Cost Mesa, California
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Richard Duree is a nationally recognized dance ethnologist and historian with over 45 years of experience in dance as performer, choreographer, researcher, writer, producer and teacher. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Dance Ethnology and was an Adjunct Associate Professor of Dance with Coast Community College in Orange County for 15 years. His professional dance company, Dunaj International Folk Ensemble, with a wide repertoire of dance from Europe and the United States, has performed throughout California for over 25 years and even toured Hungary and Croatia. With his wife and dance partner, Ruth Levin, they have taught at the Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival, Orange County RagFest, Sedalia Ragtime Festival, and now return for the fourth time to teach at the West Coast Ragtime Festival. They specialize in couple dance technique, including leading, following and improvisation. They will be teaching beginning and intermediate level Tango and Waltz.