The Folk Dance Scene for November 2011

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November 4 (Friday): All request dancing at Stanford Folk Dancers, First Baptist Church, 305 North California Avenue, at Bryant, Palo Alto at 8:00 P.M. Admision is $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for students and children are free. For more information contact Ginny Snyder or Jena, or call Gary at (650) 387-4014.

November 5 (Saturday): Antika Bulgaria presents a Bulgarian dance party to celebrate the Bulgarian National Revival Day with music by Theodosii Spassov, Rumen Sali Shopov, Bill Lanphier and Georgi Kabaivanov and friends at the Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga, at Alemany, San Francisco at 6:30 P.M. Admission is $20.00 in advance or $25.00 at the door; entire family to $45.00 in advance or $50.00 at the door; students and seniors ate $10.00. Bulgarian food, wine and beverages will be served and there is a free dance lesson for beginners. For more information send email to Tanya Kostova, or call her at (510) 666-7701. You can also call (510) 649-0941.

November 5 (Saturday): Pontiako Glendi at the Annunciation Cathedral, 245 Valencia Street, San Francisco, with Cocktails and Appetizers from 6:30 to 7:30 P.M., a Filet Mignon dinner (includes 2 bottles per table) at 8:00 P.M. followed by dancing. You can come jsut for the music and dancing at 10:00 P.M. for $35.00. Music provided by Mythos Band and others. Admission is $85.00 per person. For more information contact John at (415) 215-6142.

November 5 & 6 (Saturday & Sunday): Mediterranean Soul band to play Greek music at Papa's Taverna at 6:30 p.M. Saturday and 4:30 P.M. Sunday. For more information and reservations call (707) 69-8545.

November 6 (Sunday): New Dancers Festival with easy, fun and popular folk dances from many countries taught by various teachers at Herman Sons Hall, 860 Western avenue, Petaluma from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M. Admission is free and sponsored by the Folk Dance Federation of California. For more information contact Gary Anderson or Carol Friedman.

November 6 (Sunday): Ripni Kalinke is hosting their first anniversary party with music and food provided by the Bebelekovas at the San Jose Masonic Center, 2500 Masonic Drive, San Jose from 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00. There will be music for dancing and food to buy.

November 11 (Friday): Caroline Simmonds to teach Greek dances at Stanford Folk Dancers, First Baptist Church, 305 North California Avenue, at Bryant, Palo Alto at 8:00 P.M. Admision is $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for students and children are free. For more information contact Ginny Snyder or Jena, or call Gary at (650) 387-4014.

November 11 (Friday): The Edessa play Romani music for dancing and Sani Rifati and Stfka Kamburova will teach a Rom dance lesson at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley with the dance lesson at 8:00 P.M. and the dancing starts at 9:00 P.M. Admission is $15.00. For more information call (510) 525-5054.

November 11 (Friday): Geroge Mylordos on Boucouki and Nic Trigonis singing, perform Greek music for dancing and listening at Luke's Grill, 1501 East 14th Street, San Leandro from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M.

November 11 (Friday): Edessa Will be playing Romani music for dancing at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 8:30 P.M. Admission is $10.00 and $7.00 for students. For more information call (510) 525-5099.

November 12 (Saturday): Menlo Park Folk Dancers at Arrillaga Family Recreation Center,(formerly Burgess Recreation Center), 700 Alma Street, near Ravenswood Avenue, Menlo Park at 8:00 P.M. Live music by Vecerica, Free refreshments and admission is $9.00 for adults and $3.00 for teens. For more information call (650) 327-0759.

November 12 (Saturday): Folk Dance Federation Officers' Ball (nee Presidens's Ball) at the Livermore Veteran's Hall, 522 South L Street, Livermore with dance classes from 1:30 to 5:00 P.M., dinner from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. and dance party from 7:00 to 10:45 P.M. Admnission is $25.00 and you can pay for seperate parts. For more information contact Loui Tucker.

November 12 (Saturday): Armenians of the North Bay present their Tenth Anniversary Social with Armenian food, music and dance at Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza, Cotati from 6:00 to 11:00 P.M. Live music provided by Katchig jingirian. Admission dinner and dancing is $25.00 for adults, $10.00 for students and children 8-13 and under 8 is free. Dance only admission is $10.00. For more information and dinner reservations contact Christyne Davidian at (707) 762-2995 or Larissa Goliti at (707) 578-3453.

November 12 (Saturday): Bucharest Drinking Team band (Romanian), Fanfare Zambaleta (Balkan Brass band), and The Black Hats (Eastern European; Russia to the Balkans) to play music for dancing and listening at Mysterious Creatures Art Collective, 6610 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland starting around 10:00 P.M. For more information click here.

November 12 & 13 (Saturday & Sunday): Kefi band to play Greek music at Papa's Taverna at 6:30 p.M. Saturday and 4:30 P.M. Sunday. For more information and reservations call (707) 69-8545.

November 17 (Saturday): The Helladelics play Greek music for listening and dancing at Papa's Taverna, 5688 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma from 6:00 to 10:00 P.M.

November 18 (Friday): Agapi Mou to play music for dancing, and Caroline Simmonds to teach Greek dances at Stanford Folk Dancers, First Baptist Church, 305 North California Avenue, at Bryant, Palo Alto at 8:00 P.M. Admision is $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for students and children are free. For more information contact Ginny Snyder or Jena, or call Gary at (650) 387-4014.

November 20 (Sunday): Advanced Balkan Folk Dance class at Ashkenaz, back studio, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 2:00 P.M. Todd Wagner will teach two new dances: Deli Becar and another. Admission is $5.00 at the Door.

November 25 & 26 (Friday & Saturday): San Francisco Kolo Festival, at City College of San Francisco, Wellness Center, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco With lessons, taught by bata Marcetic, Steve Kotansky and John Filcich, starting at 9:00 A. M. and a dance party, with two bands in the evenings. For more information visit the Kolo Festival Website or send email to Jerry Duke or Bill Cope.

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