The Folk Dance Scene for October 2002

 

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October 5 (Saturday): Palomanians bi-monthly Folk Dance Party. ½ partner and ½ non-partner dance program.  Refreshments.  First Methodist Church, Broadway at Brewster (enter from Broadway side), Redwood City from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  For more information, call Denise Heenan (408) 249-6104 or Al Lisin (408) 252-8106.

October 5 (Saturday): Rom and Slavic music played by Danubius at Radio Valencia, San Francisco.  For more information call (415) 383-5873.

October 5 (Saturday): International Folk Dance Party at First Methodist Church, Redwood City at 8:00 P.M.; sponsored by the Palomainians.  For more information call (408) 249-6104.

October 5 (Saturday): Benefit dance for Isadore Duncan Dancer’s Hungarian tour. Music by Slavonian Traveling Band.  Admission is $18.00.  Mary Sano Studio,  San Francisco.  For more information call (415) 357-1817.

October 6 (Sunday): Dinner concert with the Kolevi Family at Bistro E Europe, Mission St., San Francisco at 5:30 P.M.  For more information and reservations, call (415) 469-5637.

October 9 (Wednesday): Szaszcsavas Hungarian Gypsy band from Transylvania will play at Freight and Salvage Coffee House,1111 Addison Street, Berkeley at 7:30 P.M.  For more information call (510) 548-1761 or visit Freight and Salvage’s website.

October 10 (Thursday): The Kolev family band to play music for dancing at The Mandala Folk Dance Center, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 43rd Ave at Judah Street, San Francisco at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $10.00.  For more information, call (415) 648-8489, send email to paulbourbin@hotmail.com or visit Mandala’s website.

October 10 (Thursday): Szaszcsavas Hungarian Gypsy band from Transylvania will play at Cayuga Vault, 1100 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $15.00. For more information call (650) 941-0227.

October 11 (Friday): Folk Dance party with the Kolevi family at Cabrillo College, Gym #1117, Aptos at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $5.00.  For more information call, (831) 684-9553.

October 11 (Friday): Hungarian Dancing with live music at the Brisbane Community Center.  Admission is $6.00.  For more information call (415) 468-6565.

October 11 (Friday): International Folk Dance Party at the First Christian Church, San Jose a 8:00 P.M.   Sponsored by the Santa Clara Valley Folk Dancers.  For more information call (408) 739-0500.

October 11 – 13 (Friday – Sunday): Greek Festival at Centenial Hall, Hayward sponsored by the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church.  For more information call (510) 581-8950.

October 12 (Saturday): Sacred Circle dancers meet at Starr King Church, Hayward at 8:00 P.M.  For more information call (510) 537-8003.

October 12 (Saturday): Café Shalom, Israeli Folk Dance in the Presidio of San Francisco at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $5.00. For more information call (415) 566-0896.

October 13 (Sunday): The Stockton-In-Exile Folk Dance Group meets to review dances taught at Stockton Folk Dance Camp at West Valley College, Saratoga, Room PE7 Dance Studio  from 10:00 A.M. to Noon.  For more information send email to asha@kolofestival.org.

October 13 (Sunday): Kitka and Ensemble Alcatraz to perform at Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, 1330 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $18.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door and $15.00 for seniors and students.  For more information call (510) 444-0323 or visit Kitka’s website.

October 16 (Wednesday): International Folk Dance Party at Willowside Hall, Santa Rosa at 2:00 P.M.  Sponsored by the Santa Rosa Folk Dancers.  For more information (707) 546-8877.

October 18 (Friday): International Folk Dance Party at Changs, 7th Ave. Presbyterian Church, 7th Ave. and Irving Street, San Francisco at 8:00 P.M.  For more information call (415) 332-1020.

October 19 (Saturday): International Folk Dance Party by Marcel Vinokur at the Menlo Park Recreation Center at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $6.00. For more information call (650) 282-7374.

October 19 (Saturday): The final Fall Vecherinka sponsored by the Bulgarian Macedonian American Society will be on this date.  They are disbanding.  It will be at the Holliday Inn in South San Francisco. Music for dancing to start at 9:00 P.M.  For more information call (650) 873-3550.

October 19 –20 (Saturday and Sunday): Harvest Festival in Fresno at the California State University.  North/South Meeting of the Folk Dance Federation.  For more information call Mike Norris at (559) 291-4958.

October 20 (Sunday): Marko Polo Day with dancing to live music at the Slavonic Cultural Center, Onondaga at Alemany, San Francisco all day.  For more information visit their website.

October 20 (Sunday): U.C. Folk Dancers reunion at Ashkenaz, San Pablo Avenue at Gilman, Berkeley at 2:00 P.M.  Admission is $12.00. Bring Food or drink to share.

October 20 (Sunday):  Sacred Circle Dancing on Baker Beach, San Francisco.  Dancing from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. and a Potluck from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.  For more information call Howard at (650) 359-0207 or Aleka (650) 335-6752.

October 20 (Sunday): The Bebelekovi Family with special guest Georgi Petrov on gudulka will play at Pena PachaMama, World Music, Dance  and Organic Food, 1630 Powell Street at Union, San Francisco from 7:30 to 10:30 P.M.  For more information call (415) 646-0018 or visit their website http://www.penapachamama.com.

October 21 (Monday): Bulgarian dance workshop with Tanya Kostova at the Slavonic Cultural Center, Onondaga at Alemany, San Francisco at 7:30 P.M..  For more information visit their website.

October 25 (Friday): Hungarian Dancing with live music at the Brisbane Community Center.  Admission is $6.00.  For more information call (415) 468-6565.

October 25 (Friday): Balkan Folk Dance Halloween Party with live music for dancing provided by  Sviraci.at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, Mountain View at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $6.00.  For more  information call (6500 966-1775.

October 26 (Saturday): International Folk Dance party at the Grandview Mobile Home Park, Napa at 10:30 A.M. Sponsored by the Napa Valley Folk Dancers.  For more information call (707) 258-0519.

October 26 (Saturday): Israeli Folk Dance at Congregation Kol Emeth, Palo Alto.  Admission is $3.00.  For more information call (650)697-1049.

October 26 (Saturday): International Folk Dance Party at the Community Church, San Carlos at 8:00 P.M.  Sponsored by the Docey Doe dancers.  For more information call (415) 368-7834.

October 26 (Saturday): Bulgari to play for a concert and dance party at First United Methodist Church, 2915 Broadway, Redwood City at 8:00 P.M.  For directions, admission prices and other information CLICK HERE.

October 28 (Sunday): Bulgari to play for a concert and dance party at Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Ave., Kensington (North of Berkeley) at 7:30 P.M.  For directions, admission prices and other information CLICK HERE.

October 31 (Thursday): Mostly Balkan Folk Dance party at the Menlo Park Recreation Center at 7:45 P.M.  Admission is $5.00. For more information call (650)851-8498.

 

 

 

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 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 Monday:

Greek Folk Dance Workshops at Fort Mason Center, Building C, Room 362 from 8:00 - 10:00 P.M.  For more information call Mary Ann Karonis (510) 530-5140.

 

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.

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.

 

Every 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:

Cafe Shalom is now IN THE PRESIDIO- 1805 Hayes, The Presidio, San Francisco. The old JCC on California St. has been torn down.  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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