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February 2018

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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March 2018

Dance Party with Balkanton 340

March 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Garden House, 400 University Ave.
Los Altos, CA 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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Annual Red & Black Ball

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monroe Hall, 1400 W. College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 United States
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$5

International dance party to recorded favorites plus live music and singing with Gradina and Druzhina. Wear red and black! $5 plus tips for singers and musicians

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Bulgarian Dance Workshop with Gergana Panova

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$15

The charming Gergana Panova will be teaching a special workshop in Bulgarian dance. She is visiting the US this spring. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH4Gmb1nHk4?rel=0&w=480&h=360] Gergana Panova leads Maleshevsko, excerpt by Blakanitsa-Haifa Dance Group, Israel, 2010 Dr. Gergana Panova-Tekath Dr. Gergana Panova-Tekath was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. From 1988 to 1993, she danced with the Filip Kutev Bulgarian National Folk Ensemble. She studied dance ethnology in Bulgaria and obtained her Ph.D. in dance from Dortmund University (Germany). She regularly commutes between Bulgaria, where…

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Balkan Dance Party to Celebrate Jerry Duke’s 80th

March 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Strawberry Recreation Center, 118 E. Strawberry Drive
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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Free

Kopachka Folk Dancers hosts a FREE party for one and all to celebrate Jerry Duke’s 80th birthday! IT’S FREE! Jerry and Jill are providing live music by Zabava! Refreshments provided. DOWNLOAD, print, and share the event flier.

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Workshop, Potluck, and Party with Gergana Panova

March 10 @ 3:30 pm - 10:45 pm
St. Bede’s Church Hall, 2650 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA United States
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$9 - $26

Alternate flierAfternoon workshop, potluck dinner, and evening dance party featuring Gergana Panova. Gergana is visiting the US this March 2018 and we are fortunate to have her present her material to us. In June 2016 among the many wonderful dances Gergana taught were Chukaj Chukaj Pironche, Cerkezko, Boalijsko, Maleshevsko, and Kopano Horo. 3:00pm Doors open 3:30-6:30pm Workshop focused on dances of Pirin, Shopluk, and Trakia sponsored by the Moveable Feet Club. $15 donation. 6:30-8:00pm Potluck. Bring dishes to serve 8-10…

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Bulgarian Spring Celebration

March 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 1399 43rd Ave, at Judah St.
San Francisco, CA 94122 United States
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$10

Tanya Kostova MartenitsasCelebrate the Vernal Equinox with a special guest, Tanya Kostova. The Bulgarians celebrate the coming of Spring and beginnings of their country the entire month of March. They celebrate the Baba Marta and Legend of the Martenitsa. Come, learn the Bulgarian Spring traditions and dance with Tanya. There will even be some special Martenitsas hand-made by Tanya for sale! Admission for this special event is $10.00. Some snacks will be provided and you are welcome to contribute to…

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Balkan Plus Folk Dance Party

March 31 @ 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

Balkan Plus Folk Dance Party. Lots of free parking, fine wood floor. Please bring snacks to share!

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April 2018

Dance Party with Da! Mozem

April 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal, 555 Waverley St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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$12

International Dance Party with Da! MozemDance to your favorite international tunes with Da! Mozem. Bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party, and tips for the band! Da! Mozhem Da! Mozhem is quite possibly the largest folk dance band popular today in the Bay Area. Its members for this party are John Burke (accordion, vocals), Joyce Clyde (gadulka, vocals), Sonne Lemke (vocals), Paul Litsky (tambura), Alan Moore (accordion, kaval), Barbara Saxton (vocals), Lew Smith (doumbek, tupan), Ginny…

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