20th Anniversary SNOPA! REGISTRATION FORM (Flier text follows)
State/Prov_____ ZIP/Postal code __________________ Country________
__ Rooming with_______________________________ or: __ no roomie
__ Please DON'T publish my address/phone/email on Attendees
__ Vegetarian meals (!! Please alert us ahead of time about food
__ I would like a FREE syllabus: quantity ____
__ FULL WEEKEND: Bed, onsite @ $140 =
__ FULL WEEKEND: I/we plan to sleep off-site @ $120 =
__ SATURDAY ONLY (entire day's activities, 3 meals) @ $80 =
__ SPECIAL PKG (Sat. 4pm to close, includes dinner) @ $30 =
__ PARTY-ONLY: __ Friday ($15) __ Saturday ($10) =
Discounts (weekend = $15, Sat.-only = $10):
___ Senior (65+), ___ Child (12 & under) = ($
__ Late fee: $10/person after Feb. 1 (except Party-Only) =
__ Practice CDs @ $12 __ SNOPA History DVDs @ $15 =
T-shirts: short-sleeve cotton only (violet; see it in color at http://www.snopa.org)
Circle size(s). (NOTE: Printer deadline is Feb. 4; if you register
later, you may not get a shirt.)
New this year is a choice of Ladies' style, with scoop neck and more
tailored fit for women.
Ladies' fit, with scoop neck S M L XL 2XL 3XL @ $10 =
Unisex (our normal shirt style) S M L XL 2XL 3XL @ $10 =
***************************** TOTAL FOR WEEKEND = $_________
To register, MAIL this form, with check to SNOPA, to Terry McGibbon,
1703 Skillman Ave W, Roseville MN 55113. (NO E-MAIL REGISTRATION OR
SNOPA! 20: "The Roaring 20th!"
Annual Twin Cities, MN International Folkdance Weekend:
February 17-18-19, 2006
***What's That Sound?
...It's SNOPA! (Snowy 'Opa!') roaring into its 20th year, featuring:
* Workshops with dances, and 8 teachers, from SNOPA's past;
* Dance parties: Friday's with Orkestar Bez Ime, Saturday's with tapes
* SNOPA! rituals and history on DVD;
* AND Balkan singing, music jamming, socializing and togetherness,
winter fun, and general off-the-wall SNOPA-ness! Ajde!
***All Jazzed Up...
Eight past teachers will present exciting dances of intermediate to
advanced difficulty, all gems from past SNOPA!s. If you have some folk
dance experience and enjoy a challenge, you'll find SNOPA! rewarding!
(Updates on the teachers at http://www.snopa.org)
Friday's dance party will feature Orkestar Bez Ime, the hot Twin Cities
ethnic dance band, with Katrina Mundinger, Dee Langley, Colleen Bertsch,
and Tim Wahl (sadly, Natalie Nowytski will be AWOL). Saturday's party
will be recorded music, with impromptu live music and lots of
***Rollin' Into The Good Times...
SNOPA! is at Totino Grace Renewal Center in Fridley, MN (a near-NE
suburb of Minneapolis), a quiet retreat facility with easy winter
access. Sleeping quarters are private (twin beds) and pleasant, with
shared bathroom space. A tunnel connects to the high school's wood-floor
***FRIDAY: Let the Roar Begin!
6:30pm - Registration (building opens at 4pm) and potluck (**NOTE:
Kitchen not available; the Dining Hall has a microwave.) 8pm - Live
dance party with OBI
SATURDAY: Pearls from the Past
8:15am - Breakfast
9am - Warmups
9:15am - Dance, Dance, Dance: 8 teachers reviving 20 years of
favorites! We'll be dancing as one group this year, with each teacher
presenting a favorite dance or two from a SNOPA! past.
--Return of SNOPA: Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves --Son of SNOPA: Alien
Resurrection 12am - Lunch 1pm - Warmups 1:15pm - More Dance, Dance,
--Bride of SNOPA: Fairy Tales Do Come True --The House of SNOPA: Move
4pm - Open session
5-6pm - Group singing, Dining Hall
5:30-6:30pm - Social hour, Dining Hall
6:30pm - Dinner
7:45pm - Gala Parade to gym
8pm - Dance party and 20's/20th visions
SUNDAY: The Morning After
8:45am - Breakfast
9:45am - Warmups
10-12:30am - Reviews: Including the Kitchen Sink 12:30am - Lunch, then
Glamour, glitz, aliens, folk oddities, gaidas gadzooks!
This year's theme is: "The Roaring 20th." Use your 20's-20th vision: the
elegant 20s, flappers and pearls, boas, Scarface and Ness, create your
own dis-Guys and Dolls! Or revive a favorite costume from a past theme:
tropical SNOrkelPA, Gypsies at the Oasis, Aliens, Valentines, El Nino
Rules, Carnivale, Circus 2000: Send in the Clowns, 2001: A Folk Oddity,
Pravo the Yellow Brick Road, Once Upon a SNOPA, Little Shope of Horos,
Annie get your Gaida, or, in the words of a teenage passer-by last year,
"What is THAT?". You decide! Both everyday and ethnic clothing also
are welcome at the parties. Feel free to dream up a float or contingent
for the Parade to the Dance on Saturday (must fit through doorways and
Totino furnishes pillows, linens, blankets and towels. You might want to
* dance shoes that don't mark wood floors (soft-shoe spats?)
* shampoo, bubble bath, rubber ducky, etc.(bathtub gin not recommended)
* favorite tapes/cds for the parties
* snacks for parties; drums/instruments; drinking mug or water bottle
* alarm clock, flashlight, Junior G-Man badge
* skis/skates/winter gear/violin case
* food for Friday's informal potluck
* if you're able: extra pillows, sleeping bags for the "power napping
Children are welcome as registered participants. (Parents must supervise
their children's behavior. No youth activities are planned.)
No drugs, alcohol or smoking permitted (except for wine provided during
the Saturday Social Hour).
***And It's Still a Great Deal...
--Full registration gets you 2 nights lodging, 3 meals Saturday & 2
Sunday, workshops, social hour and both dance parties, syllabus, and
Sunday reviews. (Or, stay offsite at a discounted price.) --Saturday
Only registration gets you 3 meals, Saturday workshops, social hour and
dance party, and syllabus.
--Special Package gets you Saturday activities from 4pm till close,
including open dancing, group sing, social hour, dinner, and dance
--Party only: register for either or both dance parties.
A DVD of past SNOPA rituals, silliness, and historical photos is
available for purchase.
Ask us about work scholarship discounts!
Beds are assigned on a first-paid basis. Mail the registration form,
with check payable to SNOPA, to: Terry McGibbon, 1703 Skillman Ave W,
Roseville MN 55113.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Bed space is limited; register early!
Price goes up $10 after Feb. 1, 2006 (except for party-only)
E-mail is for inquiries only. !!! NO E-MAIL REGISTRATION OR
Visit http://www.snopa.org on the Web for info, contacts, and logo
Questions, scholarship info, registration: Terry McGibbon,
To arrange airport pickup: Jim Kiehne, 612/377-8037 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SNOPA is a nonprofit effort and is NOT a Tapestry function.
Volunteers make it run. Thanks for your help during the weekend!
Take I-694 to HWY 65/CENTRAL AVE. (a few miles E of the Mississippi
River), and go NORTH. At the traffic light (1/4 mile) BEAR RIGHT ON OLD
CENTRAL AVE., paralleling Hwy 65. From Old Central, take the NEXT RIGHT
ONTO GARDENA AVE. NE. Driving east on Gardena, you'll see Totino Grace
H.S. on your right (after Matterhorn Drive). Take a RIGHT ON ARTHUR ST.
NE (the next intersection). The FIRST RIGHT IS THE DRIVEWAY leading to
the Renewal Center.
Signs should be up. Emergency telephone is 763-572-2566 (no message
Maps to the site are on the web at http://www.snopa.org