Gordon "Gordy" Engler taught Balkan dance. He was in St. Paul, Minnesota, where Dick Crum saw him dancing. Later, he was based in California. He could be seen dancing with the Cabrillo Folk Dancers in San Diego.
Gordy was a member of the Gandy Dancers and the Yosemite Workshop Dancers of Los Angeles that was led by Don and Lyn Landauer.
Gordy and Dick Crum wrote the Hungarian Waltz Quadrille which appeared in a spoof edition of the Pioneer Press, edited by Ralph Page for the Mainewoods Dance Camp in 1962. Gordy and Dick wrote take-offs on every section of the Pioneer Press, then substituted their own mimeographed versions for the originals that everyone found at their tables at breakfast!
Gordy produced the 1958 Kolo Festival show.
Gordy died in December, 2005.
Dances Gordon taught include Ačano Mlado Nevesto, Alunelul, Arap, Ballos, Bătută, Bătută din Vîrşeţ, Bela Rada, Brâul, Brâul Românesc, Boiereasca, Brâul, Bučimiš, Bufčansko, Čačak, Ca La Usa Cortului, Čiro, Crnagorka, Dajčovo, Devetorka, Djurdjevica, Dračevka, Drmeš iz Zdenčine, Dura, Ekizlisko Horo, Eleno Mome, Ersko Kolo, Gankino Šopsko, Glamoć, Hajd 'na Lijevo, Haţegana, Homoljanka, Hop Zica, Hora din Clejani, Hora Învîrtit, Învîrta, Jambolsko Pajduško No. 2, Jelke Tavničarke, Jove Mala Mome, Jovica, Keleruj, Kolo Kalendara, Kolo Zita, Lefkaditikos Horos, Lesnoto Oro, Logovac, Mista Kolo, Moja Diridika, Moravac (U Šest), Narodno Horo, Nevestinsko Horo, New Šest, Orijent, Pajduška Horo, Palóc Csárdás, Pirot Medley, Polca Moldovaneasca, Poskakusa, Poskok, Povrateno, Po Zelanoj Trati, Rampi Karşılama, Romanian Medley, Rezianka I, Rŭčenica na Srijata, Sârba pe Bătaie, Sedi Donka, Serbian Medley #1, Serbian Medley #3, Šestorka, Šetnja, Sitno Šopsko Horo, Skudrinka, Slavjanka, Slavonsko Kolo, Slovenian Waltz, Sokačko Kolo, Sroteš, Srpkinja Kolo, Stamping Sârba, Staro Sito, Sukačica, Sukačko Kolo, Svadbeni Rejc, Syrtos Silvirianos, Ţărăncuţa, Trite Pâti, Tsamiko, Turning Hora, Žabarka, and Zetsko Kolo.