Friday, September 19, 2014

Not meeting Friday, Sept 19, 2014

We will not be meeting on Friday, Sept 19, 2014, because many of us will be up at Oconomowoc Fall Folk Dance Camp

We'll be dancing as usual the following week, Sept 26, and should have some new (or revived) dances to share, please join us then.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fri Sept 5: Special night of dancing with EDC visitors

Folk dancers from  Ethnic Dance Chicago are once again planning to join us for Friday night dancing on Friday, Sept 25, 2014, so  we're going to make it a special evening -- we'll start early (7:30pm), end late (11pm), and bring snacks to share.  We had great attendance and lots of fun the last time we did this, back in March.  Hope you can join us!  Click on image below for flyer.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

EMNFD: Bulgarika Live Music Mon Sep 15

Evanston Monday Night Folk Dancing is having an Bulgarian Folk Music and Dance Party with live music by Bulgarika
Monday, Sept 15, 2014
7:30-10:30 PM,
Lake Street & Chicago Avenue in Evanston
http://www.evanstonfolkdance.org/save-the-date

Looks like their Fall Regional Potluck is scheduled for Sat Nov 8, too.

Festivals this weekend Aug 15-17

Sorry for the late notice, just came across info for these 2 festivals in an e-mail from Dance With Janet:

Festival of the Horse & Drum, "A Multicultural Celebration of the Horse"
Kane County Fairgrounds, Aug 16-17, 2014
http://www.festivalofthehorseanddrum.com/
 In addition to dancing horses, it looks like there will be human Salsa Dancing, Belly Dancing, and the Bulgarian dance troup Xopo -- see the schedule for the Horse-a-Palooza Stage:
http://www.festivalofthehorseanddrum.com/horse-a-palooza-stage.html

Chicagoland Dance Festival, "Chicago's Only Country and Swing Dance Festival"
Crown Plaza Chicago O'Hare, Aug 15-17, 2014
http://chicagolanddancefestival.com/

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fox Valley Folk Festival Aug 31 - Sep 1, 2014

Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling Festival
August 31 & September 1, 2014
At Island Park, Geneva, IL
http://foxvalleyfolk.com/

Oconomowoc Folk Dance Camp Sept 19-21, 2014

Fall Dance Camp in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Fun-Filled Weekend of Folk Dance, Workshops, & Evening Parties
All Level Dancers are Welcome!  No partners needed.

Date: Fri-Sun Sept 19-21, 2014
Where: Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI)
600 Lac La Belle Drive, Oconomowoc, WI
Cost: $195 per person by Sept 12 ($210 after Sept 12)

Click on Flyer below for more info
 

Ending our presence on meetup.com

Last spring, we decided to try setting up on meetup.com, to see if it would help improve attendance at regular Friday night dancing. Unfortunately, it does not seem to have had any effect on attendance, so we decided not to pay for another 6 months, so our meetup group will disappear from meetup.com after September.  Thanks to Susan for setting up and maintaining it, it was a noble experiment.  Too bad it didn't work out.

This blog will still be maintained, so check here for special events, cancellations, or miscellaneous stuff that I think you might be interested in :-)