The International Dancing Group Library holds most copies of “Folk Dance Scene” from the September 1989 issue to December 1997. These were purchased by group leader the late Kathleen Osborne and are a useful resource. Originally titled “What’s New on the Folkdance Scene of the Folk Dance Federation – South”, the monthly serial is published by the Folk Dance Federation of California Inc.
Content includes expected regular items like, message from the President, calendar of events, On the Scene reports, Club activities and publicity flyers. Of more interest are the feature articles researched or written by experts in their field of interest. For example the December 1996 issue theme is Romania and there are two main items: –
Scene back issues of from 1965 to present day are now available online at www.socalfolkdance.org/scene/ and I recommend them to tutors as a way to enhance knowledge about cultural dance styles being taught. I have noted the main theme or topic for each issue I hold and offer the list (link) to aid use of this resource. If members find this useful (feedback please!) perhaps I will extend it sometime to include all of the issues now available online.
Happy hunting from FDNZ archivist Elaine Prakash.
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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