Humboldt Folk Dancers


March 2023


, March 19 and 26
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


April 2023


The public is invited to an extraordinary weekend of traditional music and dance workshops with John Morovich, Croatian expert from Seattle.
Mr. Morovich has been an instructor and performer of traditional music of Croatia for decades and will teach classes in singing, instrumental music and dancing.
Everyone, at all levels, is welcome, and you don’t need a dance partner. Instrumental music will focus on stringed instruments, but all are welcome. The Saturday dance party will feature live music by John Morovich, Chubritza International Folk Band and friends.

Friday, March 31, 6 p.m.:
Welcome Potluck 
Bring your favorite potluck dish!
Mad River Grange
110 Hatchery Road
Blue Lake CA 95525

Saturday, April 1, 3:00-5:00 p.m.:
Singing and instrumental workshops
Bring your voice and your instrument!
1675 Union Street
Eureka, CA 95501
$10-$15 sliding scale

Saturday, April 1, 7 p.m.:
Dance Party and Sing-a-long
$15-$25 sliding scale

Sunday, April 2, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.:
Croatian dance class
Redwood Raks Studio
824 L Street 
Arcata, CA 95521
$10-$15 sliding scale

More about John Morovich:

John Morovich grew up in Seattle’s sizable Croatian community. Since 1973, he has studied, taught, and performed traditional music and dance of Croatia and other parts of Southeastern Europe.

In 2018 John was inducted into the Tamburitza Hall of Fame.

He is a featured soloist with the Sinovi Tamburitza Orchestra, artistic director of the Seattle Junior Tamburitzans and Tamburaški Orkestar Kišobran. He is past conductor of the Jele Croatian Women’s Choir and Klapa Ruzmarin, of Vancouver, B.C.

For the last decade he has been a guest choreographer/music arranger for several Croatian folk ensembles in Western Canada and has performed with Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble, Ruže Dalmatinke, Kultur Shock and Balkan Cabaret.

source: East European Folklife Center

All attendees must be masked and vaccinated. If you haven’t shown us your vaccination card, please bring a copy with you and we’ll check you off.  
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.