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2019


xxxxxx Friday, December 13, 2019
HOLIDAY PARTY WITH ALEX GALAS AND FRIENDS AT KYPSELI GREEK DANCE CENTER
SPONSORED BY: Kypseli Greek Dance Center
     The Tango Room, 4346 Woodman Ave., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
TIME: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.
INFORMATION: Special treats on their holiday table. D.J. dance favorites.
COST: $25.00
CONTACT: Email

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Cafe Aman Saturday, December 14, 2019
END-OF-YEAR PARTY AT CAFÉ AMAN
SPONSORED BY: Café AMAN
     LA Dancefit Studio, 10936 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025
TIME: Bonnie Tucker teaching Bulgarian and Macedonian dances at 7:30 p.m. with live Bulgarian, Macedonian, and Greek music following
INFORMATION: Music by Sto Horio and Veselba. Additions to the refreshment table are always welcome.
COST: $20.00
CONTACT: Ian Price – Email

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Westside Classics Sunday, December 15, 2019
WESTSIDE CLASSICS! ISRAELI DANCE 80's NIGHT
     LA Dancefit Studio, 10936 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025
TIME: 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. beginners teaching; 8:15 to 9:00 p.m. open dancing and teaching; 9:00 to 11:00+ open dancing.
INFORMATION: Enjoy an evening of classic Israeli dances, designed the way it used to be!
COST: $10.00
CONTACT: Joan Hantman – 617-893-2399 – Email

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Narodni Thursday, December 26, 2019
MANY HOLIDAY 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: 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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Pasadena Tuesday, December 31, 2019
NEW YEAR'S EVE CHICAGO STYLE FOLK DANCE PARTY AT PASADENA FOLK DANCE CO-OP
SPONSORED BY: Pasadena Folk Dance Co-op
     Altadena Community Church, 943 E. Altadena Dr., Altadena, CA 91001
TIME: 7:00 to 10:30 p.m.
INFORMATION: The Pasadena Folk Dance Co-op invites you to come dance with them on New Year's Eve. They will conclude a half hour after New Year's in Chicago! Refreshments and POTLUCK goodie table. Featuring the Fifth Friday Band and an all request program.
COST: $10.00
CONTACT: Website

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Tuesday Gypsies Tuesday, December 31, 2019
NEW YEAR'S EVE FOLK DANCE PARTY AT TUESDAY GYPSIES
SPONSORED BY: Tuesday Gypsies
     Culver City Masonic Lodge, 9635 Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
TIME: 7:45 to ??? p.m./a.m.
INFORMATION: POTLUCK snacks are welcome! The dance program will be mostly requests – the more you have, the more we will put on the program (as long as we have it in our laptop).
COST: $10.00
CONTACT: Asako Oshiro – Email

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Veselo Tuesday, December 31, 2019
NEW YEAR'S EVE FOLK DANCE PARTY AT VESELO SELO
SPONSORED BY: Veselo Selo Folk Dancers
     Unitarian Church, 511 S. Harbro Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805
TIME: 7:30 p.m. > after midnight
INFORMATION: Live music by Interfolk Band. Come celebrate with old friends and new. Fireworks viewing from our lot! We welcome snacks to share.
COST: $15.00
CONTACT: www.veseloselofolkdancers.com – On Facebook: "Veselo Selo Folk Dancers"

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2020


Pasadena Sunday, January 12, 2020
WINTER FESTIVAL AT PASADENA FOLK DANCE CO-OP
SPONSORED BY: Pasadena Folk Dance Co-op
     Pasadena Scottish Rite Center, 150 N. Madison St., Pasadena, CA 91101
TIME: 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
INFORMATION: Music by Fifth Friday. Desserts and savories. POTLUCK.
COST: $10.00
CONTACT: 626-808-0361

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Cerritos Sunday, February 2, 2020
LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL AND EAST-WEST WORKSHOP 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: Teaching by Daniela Ivanova-Nyberg and Sue Chen & Wen Chiang. Finger foods to share are welcome, but not necessary.
COST: $15.00 suggested donation at the door; $12.00 if prepaid by January 25, 2020.
CONTACT: Sue Chen – 562-338-2298 – Email

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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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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!. My discussion of the contemporary Bulgarian music and dance scene, and how it relates to the old village folk culture 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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