The Folk Dance Scene for September 2013

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September 4 (Wednesdays): International Folk Dance class starts taught by Carol Friedman at College of Marin, Kentfield, PE building #22 from 2:10 to 3:30 P.M. Cost is #56.00 per seven week sessions. For more informaton contact Carol Friedman at (415) 63-9512.

September 6 (Friday): Joan Walton teaches intermediatew Night Club Two-Step and new Pas de Basque Waltz variations and Tom Hill teaches introductory waltz also Bob Galloway will dj waltzes and polkas for the Friday Night Waltz group at First United Methodist Church, upstairs, Fellowship Hall, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto from 7:00 P.M. to Midnight. Admission is $12.00 for both classes and the dance, $8.00 for the dance only and $8.00 for students. No partner necessary. All ages welcome. For more information send email to info@fridaynightwaltz.com.

September 8 (Sunday): Da! Mozhem plays at the Solano Stroll at the top of Solano at 3:00 and 5:00 P.M. Admission is free.

September 9 (Mondays): Petaluma Snap-Y Dancers meet for lessons and request folk dancing at Herman sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue, Petaluma from 7:00 to 9:15 P.M. Admission is $65.00 for the 14 week session or $7.00 for drop-in. Register by mail to: Snap-Y Dancers, 483 Swain Avenue, Sebastopol 95472. For more informaton contact Carol Friedman at (415) 63-9512.

September 11 (Wednesday): Nada Lewis and Jon Schreiber play Italian, French, Romanian, Eastern European and Brazilian music for listening and dancing at Le Bateau Ivre, 2629 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. There is no cover charge,

September 13 (Friday): Stanford International Dancers present a Greek dance party with live music by Hohlax Trio at the First Baptist Church, Event Hall, 305 N. California Avenue, Palo Alto from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for Students. Children are free. Schedule will include recreational and request dancing. For more information call Ginny at (408) 733-5529 or Owen at (650) 966-1775.

September 13 - 15 (Friday - Sunday): St. Gregory Armenian Church Festival, 825 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco. For more information call (415) 751-9140.

September 13 - 15 (Friday - Sunday): Concord Greek Festival at St. Demetrios Church, Concord. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors and children under 12 are free. Free admission tickets are available at their website. For more information call (925) 676-6967.

September 13 - 15 (Friday - Sunday): Middle Eastern and Greek Food Festival at St. James Orthodox Church, 195 North Main Street, Milpitas. For more information call (408) 934-1794.

September 14 (Saturday): Janam Band plays music from the Balkans, Near East and America at Studio 55, 1455 East Francisco Boulevard, San Rafael at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $13.00 in advance or $15.00 at the door.

September 14 (Saturday): Hohlax Trio play Greek music for listening and dancing at the Occidental Center for the Arts, Bohemian Highway, at Gratton, Occidental at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $15.00. For more information and reservations call (707) 874-9392.

September 15 (Sunday): There will be NO Advanced Balkan dance class at Ashkenaz today due to unavailability of the studio. Class will resume on Sunday, 20 October.

September 15 (Sunday): Hungarian State Folk Ensenble perform at the Marin Veteran's Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael at 3:00 P.M. Admission is from $20.00 to $40.00.

September 16 (Monday): GreekFeet presents a Greek dance party with music provided by Hohlaz Band, from Greece, at Joe Goode Annex, Project Artaud, 401 Alabama Street, at 17th Street, San Francisco from 7:30 to 10:30 P.M. Admission is $15.00. Bring some food to share. For more information contact Mary Ann Karonis.

September 18 (Wednesday): Hohlax Greek band play for a Mountain View Concert at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $15.00 to $20.00 and all of it goes to the artists. For reservations send email (Prefered) or call (650) 947-9669

September 19 (Thursday): Berkeley Balkan Bacchanal featuring the music of Rava Brass Band and MWE at the Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley at 9:00 P.M. Admission is $8.00 to $12.00 on a sliding scale.

September 19 (Thursday): Hungarian State Folk Ensemble perform at Bankhead Theater in Livermore.

September 21 & 22 (Saturday & Sunday): Santa Rosa Glendi International Food Fair with music for dancing provided by Gradina, Edessa and the Helladelics at St. Seraphim Orthodox Church, 90 Mountain View Avenue, Santa Rosa. Admission is $5.00 and children under 12 are free. For more information visit the church's website or send email to glendifest@att.net.

September 20 - 22 (Friday - Sunday): San Francisco Greek Festival at Annunciation Cathedral, 245 Valencia Street, San Francisco. Modern and Classic Greek Music on Friday and Mythos plays on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $5.00. Check website for a free admission ticket. For more information call (415) 864-800.

September 20 (Friday): Fanfare Zambaleta and Raya Brass Band with DJ Zeljko to play at BRick and Mortar Music Hall, San Francisco with the doors opening at 8:00 P.M. and the music starts at 9:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information contact Peter Bonos.

September 20 (Friday): Morgan and Robynne will teach Samba and Foxtrot and Tom Hill teaches introductory waltz also John Bauer will dj waltzes and polkas for the Friday Night Waltz group at First United Methodist Church, upstairs, Fellowship Hall, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto from 7:00 P.M. to Midnight. Admission is $12.00 for both classes and the dance, $8.00 for the dance only and $8.00 for students. No partner necessary. All ages welcome. For more information send email to info@fridaynightwaltz.com.

September 22 (Sunday): Changs celebrates its 75th Anniversary with a dence party with music provided by Da! Mozhem and Vecernica at the Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga, at Alemany, San Francisco from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. Admission is $15.00. No host bar. Bring something for the potluck supper. For more information send email or call (415) 531-6175.

September 22 (Sunday): Celebrate Bulgarian Independance Day at the Holy Cross Orthodox Monastery, 34580 Palomares Road, Castro Valley from Noon to 6:00 P.M.

September 27 (Friday): Richard Powers and Mirage Marrou will teach Fifties Rock 'n Roll Swing and new Cross-Step variations from Russia and Tom Hill teaches introductory waltz also Richard will dj waltzes and polkas for the Friday Night Waltz group at First United Methodist Church, upstairs, Fellowship Hall, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto from 7:00 P.M. to Midnight. Admission is $12.00 for both classes and the dance, $8.00 for the dance only and $8.00 for students. No partner necessary. All ages welcome. For more information send email to info@fridaynightwaltz.com.

September 28 (Saturday): Israeli folk dance party at Cafe Shalom, St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Bowcock Hall, 1399 - 43rd Avenue, at Judah, San Francisco from 7:30 P.M. to 11:30 P.M. Admission is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. For more information send email to toktok124@yahoo.com.

September 28 (Saturday): Blow Misik plays German folk dance music for listening and dancing at the Atlas Cafe, 20th and Alabama streets, between Bryant and Harrison, San Francisco from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. This is an Ocktoberfest with German food and drink specialities and the beer garden brass band. Admission is free.

September 28 (Saturday): 2013 Palo Alto Friends Meetinghouse Harvest festival, including the Msic of Da! Mozhem at 12:15 P.M., at Palo Alto Friends Meetinghouse, 957 Colorado Avenue, between Louis and Greer, Palo Alto from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Admission and entertainment are free. Parking is free. For more information visit http://www.quakerharvest.org/.

September 30 (Monday): Balkan Dance Cabal meets at Ashkenaz, rear studio, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley from 7:30 to 9:30 P.M. Admission is $5.00. Nadav Nur will review dances. For more information send email to Ricard or call (510) 524-3611.

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