festival, Laguna Woods, CA
March, Westwood's Camp Hess Kramer, Malibu, CA
March or April, Westwood's Spring Festival, Culver City, CA
May or June, California Statewide Festival, location varies
June, Cerritos Folk Dance Festival, Cerritos, CA
July, Summerfest, Bellflower, CA
September, International Harvest Festival, San Diego, CA
October, Camp Hess Kramer Institute, Malibu, CA
December, Pasadena Folk Dance Co-op New Year's Eve Party, Pasadena, CA
December, Veselo Selo Folk Dancers New Year's Eve Party, Anaheim, CA
End of December and beginning of January, Camp Hess Kramer New Year's Weekend, Malibu, CA