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January 2018

Tineke and Maurits van Geel Workshop and Party

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal, 555 Waverley St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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$15

Workshop featuring Maurits and Tineke van Geel teaching dances of Armenia, the Roma, and other countries. Followed by dance party. Tineke and Maurits will have for sale a DVD including all the music, dance notations, and video recording of the dances. Please support our teachers and do not film during the teaching sessions. It is ok to film during reviews. They have not yet let us know the cost of the DVD. They cannot accept checks; only cash please. 7:00-7:30pm…

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Live Music Dance Party with Zabava!

January 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
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$12

A live music Balkan dance party featuring Bay Area favorite Zabava! Includes Balkan dance lesson with Nadav Nur and Jerry Duke at 7:30pm. Live music begins at 8:00pm. Zabava Zabava! means Party! Zabava has some of the finest Balkan musicians in the country who aim to recreate the vibrant interplay of music and dance from this cultural crossroad. Zabava includes Corinne Sykes (vocals, tambura, tupan, darabuka), Michele Simon (vocals, tupan, hand drum), Tom Farris (tambura, guitar, hand drum), Rich Schultz…

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February 2018

Bulgarian Dance Workshop with Prof. Anton Andonov

February 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$15

Stanford International Dancers hosts a Bulgarian folk dance workshop with choreographer and dance ethnologist Prof. Anton Andonov. Dr. Anton Andonov Prof. Anton Andonov is lecturer and director of the Department of Choreography at the Academy for Music, Dance and Fine Art in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He is also a member of numerous scientific committees, a dance competition judge, and has been a guest choreographer in ensembles across Bulgaria. He is visiting the US for the first time. Accomplishments: • Principle soloist…

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Scottish Country Dance Workshop

February 4 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Bede’s Church Hall, 2650 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA United States
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$12

Participate in a Scottish Dance workshop. Denise Heenan will be teaching.

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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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Valentine’s Dance Party

February 14 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Holbrook Palmer Park, Carriage House, 150 Watkins Avenue
Atherton, CA 94027 United States
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$9

Join Suzanne Rocca-Butler and the Carriage House Folk Dancers for a Valentine's Day folk dance party. Help bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to share for the refreshments table.

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Dances with Grapevines Theme Party

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
First Baptist Event Hall, 305 N. California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301-4105 United States
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Have fun doing grapevine theme dances with Katherine Abbott and Cindy and Craig Blackstone, plus your requests. 5:45pmDoors open, warm up dances 6:00-7:00pmCraig Blackstone teaching Opinca (Romania), Kathterine Abbot teaching a fun dance (TBA), and Cindy Blackstone teaching Rav Brachot (Israel) 7:00-10:00pmDancers' requests and theme dances Donation: $10 ($1 donation to Habitat for Humanity). Theme Parties may feature teaching and several notable dances. The remaining dances will be from dancers’ requests. All levels, all countries, all forms. Snack donations always…

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