Howdy Dancers,
The Kalispell International Folkdancers had another good session and turnout last weekend. List of dances and dancers are
at the end. We dance again this Saturday Oct. 25, 7 to 10 pm, at the Salvation Army gym, 110 Bountiful Drive.  All are
welcome. Easier dances are done and taught for at least the first hour.
News of upcoming state events follows:
Missoula 3rd Annual Hopa Harvest
Here's an update from Mike and Susan Sweet in Missoula
3rd Annual Hopa Harvest, Saturday/Sunday, November 8/9, 2008, International folk dancing, Downtown Dance Collective
121 West Main Street, Missoula, Montana, 59802

- Noon to 5 pm: Mix of instruction, review, and familiar dances.
- 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm: Break for dinner.
- 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm: Request dancing.

- 10:00 am to 12:30 pm; After-breakfast/before-traveling request dancing and visiting
(for those who didn't get enough on Saturday)
Please contact Mike and Susan Sweet for additional information; or with ideas, requests, feedback, or suggestions related
to this event. Our phone number is 543-7060. There is no charge for this event, but donations to help defray costs will
be gratefully accepted.

Starting at noon until 5 pm we will offer instruction and review mixed with program dancing.

The Downtown Dance Collective has a beautiful floating maple floor.  Please bring appropriate dance shoes.  Street shoes
or dance shoes with soles that will mar the floor are not acceptable.

We don't have a venue conducive to a potluck, but the Downtown Dance Collective (DDC) is right downtown in the Heart of
Missoula.  There are manygood eating establishments within walking distance, including some
inexpensive and hearty choices. Susan and I will explore what is available and offer suggestions for gathering spots.

The DDC has a very nice built in sound system.  We will have our usual collection of vinyl. The DDC has the capability
to plug a computer into their very nice sound system, so feel free to bring a laptop along with music if you are so
inclined.  We will also have the capability for CDs and tapes.  Helping hands to manage music is always welcome.

The Downtown Dance Collective (DDC) is on 121 West Main Street in the first block west of Higgins Avenue in downtown
Missoula.  It is about one block south and east of the Missoula County Courthouse. There is free on-street parking as
well as a free parking garage across the street from the DDC. Check out the DDC website:

Susan will be working on putting together a program for Saturday afternoon, November 9th.  As with previous years the
program will alternate teaching\review sessions with blocks of dancing.   There is typically time to teach or review
three dances or more during the afternoon. We'll also have Sunday morning to fill out the rough edges on other dances
that surface during the weekend.  If you or your dance cohorts have a requests for a dance to be taught or reviewed, or
have something to teach then please email those to Susan (ssweet AT bresnan DOT net) or myself.  If a dance to be
reviewed was originally taught by someone other than Susan or I, then please identify who may have introduced the dance.
Safe travels to all,
Mike and Susan
*Sorry to report that we will not dance International or Scottish this next Tuesday, October 28th. Neither Susan nor I
can be there   and a few others will be at the Emerson for an oboe performance by one of our dancers.-Cecelia
*We will dance the following week, on Tuesday, November 4th.
*The next contra dance is this Saturday, October 25th. Details at:  

*Carpools are forming up for Missoula Folk Dance weekend, November 8-9:
  dance AT notess DOT com
*Rides also for Alasdair Frazier, fine Scottish fiddler, in Helena on
November 8th:
  dance AT notess DOT com
  info at:
MISSOULA TOWN and GOWN DANCE -- November 1, Saturday
At University of Montana
For Contra dancers, Joe Fisher forwards the following:

The UM student chapter of the Missoula Folklore Society invites everyone in Montana and Idaho to join us at UM for a fun,
easy-to-learn, old-time community folk dance. The folk dance (called contra dance) is Americanized old English country
dance.  It is a great workout, and we TEACH you the dances as we go.  No dance experience needed.  Singles, couples, 
groups, families, all ages, beginners, dancing pros, ALL WELCOME!  IF YOU CAN WALK, YOU CAN CONTRA DANCE.  If you can't
walk, you'll love the music.
LIVE MUSIC by Sleeping Child String Band-- known for their lively Irish and Appalachian fiddle music.  You can come to
listen, but you'll soon be dancing.

WHEN: November 1, Saturday
       7:30 pm -- beginner workshop (it will increase your fun);   
       8-11pm – DANCE (each dance is taught)

WHERE: UM's University Center ballroom. (alcohol free, drug free, tobacco free)

DRESS: casual (Halloween costumes encouraged, but wear whatever you like). 

ADMISSION-- only $6 for UM students and MFS members; $8 for general public.

WHAT: What goes on at a Contra dance? A mixture of English country dancing, old time square dancing, Appalachian circle
dances, but easier and more fun than any of them!  Callers teach ALL the steps by having the dancers 'walk through' the
dance a couple of times. Then the music starts, and the caller calls the steps to remind you. Experienced dancers keep
it going. Beginners make it extra fun. 

WHO WILL LIKE IT : Everyone! You do NOT need to know how to dance and you don't need to bring a partner. We encourage
folks to change partners often, and sweet talk those wallflowers onto the dance floor.  More about contra dancing
(Americanized old English country dancing)  at:

For more local info,  contact:             
Dr. Vicki Watson, faculty advisor to UM student chapter of MFS                

every 1st and 3rd Saturday Nights, Oct to May.
WHEN: 7:30-11pm   
WHERE:  Usually the Missoula Union Hall, 208 E. Main, upstairs.  Except for the Nov 1 dance at UM

Ais Giorgis			Greece 
Bufcansko (Bufc^ansko)  	Macedonia 
Dance Of Ikaria   		Greece 
Gerakina    			Greece 
"Changerais-tu "andro retourne" Brittany 
Hora ca la Caval -cimbalom  	Romania 
Narino    			Turkey 
Mori Odajo   			Macedonia 
Joc de leagane (Maramures)  	Romania 
Zorba    			Greece 
Djado mitjovata    		Bulgaria 
Be'er Basadeh			Israel 
Tervelska Raka   		Bulgaria 
Tervelska Tropanka   		Bulgaria 
Ajde Jano			Serbia 
Dance Above the Rainbow  	Ireland  
Pomasko Sirto   		Bulgaria 
Heyamo     			Turkey 
Siriul     			Romania 
Pidhichtos Banas   		North Thrace 
Bavno Oro     			Macedonia 
Tino More   			Macedonia 
Ma Navu				Israel 
Erev Ba    			Israel 
Ciuleandra   			Romania 
U Sest 2    			Serbia 
Tamzara    			Armenia 
Lakodalmi Tanc   		Hungary 
Ali Pasa    			Turkey 
At Va'ani    			Israel 

Grandchildren Degan and Hagen

Happy dancing!
Don S