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2017


Hess Kramer Friday to Sunday, October 20 to 22, 2017
CAMP HESS KRAMER
SPONSORED BY: Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.
     Camp Hess Kramer
     11495 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, CA 90265
INFORMATION: Teachers are Beverly Barr (line dances), Gary Diggs (August Camp dances and more), Denise Heenan (Stockton Fok Dance Camp dances), and Israel Yakovee (Israeli and Yemenite dances). The weekend includes two nights lodging, six meals, snacks, teaching sessions, review sessions, evening dance parties, happy hour, ice cream social, and if you can find the time, hiking, beach strolling, and other outdoor activities.

COST: $190 per person: Dorm room - 2 to 5 persons (bring bedding and towels)
            $230 per person: Room in Redwood Building - Semi-private bath, sleeps 2 or 3, bring bedding and towels.
            $255 per person: Room under dining hall, semi-private bath, sleeps 2, with bedding, towls and maid service.
            $295 per person: Deluxe room in the Conference Center, private bath, with bedding, towels, and maid service.
            $40 Single Supplement; $50 Conference Center.
            The syllabus is $5.00.
           Give your name, address, city, state, ZIP, home phone, work phone, email, and say whether you have or want a roommate (and their name), are a smoker or non-smoker, and whether you are a vegetarian, plus an emergency contact and their phone number.
CONTACT: Beverly or Irwin Barr – 310-202-6166 or 310-478-4659 – Email

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Ira Weisburd Workshop at Laguna International Dancers Wednesday, October 25, 2017
IRA WEISBURD WORKSHOP AT LAGUNA INTERNATIONAL DANCERS
SPONSORED BY: Laguna International Dancers
     Laguna Woods, Clubhouse 2 (Gate 12)
     24112 Moulton Pkwy., Laguna Woods, CA 92637
TIME: 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
INFORMATION: Ira will be teaching from his new CD with 22 dances which will be available for purchase. All levels are welcome. Your food contributions are welcome.
COST: $10.00
CONTACT: Miriam – 949-770-7026 for info and gate clearance

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Halloween Party at Narodni Thursday, October 26, 2017
HALLOWEEN PARTY 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: Wear a costume for the Halloween Lesnoto. Spooy judges will determinr who gets treats. Singles, couples, and families 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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Ira Weisburd Workshop at West L.A. Folkdancers Friday, October 27, 2017
IRA WEISBURD WORKSHOP AT WEST L.A. FOLKDANCERS
SPONSORED BY: West L.A. Folkdancers
     Brockton School
     1309 Armacost Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
INFORMATION: Ira will be teaching from his new CD with 22 dances which will be available for purchase. All levels are welcome.
COST: $10.00 in advance; $12.00 at the door
CONTACT: Beverly or Irwin Barr – 310-478-4659 or 310-994-0304 – Email

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Kabile at Caltech Tuesday, October 31, 2017
KABILE AT CALTECH
SPONSORED BY: Caltech Folkdancers
     Dabney Lounge
     Caltech Bldg. 40, across from Fairchild Library, near California Blvd. & Arden Rd., Pasadena, CA
TIME: 7:30 p.m.; band starts at 8:30 p.m.
INFORMATION: Free parking on campus after 5:00 p.m. or street parking.
     Campus map: https://www.parking.caltech.edu/documents/35-interactive_parking_map.pdf
     Nancy gratefully accepts your recyclable aluminum and glass.
CONTACT: Nancy Milligan – 626-797-5157 -or- John Hertz – 213-384-6622 – Fran Prevas Email

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Kabile at Narodni Thursday, October 26, 2017
KABILE 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 families welcome. Bring a finger food or non-alcoholic beverage to share. Beautiful wooden floor and lots of free parking.
COST: $5.00 donation
CONTACT: Narodni International Folkdancers

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Veselo Saturday, November 4, 2017
KABILE AT VESELO SELO
SPONSORED BY: Veselo Selo Folk Dancers
     Unitarian Church
     511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805
TIME: 7:30 p.m. Concert; 8:30 p.m. Dance Party
INFORMATION: Donations of snacks to share always welcome!
COST: $10.00
CONTACT: Veselo Selo Folk Dancers

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Kolo Festival Friday & Saturday, November 24 & 25, 2017
66th ANNUAL KOLO FESTIVAL
SPONSORED BY: Kolo Festival
     Croatian-American Cultural Center
     60 Onondaga Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112
INFORMATION: FEATURING: Michael Ginsburg: Balkan Dance; Yves Moreau: Bulgarian Dance; John Morovich & John Filcich: Kolos. PLUS: Tamburitza jam and sing-along; Balkan jam and sing-along; Singing and instrument workshops; Live music all evening with great bands in the dance hall and kafana.
CONTACT: Kolo Festival

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2018


Pasadena Winter Festival Sunday, January 14, 2018
PASADENA WINTER FESTIVAL
SPONSORED BY: Pasadena Folk Dance Co-op
     Scottish Rite Center
     150 N. Madison Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
TIME: 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
INFORMATION: After December 1, 2018, click here for the dance list. Desserts and savories will be provided.
COUNCIL MEETING: 11:00 a.m.
COST: $10.00
CONTACT: Marc Rayman – 818-790-8523 – Email

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Cerritos Lunar New Year Sunday, February 11, 2018
LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL
SPONSORED BY: Cerritos Folk Dancers
     Cerritos Senior Center
     12340 South St., Cerritos, CA 90703
TIME: 1:00 to 5:45 p.m.
INFORMATION: Teachers: Tineke and Maurits van Geel. Finger foods to share are welcome, but not necessary.
COST: $12.00 ($10.00 if paid by February 4, 2018)
CONTACT: Wen Chiang – 562-338-2298 – Email

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Laguna Folk Dance Festival Friday to Sunday, March 2 to 4, 2018
LAGUNA FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL
SPONSORED BY: Laguna International Dancers
     Clubhouse 2 (Gate 12)
     24112 Moulton Pkwy., Laguna Woods, CA 92637
INFORMATION: Teaching by Gergana Panova and Roberto Bagnoli. Maimon Miller will be teaching the instrumental Balkan music classes, his great Garlic Band will be playing, and Michael Lawson will be leading singing classes and informal sing-alongs.
CONTACT: Info & gate clearance: – 949-770-7026 – Email

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Cerritos Festival 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

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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