Bill and Louise Lidicker

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Czech, Russian, international

Louise and Bill Lidicker

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Bill and Louise Lidicker have been involved in international folk dance as dancers, teachers, and performers for many years. Of particular note, they have been invited to teach at five institutes sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation of California, were invited for a four day teaching stint in Taipei, Taiwan; taught on an Alaskan cruise; and taught "classic" couple dances at Stockton Folk Dance Camp three times.

The Lidicker's have also taught and performed Czech dances at two local Czech festivals.

Starting in 1996, they began going to the Czech Republic (four times in all) for special training in Czech and Slovak dances.

They have had many fine teachers, but have been most influenced by Radek and Eva Rejšjeck.

Russian folk dance has also been a special interest of theirs. In the last few years, they have taught and performed Russian dance for several Russian club parties and at two Russian festivals.

Dances the Lidickers have taught include Ajd’na Livo, Ajnzerica, Alexandra Valss, Andulička, Ariciul de la Peretu, Baztan Dantza, Boerenplof, Bohemian Mazurka, Boleslav, Čerečnka, Čerešničky, Čerjana, Četvorno Horo, Cigátánc, Čumurka-Sarájčica, Dans Tiganesc, Danţ din Groşi, Divčibarsko Kolo, Dudačka Polka, Fate Tango, Goralski ze Stocktonu, Gorarçe, Hopak, Hora de la Chircani, Ijswals, Imate Li Vino, Jan Pierewiet, Kačerac, Kako Kostadine, Kak pri Balkye, Kalina, Kikapu, Kohanochka, Kojčovata, Kolo Kalendara, Korobushka, Kosjatants, Koster C'hoad, Kujawiak No. 3, Kujony, Kulsko Horo, La Salamandre, Lipa ma Marýca, Louky, Lucky, Mariana, Mazur Royale, Moldovan, Myslivacká Na Yagorya, Nino, Nochka, Opsa, Opšaj Diri, Oy Tsveyot Kalina, Pardubačka, Passu Torrau, Pilky, Polonez Royale, Po Ulitse Mostovoy, Pravo Plovdisko Horo, Raca, Sor Cesare, Šotyš from Zahorie, Spacyr Polka, Starobabska, Staro Zagorsko Horo, Szot Madziar, Trava Moya Trava, Trójak, Tsiganochka, U Rekee, Valašky Starodavny, Vdovec, Věnec, Warszawianka, and Ya da Kalinushku Lomala.