The Folk Dance Scene for March 2001

 

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March 1 (Thursday): Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble to perform at Stanford Memorial Chapel, Stanford University, Palo Alto at 8:00 P.M. For more information call (510) 444-0323.

March 3-4 (Saturday and Sunday): Stefan and Bethan Freedman, from Ipswich, England, will again be teaching a weekend Circle Dance Workshop for beginners in El Cerrito. For information or reservations contact Howard Siegal hms50@sirius.com or John Bear at john@ursa.net or call (650) 359-0207 or (510) 528-4253. Fee will be about $40-55 per day and scholarships are available.

March 3 (Saturday): Turkish and Greek music performed by Jazayer at the California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco at 1:00 P.M. Admission is free. For more information call (415) 457-8427.

March 3 (Saturday): International Folk Dance party at Hermann Sons Hall, Petaluma at 8:00 P.M. For more information call (707) 546-8877.

March 4 (Sunday): Sacred Circle dancing at the Almonte Club House, Mill Valley at 5:45 P.M. For more information call (415) 507-0376.

March 5 (Monday): Sani Rifati teaches Rom and Balkan dances at the Slavonic Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga, San Francisco at 7:30PM.

March 6 (Tuesday): Anoush will play live Southern Balkan music for dancing at Ashkenaz, 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.

March 7 (Wednesday): Israeli dancing with Loui Tucker in Saratoga. For more information call (408) 287-9999.

March 9 (Friday): Santa Clara Valley Folk Dancers Party at the First Christian Church, San Jose. For more information contact Denise Heenan (408) 249-6104 or Maxine Burnham (408) 739-0500,

March 9 (Friday): Balkan dancing at Jessie Jean's Coffee Beans, 1426 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa (across from Santa Rosa Junior College's Bailey Field parking lot) from 6:00 to 10:00 P.M. Admission is free. Folk dancing to tapes with Art and Bob.

March 9 (Friday): Hungarian dancing to live music at the Brisbane Community Center. Admission is $6.00. For more information call (415) 468-6565.

March 9 (Friday): Balkan dance party with music provided by Slavonian Traveling Band at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, Mountain View at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $6.00. Sponsored by the Stanford Folk Dancers. For more information call (650) 966-1775.

March 9 (Friday): International folk dance party at First Christian Church, San Jose at 8:00 P.M. Sponsored by the Santa Clara Folk Dancers. For more information call (408) 739-0500.

March 10: (Saturday): Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble to perform a special International Woman's Day concert "Songs from Mama's Table" with Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir at Center Stage/Hoytt Theatre, Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, San Rafael at 8:00 P.M. Tickets are $24-28 and can be ordered by calling (415) 479-2000. For more information call (510) 444-0323.

March 10 (Saturday): Cafe Shalom Israeli dancing at the Jewish Community, California at Presidio Ave., San Francisco at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $5.00. For more information call (415) 566-0986.

March 10 (Saturday): The Bulgarian Macedonian American Society invites you to attend their Martenska Vecherinka at the Ramada Inn, 245 So. Airport Blvd, South San Francisco. There will be a no-host bar at 6:30, sit-down dinner at 7:30 and dancing to live music from 9:00 to 11:30 P.M. Dinner and dancing is $9.00 and reservations must be made prior to March 5. There will be no dinners available at the door, however, people who wish to come for the dancing only will be charged $10.00 at the door. For more information call (650) 589-7200.

March 11 (Sunday): Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble to perform a special International Woman's Day concert "Songs from Mama's Table" with Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir at Center Stage/Hoytt Theatre, Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, San Rafael at 5:00 P.M. Tickets are $24-28 and can be ordered by calling (415) 479-2000. For more information call (510) 444-0323.

March 14 (Wednesday): Valya Balkanska, internationally renowned singer from the Rhodope Mountains of Bulgaria, accompanied by Petur Yanov on the Rhodope Gaida will perform traditional Bulgarian songs at a house concert in Santa Cruz at 7:30 P.M. Tickets are $12 - $18. Please RSVP to Janet Pollock at (831) 423-3910.

March 15 (Thursday): Valya Balkanska, internationally renowned singer from the Rhodope Mountains of Bulgaria, accompanied by Petur Yanov on the Rhodope Gaida will perform traditional Bulgarian songs at Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, 133o Lakeshore Blvd. (near downtown Oakland Grand Ave. exit from 580, right on Lakeshore), Oakland. There is limited parking at the church. This event will start at 8:00 P.M. and admission is $15 General and $12 for children and seniors. Tickets are available at the door. For more information call (650) 878-9195

March 16 (Friday): Folk Dance Party at Santa Rosa Veteran's Building from 8:00 to 11:30 P.M. Bring munchies and $4.00.

March 17 (Saturday) Danubius band to play for dancing at an Hungarian táncház (dance), 7:30-11:00 P.M., 1402 Park St., Alameda.

March 18 (Sunday): Purim party at Ashkenaz, San Pablo Avenue at Gilman, Berkeley. For more information call (510) 632-3713.

March 20 (Tuesday): Brass Menagerie will play live Serbian, Macedonian and Greek music for dancing at Ashkenaz, 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.

March 24 (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 24 (Saturday): Annual Dance-a-thon (Edessa amongst others to play) at Ashkenaz 2:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M., San Pablo Avenue at Gilman, Berkeley. For more information call (510) 632-3713.

March 24 (Saturday): Folk dance party at Sonoma Vintage House, Sonoma at 8:00 P.M.

March 24 (Saturday): Israeli all-request dance party with special guests from New York Moshe Eskayo and Eileen Weinstock, at Peninsula Temple Sholom, 1655 San Sebastian Drive, Burlingame from 8:00 P.M. until ??? Admission is $10.00. For more information call Shirley at (408) 873-9004 or send email to bugaboo897@home.com.

March 25 (Sunday): Israeli Dance Workshop with Moshe and Eileen teaching all new dances at Peninsula Temple Sholom, 1655 San Sebastian Drive, Burlingame from 8:00 P.M. until ??? Admission is $10.00. For more information call Shirley at (408) 873-9004 or send email to bugaboo897@home.com.

March 30 (Friday): Anoush to play for the Santa Cruz Folk Dancers at Cabrillo College, Aptos (Santa Cruz) at 8:00 P.M.

March 30 (Friday): Balkan dancing at Jessie Jean's Coffee Beans, 1426 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa (across from Santa Rosa Junior College's Bailey Field parking lot) from 6:00 to 10:00 P.M. Admission is free. Folk dancing to tapes with Art and Bob. This is a new venue.

 

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 First Sunday:

 Danubius band plays at Anna's, University and Grant, Berkeley from 8:00 to 10:00 P.M

 

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:

 

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 Class, 1320 Lynwood Drive, Novato from, 8:00 - 10:00 P.M. Contact Anne Arend (415) 892-9405.

Santa Rosa Folk Dancers, Veteran's Memorial Building, 1315 Maple St., Santa Rosa in the North Room from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. Contact Frank and Elsa Bacher (707 546-8877.

 

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.

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.

 

Every Friday:

Albany "Y" International Folk Dancing with Mel Harte, Dan Unger and Asha Goldberg 8-11 PM.

Danubius band plays at Bistro E Europe, 4900 Mission St., San Francisco

 

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 $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 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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