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David Henry was born of Scottish ancestry. He has been folkdancing since the 1950s and has been to Greece 14 times to collect folkdances. David has presented over 200 workshops for colleges, universities, and community groups in the United States, Canada, and Europe. He is an organizer of numerous folkdance festivals and folkdance tours of Greece.
Since the 1970s, David served as proprietor, webmaster, shipping clerk, and jack-of-all-trades for "FolkThings" of San Antonio, Texas, where you could order folk items (music, books, videos, costumes, etc.); view calendars of upcoming dance events, camps, cruises, and tours; a directory that lists people, groups, organizations, and products; view classified ads; read Quo; purchase used "stuff;" and meet the eclectic staff. David has had some medical problems, which have caused him to abandon work on his website (and, subsequently to lose his "folkthings" domain name).
David has been a member of the faculty in Barnard College (Columbia University) and Queens College (City University of New York).
Dances David has taught include Andaman Palakari, Bătută, Beratis, Čerkeska, Elem V' Susato, Gaida Gidhas, Gaitanaki, Grammenochoritikos, Gruezi Wohl Frau Stirnima, Iatros, Kainourios Argos Hasapikos, Kalamatianos, Kangeli, Kastrinos, Koftos, Konitses, La Storta da Crusch, Leoto, Leventikos, Manschester, Marine, Menousis, Nestinarsko, Nizamikos, Orcha Bamidbar, Pogonisios (Sta Dhio, Latros, Koftos), Pogonisios (stage version), Sapri Tama, Sta Dhio, Sta Tria, Syrtos, Syrtos Aghias Elenis, Ta Maghia, Tfillat Hashachar, Thrakikos Horos, Tripati (Tripotis, Tachti), Tsakonikos, Tsamikos, Varys Hasapikos, Zagorisios, and Zonaradhikos.