The Folk Dance Scene for December 2010

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December 3 (Friday): Razzmatazz presents their annual Christmas folk dance party at the Santa Rosa Veteran's Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $5.00. Bring snacks to share. for more information send email to Marilyn Smith.

December 3 (Friday): Bill Cope and Friends to play Bulgarian, Macedonian, and Greek dance music for the Stanford Folk Dancers at the First Baptist Church, event hall, 305 N. California Avenue, Palo Alto at 8:30 P.M. Bring food or drink to share. For more information send email to Ginny Snyder.

December 4 (Saturday): Community Hanukkah Celebration with a concert and dance at the JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley at 7:00 P.M. There will be Candle lighting, Performances, Dancing and Food. Admission is $15.00. Advance tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets. For more information send email to joanomin@aol.com.

December 4 (Saturday): Zoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment and Kugleplex play Klezmer music at the Subterranean Arthouse, 2179 Bancroft Way, Berkeley at 9:00 P.M. Admision is $10.00 - 20.00.

December 4 (Saturday): Khanuka Party (with DJ dancing) and silent auction to benifit the Prisoners Literature Porject at Rock Paper Scissors Collective, 2278 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Admission is free.

December 9 (Thursday): Janam to play at the Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom Street, at 23rd Street, San Francisco at 7:00 P.M. Admission is from $10.00 to $15.00. For more information visit their website or call (415) 826-2402.

December 10 (Friday): Anthony Catchatoorian on Bouzouki and Paul Psarras on Guitar and Vocals play Greek music for listening and dancing at Tannourine Restaurant, 120 West 25th Avenue, San Mateo from 9:00 P.M. to Midnight. There is no cover charge and they will have the standard menu.

December 11 (Saturday): Presidents Ball with an institute taught by Barbara Bevan, Davida Munkres, Alan Rothchild, Marilyn Smith and Al and Teddy Wolterbeek, a dinner and an all-request dance party at the Veteran's Memorial Hall, 1325 Portland Avenue, Albany with the institute from 2:30 to 5:30 P.M., dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. and the dance party from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M. Admission is $15.00 for the institute, $15.00 for dinner and $15.00 for the dance party. There is a $5.00 discount for early registration. Go to www.folkdance.com to register. For more information, send email to Loui Tucker or call (408) 287-9999.

December 11 (Saturday): Bulgarian Christmas party with music provided by Maria and Vassil Bebelekovi and the group "Antika Bulgaria" with Tanya Kostova, a benefit for Sts. Kiril and Metodi Church, at the Danville Grange 85, 743 Diablo Road, Danville at 7:00 P.M. For more information visit Sts. Kiril and Metodi Church's website.

December 11 (Saturday): Cafe Shalom's monthly Israeli Folk 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. For more information contact Rosanna Horton.

December 13 (Monday): Santa Rosa Vechereinka play music for a Holiday Folk Dance Party for the Snap-y Dancers at Herman Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue, Petaluma form 7:00 to 9:30 P.M. For more information send email to Carol Friedman or call (415) 663-9512.

December 13 (Monday): Join GreekFeet for their Annual Year-End Greek Dance Party and Potluck with live music provided by Giorgos and Friends at the Presidio Dance Academy, 1158 Gorgas, at Marshall, Presidio of San Francisco from 7:30 to 10:30 P.M. Admission is $10.00 and bring some food to share. For more information send email to Mary Ann Karonis.

December 14 (Tuesday): Saratoga International Folk Dancers present an all request Folk Dance Party celebrating Loui Tucker's 60th birthday. Details to follow.

December 18 (Saturday): Bulgarian Christmas party with music provided by Nestinari and the group "Antika Bulgaria" with Tanya Kostova, a benefit for Sts. Kiril and Metodi Church, at the Danville Grange 85, 743 Diablo Road, Danville at 7:00 P.M. For more information visit Sts. Kiril and Metodi Church's website.

December 18 (Saturday): Kef and Brass Menazeri to play at Bottom of the Hill, 1233 - 17th Street, at Missouri, San Francisco at 9:30 P.M. Admission is $12.00. For more information call (415) 621-4455.

December 19 (Sunday): a href="http://www.balkanmusic.org">Kef to play Balkan music for dancing at the Subterranen Art House, 2179 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, between Shattuck and Fulton at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00. For more information call (510) 981-1281.

December 19 (Sunday): Advanced Balkan Dance Class with Davida Munkres teaching Cekurjankino and reviewing Sopsko Petrunio an Cekesko horo and perhaps others at Ashkenaz, Back Dance Studio, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 2:00 P.M. Admission is $5.00. Bring a belt. For more information call Gary Anderson at (415) 488-9197 days or (415) 456-0786.

December 20 (Monday): Turkish dancing at Afendi's Turkish Grill, 299 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. For more information call Steve Ayala at (707) 778-6025 or Carol Friedman (415) 633-9512.

December 25 (Saturday): Christmas Folk Dance Party, sponsored by the Peninsula Folk Dance Council at St. Bede's Church Hall, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park from 7:30 to 10:30 P.M. Admission is $7.00. Bring a snack to share.

December 26 (Sunday): Israeli "Oldies" Folk Dance Party, with request dances led by Allen King, at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley from 1;30 to 5:30 P.M. Admission is $8.00. Bring potluck snacks and drinks. For more information visit Asnkenaz's website or send email to Allen King or call him at (510) 501-3307.

December 31 (Friday): New Year's Eve party at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley with doors opening at 7:30 P.M. and the music starts at 8:00 P.M. Music provided by Joe Finn and Leslie Bonnett, Edessa, and Brass Menazeri. For more information (510) 525-5054.

December 31 (Friday): New Year's Eve party, presented by Marcel Vinokur, at Burgess Recreation Center, 700 Alma Street, Menlo Park from 8:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M. Admission is $9.00 for adults and $3.00 for teens. For more information call Kathy Vinokur at (650) 327-0759.

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