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    • DCFF 2022 Materials are ready to be downloaded from the DCFF website...
      • SEE BOTTOM SECTION OF THIS WEBPAGE BELOW
  • Links to Many Other Virtual Dance Sessions
  • A Comprehensive list of many Virtual and In-Person Folk Dance Events can be found on Dale Adamson's Website - https://daleadamson.com/

 

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Upcoming VDR & Other Dance Events - Notice - Save These Dates

Upcoming VDR & Other Dance Events - Notice - Save These Dates

  • Aug 11/12 (Thu-Fri) - Louisiana-based band Blato Zlato in Madison, WI - In-Person
    • Blato Zlato’s riveting three-voice women’s singing, incandescent instrumentals, and compelling drumming performs refreshing arrangements of classic Bulgarian folk music.
    • THURSDAY, 7:00-9:00pm, VILAS PARK SHELTER, 1602 VILAS PARK DRIVE, Madison - Please bring CASH MONEY to tip the band!
    • FRIDAY, Two Sets at McPike Park 5:00pm (Main Stage), AND 6:45pm (CHICORY STAGE), 202 S. Ingersoll, Madison - free event
    • Info: Michael Kuharski (608)-469-2543 / mk@mailbag.com)
  • Aug 12 (Fri) - Weekly Dance Party in the VDR - 7:30pm - to 11:00pm-ish CDT + Post-Dance Discussion
    • Hybrid Dance - Online and In Person
    • Guest Hosts: Catherine Rudin, Nairy Digris/Terry Mc Gibbon, Shirley Johnson (Live Music)
    • Join the VDR Friday Dance Party
  • Aug 19 (Fri) - Weekly Dance Party in the VDR - 7:30pm - to 11:00pm-ish CDT + Post-Dance Discussion
  • Aug 20/21 (Sat/Sun) - Dance More at VDR's Late Night Global Dance After-Party - 8:30pm-3:00am CDT
  • Aug 20 (Sat) - 8:00pm-11:00pm EDT
    • Saturday Outdoor TNR (OTNR) In Person Dance (in good weather)
    • First Parish in Waltham, MA - 50 Church St
  • Aug 26 (Fri) - Weekly Dance Party in the VDR - 7:30pm - to 11:00pm-ish CDT + Post-Dance Discussion
  • Sep 2 (Fri) - Weekly Dance Party in the VDR - 7:30pm - to 11:00pm-ish CDT + Post-Dance Discussion
  • Sep 9 (Fri) - Weekly Dance Party in the VDR - 7:30pm - to 11:00pm-ish CDT + Post-Dance Discussion
  • Sep 16 (Fri) - Weekly Dance Party in the VDR - 7:30pm - to 11:00pm-ish CDT + Post-Dance Discussion
  • Sep 16 (Fri) - 7:30pm-10:00pm CDT - In-Person
    • Milwaukee Live Music Dance featuring IZVOR ORCHESTRA
    • Celebrate Pat & Ken Dretzka’s 40th Wedding Anniversary!
    • HA Todd Jr American Legion Post 537, 9159 W Beloit Road, Milwaukee (92nd & Beloit Road)
    • Info: idmke@outlook.com
  • Sep 17/18 (Sat/Sun) - Dance More at VDR's Late Night Global Dance After-Party - 8:30pm-3:00am CDT
  • Sep 23 (Fri) - Weekly Dance Party in the VDR - 7:30pm - to 11:00pm-ish CDT + Post-Dance Discussion
  • Sep 30 (Fri) - Weekly Dance Party in the VDR - 7:30pm - to 11:00pm-ish CDT + Post-Dance Discussion
  • Sep 30-Oct 2 (Fri-Sun) - Omaha International Folk Dancers’ Annual Pink Party Workshop - Omaha, NE
    • In-person workshop - will probably zoom the parties
    • INSTRUCTOR: This year’s featured teacher is LEIGH HOLDEN
    • LOCATION: Possibly in the lovely dance room at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO)
    • MEALS: (Details Later)
      • Saturday potluck dinner in 1st Central Congregational Church's spacious dining area
      • Lunch Saturday will likely be a picnic at UNO
    • PARTIES: Friday and Saturday evenings - possibly with mini-performances and with zooming
    • COVID SITUATION: Vaccination required for all participants, as will masks for indoor dancing Info: Catherine Rudin (carudin1@wsc.edu)

 

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Virtual Dance Room Followups

  • 2021 Door County Folk Festival Followups (popup)
  • 2021 Greek Dance Workshops with Yannis Economou Followup (popup)
  • 2021 Tribute and Birthday Celebration for Ivan "John" Filcich (popup)
  • December 17, 2021 Tribute and Life Celebration for Jeri Lynn Banina Sherby (popup) New Item
  • February 18th & February 25th 2021 VDR Mystery Dance Program Theme
    • February 2020 Dance Theme was that all dances in Sets 100 and 500 for 2/18 and for Set 100 on 2/25 used the common musical instrument known as the Human Voice - i.e. all songs played for theme dances were vocals!
  • March 11, 2022 - Tribute and Life Celebration for Atanas Kolarovski (in process) New Item
  • March 11 & March 18 2022 - Atanas Kolarovski Theme + Mystery Dance Program Theme
  • April 8 & 15, 2022 - Dance Program Themes
    • For Set 400 of the VDR dance program for April 8th Barbara Merson's Theme was a Tribute to and Celebration for Moshe Eskayo who choreographed many dances that became popular in International Folk Dance Circles.
    • Moshe moved back to Israel in 2020 and passed away on April 5th at the age of 90.
    • For a brief bio of Moshe Eskayo, visit: https://socalfolkdance.org/master_teachers/eskayo_m.htm
    • The Mystery Dance Program Theme for Set 100 from the April 8th dance program continued for Set 100 for April 15th.
    • The Mystery Theme was the percussive elements of Snaps, Claps and Slaps!
    • Martha Awdziewicz (San Diego, CA) proposed that most of the dances in Set 100 had claps and/or snaps.
      • Martha's missing component was slaps, but that's close enough for folk.
    • Martha guessed 2/3 of the Dance Program Theme from April 8th and 15th so she and her dancing cat Alfred will get a 2/3 prize.
    • So Martha and Alfred won the marvelous prize this time around and will tell you about it when they receive it.
  • June 10, 2022 - Dance Program Theme
    • For Set 100 of there was a theme where most dances shared the same first letter. The issue was not what the theme was, but why.
    • Don Weeda guessed this theme was that we were honoring "D-Day", June 6, 1944, and has won a fabulous prize
  • June 17, 2022 - Dance Program Theme
    • For Set 100 of there was a theme
    • Tom Ott guessed that this theme was that the first letter of each dance spelled out "Door County Folk Festival", and has won a fabulous prize

 

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Door County Folk Festival (DCFF) Information
Door County Folk Festival (DCFF) Information
  • Thu June 30 - Fri Jul 1, 2022 - 43rd Annual Door County Folk Festival (Online/Virtual)
  • DCFF 2022 Materials are ready to be downloaded from the DCFF website.
  • All donors have been emailed a link to the appropriate download page.
  • If you are a donor and you did not receive an emailed link, please contact me immediately – pcollins@dcff.net.
  • If you donated less than $50 you’ll be able to download the dance descriptions and any bonus materials posted.
  • If you donated $50 or more, or if you wre on staff or volunteered to help at the Festival, you’ll be able to download the dance descriptions, dance music and dance videos, and any bonus materials posted.
  • NOTE 1: IF YOU’VE ALREADY DOWNLOADED “INITIAL RELEASE (v01)” FOR DANCE DESCRIPTIONS AND/OR MUSIC, THEN YOU ONLY NEED TO DOWNLOAD UPDATE RELEASE (v02) TO GET THE UPDATED MATERIALS.
  • NOTE 2: IF YOU’VE NOT YET DOWNLOADED ANYTHING YET, THEN PLEASE DOWLOAD “INITIAL RELEASE (v01) - CORRECTED” TO GET THE FULL PACKAGE TO DATE.
  • DCFF 2022 Dance Descriptions are in 2 types of Zip files – Select the option that works best for you:

    1. Dance descriptions are zipped into a single folder in alpha order by dance name.
    2. Dance descriptions are in zipped into a single folder with 14 sub-folders (one folder for each instructor by first name), then within each instructor’s folder in alpha order by dance name.

    DCFF 2022 Dance Music is in 3 Zip files:

    1. Dance music is split into three 3 zip files, grouped by instructor first name:

    a. Zip File 1 (A-H)
    b. Zip File 2 (I-R)
    c. Zip File 3 (S-Z)

    2. Then within each instructor’s folder in alpha order by dance name.

    DCFF 2022 Dance Videos are in individual Zip files by instructor – one folder for each instructor:

  • 1. Dance descriptions are zipped into 14 separate sub folders – (one folder for each instructor by instructor first name) – then within each instructor’s folder in alpha order by dance name.

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  • Thanks for attending the 2021 Door County Folk Festival Online and making it tons of fun!
    • DCFF Dance Workshop Materials Download Page Links Have Been Emailed to Donors
    • Version 04 of the Download Page is Now Available.
    • If you're a donor who has not yet received this link, contact:
    • Click for DCFF Website
    • Click to view the "2021 Taste of DCFF Video Collage" (2:22)

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Miscellaneous Stuff

 

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