The Folk Dance Scene for July 2015

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July 2 (Thursday): True Life Trio and Even Taylor play music for listening and dancing at The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster Street, Oakland from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. Admission is free. For more information click or call (510) 844-4120.

July 3 (Friday): Christy Cote will teach beginning and intermediate Argentine Tango for this Friday and next Friday and Tom Hill will teach Introductory Waltz also, Anthony 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.

July 10 (Friday): Souren Baronian and Edessa to play Balkan amd Middle-Eastern music for dancing at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley from 8:00 to ? P.M. Admission is $15.00. There will also be a dance lesson by Lise Liepman and Erin Kurtz. For more information visit http://www.ashkenaz.com or call (510) 525-5054.

July 10 (Friday): Christy Cote will teach beginning and intermediate Argentine Tango and Milonga and Tom Hill will teach Introductory Waltz also,Daniel Ritchie 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.

July 10 (Friday): The Stanford International Folk Dancers host a Israeli and Klezmer dance party lead by Karen Bergen with music by Majority Minor Band 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 or Kaela Fine.

July 11 (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.

July 11 (Saturday): Peninsula Folk Dance Council folk dance party, with a pre-party with Judy Donaldson teaching Aino Kchume, at St. Bede's Church, Sandhill Road, Menlo Park with the workshop from 7:15 to 8:00 P.M. and the party MC'd by the "San Francisco Crew" from 8:00 to 10:45 P.M. Admission is $7.00.

July 12 (Sunday): Mano Cherga Band plays music for listening and dancing at The Revolution Cafe, San Francisco at 8:30 P.M.

July 16 (Thursday): Craig Blackstone will be teaching Vulpita, a Romanian dance and a Mandala Classic. He will also teach Rum Dum Dum, a Macedonian dance and Tikho nad Richkoyu, a Ukrainian dance at The Mandala, St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Bowcock Hall, 43rd Avenue, at Judah Street, San Francisco from 7:30 to 10:30 P.M. Admission is only $5.00. For more information click or call Paul or Edith at (415) 648-8489.

July 17 (Friday): Baguette Quartette play French Bal Musette dances in honor of Bastille Day with Minica Shen Knotts and Ryan Knotts teaching La Java waltz and the French Paso Doble and Tom Hill will teach Introductory Waltz 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 $20.00 for both classes and the dance, and $10.00 for students. No partner necessary. All ages welcome. For more information send email to info@fridaynightwaltz.com.

July19 (Sunday): Serendipity Trio play Klezmer music for a fundraising dinner for Nepal at gala's Garden Restaurant,1899 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa at 5:00 P.M. For more information call Paul Alexander at (707)762-1070.

July 17 (Friday): The Stanford International Folk Dancers host a dance workshop with Kaela Fine teaching International dances at the First Baptist Church, 305 N. California Avenue, Palo Alto from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $15.00. Bring snacks and beverages to share. For more information contact Owen at (650) 966-1775 or Jena Rauti at (650) 493-0693.

July 19 (Sunday): Razzmatazz presents Santa Rosa Midsummer Sunday All-request Folk Dancing at Lomitas Schoolhouse, 2421 Lomitas Avenue, Santa Rosa from 2:00 to 4:30 P.M. Admission is $5.00. Bring potluck snacks. For more information click or call Bill or Gloria at (707) 527-5224.

July 23 (Thursday): "Stay Amazed!!" A celebration of poetry and music hosted by arts ambassador Susan Felix present new works by local poets and songwriters plus a Klezmer dance party with dances lead by Bruce Bierman at Jewish Community Center of the East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street,Berkeley at 7:30 P.M. Light refreshments will be served.

July 24 (Friday): The Stanford International Folk Dancers host a dance workshop withKaela Fine teaching International dances at the First Baptist Church, 305 N. California Avenue, Palo Alto from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $15.00. Bring snacks and beverages to share. For more information contact Owen at (650) 966-1775 or Jena Rauti at (650) 493-0693.

July 10 (Friday): Nick and Melissa teach shadow figures and cradle figures in Cross-Step Waltz and Tom Hill will teach Introductory Waltz also, Nick 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, 24for the dance only and $8.00 for students. No partner necessary. All ages welcome. For more information send email to info@fridaynightwaltz.com.

July 24 (Friday): Sacred Circle Dance at Hillside Community Church, 1422 Navellier, El Cerrito with a potluck at 6:30 P.M. and the dancing goes from 7:30 to 9:30 P.M. Maureen will teach all dances. Admission is from $5.00 to $10.00 on a sliding scale. For more information contact Maureen.

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