Educational Programs


School, Library, Museum & Community Programs


Educational Communications, through its Earth Cultures Project, promotes documentation and archiving of ethnic and traditional arts. Part of this program includes collaborating with several performers to offer educational and community outreach programs to K-12 schools through workshops, residencies, assemblies, professional development, and supplemental educational materials. Also available are programs geared toward university and college Anthropology and Dance Lecture Series, Childrens Museums and Library presentations.



For more information or to book a program, please write to: or call (310) 559-9160



One of our collaborators, The Gypsy Folk Ensemble, has worked in many Southern California school districts through educational booking agencies that include Performing Tree, ICAP & CCP (Central California), and continues to be a member of ACPN (Arts Community Partnership Network) in the Los Angeles Unified School District offering workshops, professional development and a choice of the following six unique assemblies.

Dances from Around the World

Folk activities in Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean: Romanian Sunday Hora, Middle Eastern Hafli or house party, and Greek Taverna.





Russian & Estonian










Echoes of Polynesia

The influence of environment on dance and music from the Pacific Islands of Hawai’i, New Zealand, and Tahiti.

Pictures from the Past

The contributions of 19th century Italian, Irish, and German immigrants to American popular culture and dance.

Roots of American Dance

Traces origin of American folk dances from the 17th to the early 20th century, spanning the country from New England to Cajun Louisiana toTexas.


Winter Holidays

California’s multicultural heritage in dance for the holidays of Christmas, Las Posadas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.

Mexican Mosaic

A glimpse of the rich and colorful folk culture of our nearby neighbor featuring a wide variety of Mexican dance from the Texas border to the southernmost state of Chiapas

Listed below are some of the schools, libraries and museums one of our collaborators,

The Gypsy Folk Ensemble, has worked with providing workshops, assemblies,

professional development classes & educational entertainment for summer reading programs.


6th Avenue School

24th Street School

28th Street School

49th Street School

52nd Street School

54th Street School

59th Street School

61st Street School

66th Street Elementary School

68th Street School

75th Street School

93rd Street School

95th Street Preparatory School

98th Street School

107th Street School

112th Street School

116th Street School

118th Street School

122nd Street School

135th Street School

156th Street School

232nd Place School

Alexander Science Center

Angeles Mesa School

Apperson Street School

Atwater Avenue School

Bakewell Primary Center

Baldwin Hills Elementary School

Braddock Drive School

Bright School

Bryson Avenue School

Buchanan Street School

Burnett Elementary School

Burton Elementary

Cabrillo Avenue School

Calahan Street School

Calvary Chapel Christian School

Calvert Street School

Canfield Avenue Elementary

Canterbury Avenue School

Carthay Center School

Castle Heights School

Castlebay Lane School

Chandler School (Van Nuys)

Chandler School (Pasadena)

Chase Street School

Cienega School

Cohasset Street School

Coldwater Canyon Avenue School

Community Magnet

Cowan Avenue School

Crestwood School

Crown Hill Elementary School

Dahlia Heights School

Darby Avenue School

Dayton Heights School

Del Lago Elementary School

Delevan Drive School

Dena School

Denker Ave School

Dominguez School

Dr J Michael McGrath Elem. School

Dyer Street School

Eagle Rock Elementary

Eastman Avenue School

Edison Elementary School

El Dorado Avenue School

El Sereno School

Elysian Heights School

Encino School

Euclid Avenue School

Fair Avenue School

Farmdale School

Fifteenth Street School

Figueroa School

Florence Avenue School

Fox Child Development Center

Fuerte Elementary School

Fullbright Avenue School

Garden Grove School

Gardena School

Gardner Street School

Garvanza School

Gledhill Street School

Graham School

Granada School

Grant Elementary School

Grape Street School

Griffin Ave School

Hamasaki School

Hammel Street School

Hancock Park School

Harrison School

Hart Street School

Haskell School

Hawarden Hill Academy

Heliotrope Avenue School

Hillside School

Hobart Boulevard School

Holiday Primary Center

Holmes Avenue School

Hooper Avenue School

Hoover Street Elementary

Hubbard Street School

Huntington Drive School

Hyde Park Boulevard School

Immaculate Conception School

Ivanhoe School

Jacumba Elementary After School Program

Jefferson New Elementary School #1

Jefferson New Primary Center #6

Kentwood School

Kittridge Street School

Lampton Elementary School

Lanai Road School

Lang Ranch Elementary School




Lankershim School

Learning Choice Academy

Linwood E Howe Elementary School

Lockhurst Drive School

Logan Street School

Loma Vista Avenue School

Los Feliz School

Manchester Ave School

Mariana School

McBride Special Education School

Meadows Ave Elementary School

Melrose Avenue School

Midland Elementary School

Miles Avenue School

Mokler Elementary School

Montague Charter Academy

Monte Vista School

Morgan Autism Center

Mount Washington School

Mountain View School

Multnomah Street Elementary

Newcastle Elementary School

Noble Avenue School

Nora Sterry

North Oceano Elementary School

North Star Academy

Oakwood Elementary School

Ocean View Elementary School

Palms School

Pasadena Towne & Country School

Pio Pico School

Pomelo Drive School

Queen Anne Place School

Ramona School

Ranchito Avenue School

Reseda Elementary School

Rio Vista School

Riverside Drive School

Robert Hill Lane Elementary School

Roscomare Road School

Rosemont Avenue School

Rosewood Avenue School

Russell School

Sacred Heart Catholic School

Sakamoto Elementary School

Salvin Special Educa. School

San Antonio Padua School

San Fernando School

Santa Isabel Elementary School

Santa Teresita School

Saticoy School

Saturn Avenue School

Second St School

Selma Avenue School

Serannia Avenue School

Seventh Street Elementary School

Sheridan Street School

Short Avenue School




Sierra Vista School

Solano Avenue School

Soto School

South Park School

South Shores Elementary (magnet)

St Agnes School

St Anselms School

St Bernard's School

St Casimir Lithuanian School

St Dominic's School

St Gerard Majella School

St Ignatius School

St John the Evangelist School

St Lawrence of Brindisi School

St Odilia School

St Paul's Catholic School

St Rose of Lima School

St Teresa of Avila School

St Thomas School

St Turibius School

St Vincent's School

Stonehurst Avenue School

Stoner Avenue School

Sunny Brae Avenue School

Sunrise School

Tarzana Elementary School

Thelma Bedell Elementary School

Third Street School

Toland Way School

Topanga Charter School

Trinity Street Elementary School

Turtle Rock Elementary

Tuvia PreSchool

Union Avenue School

Utah Street School

Van Deene Avenue School

Van Gogh Street School

Van Ness Avenue School

Vena Avenue School

Vermont Avenue School

Vine Street School

Virginia Road School

Wadsworth Avenue School

Walgrove Avenue School

West Athens School

West Vernon Avenue School

Western Avenue School

Westport Heights School

Westwood Charter School

Wiegand Ave School

Wilbur Avenue School

Wilshire Crest Elementary School

Wilton Place School

Woodlake Avenue School

Yorkdale School


Le Conte Middle School

Adams Middle School

Bancroft Middle School

Clay Middle School

Edison Middle School

El Sereno Middle School

Gompers Middle School

Griffith Middle School

La Mesa Junior High School

Mann Middle School

Markham Middle School

Millikan Middle School

Muir Middle School

Rio Norte Junior High School

Robert E Peary Middle School

Sierra Vista Junior High School

Stevenson Middle School

Thomas Starr King Middle School

Virgil Middle School


Arroyo Grande High School

Ayala High School

Bell High School

Bonita High School

Capistrano Valley High School

Costa Mesa High School

Diamond Bar High School

Eagle Rock High School

Fairfax High School

Franklin High School

Fremont High School

Gardena High School

Garfield High School

Grant High School

Great Oak High School

Huntington Park High School

Jefferson High School

Jordan High School

Kearney High School

La Canada High School

Lanterman Spec Education High School

Leichman Spec Education High School

Lincoln High School




California State University Dominguez Hills

California State University Los Angeles

California State University Northridge

Cerritos College

College of the Canyons

College of the Desert, Palm Springs

Compton College

Cypress College

Los Angeles Southwest College

Loyola Marymount

Miracosta College

Mt. St Mary's Coll.-Chalon Campus

Occidental College

Orange Coast College

Pacific Oaks College

Pierce College

University of CA at Los Angeles

University of CA at Riverside

University of CA at Sta Barbara

University of Redlands

University of Southern California

West Los Angeles College

Woodbury University

Manual Arts High School

Materdei High School

Mountain View High School

Narbonne High School

Nogales High School

North Hollywood High School

Patagonia High School

Reseda High School

Roosevelt High School

Sacred Heart High School

Salesian High School

San Jacinto High School

Santa Monica High School

South Hills High School

Sylmar High School

Templeton High School

Verdugo Hills High School

Whitman Continuation School

Wilson High School

Woodlake High School


AC Bilbrew Library

Alamitos Library

Altadena Library

Angeles Mesa Library

Artesia Library

Avalon Library

Avenue Library

Azusa City Library

Baldwin Hills Library

Baldwin Park Library

Barstow Library

Bay Shore Library

Benjamin Franklin Library

Benjamin Library

Beverly Hills Library

Big Bear Lake Library

Bonita-Sunnyside Library

Brawley Library

Brentwood Library

Bret Harte Library

Brewitt Library

Buellton Library

Buena Vista Library

Burnett Library

Calexico Branch Library

California City Library

Calipatria Branch Library

Camarena Memorial Library

Camarillo Library

Canyon Hills Library

Carney Lib.-Mainside-Camp Pendleton

Carpinteria Library

Carson Library

Casa Verdugo Library

Charter Oak Library

Chet Holifield Library

Chino Library

Chula Vista Library

City Heights Library

City Terrace Library

Claremont Library

Clifton M. Brakensiek Library

Colton City

Compton Library

Corona Library

Costa Mesa Library

County of Los Angeles Public Library

Crest Library

Crestline Library

Cypress Library

Dana Library

Duarte Library

East Los Angeles Library

East Rancho Dominguez Library

Eastside Library

El Dorado Library

El Monte Library

El Rio-Soliz Library

El Sereno Library

Exposition Park Regional Library

Fairview Library

Fallbrook Library

Fillmore Library

Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Library

Goleta Library

Graham Library

Granada Hills Library

Grandview Library

H P Wright Library

Hawthorne Public Library

Hollydale Library

Holtville Library

Imperial County Free Library

Irvine-Heritage Park Regional Library

John C Fremont Library

Katy Geissert Civic Center Library

Kensington/Normal Heights Library

La Canada Flintridge Library

La Puente Library

Ladera Ranch Library

Lake Arrowhead Library

Lake Los Angeles Library

Lawndale Library

Lennox Library

Logan Heights Library

Loma Linda Library







Bowers Museum of Cultural Art


Children's Museum at La Habra


Forest Lawn Museum


J. Paul Getty Museum-Education Department


Japanese American National Museum


Kidspace Children's Museum


Los Angeles Children's Museum


Museum of Ceramic  Art


Palm Springs Art Museum


Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum

Los Alamitos Rossmoor Library

Los Altos Library

Lloyd Tabor Library

Loyola Village Library

Luque Library

Lynwood Library

Malaga Cove Plaza Library

Malibu Library

Mariners Library

Mark Twain Library

Mira Mesa Library

Miraleste LibraryMojave Library

Montebello Regional Library

Montecito Library

Moreno Valley Library

New Hope Library

Norman Feldheym Central Library

North Clairmont Library

North Torrance Library

Northridge Library

Northwest Park Library

Oakview Library

Ocean Park Library

Ojai Library

Orange County Public Library

Orange Main Library

Oxnard City Library

Palm Desert Library

Palmdale City Library

Palmdale Youth LibraryPanorama City Library

Paradise Hills Library

Paso Robles City Library

Peninsula Center Library

Phelan Memorial Library

Platt Library

Portrero Library

Rancho Park Library

Rancho Penasquitos Library

Rancho Santa Fe Library

Rialto Library

Richard J Riordan Public Library

Rowland Heights Library

Running Springs Library

Salton City Library

San Fernando Library

San Ysidro Library

Santa Ana Main Library

Santa Barbara Public Library

Santa Clarita Bookmobile

Santa Monica Library

Santa Paula Library

Scripps Ranch Library

Seaside Squar.Lib-Camp Pendleton

Serra Mesa Library

Sherman Oaks Library

Simi Valley Library

Skyline Hills Library

Solvang Library

South El Monte Library

South Mesa Lib.-Camp Pendleton

South Pasadena Library

South Whittier Library

Sunkist-La Puente Library

Tehachapi Library

Temple City Library

Valencia Library

Valley Center Library

Valley Plaza Library

Victorville City Library

View Park Library

Wanda Kirk Branch Library

Wasco Library

West Garden Grove Library

West Vallley Regional Library

Westchester Library

Westlake Village Library

Westmoreland Branch Imperial County

      Free Library

Whittier City Central Library

Will & Ariel Durant Library

Wilshire Branch Library

Wilmington Library

Woodcrest Library

Wrightwood Library


1984 Summer Olympics in LA Opening Ceremonies

Camp Pendleton Abby Reinke Community Center

City of Carson Unity Day

Dutch Heritage & Sign re-lighting program at Norm's Bellflower

Edwards Air Force Base family Oktoberfest party

Fontana Arts Festival

Getty House

Italian Heritage Columbus Day in Los Angeles

Italian Heritage Festival-Santa Cruz

Laguna Folk Dance Festival

Lake Arrowhead Village Oktoberfest concerts

Los Angeles Street Scene

Music Center-Dorothy Chandler Pavilion LA Philharmonic

     Symphonies for Youth - pre-concert Workshops

Old World Village Oktoberfest & International dance shows

Pasadena Pops "Oktoberfest" at Descanso Gardens

Rose Bowl Fourth of July Celebration

St George Greek Orthodox Church Greek Festival

St Luke Orthodox Church International Festival

St Paul Greek Orthodox Church Greek Festival

Starlight Foundation Children's Program in LA hospitals

Tantsupidu - Dance Festival in Tallinn, Estonia 2009

West Coast Estonian Days-Long Beach, Buena Park, San Francisco & Los Angeles

    1991 - 2007

YMCA - Van Nuys


For more information or to book a program, please write to: or call (310) 559-9160



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