The Folk Dance Scene for February 2001

 

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February 3 (Saturday) Palomanians Folk Dance Party at First Methodist Church, Broadway at Brewster Street, Redwood City. For more information contact Denise Heenan (408) 249-6104.

February 3 (Saturday): Petaluma Folk Dancers, Herman and Sons Hall, 860 Western Ave., Petaluma. For more information call Frank and Elsa Bacher (707) 546-8877.

February 4 (Sunday): Marin Scared Circle Dancers meet at the Almonte Clubhouse in Mill Valley at 5:45 P.M. For more information call (415) 507-0376.

February 5 (Monday): The Toids will play live Balkan music at the Make-out Room, 3225 - 22nd Street (between Mission and Valencia), San Francisco at 8:30 P.M. Also playing will be the People's Bazaar. For more information call (415) 647-2877.

February 6 (Tuesday): The Toids will play live Balkan music for dancing at Ashkenaz, San Pablo Avenue at Gilman, Berkeley. There will be teaching at 8:00 P.M. with Joyce Clyde and the music starts at 9:00 P.M. Admission is $8.00. For more information call (510) 632-3713.

February 7 (Wednesday): Israeli Dance party with Loui Tucker. For more information call, (408) 287-9999, or send email to loui@netcom.com

February 9 (Friday): Santa Clara Valley Folk Dancers Party at First Christian Church, 80 South 5th St., San Jose. Contact Denise Heenan (408) 24906104 or Maxine Burnham (408) 739-0500.

February 9 (Friday): Mid-Peninsula Scandinavian dance party at the Carriage House in Atherton at 7:30 P.M. Admission is $4.00. For more information call (650) 323-2256.

February 9 (Friday): Hungarian dancing with live music at the Brisbane Community Center at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $6.00. For more information call (415) 468-6565.

February 9 (Friday): Balkan folk dance party with live music provided by Zabava! Band sponsored by Stanford International Dancers at Flex-It Aerobics Studio, Mountain View at 9:00 P.M. Admission is $6.00. For more information call (650) 966-1775.

February 9 (Friday): Sacred Circle dancers meet at the Mendocino Community Center. For more information call (707) 937-4800.

February 9 - 11 (Friday - Sunday): Russian Festival at the Russian Center, Post at Divisadero, San Francisco. For more information call (415) 921-7631 or visit their Website http://www.russiancentersf.com.

February 9 (Friday): Folk Dance Party at Santa Rosa Veteran's Building from 8:00 to 11:30 P.M. Bring munchies and $4.00.

February 10 (Saturday): Sacred Circle dancers meet at Starr King Church, Hayward. For more information call (510) 537-8003.

February 10 (Saturday): International folk dance party at Hermann Sons Hall, Petaluma at 8:00 P.M. For more information call (707) 546-8877.

February 10 (Saturday): Cafe Shalom Israeli dance party at the Jewish Community Center, California Street and Presidio Avenue, San Francisco at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $5.00. For more information call (415) 566-0896.

February 10 - 11 (Saturday and Sunday): Jewish music Festival at the Sebastopol Community Center. For more information call (707) 526-5571.

February 11 (Sunday): Sweetheart Festival at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1226 Salvador Ave., Napa, from 1:30 - 5:30 P.M. For more information contact Dave Thomason (707) 225-7309.

February 11 (Sunday): Israeli Dance Workshop and Food Fest at Congregation B'nai Emunah, 3595 Taraval Street at 46th Avenue, San Francisco. Helene Zynstein will teach dances and there will be lunch. Advance admission is $8.00 for individuals or $15.00 for families (please RSVP by Feb. 4 for this price), or $10.00 for individuals and $20.00 for families at the door. For more information call Flori Green at (415) 664-7373 or send email to emunah@jps.net.

February 12 (Monday): Sani Rifati teaches Rom and Balkan Kolos at 7:30 P.M. at the Slavonic Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga at Alemany, San Francisco

February 16 (Friday): International folk dance party at Changs, Seventh Ave. Presbyterian Church, Seventh Avenue at Irving Street, San Francisco at 8:00 P.M. For more information call (415) 661-9426.

February 16 (Friday): Balkan dancing at Jessie Jean's Coffee Beans, 1426 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa (across from Santa Rosa Junior College's Bailey Field parking lot) from 6:00 to 10:00 P.M. Admission is free. Folk dancing to tapes with Art and Bob. This is a new venue.

February 17 (Saturday): International folk dance party at Piner School, Santa Rosa sponsored by the Santa Rosa Folk Dancers at 1:30 P.M. For more information call (707) 546-8877.

February 18 (Sunday): Tamburitsa Festival at the Slavonic Cultural Center, Alemany and Onondaga, San Francisco.

February 18 (Sunday): Marin Scared Circle Dancers meet at the Almonte Clubhouse in Mill Valley at 5:45 P.M. For more information call (415) 507-0376.

February 20 (Tuesday): Dan, Tom and Mary will play live Balkan music for dancing at Ashkenaz, San Pablo Avenue at Gilman, Berkeley. There will be teaching at 8:00 P.M. by Allyndreth Stead and the music starts at 9:00 P.M. Admission is $8.00. For more information call (510) 632-3713.

February 21 (Wednesday): Santa Rosa Folk Dancers Party at Veteran's Memorial Bldg., North Room, 1315 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. Contact Frank and Elsa Bacher at (707) 546-8877.

February 22 (Thursday): Rumeli to play live music for dancing at a President's Day (theme: Red, White and Blue) party at Mandala Bowcock Hall, St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 43rd Ave. at Judah Street, San Francisco, from 7:30 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $7.00. For more information call (415) 648-8489.

February 23 (Friday): Mid-Peninsula Scandinavian dance party at the Carriage House in Atherton at 7:30 P.M. Admission is $4.00. For more information call (650) 323-2256.

February 23 (Friday): Hungarian dancing with live music at the Brisbane Community Center at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $6.00. For more information call (415) 468-6565.

February 23 (Friday): Sacred Circle dancing at Hillside Church, El Cerrito. For more information call (650) 359-0207.

February 23 (Friday): Balkan dancing at Jessie Jean's Coffee Beans, 1426 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa (across from Santa Rosa Junior College's Bailey Field parking lot) from 6:00 to 10:00 P.M. Admission is free. Folk dancing to tapes with Art and Bob. This is a new venue.

February 23 (Friday): Folk Dance Party with music provided by the Meze Band at Cabrillo College Gym, Room 1117, Aptos. Admission is $3.00. For more information call (831) 684-9553.

February 24 (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

February 24 (Saturday): Docey Doe Folk Dancers Party at Community United Church of Christ, San Carlos. Contact Bruce Wyckoff (650) 368-7834.

February 24 (Saturday): International Folk Dance party at the Mobile Home Park in Napa at 1:00 P.M. For more information call (707) 255-0519.

February 24 (Saturday): Israeli Folk Dance party at Congregation Kol Emeth in Palo Alto at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $3.00. For more information call (650) 697-1049.

February 25 (Sunday): Festival of the Oaks at Live Oak Park, 1301 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. Institute from 10:00 A.M. to Noon and general dancing from 1:30 - 5:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00. For more information call (510) 527-2177 or send email to MelDancing@aol.com.

February 25 (Sunday): Sacred Circle dance at the Mendocino Community Center. For more information call (707) 937-4800.

February 25 (Sunday): California Klezmer and Brass Menagerie will play at Ashkenaz, San Pablo Avenue at Gilman, Berkeley. For more information call (510) 632-3713.

February 26 (Monday): Tanya Kostova teaches Bulgarian Kolos at 7:30 P.M. at the Slavonic Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga at Alemany, San Francisco

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, second and fourth Sundays: Tom Roby, Marjorie Nugent and Ellie Weiner teach Hungarian dances. 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.
Novato Class, 1320 Lynwood Drive, Novato from, 8:00 - 10:00 P.M. Contact Anne Arend (415) 892-9405.
 
Santa Rosa Folk Dancers, Veteran's Memorial Building, 1315 Maple St., Santa Rosa in the North Room from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. Contact Frank and Elsa Bacher (707 546-8877.
 
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 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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