Sun, Apr 15th | 11:00 AM
Friday, May 25, 2018 ♦ 8:30 PM
4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000
The Global Dance Party is a new Friday night series offering an exciting opportunity to experiment with dance styles from around the globe. Each evening will feature a dance class followed by two hours of music from live bands or DJs in our brand new Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall.
Paul Collins began dancing with his parents at the age of eight and has been an ethnic folk dance leader & square/contra dance caller since high school. While dancing with his parents' adult group, he had the opportunity to call his first square dance at the age of 12.
Paul has been a guest teacher and caller at dances from the North Country to the Deep South and has even called squares and taught folk dancing for the hearing impaired at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.
Paul led the University of Chicago Folk Dance Club for many years and introduced squares and contras into the group's repertoire. After directing the U of C Folk Dancers' Annual Fall "International Folk Festival" for twelve years, Paul joined Gerhard Bernhard in producing the Door County Folk Festival (www.dcff.net) and two years later became a festival co-director.
The Tones is a band of musicians with East European roots. Members are either from Central European countries or are descendants of emigrants from these countries who have learned the folklore growing up at home, or from relatives, friends and recordings. They play music of the Roma People, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia, etc. in a traditional style with acoustic instruments. Musicians include: Andrew Tokarz (Violin, Leader), Macuej Stopka (Violin), Alex Udvari (Cymbalom), Ryszard Gruszka (Viola Kontra), Robert Starszik (Accordion), Jurek Miszal (Bass).