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September 2018

Kick-Off Party with Chubritza

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal, 555 Waverley St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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$15

Opening dance party with Chubritza in celebration of Chang's Folk Dancers 80th anniversary. Live music dance party preceded by short dance workshop by Marina Troost (Divcibarsko, Serbia) and Clem Dickey (Amelias, England- style). Refreshments provided! Bring tips for the band! DOWNLOAD print, and share a flier! 6:45 pm Doors open 7:00 pm Workshop with the Moveable Feet Team 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Dancing to music played by Chubritza ChubritzaChubritza - Traditional Balkan and International Folk Music Chubritza is well…

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Chang’s 80th Birthday Celebration

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112 United States
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$10 – $20

Celebrate 80 Years of Dance in San Francisco with Changs International Folk Dancers Featuring Live international dance music by Chubritza and Da! Mozhem Live Scottish dance music by Stringfire! Refreshments Fun and friends Bring a snack to share Admission $10-20 suggested donation. Children and students free! Parking Campus parking $3. DOWNLOAD, print, and share a flier!

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Greek Glendi (Party) with Hohlax Trio

September 17 @ 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

GreekFeet was pleased to have Hohlax play for us on their first West coast tour in 2009 and we are even more delighted to have the Holax Trio play for us again for their upcoming 2018 California tour. That’s right, come and checkout Hohlax for an amazing night of Greek music and dancing. 7:00 pm - Potluck, bring a dish to share 7:30 pm - Music and Dancing Begins Join the Hohlax Trio on a musical journey to Greece, from…

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October 2018

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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Croatian Heritage Festival

October 28 @ 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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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 For the workshop, as time permits, Michael will teach from the following dances: Shira Horo Trite Pate from Kermen…

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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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$16

Get ready for Kolo Festival by preparing with a workshop by Sue Willard and party with live music by Zabava! Bring tips for the band! Snacks greatly appreciated for the Kafana. DOWNLOAD, print, and share a flier. 6:45 pm Doors open. Warm up and request dances 7:00 pm Sue Willard teaching Berance and Maleshevsko 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Dancing party to music by Zabava Bill CopeZabava!Energetic, soulful, and rhythmically dazzling music played from the center of the dance floor--music…

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Kolo Festival 2018

November 23 - November 24
Croatian Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94708 United States
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Free – $100

The 67th Kolo Festival with Dance Teachers Gergana Panova - Bulgarian Sonia Dion & Cristian Florescu- Romanian couple and non-couple John Morovich & John Filcich - Kolos Singing Teachers Maria Bebelekova, Michele Simon & John Morovich Bands 15+ bands on the main dance floor and in the Kafana, playing live music from: Albania, America, Armenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Macedonia, Norway, Romani, Romania, Serbia, South Africa, Sweden and Turkey!   Online Registration Mail-in Registration

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December 2018

Christmas Folk Dance Party

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monroe Hall, 1400 W. College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 United States
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Razzmatazz's annual Christmas folk dance party. Includes a reading of A Night Before Christmas and a visit from Santa! Dancing to recorded and live music.

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