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October 2019

Croatian Heritage Festival

October 27, 2019 @ 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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November 2019

Pre-Kolo Festival Workshop with Zabava!

November 23, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal, 555 Waverley St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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$16

Get ready for Kolo Festival by preparing with a workshop with Adony Beniares and Katherine Abbott and party with live music by Zabava International! Bring tips for the band! Snacks greatly appreciated for the Kafana. 6:45 pm Doors open. Warm up and request dances 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Workshop with Adony Beniares and Katherine Abbott 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Dancing party to music by Zabava! Zabava International!Energetic, soulful, and rhythmically dazzling music played from the center of the…

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Kolo Festival 2019

November 29, 2019 - November 30, 2019
Croatian Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94708 United States
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Kolo Festival 2019

2019 is Kolo Festival's 68th year! Dance Teachers Joe Graziosi - Greek dances Sonia Dion & Cristian Florescu - Romanian line & couple dance John Filcich - Traditional kolos John Morovich - Croatian dances Singing Teachers Maria Bebelekova - Bulgarian songs John Morovich- Croatian & Serbian songs Michele Simon - Balkan songs For the first time, Maria & Michele will be teaching some songs for us all to sing together on Friday & Saturday nights! Bands John Morovich's Sinvoi from…

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December 2019

Razzmatazz Holiday Party

December 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monroe Hall, 1400 W. College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 United States
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$5

Join the Razzmatazz Folk Dancers for their annual Holiday folk dance party in Santa Rosa. The party will feature live music with Sonoma County's Orkestar Santa Rosa band: Jim Avera, Barbara Babin, Ken Genetti and Jana Mariposa. Start the evening dancing to recorded favorites followed by a reading of "The Night Before Christmas" and a visit from Santa for the children. Then we will dance to live music with Orkestar Santa Rosa for the rest of the evening. Adults: $5,…

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Holiday Folk Dance Party with Orchestra Euphonos

December 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue
Petaluma, CA 94952 United States
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$15

Come join the Petaluma Snap-Y Dancers in Petaluma for their annual Holiday Folk Dance Party. The first hour will feature dancing to old and new recorded favorites, followed by Orchestra Euphonos performing a great mix of Balkan, Israeli, and Romanian music. Orchestra Euphonos is a Bay Area-based Eastern European folk and klezmer band. Their uplifting sound is characterized by a brass and woodwind melodic front line. Orchestra Euphonos performs songs and melodies from old world Bessarabia and the Balkans. Their…

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Balkan Dance Party with Zabava International!

December 13, 2019 @ 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 International! Stanford International Dancers is also celebrating Melissa Miller's birthday! It's a party night, so snacks and drinks are welcome, as are tips for the band. Bill CopeZabava International!Energetic, soulful, and rhythmically dazzling music played from the center of the dance floor--music from Albania, America, Armenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Macedonia, Norway, the Romani, Romania, Serbia, South Africa, Sweden and Turkey traditions. The musicians recreate the vibrant interplay of…

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January 2020

Dance Party with Da! Mozhem

January 3 @ 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! MozhemDance to your favorite international tunes with Da! Mozhem. 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. Da! Mozhem plays and sings 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 group has…

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February 2020

Greek Dance Glendi/Party with Musicians from Crete

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama at 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$15

Join us for a fun Cretan Glendi with two talented young musicians from Hania and Kissamos (west of Hania) areas, Georgios Frantzeskakis (Violin) & Georgios Stratakis (Laouto). This dynamic duo has been making waves all across Crete, Greece, US, and the rest of the world. Both in their mid-20s, their popularity spans all ages and generations, and also all corners of the island of Crete. Their unique style and endless energy make for a great dance/glendi atmosphere, and their fun-loving…

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Dance Party with Mosaic

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

MosiacMosaic brings their own unique take on the music of the Balkans, Scandinavia, and elsewhere. The members are: Tony Canavarro (gaida, guitar), Barry Gregory (flugelhorn, trumpet), Phillip Cline (soprano saxophone), Fran Van Atta (bass guitar), Jeanne Faulkner (tupan), and Randa Jacobs (flute, pennywhistle). Bring some light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party, and tips for the band!

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Scandomania! Golden Gate Nordic Music & Dance Festival

February 14 - February 16
Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue
Petaluma, CA 94952 United States
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$65 – $160

We hope you will join us for Scandomania! a Nordic music and dance festival in Petaluma, CA, February 14-16, 2020. The festival workshops will feature the Swedish dance Slängpolska. Accomplished and well-respected dance teachers and musicians from Sweden will be leading dance and music workshops during the weekend. Evening dance parties will feature a wide variety of dances from Sweden and Norway. Slängpolska is a great entry level dance for people new to Scandinavian dancing, fun for beginners and experienced…

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