The Folk Dance Scene for September 2018

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September 1 (Saturday): Movable Feet's fifth annual Summer Camps in Review at All Saints' Episcopal Church, 555 Waverly, Palo Alto with a workshop MC'd by Loui Tucker from 2:00 to 5:30 P.M., a potluck dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 P.M. and review and requests from Statewide to Stockton from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. Admission is free. For more information contact Lucy Chang.

September 1 - 3 (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 1 - 3 (Saturday - Monday): International and Israeli folk dancing in the Santa Cruz Mountains, off Skyline Blvd, near Highway 9. Everyone welcome. No charge. For more information, flyer, and directions, contact Betsy Moore.

September 7 (Friday): Richard Powers will teach Roaring Twenties Traveling Dances and the Roaring Twenties Lindy Hop for the Gatsby Picnic Weekend and he will DJ waltz and polka dancing at First United Methodist Church, upstairs, Fellowship Hall, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto with the classes starting at 7:15 P.M. and the dancing is from 9:00 P.M. to Midnight. Admission is $12.00 for both classes and the dance, $10.00 for the dance only and $10.00 for students. No partner necessary. All ages welcome. For more information send email to info@fridaynightwaltz.com.

September 8 (Saturday): Sayat Nvaq Ensemble, with Gary Haggerty, play Eastern Armenian music for listening and dancing at the Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom Street, San Francisco at 7:30 P.M. For more information contact Leslie Bonnett or call (925) 946-1515.

September 8 (Saturday): Peninsula Folk Dance Club hosts a workshop by Denise Heenan teaching Broadway, a Scottish Dance and an all-request dance party emceed by Nancy Kaye and Becky Beniares at Gardn House, Shop Park, 400 University Drive, Los Altos with the workshop from 7:00 to 7:30 P.M. and dancing from 7:30 to 10:15 P.M. Admission is free. For more information contact Nancy Kaye or Becky Beniares.

September 8 (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 14 (Friday): Berkeley Balkan Bacchanal with music by Fanfare Zambaleta and Disciples of Markos 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 14 (Friday): Stanford Folk Dancers host a dance workshop by Kaela Fine at Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue, one block North of Alameda de las Pulgas, at Avy Avenue, Menlo Park from 7:30 to 10:00 P.M. Admission is $5.00 general and $4.00 for students. Snacks and drinks plus tips for the musicians are welcome. For more information call Owen at (650) 966-1775.

September 14 (Friday): Jordan and Sharon will teach Introductory and Intermediate Rotary Waltz and Brett Wines will DJ waltz and polka dancing at First United Methodist Church, upstairs, Fellowship Hall, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto with the classes starting at 7:15 P.M. and the dancing is from 9:00 P.M. to Midnight. Admission is $12.00 for both classes and the dance, $10.00 for the dance only and $10.00 for students. No partner necessary. All ages welcome. For more information send email to info@fridaynightwaltz.com.

September 14 - 16 (Friday - Sunday): St. Gregory Armenian Church Festival, 625 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco. For more infomation call (415) 751-9140.

September 15 - 16 (Friday & Saturday): Cupertino Armenian Festival, St. Andrew Armenian Church, 11370 South Sterling Street, Cupertino.

September 15 (Saturday): Movable Feet hosts a folk dance party with music by Chubritza at All Saints' Episcopal Church, 555 Waverly, Palo Alto from 6:30 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is free. For more information contact Lucy Chang.

September 16 (Sunday): Changs International Folk Dancers celebrate their 80th birthday at City College Wellness Center, Room 301, Ocean Avenue and Howth Street, San Francisco from 1:00 to 7:00 P.M. Live music by three bands: Chubritza, Da! Mozhem, and Stringfire. Admission is from $10.00 to $20.00 and children and students are free. Refreshments and food will be available. Bring a snack to share.

September 16 (Sunday): Israeli Oldies Folk Dance Party, with dances led by Allen King, at Ashkenaz, San Pablo Avenue, at Gillman, Berkeley, from 1:30 to 5:30 P.M. Admission is $10.00 and under 18 are free. For more information contact Allen King.

September 17 (Monday): Greek Glendi with music by HoHLax Trio, hosted by GreekFeet, at Joe Goode Annex, Project Artaud, 401 Alabama Street, at 17th Street, San Francisco with a potluck at 7:00 P.M. and dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 P.M. Admission is $15.00. For more information contact Mary Ann Karonis.

September 21 (Friday): Stanford Folk Dancers host a dance workshop by Kaela Fine at All Saints Episcopal church, 555 Waverly Street, Palo Alto from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $8.00 general and $4.00 for students. Snacks and drinks plus tips for the musicians are welcome. For more information call Owen at (650) 966-1775.

September 21 - 23 (Friday - Sunday): San Francisco Greek festival, with live music by Helios Greek Band, 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 21 (Friday): Karan will teach Beginner's Argentine Tango and Intermediate Argentine Tango and Anthony will DJ waltz and polka dancing at First United Methodist Church, upstairs, Fellowship Hall, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto with the classes starting at 7:15 P.M. and the dancing is from 9:00 P.M. to Midnight. Admission is $12.00 for both classes and the dance, $10.00 for the dance only and $10.00 for students. No partner necessary. All ages welcome. For more information send email to info@fridaynightwaltz.com.

September 22 (Saturday): Hungarian Festival with music provided by Danubius at Civic Park, 1301 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. For more information click here.

September 22 & 23 (Saturday & Sunday): Romanian Festival at Holy Resurrection Romanian Orthodox Church, 26050 Kay Avenue, Hayward from Noon to 9:00 P.M. on Saturday and from Noon to 6:00 P.M. on Sunday.

September 23 (Sunday): Jubilee Kelzmer Ensemble presents a benefit concert and dance for Doctors Without Borders at First Presbyterian Church, 939 B Street, Petaluma from 3:30 to 6:00 P.M. For more information click or call (707) 217-6780.

September 28 (Friday): Stanford Folk Dancers host an all-request dance party at Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue, one block North of Alameda de las Pulgas, at Avy Avenue, Menlo Park from 7:30 to 10:00 P.M. Admission is $5.00 general and $4.00 for students. Snacks and drinks are welcome. For more information call Owen at (650) 966-1775.

September 28 (Friday): Marina leads the Fourth Friday Sacred Circle Dancing party at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Avenue, Albany from 7:30 to 9:30 P.M. Admission is $5.00 to $10.00 on a sliding scale. There will be no pot luck this time. For more information contact Marina Bear.

September 28 (Friday): Richard Powers and Rocky Aikens will teach Jeki Cha Cha and Richard will DJ waltz and polka dancing at First United Methodist Church, upstairs, Fellowship Hall, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto with the classes starting at 7:15 P.M. and the dancing is from 9:00 P.M. to Midnight. Admission is $12.00 for both classes and the dance, $10.00 for the dance only and $10.00 for students. No partner necessary. All ages welcome. For more information send email to info@fridaynightwaltz.com.

September 29 (Saturday): Kafana Balkan present Lisail Lummanovski with Inspector Gadje Balkan Brass Band, Jill Parker and Little Egypt and DJ Zeljko at The Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell Street, San Francisco at 10:00 P.M. Admission is $18.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door. For more information contact Kafana Balkan.

September 29 (Saturday): Janam Band, and Veretski Pass play music for listening and dancing at The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Avenue, Berkeley at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door. BYOB.

September 29 (Saturday): Colors of Persia, A Dance and Music Journey Through Persia, at the Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 19624 Homestead Road, near Wolfe, Cupertino from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. Admission is $25.00. For more information contact Kevin Greek.

September 29 (Saturday): Da! Mozhem plays at the Quaker Harvest Festival, 957 Colorado Avenue, Palo Alto at 11:00 A.M.

September 29 (Saturday): Will Brahm and Nomenaje and Dina Zarif play Latin/world/jazz meets middle-eastern/persian music for listening and dancing at the Red Poppy Art House, San Francisco at 7:30 P.M.

September 30 (Sunday): The Hohlax Trio will perform Greek music for listening and dancing at the Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental at 5:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00 in advance and $23.00 at the door. For more information call (707) 874-3850.

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