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The Bulgarian folk dance group, Sharenitsa, is a part of the Bulgarian Learning Center in St. Petersburg, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and to promoting the Bulgarian culture, language, traditions and customs.

Since 2016 the group has been under the direction of Radostina Gerdzhikova, a well-known folk dancer and choreographer.

With a lot of enthusiasm the group learns and performs dances from different ethnographic regions of Bulgaria.

Back row, from left to right: Desislava Nedyalkova (her right hand is on her waist), Vania Jennings, Janet Hristova, Ivan Gerdzhikov, Galina Todorova, Velislava Accola, Margarita Todorov (holding the basket).

Front row, from left to right: Radostina Gerdzhikova, Vanya Popova, Tsvetanka Petrova, Palmerna Dimitrova.

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You can find out more about the Sharenitsa troupe on their website or on Facebook (both are in Bulgarian).

Photos taken at Saint Petka Bulgarian Orthodox Church in St. Petersburg FL.

 

photos by Charlotte Suarez

Sharenitsa Bulgarian Folk Dance Group - Capturing Dance - photo by Charlotte Suarez

Sharenitsa Bulgarian Folk Dance Group - Capturing Dance - photo by Charlotte Suarez

 

Sharenitsa Bulgarian Folk Dance Group - Capturing Dance - photo by Charlotte Suarez

Sharenitsa Bulgarian Folk Dance Group - Capturing Dance - photo by Charlotte Suarez

Sharenitsa Bulgarian Folk Dance Group - Capturing Dance - photo by Charlotte Suarez

Sharenitsa Bulgarian Folk Dance Group - Capturing Dance - photo by Charlotte Suarez

Sharenitsa Bulgarian Folk Dance Group - Capturing Dance - photo by Charlotte Suarez photos by Tom Kramer

Sharenitsa Bulgarian Folk Dance Group - Capturing Dance - photo by Tom Kramer

 

Sharenitsa Bulgarian Folk Dance Group - Capturing Dance - photo by Tom Kramer

 

Sharenitsa Bulgarian Folk Dance Group - Capturing Dance - photo by Tom Kramer

Sharenitsa Bulgarian Folk Dance Group - Capturing Dance - photo by Tom Kramer

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sharenitsa Bulgarian Folk Dance Group - Capturing Dance - photo by Tom Kramer

Sharenitsa Bulgarian Folk Dance Group - Capturing Dance - photo by Tom Kramer 

Sharenitsa Bulgarian Folk Dance Group - Capturing Dance - photo by Tom Kramer

Sharenitsa Bulgarian Folk Dance Group - Capturing Dance - photo by Tom Kramer