The Folk Dance Scene for June 2005

 

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June 3 – 5 (Friday – Sunday): San Jose Greek Festival, St. Nicholas Church, 1260 Davis Street, San Jose.  For more information call (408) 246-2770 or visit http://www.saintnicholas.org .

June 3 (Friday): Bulgarian Music Festival at the Greek Orthodox Church, 4700 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland at 7:00 P.M.  Admission is $20.00.  For more information visit http://www.bgguide.com .

June 3 (Friday): Zabava! To perform at Stanford International Dancers at Flex-it Aerobics Studion, 425 West Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View  from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  Admission is $6.00.  For more information visit http://wwwbalkantunes.org/zabava/ .

June 4 – 5 (Saturday & Sunday): L Masreyya Hala Dance Company is presenting a two-day Egyptian dance workshop and show  at the Odd Fellows Dance Hall, 839 Main Street, Redwood City from 10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.  Admission is $50.00 for one day or $90.00 for both in advance or $60.00 per day at the door.  For more information http://www.holodance.com .

June 4 (Saturday): An Evening in th Mediterranean featuring Kaila Flexer, Gari Hegedus and Briget Boyle perform Balkan and Balkan-inspired music to benefit Aurora School, in a beautiful Berkeley farmhouse near Monterey Market at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $25.00.  For directions and information send email to kalla@kallaflexer.com.

June 5 (Saturday): The Toids to perform at the Berkeley World Music Weekend at Raleigh’s, 2438 Telegraph, between Haste and Channing in Berkeley from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M.  For more information visit http://www.toids.org or http://www.telegraphberkeley.org?Default.asp?Page=109 .

June 5 (Sunday): The cerulean Ensemble perform music from the Balkans, Eastern Europe and beyond at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 1501 Washington Avenue, Albany at 7:00 P.M.  Admission is $15.00 general, $10.00 students and seniors.  Children under twelve are free. For more information contact Leslie Bonnett at sayatnova@astund.net or call (925) 926-1515.

June 11 (Saturday): Dayereh Hasti – Circle of Life will perform an evening of Persian and Central Asian dance, music and poetry at the Montgomery Theatre in San Jose.  Admission is $25.00.  For more information call (408) 927-7004 or visit http://dancesilroad.org/New%20pages/concertinfo_nw2.html .

June 11 (Saturday): Café Shalom meets for an evening of Israeli dancing at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 43rd Avenue at Judah, San Francisco from 6:30 to 10:30 P.M.  For more information call (415) 566-7838 or send email to israelidancer@yahoo.com .

June 12 (Sunday): Simple, ancient dances from the Balkans, Armenia, Greece and Turkey at James Kenney Park (8th and Delaware), Berkeley from 4:30 to 6:30 P.M.  Admission is $10.00.  This event is for women only.  For more information send email to organicfutures@iscweb.com  .

June 12 (Sunday): Stockton-In-Exile Folk Dance group meets at the Saratoga Dance Studio, Quinto Center, 18778 Cox Avenue, jSaratoga from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon.  Admission is $5.00.

June 13 (Monday): Greek dancing and music with Turlu Band at Saint Gregory on Nyssa Episcopal Church, 500 De Haro Street (Between Mariposa and 18th Street, San Francisco.  Admission is $10.00. For more information  visit http://www.greekfeet.com , call (510)530-5140 or send email to macaronis@earthlink.net

June 15 (Wednesday): Simple, ancient dances from the Balkans, Armenia, Greece and Turkey at Oakhill Park, Oak and Howard Streets, Petaluma from 7:00  to 8:30 P.M.  Admission is $10.00.  This event is for women only.  For more information send email to organicfutures@iscweb.com  .

June 17 (Friday): Broceliande plays Celtic music from the British Isles and the Medieval and Renaissance music of European courts and country sides with an emphasis on music inspiredby or traditionally performaed during each of the four seasons. This is one of the Fiddling Cricket Concert Series at Espresso Garden Café, 814 Bascom Avenue, San Jose.  Admission is $15.00.   For more information contact Karl Franzen (650) 856-6445 or email karlfranzen@hotmail.com

June 18 (Saturday): “Beach” Party and Workshop with Ayelet sponsored by Café Shalom at Flex-it Aerobics Studio, 425 W. Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View from 9:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M.  Admission is $7.00 general, $5.00 Students 25 and under.  For more information call Ayelet Bukai (408) 739-2233 or send email to ayeledance@jinjisoft.com .

June 18 –25 (Sunday –Saturday): Mendocino Folklore Camp. For more information visit their website: http://wwwmondocinofolklorecamp.com/2005/camp205.html .

June 19 (Sunday): An afternoon of Israeli Golden Oldies (pre 1975 or so), mostly requests and some teaching at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley from 1:30 to 5:30 P.M.  Admission is $6.00.  For more information call (510) 525-5054.

June 24 (Friday):Hoh Alileche will be playing music from all three of his CDs, Danse Maghreb will be doing four dances Sherifa El Bakkar (sherry Gooch) will perform her Jug dance and there will be floor dancing at Ashkenaz,  1317 San Pablo Avenue (at Gilman), Berkeley at 8:30 P.M.  Admission is $13.00 general and $11.00 for students.  For more information call (510) 525-5054.

June 25 (Saturday): Slavyanka San Francisco Men’s Russian Chorus perform an A Capella Concert, “From the Balkans and Caucasus with Love”. Featuring Orthodox Sacred Hymns and Chants, timeless Classical songs and lively folk tunes from Armenia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Georgia and Dagestan.  This performance will be at Notre Dame des Victorires Church, 566 Bush Street, San Francisco at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $15.00.  For more information  call (510) 540-8096 or (415) 897-6578 or email johnkuhlman@comcast.net or visit http://www.slavyanka.org .

June 26 (Sunday): The Toids will be performing at Amnesia, 863 Valencia Street, San Francisco at 10:00 P.M. For more information visit http://toids.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 Second and Fourth Sundays:

Dancers for Art’s Sake sponsor Sebastopol Sundays International Folk Dancing at Wischemann Hall (turn North onto Morris Street past the Community Center), Sebastopol from 1:00 to 4:30 P.M.  Easy dances, with instruction followed by other dances by request.  Admission is $4.00 for members and $5.00 for non-members; children under 14 are free.  For more information call (707) 542-2132.

 

 

Every fourth Sunday:

The Pomander Club presents a Tea Dance from 4:00 to 6:30 P.M. with live music provided by the Paul Price Society Orchestra at Palo Alto Masonic Center, 461 Florence (just north of University, Palo Alto.

 

Every Monday:

Greek Folk Dance Workshops at the Presidio Dance Academy, 1158 Gorgas Road at Marshall (adjacent to Crissy Field), San Francisco  from 8:00 - 10:00 P.M.  For more information call Mary Ann Karonis (510) 530-5140 or send email to: makronis@earthlink.net.

 

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 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.

Novato Folk Dancers, Lynwood School, 1320 Lynwood Drive, Novato 8:00 – 10:00 P.M.  Call (415) 982-9405.

Santa Rosa Folk Dancers, Willowside Hall, 5299 Hall Road, Santa Rosa 1:45 – 3:45 P.M.  Call Frank and Elsa (707) 546-8877

San Francisco International Dance Circle, Harvey Milk Recreation Center, 50 Scott St. at Duboce, San Francisco 10:00 – 11:30 A.M.  Call Mabel Doss (415) 467-9208.

 

Every Thursday:

Mandala meets for International Folk Dance with Edith Bourbin 7:30-10:30 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, and Dan Unger 8-11 PM.

The Kopachka Dancers  meet at Scout Hall, 177 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley at 8:00 P.M.  For more information send email to jcduke@sfsu.edu . .  

 

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 family folk dancing 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 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.

 

Daily:

3:00 to 5:30 P.M. Mideast/Gypsy/Near eastern/Indian/Rom/Sephardic Jewish etc. song/.melody Sharing Circle in a Magick temple-like space. Free to those who have at least three songs/melodies to share, otherwise $30 in advance for 6 month membership. Local perfumers teaching (Mimi Spencer, Members of Kitka etc). Will also include occssional dance party with live acoustic music the DJ’ing later in Albany within walking distance from El Cerrito BART station.  For more information : http://server3001freeyellow.com/whimsyum/mideast.html

 

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. 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.

Ayelet Bukai teaches beginning and intermediate dances at Sunnyvale Community Center Ballroom, 550 E. Remington Dr., Sunnyvale from 7:45 to 11:00 P.M.  For more information contact Ayelet Bukai

 

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 back at the JCC on California Street at Presidio Avenue, San Francisco.  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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