Hello Dancers!

        Hope everyone's having a lively summer. The Kalispell International Folk Dancers
        will meet again Saturday Aug. 15  at the usual venue, the Salvation Army Church
        gym at 110 Bountiful Drive a block south of Kalispell Regional Hospital. Sing a
        rousing happy birthday for Connie, who celebrated on Thursday. Rose & I will be
        gone this weekend but look forward to rejoining the group next week.

        For Contra Dancers, Kathy Neff hopes to organize an informal Contra Dance for
        Sept. 19, with volunteer callers and musicians. She'd like to use the Salvation
        Army gym that Saturday night, if no one has any heartburn about it.
        Regular fall Contra Dances will begin Oct. 10, with caller and band to be
        November's date is uncertain.  So as not to conflict with Rails to Trails pie
        auction/dance on the 14th, they are thinking the 7th or 21st.  Any thoughts?
        December 12:  scheduled dance with caller and band.
        Probably will have contras every 2nd Saturday January through May 2010.
        Let Kathy know your feelings about all of this , .

        A Contra-style Barn Dance is also planned near Polson this Friday Aug. 14,
        and the Shy Bear Dance near Arlee will be Aug. 15. Lita has forwarded the following
        information from Dr. Vicki Watson 
        Hi folks --
        In addition to the regular Shy Bear dance on Aug 15, Note the Polson dance (below)
        on Aug 14.
        It's A Barn Dance.. Contra Dance...Square Dance... Line Dance...
        And you are invited!
        When: 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 14, 2009
        Where: The Masumola Clubhouse Masumola Lane, Polson, MT
        Who's Performing: Daniel and Quincy Moore and Helen Pilling will be playing for us.
        Quincy is a great young fiddler who is attending school in Boston. He formerly
        played for Hippie Spawn. Daniel plays banjo and bodhran and Helen strokes a strong
        rhythm guitar. Helen and Daniel also play for the Grin and Bear It String Clan.
         Mark Matthew will be our caller. They are very energetic and lots of fun.
        What to Bring: A Dessert to Share, A Desire to Learn (no experience necessary),
        light weight clothing, and Good Dancing Shoes.
        Cost: $15 per couple, $8 per person, or $20 per family.
        After paying the caller and band, all proceeds will go toward the cost of
        building a new drain field for the Masumola Clubhouse.
        Space is Limited so be sure to RSVP by calling:
        Mark and Shannon Nunlist at 883-9337 OR Mike and Trish Rodrique at 883-3368
        Directions: From Polson, Travel West on Route 93 for 1.3 miles. Turn north onto Rocky
        Point Road. Turn right onto Masumola Lane, which is between mile marker 3 and 4, and
        head toward the lake. The clubhouse will be on the right.
        Vicki Watson, Missoula Folklore Society Dance Coordinator, 243-5153
        COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCES every 1st & 3rd Saturday Nights, Oct to May.
        WHEN: 7:30-11pm    WHERE:  Usually the Missoula Union Hall, 208 E. Main, upstairs
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        You can see a series of free videos that explain
        the basics of contra dancing to beginners:
	What is Contra Dancing?
	And for more information on international dancing and links to music, events and
        other information, visit the Kalispell International Folk Dancers web site, where
        you can also find recent dance lists:

	Harmanlijska Racenica	Bulgaria
	Mali Izvorski Opas	Bulgaria
	Stella di maggio	Swiss-Italian
	Backovsko Horo		Bulgaria
	Cepelarsko Horo		Bulgaria
	Mori Odajo		Macedonia
	Valle Nuseve Nga Korca	Albania
	Hora Pe Gheata		Romania
	Chilili 		Bolivia
	Ali Pasha		Turkey
	Jiana	Romania
	T'Filati 		Israel
	Rezijanka		Slovenia
	Newcastle / Le Debauche	English
	Trip to Bavaria		Scotland
	Hambo, Styrman Karlson's (singing Hambo)	Sweden
	Siriul			Romania
	Tervelska Raka		Bulgaria
	Zabarka			Serbia
	Nebesko			Serbia
	Zaplet			Croatia
	Dodi Li			Israel
	Ma Navu			Israel
	Ajde Jano kolo da igramo	Serbia

	Happy Dancing!