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July 2017

Stockton Folk Dance Camp

July 16, 2017 - July 30, 2017
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, 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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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

Summer Camps in Review

September 2, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 8:00 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal, 555 Waverley St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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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. Loui Tucker will again perform her magic MC’ing. Many thanks to these awesome teachers who have volunteered to share dances they love: Katherine Abbott, Andy Partos & Cornelia Ghafur, Kevin Greek, Melissa Miller…

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Ira Weisburd

September 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
St. Bede’s Church Hall, 2650 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA United States
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Master folk dance instructor Ira Weisburd is making a rare appearance in Northern California to be featured in this special workshop and party. Of the many dances Ira's introduced to us include Cumbia Semana and Kritiko Serviko. Ira will be selling his new CD with dance notations and t-shirts. 7:00-7:30pmDoors open. Request dancing and warm up. 7:30-10:30pmWorkshop with international folk dances 10:30-11:00pmRequest dancing Workshop and party: $15 at the door. Download, share, or print an EVENT FLIER. Ira WeisburdIra Weisburd…

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October 2017

Russian Spirit: Dance and Tradition

October 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94129 United States
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Please join us and explore Russian culture in the Old World and the New through a folk dance lesson, performances by Folk Group "Dolina", and a historical overview of Russian colonial presence in California from Fort Ross interpreter Hank Birnbaum. Plus, enjoy a vodka tasting from the Russian Center of San Francisco (ages 21+). In association with the Russian Center of San Francisco. Free, but space is limited! Please complete the registration link below. Please note that registering does not…

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November 2017

Officers Ball

November 4, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Hall, 22737 Main Street
Hayward, CA United States
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1:00 Doors open 1:30-5:30 Institute 5:30--7:30 On-site Italian dinner with entertainment by Bill Cope (if signed up by October 27) 7:30-10:00 Evening dance party INSTITUTE TEACHERS: Aaron Alpert -- Holech Uva (Israeli non-partner) Julie East -- Szot Madziar (Polish non-partner) Lenore Frigo -- Contras (U.S. partners) Martin Frost -- Pušteno Oro/Devojče Devojče (Macedonian non-partner) Marija Hillis -- Sapphire Sea (English Set) Yale and Marcia Rosenblatt -- Aino Kchume (Assyrian partners) Marina Troost -- Hora ca la Neamt (Romanian non-partner) Todd…

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Folk Dance Party

November 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Garden House, 400 University Ave.
Los Altos, CA United States
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Denise will teach the English Country dance Winter Solstice, learned from Bruce Hamilton at Stockton this summer. John Burke will emcee. 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 an event flier.

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December 2017

Bulgarian Dance Workshop with Elena Dimitrova

December 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal, 555 Waverley St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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Stanford Folk Dance is proud to host a dance workshop with Bulgarian dance artist and choreographer Elena Dimitrova. Elena Dimitrova Elena Dimitrova is a choreographer and professional performer of Bulgarian folk dances. In 2009, along with her husband, she established the Folk Dance Studio “Puldin” where admirers of Bulgarian dance can practice, profess, and share their joy of authentic folk heritage. About 200 dancers in age from 16 to 65 years are members of the studio. Every year the club…

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January 2018

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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Workshop with Tineke and Maurits Van Geel

January 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:15 pm
St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church, 18870 Allendale Avenue
Saratoga, California 95070
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$10 - $12

Workshop featuring Maurits and Tineke van Geel teaching dances of Armenia, the Roma, and other countries. Tineke van Geel In 1977 Tineke van Geel received her degree as folk dance instructor. She specializes in Armenian dance and works as a choreographer. Tineke conducts workshops for students at various levels, beginners to professional, and has taught classes in international folk dance, Dutch and Armenian dances in many countries around the world. Her main focus is to break down complicated steps and…

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