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March 2019

Camellia Festival 2019

March 29 - March 30
Polish-American Hall, 327 Main Street
Roseville, CA 95678 United States
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$10 – $40

The 62nd annual Camellia International Dance Festival with folk dance workshops, dance parties, and surprise performances! Schedule PriceDateTime (pm)Event $10Friday, March 297:00-10:00Opening party $15Saturday, March 301:00-2:50Balkan workshop $153:10-5:00Irish partner workshop 5:00-7:00Dinner break (many nearby restaurants) $107:00-10:00Dance party DOWNLOAD, print, and share a flier. Instructors Lee Otterholt Lee Otterholt is a master teacher of International Folk Dance, teaching at workshops, festivals and seminars all over the USA and Canada. He is a leader of Folk Dance tours all over the world…

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5th Friday Party with Da! Mozhem

March 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, 31st Ave. and Clement St.
San Francisco, California 94121 United States
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$5

Celebrate the 5th Friday with dancing to the live Balkan music of Da! Mozhem. We meet at Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, 31st Ave. and Clement St. Enter on 31st Ave. $5 plus tips for the band. Bring snacks to share. Da! Mozhem at the San Francisco Free Folk FestivalDa! Mozhem Da! Mozhem plays and sings high-energy pan-Balkan music for the joy of dancing. D!M is a group of friends who have been playing together for well over a decade. The…

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Balkan Plus Folk Dance Party

March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin, 240 Channing Way
San Rafael, CA 94903 United States
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$10

A Balkan Plus Folk Dance Party hosted by the Advanced Balkan Dancers! Lots of free parking and a fine wood floor. Please bring snacks to share. DOWNLOAD, print, and share a flier. For more details contact Gary Anderson

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April 2019

Dance Party with Balkanton 340

April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$12

Balkanton 340 and its members are Dena Bjornlie (gadulka and vocals), Hector Bezanis (gajda), Ann Cleveland (vocals), and Dan Auvil (tupan). As their name implies, they specialize in Bulgarian village music. Bring some light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party, and tips for the band.

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Spring Folk Dance Party

April 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue
Petaluma, CA 94952 United States
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$15

The annual Petaluma spring folk dance party featuring live music by Staro Vino. The first hour will feature dancing to old and new recorded favorites followed by a live music set with Staro Vino playing lively and beautiful Bulgarian, Macedonian, and Greek music. Everyone is welcome to come dance and/or just listen to the fabulous music. For information, contact Carol Friedman at 415-663-9512. DOWNLOAD, print, and share a flier. Staro Vino Staro VinoStaro Vino plays dance tunes and table songs…

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April Folk Dance Party

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

Peninsula Council Folk Dance Party 7:00-7:30pmTatyana Teodorovich of Russia House Kedry will teach two 19th century Russian dances and a third ancient dance if there is time. Here are the details on the dances: In An Orchard, In A Garden (Vo Sahdoo Li...) The song is known since the last part of the 18 century. It was mentioned in one of poetic fairy tales by the Russian poet, A.S. Pushkin at the beginning of the 19 century. The dance movements…

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Greek Glendi with Édessa and Guest Yanni Konstantinou

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Albany Recreation Center, 1247 Marin Ave
Albany, CA United States
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$15

This is going to be a great dance party of course with our local band Edessa but to have Yanni lead us in dance is a special treat! Easy parking on the street or in the adjacent parking lot. Édessa ÉdessaÉdessa is one of the Bay Area’s premier Balkan dance bands, devoting decades to the study and performance of the rich cultural expressions of the southern Balkans. They play with a deep understanding of the connection between dance and music.…

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English and Scottish Country Dance Workshop and Party with David Newitt and Alan Thwigg

April 14 @ 2:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Bede’s Church Hall, 2650 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA United States
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$16

The Moveable Feet group features an English and Scottish country dance workshop with the charismic, fun-loving David Hewitt and Alan Twhigg. Live music for dancing by Susan Worland, strings, and Lyle Ramshaw, piano. 2:30 pm Doors open, chatting, warm ups/stretching 3 - 6 pmWorkshop, alternating English and Scottish dances at all levels For the Workshop, teachers David Newitt and Alan Twhigg plan to teach, as time permits, from the following list of dances: English: Jack's Health, Knole Park, Red and…

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Greek Dance Workshop with Yanni Konstantinou

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama at 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$20

GreekFeet is delighted to have our friend and internationally recognized teacher, Yannis Konstantinou teach us traditional dances from Macedonia, Greece. Please join us for this very special opportunity. If you like, please reserve some time to go out after class. Note: Ring the bell at the gate to enter Yannis Kostantinou Yannis KonstantinouYANNIS KONSTANTINOU has been dancing from childhood alongside his parents, family and friends in the villages of Florina located in northwest Greece. He has a deep passion and…

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Introduction to International Folk Dance

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
DC Dance Center, 1555 Washington Avenue
San Leandro, CA 94577 United States
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$8

Instructors Gigi and Warren Jensen invite new dancers to learn international folk dance in the East Bay in this fourth monthly 90min session. Free parking in the area and it's only a short 4 block walk from the San Leandro Bart station to the studio. To join or for more details e-mail Gigi Jensen or call (510) 326-6415. The DC Dance Center web site or office will not have information of the class.

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