The TIFD Board is excited to announce the dance teachers for the 72nd Texas Camp: the internationally-acclaimed Tineke and Maurits van Geel and the graceful and talented Andy Taylor-Blenis.
The van Geels will teach international line and couple dances. The couple has been introducing an amazing repertoire of dances to the United States, including Armenian, Roma, and Dutch dances. Tineke van Geel received her dance training in Armenia and frequently conducts tours there. Maurits van Geel has been an international folk dance teacher since the ’70s, and was artistic director of the Het Internationaal Danstheater, a professional dance company in Amsterdam, from 1988 to 2011.
Andy Taylor-Blenis, an eclectic dancer who has taught at universities, dance companies, and festivals throughout her life, will present Mexican dances, bringing back into our repertoire the dances of Nelda Drury, a centenarian in our dance community who has taught beautiful Mexican dances across the United States.
Please make plans to join us for this exciting camp! Registration will open on August 1.