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Koureloudes greek band Joe Graziosi Saturday, February 11, 2023
San Diego Folk Dance Center Joe Graziosi Workshop
     Grossmont Shopping Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Dr., La Mesa, CA 91942 (OASIS Wellness Center)
TIME AFTERNOON: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. workshop, followed by a short dinner break at the food court nearby.
TIME EVENING: 7:00 p.m. reviews and dancing with Joe, plus live Greek music by Koureloudes.
COST: $15.00 general admission / $10.00 Folk Dance Center members.
INFORMATION: The space in which we dance is called the "OASIS Wellness Center."
      The Folk Dance Center put in a brand new sprung wood floor in this large room, and it’s great for dancing.
CONTACT: Mary Marshall – 858-342-5350 -OR- Dave Coughlin – 619-491-0264
WEBSITE: San Diego Folk Dance Center
SPONSORED BY: San Diego Folk Dance Center

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Grossmont Shopping Center Oasis Dance Floor

Kypseli Sunday, February 12, 2023
Kypseli Greek Dance Center presents a Pontian Night
     The Tango Room, 4346 Woodman Ave., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
TIME: 8:00 to 11:00 p.m.
INFORMATION: Regarding COVID and masks, we will follo0w the recommendations of the Los Angeles County Health Department at the time of the event.
     Parking may be available in the lot on both sides of The Tango Room, on the street, and across the treet in the parking lot of the bird seed store.
     Band members are Nikos Sofianidis (lyra), Periklis Katsotis (daouli), and Christoforos Kosmidis (touloum and floyera).
COST: $15.00
WEBSITE: Kypseli for more information.
SPONSORED BY: Kypseli Greek Dance Center

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Cerritos Senior Center Cerritos Lunar Festival, February 25, 2023 Cerritos Lunar Festival, February 25, 2023 Saturday, February 25, 2023
Cerritos Lunar New Year Festival (East West Workshop)
     Cerritos Senior Center, 12340 South St., Cerritos, CA 90703
TIME: 1:00 to 5:30 p.m.
COST: Suggested donation: $15.00 per person at the door or Non-refundable $12.00 if prepaid by February 18, 2023.
TEACHERS: Tom Bozigian and Sheree King.
INFORMATION: Finger foods to share are welcome, but not necessary.
SCHEDULE: See flyer at right.
CONTACT: 562-338-2298 or 562-865-8854
SPONSORED BY: Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.

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Laguna Friday to Sunday, March 3 to 5, 2023
Laguna Folk Dance Festival
     Clubhouse 2, 24112 Moulton Pkwy., Laguna Woods, CA 92637
TEACHERS: Cristian Florescu and Sonia Dion (Romanian) and Asya Gorska (Ukrainian).
INFORMATION: Join us for another fun-filled festival. Workshops, five bands, Balkan and international jams (led by Bill Cope), singing, ukulele jams (led by Melanie Lawson), food, wine, a concert, and more!
REGISTER ON-LINE: On-line Registration
CONTACT: Laguna International Dancers –OR– Marcella – 949-934-8404.
Note: Visitors must call Marcella to arrange entrance to Laguna Woods.
WEBSITE: Laguna International Dancers

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Bill Cope Asya Gorska Florescu and Dion 2023

Narodni Thursday, March 16, 2023
Narodni International Folkdancers St. Patrick's Day Party
     Woman's Club of Bellflower, 9402 Oak St., Bellflower, CA 90706
TIME: 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.
INFORMATION: Can you bring a pie or a tart (small pie)?
     Live music by Interfolk. Singles, couples, and families welcome! Beautiful wooden floor and lots of free parking.
     And Wear Something GREEN!
WEBSITE: Narodni (for more information)
SPONSORED BY: Narodni International Folkdancers and Veselo Selo Folk Dancers.

NOTES: So, it was suggested we have a party.

  1. pi day is March 14 (3.14).
  2. pi sounds like pie.
  3. Many people have pi day celebrations by having pie.
  4. St. Patrick's day is March 17.
  5. We meet on Thursdays, which this year put us meeting on March 16.
  6. Since we are meeting between the two celebratory days, we decided to combine them.

     Thus pi day morphs to St. PIEtrick's Day.

     P.S. March 14 is also Albert Einstein's birthday and we could have thrown in celebrating with German chocolate pie as well.
     (Yes, yes, we know, German chocolate was from the name of a baker [Sam German] who started the German chocolate brand and not really chocolate from Germany.)

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San Antonio Festival 2023 San Antonio Festival Logo Friday to Sunday, March 24 to 26, 2023
San Antonio Folklife and Dance Festival
     Our Lady of the Lake University, 411 SW 24th St., San Antonio, TX 78207
TEACHERS: Ventzi Sotirov, Fusae Carroll, Andy Taylor-Blenis, and Seneca Patino.
     Register online at SAFDF Registration.
     Schedule online at SAFDF Schedule.
     Dance parties with live music by the Csárdás Hungarian Dancers.
     Plus dance performances, culture corners, and more.
WEBSITE: San Antonio Folklife and Dance Festival
SPONSORED BY: Heritage Festivals and San Antonio Folklife and Dance Festival

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Ventzi Sotirov Fusae Carroll Andy Taylor-Blenis Seneca Patino San Antonio Festival 2023

National Folk Organization Conference 2023 Wednesday to Sunday, March 28 to April 2, 2023
National Folk Organization Conference
     Concord Scout House, 74 Walden St.,Concord, MA 01742 and, next door,
     Trinitarian Congregational Church, 54 Walden St., Concord, MA 01742.
     For a complete schedule and to see more information,
          click https://nfo-usa.com/nfo/annual-conference-2023/.
     A hotel reservation block is set up at Concord's Colonial Inn (https://concordscolonialinn.com/).
          To receive the $169.00/night reduced room rate, you must call 800-370-9200 by February 25,
          and mention block code 0323FO.
     Presentations with Tony Parkes, Michael Ginsburg, Jacqueline Schwab, and José Mateo.
     We'll also have our business meeting, reports on new NFO projects, and a taste of Pourparler.
     Dance parties every night with lots of live music!
Concord Colonial Hotel Trinitarian Congretational Church Concord Scout House      There is parking behind the Colonial Inn available to guests.
     Save money by forgoing the car rental and use mass transit to get to the Conference.
     As of November COVID restrictions require vaccines, boosters, and masks, so be prepared for the same.
     This year we are including breakfast and lunch, as well as the Awards Banquet, in the overall registration fee.
     Most evening meals will be on your own and we are developing a list of restaurants within walking distance.
     Registration form coming soon!
WEBSITE: https://nfo-usa.com/nfo/annual-conference-2023/
SPONSORED BY: National Folk Organization.

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Cerritos Senior Center Saturday, May 6, 2023
Cerritos Fourteenth Anniversary Festival
     Cerritos Senior Center, 12340 South St., Cerritos, CA 90703
TIME: 1:00 to 5:30 p.m.
CONTACT: Sue Chen – 562-338-2298
SPONSORED BY: Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.

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Statewide 2023

Friday to Sunday, May 19 to 21, 2023
Statewide Folk Dance Festival "Harbor View"
      Wigwam Hall, 543 Shephard St., San Pedro, CA 90731.
TEACHERS: Bata Marčetić (Serbian) and Joan Hantman (Israeli).
MUSIC: Sans Frontières, Veselba, and Tzidia.
HOST MOTEL: Studio 6 Suites, 525 S. Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, CA, 90731.
          MOTEL PHONE: 310-548-1080 or 1-800-899-9841 (3.1 miles from Wigwam Hall).
EARLY REGISTRATION: Tickets are available at Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harbor-view-statewide-tickets-503119874087).
REGISTRATION: Please download and print the Registration form at right.
                             Complete it and make your check or money order payable to:
                                       Folk Dance Federation of CA, South.
                             Send your form and check or money order to:
                                       Statewide Registrar, Stefanie Holzman,
                                       5702 Kern Dr., Huntington Beach, CA 92649.

INFORMATION: 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).
FORTHCOMING: Parking, COVID regulations, hotels, and optional excursions TO COME!
CONTACT: Diane Baker – 949-244-0666
SPONSOR: Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.

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Statewide Registration 2023


  Statewide Schedule 2023


  Scholarship Flyer


  Wigwam Hall


Fall Camp 2022

Friday to Sunday, November 10 to 12, 2023
Fall Camp
     Brandeis-Bardin Campus, 1101 Peppertree Ln., Brandeis, CA 93064
TEACHERS: Teachers will be announced.
     Fall 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.
     Bring a layer of warm clothes because it may get chilly in the mornings and evenings.
CONTACT: Jan & Marc Rayman -OR- go to the camp's Website
WEBSITE: " target="_blank">Fall Camp
SPONSORED BY: The Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.

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Brandeis-Bardin Campus