Thursday, September 20, 2012

I've been teaching some great new dances in Petaluma and Point Reyes:
  • Joc in Patru -- a charming two-part Rumanian dance from the region of Transylvania (you can check out the video posted on my blog under "Dance Videos")
  • To Milo -- a four-part Greek dance in SQQ rhythm
  • Gaida Preshevare -- a Rom dance from Albania in SQQ rhythm that was taught by both Steve Kotansky and Michael Ginsburg, with the classic Macedonian structure of a basic stationary step followed by traveling steps
  • Eshebo -- a very popular Yemenite-style Israeli dance choreographed by Bebar Shushan (1991); the title means "beautiful" in Algerian
For beginning dancers, I'm teaching a fun International Folk Dance class at College of Marin on Wednesdays from 2:10-3:30 p.m., and you can sign up for the next session (October 31-December 12) at

And note that Petaluma Snap-y Dancers and the California Folk Dance Federation will be co-sponsoring a second annual (and completely free) New Dancers Festival on Sunday, October 28, 1:30-4:30 p.m., at Herman Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue, Petaluma.