The Folk Dance Scene for November 2005

 

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November 1 (Tuesday): Edessa to play music for dancing at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 8:30 P.M. and Lise Liepman and Rumen Shapov will detach dances at 7:30 P.M..  Admission is $7.00.  For more information call (510) 525-5054.

November 3 (Thursday): Danubius to perform at the Peace Café at the Red Victorian, 1665 Haight Street, at Cole, San Francisco from 7:00 – 8:00 P.M.  There is a $5.00 cover charge.  For more information call (415) 864-1978.

November 4 (Friday): Soiree Musicale presenting French gypsy “valze musette” dance music and Italian “ballo Liscico” dance music with dance instruction and dancing at Croatian Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga, at Alemany, San Francisco at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $15.00.

November 5 (Saturday): Folk and Ballroom dance concert at the North Gym Dance Studio, City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco.  The concert starts at 7:30 P.M. followed by general Folk Dancing from 8:30 to 10:00 P.M.  Admission is $4.00.   For more information contact Gail Barton at (415) 452-5353 or visit http://www.ccsf.edu (search dance).

November 6 (Sunday): A revival of 1970’s style folk dancing, Bulgarian with some international, requests to recorded music at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley with a beginning dance lesson at 1:30 P.M., and intermediate lesson at 2:30 P.M. and request dancing at 4:00 P.M.   Admission is $7.00.

November 6 (Sunday): Stockton-In-Exile folk dance group meets at the Saratoga Dance Studion, Quinto Center, 18778 Cox Avenue, Saratoga to review dances taught at the Stockton Folk Dance Camp from 9:30 to Noon.  Admission is $5.00.  For more information email MarionKEarl@yahoo.com .

November 10 (Thursday): A pre-workshop party with Naftali Kadosh at 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto at 8:30 P.M. Admission is $10.00.  For more information call (408) 828-0520 or send email to sababadance@yahoo.com .

November 12 (Saturday): Two part Israeli dance workshop featuring Naftali Kadosh at 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto from 11:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.  Admission is $20.00. This will be followed by a post-workshop party; dance with Naftail, all requests, Falafel and Reffle at 555 Waverly Street, Palo Alto from 8:00 p.M. to 1:00 A.M.  Admission is $20.00. Admission for both is $35.00.  For more information call (408) 828-0520 ro email sababadance@yahoo.lcom .

November 12 (Saturday): Café Shalom meets to do Israeli Dances at Bowcock Hall, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 43rd Avenue at Judah Street, San Francisco starting at 6:30 P.M.    For more information contact Keith Johnson at israelidancer@yahoo.com .

November 13 (Sunday): Zado performs at the Albert Einstein Residence Center, 1935 Wright Street, Sacramento from 3:00 to 3:45 P.M.

November 15 (Tuesday): Born to Drone will perform at Little House in Menlo Park from 2:00 - 3:00 P.M. Admission is free with afternoon tea included.  For more information  visit http://www.penvol.org/ .

November 15 (Tuesday): Zoyres playes Klezmer ad Eastern European music at the Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Avenue, near Grand, Oakland at 10:00 P.M.  Admission is $5.00  For more information email David Kaye at sfdavidkaye@yahoo.com .

November 16 (Wednesday) The Budapest Ensemble presents Csardas: The Tango of the East at the Marin Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael at 7:30 P.M.  For more information call (415) 499-6800. for visit http://www.ticketmaster.com .

November 17 (Thursday): The Budapest Ensemble presents Csardas: The Tango of the East at the Lincoln Theatre, 100 California Drive, Yountville at 8:00 P.M.  For more information call (707) 944-1300 or visit http://www.lincolnthrater.org .

November 17 (Thursday): Danubius to play at Mama Art Café, 4754 Mission Street, near Onondaga, San Francisco from 7:30 to 10:00 P.M.  For more information call (415) 586-8453.

November 18 (Friday): The Budapest Ensemble presents Csardas: The Tango of the East at the Jackson Theatre, Smith Center, Ohlone College, 43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont at 7:30 P.M.  For more information (510) 659-6031 or visit http://www2.ohlone.edu/org/smith_ctr .

November 18 (Friday):  Verni Druzhki will play Bulgarian ad Macedonian music for dancing at Flex-It Aerobic Studio, 425 W. Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  This party is sponsored by the Stanford Folk Dancers.  Admission is $6.00. For more information call Barbara Saxton at (650) 966-1775 or visit http://dance.blochg.com/ .

November 18 (Friday): MEZE plays music for dancing (with teaching in the first half hour) at Cabrillo College, Room 1117, Gym Building, Aptos from 7:30 –11:00 P.M.  Admission is $5.00 and $2.00 for parking.  Bring some finger food to share.

November 19 (Saturday): David Dassa is guest teacher at an Israeli dance workshop sponsored by the Berkeley Hillel and Ayelet and Dror Bukai at 2736 Bancroft Way, Berkeley from 9:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M.  Admission is $5.00 (at least).  For more information contact Ayelet Bukai at (408) 739-2233 or send email to ayeledance@gmail.com or visit http://www.ayeledance.com/ .

November 20 (Sunday): Stockton-In-Exile folk dance group meets at the Saratoga Dance Studion, Quinto Center, 18778 Cox Avenue, Saratoga to review dances taught at the Stockton Folk Dance Camp from 9:30 to Noon.  Admission is $5.00.  For more information email MarionKEarl@yahoo.com .

November 20 (Sunday): Born to Drone to perform at Lytton Gardens in Palo Alto from 1:00 –2:00 P.M.  Admission is free. For more information visit http://www.lyttongardens.org/.

November 20 (Sunday): The Steve Balich band will play tangos, mazurkas, waltzes, polkas Greek and Croatian line dances and ballroom dances at Little Switzerland located near Sonoma from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M.   For more information send email to Art Wood Artwoo@aol.com or visit http://www.lilswiss.com .

November 25 –26 (Friday – Saturday): Kolo Festival at the Russian Center, Sutter Street between Divisadero and Broderick, San Francisco.  Classes in the morning and afternoon and live music for dancing in the evening. For more information visit http://balkantunes.org/lolofesival .

November 28 (Monday):  The Boheme Ragtime  Jazz  Band under the direction of Ittze Tamas, from Budapest Hungary, will make a special appearance at Little Switzerland located near Sonoma from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M.  This band has performed all over Europe.  Ittze has promised that he will perform some traditional Hungarian music as well.  For more information send email to Art Wood Artwoo@aol.com or visit http://www.lilswiss.com .

November 28 (Monday): Greek Dance lesson with Joe Graziosi at the Presidio Dance Academy, 1158 Gorgas Road, at Marshall, Presidio of San Francisco from 8:00 to 10:00 P.M.  For more information email macaronis@earthlink.net .

 

 

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 dance. For more information call (510) 632-3713.

 

Every First and Third Sunday:

Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Avenue, Room A, Alameda from 1:30 to 3:30 P.M.  All ages are welcome and admission is free.  For more information call Jackie Krause (510) 748-4587.

 

Every Second and Fourth Sundays:

Dancers for Art’s Sake sponsor Sebastopol Sundays International Folk Dancing at Wischemann Hall (turn North onto Morris Street past the Community Center), Sebastopol from 1:00 to 4:30 P.M.  Easy dances, with instruction followed by other dances by request.  Admission is $4.00 for members and $5.00 for non-members; children under 14 are free.  For more information call (707) 542-2132.

 

 

Every Fourth Sunday:

The Pomander Club presents a Tea Dance from 4:00 to 6:30 P.M. with live music provided by the Paul Price Society Orchestra at Palo Alto Masonic Center, 461 Florence (just north of University, Palo Alto.

 

Every Monday:

Greek Folk Dance Workshops at the Presidio Dance Academy, 1158 Gorgas Road at Marshall (adjacent to Crissy Field), San Francisco  from 8:00 - 10:00 P.M.  For more information call Mary Ann Karonis (510) 530-5140 or send email to: makronis@earthlink.net.

 

Every Fourth Monday:

John Daley and friends will teach the basic kolos we do at our festivals. 7:30 P.M. at the Croatian 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:

Palomanians International Folk Dance Classes with Marcel Vinokur at Menlo Park Recreation  Center, 700 Alma Street,  Menlo Park, 7:00-10:15 P.M Call Al Lisin 408-739-0500.

Santa Clara Valley Folk Dancers American Legion Hall, Post 99, 1344 Dell Avenue, Campbell from 7:30 – 9:30 P.M. Call Maxine Burnham (408) 739-0500.

 

Almost every First 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 Folk Dancers, Lynwood School, 1320 Lynwood Drive, Novato 8:00 – 10:00 P.M.  Call (415) 982-9405.

Santa Rosa Folk Dancers, Willowside Hall, 5299 Hall Road, Santa Rosa 1:45 – 3:45 P.M.  Call Frank and Elsa (707) 546-8877

San Francisco International Dance Circle, Harvey Milk Recreation Center, 50 Scott St. at Duboce, San Francisco 10:00 – 11:30 A.M.  Call Mabel Doss (415) 467-9208.

 

Every Thursday:

Mandala meets for International Folk Dance with Edith Bourbin at Bowcock Hall, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 43rd Avenue, at Judah, San Francisco from 7:30 to 10:30 P.M.

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 -- 25 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.

 

Every Friday:

Albany "Y" International Folk Dancing with Kay James 8-11 P.M.

The Kopachka Dancers  meet at Scout Hall, 177 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley at 8:00 P.M.  For more information send email to jcduke@sfsu.edu . .  

 

First four Fridays:

Changs International Folk Dancers: Meets the first four Fridays of each month at 8 P.M. at the Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, 31st Avenue at Clement Street in San Francisco. Teaching on the first two Fridays, party night on the third Friday, and family folk dancing 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 Croatian Cultural Center at 60 Onondaga St., in San Francisco. Call Croatian 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 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.

 

Daily:

3:00 to 5:30 P.M. Mideast/Gypsy/Near eastern/Indian/Rom/Sephardic Jewish etc. song/.melody Sharing Circle in a Magick temple-like space. Free to those who have at least three songs/melodies to share, otherwise $30 in advance for 6 month membership. Local perfumers teaching (Mimi Spencer, Members of Kitka etc). Will also include occssional dance party with live acoustic music the DJ’ing later in Albany within walking distance from El Cerrito BART station.  For more information : http://server3001freeyellow.com/whimsyum/mideast.html

 

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. 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.

Ayelet Bukai teaches beginning and intermediate dances at Cupertino Middle School, Multi-purpose Room, 1650 S. Bernardo Avenue., Sunnyvale from 6:30 to 9:30 P.M.  For more information contact Ayelet Bukai

 

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:

Cafe Shalom  at Bowcock Hall, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 43rd Avenue, at Judah, San Francisco.  Call Darron Feldstein for more details: (415) 566-0896.

 

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.

 

Regularly Scheduled West Coast Swing Dance Events

 

Every Second Sunday:

Michelle’s West Coast Swing Dance Class at the Imperial Dance Club, Carpenter’s Hall, 2nd Floor, 822 Cassia St (at Broadway), Redwood City from 6:00 to 10:00 P.M.  Admission is $8.00 and refreshments are included.  For more information call (415) 585-6282, send email to wcdancer@ix.netcom.com, or visit their website http://www.netcom.com/~wcdancer.

 

First two Mondays:

Michelle’s West Coast Swing Dance Class at the Monte Cristo Dance Club, 136 Missouri St. (between 17th and Mariposa Sts.), San Francisco (Basic class 7:30 P.M. and intermediate class 8:30 P.M.)  In this two week series, a specific dance is taught.  For more information call (415) 585-6282, send email to wcdancer@ix.netcom.com, or visit their website http://www.netcom.com/~wcdancer.

 

Every Tuesday:

Michelle’s West Coast Swing Dance Class at the Monte Cristo Dance Club, 136 Missouri St. (between 17th and Mariposa Sts.), San Francisco (Intermediate West Coast Swing class 7:30 P.M. and Advanced class 8:30 P.M.). This is a four week series.   For more information call (415) 585-6282, send email to wcdancer@ix.netcom.com, or visit their website http://www.netcom.com/~wcdancer.

 

Every Thursday:

Michelle’s West Coast Swing Dance Class at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 W. Evelyn Ave., Mountain View (just 3 blocks south of Castro St. (7:45P.M. Basics Plus West Coast Swing, 7:45 P.M. Intermediate West Coast Swing, and 8:45 P.M. Advanced West Coast Swing).  For more information call (415) 585-6282, send email to wcdancer@ix.netcom.com, or visit their website http://www.netcom.com/~wcdancer.

 

 

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