Friday, July 17, 2015

Don Weeda, live accordion for dancing Fri Jul 17, 2015

Don Weeda plans to join us this coming Friday July 17, to play live accordion music for dancing.  He'll also be playing for dancing at Fermilab on Thursday July 16

Don has a wonderful repertoire of folk dance tunes for dancing, and we always enjoy his visits. Here's a youtube channel for one of the bands he plays with in Austin, TX:

https://www.youtube.com/user/1001nightsorchestra/videos


Saturday, July 11, 2015

Cantigny French Connection Day Aug 9, 2015

 French Connection Day
Cantigny Park, Wheaton, IL
Sunday, August 9, 2015 |  10 am - 4 pm
Free with $5 per car parking fee

http://www.cantigny.org/calendar/signature-events/french-connection-day

World Village Music & Dance Camp, WV, Labor Day

Roo send info about this camp, at which she will be teaching, along with Cristian & Sonia, and Nikolay Tsvetkov:

http://www.dancingplanetproductions.com/dancecamp.htm

September 4-7, 2015
World Village Music & Dance Camp
International Folk Music & Dance
(formerly known as Buffalo on the Danube)

Timber Ridge Camp, High View, WV
 Labor Day Weekend, September 4-7, 2015

Dance Teachers
CRISTIAN FLORESCU AND SONIA DION (Romanian dance)
NIKOLAY TSVETKOV (Bulgarian dance)
ROO LESTER and HARRY KHAMIS (Scandinavian dance)

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Swedish Midsommar Fest Sun Jun 31, 2015 Geneva, IL




http://www.swedishday.net/

Swedish Day Midsommar Festival
Sunday  June 21, 2015
at Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive, Geneva, IL 60134.
Ethnic festival,  Arts & Crafts Fair, Scandinavian Food, Maypole Celebration, Live Music, Children's Choir, etc.
Admission: Adults -- $5; Children 12 and under free;
People dressed in Traditional Scandinavian Folk Costumes also free.

There's also Swedish Days coming up in downtown Geneva June 23-28, 2015 -- Here's the complete schedule:
http://www.genevachamber.com/pdf/swedish_days_brochure.pdf

Looks like the main Swedish folk music & dancing is Saturday, 3pm & 4pm in the "Sweden Väst" area, 4th St & State St

Friday, June 19, 2015

Passport Europe Fest, Morton Arboretum, Jun 20-21,2015

Another short-notice:

http://www.mortonarb.org/events/passport-europe-cultural-festival

2nd Annual Passport Europe Cultural Festival
Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL
Sat/Sun Jun 20-21,2015
Lots of international music & dance performances,
Outdoors near the Visitor Center and Meadow Lake
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

FEES AND ADMISSION: 
Passport Europe Festival FREE with Arboretum admission
$14 Adults ages 18–64
$12 Seniors ages 65+
$9 Youth ages 2–17
Children 1 and younger are free
Admission includes FREE parking!


Chicago Scots Highland Games June 19-20, 2015

Sorry this is late notice:

http://www.chicagoscots.org/highlandgames/

29th Annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games from June 19-20, 2015
at Hamilton Lakes in Itasca, Illinois. 
333 Pierce Rd, Itasca, IL

Saturday, June 20, 2015 - Children under 2 are FREE; Children ages 3-12 $5.00; Adults $20.00