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14 February 2024

Katy Bishop, Editor

Dance Events Coming Up

Thursday Night Folk Dancing - with Gogofski!

February 15, Arlington, MA

Right on the heels of last Friday's amazing Bulgarian Night with Divi Zheni, Zornitsa, and Tatiana, and with March's Balkan Music Night fast approaching, Thursday Night Folk Dancing is proud to join the Balkan Parade of excellent live music.  


We invite you to dance the night away with us tomorrow night for a fabulous Live Music Party with Gogofski! Band members Dave Golber, Gawain Thomas, Henry Goldberg, and singer Kasia Sokalla will give us a divine program of our favorite dances.

Masks are optional (but entirely welcome) at FAC dance events.

-Sue Rose

Monthly Dance Party

with the Flying Squirrel Orchestra

February 24, Belmont, MA

Come one, come all to FAC's Monthly Dance Party on Saturday, Feb. 24! This dance is FREE to all current FAC members, as it immediately follows our Annual General Meeting at 7 pm. If you haven't renewed your membership yet for 2024, no worries - you'll be able to do so at the door or online, and still get in to the dance FREE! (Entrance is $15 for non-members.)

Dance to the stylings of the Flying Squirrel Orchestra and enjoy our usual drinks and snacks, supplemented by some excellent desserts! The Board of Directors and the Saturday night team are thrilled to host this event, and hope to see you there!

-Carolyn Ramm

President, FAC Board of Directors

Mostly Waltz for Boston

Waltz Weekend

March 22-24, Concord, MA

We are excited to offer a special weekend of workshops with dance teacher and historian from New Haven, CT, Susan de Guardiola

The weekend will feature a mix of cross-step and rotary waltz workshops, plus ragtime foxtrot, couple sequence dances, and polka!

Registration is now open and an early bird discount is available through February 29th! See the event page for the full schedule.

Cross-step waltz is one of Susan’s specialties -- easy to learn, yet endlessly innovative and creative for experienced dancers. We hope you can join us!

-Diane Gonzales

Weather Cancellation Policy

Challenging or dangerous weather conditions may sometimes force us to cancel an event; if a cancellation occurs, we will make every attempt to get the word out as soon as possible. Information will be posted in the following locations:

  • The FAC Homepage
  • The FAC Facebook Page
  • Calling the office (781-438-4387) for a recorded message (after hours)


Special Events

Saturday, March 9: Victorian Ball with Spare Parts (Berlin, MA)

Saturday, March 16: Balkan Music Night (Somerville, MA)

March 22-24: Waltz Weekend with Susan de Guardiola (Concord, MA)

Dance & Music Series

Thursday, February 15: Thursday Night Folk Dancing with Gogofski (Arlington, MA)

Friday, February 23: Friday Night Folk Dancing (Arlington, MA)

Saturday, February 24: Monthly Dance Party with The Flying Squirrel Orchestra (Belmont, MA)

Sunday, February 25: Mostly Waltz with Eric Eid-Reiner and Autumn Rose Lester (Concord, MA)

Sunday, March 17: Cut a Rug (online)

Sunday, March 24: Melrose Community Dancing (Melrose, MA)

Camps and Tours

May 1 to 12, 2024: Czech Tour to South Bohemia

June 20-27: Pinewoods International Sessions (Plymouth, MA)

October 2024: Autumn in Bulgaria Cultural Tour with Iliana Bozhanova and Todor Yankov

This week's contributors:

Anna Alter: FAC Program Manager

Nick Bishop: Tech troubleshooter, Updates proofreader

Diane Gonzales: Mostly Waltz Coordinator

Lynne Janbergs: GASP Committee member, Updates proofreader

Carolyn Ramm: President, FAC Board of Directors

Sue Rose: Thursday Night Folk Dancing Coordinator

Marcie Van Cleave: FAC Executive Director

The Folk Arts Center of New England is a nonprofit organization promoting participation in the traditional dance and music of many cultures. FAC sponsors community dances, annual camps, workshops, and other programs in the greater Boston area, elsewhere in New England, and online.

The Folk Arts Center thanks

the Massachusetts Cultural Council

for its generous support.