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Veselo Festival 2021:   Jan. 30-31, stay tuned for details but mark your calendar now!

Past Veselo Festivals

Balkanalia:   CANCELLED for 2020

News & Events

Virtual Dancing in the Time of Coronavirus

Every night of the week

Fabulous Calendar here

(be sure you are in Pacific Time Zone):


If you hear of a virtual dance or an update to what's listed below, please email me (Sally) at I can't promise this will be up-to-date or accurate but will do my best!

Mondays, 6-7:45 Pacific Time, Evanston (IL) Monday Night Folk Dancers, Zoom

Mondays, May 25 and beyond, 4:00 Pacific Time, Balkan Romani dance classes with Alex Markovic. Facebook event page:

Pre-registration required:
Suggested donation $15/class. Paypal, or donate here:

Tuesdays, 11:30-1:30 AM Pacific Time, Israeli Dance Party with Roberto Bagnoli in English & Italian, requests. Every week for foreseeable future. Zoom ID 688 524 960.

Tuesdays, 5:00 pm, Hoolyeh Folk Dancing (Corvallis/Albany) on Zoom. Meeting ID# 677 471 718, password: Hoolyeh

Tuesdays, 5-7 pm Pacific time, San Antonio Folk Dancers on Zoom Click here to enter the Zoom dancing

Meeting ID: 430 250 629
Password: 959427

Wednesdays, 6:00 Pacific Time, Laguna Folk Dancers (California). Zoom ID# 973 571 5210; password 323823

Wednesdays, 7:00 pm Pacific Time, folk dance with Surrey (British Columbia) International Folk Dancers. Each dance gets a quick-teach. Zoom ID# 830 645 734; password 147481

Wednesdays, 7:00 Dromeno live on FB. Go to Ruth Hunter's FB page.

Thursdays, 11:30 AM Pacific Time, Balkan request dancing with Roberto Bagnoli, in English & Italian, Zoom ID 267 833 855. Every week.

Thursdays, 4:00 pm Pacific Time, Bulgarian Dance Class with Cathie Springer, email for further info.

Meeting ID: 344 610 9511
Password: 426121
Thursdays, 5-6 PM Pacific time, 4 weeks in a row, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11 classes with Michael Ginsburg. Fundraiser for EEFC. Must preregister at

$15/class or $50 for all. Info at


Thursdays, 7:00 pm Pacific Time, Stacy Rose (Coos Bay) leads beginner-level folk dances, preceding each with a quick-teach. This is on Facebook Live.

You may have to go to your own FB page and do a search for Stacy Rose Live.

Fridays, 8-10 pm Pacific Time, L.I.F.E. Balkan Dancers on Zoom. Contact Sherry by e-mail for the private link (, before noon on Friday. Teaching videos & more at

Saturdays, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Pacific Time, Dance and more at Folk Arts Center of New England (  Enter Zoom meetings through the FACONE website. May 30 Erica Goldman (Israeli workshop); June 6 Gary & Susan Lind-Sinanian (Armenian workshop); June 13 Review with the recent teachers. All info at


Sunday May 31, 8:00-11:00 AM Pacific Time, Balkan Virtual Party (requests) with Roberto Bagnoli in English & Italian, Zoom ID 312 594 1469. This event every other Sunday for foreseeable future (June 14, June 28. . . )

Saturday, May 30, 3:00-6:00 pm Pacific time, Peninsula Folk Dance Council (San Francisco Bay area) hosts a dance party on both Zoom and Facebook. No teaching, just lots of fun dancing. Send requests or ask questions at For Zoom on computer:

On phone, with Zoom app: Meeting ID # 600 066 908

On Facebook:


Saturday, May 30, 6:30-8:30 pm Pacific Time, International Folk Dancers Association of University City (St. Louis, MO) hosts a virtual dance party on Zoom.

The Zoom Link is

Sundays, 6:00 Pacific Time, Laguna Folk Dancers (California). Zoom ID# 973 571 5210; password 323823

Dale Adamson (Surrey, British Columbia) has a huge list and calendar of virtual events to “attend” and also several lists of folk dance videos to help you get your folk dance fix. Her list is much more inclusive than this one. Check it out!

Hundreds of YouTubes of international folk dances for you to dance along with, posted by Henry Temchin:

July 11-18, Virtual Stockton Folk Dance Camp! Watch for details.


Got kids who wanna dance?

Dancin' Deborah, Wednesdays at 1:00 Pacific Time, 30 minutes of kid-friendly dances, all taught and led on Facebook Live at Dancing Well: The Soldier Project.

Kid-friendly dance-along videos on YouTube channel


Adaptive international folk dancing at home - for the differently abled who love to dance!  Brought to you by Helen Winkler:

End of listing for Virtual Events, updated 5/29/2020


Calendar of Balkan Events

OnDit - Oregon Folk Dance News

Eugene Folk Dancers: Tuesdays 7:30-9:30 pm at Identity Dance Studio, 1479 Mohawk Blvd, Springfield, OR.  (Next door to Harbor Freight, on north side) No street shoes. CANCELLED FOR UNTIL IT IS DEEMED SAFE TO RESUME MEETING.

Info about Eugene Folk Dancers:

NW FolkDance Events

Northwest Balkan Events email list

Moveable Feet - Creswell Community Dance

Corvallis Folk Dancers, 2nd Monday monthly, 6:30-9:30, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle Blvd, info capeblanco (at)

Salem folk dancers, Wednesdays, info

Romanian folk dress textile exhibit at Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA, featuring Ron Wixman's collection. Preview/opening March 14 includes an informative talk by Ron on Romanian Village Life and Women's Costumes, followed by a reception with Romanian music. Info and schedule:

Maryhill Museum currently closed due to virus.