The Folk Dance Scene for May 2000

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May 1 (Monday): Sani Rifati to teach Romani and Balkan dances from Kosovo at the Slavonic Cultural Center, Alemany and Onondaga, San Francisco at 7:30 P.M. Admission is $6.00. For more information call (510) 649-0941.

May 3 (Wednesday): CANCELLED! Rodolph to perform live music for dance at Almonte Clubhouse, Mill Valley. Hopefully, another program will be booked. Check here for more information or email Joyce at joycexopo@hotmail.com.

May 5: (Friday): Bulgarian Dance Night at the Slavonic Cultural Center, Alemany and Onondaga, San Francisco at 8:30 P.M. Live music provided by Vasil Bebelikov, Ivan Dimitrov, Bill Cope, and Petur Iliev. Admission is $8.00. For more information call (510) 649-0941

May 6 (Saturday): Kitka singers to perform with others at Monclair Women's Club, 1650 Mountain Blvd. Oakland at 7:30 P.M. Admission is $25 in advance and $28 at the door. For more information call (510) 339-1832.

May 6 (Saturday): A multicultural song, music and dance performance by Westwind at the Victoria Theatre, San Francisco at 3.00 P.M. Admission is $17.00. For more information call (510) 601-8932.

May 7 (Sunday): Kitka to repeat the above performance.

May 7 (Sunday): Westwind to repeat the above performance.

 

May 7 (Sunday): CANCELLED! Rodolph Ensemble, accompanied by Petur Iliev and Vasil Bebelikov, to play for a concert and dancing at Ashkenaz. 8:00 P.M. - Teaching by Petur Iliev 9:00 P.M. - Concert. 9:30 P.M. music for dancing.

May 8 (Monday): International folk dance teaching and requests at Live Oak Park Gym, Berkeley. For more information call the Berkeley Folk Dancers at (510) 526-8413.

May 9 (Tuesday): "Surprise" birthday party for Joe Finn featuring Balkan, Cajun and Scandinavian music at Ashkenaz, San Pablo Avenue at Gilman, Berkeley at 7:30 P.M. Edessa to play Balkan music. For more information call (510) 525-5054.

May 11 (Thursday): Rumeli to play at Mandala, Bowcock Hall (formerly Wardwell Hall), St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 43rd Ave. at Judah St., San Francisco, from 8:00 - 11:00 P.M. (doors open at 7:30 P.M. Admission is $6.00. For more information send email to Edith Bourbin, call her at (415) 648-8489 or visit Mandala's Website. Click here to see the location of the Mandala:

 

May 12 (Friday) Hungarian dance party to live music at the Brisbane Community Center at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $6.00. For more information call (415) 468-6565.

May 12 (Friday): International folk dance party at First Christian Church, San Jose. To contact the Santa Clara Valley Folk Dancers call (408) 739-0500.

May 13 (Saturday): Anoush Ellas, Edessa and other Balkan bands to play at the Herdelez Festival hosted by Sani and Carole Rifati in Gratton (near Sebastopol) from Mid-afternoon to after midnight. A donation of $12 is requested. For more information call (415) 255-9078 or (707) 823-7941 or send email to trinroma@pacbell.net.

May 14 (Sunday): Kitka singers to perform at the Studio Theatre, C.S.U. Hayward at 8:00 P.M. For more information call (510) 885-3257.

May 15 (Monday): Tanya Kostova to teach a Bulgarian dance workshop at Slavonic Cultural Center, Alemany and Onondaga, San Francisco at 7:30 P.M. For more information call (510) 649-0941.

May 16 (Tuesday): Live Music for dancing provided by Edessa, Dan, Tom and Mary and teaching by Lise Liepman at Ashkenaz San Pablo Avenue at Gilman, Berkeley. Teaching at 7:30 P.M. (note early starting time) and music to start at 8:30 P.M. Admission is $8.00. For more information call (510) 525-5054.

May 20 (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

May 21 (Sunday): Slavonian Traveling Band to play a concert, with dancing afterwards, at the Dance Palace, Fifth & B Streets, Point Reyes Station. Admission is $10 and $5 for seniors and students. Children are free. For more information call (510) 649-0941.

May 25 (Thursday): Duquesne University Tamburitzans perform in Mountain View at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $17.00. For more information call (650) 944-3440.

May 26 (Friday): Hungarian dance party to live music at the Brisbane Community Center at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $6.00. For more information call (415) 468-6565.

May 26 (Friday): Dance lesson with Annie at 7:30 P.M., Bulgarian Songs at 8:00 and a dance party with Sviraci at 9:00 at Cabrillo College Gym Rm. 1117, Aptos. Admission is $3.00. For more information call (831) 684-9553.

May 26 (Friday): Mid-Peninsula Scandinavian Dance at the Carriage House, Atherton at 7:30 P.M. For more information call (650) 323-2256.

May 26 - 29: Statewide Folk Dance Festival in Fresno. For information call (559) 255-4508.

May 27 (Saturday): Edessa to participate, with other bands, at the World Music Festival, Crowell Theatre, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco at 6:00 P.M. For more information email info@sfworldmusicfestival.org or call (415) 391-1317.

May 27 - 28 (Saturday and Sunday): Marin Greek Festival at the Nativity of Christ Greek Orthodox Church, Novato. Admission is $5.00. For more information call (408) 246-2770 or visit their Website.

May 27 (Saturday): International Folk Dance party at the Mobile Home Park, Napa at 1:00 P.M. Sponsored by the Napa Valley Folk Dancers. For more information call (707) 255-0519.

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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: 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:
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
 
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 information contact Darren Feldstein, (415) 566-0896 or the JCC, (415) 346-6040.
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.
 
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 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 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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