Laguna International Dancers

Dance classes and activities for all levels and all ages, no partner needed.

NOTICE! Like many groups we are not able to meet because of the coronavirus situation. We will be back as soon as possible!

Until then we meet VIRTUALLY online on ZOOM!

     The Laguna International Dancers (LID) will be holding regular Zoom dance events twice a week, every Wednesday and Sunday evening from 6-8PM Pacific time. We will open the waiting room at 5:45 and let people chat and socialize until we start dancing at 6PM. The teacher/dance leader will be Lee Otterholt. The first half hour will be teaching and dancing of easier dances and the last hour from 7 to 8PM will include teaching and dancing of some more challenging dances.  (A little more teaching on Wednesdays, a little less teaching on Sundays.)


     When you contribute we can put you on a mailing list so you will be kept up to date about our twice weekly Zoom events, including the list of dances to be done.  You can also join our Facebook group to be kept up to date.  Just sign in to Facebook and search for the Laguna International Dancers Facebook Group and ask to join.


     We have some SPECIAL EVENTS coming up!
Wed Oct 28 – AHMET LULECI will help us celebrate Turkish Indedendence Day!


Sun Nov 11 – GENCI KASTRATI will help us celebrate Albanian Independence Day

Wed Dec 2 – CRISTIAN FLORESCU and SONIA DION will help us celebrate Romanian Independence Day


     We would appreciate a donation of $7 (you can use the “DONATE” BUTTON on the bottom of this webpage  OR (if you have the Venmo app) VENMO to “Laguna International Dancers” (Code 7182) but everyone is welcome, no matter how large or small the donation!
      The information you need to attend these online meetings:
Topic: Laguna International Dancers Zoom Meetings
Meet every Wednesday and Sunday, 6-8PM (waiting room open for chatting and socializing from 5:45-6PM)                                                                            Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 973 571 5210
Password: 323823

The suggested donation is $7 (our usual entrance fee) for the online meetings.  You can use the “Donate” button below.  Thank you!

​​Classes and activities for all levels and all ages, no partner needed.

Regular Sessions (when we are able to meet physically again!):


All levels of dance

6:00 – 8:30 pm in Clubhouse 2

​Led by: Lee Otterholt

For information and gate access call:
Miriam Kahn (949) 770-7026


Easy to intermediate teaching & dancing

6:00 – 8:30 pm in Clubhouse 2

6:00 – 7:00 pm Teaching by Lee Otterholt
7:00 – 8:30 pm Teaching and dancing

​For information and gate access call:
Miriam Kahn (949) 770-7026 

(When conditions again permit, we will meet Wednesdays and Sundays at
Clubhouse 2, 24112 Moulton Pkwy,
Laguna Woods, CA 92637)

Featured Events

The Laguna Folk Dance Festival was held March 6-8, 2020,  it was our 50th anniversary and it was a doozy!  

You can see some photos and videos form the Festival on our Photo Gallery.

March 12-14, 2021 the Laguna Folk Dance Festival and the San Antonio Folk Dance Festival will go together to produce a large virtual folk dance festival on Zoom!  More information coming soon!

Folk Dancing on the Beach!

We dance at:

Crystal Cove State Beach, next to The Beachcomber Cafe
every month or two.  Dates and times will be posted about a month in advance. 

We ALWAYS Dance on the Beach (weather dependent) the Monday after the Laguna Folk Dance Festival.


Our Special Events

Beginner’s Night

The first Wednesday of EVERY Month

Beginners Night

We will devote the first hour and a half of dancing to teaching fun, basic international folk dances to new people who might like to join our community.  This evening will be FREE for all newcomers!

The suggested donation is $7 (our usual entrance fee) for the online meetings.  You can use the “Donate” button below.  Thank you!