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April 2018

Dance Party with Da! Mozem

April 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal, 555 Waverley St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 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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May 2018

Balkan Dance Party with Zabava!

May 11 @ 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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Hungarian Festival

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Twin Pines Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane
Belmont, CA 94002 United States
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$15

Experience the tastes, sights and sounds of Hungary. Come see what makes Hungarian culture truly unique! All music and dance performances and exhibits are included in the price of admission. Live Performances Live Folk Dance and Music Traditional Food and Pastries Fine Hungarian Wine Cultural and Art Exhibits Puppet show and crafts for the Children Hungarian Craft and Gift Faire Evening Dance Circles [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htOSYaF21tw&w=560&h=315] 2017 Hungarian Heritage Festival Tickets

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Statewide 2018

May 18 - May 20
Sacramento Masonic Temple, 1123 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814 United States
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DOWNLOAD, print, and share this flier! "Gateway to the Sierras" is a weekend of folk dance workshops and parties with master instructors Steve Kotansky and Bruce Hamilton and parties with live dance music by Chubritza. Steve Kotansky will teach Balkan line dances and Bruce Hamilton will teach English Country Dances. Special events include Saturday Balkan party with an exhibition of Croatian dances and singing by Skalinada. Schedule and Syllabus All events take place at the Masonic Temple, 1123 J Street,…

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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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