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    • DCFF 2022 Materials are ready to be downloaded from the DCFF website...
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  • 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

  • Sep 29-Oct 2 (Thu-Sun) - World Camp (DEDICATED TO ATANAS KOLAROVSKI)
    • In-person workshop weekend
    • INSTRUCTORS:
      • Anna Angelova (BULGARIAn), Fusae Carroll (NORTHERN MACEDONIAN), Joe Graziosi (GREEK0, Eirini "Rena" Karyofyllidou (GREEK), Steve Kotansky (BALKAN), Ahmet Lüleci (TURKISH)
    • Special guests:
      • Yves & France Moreau, Bill Cope, Jonathan Kipp
    • LOCATION:
      • Iroquois Springs camp in Rock Hill, New York
    • COVID SITUATION:
      • PLEASE NOTE THAT TO BE ABLE TO CREATE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT, WE ASK FOR PROOF OF VACCINATION
    • Info: Email (worldcamplive@gmail.com) (Website: https://www.worldcamp.us/)
  • 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)
  • Oct 1 (Sat) - 8:00-11:00pm EDT - Hybrid Event
  • Oct 7 (Fri) - VDR Merges with San Antonio Fall Friday Zoom Festival Party
    • Join San Antonio Party This Evening - See Below
    • No Separate VDR Dance This Evening
  • Oct 7-9 (Fri-Sun) San Antonio Folklife and Dance Fall Weekend Zoom Festival
    • Website: https://safdf.org/
    • Workshops
      • Fusae Carroll (teaching the Macedonian dances of Atanas Kolarovski)
      • Shmulik Gov-Ari (teaching Israeli dances)
      • Iliana Bozhanova (teaching Bulgarian dances) and musical accompaniment from accordionist Todor Yankov
      • Zeljko Jergan (teaching Croatian dances)
    • Culture corners with well-known folk dance luminaries:
      • Bob Leibman, presenting his travels to eastern Macedonia and showing video footage of village dances
      • John Morovich, discussing the Ladarke, a Croatian song cycle written by Emil Cossetto in 1950
      • Marvin Moehle, leading a special teaching tutorial about Balkan women’s scarves and jewelry
  • Oct 14 (Fri) - Weekly Dance Party in the VDR - 7:30pm - to 11:00pm-ish CDT + Post-Dance Discussion
  • Oct 15/16 (Sat/Sun) - Dance More at VDR's Late Night Global Dance After-Party - 8:30pm-3:00am CDT
  • Oct 21 (Fri) - Weekly Dance Party in the VDR - 7:30pm - to 11:00pm-ish CDT + Post-Dance Discussion
  • Oct 28 (Fri) - Weekly Dance Party in the VDR - 7:30pm - to 11:00pm-ish CDT + Post-Dance Discussion
  • Nov 4 (Fri) - Weekly Dance Party in the VDR - 7:30pm - to 11:00pm-ish CDT + Post-Dance Discussion
  • Nov 11 (Fri) - Weekly Dance Party in the VDR - 7:30pm - to 11:00pm-ish CDT + Post-Dance Discussion
  • Nov 18 (Fri) - Weekly Dance Party in the VDR - 7:30pm - to 11:00pm-ish CDT + Post-Dance Discussion
  • Nov 19/20 (Sat/Sun) - Dance More at VDR's Late Night Global Dance After-Party - 8:30pm-3:00am CDT
  • Nov 25 (Fri) - Tentatively Not Meeting for- Weekly Dance Party in the VDR - 7:30pm - to 11:00pm-ish CDT + Post-Dance Discussion
  • Nov 25 (Fri) - Tentative - VDR Merges with Texa-Kolo Friday Zoom Parties
    • Join Kolo Festival and Texas Camp Zoom Parties This Evening - See Below
    • No VDR Dance This Evening
  • Nov 24-27 (Thu-Sun) - 71st Annual Kolo Festival in the Bay Area
    • Webste & Registration: https://kolofestival.org/
    • Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112
    • Teachers: Sonia Dion & Cristian Florescu, and Michael Ginsburg!
  • Nov 24-27 (Thu-Sun) - 75th Annual Texas Camp
    • Webste & Registration: https://tifd.org/
    • Live, In Person, at Greene Family Camp
    • Teachers: ROO LESTER & LARRY HARDING (Swedish Dance), BRUCE SAGAN (Swedish Fiddling), AHMET LÜLECI (Turkish Dance) and Special Guests YVES AND FRANCE MOREAU
  • Dec 2 (Fri) - Weekly Dance Party in the VDR - 7:30pm - to 11:00pm-ish CDT + Post-Dance Discussion
  • Dec 9 (Fri) - Weekly Dance Party in the VDR - 7:30pm - to 11:00pm-ish CDT + Post-Dance Discussion
  • Dec 16 (Fri) - Weekly Dance Party in the VDR - 7:30pm - to 11:00pm-ish CDT + Post-Dance Discussion
  • Dec 23 (Fri) - Weekly Dance Party in the VDR - 7:30pm - to 11:00pm-ish CDT + Post-Dance Discussion
  • Dec 30 (Fri) - Weekly Dance Party in the VDR - 7:30pm - to 11:00pm-ish CDT + Post-Dance Discussion
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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

 

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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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