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Pourparler in Saint Paul
October 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - October 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Pourparler is a yearly gathering of dance and music educators from North America who are dedicated to teaching folk/ethnic/world/traditional dance in schools and/or community events. The brainchild of Sanna Longden, internationally respected dance educator from Evanston, Illinois, this weekend is a unique blend of dance and song sharing, discussion and networking. Experts in the field, teachers and musicians known across the continent, join with relative newcomers to share their best dances and tips for successful school residencies, family dances and other events that build community through cross-cultural dancing.
The name Pourparler comes from the French word “to speak,” and connotes a get-together, a chat. Since its inception in 1997, Pourparler has taken place in Illinois, Utah, California, Massachusetts, Washington State, Vermont, West Virginia, Oregon, Maryland, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Pourparler is a function of the National Folk Organization (NFO) and receives additional funding from the Country Dance and Song Society.