Staff & Board


The Folk Dance Federation of California assists in organizing dance clubs and councils, promotes dance activities generally in Northern California, sponsors festivals, institutes, and teacher training, supports research in dances, music and costumes, and maintains this web site: folkdance.com. The list of officers below is accurate through May 31, 2018, at which time the new officers will take office and this web page will be updated.

The by-laws of the Federation are available here.

Federation Officers:

Joe Croco

Joe Croco

Marian Snyder

Marian Snyder

Clem Dickie

Clem Dickie

Laura Douglass

Laura Douglass

Much of the Federation work is done by the following committees. Per the Federation Bylaws, Article V, section 2c, the President is an ex officio member of all committees except those dealing with nominations of officers, recalls, audits, and grievances.

  • Archives — Loui Tucker (chair), Sabine Zappe
  • Communications — Susan Gregory (chair), Loui Tucker
  • Finance — Lucy Chang (chair), Bill Lidicker, Sabine Zappe
  • Institutes — Lucy Chang (chair), Lon Radin, Loui Tucker
  • Insurance — Ken Kaye (chair), Loui Tucker
  • Nominating — Craig Blackstone
  • Promotion — Marija Hillis (chair), Gary Anderson, Bruce Mitchell, Lucy Chang
  • Past President — Kevin Greek
  • Publicity — Susan Gregory (chair), Eileen Kopec, Loui Tucker, Lucy Chang
  • Research — Cricket Raybern (chair), Martha Awdziewicz, Karen Bennett, Laura Bremmer, Lucy Chang, Lone Coleman, Toba Goddard, Bill and Louise Lidicker, Tom Sha, Loui Tucker, Joyce Uggla, Karen Wilson-Bell
  • Scholarship — Gary Anderson (chair), Lucy Chang, Bill Lidicker, Connie Hull
  • Statewide Festival — Bruce Mitchell