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2020


NFO Thursday thru Sunday, March 5 thru 8, 2020
2020 NFO CONFERENCE AT LAGUNA INTERNATIONAL DANCERS
SPONSORED BY: National Folk Organization
     Ayres Hotel, 24341 El Toro Rd., Laguna Woods, CA 92637
INFORMATION: Presented in conjunction with the 50th Laguna Folk Dance Festival. Featuring keynote speaker Janet Reineck of World Dance for Humanity. Presenters are Yves Moreau, France Moreau, Dick Oakes, and Bill Cope.
CONTACT: #nfocont2020 – Website

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Laguna Registration Laguna Laguna 50 Friday to Sunday, March 6 to 8, 2020
FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL – 50th ANNIVERSARY AT LAGUNA INTERNATIONAL DANCERS
SPONSORED BY: Laguna International Dancers
     Laguna Woods Village, Clubhouse 2, 24112 Moulton Pkwy., Laguna Woods, CA 92637
INFORMATION: Teachers include Yves Moreau, Aaron Albert, and cameo teaching by Tom Bozigian and Lee Otterholt. Maimon Miller and Band will perform and Michael Lawson will do the sing-alongs. The National Folk Organization will be holding its annual conference in conjunction with the festival. Live music Friday night, workshops all day Saturday, happy hour with dancing to 50's style pop and rock music, a gala dinner that evening followed by dancing to live music, reviews Sunday morning, a concert after lunch, dancing to live music Sunday afternoon, and Dance on the Beach on Monday after the festival.
REGISTRATION: Use the form to the right or go to www.lagunainternationaldancers.com
GATE CLEARANCE: Contact Miriam at 949-770-7026.
CONTACT: Miriam Kahn – 949-770-7026 – Email

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Beach dancing Monday, March 9, 2020
Folk Dancing on the Beach
SPONSORED BY: Laguna International Dancers
     Crystal Cove State Beach next to the Beachcomber Cafe
TIME: 2:00 pm
INFORMATION: Bring sweater/jacket, blanket/towel/beach chair, flashlight, water and maybe a camera for the beautiful sunset. We will organize car-pooling, call 949-680-9946. Parking is at Los Trancos parking lot (coming from Laguna Beach on PCH, it's the first right after the shopping center. Coming form the north on PCH, it's on the left after Newport Cost Drive). There is a nice concrete path for walking down to the beach, or you can take the shuttle bus for $1.00.
COST: $0
CONTACT: Miriam Kahn – 949-770-7026 – 949-680-9946 Email


Cafe Aman Dromia Sherry Cochran March 14, 2020
Cafe Aman with Dromia and Sherry Cochran
SPONSORED BY: Cafe Aman
     LA Dancefit Studio, 10936 Santa Monica Blcd, West Los Angeles, CA 90025
TIME:7:00pm
INFORMATION: Doors open 7:00pm: recoded music with Drina Johnson. Balkan dance class 7:30pm - 8:30pm with Sherry Cochran. Live Balkan and Greek music at about 8:45pm with guests Dromia form San Diego. Free parking behind studio; street parking in front; additions to the goodie table are appreciated!
COST: $20
CONTACT: Ian Price – Email

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Westside Classics! Mizrachi Night!! Sunday, March 22, 2020
Westside Classics! Mizrachi Night!!
SPONSORED BY: Joan Hantman
     LA Dancefit Studios, 10936 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
TIME: 7:30pm - 8:15pm: Beginners Teaching, 8:15pm - 9:00pm: Open Dancing & Teaching, 9:00pm - 11:00pm: Open Dancing
INFORMATION: Enjoy an eventing of classic Israeli debka and Yemenite dances, designed the way it used to be!
COST: $10
CONTACT: 617-893-2399 – Joan Hantman – Email

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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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Cerritos Sunday, May 3, 2020
11th ANNUAL FESTIVAL AT CERRITOS FOLK DANCERS
SPONSORED BY: Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.
     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 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 suggested donation at the door; $5.00 if prepaid by April 26, 2020.
CONTACT: Sue Chen – 562-338-2298 – 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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