Dance Leaders


During the many decades that Let’s Dance! magazine has been published, articles have appeared about folk dance leaders and teachers. Some were obituaries written after the leader died, some were written while they were still alive. Some were in the form of interviews, while others were biographical in nature.

These articles appeared under various headings: “People Worth Knowing”, “An Interview with….”, “Folk Dancers Lost and Found”, “People To Be Proud of”, “Teacher of the Month,” and “Folk Dancers We Should Remember.”

Below are links to many of these articles that have been scanned from back issues of Let’s Dance! in the Federation Archives. The date in parentheses is the year of publication.  As you may judge by the publication date, the articles are largely historical than for current dance instructors and leaders in this area.

Dick Oakes also has compiled a comprehensive list of Master Folk Dance Teacher Biographies.

More of these articles will be added as time permits. A total of 149 articles are available as of September 2015.

Adkins, Hill and Lucille (1960)
Anderson, Wilma Graesch (1959)
Aloise, Jean and Joe (1959)
Atanasovski, Pece (1973)
Bachar, Shlomo (interview-1973)
Bacher, Frank and Elsa (2001)
Bacher, Elsa (2010)
Bannerman, Glenn (interview-1974)
Barnet, Liesl (1961)
Beliajus, Vyts (Part One-1963)
Beliajus, Vyts (Part Two-1963)
Bloland, Sunni (2008)
Blumberg, Charles (1963)
Bowley, Bob (1968)
Boxell, Dennis (1963)
Boxell, Dennis (2010)
Boyce, Dave (1998)
Bozigian, Tom (1971)
Bozigian, Tom (interview-1974)
Bronson, Marge (1964)
Buhler, Mildred (1994)
Cavagnaro, James and Gwenyth (1958)
Chang, Song (obituary-1974)
Chevalier, Kathleen “Kay” (obituary-2004)
Chevalier, Robert (1995)
Coburn, Millie (1962)
Crank, Jim and Alice (1958)
Crum, Dick (interview-1974)
Cuddeback, Caryl (obituary-1964)
Cuthbert, Edith (1968)
Czarnowski, Lucile (1960)
Czarnowski, Lucile (1968)
Czompo, Andor (interview-1973)
D’Alvy, Ann and Bill (1969)
David, Mihai (interview-1973)
Davis, Floyd (2007)
Daw, Dorothy (obituary-2004)
Debus, Louis and Bemi (1970)
De Paoli, James (1963)
Di Ciccos, Jules and Florence (1967)
Doakes, Jane and Joe (1960)
Drescher, Ernest (1990)
Drescher, Ernest (obituary-2004)
Dunin, Elsie (1961)
Filcich, John (“Kolo John”) 1957
Fiuren, Sally and Lester (1959)
Gajiki, Bora (obituary-2008)
Gardi, Albert (1969)
Gault, Ned and Marian (2000)
Glass, Frances (obituary-2008)
Glass, Henry “Buzz” (1961)
Glass, Henry “Buzz” (1997)
Glass, Henry “Buzz” (2007)
Graham, Omega (1961)
Green, Madelynne (obituary issue-1970)
Grothe, Walter (1960)
Grothe, Walter (1992)
Grothe, Walter (obituary-1996)
Harris, Lawton (1957)
Harris, Lawton (1998)
Hauserman, Jane (1968)
Hebert, Germaine (interview-1973)
Helt, Jerry (interview-1973 – Part I)
Helt, Jerry (interview-1973 – Part II)
Hempel, Graham (interview-1973)
Herlow, Bill (1948)
Horn, Max (1998)
Horn, Max (2004)
Horn, Max (obituary-2011)
Isaacs, Stan (1992)
Jerue, Catherine and Lawrence (1958)
Jones, Vera (1963)
Joukowsky, Anatol (Part 1-1961)
Joukowsky, Anatol (Part 2-1961)
Joukowsky, Anatol (obituary-1998)
Kane, Frank and Miriam (1959)
Kane, Frank and Miriam (1959)
Kieslich, Lillian and George (1959)
Kirschner, Gary (1970)
Kolarovski, Atanas (1991)
Kolo Festival (1995)
Kremers, Ed (obituary-1998)
Leyton, Morley (1968)
Libaw, Millie (1963)
Libaw, Millie (1972)
Lidster, Miriam (1965)
Lidster, Miriam (1996)
Lindner, Pauliki (1969)
Linscott, Dean (obituary-2004)
Linscott, Mark and Wilma (1959)
Maron, Phil (1968)
McKay, Jack (1968)
Miller, Ralph and Elsa (1972)
Mooney, John (1958)
Moreau, Yves (interview-1974)
Murton, George (1997)
Nicholes, Grace Perryman (1962)
Nicholes, Grace Perryman (obituary-2001)
O’Farrell, Una and Sean (1955)
Oser, Ruth and Jesse (1962)
Oxfords, Jim and Irene (2000)
Pavelkas, George and Philomena (1994)
Pavliger, Lanya (1967)
Pelton, Allen (1964)
Pereira, Genevieve (1998)
Pill, Albert (1961)
Price, Lou (1960)
Riba, Mildred (obituary-2005)
Riba, Elmer (1998)
Riedeman, Caroline and Bill (1959)
Ruling, Carlos and Ruth (1958)
Ruling, Carlos (obituary-2010)
Ruling, Ruth (obituary-2007)
Ryan, Tony (1962)
Schaal, June (1960)
Schaal, June (obituary-1990)
Schiwal, Dolly (1969) (aka Dolly Barnes)
Schram, Bernice and Bacher, Frank (1970)
Schweers, Bob and Carmen (1958)
Shelley, Herb and Jo (1960)
Shinn, Robert (1963)
Skow, John (1958)
Slater, Dave and Frances (1969)
Smith, Irene Weed (1969)
Smith, Ace (obituary-1995)
Steuber, Wilda, Bob, Melinda and John (1960)
Stubblefield, Glenn (1959)
Sykes,Maude (1963)
Tabor, Art and Lois (1964)
Tamburini, Dorothy (1960)
Tamburini, Dorothy and George (1973)
Tamburini, Dorothy (obituary-1991)
Tarvin, Avis (1960)
Taylor, Bruce (interview-1974)
Taylor, Marianne (obituary-2008)
Thompson, Edith (1961)
Ullrich, Elizabeth (1961)
Ullrich, Elizabeth (1972)
Valentine, Stan (1958)
Vinokur, Marcel (2009-Introduction)
Vinokur, Marcel (Part One-2009)
Vinokur, Marcel (Part Two-2009)
Vinokur, Marcel (Part Three-2010)
Von Konsky, Millie (1959)
Von Konsky, Verne (1984)
Walter, Mildred and Keamer (1969)
Ward, Reva and Glenn (1959)
Whittier, Bee and Harold (1959)
Wilson, Marion (1960)
Young, David and Betty (1948)
Zander, Hans and Norma (1962)