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Saturday, May 26
 

11:00am PDT

Family Dance with the Carroll Family Band
With Amy Carroll, Caller

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Participatory Dance, Family Dance Workshop
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
  • URL
  • Biography Amy Carroll is a elementary music teacher and caller of dances for all ages. The hokey pokey really is what it's all about.

12:00pm PDT

Irish Sean-nos Dance
With Maldon Meehan

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Maldon Meehan is a performer, teacher and choreograhper of Irish sean-nós and set dance. Maldon holds a BA in Irish Studies/Theater Arts from The Evergreen State College and a MA in Ethnochoreology from the University of Limerick, Ireland. She has been teaching since 1994. She is a 2008 Regional Arts and Cultures grant recipient. As a sean-nós dancer Maldon has appeared on the nationally televised 2005 Oireachtas at the Cork Opera House in Cork City (TG4) as well as on Connemara Community Radio and Raidió na Gaeltachta (RTÉ). Maldon placed 3rd in the 2005 Comórtas Chóilín Sheáin Dharach, a sean-nós jig competition held annually in Connemara. In 2005 Maldon and Ronan Regan released an instructional DVD of sean-nós dance. Today the DVD has been sold in more than 17 countries.

1:00pm PDT

Introduction to the Balkan Party Dance
With Seattle Balkan Dancers

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDE -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - DANCE
  • Biography We are a group of dancers, many who have danced for decades, who started dancing at the Russian Center on Capitol Hill two years ago. We dance every Friday evening from 8:30 - 11:00pm with teaching from 7:30 - 8:30.

2:00pm PDT

Cajun and Zydeco Dance Workshop
With MaryLee Lykes

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • URL
  • Biography MaryLee Lykes have taught dance classes, workshop & special events for 20 years in Seattle. Cajun & Zydeco are her favorite forms to teach and dance to. Come share the Joy!

3:30pm PDT

Puddletown Squares w/ Gary Monday, Caller
Square Dancing. Outside the Box!

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:30pm - 4:45pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Participatory Dance, Mod Western Square Dance
  • URL
  • Biography Based in the GLBT community, Puddletown Squares is Seattle's only remaining multi-dance level square dance group. Casual Attire. Contemporary Music Mix. Gender-Neutral Partnering. we are... Square Dancing. Outside the Box!

4:45pm PDT

Puddletown Squares w/ Gary Monday, Caller
Square Dancing. Outside the Box!

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:45pm - 6:00pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Participatory Dance, Mod Western Square Dance
  • URL
  • Biography Based in the GLBT community, Puddletown Squares is Seattle's only remaining multi-dance level square dance group. Casual Attire. Contemporary Music Mix. Gender-Neutral Partnering. we are... Square Dancing. Outside the Box!
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:00am PDT

Bhangra / Bollywood Dance lesson
With Mollie Singh

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre ERW -- World-Intl Folk - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Mollie has been dancing since she was 2 1/2 years old. She took group, and later private Indian dance classes in Los Angeles, CA. Further, throughout her dance career, she has traveled to India over 10 times to take private dance lessons and study all the different dance forms. She has been teaching since 1989.

12:00pm PDT

English Morris Dance Workshop
With Peter Contrastano

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography MossyBack Morris has been performing Morris dances in the Seattle area for over 30 years. The traditions we perform are from the English Cotswold and Welsh Border regions. Morris dances are fun and energetic, involve performing as a team, and provide an opportunity to experience a folk tradition.

1:00pm PDT

Fabulous French Country Dances
With Chris Wright & Feu de Joie

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Biography Eileen Little is well known in the NW (and elsewhere) as a first-rate international dance teacher; Arthur is a classical musician who also plays lots of types of bagpipes. Phyllis is also a classical violinist who has come to love the French tunes. Joanna plays several traditional instruments and took up the vielle a roue some years ago.

2:00pm PDT

Fest Breizh: The Music of Brittany
With Stanley Greenthal

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMH -- Western Europe - MUSIC
  • Biography With his latest CD, First Song, singer songwriter Stanley Greenthal, stretched musical borders from Celtic Scotland and Brittany to Greece and the Balkans. He sings and plays a constellation of strings - the guitar, bouzouki, laouto and lavta (Greek and Turkish lutes). Stanley has spent many years playing Breton music and meeting musicians from Brittany and the US.

3:00pm PDT

The Roots of Tango..
With Sonny Newman & Patty Leverett

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDI -- Latin America - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Sonny Newman & Patty Leverett have been studying, dancing & teaching Argentine Tango for 25 years individually & together with NW Folklife - it's a musical dance journey of great possibilities & interesting roots..!!

4:00pm PDT

Seattle Swing Dance Club
Get into the swing of things!

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Dance Performance, West Coast Swing Dance
  • Genre EDQ -- Traditional American Dance
  • URL
  • Biography Seattle Swing Dance Club will provide multiple perfomances by local west coast swing dance partnerships, either as choreographed routines or "social lead and follow" non-choreographed dancing. Specific performers will be determined prior to the event. In addtion, we would like to provide a fee introduction to west coast swing dance lesson by one of our club instructors.
 
Monday, May 28
 

11:00am PDT

Scottish Country Dancing
With the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

Monday May 28, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Seattle Branch, Royal Scottish Country Dance Society was formed in 1978 to preserve and promote Scottish country dance. It holds classes Sep to Jun, and conducts workshops, dance parties, and performances of Scottish country dance.

12:00pm PDT

Capoeira Angola Afro-Brazilian Martial Art
With Mestre Silvio Dos Reis

Monday May 28, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50am PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDD -- Africa - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Mestre Silvio Dos Reis He has dedicated 26 years of his life to Capoeira Angola. He started capoeira with Mestre Rogerio, Belo Horizonte, Brazil in 1986 and as Mestre Jurandir's student he was the leader of International Capoeira Angola Foundation for 10 years. In Belo Horizonte,Brazil, he has taught for social programs created by the city council such as Homeless People and for street kids, named Kids in the Park. There he also taught for a Youth Project created to teach African Brazilian music, drums, and dance known as Tambolele. Since 2004 he has been leading the International Capoeira Angola Foundation, ICAF Seattle, founded in 1997 by Mestre Jurandir, as well as the TESC Capoeira Angola Club at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, which was started by Evergreen students under Mestre Jurandir leadership since 1998. Mestre Silvio Dos Reis has taught at middle and high schools in Seattle and vicinities since 2004 while supporting the development of other ICAF Groups in the USA. He has presented and have been supporting the development of ICAF African Brazilian Community Festivals in Seattle and Olympia.He has been traveling and presenting at conferences in the USA since 2000 untill now.

1:00pm PDT

African Dance
With Manimou Camara

Monday May 28, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDD -- Africa - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography You will work closely with the master performance artist Manimou Camara of the esteemed Ballet Saamato and Merveille d'Afrique. Manimou started his performing career as a drummer and has reached the level of master drummer. This allows him, in a very organic way, to help each dancer gain an understanding of the marriage of drumming, rhythm, and music to African dance.

2:00pm PDT

Zwiefacher Tricky Rhythm Dancing
With Patrick McMonagle

Monday May 28, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDH -- Western Europe - DANCE
  • Biography McMonagle - leader of international dance at Folklife since 1972. Barnes - decades of Alpine dance and musical experience.

3:00pm PDT

Traditional Appalachian Clog Dance
With The Eclectic Cloggers

Monday May 28, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDQ -- Traditional American Dance
  • URL
  • Biography The Eclectic Cloggers dance group performs a lively style of Southern Appalachian step dancing to traditional Old Time fiddle tunes. The fun they have the rhythms of Appalachia is unique and upbeat. Since 1982, the Eclectic Cloggers have performed at community festivals from Shelton to Shoreline. They are regular entertainers at the Lake Wenatchee State park, the Yakima Folk Festival, the Olalla Bluegrass Festival, the Phinney Winter Festival, The Tumbleweed Music Festival and various community and private events throughout the Northwest. In 1994, the group toured international folkdance festivals in Belgium, Switzerland and Holland. For more information about them go to eclecticcloggers.org

4:00pm PDT

Fun with Argentine Tango
With Ilana Rubin & Tony Fan

Monday May 28, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512

5:00pm PDT

5 Rhythms Dance
With Susan Usher

Monday May 28, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre ERW -- World-Intl Folk - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Susan Usher has been dancing the 5Rhyhtms for 18 years. She teaches 5 Rhythms to adults for Christine Havens and volunteers at Echo Glen Children's Center teaching at risk teens. She also has a BS in Social Welfare with an emphasis on community organizing.
 

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