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2024

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Stockton Advertisement Sunday to Saturday, July 21 to 27, 2024
 Stockton Folk Dance Camp, Week 1
     University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95211 – 209-946-2285
TEACHERS: Aaron Alpert, Želko Jergen, Ahmet Lüleci, Robert McOwen, Liina Teose, and Kauʻi Tuia.
MUSIC: By the house band (The June Camp Trio): Tom Pixton, Ralph Iverson, and Brian Wilson.
INFORMATION:
     The artists teach the same dances both weeks, but the Assemblies, Parties, and Evening Dancing are different each week.
CONTACT: stocktonfolkdancecamp@gmail.com
WEBSITE: http://www.folkdancecamp.org/
SPONSORED BY: Folk Dance Federation of California, Inc.

Sunday to Saturday, July 28 to August 3, 2024
 Stockton Folk Dance Camp, Week 2
     University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95211 – 209-946-2285
TEACHERS: Aaron Alpert, Želko Jergen, Ahmet Lüleci, Robert McOwen, Liina Teose, and Kauʻi Tuia.
MUSIC: By the house band (The June Camp Trio): Tom Pixton, Ralph Iverson, and Brian Wilson.
INFORMATION:
     The artists teach the same dances both weeks, but the Assemblies, Parties, and Evening Dancing are different each week.
WEEK 2 SCHOLARSHIPS: https://stocktonfolkdancecamp.org/scholarships/
CONTACT: stocktonfolkdancecamp@gmail.com
WEBSITE: http://www.folkdancecamp.org/
SPONSORED BY: Folk Dance Federation of California, Inc.

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University of the Pacific Campus

UOP CAMPUS

Aaron Alpert

AARON ALPERT

  Želko Jergan

ŽELKO JERGAN

  Ahmet Lüleci

AHMET LÜLECI

  Robert McOwen

ROBERT McOWEN

Liina Teose

LIINA TEOSE

  Kauʻi Tuia

KAUʻI TUIA

Tom Pixton

TOM PIXTON

Želko Jergan

RALPH IVERSON

Brian Wilson

BRIAN WILSON


Lark Camp Friday to Saturday, July 28 to August 3, 2024
 Lark Camp
     Mendocino Woodlands, County Road 700, Mendocino, CA 95460 – 707-937-5755
FOLK DANCE TEACHERS: Sue Williard (Balkan), Toby Blomé & Fred Bialy (Scandinavian), Adrienne Simpson (French & Breton), Olga Kirk (Galician), Malaika Fingelstein (Swing), Erik Hoffman (Contra), Cora Hubbert (Salsa Rueda), Elizabeth Strong (Turkish Romany & Danse Orientale), Natalie Nayun (Danse Orientale), Calvin Lai (Middle Eastern Dance).
INFORMATION: CHECK THE LARK CAMP WEBSITE FOR ALL PERTINENT INFORMATION!
CONTACT: Email
WEBSITE: https://www.larkcamp.org/
SPONSORED BY: Lark Traditional Arts

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Lark Camp

LARK CAMP DANCERS

  Lark Camp

LARK CAMP CABINS

  Lark Camp

LARK CAMP DANCE HALL

Lark Camp

LARK CAMP DIRECTIONS

  Lark Camp

LARK CAMP ONE

Lark Camp

LARK CAMP TWO

Lark Camp

LARK CAMP THREE


Kypseli Sunday, August 25, 2024
 Kypseli Summer Panegiri Greek Dance Night
          The Tango Room Dance Center, 4346 Woodman Ave., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 - 818-981-6500
TIME: 5:00 p.m.
INFORMATION: DJ: Drina Johnson.
CONTACT: Josef Bilman – 323-797-0662 OR Anne Sirota – Email.
SPONSORED BY: Kypseli Greek Dance Center

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The Tango Room Dance Center

THE TANGO ROOM

Panegiri

A PANEGIRI


Ojai Saturday, September 28, 2024
 Ojai Day of Dance
     The Ojai Art Center,113 Montgomery St., Ojai, CA 93023 – 805-646-0117
TIME: 10:00 a.m. til 5:00 p.m.
COST: $20.00 full day
INFORMATION: 10:00 t 11.30 a.m. – Teaching and review of dances taught at summer camps.
                           11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch (on your own picnic lunches recommended) with dance requests.
                           1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Dance program.
     Please send requests for your favorite dances to Marshall Cates, marshallcates@gmail.com
     Phone: 626-792-9118.
CONTACT: Carol Smith – 805-794-5512 – csmit2u@yahoo.com
SPONSORED BY: Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.

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Ojai Art Center

Ojai Art Center

  Ojai Art Center

Ojai Day of Dance Dancers


Advertisement Fall Camp 2023

Friday to Sunday, November 22 to 24, 2024
 Fall Folk Dance Camp
     Brandeis-Bardin Campus, 1101 Peppertree Ln., Brandeis, CA 93064 – 805-582-4450
TEACHERS: Genci Kastrati (Albanian) and Ira Weisburd (International).
INFORMATION: Learn about the teachers on the Fall Camp website.
     Fall Folk Dance Camp is even more than great dancing.
     It's a place where you can be yourself, relax, and be happy.
     Spend time with some very nice people.
     The spacious motel-style rooms have heat and air conditioning, and private bath.
     The weekend includes two nights lodging, five meals, happy hour, dance teaching, dance parties, and much more.
     There is no need to bring towels or bedding, soap or shampoo.
     The rooms have heating and air conditioning, WiFi, and private baths.
     Learn about the teachers on the Fall Camp website.
INSTRUCTIONS:
     1. complete the Brandeis Facility WAIVER ONLINE
         Fill out the following:
         Date Attending: Nov 22 2024 (just that first day is fine)
         School/Organization: Folk Dance Federation of California, South
         Then scroll all the way to the bottom to add your Name and Signature.
     2. Download Registration Form (and two Federatiion waivers)
     3. Mail all forms including payment to Kelley O'Neill, 21181 Serra Vista, Lake Forest, CA 92630.
         Completed registrations may also be emailed to dancefallcamp@gmail.com and send payment by Zelle (enrolled as Folk Dance Federation of Ca).
DIRECTORS: Jan Rayman, Sherry Cochran, Lee Otterholt, and Martha Awdziewicz.
CONTACT: Kelly O'Neil – Email -OR- go to the camp's Website
WEBSITE: Fall Folk Dance Camp
SPONSORED BY: The Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.

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Fall Camp Registration

FALL CAMP
REGISTRATION

  Federation Waivers

FEDERATION
WAIVERS

  Scholarship Flyer

SCHOLARSHIP
APPLICATION

  Brandeis-Bardin Campus

BRANDEIS-BARDIN
CAMPUS

Genci Kastrati

GENCI KASTRATI

Ira Weisburd

IRA WEISBURD


Kolo Festival Friday to Saturday, November 29 to 30, 2024
 73rd Kolo Festival 2024
     Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112 – 510-649-0941
INFORMATION: Dancing, vocal and instrumental classes, sing-alongs, culture corners,
     instrumental jam sessions, kafanas, and parties.
CONTACT: Bill Cope – Email
WEBSITE: Kolo Festival

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Croatian Cultural Center

CROATIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER
 

  Kolo Festival Dancers 2023

KOLO FESTIVAL DANCERS
 


2025

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Cerritos Senior Cennter

Saturday, February 15, 2025
 Cerritos Lunar New Year Festival
     Cerritos Senior Center, 12340 South St., Cerritos, CA 90703 – 562-916-8550
TIME: 1:00 to 5:30 p.m.
INFORMATION: Finger foods to share are welcome, but not necessary. A lion dance will start at 12:55 p.m. to celebrate the Year of the Snake. If you are interested in being one of the lions, please let us know.
CONTACT: Sue Chen – 562-338-2298 – Email
SPONSORED BY: Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.

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Statewide Flyer 2025 Friday to Saturday, May 2 to 4, 2025
 California Statewide Dance Festival 2025
     Portuguese Hall, 707 Huasna Rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 – 805-489-6729
TEACHERS: Željko Jergan (Croatian) and Billy Burke (Northern Macedonian).
INFORMATION: Portuguese hall has lots of parking.
     The facility is less than a mile directly off of the 101 freeway.
     There are restaurants in the village and hotels nearby.
     The hall is about 5 miles from the ocean on the California Central Coast.
     Live music by "Chubritza."
WEBSITE: Statewide 2025
SPONSORED BY: Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.

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Portuguese Hall

PORTUGUESE HALL

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Šelko Jergen

ŽELJKO JERGAN

  Billy Burke

BILLY BURKE

  Chubritza

CHUBRITZA


Cerritos Senior Cennter

Sunday, May 18, 2025
 Cerritos Sixteenth Anniversary Festival
     Cerritos Senior Center, 12340 South St., Cerritos, CA 90703 – 562-916-8550
TIME: 1:00 to 5:30 p.m.
INFORMATION: Finger foods to share are welcome, but not necessary.
CONTACT: Sue Chen – 562-338-2298 – Email
SPONSORED BY: Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.

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Plan Ahead

JanuaryWinter Festival, Pasadena
FebruaryCerritos East Meets West Chinese New Year
MarchLaguna Folk Dance Festival
AprilSpring Festival, Somis
MayStatewide Folk Dance Festival
JuneCerritos Anniversary Festival
JuneWest Coast Balkan Music & Dance Workshop, Mendocino
July, AugustStockton Folk Dance Camp
September, OctoberOjai Day of Dance
September, OctoberNorth-South Folk Dance Teachers Seminar, Aptos
NovemberFall Camp, Simi Valley
NovemberKolo Festival, San Francisco
DecemberNew Years Party, Pasadena

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