Gypsy/Rom Dance
Marina Bear

Rom music and dances range from the slow and mournful ("Song for Mercy") to the lively and spirited (Gypsy Thing); from the simple ("Cocek de Lune") to the more challenging ("Romska Gaida"). We will do dances to music from the Rom people of Russia, Greece, Romania, Hungary, Macedonia, and the East Indies. We dance holding hands in a circle, and each dance is taught before doing it, so no partners are needed and beginners are welcome. Marina Bear has been teaching and dancing for 25 years, and is active in Bay Area Circle Dancers and Berkeley Folk Dancers.