The Folk Dance Scene for October 2004

 

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October 1 (Friday): Vassil, Maria and Jivko Bebelekov and Bill Cope to play Bulgarian music for dancing at Flex-It Aerobics studio, 425 W. Evelyn Avenue, Mountian View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  Admission is $10.00.  For more information visit http://www.dance.biochg.com/.

October 2 (Saturday): Savka, Rumen Shopov and Okertar Sali with special guests Milen Slavov and Zhivka Papancheva plus Avotcha : http://www.sfworldmusicfestival.org

October 3 (Sunday): Israeli couples Dance Party at Sunnyvale Community Center, 550 E. Remington Avenue from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M.  Admission is $8.00.  For more information call 287-9999 or send email to loui@louitucker.com .

October 3 (Sunday): Annual UC Folk Dancers Reunion Dance sponsored by the International Order of Aging But Still Game Folk Dancers doing 1970’s style folk dancing, Balkan with some international and requests to recorded music at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 7:30 P.M.  Admission is $7.00.  For more information, call (510) 525-5099.

October 3 (Sunday): Esma Redzepova and Ansambl Tedosievski to perform at the San Francisco World Music Festival, ODC Theatre, 3155 – 17th Street, San Francisco at 7:00 P.M.  for more information call (415) 561-6571 or visit http://www.sfworldmusicfestival.org .

October 3 (Sunday): The Stockton-in-Exile Folk Dance group meets at the Saratoga Dance Studio, Quito Center, 18778 Cox Avenue, Saratoga from 10:00 A.M. to Noon.  Dances are from the Stockton Folk Dance Camps.  Admissin is $5.00.  For more information contact Bill Fleenor: flenor@jps.net .

October 5 (Tuesday): Romani Music and Culture Workshops with Esma and Ansambl Teodosievski at Naropa University – Oakland Campus, 2141 Broadway, Oakland from 7:00 to 9:30 P.M.  Reservations recommended.  For information and reservations call (510) 444-0323 or visit http://www.kitka.org .

October 7 (Thursday): Esma Redzepova and Ansambl Tedosievski to perform a concert at Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris Street, Sebastopol at 7:30 P.M.  For more information call (707) 823-7941 or visit http://www.voiceofroma.com .

October 8 (Friday): Esma Redzepova and Ansambl Tedosievski to perform a Concert at Slavonic Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga at Alemany, San Francisco.  For more information call (415) 255-3442 or visit http://www.slavonicweb.org.

October 9 (Saturday):  Mandala Folk Dance Center will have its Annual Folk Dance Picnic-in-the-Park at Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco from 11:00 to 5:00 P.M.  Admission is free.  Bring food or beverages to share.  Music will be provided, but musicians can come and jam.  For more information call  (415) 648-8489 or visit their website.

October 9 (Saturday):CFU Lodge Annual Dinner Dance with a Dalmatian style dinner and music for dancing at Nativity Church Hall, 240 Fell Street, between Gough and Franklin Streets, San Francisco, dinner from 7:30 P.M. and dancing till..  Admission and dinner are $30.00 for Adults and $10.00 for Children, dancing only is $15.00.  For reservations call Tiho Pulisic at (650) 873-1499, Nane Jemo at (415) 920-9996 or Lorraine Lazaneo Vallejo at (415) 977-5617 or buy tickets at the church after 9:30 A.M. mass.

October 22 (Friday): Stellamara CD release concert and after party at Cayuda Voult, 1100 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $14.00.  for more information call (831) 421-9471 or visit http://www.cayaugavault.com  .

October 22 (Friday): Folk dance party sponsored by Snap-y dancers at Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Street (at Webster), Petaluma at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $5.00. For more information call (707) 833-3059.

October 23 (Saturday):  Stellamara CD release concert and after party at the Canvas Gallery, 1200 Ninth Avenue at Lincoln, San Francisco from (;00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M..  Admission is $10.00 and there is free parking in the back.  For more information call (415) 504-6060 or visit http://www.thecanvasgallery.com/about us.html .

October 24 (Sunday): Ta’ncha’z Band Concert only featuring Hungarian music with Sandor Kuri and Attila Jakab at Freight and Salvage in Berkeley.  Admission is $17.50 in advance and 18.50 at the door.  For more information visit http://www.freightandsalvage.org/2004/october/infor_24.html .

October 24 (Sunday): Dancers for Art’s Sake sponsor Sebastopol Sundays International Folk Dancing at Wischemann Hall (turn North onto Morris Street past the Community Center), Sebastopol from 1:00 to 4:30 P.M.  Easy dances, with instruction followed by other dances by request.  Admission is $4.00 for members and $5.00 for non-members; children under 14 are free.  For more information call (707) 542-2132.

October 24 (Sunday): Marko Polo day at Slavonic Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga at Alemany, San Francisco from 2:00 to 7:00 P.M Admission is $12.00..

October 25 (Monday): A special workshop of Romanian dances by Christian Florescu and Sonia Dion at Live Oak Park, Berkeley at 7:30 P.M.  Admission is $5.00.  For more information, call (510) 525-5099 or send email to ready2dance@yahoo.com .

October 27 (Wednesday): Balkan dance lesson with Susie Schoaf at 7:30 P.M. and a revival of 1970’s style folk dancing to recorded music at 8:00 P.M. at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 7:30 P.M.  Admission is $6.00.  For more information, call (510) 525-5099.

October 29 (Friday): Stanford Folk Dancers present their Annual Halloween Party with Sviraci playing Bulgarian and Macedonian music for dancing at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 W. Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  Admission is $5.00 or $6.00 if you do not wear a costume.  For more information send email to ohsazton@earthlink.net .

October (30 –31 (Saturday and Sunday): Mandy de Winter to put on a Sacred Circle Dance workshop featuring her own music and dances at the Hillside Church, El Cerrito from 1:00 to 8:00 P.M. for more information call Marina and ohn at  (510) 528-4253, send email to john@ursa.net or visit http://www.circledance.tripod.com/info .

October 31 (Sunday): Israeli Folk Dancing with Allen King from1:30 to 5:30 P.M. at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 7:30 P.M.  Admission is $6.00.  For more information, call (510) 525-5099.

 

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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 Second and Fourth Sunday:

Dancers for Art’s Sake sponsor Sebastopol Sundays International Folk Dancing at Wischemann Hall (turn North onto Morris Street past the Community Center), Sebastopol from 1:00 to 4:30 P.M.  Easy dances, with instruction followed by other dances by request.  Admission is $4.00 for members and $5.00 for non-members; children under 14 are free.  For more information call (707) 542-2132.

 

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 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 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.

 

Every Thursday:

Mandala meets for International Folk Dance with Edith Bourbin 7:30-10:30 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.

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   

 

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 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 (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. 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 back at the JCC on California Street at Presidio Avenue, 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.

 

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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