W103| Introduction to Balkan
Folk Dancing
| Carol Allman-Morton


1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

In-person at BCC

6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28

Four Sessions

This course will be an introduction to international folk dancing with a focus on dances from the Balkans. As we move through the steps we will talk about the historical context of the dances we are doing, where they are danced today, and about the music we are hearing. These dances will be accessible for beginners, and fun for folks who have been dancing for a while. Our class will be low impact, but participants will need to be able to stand and move for 90 minutes (with breaks). You will be able to make adaptations as we go if some movements don’t work as well with your body.  We will be dancing in lines, usually holding hands, and folks are welcome to dance behind the line if they prefer to be distanced from others. Join in the fun!

Carol Allman-Morton is the executive director of OLLI at BCC. She has been folk dancing since high school and comes from the MIT International Folk dancing community, where she learned how to teach folk dancing to others. Carol danced with the Mandala Folk Dance Ensemble and with Vinovana, the MIT performing group. She loves Balkan dancing and music and is excited to share it with others.

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