Monday, March 31, 2014

Dance into Spring

I probably shouldn't say it too loudly but if today is any indication - Spring is here to stay!

I've been busy teaching a couple of Basque dances to some 4th and 5th grade school children.  They performed them in a Spanish program this past week. The 4th grade did Baztan Dantza

The 5th grade performed Eskudantza de Imotz

In our regular Wednesday meeting Lindy taught Isu byala nedo from Bulgaria.  It has a beautiful  and soothing melody.  The video clip below shows a group doing it the same way that Lindy taught the dance followed by dance notes from Folk Dance Federation of California.

On a peppier note, Sue has been teaching Les Corps des Metiers.  There are no links available at this time.

Episode 8 of Another Day, Another Dance starts tomorrow. This month's show features Susan teaching Orijent and interviews of a Mother and her daughter.  Tune in tomorrow at 2:30 on the web:

Share the fun, dance with a child!

Happy Dancing

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

CPATV 13 New Show

March is Here!

It came in like a lamb but has quickly turned into a lion with another snow storm!

With the new month comes a  new episode of "Another Day, Another Dance".
In March, you will see Bill teaching "Moj Maro, Moj Marine".  This month features an interview with Steve Kotansky.  Tune into CPATV-13.
 The program airs:
 Tuesdays at 2:30 PM
Wednesdays 5:00 PM
Saturdays     1:00 PM

Hope you enjoy the program!
Share the Fun! Dance with as many children as you can!
Happy dancing!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Al Sedenu, Jocul Soacrei, Zensko Oro ze Raka

In January, Bill taught Jocul Soacrei that he leaarned from Christian and Sonia.

Susan O. taught Al Sedenu from Israel
I couldn't find a video of it.  Anyone out there find one?

There is an interesting little story that someone made up incorporating the names of some of the dances,

Zensko Oro ze Raka
 the way Sue taught it.
but according to

This is made up, not real. To see how it is really danced at weddings - the men all dance, with towel-gifts (tenki darove) from the bride's family placed on their shoulders. Type after the youtube part watch?v=KxX6-h20CFQ or search "bir baskadir makedon" or "mareseska" This is the link to the above mentioned video.

@vasili33 sorry, search with Turkish characters: "bir baskadır makedon düğünü"

Another Day, Another Dance!

How many Children have you danced with recently?  Pass on the Fun!
Happy Dancing