The Folk Dance Scene for April 2000

 

March 31-April 2 (Friday-Sunday): Folk Dance Festival in Arcata with workshops, bazaar, concert, parties and a Kafana. For more information call (707) 822-8045 or send email to linneaman@aol.com

April 1 (Saturday): Anoush Ellas to perform at the Aegean Friends benefit concert/dance at the Community Hall of the Nativity Church, 240 Fell St. (between Gough and Franklin Sts.), San Francisco from 8:30 - 11:00 P.M.

April 1 (Saturday): International folk dance party at the First Methodist Church, Redwood City at 8:00 P.M. Sponsored by the Palomanians. For more information call (408) 252-8106.

April 3 (Monday): CANCELLED! Sani Rifati will not teach at the Slavonian Cultural Center. INSTEAD Sani will teach at the Center on Friday, April 7..

April 4 (Tuesday) CANCELLED! Romanian Ensemble at Ashkenaz in Berkeley at 8:00 P.M. Live music preceded by teaching by Mihai David (Yes, the legend). INSTEAD> Dan, Tom and Mary, a new Balkan Band (members of the Toids, Debela Machka and Voluta Vox) will play at Ashkenaz. Admission will be $8.00.

April 6 (Thursday): Kitka singers to perform at the Oakland Festival of the Arts, Alice Arts Center, 14th and Alice Streets, Oakland at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $12 general and $10 for seniors and students. For more information call (510) 238-6952.

April 7 (Friday): Sani Rifati to teach and Anoush Ellas to perform with Voluta Vox, Edessa and Rumeil for the Kosovo benefit at The Slavonic Cultural Center, Alemany and Onondaga Streets, San Francisco at 7:00 P.M.

April 7 (Friday): CANCELLED! Mihai David to teach a Romanian Dance Workshop at the Albany YMCA, 921 Kains St. at Solano Ave. (one block east of San Pablo Ave.), Albany at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $8.00. For more information, visit their Website or email or call Asha at (510) 547-6355. CANCELLED!

April 8 (Saturday): International folk dancing at Hermann Sons Hall, Petaluma at 8:00 P.M. For more information call (707) 646-8877.

April 8 (Saturday): Kitka sings of Eastern Europe at the Dance Palace, Point Reyes Station at 8:00 P.M. For more information call (510) 444-0323.

April 8 (Saturday): Café Shalom meets for Israeli dancing at the Jewish Community Center, California Street at Presidio Avenue, San Francisco at 8:00 P.M. For more information call (415) 346-6040.

April 8 (Saturday): Last day to send your deposit for Barátság Hungarian Folk Dance and Music Camp. They need your help and attendance. To find out how/why, CLICK HERE.

April 9 (Sunday): Neal Sandler teaches Hungarian folk dances at Ashkenaz at 1:00 P.M.

April 9 (Sunday): "Stockton in Exile" group will meet to review dances taught at the Stockton Folk Dance Camp at Room PE7, Physical Education Building, West Valley College at 10:00 A.M. For more information contact Arun Swami at arun@stanfordalumni.org.

April 9 (Sunday): Kitka singers to perform a family concert at the Russian River Music Festival, Healdsburg Federated Church, 1100 University Ave., Healdsburg at 4:00 P.M. Admission is $8:00 and free for kids. For more information call (707) 524-8700.

April 10 (Monday): International folk dancing teaching and requests by the Berkeey Folk Dancers at Live Oak Park Gym, Berkeley at 7:45 P.M. For more information call (510) 526-8413.

April 14 (Friday): Hungarian dance party to live music at the Brisbane Community Center at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $6.00. For more information call (415) 468-6565.

April 14 (Friday): Santa Clara Valley Folk Dancers have an international folk dance party at First Christian Church, 80 S 5th St. San Jose. For more information call Maxine (408) 739-0500 or Denise (408) 249-6104.

April 15 (Saturday): Scandinavian dance party to live music at the First Methodist Church, Palo Alto at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $5.00. For more information, call (650) 323-2256.

April 16 (Sunday): Family folk dancing with Denise Weiss at Ashkenaz in Berkeley at 1:00 P.M. Admission is $3.00.

April 17 (Monday): Tanya Kostova will teach Bulgarian dances at the Slavonic Cultural Center, Onondaga at Alemany, San Francisco, to live music at 7:30 P.M. Admission is $6.00. For more information call (510) 649-0941.

 

April 18 (Tuesday): Rumeli to provide live music for dancing at Ashkenaz in Berkeley, plus Westwind Voices. 8:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Suzanne Rocca Butler Teaching, 9:00 - 9:20 P.M. Westwind Voices Singing and 9:30 P.M. on, Rumeli. Admission is $8.00.

April 15 (Saturday): International folk dance party at the Veteran's Building, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa from 2 -4 P.M. Sponsored by the Santa Rosa Folk Dancers. For more information call Elsa or Frank at (707) 546-8877.

April 21 (Friday): Scandinavian dancing at the Carriage House, Atherton. Admission is $4.00. For more information call (650) 329-2256.

April 21 (Friday): Chang's will be CLOSED because it is Good Friday.

April 22 (Saturday): International Folk Dance Party with Marcel Vinokur at Burgess Recreation Center, 700 Alma St. at Mielke Dr., Menlo Park starting at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $6.00. For more information call Marcel Vinokur at (650) 327-0759 or email vinokur@nas.nasa.gov

April 22 (Saturday): Folk Dance Federation Council party at St. Bede's Chruch, 2650 Sand Hill Road. For more information call All (408) 252-8106 or Arden (650) 494-1631.

April 22 (Saturday): International folk dance party at the Napa Mobile Home Park at 1:00 P.M. for more information call (707) 233-0519.

April 23 (Sunday): "Stockton in Exile" group will meet to review dances taught at the Stockton Folk Dance Camp at Room PE7, Physical Education Building, West Valley College at 10:00 A.M. For more information contact Arun Swami at arun@stanfordalumni.org

April 23 (Sunday): Hungarian folk dance instruction, by Neal Sandler, and dancing at Ashkneaz, Berkeley. Admission is $7.00.

April 24 (Monday): Kolo Culture - John Daley and Friends teach dances from the Center. Memim Mesic plays whenever possible at the Slavonic Cultural Center, Onondaga at Alemany, San Francisco, at 7:30 P.M.. Admission is $3 - 5. For more information call (510) 649-0941.

April 28 (Friday): Anoush Ellas to perform at Clarion Music, 816 Sacramento St., San Francisco at 8:00 P.M.

April 28 (Friday): Rumeli and Meze to play at a folk dance party at Cabrillo College Gym, Room 1117, Aptos at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $3.00. For more information call (831) 684-9553.

April 28 (Friday): Hungarian dance party to live music at the Brisbane Community Center at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $6.00. For more information call (415) 468-6565.

April 29 (Saturday): The Berkeley Folk Dancers will celebrate its 59th birthday at its "One Person's Trash I Another Person's Treasure Ball", from 6:45 P.M. to 11:45 P.M. at the St. Mary Magdalene Church Hall, 2005 Berryman (at Henry). A buffet supper will be served. Wear your out-of-style, forgotten clothes. Order tickets from Elaine, (510) 525-0174, by April 21, $15 for members, $17 for non-members.

April 29 (Saturday): Folk dance concert and request dancing at the City College of San Francisco, North Gym, San Francisco from 7:30 - 10:00 P.M. Live music will be provided by Vercernica. For more information contact Gail Barton, P. E. North, CCSF, 50 Phelan Ave., San Francisco, 94114 or call (415) 239-3419 6#.

April 29 (Saturday): Forgatos to play at the Hungarian Sausage Factory, San Francisco at 9:15 P.M. For more information/reservations call (415) 282-1458.

April 30 (Sunday): Orthodox Easter picnic and dancint at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, Belmont.

April 30 (Sunday): Orthodox Easter celebration with dancing to live music at Papa's Taverna in Petaluma. For more information call (707) 769-8545.

April 30 (Sunday): Folk Dance Federation Blossom Festival, Assembly Meeting, 11:00 A.M. Dance concert and general dancing 1:00 - 5:00 P.M. North Gym Dance Studio, San Francisco City College, 50 Phelan Ave. For more information call Craig (650) 359-7486 or Joel (650) 359-9609.

Regularly scheduled events

Regularly scheduled International/Mostly Balkan events

Sundays at Ashkenaz, 1-4 PM., 1317 San Pablo Blvd. near Gilman, Berkeley. First Sunday: Neal Sandler, Tom Roby, Marjorie Nugent and Ellie Weiner review the Mendocino Hungarian dances. Second and fourth Sundays: Neal Sandler, Tom Roby, Marjorie Nugent and Ellie Weiner teach Hungarian dances. For information call Neal Sandler at (510) 638-5214, or send him email: nealsandl@aol.com.

Every third Sunday: Family folk dancing with Denise Weiss at Ashkenaz from 1:00 P.M. -2:30 P.M. provides "A opportunity for families to dance and have fun together". Admission is $3.00 for adults and $1.00 for children. For more information, call (650) 632-3713.

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: Folk Dance Classes from 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. at Almonte Hall (behind Tamalpias High School in Mill Valley).

Every Wednesday, 7:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.: Armenian dancing. 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 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.

Every Thursday: Marin Balkan Dancers, held 8:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. at Marin Nautilus, 1001 Fourth Street, San Rafael. For more information contact Irene Croft (415) 456-0786

Every Thursday: Mostly Balkan, at Burgess Recreation Center, Menlo Park. Teaching from 7:45 P.M. to 8:54 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.

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

First four Fridays: International and partner Folk Dancing at Chang's.

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 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: Cafe Lahat, Israeli Folk Dancing at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street, (at Presidio Ave.), $5. Free refreshments. 7:30-8:30 Beginner, intermediate teaching; requests till 10:30. For more information contact Darren Feldstein, (415) 566-0896 or the JCC, (415) 346-6040.
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.
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.
Every Thursday: 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 (Feb 12, Mar 11, Apr 8, May13, Jun 10, Jul 8, Aug 12, Sep 9, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 9): Cafe Shalom, Israeli Folk Dancing at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street, (at Presidio Ave.), $5, 8-midnight. Older, easier dances favored early in the evening. Free refreshments. For more information contact Darren Feldstein, (415) 566-0896 or the JCC, (415) 346-6040.
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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