The Folk Dance Scene for September 2000

 

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September 2 - 4 (Friday - Sunday): Belmont Greek Festival at the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church. For more information call (650) 591-4447 or visit their Website.

September 3 (Saturday): International Folk Dance Party with Marcel Vinokur at Burgess Recreation Center, 700 Alma St. at Mielke Dr., Menlo Park starting at 8:00 P.M. For more information call Marcel Vinokur at (650) 327-0759 or email vinokur@nas.nasa.gov

September 4 (Sunday): Conclusion of Mainewoods Dance Camp. For more information, please go to the August Calendar Page.

September 7 (Thursday): Two members of the Toids, Ryan Francesconi and Dan Cantrell, will play music of the Balkans, as played by strings, accordion and bowed saw at the Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market Street (Second Floor) at 6th St., San Francisco, starting at 9:00 P.M. Contributions of $6-10 are requested, but no-one is turned away due to lack of funds. All ages are welcome. For more information call (415) 255-5971 or email luggagestore509@hotmail.com.

September 8 -10 (Friday - Sunday): Sunsetter's Folk Dance Camp, at Skylark Ranch, North of Santa Cruz. For more information, visit their Website.

September 8 -10 (Friday - Sunday): Santa Cruz Greek Festival at Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church, Santa Cruz. For more information call (831) 429-6500

September 10 (Sunday): Vocal Auditions for men and women for Westwind Voices, 7:30 P.M. Call choral director Suzanne Leonora at (510) 547-8345 or e-mail her at openvoice@hotmail.com. Check their Website at http://www.westwind-folk.org

September 15 - 17 (Friday - Sunday): Concord Greek Festival. For more information call (925) 838-8216.

September 15 (Friday): Candy From Strangers to play Traditional Greek and Turkish music at Bistro E Europe, 4901 Mission St., San Francisco from 7:00 - 8:30 P.M. For more information and reservations, call Julia at (415) 469-5637 or send email to Jpecak@aol.com.

September 16 - 17 (Saturday - Sunday): Glendi International Food Festival at the Protection of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church, 95 Mountain View Ave. in Santa Rosa. Edessa and Anoush Ellas to play (amongst others). For more information email plrbrs89@aol.com

September 16 (Saturday): Sacred Circle dance potluck and dancing on Baker's Beach, San Francisco from 5:00 to 8:30 P.M. Picnic will be from 5:00 to 6:00, then there will be dancing on the beach until 8:30. No costs; just bring yourself, some food, and something warm to wear. For more information call Howard at (650) 359-0207 or send email to john@ursa.net .

September 19 (Tuesday): EDESSA, to perform live Balkan music for dancing and Nancy Klein will be teaching at Ashkenaz, San Pablo Avenue at Gilman, Berkeley at 8:00.

September 22 - 24 (Friday - Sunday): San Francisco Greek Festival, "A Touch of Greece", at the Cathedral of the Annunciation For more information call (415) 864-8000 or visit their Website.

September 22 (Friday): Danubius to play Folk/Gypsy music from Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and other countries at Bistro E Europe, 4901 Mission St., San Francisco from 7:00 - 8:30 P.M. For more information and reservations, call Julia at (415) 469-5637 or send email to Jpecak@aol.com.

September 22 (Friday): Scandinavian dancing at the Carriage House, Atherton. Admission is $4.00. For more information call (650) 329-2256.

September 22 (Friday): Hungarian dance party to live music at the Brisbane Community Center at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $6.00. For more information call (650) 468-6565.

September 23 (Saturday): International folk dance party at the Napa Mobile Home Park at 1:00 P.M. for more information call (707) 233-0519.

September 23 (Saturday): International Folk Dance Party with Marcel Vinokur at Burgess Recreation Center, 700 Alma St. at Mielke Dr., Menlo Park starting at 8:00 P.M. For more information call Marcel Vinokur at (650) 327-0759 or email vinokur@nas.nasa.gov

September 23 (Saturday): International Folk Dance Party at Community United Church, San Carlos at 8:00 P.M. Sponsored by the Docey Doe Dancers. For more information call (650) 368-7834.

September 27 (Friday): Scandinavian dancing at the Carriage House, Atherton. Admission is $6.00. For more information call (650) 854-3184.

September 29 (Friday): Sjiraj to play a concert celebrating the music of the Balkans at the Slavonic Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga at Alemany, San Francisco at 8:30 P.M. Admission is $10 General, $5 Seniors and youth under 18. Children under 12 are free. For reservations and information call (510) 649-0941.

September 29 (Friday): Voluta Vox to play at a folk dance party at Cabrillo College Gym, Room 1117, Aptos at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $3.00. For more information call (831) 684-9553.

September 30 (Saturday): Fifth Saturday Folk Dance party at St. Bede's Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road. For more information call Arden (650) 494-1631.

September 30 (Saturday): Hungarian Tanchaz with Forgatos Band at the Hungarian Sausage Factory, San Francisco at 9:15 P.M. For more information call (415) 282-1458.

September 30 (Saturday): Israeli Folk Dancing at Congregation Kol Emeth. Admission is $3.00. For more information call (650) 697-1049.

 

 

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Monday Morning Folk Dancing at the Albany Community Center

DANCE! MUSIC! CULTURE! EXERCISE! FUN!!

Get this 5-in-1 bargain by folk dancing, an enjoyable activity noted by the Nutrition Action Health Newsletter as the best indoor exercise activity for burning calories!! Starting September 25, 2000, Mel Harte will be teaching International Folk Dancing at the Albany Community Center (at Marin Ave and Masonic) weekly, Monday mornings, 9:30-11:30. People of all levels are welcome and no partners are necessary. The emphasis is on good music, dance and FUN!! For more info or to sign up, call the Albany Community Center (510 524-9283) or call Mel Harte (before 9 PM) at 510 848-5289.

 

Regularly Scheduled International/Mostly Balkan Events

Sundays:
Ashkenaz, 1-4 PM., 1317 San Pablo Blvd. near Gilman, Berkeley. First Sunday: Neal Sandler, Tom Roby, Marjorie Nugent and Ellie Weiner review the Mendocino Hungarian dances. Second and fourth Sundays: Neal Sandler, Tom Roby, Marjorie Nugent and Ellie Weiner teach Hungarian dances. For information call Neal Sandler at (510) 638-5214, or send him email: nealsandl@aol.com.
 
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 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:
Folk Dance Classes from 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. at Almonte Hall (behind Tamalpias High School in Mill Valley).
Armenian dancing, 7:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. Line dancing, beginner level, no experience necessary, no partner necessary. At the Armenian Apostolic Church social hall, 275 Olympia, San Francisco. For more information, call (415) 661-1142.
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 8:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. at Marin Nautilus, 1001 Fourth Street, San Rafael. For more information contact Irene Croft (415) 456-0786.
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:
International and partner Folk Dancing at Chang's.
 
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 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:
Cafe Lahat, Israeli Folk Dancing at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street, (at Presidio Ave.), $5. Free refreshments. 7:30-8:30 Beginner, intermediate teaching; requests till 10:30. For more information the JCC, (415) 346-6040.
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.
 
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 (Feb 12, Mar 11, Apr 8, May13, Jun 10, Jul 8, Aug 12, Sep 9, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 9):
Cafe Shalom, Israeli Folk Dancing at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street, (at Presidio Ave.), $5, 8-midnight. Older, easier dances favored early in the evening. Free refreshments. For more information contact the JCC, (415) 346-6040.
 
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.

 

 

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