Balkan Night Dance Parties in Columbus, Ohio

What's New 

Please note that we are starting at 7:30 PM now, and ending at 10:30 PM.

A party atmosphere will prevail with live and recorded music, your requests, and non-stop folk dancing on a wooden dance floor. We do folk dances from the Balkan countries, including Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Turkey, and Albania. We also do some dances from nearby Armenia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, and sometimes Israel, Sweden, and Denmark, which are far away, but have fun dances.

Feel free to just come as you are. We'll also be teaching dances occasionally and spontaneously during the evening. If there's something you want taught, please ask.

We will have snacks! (Please bring something to share, but no alcohol.)
We will have your favorite dance music! (Bring your favorite CD's, MP3 thumb drives, iPods, or smart phones. Sorry, we can't read tapes anymore.)
 

We can play CD's, iPods, and computer files on our hi-tech sound system!

Lots of dials.    Not too loud.


Sometimes we have live music!

Electricity not needed. 

We have local and out-of-town bands play live music for us when possible. We may even put on a party with a live band on tour. Check this page for updates.

We have an e-mailing list to remind you each month, and to tell you about any updates. if you want to be on our mailing list.


Fall/Winter/Spring 2019-2020 Schedule

7:30 PM to 10:30 PM party.

$5 Donation

2019
September 28

Kickoff Dance
Start off the season with Balkan dance. Loretta will use a theme of "the blues" because the September gemstone is sapphire. Wear something blue if you like. OSU football is away.
There will be teaching of basic Balkan dances from 7:30 to 8:00.

October 26

Halloween
Halloween is coming. Spooky goings-on will be provided at our Halloween Balkan Dance Party. If you can, wear orange! There will be teaching of basic Balkan dances from 7:30 to 8:00! Be ready for unusual music to some of our favorite dances. Ohio State plays Nebraska in Columbus, but time is TBA, so check local news for traffic problems.

November 23 Work Off the Future Turkey Party with Live Music by Hajde
Thanksgiving is next week, but we will dance to use up the calories we're going to over-eat next Thursday! We will have a short set of live music by local band Hajde! Basic Balkan dance teaching 7:30-8. The OSU-Penn State game is today in Ohio Stadium, but time is TBA, so check local news for traffic problems.
Friday,
December 13
December Party on a Friday with Flamingos
Note that this month's party is on a Friday. Come dance with us and celebrate before the December holidays. Suzanne will have a flamboyance of flamingos to entertain us. Admission is free this month. We will have your favorite recordings. Basic Balkan dance teaching 7:30-8.
2020
January 25

Winter Party
Hopefully no snow to slow us down! Basic Balkan dance teaching 7:30-8.

February 22 Heart Party with Live Music by Vatra Živa
We will have live music tonight by Central Ohio group Vatra Živa. Celebrate Heart Month and Valentine's Day with us. We will also celebrate Baba Marta, the beginning of the month of March. Basic Balkan dance teaching 7:30-8.
March 28 Spring Party with Live Music by Mixed Bag
It is now spring! We will have live music by local group Mixed Bag. Basic Balkan dance teaching 7:30-8 (Eastern Daylight Time).
April 25

Earth Month Party
It might be rainy; it might not. Come out and dance! Basic Balkan dance teaching 7:30-8.

 


Location: Click here for a map. 

St. John's Township Hall (formerly known as Sharon Township Hall)
67 East Dublin-Granville Road (State Route 161)
Worthington, Ohio 43085
(This is the second driveway east of High Street on 161.)

See Also:

For more information, or call Kathy or Phil at .

RobertSnider.com Home page.

Bob Snider's Mostly Balkan Page.