Monthly Archives: April 2014

National Dance Week 2014

Just a reminder that we are in the midst of National Dance Week,  April 25- May 4, 2014!  Have you planned any special events?  It’s not too late!

Also, check out the Blog Alien Diaries.  It is another great blog about folk dancing.  Below is a link to some information on the accordian player Boris Karlov, you’ll find some great information here!

http://katleyplanetbg.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-legacy-of-boris-karlov-bulgarian.html

Share the Joy!
Dance with a child!
Another Day, Another Dance,
Happy Dancing

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Valle Hajde Merre Furken, Chaj Zibade

Last Wednesday two Albanian dances were taught.
Lindy taught Valle Hajde Merre Furken.  Below are the dance notes and a video.

http://www.folkdancesac.org/dances/Valle%20Hajde%20Merre%20Furken.pdf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx3l8DtEb0U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGmXZc1XzI4

Vallja Haide Merre Furken is an alternate spelling for the dance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTH6lM7_87Y

Bill taught Chaj Zibade. Some abreviated notes are below along with a short bio of Steve Kotansky.
http://www.folkdancecamp.org/old_syllabus/FDC1999.pdf
If anyone finds a link to a video of the dance, please let me know.

National Dance Week 2014 is April 25 – May 4! Start to plan your activities now!

Another Day, Another Dance,
Share the Fun, dance with a child!

Dance into Spring

I probably shouldn’t say it too loudly but if today is any indication – Spring is here to stay!

I’ve been busy teaching a couple of Basque dances to some 4th and 5th grade school children.  They performed them in a Spanish program this past week. The 4th grade did Baztan Dantza
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DykKYDBHyuE

The 5th grade performed Eskudantza de Imotz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjpxVszf7pM

In our regular Wednesday meeting Lindy taught Isu byala nedo from Bulgaria.  It has a beautiful  and soothing melody.  The video clip below shows a group doing it the same way that Lindy taught the dance followed by dance notes from Folk Dance Federation of California.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBz_QU9hf4c
http://www.folkdance.com/LDNotations/IsuByalaNedo2010LD.pdf

On a peppier note, Sue has been teaching Les Corps des Metiers.  There are no links available at this time.

Episode 8 of Another Day, Another Dance starts tomorrow. This month’s show features Susan teaching Orijent and interviews of a Mother and her daughter.  Tune in tomorrow at 2:30 on the web:
http://www.cpatv.org/

Share the fun, dance with a child!

Happy Dancing