The Folk Dance Council of the Delaware Valley

FDC-sponsored Events in 2019
There'll be more coming; check back later!

Tuesdays: Oct-Mar Lloyd Hall Recreation Center, near the Art Museum in Philadelphia

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Tuesdays: Apr-Sept

Commodore Barry Arts and Culture Center, in Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia

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April 7, 2019
2:00-7:00 PM




Philly BalkanFest!

Continuous live music, dance workshops, food trucks, and more, featuring performances by Ajde, Dolunay,
Max's New Hat, Philadelphia Women's Slavic Ensemble, Raya Brass Band, Svitanya, and West Philadelphia Orchestra.

The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA.

Sponsors: Folk Dance Council of the Delaware Valley, Fly Bottle Records


Saturday, June 8, 2019
2-5 PM, potluck at 5 PM



Annual Summer Music & Dance Party at Peggy & Ret's Barn

Bring a dish to share if you are staying for supper.

Open band, led by International Folk Sounds.

Horsham, PA. Contact Peggy for directions.

Barn Dance! It's free! Great dance floor!
Come play, sing, dance, watch, listen, eat and/or swim! Music from the monthly international jam list will be provided for those who don't have it already.


Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019
7:30-10 PM


With Donka Koleva, vocals; Nicolay Kolev, gadulka; Temelko Ivanov, kaval; Marin Chalumov, tupan, and Nilolay Kodzhabashev, tambura.

Bring a kosher snack to share

Bulgarika playing at Or Hadash

Or Hadash, 190 Camp Hill Rd., Fort Washington, PA.

Sponsored by Beaver Folk Dance, the Folk Dance Council and Folk Dance on Fridays.


October 25-27, 2019


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Pocono Manor Folk Dance Weekend

Leaders will feature Iliana Bozhanova teaching Bulgarian dances, assisted by Todor Yankov providing live music, and Ahmet Lüleci teaching dances from Turkey.

Sponsors: Kimberton International Folk Dance Society, Folk Dance Council of the Delaware Valley, Folk Dance on Fridays, Beaver Folk Dancing at Or Hadash.

Pocono Manor Resort & Spa, Route 314, One Manor Drive, Pocono Manor, PA, 18349.

Gorgeous location and facilities to be enjoyed in between top-notch dance workshops and parties.

Contact: John Pittock at, 610-827-1486, or Bill Wadlinger at


Thursday, November 28, 2019 8-10 PM



Annual Post-Thanksgiving Party

Area international folk dance leaders bring a few of their favorite dances to Merion for the annual dance-off-the-turkey-stuffing party. Bring snacks and non-alcoholic drinks to share.

Merion Friends Meeting, 615 Montgomery Ave., Merion Station.

Sponsored by the Folk Dance Council of the Delaware Valley.

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