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2019


49th Annual Laguna Folk Dance Festival Award Call for Nominations 49th Annual Laguna Folk Dance Festival Registration Friday to Sunday, March 1 to 3, 2019
49th ANNUAL LAGUNA FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL
SPONSORED BY: Laguna International Dancers
     Clubhouse 2
     24112 Moulton Pkwy., Laguna Woods, CA 92637
INFORMATION: Teachers: Steve Kotansky (International Folk Dances), Bata Marčetić (Serbian dances).
                           Live music by Maimon Miller & Friends. Singing classes and sing-alongs with Michael Lawson.
                           Informal jam sessions. Parties. Fine catered meals (optional).
CONTACT: Miriam for gate clearance – 949-770-7026

ALSO, please check the flyer for a Call for Nominations for the Southern California International Folk Dance Lifetime Achievement Award!

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Cafe AMAN Saturday, March 9, 2019
TOM BOZIGIAN WORKSHOP AT CAFÉ AMAN
SPONSORED BY: Café AMAN
     LA DanceFit Studio
     10936 Santa Monica Blvd., West Los Angeles, CA 90025
TIME: 7:30 p.m. to 11:15 p.m.
INFORMATION: Tom Bozigian will teach Armenian dance from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. followed by Tom and his Armenjian Musical Combo (Tom - keyboard, Viken - Oud, Kristopor - Strings, Berj - Kanoun). LA DanceFit Studio is about four blocks east of the 405 Freeway, just east of Veteran Ave. Appetizer buffet (you're welcome to bring your favorite dish). The evening includes teaching and live music plus your favorite DJ selections. Tom;s program represents all the regions of Armenia, both eastern and western. He has traveled the globe presenting his workshops.
COST: $20.00
CONTACT: Tom Bozigian – 462-941-0845 or 562-896-5757 – www.bozigian.com

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LIFE Friday, March 22, 2019
SZKOJÁNI CHARLATANS AT L.I.F.E BALKAN DANCERS
SPONSORED BY: L.I.F.E. Balkan Dancers
     LA DanceFit Studio
     10936 Santa Monica Blvd., West Los Angeles, CA 90025
TIME: 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
INFORMATION: Szkojáni Charlatians are from Budapest, Hungary and play Balkan and Carpathian folk dances.
COST: $15.00
CONTACT: Email

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Westwood Logo Sunday, April 7, 2019
WESTWOOD SPRING FESTIVAL
SPONSORED BY: Westwood Cooperative Folk Dancers
     Roxbury Park Community Center
     471 S. Roxbury Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212
TIME: 1:00 to 4:45 p.m.
INFORMATION: The Federation Council Meeting will be in Magnolia Room 130 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
                           Folk dancing will follow in Multipurpose Room B.
CONTACT: Rita Sklar – Email

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NFO Conference Thursday to Sunday, April 11 to 14, 2019
National Folk Organization Conference
SPONSORED BY: The National Folk Organization
     Conferance Hotel: Mariott Courtyard
     1600 N. Freedom Blvd., Provo, UT 84604
          Call 866-913-3773 before March 20 to receive the NFO discounted room rate of $102.00 per night.
          Room rate includes full breakfast in a separate room. Free parking, WiFi, pool, and fitness center!
INFORMATION: All events will be on the BYU Campus with van service provided by the hotel.
COST: $125 for members, $150.00 for non-members. Can't go to the entire conference? – individual workshops, banquets, etc. available at individual costs!
CONTACT: Cricket – 503-314-1524 – Email

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So Cal Folk Fest Sunday, May 5, 2019
SO CAL FOLK FEST
SPONSORED BY: Ukrainian Cultural Center
     Ukrainian Cultural Center
     4315 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029
INFORMATION: Free parking. Live music performances and cultural dance exhibitions that bring cultures and communities together.
COST: $20.00 admission (food and drinks available for purchase)
CONTACT: Cane Carovski – 323-819-1961 – Email

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Statewide 2019 Statewide 2018 Schedule Statewide 2018 Pre-Registration Friday to Monday, May 31 to June 2, 2019
"ETHNIC TREASURES" STATEWIDE FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL
SPONSORED BY: The Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.
     Edmunds Ballroom, Pomona College
     170 E. 6th St., Claremont, CA 91711
INFORMATION: PRE-REGISTRATION FORM NOW AVAILABLE! Click the first form at the right.
                           Check out the draft of the STATEWIDE SCHEDULE. Click the middle form at the right!
                           For ONLINE registration choose Brown Paper Tickets.
                           The Host Hotel is the Doubletree Hilton in Claremont. ◄ Click this link to reserve your room at the festival price!
                           Guest teachers will be Sevi Bayraktar, Yoni Carr, Mihai David, Petur Iliev, and Israel Yakovee, plus Sunday Salsa Rueda with Cesar Garfiaz.
                           The festival band is Maimon Miller and Friends with Bill Cope, Michael Lawson, and Simeon Pillich.
CONTACT: Statewide or call 949-675-2199.

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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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Stockton Sunday to Sunday, July 21 to 28, 2019
STOCKTON FOLK DANCE CAMP (WEEK ONE)
SPONSORED BY: Stockton Folk Dance Camp
     University of the Pacific
     3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95211
CONTACT: Stockton Folk Dance Camp

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Stockton Sunday to Sunday, July 28 to August 4, 2019
STOCKTON FOLK DANCE CAMP (WEEK TWO)
SPONSORED BY: Stockton Folk Dance Camp
     University of the Pacific
     3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95211
CONTACT: Stockton Folk Dance Camp

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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 – co-sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation, South
December, Veselo Selo Folk Dancers New Year's Eve Party, Anaheim – co-sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation, South