Dick Oakes


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Dick Oakes



Oakes Coat of Arms Dick Oakes grew up in Washington state, where he excelled in trampoline and diving. Dick folk danced a few times at the International Folk Dancers of Richland, his hometown, but it wasn't until several years later, while in the U.S. Navy stationed in San Diego, California, that he really got "hooked." He danced in San Diego at Cabrillo Folk Dancers with Vivian Woll and at the San Diego Folk Dancers, learning styles and teaching techniques from Louis & Nancy Denov, and did his first performing there with John Hancock's Dolina Cigany and Vyts Beliajus' Viltis Dancers.

He received a scholarship to the Santa Barbara Folk Dance Conference. Later that year, he was asked to teach a Federation Workshop in Long Beach, which was the beginning of his folk dance teaching "career." He has also received the Elizabeth Sanders Scholarship, the Gandy Dancers Scholarship, Research and Standardization Committee Scholarship, and the Westwood Co-op Scholarship. He went on to teach Federation Institutes in Long Beach, San Diego, Garden Grove, and Los Angeles.

Following his honorable discharge from the Navy, he moved to Los Angeles, then the major center of folk dancing in the Southland, to join the Gandy Dancers and where he married and fathered a daughter.

Dick taught at many folk dance coffee houses in both Northern and Southern California, such as

[ Dick Oakes teaching at the Intersection in 1970 ]

Dick and Vilma Matchette contributed to a show titled "A Decade in Retrospect" for The UCLA Museum of Cultural History in Los Angeles at the Frederick S. Wright Art Gallery, where works from Asia, Europe, The Near East, Africa, North and South America, and Indonesia and Oceania were drawn mostly from museum collections.

Some of the many instructors from whom Dick has learned dances are

  • Frances Ajoian
  • Don Allen
  • George and Irina Arabagi
  • Don Armstrong
  • Pece Atanasovski
  • Ed Austin
  • Schlomo Bachar
  • Roberto Bagnoli
  • Glen Bannerman
  • Vyts Beliajus
  • René Besné
  • Louise Bilman
  • Sunni Bloland
  • František Bonuš
  • Jitka Bonušova
  • Dennis Boxell
  • Iliana Bozhanova
  • Tom Bozigian
  • Vonnie Brown
  • Billy Burke
  • Chang Ching-shan
  • Hazel Chung
  • Eugene Ciejka
  • Gary Coyne
  • Dick Crum
  • Andor Czompo
  • Dani Dassa
  • Alexandru David
  • Mihai David
  • Ciga Despotović
  • Sonia Dion
  • Jimmy Drury
  • Nelda Drury
  • Jerry Duke
  • Elsie Dunin
  • Gretel Dunsing
  • Richard Duree
  • Ada Dziewanowska
  • Jaś Dziewanowski
  • Peter Eccles
  • Ya'akov Eden
  • Gordon Engler
  • Fred and Mary Enholm
  • Moshe Eskayo
  • Robin Evanchuk
  • Vincent Evanchuk
  • Fay Feree
  • John Filcich
  • Christian and Sonia Florescu
  • Joan Friedberg
  • Ghanima Gaditana
  • Bora Gajicki
  • Ned and Marion Gault
  • Morry and Nancy Gelman
  • Merilyn Gentry
  • Michael Ginsburg
  • Barry Glass
  • Ed and Carol Goller
  • Jim Graham
  • Joe Graziosi
  • Madelynne Greene
  • Moshiko Halevy
  • John Hancock
  • Alma Hawkins
  • Germain and Louise Hébert
  • Jerry Helt
  • Graham Hempel
  • David Henry
  • Mary Ann Herman
  • Shalom Hermon
  • Nicholaas Hilferink
  • Rickey Holden
  • Ron Houston
  • Thea Huijgen
  • Dale Hyde
  • Stan Isaacs
  • Anthony Ivancich
  • Daniela Ivanova-Vayan
  • Per and Margareta Jennische
  • Željko Jergan
  • Bruce Johnson
  • Nick Jordanoff
  • Anatol Joukowsky
  • Gurit Kadman
  • Cavit Karagöz
  • Athan Karras
  • Chris Kermiet
  • Paul and Pauline Kermiet
  • Ercüment Kılıç
  • Martin Koenig
  • Atanas Kolarovski
  • Steve Kotansky
  • Ed Kremers
  • Jaap Leegwater
  • Monique Legaré
  • Bob Leibman
  • Lisa Lekis
  • Roo Lester
  • Morley Leyton
  • Jerry Joris Lindsay
  • Dean Linscott
  • James Lomath
  • Sanna Longden
  • Laris Lucaci
  • Ahmet Lüleci
  • Paula Luv
  • Kálmán Magyar
  • Vicki Maheu
  • Miraslav "Bata" Marčetić
  • Tom Masterson
  • Vilma Matchette
  • Joe Miller
  • Carolyn Mitchill
  • Yves Moreau
  • Marcus Holt Moskoff
  • Sonny Newman
  • Sean and Una O'Farrell
  • Lee Otterholt
  • Margalit Oved
  • Bora Özkök
  • David Paletz
  • Csaba Pálfi
  • John Pappas
  • Rene'e Park
  • Bernardo T. Pedere
  • Ted Petrides
  • Albert Pill
  • Bill Pillich
  • Eugenia Popescu-Judetz
  • Richard Powers
  • Emilio Pulido
  • Mikki Revenaugh
  • Dave Rosenberg
  • Nikos Savvidis
  • Jim Schlesinger
  • Anthony Shay
  • Paul Sheldon
  • Diki Shields
  • Katina Shields
  • David Shochat
  • John Skow
  • Dave and Fran Slater
  • C. Stewart Smith
  • Alison Snow
  • Ingvar Sodal
  • John Sofios
  • Ted Sofios
  • Nena Šokčić
  • Rivka Sturman
  • Chris Tasulis
  • Bonnie (B.J.) Thomas
  • John Tiffany
  • Tibor Toghia
  • George Tomov
  • Gordon Tracie
  • Donna Tripp
  • Rudy Ulibarrí
  • Elizabeth Ullrich
  • Richard Unciano
  • Theodor and Lia Vasilescu
  • Millie von Konsky
  • Rubi Vučeta
  • Larry Weiner
  • Alex Wilson
  • Ron Wixman
  • Lucy Wnuk
  • Vivian Woll
  • Israel Yakovee

He taught a dance conference in Seattle, Washington, at Camp Long called the "Summer Dance Camp" (July 26-31, 1971), teaching along with Sonny Newman, who directed the camp, and Joan Englander.

Along with his friend Alex Wilson, Dick put on two Floating Kolo Party sessions in Boulder, Colorado in 1972 and 1973.

Dick Oakes, Myrtle Hoppe, and Vyts Beliajus, VILTIS Party 22 Oct 1977 Dick Oakes Dick completed two national / international teaching tours in 1976 and 1977 through Instructours, which was coordinated by Diki Shields. Dick's unique teaching style, humorous presentation, ability to accurately convey not only the steps but, more importantly, the style of many varied nationalities, and feeling for the learning process, make him a much sought after teacher for camps, workshops, institutes, seminars, and conferences.

The sound movies and stereo slides he took in Bulgaria, Romania, and Yugoslavia are an entertaining source of folkloric research material – especially those of the Koprivštica Festival during Bulgaria's 1300th anniversary and Romania's Tismana Festival. Dick's dance notes, maps of various countries, folk dance songs, pronunciation guides, and teaching resources also are helpful tools.

As one of this country's fine folk dance performers, Dick has been seen on television in California, Colorado, and Oklahoma – at times directing his own groups for these shows. Dick appeared as a Greek dancer in the Hollywood film for television "Star Maker." He was a member of Anthony Shay's Village Dancers and later a performer with Shay's famed AMAN Folk Ensemble, performing in Croatian, Bulgarian, and Romanian suites.

His list of performing credits includes such groups as

Some of the videos of Dick are below:

VIDEO: Reit im Winkl Schuhplattler

Dick Oakes and Lynn Callahan, G.T.E.V. D'Isartaler

VIDEO: Highlife

Dick Oakes, Lighted Lantern Camp, Golden, Colorado

VIDEO: 70th Birthday Party

Dick Oakes, Anaheim, California (YouTube)

He also has choreographed suites for the Hungarian performing group Betyárok and the Gandy Dancers.

[ International Folk Dancing USA ] His other activities and accomplishments are numerous. Active in a leadership role, Dick has held office in several folk dance groups, such as Treasurer of Dolina Cigany, Vice President of Westwood Co-op, and Treasurer of the Gandy Dancers, as well as in the Folk Dance Federation of California (South) as President, Director of Extension, Director of Membership, Parliamentarian, and chairperson of several committees, including Costume, Directory, Finance, Nominating, Special Publications, and Standard Operating Procedures. He was active on the Santa Barbara Folk Dance Conference, San Diego State University Folk Dance Conference, and Idylllwild Folk Dance Camp committees, the Beginner Class Committee, the Beginner Festival Committee, the Costume Committee, and the Research and Standardization Committee of the Federation. With Paul Pritchard, Dick was the first co-editor of Folk Dance Scene Southern California's folk dance news magazine and was a staff artist for the Viltis Folklore Magazine (he designed a cover page header, some other graphics, and the cover of Vyts Beliajus' Ave Maria titled "Sveika Marija). He also edited the California Folk Dance Directory and the Rocky Mountain Folk Dance Directory. He wrote the chapter on Yugoslavian Folk Dancing in the book from Doubleday, International Folk Dancing U.S.A., compiled by Betty Casey.

Greek Orthodox Church, Western Dioces Annual Youth Folk Dance Festival Dick organized several folk dance functions and was co-director, with Diki Shields, of the successful Holiday Camp folk dance conference in the San Bernardino mountains of Southern California. (In 1984, Dick and Diki also collaborated by producing the Holiday Weekend of folk dancing in Idyllwild, California.) In addition, he served on judging committees for the Greek Orthodox Youth Folk Dance Festival for the Western Diocese of the Greek Orthodox Church of America. Dick was also elected to the position of Membership Chairman of the Colorado Folk Arts Council, serving with Vyts Beliajus, was on the Advisory Board of the California Traditional Music Society (CTMS), and the advisory board of the AMAN Folk Ensemble. Dick was a contributor to the UCLA Museum of Ethnic Arts Gallery Showing of "The Balkans, Costume and Folk Art." He also was director of the Simi Valley Folk Dancers (Simi Valley, California), the Fort Collins Folk Dancers (Fort Collins, Colorado), and co-directed the Hungarian Ídiom Dancers with Sandy Wodicka.

Dick has taught at many venues, among them

Some of the Southern California folk dance clubs at which Dick taught are

He has taught in nearly 100 cities in the United States and Canada and taught Balkan dances to hundreds of Chinese folk dancers in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Kowloon China. Among these cities are


  • Phoenix
  • Tucson


  • Anaheim
  • Berkeley
  • China Lake
  • Claremont
  • Conejo Valley
  • Crestline
  • Hollywood
  • Irvine
  • Laguna Beach
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Malibu
  • Oak Glen
  • Oakland
  • Ojai
  • Palo Alto
  • Palm Springs
  • Palos Verdes
  • Pasadena
  • Reseda
  • Ridgecrest
  • Riverside
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • San Luis Obispo
  • San Pedro
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Maria
  • Santa Monica
  • South Bay
  • Stockton
  • Ventura
  • West Los Angeles
  • Yucaipa


  • Boulder
  • Denver
  • Durango
  • Fort Collins
  • Golden
  • Pueblo


  • Miami


  • Honolulu


  • Evansville


  • Des Moines


  • Kansas City
  • Lawrence


  • Baton Rouge


  • Boston


  • Baltimore
  • Columbia


  • Detroit


  • Kansas City


  • Paramus


  • Albuquerque
  • Los Alamos
  • Montezuma


  • Binghamton
  • Buffalo
  • Manhattan
  • New York City
  • Queens


  • Akron
  • Cleveland
  • Columbus
  • Dayton


  • Lawrence
  • Tulsa


  • Corvallis
  • Eugene
  • Portland


  • Nashville


  • Arlington
  • Austin
  • Comfort
  • Dallas
  • El Campo
  • Houston
  • Kernville
  • Midlothian
  • San Antonio
  • Waco


  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh


  • Salt Lake City


  • Harrisonburg
  • Virginia Beach


  • Richland
  • Seattle
  • Tacoma


  • Wheeling


  • Laramie


  • Edmonton


  • Kitchener
  • Ottawa
  • Toronto


  • Kaoshiung
  • Taichung
  • Taipei


  • Hong Kong
  • Kowloon
Dick Oakes, 2002

Dick holds two awards, 2014 Traveling with his wife, Carol, Dick also taught folk dances on one of Rae Tauber's OPA! Folklore Tours through Bulgaria, Romania, and Yugoslavia, and on one of Mel Mann's Dance on the Water cruises to Alaska. Dick and Carol moved from Southern California to Colorado's front range.

In 2008, Dick donated hundreds of his folk dance records and most of his folk dance notes and books to the Society of Folk Dance Historians in Austin, Texas, run by Ron Houston.

Dick received the National Folk Dance Organization U.S.A. "Preserving Our Heritage Award" for a lifetime of achievement in folk dance and folk arts, and also the San Antonio Folk Dance Festival "National Dance Award" in recognition of contributions to folk dancing in Texas and in the United States, both in 2014. Also, in 2014, he taught a "Dances for All Ages" class at the Stockton Folk Dance Camp.

In 2017, Marshall Cates, outgoing president of the Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc., presented Dick with a Service Award "in appreciation of decades of dedication and service."

Dick dropped out of the teaching and dancing scene in the late 1980s after his left knee gave out. He had surgery to replace his left and right knees and resumed teaching again until January of 2019, at which time he hung up his teaching opanci because of severe osteoarthritis in both feet.

Among Dick's publications and articles are:

Dances that Dick has taught at camps, workshops, seminars, institutes, and conferences include Dick Oakes, October 11, 2013

16-Count Tsamikos, A Ja Zo Šariša, Ais Giorgis, Alunelul ca la Sadova, Alunelul de la Cerna, Ampuieţii, Appalachian Big Circle Clog, Apat-Apat, Arkan, Bakmes från Transtrand, Baltă II, Băltăreasca, Bashana Haba'a, Bat Tsurim, Bătrîneasca din Vicov, Bătută, Bavno Oro, Bela Rada, Biserka-Bojarka, Brâul lui Ioşca, Brâul lui Zbîrcea, Brâul Oltenesc, Brâul pe Opt, Brâul Românesc, Bre Devojče, Bučimiš, Ca la Uşa Cortului, Čačak, Čarlama, Čerešna, Čerešničky, Čérni Potök, Chindia, Ciganski Orijent, Cimpoi, Ciocârlanul, Cioful de la Vatra Dornei, Cîrligul, Ciuleandra, Cotton-Eyed Joe, Čukaričko Kokonješte, Dabke Ba'albakia, Dajčovo Horo, Davoljike Dajke, Denjovo Horo, Der Schlederer, Divčibarsko Kolo, Dobrudjanska Pandela, Dobrudjanska Rŭka, Dorčolka Kolo, Doudlebská Polka, Dramskoto Horo, Drmeš iz Zdenčine, Dunda Kolo, Dura, Džingurica, El Ginat Egoz, Ententanz, Familijevalsen, Fatiše Kolo, Dick Oakes, 2014 Fjäskern, Floricica Oltenească, Gammalhambo, Gammalpolska, Gammalschottis, Gjuševska Râčenica, Glamoć, Ha'eer Beafor, Hambopolska, Hasapiko, Hasaposerviko, Highlife, Hora Boerească, Hora de la Însurăţei, Hora de la Medgidia, Hora din Goicesti, Hora Fetelor, Hora Olteneasca, Hora Ploii, Hora Spoitorilor, Învârtita din Luna Turda, Iţele, Jianul, Joc de Leagăne, Joshua, Jovinata, Kačerac, Kalamatianos, Kalendara, Karsilamas, Katerena, Katia, Kiša Pada, Kjustendilska Râčenica, Kokonješte, Kopačka, Kostursko Oro, Kriči Kriči Tiček I, Krumovo Horo, Kūbilas, La Bastringue, Lach Yerushalayim, Lesnoto Oro, Ličko Kolo, Lipa ma Marýca, Makazice, Makedonikos Horos, Malo Kolo, Maloj Mome, Maričensko Pravo Horo, Mayim, Milanovo Kolo, Misirlou, Miteritsa, Mureşanca, NAMA Drmeš Medley, Našlys, Neda Grivne, Niška Banja, Noriu Miego, Novozagorsko Horo, Oee Naze, Oh Johnny!, Oláhos, Orlovskaya, Ovčepolsko Oro, Păhărelul, Pajduška, Palóc Csárdás II, Pandalaš, Pasarelska, Pentozali (Two-Figure), Pentozali (Six-Figure), Pidichtos Tsamikos, Pinosavka, Pinosavka II, Piperana, Plovdivska Râčenica, Pokupski Plesovi, Politiko Syrto, Polka Wengierka, Pongauer Waltzer, Pookie, Pop Goes the Weasel, Posavski Drmeš I, Pravo Horo, Prekid Kolo, Preplet, Prorupta, Râčenica, Radomirsko Horo, Reit im Winkl Schuhplattler, Roata din Bihor, Robin Ddiog, Rokoko Kolo, Rørospols, Rustemul, Sandansko Horo, Sarajevka, Sârba pe Bătaie, Sârba pe Loc, Savila se Bela Loza, Sedi Donka, Šestorka iz Bela Palanka, Šetnja, Sev Acherov Aghcheek, Šilovačko, Sitna Zborenka, Skudrinka, Skuizkâ Râčenica, Slängpolska från Skåne, Slavjanka, Snoa, Sojanca, Šokuc, Sønderhoning, Šopsko Horo, Srbijanka, Staro Planinsko, Staro Ratarsko, Strandžansko Horo, Strumička Petorka, Sukačica, Suktinis, Svrljiški Čačak, Syrtaki, Syrtos, Széki-Lassú, Szökkenós, Talima, Ţărăncuţa, Ţărînă de la Abrud, Teško Oro, Tetovsko Oro, Texas Star, Tin Tin, Tokyo Dontaku, To Ting, Trŭgnala Rumjana, Trakijska Râčenica, Trava Trava, Trei Păzeşte din Bîrca, Tresenica, Trite Pâti, Trojanac, Tsamikos, U Šest Koraka, Vari Hasapiko, Vėdaras, Vetter Michel, Virginia Reel, Vlaško Oro, Vossarull, Vranjanka, Vranjsko Kolo, Vrni se Vrni, Western Trio Mixer, Wrth Fynd Hefo Deio i Dydyn, Yehoshua, Žabarka, Zaječarka, Zajko Kokorajko, Zdroboleanca, Zeybekiko, Žiogelis, Zizaj Nane, Zonaradikos, and 22 Zwiefachers.


Oakes at AMAN 50 2013

Dick Oakes
October 10, 2013

Oakes at Laguna Folk Dancers 2014

Dick teaching
Laguna Folk Dancers
October 9, 2014

Oakes at Stockton 2014

Stockton FD Camp
July 20-27, 2014

  Oakes at Stockton 2014

Stockton FD Camp
July 20-27, 2014

Oakes at Stockton 2014

Stockton FD Camp
July 20-27, 2014

  Oakes at Stockton 2014

Stockton FD Camp
July 20-27, 2014

Sheldon, North, Oakes at AMAN 100 Reunion 2014

Paul Sheldon, Susie North, Dick Oakes
AMAN 100 Reunion
November 8, 2014

Oakes at AMAN 100 Reunion 2014

AMAN 100 Reunion
November 8, 2014

  Oakes at AMAN 100 Reunion 2014

AMAN 100 Reunion
November 8, 2014

Oakes at AMAN 100 Reunion 2014

AMAN 100 Reunion
November 8, 2014

  Oakes at AMAN 100 Reunion 2014

AMAN 100 Reunion
November 8, 2014

North-South 2015

North-South Teachers' Seminar
October 9-11, 2015

ADVERTISING AND FLYERS (Many are Dick's artwork)


May 25, 1970

Congenial Feet

Floating Kolo Party
January 13, 1972

  Congenial Feet

Congenial Feet
April 15, 1972

  Ft. Collins Folk Dancers

Fort Collins Folk Dancers

Congenial Feet

Floating Kolo Party
March 24, 1973

  Viltis 32, May 19, 1973

Viltis 32
May 19, 1973

  Viltis 32, May 19, 1973

Lighted Lantern
July 8, 1973

Valley Youth

Valley Youth

Ventura County

Lighted Lantern

  Ventura County

Advertising in Folk Dance Scene

  Claremont Dance Festival

Claremont Dance Festival


April 1976


Super Party
April 4, 1976

  Chula Vista

UC Irvine
April 14, 1976


June 11-12, 1976

Instructours Flyer 1976

Instructours Flyer

  Hawaii 1976

San Diego After Party

  Hawaii 1976


U of U

University of Utah
February 23, 1977


Totem FD Festival
March 11, 1977

  Fort Collins

Fort Collins
June 11, 1977


October 7, 1977

  Viltis 36

Viltis 36
October 22, 1977

  Houston 1977

November 5, 1977

  Kansas City

Kansas City
November 9, 1977

  Kansas City

Holiday Camp
December 26, 1977

Lighted Lantern

Lighted Lantern
June 18, 1978

  Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge
October 27, 1978

  Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge
October 28, 1978

Houston 1978


  Houston 1978



April 1, 1979


November 3, 1979

  Houston 1979


Oakes at Zorbas

April 1970


April 19, 1980

  Balkan Picnic

Balkan Picnic
August 17, 1980

  Oakes in Hawaii 1980



March 20, 1981


Ontario Folk Dance Camp

  Opa Tours

Opa Tours
August 2 to 25, 1981

IFDC Catalina

IFDC Catalina
April 17, 1981

  IFDC Catalina

IFDC Catalina
April 17, 1981

  IFDC Catalina

IFDC Catalina
April 17, 1981

  IFDC Catalina

IFDC Catalina
April 17, 1981

Oakes in Catalina

April 17 to 19, 1981

  Oakes at Yakovee workshops

February 26, 1982



  Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City

  International Rendezvous

International Rendezvous
June 19, 1982

Shopper Personality

Shopper Personality
April 14, 1983

  3rd San Buenaventura Folk Dance Festival, July 23, 1983

San Buenaventura
July 23, 1983

  3rd San Buenaventura Folk Dance Festival, July 23, 1983

Folk Dance Cruise
December 26 to 30, 1983

Ventura County

Ventura County

  Ventura County

Ventura County


August 2, 1985

  New Mexico August Camp 1985

New Mexico August Camp
August 8, 1985


Teacher Training
October 5, 1985

  Oakes at Idyllwild

December 1985

Oakes at AMAN

January 3, 1986

  Oakes at Idyllwild

May 10, 1986


June 20 to 27, 1986

  Oakes at Idyllwild

June 20 to 27, 1986

  Oakes at Hess Kramer

Hess Kramer
October 24, 1986

Camp Hess Kramer

AMAN Orchestra
January 3, 1987

  Idyllwild June 19-26, 1987

June 19 to 26, 1987

  Five Cities

Five Cities
July 18, 1987

Camp Hess Kramer

Camp Hess Kramer
October 9 to 11, 1987

  Veselo Selo

Veselo Selo
November 7, 1987

Summer Solstice January 3, 1988

Summer Solstice Residency Camp
January 3, 1988

Oakes in Folk Dance Scene

Folk Dance Scene
January 1988

  Oakes at Ojai

April 8-10, 1988

Summer Solstice Festival 06/17/88

Summer Solstice Festival
June 17 to 19, 1988

  Dance on the Water

Dance Water
August, 1988

  Dance on the Water

Dance on Water
August 14 to 28, 1988

Aman Institute

AMAN Institute
March 4, 1989

  Oakes at AMAN

March 4, 1989

Return of the Phoenix

Return of the Phoenix
June 7, 1992

  Teacher Training - Oakes and Duree - March 20 and 21, 2004

Teacher Training
March 20 & 21, 2004

  The Intersection Reunion 6/24/2006

Intersection Reunion
June 24, 2006

Balkan Birthday Bash

Balkan Birthday Bash
November 28, 2009

  Balkan Birthday Bash

Balkan Birthday Bash
March 27, 2010

  Balkan Birthday Bash

Balkan Birthday Bash
March 28, 2010

  Balkan Birthday Bash

Balkan Birthday Bash
March 28, 2010

Richland Festival

Richland Festival
October 3-4, 2014

  Balkan Birthday Bash

Balkan Birthday Bash
November 29, 2014

Nashville Autumn Leaves

Nashville: Autumn Leaves
November 6-8, 2015

  Ethnic Express

Ethnic Express
May 11, 14, & 18, 2016

SYLLABI COVERS (These are Dick's artwork)

Oakes 1977 U.S.-Canada Tour Syllabus Cover

U.S.-Canada Tour

  Oakes 1977 U.S.-Canada Tour Syllabus Contents

U.S.-Canada Tour (Contents)

Oakes at Narodni 1982

January 21, 28 & March 25, 1982

  Oakes in Phoenix 1987

November 14, 1987

  Oakes at NFO Conference 2009

April 16 to 19, 2009

Birthday Bash flyer

Birthday Bash
November 28, 2009

  Birthday Bash Syllabus

Birthday Bash
March 27, 2010

  Oakes in Tulsa 2010

May 14 to 16, 2010

  Oakes at Rudy Ulibarri's memorial party

Ulibarri Memorial Party
April 4, 2012

Oakes at Stockton, 2014

Stockton, CA
July 26 to August 2, 2015

  Veselo Selo flyer, October 19, 2013

Veselo Selo
October 19, 2013

  Oakes at Boulder International Folk Dancers

Boulder IFD
August 8-15, 2014

  Oakes at AMAN 100 Reunion

AMAN 100 Reunion
November 8, 2014

Oakes at Richland, WA, October 3, 2014

Richland, WA
October 3, 2014

  Oakes at Laguna Folkdancers

Laguna Folkdancers
November 9, 2014

  Oakes at Wednesday Night Folk Dancing November 12, 2014

Wednesday Night FD
November 12, 2014

  Oakes at Wednesday Night Folk Dancing November 12, 2014

Wednesday Night FD
November 12, 2014

Oakes at Evansville, IN

February 18, 2015

  Oakes at Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, OH
February 20, 2015

  Oakes at Dayton, Ohio

Dayton, OH
February 26, 2015

  Oakes at Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, OH
February 27, 2015

Oakes at Snowy Range Laramie Wyoming

Larmie, WY
July 14, 2015

  Oakes at Nashville Autumn Leaves

Nashville Autumn Leaves
November 6, 2015

FOLK DANCE CAFE FLYERS AND ADVERTISING (Most of these are Dick's artwork)

Gypsy Camp

Gypsy Camp



Cafe Ami

Cafe Ămi

  Cafe Danssa

Cafe Danssa

The Intersection

The Intersection

  The Intersection

The Intersection

  The Intersection

The Intersection

The Intersection

The Intersection

  The Intersection

The Intersection

  The Intersection

The Intersection

The Intersection

The Intersection

  The Intersection

The Intersection

Veselo Selo

Veselo Selo

  Veselo Selo

Veselo Selo












Folk Dance Scene Cover, November 2002

Scene, November 2002
An Intersection Flyer

  Folk Dance Scene Cover, September 2006

Scene, September 2006
Santa Barbara, 1968

  Folk Dance Scene Cover, October 2007

Scene, October 2007
Dick Oakes, Don Green


Northwest Folkdancer August 2014

The Northwest Folkdancer
August, 2014

  Northwest Folkdancer August 2014

The Northwest Folkdancer
September, 2014