The Folk Dance Scene for December 2001

 

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December 2 (Sunday): Treasurer's Ball, Veteran's Building, 126-I St. West, Sonoma. For more information contact Page Masson at (707) 833-4181.

December 4 (Tuesday): Panacea plays at the Albatross Pub, 1822 San Pablo Avenue (about 1.5 blocks north of University Ave.), Berkeley from 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. For more information call (510) 843-2473 or send email to Nada Lewis at folkloric@value.net.

December 4 (Tuesday):  The Toids to play music for dancing at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue at Gilman, at 8:30 P.M.. There will be teaching at all levels at 7:30 P.M.. For more information call (510) 632-3713.

December 7 (Friday): Master Bulgarian, Greek and Rom musicians to perform a concert and music for dancing at Slavonic Cultural Center, 50 Onondaga at Alemany, San Francisco at 8:30 P.M.  Admission is $10.00.  For more information call (510) 547-8345 or send email to openvoice@hotmail.com

December 8 (Saturday): Celebrating Culture and Community (CC&C) will be having their International Winter Festival at Maple Hall, (San Pablo Civic Center) at San Pablo Ave. and Church Lane, from 5:00 to 9:30 P.M. Admission is free. For more information call Eve A. Ma (510) 236-3255 or Kathy Duncan (510) 215-3204, or check out their website http://www.CaCCand C.com. There will be all kinds of music and folk dancing from around the world.

December 9 (Sunday): Danubius to play for a Hungarian Tanchaz at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue at Gilman, Berkeley from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. There will be teaching at all levels by Istvan "Kovacs" Szabo. For more information call (510) 632-3713 or call Marjorie Nugent (510) 553-9157 or send her email at mnugent@seki.mcs.csuhayward.edu.

December 9: (Sunday): Help Bistro E Europe (4901 Mission St., San Francisco) celebrate their 2 year anniversary with a special dinner and music.  John Fry, Nadia Hava-Robbins, will provide music.  For more information and reservations call (415) 469-5637 or send email to BistroEEurope@aol.com.

December 13 (Thursday): Kitka to perform their Wintersong program at Le Petit Tiranon, 72 North 5th st., San Jose at 8:30 P.M.  Admission is $18 in advance or $20 at the door and $16 for seniors and students with ID.  Tickets can be purchased via Ticketweb, http://www.ticketweb.com, or call (866) 468-3399.  Fro more information call (510) 444.0323 or visit their website http://www.kitka.org.

December 14 (Friday): Kitka to perform their Wintersong program at St. Gregory's Church, 500 DeHaro, San Francisco at 8:30 P.M.  Admission is $18 in advance or $20 at the door and $16 for seniors and students with ID.  Tickets can be purchased via Ticketweb, http://www.ticketweb.com, or call (866) 468-3399.  Fro more information call (510) 444.0323 or visit their website http://www.kitka.org.

December 15 (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

December 15 (Saturday): Kitka to perform their Wintersong program at Lake Merritt Church, 133o Lakeshore Ave., Oakland at 8:30 P.M.  Admission is $18 in advance or $20 at the door and $16 for seniors and students with ID.  Tickets can be purchased via Ticketweb, http://www.ticketweb.com, or call (866) 468-3399.  Fro more information call (510) 444.0323 or visit their website http://www.kitka.org.

December 16 (Sunday): Kitka to perform their Wintersong program at Stewart Chapel, Seminary and Kensington Roads, San Anselmo  at 8:30 P.M.  Admission is $18 in advance or $20 at the door and $16 for seniors and students with ID.  Tickets can be purchased via Ticketweb, http://www.ticketweb.com, or call (866) 468-3399.  Fro more information call (510) 444.0323 or visit their website http://www.kitka.org.

December 18 (Tuesday): Panacea plays at the Albatross Pub, 1822 San Pablo Avenue (about 1.5 blocks north of University Ave.), Berkeley from 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. For more information call (510) 843-2473 or send email to Nada Lewis at folkloric@value.net.

December 23 (Sunday): The Bulgarian Americans United invites you to a Christmas Ball at 4:00 P.M. at Danville Grange Hall, 743 Diablo Rd., Danville.  There will be Bulgarian folk music, dance and food.  Admission is $18.00 for adults and children under 18 are free.  Live music will be provided by Nestinari including Gergana Georgieva. For more information visit their website: http://www.bulam.com.

December 29 (Saturday): Bistro E Europe, 4901 Mission Street, San Francisco will be having Rumen Shopov and friends playing authentic Roma music from 7:30 to 10:00 P.M..  For more information and reservations call (415) 469-5637 or send email to BistroEEurope@aol.com.

December 31 (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

December 31 (Saturday): Edessa (amongst others) to play music for dancing at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue at Gilman, Berkeley for their New Year's Eve Party the music starts at 9:00 P.M. For more information call (510) 632-3713.

December 31 (Saturday): Bistro E Europe, 4901 Mission Street, San Francisco will be having a New Year's Eve party by reservation only.  For more information and reservations call (415) 469-5637 or send email to BistroEEurope@aol.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 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 (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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