The Folk Dance Scene for October 2007

 

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October 5 – 7 (Friday – Sunday): Hayward Greek Festival at 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 5 (Friday): Zabava to play Macedonian, Bulgarian and Greek music for dancing for the Stanford International Folk Dancers at Flex-It Aerobic Studio, 425 West Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  Admission  is $7.00.  For more information call (650) 966-1775 or visit http://dance.blochg.com .

October 5 & 6 (Friday & Saturday):  Yore’s Semah Dance and Music Traditions from Anatolia presented by Ahmet Lulexi perform at Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, 2640 College Avenue, Berkeley at 8:00 P.M.  For more information call (925) 798-1300.

October 5 & 6 (Friday & Saturday): Armenian Church Bazaar with live dance music, food, shopping gifts etc. at St.Vartan Armenian Church, 650 Spruce Street, Oakland from 5:30 P.M. to Midnight on Friday and Noon to Midnight on Saturday.  For more information call (510) 893-1671.

October 6 (Saturday): Dalmatinska Noc Annual dinner dance at the Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga, at Alemany, San Francisco with an open bar from 5:30 to 6:30 P.M. and dinner served at 6:30 P.M.  Admission for dinner and dance is $40.00 for adults, $25.00 for Youth (13 – 18), $15.00 for children (6 –12) and free for those under six. Reservations are required.  For dancing only, admission is $15.00 at the door.  For reservations for dinner and information call (415) 467-7861 or (650) 349-9221.

October 6 (Saturday): Veretski Pass in concert playing Jewish Music from the Carpathian Bow at Freight and Salvage, 1111 Addison Street, Berkeley at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $18.50 in advance and $19.50 at the door.  For more information call (510) 549-1761 or visit http://www.freightandsalvage.org/2007/0710-october/info_071006.html .

October 7 (Sunday):  Sixth Annual Croatian Autumn Festival featuring the music o  Sdro and Koraci at the Assumption of Mary Croatian Catholic Church, 901 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose after 11:00 A. M. mass.  For more information visit http://wwwKonoba.com/images or call (408) 279-0279.

October 11 (Thursday):  Fishtank Ensemble to play Eastern European Gypsy Music at a Mountain View House Concert at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $15.00 and reservations are required.  For directions and reservations send email to Concerts@InstantHarmony.com (preferred) or call (650) 947-9669.

October 12 (Friday): Santa Rosa Folk Dance Party, with Anoush providing the music, at the Veteran’s Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Street, across from the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  Admission is $5.00 plus tips for the band.  For more information send email to marilynmsmith@sbcglobal.net .

October 13 –14 (Saturday – Sunday):  Vallejo Greek Festival at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 1224 Alabama Street, Vallejo from 11:00 A.M. on Saturday and Noon to 9:00 P.M. on Sunday.  For more information call (707) 642-6916 or visit http://www.home.pacbell.net/stscandh/ .

October 13 (Saturday): Israeli dancing at Café Shalom at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 1399 43rd Avenue, at Judah, San Francisco. Admission is $8.00.   For more information contact Moshany & Rosanna at (650) 823-1500 or send email to id@moshany.com .

October 13 (Saturday):  Fishtank Ensemble to play Eastern European Gypsy Music at Freight & Salvage,1111 Addison Street, Berkeley at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $18.60 or $19.50 at the door.  For more information call (510) 548-1761 or send email to info@freightandsalvage.org .

October 19 (Friday): Jubilee Kelzmer Ensemble to play at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 6780 Depot Street, Sebastopol form 6:30 to 9:30 P.M. Admission is $15.00.  For more information call (707) 829-4797.

October 19 (Friday): Pochti Gotov to play music for dancing at Changs, Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, 31st Avenur and Clement Street, San Francisco at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is free in honour of Thad Trela’s birthday.

October 19 (Friday): Trio Zulum and Maria will play music for dancing at Cabrillo College, Gym room 1117, Aptos at 7:30 P.M.  Admission si $10.00.  Bring finger food to share (no kitchen facilities are available).  For more information send email to calqua@sbcglobal.net .

October 20 (Saturday):  Kaladrios Band (formerly known as Greg, Aya, and Friends), to play at Bacheesc’s on the corner f Dwight Way and San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley from 6:30 to 9:00 P.M.  They will contine to perform at this location every othe week.  For more information send email to newthings@hotmail.com .

October 20 (Saturday):  Zoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment to play at the Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley.  Cover charge is $7.00.  You must be 21+ to attend.  For more information visit http://zoyres.monopod.net or http://www.myspace.com/zoyres .            

October 21 (Sunday): Miriam Peretz teaches a Persian and Central Asia dance workshop at Halanda Studio, 1062 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose from 11:30 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.  Both classes (one on 28 October) are $70.00 in advance or $80.00 at the door and a single class is $40.00 in advance and $45.00 at the door.  For more information visit http://www.Halanda.com and http://www.miriamdance.com .

October 25 (Thursday): Fishtank Ensemble to play Eastern European Gypsy Music at The Yi-Yo’s, 6725 Highway 9W, Felton at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $10.00 or $12.00 at the door.  For more information visit http://www.donquixotemusic.com/ or http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/fishtank or http://www.myspace.com/fishtankensemble .

October 26 & 27 (Friday & Saturday):  Zaba, Ashland’s International Folk Dance Festival featuring dance music by the band Chubritza (on Saturday): and Nastrave (on Friday).  For more information call (541) 773-4707 or (541) 890-6889 or send email to jmcglaze@msn.com or jasnap@mind.net .

October 26 (Friday): Cajun Croatian Dancehall Fusion featuring Piquante and Ed’s Polka Band at the Croatian American Culutral Center, 60 Onondaga, at Alemany, San Francisco.  For more information visit http://www.croatianamericanweb.org/.

October 26 (Friday): Sviraci to play for a Halloween party for the Stanford Folk Dancers at Flex-It Aerobic Studio, 425 West Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $7.00.  For more information visit http://dance.blochg.com  or call ((510) 966-1775.

October 26 (Friday): Benefit for Fire Victims in Greece at Ascension Cathedral, 4700 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland from 7:30 P.M. to midnight.  Live music will be provided.  Admission is $40.00 and $20.00 for students.  For more information call ((510) 531-3400 or (650) 948-5705.

October 28 (Sunday):  Gradina, Sonoma County’s Balkan choral ensemble will be singing mostly dance pieces at the French Garden, 8050 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol with members of Sarena Zemja.  A $10.00 donation is requested.  For more information call (707) 824-2030 or visit http://www.frenchgardenresturant.com .

October 31 (Wednesday): Halloween Balkan Masquerate party featuring the music of  Zabava, Diciples of Markos, and Yalazia at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $12.00 or $10.00 with costume.

 

 

Regularly scheduled events

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Regularly Scheduled International/Mostly Balkan Events

First and third Sundays:

Ashkenaz, 7:00 – 9:30 PM., 1317 San Pablo Blvd. near Gilman, Berkeley. First and third Sundays: Tom Roby, Marjorie Nugent and Ellie Weiner teach Hungarian dance. Admission is $8.00. For more information call (510) 632-3713 or (408) 452-1890.

 

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

Razzmatazz, Black Bean BBQ (formerly Clo’s Parkside Grill and BBQ), 557 Summerfield Rd., (next to the Rialto Cinema), Santa Rosa from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.  Admission is $3.00.  For more information call (510) 965-9688 or (707) 527-5224.

Argentine Tango intermediate to advanced classes by Nora Dinzlebacher at The Beat, 2560 – 9th Street, Berkeley from 8:15 P.M. to Midnight. $10 for class (includes practice and $5. for practice only. For more information visit http://www.organictangosf.info/index_sf.shtml

Snap-Y Dancers Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue, Petaluma from 7:00 – 9:15 P.M. Contact Carol Friedman (415) 663-9512 or cjay@horiconcable.com .

Hellenic Heritage Institute Greek dance class, San Jose Historical Park, Kelly Park, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose from 6:30 to 10:00 P.M.  Admission is $150 for instruction and open dance (10 sessions) and $50.00 for just open dancing (10 sessions).  For information call (408) 247-4685 or visit http://www.hhisj.org/classes_dancing.htm .

 

Every Fourth Monday:

John Daley and friends will teach the basic kolos we do at our festivals. 7:30 P.M. at the Croatian 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:

Palomanians International FD (primarily intermediate) Class meets Tuesdays 8:00 - 10:15 pm.  $6 drop-in fee Menlo Park Recreation Center 700 Alma St, Menlo Park (in the civic center).  Call Al Lisin 408-252-8106

International Folk Dance Classes with Marcel Vinokur at Menlo Park Recreation Center, 700 Alma Street,  Menlo Park, 7:00-10:15 P.M  

Santa Clara Valley Folk Dancers American Legion Hall, Post 99, 1344 Dell Avenue, Campbell from 7:30 – 9:30 P.M. Call Maxine Burnham (408) 739-0500.

 

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.

Albany Senior Center women’s simple Balkan dances taught at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Avenue, at Solano, Albany from 10:15 to 11:30 A.M.  Admission is $5.00.      For more information call Catherine Sutton (510) 528-2261.

Point Reyes Folk Dancers The Dance Palace Community Center, Corner of 5th and B Streets, Point Reyes Station 7:00 – 8:30 P.M.  Contact Carol Friedman (415) 663-9512.

 

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.

St. Archangel Michael International Folklore in Saratoga; sponsored by St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church, 18870 Allendale Avenue, Saratoga, California 95070. Time: 7:30-10:00 PM Suggested donation is $8.00 ($6.00 seniors). Instructor: Loui Tucker 408-287-9999 loui@louitucker.com. Webpage is http://saratoga.serbian-church.net/international-dance-group.html .  The first half hour is  dedicated to  "beginner" and  "intermediate/advanced" lessons. The ramainder of the class is dedicated to preacice.   A group of anywhere from 5-15 goes out to a nearby eatery afterwards until 11:00 PM. 40+ people Age Range: 24-90 with the majority 40 –65.  Visitors welcomed.

Argentine Tango beginning to intermediate classes by Nora Dinzlebacher at The Beat, 2560 – 9th Street, Berkeley from 8:15 P.M. to Midnight. $10 for class (includes practice and $5. for practice only. For more information visit http://www.organictangosf.info/index_sf.shtml .

 

 

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 .

El Cerrito Senior Center meet at the El Cerrito Senior Center, 6500 Stockton Avenue, one block east of San Pablo from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. Class taught by Mel Harte.  Admission is $5.00 for non-residents and less for residents.  For more information visit melharte@yahoo.com.

Albany Senior Center meet at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic, at Solano, Albany from 10:15 to 11:30 A.M.  Admission is $5.00.  For more information contact Ingrid Talmadge at (510) 524-9122.    

 

First four Fridays:

Changs International Folk Dancers: Meets the first four Fridays of each month at 8 P.M. at Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, 31st Avenue at Clement Street, 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 Croatian Cultural Center at 60 Onondaga St., in San Francisco. Call Croatian 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 last Saturday:

International folk dance party hosted by Marcel Vinokur at Burgess Recreation Center, 700 Alma Street, Menlo Park from 8:00 P.M. to midnight.

 

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 (In Memory of Asha Goldberg)

 

Every Sunday:

Dance with Moshany at the Masonic Temple, 890 Church St., at Franklin, Mountain View at 8:15 P.M.  For more information send email to id@moshany.com

 

Every Monday:

Cafe Kineret, Sunnyvale Recreation Center, 550 Remington, $6.00. 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@louitucker.com or visit http://louitucker.com 80+ dancers Age range 18-75.

 

Every Wednesday:

Cafe Simcha, Israeli Folk Dancing at the Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Avenue, Kensington from 8:00 to 11:30 P.M. 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@louitucker.com, or visit http://louitucker.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 Ruth Browns (415) 492-1605, or the JCC at (415) 479-2000.

Dance with Shirley Burr, 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 Shirley Burr at sababadance@yahoo.com or visit http://wwwsababanights.com/ .

 

Every Second Saturday of every month:

Cafe Shalom at Bowcock Hall, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 43rd Avenue, at Judah, 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.

 

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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