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August 2017

Folk Dance Party

August 5 @ 7:15 pm - 11:00 pm
St. Bede’s Church Hall, 2650 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA United States
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$9

Peninsula Council Folk Dance Party 7:15-8:00pmFun and easy dances from Stockton 8:00-10:45pmALL-REQUEST PARTY. MC'd by Adony Beniares E-mail requests to Adony. He will incorporate them into the program! Dances range from beginning to advanced and all forms (line, couple, set). Bring a snack to share! Download to share and print this informational flier.

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Saratoga Dancers End-of-Summer-Quarter SUMMER OF LOVE dance party

August 31 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church, 18870 Allendale Avenue
Saratoga, California 95070
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$5 - $8

1967 was The Summer of Love when the hippies descended on San Francisco. Hippies were in the news everywhere and set the fashion trend for most of that year. The Saratoga Folk Dancers are having an end-of-summer-quarter dance party and it seemed like a great excuse to revisit those fashions. Why not dress in tie-dye and flowered shirts and jeans, peace symbol jewelry or strings of beads, a headband or spray of flowers in your hair, big sunglasses, a fringed…

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September 2017

Summer Camps in Review

September 2 @ 1:30 pm - 8:00 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal, 555 Waverley St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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$10

Come to our 5th Annual Summer Camps in Review. No time to attend all the camps and workshops? No problem! Catch great dances with our great local teachers as they present their favorite dances that they learned at various camps and workshops. Includes potluck dinner and party. Loui Tucker will again perform her magic MC’ing. Many thanks to these awesome teachers who have volunteered to share dances they love: Katherine Abbott, Andy Partos & Cornelia Ghafur, Kevin Greek, Melissa Miller…

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Dance Party with Mosaic

September 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal, 555 Waverley St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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$12

Dance party with live music by Mosaic! All skill levels welcome! Mosaic brings their own unique take on the music of the Balkans, Scandinavia, and elsewhere. The members are: Tony Canavarro (gaida, guitar), Barry Gregory (flugelhorn, trumpet), Phillip Cline (soprano saxophone), Jeanne Faulkner (tupan), and Randa Jacobs (flute, pennywhistle). Bring some light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party, and tips for the band! Admission is $12 at the door, students are half price and children are…

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Folk Dance Party

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hillview Hall, 97 Hillview Ave.
Los Altos, CA United States
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$9

Peninsula Council Folk Dance Party 7:00-7:30pmFree short workshop by PFDC Team 7:30-10:00pmALL-REQUEST PARTY. MC'd by Loui Tucker From 7:00 - 7:30pm Adony Beniares will share a new step to Rum Dum Dum that he learned at Mainewoods Camp this summer, and Lon Radin will introduce the fun Rom dance, Cazino, taught by Sonia and Cristian at Stockton. E-mail requests to Loui. She will incorporate your awesome requests into the program! Dances range from beginning to advanced and all forms (line,…

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Live Music Dance Party with Edessa

September 17 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
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$12

Balkan Dance Cabal is happy to announce a Live Music Dance Party featuring Bay Area favorite Édessa Sunday September 17th at Ashkenaz, 7:30 p.m. (live music at 8 p.m.), $12 at the door ($10 in advance) Info: www.ashkenaz.com

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Staro Vino at Mandala in San Francisco

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
$10

Come dance to the lively Balkan music of Staro Vino. Mark and Greg Jenkins, Andrew Cohen and Peter Bonos will play for our dance party on Thursday evening, September 28 from 7:30 to 10:30 P.M. They will be playing both vintage and modern folk tunes from Bulgaria, Macedonia and Greece. Their style reflects their knowledge of the cultures from whence their music comes and are very popular in the Bay Area. Admission $10 Mandala dances at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church,…

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Ira Weisburd

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
St. Bede’s Church Hall, 2650 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA United States
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$15

Master folk dance instructor Ira Weisburd is making a rare appearance in Northern California to be featured in this special workshop and party. Of the many dances Ira's introduced to us include Cumbia Semana and Kritiko Serviko. Ira will be selling his new CD with dance notations and t-shirts. 7:00-7:30pmDoors open. Request dancing and warm up. 7:30-10:30pmWorkshop with international folk dances 10:30-11:00pmRequest dancing Workshop and party: $15 at the door. Download, share, or print an EVENT FLIER. Ira WeisburdIra Weisburd…

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October 2017

Folk Dance Party

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Garden House, 400 University Ave.
Los Altos, CA United States
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$9

Come dance on a great wood floor! Dances range from beginning to advanced and all forms (line, couple, set). Bring a snack to share! Download to share and print this informational flier. 7:00-7:30pm -- Katherine Abbott will teach Oy Shope Shope, a Bulgarian folk dance introduced by Roberto Bagnoli. 7:30-10:00pm -- ALL-REQUEST PARTY. MC'd by Becky Beniares and Nancy Kaye

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Russian Spirit: Dance and Tradition

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94129 United States
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Free

Please join us and explore Russian culture in the Old World and the New through a folk dance lesson, performances by Folk Group "Dolina", and a historical overview of Russian colonial presence in California from Fort Ross interpreter Hank Birnbaum. Plus, enjoy a vodka tasting from the Russian Center of San Francisco (ages 21+). In association with the Russian Center of San Francisco. Free, but space is limited! Please complete the registration link below. Please note that registering does not…

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