Door County Folk Festival
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Ethnic dance is any dance form which can be identified as originating with an ethnic culture and expressing the movement aesthetics of that culture. Folk dance requires not only an ethnic identification, but a participatory and aesthetic tradition. 

Ethnic Folk Dance may be defined as dance that is an integral and anticipated behavior in a culture and is defined by the aesthetics of that culture whether rural or urban.  Members of the folk dance tradition would include village dances, national dances, ritual dances, social dances, and educational dances.

The best Ethnic Folk Dance Parties happen at the Door County Folk Festival.

There are parties every night. Each night of the Festival features fun-filled parties with live & recorded music.

Nick Bratkovich (Tulsa, OK) and Tantsova Grupa (Nashville, TN) will provide live music at the Friday Night and Satyurday Night Ethnic Dance Parties at Baileys Harbor Town Hall.

For Folk Dancers who also enjoy Contras & Squares, Rare Privilege and The Fantastic Toe Trippers will provide live music for the Contra/Square Parties at Ephraim Village Hall.

At the end of the Festival, join us at the Survivors' Ethnic Folk Dance Party @ 8:00pm at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall.

Recorded music requests will be scheduled by the participants in a spontaneous, unstructured event that tends toward the anarchistic and chaortic*.

Participants have a lot of fun while also sharing in the responsibility of running the program without the “traditional” forms of group leadership

Party Schedule
Day Where Start End Event Who
We BHTH 8:00pm 12:00am Ethnic Folk Dance Dance Party - Recorded Music George Davis & Regional Leaders
  BHTH 12:00am ? Late Night Ethnic Folk Dance Dance Party - Recorded Music Paul Collins & Rick King
Th BHTH 8:00pm 12:00am Ethnic Folk Dance Dance Party - Recorded Music George Davis & Regional Leaders
  BHTH 12:00am ? Late Night Ethnic Folk Dance Dance Party - Recorded Music Paul Collins & Rick King
  AC Tap 12:00am 2:00am Good food & drink @ local bar on HWY 57 towards Sister Bay You and who else?
Fr BHTH 8:30pm 12:00am Ethnic Folk Dance Dance Party - Live & Recorded Music Tantsova Grupa & Nick Bratkovich
  BHTH 12:00am ? Late Night Ethnic Folk Dance Dance Party - Recorded Music Paul Collins & Rick King
Sa BHP 7:00pm 8:30pm Dancing, Singing & Music in the Park Everyone
  BHTH 8:30pm 12:30am Ethnic Folk Dance Dance Party - Live & Recorded Music Tantsova Grupa & Nick Bratkovich
  BHTH 12:30am ? Larry Hoey Memorial Dance Olympics Pretenders & Challengers
  BHTH ? ? Late Night Ethnic Folk Dance Dance Party - Recorded Music Paul Collins & Rick King
Su BHTH 8:00pm 2:00am Ethnic Folk Dance Survivors' Dance Party - Recorded Music Everyone

Chaortic (*) is a real word - used in "Chaortic Organizational Design" by Dee Hock (1999)

    • Creating self organizing systems can handle complexity efficiently
    • Innovating at the edges of a system
    • Distributing power and resources to create a reason to support a common good (not to decentralize)
    • Managing self and empowering others