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Statewide 2019

The Folk Dance Federation, South, Inc. holds a Statewide Folk Dance Festival on a bi-annual basis. The alternate years are hosted by the Folk Dance Federation of California, Inc. (North).

The 2019 Statewide Folk Dance Festival, "Ethnic Treasures" (click on flyer above), will be held at the Edmunds Ballroom on the Pomona College Campus, 170 E. 6th St., Claremont, CA 91711, on May 31st to June 2nd. Instruction and parties will take place in the beautiful Ballroom, which is located in the Smith Campus Center of Pomona College in Claremont.

There will be cameo teaching appearances by Sevi Bayraktar, Mihai David, Petur Iliev, and Israel Yakovee, plus Sunday Salsa Rueda with Cesar Garfiaz.

The musicians this year will be Maimon Miller and Friends!

The Host Hotel is the Doubletree Hilton in Claremont. Click this link to reserve your room at the festival price. The Doubletree has made available rooms for $139.00 per night. A limited number of rooms are available at this rate; rooms must be booked by April 30. Festival guests may select rooms with one king bed or two double beds. Grounds include a lovely pool in a garden setting and free parking. The Doubletree Hilton is about a mile from Edmunds Ballroom, and the complimentary hotel van will be available to shuttle out-of-town guests on a limited basis. The festival rate is available from Thursday May 30 through Monday June 3rd for visitors who want to extend their vacations to enjoy local attractions

Conveniently, Ontario International Airport is only 11 miles from the Doubletree Hilton in Claremont. Whether arrival is by airplane, bicycle, stage coach, or Chevy Volt, the Folkdance Federation of California, South, welcomes NFO members to Statewide 2019!

Need more information? Click Statewide or call 949 675-2199.



Past Statewide Festivals 1985 Statewide

For an interesting look at past Statewide festivals, click Statewide: 42 Years and Counting.

Larry Getchel wrote them and they include scans of program covers and information about each festival from 1946 through 1987.


Past Statewide Festival Chairpersons

1946 – Ojai David Young
1947 – Fresno Thelma Denning
1948 – Fresno Paul O'Brynne
1949 – Santa Barbara         Bill Herlow
1950 – Monterey Ace Smith & Chuck Reed
1951 – Santa Barbara Bill Herlow
1952 – Oakland Leonard Murphy
1953 – Fresno Wait McGugln
1954 – Long Beach Leonard Murphy
1955 – Sacramento John Moore
1956 – Fresno Marjorie Widman
1957 – San Diego Vivian Woll
1958 – San Francisco Virginia Wilder & Bill Leonard
1959 – Bakersfield Wilma Uindscott
1960 – Long Beach Lilly Lee & Marion Wilson
1961 – San Jose Ken Stevens
1962 – Fresno Mary Springs & Jim Scott
1963 – Santa Monica Lisa Barnett
1964 – San Jose Jack Stankey
1965 – San Diego Vivian Woll
1966 – San Jose Jack Stankey
1967 – Long Beach Ed Feldman & Alice Gabrielson
1968 – Oakland Jules DiCicco
1969 – San Diego Alice Hauserman
1970 – San Jose Jules DiCicco
1971 – Santa Monica Avis Tarvin
1972 – Sacramento Bruce Mitchell
1973 – San Diego Vivian Woll
1974 – San Jose Elmer Riba
1975 – Santa Maria Audrey Silva
1976 – Hayward Ruth Melville
1977 – Santa Monica Sheila Ruby
1978 – Oakland Phyllis Olsen
1979 – San Diego Vivian Woll & Evelyn Prewett
1980 – Fresno Frank Bacher
1981 – Santa Maria Audrey Silva
1982 – Concord Phyllis Olsen & Burt Sholin
1983 – Ventura Walt Metcalf & Alex Sheyday
1984 – Sacramento Oscar Faoro & John Alfors
1985 – Santa Barbara Steve Davis
1986 – Santa Rosa Frank Bacher
1987 – Pasadena Lila Aurich & Dorothy Daw
1988 – Palo Alto Oscar Faoro & Bill Leonard
1989 – Ventura Walt Metcalf
1990 – Fresno Frances Ajoian
1991 – Culver City Marshall Cates
1992 – Dublin Millie Von Konsky
1993 – Arcadia Marshall Cates
1994 – San Mateo Denise Heenan & Andy Kocsmar
1995 – Ojai Steve Davis
1996 – San Francisco Bill Lidicker & Louise Lidicker
1997 – Whittier Richard Duree & Julith Neff
1998 – San Francisco Carlos Ruling
1999 – San Diego Renee Fryl
2000 – Fresno Frances Ajoian, Jeanette Abrahamian, Gary Hughes, & Kathy Hindman
2001 – Las Vegas Richard Killian
2002 – Rocklin Bruce Mitchell
2003 – Pasadena Marshall Cates
2004 – Modesto Barbara Summers & Floyd Davis
2005 – Palm Springs Sylvia Stachura, Julith Neff, & Michelle Sandler
2006 – San Jose Marion Earl
2007 – Oxnard Valerie Daley
2008 – Placerville Teddy Wolterbeek
2009 – San Diego Georgina Sham
2010 – Sonoma Gary Anderson
2011 – Solvang Marsha Fenner
2012 – San Jose Ellie Weiner
2013 – Santa Barbara Marshall Cates
2014 – Redding Julie East & Lenore Frigo
2015 – San Diego Georgina Sham
2016 – Albany Marija Hillis & Bill Lidicker
2017 – Reseda Marshall Cates
2018 – Sacramento Barbara Bevan
2019 – Pomona Pauline Klak, Diane Baker, Marshall Cates, Kathy Draper, Stefanie Holzman, & Darlene Wheeler