Monday, February 8, 2016

U of Chicago Folk Festival, Feb 12-13, 2016

On Saturday February 13, there are a series of free daytime workshops in Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL, from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Evening concerts are held in Mandel Hall1131 E. 57th St.Chicago, IL

Workshops include the following dance-related ones:

Scandinavian Dance Workshop with Mary Allsopp & Friends
10:30-12:00, Cloister Club
  Playful party dances, gentle waltzes and lively set dances. Traditionally, the morning wraps up with a Grand March. Partners optional, all ages welcome. Walk-through instruction by John Parrish, and live music throughout.

Waltzes and More Walztes, With English Country Dance
11:30-1:30, 3rd Floor Theater
Putting On Aires will play for an extended time of waltzing and occasional English Country Dances. The workshop will be led by Tom Senior.

Cajun Dance
Noon-2:30, Cloister Club
The Cajun Troubadours will play for a Cajun Dance. Instruction from Noon to 12:30, with the dance to follow.

Morris Dancing
1:30-2:30, Third Floor Theater
Join Pullman Morris and Sword, from the city's far South Side, for a demonstration and workshop on Morris dancing, an English traditional dance done in teams to live music.

Old-Time Barn Dance
3:00-5:00, Cloister Club
The Corn Potato String Band will play for an old-time Barn Dance in the Cloister Club on Saturday afternoon. The dances will be called and brief instruction given.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Balkanske Igre Spring Festival Mar 18-20 U of Chgo

March 18-20, 2016 at the International House at 1414 E 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637 

Friday, 8pm - midnight / Saturday & Sunday, 9am-5pm
Workshops, Party, Culture Sessions with Master Teachers and Artists
Ahmet Luleci, Alex Markovic, Ventzi Sotirov, Chris Bajmakovich, James Stoyanoff, special guest Atanas Kolarovski, & others.

SATURDAY EVENING, March 19, 7pm, Concert & Dance Party featuring the finest live music and dances from all regions of the Balkans and Eastern Europe/Mediterranean

SNOPA! Intl Dance Weekend Feb 19-21 Hudson, WI

February 19-21, 2016, at Camp St. Croix, Hudson, Wisconsin.
The Saturday night band will be Orkestar Bez Ime
Teachers: Patti Cohen, Mark Kanazawa, and Mady Newfield

Registration deadline is Feb 5

Monday, January 18, 2016

EDC Sock Hop II Sat Feb 27, 2016

EDC Saturday Nite Sock Hop II - Rock 'N Roll Dancing, Swing Dancing, Line Dancing @ the SPACE Center

Let Us Know You’re Coming – RSVP to:

What’s a Sock Hop? – Why should I go?

• A sock hop or sox hop, often also called a record hop or just a hop, is an informal sponsored dance event for us “post-teenagers” that will feature popular music and dances of many generations.

• Original sock hops were commonly held at high schools and other educational institutions, often in the school gym or cafeteria. The term “sock hop” came about because dancers were required to remove their hard-soled shoes to protect the varnished floor of the gymnasium. In subsequent decades, with the widespread popularity of sneakers and other types of indoor shoes, the practice of removing shoes was dropped. But the term stuck and came to be applied more generally to any informal dance for teenagers.

• You won’t be required to remove your shoes at this dance!

• You’ll enjoy tunes form the past, present and future as your friendly disc jockey, “DJ-LUAP” will spin music for dancing from various eras and from sources that include computer, smart phone, tape and even vinyl records.

• “DJ-LUAP” will also be there to help you recall some of the line dances, individual dances, partner dances, rock ‘n’ roll dances, swing dances, and mixers that you may have had fun doing long ago, or not so long ago!

(Located on the South Side of Peterson Ave (6000N), just west of Kimball Ave (3400W),
between Bernard Ave (3432W) & St Louis Ave (3500W) in Chicago)

(Parking on Peterson, Bernard and St Louis – By the CTA Peterson Bus stop)

NOTE: EDC’s Regularly Scheduled Friday Nite Ethnic Folk Dance for November 6, 2015,
(8:30-midnite) will also be held at the SPACE Center instead of at the Latvian Center!
Donation: $8.00/person – Bring Snacks & Deserts – BYOB


Join Us on Fridays for Ethnic Dancing
Celebrate America's Ethnic Heritage in Dance & Music!
Exercise Your Body and Your Mind!

Fridays at the Chicago Latvian Association Community Center - 8:00pm to Midnight

Last Fridays at the Southport Performing Arts Conservatory and Entertainment (SPACE Center) - 8:30pm to Midnight -

Contact: Paul Collins
Phone: (847)-846-8139

More Info:

Location Details
Southport Performing Arts Conservatory and Entertainment (SPACE)
3433 W Peterson
Chicago IL 60659 US

Sunday, January 17, 2016

EDC Super Bowl Sunday Dance Party Feb 7, 2016

Super Bowl Sunday Dance Party @ The Chicago Latvian Community Center

Ethnic Dance Chicago & Chicago Latvian Association Present
Super Bowl Party / Dance Party
Super Sunday – 4:30pm – 10:00pm
Chili, Pizza, Snacks, Cash Bar & Dance Party @ The Latvian Center

Super Bowl party / Dance Party

Chili, Pizza Snacks, Cash Bar – Dance Party Throughout the Game

4:30pm – Chicago Latvian Center
4146 N Elston Ave – Chicago, IL 60618

Donation: $5.00/person or Free with a Food Contribution
Pay at the door!
Cash Bar for Beer, Wine, Sodas

Donation: $5.00/person or Free with a Food Contribution
Pay at the door!

Cash Bar for Beer, Wine, Sodas

Bring a Dish to Share - Optional
Bring Main Courses, Side Dishes, Salads, Deserts to Share!

Please RSVP
Pamela Feldman

Chicago Latvian Community Center
4146 N Elston Ave - Chicago, IL 60618
NW corner of Elston (NW Diag) & Hamlin (3800W)

Enter on Hamlin

Street parking on Elston & Hamlin

Additional Parking @ Hollerbach Funeral Home
4024 North Elston Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618 – – (847)-846-8139

Contact: Paul Collins
Phone: 847-846-8139

More Info:

Location Details
Chicago Latvian Community Center
4146 N Elston Ave
Chicago IL 60618 US


SW Corner of Elston (NW Diag) & Hamlin (3800W) - Enter on Hamlin - EXCEPT LAST FRIDAYS