Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.
By Dick Oakes
THIS IS HISTORICAL INFORMATION ONLY
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VILTIS XMAS TREE WINS 2nd PRIZE
by Vyts Beliajus
as appearing in Viltis Magazine
take second place in a San Diego, California, Christmas tree competition in 1959.
Some members shown are Edward "Juni" Yacher (2nd from left in back),
Dick Oakes (kneeling in center next to acccordionist),
and Marjorie Ann Jones (seated at right).
Vytautas Finadar "Vyts" Beliajus was the founder and director of the Viltis Dancers in San Diego, California. The group disbanded a year after Vyts moved to Denver, Colorado, in 1958.
Viltis Dancers 1954
Back Row: Clinton Taylor, Linea Miles Ruch, Jack Mona,
Evelyn Prewett, Roy Hinton, Delores Karl , Chuck Porter
Kneeling: Lygia Kaliskis
Viltis Dancers Reunited
At idyllwild Workshop in 1977
Front row: Evelyn Prewett, LaDonna Rowe, Vyts Beliajus, Ginger Francis
Back row: Roy Hinton, John Hancock, Bill Francis
Ed "Juni" Yacher
in Polish costume
from Nowy Sacz, 2003