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Kolo Festival

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Information: A Balkan and folk dance camp (1971-present).

A folk dance camp founded by John Filcich in 1971 as a fund raiser for Vyts Beliajus who was ill.

Bob Shinn became a co-director with John, then Jerry Duke became director, followed by Bill Cope.

The Kolo Festival changed its name to the California Kolo Festival and then back to Kolo Festival. It is held in San Francisco annually and features the best in Kolo performances from the Bay Area and from afar.

The Kolo Festival is a celebration of dance styles made popular by the various cultures of the Balkan region of Europe and offers music, dancing, singing, food, and crafts.

The camp is usually held at the Croatian American Cultural Center in San Francisco, California in November.

TEACHERS BY YEAR Kolo Festival Dancers

24th Kolo Festival Flyer 1975

Kolo Festival 1975


24th Kolo Festival Syllabus Cover 1975

Kolo Festival 1975


24th Kolo Festival advertising 1976

Kolo Festival 1976


Flyer Kolo Festival 2019

Kolo Festival 2019

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