The Folk Dance Scene for January 2015

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January 5 (Monday): Register now for Snapp-y Dancers International dance class at Herman Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue, Petaluma on Mondays from 7:00 to 9:15 P.M. and College of Marin International Folk Dance at College of Marin, Kentfield on Wednesdays from 2:10 to 3:30 P.M. For more information contact, the teacher, Carol Friedman.

January 9 (Friday): Berkeley Balkan Bacchanal with music by Radio Istanbul, Taraf de Locos and The gonifs 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.

January 9 & 10 (Friday & Saturday): 65th Annual Heritage Festival, sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation of California and the Peninsula Folk Dance Council at Sequoia High School, Redwood City with all request dancing with Loui Tucker and Denise Heenan from 7:00 tp 10:30 P.M. on Friday and a workshop with George and Irina Arabagi, dancing to live music with Agapi Mou and all request dancing with Ken Kaye and Adony Benidares from 1:30 to 10:30 P.M. on Saturday.

January 10 (Saturday): Israeli folk dance party at Cafe Shalom, St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Bowcock Hall, 1399 - 43rd Avenue, at Judah, San Francisco from 7:30 P.M. to 11:30 P.M. Admission is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. For more information send email to toktok124@yahoo.com.

January 10 (Saturday): Tanchaz, Hungrian Dance Party at the Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga, at Alemany, San Francisco at 3:00 P.M.

January 11 (Sunday): Balkan Dance Cabal with the music of Zabava! at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley qith a dance lesson by Nadav Nur and Jerry Duke at 7:30 P.M. and the music starts at 8:30 P.M. Admission is $10.00. For more information call (510) 501-3307, or visit http://www.ashkenaz.com

January 16 (Friday): Erik Bendix teaches a folk dance workshop for the Albany YMCA Folk Dancers at the Albany YMCA, 921 Kains, Albany frm 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members. Please note that this is their last meeting at this venue. For more information contact Kay James at (925) 376-0727.

January 16 (Friday): Jubilee Klezmer Ensemble play at French Garden Restaurant in Sebastopol from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M. No cover charge.

January 16 (Friday): The Stanford International Folk Dancers host a dance workshop with John Burke teaching Bulgarian 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.

January 17 (Saturday): Movable Feet host a Serbian dancw workshop with Miriam Berg teaching Duj Duj and Tom Sha teaching Serez at St. Bede's Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park from 7:00 to 11:00 P.M. Bring handkerchiefs. For more information contact Lucy Chang.

January 18 (Sunday): Celebration of the life of Marcel Vinokur at Lucy Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlerfield Road, Palo Alto from 6:00 to 10:00 P.M.

January 23 (Friday): The Albany YMCA Folk Dancers meet at their new venue: the Piedmont Veteran's Memorial Building, 401 Highland avenue, Piedmont from 7:30 to 10:30 P.M. Their name has changed to the East Bay Folk Dancers. This will be their new permanent venue (with one night exception, see below). For more information click or call Kay James at (925) 376-0727 or Davida Munkres at (510) 222-6155.

January 23 (Friday): Da! Mozhem and Nema Problema Choral to play music for a Folk Dance Party for Chang's Folk Dancers at Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, 417 - 31st Avenue, at Clement, San Francisco from 7:30 to 10:30 P.M.

January 23 (Friday): Trio Zulum and Maria play Bulgarian music for dancing for the Cabrillo Folk Dancers at Cabrillo College, Gym room 1117, Aptos at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00 plus tips for the musicians. Bring finger food to share. Parking is free. For more information contact Ginny Snyder.

January 30 (Friday): East Bay Folk Dancers (formerly Albany YMCA folk dancers) meet TODAY ONLY at the Piedmont Community Hall, 711 Highland Avenue, Piedmont from 7:30 to 10:30 P.M. For more information click or call Kay James at (925) 376-0727 or Davida Munkres at (510) 222-6155.

January 30 (Friday): The Stanford International Folk Dancers host a dance workshop with John Burke teaching Bulgarian 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.

January 30 (Friday): Richard Powers and Angela Amarillas will teach Movie Waltzing and Sound of Music Laendler 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.

January 30 on (Friday): Kopachka Folk Dancers meet at their new venue: Strawberry Recreation Center, 118 E. Strawberry Drive, Mill Valley from 7:30 to 10:30 P.M. Guest teachers will be Anke Koelman and Jerry Duke. Admission is $5.00.

January 31 (Saturday): Sacred Circle Dance Retreat at the Bushop's Ranch, 5297 Westside Road, Healdsberg from 9:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Admissin is $75.00 and includes lunch and light refreshments. For more information and reservations contact Maureen Atkins at (510) 566-5412.

January 31 (Saturday): San Jose Glendi with music by Edessa at Saint Nicholas Community Church, 1270 Davis Street, San Jose at 6:00 P.M. Admission is $60.00 for Adults and $15.00 for children for the whole event including dinner. Admission for dancing after 9:00 P.M. is $20.00. For more information and tickets send email to fdfglendi@saintnicholas.org.

January 31 (Saturday): Ninth Annual Community Crab Feed Dinner with live Cretan music and performances at Nativity of Christ Greek Orthodox Church, Fellowship Hall, 1110 Hishland Drive, Novato at 6:00 P.M. Admission is $55.00 and includes dinner. For more information and reservations click or call Stacey Weeks at (415) 806-5851 or Effie Fournkis at (415) 823-9433.

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