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October 2017

Folk Dance Party with Kabilé

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Strawberry Recreation Center, 118 E. Strawberry Drive
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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$12

Join the Kopachka Folk Dancers for a special live music dance party to the Bulgarian music of Kabilé! Kabilé Masters of traditional folk from Bulgarian Thrace! Kabilé is named for the village in central Bulgaria where they first performed. They have become widely known for the bitov (traditional) style and highly-enjoyable melodies! Kabilé's members are all life-long, professionally-trained musicians with decades of teaching and performing experience. Kabilé is Donka Koleva (vocals), Nikolay Kolev (gadulka/ folk fiddle), Dzhenko Andreev (gajda/bagpipe), Nikolay…

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Folk Dance Party with Kabilé

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue
Petaluma, CA 94952 United States
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$10

You are invited to a special Folk Dance Party featuring live Bulgarian music by Kabile. Kabile features five master musicians, and is renowned for their "bitov" (traditional) style . Everyone is welcome to come dance and/or just listen to the fabulous music. The band includes Donka Koleva (vocals), Nikolay Kolev (gadulka), Ivan Handzhiev (vocals and accordion), Dzhenko Andreev (gaida), and Nikolay Doktorov (kaval).

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Halloween Dance Party with Kabilé

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$12

Special live music dance night with traditional Bulgarian wedding band Kabile! This is a Halloween party as well so come dressed to celebrate in costume! Bring some light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party, and tips for the band! Kabile “Kabile” takes its name from the village Kabile where the members of this extraordinary group of musicians played one of their early gigs together; a small village located just north of the city of Yambol in…

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November 2017

Officers Ball

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Hall, 22737 Main Street
Hayward, CA United States
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$30

1:00 Doors open 1:30-5:30 Institute 5:30--7:30 On-site Italian dinner with entertainment by Bill Cope (if signed up by October 27) 7:30-10:00 Evening dance party INSTITUTE TEACHERS: Aaron Alpert -- Holech Uva (Israeli non-partner) Julie East -- Szot Madziar (Polish non-partner) Lenore Frigo -- Contras (U.S. partners) Martin Frost -- Pušteno Oro/Devojče Devojče (Macedonian non-partner) Marija Hillis -- Sapphire Sea (English Set) Yale and Marcia Rosenblatt -- Aino Kchume (Assyrian partners) Marina Troost -- Hora ca la Neamt (Romanian non-partner) Todd…

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Folk Dance Party

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Garden House, 400 University Ave.
Los Altos, CA United States
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$9

Denise will teach the English Country dance Winter Solstice, learned from Bruce Hamilton at Stockton this summer. John Burke will emcee. 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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Pre-Kolo Festival Party

November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal, 555 Waverley St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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$15

Sue Williard will start the evening teaching Arcanul Batrinesc and Kara Tren. Live Balkan music for dancing with Staro Vino. Only the finest vintages! They play dance tunes and table songs from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Roma, and a sprinkling of our favorite international folk dances. Staro Vino is Andrew Cohen (accordion), Greg Masaki Jenkins (clarinet and vocals), and Mark Jenkins (percussion and vocals). 6:45pmDoors open, warm up dances 7:00-8:00pmSue Williard teaches Arcanul Batrinesc and Kara Tren 8:00-11:00pmDance party to Staro…

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December 2017

Dance Party with Bill Cope and Friends

December 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal, 555 Waverley St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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$12

Live music and dancing to Bill Cope and his friends. Bring some light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party, and tips for the band! Bill Cope & Friends Bill Cope & friends play international folk dance music, especially Balkan with Greek and "oldie" folk dance favorites. The band includes Bill Cope, an all-around multi-instrumentalist whose music folk dancers have loved to dance to for many years. He performs internationally as well as with many local Bay…

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Palomanians Pie Party

December 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
St. Bede’s Church Hall, 2650 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA United States
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$9

The annual Palomanians Pie Party featuring ice cream, refreshments, and of course pie! Come also for the all request dance party MC'd by Denise Heenan. Send your advance dance requests to Denise Heenan at deniseheenan@sbcglobal.net. She will incorporate them into the evening program. DOWNLOAD a flier, print, and share.

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Holiday Celebration

December 9 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
First Baptist Event Hall, 305 N. California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301-4105 United States
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$10

Holiday Celebration and Second Harvest Food Bank Donation 5:00-6:00pmHappy Holidays Potluck Reception - snacks appreciated. Bring cheeses, fruits, nuts, veggies, or desserts (refrigerator available, no oven) 6:00-9:30pmAaron Alpert will teach Hora (Israeli; choreographed by Moshe Eskayo) and Sandra Biroc will teach Quirquinchos de Corazon (Bolivia; learned at the 2017 solar eclipse). The rest of the program feature dancers' requests. Donation: $10 or 10 cans of food for the Second Harvest Food Bank (checks payable to Second Harvest Food Bank). Goal…

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Holiday Folk Dance Party with Da! Mozhem

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue
Petaluma, CA 94952 United States
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$10

Everyone is welcome to come dance and/or just listen to the fabulous music for this annual holiday party. The first hour will feature dancing to old and new recorded favorites, followed by Da! Mozhem performing a great mix of Balkan and international music. Da! Mozhem With veterans of many well-loved groups, including the People’s International Silver String Macedonian Band, Westwind, the Slavonian Traveling Band, and Born to Drone, Da! Mozhem plays a lively and beautiful variety of folk dance music…

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