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July 2017

Dance to Live French Music

July 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
First Baptist Event Hall, 305 N. California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301-4105 United States
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$12

Start celebrating Bastille Day a week early! Dance with us through France—and never leave the Bay Area! Gary Breitbard, Jena Rauti, and Phillip Garrison 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. We will end our tour with a delightful Parisian waltz. Join us…

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Stockton Folk Dance Camp

July 16 - July 30
University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95211 United States
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Featured Guests Roberto BagnoliINTERNATIONAL NON-PARTNER DANCES Caspar BikGEORGIAN NON-PARTNER DANCES Cristian Florescu & Sonia DionROMANIAN NON-PARTNER DANCES Bruce HamiltonENGLISH COUNTRY PARTNER DANCES Radboud KoopRUSSIAN PARTNER DANCES France Bourque-MoreauFRENCH CANADIAN / INTERNATIONAL PARTNER DANCES Tony ParkesAMERICAN SQUARES AND CONTRAS Band MY MEN AND YOURS Miamon Miller – Band Director Michael Lawson – Accordion Bill Cope – Rhythm Janie Cowan – Bass Celebrating 70 Years of International Dance and Music For 70 years Stockton Folk Dance camp has featured guests from around…

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August 2017

Klezmer Dance Party

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
First Baptist Event Hall, 305 N. California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301-4105 United States
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$12

Klezmer 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.           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 2017

Dance Party with Mosaic

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

Dance party with live music by Mosaic! All skill levels welcome! Mosaic 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), 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! Admission is $12 at the door, students are half price and children are…

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October 2017

Folk Dance Party with Kabilé

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue
Petaluma, CA 94952 United States
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$10

You are invited to a special Folk Dance Party featuring live Bulgarian music by Kabile. Kabile features five master musicians, and is renowned for their "bitov" (traditional) style . Everyone is welcome to come dance and/or just listen to the fabulous music. The band includes Donka Koleva (vocals), Nikolay Kolev (gadulka), Ivan Handzhiev (vocals and accordion), Dzhenko Andreev (gaida), and Nikolay Doktorov (kaval).

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Halloween Dance Party with Kabilé

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$12

Special live music dance night with traditional Bulgarian wedding band Kabile! This is a Halloween party as well 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! Kabile “Kabile” takes its name from the village Kabile where the members of this extraordinary group of musicians played one of their early gigs together; a small village located just north of the city of Yambol in…

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November 2017

Pre-Kolo Festival Party

November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal, 555 Waverley St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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$15

Sue Williard will start the evening teaching Arcanul Batrinesc and Kara Tren. Live Balkan music for dancing with Staro Vino. Only the finest vintages! They play dance tunes and table songs from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Roma, and a sprinkling of our favorite international folk dances. Staro Vino is Andrew Cohen (accordion), Greg Masaki Jenkins (clarinet and vocals), and Mark Jenkins (percussion and vocals). 6:45pmDoors open, warm up dances 7:00-8:00pmSue Williard teaches Arcanul Batrinesc and Kara Tren 8:00-11:00pmDance party to Staro…

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December 2017

Dance Party with Bill Cope and Friends

December 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 music and dancing to Bill Cope and his friends. Bring some light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party, and tips for the band! Bill Cope & Friends Bill Cope & friends play international folk dance music, especially Balkan with Greek and "oldie" folk dance favorites. The band includes Bill Cope, an all-around multi-instrumentalist whose music folk dancers have loved to dance to for many years. He performs internationally as well as with many local Bay…

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Holiday Folk Dance Party with Da! Mozhem

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue
Petaluma, CA 94952 United States
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$10

Everyone is welcome to come dance and/or just listen to the fabulous music for this annual holiday party. The first hour will feature dancing to old and new recorded favorites, followed by Da! Mozhem performing a great mix of Balkan and international music. Da! Mozhem With veterans of many well-loved groups, including the People’s International Silver String Macedonian Band, Westwind, the Slavonian Traveling Band, and Born to Drone, Da! Mozhem plays a lively and beautiful variety of folk dance music…

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