Steve Zalph



Steve Zalph - NO PHOTO


In 1972, Steve Zalph taught folk dancing at South Street Pier with Natalie Ladin.

Steve and Raymond co-published Folk Dance Magazine which featured folk dance articles, interviews, and a calendar of national events. This was a widely circulated magazine covering the entire United States and Canada. The first issue was published April 1972 and the tenth (and final) edition in the winter of 1975. Between 10,000 and 20,000 copies of each issue were printed, of which about 98% were sent to folk dance groups throughout the U.S. and Canada for free distribution to their members.

Steve Zalph and Raymond La Barbara published Mixed Pickles (originally called the New York Folk Dance News) in 1972.

In February 1973, Steve and Raymond co-directed a folk dance festival. It began Friday night at St Vartan's Hall with the kind cooperation of Michael and Mary Ann Herman and continued all day Saturday and Sunday at New York University's Loeb Student Center. The festival featured Dick Crum for Balkan dance, Ralph Page for Contra dance, Jerry Helt for Western Square Dance, and Glenn Bannerman for Appalachian/Big Circle dance.

Steve led a Tuesday night folk dance session in international folk dancing for over 20 years at the 92nd Street Y that drew an average of 225 fok dancers each week. and other NYC sites. He also taught folk dancing at the 92nd Street Y, in a class held every Saturday night for 15 years.

He was an officer of the City Congration for Humanistic Judaism.

In 1974 steve produced a Folk Dance Weekend.

In 1977, Steve presented a Festival of the Americas at The Barnard Gym in New York City with Jerry Helt for western square dances, Yves Moreau for Balkan dances, and Glenn and Ren Bannerman for Big Circle and Clog Dances.