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Workshop and Dance with Jaap Leegwater
August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm$15
Attendance is limited; if you are late, you may be turned away (sorry!)
Times: Doors open at 1:45pm
Warmup & Workshop 2-4pm
Dancing 4-5pm to include many Jaap favorites
Support Team: Nadav Nur, Evan Chu, Rebecca Tsai
Sponsored by Lifebalkandancers.com, Sherry Cochran Worldance1@gmail; E-mail with questions & requests
Food & Beverages will not be provided but non-glass water bottles can be refilled within the venue
Health & Safety Policy:
All event volunteers and attendees must be fully vaccinated with at least one booster shot per Ashkenaz before attending
Be prepared to show your Vaccination card at the door.
Masks are not required (per county guidelines) but very STRONGLY recommended by Ashkenaz and our team; Make sure that they are high-quality and well-fitting
This will be a fun event! See you there!
Jaap LeegwaterJaap Leegwater started his dance career in his native country, The Netherlands, where he earned degrees in both education and international folk dance. Fascinated with the irregular Balkan rhyhms and drawn to the expressiveness of its movements, Jaap specialized in Bulgarian dance and choreography. In 1969, he was one of the first non-Bulgarians invited to study at the State Choreographer’s Schools in Sofia and Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Mr. Leegwater was first introduced to the American folkdance scene by the late Ciga Despotovic in 1980. He gratefully recognizes the support and inspiration received from Marianne and Michael Herman, Dennis Boxell and Yves Moreau in establishing himself in Northern America professionally.
For the past 30 years Mr. Leegwater has conducted workshops and dance seminars in various countries: The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Israël, England, United States, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. He is a regular instructor at many major dance camps and organizations including Maine Folk Dance Camp, Stockton Folk Dance Camp at the University of the Pacific, Mendocino Folklore Camp, the EEFC Balkan Music and Dance Camp, Kolo Festival, in San Francisco, Texas Folk Dance Camp, New Mexico August folk dance Camp, Santa Barbara Folk Dance Symposium, Montreal International Folk Dance Camp, Ontario Folk Dance Camp and the Bulgarian Festivals in Vancouver, B.C.
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