Palouse Folklore Society


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April 4th - Saturday: International Folkdance Workshop

 

The International Folk Dancers of the Palouse will be holding a dance workshop at the Unitarian Church, 420 E 2nd St (behind the 1912 Center, in Moscow) on April 4th from 8 – 10 PM. The public is invited to join us for this event. Karen Wilson-Bell is a popular teacher of international folk dancing specializing in introducing new dancers to folk dancing. She has taught in dance classes and workshops in California, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Karen started as a teacher with the WSU-Pullman International Folk Dancers, and currently teaches an international dance class in Spokane, Washington where she resides. Karen has learned most of the dances that she teaches dance camps and workshops that she attends.  She will be teaching us three dances: Zemer Nugeh, which she learned from Israeli dance teacher, Erica Goldman; Gau Shan Ching, which she learned from Fang-Chich Chen of Taiwan; and Dramskoto, which she learned from Yves Moreau, a well-known teacher of Bulgarian dances. This should be an exciting evening and a wonderful way to get acquainted with the dances of other cultures. Donations to help cover the cost of this event will be much appreciated. For more information contact Hedy Herrick hherrick@turbonet.com or Margaret Dibble m-dibble@hotmail.com.

 

 

April 12th and 26th -Saturdays: SLOW JAMS (Second and fourth Saturdays) from 1-3 PM 314 East Second St. attic (up the long driveway and up the back stairs.) For any interested folk musicians All experience levels welcome, including raw beginners. We may go over a piece more than once. Bring music or chords if you have them and share a little of what you are working on. There will not be an audience. We just go round in a circle picking a favorite tune, and others try to join in. Perfection not even considered! Come join us.

 

 

April 19th:Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by Crooked Kilt, and calling by Joseph Erhard-Hudson, at the 1912 Center (Corner of 3rd St and Van Buren in Moscow).

 

We're looking forward to the great Celtic music of the Crooked Kilt. Wonderful fiddle playing from Carla Carnegie, and rhythm guitar by Tom Carnegie. And you all know what an enjoyable caller Joseph is. This dance will be great fun! See you there!!

 

Beginner? No problem- Arrive at 7:30 and there are free lessons.

 

No Partner? No worry. There are lots of dancers - many would like to dance with you. All dances are taught. Singles, families & beginners are always welcome.

 

Free dance lessons at 7:30 8-10:30 Dance Admission: $6 for members, $8 for non-members and $5 for first time beginners

 

 

Extended Calendar:

 

Apr 19: Contra Dance with music by Crooked Kilt and calling by Joseph Erhard-Hudson, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

May 2: Fair Contra Dance with music by the River City Ramblers and calling Emily Faulkner, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

May 3 - 4: 41st Annual Moscow Renaissance Fair, East City Park, 10 AM to dusk.

 

May 16: House Concert with Kray Van Kirk, in the Attic at 314 East 2nd St, Moscow, 8PM. Admission by free will donation.

 

May 17: Contra Dance with music by Out of the wood and calling by Mitchell Frey, at the old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30, dancing at 7:30 PM.

 

June 1: Concert with the Mighty Squirrel in the 1912 Center, 7PM. Tickets at the door.

 

June 21 : Contra Dance with music by Crooked Kilt and calling by somebody cool TBA, at the old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30, dancing at 7:30 PM.

 

July 12 : Contra Dance with music by a groovy band TBA and calling by somebody cool TBA, at the old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30, dancing at 7:30 PM. This is a second Saturday.

 

Aug 16: Pie Extravaganza and Contra Dance with music by Potatohead and calling by Gary Miller, at the old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30, dancing at 7:30 PM.

 

Sept 20: Contra Dance with music by the Bridgewater Boys and calling by Nora Scott, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Oct 11: Contra Dance with music by the Out of the Wood and calling by Sandi Klingler, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM. This is a second Saturday.

 

Oct 25: Halloween Contra Dance with music by Potatohead and calling by somebody cool TBA, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM. This is a fourth Saturday.

 

Nov 15: Contra Dance with music by Out of the Wood and calling by Joseph Erhard-Hudson, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Dec 13: Contra Dance with music by Katzenjammers and calling by Sandi Klingler, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM. This is a second saturday.

 

Dec 31: New Years Eve Contra Dance with music by a groovy band TBA and calling by somebody cool TBA, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.