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A complete monthly (or bi-monthly) folk dance calendar of events for the Southern California region is available in Folk Dance Scene.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
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 families welcome! Bring a finger food or non-alcoholic beverage to share. Beautiful wooden floor and lots of free parking. Bring your own water bottle. Bring non-GMO snacks. Wear earth tones. ecycle something for our "Free-for-all" table.
CONTACT: Narodni International Folkdancers
Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21, 2018
AMAN OJAI REUNION 2018
SPONSORED BY: AMAN Society
Ojai Art Center
113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, CA 93023
INFORMATION: AMAN Society
COST: $150.00 or $210.00 (see Registration link on flyer)
CONTACT: AMAN Society
Friday thru Sunday, May 18 thru 20, 2018
2018 STATEWIDE FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL
SPONSORED BY: Sacramento International Folk Dance & Arts Council
1123 J St., Sacramento, CA 95814
INFORMATION: Friday: Evening party with live music; Saturday: Workshops, special catered Balkan dinner, evening party with live music; Sunday: reviews, special catered Mexican lunch, afternoon party with live mjsic.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
TAMBURITZANS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Saturday, May 19, 2018
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037
INFORMATION: All seats reserved.
COST: $30.00 to $45.00
TICKETS: Box Office 858-362-1348 Contact: SDCJC.org
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Plaza del Sol
SCUN, Northridge, CA
Thursday, May 24, 2018
David & Golden West College
Huntington Beach, A
Friday, May 25, 2018
Palm Springs, CA
Sunday thru Sunday, June 9 thru June 16, 2018
SCANDIA CAMP MENDOCINO
SPONSORED BY: Scandia Camp Mendocino
INFORMATION: Scandia Camp Mendocino is a week-long camp focusing on the folk dance, music, and culture of Scandinavia, especially Norway and Sweden.
COST: See Registration
CONTACT: Roo Lester 630-985-7192 Email
Saturday, June 16, 2018
NINTH ANNUAL CERRITOS FESTIVAL
SPONSORED BY: Cerritos Folk Dancers
Cerritos Senior Center
12340 South St., Cerritos, CA 90703
TIME: 1:00 to 5:45 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 per person at the door ($5.00 if prepaid by June 9, 2018).
CONTACT: Sue 562-338-2298 Email
Sunday to Sunday, June 16 to 23, 2018
MENDOCINO FOLKLORE CAMP
SPONSORED BY: Mendocino Folklore Camp
Mendocino Woodlands, Camp 1
Thompson Gulch Trail, Mendocino, CA 95460
INFORMATION: Teachers include Helene Ericksen (Middle East), Cesar & Jocelyn Garfiaz (Latin Couple), Tanya Kostova (Bulgarian), and Shoshanna (Belly Dance). Intimate classes, world-class cuisine, and exquisite nature.
COST: $925.00 - Adult; $695.00 - Young Adult (19-30 years); $595.00 - Teens (13-18 years); Free - Children 12 and under, with discounts and work-exchange scholarships available.
CONTACT: Ilana Stoelting Email
Sunday to Monday, July 15 to 22 and July 22 to 29, 2018
STOCKTON FOLK DANCE CAMP
SPONSORED BY: Stockton Folk Dance Camp
University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA
INFORMATION: Teachers include Aron Alpert, Caspar Bik, Cristian Florescu & Sonia Dion, Joe Graziosi, Roo Lester, and Kay Munn.
CONTACT: Sabine Zappe 408-658-7007 Email
Saturday & Sunday, August 11 & 12, 2018
CERRITOS FOLK DANCERS AT HARWOOD LODGE
SPONSORED BY: Cerritos Folk Dancers
Mount Baldy, California
INFORMATION: ALL FOLK DANCERS ARE WELCOME! Cost includes one night lodging and three meals. Saturday lunch: Prepare your own and share if you like. Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning: Easy hiking to a waterfall. Optionally, hiking by your own or stay in the lodge. Saturday night: Dancing and games. Work together for dinner. Sunday: Breakfast and lunch. There is only one men's bedroom and only one women's beroom, so bring your own jammies, bedding, and toiletries!
COST: $50.00 ($30.00 children 12 and younger)
CONTACT: Sign up with either Tong Lu or Wen Chiang 562-865-8854. To carpool call Sue 562-338-2298. Questions? Email CerritosFolkDancers.
DIRECTIONS: From the 210 East Freeway at Claremont, exit Baseline Rd. Go left off the ramp, then take the first right onto Padua Ave. Go right at the light to continue up Mt. Baldy Road through Baldy Village and up the mountain approximately 11 miles. Where the road splits see the gravel driveway on the right to Harwood Lodge and it's neighbor, the Zen Center. (If you've driven past Snow Crest Lodge on the left side of Mt. Baldy Rd. you've gone too far!) Drive up the gravel driveway and park close to the lodge.
Yearly Folk Dance Events
January, Pasadena Winter Festival, Pasadena, CA
January or February, Chinese New Year's Festival, Artesia, CA
March, Laguna Festival, Laguna Woods, CA
March, Westwood's Camp Hess Kramer, Malibu, CA
March or April, Westwood's Spring Festival, Culver City, CA
May or June, California Statewide Festival, location varies
June, Cerritos Folk Dance Festival, Cerritos, CA
July, Summerfest, Bellflower, CA
September, International Harvest Festival, San Diego, CA
October, Camp Hess Kramer Institute, Malibu, CA
December, Pasadena Folk Dance Co-op New Year's Eve Party, Pasadena, CA
December, Veselo Selo Folk Dancers New Year's Eve Party, Anaheim, CA
End of December and beginning of January, Camp Hess Kramer New Year's Weekend, Malibu, CA