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Celebrate the Artistry of Donald La Course

October 11, 2019 - December 31, 2019

“I look at Ethnic Dance Theatre as a mirror of different cultures…how similar cultures can be, at the same time as there are differences. I want people to now there’s not an us and a them.We’re all us.”


Don LaCourse, EDT’s founder and artistic director, has more than a few stories to share after 45 exciting seasons. From teaching his sister to dance at the age of 4 to participating in the LaCourse family folk dancing legacy begun by his parents, Don has shared his love of dancing with all of us for almost 5 decades. A love of dance that brings us all together.

Help us celebrate Don’s creativity, commitment, and long legacy by making a special gift today!

There are the many dance and research trips Don has made, from Costa Rica to Yugoslavia, to learn and return with new dances, incredible costumes, and a new enthusiasm for sharing what he learned with all of you…our faithful patrons. Through the decades of the 70s, 80s, and 90s Don traveled, shopped, and participated in numerous festivals, always bringing back fresh ideas to unite us through dance, music, and stories.

Don’s commitment to authenticity, quality, and creativity is unmatched. And, now, you have the opportunity to support and honor Don’s unparalleled contribution to the art of folk dance with a year end gift.

Please join us in celebrating Don by making a donation with your credit card here on this site by clicking on the DONATE button. Or by sending a check to Ethnic Dance Theatre, 3507 Clinton Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408 along with your well-wishes and stories of the past decades.

Thank you in advance for your support in celebrating our friend and Artistic Director, Donald LaCourse!


Claire T. Courtney
EDT Board Chair, on behalf of the entire Ethnic Dance Theatre Board of Directors, Dancers and Musicians.


October 11, 2019
December 31, 2019