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  • Door County Folk Festival GoFundMe drive in progress through November 30th
    • Help the Door County Folk Festival retire its outstanding debt from the 2022 Festival and raise startup funds for DCFF 2023 Festival
    • The Fundraiser runs through November 30th
    • As of 28 November 2022, the DCFF GoFundMe campaign has raised $4,945 in contributions from 74 donors
    • THANK YOU, DONORS!
  • DCFF 2022 Materials are ready to be downloaded from the DCFF website...
    • SEE BOTTOM SECTION OF THIS WEBPAGE BELOW

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Links to MANY Other virtual and in-person Folk Dance Sessions

  • A VERY COMPREHENSIVE list of many Virtual and In-Person Folk Dance Events can be found on Dale Adamson's Website - https://daleadamson.com/

 

If the VDR provides you with any amount of enjoyment and entertainment, please take a minute to click this link to review our request for your financial support.


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

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

  • Dec 2 (Fri) - 7:30pm - to 11:30pm-ish CDT
    • Weekly VDR Dance Party + Post-Dance Discussion
  • Dec 3 (Sat) - 8:00-11:00pm EST - Hybrid Event
  • Dec 9 (Fri) - 7:30pm - to 11:30pm-ish CDT
    • Weekly VDR Dance Party + Post-Dance Discussion
  • Dec 16 (Fri) - 7:30pm - to 11:30pm-ish CDT
    • Weekly VDR Dance Party + Post-Dance Discussion
    • Hybrid Dance - Online and In Person
    • Guest Hosts: Nairy Digris/Terry Mc Gibbon, Barbara Bleisch, Chris Wild, Shirley Johnson (Live Music)
    • Join the VDR Friday Dance Party
  • Dec 17/18 (Sat/Sun) - 8:30pm-3:00am CDT
    • Dance More at VDR's Late Night Global Dance After-Party + Post Dance Discussion
  • Dec 17 (Sat) - 8:00-11:00pm EST - Hybrid Event
  • Dec 23 (Fri) - 7:00pm - to 12:00am-ish CST
    • Marathon Holiday Dance Party #1 in the VDR + Post-Dance Discussion
    • Live & Recorded Music Hosts, All Dancing-No Teaching
    • Hybrid Dance - Online and In Person
    • Guest Hosts: Alene/Charles Boyar, Barbara Merson, Catherine Rudin, Chris Wild, Mitch Miller, Paul Collins, Susan Rose, Theresa Utschig, John Parrish (Live Music), Tom Pixton (Video), Shirley Johnson (Live Music), and Other Hosts TBA
    • December Marathon Holiday Dance Party Announcement
    • December 23 Party Playlist
  • Dec 30 (Fri) - 7:00pm - to 12:00am-ish CST
    • Marathon Holiday Dance Party #2 in the VDR + Post-Dance Discussion
    • Live & Recorded Music Hosts, All Dancing-No Teaching
    • Hybrid Dance - Online and In Person
    • Guest Hosts: Barbara Merson, Catherine Rudin, Michael Kuharski, Paul Collins, Tom Ott, Clara Byom (Live Music-maybe), John Parrish (Live Music), Shirley Johnson (Video), Tom Pixton (Live Music), and Other Hosts TBA
    • December Marathon Holiday Dance Party Announcement
    • December 30 Party Playlist

Happy New Year!

  • Jan 6 2023 (Fri) - 7:30pm - to 11:30pm-ish CDT
    • Weekly VDR Dance Party + Post-Dance Discussion
  • Jan 7 (Sat) - 8:00-11:00pm EST - Hybrid Event
  • Jan 13 (Fri) - 7:30pm - to 11:30pm-ish CDT
    • Weekly VDR Dance Party + Post-Dance Discussion
  • Jan 20 (Fri) - 7:30pm - to 11:30pm-ish CDT
    • Weekly VDR Dance Party + Post-Dance Discussion
  • Jan 21/22 (Sat/Sun) - 8:30pm-3:00am CDT
    • Dance More at VDR's Late Night Global Dance After-Party + Post Dance Discussion
  • Jan 27 (Fri) - No VDR Dance This Evening
    • VDR Merges with TBA
    • VDR Zoom Partner details for this evening will be announced sometime in December
  • Jan 27-28 (Fri-Sat)
    • Madison (WI) Folk Ball Festival
    • In Person Event - Some parts may be zoomed
    • Info - Michael Kuharski: mk@mailbag.com
    • University of Wisconsin Memorial Union - Great Hall
      • 800 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53705
    • Dance/Singing Workshops: TBA
    • Parties: Fri Live Music Party: Yid Vicious, Blato Zlato, Sloboda
    • Sat Live Music Party: Szaszka, Blato Zlato, Orkestar Bez Ime, Izvor
    • Other Details: TBA Save the dates!Dec 30 (Fri)

 

If the VDR provides you with any amount of enjoyment and entertainment, please take a minute to click this link to review our request for your financial support.

To view various online and offline donation options for the VIRTUAL DANCE ROOM, click this Green Button

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Virtual Dance Room Followups

  • March 11, 2022 - Tribute and Life Celebration for Atanas Kolarovski
  • 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
  • Dance Tributes to Bora Özkök - Fri Sep 2 (and Aug 19/20/21/26)
    • At the VDR Session of Friday, September 2, 2022 we will again celebrate the life of Bora Özkök who introduced many Turkish dances into the IFD Community
    • At Friday's VDR Dance, some more of Bora's dances have been scheduled throughout Dance Sets 50, 100, 200 and 500
  • October 28, 2022 Dance Program Theme
    • I forgot to announce last week;s dance theme in the newsletter, but I did send out a supplemental email announcing that there was a common theme throughout the music/dances played for Sets 50, 100-A, 100-B, 300, 500 and 600.
    • There were some instances of alternative music and some Halloween-like music, but last week's theme was something else. Some folks made guesses, but did not get the theme.
    • I announced the theme around 10:00pm
    • The music played in my programmed sets was all modal music - i.e. all music was in a minor key or a diatonic mode - i.e. no music played was in a major key. By chance, many of the dances played by Sharon Flory and Tom Ott also had this characteristic.
    • Since no one guessed this theme, the phenomenal prizes awarded for the next theme will be doubled.

 

If the VDR provides you with any amount of enjoyment and entertainment, please take a minute to click this link to review our request for your financial support.

To view various online and offline donation options for the VIRTUAL DANCE ROOM, click this Green Button

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Door County Folk Festival (DCFF) Information
Door County Folk Festival (DCFF) Information

DCFF GoFundMe drive in progress from Sep 1 to Nov 30th

  • Help the Door County Folk Festival retire its outstanding debt from the 2022 Festival and raise startup funds for DCFF 2023 Festival
  • The Fundraiser runs through November 30th
  • As of 28 November 2022, the DCFF GoFundMe campaign has raised $4,945 in contributions from 74 donors
  • THANK YOU, DONORS!
  • Please help us exceed our fundraising goal
  • https://www.dcff.net/gofundme/

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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