Howdy Dancers,
Since quite a few Flathead Valley international folkdancers are heading to Missoula this weekend for the Hope Harvest
international dance weekend, there will be no international dance in Kalispell this Saturday Nov. 8. Dancing will
resume the following Saturday Nov. 15, 7 to 10 p.m., at the Salvation Army gym, 110 Bountiful Drive, Kalispell.
Here's the schedule for the Missoula activities:

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 

THE SALVATION ARMY, which graciously allows us to dance in their facility each week for a fairly nominal fee, is in need
of volunteer bellringers for the holiday season. Anyone interested in helping out for a shift or two should call the
Salvation Army office in Kalispell  (257-4357) during regular working hours to find out more.
DANCES FROM 11-01-08

Seta                            Serbia 
Nama Lesnoto Medley        	Macedonia 
Trugnala Rumjana               	Bulgaria 
Mori Odajo                   	Macedonia 
Rondeau de Garein             	France 
Slow Singing Pravo             	Bulgaria
Dance Above the Rainbow   	Ireland  
Mom Bar                        	Armenia 
Dance from Plav                 Montenegro 
Djado mitjovata          	Bulgaria 
Gori More                	Macedonia  
Jaws Cacak   			Serbia
Trip to Bavaria                 Scotland 
Bavno Oro                       Macedonia 
Melissa's Waltz (short ver)  	USA 
Satovcensko Horo              	Bulgaria 
Staro Pomasko                  	Bulgaria 
Stiga Mi Sa Momne Le       	Bulgaria 
"Sabrali sa se, sabrali"       	Bulgaria 
Nevesto Carven Trendafil     	Bulgaria 
Sedi Donka                      Bulgaria 
Kasapsko Oro			Macedonia 
Harmonica			Israel 
Ajde Jano			Serbia 
Eide Ratas                      Estonia 
Cacak in 5                      Serbia 
Zorba                           Greece 
Posties Jig                     Scotland 
Siriul                          Romania 
Ali Pasha                      	Turkey 
Erev ba (Nama)                 	Israel 
Mairi's Wedding                	Scotland 
Tervelska Raka                 	Bulgaria 
Tervelska Tropanka           	Bulgaria 
Singing Hambo                 	Sweden

1. Sharon
2. Leah
3. Julie
4. Russ
5. Missy
6. Roger
7. Jackie
8. Don
9. Rose
10. Jon
11. Karen
12. Marvin
13. Connie
Happy dancing!
Don S