Hi everyone, happy below zero weather!

Rosalind, Linda, Allison, Dianne, Laurie, Cris, Ardyce, Larissa,
Margaret, Marilyn, Missy, Barbara, Cissy, Connie, Russ, Don &
Rose, Jackie Z., John & Diana, Jon, Max & Eva, Hank & Mardia,
Sally & Alan, Sam & Ruth, Sarah, Sue, Jackie V., Christie, Susan &
Richard, Cecelia, Ruth S., Roger, Tim, Brenda, Joe.

Dances from January 3, 2004 at the Salvation Army gym, 7-10 PM.

1 Hora & Sarba Ruginoasa (roo-dgee-NOAH-suh)
2 Ravno Oro -Macedonia -Roger taught
3 Vlashko III -N W Bulgaria -Severnjashko region
4 C^etvorka -Macedonia -still needs more practice on this one!
5 Tolc^evo Kolo -Serbia -Russ demoed, more research
6 Silistrenska Tropanka -Bulgaria, Dobrudz^a -Roger demo/taught
Ravno Oro -Macedonia -Roger reviewed/taught

7 Rumunjsko Kolo -Serbia -compared this one to:
8 Milanovo Kolo -Serbia -Russ taught both

9 Nebesko Kolo -Croatia
10 Itele -Romania
11 Zemer Atik -Israel
12 Sharma Sheikh -Israel -Russ taught
13 Teen -Armenian-Kurdish
14 Ve David -Israel
15 Doudlebska Polka -Czechoslovakia
16 Sandansko Horo -Pirin, Bulgaria
17 At Ve'ani -Israel
18 C^eres^na -Macedonia
19 Hora din Campie (HOHrah deen kem-PEEA) -Romania
20 Mairi's Wedding -Scotland
21 Harmonica -Israel
22 Kolo Z^ita -Croatia
23 Pidhichtos Banas (PEE-deek-tos BAH-nas) -North Trace
24 Joc Batranesc din Niculetel -Dobrogea, Romania
25 Music Makers -Scotland -Russ taught/reviewed
26 Jiana -Transylvania, Romania
Ravno Oro -Macedonia -reviewed
27 Sestorka -Serbia
Silistrenska Tropanka -Bulgaria, Dobrudz^a -more practice
28 Cimpoi -Romania
29 Novo Zagorsko -Bulgaria -(16 count intro)
30 Pentozali -Greek, Island of Crete -done twice
31 Danec -Dobrudza, Bulgaria
32 Makazice/Bela Rada -Serbia
33 Melissa's Waltz (music is Amelia's Waltz)
34 Meitschi Putz Di -Swiss -Russ taught -couple dance


1 Dianne
2 Don
3 Joe
4 Jon
5 Kathy N.
6 Larissa
7 Marvin
8 Missy
9 Rose
10 Roger
11 Russ
12 Ruth
13 Sam


International Folk Dance, next Saturday, January 10, 2004 at the
Salvation Army Gym, 7 to 10pm.

Every other Friday, at the Sons of Norway, starting at 6:45, till
about 9, will be Scandinavian dancing. FREE! Check in the
Entertainer for the current date.

Learn to Clog: No partner needed, meet every Tuesday, upstairs
Eagles Club. Beginning lessons start at 5:30.
Contact Carla for more information 752-7919.

Learn to do Western Line dance, meet every Thursday at the Sons of
Norway, 6:30pm, $3.00.

Tim asked to put in:
"Do you think your readers would be interested to know of the free
dance lessons every Wednesday, 7:30pm at the Blue Moon on HWY 2
West of Columbia Falls? They are taught by Melanie and Alex of
Dance Montana. Each week a different step is taught. Varies between
two step, west coast swing, east coast swing, waltz, nightclub, even
cha cha..."

The 4th Contra Dance of the season is at the Sons of Norway.
This coming Friday, January 9, 2004. The 2nd Friday of each month.
The Sons of Norway's address is 347 1st Ave E.
(corner of 1st Ave. E and 4th St. E.) Kalispell, the NE corner,
across the street from the fire department. The dance is from 8:00
to 11pm, with the beginners' workshop starting at 7:30pm.
The cost is $6 each for adults, $3 each for teenagers (13-18),
and kids 12 and under are free. The dance is put on by Contra
Dance Flathead, and two numbers to call for more information are:
862-7098 and 857-2026.

Wintergreen Contra Dance 2004 @ Bozeman, MT. Jan. 30-Feb. 1.
See: www.geocities.com/bfsdancing

There is a "Snow Dance" -the 11th annual contra dance &
cross-country ski weekend, this year (2004) on Valentines Day.
Saturday, Feburary 14 to Monday, Feburary 16. Featuring Mitchell
S. Frey, calling dances to the tunes of Phil and Vivian Williams.
For prices and questions, call Mitchell

Steam and Stomp 2004, will be Saturday noon to Sunday afternoon.
Boulder, Montana. February 28 & 29.
Boulder Hot Springs. Ph # 406-225-4339.

Our SIXTH anniversary will be March 20th. Our first dance was
Friday, March 20, 1998. At the Sons of Norway Hall. Prices were:
$2 for adults, $1 for kids under 12, $5 for families.
Contacts were Sara Hok and Chris Brewer.

For other dance information from Bozeman and Butte check out our web
site: http://www.montanafolkdance.org


The "complete" list, of all the dances we did last year -2003-
that was sent out separatly, was missing a few dances, they just
weren't writen down at the time. The 7 are:

1 Sukac^ica -Croatia not to be confused with Sukac^ko Kolo -Croatia
2 Sonderhoning -Denmark
3 New Castle -English -This was a work in progress.
4 Evev Ba -Israel -the ususal version was noted BUT, Russ showed
us how it was originaly taught by Rivka Sturman, at the Sep. 13, dance.
She was born in Europe, arrived in Palestine in 1929, and lived at Kfar
Yehezkel. She moved to Ein Charod where she began to teach dance. Later,
she joined the newly formed organization sponsored by the Histadrut, which
concerned itself with creating folk dances. Rivka's background in modern
dance helped her in her approach to folk dance choreography and, very
soon, she was considered one of the most prolific and successful folk
dance choreographers of Israeli dances. (From Dick Oakes web site)
5 Marioara -Romania -a fast but easy couple dance
6 Kohanotchka -Russia -a couple dance
7 Karapyet -Russia -Russ orgiginaly taught it Jan. 19, 2002.
it's a Russian 2 step.

Rumunjsko Kolo -Serbia -this is the one we do, remove Rumanosko Kolo.

Johnny Groats House country of origin was incorrectly labeled
as from the USA, it's from Scotland. (Russ you'll have to teach
this one again, have not a clue as to how it's done!)

Lastly, we didn't do Gathering Peascods. We just listened to the
music. We dance Melissa's Waltz to Amelia'a Waltz, but don't
know the dance Amelia's Waltz, so scratch off: Waltz, Amelia's

If you want the entire corrected list, let me know.
Any suggestions, comments, corrections, you have are welcome!

Happy warm dancing! (It was minus 31 degrees this Sunday morning!)