Door County Folk Festival
Steve Kotansky - Ethnic Folk Dance Workshops
(The material presented at Steve's Friday session will be repeated at his Saturday session)

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Steve Kotansky

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.

Steve Kotansky will be presenting dances from his vast repertoire of material. The dances and dance types to be taught will be posted to the schedule soon.