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Spokane, WA 99207
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Answer Phone: (509)747-2640
P.O. Box 141
Spokane, WA 99210-0141 

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February 2015

President’s Desk
Happy February, Folkies!

As the season drags on, remember
your Folklore Society hosts a slew of
light and bright cheerful opportunities
to shake off those winter doldrums.
Between a thriving slow jam, interna-
tional folk dance, March concert, and
live music contras, something is sure to
tickle the fancy of even the most dubi-
ous patron. Remember to invite, sug-
gest, escort, bring, steer, or drag kick-
ing and screaming your friends and
loved ones to these wonderful events.
They will thank you!
See you there.
Tashie Dial, President

Spokane Folklore Society Presents
A Very Special Evening with
The Host of “Inland Folk” on NWPR
Dan Maher

Friday March 13, 2015
7 p.m.
East Spokane Grange
1621 N. Park Road
Spokane Valley
Admission $12
Folklore members $10

Lady of the Lake
Music and Dance Camp

The annual Lady of the Lake Music and Dance Camp
is scheduled this year for June 21-27, 2015.
Come join us at Camp N- Sid-Sen on Coeur d'Alene Lake, Idaho
for a week of outstanding music and dance set in a 257 acre pine
and fir forest.
There is nearly a mile of lakeshore, hiking
trails, boats, and beach.
The camp has a beautiful new dance  hall, multiple workshop sites,
clean and tidy cabins, delicious  food, and more.
Registration for the week is open!
To get more information
and to register on-line, visit
and click on June Week to ensure a spot at this
fantastic camp!
After you register, be sure to send a check right away
while you arethinking about it, as your registration is not complete until
we receive a chec k. Registration is limited to the first
125 people who sign up (and mail their check) on a first come, first-serve basis.
Dancing, music, and band workshops:

Rhythm Raptors
(Rodney Miller, TJ Crow, Jeff Spero)

Latter Day Lizards
(Peter Barnes, Bill Tomczak & David Langford)

Betsy Branch and Mark Douglass

Woody Lane

Carol Ormond

Nan Evans
Contra and English Country dances
will be featured. Betsy and Mark will also lead a singing workshop and a
fiddle workshop. Read more about the staff and workshops on the website

February 6

Move your feeties with your little sweeties at the February Family Dance ! Lots of grins and gig-
gles will fill your heart! Easy circle, line, contra, folk and novelty dances with live music.

The Family Dance Band brings the tunes!

The Potluck begins 6:30 p.m.

bring something yummy!

Dances begin at 7 p.m.
and go to about 8 p.m.

All of the fun dances are clearly taught by Susan Dankovich.

Great Hall at St. John's Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. in Spokane.
sponsored by St. John Cathedral. Free-will donations are appreciated.
Next dances: March 6, April 10, May 1
For more information, call Susan at (509)533-9955 or

Spokane Folklore Society
Serving folk musicians and dancers in the Inland Northwest
Enjoy the annual chocolate fountain
Valentine Contra Dance
Please join us for a very festive Valentine
Dance at the East Spokane Grange. Come and dance to
the tunes of River City Ramblers. Larry Simmons
will be calling. Bring something to share and dip in the
Chocolate Fountain, complements once again of Liz and Linnea.
Saturday, February 14 7 -10 p.m. with a lesson for beginners at 6:45.
East Spokane Grange
1621 N. Park Road, Spokane
Admission is $8 for Folklore Society members and students, $10 for non-members.
For more information
call the Spokane Folklore Society Answer Phone: 747-2640
Coming from Spokane
Exit I-90 at Broadway
Turn right (east) on Broadway at end of exit
Turn left (north) on Park Rd. cross over I 90.
First building on the left after crossing Mission
Coming from C'dA or Spokane Valley
Exit I-90 at Argonne
Turn right (north) on Argonne at end of exit
Turn left (west) on Trent
Turn left onto Park Rd.
Last building on right before Mission

Upcoming Family Dances

February 6 April 10

March 6 May 1
 Contra Schedule:
Dance Instruction 7:00PM Dance 7:30-9:30 PM

1/28 Penn Fix River City Ramblers California Twirl

2/4 Morna Leonard Crooked Kilt Timing

2/11 Larry Simmons Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots Positioning for the Next Call

2/18 Nora Scott (H) Jam Band

2/25 Karen Wilson-Bell Crooked Kilt Dancing to the Beat

3/4 Susan Dankovich River City Ramblers Swing Variations

3/11 Penn Fix Dog Paw Giving Weight

3/18 Ray Polhemus (H) Jam Band

3/25 Larry Simmons Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots Dance Etiquette

4/1 Nora Scott Crooked Kilt Hey for Four

4/8 Emily Faulkner River City Ramblers Balance and Swing

4/15 Vickie Marron (H) Jam Band

4/22 Karen Wilson-Bell Out of the Wood Circling

4/29 Nancy Staub Out of Nowhere Buzz Step Swing

5/6 Nora Scott Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots Straight Lines

5/13 Ray Polhemus Out of Nowhere Anticipation

5/20 Karen Wilson-Bell(H) Jam Band

5/27 Morna Leonard Out of the Wood Contra Corners

6/3 Susan Dankovich Crooked Kilt Stars

6/10 Vickie Marron Out of Nowhere Intermediate Dances

6/17 Larry Simmons (H) Jam Band

6/24 All Callers River City Ramblers

The Teaching Syllabus was requested by some contra dancers as a way to improve the quality of dancing on Wednesday nights.