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June 2018

Razzmatazz Folk Dance Weekend

June 1 - June 3
Mendocino Woodlands Camp, 39350 Little Lake Rd
Mendocino, CA 95460 United States
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$110 – $165

Annual Razzmatazz Folk Dance Weekend at Mendocino Woodlands Camp #1 Featuring Ahmet Lüleci teaching Turkish dances, live music with Édessa and guest musician Christos Govetas, Joe Finn & Leslie Bonnett playing Scandinavian music and the True Life Trio with Joe Finn playing Cajun music. $165 adults; $110 children. Information and Registration...

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Dance Party with Staro Vino

June 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal, 555 Waverley St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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$12

Live Balkan music dance party with Staro Vino! Come dance to the music of Bulgaria, Greece, and Macedonia. Only the finest vintages! They play dance tunes and table songs from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia, and Bosnia. Staro Vino is Andrew Cohen (accordion), Joey Friedman (saxophone), Greg Masaki Jenkins (clarinet, tsouras, and vocals), and Mark Jenkins (percussion and vocals). They play dance tunes from Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, and Serbia. Bring some light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party,…

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Balkan Chili Trio

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal, 555 Waverley St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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$15

Balkan Chili Trio, a ethnic band from Varna, Bulgaria, performs live music for dancing. 6:45pm Doors open 7:00-8:00pm Balkan workshop with Lon Radin and Lucy Chang. Request dancing. 8:00-11:00pm Balkan Chili Trio, tips greatly appreciated! Punch, coffee, and tea provided. Bring snacks to share. Send dance requests to Lucy Chang. We are looking forward to seeing and dancing with you at this special workshop and live music event! DOWNLOAD, print, and share a flier. Balkan Chili TrioBalkan Chili Trio The…

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Balkan Chili Live!

June 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Strawberry Recreation Center, 118 E. Strawberry Drive
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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$12

Direct from Varna, Bulgaria, Balkan Chili Trio plays authentic dance music from all regions of Bulgaria. Spacious sprung wood floor. Lots of free parking. DOWNLOAD, print, and share an event flier. Balkan Chili TrioBalkan Chili Trio The Balkan Chili Trio plays authentic Bulgarian dance music from all regions of Bulgaria. The goal of the musicians is to preserve and recreate the authentic sound of Bulgarian national music, as it was played in working-bees, and round dances in town squares and…

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July 2018

Dance to Live French Music

July 6 @ 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 Start celebrating Bastille Day a week early! 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. Besides singing La Marseillaise, 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…

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August 2018

Klezmer Dance Party

August 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$12

Klezmer and classic Israeli dance party with live music provided by Majorly Minor. Donna Frankel will help lead dances. Bring some light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party, and tips for the band. Photos from a recent Klezmer and Israeli dance party.       Majorly Minor Majorly Minor plays Klezmer, Eastern European, and Israeli tunes for dancing. Members include Stella Bonilla (violin), Ginny Snyder (bass), Larry Light (clarinet), and Naomi Zamir (accordion).

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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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