Dances/This Month

Can you guess what Co-op member played Santa for Ann's preschooler Christmas party?

Harold passed away peacefully at the age of 88 after returning from a cruise he took with his wife Lucy.   He danced with us for many years. He was quiet, but when he smiled or spoke, it meant a lot. He was a good dancer and partnered many of us, helping us to learn dances. Harold danced and enjoyed life until the very end.  In 1948, he graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering, Peking University. They have two sons, three grandsons, and three granddaughters. Lucy, an excellent ballroom dancer, does not want to be contacted at this difficult time. For a more detailed summary of Harold's life, written by Wen-Li, go to our Recent Events page.

To see a one-minute slideshow of Harold dancing, click here.


Click here if you want to be an MC in January, February, or March. (MC is for Master of Ceremonies, the person who operates the music equipment). You will be able to see on what dates people are needed. If you would like to see how it is done and/or receive some training, we can help, just add a comment to the bottom of the MC signup website you clicked on.

This month we will be reviewing dances for our Winter Festival January 18. Introductory teaching, by Ann Armstrong, will be the same dances all month, with the possible exception of our providing Setnja, an easy Serbian line dance, if we have new dancers. Each week she will teach the line/circle dances Hora Miresii (Romania) and Lo Ahavti Dai (Israel). Intermediate teaching will vary each week. What will be taught is listed below, by date.

On December 5, no one signed up to provide refreshments, so several people, including Roxanna, Cheryl, and others, are pitching in to feed us. Our MC will be Ann Armstrong. Intermediate teaching, by Marshall Cates, will be the Polish couple dance Polonez Royale.

At 9:30, for our And Now for Something Completely Different, Marcie Tomerlin will teach us the sign language for Silent Night and then we will sing and sign it (with some printed visual memory aids), accompanied by Don Krotser on guitar.

On December 12, Scarlet will provide refreshments. Our MC will be Bob. Intermediate teaching, by Marc and Jan Rayman, will be the Turkish line dance Senin Canina and the Greek line dance Papadhopanayiotena.

On December 19, refreshments will be by Anne Chomyn. and Lyn Chen. Intermediate teaching, by Marc and Jan Rayman, will be the Turkish line dance Senin Canina and the Greek line dance Papadhopanayiotena. Our MC will be Sylvia.

On December 26, refreshments will be potluck.
Intermediate teaching, by Marshall Cates, will be the Bulgarian line dance Sitna Zborenka. Marshall will also serve as MC for this night.

On December 31, we will have our New Year's Eve Party from 8 pm to 12:30 am. This year it will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church. See our Upcoming Events page for the address and more information.

December Programs

Links to videos of some of these and many other folk dances done by our group are available in our complete dance list at the bottom of this page. Many links were added this month and still more will be added as available.

C = Couple
I = Individual
L = Line
M = Mixer
S = Set
T = Triple
TM = Triple Mixer

December 5


Introductory Teaching

L   Setnja (Serbia)

L   Hora Miresii (Romania)

L   Lo Ahavti Dai (Israel)


Introductory Carry Forward

L   Smilyana (Bulgaria)

L   Laz Bar (Armenia)

L   Moon Dance (Taiwan)


Intermediate Teaching

C   Polonez Royale (Poland)




L   Setnja (Serbia)

L   Hora Miresii (Romania)

L   Lo Ahavti Dai (Israel)

C   Polonez Royale (Poland)


And Now for Something Completely Different...

Singing and signing Silent Night


L   Jiana lui Ana (Romania)


L   Sobotki (Poland)


M   La Bastringue (Quebec)

L   Joc de Leagane (Romania)

C   Dublin Bay (England)

L   Guhneega (Armenia)

S   Picking Up Sticks (England)


L   Senin Canina (Turkey)


L   Svetinja (Serbia)


C   Blue Hills (Israel)

L   Shoror (Armenia)

C   Milondita Tango (USA)

I   Hineh Ma Tov (Israel)


L   Aj Lipo Ti Je (Croatia)

L   Bapardess (Israel)



December 12


Introductory Teaching

L   Setnja (Serbia)

L   Hora Miresii (Romania)

L   Lo Ahavti Dai (Israel)


Introductory Carry Forward

L   Laz Bar (Armenia)

L   Smilyana (Bulgaria)

L   Moon Dance (Taiwan)


Intermediate Teaching

L   Senin Canina (Turkey)

L   Papadhopanayiotena (Greece)




L   Setnja (Serbia)

L   Hora Miresii (Romania)

L   Lo Ahavti Dai (Israel)

L   Senin Canina (Turkey)

L   Papadhopanayiotena (Greece)

C   Polonez Royale (Poland)


L   Jianul de la Slanic (Romania)


M   Cherevitsky (Russia)

L   Believe (Japan)

C   Slaunch to Donegal (New England)

L   Bugeacul ca pa Teleorman (Romania)

S   Pinewood Reel (Scotland)


L   Avi Avi (Israel)


L   Tino Mori (Macedonia)

M   Tant' Hessie (South Africa)

L   Godecki Cacak (Serbia)

S   Sorondongo del Mar (Canary Islands)

L   Iste Hendek (Turkey)


C   Zillertaler Landler (Austria)

L   Balada Lama'yam (Israel)

C   La Faira da Strada (Switzerland)

L   Lugovon’ka (Russia)


L   Belasicko Oro (Macedonia)

L   Dado La Dado (Romania)



December 19


Introductory Teaching

L   Setnja (Serbia)

L   Hora Miresii (Romania)

L   Lo Ahavti Dai (Israel)


Introductory Carry Forward

L   Smilyana (Bulgaria)

L   Moon Dance (Taiwan)

L   Laz Bar (Armenia)


Intermediate Teaching

L   Senin Canina (Turkey)

L   Papadhopanayiotena (Greece)




L   Setnja (Serbia)

L   Hora Miresii (Romania)

L   Lo Ahavti Dai (Israel)

L   Senin Canina (Turkey)

L   Papadhopanayiotena (Greece)

C   Polonez Royale (Poland)


L   Ini Vitui (Romania)


M   Smygvals (Sweden)

L   Kvar Acharey Hatzot  (Israel)

TM  Machar (Israel)

L   Hey Gidi Ercument (Turkey)

S   D'hammerschmiedsg'selln (Germany)


L   Hora de la Munte (Romania)


L   Belev Echad (Israel)

M   Ga' Aguim (Israel)

L   Tokyo Dontaku (Japan)

S   Grand Square (USA)

L   Adama Veshamayim (Israel)


C   Lipa Ma Maryca (Resia)

I    Louisiana Saturday Night (USA)

C   Na'Ama (Israel)

L   Ajnzerica (Croatia)


L   Valle e Permetit (Albania)

L   Arap  (Bulgaria)



December 26


Introductory Teaching

L   Setnja (Serbia)

L   Hora Miresii (Romania)

L   Lo Ahavti Dai (Israel)


Introductory Carry Forward

L   Smilyana (Bulgaria)

L   Moon Dance (Taiwan)

L   Laz Bar (Armenia)


Intermediate Teaching

L   Sitna Zborenka (Bulgaria)




L   Setnja (Serbia)

L   Hora Miresii (Romania)

L   Lo Ahavti Dai (Israel)

L   Sitna Zborenka (Bulgaria)

L   Senin Canina (Turkey)


C   Polonez Royale (Poland)


M   Peasant Military Two-Step (Ireland)

L   Kostursko Oro (Macedonia)

C   Langdans (Netherlands)

I   Haroah Haktana (Israel)

S   Double Sixsome (Scotland)


L   Myatalo Lenche (Bulgaria)


L   Rakefet (Israel)

M  Good Old Days (USA)

L   Dedo Mili Dedo (Macedonia)

S   Willow Tree (England)

L   Svekrvino (Macedonia)


C   Dayagim (Israel)

L   Na'tane to 1821 (Greece)

C   Hambo (Sweden)

I   Zorba (Greece)


L   Ersko Kolo (Serbia)

I   Café Alhambra (Israel)



Here is our complete dance list.
If a dance is preceded by an asterisk (*), it is not normally programmed, but only played when requested. Dance names shown in color or underlined include links to a video of the dance. Click on the dance name to see the video. Some videos will be slightly different from what we do at the Pasadena Folk Dance Co-op.

Please note: Listing links to dance videos is a work in progress and is not perfect. If you want to suggest a video, send its URL to

 I  Adama Veshamayim  (Israel)

 C  Ada's Kujawiak #1  (Poland)

 C  Ada's Kujawiak #3  (Poland)

 l* Adjon az Isten  (Hungary)

 l* Agir Govenk  (Turkey)

 L  Aj Lipo Ti Je  (Croatia)

 l* Ajde Lepa Maro  (Serbia)

 L  Ajnzerica  (Croatia)

 C  Alei Givah  (Israel)

 l* Alekovski Opas  (Bulgaria)

 C  Alexandrovska  (Russia)

 l* Ali Ali  (Lebanon)

 L  Ali Pasha  (Turkey)

 L  Alunelul  (Romania)

 L  Alunelul de la Urzica (Romania)

 L  An Dro Retourné  (Brittany)

 M  Apat Apat  (Philippines)

 L  Arap  (Bulgaria)

 l* Arap  (Macedonia)

 M  Arnold's Circle  (England)

 L  Ashrei Ha’Ish  (Israel)

 L  At Va'Ani  (Israel)

 L  Avi Avi  (Israel)

 L  Bacvanka  (Bulgaria)

 c* Bal de Jugon  (Brittany)

 L  Balada Lama'ayan  (Israel)

 i* Balkan Rumba (Romania)

 m* Bal in de Straat  (Belgium)

 l* Bannielou Lambaol  (France)

 I  Banu Le Ha’ir Et Ha’ir  (Israel)

 L  Bapardess  (Israel)

 L  Bavno Oro  (Macedonia)

 I  Baztan Dantza  (Basque)

 c* Beautiful Lady of Daban City (Taiwan)

 c* Bekesi Paros  (Hungary)

 L  Belasicko Oro  (Macedonia)
 L  Bela Rada (Serbia)

 L  Belev Echad  (Israel)

 L  Believe  (Japan)

 I  Bhangra  (India)

 l* Bielolitza Kruglolitza  (Russia)

 l* Biserka Bojarka  (Serbia)

 S  Black Nag  (England)

 s* Blooms of Bon Accord  (Scotland)

 C  Blue Hills  (Israel)

 m* Boerenschots  (Netherlands)

 l* Bogatym  (Poland)

 C  Bohemian National Polka (Bohemia)

 m* Bonfire Dance  (Ireland)

 M  Borrowdale Exchange  (Scotland)

 m* Brasoveanca  (Transylvania)

 S  Bratach Bana  (Scotland)

 s* Breakdown  (Scotland)

 l* Briul de la Fagaras  (Romania)

 l* Bucimis  (Bulgaria)

 L  Bufcansko Oro  (Macedonia)

 L  Bugeacul ca pa Teleorman (Romania)

 S  Byron Strathspey  (Scotland)

 c* Caballito Blanco  (Mexico)

 I  Café Alhambra  (Israel)

 L  Capkan Dimco  (Macedonia)

 l* Carlama Kolo  (Serbia)

 L  Ceresnicky  (Czechoslovakia)

 L  Cetvorno Sopsko Horo  (Bulgaria)

 M  Cherevitsky  (Russia)
 i* Chicken Dance (Switzerland)

 C  Chilili  (Bolivia)

 L  Choban Georgi  (Bulgaria)

 I  Ciganytanc  (Hungary)

 L  Cimpoi  (Romania)

 L  Circular  (Brazil)

 L  Ciuleandra  (Romania)

 L  Cobankat  (Albania)

 C  Corrido  (Mexico)

 C  Cotton-Eyed Joe  (USA)

 C  Couple Hasapiko  (Greece)

 C  Cowboy Cha Cha (USA)

 c* Croatian Waltz  (Croatia)

 S  Culla Bay  (Scotland)

 I  Cumbia Selena  (Colombia)

 L  Dado La Dado  (Romania)

 I  Dana  (Romania)
 L  Darozhka (Cossack)

 M  Das Fenster  (Germany)

 C  Dayagim  (Israel)

 L  Debka Dor  (Israel)

 l* Debka Oud (Israel)

 L  Debka Shachar  (Israel)

 L  Dedo Mili Dedo  (Macedonia)

 S  D'hammerschmiedsg'selln  (Germany)

 C  Dilam Bazan  (Israel)

 Divaratikos  (Greece)

 L  Divcibarsko Kolo  (Serbia)

 L  Dobrudzanska Pandela  (Bulgaria)

 L  Dobrudzanska Reke  (Bulgaria)

 C  Dodi Li  (Israel)
 S  Domino 5  (Scotland)
 L  Dorozhka (Cossack)

 S  Double Sixsome  (Scotland)

 M  Doudlebska Polka (Czechoslovakia)

 C  Drapers Gardens  (England)

 T  Dreisteyrer  (Austria)

 C  Dublin Bay  (England)

 l* Eleno Mome  (Bulgaria)

 L  Elerinka  (Bulgaria)

 C  Elu Tsiporim  (Israel)

 l* Eretz Ha'tzabar  (Israel)

 L  Erev Ba  (Israel)

 L  Ersko Kolo (Serbia)

 L  Eshebo  (Israel)

 M  Fjaskern  (Sweden)

 L  Flor Amorosa  (Brazil)

 M  Ga'aguim  (Israel)

 c* Garmon  (Russia)

 L  Garoon  (Armenia)

 L  Gavotte d'Honneur  (France)

 C  Gay Gordons  (Scotland)
 L  Gerakina (Greece)

 C  Ges Woda  (Poland)

 l* Glavnisko Cetvorno  (Bulgaria)

 l* Go Pratile Dedo  (Macedonia)

 L  Godecki Cacak  (Serbia)

 M  Good Old Days  (USA)

 S  Grand Square  (USA)

 L  Guhneega  (Armenia)

 c* Gypsy Wine  (USA)
 C  Hagva'ot Hakchulot (Israel)

 C  Hambo  (Sweden)

 l* Harishut  (Israel)

 I  Haroah Haktana  (Israel)

 L  Hasapiko  (Greece)

 l* Hasaposerviko  (Greece)

 l* Hashachar  (Israel)

 L  Ha'shual (Israel)

 c* Hava Nagila  (Israel)

 S  Hebridean Weaving Lilt (Scotland)

 L  Hey Gidi Ercument (Turkey)

 I  Hineh Ma Tov  (Israel)

 l* Hora Agadati  (Israel)

 L  Hora de la Munte  (Romania)
 L  Hora din Campie  (Romania)

 l* Hora Fetelor  (Romania)

 L  Hora Miresii  (Romania)

 l* Hora Spoitorilor  (Romania)

 L  Horehronsky Czardas  (Slovakia)

 l* Hot Pretzels  (USA)

 L  I Gerakina  (Greece)

 L  Idam Ne Idam (Macedonia/Bulgaria)
 l* Ikariotikos  (Greece)

 L  Imate Li Vino  (Macedonia)

 l* Ina Ina  (Romania)

 L  Ini Vitui  (Romania)

 L  Iste Hendek  (Turkey)

 S  Italian Quadrille  (Italy)

 L  Itele  (Romania)

 L  Ivanice  (Macedonia)

 L  Jacob's Ladder  (Israel)

 m* Jan Pierwiet  (Netherlands)

 L  Japanese Soft Shoe  (USA)

 L  Jiana (Romania)
 L  Jiana lui Ana (Romania)

 L  Jianul de la Slanic  (Romania)

 L  Joc Batranesc din Niculitel (Romania)

 L  Joc de Leagane  (Romania)

 l* Joshua  (Israel)

 L  Jove Male Mome  (Bulgaria)

   C  Kan Badarom  (Israel)

 L  Karagouna (Graziosi)  (Greece)

 L  Karamfil  (Bulgaria)
 L  Kate Kate  (Bulgaria)

 l* Katia  (Russia)

 L  Kendime  (Turkey)

 L  Keshenavo  (Israel)

 l* Kirco  (Bulgaria)

 L  Kirya  (Israel)

 C  Klincek  (Croatia)

 l* Kol Haneshama  (Israel)

 m* Komletro  (Norway)

 L  Konyali  (Turkey)

 M  Korobushka (Russia)
 L  Kortanc  (Hungary)

 L  Kostursko Oro  (Macedonia)

 l* Krici Krici Ticek  (Croatia)

 s* Kuuden Kolmeinen  (Finland)

 S  Kvadrilja  (Croatia)

 L  Kvar Acherey Hatzot  (Israel)

 M  La Bastringue  (Quebec)

 C  La Faira da Strada (Switzerland)

 L  Lach Hashir  (Israel)

 l* Lach Yerushalayim  (Israel)

 L  Lakodalmi Tanc  (Hungary)

 C  Langdans  (Netherlands)

 L  Laz Bar  (Armenia)

 c* Le Bal de Jugon  (France)

 l* Le Laridé  (Brittany)

 l* Le Maitre de Maison  (France)

 l* Lech Lamidbar  (Israel)

 L  Lesnoto  (Macedonia)

 S  Let's Have a Ceilidh  (Scotland)

 S  Levi Jackson Rag  (England)

 L  Liliano Mome  (Bulgaria)

 C  Lipa Ma Maryca  (Italy  (Resia)

 s* Little Man in a Fix  (Denmark)

 L  Lo Ahavti Dai  (Israel)

 L  Loosnee Shoghov  (Armenia)

 I  Louisiana Saturday Night  (USA)

 l* Louky (Czechoslovakia)

 L  Lugovon’ka  (Russia)

 L  Ma Na'Avu  (Israel)

 TM Machar  (Israel)

 L  Made in Romania  (Romania)

 S  Mairi's Wedding  (Scotland)

 L  Maitli Schottisch  (Switzerland)

 l* Makazice & Bela Rada  (Serbia)

 C  Malhao  (Portugal)

 l* Malishevska  (Bulgaria)

 C  Maple Leaf Rag  (USA)

 L  Maraca de Lele  (Brazil)

 L  Mari Mariiko  (Bulgaria)

 T  Mason's Apron  (USA)

 c* Masquerade  (Denmark)

 l* Mayim  (Israel)

 c* Mazurka Valse  (France)

 L  Mechol Hashabat  (Israel)

 L  Melnik  (Bulgaria)

 C  Metziut Acheret  (Israel)

 l* Milanova Kolo  (Serbia)

 C  Milondita Tango  (USA)

 L  Misirlou  (Greece)

 l* Mogilce Oro  (Macedonia)

 l* Moj Dragane  (Croatia)

 L  Moon Dance  (Taiwan)

 L  Myatalo Lenche  (Bulgaria)

 C  Na'Ama  (Israel)

 L  Na'tane to 1821  (Greece)

 L  Ne Felj Lanyom  (Moldavia)

 l* Nebesko Kolo  (Serbia)
 L  Od Lo Ahavti Dai (Israel)

 m* Oklahoma Mixer  (USA)

 i* Olahos  (Hungary)

 l* Opsa  (Croatia)

 L  Orijent  (Serbia)
 c* Oslo Waltz  (England)

 L  Oy Tsvetyot Kalina  (Russia)

 l* Pajdushko Horo  (Bulgaria)

 L  Papadhopanayiotena  (Greece)

 I  Pata Pata  (South Africa)

 M  Peasant Military Two-Step (Ireland)

 c* Perach Ha'midbar  (Israel)

 S  Picking Up Sticks  (England)

 S  Pinewood Reel  (Scotland)

 l* Pinosavka  (Serbia)

 C  Pirinska Igra  (Bulgaria)

 M  Pod Dilikanye  (Russia)

 c* Polka Mazurka  (Poland)

 C  Polonez Royale  (Poland)

 S  Postie's Jig  (Scotland)

 I  Pot of Gold  (Ireland)

 L  Pravo Rodopsko Horo  (Bulgaria)

 l* Prekid Kolo  (Serbia)

 l* Promoroaca  (Romania)

 l* Raca  (Serbia)

 L  Rakefet  (Israel)

 L  Rapatma  (Turkey)

 L  Ravno Oro  (Macedonia)

 L  Razvivaj Dobro  (Bulgaria)

 S  Reel of the 51st Division (Scotland)

 M  Reinlender Mixer  (Norway)

 C  Rifleman  (England)

 C  Road to the Isles  (Scotland)

 L  Rokoko  (Croatia)

 I  Roll Back the Rug  (USA)

 t *Ronenu  (Israel)

 C  Rorospols  (Norway)

 L  Rumelaj  (Gypsy/Macedonia)

 L  Rustemul  (Romania)

 c* St. Bernard's Waltz  (Scotland)

 m* St. Gilgen Figurentanz (Austria)

 S  St. John River  (Scotland)

 l* Salamati  (Israel)

 C  Salty Dog Rag  (USA)

 i* Sapri Tama  (Israel)

 L  Sarajevka  (Serbia)

 s* Sauerlander Quadrille  (Germany)

 l* Savila se Bela Loza  (Serbia)

 c* Scandinavian Polka  (Sweden)

 C  Scottische d'Auvergne  (France)

 L  Senin Canina  (Turkey)

 l* Sestorka  (Serbia)

 L  Setnja  (Serbia)

 L  Sev Acherov Aghcheek  (Armenia)

 l* Sham Hareh Golan  (Israel)

 l* Shatty Ya Deney  (Lebanon)

 L  Sheikhani  (Assyria)

 L  Shiboleth Bassadeh  (Israel)

 S  Shiftin' Bobbins  (Scotland)

 L  Shir Mizmor  (Israel)

 L  Shiri Li Kineret  (Israel)

 L  Shoofni  (Israel)

 L  Shoror  (Armenia)

 C  Siamse Beirte  (Ireland)

 C  Sirto  (Bulgaria)

 L  Sitna Zborenka  (Bulgaria)

 C  Slaunch to Donegal (New England)

 L  Smilyana  (Bulgaria)

 M  Smygvals  (Sweden)

 L  Sobotki  (Poland)

 L  Somogyi Karikazo  (Hungary)

 C  Sones de Ixtapa y Soyalo (Mexico)

 S  Sorondongo del Mar (Canary Islands)

 l* Stapil Dobri  (Bulgaria)

 c* Stinjacko Kolo  (Austria)

 l* Stoh Wa Polye  (Russia)
 l* Strumicka Petorka  (Croatia)

 C  Sukacko Kolo  (Croatia)
 L  Sulam Ya'Akov (Israel)

 L  Svekrvino  (Macedonia)

 L  Svetinja  (Serbia)

 M  Swedish Finn Mixer  (Sweden)

 L  Sweet Girl  (Armenia)

 S  Sweets of May  (Ireland)
 i* Syp Simeon (Netherlands)
 L  Syrto  (Greece)

 M  Tango Poquito  (USA)

 M  Tant' Hessie  (South Africa)

 L  Tarbouka  (Israel)

 l* Tarina de la Abrud  (Romania)

 I  Te Aven Baxtale  (Romania/Gypsy)

 l* Teen  (Armenia)

 l* Tervelska Raka  (Bulgaria)

 M  Tex Mex Mixer  (USA)

 L  Tfilah  (Israel)
 L  Tfilati  (Israel)

 S  Thirteen Fourteen  (Scotland)

 L  Tino Mori  (Macedonia)

 c* To Ting  (Denmark)

 m* Totur  (Denmark)

 L  Tokyo Dontaku  (Japan)

 I  Tokyo Polka  (USA)

 L  Trata  (Greece)

 t* Tridans fra Meraker  (Norway)

 S  Trip to Bavaria  (Scotland)

 TM Troika  (Russia)

 T  Trojak  (Poland)

 L  Tropanka  (Bulgaria)

 L  Trugnala Rumjana  (Bulgaria)

 L  Tzadik Katamar  (Israel)

 I  Unagappa Ondo  (Japan)

 L  Valle e Permetit  (Albania)

 c* Varsovienne  (Scandinavia)

 M  Ve David  (Israel)

 S  Virginia Reel  (USA)

 L  Vlasko  (Bulgaria)

 c* Vo Sadu  (Russia)

 l* Vranjanka  (Serbia)

 l* Vranjanka 2  (Serbia)

 L  Vrapcheto  (Bulgaria)

 C  Vrtielka  (Slovakia)

 T  Walpole Cottage  (England)

 C  Wandering Waltz  (England)

 c* Wattentaler Masolka  (Austria)

 S  Willow Tree  (England)

 S  Windmueller  (Germany)

 L  Ying Bin Wu  (Taiwan)

 I  Yolanda  (USA)

 l* Yovano Yovanke  (Macedonia)

 L  Zalna Majka  (Macedonia)

 L  Zemer Atik  (Israel)

 L  Zhan Zai Gao Gang Shang (Taiwan)

 C  Zillertaler Laendler  (Austria)

 I  Zorba  (Greece)


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