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Dance Performers

As a public service to those seeking dance performers in the Inland Northwest, the Spokane Folklore Society maintains a Performers Referral List.
Aaja Nachle -  youth dancers performing  classical dances from India and Bollywood dance  -
Contact:   Pallavi Sharma       pallavisharma30@hotmail.com       230-7529


A'isha Azar
Authentic Egyptian belly dance, and North African and
Middle Eastern Folkloric dance. A'isha has been dancing since 1974 and
is an established writer, choreographer, instructor, and costumer in the
art of Middle Eastern dance. She is Artistic Director of the Northwest's
Baharat!! Dance Company. Contact her at (509) 535-7101. Website-
www.raqsazar.com.

An Daire Academy of Irish Dance
www.spokaneirishdancing.com
contact Amy Blickenstaff at 509-294-3771 or spokaneirishdancing@gmail.com
lessons taught to anyone 4-95 years of age

Argentine Tango-Spokane Dancers will demonstrate classic salon-style and performance style Argentina tango. Victor Smith will narrate and talk about the history of tango. Contact: Anne-Marie Burk 456-2542

Ashe Dance and Drum Ensemble -   West African Drumming and Dance   Kelly LaGrutta    324-1882    abohemianheart@me.com

Baharat -  authentic middle Eastern dance company. 
 We are the only authentic Middle Eastern dance company in the tri-state area. We believe in depicting the culture and
dances with respect for those from whom we are borrowing these dances. Our mission is to provide our audiences with high quality entertainment while educating  them about dance, music, culture and customs through the various dances of the Middle East and North AFrica.
Info A'isha Azar   535-7101   info@baharatdancers.com   www.baharatdancers.com

Bella Courbe  (Coeur d’Alene, ID)  fusion belly dancing, troupe and solo performances integrating traditional belly dancing with other styles of dance from around the world (flamenco, modern dance)
Contact:  Diana Smith 208-699-9584   di4chocolate@msn.com 

Caerleon Terpsichoreans
English Country Dance performance in traditional costume
mitchell@acm.org or (208) 882-5101

Crystal Image Dancers (Moscow, ID)
tribal style belly dance
Ann Marie Hardin at (208) 882-0915 or elemental@moscow.com

Dance of East India
Sreedharani Nandagopal, 467-5558

Desert Silk Dance Company
American Middle Eastern Belly Dance/Interpretive-Fusion nizana@att.net
Nizana  is available locally and regionally for instructing and consultation
509- 326-6622   http://www.NizanaRaqs.com

Flores del Cielo
Traditional Mexican dances - youth group
Lorrie Ochoa, 466-4031

Erdély
Wayne Kraft & Ildiko Kalapacs
Hungarian, Transylvanian, Romanian, and Gypsy folk dances
Ildiko Kalapacs, (509) 747-0979 or Ildiko@ildiart.comwkraft@ewu.edu

Frog Island Singers & Dancers
members of the Kalispell tribe share traditional songs and dances
LaRae Wiley at (509) 935-0387 or laraejwiley@aol.com

German American Society
Old time and ethnic dances, taped music and Slovenian button accordion
Leo Blume, (509) 244-3544

Grant Elementary School  Drummers and Dancers  students perform a variety of  traditional African songs and dances from several African cultures.            Contact:  Kevin Cope    354-2799(day)   922-1785  (eve)   kevinc@spokaneschools.org

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

Haran Irish Dancers perform traditional and contemporary Irish step dance choreographies in both soft and hard shoes.
    Contact:   Caitlin Trusler    994-2292       harandancer@yahoo.com                        www.harandancers.com

Hasna Haddiyah performs Belly Dance and a variety of folk dances from the Middle East, Tunisia, Morocco, Spain, India, Persia, and Turkey under the direction of Nadiyah Vahdahty.  Visit www.SpokaneBellyDance.com or call 509-993-4423 for more information.

Hawaiian Club Of Whitworth College
Stories told in hula through the movements of the hands, hips, legs, and face
Nikki Kealalio, (509) 777-3895

Holy Trinity Greek Dancers 
 traditional Greek folk dances performed by the youth of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church

CONTACT: John Treppiedi   879-3061

In-Den - Native American flute, drum and traditional dance
Contact Matilda Sampson 879-2429

Kelly Irish Dancers (Chattaroy, WA)
perform reels, slip jigs, teach and perfrom ceili dances   Contact:  Margaret Evans  (509) 220-3479
margaretevans8216@Hotmail.comwww.thekellyirishdancers.com
The old Valley Prairie Hall 8216 E. Big Meadows Rd.
Chattaroy, WA 99003

Kiakahi ‘O Hula - dance presentation from the people of Polynesia: Hula, Tahitian, Samoan, Haka
Contact:   Tanya Gomes  
(509) 299-3124 or fax is (509) 299-3125.  kiakahiohula@yahoo.com

Lilac City Cloggers-  324-2148

Malidoma World Dance - performs primarily American Tribal style belly dance. This is an American format originating in California in the late eighties that draw its movements and inspiration from dances of the Middle East, North Africa, Spain and India - Contact Cindy Moon Bear 838-3507 www.malidoma.biz

Merry Missives of Moscow (Moscow, Id) youth group performing traditional English            Country and Morris dance.  Morris is an ancient formation  dance performed at harvest rituals  where dancers wear bells, colorful ribbons and  and incorporate handkerchiefs and  stick-clashing into the formations.   
    Contact:    208-310-2067      janetgg@frontier.com 
    https://www.facebook.com/MerryMissivesOfMoscow

Moorea  -  American oriental dance group fusing dances from all over the Middle East.
     Contact:  Farusha   953-7519

Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute - Japanese students dressed in traditional
summer festival attire (yukata) will demonstrate bon odori dance - Contact
Masahiro Ando, Director  or Candie Faulhaber-Coker, Assistant     509-328-2971    jcc@mfwi.org 

Mystic Dream Dance Company - Middle Eastern show with bright costuming and high energy dance http://mystikdream.com
Contacts Delilah 481-1640 deliah@mysticdream.com
Nefabit 481-1533 nefabit@mysticdream.com

Nadiyah - belly dance performance and instruction  509-993-4423  http://www.nadiyahs.com

Nandagopal, Sree dharani  dances of East India 467-5558

Nah'Joom Dancers
American Bellydancers: Troupe & Solo performers, including many styles
representing Middle Eastern Ethnic dance. Performances are suitable for
Families & special occasions. Mahsati~Nerissa (509) 487-4752 or Isis (509)
747-6629 http://www.myspace.com/nahjoomdancers

Na Ho’Olaule’a Dance -   Polynesian dancers perform traditional  and modern hula
Contact:   Amanda Smith  481-0796   spokanehula@gmail.com

Nizana & The Desert Silk Dance Company perform American Belly dance,
fusion and other middle Eastern dance styles 326-6622 http://www.NizanaRaqs.com
nizana@att.net 

Northwest Highland Dancers – performs traditional Scottish Highland Dancing including the Sword Dance, Sailor’s Hornpipe, Highland Fling and many more. Contact Marie Grimes at (509) 879-3352 or http://nwhighlanddancers.tripod.com or mariedawngrimes@hotmail.com

Northwest Hula Company -Hawaiian and Polynesian entertainment and dance.
Mary Ann Souza 768-5293 nwhula@gmail.com

Phoenix Rising Drum & Dance  (Sagle, ID) - African style dance and drumming 
David Grey Hawk  208 255-443 (Sagle, ID) 
phoenixrisingtroupe@hotmail.com

Puen Thai (Thai American Association)   - folk dance from Thailand Pum Horobiowski -  509-328-2914

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

Sanchalie Banjerlee ( Richland, Wa) - presents classical Odissi Dance from India – one of the most lyrical and classical Indian dance forms
Contact Sanchalie at 509-460-9048

Sabrositos de la Raza  
Mexican children performing folkloric dances in traditional costumes. Contact Rosie (509) 238-6424

Saideh
Egyptian Belly dance
Jane Baker, jkbaker@uswest.net, (509) 891-1057, eve: (509) 891-1457

SalsaSpokane  -  Cuban style salsa  Susana Lopez    838-1950, http://www.salsaspokane.com

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

Selkirk Celts Highland Dancers  - traditional Scottish highland dances
performed by
male and female dancers       509-701-5584
SelkirkCeltsBooking@msn.com

Shaheena Safahri, instructor, performer and choreographer is a
highly acclaimed Middle Eastern Dancer and Global Fusion Artist. She has
been involved in dance and movement arts for over 40 years and has taught
classes and workshops across the US.
Shaheena performs every Fri evening at Azar’s Restaurant 2501 N Monroe St in
Spokane and at various events around the area and across the country.
She is available for performances and has ongoing classes.
For more information call: (509) 443-6814 or
email: shaheena_safahri@hotmail.com

Silver Spurs
Susan Dankovich
Youth group presenting International and American folk dance
sdanko@cet.com or (509) 533-9966

Sisters Of Selket (Couer D'Alene ID)
American Fusion Style Belly Dance
 Laura Sferra-Watkins namaste.lsw@hotmail.com 208-659-5119 

Society for Renaissance Performers
 costumed Renaissance dance presenting formal show dances and simple
group participation dances
 Contact  Jenna Longshore  747-2506

Spokane Argentine Tango  Dancers will demonstrate classic salon-style and performance style Argentina tango. Contact: Anne-Marie Burk 456-2542

Spokane Chinese Dance Group 
 Contact  Jane (Jiang-Qing Gong)   443-6061 (home), 533-4331 (work) 

Spokane Valley Highland Dancers
traditional Scottish highland dance
Eve Bishop, (509) 326-6246
Elizabeth Coyle hamish@cet.com

Stevens County Stompers /Melissa Johnson (Colville, WA) - 509) 684-8632.
Clog dancing and performances.


Tap Grandmas - Joan Hamilton 624-4758 sumochin@comcast.net
Dance classes and performances

Tribe Zaghareet (Sandpoint, Id)  belly dance with live music
      Contact:   Fran Oliver  208-263-0167  franioli5@gmail.com.

Vietnamese Youth Group of Spokane 
Vietnamese Dance
Nga Nguyen Todd (509) 879-3261 tnga@hotmail.com http://geocities.com/vietclubspokane/

West African  Dance PartyWest African drum and dance ensemble will present a dance party – come learn some traditional steps  and celebrate the joy of African rhythms with  David Casteal, Jessica and Ben Raugust, Kamori and Bob Cattadoris
Contact:  Jessica Raugust   869-3142  
neviathwen@gmail.com   or    davidca@spokaneschools.org


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