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January 2019

Heritage Festival 2019

January 18 - January 19
Twin Pines Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane
Belmont, CA 94002 United States
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$10 – $50

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 1:30 to 4:30pm Afternoon Croatian Dance Workshop with Željko Jergan. Dinner Break 4:30 to 6:30pm Enjoy dinner in town or order a wrap to enjoy on site ($15 in advance). Singing 6:30 to 7:00pm Come…

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Hungarian Dance House Tanchaz

January 19 @ 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Croatian Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94708 United States
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$10

Learn dances commonly played during a táncház, or just improvise! Meet the Eszterlánc Hungarian Folk Ensemble and the Mazsola Hungarian Children’s Folk Dance Ensemble. Dance through the evening with Forrás Banda, our táncház band! Adults’ dance teaching circle with László Tihanyi. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yKeIflT4NE&w=560&h=315] Tanchaz - Hungarian Dance House in San Francisco (2013)

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February 2019

Balkan Dance Party with Zabava!

February 1 @ 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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March 2019

Dance Party with Da! Mozem

March 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$12

International Dance Party with Da! MozemDance to your favorite international tunes with Da! Mozem. Bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party, and tips for the band! Da! Mozhem Da! Mozhem is quite possibly the largest folk dance band popular today in the Bay Area. Its members for this party are John Burke (accordion, vocals), Joyce Clyde (gadulka, vocals), Sonne Lemke (vocals), Paul Litsky (tambura), Alan Moore (accordion, kaval), Barbara Saxton (vocals), Lew Smith (doumbek, tupan), Ginny…

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April 2019

English and Scottish Country Dance Workshop and Party with David Newitt and Alan Thwigg

April 14 @ 2:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Bede’s Church Hall, 2650 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA United States
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$16

The Moveable Feet group features an English and Scottish country dance workshop with the charismic, fun-loving David Hewitt and Alan Twhigg. Live music for dancing by Susan Worland, strings, and Lyle Ramshaw, piano. 2:30 pm Doors open, chatting, warm ups/stretching 3 - 6 pmWorkshop, alternating English and Scottish dances at all levels 6 - 7 pmPotluck dinner, bring your favorite dishes. Snacks for the workshop also appreciated. No oven but refrigerator and microwave oven available 7 - 8:30 pmDancing to…

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May 2019

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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$13

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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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 & Simeon Pillich 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. For more details contact Pauline Klak or Diane…

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October 2019

Officers Ball 2019

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hayward Veterens Hall, 22737 Main St
Hayward, CA 94541 United States
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Save the date! The Folk Dance Federation’s annual festival of folk dance with workshops, dinner, dance party, and special attractions!

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