Armenian Line Dance
by Asha Goldberg

Simple Armenian folk dances, to beautiful music. Many of these dances are commonly done in recreational folk dancing, some are not. All of these are line dances, no partner necessary. Some of the dances possible (but please note: we can't get to all of them) are: Sweet Girl, Spring Time (Garoon), Armenian Miserlou, Gorani, Cross Hop Bar, Laz Bar, Halay, Sepastia Bar (Sepo), Guhnega, Ooseka Gookas, Bardezuh Mer, and Medax Tashginag

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 weddings.

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 foot
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.


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