Door County Folk Festival
Catherine Rudin
Wayne,, NE)
(Dance Instructor)

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Catherine Rudin began folk dancing in California in 1967, but her real dance roots are in Madison, Wisconsin, where she danced through junior high, high school, and college and still returns when she can.  She has been associated with international, Scandinavian, Balkan, and/or contra groups in all the many places she has lived, and for the last 25 years has been a core member of the Omaha International Folk Dancers. 

She teaches Folk and Recreational Dance (in addition to her actual academic field, linguistics) at Wayne State College in Nebraska, and has taught at SNOPA, Appleton, and the annual Omaha Pink Party workshop, among other venues including workshops for music educators and for children.  Catherine lived in Bulgaria for a couple of years and has Bulgarian Turkish in-laws, so her ties to the Balkans are strong, but she enjoys traveling anywhere. She loves to sing and plans to learn to play all kinds of instruments as soon as she retires and has time.