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2018


Mendocino 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

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Colors of Danc Sunday, June 24, 2018
COLORS OF DANCE
SPONSORED BY: Patille Dance Studio
     Lanterman Auditorium
     4491 Cornishon Ave., La Cañada, CA 91011
TIME: 5:00 p.m.
INFORMATION: Dance instructors and choreographers are Patille and Cynthia Albarian.
CONTACT: Patille for tickets or info – 626-379-4151

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Caltech Tuesday, June 26, 2018
BULGARIAN DANCING AT CALTECH
SPONSORED BY: Caltech Folkdancers
     Dabney Lounge
      On the Caltech campus near California Blvd. and Arden Rd., Pasadena, CA
TIME: 7:30 - dance lesson; 8:30 - band starts
INFORMATION: Bulgarian dancing with music by Tzvetanaka Varimezova (vocals) and Ivan Varimezov (bagpipe)
COST: Free (Donations accepted)
CONTACT: John Hertz – 213-384-6622 or Nancy Milligan – 626-797-5157 or franprevas@yahoo.com

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Stockton Stockton 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

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Kypseli Friday, July 20, 2018
GREEK REBETIKO TRIO AT KYPSELI
SPONSORED BY: Kypseli Greek Dance Center
     The Tango Room
     4346 Woodman Ave., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
TIME: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.
INFORMATION: Dimitris, with his bouzouki and Taso, with his guitar, have entertained us several times. Back by popular demand, they will be joined by Alexis Cohen for an evening of Rebetika, a musical genre that developed in Greece's port cities during the 1930s through the 1950s. Their replertoire also includes a wide variety of bouzoukia and Greek pouplar music for dancing.
COST: $20.00
CONTACT: Kypseli Greek Dance Center

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Harwood LodgeCerritos at Harwood Lodge Saturday & Sunday, August 11 & 12, 2018
CERRITOS FOLK DANCERS AT HARWOOD LODGE
SPONSORED BY: Cerritos Folk Dancers
     Harwood Lodge
     Mount Baldy, California
INFORMATION: ALL FOLK DANCERS ARE WELCOME! Cost includes one night lodging and three meals. Saturday lunch: Prepare your own and share if you like. Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning: Easy hiking to a waterfall. Optionally, hiking by your own or stay in the lodge. Saturday night: Dancing and games. Work together for dinner. Sunday: Breakfast and lunch. There is only one men's bedroom and only one women's beroom, so bring your own jammies, bedding, and toiletries!
DIRECTIONS: From the 210 East Freeway at Claremont, exit Baseline Rd. Go left off the ramp, then take the first right onto Padua Ave. Go right at the light to continue up Mt. Baldy Road through Baldy Village and up the mountain approximately 11 miles. Where the road splits see the gravel driveway on the right to Harwood Lodge and it's neighbor, the Zen Center. (If you've driven past Snow Crest Lodge on the left side of Mt. Baldy Rd. you've gone too far!) Drive up the gravel driveway and park close to the lodge.
COST: $50.00 ($30.00 children 12 and younger)
CONTACT: Sign up with either Tong Lu or Wen Chiang – 562-865-8854. To carpool call Sue – 562-338-2298. Questions? Email CerritosFolkDancers.

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2019


xxxxxx Saturday, February 16, 2019
CERRITOS LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL
SPONSORED BY: Cerritos Folk Dancers
     Cerritos Senior Center
     12340 South St., Cerritos, CA 90703
TIME: 1:00 to 5:40 p.m.
INFORMATION: East-West workshop by Amet Lüleci and Everen Soytopçu Kiyak. You are welcome to bring finger food or non-alcoholic beverage to share with others, but not necessary.
COST: $12.00 suggested donation per person at the door (non-refundable $10.00 if prpaid by February 9, 2019).
CONTACT: Sue Chen – 562-338-2298 – Email

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xxxxxx Saturday, June 8, 2019
CERRITOS TENTH ANNUAL FESTIVAL
SPONSORED BY: Cerritos Folk Dancers
     Cerritos Senior Center
     12340 South St., Cerritos, CA 90703
TIME: 1:00 to 5:40 p.m.
INFORMATION: You are welcome to bring finger food or non-alcoholic beverage to share with others. YOUR traditijonal or special costume will add splendid color to the party. Each group is welcome, lead, and/or request one or more dances. Please let us know in avance to schedule your time.
COST: Sue Chen – $6.00 suggested donation at the door ($5.00 if prepaid by June 1, 2019)
CONTACT: Sue Chen – 562-338-2298 – Email

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Yearly Folk Dance Events

January, Pasadena Winter Festival, Pasadena – co-sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation, South
January or February, Chinese New Year's Festival, Artesia – co-sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation, South
March, Laguna Festival, Laguna Woods – co-sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation, South
April, Westwood's Spring Festival, Culver City – co-sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation, South
May or June, California Statewide Festival – sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation, South in alternate years, including 2019 in Claremont
June, Cerritos Folk Dance Festival, Cerritos – co-sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation, South
September, International Harvest Festival, Balboa Park, San Diego
October, Beverly and Irwin Barr Folk Dance Camp at Hess-Kramer, Malibu – co-sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation, South
October, Officer's Ball & Beginner's Festival, Somis – co-sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation, South
October, Balkan Festival, Pomona
December, Pasadena Folk Dance Co-op New Year's Eve Party, Pasadena
December, Veselo Selo Folk Dancers New Year's Eve Party, Anaheim