The Folk Dance Scene for August 2000

 

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Please note: Tanya Kostova's class at the Slavonic Cultural Center, Cafe Lahat and the Sunday Hungarian dance class at Ashkenaz will be closed during this month.

July 30 - August 5: Stockton Folk Dance Camp 2000 (week two). For more information please check the listing for week one in the July calendar page, or visit their Website http://www.folkdance.com/stockton.

August 1 (Tuesday): Allyndreth Stead to teach and Anoush Ellas to play for dancing at Ashkenaz, Gilman and San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley at 8:00 P.M. For more information call (510) 525-5054.

August 3 (Thursday): Kultur Shock, Balkan Gypsy Funk Band to play at Bottom of the Hill, 1235 - 17th Street, San Francisco at 9:00 P.M.

 

August 4 (Friday): Kultur Shock, Balkan Gypsy Funk Band to play at Ashkenaz, Gilman and San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley at 9:00 P.M. Also performing will be Lunatique Tribadelic, Belly deance to black light with iridescent costumes and body paint and later the Ali Khan Band will play. Admission is $11.00. For more information call (510) 525-5054.

August 4 (Friday): Danubius to play Folk/Gypsy music from Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria at Bistro E Europe, 4901 Mission Street, San Francisco from 7:30 to 9:30 P.M. for more information call Julia at (415) 469-5637, send email to JPecakG@aol.com or visit their WebSite http://hometown.aol.com/JpecakG/index.html

August 5 (Saturday): Kultur Shock, Balkan Gypsy Funk Band to play at 19 Broadway, Fairfax in Marin County at 9:00 P.M

August 5 - September 4: Mainewoods Dance Camp. For information contact Kathryn Demos, 68 Liberty Corner Road, Warren, NJ 07059-6708, (908) 647-2936 email demosk@htomail.com or visit their Website: http://www.erols.com/mainewds .

August 5 - 17: Join Petur Iliev on his trip to Bulgaria. To find out more CLICK HERE.

August 6 (Saturday): The Gonnifs to play Klezmer dance music at Bistro E Europe, 4901 Mission Street, San Francisco from 7:30 to 9:30 P.M. for more information call Julia at (415) 469-5637, send email to JPecakG@aol.com or visit their Website http://hometown.aol.com/JpecakG/index.html

August 11 (Friday): Candy from Stranger to traditional Greek and Turkish music at Bistro E Europe, 4901 Mission Street, San Francisco from 7:30 to 9:30 P.M. for more information call Julia at (415) 469-5637, send email to JPecakG@aol.com or visit their Website http://hometown.aol.com/JpecakG/index.html

August 13 (Sunday): Anoush Ellas to play for dinner and dancing at Bistro Europe, 4901 Mission St., San Francisco (Between Ocean and Geneva @ corner of France). For reservations call Julia at (415) 469-5637, send email to JPecakG@aol.com or visit their Website http://hometown.aol.com/JpecakG/index.html.

August 17 (Thursday): 200 Croatian Culture Day (starting at 7:00 P.M.). Featuring Ivan and Kova-1 direct from Zagreb, Croatia. The 38 performers of this troupe will perform at the Central Park Community Center, 12501 Alcosta, San Ramon. Tickets are $20 with reservations, $25 at the door; children under 12 are $10. For more information and reservations, call (925) 867-3768 or (925) 556-9291. If you would like to read more about this dance group, go to http://www.folkdance.net/performances/intlperf.html.

August 18 (Friday): La Bolshevita to play dance music from Europe, U. S. and South America at Bistro E Europe, 4901 Mission Street, San Francisco from 7:30 to 9:30 P.M. for more information call Julia at (415) 469-5637, send email to JPecakG@aol.com or visit their Website http://hometown.aol.com/JpecakG/index.html.

August 20 (Sunday): Joe Graziosi to teach at 7:30 P.M. and Anoush and Transition bands to play at 8:30 P.M. for the Near East, Far West event featuring dances from Armenia, Turkey and the Balkans at Ashkenaz, Gilman and San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. Admission is $11.00. For more information call (510) 525-5054.

August 20-27: French and Breton Summer traditional Music and Dance Camp, Mendocino. Contact: Debra Dawson, Camp Director (707) 964-0509 (voice and FAX) or email Goodthym@mcn.org snail-mail: P.O. Box 975, Mendocino, CA 95460

August 24 -27: Balkanalia Folk Dance extravaganza in Portland. Edessa to play (amongst others). For more information email eefc@eefc.org.

August 25 (Friday): Danubius to play Folk/Gypsy music from Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria at Bistro E Europe, 4901 Mission Street, San Francisco from 7:30 to 9:30 P.M. for more information call Julia at (415) 469-5637, send email to JPecakG@aol.com or visit their Website http://hometown.aol.com/JpecakG/index.html

August 26 (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. For more information call Marcel Vinokur at (650) 327-0759 or email vinokur@nas.nasa.gov

 

Class Starting

International Folk Dance at City College of San Francisco - Fall 2000

 

Starting Tuesday, August 22, 2000

5:30 to 7 PM Beginning (PE 518)

7:00 to 10:00 PM Intermediate and Production (PE 5)

 

Students may enroll for 1 unit of academic credit, with the current fee of $12 per unit. Students may register in advance or at the first or second class meetings only. The beginning class will learn about 25 partner and non-partner dances from around the world. The production class student has the opportunity to learn and perform dances from Romania, Austria, Taiwan, Italy, Appalachian clogging, and more.

For more information, contact Gail Barton in PE North, Tel. (415) 239-3419.6# or the Registration Office (415) 239-3285. CCSF - 50 Phelan, SF 94112, off Ocean Avenue.

 

 

 

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: 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:
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 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).
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.
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 8:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. at Marin Nautilus, 1001 Fourth Street, San Rafael. For more information contact Irene Croft (415) 456-0786.
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.
 
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 the JCC, (415) 346-6040.
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.
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 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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