The Folk Dance Scene for September 2016

September 3 - 5 (Saturday - Monday): Belmont Greek Festival at Holy Cross Church, 800 Alameda de Las Pulgas, at Ralston Avenue, Belmont. Admission is $5.00 general, Seniors and Youth (15-17) $2.50 and children 12 and under are free with adult. For more information call (650) 591-4447.

September 6 (Tuesday): New Beginner folk dance class, taught by Marilyn Smith, begins today at Lomitas Schoolhouse, 2421 Lomitas Avenue, Santa Rosa from 5:15 to 6:15 P.M. Cost is $45.00 from 15 Weeks. For more information, and to pre-register send email to Marilyn Smith.

September 6 (Tuesday): New Intermediate folk dance class, taught by Marilyn Smith, begins today at Monroe Hall, 1400 W. College Avenue, Santa Rosa from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. Cost is $60.00 from 15 Weeks. For more information, and to pre-register send email to Marilyn Smith.

September 6 (Tuesday): Start of Berkeley Folk Dancers Tuesday Afternoon Beginners' class at Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda, Berkeley from 1:30 to 3:00 P.M. No experience necessary. Admission is free to members and $5.00 for non-members. For more information contact Andy Partos.

September 7 (Wednesday): New International Folk dance Class at College of Marin (Kentfield PE#22), taught by Carol Friedman from 2:10 to 3:30 P.M. Cost for the six-week session is $54.00. Click here to register. For more information contact Carol Friedman.

September 7 (Wednesday): Monthly revival of '70's style folk dancing with request dancing to recorded music at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $7.00. For more information visit http://www.ashkenaz.com.

September 8 (Thursday): Greek Dancing at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley with a Greek dance lesson by Greg Jenkins from 7:00 to 7:30 P.M. followed by dancing to live music with Greg Jenkins and Agapi Mou Band from 7:30 to 10:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00 for non-members and members and children are free.

September 9 (Friday): The Stanford International Folk Dancers host live Bulgarian music by Balkanton 340 at the First Baptist Church, 305 N. California Avenue, Palo Alto from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $15.00. Bring snacks and beverages to share. For more information contact Owen at (650) 966-1775 or Jena Rauti at (650) 493-0693.

September 9 (Friday): Kopachka Folk Dancers start their new dance year at Strawberry Recreation Center, 118 East Strawberry Drive, Mill Valley from 7:30 to 10:30 P.M. Admission is $7.00 for everyone; first time visitors are free. Bring a snack or drinks to share. For more information contact Susie Shoaf.

September 9 - 11 (Friday - Sunday): St. Gregory Armenian Church Festival, 625 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco. For more infomation call (415) 751-9140.

September 9 (Friday): Berkeley Balkan Bacchanal with music by Fanfare Zambaleta and Zabava at The Starry Plough, 3102 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley at 9:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00 to $15.00 on a sliding scale at the door.

September 9 (Friday): Richard Powers will teach Varsity Drag and the final version of Romany Polka, also, Richard will DJ Waltzes and Polkas Tom Hill will teach beginning Waltz 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 10 (Saturday): The Peninsula Folk Dance Council host a Romanian folk dance workshop by Sonia and Cristian at St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church, 18870 Allendale, Saratoga from 2:00 to 10:00 P.M. The whole workshop, including dinner is $35.00 if paid before September 1. After September 1, the package goes up to $45.00 (Dinner reservations taken until September 8). You can also pay at the door for the afternoon workshop ($20.00) and/or the evening PFDC party (9.00).

September 11 (Sunday): Fanfare Zambaleta play Balkan music for the Cabrillo Folk Dancers at Park Hall, Ben Lomond Community Center, 9400 Mill Street, Ben Lomond from 7:30 to 10:30 P.M. Admission is $12.00 plus tips for the band.

September 12 (Monday): City College of San Francisco host a Romanian folk dance workshop by Sonia and Cristian Florescu at the Wellness Center, Third floor, 301, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Admission is free, but parking cos $3.00 (enter on Howth). For more information contact Jeanne-Marie Hughes.

September 12 (Monday): Greek Glendi with live music by the Helladelics hosted by GreekFeet at Joe Goode Annex, Projece Artaud, 401 Alabama Street, San Francisco from 7:00 to 9:30 P.M. Admission is $10.00. Bring snacks to share. For more information contact Mary Ann Karonis.

September 13 (Tuesday): Romanian folk dance workshop by Sonia and Cristian, hosted by the Palomanians, at the Menlo Park Recreation Center form 7:30 to 9:45 P.M. For more information contact Denise Heenan.

September 14 (Wednesday): Vadalma perform Hungarian songs at Le Bateau Ivre, 2629 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. There is no cover charge.

September 16 (Friday): The Stanford International Folk Dancers host Melissa Miller and Lew Smith teaching Macedonian dances at the First Baptist Church, 305 N. California Avenue, Palo Alto from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $15.00. Bring snacks and beverages to share. For more information contact Owen at (650) 966-1775 or Jena Rauti at (650) 493-0693.

September 16 (Friday): Richard Powers and David Weise will teach Night Two-step Variations and Viennese Waltz Variations, also, Richard will DJ Waltzes and Polkas and Tom Hill will teach beginning Waltz 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 16 - 18 (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 ticket at their website. For more information call (925) 676-6967.

September 16 -18 (Friday - Saturday): San Francisco Greek festival at Annunciation Catherdral, 245 Valencia Street, San Francisco starting at Noon. Admission is $5.00. Check website for free admission ticket. For more information call (415) 864-8000.

September 16 - 18 (Friday - Sunday): Middle Eastern and Greek Food Festival, with music, at St James Orthodox Church, 195 North Main Street, Milpitas. For more information call (408) 934-1794.

September 16 - 17 (Friday & Saturday): Cupertino Armenian Festival, St. Andrew Armenian Church, 11370 South Sterling Street, Cupertino.

September 17 (Saturday): Café Shalom meets for Israeli dancing at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 1399 – 43rd Avenue, at Judah, San Francisco from 7:30 to 11:30 P.M.  Admission is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.  For more information contact rofromsf@gmail.com.

September 17 - 18 (Saturday & Sunday): Glendi Ethnic Food Fair with music by Edessa at St. Seraphim Orthodox Church, 90 Mountain View Avenue, Santa Rosa. Admission is $5.00 and kids under 12 are free. For more information call (707) 584-9491.

September 18 (Sunday): East Bay Oldies Israeli dance party led by Allen King at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley from 1:30 to 5:30 P.M. Admission is $10.00. For more information click or call Allen King at (510) 525-5054.

September 20 (Tuesday): Romanian folk dance workshop by Sonia and Cristian in Santa Rosa. For more information contact Marilyn Smith.

September 21 (Wednesday): Romanian folk dance workshop by Sonia and Cristian in Berkeley. For more information contact Lone Coleman.

September 23 (Friday): The Stanford International Folk Dancers host Melissa Miller and Lew Smith teaching Macedonian dances at the First Baptist Church, 305 N. California Avenue, Palo Alto from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $15.00. Bring snacks and beverages to share. For more information contact Owen at (650) 966-1775 or Jena Rauti at (650) 493-0693.

September 23 (Friday): Romanian folk dance workshop by Sonia and Cristian at Changs, Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, 31st Avenue and Clement Street, San Francisco with family folk dancing from 7:00 to 8:15 and the workshop from 8:15 to 10:30 P.M. For more information contact Luiselle Yakas.

September 23 (Friday): True Life Trio and Iron Henry perform at The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster Street, at 22nd Street, Uptown Oakland from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. There is no cover charge but tips are appreciated. For more information click here.

September 23 (Friday): Nick and Melissa will teach an Octoberfest dance: Bohemian National Polka, also, Nick will DJ Waltzes and Polkas and Tom Hill will teach beginning Waltz 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 23 (Friday): Sacred Circle Dancing at Hillside Community Church, 1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito with a potluck at 6:30 and dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 P.M. For more information contact Maureen Watkins.

September 24 (Saturday): Nirkoda Mi'Nona 2016 with special guest choreographer Nona Malki from Vancouver, BC. Morning workshop 10:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. at St Andres's UMC, 4111 Alma Street, Palo Alto. Afternoon workshop 3:00 to 5:30 P.M. at Congregation Etz Chayim, 4161 Alma Street, Palo Alto. Evening Party from 8:30 P.M. to Midnight also at Etz Chayim. Pricing starts at $50.00 for all three events with pre-registration. See nirkoda.com/nona for details and registration. Email aaron@nirkoda.com, or call Aaron at (818) 687-9717.

September 24 (Saturday): Movable Feet host Sonia and Cristan teaching a "Dances from Transylvania" workshop at First Baptist Church, 305 North California Avenue, Palo Alto from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. followed by a potluck at 8:00 P.M. and another workshop from 7:30 to 8:30 P.M. followed by all-request dancing from 9:30 to 11:00 P.M.

September 24 (Saturday): Serbian Food Festival at St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church, 18870 Allendale Avenue, Saratoga from Noon to 10:00 P.M. Admission is free.

September 24 (Saturday): Da! Mozhem to Play at the Quaker's Harvest Festival in Palo Alto from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M.

September 25 (Sunday): Balkan Dance Cabal presents Zababa! playing Balkan music and a dance lesson by Nadav Nur at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley with the lesson at 7:30 and the music starts at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $13.00. For more information contact Richard at (510) 524-3611 or visit http://www.ashkenaz.com.

Sepember 30 (Friday): The Stanford International Folk Dancers host an all-request dance party at the First Baptist Church, 305 N. California Avenue, Palo Alto from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $15.00. Bring snacks and beverages to share. For more information contact Owen at (650) 966-1775 or Jena Rauti at (650) 493-0693.

September 30 & October 1 (Friday & Saturday): St Vartan Armenian festival at St. Vartan Armenian Church, 650 Spruce Street, Oakland. For more information call (510) 893-1671.

September 30 (Friday): Richard Powers and Melissa Carvell will teach Fusion Cross Step Waltz, also, Richard will DJ Waltzes and Polkas and TAmelia will teach beginning Waltz 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.

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