Beverly and Irwin Barr
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Beverly Barr danced as a child and performed in amateur and semi-professional productions throughout early adulthood. She enrolled in an Israeli dance class in 1963.
About five years after she started folk dancing, she began teaching. Her husband Irwin joined her to help with the equipment. Beverly and Irwin appeared on television and Beverly represented folk dancing in other media. She taught at the California Traditional Music Society's events.
Beverly and her husband Irwin taught two daytime and three evening classes each week and were guest teachers at many other groups. Beverly planned group trips and cruises and regularly taught at Southern California's Camp Hess Kramer. She also taught at the 3rd Annual International Folkdance Camp on Santa Catalina.
In addition to her many years as a teacher Beverly was a Past President of the Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.
Irwin M. Barr, born on September 24, 1930, passed away on July 24, 2020.
Dances Beverly taught include Basara, Farewell Marian, Handel with Care, Jamaica, Jiana din Avrig, Krivo Sadovsko Horo, Mistřinská, Pot of Gold, Rekansko Oro, Šarplaninsko, Svekrvino Oro, Tennessee Waltz, Tropoţica de la Bălţi, Tzipor K'tana, and Žensko Dračevsko.