The Folk Dance Scene for October 2000

 

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October 3 (Tuesday): Dan, Tom and Mary, and the Brass Menagerie Brass Band, to provide live Balkan music at Ashkenaz., 1317 San Pablo Blvd. near Gilman, Berkeley at 9:00 P.M. (dance lesson by Allydreth Stead at 8:00). Admission is $8.00. For more information, call the Ashkenaz recording at (510) 525-5450.

October 7 (Saturday): Mandala's annual folk dance Picnic-in-the-Park at Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco from 10:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Admission is FREE. For more information, call (415) 648-8489, send email to paulbourbin@hotmail.com, or visit Mandala's Website.

October 7 (Saturday): International Folk Dance Party at First Methodist Church, Broadway at Brewster, Redwood City at 8:00 P.M. Sponsored by the Palomanians Folk Dance Club. For more information call Denise Heenan (408) 249-6104.

October 7 (Saturday): Petaluma Folk Dancers sponsor a Folk Dance Party at Hermann Sons Hall, Petaluma from 8:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. For more information call Frank or Elsa Bacher at (707) 546-8877.

October 8 (Sunday): Sacred Circle Dancing to live music by Sharenya Zemya at The Finnish Brotherhood Hall, 1970 Chestnut Street, Berkeley from 1:00 to 4:30 P.M. Donation (at the door), is based on a self-selecting scale from $15 - 25. Light refreshments will be served. For more information please call John Bear at (510) 528-4253 or send him email john@ursa.net. To visit Shrenya Zemya's Website and hear a bit of their music, CLICK HERE.

October 9 (Monday): International Folk Dance open teaching and requests at Live Oak Park Gym, Berkeley at 7:45 P.M. Sponsored by the Berkeley Folk Dancers. For more information call (650) 526-8413.

October 10 - 12 (Tuesday - Thursday): The Kolevs' band to provide live music for a folk dance event in Arcata. For more information about this event send email to ckurumada@aol.com. The concert/folk dance party will be on Thursday. To find out more about the Kolevs, and to hear a bit of their music, visit their Website.

October 12 (Thursday) Kolevi will perform a concert at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3471 Jacoby Creek Road in Bayside, at 7:30 P.M. Prices are $8/$5 student/seniors. There will be opportunities for private/group lessons on Wednesday, Oct. 11. For more information call Linnea at 822-1656 or send her email LinneaMan@aol.com To find out more about the Kolevs, and to hear a bit of their music, visit their Website 

October 13 (Friday): The Kolev's band to provide live music for a folk dance party at Stanford International Dancers at Flex-It Aerobics Studio, Mountain View. View at 8:00 P.M.  Please wear "soft-soled" shoes. For more information, contact: Barbara at (650) 966-1775, send her email saxtons@earthlink.net, or send Melissa Miller email melissa@anatours.com. Admission is $10. To find out more about the Kolevs, and to hear a bit of their music, visit their Website 

October 13 (Friday): Danubius band to play at Bistro E Europe, 4901 Mission St., San Francisco. For more information and reservations, call (415) 489-5637 or send email to JPecakG@aol.com.

October 13 (Friday): Santa Clara Folk Dancers sponsor a Folk Dance Party at First Christian Church, 80 South 5th St., San Jose. For more information call Denise (408) 249-6104 or Maxine (408) 739-0500.

October 13 -15 (Friday - Sunday): Castro Valley Greek Festival. For more information call (510) 5818950 or visit their Website.

October 14 (Saturday): The Kolevs' band to provide live music sets at Moxie's Cafe, 128 Broadway, Chico at 3:00 P.M. For more information call 345-0601 or send email to memok@sunset.net. To find out more about the Kolevs, and to hear a bit of their music, visit their Website 

October 14 (Saturday): La Bolshevita band to play traditional dance music from Europe, South America and the U. S. at Bistro E Europe, 4901 Mission St., San Francisco from 7:00 - 9:30 P.M.. For more information and reservations, call (415) 489-5637 or send email to JPecakG@aol.com

October 16 (Monday): Tanya Kostova to teach a Bulgarian dance workshop at Slavonic Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga (at Alemany), San Francisco at 7:30 P.M. Admission is $6.00. For more information call (510) 649-0941.

October 17 (Tuesday): Anoush Balkan band to provide live Balkan music at Ashkenaz., 1317 San Pablo Blvd. near Gilman, Berkeley at 9:00 P.M. (dance lesson by Lise Liepman at 8:00). Admission is $8.00. For more information, call the Ashkenaz recording at (510) 525-5450.

October 18 (Wednesday): Santa Rosa Folk Dancers sponsor a Folk Dance Party at Santa Rosa Veteran's Bldg. from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. For more information call Frank or Elsa Bacher at (707) 546-8877.

October 19 (Thursday): The Kolevs' band to provide live music for a folk dance party in Sonoma. Please note: This is a private event and IS SOLD OUT!

 

October 20 (Friday): The Kolevs' band to provide live music for a folk dance event at Cabrillo College, Room 1117 Gym Building. 6500 Soquel Drive (Park Ave. exit off Highway 1), Aptos. For more information, call Annie Bacher (831) 684-9553 or send email to fishdance@cruzio.com . To find out more about the Kolevs, and to hear a bit of their music, visit their Website.

October 20 (Friday): Autumn Folk Dance Party at Changs, 7th Ave. Presbyterian Church, 7th Ave. at Judah, San Francisco at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $3.00 (free if you bring food). For more information, call (415) 332-1020 or e-mail: paperwings@earthlink.net.

October 20 (Friday): Candy From Stranger band to play traditional Greek and Turkish music at Bistro E Europe, 4901 Mission St., San Francisco. For more information and reservations, call (415) 489-5637 or send email to JPecakG@aol.com.

October 20 (Friday): Bosnian Sevdelinke Night at Slavonic Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga (at Alemany), San Francisco at 8:00 P.M. Music by Denko & Almir. Songs from Bosnia. Bosnian Dancers from Oakland and S. F. Bosnian & Hercegovian Center fifth year anniversary.Admission is $30.00. For more information call (510) 649-0941.

October 21 (Saturday): Danubius band to play at Bistro E Europe, 4901 Mission St., San Francisco. For more information and reservations, call (415) 489-5637 or send email to JPecakG@aol.com

October 21 (Saturday): Sold Out!! The Kolevs' band to provide live music for the North-South Teacher's Institute in Aptos. Please note: This is a private event and is SOLD OUT!

October 21 (Saturday): Fall Vecherinka presented by the Bulgarian Macedonian American Society at the Ramada Inn, 245 South Airport Boulevard, South San Francisco. There will be a No-Host Bar from 6:30 - 7:30 P.M., the sit-down dinner will be from 7:30 - 9:00 P.M. and from 9:00 -11:30 P.M. there will be dancing to the music of Mark Moskoff and his Band. Dinner is by reservation only ($26/person, children under 10 free) and reservations must be made before October 16. Those wishing to come for the dancing only will be charged $10.00 per person at the door. For more information contact Margaret Georgieff 883 Carina Land, Foster City, CA 94404 or call (650) 589-7200.

October 22 (Sunday): The Kolevs' band to provide live music for a folk dance party at Ashkenaz., 1317 San Pablo Blvd. near Gilman, Berkeley at 9:00 P.M. (dance lesson at 7:30). For more information, call the Ashkenaz recording at (510) 525-5450. CLICK HERE to see a printable poster for this event. To find out more about the Kolevs, and to hear a bit of their music, visit their Website.

October 22 (Sunday): International House and UC Folk Dancers annual reunion and vegetarian potluck lunch to recorded music at Ashkenaz., 1317 San Pablo Blvd. near Gilman, Berkeley from 1-5 P.M. Admission is $3-5. For more information, call the Ashkenaz recording at (510) 525-5450.

October 22 (Sunday): Marko Polo Day at Slavonic Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga (at Alemany), San Francisco from 1:00 to 8:00 P.M. This folk fest features Jelko Jergen, Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble and Ruze Dalmatinka Orchestra. Admission is $30.00. For more information call (510) 649-0941.

October 22 (Sunday): La Bolshevita band to play traditional dance music from Europe, South America and the U. S. at Bistro E Europe, 4901 Mission St., San Francisco from 7:00 - 9:30 P.M.. For more information and reservations, call (415) 489-5637 or send email to JPecakG@aol.com

October 26 (Thursday): The Kolevs' band to provide live music for a folk dance party at Mandala, Bowcock Hall (formerly Wardwell Hall), St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 43rd Avenue at Judah Street, San Francisco from 7:30 - 11:00 P.M. Admission is $8.00. To find out more about the Kolevs, and to hear a bit of their music, visit their Website. For more information, call (415) 648-8489, send email to paulbourbin@delphi.com, or visit Mandala's Website. Click here to see the location of the Mandala:

 October 27 (Friday): Danubius band to play at Bistro E Europe, 4901 Mission St., San Francisco. For more information and reservations, call (415) 489-5637 or send email to JPecakG@aol.com

October 27 (Friday): Sviraci to play for a folk dance party for the Stanford International Dancers at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 W. Evelyn Ave., Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. I t is a Halloween party, so you will receive a discount if you arrive in costume. Please bring goodies to share. Admission is $6.00. For more information call Barbara Saxton at (650) 966-1775.

October 28 (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

October 28 (Saturday): Docey Doe Folk Dance Club will have installation of officers followed by a potluck dinner dance at 8:00 P.M. at Mahney Hall, Community United Church, Arroyo at Elm Streets, San Carlos. For more information call Arleen Marshall at (650) 592-7841 or send email to dnamarsh@yahoo.com.

October 28 (Saturday): Mary, Tom and Dan Balkan Trio to play Bulgarian, Macedonian and Rom music at Bistro E Europe, 4901 Mission St., San Francisco. For more information and reservations, call (415) 489-5637 or send email to JPecakG@aol.com

October 28 (Saturday): Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church, 1700 School Street, Moraga will have their annual Food Festival from Noon to 11:00 P.M. There will be lots of dancing.

 

Regularly scheduled events

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Monday Morning Folk Dancing at the Albany Community Center

DANCE! MUSIC! CULTURE! EXERCISE! FUN!!

Get this 5-in-1 bargain by folk dancing, an enjoyable activity noted by the Nutrition Action Health Newsletter as the best indoor exercise activity for burning calories!! Starting September 25, 2000, Mel Harte will be teaching International Folk Dancing at the Albany Community Center (at Marin Ave and Masonic) weekly, Monday mornings, 9:30-11:30. People of all levels are welcome and no partners are necessary. The emphasis is on good music, dance and FUN!! For more info or to sign up, call the Albany Community Center (510 524-9283) or call Mel Harte (before 9 PM) at 510 848-5289.

 

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 8:30 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 -- 20 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 Mel Harte, Dan Unger and Asha Goldberg 8-11 PM.
 
First four Fridays:
Changs International Folk Dancers: Meets the first four Fridays of each month at 8 PM at the 7th Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1329 - 7th Avenue (between Irving and Judah) in San Francisco. Teaching on the first two Fridays, party night on the third Friday, and requests and other fun programming 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; party nights are free if you bring food to share. *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 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 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 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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