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August 2017

Klezmer Dance Party

August 4, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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January 2018

Balkan Dance Party with Svirači

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

Balkan Dance Party with SviračiSvirači features Jim Little (gajda, fiddle & tambura), Melissa Miller (kaval, vocals & percussion) and Lew Smith (tambura & percussion). Svirači specializes in Macedonian and Bulgarian dance music. Bring some light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party, and tips for the band!

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Balkan Folk Dance Party with Da! Mozem

January 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Strawberry Recreation Center, 118 E. Strawberry Drive
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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$10

Kopachka Folk Dancers invites you to a Balkan Folk Dance Party, dancing to the music of Bay Area favorite band, Da! Mozhem. $10 entrance fee includes light refreshments. Students are half-price, children free. For more details contact Suzie at president@kopachkafolkdancers.com or Nadav at 415-497-4890.

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Heritage Festival 2018

January 19 - January 20
Twin Pines Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane
Belmont, CA 94002 United States
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$10 – $40

Friday, January 19th LOCATION: Garden House, Shoup Park, 400 University Ave, Los Altos Opening Party - $10 7:00 to 10:00pm Come share your favorite club dances. Meet Saturday’s Workshop Teacher, Miroslav "Bata" Marčetić! Saturday, January 20th LOCATION: Twin Pines Community Center, Belmont Dance Workshop - $15 1:30 to 4:30pm With joy and verve Bata will teach a variety of Serbian dances. Our previous favorites include Žagubicanča and Serez. Miroslav "Bata" Marčetić Director of the Academy of Serbian Folk Dancing Miroslav…

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