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April 2018

Bay Area Dance Week

April 27 - May 6
San Francisco Bay Area CA United States + Google Map
Free

To help promote folk dance, several Bay Area Folk Dance Federation member groups are generously opening their folk dance classes free to the public during Bay Area Dance Week, April 27 to May 6, 2018. Bay Area Dance Week Bay Area Dance Week (BADW) is the largest, most vibrant dance week celebration in the country with over 400 free dance performances, workshops, classes, lectures, and open houses during its 10-day celebration. The Bay Area possesses one of the largest active…

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2018 Blossom Festival

April 29 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112 United States
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Free

Directions to the FestivalThe annual Blossom Festival, a featured event of Bay Area Dance Week, includes a folk dance party, short dance workshops, and dance performance by guest company. Free! Dance activities will be held in the Wellness Center, 3rd Floor, Studio 301 DOWNLOAD, print, and share an event flier!

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May 2018

Cinco de Mayo Party

May 2 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Holbrook Palmer Park, Carriage House, 150 Watkins Avenue
Atherton, CA 94027 United States
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$9

Join Suzanne Rocca-Butler and the Carriage House Folk Dancers for a Cinco de Mayo folk dance party. Help bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to share for the refreshments table.

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Balkan Dance Party with Zabava!

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$12

Live Balkan music and dancing to Bill Cope and Zabava! Bring some light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party, and tips for the band! Bill CopeZabava! Zabava! means Party! Zabava! includes Corinne Sykes (vocals, tambura, tupan, darabuka), Michele Simon (vocals, tupan, hand drum), Tom Farris (tambura, guitar, hand drum), Rich Schultz (kaval) and Bill Cope. Bill Cope is a well-known local musician renowned for his skill on many ethnic instruments, including tambura, accordion and gajda. More…

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Hungarian Festival

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Twin Pines Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane
Belmont, CA 94002 United States
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$15

Experience the tastes, sights and sounds of Hungary. Come see what makes Hungarian culture truly unique! All music and dance performances and exhibits are included in the price of admission. Live Performances Live Folk Dance and Music Traditional Food and Pastries Fine Hungarian Wine Cultural and Art Exhibits Puppet show and crafts for the Children Hungarian Craft and Gift Faire Evening Dance Circles [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htOSYaF21tw&w=560&h=315] 2017 Hungarian Heritage Festival Tickets

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May Peninsula Folk Dance Party

May 12 @ 7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
St. Bede’s Church Hall, 2650 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA United States
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$9

Ann Kleiman and Lon Radin will teach a Serbian folk dance from the 2018 Heritage Festival introduced by Bata Marčetić during the FREE pre-party workshop from 7:15-8:00pm. Lucy Chang will emcee the all request party from 8:00-10:30pm. Dances range from beginning to advanced and all forms (line, couple, set). Come dance on a great wood floor! Bring a snack to share! DOWNLOAD, print, and share our flier.

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Statewide 2018

May 18 - May 20
Sacramento Masonic Temple, 1123 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814 United States
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DOWNLOAD, print, and share this flier! "Gateway to the Sierras" is a weekend of folk dance workshops and parties with master instructors Steve Kotansky and Bruce Hamilton and parties with live dance music by Chubritza. Steve Kotansky will teach Balkan line dances and Bruce Hamilton will teach English Country Dances. Special events include Saturday Balkan party with an exhibition of Croatian dances and singing by Skalinada. Schedule All events take place at the Masonic Temple, 1123 J Street, Sacramento, CA.…

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June 2018

Razzmatazz Folk Dance Weekend

June 1 - June 3
Mendocino Woodlands Camp, 39350 Little Lake Rd
Mendocino, CA 95460 United States
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$110 - $165

Annual Razzmatazz Folk Dance Weekend at Mendocino Woodlands Camp #1 Featuring Ahmet Lüleci teaching Turkish dances, live music with Édessa and guest musician Christos Govetas, Joe Finn & Leslie Bonnett playing Scandinavian music and the True Life Trio with Joe Finn playing Cajun music. $165 adults; $110 children. Information and Registration...

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Dance Party with Staro Vino

June 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$12

Live Balkan music dance party with Staro Vino! Come dance to the music of Bulgaria, Greece, and Macedonia. Only the finest vintages! They play dance tunes and table songs from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia, and Bosnia. Staro Vino is Andrew Cohen (accordion), Greg Masaki Jenkins (clarinet and vocals), and Mark Jenkins (percussion and vocals). Bring some light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party, and tips for the band.

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Generations Dance

June 2 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Al and Teddy’s Dance Deck, 3100 Ponderosa Rd
Shingle Springs, CA 95682 United States
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Free

The 2nd Annual Generations Dance is a free folk dance event for all ages, hosted by the Willits Charter School Dancers. Join us for a picnic dinner after dancing.

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