We here at Folklife are passionate about our communities. From music, to storytelling, to dance, each of these communities and the artists that reside there provide the stuff from which our Festival is made: the songs, the stories, the dance, the movement.
Part of passion involves the knowing, and where possible, the growing, of those communities. It also involves using our ability to draw attention to issues faced by a particular community.
Today, this means drawing your attention to the Dance Tax that is affecting many in our Social Dance communities. Social Dancing accounts for a significant part of our dance programming and this issue directly affects many of the dancers you would dance alongside of at the Festival.
For more information about the Dance Tax and how it will play out today in Olympia, please go here: