The Folk Dance Scene for June 2008

 

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June 1 (Sunday): Angels of Suderac, Croatian dance group perform at Dance Mision Theatre at 2:00 P.M.  General admission is $20.00, $16.00 in advance.  For more information call (415) 439-2456.

June 5 (Thursday):  Jaap Leegwater will teach a Bulgarian Dance workshop, featuring old and new dances, at the Mandala Folk Dance Center, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Bowcock Hall, 43rd Avenue, at Judah Street from 7:30 to 10:30 P.M.  Admission is $10.00.  For more information call (415) 648-8489 or visit http://www.themandala.org .

June 6 (Friday): Zabava! to play Macedonian, Bulgarian and Greek music for dancing, sponsored by the Stanford International Dancers, at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 West Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View from 8;00 to 11:00 P.M.  Admission is $8.00 and $4.00 for students.  For more information visit http://dance.blochg.com or call (408) 733-2229.

June 7 (Saturday): Diciples of Markos play Greek Rebetika music at the Berkeley World Music Festival, The Village, 2556 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.  Admission is free.  For more information visit http://www.BerkeleyWorldMusic.org or http://www.spectacularopticals.com/DOM1.html.

June 8 (Sunday): Aisha Ali will teach dances from North Africa at Halanda Studio, 1062 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose from 12:00 to 4:00 P.M.  Admission is $55.00 until June 1 then $65.00.  For more information and to register visit http://www.Halanda.com .

June 8 (Sunday): Gradina to perform at the Sonoma County Harmony Festival at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Goddess Stage, near Grace Pavillion along the Bennett Valley Road side in Sonoma at Noon.  Admission is $30.00 in advance, $35.00 at the door.  For more information visit http://www.harmonyfestival.com .

June 8 (Sunday): Anthony and Paul from Fotia play Greek music for dancing and listening at Ya Ya Cuisine Restaurant, 1108 Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame from 6:30 to 9:00 P.M.  For more information and reservations, call (650) 344-2860 or visit http://www.yayacuisine.com .

June 11 (Wednesday): Balkan, Romanian, French and Italian music for dancing and listening by Nada lewis and Joh Schreiber at Le Bateau Ivre Restaurant, 2629 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.  for more information send email to folkloric@value.net .

June 12 – 14 (Thursday – Saturday):  Oral History Training Workshops; Legacy Oral History Program, Museum of Performance and Design.  A stimulating and informative three-day workshop to train people to do oral history projects presented by Jeff Friedman and Basya Petnick.  Fee: $300.00 before May first and $350.00 after May first.  For more information and to register send email to legacyoralhistory@gmail.com or call (415) 255-4800 ext *823.

June 12 (Thursday): Greek music and dancing with Anthony and Paul and Fotia providing the music at Yaya Restaurant, 1108 Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame from 6:30 to 9:00 P.M. For more information visit http://www.yayacusine.com .

June 13 (Friday): Fishtank Ensemble to play at Wisteria Ways House, 383 – 61st Street, Oakland at 3:00 P.M.  Admission is $20.00.  For more information visit http://www.wisteriaways.org/ ,or http://www.fishtankensemble.com/ .

June 15 (Sunday): Klezmer music for dancing played by Naomi Zamir and Friends at YaYa Cuisine Restaurant, 1108 Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame from 6:30 to 9:00 P.M.  For more information and reservations call (650) 344-2860 or visit http://www.yayacuisine.com .

June 17 (Tuesday): Zoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment to play at the Climate Theatre, 285 – 9th Street, at Folsom, San Francisco at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00.  For more information visit http://www.zoyres.monopod.net .

June 20 (Friday):  Michelle Simon to lead a community sing for the Stanford Folk Dancers at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 West Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View from 8:30 to 9:30 P.M. while dancing goes from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  Admission is $8.00 and students are $4.00.  For more information call Ginny at (408) 753-5529.

June 21 (Saturday): International Folk Dance Party with all-request dancing in two rooms, presented  by Marcel Vinokur at Burgess Recreation Center, 700 Alma Street, Menlo Park from 8:00 P.M. to Midnight.  Admission is $7.00 for adults and $1.00 for teens.  For more information contact Marcel Vinokur at marcel.vinokur@nasa.gov .

June 21 – 22 (Saturday & Sunday):  San Francisco Free Folk Festival at San Francisco City College, 50 Phelan Avenue, at Ocean, San Francisco all day and into the evening.  For more information send email to pirtza.pearl@gmail.com  or call (415) 668-1487.

June 26 (Thursday): Greek music and dancing with Anthony and Paul and Fotia providing the music at Ya Ya Restaurant, 1108 Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame from 6:30 to 9:00 P.M. For more information visit http://www.yayacusine.com .

June 27 (Friday): Celebrate Changs International Folk Dancers’ seventieth anniversary at the Janet Pomeroy Center Gymnasium, 207 Skyline Boulevard, across from the Zoo, San Francisco from 7:00 to 11:00 P.M. Potchi Gotov and Vecernica to play music for dancing.  For more information visit http://changsfolkdancers.blogspot.com .

June 28 (Saturday): Café Shalom meets for dancing and birthday celebrations at Bowcock Hall, St, Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 1399 – 43rd Avenue, at Judah, San Francisco from 7:30 to 11:30 P.M.  Admission is $8.00 and $5.00 for students.  For more information send email to  idmoshany@gmail.com.  

June 29 (Sunday):  The Barvinik Ensemble to play Russian, Ukrainian and Eastern European music for listening and dancing at Ya Ya Cuisine, 1108 Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame from 6:30 to 9:00 P.M.  For more information and reservations call (650) 344-2860 or visit http://www.yayacuisine.com .

 

 

Regularly scheduled events

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Regularly Scheduled International/Mostly Balkan Events

First and Third Sundays:

Ashkenaz, 7:00 – 9:30 PM., 1317 San Pablo Blvd. near Gilman, Berkeley. First and third Sundays: Tom Roby, Marjorie Nugent and Ellie Weiner teach Hungarian dance. Admission is $8.00. For more information call (510) 632-3713 or (408) 452-1890.

 

Every Third Sunday:

                Ashkenaz, 7:00 – 9:30 PM., 1317 San Pablo Blvd. near Gilman, Berkeley.  Advanced Balkan Dance class, 2:00 – 4:00 P.M.  Admission is

                $5.00.  For more information contact editor@letsdancemag.net .

 

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

Razzmatazz, Black Bean BBQ (formerly Clo’s Parkside Grill and BBQ), 557 Summerfield Rd., (next to the Rialto Cinema), Santa Rosa from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.  Admission is $3.00.  For more information call (510) 965-9688 or (707) 527-5224.

Argentine Tango intermediate to advanced classes by Nora Dinzlebacher at The Beat, 2560 – 9th Street, Berkeley from 8:15 P.M. to Midnight. $10 for class (includes practice and $5. for practice only. For more information visit http://www.organictangosf.info/index_sf.shtml

Snap-Y Dancers Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue, Petaluma from 7:00 – 9:15 P.M. Contact Carol Friedman (415) 663-9512 or cjay@horiconcable.com .

Hellenic Heritage Institute Greek dance class, San Jose Historical Park, Kelly Park, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose from 6:30 to 10:00 P.M.  Admission is $150 for instruction and open dance (10 sessions) and $50.00 for just open dancing (10 sessions).  For information call (408) 247-4685 or visit http://www.hhisj.org/classes_dancing.htm .

 

Every Fourth Monday:

John Daley and friends will teach the basic kolos we do at our festivals. 7:30 P.M. at the Croatian 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:

Palomanians International FD (primarily intermediate) Class meets Tuesdays 8:00 - 10:15 pm.  $6 drop-in fee Menlo Park Recreation Center 700 Alma St, Menlo Park (in the civic center).  Call Al Lisin 408-252-8106

International Folk Dance Classes with Marcel Vinokur at Menlo Park Recreation Center, 700 Alma Street,  Menlo Park, 7:00-10:15 P.M  Beginning class: 7:00 – 7:30 P.M. Intermediate class: 7:30 to 8:30 P.M. All-request dancing: 8:30 – 10:15 P.M. 

Santa Clara Valley Folk Dancers American Legion Hall, Post 99, 1344 Dell Avenue, Campbell from 7:30 – 9:30 P.M. Call Maxine Burnham (408) 739-0500.

Castro Folk Dancers Eureka Valley Recreation Center, 100 Collingwood Street, San Francisco from 7:30 to 9:30 P.M.  Call (510) 847-2084 or send email to castrofolkdancers@yahoogroup.com

 

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.

Albany Senior Center women’s simple Balkan dances taught at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Avenue, at Solano, Albany from 10:15 to 11:30 A.M.  Admission is $5.00.      For more information call Catherine Sutton (510) 528-2261.

Point Reyes Folk Dancers The Dance Palace Community Center, Corner of 5th and B Streets, Point Reyes Station 7:00 – 8:30 P.M.  Contact Carol Friedman (415) 663-9512.

Orpheus live at Menzes Restaurant, 2373 Chestnut Street, San Francisco.  For reservations and information call (415) 409-7111 or visit http://www.mezessf.com .  There is dancing between the tables; call to check if the band is playing.

 

Every Thursday:

Mandala meets for International Folk Dance with Edith Bourbin at Bowcock Hall, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 43rd Avenue, at Judah, San Francisco from 7:30 to10:30 P.M.

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.

St. Archangel Michael International Folklore in Saratoga; sponsored by St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church, 18870 Allendale Avenue, Saratoga, California 95070. Time: 7:30-10:00 PM Suggested donation is $8.00 ($6.00 seniors). Instructor: Loui Tucker 408-287-9999 loui@louitucker.com. Webpage is http://saratoga.serbian-church.net/international-dance-group.html .  The first half hour is  dedicated to  "beginner" and  "intermediate/advanced" lessons. The ramainder of the class is dedicated to preacice.   A group of anywhere from 5-15 goes out to a nearby eatery afterwards until 11:00 PM. 40+ people Age Range: 24-90 with the majority 40 –65.  Visitors welcomed.

Argentine Tango beginning to intermediate classes by Nora Dinzlebacher at The Beat, 2560 – 9th Street, Berkeley from 8:15 P.M. to Midnight. $10 for class (includes practice and $5. for practice only. For more information visit http://www.organictangosf.info/index_sf.shtml .

 

 

Every Friday:

Albany "Y" International Folk Dancing with Kay James 8-11 P.M.

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.

El Cerrito Senior Center meet at the El Cerrito Senior Center, 6500 Stockton Avenue, one block east of San Pablo from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. Class taught by Mel Harte.  Admission is $5.00 for non-residents and less for residents.  For more information visit melharte@yahoo.com .

Albany Senior Center meet at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic, at Solano, Albany from 10:15 to 11:30 A.M.  Admission is $5.00.  For more information contact Ingrid Talmadge at (510) 524-9122.    

 

First four Fridays:

Changs International Folk Dancers: Meets the first four Fridays of each month at 8 P.M. at Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, 31st Avenue at Clement Street, 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 Croatian Cultural Center at 60 Onondaga St., in San Francisco. Call Croatian 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 Saturday:

Kaladrios plays Greek musicat Bacheeso’s, 2501 San Pablo Avenue, at Dwight, Berkeley from 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.  No cover but the Mediterranean Style buffet is $12.95.  For more information contact Greg Jenkins at newthing60@hotmail.com .

 

Every third or fourth 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 dancing in two rooms.  Admission is (generally) $7.00 for adults and $1.00 for teens.  For more information contact Marcel Vinokur at marcel.vinokur@nasa.gov

 

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.

 

Every Weekday:

Berkeley Folk Dancers meets five nights a week at Live Oak Park, Shattuck Avenue, at Berryman, Berkeley; with Beginners through Advanced levels meeting Monday thru Thursday, and an all-request night on Fridays.   For more information contact: Lone Coleman (510) 526-5886 lonedances@sbcglobal.net .

 

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 (In Memory of Asha Goldberg)

 

Every Sunday:

Dance with Moshany at the Masonic Temple, 890 Church St., at Franklin, Mountain View at 8:15 P.M.  For more information send email to id@moshany.com

 

Every Monday:

Cafe Kineret, Sunnyvale Recreation Center, 550 Remington, $6.00. 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@louitucker.com or visit http://louitucker.com 80+ dancers Age range 18-75.

 

Every Wednesday:

Cafe Simcha, Israeli Folk Dancing at the Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Avenue, Kensington from 8:00 to 11:30 P.M. 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@louitucker.com, or visit http://louitucker.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 Ruth Browns (415) 492-1605, or the JCC at (415) 479-2000.

Dance with Shirley Burr, 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 Shirley Burr at sababadance@yahoo.com or visit http://wwwsababanights.com/ .

 

Every Second Saturday of every month:

Cafe Shalom at Bowcock Hall, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 43rd Avenue, at Judah, 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.

 

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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