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Rickey Holden, 11 December 2005, Colorado Springs - Photo by Dick Oakes

In 1946, Frank Kaltman and Dan Wolfert started Folkraft in Newark, New Jersey. Rickey Holden connected with the company in 1951, but continued his professional square dance calling profession throughout North America and overseas. In 1964, Rickey joined Frank Kaltman as Associate Director of Folkraft in Newark until 1967, when he moved to Brussels, Belgium, as Director of Folkraft-Europe. Folkraft-Europe cooperated in the organization of international folk dance and folk arts Seminars throughout Europe — from Scandinavia to Iberia and Anatolia – and much more than academic study tours, these programs provided real folklore experiences.


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