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 5, 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.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

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 3 ($210 after Sept 3)

Click on Flyer below for more info

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Chicago World Music Festival Sep 11-21 2014

The 16th Annual World Music Festival Chicago will take place Thursday, September 11 – Sunday, September 21, 2014 and is presented by the City of Chicago and produced by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. City-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival

Here are just a few of the events from the above link:

Nicolae Feraru & His Gypsy Band (Romania| USA) | Calypso Rose with Kobo Town (Trinidad & Tobago| Canada)

Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.

Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra (Serbia)

Orkesta Mendoza (México| Tucson, AZ, USA)

Las Cafeteras (México| East LA, USA)

Thalia Hall
1807 S. Allport St.
6:30pm doors open, 7:30pm show
Age 17+

(Note: Boban Markovic is the artist whose recording of Dzumbus we dance to)

Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra (Serbia)

3111 N. Western Ave.
7:30 doors open, 8pm show
Age 18+

Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra (Serbia)

La Yegros (Argentina)

Mayne Stage
1328 W. Morse Ave.
7:30pm doors open, 9pm show
Age 18+

One World Under One Roof - WMF Closing Night at the Chicago Cultural Center 

Preston Bradley Hall


Sep 12-14 Harvest Moon Dance Fest + more upcoming events

We heard of several upcoming events from Mady :
Thursday, Sept. 11 - Fermilab international folk dancing moves back to Kuhn Village Barn at Fermilab, and a preview of Cross Step Waltz is planned.

Friday - Sunday September 12 - 14  Harvest Moon Dance Weekend - featuring dance historian Susan de Guardiola teaching Cross-Step Waltz (Friday) and historical social dance (Saturday), at Fermilab's Barn, as well as a Waltz evening (Saturday) with live music by Martha Edwards and Jonathan Whitall; Regency dance and modern English country dance and more cross-step waltz at Oak Park's Nineteenth Century Club (Sunday)

Friday - Sunday Sept 26 - 28 Yves Moreau at Tapestry's Fall Weekend in Minneapolis (for lower rate sign up by Sept. 12)

Saturday Oct 18 - "Chicagoland Fall Ball" Bulgarian Dance workshop and party with Nikolay Tsvetkov at Ethnic Dance Chicago
Sunday, Oct. 19  Nikolay Tsvetkov, noted dancer, instructor, and choreography from Ensemble Pirin, teaches a guest workshop and master class hosted by Ensemble Balkanske Igre  (more info at

Also, St Paul's UCC in Downers Grove, where we dance on Friday nights, is planning an October Fest the evening of  Saturday Oct 18, and we may be helping with some simple participation folk dancing there, stay tuned for further details when we find out more.

There's still just barely time to sign up for Oconomowoc Folk Dance Camp -- contrary to what some of the printed flyers say, the deadline for the early price is ***SEPT 3, 2014****, so better get hopping!

Vasa Pk Scandi Day Sep 7 + Roo's dance class starts Sep 14

We heard from Roo that her weekly Sunday evening Scandi dance classes will be resuming starting Sunday, Sept 14, 2014, at St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 3910 Highland Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515. Contact Roo at for a flyer and more information.

She also reminded us that Scandinavian Day at Vasa Park is Sunday, Sept 7, 2014 10am-6pm, at Vasa Park, 35W217 Route 31, South Elgin, Illinois

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

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