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Yves and France Moreau are internationally-recognized folk dance teachers living near Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Yves is considered one of North America's foremost exponents of Bulgarian dance and folklore.  He has travelled extensively throughout the Balkan countries since 1966 to study and collect traditional dances and music. He has also presented lectures and  workshops throughout North America, Western Europe, Asia as well as in Israel, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand. Yves has worked with several folklore organizations in Canada as a project coordinator, festival organizer, magazine editor and radio host.

France is also well-known as a specialist in French-Canadian traditional dance and step dancing and also teaches folk dances, music and games suitable for Elementary school children. She is active in the Orff Schulwerk movement and various folk arts organizations. She is the author of several books and has produced CDs used in Canadian schools.  She regularly trains educators involved with cultural activities for kids and she is part of the official Quebec Government program known as Artists in the Schools.  France has also taught a variety of international folk dances to adult groups across Canada and the USA as well as in Europe, Japan, Australia and Brazil.

Yves and France have performed and directed for 15 years the Montreal-based Folk Ensemble Les Gens de mon Pays which toured America and Europe to represent Canada at International folklore festivals. They have also led folklore tours in the Balkans and Canada.  Previous folk dance cruises have taken place in the Caribbean, the Greek Islands & Turkey, the Baltic, the Mediterranean, Italy-Croatia, and New England & Canada as well as a Transatlantic Cruise from Florida to Spain. Their vast network of contacts around the world enable them to offer whenever possible exciting personalized encouters with dancers and musicians in the various ports of call.

On our past cruises we have had the pleasure to invite as special guest teachers and folklore specialists: Roberto Bagnoli (Italy and Mediterranean Cruise, 2010 & 2015); Cristian Florescu & Sonia Dion (New England and Canada 2011, Caribbean 2013, 2014) Ahmet Lüleci (New England and Canada 2011, Željko Jergan (Italy-Croatia-Montenegro, 2013), Steve & Susan Kotansky (Transatlantic & Iberian Peninsula Cruise, 2016) and Bert Fledderus & Maaike Kapoen (Scandinavia-Russia Baltic Cruise, 2017) and Cristian Florescu & Sonia Dion (Caribbean Cruise, 2018).

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For more information e-mail us at: info@bourque-moreau.com  • April 30, 2018.