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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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Folk Dance Party with Bulgarika

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue
Petaluma, CA 94952 United States
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$12

Folkdance party with live music by Bulgarika! Bulgarika Bulgarika presents traditional Bulgarian songs and tunes. The band is led by husband and wife team, Nikolay (gadulka, a fiddle) and Donka Kolev (vocalist), award-winning performers from Folk Music Conservatories in Bulgaria. They are joined by Stoyan Kostov (tambura and vocals) and Michael Ginsburg (tapan). Nikolay KolevNikolay Kolev (gadulka)Nikolay Kolev is a native of the Thracian Rose Valley village of Karavelovo, has been playing gadulka since age 10. After graduating from the…

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Halloween Dance Party with Bulgarika

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$15

Special live music dance night with traditional Bulgarian band Bulgarika! This is Stanford International Dancers' annual Halloween party too 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 Bulgarika Bulgarika presents traditional Bulgarian songs and tunes. The band is led by husband and wife team, Nikolay (gadulka, a fiddle) and Donka Kolev (vocalist), award-winning performers from Folk Music Conservatories in Bulgaria. They are joined…

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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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Halloween Dance Party

October 31 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Holbrook Palmer Park, Carriage House, 150 Watkins Avenue
Atherton, CA 94027 United States
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$9

It's our Halloween party! Dress in costume and bring your dancing shoes and good cheer. Snacks or beverages to share are also appreciated if you are able. Drop in fee is $9.00 for the entire evening. (There is no pro-rating of fees)

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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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December 2018

Christmas Folk Dance Party

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monroe Hall, 1400 W. College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 United States
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Razzmatazz's annual Christmas folk dance party. Includes a reading of A Night Before Christmas and a visit from Santa! Dancing to recorded and live music.

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