Posts Tagged ‘folk dance’

Dance your way through winter

Monday, January 12th, 2009

It’s freezing, and it will be a lot colder on Thursday—which makes it the perfect time for Norwegian folk dancing. Folk Feet on Fifth‘s Norwegian Nights and Levantine Layali begins on Thursday, Jan. 15, with a folk dance class with Paul Busse, the Norwegian Folkdancers Society, and live accordion. Free. The class will be from 7 to 8:30 pm at Salaam Arabic Lutheran Church, 345 Ovington Ave, Brooklyn (R train to Bay Ridge Ave).

The program continues on Jan. 22, with a Lebanese and Palestinian Debke dance class with Ramzi Ed-libi, Jad Lebbos, Sheren Attal and live Arabic percussion, and concludes on Saturday, Jan. 24, with a Norwegian and Levantine Dance Party/Hafla.

Folk Feet on Fifth is part of the Brooklyn Arts Council’s Folk Arts project, and Norwegian Nights and Levantine Layali is presented in partnership with Young Dancers in Repertory.

To register, or for more information, call (347) 702-7155.

More dancing!

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

It’s the tarantella and more at 2 pm Saturday, Oct. 18, when Coro d’Italia performs Italian song and dance at the Museum of the City of New York (Fifth Avenue at 103rd St). Visitors can join in the dance and bang on the tamburello and tammorra napoletana.¬†Free with museum admission. Call (212) 534-1672, ext. 3395, for more information.