The Folk Dance Scene for November 2007

 

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November 2 (Friday):  The Stanford International Dancers present a Greek dance workshop with Caroline Simmonds at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 W. Evelyn, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00.  Admission is $5.00.  For more information visit http://dance.blochg.com or call (650) 966-1775.

November 3 (Saturday): Israeli Folk dancing for Women only at Congregation Beth Israel, 1630 Bancroft Way, at Jefferson, Berkeley from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.  Admission is free.  For more information send email to ilenelee@aol.com or call (510) 524-4863.

November 4 (Sunday):  Celebrate Samhain, the beginning of the Celtic New Year, by dancing on the lawn of Partice Haan, 2644 Wakefield Avenue, Oakland from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. with a potluck supper to follow.  A $5.00 donation would be nice.  For more information call Patrice at (510) 534-9250 or Catherine Sutton at (510) 528-2261.

November 4 (Sunday): Greek food, music, dancing and reading by author Janey Bennett from her recent novel “The Pale Surface of Things” at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera at 6:00 P.M.

November 9th (Friday): Kaladrios will play Greek, Albanian, Turkish, and Armenian music for dancers at the Stanford International Folkdancers club Flex-It Aerobic Studio, 425 West Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View from 9:00 to 11:00 P.M.  Caroline Simmonds will teach Greek dancing from 8:00 to 9:00 P.M.  Admission is $6.00, $4.00 for students.  For more information call (650) 966-1775 or visit http://dance.blochg.com .

November 10 (Saturday):  Brass Menazeri, DJ Zeljko and Special Guests to play at 12 Galaxies, 2565 Mission Street, San Francisco at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is on a sliding scale from $10.00 to $25.00.  For more information visit http://www.12galazies.com .

November 10 (Saturday):  Café Shalom Israeli folk dance party with guest teacher, Loui Tucker, at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Bowcock Hall, 43rd Avenue, at Judah, San Francisco at 6:30 P.M.  Admission is $8.00.  For more information send email to rosannah@earthlink.net

November 16 (Friday): Verna Druzhina to play live music for dancing at Cabrillo College, Gym room 1117, Aptos at 7:30 (teaching) and 8:00 P.M. (music).  Admission is $10.00 and parking is free.  Bring some finger food to share.  For more information send eamil to calqua@sbcglobal.net or visit http://www.cabrillo.edy/home/aboutcabrillo/map.jpg .

November 17 (Saturday):  Jewish Music Night with Scott Gerber and the Jubilee Klezmer Ensemble providing the music at B’nai Israel Jewish Center, 740 Western Avenue, Petaluma at 7:00 P.M.  Admission is $18.00 for adults, $15.00 for students and children under 12 are free.  For more information and to reserve your seats, call the Center at (707) 762-1340 or send email to office@bnaiisrael.net .

November 17 (Saturday): Lilly Storm with Turlu play Greek, Bulgarian, Rom and Turkish dance music at St. Gregory’s Church, 500 de Haro Street, San Francisco from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  Admission is $12.00 and includes complimentary wine and/or non-alcoholic drinks.

November 17 (Saturday):  Naftaly Kadosh teaches an Israeli dance workshop of his own material for Sabanights! At the First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto from 3:30 to 5:30 P.M.  Admission is $8.00.  After the workshop there will be a break for diner.  Starting at 8:30 P.M., there will be a post-workshop marathon dance session.  Admission for this part is $15.00 with a $3.00 discount for afternoon Workshop Attendees.

November 18 (Sunday): The San Francisco Croatian Festival featuring the music of Sinovi, Sidro (formerly known as Blue Arriatic), Novi Stari Tambura,  and the Slavonian Traveling Band and the singing of Dalmacijo Singers at the Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga Avenue, at Alemany, San Francisco  from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $10.00 and children are free.  For more information visit http://www.croatianamericanweb.org , send email to johndaley@mindspring.com or call (510) 639-0941.

November 18 (Sunday): International Folk Dance Class and Party, featuring dances from a 1963 CCSF dance program, at City College of San Francisco, North Gym Dance Studio, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco with a lesson from 1:00 to 1:45 P.M. and general dancing to follow until 4:00 P.M.  Admission is $3.00.  For more information call Gail Barton at (415) 452-5525 or visit http://www.ssxframs.com (link: Dance)

November 21 (Wednesday):  Balkan folk dancing to recorded music, with an intermediate dance lesson, at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $7.00.

November 23 – 24 (Friday & Saturday):  San Francisco Kolo Festival at the Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga, at Alemany, San Francisco.  For more information visit http://www.balkantunes.org/kolofestival .

November 25 (Sunday):  Vassil Bebelokov and friends to play at the Freach Garden Restaurant and Brasserie, 8050 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M.  Admission is a $10.00 donation to the musicians.  For more information visit http://www.frenchgardenrestaurant.com/calendar/calendar.html .

 

 

Regularly scheduled events

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Regularly Scheduled International/Mostly Balkan Events

First and Third Sundays:

Ashkenaz, 7:00 – 9:30 PM., 1317 San Pablo Blvd. near Gilman, Berkeley. First and third Sundays: Tom Roby, Marjorie Nugent and Ellie Weiner teach Hungarian dance. Admission is $8.00. For more information call (510) 632-3713 or (408) 452-1890.

 

Every Third Sunday:

                Ashkenaz, 7:00 – 9:30 PM., 1317 San Pablo Blvd. near Gilman, Berkeley.  Advanced Balkan Dance class, 2:00 – 4:00 P.M.  Admission is

                $5.00.  For more information contact editor@letsdancemag.net .

 

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

Razzmatazz, Black Bean BBQ (formerly Clo’s Parkside Grill and BBQ), 557 Summerfield Rd., (next to the Rialto Cinema), Santa Rosa from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.  Admission is $3.00.  For more information call (510) 965-9688 or (707) 527-5224.

Argentine Tango intermediate to advanced classes by Nora Dinzlebacher at The Beat, 2560 – 9th Street, Berkeley from 8:15 P.M. to Midnight. $10 for class (includes practice and $5. for practice only. For more information visit http://www.organictangosf.info/index_sf.shtml

Snap-Y Dancers Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue, Petaluma from 7:00 – 9:15 P.M. Contact Carol Friedman (415) 663-9512 or cjay@horiconcable.com .

Hellenic Heritage Institute Greek dance class, San Jose Historical Park, Kelly Park, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose from 6:30 to 10:00 P.M.  Admission is $150 for instruction and open dance (10 sessions) and $50.00 for just open dancing (10 sessions).  For information call (408) 247-4685 or visit http://www.hhisj.org/classes_dancing.htm .

 

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 FD (primarily intermediate) Class meets Tuesdays 8:00 - 10:15 pm.  $6 drop-in fee Menlo Park Recreation Center 700 Alma St, Menlo Park (in the civic center).  Call Al Lisin 408-252-8106

International Folk Dance Classes with Marcel Vinokur at Menlo Park Recreation Center, 700 Alma Street,  Menlo Park, 7:00-10:15 P.M  

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.

Albany Senior Center women’s simple Balkan dances taught at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Avenue, at Solano, Albany from 10:15 to 11:30 A.M.  Admission is $5.00.      For more information call Catherine Sutton (510) 528-2261.

Point Reyes Folk Dancers The Dance Palace Community Center, Corner of 5th and B Streets, Point Reyes Station 7:00 – 8:30 P.M.  Contact Carol Friedman (415) 663-9512.

 

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.

St. Archangel Michael International Folklore in Saratoga; sponsored by St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church, 18870 Allendale Avenue, Saratoga, California 95070. Time: 7:30-10:00 PM Suggested donation is $8.00 ($6.00 seniors). Instructor: Loui Tucker 408-287-9999 loui@louitucker.com. Webpage is http://saratoga.serbian-church.net/international-dance-group.html .  The first half hour is  dedicated to  "beginner" and  "intermediate/advanced" lessons. The ramainder of the class is dedicated to preacice.   A group of anywhere from 5-15 goes out to a nearby eatery afterwards until 11:00 PM. 40+ people Age Range: 24-90 with the majority 40 –65.  Visitors welcomed.

Argentine Tango beginning to intermediate classes by Nora Dinzlebacher at The Beat, 2560 – 9th Street, Berkeley from 8:15 P.M. to Midnight. $10 for class (includes practice and $5. for practice only. For more information visit http://www.organictangosf.info/index_sf.shtml .

 

 

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.

El Cerrito Senior Center meet at the El Cerrito Senior Center, 6500 Stockton Avenue, one block east of San Pablo from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. Class taught by Mel Harte.  Admission is $5.00 for non-residents and less for residents.  For more information visit melharte@yahoo.com.

Albany Senior Center meet at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic, at Solano, Albany from 10:15 to 11:30 A.M.  Admission is $5.00.  For more information contact Ingrid Talmadge at (510) 524-9122.   

 

First four Fridays:

Changs International Folk Dancers: Meets the first four Fridays of each month at 8 P.M. at Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, 31st Avenue at Clement Street, 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 (In Memory of Asha Goldberg)

 

Every Sunday:

Dance with Moshany at the Masonic Temple, 890 Church St., at Franklin, Mountain View at 8:15 P.M.  For more information send email to id@moshany.com

 

Every Monday:

Cafe Kineret, Sunnyvale Recreation Center, 550 Remington, $6.00. 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@louitucker.com or visit http://louitucker.com 80+ dancers Age range 18-75.

 

Every Wednesday:

Cafe Simcha, Israeli Folk Dancing at the Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Avenue, Kensington from 8:00 to 11:30 P.M. 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@louitucker.com, or visit http://louitucker.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 Ruth Browns (415) 492-1605, or the JCC at (415) 479-2000.

Dance with Shirley Burr, 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 Shirley Burr at sababadance@yahoo.com or visit http://wwwsababanights.com/ .

 

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.

 

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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