2014 Hoolyeh Folkdance Party

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Mary’s River Grange Hall

24707 Grange Hall Road

Dance workshop – 1 to 4 PM at the Grange

This year we are planning on teaching Osmica, Kokice, Pop Marinko, and styling for Dobrudjanska Reka (women’s dance). We also may teach a men’s dance while the women are learning Dobrudjanska Reka, possibly Tropanka. We will also review some previous dances taught such as Plevensko Daichovo.

Dance party – 7 PM until ?

Cost: $8 at the door, which includes the afternoon workshop AND party!

In 2013 we had dancers come  from Seattle, Eugene, Salem, Portland, Grants Pass, Albany and of course Corvallis to dance the night away and visit with old friends. Below are some pictures of that party.


Hoolyeh Dance Party 2011!

Yup, we are doing it again …

The 4th Annual

Hoolyeh and Friends Folkdance Party

When: Saturday, April 30, 2011

Where: Marys River Grange Hall

www.marysrivergrange.org From Corvallis, take Highway 20/34 to Philomath. At the second light, turn left on 13th Street. Turn right on Grange Hall Road. The Mary’s River Grange is just before Greengable Gardens.

Time: 7 pm until ? (we dare you to dance all night)

Who: All past and present Hoolyehs, their parents, kids and friends and anyone who likes to folkdance!

Cost: $8 at the door

Bring: Snacks, treats, refreshments, drinks and stories. Remember our afterparties at the grange??!! -bring your memories to share!

2008 Reunion Party a GREAT Success!

WOW! What a great turnout – close to 200 people! Lots of dancers, lots of spectators, colorful costumes, yummy snacks, and non-stop music. The dances ran for 5 hours straight with a much needed break about half way through when the Jr. Hoolyehs performed. At midnight the last dance played and there were STILL 50+ people on their feet, actually dancing!This probably isn’t a big deal for those under 30, but for the over 50 crowd, we are very proud of ourselves. The sore feet and stiff muscles the next day was more than worth it. There just wasn’t enough time to do all the fun dances AND visit with long time friends AND catch up with folk dance buddies from 35+ years ago. Many parents of the 1970 Hoolyeh dancers watched with big smiles on their faces, recognizing many of the ‘teenagers’ and in awe at how fast 35 years have flown by. Continue reading