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December 2017

Holiday Celebration

December 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
First Baptist Event Hall, 305 N. California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301-4105 United States
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$10

Holiday Celebration and Second Harvest Food Bank Donation 5:00-6:00pmHappy Holidays Potluck Reception - snacks appreciated. Bring cheeses, fruits, nuts, veggies, or desserts (refrigerator available, no oven) 6:00-9:30pmAaron Alpert will teach Hora (Israeli; choreographed by Moshe Eskayo) and Sandra Biroc will teach Quirquinchos de Corazon (Bolivia; learned at the 2017 solar eclipse). The rest of the program feature dancers' requests. Donation: $10 or 10 cans of food for the Second Harvest Food Bank (checks payable to Second Harvest Food Bank). Goal…

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Holiday Folk Dance Party with Da! Mozhem

December 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue
Petaluma, CA 94952 United States
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$10

Everyone is welcome to come dance and/or just listen to the fabulous music for this annual holiday party. The first hour will feature dancing to old and new recorded favorites, followed by Da! Mozhem performing a great mix of Balkan and international music. Da! Mozhem With veterans of many well-loved groups, including the People’s International Silver String Macedonian Band, Westwind, the Slavonian Traveling Band, and Born to Drone, Da! Mozhem plays a lively and beautiful variety of folk dance music…

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Bulgarian Dance Workshop with Elena Dimitrova

December 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal, 555 Waverley St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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$15

Stanford Folk Dance is proud to host a dance workshop with Bulgarian dance artist and choreographer Elena Dimitrova. Elena Dimitrova Elena Dimitrova is a choreographer and professional performer of Bulgarian folk dances. In 2009, along with her husband, she established the Folk Dance Studio “Puldin” where admirers of Bulgarian dance can practice, profess, and share their joy of authentic folk heritage. About 200 dancers in age from 16 to 65 years are members of the studio. Every year the club…

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Christmas Night Gathering

December 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
St. Bede’s Church Hall, 2650 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA United States
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Free

Once upon a time, a family gathered with friends and relatives every Christmas Night to celebrate the day. They shared food and beverages, and danced away the evening. John Nicoara was there. It was from the stories of these warm memories that Jan and he, and Becky and Adony, were inspired to continue that tradition with a new family — YOU! Please join us Christmas for a FREE all request evening party with friends dancing on a great wood floor!…

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New Year’s Eve Potluck and All Request Party

December 31, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - January 1, 2018 @ 12:30 am
All Saints’ Episcopal, 555 Waverley St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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$10 - $12

Ring in the New Year with non-stop dancing to your requests! On-site potluck dinner 6:30-7:30pm. Bring a favorite dish! Moveable Feet will provide drinks and utensils. DOWNLOAD, print, and share a flier!

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January 2018

Balkan Dance Party with Svirači

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

Balkan Dance Party with SviračiSvirači features Jim Little (gajda, fiddle & tambura), Melissa Miller (kaval, vocals & percussion) and Lew Smith (tambura & percussion). Svirači specializes in Macedonian and Bulgarian dance music. Bring some light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party, and tips for the band!

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Balkan Folk Dance Party with Da! Mozem

January 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Strawberry Recreation Center, 118 E. Strawberry Drive
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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$10

Kopachka Folk Dancers invites you to a Balkan Folk Dance Party, dancing to the music of Bay Area favorite band, Da! Mozhem. $10 entrance fee includes light refreshments. Students are half-price, children free. For more details contact Suzie at president@kopachkafolkdancers.com or Nadav at 415-497-4890.

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Heritage Festival 2018

January 19 - January 20
Twin Pines Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane
Belmont, CA 94002 United States
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$10 - $40

Friday, January 19th LOCATION: Garden House, Shoup Park, 400 University Ave, Los Altos Opening Party - $10 7:00 to 10:00pm Come share your favorite club dances. Meet Saturday’s Workshop Teacher, Miroslav "Bata" Marčetić! Saturday, January 20th LOCATION: Twin Pines Community Center, Belmont Dance Workshop - $15 1:30 to 4:30pm With joy and verve Bata will teach a variety of Serbian dances. Our previous favorites include Žagubicanča and Serez. Miroslav "Bata" Marčetić Director of the Academy of Serbian Folk Dancing Miroslav…

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Workshop with Tineke and Maurits Van Geel

January 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:15 pm
St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church, 18870 Allendale Avenue
Saratoga, California 95070
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$10 - $12

Workshop featuring Maurits and Tineke van Geel teaching dances of Armenia, the Roma, and other countries. Tineke van Geel In 1977 Tineke van Geel received her degree as folk dance instructor. She specializes in Armenian dance and works as a choreographer. Tineke conducts workshops for students at various levels, beginners to professional, and has taught classes in international folk dance, Dutch and Armenian dances in many countries around the world. Her main focus is to break down complicated steps and…

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2018 Scholarship Ball

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Polish-American Hall, 327 Main Street
Roseville, CA 95678 United States
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$10

Annual fundraiser to benefit the Sacramento Council’s Scholarship Fund. Clubs or individuals may request dances for $5 each (or $10 for set dances). Total of 60 dances may be requested at the Ball. Deadline: 1/13/18. Send requests to Toba Goddard. Admission: $10 ($5 youth under-23) DOWNLOAD, print, and share a flier

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