The Folk Dance Scene for June 2002

 

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June 1 (Saturday): Palomanians bi-monthly Folk Dance Party.  ½ partner and ½ non-partner dance program.  Refreshments.  First Methodist Church, Broadway at Brewster (enter from Broadway side), Redwood City from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  For more information, call Denise Heenan (408) 249-6104 or Al Lisin (408) 252-8106.

June 2 (Sunday): California Folk Dance Federation Rose Festival at the Lodge Room of the Veteran’s Building, 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa from 1:30 to 5:00 P.M. Admission is $6.00.  For more information call (707) 546-8877.

June 8 (Saturday): Peninsula Folk Dance Council Folk Dance Party.  ½ partner, ½ non-partner plus your requests.  Please bring a little finger food to share.  St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road at Monte Rosa (enter from Monte Rosa), Menlo Park from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  Contact Arden Pierce (650) 494-1631.

June 8 (Saturday): Petaluma International Folk Dancers Party night at Herman Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue, Petaluma from 7:45 – 10:45 P.M.  For more information call (707) 546-8877.

June 9 (Sunday): John Duffy Memorial Dance featuring a West Coast Swing Jack and Jill contest at Imperial Dance Club, Carpenters Hall, Second Floor, 822 Cassia St (at Broadway), Redwood City from 6:00 to 10:00 P. M.  Admission is $8.00.  For more information call (415) 585-6282, send email to wcdancer@ix.netcom.com, or visit their website http://www.netcom.com/~wcdancer. 

June 11 (Tuesday): Bulgarian musicians on tour will perform at Jan’s school in the afternoon and at Jan’s home in the evening.  For more information call Jan Hersh (925) 820-7542 or terramere@aol.com.

June 13 (Thursday): Bulgarian musicians on tour will perform at a residence in Sepastopol at 7:00 P.M.  For more information call Irene Nichols (707) 887-1227.

June 14 (Friday): Bulgarian musicians on tour will perform at 1:30 P.M. a concert at Nazareth House. Contact Carolyn Gaughier (415) 945-7120 or cgauthier@breadandroses.org.  At 7:30 P.M. they will perform at Church of the Nativity, Ellen Drive of Lucas Valley Road, San Rafael.  Contact Suzanne Noe (415) 472-7997 or Suzenoe@mindspring.com.

June 14 (Friday): Santa Clara Valley Folk Dancers Monthly Folk Dance Party.  Mixed program of partner and non-partner dances plus requests.  Refreshments.  First Christian Church, 90 South Fifth Street, San Jose from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.

June 15 (Saturday): Bulgarian Musicians on tour will perform at 9:00 A.M. for PanEuRhythm dancing in Corte Madera Park and at 3:00 P.M. a concert in the Berkeley Hills at Joh Ryshpan’s Home-with-a-view, 1001 Amitto, Corner of Gravatt, off Claremont. (510) 843-2015 or mailto:jonrysh@pacbell.net

June 15 (Saturday):  8 pm.  Menlo Park Rec Folk Dance Monthly Party.  All Request program.  Refreshments  Burgess (Menlo Park) Recreation Center, 700 Alma at Mielke St, Menlo Park   Contact Marcel Vinokur (650) 327-0759.

June 15 – 16 (Saturday and Sunday): San Francisco Free Folk Festival at Roosevelt Middle School 460 Arguello St., at Geary, San Francisco from Noon to past Midnight. For more information visit their website http://www.sffolkfest.org/.

June 16 (Sunday): Bulgarian Musicians on tour will perform at 9:00 A.M. for PanEuRhythm dancing in Cedar-Rose Park, Berkeley and at 4:00 P.M. at Walnut Ave. Methodist Church, 260 Walnut Avenue, Walnut Creek.  Contact Steve Bonn (925) 933-0548 or stevebonn@abac.com .

June 18 (Tuesday): Sabjilar, a group of Siberian throat singers will perform at the Black Box Theatre, 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley at 7:30 P.M.  Donation is $12.00.  For more information call (510) 451-1932.

June 22 (Saturday): Docey Doe Folk Dancers Bi-monthly party.  Mixed dance program plus requests.  Refreshments.  Community United Church, Arroyo near Elm (2 blocks west of El Camino), San Carlos from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  Contact Bruce Wyckoff (650) 368-7834.

June 22 (Saturday): Last Dance with Anoush (as they are now; after this event, there will be a change in personnel) and Edessa as well to play music for dancing at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue at Gilman, Berkeley in the evening.    For more information call (510) 525-5054 or send email to DanZiagos@FairIssac.com.

June 22 (Saturday): Docey Doe Folk Dancers party at Community United Church, Arroyo at Elm Streets, San Carlos.  For more information, contact Bruce Wyckoff (650) 368-7834.

June 26 - 30: Far Horizons Sacred Circle Summer Dance Camp will held at Far Horizons Camp in Sequoia National Park.  For more information call Marina and John Bear at (510) 528-4253, send email to john@ursa.net or visit the San Francisco Bay Area Circle Dance Group's website.

June 27 (Thursday): Albanian musicians Marita Halili, Raif Hyseni and Gezim Halili) will perform a house concert in Santa Cruz at 7:30 P.M.  Donation is $15.00.  For information and reservations contact Janet Pollock and Mark Primack marchp@cruzio.com.

June 30 – July 6 (Sunday – Saturday): A new Hungarian music and dance camp: Aranykapu Tabor at Camp Cazadero, near Guerneville.  For more information visit their website at http://www.aranykapu-tabor.org or send email to mailto:info@aranykapu-tabor.org

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 Sunday, second and fourth Sundays: Tom Roby, Marjorie Nugent and Ellie Weiner teach Hungarian dance. For more information call (510) 632-3713.

 

Every First and Third Sunday:

Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Avenue, Room A, Alameda from 1:30 to 3:30 P.M.  All ages are welcome and admission is free.  For more information call Jackie Krause (510) 748-4587.

 

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 Monday:

Greek Folk Dance Workshops at Fort Mason Center, Building C, Room 362 from 8:00 - 10:00 P.M.  For more information call Mary Ann Karonis (510) 530-5140.

 

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.

 

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 Friday before second and fourth Saturdays:

The Mid-Peninsula Scandinavian Dance does Scandinavian couple turning dances to recorded and live music at the Carriage House in Holbrook Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Avenue in Atherton from 7:30 - 10:30 P.M. Instruction is beginner to intermediate. Admission is $4.00. For more information and latest schedule call (650) 323-2256 or (408) 929-5602 or send email to james.little@sri.com or jsawyer@sawyerpartnership.com. A Scandinavian fiddle class meets concurrently with the dance class and often plays for dancing in the later part of the evening.

 

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:

Cafe Shalom is now IN THE PRESIDIO- 1805 Hayes, The Presidio, San Francisco. The old JCC on California St. has been torn down.  Call Darron Feldstein for more details: (415) 566-0896.

 

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.

 

 

Regularly Scheduled West Coast Swing Dance Events

 

Every Second Sunday:

Michelle’s West Coast Swing Dance Class at the Imperial Dance Club, Carpenter’s Hall, 2nd Floor, 822 Cassia St (at Broadway), Redwood City from 6:00 to 10:00 P.M.  Admission is $8.00 and refreshments are included.  For more information call (415) 585-6282, send email to wcdancer@ix.netcom.com, or visit their website http://www.netcom.com/~wcdancer.

 

First two Mondays:

Michelle’s West Coast Swing Dance Class at the Monte Cristo Dance Club, 136 Missouri St. (between 17th and Mariposa Sts.), San Francisco (Basic class 7:30 P.M. and intermediate class 8:30 P.M.)  In this two week series, a specific dance is taught.  For more information call (415) 585-6282, send email to wcdancer@ix.netcom.com, or visit their website http://www.netcom.com/~wcdancer.

 

Every Tuesday:

Michelle’s West Coast Swing Dance Class at the Monte Cristo Dance Club, 136 Missouri St. (between 17th and Mariposa Sts.), San Francisco (Intermediate West Coast Swing class 7:30 P.M. and Advanced class 8:30 P.M.). This is a four week series.   For more information call (415) 585-6282, send email to wcdancer@ix.netcom.com, or visit their website http://www.netcom.com/~wcdancer.

 

Every Thursday:

Michelle’s West Coast Swing Dance Class at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 W. Evelyn Ave., Mountain View (just 3 blocks south of Castro St. (7:45P.M. Basics Plus West Coast Swing, 7:45 P.M. Intermediate West Coast Swing, and 8:45 P.M. Advanced West Coast Swing).  For more information call (415) 585-6282, send email to wcdancer@ix.netcom.com, or visit their website http://www.netcom.com/~wcdancer.

 

 

 

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