Greetings, Dancers!

        Kalispell International Folk Dancers gather again this Saturday night, Feb. 6,
        from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Salvation Army gym, located a block south of the hospital
        at 110 Bountiful Drive. Julie & Scott from Helena joined us last week, albeit a bit
        late, since they insisted on turning around and doing most of the trip from Helena
        over again. Such dedication. They said they had forgotten their passports. I knew
        the Flathead Valley was getting insular, but I had no idea. (Actually, they were
        traveling through to Canmore to catch some of the qualifying events for the Vancouver
        Olympics. Sounded like great fun! It was great to see them.)  We celebrated Sam's
        birthday and had an exellent session. For new dancers, easier dances are taught
        for at least the first hour, with more advanced dancing later in the evening.  As
        usual this week, a donation of $3 per person is requested for rental of the gym.

        Next week will be the February Contra Dance on Saturday, Feb. 13, with Bev Young
        calling and Skippin a Groove from Missoula providing music, at the Salvation Army
        gym. Joe Fisher advises that along with the dance, there will be a fundraiser Silent
        Auction (with optional Valentine theme) to help keep Flathead Contradancers
        financially solvent. Bring a special something to contribute as an auction item
        (baked good, jewelry, book, use your imagination) and/or a little extra money to
        bid on something special and help keep these dances going.  If you wish to RSVP
        with an auction item, you can call Kathy at 862-6882.  Or just bring it with you
        on the 13th.  Hope to see you there!

        Other dance events around the state, courtesy of Cecelia Notess in Bozeman 

        Contra dance on Friday, Feb. 5th

        Contra dance on Saturday, Feb. 6th

        International Folk Dancing on Friday, Feb 5. Free, newcomers welcome. We teach each
        dance as if it has never been taught before so that no one will feel ill at ease.
        No special shoes are required, although most people find it easiest to dance in
        something with a soft,flexible sole. You do not need to have a partner to come dance.
        All ages are welcome. Questions, call 855-2715.   Mark your calendars for the rest
        of the year: back at St. Luke's for March 5, April 2, May 7.

        International Folk Dance Sundays

        For more information on international dancing and links to events, free music and
        other information, visit the Kalispell International Folk Dancers web site, where
        you can also find playlists from past dances:

        DANCES 01-30-10

        Sirba de la Slatina             Romania
        Seven Jumps                     Denmark
        Doudlebska Polka                Czech
        Zemer Atik                      Israel
        Virginia Reel                   USA
        Ve'david                        Israel
        Kendime                         Turkey
        Hatzisteryios (Dervenaghas)     Greece
        Setnja                          Serbia
        Gorani                          Armenia
        Promoroaca                      Romania
        Srbijanka                       Serbia
        Lech Lamidbar                   Israel
        Dospatsko Horo                  Bulgaria
        Gori More                       Macedonia
        Sepastia Bar                    Armenia
        Chilili                         Bolivia
        Verapcheto                      Bulgaria
        Pasarelska                      Bulgaria
        Juice of Barley                 England
        Shiftin' Bobbins                Scotland
        Changerais-tu                   Brittany
        Ajde Jano (rock 1)              Serbia
        Maître De La Maison             France
        Valle Nuseve Nga Korca          Albania
        Tervelska Raka                  Bulgaria
        Cepelarsko Horo                 Bulgaria
        Belasicko Oro                   Macedonia
        Harmonica                       Israel
        Be'er Basadeh                   Israel
        Birchot Havdalah                Israel
        Dance from Plav                 Montenegro
        Pata Pata                       South Africa
        Novo Zagorsko Horo              Bulgaria
        Devojce, Devojce                Macedonia
        Mairi's Wedding                 Scotland
        Narino                          Turkey

        DANCERS 01-30-10
        1. Russ
        2. Missy
        3. Roger
        4. Joe
        5. Don
        6. Rose
        7. Jon
        8. Karen
        9. Ella
        10. Mia
        11. Sam
        12. Ruth
        13. Scott
        14. Julie
        15. Jackie
        16. Marianne
        17. Connie

        Happy dancing.