Saturday, March 19, 2011

We've been a 7/8 rhythm roll in class, learning Tik, Laz Bar, Cretan Syrto, Thracian Racenica, and Kyustendilska Racenica. This coming month, I'll be teaching these dances:
  • Mardi Gras Mambo: this is a fun one-wall line dance, to music by The Meters, that I recently choreographed.
  • Dedo Mili Dedo: this Macedonian dance from the Kumanovo region is in 2/4 meter, with two parts.
  • Eilat: this lyrical Israeli dance was choreographed by Shmulik Gov Ari in 1992; the title refers to the southern-most city in Israel.
Be sure to mark your calendars for our upcoming annual Petaluma Folk Dance Party on Saturday, April 16, 8-11 p.m., at Herman Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue, Petaluma. The evening will include dancing to recorded favorites, plus wonderful live Balkan music with Verna Druzhina.