The Folk Dance Scene for March 2010

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March 1 (Monday): GreekFeet hosts Michael Garibaldi for a review of the dances of Kalymnos and Limos at the Presidio Dance Academy, 1158 Gorgas Road, at Marshall, Presidio of San Francisco from 7:30 to 9:30 P.M. Admission is $10.00. For more information contact Mary Ann Karonis.

March 5 (Friday): Bulgarian party with dancing at Lot 46, 46 Geary Street, between kearney and Grant, San Francisco from 9:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M. You must be 21 or older to attend. For more information send email to: omirtchev@farmersagent.com.

March 5 (Friday): Erik Bendix to teach a folk dance workshop for the Albany Folk Dancers at the Albany YMCA, 921 Kains Street, Albany at 8:00 P.M. After the teaching, there will be request dancing until midnight. Admission is $7.00. For more informatin contact Kay James at (925) 376-0727.

March 5 (Friday): Nattergal Scandinavian band to play music for dancing for the Stanford Folk Dancers at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 W. Evelyn Street, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $8.00 and $4.00 for students. For more information, call Ginny at (408) 733-5529.

March 6 (Saturday): Celebrate Bulgarian National Holiday at Touch of Europe, 1880 Colfax Street, Concord starting at 7:00 P.M. Live music proviced by Vasil and Maria Bebelekov. Admission is $5.00, dinner $10.00, alcoholic drinks $3.00 and non-alcoholic drinks are $l.00. This is a benefit for the SS Kiril and Metodi Church Council. For more information contact sskirilmetodi@gmail.com.

March 7 (Sunday): Children's Celebration of Ethnic Dance at the John Daley.

March 7 (Sunday): Janam (formerly the Black Olive Babes) to play at The Jazz School, 2087 Addison, Berkeley at 4:30 P.M. (Happy Hour). Admission is $15.00. For more information contact Juliana Graffagna.

March 11 (Thursday): Jaap Leegwater teaches a Bulgarian dance workshop at The Mandala Folk Dance Center, St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Bowcock Hall, 43rd Avenue, at Judah, San Francisco from 7:30 to 10:30 P.M. Admission is $10.00. For more information contact Paul and Edith at (415) 648-8489.

March 12 (Friday): Red and Black Ball Folk Dance Party at the Lodge Room at the Santa Rosa Veteran's Building, 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $5.00 and bring snacks to share. Gradina will sing songs for dancing. For more information contact Marilyn Smith.

March 12 (Friday): Anthony Catchatoorian on Bouzouki and Paul Psarras on Guitar and Vocals to play Greek Music for listening and dancing at the Tannourine Lebanese and Mediterranean Restaurant, 120 West 25th Avenue, San Mateo from 9:00 P.M. to Midnight. There is no cover charge. For more information and reservations, call (650) 638-1960.

March 12 (Friday): Sani Rifati to teach a Rom dance workshop for the Stanford Folk Dancers at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 W. Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $6.00. For more information contact Ginny at (408) 733-5529.

March 13 (Saturday): Israeli Dance Party at the OFJCC, Building A, Second Floor, Seiler Family Gymnasium,391 Fabian Way, Palo Alto from 8:15 P.M. to 1:15 A.M. Admission is $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for students. Flat shoes only. For more information contact Rosanna Horton.

March 14 (Sunday): Dances for Reconnection and Renewal, a sacred circle dance workshop by Ronnie Joy Leah in El Cerrito from 3:00 to 5:00+ P.M. Pizza and salad to follow. Admission is free. For more information visit www.circledancing.com.

March 16 to April 27 (Tuesday nights): Israeli dance beginner's workshop taught by Karina Lambert at the Ofman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto Building A from 8:15 to 9:45 P.M. Workshop prices: $70.00 for JCC members ($10.00/class) and $84.00 for non-members ($12.00/class), also there is a $14.00 drop-in fee.

March 18 (Thursday): Zoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment, along with Seth Augustus and Emperor Norton's Jazz Band to play at the Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck avenue, Berkeley at 9:00 P.M. Admission is $7.00.

March 19 (Friday): Zoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment to play at The Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom Street, San Francisco at 8:00 P.M. Admission is from $10.00 to $15.00.

March 19 (Friday): St. Patrick's Day celebration and Folk Dance party with live music performed by Changs International Folk Dance Group, at Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, 31st Avenue and Clement Street, San Francisco at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00. Join us in wearing the green and making merry with Vecernica. For more information call or email Carol Ferraro (415) 386-5250.

March 20 (Saturday): Spring Dance Inspiration 2010 - Dancing for a Cure! A fundrasier at Cowell Theatre at Fort Mason, San Francisco from 8;00 to 11:00 P.M. For more information and to RSVP visit http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=289587&mid=id5b367G28b4fo8aG3e1e938g7.

March 21 (Sunday): Advance Balkan dance class with Dan Unger teaching two Vlaskos and some review, at Ashkenaz, back studio, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. Bring a belt.

March 25 (Thursday): Janam with Go Van Gogh play at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 8:00 P.M. Jerry Duke will be doing a warm-up before the show. Admission is $10.00.

March 26 (Friday): S. F. Jazz Vocalist Milla Milojkovic sings with the band Tamburasi at the Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga, at Alemany, San Francisco at 8:00 P.M. Chef Hirstos Kolev will have his cuisine prepared at 7;30 P.M. and Kolo dancing will follow the concert. Admission is $15.00. For more information visit the Center's website or send email to oddrhythm.

March 27 (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.

March 27 (Saturday): The Balkan Dancers of Marin present a Balkan Plus Folk Dance Party at Masonic Lodge Hall, 1010 Lootens, between Fourth and Fifth, San Rafael from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. This party features a Balkan dancing program plus you can request yur favorite international folk dances. Bring your own tapes or choose from their selection of Balkan Plus dances. Admission is $7.00. Plenty of parking, drinks and finger food. For more information call Irene Croft (415) 456-0786 or Anne Arend (415) 892-9405.

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