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October 2018

Croatian Heritage Festival

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Croatian Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94708 United States
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$15

The Croatian Heritage Festival (formerly the Marko Polo Festival) is a celebration of Croatian music, dance, food, and heritage. Marko Polo, the famed Croatian explorer, was born on the island of Korcula, off the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. To highlight his achievements as one of the men to open the Far East to trade, the Slavonic Cultural Center celebrates an annual Marko Polo Day in October with a festival of Croatian and international music, dance, and ethnic food. The Sinovi…

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Bulgarika – Bulgarian Folk Dance Party

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Strawberry Recreation Center, 118 E. Strawberry Drive
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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$15

Join us for BULGARIKA's first stop in the Bay Area on their national tour! Come dance to the haunting melodies and fiery dance tempos of four master musicians, all steeped in Bulgarian music and rhythms from a young age. Admission: $15. Students half-price, kids free with adult. DOWNLOAD, print, and share a flier. Bulgarika Bulgarika presents traditional Bulgarian songs and tunes. The band is led by husband and wife team, Nikolay (gadulka, a fiddle) and Donka Kolev (vocalist), award-winning performers…

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Halloween Dance Party with Bulgarika

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$15

Special live music dance night with traditional Bulgarian band Bulgarika! This is Stanford International Dancers' annual Halloween party too 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 Bulgarika Bulgarika presents traditional Bulgarian songs and tunes. The band is led by husband and wife team, Nikolay (gadulka, a fiddle) and Donka Kolev (vocalist), award-winning performers from Folk Music Conservatories in Bulgaria. They are joined…

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Bulgarian Workshop with Michael Ginsburg and Party with Bulgarika

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
First Baptist Event Hall, 305 N. California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301-4105 United States
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$25

Enjoy a Bulgarian folk dance workshop with master instructor Michael Ginsburg then stay to dance to traditional Bulgarian dance music played by Bulgarika! Schedule 1:00 pm Doors open 1:30-3:30 pm Bulgarian Folk Dance Workshop with Michael Ginsburg, $12 3:30-4:00 pm Social time with refreshments and dancing to recorded music. 4:00-7:00 pm Dance party with music by Bulgarika, $18 Both sessions: $25 Snack donations always appreciated. Refreshments provided. DOWNLOAD, print, and share a flier. Bulgarika Bulgarika presents traditional Bulgarian songs and…

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November 2018

Pre-Kolo Festival Workshop with Sue Williard and Party with Zabava!

November 17 @ 6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal, 555 Waverley St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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Save the date! More details coming...

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January 2019

Heritage Festival 2019

January 18, 2019 - January 19, 2019
Twin Pines Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane
Belmont, CA 94002 United States
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$10 – $30

SAVE THE DATE! Friday, January 18th LOCATION: Garden House, Shoup Park, 400 University Ave, Los Altos Opening Party - $10 Come share your favorite club dances. Meet Saturday’s workshop teacher, Željko Jergan! Saturday, January 19th LOCATION: Twin Pines Community Center, Belmont Dance Workshop - $15 Afternoon Croatian Dance Workshop with Željko Jergan. Dinner Break 4:30 to 6:30pm Enjoy dinner Party - $15 4:30 to 6:30pm Ethnic dress welcome! Recorded international requests between sets.

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May 2019

Statewide 2019

May 31, 2019 - June 2, 2019
Edmunds Ballroom, Pomona College, 333 North College Way
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Ethnic Treasures of Folk Dance! 2019 Statewide Folk Dance Festival Live Music Dance Exhibitions Parties Dances from Near and Far Meeting friends - old and new Save the date! There will be cameo teaching appearances by Sevi Bayraktar, Yoni Carr, Mihai David, Filip Petkovski, and Israel Yakovee. More in-depth instruction will be by Cesar Garfiaz and Bata Marčetić. For more details contact Pauline Klak or Diane Baker

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