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April 2018

Spring Folk Dance Party

April 14 @ 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

Loui Tucker will be teaching Serbian folk dance Krivatvorena and Israeli dance Salamati during the FREE pre-party workshop from 7:15-8:00pm. Jim Emdy will emcee the all request party from 8:00-10:30pm. Send him your program requests 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 an event flier.

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Spring Folk Dance Party

April 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue
Petaluma, CA 94952 United States
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$10

The annual Petaluma spring folk dance party featuring live music by Staro Vino. First hour will be dancing to old and new recorded favorites followed by dancing to live music. Staro Vino Staro VinoStaro Vino plays 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).

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English and Scottish Country Dances with Bruce Hamilton and Alan Twhigg

April 22 @ 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Bede’s Church Hall, 2650 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA United States
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$15

English and Scottish Country Dance afternoon workshop and evening party with master instructors Bruce Hamilton and Alan Twhigg. Includes potluck dinner! 2:30pm - Doors open 3:00 - 6:00pm - Workshp - alternating English & Scottish dances at all levels 6:00 - 7:00pm - Potluck dinner, bring your favorite dish. Snacks for the workshop also appreciated. Refrigerators available, but no oven. 7:00 - ~8:30pm - Dancing to our English and Scottish favorites. DOWNLOAD, print, and share a flier! Bruce Hamilton is…

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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!Energetic, soulful, and rhythmically dazzling music played from the center of the dance floor--music from Bulgarian, Greek, Macedonian, and Romani traditions. The musicians recreate the vibrant interplay of traditional music and dance from the cultural crossroads. Michele Simon (vocals, tupan, hand drum) Juliana Graffagna (vocals, tambura) Bill Cope (gajda, bouzouki, tambura,…

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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 and Syllabus All events take place at the Masonic Temple, 1123 J Street,…

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