Happy Holidays!

Kalispell International Folk Dancers gather to dance Saturday, Dec. 21, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Salvation Army
Community Center gym, 110 Bountiful Drive. Hope to see you there!

The consensus was that we should not plan on having a New Year's Eve party. Some want to attend the Kalispell First Night
events that night, while others have other commitments.

But perhaps we should gather to dance as usual Saturday, Dec. 28, and bring a few treats so we can have a little
holiday dance party on that night.

For more information about IFD events, plus past play lists and links to free music, photos and some great dance videos,
see our web site at: 

If you no longer wish to receive these emails, please let me know by replying to this email.

DANCES 12-14-13

Ne Veruje Srce Pameti	 		(Croation Love Song)	Croatia
Ma Navu (Mana avu)			Israel
Devevichiya Kharovanaya 		Russia (Russian Circle)
Eleno Kerko				Macedonia
Zorba Line Dance			Ira Weisburd's version
Zorba					Greece
Kak po Logu				Russia
Ya da kalinushku lomala			Russia

Lugovonjka means "duckling"		Russian 
We didn't remember this one so well.  So, here is a video on YouTube of some Chinese folk dancers that are doing this
dance quite well and the same way we do it except for the bow part at the end of the dance sequence.  They keep their
arms crossed on their chest, we learned it from the Calgary Tineke van Geel Workshop in 2004, that you start with your
arms crossed but end opening them as you bow.

Siriul					Romania
Orijent                     		Serbia
Oi Devoiche				Bulgaria
Ciganja					Romanian Gypsy
Momino Horo-N.W. Vlach			Bulgaria
Rum Dum Dum				Serbia
Hore pe Seshe				Romania
Tsamika Tria				Greece
Bavno Oro (bongos)			Macedonia
Sitna Zborenka				Bulgaria
Djado mitjovata 			Bulgaria
Clopton Bridge				England
Ajde Jano (rock)			Serbia
Oseh Shaloam 				Israel
Kritiko Serviko				Greece-Crete
Alunelul de la Urzica			Romania
Arnautsko Horo				Bulgaria-Pirin
Zimushka				Russia
Oj Cvjetjot Kalina			Russia 
Lesnoto-Pile Slavej Pile		Macedonia


1.	Russ
2.	Roger
3.	Sharon
4.	Max
5.	Eva
6.	Don
7.	Rose
8.	Sally
9.	Connie
10.	Jackie Z

Happy Christmas To All,

At the end of the evening Eva was talking about a book she really likes.

The Dancing Goddesses: Folklore, Archaeology, and the Origins of European Dance

A fascinating exploration of an ancient system of beliefs and its links to the evolution of dance.
From southern Greece to northern Russia, people have long believed in female spirits, bringers of fertility, who spend
their nights and days dancing in the fields and forests. So appealing were these spirit-maidens that they also took up
residence in nineteenth-century Romantic literature.

Archaeologist and linguist by profession, folk dancer by avocation, Elizabeth Wayland Barber has sleuthed through
ethnographic lore and archaeological reports of east and southeast Europe, translating enchanting folktales about these
“dancing goddesses” as well as eyewitness accounts of traditional rituals—texts that offer new perspectives on dance in
agrarian society. She then traces these goddesses and their dances back through the Romans and Greeks to the first
farmers of Europe. Along the way, she locates the origins of many customs, including coloring Easter eggs and throwing
rice at the bride. The result is a detective story like no other and a joyful reminder of the human need to dance. 150
illustrations and 9 maps

And we have heard from the Neff's:
Hi dancers,

We are heading towards the Christmas break here, and there is lots of Christmas here in Ibillin.  There is special music
and dance next to a tall Christmas tree right at the top of the village.  You can see us in action on YouTube:
Seven Jumps

or you can find it through our blog at: http://neighborseastandwest.org 

We miss you but we will be back soon.

Sam and Ruth