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Friday, May 25
 

2:00pm PDT

Polka with Pat
With Patrick McMonagle

Performers
PW

Polka with Pat

With Patrick McMonagle


Friday May 25, 2018 2:00pm - 2:15pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

3:00pm PDT

Swing Dance Mini Lesson
With Dean Paton and Nancy Fry

Performers
SD

Swing Dance Mini Lesson

I have been performing or teaching dance workshops for Folklife for 25 years. The last several years I have taught the mini workshops between bands at the swing dances. Prior to that I performed with Savoy Swing Club Performance Troupe.


Friday May 25, 2018 3:00pm - 3:15pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

4:00pm PDT

Swing Dance Mini Lesson
With Dean Paton and Nancy Fry

Performers
SD

Swing Dance Mini Lesson

I have been performing or teaching dance workshops for Folklife for 25 years. The last several years I have taught the mini workshops between bands at the swing dances. Prior to that I performed with Savoy Swing Club Performance Troupe.


Friday May 25, 2018 4:00pm - 4:15pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

5:00pm PDT

Swing Dance Mini Lesson
With Dean Paton and Nancy Fry

Performers
SD

Swing Dance Mini Lesson

I have been performing or teaching dance workshops for Folklife for 25 years. The last several years I have taught the mini workshops between bands at the swing dances. Prior to that I performed with Savoy Swing Club Performance Troupe.


Friday May 25, 2018 5:00pm - 5:15pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison
 
Saturday, May 26
 

11:00am PDT

The History of Blues Music, Movement & Dance
With Ari Levitt

Performers
TH

The History of Blues Music, Movement and Dance

Seattle is a wonderful place to experience and participate in all kinds of social dance, including swing, salsa, ballroom, blues, waltz, tango, zydeco, country, contra and more! "Roll Up The Rug" is one of Seattle's premier teaching organizations for instruction in all levels of partnered... Read More →
TH

The History of Blues Music, Movement & Dance

Seattle is a wonderful place to experience and participate in all kinds of social dance, including swing, salsa, ballroom, blues, waltz, tango, zydeco, country, contra and more! "Roll Up The Rug" is one of Seattle's premier teaching organizations for instruction in all levels of partnered... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Armory Loft 3- Dance Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

Intro to Appalachian Flatfooting
With Charmaine Slaven

Performers
IT

Intro to Appalachian Flatfooting

Originally from Stevensville MT, Charmaine Slaven moved to the Seattle area in 2000 and she fell in love with old time music and dance at the 2005 Portland Old Time Gathering. There, she met The Tallboys and started performing with them, flatfooting and then playing guitar, and with... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Theatre 4 - Dance Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:35pm PDT

Tribal Bellydance
Shay Moore

Performers
TB

Tribal Bellydance

We ask you this: why walk when you can shimmy? Deep Roots Dance is an tribal and fusion bellydance company in Seattle, with a focus on joyful expression and strong technique. We believe in the deep, undeniable power and beauty which lives within every dancer.We offer classes and workshops... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 12:35pm - 1:25pm PDT
Armory Loft 3- Dance Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:15pm PDT

Twerkshop NOLA Bounce
Tricia Diamond

Performers
TN

Twerkshop NOLA Bounce

Born and raised in Los Angeles and New Orleans, Tricia was exposed to dance and music at an early age. She grew up in a family who worked with and were luminaries in the entertainment industry, dance and music were integral to her life from as far she can remember from the age of... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm PDT
Armory Loft 3- Dance Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Fun with Argentine Tango!
Ilana Rubin and Tony Fan

Performers
FW

Fun with Argentine Tango!

Tony Fan and Ilana Rubin have been dancing the Argentine tango together for more than 20 years. The beauty of their movement comes from their maturity in the dance, strong connection and deep respect for the music. Don’t let the allure of the tango steer you away from learning this... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 3:00pm - 3:20pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

4:00pm PDT

Scottish Country Dancing for Ceilidhs and Parties
With Elinor Vandegrift

Performers
SC

Scottish Country Dancing for Ceilidhs and Parties

Elinor Mackenzie Vandegrift has been dancing SCD since she was a child growing up in the U.K. She has taught all ages and ability levels for many years. She has taught throughout N. America, several Australian winter Schools and Summer Schools in the UK. She has taught at several... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Theatre 4 - Dance Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:00am PDT

Susan Wickett-Ford, Northwest Folkdancers, Inc. (NFDI)
International Folk Dance

Performers
SW

Susan Wickett-Ford, Northwest Folkdancers, Inc. (NFDI)

Susan Wickett-Ford is a lifelong dancer and dance teacher. She began her career focused on choreography and performance and founded a modern dance company. In the 90's her focus shifted to dance education for every student. She was trained by Anne Green Gilbert in a concept-based... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Armory Loft 3- Dance Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

Polka with Pat
With Patrick McMonagle

Performers
PW

Polka with Pat

With Patrick McMonagle


Sunday May 27, 2018 12:00pm - 12:10pm PDT
Theatre 4 - Dance Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

Hula Cultural Workshop
With Kalei'okalani of Huraiti Mana

Performers
HC

Hula Cultural Workshop

Huraiti Mana is a Polynesian dance troupe based in Seattle, Washington comprised of family and friends and led by award-winning dancer Kalei'okalani Onzuka. We seek to empower our diverse students to become huraiti or skilled dancers through challenging lessons in hula (of Hawai'i... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:35pm PDT

Kathak Dance of North India
With Leela Kathak Dancers/Musicians

Performers
KD

Kathak Dance of North India

Leela Kathak brings their Guru Urmila Nagar from India each year to teach a 2-month residency. This visit culminates in our annual student workshop/concert. The rest of the year we practice weekly and perform in cultural, community and school events and present lecture/demo introductions... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 12:35pm - 1:25pm PDT
Armory Loft 3- Dance Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:15pm PDT

Hula Cultural Workshop
With Kalei'okalani of Huraiti Mana

Performers
HC

Hula Cultural Workshop

Huraiti Mana is a Polynesian dance troupe based in Seattle, Washington comprised of family and friends and led by award-winning dancer Kalei'okalani Onzuka. We seek to empower our diverse students to become huraiti or skilled dancers through challenging lessons in hula (of Hawai'i... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm PDT
Armory Loft 3- Dance Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Zwiefacher - Tricky Rhythm Dancing
With Patrick McMonagle

Performers
ZT

Zwiefacher - Tricky Rhythm Dancing

Patrick McMonagle, Folklife since 1972, respected by the Zwiefacher dance community as far away as Austria.Chris Barnes regularly attends Alpine music events. Lead musician for Enzian Schuplattler.


Sunday May 27, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

5:00pm PDT

Fun with Argentine Tango!
Ilana Rubin and Tony Fan

Performers
FW

Fun with Argentine Tango!

Tony Fan and Ilana Rubin have been dancing the Argentine tango together for more than 20 years. The beauty of their movement comes from their maturity in the dance, strong connection and deep respect for the music. Don’t let the allure of the tango steer you away from learning this... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Armory Loft 3- Dance Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:45pm PDT

Nicholas Petrish
Nicholas Petrish Teaches Lindjo

Performers
NP

Nicholas Petrish

Nicholas Petrish is a principle dancer in the Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble and has been performing at Folklife since 1975.Nick was born and raised into a Croatian fishing family in Anacortes, WA. Nick not only plays the lijerica, he also builds them. For the last 28 years, Nick... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:45pm - 8:00pm PDT
Theatre 4 - Dance Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Monday, May 28
 

11:00am PDT

Capoeira Angola
With Mestre Silvio Dos Reis

Performers
CA

Capoeira Angola

ICAF is a non-profit educational organization committed to the cultivation, preservation, and growth of the African Brazilian cultural art form Capoeira Angola. Our goal is the creation of a strong and vibrant community committed to social transformation through empowering individuals... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:20pm PDT
Armory Loft 3- Dance Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:45am PDT

Learn to Cajun Dance
With MaryLee Lykes

Performers
LT

Learn to Cajun Dance

MaryLee Lykes has attended Folklife for 34 years. Her dance passion began at the Roadhouse - Contra Dancing. This led her to other partner dances. In 1992 she began Lykes To Dance - she teaches a variety of partner dance forms ~ she is passionate about Zydeco and Cajun dancing. She... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 11:45am - 12:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

12:30pm PDT

Swing Dancing for Everyone!
With Ari Levitt

Performers
SD

Swing Dancing for Everyone!

Ari is well-known for his fun, energetic, and delightful classes that can't help but inspire students with a love and passion for dance.  He has been teaching and performing nationally, and internationally for over 25 years; is the co-founder and director of "Waltz Week in Vienna... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 12:30pm - 1:50pm PDT
Armory Loft 3- Dance Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Sumayya Diop Dance & Drum
African Diaspora Dance & Drum

Performers
SD

Sumayya Diop Dance & Drum

Sumayya Diop is our Teaching Artist. Sumayya E. Diop has been performing dance, drum, song, and theater in Seattle with youth and adults for over 15 years. Trained by “Jali” of W. Africa, and professional artists of all disciplines, Sumayya holds the tradition & performance of... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Capoeira Angola
With Mestre Silvio Dos Reis

Performers
CA

Capoeira Angola

ICAF is a non-profit educational organization committed to the cultivation, preservation, and growth of the African Brazilian cultural art form Capoeira Angola. Our goal is the creation of a strong and vibrant community committed to social transformation through empowering individuals... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Introduction to Appalachian Clog Dance
With The Eclectic Cloggers

Performers
IT

Introduction to Appalachian Clog Dance

The Eclectic Cloggers is a Seattle dance group that performs a high-energy style of traditional Appalachian step dancing. This percussive dance form comes from the eastern mountain region of the United States, where it began as a mix of Irish, Scottish, and English step dances with... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:20pm PDT
Armory Loft 3- Dance Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Swing Lesson
With Jodi Fleischman and Mark Kihara

Performers
SL

Swing Lesson

With Jodi Fleischman and Mark Kihara


Monday May 28, 2018 3:00pm - 3:15pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison