Monday, March 15, 2010

April 17 Fort Lee, NJ Israeli Dance Marathon


Starting @ 9:00

We are planning another Spectacular Marathon

Come and enjoy
Mufletta in the Moroccan tradition
And more…

As usual a great program of dancing
Looking forward to giving you only the best
Sara &Yossi
1449 Anderson Avenue
Fort Lee, NJ
Admission: $20

July 26 Lille, France Mechol Hashalom Israeli Dance Camp


The Israeli Dance Camp in Lille, France the city at the crossroad of Europe.

Meir Shemtov, Yaron Malichi, El'ad Shtamer, Yaron Elfassy, Miri Akuni, Brigitte Kania, Marc Wattiaux.

July, Monday 26 - Saturday 31

From 150 to 399 Euros

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Dance Alive National Ballet - dancing, dance classes, dance workshops, performances - how to dance with a partner

Links added.

News from Dance Alive National Ballet


From: Judy Skinner

MARCH 2010

Proudly presented by Sweetwater Branch Inn

An extraordinary evening of dance! AUDACIOUS!

WHEN: March 27th @ 7:30 PM
WHERE: Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
TICKETS: $15-$35 @ Phillips Center box office & Ticketmaster

Before the performance, join us at aTALK & TOAST at 6:30 PM in the Fackler Foyer West. You will have the opportunity to meet our
special guests:

* Liston Bochette, III: Olympian/drawing (decathlon & bobsled)
* Cathy Oerter: Widow of Al Oerter Olympian/painting (discus)
* Stella Sung: Composer
* Larry Young: Olympian/sculptor (race walk)

THEN ... join us for FUSED TUTU. Associate Director and Principal Dancer Andre Valladon will take you on a journey from that most
romantic of ballets, Giselle, to the most classical, the Black Swan Pas de deux from Swan Lake, to a Cossack-style high flying
character dance. He then climbs on his motorcycle to take you on a wild ride for a contemporary twist - an exotic fusion of dance
forms and styles. Latin, Chinese, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Jazz, African, Modern ... all mixed together as only Kim Tuttle can do!
Special guests for this section include African expert Omoniyi Osoba, hip-hop expert Courtney Holmes and the amazing DAZZLERS from

The final part of the program, SOAR, is the result of a partnership between DANB and Art of the Olympians/AOTO. The common thread
between both organizations is the well-known Olympic ideal of the 'pursuit of excellence'.

Part I, The Dream, is inspired by Liston Bochette's 'Affirmation' and features Beth Ann Maslinoff with Elitsa Zafirova, Rostislav
Dzabraev and Eivar Martinez with music by Composer In Residence Stella Sung.

Part II, The Passion, inspired by Larry Young's 'Tango', features Andre Valladon and Michelle Incollingo dancing to Stella Sung's
'Tango Zarabande' , recorded live by pianist Kevin Sharpe.



Part III, The Athlete, is in memory of Al Oerter; Olympian, artist, gentleman. His 'Ignite', 'Blueness' and '8th Movement' serve as
backdrops for the dancers. Heather Martinez, Eivar Martinez, Reka Gyulai, Rostislav Dzabraev, Isabel Garcia-Rose, Tak Kwan Chu and
Carla Amancio dance to music provided by Kurt Bestor and Sam Cardon - produced for the Olympics.

Part IV, The Celebration, features the entire cast in a breath-taking finale; each holding the flag of their country of origin while
dancing to the powerful music of Stella Sung. Guaranteed to bring you to your feet!

Following the performance, join us for
a RECEPTION honoring all of our artists
in the Fackler Foyer East hosted by
The Friends of Dance Alive National

Tickets for the performance range from
$15 to $35 and are available at the
Phillips Center box office and all Ticket-
master outlets. There is no charge for

A very special "Thank You" to Sweetwater Branch Inn for sponsoring FUSED TUTU.
The management and staff at the Inn have been particularly helpful in the production of this performance. Our special guests during
this past month were charmed. They said they "felt as if they were in a magical story book".




'Tango' under construction. Missing its 3' round platform!

Artistic Director Kim Tuttle selected sculptor Larry Young's "Tango" for the a pas de deux featuring Andre Valladon and Michele
Incollingo that is titled "The Passion". Mr. Young generously offered to provide the actual sculpture. When we explained that we
intended to tour the work, he provided permission to replicate his work and sent a smaller casting. Gainesville artist Paul
Costanza was given the job of duplicating the work so that it could be toured. You will remember Paul's work from earlier DANB
productions; the amazing Ganesh in Mata Hari, the huge jackal in Queen of the Night and the exquisite praying angels from A Mass

This work had to be light enough to travel AND be able to be hung or turned. Many phone calls between Paul, Kim and Larry resulted
in a magnificent piece of art. It is HUGE! Over 15 feet and absolutely gorgeous. We can hardly wait for Larry to see it!

When not on tour, the work will be on display at the Al Oerter Center of Excellence in Ft. Lauderdale; home of AOTO.

AOTO's Al Oertoer Center of Excellence Opens
Cathy Oerter and Liston Bochette III at the ribbon cutting of the opening of the Al Oerter Center of Excellence in Ft. Myers, FL..

DANB Artistic Director Kim Tuttle, Associate Director/Principal Dancer Andre Valladon, Composer In Residence Stella Sung, Principal
Dancer Carla Amancio, Resident Choreographer Judy Skinner and Trainer Tim Heflin were special guests at the opening of AOTO's Center
of Excellence.

As part of the opening ceremony, dancers Andre Valladon and Carla Amancio performed Bailero.

A highlight of the event was the opportunity to meet and talk to Olympians Bob Beamon (long jump) and Cameron Myler (luge), artists
DANB hopes to work with for 2011 projects. Ms. Myler commented, "your dancers were phenomenal!"

When not on tour, art work that has been developed for SOAR will be on display at the Al Oerter Center of Excellence.

To the right, the large reception area of the Center of Excellence. Carla Amancio and Andre Valladon in the final pose from Bailero.
Guests were amazed at the artistry. Prior to the opening, Mr. Valladon conducted a master class at Cypress Lake High School for
advanced dance students in their performing arts program. Patty Gair, director of the program, reflected upon the time when she
studied dance in Ft. Myers and DANB came to perform when there was no other professional dance around. One of the students taking
the class remarked that she was inspired to study dance after being selected by Kim Tuttle for the role of 'Soldier' in DANB's
Nutcracker performance in Ft. Myers. All in all, a wonderful experience!

For more on AOTO, the artists and the opening; see

Dance Alive National Ballet

Principal dancer, ballet master, coach, and teacher to retire.

Tak Kwan Chu as 'Apollo' by Colleen Rand.

"Tak Kwan Chu turns 62 this March and retires after 49 years of dance. In 23 years of performing as Principal Dancer with DANB, he
has never missed a performance.

Born in Guangzhou, China in 1948, he trained at the Beijing Ballet School and danced with Hong Kong Ballet and Hartford Ballet
before joining DANB as Princip[al Dancer. He earned his 'Green Card' while performing with DANB and later became a US citizen. He
loves Gainesville and cares deeply for Dance Alive. As he often says, "Not Dance Alive. Dance alot!"

He was the first Chinese in America to perform the lead role in George Balanchine's masterpiece, 'Apollo'. The late Marie-Jeanne,
Mr. Balanchine's ballerina muse for 'Apollo' and other ballets, said that Mr. Chu was a great Apollo. And she was only one of
thousands who sing his praises. He performed the Nutcracker pas de deux as Cavalier for 15 years with Principal Dancer Michele
Incollingo - 23 performances in a row one year! Together they set the standard for The Nutcracker. He was memorable for the
elegance and strength and presentation that he brought to the role. He was one of very few dancers allowed to dance the title role
in William Dollar's 'Le Combat', a ballet made famous by American Ballet Theatre. He has performed the lead roles in all of the
great ballets - among them Swan Lake, Giselle and Don Quixote.

He has dignity, humor, intelligence and artistry. He is disciplined, devoted, loyal and a consummate artist and master teacher. He
brings 100% energy to every role he creates onstage, no matter how large or small.

His fellow dancers call him 'The Master'. Mr. Chu is respected and loved by all who know him. He will be greatly missed.

We love you.
Xie xie ni.

Kim Tuttle, Artistic Director

Special Guests from Brazil Share Their Talents

Pictured above from left to right: Carla Amancio with her former teacher choreographer Cristina Helena, dancer/assistant Paula Assis
and Cristina's daughter and dancer Estefania Elias de Faria.

Choreographer Christina Helena arrived from Brazil along with her daughter and assistant to set a solo and two pas de deux on
dancers Andre Valladon and Carla Amancio. Audiences will remember her work Bailero, an exquisite pas de deux which has been seen on
TV, DANB programs at home and on tour and on YouTube. While here, Ms. Helena taught Company classes as well as advanced classes at
Pofahl Studios.

It was a delightful week! DANB looks forward to more exchanges with Ms. Helena and her company. We anticipate the exchange of
dancers and choreography, enriching both companies.

Brazilian Choreographer Cristina Helena and DANB Principal Dancer Andre Valladon working on a new solo for Mr. Valladon.

Reka Gyulai Photo by Rostislav Dzabraev

Principal Dancers Reka Gyulai and Rostislav Dzabraev joined DANB's Judy Skinner at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art for Museum
Night. Ms. Gyulai is one of the two dancers that DANB was able to employ thanks to a grant from the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009 by the National Endowment for the Arts. Following performances in Delray Beach and Coconut Creek, Ms.
Gyulai traveled to Ft. Myers to set 'the fairies' from Sleeping Beauty.

Backstage - On the Road

Beth Ann Maslinoff, on the left, and Elitsa Zafirova, on the right, in the dressing room at Huntington Pointe in Delray Beach. The
Company premiered sections of SOAR. The two dancers are costumed for 'The Dream' section of Kim Tuttle's new work.

The audience was delighted, expressing their appreciation at a reception following the program in the dancers honor.

Especially good news, we're already booked there for the coming season!

Dance Alive National Ballet is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 by the National Endowment for the Arts,
a federal agency in partnership with the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts
and Culture. Dance Alive National Ballet is sponsored in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes
that a great nation deserves great art, the City of Gainesville, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs and a Tourist
Development Tax Grant from the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners in conjunction with the Alachua County Tourist
Development Council.
Granting Agencies or Organizations that DANB belongs to:

Dance Alive National Ballet | 1325 NW 2nd Street | Gainesville | FL | 32601



Friday, March 12, 2010

March Baltimore Washington Mid Atlantic Dance Classic

Related domains added - dance events, classes, sessions, workshops

From: Barry Durand

Mid Atlantic Dance Classic a fully-sanctioned UCWDC Worlds Qualifying Event
March 26-28, 2010
Westin Hotel @ BWI Airport
Baltimore, Maryland

The next big event in the Baltimore / Washington, DC area is the Mid Atlantic Dance Classic. Country, Swing, and Line Dancers are
invited! Many of you have been to the Baltimore Bash or the Chesapeake Dance Jubilee before it, now it has a new name and new face
but even more fun!
Let's all come out and support the Mid Atlantic Dance Classic! I'll see you there.

Barry Durand
Event Director of Easterns, Swing Fling, VSO

Extraordinary Champion Dancers to Perform in the MDC Saturday Night Dinner Show
Tal Livshitz and Vlada Semenova - USA
Manhattan Amateur Classic 10 Dance Champions, International Standard Champions, and International Latin Champions

Marc Davidson and Sylvie Raymond - Canada
Masters Showcase 2010 UCWDC World Champions

Jenny Stevens - England, SuperStar World Champion

Sam Arvidson - USA, Showcase Grand World Champion

Hirokazu Yamamoto - Japan, HipHop and Line Dance Champion

there's lots more -- come see it for yourself !!!

Special Promotion:

Buy 10 Dinner Show tickets and receive the 11th ticket FREE

Dinner Show tickets include:

Dinner & Show, and Saturday night Dance Party

Tickets can be purchased online at

Call 703-803-9621 for Special Promotion offer
All -levels -- STRICTLY SWING & HUSTLE COMPETITION -- Saturday Night

West Coast Swing and Hustle Dancers -- registration is now available for the Saturday night NON-Country Strictly Swing & Strictly
Hustle competitions for all levels (including spotlight) - pro-am and couples.

Calling all Line Dancers:


Join fellow line dancers in MDC's NON-STOP Line Dance ONLY Room all weekend.

Take advantage of the special Line Dance Room Only $20 Friday Pass, $25 Saturday Pass or $40 BOTH day Pass - tickets available
online now, or at the door.

Instructors include: Nat & Roz Morgan, Sandi Garrish, Jenny Stevenson, Sandi Nelson, Toshiko Kawamoto, Dean Garrish

We've teamed up with Easterns for a special joint award with Easterns Dance Challenge being held April 30-May 2 in Northern

Who's eligible? -- the ProAm Female and ProAm Male who have the most MidAtlantic Dance Classic AND Easterns combined dance entries

What's the prize per winner? -- 2 VIP Passes with unlimited dance entries for 2011 (1 pass from MidAtlantic Dance Classic and 1 pass
from Easterns)

When's the award given? -- the awards will be given at the 2010 Easterns Saturday night show.

Want to know more ??

We hope you'll join us at MidAtlantic Dance Classic for a great weekend of dancing !

With warmest regards,

Sam Arvidson, Anita Huffman-Strawser, & Dale Strawser
Event Directors, MidAtlantic Dance Classic

Dance Event List | PO Box 8886 | Gaithersburg | MD | 20898

March Rita Kibbutz Dance Company

Note: other websites added for additional information - Dance classes, sessions, events, performances

From: Office of Cultural Affairs

Cultural Highlights - March 12 - March 24 - @ArtseeBlog

In this Issue
Music - RITA
Music - Kronos Quartet
Dance - Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company
Dance - Beyond the Machine
Visual Arts - Galia Gur Zeev
Visual Arts - The Monayer Family: Three Videos by Dor Guez
Film - Hartford Jewish Film Festival
Literature - The Confessions of Noa Weber
New Israeli Cuisine

Israeli Superstar RITA in Concert
Saturday, March 13, 8:00pm @Town Hall

RITA is by far the most celebrated and successful singer in Israel. In 2008 she was voted number 1 female singer in a special
countdown for Israel's 60th anniversary. Twenty five years after her career began; RITA continues to prove, with crowded theatres
and stadiums alike and with multi-platinum albums that she is by far the biggest female vocalist Israel has to offer.

Her unique voice has gained worldwide attention many times. Now her first American single "Love has begun" is penetrating the
American music charts and conquering a respectful place in the top 40! RITA was nominated for the New Music Weekly Awards as "Top 40
Breakthrough Artist for 2009"!!!

In the 2010 US tour Rita and her six piece band will entice audiences with favorite hits and new songs alike. Don't miss this
opportunity to see a true Israeli cultural Icon!!!

Price - $45-$120

Tickets can be purchased at or 212-307-4100

Please contact Donna Spievak at the Production Office at 212-683-7816 or
for more information regarding press, sponsorship and special group offers.

Kronos Quartet
March 14 - March 21 @ Carnegie Hall

Kronos Quartet - Professional Training Workshop for string Quartets in Carnegie Hall, featuring composer Aviya Kopelman

Kronos Quartet leads a weaklong workshop, expanding the string quartet repertiore. One of the chosen works to be worked and
performed in Aviya Kopelman's "Widows & Lovers".

Price - $15

For more information visit -

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company
Two special performances of the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company to celebrate 100 Years of the Kibbutz!

The Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company

(KCDC) has been widely identified with the works of its Artistic Director Rami Be'er. Be'er's creations have credited the company
with international acclaim as it frequently performs in theaters around the world. Over the years, the KCDC developed into one of
Israel's prominent dance companies and has gained international renown.

Saturday, March 13 @ JCC of Manhattan

Cocktail Reception and Show with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company - Saturday, March 13, 2010, 6:30pm. Pre-show cocktail reception
with honored guest, Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo and photo exhibit of 100 Years of the Kibbutz sponsored by Givat Haviva.
Reception ticket includes entrance to Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company performance. $100.00 Per Ticket.
Performance-Only Ticket Price - $36
For more information - Call 646.505.5708 Website:

Sunday, March 14 @ JCC on the Palisades

This dynamic event will feature an exclusive performance by the world renowned Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company performing the
Kef-Kafim. The evening will also include film, songs, music and dance from the rich repertoire of the Kibbutz culture.

Price - JCC Members $15, General Admission $18

For further information and tickets, contact Tammy Levy at 201-408-1427 or by email

Andrea Miller presents a new work @ Beyond the Machine 2010

March 17 - March 20
Juilliard - Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater

Andrea Miller will present a new piece for the 10th Anniversary of Beyond the Machine, an electro-acoustic and Multimedia Art
presentation curated by Ed Bilous. Along with composer Jakub Ciupinski, Miller's dancers will use Bluetooth technology to
communicate with live musicians as they create and perform the musical score.
This work was generously funded by The O'Donnell Greene Music and Dance Foundation and the American Music Center Live Music for
Dance Program.

Price - FREE

Tickets are required and are available at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office 212.769.7406
More information -

"Sed.Table" : Galia Gur Zeev
March 11 - May 3, 2010 @ 92 Street Y

Opening - Thursday, March 11 2010, 5:00pm

Milton J. Weill Art Gallery

In the presence of
Mr. Asaf Shariv, Consul General of Israel in New York
Mr. Leon Constantiner, founder of the Constantiner Photography Award for an Israeli Artist.
In this one-person exhibition artist Galia Gur Zeev presents two series of photographs exploring family gatherings around the dining
table, which join together to form a single show. The series Table consists of a wall piece depicting the diners around the table
from a bird's-eye view; the series Seder is an elaboration of the former. In both series the table is nonexistent, and the meal did
not really take place. In both, the relevant information emerges from the black.
Curator - Shosh Dagan

The Monayer Family: Three Videos by Dor Guez
March 14 - September 7 @ The Jewish Museum

In a series of videos, Dor Guez offers perspectives on ethnic identity, citizenship, and prejudice from three generations of a
Christian Arab family. Originally from the multiethnic, multifaith city of Lod-or al-Lydd as the municipality is known among
Palestinians-the Monayer family members include Jacob, the family patriarch who recounts the expulsion of al-Lydd's citizens after
the 1948 war; his son Sami, who describes growing up among Jews as an Israeli citizen while simultaneously claiming a Palestinian
identity; and Jacob's granddaughter Samira who recounts her experience of prejudice as she is mistaken for being Jewish. Counted
among 125,000 Christian Arabs in Israel, the Monayers consider themselves a minority within a minority with respect to the Muslim
population. To further complicate matters, a branch of Guez's family is Jewish.

Image above: Dor Guez (Israeli, b. 1980)
July 13, 2008-9
Digital video (color, sound), 13 min.18 sec.

14'th Annual Hartford Jewish Film Festival

March 13 - March 23 @Mandell Jewish Community Center

Welcome to the Mandell JCC's Hartford Jewish Film Festival, our 14th annual celebration of Jewish life and people on the big screen.
We are proud to present a record 30 superb films - most of them Connecticut or Hartford premieres - from 8 countries presented in 7
Greater Hartford venues over 10 days.

Israeli Films at the Festival -

Voices from El Sayed
Sunday, March 14, 2:00 p.m.
K & G Theatres, Bloomfield 8, Bloomfield

Sunday, March 14, 7:00 p.m.
K & G Theatres, Bloomfield 8, Bloomfield

Lemon Tree
Monday, March 15, 7:00 p.m.
Beth El Temple, West Hartford

Thursday, March 18, 7:00 p.m.
Criterion Cinema, Blue Back Square, West Hartford

Love and Dance

Tuesday, March 16, 7:00 p.m.
Herbert Gilman Theater, Mandell JCC, West Hartford

For My Father
Wednesday, March 17, 9:15 p.m.
Criterion Cinema, Blue Back Square, West Hartford

The Debt
Saturday, March 20, 8:30 p.m.
Aetna Theater, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

A Matter of Size
Sunday, March 21, 12:00 p.m.
K & G Theatres, Bloomfield 8, Bloomfield

Eli and Ben
Sunday, March 21, 5:00 p.m.
K & G Theatres, Bloomfield 8, Bloomfield

For tickets -

The Confessions of Noa Weber wins Translated Book Award

Now available in Bookstores

Melville House's The Confessions of Noa Weber by Gail Hareven, translated from the Hebrew by Dalya Bilu, has won the 2010 Best
Translated Book Award for Fiction. Organized by Three Percent at the University of Rochester, the Best Translated Book Award is the
only prize of its kind to honor the best original works of international literature and poetry published in the U.S. over the past
year. This year the awards ceremony was hosted by Manhattan independent bookstore Idlewild Books.

The Confessions of Noa Weber is the story of a woman who leads a successful "feminist" life: she has a strong career, a wonderful
daughter she raised alone, and she is a recognized and respected author. Yet her interior life is bound by her obsessive love for
one man--Alek, a Russian émigré and the father of her child, who has drifted in and out of her life. Trying to understand-as well as
free herself from-this lifelong obsession, Noa turns her pen on herself, and with relentless honesty dissects her life. Against the
evocative setting of turbulent, modernday Israel, this examination becomes a quest to transform irrational desire into a greater,
transcendent understanding of love.

New Israeli Cuisine @ The New York Times Knowledge Network

March 23 - March 29, 2010 (one-week online seminar)
Fee - $145 ((includes copy of Janna Gur's "The Book of New Israeli Food

In the past three decades, Israeli cuisine has been one of the fastest changing kitchens. A melting pot of more than 60 different
ethnicities from India through Morocco to Argentina has helped create a true synthesis of flavors. This is not your Mother's matzo
ball or chopped liver but rather a sophisticated Mediterranean flavor that rests on local ingredients with international flavoring.

This course takes you on the fascinating historical and cultural evolution of Israel's cuisine, including present trends and
influences. Come interact in a weeklong seminar with New York Times' Food writer Joan Nathan and Janna Gur, Chef and Chief Editor of
the leading Israeli food and wine Magazine "On the Table."

Special guest includes Haim Cohen, top Israeli chef and host of Israel's longest running cooking shows, who will do a one-on-one
interview with NYT's Joan Nathan. Chef Cohen is doing a special event with the Consulate General of Israel at the James Beard
Foundation and course participants will see firsthand what he prepares as representative of new Israeli cuisine.

Presented by The New York Times Knowledge Network (part of the Food Series) in conjunction with the Consulate General of Israel of
New York

Office of Cultural Affairs

Israeli Consulate, NY

Israeli Consulate, NY | 800 Second Ave | New York | NY | 10017

Thursday, March 11, 2010

20100312 Swing, Tango, Hippodrome, Ballroom Dance, West Coast Swing, Salud

Hello Gainesville Ocala Area Dancers and Friends,

This Saturday night West Coast Swing dancing is upstairs at Imperial Dance Studio. Gary is the DJ and will also play Argentine
Tango, if requested. Heard they had a good turnout last month. This is a good opportunity for you to dance WCS in a nice atmosphere.
Downstairs is ballroom dancing.

Next Wednesday March 17 Josh is holding a St. Paddie's Day West Coast Swing dance party. Go over there.

Keep Richard's Tuesday mostly swing classes at the Boltin Center on your schedule. They have been doing Lindy Hop and West Coast
Swing in addition to East Coast Swing.

This Friday night is Tango Encanto.

There is a new weekly English Country Dance (Jane Austen style) on Thursdays.

March 28 is a full day of dancing. Save the date.

The UF clubs might be on break. Check before going. You need to confirm before going to Israeli each week.

"Salud" from "Merry Andrew" starring Danny Kaye. Caution, only watch if you can afford to smile for the rest of the day. At 3:17 are
incredible dancers.

Happy Dancing,

Follow Gainesville dance on

1. Friday 3/12 - UF Swing Club

Confirm before going

Unified Training Center, 806 W University Avenue

8:00 : Lesson
9:00 : Swing dancing - calendar

2. Friday 3/12 - International Folk Dancing

4225 NW 34th St, Gainesville, Florida

8:00 - 9:00 : Beginners instruction
9:00 - 9:30 : Advanced instruction
9:30 - 11:00 : Dancing

$3 per person (to pay the rent of the dance room), $1 students

Dance to a different beat. No partners needed and all ages welcome. Member of the Florida Folk Dance Council.

Jack Seltzer,, 352-359-2903

3. Friday 3/12 - Tango Encanto

Evolve Pilates & Fitness, 6450 SW Archer Road, 2nd floor, Gainesville, FL. Near Beef O'Bradys in the "Kanapaha Station" plaza.

8:00 or 9:00 - 12:30 - Tango Encanto milonga

Our Encanto milonga is just around the corner, please come and join us this Friday. Friends, smiles, music, drinks and food - always
welcomed. See you soon on the dance floor.

$10 per person, $5 for minors and students with valid ID, for the dance. Payable to Tango Encanto.

No street shoes are permitted.proper dance shoes are required so that we don't damage the beautiful floor.

4. Saturday 3/13 - Ballroom Dance at Imperial Dance Studio

Imperial Dance Studio
SW 34 Street (south of Archer Road)

8:30 - 11 : Social dancing

$7 members, $10 general

Maria, 352-375-7763,,

5. Saturday 3/13 - Tango Y Te

1208 NW 10 Avenue, behind Office Depot

7:30 : Lesson
8:30 : Dancing

$10, $5 students

David,, 352-328-7916,

6. Tuesday 3/16 - Mostly Swing Dancing with Richard

Thelma Bolton Center, 516 NE 2 Ave

6:50 - 9:00 : Lesson and dancing

$8, $6 students with ID

Richard, 352-213-8769,

7. Wednesday 3/17 - West Coast Swing with Josh and Brianna

Eagles Club, 4562 NW 13th Street

7:00 - East and West Coast Swing class and dancing

$3 members, $5 non-members

Joshua Angel and Brianne Nelson,

8. Thursday 3/18 - UF Tango at Hillel

Hillel, 2nd Floor, 2020 W University Ave

6:00 - 8:00 pm

9. Thursday 3/18 - Tango Y Te

1208 NW 10 Avenue, behind Office Depot

6:30 - 7:30 : Study Group
7:30 - 10:00 : General Practice

$7, $4 students

David,, 352-328-7916,

10. Thursday 3/18 - English Country Dance - confirm

601 S Main Street

6:30 - 9:30

Veronica L Lane,

11. Thursday 3/25 - Israeli Dancing with Ariela

B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 16 Blvd

7:00 - 9:30 : Israeli Dancing

Ariela, 352 213 3863,

12. Friday 3/26-4/16 - Ballroom Dance class at GHFC

Gainesville Health and Fitness Center, Main Center Group Exercise Room

7:30 - 8:30 : Beginners class
8:45 - 9:45 : Intermediate class

Ballroom Dance, 4-week Specialty Class

$20 for Members, $40 for Non-Members for one class
$35 for Members, $70 for Non-Members for both classes

Have you ever wanted to dance like the celebrities in "Dancing with the Stars?" U.S. Open Champion, Dr. Caroline (Kay) Picart, will
teach an introductory class followed by an intermediate class for those with previous dance experience. Couples are preferred but
not necessary. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to dance like a star, and enjoy the romance of dance.

Wear comfortable shoes, without rubber soles; for the women, an inch heel is probably good, but not required. Comfortable clothes
that move with you.

Register Early - Space is Limited
Register at Main Center front desk

13. Sunday 3/28 - English Country Dance with Full Circle Band

601 S Main Street
11:30 - 12:00 : Lesson
12:00 - 3:00 : English Country Dances
3:00 - 4:00 : Potluck supper
Called by Randy Thorp, Catie Geist and John Rogers. Learn the basic steps at 11:30am, then dance to the tunes of Jane Austen's
"Pride and Prejudice" era from 12-3pm.

Take a break at 3pm for an early potluck supper. Bring your tasty dishes to share with friends, or continue dancing to recorded
music (waltz, swing).

At 3:30pm, we reset the hall for a contra dance lesson.

$5 English Country Dance or $10 for both English and Contra.

Veronica L Lane,

14. Sunday 3/28 - Contra Dance with Full Circle Band

601 S Main Street
3:30 - 4:00 : Contra dance lesson
4:00 - 7:00 : Contra dance with Susie Rudder calling
Swing your partner to the exciting sounds of Full Circle acoustic, electric band.

$7 Contra Dance or $10 for both English and Contra

Veronica L Lane,

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Waltz Brunch in Gainesville Ocala

Nearly every third weekend of the month is a feast of sociable folk dancing.
On the Sunday after the third Saturday night Contra dance, most months, is a Waltz brunch followed by an afternoon of English
Country Dancing.

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Make a weekend of dancing or pick and choose your favorites.

I do not know what the name is for this type of waltzing, but I call it American country waltz.

The Waltz brunch is very sociable, with teaching, dancing and schmoozing.

Beginners are welcome.

The Waltz brunch is pot luck. You can bring something to share, but you do not have to.

You can contact Michael Jamieson directly at for more information about the Waltz brunch.

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First Klass Kloggers for Clogging in Gainesville Ocala

You have heard about Israeli, International and Contra dancing in Gainesville and Ocala. Now for American folk dancing with roots in

Join First Klass Kloggers for clogging. Enjoy this fun, percussion dance related to Irish step dancing and American tap dance.

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Traditional clogging is done to bluegrass and country music. Contemporary precision clogging can be done to any type of upbeat
music, including country, pop, rap and even Broadway show tunes. It's easy to learn, a great way to exercise and fellowship, and is
fun for all ages!

First Klass Kloggers also does occasionally performances, so if you want to hear the roar of the crowd, you can do that too.

Clogging classes are Sunday afternoons with internationally known clogging instructor Kelli McChesney. Contact Kelli to find out
when the next beginner series starts.


Andrew Weitzen

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

June Alanya, Turkey World Folk Festival 2010


Dear friend,

I would like to inform that, at the end of June 15 2010, in Alanya (Turkey) we are holding international folklore
festival-competition, which prize money will be 50 000 USD.

In this festival-competition takes part the folklore ensembles from all over the world.

We desire to invite your folklore ensembles in this unprecedented competition and hope that festival will be unforgettable and

In order to send you detailed information about festival, please inform us about your readiness to participate in this event.

Best regards,

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

July Pennsylvanio Disco America Hustle dancing

PRO-AM SCHOLARSHIPS                  
Once again this year we 
are pleased and proud
to be able to offer
scholarship funds to 1st,
2nd & 3rd Place winners
of the Pro-Am Hustle
Divisions, including
Just Hustle, Classic Hustle 
and Theater Arts Hustle.
Checks will be written to
the students to apply to
future lessons with the
teacher of their choice.
If you are interested in sponsoring a scholarship
call Joyce Szili at:
Quick Links...
Donna Boyle & Joyce Szili
Disco America 2010

Crowne Plaza Hotel - Valley Forge
 has "lowered" the room for this year!
$109 per night
you can make your reservations now
be sure to ask for the "Disco America" rate!
260 Mall Boulevard - King of Prussia, PA 19406  
Reservations Phone: 610-265-7500
Located directly across from and within walking distance to King Of Prussia Mall, the largest enclosed shopping mall in the United States, Valley Forge National Park, located less than 2 miles away, Chadds Ford Winery, and Manayunk Main Street
There is plenty of eating within walking and close driving distance, including the 2 food courts in the mall.
Silvana Daniel & Ginny     
Sunday afternoon the exciting and fun Team Match with cash prizes$$$$
A team will consist of 4 couples:
1 Pro/Pro
1 Pro/Am - Male
1 Pro/Am - Female
1 Am/Am
There must be 8 dancers; no dancer can dance in two categories.
Just Hustle Rules:  Lead and Follow; we pick the music.
Thursday Night Welcome Dance at Kildares.
More details will follow. 
Disco America is an IHDA Sanctioned Event
Get Those Points!   
We are an IHDA sanctioned, so compete in Pro-Am, Just Hustle or Jack & Jill and you will earn your points if you place 1st, 2nd or 3rd and are a registered IHDA member.
IHDA Meet & Greet at Disco America
Friday, July the Junior Ballroom, located right next to the Main Ballroom. Food, drinks, dancing and a Hustle Workshop taught by several event instructors.
This is a fun workshop as each instructor adds on one of their favoriate 6 count don't want to miss this!
Free for all IHDA members.
Not a member? Join us for only $10 amateur or $20 professional one year membership.
Disco America | 301-946-2080 | Rockville | MD | 20853