The Folk Dance Scene for October 2001

 

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October 2 (Tuesday): Anoush to play music for dancing at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue at Gilman, Berkeley. There will be teaching by Lise Leipman at 8:00 P.M. and the music starts at 9:00 P.M. Admission is $8.00. For more information call (510) 632-3713.

October 5 - 6 (Friday - Saturday): Aywah! Middle Eastern Dance Company will be performing traditional and tribal bellydance forms from the Middle East and the Balkans at the Asian Art Museum, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Friday evening performances are at 6:00 and 8:00 P.M. and the Saturday performance will be at Noon. Friday admission is $6.00 while Saturday is free.

October 12 - 14 (Friday - Sunday): Hayward Greek festival sponsored by the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church, at Centennial Hall, 22292 Foothill Blvd., Hayward. This festival features a live Greek Band for open dancing and enjoyment. Admission is $5.00. For more information call (510) 581-8950, send email to varvit@pacbell.net or visit their Website http://www.anastasi.org.

October 12 (Friday): The Slavonian Traveling Band will play live Balkan music in Berleley at Live Oak Park, 1301 Shattuck at Berryman from 7:30 to 10:30 P.M. Admission is $7.00 general and $5.00 for BFD members. Refreshments will be served. For more information call (524) 2871 or send email to dcgan9@aol.com. The Berkeley Folk Dancers sponsor this event. Also you may check the Website: http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/6336.

October 13 (Saturday): Born to Drone to perform a concert of traditional vocal music from Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia and Russia , featuring Ellyn Bush on accordion, Sue Lindner on tambura and percussionist Randy Trigg at Avenidas, 548 Bryant St., between Lytton and University, Palo Alto at 2:00 P.M. For more information call Judith Webb at (650) 326-5362 ext. 19. Admission is free.

October 16 (Tuesday): Danubius to play music for dancing at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue at Gilman, Berkeley. There will be teaching by Tom Roby at 8:00 P.M. and the music starts at 9:00 P.M. Admission is $8.00. For more information call (510) 632-3713.

October 19 (Friday): Folk dance party to taped music at Jessie Jeans Coffee Beans, 1426 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa from 6:00 to 10:00 P.M. Admission is free.

October 20 (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 20 (Saturday): --CANCELLED-- Fall Vecherinka sponsored 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., followed by a sit-down dinner from 7:30 - 9:00 P.M. After that, there will be dancing to the music of Nestinari from 9:00 - 11:30 P.M. Reservations are a must, and have to be received by October 15, 2001. Dinner and dancing are $29.00 per person and children 10 years and under are free. Those wishing to come for the dancing only will be charged $10.00 per person. For more information call (650) 589-7200. Cheques, made out to BMAS, for reservations can be sent to Margaret Georgieff, 863 Carina Lane, Foster City, CA 94404. --CANCELLED--

October 20: (Saturday): Sinovi Tamburitza Orchestra of Seattle will perform at Dalmatinska Noc at the Church of the Nativity in Downtown San Francisco. For more information, send email to morovich@speakeasy.net.

October 21 - 22 (Saturday and Sunday): A weekend of Sacred Circle Dance with Judie David at the Starr King Unitarian Universalist Church, 22577 Bayview Ave., Hayward from 1:30 to 9:30 P.M. (Sat.) and 1:30 to 8:30 P. M. (Sun). There will be a potluck dinner both days. Admission is $30.00 for one day and $50.00 for both days. There is limited space so pre-registration is required. For more information call Maureen Atkins, (510) 317-9219 or send her email spiffyfeet@aol.com; Judie can be reached at vedavid@starpower.net.

October 21 (Sunday): Marko Polo festival featuring Tamburasi Sinovi of Seattle to perform live music for a concert and dancing at the Slavonic Cultural Center, Alemany and Onondaga, San Francisco This festival begins at 1:00 P.M. For more information call (510) 640-0951.

October 21 (Sunday): I-House reunion at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue at Gilman, Berkeley. There will dancing to recorded music we used to dance to, from 1:00 - 6:00 P.M. Admission is $5.00. There will be a veggie potluck. For more information call (510) 632-3713.

October 25-28 (Friday - Sunday): North/South Folk Dance Teachers Seminar. This event is by invitation only and is limited to dance teachers and research committee members. For more information contact nsfts@aol.com

October 26 (Friday): Anoush to play music for dancing at Cabrillo College in Aptos at 8:00 P.M.

October 30 (Tuesday): Panacea plays at the Albatross Pub, 1822 San Pablo Avenue (about 1.5 blocks north of University Ave.), Berkeley from 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. For more information call (510) 843-2473 or send email to Nada Lewis at folkloric@value.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: Neal Sandler, Tom Roby, Marjorie Nugent and Ellie Weiner teach Hungarian dances For more information call (510) 632-3713.
 
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:
 
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.
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.
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. *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.
 

Friday nights before 2nd and 4th

SaturdaysEvery Friday before second and fourth Saturdays:
The Mid-Peninsula Scandinavian Dance does Scandinavian couple turning dances to recorded and live music at the Carriage House in Holbrook Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Avenue in Atherton from 7:30 - 10:30 P.M. Instruction is beginner to intermediate. Admission is $4.00. For more information and latest schedule call (650) 323-2256 or (408) 929-5602 or send email to james.little@sri.com or jsawyer@sawyerpartnership.com. A Scandinavian fiddle class meets concurrently with the dance class and often plays for dancing in the later part of the evening.
 
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:
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. (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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