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For more information:(860) 305-3836; (Email): de('donaldcottrill', 'com', 'hotmail');
Appears as: caller, leader and instructor
Plays for Balkan Ballroom Cajun Contra International Square Swing Folk Dance
Homebase is in (or near) San Francisco, CA
Notes: Jerry Duke, Professor and Chair of Dance, San Francisco State U. has a Certificate of Choreography from the Polish Institute in Opole, Poland and has studied and taught the dances of Sweden, England, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Greece, and Serbia. Since 1978, a centerpiece of Jerry’s research has been the Appalachian Big Circle and Square Dance in the southern mountains, in the small-town Cajun Mardi Gras, and social dance circles in Louisiana. It was his research on clogging that helped him learn to play the spoons, saw, mouthbow, and the dancing puppet. He has also studied and taught Contra, Country-Western, Tex-Mex, Cajun, old Scottish square and step dance in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and has done research on PreLenten festivals in Greek Macedonia as well. Books: Appalachian Clog Dance, Cajun Dance, Recreational Social Dance
For more information:(415) 759-5136; (Email): de('jcduke', 'edu', 'sfsu');
Appears as: instructor (Ballroom, American Style Smooth & Rhythm)
Plays for Ballroom Swing Tango Other-styles Multiple_style Dance
Homebase is in (or near) Williston, VT
Notes: Samir & Eleni Elabd of Ballroom Nights were trained at the Gene Kelley Dance School in Athens, Greece. They taught Ballroom and Latin dancing overseas until 1988. Since their move to Vermont, they have taught a multitude of students at private and public organizations throughout Vermont, particularly in the greater Burlington area.
For more information:(802) 862-2269; (Email): de('elabd', 'net', 'comcast');