The Folk Dance Scene for April 2002

 

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April 2 (Tuesday): Krivo Knieval to play music for dance at 8:30 P.M. and Lise Liepman to teach at 7:30 P.M. at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue at Gilman, Berkeley.  Admission is $8.00.  For more information call (510) 525-5054.

April 3 (Wednesday): Michael Albert will teach a workshop of Ukrainian, Hungarian and Russian songs in Berkeley from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.  Advance registration is required.  Admission is $18.  Call Peggy Datz at (510) 845-5008 or send email to: pdatz@california com.

April 3 (Wednesday): Israeli Dance party with Loui Tucker in Saratoga.  For more information call (408) 287-9999.

April 5 (Friday): Voice of Roma Benefit at the Slavonic Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga, at Alemany, San Francisco.  For more information contact Sani Rifati at trinroma@pacbell.net.

April 5 (Friday): Svirac^I will be playing Macedonian and Bulgarian village-style dance music for the Stanford Folkdance Club at Flex-it Aerobics Studio, 425 W. Evelyn Ave. in Mountain View, at 8:00 P.M. till 11:00 P.M.  Admission is $6.00.  For more information call Barbara Saxton (650) 966-1775.

April 6 (Saturday): Svirac^I will play live Balkan and Scandinavian music at Live Oak Park, 1301 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley from 7:45 to 10:45 P.M.  Admission is $7.00 General and $5.00 for BFD members.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information call (510) 524-7803 or send email to dgan9@aol.com.

April 6 (Saturday): Palomanians bi-monthly Folk Dance Party.  ˝ partner and ˝ non-partner dance program.  Refreshments.  First Methodist Church, Broadway at Brewster (enter from Broadway side), Redwood City from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  For more information, call Denise Heenan (408) 249-6104 or Al Lisin (408) 252-8106.

April 6 (Saturday): Rom and Slavic music by Danubius Band at Radio Valencia, San Francisco at 7:30 P.M.  For more information call (415) 383-5873.

April 7 (Sunday): Cherry Blossom Festival, Veteran’s Bldg., 126 I St. West, Sonoma.  For more information contact Frank and Elsa Bacher (707) 546-8877.  Admission is $5.00.

April 7 (Sunday): Marin Sacred Circle dance at Almonte Clubhouse, Mill Valley at 5:45 P.M.  For more information call (415) 507-0376.

April 8 (Monday): A beginner’s folk dance series taught by Marcel Vinokur starts in Palo Alto.  The price is $35.00 for eleven weeks.  For more information call (650) 493-0563 extension 256.

April 12 (Friday): Santa Clara Valley Folk Dancers Monthly Folk Dance Party. Mixed program of partner and non-partner dances plus requests.  Refreshments.  First Christian Church, 90 South Fifth Street, San Jose from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  Conjtact Denise Heenan (408) 249-6104 or Maxine Burnham (408) 739-0500.

April 12 (Friday): Scandinavian Dance party at the Carriage House, Atherton at 7:30 P.M.  Admission is $4.00.  For more information call (650) 323-2256.

April 12 (Friday): International Folk Dance Party at First Christian Church, San Jose at 8:00 P.M.  For more information call (408) 739-0500.

April 13 (Saturday): International Folk Dance Party at Herman Sons Hall, Petaluma at 7:30 P.M.  For more information call (707) 546-8877.

April 13 (Saturday): Sacred Circle Dance at Starr King Church, Hayward at 8:00 P.M.  For more information call (510) 537-8003.

April 13-14 (Saturday and Sunday): A Sacred Circle Dance workshop will be given by June Watts at Hill side Church, 1422 Navellier St., El Cerrito from 1:00 to 9:00 P.M.   Admission will be $35/40 per day.  For more information call Marina and John Bear at (510) 528-4253, send email to john@ursa.net or visit the San Francisco Bay Area Circle Dance Group's website.

April 12 – 14 (Friday – Sunday): Annual Arcata Folk Dance Festival at Bayside Grange, 2297 Jacoby Creek Road, Bayside, CA.  Full package is $27 general and $22 students/seniors if postmarked before 5 April and $35 for everyone at the door. For more information visit their website http://senorgarcia.homestead.com/humbokdtfolkdances.html.  For registration information contact Becky at (707) 839-3665 or rdga@earthlink.net :  for Performers and Music Workshops contact Linnea at (707) 822-8045 or linneaman@aol.com; for Dance Workshops and Vendors contact Becky (see above); for Housing contact Ryejee at (707) 822-2577.

April 12 (Friday): Music and Identity: A lecture series Stanford University winter/spring 2002: Choosing a Heritage: Why Americans Sing Balkan Tunes by Mirjana Lausevic, Department of Music, University of Minnesota at 11:00 A.M.  Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa St., Stanford University, Palo Alto.  Admission is free.  For more information call (650) 724-8105.

April 15 (Monday): Tanya Kostova teaches Bulgarian dance at the Slavonic Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga, at Alemany, San Francisco at 7:30 P.M.

April 19 (Friday): Emily Bunker (one of the ex-dance group members of Vesna) will be visiting the Stanford Dancers at Flex-it Aerobic Studios, 425 W. Evelyn Ave, Mountain View.  Admission is $5.00.  Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments for an impromptu jam session.

April 20 (Saturday):  8 pm.  Menlo Park Rec Folk Dance Monthly Party.  All Request program.  Refreshments  Burgess (Menlo Park) Recreation Center, 700 Alma at Mielke St, Menlo Park   Contact Marcel Vinokur (650) 327-0759

April 21 (Sunday): The Folk Dance Federation presents its annual Blossom Festival at City College of San Francisco, North Gym, Second Floor Dance Studio from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M.

April 21 (Sunday):  An afternoon of Israeli Golden Oldies at Sunnyvale Community Center, 550 E. Remington, near El Camino Real, Sunnyvale from 2:00 – 6:00 P.M.  A potluck will follow.  All requests and all Israeli oldies.  Admission is $5.00.  For more information send email to Loui Tucker louitucker@mindspring.com or visit her website http://www.louitucker.com.

April 24 (Friday): Zaedno will be playing Bulgarian and Macedonian music for dancing at Cabrillo College, Aptos.  For more information send email to slamafone@aol.com.

April 27 (Saturday):  Bay Area Dancing: The early years (public programs towards documenting Bay Area Dance History) at Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library, Civic Center.  The Symposium is from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.  Admission is free.  There will be an exhibition on the fourth floor.  For more information call Joanna Harris (415) 653-8111 or send email to joanna@dnai.com

April 27 (Saturday): Docey Doe Folk Dancers Bi-monthly party.  Mixed dance program plus requests.  Refreshments.  Community United Church, Arroyo near Elm (2 blocks west of El Camino), San Carlos from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  Contact Bruce Wyckoff (650) 368-7834.

April 28 (Sunday): Bay Area Dancing: The early years (public programs towards documenting Bay Area Dance History) at ODC/SF Theatre, 17th Street at Shotwell, San Francisco from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.  A performance showcase featuring dances from the early 20th century: ballet, modern and ethnic.  Audience participation is encouraged and a suggested donation of $10.00 is requested.  For more information call Joanna Harris (415) 653-8111 or send email to joanna@dnai.com

April 28 (Sunday): San Francisco Mandolin Festival 2002 at the Slavonic Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga, at Alemany, San Francisco starting at 2:30 P.M.  There will be a concert, food, dance performance and dancing afterwards to a number of bands. For more information send email to johndaley@mindspring.com. 

 

 

Regularly scheduled events

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Regularly Scheduled International/Mostly Balkan Events

Sundays:

Ashkenaz, 1-4 PM., 1317 San Pablo Blvd. near Gilman, Berkeley. First Sunday, second and fourth Sundays: Tom Roby, Marjorie Nugent and Ellie Weiner teach Hungarian dance. For more information call (510) 632-3713.

 

Every Third Sunday:

Ashkenaz; Family Folk Dancing with Denise Weiss from 1:00 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. For more information call (510) 632-3713.

 

Every Monday:

Greek Folk Dance Workshops at Fort Mason Center, Building C, Room 362 from 8:00 - 10:00 P.M.  For more information call Mary Ann Karonis (510) 530-5140.

 

Every Fourth Monday:

John Daley and friends will teach the basic kolos we do at our festivals. 7:30 P.M. at the Slavonic Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga Ave., San Francisco. For more information call (415) 255-3442. A donation is requested. Merim Mesic will play music.

 

Every Tuesday:

International Folk Dance Classes with Marcel Vinokur at Burgess Community Center in Menlo Park, 7:00-10:15 P.M.

 

Almost every First and Third Tuesday:

Balkan dancing with live and/or recorded music at Ashkenaz. Teaching 7:30 - 8:45 PM and party on into the night. For more information, call the Ashkenaz recording at (510) 525-5450.

 

Every Wednesday:

Carriage House in Holbrook Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Avenue in Atherton from 7:45 - 10:00 P.M. For more information contact the instructor, Suzanne Rocca-Butler (650) 854-3184.

 

Every Thursday:

Mandala meets for International Folk Dance with Edith Bourbin 7:30-11 PM.

Marin Balkan Dancers, held 8:30 P.M. - 10:30 P.M. at Dance with Sherry Studio, 4140 Redwood Highway, San Rafael. For more information contact Irene Croft (415) 456-0786 or send email to IreneCroft@cs.com.

Mostly Balkan, at Burgess Recreation Center, Menlo Park. Teaching from 7:45 P.M. to 8:45 P.M. and request dancing from 8:45 P.M. to 10:15 P.M. For more information contact Sue (408) 247-2420 or Berek (650) 851-8498 or visit their Website.

Scandinavian Dancing, 7:00 - 10:00 P.M. at 3115 Butters, Monclair District, Oakland. Take Highway 13, exit to Joachin Miller, go East to Butters. For more information, contact Frank Tripi (510) 654-3636.

Saratoga International Folk Dancers, founded April, 1980 -- 20 years at the same location: Saratoga Community Center, 13777 Fruitvale Avenue (across the street from the P.O), Saratoga, California. Time: 8:00-10:00 PM (parties 5 times a year go to 10:30). Admission is $6.00 ($5.00 seniors). Instructor: Loui Tucker 408-287-9999 loui@netcom.com. Usually 1 "beginner" level dance and one "intermediate/advanced" A group of anywhere from 5-15 goes out to a nearby eatery afterwards until 11:00 PM.

Armenian dancing, 7:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. Line dancing, beginner level, no experience necessary, no partner necessary. At the Armenian Apostolic Church social hall, 275 Olympia, San Francisco. For more information, call (415) 661-1142.

 

 

Every Friday:

Albany "Y" International Folk Dancing with Mel Harte, Dan Unger and Asha Goldberg 8-11 PM.

 

First four Fridays:

Changs International Folk Dancers: Meets the first four Fridays of each month at 8 PM at the 7th Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1329 - 7th Avenue (between Irving and Judah) in San Francisco. Teaching on the first two Fridays, party night on the third Friday, and requests and other fun programming on the fourth Friday; call ahead as the schedule varies at times. Admission is $2.00; $3.00 on party nights; first time is free. *All* are welcome, no partner necessary. For more information, call (415) 332-1020 or e-mail: paperwings@earthlink.net.

 

Every first Friday:

Family folk dancing by Denise Weiss at Slavonic Cultural Center at 60 Onondaga St., in San Francisco. Call Slavonic Center at (415) 255-3442 or call Denise at (510) 841-0934.

 

Every Friday (except for occasional three-day weekends):

Stanford International Dancers at Flex-It Aerobics Studio, Mountain View. Live music party monthly.

 

Every fourth Friday:

The Pomander Club features an American Traditional Dance workshop and ball with live music provided by the Paul Price Society Orchestra at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Palo Alto.

 

Every Friday before second and fourth Saturdays:

The Mid-Peninsula Scandinavian Dance does Scandinavian couple turning dances to recorded and live music at the Carriage House in Holbrook Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Avenue in Atherton from 7:30 - 10:30 P.M. Instruction is beginner to intermediate. Admission is $4.00. For more information and latest schedule call (650) 323-2256 or (408) 929-5602 or send email to james.little@sri.com or jsawyer@sawyerpartnership.com. A Scandinavian fiddle class meets concurrently with the dance class and often plays for dancing in the later part of the evening.

 

Every first Saturday:

Family folk dancing by Nancy McGhee at Albany YMCA. Call (510) 528-4410.

 

Every third Saturday:

International Folk Dance party at Hermann Sons Hall, Petaluma at 2-6 P.M. For more information, call (707) 546-8877.

 

Regularly Scheduled Israeli Folk Dance Events (Thanks to Asha Goldberg)

 

Every Monday:

Cafe Kineret, Sunnyvale Recreation Center, 550 Remington, $4. 7:30-8:30 teaching for beginners, 8:30-9 Intermediate/Advanced level teaching. Requests till 11:30. For more information contact Loui Tucker, (408) 287-9999, loui@netcom.com

 

Every Tuesday:

Dancing at the Friedman Center of Congregation Beth Ami, Santa Rosa by Lee Newland from 6:30 to 10:00 P.M. For more information call (707) 923-8859.

Sababa!  Peninsula Temple Sholom, 1655 Sebastian Drive, Burlingame.7:30 P.M. beginners, 8:30 intermediate and 9:00 - Midnight requests. Admission is $5.00. For more information call Shirley Burr (925) 274-1264.

 

Every Wednesday:

Cafe Simcha, Israeli Folk Dancing at the El Cerrito Veterans Memorial Hall, 6401 Stockton Street, $5. Teaching from 8-9:30, requests until midnight. All levels, come earlier for the older and easier dances. Party - no teaching - every fifth week. (Feb 3, March 8, April 12, May 17, Jun 21, July 26, Aug 30, Oct 4, Nov 8, Dec 13). You get more of the older dances during party nights. For more information contact Loui Tucker, (408) 287-9999, loui@netcom.com; or Yonit Levy, (510) 231-0959, yonitlevy@hotmail.com.

 

Every Thursday:

The Dancing Chevra, at the San Rafael Marin JCC, 200 N San Pedro Road, free, 10:15AM-12:30 P.M. Beginning and intermediate level. No partners necessary. For more information contact Rachel Kay and Ruth Browns (415) 492-1605, or the JCC at (415) 479-2000.

Dance with Mark, 625 Hamilton (off Webster), Palo Alto, $5. 7:45 PM -8:15 teaching for beginners, 8:15-8:45 intermediate/advanced level teaching. Requests till 11:30. Bring earplugs. For more information contact Mark Tischler, (408) 749-9285.

 

Every Second Saturday of every month:

Cafe Shalom is now IN THE PRESIDIO- 1805 Hayes, The Presidio, San Francisco. The old JCC on California St. has been torn down.  Call Darron Feldstein for more details: (415) 566-0896.

 

The last Saturday of each month:

Congregation Kol Emeth, 4175 Manuela Ave, Palo Alto, $3 ($1 students) 8 PM - 11 teaching and requests, all levels. For more information contact Yale Rosenblatt, (650) 697-1049.

 

Every Sunday:

Congregation B'nai Shalom, 74 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, $5. 5:30-6:30 teaching for beginners. 6:30-8:30 dancing, review, teaching, and refreshments. For more information contact Yardena Brooks, (510) 934-9446.

 

 

Regularly Scheduled Sacred Circle Dance Events

 

First and third Sundays:

Marin Sacred Circle Dancers at Almonte Clubhouse, Mill Valley 5:45 to 8:00 P.M. Call Kelli (415) 507-0376.

 

First Sundays:

Pacifica Sacred Circle Dancers at the Library, Pacifica 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. Call Howard (650) 359-0207 or Aleka (650) 355-6752.

 

Last Sunday afternoon:

Mendocino Sacred Circle Dancers at the Community Center, School and Pine Streets, Mendocino. Call Maggie (707) 937-4800 or Devora (707) 937-1077.

 

First and Third Tuesday evenings:

Sebastopol/Santa Rosa Sacred Circle Dancers. Call Catherine Sutton (707) 792-1331.

 

Most Fridays:

Berkeley/El Cerrito Sacred Circle Dancers at Finnish Brotherhood Hall, 1970 Chestnut St., Berkeley 7:45 - 10:00 P.M. Call Howard (650) 359-0207 or Aleka (650) 355-6752.

 

Second Fridays:

Mendocino Sacred Circle Dancers at the Community Center, School and Pine Streets, Mendocino. Call Maggie (707) 937-4800 or Devora (707) 937-1077.

 

Fourth Fridays:

Berkeley/El Cerrito Sacred Circle Dancers at Hillside Church, 1422 Navellier St., El Cerrito; potluck at 7:00 P.M., dancing 8:00 - 10:00 P.M. Call Howard (650) 359-0207 or Aleka (650) 355-6752.

 

Second Saturdays:

Hayward Sacred Circle Dancers at Starr King Church, 22577 Bayview St., Hayward 8:00 - 10:00 P.M. Call Stephanie (510) 537-8003.

 

Third Saturdays:

Pacifica Sacred Circle Dancers at the Library, Pacifica 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. Call Howard (650) 359-0207 or Aleka (650) 355-6752.

 

One Saturday a month:

San Leandro Sacred Circle Dancers. Call (510) 351-4312.

 

 

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