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Festivals, Camps, Workshops - Resource Links
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Door County Folk Festival 
(Sister Bay, Ephraim & Baileys Harbor, WI)

Wed-Sun, Begins the Wednesday after Independence Day (Jul 4th)

Jul 6-10, 2011 Paul Collins, 
Chicago, IL

Gerhard Bernhard, 
Sister Bay, WI
Chicagoland Spring Fling
2012 TBA Paul Collins, 
Chicago, IL
Chicagoland Fall Ball
Fri Sep 18, 2011

TBA Paul Collins, 
Chicago, IL
Tamburitza Extravaganza 2009
(Chicago, IL)
Oct 1-4, 2009
22+ Bands, Parties, Performances, Workshops with Nikola Krcadinac, John Kuo and Paul Collins Tomi Vucinic
Folk Ball Festival
(Madison, WI)
Usually Begins Friday of the last weekend in January

Jan 20-22, 2012? Michael Kuharski, 
Madison, WI
Thomas Dettinger, 
13th Annual Pourparler
Dodgeville, WI)
Oct 9-11, 2009 Sanna Longden
Balkanske Igre Spring Festival
(Chicago, IL)
Mar 19-21 or 26-28, 2010
n/a John Kuo, 
Morton Grove, IL
Regional June Camp
(Beloit, WI)
June 3-6, 2010 Mady Newfield, 
St Charles, IL
October Folk Dance Camp (Oconomowoc, WI)
Oct 9-11, 2009
n/a Chris Malcher, 
Jill Carlson, 
SNOPA! Winter Folk Dance Workshop
(Twin Cities, MN)

President's Day Weekend - Feb 12-14, 2010

Totino-Grace Renewal Center Nairy Digris or Terry Mc Gibbon, 
St Paul, MN
Jim Kiehne, 
Minneapolis, MN
Tapestry Folk Dance Center - Fall Workshop
(Minneapolis, MN)
Oct 23-25, 2009
with Michael Ginsburg (Balkan) Tapestry Folk Dance Center, 
Minneapolis, MN,
Fox Valley Folk Dancers Workshop
(Appleton, WI)
Sat Apr ??, 2010

Teachers, Musicians TBA Barbara Westhofen, 
Appleton, WI
Patty Scott, 
Eau Claire, WI
San Antonio Folk Dance Festival
(San Antonio, TX)
Mid Mar 2010

Workshops with various teachers, performances, parties Jimmy Drury , Nelda Drury
San Antonio, TX
(Atlanta, GA)
Apr 2010

n/a Liz Nunan, 
Decatur, GA
Annual Golden Festival
(A Celebration of Balkan Music and Dance)

Weekend prior to Martin Luther King Holiday

Jan 15-17, 2010
Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band & Friends - Two nights of Balkan music, dance and border-crossing celebration. Emerson Hawley: (718) 859-4759,
Columbus Folk Dancers - Annual Workshop

Feb 2010

Dance workshop TBA

Leslie Scott, (614) 262-7248,

Lea Anne Sonham, 

International Folk Dance Association of University City (IFDA) 
(St Louis, MO)
TBA John or Barbara Uhlemann, 
Nancy or Rex Couture (314)-275-8228,
Diana or Bill Blanchard, (314)-726-5737,
Detroit Folk Dance Camp
(Dowling [Battle Creek], MI)

May 14-16, 2010

Teacher TBA

New Location! Rick King, (248)-376-6992,
Mainewoods Camp

(Camp Indian Acres in Fryeburg, Maine)

2010 Dates:

Session 1: TBA
Session 2: TBA

Labor Day Wknd: TBA

Kay Demos

Until 08/16/08: (973)-787-4614
After 08/16/08: (207)-935-3901

Chagigah Israeli Folk Dance Camp
(Oconomowoc, WI)
Oct 16-18, 2009 Phil Moss, 
Wilmette, IL or
Scandia Camp
Jun Mid 2010 Roo Lester, 
Woodridge, IL
Balkan Music and Dance Workshop

Late Jun-Early Jul 2010
Balkan Music and Dance Workshop in Mendocino Woodlands, CA.

Mid August 2010
Balkan Music and Dance Workshop in Iroquois Springs, Rock Hill, NY
Texas International Folk Dancers Thanksgiving Weekend Camp
Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov 26-29, 2009
Bruceville, TX

Donna Ellis (281)-277-8418;
Shirley Johnson (512)-257-8853;
Holly Plotner (512)-441-8165 OR:,,

(Hungarian Dance & Music Camp)

Camp Discontinued

See website for special event schedule Ferenc or Mary Tobak, 
Diamond Dance Circle
(Cherry Hill Park)
Washington, DC Area

Camp Discontinued

See website for weekly dance and special event schedule Brandon & Phylllis Diamond, 
Silver Spring, MD
Stockton Folk Dance Camp
Two 1-week sessions,
Late Jul 2010
Late Jul Early Aug 2010

University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA Stockton Folk Dance Camp, 
Tel: (650)-359-9609,
Fax: (916)-488-3897
Idaho International Folk Dance Festival (Rexburg)

End July - Early Aug 2010 Idaho Iinternational Folk Festival,
Tel: (888)-463-6880,
Tel: (208)-356-5700,
Fax: (208)-356-5799
Chicago SummerDance Festival
(In Grant Park, Spirit of Music Garden, 601 S Michigan Ave, between Harrison St & Balbo Dr)
Jul 7 - Sep 18, 2011 (Starts late due to Spirit of Music Garden rennovation) Chicago Deptartment of Cultural Affairs,
Chicago World Music Festival
(At various locations)
Sep 16 - Sep 22, 2011 (Overlaps with Chicago SummerDance) World Music Festival,
Chicago Winter Delights Festival
(At various locations)
TBA Chicago Winter Delights
Milwaukee Holiday Folk Fair (Milwaukee, WI)
Weekend Before Thanksgiving
Nov 20-22, 2010 or International Institute
Tel: (414)-225-6225
Fax: (414)-225-6235
Milwaukee Summerfest
Jun-Jul, 2010 Milwaukee Summerfest Information:
(414)-273-3378, (800)-273-3378
Milwaukee Cultural (ethnic) Festivals
Jun TBA - Sep TBA, 2009

Milwaukee Visitor Information:
(800)-554-1448, (414)-273-7222,

Madison World Music Festival
(at UW Memorial Union, 800 Langdon S, 53706)
No Information

Madison World Music Festival,
Information Desk: (608) 265-3000

Information:  Dan Talmo, (608)-233-5322,

Lotus World Music & Arts Festival
(Bloomington, IN - in, various locations)
Oct 2009 Information: (812)-336-6599,
(Website listing all kinds of Festivals)
n/a, (206)-623-9495
Seattle, WA
Thanksgiving Folk Dance Camp 
(A weekend of family folk dancing, recreation, and fellowship)
Nov 26-29, 2009 Blue Ridge YMCA Assembly in, Black Mountaiin, NC
Glenn Bannerman
Slovene Benefit Society (SNPJ)
(Spring & Fall Workshops)
Spring & September Festivals
n/a David Hornig
Oakmont, PA
(412)-820-8319, or
Montreal Perseides Dance Camp
(Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Camp Discontinued Jocelyne Vaillancourt
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Kolo Festival
(San Francisco, Thanksgiving Weekend)
Nov 27-29, 2009 Asha Goldberg
San Francisco, CA
(510)-652-7859, (800)-730-5615
Manitoba International Folk Daance Association (MIFDA, Winnnipeg)

Spring/Winter Workshop Feb 2010

Fall Workshop TBA Contact:  Jeremy Hull.
Festival of Nations
(St Paul, MN)
(Performances, ethnic Foods, Shopping, Crafts, Cultural Exhibits)
Early May 2010
at RiverCentre in Downtown St. Paul Advance Tickets: At all Byerly's locations and at the International Institute of Minnesota
Buffalo on the Danube
(New Location - Timber Ridge Camp)
Washington DC Area
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 406, 2009 Jamie or Betsy Platt, 
Pittsburgh Folk Festival
(Pittsburgh, PA)
May 2010 ?
David L. Lawrence Convention Center Folk Festival Office 
Julie Rhyner, 
New Mexico August Folk Dance Camp (New Mexico Tech campus, Socorro, NM)
Jul 30 - Aug 2, 2009

Shmulik Gov Ari (Israeli) & Sonia Dion & Christian FLorescu (Romanian)

Dorothy Stermer, (505)-379-6821,
Lisa Bertelli, (505)-983-1310

Autumn Leaves #24
(Nashville, TN)
(TBA) Butch Durst, (615)-298-2483
Janet Epstein,

Mary Lou Durham,
Festival of Greek Music and Dance
Sponsored by the Orpheus Hellenic Folklore Society 
(Chicago Area)
Information TBA John Economou, (847)-729-3406 or
Aranykapu Tabor Hungarian Dance and Music Camp
(Camp Cazadero near Guerneville, CA)

Camp Discontinued

See website for event listings Marjorie Nugent: (510)-553-1597

Laurie: (510)-526-7757
Ti Ti Tabor Hungarian Music and Dance Camp
( Raft Island, WA)

Aug 2009
Teaching/Music Staff Zoltán and Tímea Balla, Erika Juhász, Dűvő Együttes
Hellenic Winter Dance Conference (WDC)
(Boca Raton, FL)
TBA Litsa Ikonomou, (727)-944-2000
World Camp
(Le Center 7400, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Ahmet Luleci, (617)-795-2468,,

Jocelyne Vaillanourt (14)-323-7166

Seminar for Macedonian Folklore
(Struga, Macedonia)
Dates TBA - Camp Discontinued London, Ontario, Canada
Miami Valley Folk Dancers Workshops
(Dayton, OH)
Dates TBA Eddie Cordray, (937)-252-0638,
Ann Mosconi, (937)-299-0522,