The Folk Dance Scene for November 2008

 

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November 1 (Saturday): The 30th Kolo Reunion with live music by Sidro, John Morovich, and Seattle Sinovi, teaching by Jeliko Jergan and John Morovich, food and beverages at San Jose Masonic Center, 2500 Masonic Drive, San Jose at 6:00 P.M.  Admission is $25.00 adults in advance, $30.00 at the door, $10. young adults (12 – 18) and children under 12 are free.  For more information contact marina Miskic at (408) 871-9976 marina@dvpave.com or Manuela Batkovic (6500 578-1050 manualab01@sbcglobal.net .

November 2 (Sunday): Opa Cupa, Balkan Gypsy/jazz masters from Italy  perform an outdoor Matinee for at Mountain View House Concert at 3:00 P.M.  Admission is $15.00 - $20.00 and all proceeds go to the musicians.  For reservations and directions, send email to Daniel@istantharmony.com or call (650) 947-9669.

November 5 (Wednesday): Zoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment and Dan Cantrell and friends to play music for dancing at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley doors opening at 7:00, a lesson at 8:30P.M. and dancing starting at 8:30 P.M. Admission is $10.00.  For more information call (510) 501-3307, or visit http://www.ashkenaz.com.

November 8 (Saturday): Greg Jenkins hosts Aya singing and playing music for dancing at Bacheeso’s, 25or San Pablo Avenue, at Dwight, Berkeley from 6:00 to 8:30 P.M.  There will be a lovely buffet.  For more information call (510) 644-2033.

November 8 (Saturday): Disciples of Markos play Greek Rebetika music at Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage at 8:00 P.M.  For more information visit http://www.freightandsalvage.org or http://www.spectacularopticals.com/DOM1.html .

November 15 (Saturday): International Folk Dance Party with all-request dancing in two rooms, presented  by Marcel Vinokur at Burgess Recreation Center, 700 Alma Street, Menlo Park from 8:00 P.M. to Midnight.  Admission is $7.00 for adults and $1.00 for teens.  For more information contact Marcel Vinokur at marcel.vinokur@nasa.gov .

November 16 (Sunday): Folk Dance lesson and party at City College of  San Francisco, Welness Center studio, Room 301, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco with a short beginner lesson from 2:00 to 2:45 P.M. followed by a party until 5:00 P.M.  Admission is $3.00 and parking is $2.0 on campus.  For more information contact Gail Barton at (415) 452-5525, or ggbarton@ccsf.edu or see the Dance Calendar at http://www.ccsframs.com (link: dance).

November 19 (Wednesday): Balkan Folkdance to recorded music at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley doors open at 6:30 P.M., beginner lesson  at 7:00, intermediate lesson at 7:30 and dancing at 8:00 P.M.. Admission is $7.00.  For more information call (510) 501-3307, or visit http://www.ashkenaz.com

November 21 (Friday): Berkeley Folk Dancers Fun Night at Live Oak Park, Shattuck Avenue, at Berryman, Berkeley.  The theme will be Baubles, Bangles and Beads and International Folk Dance.  For more information send email to dancebfd@aol.com .

November 21 (Friday): Vassil and Maria Bebelekov and Friends to play Bulgarian music for dancing at Cabrillo College, Gym Room 1117, Aptos at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $10.00.  Bring some finger food to share (no kitchen facilities available).  Parking is free.  For more information  send email to calqua@sbcglobal.net .

November 22 (Saturday): Miriam Peretz in collaboration with Qadim Ensemble and Va Elah perform at Julia Morgan Theatre, 2640 College Avenue, Berkeley at 8:30 P.M.  Admission is $24.00 in advance and $28.00 at the door.  For tickets call (800) 848-2192 and more information visit http://www.miriamdance.com/upcoming.html or send email to miriamp@mindspring.com or call (510) 848-2192.

November 22 (Saturday): Black Olive Babes perform at the Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom Street, at 23rd Street, San Francisco at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $10.00 to $12.00.  For more information call (415) 826-2402 or visit http://www.redpoppyarthouse.org .

November 22 (Saturday): Turlu plays Greek music for dancing at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, 500 DeHaro Street, between 18th Street and Mariposa Street), San Francisco from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  Admission is $12.00 and includes complimentary drinks.  For more information contact Mary Ann Karonis at macaronis@earthlink.net .

November 22 (Saturday): Armenians of the North Bay present an Evening of Armenian Food and Dance at Congregation Ner Shalom (formerly Cotati Cabaret), 85 La Plaza, Cotati from 6:00 to 11:00 P.M.  Admission is $25.00 for Adults and $10.00 for children 8:13 and under 8 are free.  Admission includes dinner, beverages, one glass of wine and one raffle ticket.  There will be a dance lesson, live music and dancing.  Please RSVP by 15 November by calling Larissa Goliti at (707) 578-3453 or Christyne Davidian at (707) 762-2995.

November 22 (Saturday):  New Monthly IFD party with Rosanna Horton at Buddy Party Dance Studio, 1614 De Anza Boulevard, San Jose from 8:30 P.M. to ??  For more information email rosannah@earthlink.net .

November 23 Birol Topaloglu will give a Laz Zoroni (Horon) Dance Class and  a concert with Rumen Sali Shopov, Edessa and Festival musicians at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley doors open at 6:30 P.M., lesson  at 7:00, and dancing at 8:00 P.M.. Admission is $12.00 in advance or $15.00 at the door.  For more information call (510) 501-3307, or visit http://www.ashkenaz.com

November 28 & 19 (Friday & Saturday): Fifty-seventh annual Kolo Festival at a new location at IDESST Hall, 511 Caledonia Street, Sausalito, California.  During the day, Jaap Leegwater, Nikola Krcadinac and John Filcich will teach dances and Michele Simon and Mark Forry will teach singing.  There will be dancing to live music in the evening.  For more information call (925) 682-3727, visit http://www.balkantunes.org/kolofestival or send email to sherpajmr@yahoo.com .

 

 

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 .

Karina teaches a children’s IFD class at Western Ballet dance studio, 914 Rengstorff Avenue, Mountain View from 8:15 to 10:15 P.M. For more information contact Karina at karinani@ymail.com or call (949) 510-5019.

 

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  Beginning class: 7:00 – 7:30 P.M. Intermediate class: 7:30 to 8:30 P.M. All-request dancing: 8:30 – 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. Castro Folk Dancers Eureka Valley Recreation Center, 100 Collingwood Street, San Francisco from 7:30 to 9:30 P.M.  Call (510) 847-2084 or send email to castrofolkdancers@yahoogroup.com

 

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.

Orpheus live at Menzes Restaurant, 2373 Chestnut Street, San Francisco.  For reservations and information call (415) 409-7111 or visit http://www.mezessf.com .  There is dancing between the tables; call to check if the band is playing.

Karina teaches beginning and lower intermediate IFD at Western Ballet dance studio, 914 Rengstorff Avenue, Mountain View from 8:15 to 10:15 P.M. For more information contact Karina at karinani@ymail.com or call (949) 510-5019.

 

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 to10:30 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.   

West Valley College International Folk Dance class at Rm. PE 7, 14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M.  For more information contact Donna Frankel at (408) 257-3455, or donna@dancingcruises.com .

 

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 Saturday:

Kaladrios plays Greek musicat Bacheeso’s, 2501 San Pablo Avenue, at Dwight, Berkeley from 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.  No cover but the Mediterranean Style buffet is $12.95.  For more information contact Greg Jenkins at newthing60@hotmail.com .

 

Every third or fourth Saturday:

International folk dance party hosted by Marcel Vinokur at Burgess Recreation Center, 700 Alma Street, Menlo Park from 8:00 P.M. to midnight with all request dancing in two rooms.  Admission is (generally) $7.00 for adults and $1.00 for teens.  For more information contact Marcel Vinokur at marcel.vinokur@nasa.gov

 

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.

 

Every Weekday:

Berkeley Folk Dancers meets five nights a week at Live Oak Park, Shattuck Avenue, at Berryman, Berkeley; with Beginners through Advanced levels meeting Monday thru Thursday, and an all-request night on Fridays.   For more information contact: Lone Coleman (510) 526-5886 lonedances@sbcglobal.net .

 

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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