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Dance to Live French Music

June 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


French dance fun for all ages!

French dance fun for all ages!

Gary Breitbard & Jena Rauti

Gary Breitbard & Jena Rauti

Dance with us through France—and never leave the Bay Area! Gary Breitbard and Jena Rauti will help teach and lead French dances to the live music of Fête Musette.

We will take you to Alsace, Brittany, Gascony, Provence, and the Massif Central in a period where the waltz, mazurka, polka, scottish, bourree, and rondeau ruled. Join us for an evening of called dances for all ages – no experience required!

Gary Breitbard and Jena Rauti have been teaching traditional French country dance music for two decades at Bay Area schools, Lark in the Morning Camp and the SF Free Folk Festival. They studied dance at Grand Bal de l’Europe, Festival de Luthiers at San Chartiers and other dance workshops in France.

Fête Musette

Fête Musette members are Gary Breitbard (accordion, hurdy-gurdy and vocals), Sarah Kirton (fiddle), Lee Anne Welch (fiddle), Peter Tommerup (mountain and hammered dulcimer), Julianne Staffords (button chromatic accordion, oboe and vocals), Bill O’Haren (percussion) and Jena Rauti (accordion and vocals). Read more…

Admission is $12, students are half-price and children are free – but no one is turned away for lack of funds. Tips for the band, and snack and beverage contributions are always appreciated, and there is always a cheese plate!

Sample of a fun French Country dance led by Gary and Jena with live music.


June 7, 2019
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Stanford Folk Dancers
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Bethany Lutheran Church
1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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(650) 854-5897
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