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Petaluma
NEW DANCERS FESTIVAL

Where:
Herman Sons Hall
860 Western Avenue, Petaluma

When: Sunday, October 28
1:30-4:30 PM

Cost: IT'S FREE!   Informational Flyer

Contact: Carol Friedman at 415-663-9512
cjay@horizoncable.com

Existing dancers are encouraged to bring a new dancer or returning dancer with them to this event.

With North Bay teachers: Marilyn Smith, Carol Friedman, Susie Shoaf, Jill Breslauer, Elsa Bacher, Leanne Schy, Vincent Taylor and Emma Charlebois

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Livermore, California
THE OFFICERS BALL

"Hooked on Classics"

Where: Veterans Memorial Hall
522 South "L" Street, Livermore

When: Saturday, November 3, 2012

Cost: $25 if paid by October 26; otherwise $30 at the door. (PLEASE let us know by Oct. 26 if you'll be attending the dinner)

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Schedule:
Afternoon workshop teaching classic dances
On-site dinner (PLEASE let us know by Oct. 26 if you'll be attending the dinner)
Evening all-request dancing to both recorded and live music

  • Ken McGreevy will be taking formal photos, so wear a folk costume or other finery.
  • Free drawstring tote-bag to the first 50 attendees!
  • There will also be a 50/50 opportunity drawing!

 

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San Francisco
KOLO FESTIVAL
(61st annual)

Where: Wellness Center on Ocean Avenue, San Francisco City College

When: Saturday, November 23-24

Cost: $80 for the entire event (pre-registered); $100 at the door. Individual event pricing available.

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Email: Jerry Duke    Phone: 415-759-5136

SCHEDULE
Two days of dance, singing and music classes, culture lectures, two nights of traditional live dance music in two venues from 8:00 PM to midnight.

Teachers
Zeljko Jergan (Croatian)
Jerry Duke (Greek and Balkan)
John Filcich (Kolos)

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Petaluma
ANNUAL PETALUMA HOLIDAY FOLK DANCE PARTY

Where: Herman Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue, Petaluma

When: 7:00-9:30 PM
Monday, December 10

Email: Carol Friedman   
Phone: 415-663-9512

 

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Menlo Park
PENINSULA COUNCIL'S CHRISTMAS DAY DANCE PARTY

Where: St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park.

When: Tuesday, December 25,
7:30-10:30 PM

Cost: $7 and bring a little finger food to share

Info: 408-252-8106

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Menlo Park
MENLO PARK FOLK DANCERS NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY

Where: Menlo Park Recreation Center, 700 Alma Street

When: Monday, December 31
8:00 PM-midnight

Cost: $12

 

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San Carlos, California
THE HERITAGE FESTIVAL
(the 63rd!)

Where: Community United Church of Christ, 1336 Arroyo Avenue, San Carlos

When: Friday/Saturday, January 11-12, 2013

Contact: Adony Beniares or Key Kaye

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SCHEDULE:
From prior years, and subject to change
Friday Night: Opening Dance Party with recorded music (50% pre-planned program, 50% requests)
Saturday Morning: Federation Meeting Open to All
Saturday Afternoon: Institute (4-6 dances will be taught)
Saturday Evening: Dance Party with live music and recorded music (50% pre-planned program; 50% requests)

Cost: From prior years, and subject to change
$7 for dance parties; $10 for institute; syllabus/CD $4

 

Newport Beach, California
LAGUNA FESTIVAL
(43rd annual!)

Where:
Ensign Middle School Gym
2000 Cliff Dr., Newport Beach, CA

When: February 1-3, 2013

Cost: Pre-paid full-festival passport is usually $50. Details in the informational flyer that will be available in late 2012.

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Dr. Christos Papakostas will teach dances of Greece
Zeljko Jergan will teach dances of Croatia

SCHEDULE
Friday evening: Dance party with concurrent recorded & live music + tasty ethnic food
Saturday: Morning and afternoon dance workshop followed by an evening party
Sunday: Morning dance workshop review followed by a concert and dance party.

 

 

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Berkeley, California
FESTIVAL OF THE OAKS

Where:
Live Oak Park Community Center 1301 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA

When:
Friday night Feb. 8 & Saturday Feb 9, 2013

Cost: TBD
In past years, Saturday workshop was $8, lunch was $5, afternoon party was $8. The entire day was $15. A Friday night party is being added this year and no cost has been given for that yet.

Schedule:
Friday evening all-requests party.
Saturday morning workshop; teacher TBD
On-site lunch
Afternoon dance party, usually pre-programmed

** ONGOING MONTHLY AND QUARTERLY PARTIES **   

 

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Peninsula Folk Dance Council Monthly Parties
Saturdays 8-9 times a year -- call for dates!
7:30-10:30 PM $7.00 (Occasional teaching 7:15-8:00)
St. Bede's Church on Sand Hill Road at Monte Rose in Menlo Park
Info: 408-252-8106

Party dates in 2012: February 11, March 17, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, August 18, September 15, October 13, November 17, December 15.
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Menlo Park Folk Dancers Monthly Parties
8:00 PM-midnight $9 (teens $3)
Arrillaga Family Recreation Center at 700 Alma Street
Info: 650-327-0759 Flyer

Party dates in 2012: January 28, February 25, March 24, April 21, (no party in May), June 23, (no party in July or August), September 22, October 27, December 31. Potluck before dancing at 6:00 PM. Call 650-327-0759 for details. Email

 

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Saratoga Folk Dance Quarterly Parties
Thursday, 7:30-10:00 PM four times a year.
Theme parties: Sparkle Dancing? Tie-Dye Party? Proud in Plaid? Black&White Ball?
Typically the end of March, the beginning of June, the end of August and early December.
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