Humboldt Folk Dancers


October 2023

Sundays, Oct. 1, 15, 22, 29

Weekly teaching and dancing to recorded music

4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
The Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, Jade Studio
The Creamery
824 L Street
Arcata, CA 95521

Spread the word! We have a great lineup of music. Remember that no previous dance experience is required and you don’t need a partner! Beginners welcome!
Questions? Call (707)496-6734.


Friday, October 6, at 8 p.m.:

First Friday Folk Dance Party
Redwood Raks Studio
824 L Street
Arcata, CA 95521
$10-$15 sliding scale

Saturday, October 7, noon – 3 p.m.

Taste of Orthodoxy Food and Music Festival with Chubritza

939 F Street
Eureka, CA 95501 


Tuesday, Wednesday, October 17-18

The band will offer private and group lessons in voice, gadulka, kaval, tambura and tupan.

Wednesday 4-5:30 at Synapsis: Community singing/music workshop

Wednesday 7-10:00 at Synapsis: Concert and Dance Party

$10-20 sliding scale 

Details forthcoming!






Bulgarika Band

You are invited to a concert and dance party with hauntingly beautiful songs and driving, complex dance rhythms. BULGARIKA, a traditional Bulgarian folk band, will be at Synapsis, 1675 Union Street, Eureka on October 18, 2023.

Award-winning vocalist and teacher, Donka Koleva, sings traditional songs from various regions of Bulgaria, accompanied by instrumentalists Nikolay Kolev on gadulka, a bowed rebec; Temelko Ivanov, kaval shepherd’s flute; Marin Chalamov, tupan drum; and Nikolay Kodzhabashev, tambura, a long-necked lute.

 For dancing you don’t need a partner and there will be a dance leader to show you the steps!

 Entrance: $10-20 sliding scale. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

 Members of the band will also be offering a community music workshop and lessons for individuals and small groups. All voices and instruments are welcome at all levels of experience. Beginners are encouraged.