Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.
By Dick Oakes
THIS IS HISTORICAL INFORMATION ONLY
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The Summer International Folkdance Camp on Catalina was to be Mihai David's solo entry into the folk dance camping experience. Teachers were to be Alexandru David (Russian), Mihai David (Romanian), Ciga Despotović (Yugoslavian), and Nick Varvitziotis (Greek).
Mihai related that they had a weekend fest around Easter that year with about 200 people and that was too much for the small island of Catalina. The teachers were Shlomo Bachar, Alexandru David, and Mihai. As always happens, some of the bathrooms were not functioning properly (a lot of stink), and when it came to reserving the rooms for the big fest, Catalina wouldn't allocate the number of rooms, thinking that they'd do better with single travelers. So, the camp on the flyer to the right actually never happened. For that reason Mihai never attempted to do anything on Catalina again.