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January 2018

Balkan Dance Party with Svirači

January 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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Balkan Dance Party with SviračiSvirači features Jim Little (gajda, fiddle & tambura), Melissa Miller (kaval, vocals & percussion) and Lew Smith (tambura & percussion). Svirači specializes in Macedonian and Bulgarian dance music. Bring some light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party, and tips for the band!

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Balkan Folk Dance Party with Da! Mozem

January 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Strawberry Recreation Center, 118 E. Strawberry Drive
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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Kopachka Folk Dancers invites you to a Balkan Folk Dance Party, dancing to the music of Bay Area favorite band, Da! Mozhem. $10 entrance fee includes light refreshments. Students are half-price, children free. For more details contact Suzie at or Nadav at 415-497-4890.

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Heritage Festival 2018

January 19 - January 20
Twin Pines Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane
Belmont, CA 94002 United States
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$10 - $40

Friday, January 19th LOCATION: Garden House, Shoup Park, 400 University Ave, Los Altos Opening Party - $10 7:00 to 10:00pm Come share your favorite club dances. Meet Saturday’s Workshop Teacher, Miroslav "Bata" Marčetić! Saturday, January 20th LOCATION: Twin Pines Community Center, Belmont Dance Workshop - $15 1:30 to 4:30pm With joy and verve Bata will teach a variety of Serbian dances. Our previous favorites include Žagubicanča and Serez. Miroslav "Bata" Marčetić Director of the Academy of Serbian Folk Dancing Miroslav…

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2018 Scholarship Ball

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Polish-American Hall, 327 Main Street
Roseville, CA 95678 United States
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Annual fundraiser to benefit the Sacramento Council’s Scholarship Fund. Clubs or individuals may request dances for $5 each (or $10 for set dances). Total of 60 dances may be requested at the Ball. Deadline: 1/13/18. Send requests to Toba Goddard. Admission: $10 ($5 youth under-23) DOWNLOAD, print, and share a flier

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Tineke and Maurits van Geel Workshop and Party

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal, 555 Waverley St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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Workshop featuring Maurits and Tineke van Geel teaching dances of Armenia, the Roma, and other countries. Followed by dance party. Tineke and Maurits will have for sale a DVD including all the music, dance notations, and video recording of the dances. Please support our teachers and do not film during the teaching sessions. It is ok to film during reviews. They have not yet let us know the cost of the DVD. They cannot accept checks; only cash please. 7:00-7:30pm…

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Live Music Dance Party with Zabava!

January 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
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A live music Balkan dance party featuring Bay Area favorite Zabava! Includes Balkan dance lesson with Nadav Nur and Jerry Duke at 7:30pm. Live music begins at 8:00pm. Zabava Zabava! means Party! Zabava has some of the finest Balkan musicians in the country who aim to recreate the vibrant interplay of music and dance from this cultural crossroad. Zabava includes Corinne Sykes (vocals, tambura, tupan, darabuka), Michele Simon (vocals, tupan, hand drum), Tom Farris (tambura, guitar, hand drum), Rich Schultz…

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February 2018

Valentine’s Day Dance Party

February 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
St. Bede’s Church Hall, 2650 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA United States
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Marcia and Yale Rosenblatt will teach the Israeli non-partner dance Simcha G'dola starting at 7:30pm. Request dance party starts at 8pm. Send your requests to Hollis. She will incorporate them into the program. DOWNLOAD, print, and share a flier!

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Festival of the Oaks

February 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Live Oak Recreation Center, 1301 Shattuck Avenue (at Berryman)
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
$12 - $22

Festival of the Oaks 2018 The 70th annual international Festival of the Oaks features a morning international folk dance workshop with Michael Ginsburg, a hot lunch, exhibition dance performance, and a program of afternoon recreational dances. Fun for all ages! No partner needed. Free refreshments will be served all afternoon. Schedule 9:00-9:30am Registration 9:30am-12:00pm Dance workshop with Michael Ginsburg, $13 12:00-1:00pm Hot lunch, $6 12:00-1:00pm Folk Dance Federation membership meeting. Includes lunch provided to Federation members attending. 1:00pm Exhibition dance…

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Valentine’s Dance Party

February 14 @ 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 a Valentine's Day folk dance party. Help bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to share for the refreshments table.

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Dances with Grapevines Theme Party

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
First Baptist Event Hall, 305 N. California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301-4105 United States
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Have fun doing grapevine theme dances with Katherine Abbott and Cindy and Craig Blackstone, plus your requests. 5:45pmDoors open, warm up dances 6:00-7:00pmCraig Blackstone teaching Opinca (Romania), Kathterine Abbot teaching a fun dance (TBA), and Cindy Blackstone teaching Rav Brachot (Israel) 7:00-10:00pmDancers' requests and theme dances Donation: $10 ($1 donation to Habitat for Humanity). Theme Parties may feature teaching and several notable dances. The remaining dances will be from dancers’ requests. All levels, all countries, all forms. Snack donations always…

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