Genci Kastrati/ Lee Otterholt Workshop


April 14 – April 16, 2023


Sunalta Community Hall 1627 10 Ave SW, Calgary

Registration Form:

Billet Requested?

Additional Info:

  • Early bird: Before March 1, 2023  –  $180 /   On or After March 1, 2023  –  $200
  • Saturday night catered dinner (Albanian) – $30
  • Payment options:
    • Through Paypal on our website
    • E-transfer:
    • Cheques made out to:
      • Calgary Folkdance Fridays,
        c/o Lynn Welling Empey
        18 Edgeburn Place NW
        Calgary T3A 4H7
  • Friday April 14 only – $25 (cash only, at the door)
  • Saturday April 15 Evening only – $10 (cash only, at the door)

*Note venue change: on Sunday, we will be dancing at Scarboro Community Hall: 1737 14 Ave SW, Calgary


Full Workshop

Times:Friday April 14: 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Doors open at 7 p.m.
Saturday April 15: day 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., evening 7:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday April 16: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Venue:Sunalta Community Hall 1627 10 Ave SW, Calgary

Genci Kastrati (Albania)

Genci Kastrati finished his studies at the Academy of Fine arts in historical dancing, the Albanian equivalent of folklore dancing. By that time, he was already a solo dancer at the National Ensemble, but also became choreographer for the ensemble and presented his first complete concert in 2008. Apart from this job, Genci is also teacher at the Art Academy, the Academy of Sports and member of the scientific council of the National Centre for Non-material Culture. Since 2010, Genci has been teaching at workshops in Germany, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.

Lee Otterholt (U.S.)

Lee Otterholt, born in the US of Norwegian-American parents. In Norway he founded and led the Center for International Folk Dance in Oslo, Norway.  He was a professor of folkloristic dance at the Norwegian National College of Ballet and at the University College of Oslo.  He was responsible for the establishment of 4 still-active folk dance clubs and 3 performing groups in Norway. The last 20 years Lee Otterholt has been active on the international scene, teaching international folk dance (“Balkan and Beyond”) at festivals, workshops and camps in Europe, the US and Asia. He founded and led the international folk dance performing group “SYRTAKI”. In 2015 he received the National Dance Award, presented at the San Antonio Folk Dance Festival.