The Folk Dance Scene for March 2000

 

March 2-5 (Thursday-Sunday): National Folk Organization conference in San Antonio, Texas. For more information call (225) 766-8750.

March 3 (Friday): Slavonian Traveling Band to perform live music for dancing at Stanford International Dancers at Flex-It Aerobics Studio, 425 West Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View. For more information call Barbara at (650) 966-1775. Click here for a map showing the location of Flex-it Aerobic Studio. 

March 4 (Sunday): Iliana Bozhanova to teach a dance workshop to recorded music at the Camellia Festival in Sacramento at 3:15 P.M. . To hear a clip of Iliana's music, "Sumerska Rachenitsa", CLICK HERE and to view her website CLICK HERE.

March 6 (Monday): Iliana Bozhanova to teach a dance workshop with live music at the Berkeley Folk Dancers, Live Oak Park Gym, Shattuck and Berryman Avenues, Berkeley at 7:30 P.M. The dances taught will be at the beginner's level. . To hear a clip of Iliana's music, "Sumerska Rachenitsa", CLICK HERE and to view her website CLICK HERE.

March 6 (Monday): Sani Refati will teach Romani dances from Kosovo at 7:30 P.M. at the Slavonic Cultural Center, Alemany and Onondaga Sts., San Francisco. For more information call (510) 649-0941

March 7 (Tuesday): Golden Oldies with Asha Goldberg teaching to recorded music (old records and tapes) at Ashkenaz, Berkeley. Teaching from 7:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and request dancing from (:00 P.M. till late. For more information contact Asha Goldberg (510) 547-6355.

March 8 (Wednesday): NESNTINARI TO PERFORM FOR A LIVE MUSIC DANCE PARTY AND ILIANA BOZHANOVA WILL GIVE A DANCE WORKSHOP ACCOMPANIED BY LIVE MUSIC at Almonte Clubhouse, Mill Valley at 8:00 P.M.. Admission is $10.00. For more information please CLICK HERE. To hear a clip of Iliana's music, "Sumerska Rachenitsa", CLICK HERE and to view her website CLICK HERE. Click here to see the location of Almonte Hall:

 

March 10 (Friday): Iliana Bozhanova to teach a Bulgarian dance Workshop and Nestinari (Marcus Moskoff and friends) to play live music for dancing at Stanford International Dancers at Flex-It Aerobics Studio, 425 West Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View. There is a special admission fee of $10.00. . To hear a clip of Iliana's music, "Sumerska Rachenitsa", CLICK HERE and to view her website CLICK HERE. For more information call Barbara at (650) 966-1775.

March 12 (Sunday): Slavonian Traveling Band to play at the Hungarian Sausage Factory 419 Cortland St., San Francisco from 6:30 - 9:00 P.M.

March 13 (Monday): Tanya Kostova will teach Bulgarian dances to live music at 7:30 P.M. at the Slavonic Cultural Center, Alemany and Onondaga Sts., San Francisco. For more information call (510) 649-0941

March 17 (Friday): Larraine McBride to teach Greek dances at Stanford International Dancers at Flex-It Aerobics Studio, 425 West Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View. For more information call Barbara at (650) 966-1775.

March 19 (Sunday): 7pm Place: Pacific Cultural Center, Santa Cruz 1307 Seabright (at the corner of Seabright & Broadway) Tickets: at the door only; $10 for adults; $5 for 17 and under What: "songs of love & laundry"; "more songs from Surf City"; vocal & instrumental music from Bulgarian, Macedonian, and Rom (Gypsy) traditions. It's been quite a while since Medna Usta got together to play. Ruth Hunter, visiting from Seattle, will grace the stage along with Anne Cleveland, Dena Bjørnlie, Mark Forry, and Michelle Simon. Joining them from Voluta Vox will be Mary Farris, Tom Farris, and Lisa Ekstrom. Don't miss it! And bring your dancing shoes! For more information, call Anne Cleveland at (831) 429.5164 or email at lisa@techart.com

March 21 (Tuesday): Nestinari to provide live music for dancing, preceded by teaching by Marcus Moskov and Anastacia Moskova at Ashkenaz, Berkeley.

March 24 (Friday): Larraine McBride to teach Greek dances at Stanford International Dancers at Flex-It Aerobics Studio, 425 West Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View. For more information call Barbara at (650) 966-1775.

March 24 (Friday): Laurie Lewis to perform for the Balkans and Beyond Master Artist Series at 8:30 P.M. at the Slavonic Cultural Center, Alemany and Onondaga Sts., San Francisco. For more information call (510) 649-0941

March 25 (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

March 25 (Saturday): Martenska Vecherinka Bulgarian dancing with Nestinari and Marcus Moskoff 9:00 P.M. Ramada Inn, South Airport Blvd., South San Francisco. Admission is $10:00 for dancing; dinner is extra. For more information, call (650) 589-7200.

March 26 (Sunday): Hungarian folk dancing with Neal Sandler at Ashkenaz at 1:00 P.M. Admission is $7.00.

March 26 (Sunday): Croatian dinner dance at the Slavonic Cultural Center, Alemany and Onondaga, San Francisco starting at 1:30 P.M. Admission os $25.00. For more information call (408) 255-5316.

March 26 (Sunday): Bulgari Bulgarian Folk Ensemble to perform their only Bay Area performance at Ashkenaz. The concert will be at 7:30 P.M. and the dance party will begin at 9:00 P.M. There will also be teaching by Tanya Kostova. Admission is $10.00. For information/instrument and singing lessons call (650) 878-9195.

March 27 (Monday): John Daley and Friends to teach easy dances from Balkan festivals to live music at 7:30 P.M. at the Slavonic Cultural Center, Alemany and Onondaga Sts., San Francisco. For more information call (510) 649-0941.

March 29 (Wednesday): International folk dance party at the Carriage House, Holbrook Palmer Park, Atherton at 7:45 P.M. Admission is $6.00. For more information call (650) 854-3184.

March 30 (Thursday): Mostly Balkan folk dancing at the Burgess Recreation C enter, Menlo Park at 7:45 P.M. Admission is $5.00. For more information call (650) 851-8498.

March 31 (Friday): Anoush Ellas to play for the Stanford International Dancers at Flex-it Aerobics Studio, 425 W. Evelyn Ave. Mountain View from 8:30 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $6.00. For more information call Barbara at (650) 966-1775.

March 31-April 2 (Friday-Sunday): Folk Dance Festival in Arcata with workshops, bazaar, concert, parties and a Kafana. For more information call (707) 822-8045 or send email to linneaman@aol.com.

March 31 (Friday): Voluta Vox to perform at a dance party at Cabrillo College Gym, Aptos at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $3.00. For more information call (831) 684-9553.

 

Regularly scheduled events

 

Regularly Scheduled International/Mostly Balkan Events

Sundays at 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: at 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).

Every Wednesday, 7:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.: Armenian dancing. 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.

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.

Every Thursday: Mandala meets for International Folk Dance with Edith Bourbin 7:30-11 PM.

Every Thursday: 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

Every Thursday: Mostly Balkan, at Burgess Recreation Center, Menlo Park. Teaching from 7:45 P.M. to 8:54 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.

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 informationI contact Darren Feldstein, (415) 566-0896 or the JCC, (415) 346-6040.
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.
Every Thursday: 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 Darren Feldstein, (415) 566-0896 or 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 reqests, all levels. For more information contact Yale Rosenblatt, (650) 697-1049.
Every Sunday: Congragation 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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