Hi everyone, Happy New Year:

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 27, 2003 at the Salvation Army gym, 7-10 PM.

Demoed three Bulgarian dances: Delc^evsko Horo, Panagjursko Horo
and Silistrenska Tropanka.
Russ and Cris worked on Kasapsko Horo -Macedonia. We all danced
it a few times.
Compared the two Serbian dances: Bas^ara and Bosarka.
(Bas^ara has no "one two threes" in it! In Bosarka, durring the
travel to the right, the left foot crosses in front of the
right, in Bas^ara the left foot crosses behind the Right.)
After reviewing the video and a syllabus... revisited the
Armenian dance: Karsi Bar. It's the simple dances that can
cause problems.

Now it's past 7pm and time to start the mostly begining dances, 1-6:
1 Itele -Romania
2 Shibboleth Basadeh -Israel -did both fast and slow versions
3 Purtata de Femei II (Poor-TUH deh fah-MAEE) -Romania, Transilvania
4 Katushe Mome -Macedonia -Russ taught
5 Chiotikos -Greek
6 Karsi Bar -Armenia
7 Ardeleana din Campie -Banat, Romania -Cris taught
8 Garoon -Armenia
9 Harmonica -Israel
10 Melissa's Waltz (music: Amelia's) -USA -Russ reviewed it first.
11 Dimitrija -Pirin, Bulgaria
12 Shiftin' Bobbins -Scotland -Russ taught
13 Pidhichtos Banas (PEE-deek-tos BAH-nas) -North Trace
14 Two Hand Reel -Ireland
15 Mana'a vu -Israel
16 Hambo -Sweden
17 Memede -Macedonia
18 Doudlebska Polka -Czechoslovakia
19 Oslo Waltz -English/Scottish
Tried to do: Duda Nota -Hungary -need to review the video,
it's been 14 months since we last danced it with the Calgary
group. -Folkdance Fridays-
20 Jiana -Transylvania, Romania
21 Fife Ness -Scotland -Russ reviewed it first
22 Sestorka -Serbia
23 Kritikos Syrtos -Greek
24 Saint Bernards Waltz -England -Russ led
25 Erev Ba -Israel
26 Balta Dreapta -Romania
27 Mairi's Wedding -Scotland
28 S^arano -Serbia
29 Mi Go Zatvorille -Macedonia


1 Brenda
2 Connie
3 Cris
4 Dianne (left to go square dancing at 8pm)
5 Don
6 Jackie Z.
7 Jon
8 Larissa
9 Lita
10 Marvin
11 Missy
12 Robert N.
13 Rose
14 Roger
15 Russ
16 Ruth
17 Sam


We are having a New Years Eve dance party! It will be at
Larissa's house. If you are interested, come and join us to
dance in the New Year. There isn't a big dance floor, so
we'll do lots of dances that use small steps :-)
Starting about 7 till ??? Bring finger food if you want,
just something to snack on while we're dancing.
International Folk Dance, next Saturday, January 3, 2004 at the
Salvation Army Gym, 7 to 10pm.

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

The complete list, (301 dances) of all the dances we did this
year -2003- will be sent out separatly, right after this report
is sent.

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

Happy New Year