Hi everyone, Merry Christmas:

Rosalind, Linda, Allison, Dianne, Laurie, Cris, Ardyce, Larissa,
Margaret, Marilyn, Missy, Barbara, Cissy, Connie, Russ, Don &
Rose, Jackie Z., John & Diana, Jon, Max & Eva, Hank & Mardia,
Sally & Alan, Sam & Ruth, Sarah, Sue, Jackie V., Christie, Susan &
Richard, Cecelia, Ruth S., Roger, Tim, Brenda, Joe.

Dances from December 20, 2003 at the Salvation Army gym, 7-10 PM.

Just prior to 7pm we danced the Romanian dances we learned last
October in Edmonton from Theodor and Lia Vasilescu:

1 Maruntica de la Cajvana -Bucovina
2 Hutulca de la Brodina -Bucovina
3 Rustemul la Trei de la Patulele -Oltenia
4 Ardeleana din Campie -Banat
5 Cadaneasca de la Macin -Dobrogea
6 Tropca de la Tulcea -Dobrogea
7 Braul Mare din Ramnicu Sarat -Muntenia
8 Purtata de Femei II -Transilvania

7pm lessons begin, the dances taught are usually done
twice, then hopefully again later in the evening
mixed in with the requested dances.
(dances listed are close to the order we danced them in)

1 Kriva Kruska -Serbia -Roger taught
2 Teen -Armenian-Kurdish -Russ taught
3 Karsi Bar -Armenia -Roger taught
4 Jiana -Transylvania, Romania -done twice (enough of us know
it, the new folks picked it up very fast)
5 Juice of the Barley -English -Russ taught
6 Slavonsko Kolo -Croatia -Roger taught
7 Arap -Macedonia
8 Jeg Gikk Meg ot i Lunden Gronn -Norway -Russ taught
9 Melissa's Waltz (music: Amelia's) -USA
10 Sestorka -Serbia -done first -Russ taught, danced it again
Kriva Kruska
11 Erev Ba -Israel -Sarah taught
12 Levi Jackson Rag -USA -Cris taught -done twice
13 Vulpiuta (Vool-pewTS-ah) -Romania
Slavonsko Kolo
14 Dedo Mili Dedo -Macedonia
15 Pidhichtos Banas (PEE-deek-tos BAH-nas) -North Trace
16 Jove Malaj Mome -Bulgaria
17 Ciuleandra -Romania
18 Rustemul -Romania
19 Briul de la Fagaras -Romania
20 Birchot Havdalah -Israel -Cris taught
21 Pe Batute (PAY BAH-too-teha) -Romania
22 Joc Batranesc din Niculetel -Dobrogea, Romania


1 Connie
2 Cris
3 Dianne
4 Don
5 Gary (with Rose C.) <1st time folk dancing
6 Jackie V.
7 Jackie Z.
8 Joe
9 Jon
10 Larissa
11 Lita
12 Marvin
13 Mike (Rose C. son) <1st time folk dancing
14 Missy
15 Rebecca (came with Sarah and Robin) <1st time folk dancing
16 Robin (Sarah's daughter)
17 Rose C. <1st time folk dancing
18 Rose
19 Roger
20 Russ
21 Sarah
22 Sally


International Folk Dance, next Saturday, December 27, 2003 at the
Salvation Army Gym, 7 to 10pm. AND:
We want to have a New Years Eve dance party! We discussed this late
in the evening, so a few people that had already left don't know
about it. Russ, Larissa and myself are interested and if you
would like to join us and dance in the New Year, call

Every other Friday, at the Sons of Norway, starting at 6:45, till
about 9, will be Scandinavian dancing. FREE! Check in the
Entertainer for the current date.

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.

Tim asked to put in:
"Do you think your readers would be interested to know of the free
dance lessons every Wednesday, 7:30pm at the Blue Moon on HWY 2
West of Columbia Falls? They are taught by Melanie and Alex of
Dance Montana. Each week a different step is taught. Varies between
two step, west coast swing, east coast swing, waltz, nightclub, even
cha cha..."

The 4th Contra Dance of the season is at the Sons of Norway.
January 9, 2004. The 2nd Friday of each month.
The Sons of Norway's address is 347 1st Ave E.
(corner of 1st Ave. E and 4th St. E.) Kalispell, the NE corner,
across the street from the fire department. The dance is from 8:00
to 11pm, with the beginners' workshop starting at 7:30pm.
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.

Wintergreen Contra Dance 2004 @ Bozeman, MT. Jan. 30-Feb. 1.
See: www.geocities.com/bfsdancing

Steam and Stomp 2004, will be Saturday noon to Sunday afternoon.
Boulder, Montana. February 28 & 29.
Boulder Hot Springs. Ph # 406-225-4339.

Our SIXTH anniversary will be March 20th. Our first dance was
Friday, March 20, 1998. At the Sons of Norway Hall. Prices were:
$2 for adults, $1 for kids under 12, $5 for families.
Contacts were Sara Hok and Chris Brewer.

For other dance information from Bozeman and Butte check out our web
site: http://www.montanafolkdance.org

Any suggestions, comments, corrections, you have are welcome!

Merry Christmas