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2019


UCLA Monday, May 20, 2019
20th ANNUAL GREEK/BALKAN CULTURE NIGHT AT UCLA
SPONSORED BY: International Folk Dance Club/Global Dance Club at UCLA
     Kerckhoff Hall Grand Salon
     UCLA
TIME: 9:00 to 11:00 p.m.
INFORMATION: Special guest teacher Joan Hantman (Greek/Bulgarian dance workshop). Tentative: Live music with Balkan Music Ensemble and Bulgarian Choir. Free parking after 8:00 p.m. at Westwood L.A. city parking meters. 7:30 p.m. swing/lindy hop lessons with BDC/SDC.
CONTACT: Email

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Statewide 2019 Shuttle Statewide 2019 Hotels Statewide 2019 Travel Statewide 2019 Schedule Statewide 2019 Pre-Registration Statewide 2019 Friday to Monday, May 31 to June 2, 2019
"ETHNIC TREASURES"
STATEWIDE FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL

SPONSORED BY: The Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.
     Edmunds Ballroom, Pomona College
     170 E. 6th St., Claremont, CA 91711
INFORMATION: PRE-REGISTRATION FORM AVAILABLE! Click the second form at the right. Statewide 2019 Teacher Bios Statewide Interlude Music 2019 Maimon's Sets 2019 Statewide 2019 Cooking
     For ONLINE REGISTRATION choose Brown Paper Tickets.
     The Host Hotel is the DoubleTree Hilton in Claremont. ◄ Click this link to reserve at the festival price!
     Guest teachers will be Sevi Bayraktar, Yoni Carr, Mihai David, Petur Iliev, and Israel Yakovee. Click the flyer at far right!
     Plus Sunday Salsa Rueda with Cesar Garfiaz. Click the flyer at bottom right!.
     The festival band is Maimon Miller & Friends with Maimon Miller, Bill Cope, Michael Lawson, and Janie Cowan.
     We will have village maps available from the Chamber of Commerce for all attendees!
     The Past President's reception will be held in the courtyard of the DoubleTree from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Statewide Salsa 2019 Syllabus 2019 Statewide INTERIM CONTACT: Statewide or call 949-675-2199.

Click the Syllabus (INTERIM) to the right, download and print it to take to the Festival!

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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 – Claremont Pauline Klak, Diane Baker, Marshall Cates, Kathy Draper, Stefanie Holzman, & Darlene Wheeler





Kypseli Friday, May 31, 2019
HOHLAX TRIO AT KYPSELI
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: HoHLaX returns to Kypseli to take you on a unique musical journey, from Asia Minor to the islands, from the countryside to the dark and shadowy streets of Piraeus. Traditional and urban songs spanning 20th century Greece. Plus your disc jockey favorites.
COST: $20.00
CONTACT: Email

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UCLA Monday, June 3, 2019
14th ANNUAL END-OF-SPRING SWING DANCE CELEBRATION AT UCLA
SPONSORED BY: International Folk Dance Club/Global Dance Club at UCLA
     Ackerman Grand Ballroom
     UCLA
TIME: 7:00 to 11:30 p.m.
INFORMATION: Featuring "Swing Inc." (ten-piece professional band with singers). Party: 9:00 to 11:30 p.m. Completing 24 years of free admission weekly lessons with James & Cynthia. Two a capella music performing groups: 10:10 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. during band break.
CONTACT: Email

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Cerritos Saturday, June 8, 2019
CERRITOS TENTH ANNUAL FESTIVAL
SPONSORED BY: Cerritos Folk Dancers
     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 traditijonal or special costume will add splendid color to the party. Each group is welcome, lead, and/or request one or more dances.
                           Please let us know in avance to schedule your time.
COST: Sue Chen – $6.00 suggested donation at the door ($5.00 if prepaid by June 1, 2019)
CONTACT: Sue Chen – 562-338-2298 – Email

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Scandia Camp Mendocino Saturday to Saturday, June 8 to 15, 2019
SCANDIA CAMP MENDOCINO
SPONSORED BY: Scandia Camp Mendocino
     Mendocino Woodlands, Camp 1
     Thompson Gulch Trail, Mendocino, CA 95460
INFORMATION: Norway: Dance & music of Telemark. Sweden: Dance & music of Jämtland and Härjedalen. We fill our days with dance and music classes, culture sessions, delicious food, nature hikes, and more. We enjoy after-dinner concerts and evening parties with fabulous live music. Dancers and musicians of all levels are welcome.
LOCATION: From the town of Mendocino on Hwy 1, turn onto Little Lake Road and proceed East about 5-1/2 miles to the end of the pavement. Bear right (see sign) and follow the gravel road (Road 720) about 3 miles to arrive at the Mendocino Woodlands Camp.
CONTACT: Roo – EmailWebsite

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Narodni Thursday, June 13, 2019
PETUR ILIEV WORKSHOP AT NARODNI'S ANNIVERSARY PARTY
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.
COST: $5.00 members, $10.00 others.
CONTACT: Narodni International Folkdancers

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Veselo Saturday, June 15, 2019
VESELBA AT VESELO SELO FOLK DANCERS
SPONSORED BY: Veselo Selo Folk Dancers
     Unitarian Church
     511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805
TIME: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
INFORMATION: Live music by Veselba. Free parking. Snacks to share welcome!
COST: $10.00 door donation.
CONTACT: Veselo Selo Folk Dancers or Facebook

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Mendocino Folklore Camp Saturday to Saturday, June 15 to 22, 2019
57th ANNUAL MENDOCINO FOLKLORE CAMP (GRAND FINAL YEAR)
SPONSORED BY: Mendocino Folklore Camp
     Mendocino Woodlands, Camp 1
     Thompson Gulch Trail, Mendocino, CA 95460
INFORMATION: This is the Grand Finale Year. We celebrate our last year with a week of partying like no other. Teachers are Michael Ginsburg (Balkan Dance and Brass Band), Aaron Alpert (Israeli Dance), Robert McOwen (Scottish Country Dance), and Lynnanne Miller (Polynesian Island Dances), Yanika Chemerisov (Belly Dance and morning yoga), and Billy Burke (Folk Dance Basics). Camp band is Souhail Kaspar, John Morovich, Daniel Tuutau, Erik Hoffman, and Bill Cope. Singing is by Tzvetanka Varimezova and Michele Simon.
COST: Adult – $925; Young Adult (30 and under) – $695; Teen (13-18) – $595; and Children (0-12) – Free. Discounts and work-exchange scholarships available.
LOCATION: From the town of Mendocino on Hwy 1, turn onto Little Lake Road and proceed East about 5-1/2 miles to the end of the pavement. Bear right (see sign) and follow the gravel road (Road 720) about 3 miles to arrive at the Mendocino Woodlands Camp.
CONTACT: Website

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John Filcich Sunday, June 30, 2019
95th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR JOHN FILCICH
SPONSORED BY: Ventura International Folk Dancers and West Valley Folk Dancers
     Thursday Club
     5380 Bell St., Somis, CA 93066
TIME: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
INFORMATION: Sponsored by Ventura International Folk Dancers and West Valley Folk Dancers.
COST: $5.00 donation

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Stockton Sunday to Sunday, July 21 to 28, 2019
STOCKTON FOLK DANCE CAMP (WEEK ONE)
SPONSORED BY: Stockton Folk Dance Camp
     University of the Pacific
     3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95211
CONTACT: Stockton Folk Dance Camp

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Stockton Sunday to Sunday, July 28 to August 4, 2019
STOCKTON FOLK DANCE CAMP (WEEK TWO)
SPONSORED BY: Stockton Folk Dance Camp
     University of the Pacific
     3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95211
CONTACT: Stockton Folk Dance Camp

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Brandeis Friday to Sunday, November 15 to 17, 2019
FALL CAMP IN HONOR OF BEVERLY AND IRWIN BARR
SPONSORED BY: The Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.
     Brandeis-Bardin Campus of the American Jewish University
     1101 Pepper Tree Ln., Simi Valley, CA 93064
INFORMATION: Schedule and teaching to be announced.
CONTACT: Email

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Yearly Folk Dance Events

January, Pasadena Winter Festival, Pasadena – co-sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation, South
January or February, Chinese New Year's Festival, Artesia – co-sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation, South
March, Laguna Festival, Laguna Woods – co-sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation, South
April, Westwood's Spring Festival, Culver City – co-sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation, South
May or June, California Statewide Festival – sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation, South in alternate years, including 2019 in Claremont
June, Cerritos Folk Dance Festival, Cerritos – co-sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation, South
September, International Harvest Festival, Balboa Park, San Diego
October, Beverly and Irwin Barr Folk Dance Camp at Hess-Kramer, Malibu – co-sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation, South
October, Officer's Ball & Beginner's Festival, Somis – co-sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation, South
October, Balkan Festival, Pomona
December, Pasadena Folk Dance Co-op New Year's Eve Party, Pasadena – co-sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation, South
December, Veselo Selo Folk Dancers New Year's Eve Party, Anaheim – co-sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation, South