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Folk Dance Scene has a monthly (or bi-monthly) folk dance calendar of events for the Southern California region.

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2018


Westwood Cooperative Folk Dancers Loui Tucker Workshop Thursday, December 6, 2018
LOUI TUCKER WORKSHOP AT WESTWOOD
SPONSORED BY: Westwood Cooperative Folk Dancers
     Felicia Mahood Senior Center
     11338 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025
TIME: 7:30 to 9:45 p.m.
INFORMATION: Westwood is having master teacher Loui Tucker teaching in December.
COST: $5.00
CONTACT: Sandy Helperin – 310-391-7382 – Email

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Kypseli Holiday Party Friday, December 14, 2018
KYPSELI HOLIDAY PARTY
SPONSORED BY: Kypseli
     The Tango Room
     4346 Woodman Ave., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
TIME: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.
INFORMATION: Live music with Alekos Galas & Friends. Dancingto your disk jockey favorites. Special treats on the holiday table.
COST: $20.00
CONTACT: Email

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NARODNI Thursday, December 27, 2018
MERRY NEW YEAR HOLIDAY 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
CONTACT: Narodni International Folkdancers

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Veselo Saturday, December 29, 2018
VESELO FOLK DANCE PARTY
SPONSORED BY: Veselo Selo Folk Dancers
     Unitarian Universalist Church
     511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805
TIME: 7:30 to 11:00 p.m.
INFORMATION: Live music by the Interfolk Band at Veselo Selo's annual pre-New Year Folk Dance Party. Celebrate with old friends and new. Fireworks viewing from their lot. They welcome snacks to share. On Facebook at "Veselo Selo Folk Dancers."
COST: $10.00
CONTACT: Veselo Selo Folk Dancers

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Pasadena New Year's Eve Party Monday, December 31, 2018
PASADENA'S NEW YEARS PARTY
SPONSORED BY: Pasadena Folk Dance Co-op
     The Altadena Community Church
     943 Altadena Dr., Altadena, CA 91001
TIME: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
INFORMATION: A Chicago New Year (it will be midnight in Chicago). Music by The Fifth Friday.
COST: $10.00
CONTACT: Marshall Cates – 626-792-9118

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2019


Pasadena Winter Festival Sunday, January 20, 2019
PASADENA'S WINTER FESTIVAL
SPONSORED BY: Pasadena Folk Dance Co-op
     Pasadena Scottish Rite Cathedral
     150 N. Madison St., Pasadena, CA 91101
TIME: 5:30 p.m.
INFORMATION: Music by The Fifth Friday. Deserts and savories.
COST: $10.00
CONTACT: Marshall Cates – 626-792-9118

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Cerritos Saturday, February 16, 2019
CERRITOS LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL
SPONSORED BY: Cerritos Folk Dancers
     Cerritos Senior Center
     12340 South St., Cerritos, CA 90703
TIME: 1:00 to 5:40 p.m.
INFORMATION: East-West workshop by Amet Lüleci and Everen Soytopçu Kiyak. You are welcome to bring finger food or non-alcoholic beverage to share with others, but not necessary.
COST: $12.00 suggested donation per person at the door (non-refundable $10.00 if prpaid by February 9, 2019).
CONTACT: Sue Chen – 562-338-2298 – Email

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49th Annual Laguna Folk Dance Festival Friday to Sunday, March 1 to 3, 2019
49th ANNUAL LAGUNA FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL
SPONSORED BY: Laguna International Dancers
     Clubhouse 2
     24112 Moulton Pkwy., Laguna Woods, CA 92637
INFORMATION: Teachers: Steve Kotansky (International Folk Dances), Bata Marcetić (Serbian dances). Live music by Maimon Miller & Friends. Singing classes and sing-alongs with Micharl Lawson. Informal jam sessions. Parties. Fine catered meals (optional).
CONTACT: Miriam for gate clearance – 949-770-7026

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So Cal Folk Fest Sunday, May 5, 2019
SO CAL FOLK FEST
SPONSORED BY: Ukrainian Cultural Center
     Ukrainian Cultural Center
     4315 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029
INFORMATION: Free parking. Live music performances and cultural dance exhibitions that bring cultures and communities together.
COST: $20.00 admission (food and drinks available for purchase)
CONTACT: Cane Carovski – 323-819-1961 – Email

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Statewide 2019Statewide 2018 Pre-Registration 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 NOW AVAILABLE! CLICK THE FORM AT THE RIGHT . . .
The Host Hotel is the Doubletree Hilton in Claremont. <-- Click this link to reserve your room at the festival price! Guest teachers will be Sevi Bayraktar, Yoni Carr, Mihai David, Petur Iliev, and Israel Yakovee, plus Sunday Salsa Rueda with Cesar Garfiaz. The festival band is Maimon Miller and Friends with Bill Cope, Michael Lawson, and Simeon Pillich.
CONTACT: Statewide or call 949 675-2199.

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xxxxxx 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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Beverly and Irwin Barr Folk Dance Camp at Hess Kramer Friday to Sunday, November 1 to 3, 2019
BEVERLY AND IRWIN BARR FOLK DANCE CAMP AT HESS KRAMER
SPONSORED BY: Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.
     Camp Hess Kramer
     11495 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, CA 90265
INFORMATION: Schedule and teaching to be announced.
CONTACT: DanceHessKramer@gmail.com

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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
December, Veselo Selo Folk Dancers New Year's Eve Party, Anaheim