The Dance Gypsy presents

Balkan dance festivals and other events in California

(between July 31, 2014  and  July 31, 2015)

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This (optional) map includes “clickable” links to the confirmed events. Clicking on a “dancer pin” takes you to the details for that event. All events (confirmed or unconfirmed) matching your description are included (in chronological order) below the map. You may click on a marker or scroll down to those listings without waiting for the map to complete. The back arrow will bring you back to the map.

Understanding the Listings

Gray vs Black? Some listings appear in gray text. This is an intended difference. Gray events are not quite as important as black events. Gray events may be unconfirmed, cross-references or cancelled.

Unconfirmed: A “confirmed” event has in some way been confirmed. We don’t demand a lot for confirmation, but some sort of communication that says to us "yes, that event is taking place on that date!” This is strionger than “Well, there usually are (or used to be) events on that day.”

Cross reference: When a series moves temporarily (perhapsd their regular hall is closed), there is a cross refernce, helping find the actual listing for the day.”

Cancelled: A “cancelled event” appears in places where a dancer might reasonably expect a dance — but there is none. e.g. no dance on a holiday, summer vacation or there conflict". These listings are “lined-out”

The Map: Although the events are listed by date, the map above can be used to identify events by location. When you point at the push pin, the event name appears. Click on the pin and the window will scroll to the speciifc event

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Mendocino, CA: Lark Camp - World Music and Dance Camp (34 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, July 25, 2014 — Saturday, August 2, 2014

— Sponsored by: Lark Camp

Description: World Music & Dance Camp in the Mendocino redwoods. 8 days of dancing and great music. 5 dance floors.

Dance styles include: Balkan Ballroom Cajun Celtic Contra English International S Folk Dance

Venue: Mendocino Woodlands: 39350 Little Lake Road get a map

Price: $624 plus meals.

For more information: (707) 964-5569; (Email): de("mickie", "com", "larkcamp");

Web: www.larkcamp.com

(This event (festival #506) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2014)

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

San Diego, CA: Oktoberfest (57 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Saturday, September 27, 2014 — Sunday, September 28, 2014

— Sponsored by: International Folk Dancers of Balboa Park

Description: Beginners’ Workshop on Saturday and Dance Festival on Sunday in gorgeous Balboa Park Club ballroom. Free dance lessons on Saturday. Line and couple dances on program on Sunday with some teaching. Food available. Many vendors of great crafts, gifts, and rummage.

Dance styles include: Balkan Cajun Contra English Family International Israeli Sc Folk Dance

Venue: Balboa Park Club: 2150 Pan American Rd. get a map

Price: $Free

For more information: (619) 422-1584; (Email): de("gbsham", "com", "yahoo");

Web: sites.google.com/site/cabrillodancers/events

(This event (festival #854) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2014)

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Malibu, CA: Camp Hess Kramer Institute Weekend (30 th annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, October 24, 2014 — Sunday, October 26, 2014

— Sponsored by: Folk Dance Federation of California (South)

Description: This weekend is a lot of fun with workshop, parties, and lots of dancing.

Dance styles include: Balkan Folk Dance

Venue: Camp Hess Kramer get a map

For more information: (310) 202-6166; (Email): de("dancingbarrs", "com", "yahoo");

Web: us.geocities.com/FDFedSouthInc

(This event (festival #855) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2014)

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Friday, November 28, 2014

San Francisco, CA: Kolo Festival (63 rd annual) (unconfirmed)

Multi-day event: Friday, November 28, 2014 — Saturday, November 29, 2014

Description: Two days of dance, singing and music classes, culture lectures, two nights of traditional live dance music in three venues and a Saturday night concert with music and dance exhibitions will immerse you in the Balkans.

Dance styles include: Balkan Folk Dance

Venue: Croatian American Cultural Center: 60 Onondaga Way get a map

For more information: (800) 730-5615; (Email): de("jcduke", "edu", "yahoo");

Web: balkantunes.org/kolofestival

(This event (festival #274) unconfirmed by the Dance Gypsy for 2014)

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