Friday Night L.I.F.E. virtual teaching/dancing session (continuing since 3/27/20). This is week 32 of our online adventures!
Time: Friday 08:00-10:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) every week, until we return home to LA Dancefit!

****On November 6th, L.I.F.E. Balkan Dancers are excited to host a special dance workshop with Master Dance teacher and scholar Steve Kotansky during our session. Steve is returning after leading a wonderful set of dances for us in October. This time he will be teaching from his vast repertoire of dances from Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Hungary.

Sherry Cochran, along with Tom Bozigian and Sheree King, Asako Oshiro, Joan Hantman (our house crew) will be leading very short sets of your diverse requests after the workshop.

This week we will open the room at 7:45pm with some warm-up dances. Steve will start teaching at approximately 8:05pm.

Tom and Sheree had a stellar workshop on October 23rd teaching Daronee 1-6 and have made available a Digital Download of the Daronee Suite of 6 parts (with vocals by the original Armenian State Song & Dance Ensemble) that he recorded live in the fall of 1974. There is also a newer recording of Daronee (no singing) on Songs and Dances of the Armenian People Volume 5. The music for Lebanese dances he has taught, will also soon be available for digital download. All this great music is at

Our weekly sessions remain free but, if you have a desire and ability to contribute, we very much appreciate it. Your donations go towards funding special master teacher workshops (even $3 per week or $10 per month will help!) and here is how you can donate:
PayPal acct to ten.knilhtrae@7111anaho; Venmo @Beryl-Oshiro; if you prefer to send a check, please contact Sherry for assistance.

Fusae Carroll will be a guest leader on November 13th.

We will be dark on November 27th and participating in Texa-Kolo. Sherry will be hosting the opening party on Thursday, November 26th.
Register at:

Tom Bozigian and Sheree King will do another advanced workshop on December 4th. They will review Daronee 1-6 and Martakan!

Lots of fun stuff coming. Hope to see you!

We are grateful that we are able to continue to bring you great dancing and instruction as we continue self-isolation. Please send your dance and teaching requests, comments & questions to Sherry at moc.liamg@1ecnadlroW no later than Thursday at 6pm. Please indicate if you can lead your requests and be sure to review the teaching videos and other fun stuff at the Life Balkan Dancers YouTube channel at: