The Folk Dance Scene for February 2015

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February 4 (Wednesday): Janam band CD release party at Strings, 6320 San Pablo Avenue in Oakland at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $15.00 and $10.00 for members.

February 4 (Wednesday): Nada Lewis and Jon Schreiber play music for listening and dancing at Le Bareau Ivre, 2629 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley; doors open at 5:00 P.M. and the music goes from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. There is no cover charge.

February 6 (Friday): Monthly Hungarian tanchaz focusing on Mezosegi and Kalotaszegi at Hayward Area Senior Center, 22325 N. 3rd. Street, Castro Valley at 7:45. P.M. For more information visit their Facebook Page.

February 6 (Friday): Richard Powers and Angela Amarillas will teach Introductory Cross-Step Waltz also, Richard will DJ Waltzes and Polkas for the Friday Night Waltz group at First United Methodist Church, upstairs, Fellowship Hall, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto from 7:00 P.M. to Midnight. Admission is $12.00 for both classes and the dance, $8.00 for the dance only and $8.00 for students. No partner necessary. All ages welcome. For more information send email to info@fridaynightwaltz.com.

February 7 (Saturday): Kafana Balkan featuring the music of Inspector Gadje with Ismail Lumanovski at Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell Street, San Francisco at 9:00 P.M. Admission is $18.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door.

February 8 (Sunday): The Berkeley Folk Dancers present the 67th Annual Festival of the Oaks at Live Oak Park Community Center, 1301 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley with registration at 9:00 A.M., an institute with Carol Friedman from 9:30 to Noon, lunch and a meeting from Noon to 1:00 P.M. and dancing from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M. Admission is $12.00 for institute and dancing or $20.00 for both and lunch is $5.00. There will be free refreshments from 1:30 to 4:30 P.M. For more information click or call Mel Mann at (510) 527-2177.

February 13 (Friday): Berkeley Balkan Bacchanal with music by La Peche, Mano Cherga, and Salaya at The Starry Plough, 3102 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley at 9:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00 to $15.00 on a sliding scale at the door.

February 13 (Friday): The Stanford International Folk Dancers host a dance party with music by Plovdiv Party Bus at the First Baptist Church, 305 N. California Avenue, Palo Alto from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00. For more information contact Owen at (650) 966-1775.

February 14 & 15 (Saturday & Sunday): 16th Annual San Francisco Tamburitza Festival at the Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga, at Alemany, San Francisco with dancing to live music by Snovi starting at 7:30 P.M. on Saturday and a concert, Kolos and a sing-a-long on Sunday from Noon to 5:00 P.M.

February 14 (Saturday): Peninsula Council Folk Dance Party at St. Bede's Church Hall, Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park with a pre-party workshop by Kaela Fine teaching Gul Ailye and Changulovo Oro from 7:15 to 8:00 P.M. and all request dancing from 8:00 to 10:45 P.M. For more information and to send in requests contact Hillis Radin.

February 14 (Saturday): Big Heart Tribal Gathering of the Northern California Circle Dance community at Hillside Church, 1422 Navellier street, near Porrero Avneue, El Cerrito. Admission is $15.00 to $25.00. Snacks will be provided for the day along with mid=afternoon tea. Potluck Dinner in the evening. For more information contact Gwen.

February 14 (Saturday): Café Shalom meets for Israeli dancing at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 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 rofromsf@gmail.com.

February 15 (Sunday): Saul Goodman's Klezmer Band, amoungst others, to play for "Promised Land" public art place opening celebration at 8 - 10th Street, San Francisco from 1:10 to 2:20 P.M. and from 3:10 to 4:10 P.M.

February 18 (Wednesday): Marina and John Bear are guest teachers for the Petaluma Sacred Circle Dance group at St.John's Church in Petaluma from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. For more information contact Sally.

February 20 (Friday): The Stanford International Folk Dancers host a dance workshop with Jerry Duke teaching Balkan dances at the First Baptist Church, 305 N. California Avenue, Palo Alto from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $15.00. For more information contact Owen at (650) 966-1775.

February 20 (Friday): James Kleinrath and Melody Singleton teach beginning and intermediate Viennese Waltz also, Jason Anderson will DJ Waltzes and Polkas for the Friday Night Waltz group at First United Methodist Church, upstairs, Fellowship Hall, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto from 7:00 P.M. to Midnight. Admission is $12.00 for both classes and the dance, $8.00 for the dance only and $8.00 for students. No partner necessary. All ages welcome. For more information send email to info@fridaynightwaltz.com.

February 21 (Saturday): Janam band CD release party at Studio 55 Marin1455 East Francisco Boulevard in San Rafael at 8:00 P.M. Concert and dance party. Admission is $14.00 in advance and $17.00 at the door.

February 21 (Saturday): Moveable Feet present a Folk Dance Party featuring dances from the '70s at First United Methodist Church, Feloowship Hall, Second Floor, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto with teaching at 7:00 P.M. and dancing to music by Sviraci at 8:00 P.M. For more information contact Lucy Chang.

February 27 (Friday): Da! Mozhem plays Balkan music for dancing for the Cabrillo Folk Dancers at Cabrillo College, Gym building 1117, 6670 Soquel Drive, Aptos from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00. Bring snacks to share. Parking is now $4.00. This will be the Cabrillo Folk Dancers last meeting at this venue. They are searching for a new venue.

February27 (Friday): Kristalli Papadolpulos teaches a Pontic Greek dance workshop for the Kopachka Folk Dancers at Strawberry Recreation Center, 118 E. Strawberry Drive, Mill Valley the the lexxon at 7:45 and dancing from 8:30 to 10:30 P.M. Admission is $5.00 and light refreshments are provided. For more information contact Nadav Nur.

February 28 (Sunday): Alchymeia perform at French Garden Restaurant,8050 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol at 7:30 P.M.

February 28 (Sunday): Fourth annual celebration of Baba Marta and Bulgarian Independance Day (March 3) at Hillside swedenborgian Church, 1422 Navellier St, El Cerrito with a Martinitska workshop at 4:00 P.M., a children's talent show at 5:00, a concert celebration, dinner and dancing to live music at 5:30 P.M. Admission is from $15.00 to $25.00. For more information click or call Tanya Kostova.

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