Dances of November 16, 2002

1 Plaka Hasapikos -Greek -Roger taught
2 Ajde Jano- Serbia -Russ taught
3 Tzadik Katamar -Israel -Sarah taught
4 Sarajevka Kolo -Serbia -Sarah taught -New
5 Teen -Armenian-Kurdish
6 Kritikos Syrtos -Greek
7 Devojko Mari Hubava -Rhodopes, Bulgaria -New dance from work shop.
8 Dimitrija -Pirin, Bulgaria -New dance from Calgary work shop.
9 Karamfil -Macedonia (SQQ)
10 Goukas -Turkey -Sarah taught -New
11 Tsamikos -Greek
12 Nabrala - Medimurje, Croatia -New dance from work shop in Calgary.
13 Vlashko -N W Bulgaria -Severnjashko region -Also from work shop.
14 Oj Cvietjot Kalina -Russia -Sarah taught. -New
15 Aino Kchume -Assyra
16 Balta Dreapta -Romania -Yet another new one from Edwidge Munn
17 Bar -Armenian community in USA -Another new one from work shop.

Here we took time out to sing many Happy birthday songs to Missy.
Happy birthday Missy (on Friday really) and here is a belated Happy
birthday to Marvin for last weekend.

18 Galaonal De La Birca -Romania
19 Arap -Macedonia
20 Joc de Leagane -Maramures, Romania
21 Trind Polska -Finland -done as usual in a circle
22 Trind Polska -Finland -Russ taught the Polsk step, so we did it
as a couple dance this time.
22 Joc de Leagane -Maramures, Romania
23 Erev Ba (Evening Comes) -Israel -Y. Ashriel; 1960
24 Nevesto Carven Trendafil -Pirin, Bulgaria
25 Jove Malaj Mome -Bulgaria
26 Hora Miresii -Romania

Somewhere durring the evening Larissa, Criss and myself did
Romski Cocek too. We learned 13 dances from Edwidge Munn, in Calgary
last weekend. Theye were:

1 Bar -Armenian community in USA
2 Nabrala - Medimurje, Croatia
3 Dimitrija -Pirin, Bulgaria
4 Kabadayi -Kirklareli region, Western Turkey
5 Romski Cacak -From Serbian community in Bronx, N.Y.
6 Hatzisteryos (also called Dervenaghas) -East Macedonia, Vlachs
7 Iz Banju Ide -Serbia
8 Gankino -Bulgaria (called Octopus on the CD)
9 Indinski (Pajov) Cocek -Macedonian, Gypsy
10 Vlashko -North West Bulgaria known as Severnjashko region
11 Danec -Dobrudza, Bulgaria
12 Devojko Mari Hubava -Rhodopes, Bulgaria
13 Balta Dreapta -Romania


International Folk Dance,
Saturday, November 23, will be at the
Salvation Army Gym, again as usual. 7 to 10pm.
For you advanced planners, we will have to dance somewhere
else December 14th as there will be a wedding reception going
on. We'll dance somewhere, just don't know where yet.

The next Contra Dance, at the Creston Grange Hall, will be
Friday, December 6, 2002.
The dance is at 8:00, with the beginners' workshop at 7:30.
The cost is $6 each for adults, $3 each for teenagers (13-18),
and kids 12 and under are free.
The dance is put on by Contra Dance Flathead, and two numbers
to call for more information are: 862-7098 and 857-2026.

Learn to Clog: No partner needed, meet every Tuesday, upstairs
Eagles Club. Beginning lessons start at 5:30. Contact Carla
for more information 752-7919.

Learn to do Western Line dance, meet every Thursday at the
Sons of Norway, 6:30pm, $3.00.

The Steam and Stomp 2003, will be Saturday noon to Sunday
afternoon. February 22, 23. Boulder, Montana.

Once upon...A note from Sally:
"Speaking of belts, I learned this weekend that Briul (with a little hat or
roof over the i) means belt, so anything called "Briul de la ____" will
probably have a belt hold."

Since that note from Sally I've had the good fortune to meat Ann
Smreciu, from Edmonton. She speaks Romanian and heads up a Romanian
Dance troop called Balada.

"Balada is an amateur dance company that performs Romanian Dance. We have
been in existence since 1973. Most of the members are not Romanian however
some of us have a small connection with that country (mine is through
marriage). I have been the Artistic Director and Choreographer since 1985
(with a small break between 1994 and 1998). The group has toured in
Canada, the US and overseas and performed many times in Romania at
festivals and competitions. The group and myself individually has had
several opportunities to study and work with top choreographers and
instructors both in Romania and here in Canada."

Briul means belt but also means line!
Briul de la ____, is a line dance not necessarily a belt hold.

Present tonight were:

1 Russ
2 Larissa
3 Jackie
4 Missy
5 Tony -first time ever folkdancing
6 Jon &
7 Lauren
8 Sarah
9 Connie
10 Cris
11 Brigitte
12 Don &
13 Rose
14 Roger

Till next time!