The Folk Dance Scene for July 2010

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July 9 (Friday): Greek dance party with Anthony Catchatoorian and Paul Psarras from Fotia at the Tannourine Restaurant, 120 West 25th Avenue, San Mateo from 9:00 P.M. to Midnight. For more information call (650) 638-1960.

July 9 (Friday): The Jela Trio to perform choral music and dance tunes for a folk dance party, sponsored by the Stanford Folk Dancers, at Flex-it Aerobics Studio, 425 West Evelyn Street, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $8.00 general and $4.00 for students. Tipping the musicians is encouraged. For more informaton call Ginny at (408) 733-5529.

July 10 (Saturday): Folk Dance Party at St. Bede's Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park with partner and set dances from 7:30 to 8:15 P.M., teaching by Garry Strathspey at 7:45 P.M. and All-type, All-request dancing from 8:15 to 10:30 P.M. Admission is $7.00. Bring a snack to share. For more information, and to send in your dance requests, send email to or call (408) 739-8498.

July 11 (Sunday): Klezmer/Balkan music jam session at Fandango Pizza, 3163 Middlefield Road, at Loma Verde, Palo Alto at 5:00 P.M. All instruments and levels welzascome. A few extra sets of sheet music will be available.

July 11 (Sunday): Agapi Mou to play at Zaki Kabob House, 1101 San Pablo Avenue, at Dartmouth, Albany from 5:30 to 8:30 P.M. For more information call (510) 527-5452.

July 14 (Wednesday): Agapi Mou to play at Le Bateau Ivre, 2629 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley from 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. There is no cover charge. For more information call send email to Arlene.

July 17 (Saturday): An evening of Turkish food and dance at Afendi's Turkish Grill, 299 North Mc Dowell Street, Petaluma at 6:00 P.M. For more information contact Carol Friedman or call (415) 663-9512 or visit her website.

July 17 (Saturday): Da Mozhem! to play music for dancing at Marcel Vinokur's July Dance Party at the Burgess Recreation Center, 700 Alma Street, Menlo Park from 8:00 P.M. to Midnight. There will also be a pot-luck dinner at Kaela Fine and paul Loewenstein at 6:00 P.M. Admission to the dance is $9.00 for adults and $3.00 for teens. Please call Kathy Vinokur at (650) 327-0759 for directions and to co-ordinate dishes. For directions you may also contact Glynis.

July 18 (Sunday): The Chian Sociey of California presents their 26th Annual Chios Summer Picnic at the Nativity of Christ Church, 1110 Dicksen Drive, Novato. Admission is $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for children and includes lunch served betwee 1:00 and 3:30 P.M. Music for dancing provided by Mythos. For more information call Argyro Kozas at (925) 397-4110 or Denna Tsatsaronis (209) 394-3464 or Nick Pries (408) 398-7070 ro Despina Poulos (415) 467-0819 or Stellios Tsagris (510) 390-0727.

July 18 (Sunday): Watcha Clan, from Marseilles, France, play Jewish dance music with Berber, Algerian, Sephardi, Ashkenazi, and French influences at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco at 8:00 P.M. This is the finale of the 25th Jewish Festival. Admission is $25.00 general and $20.00 discount. For more information and tickets visit the Jewish Music Festival's website or call (415) 978-2787.

July 18 (Sunday): Advanced Balkan Class, with Martin Frost teaching "Arkan" and other easier dances in the back studio of Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 2:00 P.M. Admission is $5.00. For more contact Gary Anderson at (415) 488-9197 days or (415) 456-0786.

July 23 (Thursday): Cafe Musique to play Gypsy swing and more at a Mountain View House Concert at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $15.00, all of which goes to the musicians. For reservations and directions send email to Mountain View House Concerts or call (650) 947-969.

July 23 (Friday): Khatchig Jinjgirian on keyboard and vocals and Michael Kutulas on Bouzouki play Armenian and Middle Eastern music for dancing and listening at Tannourine Restaurant, 120 West 25th Avenue, San Mateo from 9:00 P.M. to Midnight. For more information call (650) 638-1960.

July 29 & August 5 (Thursdays): Mandala will be closed for floor refinishing and will reopen on Thursday, 12 August.

July 31 (Saturday): Israeli dance party by Cafe Shalom at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Bowcock Hall, 1399 - 43rd Avenue, at Judah Street, San Francisco from 7:30 to 11:30 P.M. Admission is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for Students. For more information send email to Rosanna Horton.

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