Glen and Judi Morningstar to Present
Folk Dance Residency Nov. 21-23
Posted November 4, 2002
HOLLAND -- The Allegan Woods Folk Arts Co-
Operative (AWFAC), in conjunction with the department of
dance at Hope College, will sponsor a residency in Michigan
and American folk dance with Glen and Judi Morningstar on
Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 21-23.
The Morningstars will guest teach for the
college's "Folk, Social and Square Dance" class and "Period
Dance" class, as well as present several lectures. They
will also conduct afternoon workshops, coupled with evening
dances, on Friday-Saturday, Nov. 22-23.
The workshops and dances are open to the general
public. Singles, families and beginners are welcome.
The workshop on Friday, Nov. 22, will be held from
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hope College in Snow Auditorium of
Nykerk Hall of Music, located in the middle of campus along
the former 12th Street between College and Columbia avenues.
The dance will follow at 7 p.m.
The workshop on Saturday, Nov. 23, will be held
from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Park Township Hall, located at
the Ottawa County Fairgrounds on Ottawa Beach Road in Park
Township. The dance will follow at 7 p.m.
Admission to the workshops is free. Admission to
the dances is $6 for those of the general public who are 16
or older, and free for those 15 and younger. Admission to
the dances is $5 for AWFAC members. For Hope students,
admission is free for the Friday dance and $5 for the
Live music for the workshops and dances will be
provided by Judi Morningstar with Dave Raffenaud and Mark
Schrock. Participants are encouraged to dress casually and
comfortably, with a comfortable pair of shoes.
Glen and Judi Morningstar have an extensive
history of bringing a high-quality historical dance
experience to people of all ages and backgrounds. Glen
Morningstar's mission is to educate youth and adults in the
traditions of music, song and dance from 1500 to 2000, with
a focus on Michigan and American traditions of the 19th and
20th centuries. Fiddle, five-string banjo, sea shanties,
lumbering shanties, square dances, reels, contra dances,
dance history and deportment are at the core of the
workshops. Fun and interaction are emphasized in the
workshops, which include demonstration and participation.
Glen and Judi Morningstar have taught, played,
presented and called throughout the state of Michigan,
including regularly at Lovett Hall in Greenfield Village and
at the popular Wheatland Festival. They are also known
throughout the Midwest and internationally.
Both AWFAC and the college's department of dance
are committed to bringing quality dance experiences to the
Holland area. The collaboration between AWFAC and Hope is
supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural
Affairs, the Holland Area Arts Council and Michigan Dance
Heritage. Additional information may be obtained by calling