The Folk Circle Association of Berea, KY
Danish American Exchange is a network of individuals, groups and organizations in The USA. There is no official organization with a board or committees.
The American part of the network has its roots in Berea, Kentucky and Herndon, Virginia.
In Berea there was a DAE program at Berea College, and there are membership groups under the umbrella of the Folk Circle Association.
The network also includes Arthur Morgan School and John C. Campbell Folk School, both NC, and Durango, CO.
The Danish counterparts will typically include programs under the umbrella of The Danish Gymnastics and Sports Associations and the folk school movement. But in reality it could be anyone, also individuals.
The main purpose is to learn from and inspire one another whether you are a guest in Denmark or the USA. Home stays is a popular way of connecting and bond for a life time. Topics will usually include folk dancing, folk music, singing, discussions, sight-seeing, general gymnastics and exchange of political observations.
Landsstœvne 2017 Aalborg, Denmark
The Folk Circle participated in the Danish Cultural and Sports Festival 2017 in the City of Aalborg with an adult folk dance demonstration group and a youth group. We also participated in the Rebild festivities.
Should we go again in 2021 to the City of Svendborg on the Island of Fyn (Funen)?
The Danish American Friendship Association "The Rebild National Park Society"
celebrates the 4th of July each year in the village of Rebild in Denmark.
In 2017, The Folk Circle Group consisting of Rapa Bora, Lexington Vintage Dancers, Berea College Country Dancers and Berea College Bluegrass Band, and The Berea Festival Dancers participated in the 4th of July festivities in the beautiful heather hills of Rebild, just a 30 min. drive south of Aalborg.
KY chapter president: Sune Frederiksen.