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April 2019

Bay Area Dance Week

April 26 - May 5
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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 26 to May 5, 2019. 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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2019 Blossom Festival

April 28 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112 United States
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Blossom Festival 2019The 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 a flier.

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May 2019

Balkan Dance Party with Zabava International

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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Live Balkan music and dancing to Bill Cope and Zabava International! It's a party night, so snacks and drinks are welcome, as are tips for the band. Bill CopeZabava International!Energetic, soulful, and rhythmically dazzling music played from the center of the dance floor--music from Albania, America, Armenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Macedonia, Norway, the Romani, Romania, Serbia, South Africa, Sweden and Turkey traditions. The musicians recreate the vibrant interplay of traditional music and dance from the cultural crossroads. Anastasia…

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Ocho de Mayo Party

May 8 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Holbrook Palmer Park, Carriage House, 150 Watkins Avenue
Atherton, CA 94027 United States
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Join Suzanne Rocca-Butler and the Carriage House Folk Dancers for an Ocho de Mayo (May 8th) Party. Snacks or beverages to share are also appreciated if you are able to bring them. Drop in fee is $9.00 for the entire evening. (There is no pro-rating of fees) If you are registered, the party is included.

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Balkan Dance Party with Édessa

May 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Strawberry Recreation Center, 118 E. Strawberry Drive
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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Come dance to the exciting music of Édessa, one of the Bay Area's premier Balkan dance bands. Dance on our spacious sprung wood floor. Lots of free parking. Please consider bringing refreshments to share. Édessa Édessa is comprised of musicians who have devoted decades to the study and performance of the rich cultural expression of the southern Balkans, with music from Albania, Greece, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Armenia, Turkey, and Balkan Roma (Gypsy). Édessa is George Chittenden on clarinet, gaida (bagpipe), zurna…

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Café Shalom Founder Celebration

May 11 @ 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 1399 43rd Ave, at Judah St.
San Francisco, CA 94122 United States
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Cafe Shalom Birthday CelebrationOn Saturday, May 11, Café Shalom of San Francisco will celebrate the 90th birthday of their founder, RUTH BROWNS GUNDELFINGER, and the group’s 50th year, with a potluck dinner and dance party. This will be a chance to honor Ruth's passion for Israeli dance and the joy she has brought to her teaching as well as to celebrate the Café Shalom community she envisioned 50 years ago. Potluck 5:30pm, dance party 7:30-11:30 pm Dessert will be provided,…

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May Folk Dance Party

May 11 @ 7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
St. Bede’s Church Hall, 2650 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA United States
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Peninsula Council Folk Dance Party 7:15-7:30pmDance review by Peninsula Council Folk Dance staff 7:30-10:30pmALL-REQUEST PARTY More details coming soon... Dances range from beginning to advanced and all forms (line, couple, set). Bring a snack to share!

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Da! Mozhem and the Nema Problema Chorale Party

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal, 555 Waverley St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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7 - 8 pm Dancing to recorded music while the band sets up 8 - 11 pmDancing to Da! Mozhem and the Nema Problema Chorale, with musicians and singers famous in the Peninsula Da! Mozhem and the Nema Problema Chorale Da! Mozhem and the Nema Problema Chorale play and sing high-energy pan-Balkan music for the joy of dancing. D!M is a group of friends who have been playing together for well over a decade. The chorale consists of up to…

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2nd Annual Northern California Dance Symposium

May 25 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Church of the Holy Cross, 900 Alameda de las Pulgas
Belmont, CA 94002 United States
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$15 – $50

FDF (Faith, Dance, Fellowship) of Northern California is sponsoring a one day Greek dance symposium. Guest workshop instructors are Achilleas Tsiaras and Yiouli Dimou from Meliki, Macedonia, Greece and Joe Graziosi from Boston, Massachusetts. Achilleas and Yiouli will teach dances from Imathia and Vlach Dances of Kozani. Joe will teach island dances from Rhodes, Kalymnos and Kos; and from Orma, Almopia. Symposium Schedule of Events 8:00 - 9:15 amCheck in, Light Breakfast, Meet and Greet. 9:15 - 10:45 amWorkshop 1-…

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Statewide 2019

May 31 - June 2
Edmunds Ballroom, 170 E. 6th St.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Ethnic Treasures of Folk Dance! Statewide 2019 Registration Form 2019 Statewide Folk Dance Festival Live Music with Miamon Miller and Friends, Bill Cope, Michael Lawson & Janie Cowen Parties and Luncheon Workshops and Request Dancing Meeting friends - Old and New Save the date! Teaching appearances by Petur Iliev, Mihai David, Sevi Bayraktar, and Israel Yakovee. Cesar Garfiaz will lead a Sunday Salsa workshop and party! Pre-registration and hotel reservations available now. DOWNLOAD registration form. For more details contact Pauline…

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