Mostly simple Bulgarian folk dances, to beautiful and/or lively music.
Most of these dances are commonly done in recreational folk dancing.
All the dances we will do are line dances. No partner is necessary.
Some of the dances possible (but please note: we
can't possibly get to all of them): Baldazka, Brestacka Rucenica, Cekurjankino,
Daicovo, Dospatsko, Eleno Mome, Gankino, Ivanice, Liliano Mome, Karamfil,
Katushe Mome, Maricensko, Narodno, Neda Voda, Oo Nasheto Selo, Paidusko,
Postupano, Pravo, Rusi Kosi, Petrinino, Radomirsko, Racenica, Sedi
Donka, Trgnala Rumjano, Triti Pati, Tropanka*2, Vrapceto, Zalna Majka,
and Zn Zn Ganke Le. Which ones we do will depend on the temperament
of the people who come. I'll ask, "Now, what would you like, a
fast or slow dance?"
Come, learn and have fun. Kid-friendly if the kid
can keep up with adults walking.
Asha Goldberg has been a folk dance enthusiast for over 25 years. He
has taught folk dancing many places, including Ashkenaz, San Francisco
City College, UC Folkdancers and its sequel - the Albany Y Friday Folk
Dancers, San Francisco JCC, Marin JCC, Sonoma State, Hayward State,
San Francisco State, Berkeley Hillel, and various public events and
There are three rules he uses, to help make learning
folk dancing easy and fun.
(1) Although he tells you the dance steps, it really
doesn't matter if you use the right foot or the left foot, use any
that's yours and have fun.
(2) He'd rather be dancing than talking, so even
during the teaching, people are dancing and having fun.
(3) If you're not having fun, see rule #1.