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September 2018

Summer Camps in Review 2018

September 1 @ 1:30 pm - 8:00 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal, 555 Waverley St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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$10

Come to our 5th Annual Summer Camps in Review. No time to attend all the camps and workshops? No problem! Catch great dances with our great local teachers as they present their favorite dances that they learned at various camps and workshops. Includes potluck dinner and party. We have added a short remembrance of Fred Ho as we honor our dear friend’s passing. Come the whole time or just a few hours. We want to dance and chat with you.…

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September Peninsula Folk Dance Party

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Garden House, 400 University Ave.
Los Altos, CA United States
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$9

Pre-party workshop 7:00pm to 7:30pm with Denise Heenan teaching Broadway, a Scottish dance presented by Kay Munn at Stockton Folk Dance Camp 2018. All request dance party starting at 7:30pm MC'd by Nancy Kaye and Becky Beniares until 10:15pm. DOWNLOAD, print, and share a flier.

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October 2018

October Peninsula Folk Dance Party

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Garden House, 400 University Ave.
Los Altos, CA United States
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$9

Adony Beniares will teach Melnishko Horo, a Bulgarian folk dance, and, if time permits, Talava (Kosovo-Albanian) during the FREE pre-party workshop from 7:00-7:30pm. Loui Tucker 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 our flier.

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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 @ 7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
St. Bede’s Church Hall, 2650 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA United States
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$9

Suzanne Rocca-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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Romanian Dance Workshop

November 26 @ 6:10 pm - 8:00 pm
City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112 United States
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Free

Beloved master dance teachers, Sonia and Cristian, are known internationally for teaching Romanian Dance. They are in town to teach at the Kolo Festival, and we are delighted that they have added this workshop to their teaching schedule! Different dances will be taught at the Kolo Festival and this workshop, so try to make it to both events! The Kolo Festival is a celebration of Balkan culture, held not far from CCSF over Thanksgiving weekend. Free, but donations to help…

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