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I love traditional music and dance from around the world. I love traditions, especially old traditions.
As a young child I was exposed to the music of my grandparents' culture: Rusyn, also known as Lemkos or Ruthenians, from the Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Slovakia. It wasn't until well into my adulthood that I discovered international folk dance.
I fell into the Balkan camp, and now that I am teaching in the community, I have expanded my repertoire into Western European cultures, and am particularly passionate about Kurdish dances, historical dances such as from the Renaissance, English Country Dance, and dances from Brittany. Canadian and American community dances also have that magical ingredient: abundant social interaction!
I have now completed a week-long Yiddish Dance Leaders program at the wonderful KlezKanada camp. Yiddish dance is yet another genre of dance that brings people together and celebrates culture and community. And the music ROCKS!