Welcome to our site!
On this site, you can find information about
some of the organizations and businesses that Steve Gruverman and
Marie Wendt are involved with.
Information about Marie's programs of folk dancing from around
the world can be found on the International
For international folk dancing in the southern Maine, check out this blog.
For more on some of Steve's musical activities check out
these links to bands he plays in:
Tomatoes (International Folk Dance)
Bay Tummlers (Klezmer)
What's a "lesnoto", anyway?
I've been told it means "the simple one"
in Macedonian and it refers to a relaxed line dance from the Balkans
that's usually done to music in a lilting 7/8 meter. There are many
beautiful lesnoto melodies and we usually choose one to end our
You can find a little more information and a description
of the dance steps here.
to hear an example, "Kostursko", as played by the Flying Tomatoes.
(You can order the CD, "Rags to Racenicas" from the Folk Art Center
of New England's
"Little Shop of Horas").