Hi everyone,

Dances from December 18, 2004, at the Salvation Army Gym, 7-10 PM.

Early birds:
1 Ali Pasa -Turkey
2 Kyustendilska Rac^enica -Bulgaria (Danses Folkloriques version)
3 Avrameanca- Moldavia, Romania
4 Sukac^ko -Croatia -Couple dance
5 Ketri, Ketri -Gypsy -Romania
6 Mitro Mitro -Bulgaria
7 Tamzara -Armenia (Tineke's) -Joe and Roger reviewed 1st
8 Barsgeren Yeghanag "Persian Melody"
9 Lugovonjka "duckling" -Russian -Larissa and Roger taught
10 Nino -a man's name -Armenia -Larissa, Missy and Roger taught.
11 Mesho Gorani -Another from the recent Armenian workshop -Missy taught
12 Gorani -Armenia
13 An Dro Retourne -France\Brittany
14 Paduretul -Romania
15 Glavinis^ko C^etvorno -Bulgaria, Trakia (2 rhythms 2/4 & 7/16-qqs)
16 Karamfil -Macedonia -Russ reviewed, done twice
17 Tervelska Tropanka -Bulgaria, Dobrudz^a -Larissa reviewed -done twice
18 Jiana -Transylvania, Romania
19 Pinosavka -Serbia
20 Neda Voda Nalivala -Bulgaria -5 figures -line -ccw -"w" arm hold
-starts after drum solo -VERY Brief discription:
1. Begin grapevine step r foot to r, cross l in front of r foot;
step r to r, step behind r with l foot; step r foot to r -take
weight and lift your left foot off the floor about 6" lifting whole
leg by the hips and rotate leg in a small ccw arc, (briefly
brushing toe to floor at start of arc) before steping on floor;
(l knee is slightly bent).
Repeat figure 1 with opposite foot work and direction.
Then repeat Fig 1.
2. From last figure your r leg is up -facing toward center, instead
of steping on floor, rise on ball of left foot at the same time
bring r foot to l shin and set down on left heel -looks like a dip;
walk to center of circle with r,l,r,lr -sssqq- the lr is left
takeing weight momentarly then rocking back to r that is behind and
to the side. Rev. op ftwk /repeat fig 2.
3. Quick side steps ending with stomp -no weight -Rev. op ftwk
/repeat fig 3
4. hop -in place
5. hop -in place turning CW -Rev. op ftwk / repeat fig 5

21 Trakijska Rac^enca -Bulgaria, Trakia
22 Lamb Skinnet -Scotland
23 Ardeleana din Campie (ar-deh-LEAH-nuh deen kem-PEEA) -Romanian couple dance
24 Pidhichtos Banas (PEE-deek-tos BAH-nas) -North Thrace
25 Pe Batute (PAY BAH-too-teha) -Romania
26 Horehronsky Csardas (hoh-reh HROHN-skee) -Slovakia
**HERE is where Cris told us, "After thinking about it for eleven
years, Rebecca and I are getting married!"
27 Vlas^ko -Vlach, NW Bulgaria (long version)
28 C^etvorno S^opsko Horo -Sopluk, Bulgaria
29 Harmonica -Israel
30 Zartounk "to wake up" -Armenia -Cris led us, another from the
Armenian workshop.

In attendance:
1 Brenda
2 Cris
3 Don
4 Jackie
5 Joe
6 Larissa
7 Lita
8 Marianne
9 Marvin
10 Missy
11 Roger
12 Rose
13 Russ
14 Ruth
15 Sam
16 Melissa and her son
17 John -both 3nd time folk dancing.
18 John -Melissa's relative -joined us in: Lamb Skinnet. His 1st
time folk dancing.


Thank you Brenda for great food, having us in your home, and having the
idea in the first place! Thanks to all who brought more food and pies!

Congratulations Cris and Rebecca!
Two e-mail will follow this one. One will be the alphabetized
list of all the dances we did in 2004. The other will be the
same dances but listed by country.
**No folk dancing, next Saturday, Christmas day.
International Folk Dance, will resume January 1, 2005,
New Years day, Salvation Army Gym, ****** 7pm to MIDNIGHT******
Swing Dancing at the Sons of Norway, 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
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
if you want to do that.
Hope to see you sometime soon,
Eva & Max
Marvin will host Lita's idea: "Taco and movie Party" January 15 at his house.
Socializing will commence at 3pm and the movie "The Court Jester" will
begin at 4pm. "The Court Jester": 1956 Danny Kaye movie, costarring
Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury, Cecil Parker and others.
Setting is 12th century England. Comedy, 101 minutes in length.
Sam and Ruth give it a thumbs up, and Lauren's kids also enjoyed it.
Taco party: typically tortillas or taco shells and perhaps a meat sauce are
provided, and everyone brings an ingredient to share (tomato, cheese,
avocado, salsa, whatever). Simple and fun."
I heard Don will bring guacamole. Contact Lita
to coordinate the other ingredients. Directions to Marvin's will be
provided next year. :)
Wintergreen Contra Dance 2005 @ Bozeman, MT. Jan. 28-30.
Brought to you by the Bozeman Folklore Society
Steam and Stomp, last weekend of February 2005.
*** Steam & Stomp 2005. Here's Bill:
Hi Folkdancers - As those of you who were there know, Steam and Stomp
was great fun, as always, but we missed those of you who couldn't make
it. Just to help you plan ahead, Boulder Hot Springs has proposed
February 26 and 27 for Steam and Stomp 2005. They have also mentioned
some price increases for the next gathering (these apply to all groups).
Meals (three) will cost $4 more or $35. Rooms will cost $50 plus tax for
single occupancy and $37.50 plus tax each for double occupancy. I hope
the dates and rates work for you. Keep on dancing. - Bill
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!

Merry Christmas!