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Dayton, Ohio

Greek Folk Dance

October 14-15, 2017

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Joe Graziosi

Yes, his last name’s Italian – but his mother was from Eastern Thrace! Joseph Kaloyanides Graziosi grew up in the very active Greek-American community of greater Boston, so he was exposed to Greek music and dance early on. In addition, he began his formal study and documentation of traditional Greek dance while still in college. (B.A., 1976, History, Brandeis.) During a semester-abroad program in Athens Joe was fortunate enough to work with noted folklorist Ted Petrides, and never looked back. Ever since then he has done independent research in folk music and dance in Greece proper, in the formerly Greek areas of the Anatolian Peninsula, and in the Greek-American communities in New England and New York. Joe spent more than 15 years in the New York City area, where he and the late Paul Ginis founded the Greek American Folklore Society. He taught there throughout the 1980s, and advised and performed with several local groups. For 30 years he has also served as advisor and judge for annual folkdance festivals held under the auspices of various Greek Orthodox dioceses. When Joe moved to the San Francisco Bay area in 1996 for a few years, he went academic, serving as a guest lecturer on Greek dance and music for the ethnomusicology departments of UCLA and UC Santa Barbara. Never idle (or boring), when he moved back east (to Cape Cod), he and Ahmet Lüleci founded the annual World Music & Dance Camp. Joe has taught traditional Greek folk and urban dances at workshops, seminars, and dance camps throughout the U.S. (not just the lower 48, either) and Canada. He has introduced people to Greek dances in Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, England, Brazil, Taiwan, and Japan. As you might expect, Joe has compiled a massive library of scholarly research and a comprehensive video library and musical archive. (He has also produced anthology CDs using hard-to-find recorded sources – ask him.) MVFD is happy to offer you the chance to learn from an expert with such impressive experience

All sessions will be held at the

Michael Solomon Pavilion (Community Golf Course)
2917 Berkley St., Kettering, Ohio

Most web maps put the Pavilion in the wrong place.
Click here to see where the pavilion is actually located.

Saturday, October 14
9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Registration & Requests
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Teaching Session I $13
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Lunch on your own
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Teaching Session II $13
5:00 p.m to 7:30 p.m. Dinner on your own
7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Culture Corner
8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Dance party with review of workshop dances $13

Sunday, October 15
9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Registration & Requests
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Teaching Session III $13
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Lunch on your own
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Teaching Session / Review $13

Syllabus (printed or electronic available) $ 5

Total: $70
Save $10 !!!   Register for Full Package before October 1, 2017 - $60
Save $5 !!!   Full Package on or after October 1, 2017 - $65

Refreshments and snacks provided

AGORA, The Greek Marketplace

AGORA will be open during the workshop for your shopping pleasure.
Gently used folk and dance-related items will be available for your shopping pleasure.

So bring extra money to purchase the next treasure in your life.
Procedes will help defray the expenses of the workshop and the club.

Donations of items for the sale will be accepted.

Joann Dombrowski


Please fill out the form below, which lists the prices per person, and send to:
Maureen Moloney
DAYTON, OH  45432
Provide email or Enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you want confirmation.

MVFD Greek Island and Mainland Folkdance Workshop with Joe Graziosi October 14-15, 2017
Registration Form Check all that apply:
Name(s)________________________________________    Sat. Morning - Teaching Session I _______ $13
______________________________________________    Sat. Afternoon - Teaching Session II _______ $13
Address _______________________________________    Sat. Evening Party / Review _______ $13
______________________________________________    Sun. Morning - Teaching Session III _______ $13
Phone _________________________________________    Sun. Afternoon - Review Session _______ $13
email address ____________________________________    Printed or Electronic Syllabus _______ $ 5
___ Syllabus in printed format
___ Syllabus in pdf format via email
Full Weekend Package,
before OCTOBER 1, 2017
_______ $60
___ Confirmation Requested
        Please provide email address or SASE  
Full Weekend Package,
on or after OCTOBER 1, 2017
_______ $65
Please make check payable to "Miami Valley Folk Dancers"     Total Enclosed _______

Need a place to stay?
Contact us if you would like sleeping bag space in someone's home.

For hotel/motel accommodations,
click here to see where the pavilion is located
and then enter in the search box "hotels motels in Kettering Ohio".
Wait a few seconds and this should give you a map of hotels with red pointers, and the Pavilion is the blue pointer.
We have no information on the quality of establishments.
Please read the reviews and the prices and then make your own choice.

Meredith Martin Scholarship

MVFD has established a Workshop Scholarship in memory of our young member Meredith Martin, who passed away two years ago.

Any person under 25 may apply for the scholarship, which is worth $50 toward admission to our weekend workshop.

For details and an application see Meredith Scholarship, or contact Joanne Dombrowski

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