Sunday, April 07, 2013

Folk Dance Workshop in Tulsa

The real reason for my trip to Tulsa was to attend a folk dance workshop sponsored by the American Federation of German Folk Dance Groups.  The host group was the German American Society of Tulsa, and the event was held in their lovely facility.

 A 'new to me' folk dance was the sword dance.  It is a men's dance and very interesting to watch.  The men march around with their flat broad swords, and do some intricate figures with the swords.

The finale is when the swords are intertwined and then one of the dancers is lifted up on the swords and toast the audience.

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