The Folk Dance Scene for June 2001

 

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June 1 -3 (Friday - Sunday): Mendocino Razzmatazz Camp at Mendocino Woodlands featuring Iliana Bozhanova, (Dances of Bulgaria), Lyuben Dossev (kaval), Edessa, Vasil and Maria Bebelokovi and Joe Finn and Leslie Bonnett. Cost is $100 adult, and $55 for those who are under 17. For more information call Marilyn Smith at (707) 526-7552 or send her email marilyn@sonic.net. You may also call Stephanie at (707) 759-2535.

June 1 (Friday): A Celtic Revue! with Celtic Rock Band AVALON RISING (Cat Taylor, Kevin Fanning, Mark Ungar, Margaret Davis and Kristoph Klover) and Irish Dancers CELTIC CHAOS (Eileen Mize, Tanya Anguita and Monique Ivan), Starting at 9pm Johnny Foley's Cellar 243 O'Farrell St. San Francisco (just up from Union Square) $5 at the door For more information visit their Website http://www.avalonrising.com, or send email to info@flowinglass.com or call 510-569-0437

June 1 - 3 (Friday - Sunday): San Jose Greek festival. For more information call (408) 246-2770 or visit their Website http://www.saintnicholas.org.

June 5 (Tuesday): A Balkan band to be announced to play music for dancing at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue at Gilman, Berkeley. There will be teaching by Lise Leipman at 8:00 P.M. and the music starts at 9:00 P.M. Admission is $8.00. For more information call (510) 632-3713.

June 8 (Friday): The Bay Area Quartet "Broceliande" will have a show "Summer Songs" at the Palo Alto nitarian Church, 505 E. Charleston Rd., Palo Alto at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $12.00 at the door. For more information visit their Website http://www.broceliande.org.

June 12 (Tuesday): The Berkeley Folk Dancers sponsor a dance workshop by David and Zoe Roberts at Live Oak Park Recreation Center, Shattuck at Berryman, Berkeley from 7:45 - 9:45 P.M. Admission is $5.00 for Berkeley Folk Dancers and $7.00 general.

June 15 (Friday): Changs Birthday Party Night! Come celebrate with us as Changs turns 63 years old! Friday, June 15th from 8:00 to 11:00 PM at the Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1329 Seventh Avenue (between Judah and Kirkham), San Francisco. (There are parking lots on 6th and 7th Avenues between Judah and Kirkham). Program planner/MC: Craig Blackstone. Refreshments. Admission is $4.00 ($3.00 for members). Call 415-332-1020 or e-mail tspolaris1@aol.com for more information. All are welcome.

 

June 16 (Saturday): Shirley's famous Israeli dance marathon from 8:00 P.M. on at1655 Sebastian Frive, Burlingame Admission is $10.00. For more information, call (408) 873-9004 or send email to bugaboo897@home.com.

June 17 (Sunday): Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble to perform a concert at Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St, San Francisco. Tickets are $15-20. For more information call (415) 478-2277.

June 18 (Monday): Tanya Kostova will teach Bulgarian dances at 7:30 P.M. at Slavonic Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga, at Alemany, San Francisco.

June 19 (Tuesday): Brass Menagerie to play Balkan music for dancing at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue at Gilman, Berkeley. There will be teaching by Joyce Clyde at 8:00 P.M. and the music starts at 9:00 P.M. Admission is $8.00. For more information call (510) 632-3713.

June 23 (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 22 - 30: Folklore Camp with dancing, singing and music at Mendocino Woodlands Camp. Camp fee is $475.00. For more information call Debbie at (797) 765-3351

June 24-July 1 (Sunday to Sunday): French and Breton Summer Traditional Music And Dance Camp 2001. An eight day celebration of French and Breton music, dance, language and cuisine. Instruction for all levels in French and Breton music and dance. Special guest artists/instructors - direct from France: Christophe Tellart - Baroque hurdy-gurdy & Centre France bagpipes, Thierry Nouat - hurdy-gurdy, Jean-Karim Guillemet - diatonic accordion, and Thierry Bouffard - dances of central France. Ray Price - dances & music of Brittany. Contact: Camp Director Debra Dawson email: Goodthym@mcn.org Phone/Fax: (707) 964-0509 Address: Goodthyme Herb Co., P.O. Box 975, Mendocino, CA 95460, or visit their Website: http://www.goodthyme.com/camp.

June 30 - July 8: Mendocino Balkan Folk Dance Camp. For more information email office@eefc.org or visit their Website.

 

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 dances. For more information call (510) 632-3713.
 
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:
 
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 8:30 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.
 
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 $4.00 ($3.00 for members); 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 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 (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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