Related links

Groups and performers

All Girl Band – international folk dance orchestra (Boston, MA)
Always on Sunday International Folk Dance Group (Wethersfield, CT)
Amherst International Folk Dancing (Amherst, MA)
Beth Bahia Cohen – folk music from Greece, Turkey, East Europe, Middle East
Boston Lykeion Ellinidon – preserving Hellenic folklore and traditions
Boston Scottish Fiddle Club – teaching and performing Scottish music (Belmont, MA)
Cambridge Folk Orchestra – international folk dance orchestra (Boston, MA)
Childsplay – Fiddlers, Fiddles, and Fiddlemaker Bob Childs (Boston, MA)
Country Dance Society, Boston Centre – English and New England country dancing
Divi Zheni – Bulgarian Women’s Chorus and Orchestra (Boston, MA)
FAC Friday Dance – international folk dancing (Arlington, MA)
FAC Thursday Dance – experienced-level international folk dancing (Arlington, MA)
Folk Dancers of Cape Cod – international folk dancing (Chatham, MA)
Framingham Folk Dancers – international folk dancing (Framingham, MA)
Gogofski – music from Macedonia and neighboring countries (Boston, MA)
Great Meadows Morris and Sword (Sudbury, MA)
Great Plain Squares – round and Western square dancing (Needham, MA)
Hungarian Dancing in Boston – classes in improvisational couple dancing (Arlington, MA)
Jamestown Scottish Dancers (Jamestown, RI)
Krakowiak Polish Dancers of Boston – performing group
Libana – world music and dance from women's traditions
Ludo Mlado – Bulgarian folk dance troupe (Boston, MA)
MIT Folk Dance Club – international, contra, and Israeli dancing (Cambridge, MA)
Mladost Folk Ensemble – international folk dance performers (Boston, MA)
Monday Contras: Dances at the Concord Scout House (Concord, MA)
Mostly Waltz for Boston – monthly Sunday afternoon couple dancing (Concord, MA)
Orkestar Banitsa – Balkan band based in western New England
Pajdashi – Croatian folk band (Boston, MA)
Pinewoods Band – international folk dance orchestra
Rakiya – performing electric, very danceable Balkan Romani music (Boston, MA)
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Boston Branch
Sayat Nova Dance Company – preserving and promoting Armenian culture (Boston, MA)
Scottish Fiddling – Barbara McOwen’s Scottish music
Seacoast Set Dancers – Irish set dancing (Durham, NH)
Shining Moon – folk dance music from the Balkans and beyond (Boston, MA)
Thursday Contras presented by NEFFA (Concord, MA)
Tom Pixton – musician
Tuesday Night Revival Balkan Dancing (Arlington, MA)
Village Harmony – choruses performing traditional and modern music (VT)
Zdravets, Boston’s Friendly Neighborhood Bulgarian Band (Newton, MA)
Zlatne Uste – Balkan Brass Band (NYC)
Zornitsa – Bulgarian men’s singing group (Boston, MA)

Festivals

BCMFest – Boston Celtic Music Festival (Cambridge, MA)
DownEast Country Dance Festival (Topsham, ME)
The Flurry, a Festival of Traditional Dancing and Music (Saratoga Springs, NY)
Golden Festival – Zlatne Uste’s Balkan music festival (NYC)
NEFFA – New England Folk Festival (Mansfield, MA)
Ralph Page Dance Legacy Weekend (Durham, NH)

Dance and music camps

Acadia School of Traditional Music and Arts (Bar Harbor, ME)
Balkan Music and Dance Workshop (Rock Hill, NY)
Brian Wicklund’s American Fiddle Camp Massachusetts (Newton, MA)
CDS-Boston/FAC Labor Day Weekend at Pinewoods (Plymouth, MA)
Country Dance and Song Society camps (Plymouth, MA and Lyman, NH)
Country Dance Society, Boston Centre camps (Plymouth, MA)
FAC Boston Harbor Scottish Fiddle School (Boston, MA)
FAC Oktoberfest Weekend (Fairlee, VT)
FAC Pinewoods Weekend and FolkDays (Plymouth, MA)
Fiddle Hell Massachusetts (Westford, MA)
Fiddleheads Acoustic JamCamp (Contoocook, NH)
Lavender Country and Folk Dancers camps (Woodstock, CT and Becket, MA)
Maine Fiddle Camp (Montville, ME)
Mainewoods Dance Camp (Fryeburg, ME)
New Mexico August Global Dance Camp (Socorro, NM)
Nordic Fiddles and Feet (Lyman, NH)
Northern Roots Weekend (Brattleboro, VT)
Northeast Heritage Music Camp (Starksboro, VT)
Pinewoods Camp, Inc. (Plymouth, MA)
Star Hampshire Traditional Music and Dance Weekend (Star Island, NH)
World Camp (Rock Hill, NY)

Calendar listings

Folk Dancing in New England – participatory folk dance series in New England
Folk Dancing ’Round Boston – participatory folk dancing within Route 495 (MA)
The Dance Gypsy – traditional dancing throughout the US and Canada

Organization links

Boston Dance Alliance
Boston Intergenerational Dance Advocates
Bulgarian-American Center Madara
Country Dance and Song Society
Country Dance Society, Boston Centre
DEFFA – Down East Friends of the Folk Arts (Maine and coastal NH)
East European Folklife Center
League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling
Massachusetts Cultural Council
National Folk Organization
NEFFA – New England Folk Festival Association
Revels – building tradition through music, dance, and drama
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Boston Branch

Other resources

Andrew Carnie’s Folk Dance Instructions – dance notes and videos online
Balkan Bazaar – clothing, books, and other ethnic treasures
Bourque-Moreau Associates – Yves Moreau and France Bourque-Moreau’s site
California Dance Federation (North) – dance descriptions online
Dick Oakes’ International Folk Dance Resources – dance notes, teacher bios online
International-NewEngland – listserv about New England cultural events
Israeli Dances - the global resource for Israeli dancing
Miami Valley Folk Dancers – dance instructions online; syllabus collection on CD for sale
MIT Songbook – lyrics and translations for over 100 classic folk dance songs (PDF)
Pinewoods International Collection - Tom Pixton’s book of scores for more than 400 folk dance tunes
Stockton Folk Dance Camp – dance syllabi online
Stockton Folk Dance Camp Video Archives – dance videos on YouTube