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February 2018

Workshop with Michael Ginsburg

February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:15 pm
St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church, 18870 Allendale Avenue
Saratoga, California 95070
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$10 – $12

Folk dance workshop with master instructor Michael Ginsburg hosted by Saratoga International Folk Dancers. Michael Ginsburg Michael has been teaching Balkan Folk Dance for over 50 years starting in 1964 with Michael Herman’s Folk Dance House in New York City. He continues to teach a weekly Balkan dance class in New York City. He has taught workshops all over the United States and Canada, as well as in Brazil, Japan, Israel, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Michael has been on the…

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Balkan Dance Workshop with Michael Ginsburg

February 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal, 555 Waverley St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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$15

Stanford International Dancers is proud to present a Balkan folk dance workshop with master instructor Michael Ginsburg. Michael Ginsburg Michael has been teaching Balkan Folk Dance for over 50 years starting in 1964 with Michael Herman’s Folk Dance House in New York City. He continues to teach a weekly Balkan dance class in New York City. He has taught workshops all over the United States and Canada, as well as in Brazil, Japan, Israel, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Michael has…

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Valentine’s Day Dance Party

February 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

Marcia and Yale Rosenblatt will teach the Israeli non-partner dance Simcha G'dola starting at 7:30pm. Request dance party starts at 8pm. Send your requests to Hollis. She will incorporate them into the program. DOWNLOAD, print, and share a flier!

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Festival of the Oaks

February 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Live Oak Recreation Center, 1301 Shattuck Avenue (at Berryman)
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
$12 – $22

Festival of the Oaks 2018 The 70th annual international Festival of the Oaks features a morning international folk dance workshop with Michael Ginsburg, a hot lunch, exhibition dance performance, and a program of afternoon recreational dances. Fun for all ages! No partner needed. Free refreshments will be served all afternoon. Schedule 9:00-9:30am Registration 9:30am-12:00pm Dance workshop with Michael Ginsburg, $13 12:00-1:00pm Hot lunch, $6 12:00-1:00pm Folk Dance Federation membership meeting. Includes lunch provided to Federation members attending. 1:00pm Exhibition dance…

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March 2018

Bulgarian Dance Workshop with Gergana Panova

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$15

The charming Gergana Panova will be teaching a special workshop in Bulgarian dance. She is visiting the US this spring. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH4Gmb1nHk4?rel=0&w=480&h=360] Gergana Panova leads Maleshevsko, excerpt by Blakanitsa-Haifa Dance Group, Israel, 2010 Dr. Gergana Panova-Tekath Dr. Gergana Panova-Tekath was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. From 1988 to 1993, she danced with the Filip Kutev Bulgarian National Folk Ensemble. She studied dance ethnology in Bulgaria and obtained her Ph.D. in dance from Dortmund University (Germany). She regularly commutes between Bulgaria, where…

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Workshop, Potluck, and Party with Gergana Panova

March 10 @ 3:30 pm - 10:45 pm
St. Bede’s Church Hall, 2650 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA United States
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$9 – $26

Alternate flierAfternoon workshop, potluck dinner, and evening dance party featuring Gergana Panova. Gergana is visiting the US this March 2018 and we are fortunate to have her present her material to us. In June 2016 among the many wonderful dances Gergana taught were Chukaj Chukaj Pironche, Cerkezko, Boalijsko, Maleshevsko, and Kopano Horo. 3:00pm Doors open 3:30-6:30pm Workshop focused on dances of Pirin, Shopluk, and Trakia sponsored by the Moveable Feet Club. $15 donation. 6:30-8:00pm Potluck. Bring dishes to serve 8-10…

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April 2018

English and Scottish Country Dances with Bruce Hamilton and Alan Twhigg

April 22 @ 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Bede’s Church Hall, 2650 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA United States
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$15

English and Scottish Country Dance afternoon workshop and evening party with master instructors Bruce Hamilton and Alan Twhigg. Includes potluck dinner! 2:30pm - Doors open 3:00 - 6:00pm - Workshp - alternating English & Scottish dances at all levels 6:00 - 7:00pm - Potluck dinner, bring your favorite dish. Snacks for the workshop also appreciated. Refrigerators available, but no oven. 7:00 - ~8:30pm - Dancing to our English and Scottish favorites. DOWNLOAD, print, and share a flier! Bruce Hamilton is…

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Bay Area Dance Week

April 27 - May 6
San Francisco Bay Area CA United States + Google Map
Free

To help promote folk dance, several Bay Area Folk Dance Federation member groups are generously opening their folk dance classes free to the public during Bay Area Dance Week, April 27 to May 6, 2018. Bay Area Dance Week Bay Area Dance Week (BADW) is the largest, most vibrant dance week celebration in the country with over 400 free dance performances, workshops, classes, lectures, and open houses during its 10-day celebration. The Bay Area possesses one of the largest active…

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2018 Blossom Festival

April 29 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112 United States
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Free

Directions to the FestivalThe annual Blossom Festival, a featured event of Bay Area Dance Week, includes a folk dance party, short dance workshops, and dance performance by guest company. Free! Dance activities will be held in the Wellness Center, 3rd Floor, Studio 301 DOWNLOAD, print, and share an event flier!

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May 2018

Statewide 2018

May 18 - May 20
Sacramento Masonic Temple, 1123 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814 United States
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DOWNLOAD, print, and share this flier! "Gateway to the Sierras" is a weekend of folk dance workshops and parties with master instructors Steve Kotansky and Bruce Hamilton and parties with live dance music by Chubritza. Steve Kotansky will teach Balkan line dances and Bruce Hamilton will teach English Country Dances. Special events include Saturday Balkan party with an exhibition of Croatian dances and singing by Skalinada. Schedule and Syllabus All events take place at the Masonic Temple, 1123 J Street,…

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