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Makemie Woods Wedding Anniversary Celebration

The fall Makemie Woods dance weekend was a special event celebrating the anniversary of Judy and Lance.  Twenty years ago Judy and Lance were married at Makemie Woods! It was great to see the pictures from their wedding. Paraphrasing a quote from an interview with Steve Kotansky “What better way to meet your life partner than folk dancing!”

This month Sue C. started teaching  “Ketri, Ketri” an Albanian Roma dance at our regular Wednesday meetings. Even though it was presented to our group as an Albanian Roma dance, the song seems to be Hungarian Gypsy as stated by some authorities.

Below is a video of the way she taught it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCLhAY8ai4o

Steve Kotansky is doing a different version in the video below.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92zq77Zlvv8
The notes for Steve’s version are below:
http://www.folkdancenotes.com/dancenotes/ketri.htm
This dance is considered a cocek by some dance authorities.
http://www.andybettis.com/dance/steps/Chochek.html

From the UK come the following comments about the dance!
http://duramecho.com/Dance/BEECIIFolkDance/Ketri_Ketri.html

The other dance that Sue taught was an Albanian dance Valle Pogonishte. She taught is as the way that the group below does it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfvKgfgqTss
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pzvs1bkBUTc
The notes for it are below.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfvKgfgqTss

Another Blogger has some interesting comments on the dance.
http://katleyplanetbg.blogspot.com/2013/05/two-variations-on-albanian-folk-dance.html

Dance with as many children as you can this week!

Another Day, Another Dance,
Happy Dancing!

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Makemie Woods

Makemie Woods was a success this year!  It was great to see every one and do some “binge dancing”

Mike taught an Israeli Dance called Lamenalseach.  Nothing turned up when I googled this name.

Bill taught Dobro Ljo a Bulgarian Dance he learned from Yves Moreau. The links below may help.
http://andybettis.com/dance/steps/DobroLjo.html
The clip for Dobro Ljo is the one above the name.
http://argonneifd.blogspot.com/2011/06/june-camp-video-clips.html
Bill also taught Koljovo Horo, another Bulgarian dance he learned from Yves Moreau.
We learned it slightly different from Yves than is demonstrated in the video clip below.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xiQFH5xgbA

Any time we get together with a big group of people and dance we have a great time!

Dance with a child anytime you get a chance.
Another Day, Another Dance,
Happy dancing!

Makemie Woods

I would like to thank the Virginia Beach Folk Dance Group for their continuing efforts in bringing us such a great opportunity to learn new dances and dance the ones we know with friends we don’t often see. Mike, Judy and Sam did a great job teaching. It was also a treat having live music. Would some one please email me the names of the muscians so that I can thank them properly! I hope to see more of you there in the fall!

Thank you Susan J. for the link to Sitna Zborenka http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3voynv0ACo

Another Day, Another Dance!