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 (obituary 2010)
Boyce, Dave (1998)
Bozigian, Tom (1971)
Bozigian, Tom (interview 1974)
Bronson, Marge (1964)
Buhler, Mildred (1994)
Cavagnaro, James and Gwenyth (1958)
Chang, Lucy (obituary 2020)
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 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)
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, Larry (obituary 2015)
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)
Vickland, Vick (obituary 2020)
Vinokur, Marcel (2009-Introduction)
Vinokur, Marcel (Part One-2009)
Vinokur, Marcel (Part Two-2009)
Vinokur, Marcel (Part Three-2010)
Vinokur, Marcel (obituary 2015)
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)
Wyckoff, Bruce (obituary 2020)
Young, David and Betty (1948)
Zander, Hans and Norma (1962)