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October 2018

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) Hosted by Suzanne Rocca-Butler and the Carriage House Folk Dancers

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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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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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Palomanians Pie Party

December 1 @ 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

The annual Palomanians Pie Party featuring ice cream, refreshments, and of course pie! Come also for the all request dance party. Denise Heenan will be acting as MC for the dance party. Please send your requests to Denise. DOWNLOAD, print, and share a flier

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Holiday Celebration and Second Harvest Fundraiser

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
First Baptist Event Hall, 305 N. California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301-4105 United States
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Holiday Celebration and Second Harvest Food Bank Donation 3:00-4:00pmHappy Holidays Potluck Reception - snacks appreciated. (refrigerator available, no oven) 4:00-7:30pmQuick teach of fun dances by Loui Tucker and Wendy Brown during party with dancers' requests. Donation: $15 and/or 10 cans of food for the Second Harvest Food Bank (checks payable to Second Harvest Food Bank). Goal is 300 cans and $300. No glass containers or expired cans. Among us, there are students to seniors on limited or fixed income who…

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Hanukkah Potluck and Dance Party

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 1399 43rd Ave, at Judah St.
San Francisco, CA 94122 United States
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$10

Celebrate Hanukkah at Cafe Shalom! Potluck dinner starting at 7pm followed by candle-lighting (bring menorahs). Easy and beginner dances to start off the dancing and then an all-request Israeli dance party! Admission: $10 adults or $5 students

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