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Dance Hosts

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Photo by Elliot Kuhner

Gigi Jensen started dancing at age 3 for anyone who would hold still. She began formal studies while in her 30s and never looked back. Gigi specializes in Argentine dances. For her bio, visit our Who We Are page.

Stacy Rose shares dance & music with the Oregon coastal folk community which she helped found. She's a contra dance caller with some 2 decades of experience, as well as a community college folk dance teacher. Her website is: stacyrosedance.com

Every Monday!

7:00 - 8:30 pm Pacific time

 

No partner is needed. We have fun dancing folk dance, ballroom, country & western, even partner dances (for 1 or 2 is fine). You will enjoy dances from the USA and all over the world. Always FREE. This virtual class is held via Zoom. Email us to RSVP and we'll send you the link.

dancingwithfriendsonline@gmail.com

August Team Teaching:

Stacy Rose

Roo Lester

Adony Beniares

Gigi Jensen

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Adony Beniares is a tech geek who came to folk dance in his 40s. He is on the board of directors for Stockton Folk Dance Camp, as well as the Peninsula Folk Dance Council, and the Folk dance Federation of California. He typically wears out several pairs of dance shoes each year.

Roo Lester is a California native who began folk dancing in a rainy day PE class in school. A college folk dance class led her to UCLA for a Masters in Dance, with a focus in Dance Ethnology.

Roo has taught dance in the US and internationally; at colleges; for teacher development; is a dance consultant, directs workshops, seminars and camps; and is a published author. Roo serves on the board of directors of the National Folk Organization. In between all of that, she continues to attend dance parties and classes!

Dances Shared to Date

Alunelul  (Romania)

Annasvisa (Sweden)

Bapardes Leyad Hashoket (Israel)

Biskerka Bojerk (Serbia)

Branle de la fosse aux loups (France)

Charleston Madison (USA)

Cocek (Balkan)

Cupid Shuffle (USA)

Dana (Romanian Roma)

David Melech Yisrael (Israel)

Devojko Mari Hubava (Bulgaria)

Draganinata (Bulgaria)

D'r Maia (France)

El Bailecito (Argentina)

El Gato (Argentina)

Eyiya (Turkey)

Horon Alta es la Luna (Sephardic Jewish/Greece)

Il Cantico delle Creature (Italy)

Flor Amorosa (Brazil)

Fransk Reinlender (Norway)

High Green Mountain (Taiwan)

Ivanice (Macedonia)

Jiffy Mixer (USA)

Jo & Jo Tango (USA)

Kalenin Dibinde (Turkey)

Karamfil (Bulgaria)

L'Homme Qui Marche (France)

Malambo de Pie (basics) (Argentina)

Mambo #5 (USA / Latin America))

Menuett till Slängpolska musik

(Sweden)

Milonga al Canaro (Argentina)

Mom Bar (Armenia)

Nyandolo (Kenya)

Oj Ti Momče Ohrigjanče (Macedonia)

Pata Pata (South Africa)

Posijala Baba Konopel’ (Ukraine)

Povrateno Oro (Macedonia)

Pravo Rodopsko Horo (Bulgaria)

Sa from Bujonavac (Serbia)

Sarajevka (Serbia)

Shirto (Bulgaria)

Sitna Baluca (Bulgaria)

Syrtos (Greece)

Salsa Improv (Latin America)

Tango Nuevo Improv (Argentina)

Tokimekino Rumba (Japan)

Vals Cruzado Improv (Argentina)

Zapateo & Zarandeo (Argentina)

Zoi (Greece)

Zumpa Ondo (Japan)

Dance Guests

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Randi & Murray Spiegel

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Kevin Greek

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Craig Blackstone

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Mady Newfield

photo by Nikki Herbst

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Roo Lester

photo by Tom Musch

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Bobi Ashley

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Karen Wilson-Bell

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Holly Plotner

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Jordan Uggla

& Megan Wolf

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Lon & Hollis Radin

Sally Jenkin

Bobbi Bailin

Yale & Marcia Rosenblatt

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Erica Meier

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