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  • 55 References 53 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning French, Spanish, Yiddish
  • 80, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • folk dance teacher, dance gypsy, textile freak
  • MA in Dance Education - and lots of good, patient teachers
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


accomplishing the things which are still waiting


READ CAREFULLY before asking me to host you, please!!!!
and, if we invite you to stay with us, do let us know whether you have dietary restrictions
we absolutely must have your request for overnight hospitality TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE! Only after our confirmation can we exchange details.
VERY IMPORTANT: you must reconfirm two days before your intended arrival, otherwise our invitation is cancelled. No-shows do not belong into hospex organizations!
No One-nighters are welcome!
We have a guestroom which will accommodate TWO folks who are willing to share the double bed.
And please note: we do NOT accept one nighters. That precludes getting to know each other, exchanging experiences and information. We are NOT the free hotel for x many of you starting tonight or tomorrow either! And if you are accompanied by another person, we need to see her/his profile on either CS or HC or BW as well. We don't want to host nameless strangers...
We don't host folks who have to leave before 7 am.


equally influenced by Quaker principles and judeo-christian ethics

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


facilitating travel for others and myself, learning as much about people as possible


through CS as well as HC and BW, and on an informal basis within the world-wide community of dancers......


almost anything folk: dance, music, crafts, stories; gardening, hiking

  • dancing
  • folk dancing
  • ethics
  • cooking
  • crafts
  • gardening
  • traveling
  • knitting
  • music
  • hiking

Music, Movies, and Books

all-time favorites are American in Paris, Lovers of Teruel
classics and ethnic music
Gawd, don't get me started on books.....

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

More than one.......
1) hiked the entire Appalachian Trail in one season 1984
2) spent half a year on Tristan da Cunha, South
Atlantic, the most remote island ever, 2000-2001
3) over the years, I have taught folk dancing to more
than 5,000 people during my travels

Teach, Learn, Share

I know more dances from all over the world than you can shake a fist at - and LOVE to share the joy. Much of my traveling has been dance-teaching related.
As a forever-student of textiles I can teach many textile crafts - beyond knitting, crocheting, sewing, embroidering etc.
I'm an organic gardener...

What I Can Share with Hosts

stories from my travels, cook an interesting meal, share a craft or a song - or plant a hedge (as I did with my most recent hosts in B)

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Panama, Poland, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, United States

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