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What are EDC's other activities?
- We celebrate the last dance of each
month with a party, where people bring food and beverage to share.
On most weeks, participants bring refreshments anyway, and that's
allowed. On occasion, we may offer live music for dancing at
the parties. On occasion, we may bring in outside catered food for an event.
- If Friday night dancing is pre-empted
by another activity, we may organize a group dinner at an ethnic
restaurant or nightclub, where there is good food, music and entertainment
and possibly some ethnic dancing. We may organize a group dinner for some other excuse. Many ethnic people
are surprised (yet pleased) to find that people outside of their
own group know something about their homeland and culture.
Recent excursions have included dinners at Turkish, Uzbek, Greek,
Japanese, Romanian, Bulgarian and Ecuadorian restaurants in the
Ethnic Dance Chicago
co-sponsors one of the Midwest's most fun-filled ethnic dance/music
weekends, the Door County Folk Festival (DCFF), held in the resort
towns of Sister Bay and Ephraim, Wisconsin. The 2010 DCFF dates
will be Wednesday through Sunday, July 7-11. Details can be found at: www.dcff.net
- Ethnic Dance Chicago sponsors weekend
ethnic dance workshops, dance parties with live and recorded music,
dance/music concerts and catered ethnic dinners. EDC will also cancel
some dance dates in order to support other groups' events. Be sure
to check the EDC Regional Event Calendar for special events and schedule changes: (www.ethnicdance.net/calendar)
- Folk Ball Festival in Madison, Wisconsin
- Balkanske Igre Spring Festival in
Chicago (mid March)
- EDC's Chicagoland Spring Fling (TBA)
- Regional June Camp in Beloit,
Wisconsin (early June)
- Door County Folk Festival in Sister
Bay, Ephraim and Baileys Harbor, WI (early July)
- EDC's Chicagoland Fall Ball (TBA)
Ethnic Dance Chicago
often sponsors workshops featuring choreographers, instructors,
ethnographers, researchers, musicians, singers from the area, from
the U.S. and Canada and from overseas.