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2019


Narodni Thursday, April 25, 2019
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION AT NARODNI
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 familys welcome! Bring a finger food or non-alcoholic beverage to share. Beautiful wooden Floor and lots of free parking
CONTACT: Narodni International Folkdancers

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Kypseli Friday, May 3, 2019
GREEK BOUZOUKI DANCE NIGHT AT KYPSELI
SPONSORED BY: Kypseli Geeek Dance Center
     The Tango Room
     4346 Woodman Ave., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
TIME: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.
INFORMATION: Greek bouzouki dance night with live music by Igaols, Andreas, and Shaya
COST: $20.00
CONTACT: 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 Salsa 2019 Statewide 2019 Cooking Statewide 2019 Hotels Statewide 2019 Travel Statewide 2019 Schedule Statewide 2019 Pre-Registration Statewide 2019 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 Janie Cowan.
                           We will have village maps available from the Chamber of Commerce for all attendees!
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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Scandia Camp Mendocino Saturday to Saturday, June 8 to 15, 2019
SCANDIA CAMP MENDOCINO
SPONSORED BY: Scandia Camp Mendocino
     Mendocino Woodlands, Camp 1
     Thompson Gulch Trail, Mendocino, CA 95460
INFORMATION: Norway: Dance & music of Telemark. Sweden: Dance & music of Jämtland and Härjedalen. We fill our days with dance and music classes, culture sessions, delicious food, nature hikes, and more. We enjoy after-dinner concerts and evening parties with fabulous live music. Dancers and musicians of all levels are welcome.
LOCATION: From the town of Mendocino on Hwy 1, turn onto Little Lake Road and proceed East about 5-1/2 miles to the end of the pavement. Bear right (see sign) and follow the gravel road (Road 720) about 3 miles to arrive at the Mendocino Woodlands Camp.
CONTACT: Roo – EmailWebsite

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Mendocino Folklore Camp Saturday to Saturday, June 15 to 22, 2019
57th ANNUAL MENDOCINO FOLKLORE CAMP (GRAND FINAL YEAR)
SPONSORED BY: Mendocino Folklore Camp
     Mendocino Woodlands, Camp 1
     Thompson Gulch Trail, Mendocino, CA 95460
INFORMATION: This is the Grand Finale Year. We celebrate our last year with a week of partying like no other. Teachers are Michael Ginsburg (Balkan Dance and Brass Band), Aaron Alpert (Israeli Dance), Robert McOwen (Scottish Country Dance), and Lynnanne Miller (Polynesian Island Dances), Yanika Chemerisov (Belly Dance and morning yoga), and Billy Burke (Folk Dance Basics). Camp band is Souhail Kaspar, John Morovich, Daniel Tuutau, Erik Hoffman, and Bill Cope. Singing is by Tzvetanka Varimezova and Michele Simon.
COST: Adult – $925; Young Adult (30 and under) – $695; Teen (13-18) – $595; and Children (0-12) – Free. Discounts and work-exchange scholarships available.
LOCATION: From the town of Mendocino on Hwy 1, turn onto Little Lake Road and proceed East about 5-1/2 miles to the end of the pavement. Bear right (see sign) and follow the gravel road (Road 720) about 3 miles to arrive at the Mendocino Woodlands Camp.
CONTACT: Website

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John Filcich Thursday, June 30, 2019
95th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR JOHN FILCICH
SPONSORED BY: Ventura International Folk Dancers and West Valley Folk Dancers
     Thursday Club
     5380 Bell St., Somis, CA 93066
TIME: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
INFORMATION: Sponsored by Ventura International Folk Dancers and West Valley Folk Dancers.
COST: $5.00 donation

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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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Brandeis Friday to Sunday, November 15 to 17, 2019
FALL CAMP IN HONOR OF BEVERLY AND IRWIN BARR
SPONSORED BY: The Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.
     Brandeis-Bardin Campus of the American Jewish University
     1101 Pepper Tree Ln., Simi Valley, CA 93064
INFORMATION: Schedule and teaching to be announced.
CONTACT: 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 – 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