The Folk Dance Scene for April 2009

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April 3 (Friday): International Roma Day at the Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga Avenue, at Alemany, San Francisco with a Romani dance and song workshop with Rumen Shopov and friends from 4:00 to 5:30 P.M. and dancing at 7:30 P.M.  Admission is $15.00 and kids under 12 are free.  There will be an after-party at Bollyood Café!, 3372 – 19th Street, at Mission, San Francisco with DJ Jeliko followed by the band (separate charge). Admission for the party is $10.00 and a combo ticket is $20.00.  For more information visit http://www.voiceofroma.com .

April 4 (Saturday): International Roma Day at Aubergine, 755 Petaluma Avenue, Sebastopol from 6:00 to 10:00 P.M.  Admission is $10.00 and $18.00 with meal.

April 4 (Saturday): Born to Drone presents at first CD party “A Star is Shining”, at Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $10.00 and CD’s will be available for purchase.  For more information call Jeanne Benioff at (650) 364-8119 or visit http://www.borntodrone.org .

April 10 (Friday): Agapi Mou plays Greek, Rom, Albanian and Turkish music for dancing at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 West Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  Admission is $8.00.  For more information send email to vandaladonis@gmail.com.

April 11 (Saturday):  Agapi Mou plays Greek, Rom, Albanian and Turkish music for dancing at Bacheeso’s Garden Bistro, 2501 San Pablo Avenue, at Dwight Way, Berkeley from 6:00 to 8:30 P.M.  Good food, no cover.  For more information, call (510) 644-2035 or visit http://www.bacheesos.net ..

April 17 (Friday): Mostly Greek dances at Bay Area Circle Dancers at Finnish Brotherhood Hall, 1970 Chestnut, at University, Berkeley from 8;00 to 10:00 P.M. Simple dances in a circle; each dance taught first.  Admission is $4.00 - $6.00.  For more information visit http://www.web.me.com/john.bear/Bay_Area_Circle_Dancers .

April 18 (Saturday): Folk dance party with live music by Verna Druzhina, sponsored by the Petaluma Snap-y Dancers at Herman Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue, Petaluma from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  For more information contact Carol Friedman, (415) 663-9512, cjay@horizoncable.com , or http://carolfriedmanfolkdance.blogspot.com/.

April 19 (Sunday):  Persian dance workshop at Halanda Studio, 1062 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose from 11:45 A.M. to 2:45 P.M.  Admission is $20.00 by April 12 and $25.00 after.  For more information visit http://www.hananda.com/Farima_Apr09.html .

April 22 (Wednesday): Danubius plays traditional and Gypsy music from Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Russia at Le Bateau Ivre, 2629 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley  from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.  No cover charge.  For more information call (510) 849-1100.

April 24 (Friday): Kopachka International Folk Dancers party at Scout Hall, 177 E. Blithedale, Mill Valley. Music provided by Da!Mozhem (formerly Pochti Gotov) from 8:00 to 11:00 PM. Admission is $10.00.  All levels, light refreshments provided, wood floor, plenty of street parking.  For more information call: (415) 453-6334 or (510) 654-3636. Scout Hall is about 1 1/2 miles from 101, on north side of E. Blithedale.
 
April 24 & 25 (Friday & Saturday): Cabrillo Folk dancing, celebrating its fortieth anniversary,  with multiple bands, singing, dancing, door prizes on Friday at Cabrillo College, Gym dance studio 1117, Aptos from 7:30 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.  admission is $10.00 for one day or $15.00 for both.  Also on Saturday there will be more at Live Oak Grange, 1900 – 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz from 2:00 to 11:00 P.M.  Admission is $10.00 or $5.00 if attending both.  For more information send email to calqua@sbcglobal.net .

April 25 (Saturday): Israeli dancing at Café Shalom with an 80th Birthday celebration for Ruth Browns Gundelfinger, at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Bowcock Hall, 1399 – 43rd Avenue, at Judah Street, San Francisco from 7:30 to 11:30 P.M.  Admission is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.  For more information contact Rosanna at rofromsf@gmail.com .

April 25 (Saturday): Bulgarian party with DJ Hassey D at Touch of Europe, 1880 Colfax Street, Concord from 8:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M.  Admission is $10.00 (21+ over).  For more information call Maria  at (925) 689-2233.

April 26 (Sunday): Folk and Ballroom dance concert and Blossom Festival at City College of San Francisco, New Wellness Center, Performance Theatre (3rd Floor), 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco with a concert at 1:00 P.M. and general folk dancing from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M.  Admission is free, but parking is $2.00 in the student lots.  For more information contact: jock@folkdance.com or crb2crb@comcast.net or visit http://www.ccsf.edu (search dance) or http://www.ccsframs (link: dance or call Gail Barton (415) 452-5525.

April 26 (Sunday):  San Francisco Festival of Mandolins at the Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga Avenue, at Alemany, San Francisco starting at 11:00 A.M.  Admission is $18.00.  For more information call (510) 649-0941 or visit http://www.croatianamericanweb.org .

April 29 (Wednesday): Balkan Folk dancing at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley with a Balkan dance lesson at  7:30 P.M. and the music starts at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $7.00.

 

 

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