Folk Dance Resume for
Leslie K. Hyll

Leslie K. Hyll
4811 Arcadia Blvd.
Dayton, OH 45432


To teach and lead recreational folk dance.


Senior Software Engineer, Quality Assurance Manager, 1981 - Present, Northrop Grumman, Kettering, Ohio


Miami Valley Folk Dancers, Recreational Club - 30+ year member
Share teaching responsibilities during regular teaching sessions - beginning and advanced; have served in various offices including club Chair, Program Committee Chair, Demonstration Chair; responsibilities include planning evening dance programs, teaching sessions, workshops, and demonstrations; updating and maintaining recordings collection; updating and maintaining dance instructions; organizing publicity. Named 2000 MVFD Honor Roll Dancers (with spouse). Spearheaded project to make 50 years of MVFD workshop syllabi available in electronic format.

Zivio! (Association of South Slavic Peoples, Dayton, Ohio),
Recreational and Amateur Performing Group - 20+ year member
Share teaching responsibilities for recreational dancing and performances; researched, choreographed, instructed, and directed American dance suite for 1987 tour of Yugoslavia, Slovenian dance suite for 1990 Dayton International Festival (DIF), Croatian dance suite for 1993 DIF, Macedonian/Bulgarian suite for 2000 DIF, Pan-Slavic suite for 2003 DIF, Slovenian suite for 2006 DIF. Also help with sewing costumes.

Beseda (American Czechoslovakian Club, Dayton, Ohio), Amateur Performing Group - Instructor, Choreographer
Research, choreograph, instruct and direct Czech & Slovak dance suites (2005, 2006) for local ethnic group.

Bagatelle (Le Club Francais, Dayton, Ohio), Amateur Performing Group - Director 1990-1999
Research, choreograph, instruct and direct French dance suites (1990-92, 1994-99) for local ethnic group.

International Folk Dance, Wright State University HPR Class
Plan and teach recreational folk dancing to college students (1995, 1997).
Other teaching experience:
  • Slavic dances at the 2006 Cityfolk Festival
  • International folk dances and contras at state and national square dance conventions
  • Occasional evening programs for non-dancers
  • Italian folk dances to local Italian club (1996-99)
  • Folk Dance Workshops for Language Teachers and Students -
    • American Association of Teachers of French, Kentucky Chapter, 2001
    • Language Teacher Seminar, Louisville, Kentucky, 2001
    • Springboro High School, 1995-2005
    • Lima Central Catholic High School, Lima, Ohio, 2006
Other Affiliations:
  • Society of Folk Dance Historians
  • Lloyd Shaw Foundation (American dance forms)
  • Country Dance and Song Society of America
  • Liederkranz-Turner German Club
  • American Czechoslovakian Club
  • Dayton Dance Partners
  • Cityfolk


Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, 1981, Wright State University, Magna Cum Laude, University Honors Scholar, Honors in Computer Science

Week-long Dance Workshops include:

  • Kentucky Dance Institute, Morehead College, Kentucky, 1980, 1977, 1975
  • Lloyd Shaw Foundation Dance Workshop for Teachers, Berea College, OH, 1981
  • Swedish-American Week in Oviken, Jämtland, Sweden, 1990
  • Telemark Experience, Norway, 1990
  • Scandinavian Week at Buffalo Gap, West Virginia, 1989
  • Christmas Country Dance School, Berea College, Kentucky, 1987
  • Maine Folk Dance Camp, 1983

Weekend Dance Workshops include:

  International Slovenian Balkan French
  Croatian English Romanian Hungarian
  Scottish Polish Israeli Scandinavian
  German Greek Italian  


Available on Request

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