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April 2019

Dance Party with Balkanton 340

April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$12

Balkanton 340 and its members are Dena Bjornlie (gadulka and vocals), Hector Bezanis (gajda), Ann Cleveland (vocals), and Dan Auvil (tupan). As their name implies, they specialize in Bulgarian village music. Bring some light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party, and tips for the band.

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Greek Glendi with Édessa and Guest Yanni Konstantinou

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Albany Recreation Center, 1247 Marin Ave
Albany, CA United States
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$15

This is going to be a great dance party of course with our local band Edessa but to have Yanni lead us in dance is a special treat! Easy parking on the street or in the adjacent parking lot. Édessa ÉdessaÉdessa is one of the Bay Area’s premier Balkan dance bands, devoting decades to the study and performance of the rich cultural expressions of the southern Balkans. They play with a deep understanding of the connection between dance and music.…

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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 For the Workshop, teachers David Newitt and Alan Twhigg plan to teach, as time permits, from the following list of dances: English: Jack's Health, Knole Park, Red and…

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May 2019

Balkan Dance Party with Zabava International

May 3 @ 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! 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 traditional music and dance from the cultural crossroads. Anastasia…

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Balkan Dance Party with Édessa

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

Come dance to the exciting music of Édessa, one of the Bay Area's premier Balkan dance bands. Dance on our spacious sprung wood floor. Lots of free parking. Please consider bringing refreshments to share. Édessa Édessa is comprised of musicians who have devoted decades to the study and performance of the rich cultural expression of the southern Balkans, with music from Albania, Greece, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Armenia, Turkey, and Balkan Roma (Gypsy). Édessa is George Chittenden on clarinet, gaida (bagpipe), zurna…

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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 Kaela Fine will teach Rusi Kosi and Lucy may teach steps to Tropanka. 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…

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Greek Glendi with the Helladelics

May 20 @ 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

Mary is in town and it is a Helladellics reunion. Please join the band and Greek Feet for a full evening of dance, music, revelry and fun. Please bring some food to share. Music begins at 7:30pm. Ring bell at the gate to enter. Featuring: Mary Hofer - clarinet Tom Farris- laouto Gari Hegedus- oud and violin Michele Simon- vocals and percussion The Helladelics play mostly Greek, mostly traditional, dance and trance tunes, with captivating melodies, driving rhythms and passionate…

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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 & Janie Cowen Parties and Luncheon Workshops and Request Dancing Meeting friends - Old and New Teaching appearances by Petur Iliev, Mihai David, Sevi Bayraktar, and Israel Yakovee. Cesar Garfiaz will lead a Sunday Salsa workshop and party! Ethnic Treasures Festival opens Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. with party and brief introductory teaching. Participants can…

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June 2019

Dance to Live French Music

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

French dance fun for all ages!Gary Breitbard & Jena Rauti Dance with us through France—and never leave the Bay Area! Gary Breitbard and Jena Rauti will help teach and lead French dances to the live music of Fête Musette. We will take you to Alsace, Brittany, Gascony, Provence, and the Massif Central in a period where the waltz, mazurka, polka, scottish, bourree, and rondeau ruled. Join us for an evening of called dances for all ages – no experience required!…

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Dance Party with Da! Mozhem

June 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Piedmont Veterans Hall, 401 Highland Avenue
Piedmont, CA United States
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$13

Dance to your favorite international tunes with Da! Mozhem and the East Bay Folk Dancers. Please save the date and join us for a fun night of dancing! DOWNLOAD, print, and share a flier. Da! Mozhem at the San Francisco Free Folk FestivalDa! Mozhem 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 veterans from many excellent…

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