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June 2018

Balkan Chili Trio

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal, 555 Waverley St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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$15

Balkan Chili Trio, a ethnic band from Varna, Bulgaria, performs live music for dancing. 6:45pm Doors open 7:00-8:00pm Balkan workshop with Lon Radin and Lucy Chang. Request dancing. 8:00-11:00pm Balkan Chili Trio, tips greatly appreciated! Punch, coffee, and tea provided. Bring snacks to share. Send dance requests to Lucy Chang. We are looking forward to seeing and dancing with you at this special workshop and live music event! DOWNLOAD, print, and share a flier. Balkan Chili TrioBalkan Chili Trio The…

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Cretan Dance Workshop with Nikos Vertoudos

June 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama at 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$15

GreekFeet is pleased to host Nikos Vertoudos from Iraklion, Crete Greece. Nikos grew up dancing in villages of Crete and is a member of the well known Cretan dance troupe, Mavrokostas. We had the pleasure of having Niko teach us last year and we are looking forward to his return. He has taught at the Holy Cross Church troupe in Belmont where they won awards for their Cretan Suite at the annual Greek Orthodox Folk Dance Festival. Join us for…

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Balkan Chili Live!

June 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Strawberry Recreation Center, 118 E. Strawberry Drive
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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$12

Direct from Varna, Bulgaria, Balkan Chili Trio plays authentic dance music from all regions of Bulgaria. Spacious sprung wood floor. Lots of free parking. DOWNLOAD, print, and share an event flier. Balkan Chili TrioBalkan Chili Trio The Balkan Chili Trio plays authentic Bulgarian dance music from all regions of Bulgaria. The goal of the musicians is to preserve and recreate the authentic sound of Bulgarian national music, as it was played in working-bees, and round dances in town squares and…

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Palomanians Ice Cream Social

June 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
St. Bede’s Church Hall, 2650 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA United States
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$10

Palomanians Ice Cream Social featuring request dancing, refreshments, and of course ice cream! A tradition for decades, the Palomanians will provide all the ingredients for an Ice Cream Social and Dance Party! Nothing to bring besides your dance shoes. There's no teaching so the party begins at 7:30pm

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Petur Iliev Dance Workshop

June 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Piedmont Veterans Hall, 401 Highland Avenue
Piedmont, CA United States
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$15

Petur Iliev will be teaching this fun-filled dance workshop following Mendocino Balkan Camp this summer. This is a wonderful and rare opportunity to dance with Petur again in the Bay Area! Petur Iliev Petur IlievPetur Iliev is a Bulgarian-born dancer and choreographer whose career is deeply steeped in the rich folk dance traditions of his family. He started dancing at the age of five in his father’s dance ensemble. Later he graduated from the Bulgarian National School of Dance Art…

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July 2018

Dance to Live French Music

July 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$12

French dance fun for all ages!Gary Breitbard & Jena Rauti Start celebrating Bastille Day a week early! Dance with us through France—and never leave the Bay Area! Gary Breitbard and Jena Rauti will help teach and lead French dances to the live music of Fête Musette. Besides singing La Marseillaise, we will take you to Alsace, Brittany, Gascony, Provence, and the Massif Central in a period where the waltz, mazurka, polka, scottish, bourree, and rondeau ruled. Join us for an…

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Summer Dance Party

July 11 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Holbrook Palmer Park, Carriage House, 150 Watkins Avenue
Atherton, CA 94027 United States
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$9

This will be our only chance to dance together at the Carriage House until August 1st, so I hope you can all come! Drop in fee is $9.00 for the entire evening. (There is no pro-rating of fees) If you are registered, the party is included. Bring your dancing shoes and good cheer. Snacks or beverages to share are also appreciated if you are able. During the SUMMER we will meet for TWO PARTIES: July 11th and August 1st. Suzanne…

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July Peninsula Folk Dance Party

July 14 @ 7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
St. Bede’s Church Hall, 2650 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA United States
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$9

Kaela Fine will teach Abrahim Fellahi, a Turkish dance presented by Ahmet Luleci, and Kirca Mome (Greece) during a FREE mini-workshop from 7:15-8:00pm. Hollis and Lon Radin will emcee the all request party from 8:00-10:30pm. E-mail requests to Lon at lonradin@pacbell.net Dances range from beginning to advanced and all forms (line, couple, set). Come dance on a great wood floor! Bring a snack to share! DOWNLOAD, print, and share our flier.

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August 2018

August Dance Party

August 1 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Holbrook Palmer Park, Carriage House, 150 Watkins Avenue
Atherton, CA 94027 United States
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$9

Bring your dancing shoes and good cheer. Snacks or beverages to share are also appreciated if you are able. Drop in fee is $9.00 for the entire evening. (There is no pro-rating of fees) Suzanne will resume teaching again Sept. 19th when the Fall Quarter begins.

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Klezmer Dance Party

August 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$12

Klezmer and classic Israeli dance party with live music provided by Majorly Minor. Donna Frankel will help lead dances. Bring some light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party, and tips for the band. Photos from a recent Klezmer and Israeli dance party.       Majorly Minor Majorly Minor plays Klezmer, Eastern European, and Israeli tunes for dancing. Members include Stella Bonilla (violin), Ginny Snyder (bass), Larry Light (clarinet), and Naomi Zamir (accordion).

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