Rosalind, Linda, Allison, Laurie, Cris, Ardyce, Larissa, Lita
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,
Lauren, Richard & Susan, Cecelia, Tim, Brenda, Joe,
Ed & Deanna, Michael & Susan, Sally D., Debbie F., Julie T.

Dances from September 18, 2004 at the Salvation Army Gym, 7-10 PM.
(close to the order we did them in)

1 Mitro Mitro -Bulgaria -Roger taught. Learned from Sally at
Steam and Stomp 2004. Brief review:
Line dance, W hold (arms up), moves to the right.
R hop L hop, walk- R L Rhop -turn to face center on that
hop- then step in with L hop, (bring R to back of calf),
step back out with R -hop.
Grapevine: L hop, (R cross behind left), R hop, L hop
Repeat above till end of music.
2 Zalna Majka ("Grieving Mother") -Macedonia -Thanks Sally!
3 Biserka -Serbia
4 Hora pe Gheata -Romania
5 Rondeau de Garein -France
6 Robin Ddiog (Idle Robin or Lazy Robin) -Wales
7 Trind Polska -Finland
8 Trite Puti (AMAN 3) -Bulgaria
9 Devojko Mari Hubava -Rhodopes, Bulgaria
10 Bar -Armenian community in USA
11 Dansul Fetelor De La Crihalma -Romania
12 Pe Batute (PAY BAH-too-teha) -Romania
Mitro Mitro
13 Polka -("Are You Mine Polka")
14 Harmonica -Israel
15 Tino Mori -Macedonia
16 Sadi Moma -Pirin, Bulgaria
17 Sandansko Horo -Pirin, Bulgaria
18 Skudrinka -Macedonia (to the music of "Od Granka V Granka")
OK, I asked those in the group what meter/count it was in. Missy said
it's in 4/4. We danced Skudrinka again to Pembe Oro and again it's in 4/4.
Here is what Sally had to say: ..."here's what I found on a record jacket
I have under Skudrinka. Notes by Pece Atanasovski. 'Skudrinka--the name
of the dance comes from the beautiful village named Skudrinje in the location
of Dolna Reka - in the Radika's valley. It's danced during the holidays or
gathering days. Ritham [sic] 4/4.' I found that I have 4 different tunes for
Skudrinka--Od Granka V Granka,...Pembe Oro, and two that are different
from those two." Furthermore Skudrinka is related to Dzangurica (Thanks
again Sally for the help!):
Re: Dzangurica
From the EEFC mailing list
"Richard Crum"
Tue, 1 Jun 2004 19:22:08 -0700
Hi John, Fred, Larry et al. :

I learned Dzhangurica, along with Skudrinka and Zetovsko oro, in 1952
from Mihajlo ("Mishko") Mihajlovski from Lazaropole (a "Mijak" village
generally included in the Debar area of western Macedonia; it had a fine
folkdance performing group that had toured outside Macedonia in the
1930s). He did not use "Dzangurica" as a synonym for "Skudrinka". To his
knowledge (as I, a callow American folk dancer at the time, interpreted
it), they were two distinct dances, in terms of meter AND kinetics.
Mishko had approached me and offered to show me some of his village's
dances. (Our session, BTW, took place in the backyard of Atanas and
Ljupka Kolarovski's house in Skopje).

I have always suspected that Dzhangurica's inclusion in the Bulgarian
repertoire ("Pirin" being used as a vaguely defined catch-all equivalent
of "Macedonia", for which there are numerous examples), can be traced to
the works of Sofia-born choreographer Bozhidar Janev (or Yaneff, etc.,
etc.), who may (I don't know) have been a member of the West Macedonian
Mijak emigrant community, known to be numerous in Sofia after the Balkan
Wars. In any case, Janev introduced a number of his Macedonian
choreographic works, including Dzhangurica, to the Bulgarian amateur
theatrical ethnic dance scene in the late 1960s, whence into the
Blagoevgrad dance factory and thence into the repertoires of our U.S.
guest teachers from Bulgaria.

I would ask, with all due respect, whether dances such as Janev's
Dzhangurica, Rusalijski igri, etc., are indeed attested in Pirin in the
"traditional" village repertoires, and, if so, what are the historical

Cheers !
-----Original Message-----

Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2004 2:47 PM

Cc: eefc@eefc.org
Subject: Re: [eefc] Dzangurica

Hi Fred, Larry,
Thanks very much for the reminders! You are both absolutely right -
there is indeed the 9/8 Dz^anguriza taught by Dick Crum using magnificent
music by the Trio Majovci. I actually learned that version from Ron Wixman
who had had learned it from Dick. So, we have three varieties of dances
called Dz^angurica:
1) Versions in 2/4 and 9/8 from the western region of the Republic of
Macedonia (the 2/4 versions is also called "Skudrinka"; the 9/8 version
called only Dz^angurica). Dick Crum was the first one to introduce the
9/8 version beginning in 1968. Atanas Kolarovski first introduced the 2/4
version in the early 1960's; similar version taught also by Pece Atanasovski
beginning in the early 1970's.

2) Versions in 9/8 from the Pirin region. Yves Moreau introduced a
version of Dz^angurica in the early 1970's, and other versions introduced
later by various native Bulgarian dance teachers.

John Kuo


You might be interested to learn that there are still a few of
us around (and possibly even some older alumni of Balkanske Igre) who
may remember a Folk Dance Associates Instutute workshop at the U. of
Chicago back in April 1968 at which Dick Crum taught a Dzhangurica
in 9/8 meter that was enthusiastically received by those who attended.
Dick presented the dance as a popular dance done by the Mijaci in
western Macedonia, and I still have a copy of the wonderful recording
he used by the "Trio Majovci" (Isaku Amit, Isakovski Islam, Isaku Isak,
RTB EP 14706). Dick's version of the dance was not the same as the ones
taught by Nina Kavardjikova or Ventzi Sotirov but , then again, he did
not present it as a Bulgarian dance.

Fred Aalto
As a side note to all this, the dance called "Dz^angurica" in 9/8 is
the one I learned from Eves Moreau. I have a CD of Macedonian
Folk Dances with Pece Atanasovski and the Skudrinka on it is different
than the other two that we've danced to, and by the way, on the Video
he dances Skudrinka with basicly the same elements but different.
Does some or all of this answer your questions Jackie??
Back to the request:

19 Ta'am Haman -Israel
20 Heya Heya -Israel
21 Pidhichtos Banas (PEE-deek-tos BAH-nas) -North Thrace
22 Zillertaler Laendler -Austria
23 Zemer Atik -Israel
24 Polka ("Stand beside Me")
25 Music Makers -Scotland (simular to Mairi's Wedding but with "Waves")
26 Mana'a vu -Israel
27 Shibboleth Basadeh -Israel
28 Two Hand Reel -Ireland
29 Pomas^ko Sirto -Bulgaria
30 Melissa's Waltz (music is Amelia's Waltz)
31 Dayagim -Israel
32 Mi Go Zatvorille -(Russ's version -"Actually, I wrote that one
in the chicken house...I like to refer to it as Bela 'Russ',
or maybe Bela Rooster. Can't think of anything for Macedonia...."


1 Connie
2 Cris
3 Don
4 Larissa
5 Lauren
6 Linda
7 Lita
8 Marvin
9 Missy
10 Philip <1st time folk dancing, friend of Cris's from Hamelton.
11 Roger
12 Rose
13 Russ
14 Ruth
15 Sam

Saturday* International Folk Dance, September 25, 2004 at the
Salvation Army Gym, 7 to 10pm.
"Swing Dancing will be the 1st Friday and the 3rd Saturday of the
month. Lessons-7:30-8 or so. Dance, 8ish to 11:00. $5.00 Cover
The first dance will be on Saturday, Sept. 25th."
I just got an email from Julene.( Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2004)There has been a change in dates regarding
the Swing Dances. The first one will be on **Oct. 1st.**

The 2nd Contra Dance of the season will be at the Sons of Norway.
October 8, 2004. The Sons of Norway's address is 347 1st Ave E.
The dance is from 8:00 to 11pm, with the beginners' workshop
starting at 7:30pm.
Hello Fellow dancers,

Just want to let you all know that we are resuming folk dancing here in
Butte on Sunday evenings 7-9 p.m. at the Sacred Ground Center 126 S.
Main. If you can get over for dancing and don't want to drive home the
same night, we have a couple of extra beds at our house-- give us a call

We always feel in need of style tips and information about the dances we
do-- and have learned quite a bit from our out-of-town guests.

Hope to see you sometime soon,

Eva & Max
Armenian workshop with Tineke (sounds like Teen-eh-keh) van Geel,
Calgary, November 13 & 14 2004. We will leave Friday afternoon
November 12 to be in Calgary by 7:30pm. The cost of the work shop
is 50 dollars Canadian funds, 39 dollars US. Go to Folkdance
Fridays' web site for registration form.
Wintergreen Contra Dance 2005 @ Bozeman, MT. Jan. 28-30.
Brought to you by the Bozeman Folklore Society
For other dance information from Bozeman and Butte check out our web
site: http://www.montanafolkdance.org
Any suggestions, comments, corrections, you have are welcome!

Till next time