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Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.

Santa Barbara Folk Dance 
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By Dick Oakes


THIS IS HISTORICAL INFORMATION ONLY

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Tom Bozigian at the Santa Barbara Folk Dance Symposium Tom Bozigian and Mihai David created the Santa Barbara Folk Dance Symposium in 1994. It was held at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Over the years teachers, in addition to Tom and Mihai, included Loreen Arbus & Alberto Toledano, Athanassia "Nancy" Athanassopoulos-Mylonas, Ciga Despotović, Michael Ginsburg, Joe Graziosi, Zelko Jergan, Nina Kavardjikova, Atanas Kolarovski, Jaap Leegwater, Natasha Lozovsky, Kálmán & Judith Magyar, Sonny Newman, Richard Powers, Patricia Ryan, Ventsi Sotirov, George Tomov, and Mikal Watkins.

Live music was provided by Don Sparks and members of the AMAN Orchestra, the Tom Bozigian Orchestra, the Jerry Greevich Tamburitzan Orchestra, Maimon Miller, Alex Piperkov, and Dimitri Valkenoff.