The Folk Dance Scene for August 2010

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August 5 (Thursday): Mandala will be closed for floor refinishing and will reopen on Thursday, 12 August.

August 8 (Sunday): Subor/Sqbor Festival at St. Mary's College, Moraga with great music and food. Details to follow.

August 9 (Monday): Greek Feet sponsors "The Leo Blast", a Greek dance party for all those born under the sun sign Leo at the Presidio Dance Academy, 1158 Gorgas, at Marshall, Presidio of San Francisco from 7:30 to 9:30 P.M. Admission is $10.00. For more information contact Mary Ann Karonis.

August 13 (Friday): Stanford Folk Dancers present a French folk dance workshop by Gary Breitbard and Jenna Rauti at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 W. Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $8.00 and $4.00 for students. For more information contact Ginny at (408) 733-5529.

August 14 (Saturday): Shalom Dancers Israeli dance party at the Palo Alto JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto from 8:30 P.M. to 1:00 A.M. Admission is $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for students under 25 with ID. For more information contact Karina Lambert.

August 14 (Saturday): Monthly folk dance party by Marcel Vinokur at Burgess Recreation Center, 700 Alma Street, Menlo Park from 8:00 P.M. to Midnight. Admission is $9.00 for adults and $3.00 for teens. There will be a potluck at theo home of Rita Morgan at 6:00 P.M. Please call Marcel or Kathy Vinokur at (650) 327-0759 for directions and to cordinate dishes.

August 14 (Saturday): Karina's Israeli Folk Dance Marathon At the Gymnasium of the Paul Alto JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto from 8:30 P.M. to 1:00 A.M. Admission is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students under 25. There will be teaching, snacks, requests and tons of dancing.

August 15 (Sunday): Third Sunday Advanced Balkan Dance class at Ashkenaz, back dance studio, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 2:00 P.M. Admission is $5.00. Martin Frost will teach Arkan, Tetovsko and Cucuk and maybe others. For more information contact Gary Anderson at (415) 488-9197 days and (415) 456-0786 evenings.

August 15 (Sunday): Kle-x to play Klezmer music at Freight and Salvage, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley at 7:00 P.M. Admission is $18.50 in advance and $19.50 at the door. For more information call (510)644-2020.

August 16 (Monday): Turkish folk dancing to recorded music, sponsored by the Petaluma Snap-y Dancers, at Afendi's Turkish Grill, 299 N. McDowell Boulevard, across from Luchessi Park and near CVS Drugs/K-Mart, Petaluma from 6:00 to 8:30 P.M. For more information call Steve Ayala at (707) 776-6025.

August 16 (Monday): Effie and Vasili Fourakis teach dances from Crete for GreekFeet at the Presidio Dance Academy, 1158 Gorgas Road, at Marshall, Presidio of San Francisco from 7:30 to 9:30 P.M. Admission is $20.00 per month or $10.00 per class. For more information contact Maryann Karonis.

August 20 (Friday): Khatichig Jingirian on Keyboard and Vocals with Michael Kutuias on Bouzouki playing Armeninian and Middle Eastern Music for listening and dancing at the Tannourine Restaurant, 120 West 25th Avenue, San Mateo from 9:00 to Midnight. For more infomation and reservations call (650) 638-1960.

August 23 (Monday): Kyriakos Moisidis teaches a Greek dance workshop for GreekFeet at the Presidio Dance Academy, 1158 Gorgas Road, at Marshall, Presidio of San Francisco from 7:30 to 9:30 P.M. Admission for this workshop is $15.00 and admission for regular classes is $20.00 per month or $10.00 per class. For more information contact Maryann Karonis.

August 24 (Tuesday): A sixteen week Balkan dance class for experienced folk dancers begins at Santa Rosa Junior College, Tauzer Gym room 905, Santa Rosa from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. Cost for the complete series is $49.00. For more information contact Marilyn Smith.

August 27 (Friday): Brass Memazeri to play music for dancing and a dance lesson by Jerry Duke at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley with the lesson at 8:00 P.M. and the music starts at 9:00. Admission is $12.00.

August 27 (Friday): Da!Mozhem and Sviraci play for the farewell party of Stanford Folk Dancers at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 W. Evelyn, Mountain View at 8:00 P.M.

August 28 (Saturday): Cafe Shalom Israeli Dance Party at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Bowcock Hall, 1399 - 43rd Avenue, at Judah, San Francisco from 7:30 to 11:30 P.M. Admission is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.

August 28 (Saturday): Stellamara and Round Mountain play at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez Street, San Francisco at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $15.00 in advance and $17.00 at the door.

August 31 (Tuesday): Janam to play at the Revolution Cafe, 3248 - 22nd Street, at Bartlett, San Francisco from 8:45 to 11:30 P.M. There is no cover charge.

August 29 (Sunday): The Gonifs Klezmer Band play at the Porto Franco Art Parlor, 953 Valencia Street, San Francisco from Noon to 2:00 P.M. Admission is Free.

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