The Folk Dance Scene for October 2005

 

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October 1 (Saturday):  Ross Daly Ensemble makes its U. S. debut playing Cretan music at the S. F World Music Festival at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, at Third Street, San Francisco.  Admission is $18.00 to 36.00.  For more information call (415) 561-6571 or (415) 978-2787

October 2 (Sunday):  Nowruz Project (an international music experiment and artistic statement), will be performed at the S. F World Music Festival at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, at Third Street, San Francisco.  Admission is $18.00 to 36.00.  For more inf:ormation call (415) 561-6571 or (415) 978-27854.7

October 2 (Sunday): Dance Sampler at City College of San Francisco, North Gym, City College, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco from 11:00 A. M. to 7:00 P.M.  A day long series of 24 introductiory social dance classes including Argentine Tango, West Coast Swing, International Folk Dancing etc .  Admission is $30.00 for the General Public prepay before September 30th or $35.00 General Public and the door.  For more information visit http://www.FridayNightWaltz.com/ccsf.htm or email Scott Gamble at ScottFNW@pway.com .

October 3 (Monday): Ross Daly to give a lecture on Cretan music theory and give hands-on instrumental instruction at the Community Music Center, 544 Capp Street, San Francisco.from 7:00 to 10:30 P.M.  Admission is $35.00.  For more information call (415) 561-6571 or (415) 978-2787.

October 7 – 9 (Friday – Sunday): Hayward Greek Festival, Centennial Hall, Hayward.  Sponsored by the Resurrection Church of Castro Valley.  For more information call (510) 581-8950 or visit http://www.greekfestival.us .

October 7 (Friday): Top Dog Run to perform music for dancing at the Stanford Folk Dancers, Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 West Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $6.00.

October 7 (Friday): Zagreb Folk Dance Ensemble to perform Croatian traditional dance and music at the Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga, at Alemany, San Francisco at 8:00 P.M.  For more information visit http://www.slavonicweb.org .

October 8 (Saturday): Zagreb Folk Dance Ensemble to perform Croatian traditional dance and music at the Heritage Theatre, 1 West Campbell, Campbell at 7:00 P.M.  For more information visit http://www.slavonicweb.org .

October 8 – 9 (Saturday and Sunday): Vallejo Greek festival at 1224 Alabama Street, Vallejo from 11:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Saturday and 12:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Sunday.  For more information call (707) 642-6916 or visit http://home.pacbell.net/stscandh/GreekFestival05.pdf .

October 9 (Sunday): Autumn festival at Assumption of Mary Croatian Catholic Church, 901 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose starting at Noon.  Admission is free. For more information call (408) 279-0279, or visit http://www.croatianparish.com .

October 11 (Tuesday): Dance to  Turlu and Symrna Time Machine at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 7:00 P.M..  Admission is $10.00.  For more information call (510) 525-5054

October 10 (Monday): Vasilis will teach dances from Thrace.  Presidio Dance Academy, 1158 Gorgas Road @ Marshall, Adjacent to Crissy Field, San Francisco from 8:00 - 10:00 P.M.  Admission is $10.00. For more information, call 510.530.5140

October 12 (Wednesday): Balkan Folk Dance with beginners and intermediate level dance lessons followed by request dancing to recorded music at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 7:00 P.M..  Admission is $7.00..  For more information call (510) 525-5054.

October 14 (Tuesday): Ivo Papasov and Yuri Yunakov to perform Romani Bulgarian music at the Wheeler Auditorium, UC Berkeley at 8:00 P.M.  For more information call (510) 642-9988 or visit http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu .

October 15 (Saturday): Marida Martin and Barry Moore teach intermediate Swedish Dances with live music by Nattergal for the El Dorado Scandinavian Dancers, 3100 Ponderosa Road, Single Springs.  Teaching will be from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. and the dance party will be from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  For more information contact Marida (530) 672-2926 or send email to maridamartin@earthlink.net .

October 15 (Saturday):  Klezmer group Brave New World to play “Song of the Lodz Ghetto” at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California Street, San Francisco at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $20.00 for members, $25.00 to the Public and$18.00 for students.  For more information call (415) 292-1233 or visit http://www.jccsf.org/arts . 

October 15 (Saturday): The Yuri Yunakof Ensemble play Romani Bulgarian Wedding music and a lecture on the Politics of Romani Music at the Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris Street, Sebastopol at 7:30 P.m.  Admission is $18.00.  For more information call (707) 832-1511.

October 16 (Sunday):  Stockton-In-Exile folk dance group meets at the Saratoga Dance Studion, Quinto Center, 18778 Cox Avenue, Saratoga to review dances taught at the Stockton Folk Dance Camp from 9:30 to Noon.  Admission is $5.00.  For more information email MarionKEarl@yahoo.com .

October 17 (Monday): Vasilis will teach dances from Thrace.  Presidio Dance Academy, 1158 Gorgas Road @ Marshall, Adjacent to Crissy Field, San Francisco from 8:00 - 10:00 P.M.  Admission is $10.00.
For more information, call 510.530.5140

October 19  (Wednesday): Balkan Folk Dance with beginners and intermediate level dance lessons followed by request dancing to recorded music at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 7:00 P.M..  Admission is $7.00..  For more information call (510) 525-5054

October 21 (Friday): The Stanford International Folk Dancers present a Romanian dance workshop lead by Daniel Sandhu at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 Evelyyn Avenue, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  Admission is $10.00. For more information send email to ohsaston@earthlink.net .

October 21 (Friday): Folk dance party at the Santa Rosa Vets Building, across from the Sonoma County Fairgrounds featuring the band Anoush providing music for dancing from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  Admission is $5.00.  Bring snacks to share.  For more information  call (707) 526-7652 or send email to  marilyn@sonic.net .

October 22 –23 (Saturday – Sunday): The St. John’s Armenian Church Festival at 275 Olympia Way, San Francisco.  Dancing at  9:00 P.M.  For more information call (415) 661-1142.

October 22 (Saturday): Third Annual Belly Dance  Hafla and Yard Sale at 251 C Street, San Rafael from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.  $5.00 Seller’s fee; free to buyers.  For more information call Maureen (415) 459-5334 or send email to Maureen_garrett@yahoo.com .

October 23 (Sunday): An afternoon of Israeli Golden Oldies at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley from 1:30 to 5:30P.M.  All request dances with some teaching featuring classic Israeli dances (pre 1975 or so).  Admission is $7.00.  For more information call (510) 525-5054.

October 23 (Sunday): The Marko Polo Festival at the Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga, at Alemany, San Francisco has been expanded and improved with workshops and lectures as well as music and dancing. This event will be from 1:00 to 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $15.00.  For more information visit http://www.slavonicweb.org .

October 24 (Monday): Zado performs for the U. N. Day celebration at the Unitarian Church, 2425 Sierra Blvd., Sacramento from 6:30 to 6:30 P.M.

October 28 (Friday): Sviraci will be playing Macedonian village dance music for the Stanford Folk Dancers at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View from 8:00 to 10:00 P.M.  Admission is $6.00. For more information  (650) 966-1775.  For more information call (510) 701-1787 or visit http://www.hillsideclub.org/concerts .

October 28 (Friday): Balkan Cabaret plays a concert at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley at 7:30 P.M.  Admission is $15.00. 

October 29 (Saturday): Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge #1007 “Ivan Mestrovic” presents Dalmatinska Noc 2005 featuring Mate Caric at Petra playing old Dalmatian favorites and modern Croatian music at the Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga, at Alemany, San Francisco.  Cocktail hour at 6:00 P.M., Dinner at 7:00 P.M. and dancing at 8:00 P.M.  Dinner and dance adults $40.00, youth (13-18) $25.00 Children (6-12) $15.00 and under 6 free.  Dance only $15.00 paid at the door.  For more information or to make reservations, call Lorrain Vallejo at (415) 977-5617.

October 29 (Saturday): Circle dancing at 2644 Wakefield Avenue, Oakland from 2:00 – 6:00 P.M. featuring dances recently learned in Bulgaria. Admission is free, but please bring a potluck snack to share.  For more information call (510) 534-9250.

October 30 (Sunday): Presenting a one-time international Dance Event, Bruce Wykoff instructor.  Sponsored by the Sacramento International Folk Dance and Arts Council, Yli Hall, 1400 – 27th Street, Sacramento from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M.  Admission is $12.00 for SIFDAC members and $20.00 general.  For registration and information contact E. C. “Vick” Vickland (916) 921-0955  or send email to ecvickland@msn.com .

October 30 (Saturday): The directors of Aranykapu Ta’bor invite you to an informal Ta’ncha’z at the Hand to Hand Self Defense Center, 5680 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland at 7:30 P.M.  For more information contact rsmorew@pacbell.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: 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 Sundays:

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 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.

 

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 at Bowcock Hall, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 43rd Avenue, at Judah, San Francisco from 7:30 to 10:30 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.

Saratoga International Folk Dancers, founded April, 1980 -- 25 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 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 . .  

 

First four Fridays:

Changs International Folk Dancers: Meets the first four Fridays of each month at 8 P.M. at the Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, 31st Avenue at Clement Street in 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 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.

Ayelet Bukai teaches beginning and intermediate dances at Cupertino Middle School, Multi-purpose Room, 1650 S. Bernardo Avenue, Sunnyvale from 6:30 to 9:30 P.M.  For more information contact Ayelet Bukai

 

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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