The Folk Dance Scene for June 2010

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June 3 (Thursday): A Klezmer Wedding Procession with Kugleplex providing the music and Bruce Bireman leading the dances at Jessie Square, Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, between Third and Fourth Streets, San Francisco from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. Admission is free. For more information visit Yerba Buena Gardens Festival website.

June 4 - 6 (Friday - Sunday): Statewide 2010 featuring Jeljko Jergan, Croatia, and Erik Bendix, Serbian and Klezmer with Chubritza, Agapi Mou and others providing the music at the Sonoma Veteran's Memorial Hall, 126 Fifth Street, Sonoma. For more information visit statewide2010.com or send email to: Gary Anderson.

June 4 (Friday): NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED!!!Gary Breitbard and Jenna Rauti teach a French dance workshop with Les Campagnards for the Stanford Folk Dancers at Flex-it Aerobic Studio,425 West Evelyn, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $6.00, $8:00 on live music nights and $12.00 for special events. For more information call Ginny at (408) 733-5529.

June 5 (Saturday): Born to Drone Spring Concert at Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00. For more information send email to Jeanne Benioff.

June 5 (Saturday): Agapi Mou play, amoungst others at the Music Flea Market, Esperanza Garden, 19th and Florida Streets, San Francisco at about 3:00 P.M.

June 5 (Saturday): Israeli dance party with Karina Lambert at 3921 Fabian Way, Building A, Gymnasium, Palo Alto from 8:15 P.M. to 1:00 A.M. Admission is $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for Students under 25 with I. D. For more information contact Karina Lambert.

June 6 (Sunday): The Brunos (3:30 P.M.), Agapi Mou (4:30 P.M.), and Okersar Sali (5:30 P.M.) play at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez Street, at 24th Street, San Francisco. This is a benefit concert/dance for Briana.

June 6 (Sunday): Agapi Mou and Disciples of Markos play Greek music for listening and dancing at Amnesia, 853 Valencia, between 19th and 20th Streets, San Francisco at 8:00 P.M. Agapi Mou plays sultry folk music from Greece and Beyond and Disciples of Markos plays classic stony rebetiko music. For more information visit Amnesia's website.

June 6 (Sunday): Persian Dance Workshop with Shahrzad at Halanda Studio, 1062 Lincoln Avneue, San Jose from 1:30 to 4:00 P.M. Admission is $35.00 in advance or $45.00 at the door.

June 11 (Friday): Marion Earl teaches an International folk dance workshop for the Stanford Folk Dancers at Flex-it Aerobic Studio,425 West Evelyn, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $6.00, $8:00 on live music nights and $12.00 for special events. For more information call Ginny at (408) 733-5529.

June 11 (Friday): Bulgarian dance workshop taught by Aleksandar Zankin at the Albany YMCA, 921 Kains Avenue, Albany from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $7.00. For more information contact Kay James at (925) 376-0727.

June 11 - 13 (Friday - Sunday): Teen Kolo Klinic, sponsored by the St. Sava Mission, a weekend camp designed just for teens (13 to 19 years) to teach them folkdancing and do other fun things at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco with lodging at the Fort Mason Youth Hostel. For more information send email to abdavido@comcast.net or tmillinovich@yahoo.com.

June 12 (Saturday): Janam CD Release Party at Cafe du Nord, with Brass Menazeri, 2170 Market Street, San Francisco at 9:30 P.M. Admission is $15.00. For more information visit www.cafedunord.com.

June 13 (Sunday): Janam CD Release Party with Brass Menazeri at Don Quixote's International Music Hall, 6273 Highway 9, Felton at 7:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00. For more information visit http://donquixotesmusic.info.

June 18 (Friday): Marion Earl teaches an International folk dance worksnhop for the Stanford Folk Dancers at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 West Evelyn, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $6.00, $8:00 on live music nights and $12.00 for special events. For more information call Ginny at (408) 733-5529.

June 18 (Friday): Changs International Folk Dancers celebrate their 72nd birthday with live French country music and dance instruction by Gary Breibard and Jena Rauti at The Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, 417 - 31st Avenue, between Clement and Geary Streets, San Francisco from 8:00 to 10:30 P.M. A potluck will follow. Admission is $10.00. For more information, Click Here.

June 18 (Friday): Balkan Dance Workshop with Michael Ginsburg, sponsored by the Berkeley Folk Dancers, at Live Oak Park, Shattuck Avenue, at Berryman, Berkeley from 7:40 to 9:40 P.M. Admission is $5.00 for members and $8.00 for non-members.

June 18 (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 and reservations call (650) 638-1960.

June 19 (Saturday): Classic Israeli Folk Dance Party at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 West Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View from 8:00 P.M. to midnight. Admission is $10.00 and drinks and snacks are provided. For more information contact Mark Tischler at (408) 507-4525, or Loui Tucker at (408)287-9999.

June 19 (Saturday): International Folk Dance party hosted by Marcel Vinokur at Burgess Recreation Center, 700 Alma Street, Menlo Park from 8:00 P.M. to Midnight with all request cancing in two rooms. Admission is $9.00 for adults and $3.00 teens. Potluck at 6:00 P.M. at Marcel and Kathy Vinokur's home. Please contact Marcel for more information or if you plan to attend the potluck.

June 20 (Sunday): Israeli Oldies folk dance party, featuring Israeli folk dances from the beginning to 1980, led by Allen King, at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley from 1:30 to 5:30 P.M. For more information send email to Allen King or call him at (510) 501-3307.

June 20 (Sunday): Advanced Balkan class featuring Martin Frost teaching "Arkan", in the back studio at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 2:00 P.M. Admission is $5.00. For more information send email to Gary Anderson.

June 20 (Sunday): Born to Drone to perform as part of Palo Alto World Music Day, in front of Dog Town, 540 Bryant Street, Palo Alto fm 3:00 to 3:45 P.M. Admission is free. For more information contact Jeanne Benioff.

June 22 (Tuesday): End of quarter part hosted by Marcel Vinokur's Menlo Park Folk Dancers at Burgess Recreation Center, 700 Alma Street, Menlo Park from 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. with all request dancing. Admission is $7.00. Please bring a snack to share. For more information, contact Marcel.

June 26 (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.

June 27 (Sunday): Dinner and Klezmer Dance Party, with music provided by "The Mavens of Klezmer" at the Tannourine Restaurant, 120 West 25th Avenue, San Mateo with dinner starting at 6:30 P.M., music at 7:30 P.M. and dancing at 7:30 P.M. A large dinner and the music and dancing are $25.00. For more information and reservations call (650) 638-1960.

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