MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2016

Folk Dancing with Live Electric Balkan Music

Kristi Beck

Jan/10 Sun 08:00PM-11:00PM Lobdell (W20 2nd fl)

Enrollment: Unlimited: No advance sign-up

Learn to dance in time signatures you've never heard of! Then practice your dancing to live electric Balkan music by the band Rakiya!

Beginner teaching at 8 pm, live music at 9.

Rakiya performs a rich mix of modern and traditional Balkan music, including music of the Roma (Gypsies), with jazz and rock influences, electric and ethnic instruments, passionate singing, exotic harmonies, and driving, offbeat, irresistibly danceable rhythm.

By the end of the first hour, you'll be dancing in rhythms such as 7/8, 5/4, 15/8, and more!  Our repertoire includes circle dances, and a few couple dances, from Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Serbia, Hungary) and around the world (Quebec, Sweden, China, South Africa, Scotland, and the U.S.)

No partner needed and absolutely no experience necessary. Come by yourself or bring friends. Beginners are encouraged to arrive on time for introductory teaching in each session.

These dances continue throughout IAP and as a regular series on Sunday nights, so you can keep coming once you get hooked!

Sponsor(s): Folk Dance Club
Contact: MIT Folk Dance Club,