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We honor Al Ruesink, our long-time folkdance leader and teacher, who died August 17, 2014. His obituary is in today's Herald-Times . Al was a model leader and teacher in our folkdance community and he brought us much joy for many, many years. He programmed, taught, and scheduled folk dancing every Friday night for decades. Not only did he do this, but he worked with the dancers to organize community performances and demonstrations to share world folk dance and culture, most recently in Bloomington with the Boys and Girls Club this year! Honoring him and remembering him, the folk dancers will continue this tradition and share world dance with the campus and community.

I.U. Folkdancers will not meet this Friday, August 22, 2014.

We usually meet every week on the Indiana University campus for free folkdance instruction and request dancing
. We dance every Friday 7 or 7:30-9:30pm in the Indiana Memorial Union, but location can vary. Dances are taught the first hour and request dancing with some instruction the second hour.

We dance to recorded music especially from Europe and the Middle East, with some dances from the Americas, Asia and Africa. Dances are easy, intermediate and advanced. We sometimes include a Balkan singing session.

We usually teach a mix of easy, intermediate and difficult dances.

The first hour the focus is on teaching -- no experience needed, and no partner is needed. All are welcome and there is no charge!

Folkdancing is fun! If you like world music and like to dance, try folkdancing! You will learn basic steps of line and couple dancing used in many other types of dance. Newcomers of any age are welcome! Dress is casual.

Watch for location changes. Sometimes we dance in Sycamore Hall Room 103 (SY 103) or Ballantine Hall, Room 003, when the Union has no room. Campus map/directions available at http://www.iub.edu/~iubmap/" . Watch for occasional cancellations for special events like the Lotus Festival or dance workshops.

To get a weekly dance update via email, subscribe to the folkdance-l [at] indiana.edu mailing list. See instructions for signing up. This list is open to everyone, whether or not you are affiliated with IU. If you have difficulties, email Andrea Morrison, amorriso [at] indiana.edu.

The IU International Folkdancers performance group performs for IU and for the community at large; here are some photos. Please contact Leah Savion, lsavion [at] indiana.edu for more information.

Last updated: August 20, 2014

Copyright 1999 Andrea Morrison
Contact I.U. International Folkdancers at: amorriso@indiana.edu