Door County Folk Festival
Forrest Johnson
Big Bend, WI)
(Planning, Party Coordinator, Dance Instructor)

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Forrest Johnson and his wife Carol have been folk dance leaders and teachers of the Tuesday Night recreational folk dance group in Milwaukee (now back at Hart Park in Wauwautosa) for many years and through many changes of location.  They originally met at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, fell in love and lived happily ever after...  Then they moved to the Milwaukee area!  Before living in Big Bend, they made brief stops in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Grand Canyon, Shenandoah National Park (where Forrest worked as a Park Ranger no less) and back in Minneapolis.  Recently, they have been recruited to teach a folk dance class at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Forrest has done a great job of arranging and coordinating the folkdance parties at DCFF.  He compiles and edits Milwaukee's Folkdance Flyer and takes a lot of abuse from Tut.  Since his "formal" retirement from the Milwaukee Public Schools, Forrest has actually been employed on a part-time basis at the Milwaukee Public Schools' Potters Forest doing the many duties of a forest ranger.