2016 Fall International Weekend with Miroslav Bata Marčetić

International Folkdancers dancing a circle dance

Join Tapestry Folk Dancers for the 2016 Fall International Weekend, September 30-October 2 with Miroslav Bata Marčetić

Each fall, Tapestry brings a guest master teacher to the Twin Cities for a full weekend of dance workshops, live music and cultural talks. The Fall International Weekend typically focuses on dance from a single country and attracts dancers from across the nation. Everyone is welcome, but experience with International folkdance is highly encouraged.

About Miroslav Bata Marčetić

Miroslav Bata Marčetić, formerly a leading performer, soloist and choreographer for more than 17 years with the Serbian National Folk Ensemble “Kolo” in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro.

Bata has taught workshops on Serbian and Eastern European dance in the former Yugoslavia, Japan, Israel, Canada and the United States. Since moving to Toronto, Canada (his current home), Bata has worked with both the international and the Serbian folk dance communities. In 2004, he established his own school of dance, the “Academy of Serbian Folk Dancing.” The school includes more than 300 dancer of all ages. Bata has devoted his entire professional career to the preservation and perpetuation of folklore and dance.

About the Band

Orkestar Sloboda is based in the Serbian community of Milwaukee, WI and has been entertaining dancers in the Midwest for over 20 years. They have a wide repertoire of Serbian and international songs that are both exciting and soulful. Help us welcome the band on their first visit to Tapestry Folkdance Center.


Friday, Sept 30

Registration/Check-in: 7 – 7:30 pm
Workshop Session 1: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Request International Dance: 9:30 to 11:30 pm, included with workshop 1

Saturday, October 1

Registration/Check-in on Saturday: 9:30 – 10 am
Workshop Session II: 10 am to noon
Potluck lunch and culture talk: noon to 2 pm
Workshop Session III: 2 – 4 pm
Dance Party with Live Music by Orkestar Sloboda: 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Sunday, October 2

Brunch: 10 – 11 am (open to all)
Workshop Session IV (reviews): 11 am to 2 pm

How to register

Register at the door or print and fill out this registration flier and mail it to:

Tapestry Folkdance Center
3748 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406

There are also brochures available in the Tapestry Lobby.

Contact the Tapestry office about volunteer opportunities. Some workshop scholarships available for some duties – Tapestry passes for others.


If you would like an accommodation for a disability, please contact the office by the beginning of October.

No free passes will be accepted. No video recording permitted during teaching- reviews only.

Hope to see you there at this Special Tapestry International Event!

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