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Dance Instruction

As a public service to those seeking dance instruction in the Inland Northwest, the Spokane Folklore Society maintains a Performers Referral List.

An Misneach Sinnach translated from Irish, means "The Courage of a Dancing
Fox." MSD Irish Dance Academy trains competitive and non-competitive Irish
Dance in Spokane, WA. We are committed to communicating and manifesting our
vision. We partner with our community to nurture dancers, not simply offer
dance classes. We enhance physical development, create emotional balance
and stability, and inspire self-expression. Our attitude is serious in our
play, which is embodied in the fox or in Irish the "sionnach." Sharing
Irish dance with beginners, advanced athletes, and adults.
North Monroe Business District
Spokane, WA

Dances Of Universal Peace
Dances of peace in the Sufi tradition, honoring the One in the diversity of religions and spiritual traditions from around the world. Participatory dance every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Church (4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive) Bruce Calkins 220-5160 

Susan Dankovich
Swing, folk, contradance, international, and family dance 
sdanko@ior.com or (509) 533-9955 

International Folk Dance with Karen Wilson-Bell . Learn a variety of beginning folkdances from around the world Contact: Karen at 327-7862

Margaret Evans,
Kelly Irish Dancers (Chattaroy, WA) 
(509) 220-3479
You can also add this address:
The old Valley Prairie Hall
8216 E. Big Meadows Rd.
Chattaroy, WA 99003

Penn Fix and Deborah Schultz
Swing & folk and family dances, (509) 838-2160 

Bill Frick
Swing and Waltz, (509) 326-4739 

Sylvia Gobel
International folk and swing dance 
Dancer@cet.com or (509) 624-5693 (evenings) 

Marie Grimes
Northwest Highland Dancers – teaches traditional Scottish Highland Dancing. Lessons for ages 4 up to adults. Performance and competition opportunities. Call Marie at (509) 879-3352 or http://nwhighlanddancers.tripod.com or mariedawngrimes@hotmail.com 

Halau Hula O Ku’ulei   -traditional  Hawaiian hula dancing  and ukulele
 Contact:  Ku’ulei Johnson   570-3546     kuulei2002@uahoo.com  

Kuhai Halau o’kawailani      - learn Hawaiian dance
    Contact:   Lorilee Gill     lorig@allteccontrols.com         499-4904

Melissa Johnson & Hannah Johnson - Stevens County Stompers (Colville,
WA)  509) 684-8632. Clogging classes for all ages, recreational and competitive.

Ildiko Kalapacs & Wayne Kraft
Hungarian, Transylvanian, Romanian, and Gypsy folk dances 
(509) 747-0979  

MALIDOMA! Dance Studio
Classes in American Tribal Style Bellydance; Wednesdays 6-7pm for beginners. A modern interpretation of an ancient dance form. Incorporating movements from North Africa, the Middle East, India and Spain, this improvisational style is fun and challenging. It celebrates the strength and grace of women dancing together. Cindy Moon Bear is the only certified ATS teacher in the inland Northwest and has studied extensively with ATS's founder, Carolena Nericcio. Please see website for more information and contact number; malidoma.biz

Pat & Vickie Marron Irish set dancing. The Irish danced "sets" in their homes and in pubs. The dances were patterns danced by couples in squares to jigs and reels 
VickieMarr@aol.com or (208) 683-3912 

Nadiyah teaches dances from Eastern Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Near East, and more. Courses include Raqs Sharqi (Belly Dance), Egyptian Raqs Assaya (Cane) & Drum Solo, Flamenco, Bollywood, Persian, Moroccan, Tunisian, Turkish Oriental, and Turkish Roman Dances. She teaches at Dance Arts Academy, 88 E. Francis Ave., Spokane, WA. Visit http://www.culturesdance.com or contact her at nadiyahs@live.com/ 509-993-4423

Sreedharani Nandagopal
Folk dance from east and south India
sreedharani@hotmail.com or call Sree (509) 533-7381, eve. 467-5558 

Radha Yoga Center Dancers-  devotional practice using rhythms and gestures from the East Indian dance tradition.  Satya   838-3575       radhayoga@comcast.net

River City Cloggers meet 3rd Thursday Sept-May Corbin Senior Community Center 327-1584 

The Scottish Country Dancers of Spokane
Cynde Chatham 509-448-3050 Anna Guthrie 509-924-1284 Katie/Greg Roth 509-324-9051

Simply Dance Studio
David and Marianna Seney and Steve and Rhonda Clark hip-hop, jazz, tango and belly dancing, ballroom, Latin and swing dancing. 
820 W. Sprague, Spokane

Square Dancing
Lessons starting in September in Spokane, Spokane Valley, Cheney, Coeur d’Alene & Clarkston. Family friendly - ages 10 to 100.
Singles welcome - no partner needed. Non-competitive. Dress is casual. Low impact aerobic exercise at a walking pace.
No experience necessary, if you have some please bring it. Smiles required laughter and cookies will be provided.
Karen Reichardt - 509-489-4492

Spokane Irish Dance: spokaneirishdancers.com
Irish dance instruction for ages 3-93!
Contact: Amy Vogel (coachvogel@gmail.com)

Strictly Swing Spokane
Strictly Swing Spokane is a local organization that hosts weekly swing dance classes and social dances. They specialize in preserving the vintage social dances of the swing era with classes in Lindy Hop, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, Charleston, and Solo Vintage Jazz. Their performance team, the Swingset Hooligans, takes those dances to the public with entertaining choreography of both vintage and original performances.
website: http://strictlyswingspokane.com/
email: strictlyswingspokane@gmail.com

Paul Tapp
Swing, (509) 328-4318 

Taste of Tango:  Dancers demonstrate the many styles of Argentine
tango including salon and milongeuro. For information: Susan Dankovich,
(509)533-9955 or sdanko@cet.com

Caitlin Trusler
Irish Step Dance, (509)536-6391   994-2292    harandancer@yahoo.com      

Valley Crosstrailers Square Dance Club  - square and round dances
 Donna Anderson  926-1320  

Karen Wilson-Bell
Contra dance and International Folk Dance
karenwilsonbell@netzero.com or (509) 327-7862
If you would like to be added or modify your listing, please contact Sylvia Gobel at dancer@moxxee.com or call the SFS answerphone - (509) 747-2640