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VDR & Friends Special Activities Advance Notice
  • Apr 16 (Fri) - Dance Party in the VDR - 7:30pm - to 11:00pm-ish CDT + Post-Dance Discussion
  • Apr 23 (Fri) - Dance Party in the VDR - 7:30pm - to 11:00pm-ish CDT + Post-Dance Discussion
    • Apr 23-25 (Fri-Sun) - Fri Evening, Sat-Sun All Day
      • Lyrids-Kyklos Festival Online New Item
      • Apr 23 (Fri) - Lyrids-Kyklos Friday Party runs 6:00pm to 9:00pm CDT
      • Folk Dance Festival featuring Tineke and Maurits van Geel teaching Armenian and Roma dances from different countries mixed with some international top hits in both mornings. In the afternoons, cameo workshops covering Bulgarian dances, Turkish dances, Israeli dances, Seated dances, Balkan singing, Instrumental music, and Drumming. Join in the rituals of a spring festival common to central Asia and the Balkans. Try “Flatfooting”, Peruvian, Bal Folk, and a variety of other dance styles. Plus original puzzles & games for adults, daily dance parties and more. Friday and Sunday evening parties with recorded music, and Saturday evening Party with Osem i Devet + Friends.
  • Jul 9-10 (Fri-Sat) - Friday Evening Party - Saturday All Day/Night
    • 42nd Annual Door County Folk Festival Online New Item
    • Live & Recorded Music Parties on Friday & Saturday
    • Workshops, Culture Sessions, Group Discussions on Saturday
    • Collaborating with L.I.F.E. Balkan Dancers of Los Angeles, CA
    • Click for Announcement - Free Registration

 

 

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Upcoming Virtual Dance Events

  • Apr 12 (Mon) - 7:45pm-10:15pm-ish CDT
    • Evanston Monday Night Folk Dancers - Another Oldies Party - 7:45pm - to 10:15pm-ish CDTNew Item
    • Contact: Harry Solomon/Nina Lusterman to get on their mailing list and for Zoom Login Info: emnfdancers@gmail.com
  • Apr 16 (Fri) - Dance Party in the VDR - 7:30pm - to 11:00pm-ish CDT + Post-Dance Discussion
  • Apr 17 (Sat) - Morning - 11:00am CDT New Item
    • Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago) Online Workshop
    • Bulgarian Diaphonic Singing Workshop with Le Mystere de Voix Bulgares
    • Learn about “the mystery of Bulgarian Voices” from the singers of acclaimed vocal group, Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares. During the workshop each singer will present a song from a different Bulgarian folklore region and diaphonic vocal techniques.
    • Click Here to Learn More + Register
  • Apr 17 (Sat) - Afternoon - 1:00pm CDT New Item
    • Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago) Online Workshop
    • Arabic Music Workshop with Simon Shaheen: A Study of Iqa, The Rhythmic Building Block of Arabic Music
    • Iqa, the counterpart of the maqam, is the rhythmic building block in Arabic composition. Simon will demonstrate rhythms from old songs, dances, and sacred song using the oud, violin, or riqq (hand drum)
    • Click Here to Learn More + Register
  • Apr 17 (Sat) - Afternoon - 1:00pm CDT
    • FACONE Workshop TBD New Item
  • Apr 23 (Fri) - Dance Party in the VDR - 7:30pm - to 11:00pm-ish CDT + Post-Dance Discussion
  • Apr 23-25 (Fri-Sun) - Fri Evening, Sat-Sun All Day
    • Lyrids-Kyklos Festival OnlineNew Item
    • Apr 23 (Fri) - Lyrids-Kyklos Friday Party runs 6:00pm to 9:00pm CDT
    • Folk Dance Festival featuring Tineke and Maurits van Geel teaching Armenian and Roma dances from different countries mixed with some international top hits in both mornings. In the afternoons, cameo workshops covering Bulgarian dances, Turkish dances, Israeli dances, Seated dances, Balkan singing, Instrumental music, and Drumming. Join in the rituals of a spring festival common to central Asia and the Balkans. Try “Flatfooting”, Peruvian, Bal Folk, and a variety of other dance styles. Plus original puzzles & games for adults, daily dance parties and more. Friday and Sunday evening parties with recorded music, and Saturday evening Party with Osem i Devet + Friends.
  • Apr 23-25 (Fri-Sun) - Fri Evening, Sat-Sun All Day
    • New England Folk Festival 2021 (NEFFA) OnlineNew Item
    • Music and Song: There is music everywhere! You will find jam sessions, instrument workshops, group singing, and performances of folk music throughout the Festival.
    • Participatory Dance: Yes, online dancing is a thing! The Festival is known for its varied social dance program, which includes: A lot of contra and traditional square dancing, international folk dancing, couple dancing, waltzing, English country, Scandinavian, and more.
    • Much more...
  • Apr 24 (Sat) - Afternoon - 1:00pm CDT
    • FACONE Workshop TBD New Item
  • Jun 4-6 (Fri-Sun) - Fri Daytime, Sat-Sun All Day
    • Regional June Camp Online New Item
    • In conjunction with June Camp: Both the VDR & the Argonne Folk Dance Club will conduct Friday Night Parties
    • June Camp will present a Saturday Night Party
    • Details Online
  • Jul 9-10 (Fri-Sat) - Friday Evening Party - Saturday All Day/Night
    • 42nd Annual Door County Folk Festival Online New Item
    • Live & Recorded Music Parties on Friday & Saturday
    • Workshops, Culture Sessions, Group Discussions on Saturday
    • Collaborating with L.I.F.E. Balkan Dancers of Los Angeles, CA
    • Click for Announcement - Free Registration
  • Jul 24-31 (Sat-Sat) - Saturday Night through All Week
    • Stockton Folk Dance Camp Online (Tentative) New Item
    • Details TBA

 

 
Door County Folk Festival (DCFF) Information
  • Jul 9-10 (Fri-Sat) - Friday Evening Party - Saturday All Day/Night
    • 42nd Annual Door County Folk Festival Online New Item
    • Live & Recorded Music Parties on Friday & Saturday
    • Workshops, Culture Sessions, Group Discussions on Saturday
    • Collaborating with L.I.F.E. Balkan Dancers of Los Angeles, CA
    • Click for Announcement - Free Registration

 

 

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