Steve and Susan Kotansky from USA will be teaching dances of the southern Balkans (Albanian, Macedonian and Roma, Bulgarian and Greek). Steve is a much sought-after teacher, known for his joyous and unique teaching style and his wonderful enthusiasm. He is widely recognised for his extensive knowledge of cultures and styles of dances from Eastern Europe which he has researched and taught throughout his lifetime. He has a huge repertoire and you will probably have already enjoyed dancing some of the gems that were introduced by him, such as Moj Mare Moj Marine and Valle e Dhardes.
Vincent Parodi is a much loved Israeli folk dance specialist from France who is always in high demand. He has been teaching Israeli dancing for more than 25 years and is attracted by the diversity of its music and its origins. This is his third time teaching at Rivieradance. Some of the ideas that have become part of the Rivieradance programme were inspired by him.