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The Gandy Dancers - Folk Dance Perfomance Group

The Gandy Dancers
Folk Dance Performance Group

Dick Oakes' Photos

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Here is a selection of Gandy Dancers photographs from the collection of Dick Oakes.


Gandy Dancers, Lemon Grove, Dec. 16, 1960

Gandy Dancers at Lemon Grove Playground, December 16, 1960
Dancing: Anthony Ivancich, Elsie Ivancich Dunin; Jim Martin,
Melinda Martin; Dick Oakes, Avis Tarvin.
Notes: This was Dick's first attendance at Gandys.
Marion Wilson is in the background.

Vince & Robin Evanchuk at San Diego

Vince & Robin Evanchuk, 1960

Gandy Dancers, Disneyland, December 23, 1961

Gandy Dancers, Disneyland, 1961
Arkan and Katerina, Ukrainian

Bob Moriarty, Avis Tarvin, Paul Pritchard, Joan Pritchard,
Don Green, Alice Gabrielson, Rick Tejada-Flores, Nikki Paisner,
Dick Slater, Doris Slater, Anthony Ivancich, Valerie Staigh,
Dick Oakes (director), Patti Oakes, Al Vincent, Cookie Wilson.

Gandy Dancers performing Arkan, Disneyland, 1961

Gandy Dancers, Disneyland, 1961
Arkan, Ukrainian

Dick Slater, Rick Tejada-Flores
(obscured), Dick Oakes (director),
Anthony Ivancich,
Al Vincent, Paul Pritchard,
Don Green.

 

Gandy Dancers performing Arkan, Disneyland, December 23, 1961

Gandy Dancers, Disneyland, 1961
Arkan, Ukrainian

Gandy Dancers, Arkan, Disneyland, December 23, 1961

Gandy Dancers, Disneyland, 1961
Arkan, Ukrainian

Dick Slater, Dick Oakes (director), Jim Martin,
Al Vincent, Rick Tejada-Flores,
Anthony Ivancich,Don Green, Bob Moriarty,
Paul Pritchard.

 

Gandy Dancers, Katerina, Disneyland, December 23, 1961

Gandy Dancers, Disneyland, 1961
Katerina, Ukrainian

Avis Tarvin, Joan Pritchard, Doris Slater,
Nikki Paisner, Alice Gabrielson, Valerie Staigh,
Patti Oakes, Cookie Wilson

Gandy Dancers, Disneyland, December 23, 1961

Gandy Dancers,
Disneyland, 1961
Ukrainian

Al Vincent, Valerie Staigh,
Dick Oakes, Patti Oakes

 

Gandy Dancers, Disneyland, December 23, 1961

Gandy Dancers
Disneyland, 1961
Ukrainian

Patti Oakes, Dick Oakes

Gandys at Santa Barbara in 1964

Gandy Dancers
Standing: Jim Martin, Andor Czompo (HM), Bill Bein,
Anthony Ivancich, Elsie Ivancich Dunin, Dick Oakes,
John Tiffany, Ruth Garber, Bill Garber, Dorothy Daw,
Donna Tripp, Marion Wilson, Valerie Staigh, Al Vincent,
Dave Brandon, Avis Tarvin
Seated: Melinda Martin, Linda Ortiz, Isabelle Persh,
Eileen Bartold, Ann I. Czompo (HM)

Gandy Dancers on bus to performance, July 1964

Gandy Dancers
on a bus to a performance,
July 1964:

Back Left: Al Vincent, ????.
Back Right: ????, Bill Stanton, ????.
Front: Dick Oakes

Some Gandy Dancers 1965

Gandy Dancers at the 1965 Santa Barbara Folk Dance Conference (#1):
Standing: Dick Oakes, Dolly Czompo, Melinda Martin, Dave Brandon, Avis Tarvin,
Ruth Garber, honorary member Andor Czompo, Susan Tiffany, Valerie Staigh,
John Tiffany, Marion Wilson, Ed Wilson, Ed Goller, Carol Goller, Herb Hueg.
Kneeling: Jim Martin, Isabelle Persh, Don Green,
Millie Hueg, Dorothy Singleton (Daw).

Some Gandy Dancers 1965

Gandy Dancers at the 1965 Santa Barbara Folk Dance Conference (#2):
Standing: Dick Oakes, Dolly Czompo, Melinda Martin, Dave Brandon, Avis Tarvin,
Ruth Garber, honorary member Andor Czompo, Susan Tiffany, John Tiffany, Valerie Staigh,
Marion Wilson, Ed Wilson, Ed Goller, Carol Goller, Herb Hueg.
Kneeling: Bob Moriarty, Jim Martin, Isabelle Persh, Wayne Gunderson,
Don Green, Millie Hueg, Dorothy Singleton (Daw).

Gandy Dancers at 1965 performance

Gandy Dancers at
Shrine Auditorium
1965:

Linda Oakes,
Dick Oakes

 

Gandy Dancers at 1965 performance

Gandy Dancers at
Shrine Auditorium
1965:

Linda Oakes,
Eileen Bartold

 

Dick Oakes and Don Green

Gandy Dancers
Dick Oakes, Don Green
Scene, October 1965

Gandy Dancers in 1960s

Gandy Dancers in performance, 1960s

 

Gandy Dancers in 1960s

Gandy Dancers in performance, 1960s

Gandy Dancers women at 1967 performance

Gandy Dancers at a 1967 performance:
Susan Tiffany, Linda Oakes,
Mikki Revenaugh, another beautiful woman.