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Let's Meetup and Dance @ the Chicago Latvian Community Center!
Join EDC Friday Night Ethnic Folk Dancing @ the Chicago Latvian Community Center Fridays: 8:00pm until Round About Midnight - First Floor Ballroom (Last Fridays 8:30pm Start - Second Floor Ballroom) 1st Hour – Dance lessons for beginning dancers 2nd Hour – Dance lessons for more experienced dancers 10:00pm until Closing – Open Dance Party – We include your requests! Ethnic Dance Chicago's weekly Friday Night Dances are attended by between 20 and 40 people, most of whom are not members of Meetup.com. Since you joined our Meetup Group, you are probably looking for something different and indeed we are. We enjoy doing dance forms from many countries and ethnic groups from all over the world. The music ranges across traditional folk styles, to contemporary styles, through a fusion of folk and contemporary styles. The dances are fun and exciting as the dance rhythms are a blend of the common forms (2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 6/8) and of the unique forms (5/16, 11/16, 7/8, 7/16), sometimes called crooked-music because of the odd numbers of beats. You won't need a partner as many of the dances are danced in circles and semi-circles that do not require partners. We also do a some line dances, some partner dances and some set dances that require groups of couples. You'll meet people from a wide range of backgrounds and you'll have a great time. It takes some folks a little time to get used to the different types of dances and music, so don't expect to learn everything on your first night - there is a lot to be learned, and in the end it's worth the effort. Be sure to check our online regional calendar and our downloadable pdf schedule (see website links below) that will provide notice of schedule changes and information about other related ethnic dance & music events. Bring some refreshments to share! Suggested Donation: $6.00 / Full Time Students: $5.00 / Youth under 12: $4.00 Email: [masked] Website: www.ethnicdance.net Events Schedule: www.ethnicdance.net/schedule Regional Events Calendar: www.ethnicdance.net/calendar Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/ethnicdance Facebook Discussion Group: www.facebook.com/groups/ethnicdance Meetup Group: www.meetup.com/ethnicdance Twitter: www.twitter.com/ethnicdanceguru Contact: Paul Collins Email: [masked] Phone: (847)[masked]

Chicago Latvian Association

4146 N Elston Ave · Chicago

What we're about

Ethnic Dance Chicago (EDC) is a multi-ethnic, multi-generational community of people who enjoy the dances, music, cuisines and cultures of many countries and ethnic groups from around the world. As our motto states, we regard "Dancing As A Second Language". Ethnic Folk Dance a great social mixer and aerobic workout. Using the media of ethnic dance and ethnic music, we provide participants with powerful, memorable and enriching experiences and connections that reach far beyond the scope of many other social dance forms and contribute to the creativity, cultural awareness, social and cultural, physical, and personal and professional development of the community.

This group is for lovers of ethnic dance and ethnic music.

This group is for lovers of folk dance and folk music.

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