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October 2018

Officers Ball 2018

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Veterans Memorial Building, Pleasanton, 301 Main Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566 United States
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$40

The Folk Dance Federation's annual festival of folk dance with workshops, dinner, dance party, and special attractions! This year's theme: Octoberfest! Please note the location this year is the Pleasanton Veterans Memorial Hall, Pleasanton. Schedule PriceTime (pm)Event 1:00Doors open $201:30-5:30Dance workshops $105:30-7:00On-site dinner with entertainment by Bill Cope (if registered by October 12) $207:00-10:30Evening celebration, dances from the workshop and your requests. Workshop The afternoon workshop will again feature new and classic folk dances taught by local teachers including Katherine…

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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

November Peninsula Folk Dance Party

November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
St. Bede’s Church Hall, 2650 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA United States
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$9

Suzanne Roca-Butler will teach Papadhopanayiotena and Gagauzko Horo, a Bulgarian folk dance of the Gagauzians during the FREE pre-party workshop from 7:15-8:00pm. Chang's Folk Dance team will emcee the all request party from 8:00-10:30pm. Dances range from beginning to advanced and all forms (line, couple, set). Come dance on a great wood floor! Bring a snack to share! DOWNLOAD, print, and share a flier!

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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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January 2019

Heritage Festival 2019

January 18, 2019 - January 19, 2019
Twin Pines Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane
Belmont, CA 94002 United States
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$15 – $40

SAVE THE DATE! Friday, January 18th LOCATION: Garden House, Shoup Park, 400 University Ave, Los Altos Opening Party - $10 Come share your favorite club dances. Meet Saturday’s workshop teacher, Željko Jergan! Saturday, January 19th LOCATION: Twin Pines Community Center, Belmont Dance Workshop - $15 1:30 to 4:30pm Afternoon Croatian Dance Workshop with Željko Jergan. Dinner Break 4:30 to 6:30pm Enjoy dinner in town or order a wrap to enjoy on site ($15 in advance). Singing 6:30 to 7:00pm Come…

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May 2019

Statewide 2019

May 31, 2019 - June 2, 2019
Edmunds Ballroom, Pomona College, 333 North College Way
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Ethnic Treasures of Folk Dance! 2019 Statewide Folk Dance Festival Live Music Dance Exhibitions Parties Dances from Near and Far Meeting friends - old and new Save the date! There will be cameo teaching appearances by Sevi Bayraktar, Yoni Carr, Mihai David, Filip Petkovski, and Israel Yakovee. More in-depth instruction will be by Cesar Garfiaz and Bata Marčetić. For more details contact Pauline Klak or Diane Baker

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