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Madison Folk Ball Festival
• What we'll do Folk Ball Festival January 19-21, 2018 at Memorial Union 800 Langdon St / Madison WI 53705 FRIDAY DANCE PARTIES (Jan.19) INT'L DANCE PARTY 7:30pm - Midnight in Great Hall ballroom YID VICIOUS -- Virtuous Klezmer Crew (Yiddish via Madison) VESELIYKA -- traditional Bulgarian folk orchestra (Madison) REPTILE PALACE ORCHESTRA -- High-Octane Eclectic Ethnic CONTRA DANCE LOCATION: “On Wisconsin Room” on ground floor of Red Gym, next building up Langdon St from the Union, a red brick castle. Use main entrance from Langdon. Instruction 7:30-8:00pm, Dance 8:00-11:00pm Calling by Roger Diggle, Music by A RARE PRIVILEGE Suggested Donation: $10 at the door TANCHAZ - HUNGARIAN DANCE 7:30 - 10:00pm Reception Room (next to Great Hall) Music by SZASZKA, dances led by Dan Talmo & Paula White SATURDAY WORKSHOPS (Jan.20 at Memorial Union) 10:00-noon Romanian Folkdance – Sonia & Cristian: Great Hall 10:00-noon Clogging -- Sarah Zajicek: Tripp Commons Noon-1:00 Brown Bag Lunch Talk with Colleen Bertsch Old Madison Room (3rd floor East) Vendor food available on ground floor. 1:00-3:00 Celtic Dance Sampler – Great Hall Heidi Hakseth, Todd McCall, Nancy McClements, Chuck Snowdon, Joanna Thompson 1:00-3:00 Balkan Folkdance (Intermed/Advanced) – Tripp Commons Dan Talmo 1:00-3:00 East European Singing – Old Madison Room (3rd flr East) Natalie Nowytski 3:00-5:00 Romanian Folkdance – Sonia & Cristian: Great Hall 3:00-5:00 Israeli Folkdance – Tripp Commons Melissa Marver BUFFET DINNER (Jan.20) New Menu & Convenient Eating! Serving Saturday at 5:00 in State Room (4th floor East) Per person $20. Menu details on festival website. Reservations — Michael / 608-469-2543 or ask at festival Info Table in Great Hall THE LEGENDARY FOLK BALL DANCE PARTY Saturday, January 20 Great Hall of the Union 7:00pm – midnight INTEMPERANCE COLLECTIVE -- Madison's IFD commune BLACK BEAR COMBO -- Sassy brass from the Windy City ORKESTAR BEZ IME -- Flagship IFD band of the Twin Cities SLOBODA -- Milwaukee's Full-Spectrum Ethnic Sound WORKSHOP REVIEW (Sunday, Jan.21) 10am-12:30pm -- Review of Saturday's Balkan workshop dances Sonia & Cristian, Dan Talmo Old Madison Room (3rd floor East) THE MONEY SUGGESTED DONATIONS: Workshop $15, Party $30, Weekend $100 Folk Ball is an INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY EVENT funded solely by your GENEROUS DONATIONS. Come & go as you like, but bring CASH, CARD or CHECKBOOK – and FRIENDS! One simple contribution at Info Table in Great Hall (chks "Madison Folk Dance Club") or donate at each event you attend, but please keep Folk Ball an open, free-flowing celebration. THANKS! Please LIKE Madison Folk Ball on FACEBOOK & dance on! WEBSITE: QUE

UW Memorial Union - Great Hall

800 Langdon St · Madison, WI

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Unlike most meetup groups, this one does not specialize in any one activity. Rather, the aim is to serve as "one stop shopping" for a whole universe of opportunities to get out of the house, DO something that moves the body, brain, and/or soul, and, especially, meet interesting and active people from all walks of life. Examples could include anything from picnics, kayak outings on Lake Wingra, moderate bike rides, and nature walks in the Arboretum to potluck dinners, dancing, and local live music.

I'd also like to get volunteers (or recommendations) to teach the basics of sports and other activities. For many, it has been years since they played CASUAL basketball, tennis, volleyball, or softball or they may NEVER have done these things.

In that same light, we will be drastically reducing "Bar Time" to perhaps one "Meet and Greet" per month where we can also share suggestions and ideas of events to do. There are lots of groups for beer, wine and whatever you should look there as well.

So, whether you're new to Madison or a native simply looking to widen your horizons, whether you're single or in a relationship, whether you're old or young, this group will have something to offer! We require you to use your real name (first name at least) and a current head shot photo of just you. You can't be anonymous and social!! With a current photo and proper name you'll be able to find your friends and, I hope this is few and far between, anyone who "misbehaves" can be immediately identified.

John is the nominal organizer, but he will depend heavily on both suggestions and assistance from the group's members in order to keep a full schedule of activities on the calendar.

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