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Two committees for Folk Dance?

from Irena (Ukraine)

Irena’s question: Is it correct that the Folk Dance Committee and the Folk Dance Festival Commitee are separated into two different departmens: Performing Arts and Traditional Dances?

Bill’s answer: Yes, this is correct, we have two separate committees.
The Folk Dance Festival Committee, headed by Stuart Saunders, is part of the Traditional Dance Department. Whereas the Folk Dance Committee, under the direction of Peter Szanto, is part of the Performing Arts Department. The difference is, Folk Dance Festival is not a competition, just a festival, and Folk Dance is a competitive discipline.