Into the groove
This weekend, at the 58th Camellia International Folk Dance Festival, Scandinavian and Balkan folk dances are the main event. Beginning on Friday night, join master teacher of international folk dances Lee Otterholt with an easy Balkan folk-dance workshop and an all-request party afterward to utilize those new dance moves. The fun continues on Saturday with a Scandinavian couples-dancing workshop. Much like polka, the dances are bouncy and fun with lots of twirling and weaving in and out of circles. Later in the day, Otterholt amps it up with Balkan line dancing, and then to close the weekend is a night of dancing. The festival organizer, the International Folk Dance and Arts Council, boasts more than 20 clubs in the greater Sacramento area and advocates the fun family activity of international folk dancing. $8-$25, Camellia International Folk Dance Festival at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 7; and 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 8; at the Central United Methodist Church, 5265 H Street; www.folkdancesac.org.