Saturday, February 27, 2016

The Barboursville International Recreational Dance(BIRD) Project
 is in it's forth season producing the program "Another Day, Another Dance" for Charlottesville Public Acces TV. (CPATV-13) and we would like your help!

 The program airs on the internet at the above Web site at the following times:
Wednesdays 5:00 PM EST
Thursdays    8:00 PM EST
Saturdays    1:00 PM EST
(Click the TV in the upper right corner to view)

If you have a photo of of yourself wearing ethnic garb and would like to have them shown as a part of future programs, please contact us!

We are also interested in pictures of food and scenery from foreign countries that you have taken.

Also, if you know of anyone else who would be interested in submitting photos, please forward this message.

Thank you for all of your help and we look forward to hearing from you.

Share the joy! Dance with a child!

Another Day, Another Dance!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Romani and Romanian dances start the New Year

The New Year begins with Lindy teaching Mahala Mori Shej.  This is a Transylvania/Hungarin Roma dance introduced by Steve Kotansky.

Below are some videos of the dance.

Steve's notes are at the following site.

Susan started the year with a lively dance from Romania, Hora de la Vaduri.

I didn't find a video of the dance, but there are some interesting pictures in the above video.  I always wonder about the stories the people would tell.

Dance with a child and tell them your stories and you will live forever!

Another Day, Another Dance,
Happy Dancing!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Kalesh Kate and Djevojcica

I hope everyone is safe and keeping warm this winter.  Dancing keeps me warm physically and spiritually.  I know that is the same with many of you.

This month Bill taught Kalesh Kate as taught by Nikolaj Tsvetkov.  The following video shows Nikolaj leading the line in this dance. We learned the dance from him on his US tour in Washington, DC.

Kalesh kate

Susan O. is teaching the the Croatian dance below. The video shows how we do it also.

Djevojčica Rože Brala

Keep warm and share the joy- dance with a child!
Another  Day, Another Dance,
Happy Dancing!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Bannerman Thanksgiving Camp 2014

The first installment of the Bannerman Thanksgiving Camp 2014 is being featured on the Charlottesville Public Access TV Station Channel 13. It is aired at the following times the whole month of February.  Tuesdays at 2:30, Wednesdays at 5:00, and Saturdays at 1:00  You can stream it live at those times by clicking the silver TV in the upper right corner.

As I've mentioned before, Share the Joy, dance with a child! The Bannerman Thanksgiving Camp is a place where you can experience the joy of dancing with all ages!  Check it out for next year, You won't regret it!

The Holly Mead Elementary after school program invited me to teach some Icelandic dances last month.  We danced Vikivaki as taught  by Michael Hamblin at the 2012 Pourparler, and at the 2013 Mainewoods Camp by Sanna Longden. We also danced Vorvindar Glaoir as danced in the folowing youtube video.

Happy Dancing!
Another Day, Another Dance!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

January Dances

Lindy has been teaching two Romanian dances.  Dansul Fetelor din Bilca is the easier one.  It was taught at Mountain Playshop by Christian and Sonia,

Hora Lautereasca is the other Romanian dance that Lindy was teaching this month. The link below is Dunav performing the dance. 

Or you could follow the link below to find out more information about the music and some groups that have performed the song.

Bill taught Lissavo which he learned from Kyriakos Moisidis.  Below are the notes for the dance.

It is a fun dance that reminds one of "Sofka".

Share the Joy! Dance with a child!
Another Day, Another Dance,
Happy Dancing!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Incalcita, Hora din Campie

 I may be blogging on both sites for a while as we transition. Please keep checking the new site. As we update and you will be able to view some of our interviews and shows.

We had an afternoon of intermediate dancing this past Sunday.
Bill taught Incalcita, which means confusing or unclear, a dance from Bessarabia, The Republic of Moldova. Below is a link to the dance notes and a video.  We do it the same way they do it on the video.

Lindy taught Hora din Campie from Romania.  Below are notes from the Evansville group.
We do the dance the same as the following video.

Definitely, if you want a workout Incalcita is the dance for you. Follow it with Hora din Campie for a nice cool down!

Share the Joy, dance with a child!
Another Day, Another Dance,
Happy Dancing!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

A New Year and A New Home!

The New Year finds this blog moving to a new site.  To find future posts, new material, and give your input, please visit us at

I hope to hear from you soon.
Share the Joy, dance with a child!
Another Day, Another Dance!
Happy Dancing!