OTHER INTERESTING LINKS
Country Dance and Song Society www.cdss.org
Cross-Cultural Dance Resources www.ccdr.org
Folk Arts Center of New England www.facone.org
International Organization of Folk Art www.iovworld.org
Northwest Folk Dancers Incorporated (NFDI) is a non-profit “umbrella” organization that promotes folk dancing and ethnic events in the Northwestern United States and around the world. www.scn.org/arts/nfdi
The Society for Folk Dance Historians www.sfdh.org
Folklore Village folklorevillage.org
Ontario Folk Dance Association ofda.ca/index.html
Folk Dance Federation of California, Inc. (North) www.folkdance.com Besides the list of places to dance in Northern California, it has an ever-increasing number of dance notations available for free.
Folk Dance Federation of California (South) www.socalfolkdance.org
Besides the list of places to dance in Southern California, it has publications, contacts, history, forms, and a calendar.
Dance Camps and Workshops
Stockton Folk Dance Camp www.folkdancecamp.org Over 65 years old and still attracting hundreds of dancers from all over the world every July/August. The website also has links to dance videos and syllabi and individual dance notes from past years.
Jim Gold International www.jimgold.com — International folk tours. Jim Gold organizes Folk Tours to countries such as Bulgaria, Greece, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, and Croatia several times a year.
Southwest International Folk Dance Institute www.swifdi.org Sponsors an annual summer folk dance camp (“August Camp” in Socorro, N.M., just south of Albuquerque.
Kentucky Dance Foundation–Kentucky Dance Institute, International Folk Dance Camp and Music www.folkdancer.org
Scandia Camp Mendocio—/www.ScandiaCampMendocino.org Scandia Camp Mendocino is a week-long camp for those interested in the folk dance, music, and culture of Scandinavia, especially Norway and Sweden. Each summer since 1980, some of Scandinavia’s most distinguished teachers have come to share with us their cultural expertise and infectious love of their dance and music traditions.
Pinewoods Camp pinewoods.org is a dance camp in Massachusetts held June through Labor Day.
Costuming and Accessories
Traditional Czech Costuming and Accessories www.dvorana.cz
Romanian Folk Costumes and Accessories www.costumes.ro
Sanna Longden, Videos, music, books, teaching tips, and resources for those who teach folk dance in schools and communities. www.FolkStyle.com
Bob Shapiro’s site kansasfolk.org/folkdance (he’s based in Kansas) has an interesting collection of articles, a list of where to dance, dance notations, lots of dance-related materials. SORRY THIS SITE IS DOWN WHILE BOB FINDS A NEW SERVER but you can contact Bob at email@example.com
Dick Oakes’ site phantomranch.net/folkdanc/folkdanc.htm also has a collection of dance-related materials – including costumes, articles, biographies of dance teachers/leaders, pronunciation guides, and sheet music.
Contemporary Balkan and Western Asian music found Elderly Instruments www.elderly.com/ or call Chris Rietz at 517-372-7880.
DancersAmongUs.com is mostly about the book of the same title, but if you click on the “Photos” link there is a fascinating slideshow featuring many of the photos in the book. It definitely makes you want to buy the book! There is also a sample video showing how some of the photographs were taken. Delightful! DancersAmongUs.com
Dance-kids.org is designed with young dancers in mind. The organization is based in England, so some of the real-life events are not actually accessible, but there are dance stories, photos of dancing (which you can turn into wallpaper, a postcard or a sliding puzzle), games related to dancing, quizzes, and contests. There is a little folk dance included in the ballet, tap, jazz, ballroom, etc. Go explore with a child you love! www.dance-kids.org/
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