Dances of February 1, 2003 @ The Salvation Army Gym, 7-10

1 Trugnala Rumjana -Bulgaria
2 Kendime -Turkey
3 An Dro -French
4 Robin Ddiog (Idle Robin or Lazy Robin) -Wales
5 Jiana -Transylvania, Romania
6 Iz Banju Ide -Serbia
7 Trind Polska -Finland
Trugnala Rumjana -Bulgaria
8 Misirlou -Greek/American
9 Danec -Dobrudza, Bulgaria
10 Jacob's Ladder (Shulam Yaakou) -Israel
11 Sandansko Horo -Pirin, Bulgaria
Sandansko Horo
12 Teen -Armenian-Kurdish
13 Erev Ba (Evening Comes) -Israel
14 Joc Batranesc din Niculetel -Dobrogea, Romania
15 Ali Pasa -Turkey
16 Dimitrija -Pirin, Bulgaria
17 Satovcensko Horo -Pirin, Bulgaria
18 Sestorka -Serbia
19 Vulpiuta -Oltenia, Romania
20 Tsamikos -16 count -Greek
21 Jove Malaj Mome -Bulgaria
22 Laz Bar -Armenia
23 Kalamatlanos (Samiotisa)
24 Sirba pe Loc -Romania
25 Nabrala - Medimurje, Croatia
Vulpiuta -Oltenia, Romania
26 Moj Dragane -Lika, Croatia
27 Novo Zagorsko -Bulgaria
28 Promoroaca -Romania (proh-moh-ROH-kah)


International Folk Dance,
Saturday, February 8, 2003, will be at the
Salvation Army Gym, 7 to 10ish pm

*******>> New development, here is the e-mail recieved from Russ:

"I just got the inevitable letter from the Salvation Army,
regarding out use of the gym.
They are eliminating the per person donation as of Mar. 1, and
making a nightly rental fee of $50.... We may have to go back
to some kind of pledge to make sure we have the money...."

So, there we are. For some history, we used to dance at the
Sons of Norway, in Kalispell, only once a month. The first year they
let us have it for free. Then they charged us 25 dollars per hour.
When we left and went to the Salvation Army, they had just raised
the hourly fee to 35 dollars per hour. Danceing from 7-10 -3 hours-
had cost us 75 dollars. We paid that by having a core group of
15 that would pay 5 dollars per month. Now to dance at the
Salvation Army Gym once a week will cost us 200 dollars per
month. :-( :-( Dancing only once a month was better than no
dancing, but newcomers had a hard time learning a dance when
they only could dance every 4 weeks. Dancing every week is the
way to go, IMHO! The question is how shall we do it? Any
sugestions??? We could could go plead our case to the powers
that be in the Salvation Army.... We'll figure something out, I

The next Contra Dance, at the Creston Grange Hall, will be
Friday, February 7, 2003.
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.

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. At the Boulder Hot
Larissa, Missy, Cris, Jackie Z, Russ, Don & Rose,
perhaps Jon & Lauren, and myself are all going, that I know
of at this point. There won't be a folk dance at the Salvation
Army Gym February 22nd.

Yves Moreau Workshop -Featuring dances from Bulgaria, the Balkans,
French Canada and more! In Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
March 7,8 and 9, 2003. The full workshop is $50.00 Canadian funds.
At this point no one from our group is going.

Present tonight were:

1 Larissa
2 Jon &
3 Lauren
4 Jackie Z
5 Don &
6 Rose
7 Marilyn
8 Sue 1st time folk dancing - } friends of Marilyn and Missy
9 Janet 1st time folk dancing -}
10 Missy
11 Marvin
12 Linda -Linda learned a new dance when she was visiting her
mom back in Main: The dance is called Yolanda, and it's a line dance mambo-type.
Seems to be Latin kind of song.

13 Roger

Till next time,