If you think that despite February being short it will be a terrific month of dancing and socializing at the Pasadena Folk Dance Co-op, you've got another thing coming, and it happens to be a terrific month of dancing and socializing at the Pasadena Folk Dance Co-op.
Introductory teaching starts every Friday at 7:30 with the graceful patterns and beautiful music of
Lakodalmi Tanc, a circle dance from Hungary. We will follow that with the lively, classic Israeli circle dance Lech Lamidbar. (I know what you're thinking, but when you learn the dance, you will see very little, if any, connection with its anagram "hardball mice." Trust me on this one.)
After introductory teaching concludes about 7:50, we will repeat the two dances from January's introductory teaching, because repetition is so valuable for learning dances. (
♦Red diamonds♦ are very valuable too, but we recommend not wearing yours when you dance with us.)
Intermediate teaching begins at 8:00. We will learn
Debka Kafrit, another classic Israeli dance. Once you've learned it, the neat patterns and the music will remind you very much of the classic Israeli dance Debka Kafrit.
We will break for refreshments at 8:30 and then repeat all the dances taught. Throughout each evening there will be dances that newcomers and experienced dancers alike will enjoy. For the complete program through 10:30, visit our This Month page.
We will not have our
And Now for Something Completely Different segment this month. When you submit your ideas for special activities, we request you limit your proposals to something that pertains to folk dancing, can be completed in 15 minutes, complies with waterfowl possession limits as set forth in the California Code of Regulations, Section 502, Title 14, can be enjoyed even by participants who do not receive a red diamond for Valentine's Day this year, and does not exceed the group's daily allowance of alternative facts.
As always on the fourth Friday of the month,
Feb. 24 will be potluck. We would appreciate your contributing a snack, but it is not required. To sign up to bring refreshments other Fridays in February or March, please go to our We Work Together/Signups page.
On the second Friday of each month, we
review set dances at 6:45. This review is intended for people who already have experience with set dances and would like to improve. If that's you, come early on Feb. 10.
I am highly confident that February will be one of our very best months of dancing so far this year. The only way it could be better is if you join us!
P.S. To see
pictures from our terrific New Years' Eve party and Winter Festival, visit our Photo Albums page. (Be patient. The page takes a while to load.)


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