Hey Party People! Be sure to update to Zoom 5.4.7, if you have yet to do so.

Friday Night L.I.F.E. virtual teaching/dancing session (continuing since 3/27/20). This is week 45 of our virtual adventures!
Time: Friday 08:00-10:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) every week, until we return home to LA Dancefit!

***On January 8th, 2021, we are happy to bring you, live from The Netherlands (at 5am), Jaap Leegwater. Jaap is known worldwide for his fun teaching and having introduced dances including Karamfil, Dobrudžanska Pandela, and Mari Marijko. He began his dance career in The Netherlands, where he earned one of his degrees in international folk dance, specializing in Bulgarian folk dance and choreography. Jaap studied at the State Choreographer’s school in Sofia and Plovdiv, living there for two years; he regularly returns to Bulgaria to update his studies and make new recordings.

Sherry Cochran, Joan Hantman, and Tom Bozigian and Sheree King will be on hand for this special evening. We will open the doors at 7:45pm with warmup dances. Jaap will start just after 8pm and teach for most of the evening.

Accompanying Jaap when he returns to review on January 29th will be accordionist Jan Wollring, whom we met at Facone. Jan was the regular accompanist of Bulgarian singer Galina Durmushliyska during the years she lived in the Netherlands.

Our weekly sessions remain free but, if you have a desire and ability to contribute, we very much appreciate it. Your donations will 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 moc.liamg@7111anaho; Venmo @Beryl-Oshiro; if you prefer to send a check, please contact Sherry for assistance.


  • Jaap Leegwater will be joining us with workshops on January 8th and a review on January 29th!
  • The house crew will bring you a request program on January 15th. We might be dark for Stockton on January 22nd. Give us your thoughts.
  • Lots of fun stuff coming. Hope to see you often in this much-better new year!

We are grateful that we are able to continue to bring you great dancing and instruction as we continue self-isolation. Be sure to review the teaching videos and other fun stuff (including a Dick Crum video and videos of Jaap at our group) on the Life Balkan Dancers YouTube channel at:


Contact Sherry at moc.liamg@1ecnadlroW for the Zoom link

For security purposes, please do not share this link and password. We are addressing security concerns and adhering to updated Zoom guidelines. You will need the link or ID and password to be admitted.

Again, your donations go towards funding special master teacher workshops: Tom Bozigian, Joe Graziosi, Steve Kotansky, Jaap Leegwater and more ($10 recommended). We also donate to LA DanceFit as we can. We, of course, want our studio to survive so that we may return in the future!
If you’d like to contribute to the studio directly https://www.gofundme.com/f/helpussaveladancefit