Julie Young and Bob Walser

Julie Young taught elementary school in Saint Paul, Minnesota from 1987 to 1994. Since then she has worked in public, private and parochial schools as artist-in-residence teaching multicultural American dance traditions. Julie is an old-time square dance caller, a member of "The Farm Team" string band, and was a longtime member and artistic director of the Wild Goose Chase Cloggers. She currently dances with Twin Cities based GIRL GERMS.

Bob Walser received his Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies. He has presented Folklore In Action folk music and dance programs as an artist-in-residence in schools across the USA, and as a clinician for the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. Formerly music coordinator in the education department of Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Connecticut, he also served as consultant to the education division of the National Park Service at Hyde Street Pier in San Francisco. Recent publications include a vocal arrangement of a Swedish folksong and Saman: Dance of a Thousand Hands both published by World Music Press, and '"Here We Come Home in a Leaky Ship!" The Shanty Collection of James Madison Carpenter' in the English Folk Music Journal. Bob has two CDs to his credit as well as guest appearances on numerous other recordings.

Bob and Julie are married (to each other!), own a home in South Minneapolis and are parents of six-year-old identical twin boys.

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Together or separately Julie and Bob have performed or taught in over thirty states and eight countries. Some highlights include:

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