Friday, May 1, 2015

Not meeting Friday, May 1, 2015

We'll be busy making soup for the Stone Soup Party on Saturday May 2, so we will not be meeting for dancing in Downers Grove on Friday, May 1.  Hope to see you at Stone Soup!

Stone Soup Dance + Potluck Sat May 2, 2015

Argonne International Folk Dance Stone Soup Party
Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015
Time: 1:00pm-6:00pm, potluck meal around 3:00pm
Place: St. Paul's UCC Fellowship Hall
Address: 5739 Dunham Rd., Downers Grove, IL
Requested Donation: $3 + Potluck dish to share

In order to spend more time dancing and less time cooking during the party, the soups will be made ahead. If you'd like to bring a pot of soup, let us know (or just show up with soup, the more, the merrier).

click on image below for flyers

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Ramo Ramo lyrics, Bollywood movie "Dosti"

It's amazing what you can find on youtube if you have enough time to fritter... here's a video clip from a 1964 Bollywood movie, with Serbian+English subtitles for the lyrics of Ramo, Ramo, Druze Moj, by Slobodan Ilic:

Here's the link to the video with Ramo Ramo:

Here's a link to about the same spot in a full version of the movie, which has a different song at that point, presumably in Hindi

Here's the Wikipedia entry for the 1964 Dosti movie:

Activity Involving Dancing and Other Rhythmic Movements

If you watch TV, you've probably seen the 30-sec version of this commercial -- here's an expanded version on youtube (warning, the song will probably be playing in your head the rest of the day if you watch this.  And, don't try this at home!):

(Note: I have nothing to do with UHC, just find this commercial amusing.)

Catcordion + Garmoshka

If you like cats, accordions, or just wasting time surfing the web, here are a couple of websites:

To get the full effect, when you're on one of those sites, resize your browser bigger, smaller, bigger, smaller...

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Cross-step waltz, Ragtime two-step, Victorian dances - Apr 4-6, 2014

Received from Mady:

Susan de Guardiola will be teaching an introduction to cross-step waltz next Saturday, April 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Ida Noyes Hall during the afternoon workshops of the University of Chicago's contra dance weekend with Les Z Boys and Seth Tepfer (which should itself be a fun time!). Then she'll be teaching Ragtime and Two step at Fermilab's Barn on Sunday afternoon, April 5, 3 to 6 p.m., and Cross Step Waltz - review and further moves Sunday evening from 7 to 10 p.m. (suggested $10 donation per workshop).

Monday evening, April 6, at Oak Park's 19th Century Club, Susan will present dances of the Victorian era for a Victorian Ball, 7 to 10 p.m., with live music by the Cosmic Otters and Tim Macdonald.

more information:  English dancing website.