Friday, June 3, 2016

Not Meeting Friday, June 3, 2016

We will not be meeting for dancing in Downers Grove Friday, June 3, 2016, because many of us will be at June Camp Hope to see you there, or on Fridays before and after.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Louise WBOM interview - Tim Macdonald + Jeremy Ward Mon 5/30 8am

Memorial Day Monday May 30, 2016, at 8am, on, there will be a program called Artist's Showcase broadcast from the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in Rockford, with Louise interviewing folk musicians Tim MacDonald and Jeremy Ward.

Labor Day Weekend World Village Music and Dance Camp in WV Sep 2-5

Roo will be teaching at this Labor Day camp (formerly known as "Buffalo on the Danube") in West Virginia, along with Sonia and Cristian, and Steve Kotansky:

World Village Music and Dance Camp
Timber Ridge Camp, High View, WV
Labor Day weekend 
September 2-5, 2016

Chicago Summerdance 2016

June 24 - September 11, 2016 • Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Chicago • FREE

The detailed schedule isn't up on the official website yet, but we've heard about the following events so far:

July 10 -  4pm-5pm: John & Galia, Balkanske Igri will be teaching, followed by Romanian music with Nicolae Feraru, free event associated with Taste of Chicago

Aug 17 -  Chicago SummerDance features Joe Kirin's KGB Band with EDC Teaching 6:00-7:00, Dancing 7:30-9:30 - Free  Spirit of Music Garden, Michigan Ave & Balbo Dr, (601 S Michigan Ave) Chicago IL 60605 EDC may meet at the Latvian Center after this event

Door County Contra Dance Weekend Jul 15-17

Received from Paul/DCFF:

 07/15-17 Door County Contra Dance Weekend (Fr-Su) Baileys Harbor,  Ephraim & Sister Bay, WI. Featuring calling by Carol Ormand. Live Music with Rare Privilege and the Toe Trippers
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Saturday, May 28, 2016

EMNFD: Roberto Bagnoli teaching Monday, June 6, 2016

Received from EMNFD:
logo_edc-smaller  Evanston Monday Night Folk Dancers
Monday May 30 - Memorial Day there is NO dancing at EMNFD

Monday June 6
Special evening at EMNFD with
Roberto Bagnoli
Roberto Bagnoli is a master teacher of international folkdance, and has been on the teaching staff of Stockton International Dance Camp for five years. He joins us following June Camp.

Chicago Rhythm Fest - Auditorium Theatre June 4th 7:30pm

Received this notice in e-mail:

CHICAGO RHYTHM FEST is at The Auditorium Theatre June 4th 7:30pm! Five fantastic percussive dance companies will be performing-Bam!, Ensemble EspaƱol, Mexican Folkloric Dance, Muntu Dance, and Trinity Irish Dance-as part of the Auditorium’s “Made in Chicago” Dance Series. Tickets start at $28 and are on sale at, 312-341-2300, and the Auditorium Theatre’s Box Office: 50 E. Congress Parkway. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.
Join us as we celebrate the rhythmic arts that connect diverse communities through rhythm!