Please join us most Thursdays at 7:30 pm at the Community


Center of La Canada. Contact Jan Rayman 818-790-8523.

See below to learn what dances we have been doing.



















Our Activities.



​Foothill International Folk Dancers of La Cañada Flintridge

                                                                                                                            Contact: JanRayman@charter.net




To view some amateur videos of people all over the world dancing the dances below, click on the name of the dance. Not all dances have videos and most of the videos don't have ads, but some do.


In September we taught/danced:  Believe (Japan), Biserka/Bojerka (Serbia), De Secerat (Romania), Draganinata (Bulgaria), Fado (Portugal), Hole in the Wall (England), Hora de la Munte (Romania), I Walk the Line (USA), Kate Kate (Bulgaria), Setnja (Serbia), Vlasko (Bulgaria), and Zemer Atik (Israel).


In August we taught/danced: Believe (Japan), Beleilot Hakayitz (Israel), Biserka Bojerka (Serbia), Damat Halayi (Turkey), De Secerat (Romania), Eastbourne Rover (England), Elo Dino (Turkey), Ersko Kolo (Serbia), Fado (Portugal), Hora de la Munte (Romania), Hora Veche (Romania), I Walk the Line (USA), L'Homme Qui Marche (France), Ne Klepeci (Bosnia), Pravo Rodopsko Horo (Bulgaria), Senin Canina (Turkey), Smilyana (Bulgaria),   Somogyi Karikazo (Hungary), Trugnala Rumjana (Bulgaria), Vlasko (Bulgaria), and Zemer Atik (Israel).

In June we taught/danced: Ali Pasha (Turkey), Bugeacul ca pa Teleorman (Romania), Believe (Japan), Damat Halayi (Turkey), Eastbourne Rover (England), Elo Dino (Turkey), Erev Ba (Israel), Ersko Kolo (Servia), Hora Veche (Romania), I Walk the Line (USA), Itele (Romania), Kendime (Turkey), Ma Na'Avu (Israel), Ne Klepeci (Bosnia), Senin Canina (Turkey), Setnja (Serbia), Smilyana (Bulgaria), Vlasko (Bulgaria), and Zemar Atik (Israel).



In May we taught/danced: Ali Pasha (Turkey), An Dro Retourné (Brittany), Believe (Japan), Damat Halayi (Turkey), Eastbourne Rover (England), Elo Dino (Turkey), Gul Aliye (Turkey), Hora Veche (Romania), I Walk the Line (USA), Kendime (Turkey), L'Homme qui Marche (France), Louisiana Saturday Night (USA), Pravo Rodopsko Horo (Bulgaria), Savila se Bela Loza (Serbia), Senin Canina (Turkey), Setnja (Serbia), Somogyi Karikazo (Hungary), Trugnala Rumjana (Bulgaria), Vlasko (Bulgaria) and Zemer Atik (Israel).


In April we taught/danced: An Dro Retourné (Brittany), Believe (Japan), Damat Halayi (Turkey), Eastbourne Rover (England), Elo Dino (Turkey), Gul Aliye (Turkey), Hora Veche (Romania), I Walk the Line (USA), Kendime (Turkey), L'Homme qui Marche (France), Pravo Rodopsko Horo (Bulgaria), Savila se Bela Loza (Serbia), Senin Canina (Turkey), Setnja (Serbia), Somogyi Karikazo (Hungary), Trugnala Rumjana (Bulgaria), Vlasko (Bulgaria) and Zemer Atik (Israel).


In March we taught/danced: Belielot Hakayitz (Israel), Damat Halayi (Turkey), Eastbourne Rover (England), Elo Dino (Turkey), Ersko Kolo (Serbia), Harishut (Israel), Hora Veche (Romania), Kendime (Turkey), I Walk the Line (USA), L'Homme Qui March (France), Louisiana Saturday Night (USA), Pravo Rodopsko Horo (Bulgaria), Sobotki (Poland), Somogyi Karikazo (Hungary), Senin Canina (Turkey), ‘t Smidje Belgian Mixer (Europe), Trugnala Rumjana (Bulgaria), Vlasko (Bulgaria), Zemer Atik (Israel).

In February, we taught/danced: Believe (Japan), Beleilot Hakayitz (Israel), Eastbourne Rover (England), Elo Dino (Turkey), Hora de la Munte (Romania), Hora Veche (Romania),  I Walk the Line (USA), Joc de Leagane (Romania), L'Homme Qui Marche (France), Louisiana Saturday Night (USA), Ma Na'Avu (Israel), Ne Klepeci (Bosnia), Pravo Rodopsko Horo (Bulgaria), Savila se Bela Loza (Serbia), Senin Canina (Turkey), ‘t Smidje Belgian Mixer (Europe), Somogyi Karikazo (Hungary), Trugnala Rumjana (Bulgaria), Vlasko (Bulgaria), and Zemer Atik (Israel).


In January 2017, we started teaching a new sequence of dances, with emphasis on gender neutral partner dances, such as Belgian Mixer, the most popular folk dance in Europe. It's also known as 't Smidje. Here are a couple of video links to it. This dance is just as much fun indoors! Link 1  Link 2 

During the second hour, we worked on the challenging Bulgarian dance Vlasko. Other dances we taught and/or danced in Janaury are: Believe (Japan), Eastbourne Rover (England), Elo Dino (Turkey), Hora de la Munte (Romania), Hora Veche (Romania),  I Walk the Line (USA), L'Homme Qui Marche (France), Ma Na'Avu (Israel), Ne Klepeci(Bosnia), Pravo Rodopsko Horo (Bulgaria), Savila se Bela Loza (Serbia), Senin Canina (Turkey), ‘t Smidje Belgian Mixer(Europe), Somogyi Karikazo (Hungary), Trugnala Rumjana (Bulgaria), Vlasko (Bulgaria), and Zemer Atik(Israel).


In 2016 many people in our group grew into proficient folk dancers! With much joy, we danced:  Ali Pasha (Turkey), An Dro Retourné, Beleilot Hakayitz (Israel), Believe (Japan), Circular (Brazil), Damat Halayi (Turkey), Eastbourne Rover (England), Elo Dino (Turkey), Ersko Kolo (Serbia), Erev Ba (Israel), Hora Veche (Romania), I Walk the Line (USA), Iste Hendek (Turkey), Jacob’s Ladder (Israel), Jove Male Mome (Bulgaria), Kvar Acheray Hatzot (Israel), Louisiana Saturday Night (USA), L'Homme qui Marche (France), Louky (Czech), Lunica (Croatia), Ma Na'Avu (Israel), Ne Klepeci (Bosnia), Pravo Rodopsko Horo (Bulgaria), Senin Canina (Turkey), Sestorka (Serbia), Smilyana (Bulgaria), Sobotki (Poland), Somogyi Karikazo (Hungary), Trugnala Rumjana (Bulgaria), Vlasko (Bulgaria), and Zemer Atik (Israel).

Our group started in October 2015. We were amazed with the progress of those new and returning folk dancers who danced with us during our first season. You learned a lot in a short time. For those experienced dancers who joined us, but already knew most of our dances, thank you for helping support our group!  During that short time, we danced the dances listed below.

Adjon az Isten (Hungary), An Dro Retourné  (Britney), Arap (Macedonia), Believe (Japan), Beleilot Hakayitz (Israel), Biserka/Bojerka (Serbia), Cetvorno Sopsko Horo (Bulgaria), Circular (Brazil), Ciuleandra (Romania), Corlu Aroman (Romania), Damat Halayi (Turkey), Dramskoto (Bulgaria), Eleno Mome (Bulgaria), Elerinka (Bulgaria), Erev Ba (Israel), Ersko Kolo (Serbia), Guhneega (Armenia), Guzelleme (Turkey), Haroah Haktana (Israel), Hora de la Munte (Romania), Hora Veche (Romania), I Walk the Line (USA), Jacob's Ladder (Israel), Kendime (Turkey), Konyali (Turkey), Kvar Acharey Hatzot (Israel), Louisiana Saturday Night (USA), Louky (Czech Republic), Lunica (Croatia), Ma Na'Avu (Israel),  Mayim (Israel), Misirlou (Greece), Ne Klepeci (Bosnia), Paparuda (Romania), Pata Pata (South Africa), Pot of Gold (Ireland), Pravo Rodopsko Horo (Bulgaria), Savila se Bela Loza (Serbia), Senin Canina (Turkey), Siamse Beirte (Ireland), Smilyana (Bulgaria),  Somogyi Karikazo (Hungary), Tokyo Polka (USA), Trata (Greece), Trugnala Rumjana (Bulgaria), Vallja Toskerishte (Albania), Yin Bing Wu (Taiwan), Zemer Atik (Israel) and Zhan Zai Gao Gang Shang (Taiwan).


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Sometimes we work hard to master beautiful and challanging dances - other times we just enjoy some goofy fun!