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The Folk Dance Federation of California, South, has several publications available. Following are selected resources, some available on this site. To obtain information for items about which no contact details are shown, see our Contact Information page.

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Folk Dance Scene


Folk Dance Scene is the official publication of the Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc. and is published to educate its readers concerning the folk dance, music, costumes, customs, lore, and culture of the peoples of the world. It is also designed to inform them of the opportunities to experience folk dance and culture in Southern California and elsewhere.


Folk Dance Scene Cover October 2016

Folk Dance Scene is published ten times per year, monthly, except for combined issues in June/July and December/January.

Subscription orders and renewals should be addressed to:

Subscription Office
19 Village Park Way
Santa Monica, CA 90405.

The subscription rate is $18.00 (mailed) or $10.00 (e-mailed) per year (additional charges for foreign delivery).

Changes of address and circulation problems should be addressed to the Subscription Office at least one month prior to the mailing date to ensure proper delivery.

To subscribe to Scene, please send your check with the Folk Dance Scene Order Form.


Deadline for material is the tenth day of the month preceding publication. Electronic submission is preferred. Member Clubs that wish to write for "On the Scene" or put an event in the Calendar may do so for free.


Deadline for advertising is the tenth day of the month preceding publication. Electronic submission is preferred. The following rates apply:

   Ad Size

Federation Club


   1/4 page
$10.00 $15.00

   1/2 page
      (6"x3.5" or 3"x7.0")
$ 15 $ 25

   Full page
$25.00 $40.00

Checks for advertising should be made out and mailed to

Folk Dance Scene
121 101st Ave. NE
Lake Stevens, WA 98258

Contact Information

Coordinator: Jay Michtom – 818-368-1957
Calendar: Gerri Alexander – 818-363-3761
On the Scene: Jill Michtom – 818-368-1957
Directory: Steve Himel – 949-646-7082
Dancers Speak: Sandy Helperin – 310-391-7382
Federation Corner: Beverly Barr – 310-202-6166
Proofreading Editor: Jan Rayman – 818-790-8523
Proofreading Editor: Carl Pilsecker – 562-865-0873
Design & Layout: Pat Cross / Don Krotser – 323-255-3809
Business Managers: Gerda Ben-Zeev – 310-399-2321
Contributing Editor: Elizabeth Wayland Barber
Circulation: Sandy Helperin – 310-391-7382
Subscriptions: Gerda Ben-Zeev – 310-399-2321
Advertising: Steve Himel – 949-646-7082
Printing Coordinator: Irwin Barr – 310-202-6166
Marketing: Bob & Gerri Alexander – 818-363-3761


Paul Pritchard and Dick Oakes, first co-editors of Folk Dance Scene

Paul Pritchard and Dick Oakes
First co-editors of Folk Dance Scene

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