Brooklyn Heights International Folkdancers

Come DANCE with us - MONDAYS at 7 p.m.!

We teach during the first hour, so come early to learn new dances!

We dance at Assumption Parish –
55 Cranberry St. (between Henry & Hicks.)
Enter through the open gate, and go DOWN THE STEPS to the dancing!
We’re in Brooklyn Heights, are convenient to mass transit,
and we dance on a fine wood floor.

Per session fee - $8 most nights, but $15 when we have guest instructors

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If you need additional help with directions - train or car - please Contact US!


Opening session [PLEASE NOTICE NEW DATE!] – SEPTEMBER 24th

Oct 1 (Steve Kotansky - See below), 15, 22, 29

Nov 5, 12 (Lee Otterholt - See below), 19, 26

Dec 3, 10, 17 (holiday party)

STEVE KOTANSKY – guest instructor on OCTOBER 1st

Steve Kotansky, known widely as a versatile dancer and teacher, has made many research trips to Bulgaria, the former Yugoslavia, Romania, Hungary and Greece. He has been a regular on our teaching staff for over thirty-five years, has taught at major folk dance camps all over North America and Europe and has performed and choreographed for many performing ensembles throughout the U.S. and Europe. Steve is active as a teacher and researcher of dance in North American Albanian and Macedonian Roma communities. He also conducts world dance programs for grades K-12 in New York-area public and private schools. Steve brings a lively, in-depth knowledge to his teaching, and an intense joy to his dancing. He lives in the New York City area.

LEE OTTERHOLT – guest instructor on NOVEMBER 12th

Lee Otterholt, born in the USA of Norwegian-American parents, has lived and worked most of his life in Norway as a professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer. He founded the Center for International Folk Dance in Oslo; he was also professor of dance folklore at the Norwegian National College of Ballet, and University College of Oslo. Lee established folk dance and performing groups in Norway, taught at festivals and workshops throughout Europe, United States, and East Asia, and is the author of folk dance and instructional manuals used in Norwegian schools. Lee was one of the choreographers for the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer.

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