Dances with Dean & Asha
Folk Dances in 3/4 Time
This year Gail will teach 2 workshops: "Dances with
Dean & Asha" & "Folk
Dances in 3/4 time". The first will feature intermediate level non-partner
international folk dances that I learned from Dean Linscott in the
70's with Asha Goldberg. The dances are challenging, fun & can
be modified. Folk dancing is about community & these dances bring
to mind the joyous spirits of these special people for me. The second
will feature mostly partner dances in 3/4 time that are enjoyed by
international folk dancers. Dances will be selected from: El Llanero,
Alexandrovska, Round Robin Mixer, Halleluya, & Hambo.
as time permits.
GAIL BARTON has a MA in PE with a
Dance Emphasis from SF State University,& is a Dual Fellow in US Terpsichore Association, & a Certificated Integral Yoga Instructor. Currently teaching Ballroom, Waltz, International Folk Dance, Production & Yoga at CCSF, she has also taught ballet, swing, tap, & modern dance for the department since 1981. Ms Barton has served as a Judge for the SF Ethnic Dance Festival on numerous occasions since 1989. She was a Panelist for the Dance Panel of the California Arts Commission & a Regional Vice President for the California Dance Educator.s Association. As a dancer, choreographer & artistic director in the Khadra Ethnic Music & Dance Ensemble, she performed in up to 60 shows a year, including the Renaissance Faire, Zellerbach Hall, & Home Seasons at the Palace of Fine Arts. She has also taught at Stanford University, where she directed the Dunai Ensemble, SF State University, University of SF & Mercy
High School, Burlingame.