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Regularly Scheduled International/Mostly Balkan Events

Every Sunday:

Antika Folk Ensemble Dance Class with Tanya Kostova meet at the Jazzercise Fitness Center, 10837 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito from 6:30 to 9:00 P.M. Admission is $40.00 Monthly or $12.00 per class. For more information contact Tanya Kostova at (510) 666-7701.

Dance with Anastasia meet at St. Kiril and Metodi, 1551 Shell Avenue, Martinez at 10:00 A.M.. Admission is $5.00 per person. For more information contact Anastasia at (925) 395-7075

Balkan Sundays meet at Revolution Cafe, 3248 - 22nd Street, San Francisco from 8:30 to 11:30 P.M. Local Balkan musicians play and there is often a jam session. Lots of dancing. For more information visit the Revolution Cafe Facebook page.

 

Every Third Sunday:

Ashkenaz, 7:00 – 9:30 PM., 1317 San Pablo Blvd. near Gilman, Berkeley. Advanced Balkan Dance class, 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. Admission is $5.00. For more information contact editor@letsdancemag.net.

 

Every Monday:

Greek Folk Dance Workshops sponsred by, GreekFeet, Joe Goode Annex, Project Artaud, 401 Alabama Street, San Francisco from 7:30 - 9:30 P.M. Classes are $20.00 per month or $10.00 for a single class. For more information call Mary Ann Karonis (510) 530-5140 or send email to: makronis@earthlink.net

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. $5.00. Contact Carol Friedman (415) 663-9512 or cjay@horiconcable.com.

El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moser Lane, El Cerrito from 10:00 to 11:30 A.M. For more information contact the teacher Jeanne Marie Hughes at CCSF, 50 Phelan, San Francisco from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. One must register for the entire semester.

 

Every Second and Last Monday:

Balkan Danc Cabal meets at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley, in the rear dance studio, from 7:30 to 9:30 P.M. Admission is $5.00. For more information contact Richard at (510) 524-3611.

 

Every Tuesday:

Palomanians International FD (primarily intermediate) Class meets Tuesdays 7:30 to 9:45 pm.  $8 drop-in fee Menlo Park Recreation Center 700 Alma St, Menlo Park (in the civic center).   Call Al Lisin 408-252-8106

Razzmatazz meets for Folk Dancing at the Lomitas Schoolhouse, 2421 Lomitas Avenue, Santa Rosa from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. Intermediate folk dance class taught by Marilyn Smith. For more information visit http://marilynsmithrazzmatazz.blogspot.com/ or send email to Marilyn Smith.

 

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. Admission is $9.00. For more information contact the instructor, Suzanne Rocca-Butler (650) 854-3184 or email sroccabutler@mac.com.

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: Lines/Sets/partners/Trios BEGINNERS ENCOURAGED! Harvey Milk Recreation Center, 50 Scott St. at Duboce, San Francisco 10:45 A.M. – 12:15 P.M. (Summer Sessions at alternate location, call for details) Ann Colichidas (415) 902-7690

Point Reyes Folk Dancers The Dance Palace Community Center, Corner of 5th and B Streets, Point Reyes Station 7:00 – 8:15 P.M. Contact Carol Friedman (415) 663-9512.

Monterey International Folk Dancers at Hilltop Park Center, Corner of David Avenue, and Devisadero Street, Monterey from 6:45 to 8:45 P.M. Admission is $1.00. For more information visit http://mryinternationalfolkdancing.weebly.com/.

 

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. Admission is $5.00. For more information call (415) 648-8489.

Mostly Balkan, meets at the Arrillaga Family Center (formerly Menlo Park [Burgess] Recreation Center), 700 Alma St., Menlo Park with teaching from 7:45 to 8:45 P.M. and request dancing from 8:45 to 10:15 P.M. For more information contact Eileen Menteer, Sue at (408) 247-2420 or Berek at (650) 851-8498.

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 .

International Folk Dancers of Capitola at Mid County Senior Center, 829 Bay Avenue, Capitola from 10:00 to 11:30 A.M. Admission is $3.5p for members and $4.50 for non-members. For more information contact Norma Jamieson at (831) 430-0968 or Gabriele Swanson (831) 646-5453.

 

Every Friday:

East Bay Folk Dancers with Kay James, meets at the Piedmont Veteran's Memorial Building, 401 Highland Avenue, Piedmont from 7:30 to 10:30 P.M. Admission is $7.00. For more informationo contact Kay James.

The Kopachka Dancers meet at Strawberry Recreation Center, 118 East Strawberry Drive, Mill Valley at 7:30 P.M. For more information send email to susieshoaf@aol.com or call (415) 497-4890. They are closed during the Summer months.

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 $5.50 for non-residents and $4.50 for residents. For more information visit melharte@yahoo.com or call (510) 669-7677.

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.

Antika Folk Ensemble Dance Class with Tanya Kostova meet at the Jazzercise Fitness Center, 10837 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito from 6:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $40.00 Monthly or $12.00 per class. For more information contact Tanya Kostova at (510) 666-7701.

Cabrillo Folk Dancers at Market Street Senior Center, 222 Market St, Santa Cruz Live music parties at the Live Oak Grange on occasional Saturdays. (See the web page for schedule and directions) from 7:30 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $5.00 for regular class and $10.00 for live music nights. For more information visit http://www.cabrillofolk.org/.

Changs International Folk Dancers: Meets the first four Fridays of each month from 7:30 to 10:30 P.M. at Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, 417 - 31st Avenue at Clement Street, San Francisco. Teaching and requests on the first three Fridays, and all request night on the fourth Friday, Fifth Fridays are special workshops or all request nights and family folk dancing is quarterly; call ahead as the schedule varies at times. Admission is $4.00 for members and $5.00 for non-members. *All* are welcome, no partner necessary. For more information contact Luiselle at sisderoo@aol.com.

 

Every first Friday:

Berkeley Folk Dancers Family folk Dance Night at Live Oak Park, 3101 Shattuck Avenue, at Berryman, Berkeley from 7:15 to 8:15 P.M. Admission is $5.00 - 10.00 per family on a sliding scale. For more information call (510) 527-2177 or email Mel Mann.

 

Every Friday (except for occasional three-day weekends):

Stanford International Dancers at First Baptist Church, 305 North California Avenue, Palo Alto from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. for regular events. Admission is $6.00 general and $3.00 for seniors and students. Live music party monthly. For more information contact Owen Saxton at (650) 966-1775.

 

Every Third Saturday:

International Folk Dance party at Hermann Sons Hall, Petaluma at 2-6 P.M. For more information, call (707) 546-8877.

 

Every Weekday:

Berkeley Folk Dancers meets five nights a week at Live Oak Park, Shattuck Avenue, at Berryman, Berkeley; with Beginners through Advanced levels meeting Monday thru Thursday, and an all-request night on Fridays. For more information contact: Lone Coleman (510) 526-5886 lonedances@sbcglobal.net.

 

Regularly Scheduled Israeli Folk Dance Events

 

 

Two Sundays every Month

Congregation B'nai Shalom, 74 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, $5.00. 6:00 - 6:30 P.M. teaching for beginners and review of dances, 6:30 - 8:15 P.M. teaching new dances and dancing, 8:15 P.M. Potluck dairy/veggie dinner. For more information contact Yardena Brooks at (925) 932-0617.

 

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 Tuesday:

Beginning Israeli Dance Class, St. Francis Episcopal Church (Parish Hall), 399 San Fernando Way, off Ocean; near Junipero Serra Blvd.,San Francisco, from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. For more information contact Udy at (408) 406-6766.

 

Every other Wednesday

Dancing at the Friedman Center of Congregation Beth Ami, 4767 Mayette Avenue, Santa Rosa, $3.00. 6:30 to 9:30 P.M. For more information contact Leanne Schy (707) 528-4874.

 

Every Wednesday:

David Bergen.

 

Every Thursday:

The Dancing Chevra, at the Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, $3.00 for members and $5.00 for non=members, 1:00 - 4:00 P.M. Beginning and intermediate level. No partners necessary. Jill Breslauer. For more information click or call JCC at (415) 444-8088.

Sababanights, dance with Shirley Smith, 625 Hamilton (off Webster), Palo Alto, $8.00. Doors open at 8:30 P.M.. Bring earplugs. For more information contact Shirley Smith at sababadance@yahoo.com or visit http://www.sababanights.com/.

 

The second Saturday of each month:

Cafe Shalom at Bowcock Hall, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 43rd Avenue, at Judah, San Francisco.  Admission is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. For more information email udi@pobox.com.

 

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.

 

One Saturday of each month:

Nirkoda! Israeli Dance Party with Aaron Alpert, Congregation Etz Chayim, 4161 Alma Street, Palo Alto 8:30 P.M. to Midnight. $10.00 (Students free). Email aaron@nirkoda.com, visit nirkoda.com or call (818) 687-9717.

 

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.

 

Every Third Wednesday:

Petaluma Sacred Circle Dancers. meet at St. John's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 5th and C streets, Petaluma from 7:00 to 8:45 P.M. Admission is $7.00 to $10.00. All dances ares simple and taught. For more information contact Sally Denman at (707) 773-3111.

 

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.

 

Fourth Saturdays:

Palo Alto Sacred Circle Dancers at Unity Church, 3391 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto from 1:30 to 3:00 P.M. For more information contact Andrea Walker at (408) 355-5779.

 

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.michelledance.com/.

 

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.michelledance.com/.

 

Every Wednesday:

Wednesday Night Swing Dance at Peninsula Italian American Social Club, 100 North "B" Street, San Mateo (7:00 to 7:45P.M. Beginner/Intermediate West Coast Swing, 7:45 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. Berinner/Advanced West Coast Swing, and 8:30 to 11:00 P.M. Open dancing with DJ Michelle).  For more information call (415) 585-6282, send email to wcdancer@ix.netcom.com, or visit their website http://www.michelledance.com/.

 

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.michelledance.com/.

 

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