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Past IFDA Workshops and Events

The International Folk Dance Association of University City has sponsored many folk-dance workshops and folk-music concerts over the years, featuring noted artists from around the country and around the world.  The following list shows the most recent ones, going back to 1991.  Dates of events are linked to web flyers (if any) which originally announced the events.  Names are linked to other web sites for the persons or ensembles (these links are not guaranteed to remain accurate over time).

Note:  Links and contact information in the flyers may no longer be valid!  Keep in mind that web and E-mail addresses can become obsolete over time.  We are providing the old flyers to show what the events were like (and also because the webmaster hates to throw anything away), but we are not attempting to keep links and contacts in them up-to-date or include pages with maps or registration forms.  For up-to-date contacts, maps, and other information, please check the e-newsletter or the schedule.



DATE

INSTRUCTORS / ARTISTS

PRINCIPAL MATERIAL









2016 October 14-16     Iliana Bozhanova
Todor Yankov, accordion
                      Bulgarian folk dances



2016 October 1    Bulgarika - Traditional
  Bulgarian Band
                    Balkan dance party
  and performance

 2016 January 15-17     Cristian Florescu Sonia Dion Romanian folk dances

 2015 September 11    

 
Nikolay Tsvetkov
 
Bulgarian folk dances
  2015 July 2   Zeljko Jergan             Croatian folk dances
   
 
  
 2014 September 5-7 Christos PapaKostasGreek folk dances 

2013 Oct 31

Christos Papakostas

Greek folk dances

2013 Jun 13

Tükrös Hungarian
  Folk Ensemble

Concert of Hungarian and
  Transylvanian music and dance

2013 Feb 22-24

Alex Marković

Balkan village dances,
  particularly Serbian and Greek

2012 Nov 30 -
          Dec 1

Roo Lester and Larry Harding
Loretta Kelley, Hardanger fiddle

Norwegian dances, including
  Springleik, Hallingspringar,
  and Mazurka

2012 Sep 22

Kabile - Traditional
  Bulgarian Wedding Band

Balkan dance party

2012 Apr 24

Magos Hungarian Folk Band

Hungarian / Transylvanian folk
music:  Concert and dance party

2012 Mar 23-25

Yves Moreau

Bulgarian folk dances

2011 Dec 2-3

Roo Lester and Larry Harding
Loretta Kelley, Hardanger fiddle

Swedish and Norwegian dances
  including Slängpolska från
  Småland

2011 Oct 1-2

Bulgarika - Traditional
  Bulgarian Band

Balkan dance party
  and performance

2011 Jun 22

Heveder Hungarian
  Folk Ensemble

Concert of Transylvanian music
  and dance

2011 Jun 10

Joe Kaloyanides Graziosi

Mini-workshop on Greek dances

2011 Feb 18-20

Michael Ginsburg

Village Dances from Macedonia

2010 Oct 23

Talija - Serbian dance
  ensemble

Serbian folk dance workshop

2010 Aug 21

Kabile - Traditional
  Bulgarian Wedding Band

Balkan dance party

2010 Jun 23

Üsztürü Folk Ensemble

Concert of Transylvanian music
  and dance (co-sponsored by
  IFDA and First Unitarian Church
  of St. Louis)

2010 Jun 19

Chris Bajmakovich and
Rumen "Sali" Shopov

Macedonian / Balkan dance party

2010 May 29

Balkan Cabaret band with
Mary Sherhart

Balkan dance party

2010 Apr 9-11

Iliana Bozhanova
Todor Yankov, accordion

Bulgarian folk dancing and singing

2010 Jan 15-17

Miroslav "Bata" Marcetic

Villages Dances from Serbia

2009 Nov 13-15
(CANCELLED)

Cathy Lamont and Rudy Petke

Romanian couple dances from
  Bonchida, Transylvania

2009 Jun 24

Tükrös Hungarian
  Folk Ensemble

Concert of Transylvanian music
  and dance (co-sponsored by
  IFDA and First Unitarian Church
  of St. Louis)

2009 Feb 13-15

Iliana Bozhanova

Bulgarian folk dances

2009 Jan 16-18

Roo Lester and Larry Harding
Loretta Kelley, Hardanger fiddle

Norwegian dance Hallingspringar

2008 Sep 21

Kabile - Traditional
  Bulgarian Wedding Band

Bulgarian dance party

2008 Jun 25

Gázsa Hungarian
  Folk Ensemble

Transylvanian music and dances
Concert and dance party
  (co-sponsored by IFDA and First
  Unitarian Church of St. Louis)

2008 May 2-4

Steve Kotansky
Music by Which Way East

Albanian and Romany
  Line Dances

2008 Feb 8-10

Kyriakos Moisidis

Line Dances from
  Northern Greece

2007 Nov 16-18

Cristian Florescu
Sonia Dion

Romanian couple dances

2007 Jul 8

Üsztürü Folk Ensemble

Transylvanian music and dances
Concert and dance party
  (co-sponsored by IFDA and First
  Unitarian Church of St. Louis)

2007 Apr 20-22

Ahmet Lüleci

Turkish folk dances

2007 Apr 1

Kitka

Concert of Eastern European
  Folk Music (co-sponsored by
  IFDA and The Focal Point)

2007 Mar 15

Daniela Ivanova

Bulgarian / Vlach folk dances

2006 Nov 10-12

Roo Lester and Larry Harding
Loretta Kelley, Hardanger fiddle

Norwegian folk dances:
  Pols frå Finnskogen,
  Vossaspringer, Springleik

2006 May 7

DeBorah Ahmed

Dances of West Africa

2006 Feb 3-5

Cristian Florescu
Sonia Dion

Romanian line dances

2005 Nov 18-20

Celest DiPietropaolo
Marie DiCocco

Music by Sean Folsom
  and John Parrish

Italian village dances

2005 May 28

Balkan Cabaret

Dance party with traditional
  songs from the Balkans

2005 Apr 29 -
          May 1

Ahmet Lüleci

Turkish folk dances

2005 April 16

Alain Gatay

Traditional French music
  and dances

2005 Jan 21-23

Zeljko Jergan
Assisted by Beth Stafura

Couple Dances from Croatia

2004 July 16-17

Balkan Cabaret

Dance party with traditional
  songs from the Balkans

2004 Mar 12-14

Tom Deering
Music by Carol Silverman,
  
David BilidesAdam Good,
  Jerry Kisslinger, 
Mark Levy

Folk Dances of Macedonia

2004 Jan 23-25

Yves Moreau

Bulgarian & Breton Folk Dances

2003 Nov 14-16

Roo Lester and Larry Harding
Loretta Kelley, Hardanger fiddle

Norwegian folk dances:
  Vossaspringer and Vossarull

2003 Oct 31

Yuri YunakovIvo Papazov,
  Neshko Neshev, Salif Ali,
  
Carol Silverman, Kalin Kirilov

Bulgarian wedding-band music
Concert and dance party

2003 Sep 18

Dûvõ
  Hungarian folk music band

Concert of traditional folk music 
  from Hungary and Transylvania

2003 Mar 14-16

Zeljko Jergan
Music by tamburitza band Becari

Dances from Croatia

2002 Nov 22-24

Cathy Lamont and Rudy Petke
Szászka Hungarian táncház band

Hungarian dances from Somogy

2002 Sep 21

The Kolev Ensemble
  Bulgarian folk music ensemble

Traditional Bulgarian folk music
Dance party

2002 Mar 15-17

Steve Kotansky
Music by Balkan band Édessa

Balkan Folk Dances

2002 Feb 22

Yuri Yunakov Ensemble
  Bulgarian wedding band

Bulgarian popular music
Concert and dance party

2002 Jan 18-20

Steve Weintraub
Music by Klezmer band Yidn

Klezmer Dances

2001 May 19

Orchestra Izgrev
  Bulgarian wedding band

Dance party with traditional
  and popular Bulgarian music

2001 Mar 9-11

Steve Kotansky
Music by Balkan band Édessa

Gypsy and Village Dances
  from the Balkans

2000 Nov 17-19

Roo Lester
Larry Harding
Fiddling by Bruce Sagan

Swedish folk dances:
  Slängpolska från Småland,
  Orsa Polska, and others

2000 Sep 23

Nikolay Kolev, gadulka
Donka Koleva, voice
Nikolay Doktorov, kaval
Milen Slavov, accordion, tambura

Bulgarian folk music
Concert and dance party

2000 Feb 4-6

Joe Kaloyanides Graziosi
Beth Cohen (of Ziyiá), violin
Jim Demetrios Tashie, laouto

Greek Folk Dances:
  Dances of the Aegean Islands;
  Pontic Dances of Asia Minor

2000 Jan 22-23

József Salamon
Emese Fazakás

Hungarian Dances from
  Vajdaszentivány, Transylvania

1999 Nov 12

Lexicon
  Bulgarian folk music ensemble

Traditional & popular dance music
Concert and dance party

1999 Oct 8-10

Cathy Lamont and Rudy Petke
Maros Hungarian folk band

Hungarian Dances from
  Székelyföld, Transylvania

1999 Oct 1

Kati Szvorák with Kõfaragók
  Hungarian folk music ensemble

Hungarian/Transylvanian music
Concert and dance party

1999 May 22

Bulgari
  Bulgarian folk music ensemble

Bulgarian folk music
Concert and dance party

1999 Feb 26-28

Dick Crum
Becari tamburitza ensemble

Line / circle / trio dances from
  Croatia, Serbia, Romania

1998 Nov 20-22

Olav Jørgen Hegge
Mary Sanford Hegge
Loretta Kelley, Hardanger fiddle

Valdres Springar
  (Norwegian couple dance)
See also FolkFire article

1998 Oct 2-3

Balkanski Glasove
  The Kolev family

Bulgarian music: Concert, dance
  party, and singing workshop

1998 Jul 14

Esma Redzhepova and the
Ansambl Teodosievski

Gypsy & Macedonian music
Concert and dance party

1998 May 5

Milan Andrijanic with the
Abrasevic Folklore Ensemble
  of Belgrade

Serbian dances

1998 Apr 17-19

Yves Moreau
Chris Bajmakovich, accordion

Bulgarian & Croatian dances

1997 Nov 14-16

Steve Kotansky

Romanian couple dances
  from Transylvania

1997 Apr 18-20

Boris "Kete" Ilievski
Chris Bajmakovich, accordion
Paul Mangov, kaval & clarinet

Macedonian dances

1996 Nov 29 -
          Dec 1

Zoltán Nagy
Karen Majewski
Jómóka Hungarian
  Táncház Band

Kalotaszegi Csárdás
  (Transylvania)
Advanced Somogyi & Mezõségi

1996 Mar 8-10

Roo Lester
Fiddling by Bruce Sagan

Scandinavian dances
Swedish & Norwegian fiddling

1996 Jan 26-28

Ventzi Sotirov
Zoia Sotirova
Toshko Todorov

Bulgarian singing, dancing,
  and drumming

1995 Oct 13-15

Joe Graziosi
Music by Bob Beer

Pontic Greek & Thracian dances

1995 Feb 24-26

Olav Jørgen Hegge
Mary Parker

Valdres Springar

1995 Jan 20-22

Todor Karaptschanski
Toshko Todorov, accordion

Bulgarian village dances

1994 Oct 14-16

Glenn Nielsen

Romanian / Transylvanian
  couple dances

1994 Feb 25-27

Barry Glass

Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian,
  and Macedonian dances

1993 Oct 15-17

Zoltán Nagy
Erika Bakonyi

Dances from Somogy, Hungary
Mezõségi advanced session

1993 Sep 25

Sadko Ensemble
  from Novgorod, Russia

Russian traditional village dances

1993 Sep 18-19

John Parrish
Karen Majewski

Dances from Mezõség,
  Transylvania

1993 Feb 19-21

Marilyn Wathen
Music by Le Crancran

French folk dances

1992 Oct 16-18

Roo Lester
Fiddling by Becky Weis

Scandinavian dances
Norwegian & Swedish fiddling

1992 Feb 21-23

Ahmet Lüleci

Turkish folk dances

1991 Oct 18-20

Yves Moreau

Balkan folk dances for beginners

1991 Feb 8-10

Larry Lynch

Set dances from Ireland