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Due to Corona Virus, Federation folk dance festivals and weekly classes have been canceled or suspended.

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2020


xxxxxx SUNDAY, March 29th, 7:30 pm-11:00pm
Bulgarian Dance Workshop with Nikolay Tsvetkov!
SPONSORED BY: L.I.F.E. Balkan Dancers Presents
     LA Dancefit Studio, 10936 Santa Monica Blvd, West LA
TIME: SUNDAY, March 29th, 7:30 pm-11:00pm
INFORMATION:Nikolay Tsvetkov is a Professor of Dance and Chair of the Choreography Dept. at SW University Neophit Rilski in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, teaching dance composition, Bulgarian folk dance, and teaching methods since 1992. He is an internationally known folklorist and dance educator and has published numerous articles on folklore and dance of the regions of Pirin and Macedonia, along with the first Bulgarian book to research, analyze and offer dance notations of the traditional dances of Petrich. Nikolay performed with and was a soloist and choreographer for the "Pirin State Ensemble for Folk Songs and Dance" and "Trakia" State Ensemble. Nikolay has performed in over 1000 concerts around the world and his choreographies have been featured in film and television. He has taught dance seminars worldwide. At this year's workshops he will be focusing on the differences in the 16 subcounties of Pirin dance and music, along with some dances from other folklore regions of Bulgaria.
COST: Admission: $20
CONTACT: Sherry – Email

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Balboa Park Saturday to Sunday, April 4 to 5, 2020
SPRING FESTIVAL AT BALBOA PARK FOLK DANCERS
SPONSORED BY: Balboa Park Folk Dancers
     Balboa Park
TIME: Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
INFORMATION: This is the Palm Sunday weekend. Usual guest teacher/s, open dancing, vendors, etc. etc. Guest teacher/s still to be determined. Optional evening workshop/party at Folk Dance Center. in process.
CONTACT: Jeanne Cate – Email

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Cerritos Sunday, April 19, 2020
A Spring Festival
SPONSORED BY: Westwood Co-operative Folk Dancers
     Roxbury Park Community Center, 471 South Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
TIME: 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
INFORMATION: An Afternoon of Internatinal Dances. Air Conditinoed. Wood Floor. Pot luck snacks are welcome. Sunday parking.. Meters are free and residential parking available.
COST: $10.00
CONTACT: Rita Sklar – Email

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Statewide 2020 Hotel Info Statewide 2020 Registration Statewide 2020 Friday to Sunday, May 22 to 24, 2020
CALIFORNIA STATEWIDE FESTIVAL: PASTORAL FANDANGO
SPONSORED BY: Folk Dance Federation of California, Inc.
     Herman Sons Hall, 860 Western Ave., Petaluma, CA 94952
INFORMATION: Featuring teachers Bruce Hamilton, Ahmet Lüleçi, & Gergana Panova with music by Chubritza. Save the date!
CONTACT: Marina – Email -OR- Steve – Email

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Rose Valley June 9 to 17, 2020
2020 ROSE VALLEY WORKSHOP AND PARTY IN KARAVELOVO, BULGARIA
SPONSORED BY: 2020 Rose Valley Workshop
     Village of Karavelovo, Bulgaria
INFORMATION: Daily workshops in Bulgarian dance & singing and workshops in Gaida, Gadulka, Kaval, Tambura, Tŭpan, and Clarinet. Evening parties with local performers, music, and dancing. All indlusive classes, evening parties, lodging, and meals. Karavelovo is a two-hour drive from Sovia airport (pickup on the first and last day may be reserved). Hosted by Nikolav & Donka Kolev.
CONTACT: Email

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Rose Valley July 28 to August 5, 2020
2020 ROSE VALLEY WORKSHOP AND PARTY IN KARAVELOVO, BULGARIA
SPONSORED BY: 2020 Rose Valley Workshop
     Village of Karavelovo, Bulgaria
INFORMATION: Daily workshops in Bulgarian dance & singing and workshops in Gaida, Gadulka, Kaval, Tambura, Tŭpan, and Clarinet. Evening parties with local performers, music, and dancing. All indlusive classes, evening parties, lodging, and meals. Karavelovo is a two-hour drive from Sovia airport (pickup on the first and last day may be reserved). Hosted by Nikolav & Donka Kolev.
CONTACT: Email

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Koprivshtitsa Folklore Festival Monday to Monday, August 3 to 17, 2020
FOLKLORE FESTIVAL IN KOPRIVŠTICA, BULGARIA
SPONSORED BY: Iliev Dance
     Bulgaria 2020 Tour with Peter Iliev
INFORMATION: Sofia, Plovdiv, Veliko Turnovo, the Rodopi mountains: Smolyan / Shiroka Luka, Pirin Macedonia: Sandanski / Melnik, the Black Sea Coast: Cape Kaliakra / Balchik. Several quaint places, hidden treasures of Bulgaria, including Dospatski Lake and Yagodina Cave. Many joyful dance parties to live music with some of the most skilled Bulgarian musicians!. And a discussion of the contemporary Bulgarian music and dance scene, and how it relates to the old village folk culture that we will witness at the festival.
CONTACT: Petur Iliev – EmailFacebook

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Brandeis-Bardin December 4 to 6, 2020
FALL FOLK DANCE CAMP IN HONOR OF BEVERLY & IRWIN BARR
SPONSORED BY: The Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.
     Brandeis-Bardin Campus, 1101 Peppertree Ln., Brandeis, CA 93064
INFORMATION: Schedule to be announced.
CONTACT: Jan & Marc Rayman Email

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