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Jerry Duke, a Balkan Ballroom Cajun Contra International Square Swing Folk Dance Leader

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Jerry Duke

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Appears as: caller, leader and instructor

Plays for Balkan Ballroom Cajun Contra International Square Swing Folk Dance

Homebase is in (or near) San Francisco, CA

Notes: Jerry Duke, Professor and Chair of Dance, San Francisco State U. has a Certificate of Choreography from the Polish Institute in Opole, Poland and has studied and taught the dances of Sweden, England, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Greece, and Serbia. Since 1978, a centerpiece of Jerry’s research has been the Appalachian Big Circle and Square Dance in the southern mountains, in the small-town Cajun Mardi Gras, and social dance circles in Louisiana. It was his research on clogging that helped him learn to play the spoons, saw, mouthbow, and the dancing puppet. He has also studied and taught Contra, Country-Western, Tex-Mex, Cajun, old Scottish square and step dance in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and has done research on PreLenten festivals in Greek Macedonia as well. Books: Appalachian Clog Dance, Cajun Dance, Recreational Social Dance

For more information: (415) 759-5136; (Email): de('jcduke', 'edu', 'sfsu');


Some Recent appearances:

Thursday, August 13, 2015 Helena, MT — Usa West 2015 Helena, Mt

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