The Folk Dance Scene for June 2000

 

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Join Petur Iliev on his trip to Bulgaria August 5-19! To find out more CLICK HERE.

Three Weekends (June 9 -25): Ethnic Dance Festival at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco. For more information visit their Website.

 

June 2-4 (Friday - Sunday: Razzmatazz Weekend in Mendocino. Edessa (amongst others will play. For more information email marilyn@sonic.net.

June 2 (Friday): Balkan Dance Party at First Congregational Church of Berkeley, entrance at 2345 Channing Way, corner of Dana, starting at 7:30 P.M. Live music by Anoush Ellas. This is a benefit and farewell for Postpessimist high-school students from Kosovo. A free will offering is requested.

June 2 - 4 (Friday to Sunday): San Jose Greek Festival at Saint Nicholas Geek Orthodox Church. For more information call (408) 246-2770 or visit their Website.

June 3 (Saturday): First Annual Mondo Melodic Music Festival featuring Mediterranean and Middle Eastern music at the Greek Theatre, University of California, Berkeley. Features George Delaras, Kasem Al, and Bijan Morazmi. For more information, call Athan Karras (818) 609-1386 or send email to Xasapiko@aol.com.

June 3 (Saturday): International Folk Dance Party at First Methodist Church, Redwood City at 8:00 P.M. Sponsored by the Palomanians. For more information (408) 249-6104.

June 5 (Monday): Sani Rifati teaching last Rom dance workshop before returning to Kosovo at the Slavonic Cultural Center, Alemany and Onondaga, San Francisco at 7:30 P.M. Admission is $6.00. Afterwards they will visit Julia's Bistro.

June 6 (Tuesday): Nancy Klein to teach from 7:30 to 8:30 P.M. and Edessa to play from 8:45 P.M. at Ashkenaz, San Pablo Avenue at Gilman, Berkeley. Admission is $8.00. For more information call (510) 525-5054.

June 8 (Thursday): Anoush Ellas to play at Mandala, Bowcock Hall (formerly Wardwell Hall), St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 43rd Ave. at Judah St., San Francisco, from 8:00 - 11:00 P.M. (doors open at 7:30 P.M. Admission is $8.00. For more information send email to Edith Bourbin, call her at (415) 648-8489 or visit Mandala's Website. Click here to see the location of the Mandala:

 

June 9 (Friday): Mid-Peninsula Scandinavian Dance at the Carriage House, Atherton at 7:30 P.M. For more information call (650) 323-2256.

June 9 (Friday): John Burke to teach Balkan dances at Stanford International Dancers, Flex-it Aerobic Studio, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $5.00. For more information call (650) 966-6461.

June 10 - 11 (Saturday and Sunday): San Francisco Free Folk Festival at Roosevelt Middle School, Arguello at Geary Blvd., San Francisco. Edith Bourbin, of Mandala, will be one of the many teachers.

June 10 (Saturday): Kitka singers to perform for Cantigas de Maigo with Ensemble Alcatraz atn the Berkeley Festival and Exposition, Chevron Auditorium, International House, University of California, Berkeley at 5:30 P.M. Admission is $15.00. For more information call (510) 444-0323.

June 11 (Sunday): Kitka singers to provide an afternoon Balkan singing workshop and 7:30 P.M. Concert at Community Music School Living History Concert Series, First Congregational Church, 900 High St., Santa Cruz. Tickets are $10.00. For more information call (831) 426-9155.

June 16 (Friday): Zaedno and Born to Drone to provide live music for at dance party at Stanford International Dancers, Flex-it Aerobic Studio, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $6.00. For more information call (650) 966-6461.

June 16 (Friday): Hot Flying Plates to play Dynamic Balkan Folk and Klazmer music at Bistro Eastern Europe, With Gypsy Flavor, 4901 Mission Street, San Francisco for more information call (415) 469-5637or email JpecakG@aol.com.

June 17 (Saturday): Danubius to play Eastern European and Gypsy music at Bistro Eastern Europe, With Gypsy Flavor, 4901 Mission Street, San Francisco for more information call (415) 469-5637or email JpecakG@aol.com.

June 20 (Tuesday): Petur Iliev to teach from 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. and Nestinari to play from 9:00 P.M. at Ashkenaz, San Pablo Avenue at Gilman, Berkeley. Admission is $8.00.

June 22 (Thursday): Nina Kavardjikova will teach a Bulgarian dance workshop at Mandala, Bowcock Hall (formerly Wardwell Hall), St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 43rd Ave. at Judah St., San Francisco, from 8:00 - 11:00 P.M. (doors open at 7:30 P.M. Admission is $8.00. For more information send email to Edith Bourbin, call her at (415) 648-8489 or visit Mandala's Website

June 23 (Friday): Danubius to play Eastern European and Gypsy music at Bistro Eastern Europe, With Gypsy Flavor, 4901 Mission Street, San Francisco for more information call (415) 469-5637or email JpecakG@aol.com.

June 24 (Saturday): International Folk Dance Party with Marcel Vinokur at Burgess Recreation Center, 700 Alma St. at Mielke Dr., Menlo Park starting at 8:00 P.M. For more information call Marcel Vinokur at (650) 327-0759 or email vinokur@nas.nasa.gov

June 24 - July 2: Mendocino Balkan Folk Dance Camp. Edessa amongst other to play. For more information email office@eefc.org or visit their Website.

June 28 - July 2: West Coast Sacred Circle Dance Camp at Far Horizons in the High Sierras. For housing and reservation information contact Lilia Molina-Neves lilastro@ns.net , for more information about the dance program contact Aleka Chase (650) 355-6752 email alekac@juno.net or Marina and John at (510) 528-4253 email . Marina@ursa.net or John@ursa.net.

June 30 (Friday): Danubius to play Eastern European and Gypsy music at Bistro Eastern Europe, With Gypsy Flavor, 4901 Mission Street, San Francisco for more information call (415) 469-5637or email JpecakG@aol.com.

 

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: Neal Sandler, Tom Roby, Marjorie Nugent and Ellie Weiner review the Mendocino Hungarian dances. Second and fourth Sundays: Neal Sandler, Tom Roby, Marjorie Nugent and Ellie Weiner teach Hungarian dances. For information call Neal Sandler at (510) 638-5214, or send him email: nealsandl@aol.com.
 
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 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:
Folk Dance Classes from 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. at Almonte Hall (behind Tamalpias High School in Mill Valley).
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.
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 8:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. at Marin Nautilus, 1001 Fourth Street, San Rafael. For more information contact Irene Croft (415) 456-0786.
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.
 
Every Friday:
Albany "Y" International Folk Dancing with Mel Harte, Dan Unger and Asha Goldberg 8-11 PM.
 
First four Fridays:
International and partner Folk Dancing at Chang's.
 
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 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:
Cafe Lahat, Israeli Folk Dancing at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street, (at Presidio Ave.), $5. Free refreshments. 7:30-8:30 Beginner, intermediate teaching; requests till 10:30. For more information contact the JCC, (415) 346-6040.
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.
 
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 (Feb 12, Mar 11, Apr 8, May13, Jun 10, Jul 8, Aug 12, Sep 9, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 9):
Cafe Shalom, Israeli Folk Dancing at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street, (at Presidio Ave.), $5, 8-midnight. Older, easier dances favored early in the evening. Free refreshments. For more information contact the JCC, (415) 346-6040.
 
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.

 

 

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