by Bill and Louise Lidicker
We have been involved in
international folk dance as dancers, teachers, and performers for
many years. Of particular
note, we have been invited
to teach at five institutes sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation
of California, were invited for a four day teaching stint in Taipei,
Taiwan, taught on an Alaskan cruise, and taught “classic” couple
dances at Stockton Folk Dance Camp three times. We have also taught
and performed Czech dances at two local Czech festivals. Starting in
1996, we began going to the Czech Republic (four times in all) for
special training in Czech and Slovak dances. We have had many fine
teachers, but have been most influenced by Radek and Eva Rejšek.
Russian folk dance has also been a special interest of ours. In the
years, we have taught and performed Russian dance for several Russian
club parties and at two Russian festivals.
In these two workshops, we
plan to teach both partner and non-partner dances from the Czech
Republic and from Russia.