Dear Folk Dancers,
- A folk dance a day keeps the doctor away.
- Every crisis is an opportunity in disguise.
- Difficult situations offers both positive and negative pathways.
- The art of life is to find the positive ones, then walk, run, and dance on these pathways.
In light of these words, I suggest an program to be followed during this Coronovirus period, an historic crisis situation, filled with many unknowns and uncertainties. Today, in the period of quarantines and social distancing many dancers are stuck at home. What to do with this sudden extra free time?
Here’s my suggestion:
A Treasury of International Folk Dances: A Step-by-Step Guide Choreographed by Jim Gold has been published and is available at https://www.amazon.com/
or my website: https://www.jimgold.com/books-by-jim-gold/
All the dances in it are demonstrated on Youtube videos. Thus, you can easily (or not so easily) learn the dances.Also, since each Youtube video comes with written dance instructions, Here’s an opportunity to learn how to read folk dance instructions.
A dance a day keeps the doctor away.
Two or more release happiness heeling endorphins!
And even better, the benefits increase exponentially with each dance you learn!
For local dancers, I suggest exploring and learning some of the dances below.
When we meet again, we can dance them together! For others, throughout the United States and the world, I suggest learning the same dances! And perhaps, one day you’ll come to visit us,we can all dance together!
Any questions, please give me a call, or send me an email.
Best of dancing.
List: Some of Jim’s Suggested Folk Dances
(Many of these we already dance in our groups.)
- Fredo (France)
- Athens Hasapico (Greece)
- La Kreasyon (Bosnia)
- A La Claire Fontaine
- Ne Klepeci
- U Sest Number 7
- De Boka De Dyo
- La Kreasyon
- Naxos Kalimera
- Djeni Me Mamo (balance dance)
- Aj Da Idem Jano
- Layla, Layla
- Stari Zupski Ples
- El Pastor
- Pravo Horo Ivan
- 17, Ela Apopse