The Folk Dance Scene for September 2005

 

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September 2 (Friday): Nina Kavardjikova to teach a Bulgrarian Folk Dance Workshop at the Albany YMCA, 921 Kains Street, Albany at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $8.00.  For more information contact Kay James at (925) 376-0727.

September 3 – 5 (Saturday – Monday): Belmont Greek Festival, Holy Cross Church, 900 Alameda de Las Pulgas, at Ralston, Belmont.  For more information call (650) 591-4447 or visit http://www.goholycross.org .

September 5 (Monday): Dancing down at the Max and June Horn’s Farm, 6200 Alhambra Avenue, Martinez from 10:00 A. M. to Dusk.  For more information call (925) 228-8598.

September 7 (Wednesday): Edessa to play music for dancing and Lise Liepman to teach at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley from 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.  Admission is $9.00.

September 7 (Wednesday): The Wednesday Israeli Folk Dancers will be meeting at their new venue: Cupertino Middle School, Multi=Purpose Room, 1650 S. Bernardo Avenue, Sunnyvale.  6:30 P.M. - 7:15 P.M. Beginners class, 7:15 – 9:30 P.M. Intermediate teaching and open dancing.  For more information contact  Ayelet and Dror (408) 739-2233 or visit http://www.ayeledance.com/ ..

September 9 (Friday):  The Cope Family Band will be performing Bulgarian, Greek, Macedonian and International folk dance music afor the Stanford International Dancers at Flex-it Aerobics Studio, 425 Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  Admission is $6.00.  For more information visit http://dance.blochg.com .

September 10 (Saturday): Exotic Rhythms and Beautiful Melodies, a Recorder Workshop in Eastern European Folk Music and Song at All Souls Episcopal Church, 2220 Cedar Street, Berkeley.  Admission is $30.00.  For more information contact Richard Geisler (530) 477-2293 or richgels@jps.net .

September 10 (Saturday): Danubius to play music at DJ’s Bistro, 1825 C Sutter Street (within Sutter Plaza Shopping Center), Concord from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  There will be a $5.00 cover charge.  For more information call (925) 825-3277 or visit http://www.djbistro.com .

September 10 (Saturday):: Café Shalom will meet to do Israeli dances at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church,  Bowcock Hall, 43rd Avenue, at Judah, San Francisco at 6:30 P.M.  For more information email israelidancer@yahoo.com .

September 11 (Sunday):  Audition for performance on January 14 to celebrate the 100th birthday of Igor Moiseyev (the father of folk dance) in San Francisco, including some guest dancers of the Mioseyev Dance Company.  Dancers of all ages welcome.  Come learn about he performance opportunity and we will create a  rehearsal schedule that will be flexible for all involved.  The audition will be at the Presidio Dance Theatre, 1158 Gorgas, at  Marshall, Presidio of San Francisco at 1:00 P.M.  For more information call Judy Bretschneider (415) 581-3997, email infor@ppaf-sf.org or visit http://www.ppaf-sf.org .

September 11  (Sunday):  Greek and Bulgarian dancing at James Kenney Park, Delaware and Eighth Streets, Berkeley from 4:30 to 6:00 P.M.

September 11 (Sunday):  Kitka 25th Anniversary Celebration Reunion Concert at Old First Church Concerts, 1751 Sacramento Street, at California, San Francisco at 3:00 P.M.  Admission is $15.00.  For reservations and information visit http://www.oldfirstcconcerts.org .

September 14 (Wednesday): Folk dancing at Oakhill Park in Petaluma from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M.

September 15 (Thursday): Danubius to play music at Cafe Mama, 4754 Mission Street (near Onondaga), San Francisco from 7:30 to 10:00 P.M.  There is no cover charge.  For more information call (415) 586-8853.

September 16 – 18 (Friday – Sunday): San Francisco Greek Festival, Annunciation Cathedral, 245 Valencia Street, San Francisco.  For more information call (415) 864-8000 or visit http://www.anunciation.org .

September 17 – 18 (Saturday – Sunday): Santa Roas Glendi, St. Seraphim Orthodox Church, 90 Mountain View Avenue, Santa Rosa.  For more information call (707) 584-9491 or visit http://www.glendi.net .

September 17 (Saturday): Monthly Israeli Dance Party at Flex-it Aerobics Studio, 425 W. Evelyn Avenue, Mountain  View from 9:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M.  For more information visit http://www.jinjisoft.com.AyeleDance/monthly.php  or call (408) 739-2233.   

September 18 (Sunday): Stockton-In-Exile folk dance group meets at the Saratoga Dance Studion, Quinto Center, 18778 Cox Avenue, Saratoga to review dances taught at the Stockton Folk Dance Camp from 9:30 to Noon.  Admission is $5.00.  For more information email MarionKEarl@yahoo.com .

September 20 (Tuesday): Veretski Pass in concert, Jewish music from the Carpathian Bow, at Freight and Salvage, 1111 Addison Street, Berkeley at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $17.50 in advance or 18.50 at the door.  For more information visit http://freightandsalvage,com/2005/september/info_20.html or http://www.ticketweb.com/user/?region=sfbay&query=detail&event=612576 .

September 21 (Wednesday):  West Coast Swing with DJ Mike Pyle playing Blues and Grooves at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley from 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.  There will be a dance lesson at 7:00 P.M., and a show at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $9.00.

September 21 (Wednesday): Cristian and Sonia Dion teach Rjomanian line dances at the dKolo Koalition, VLI  Hall, 1400 – 27th Street, Sacramento from 7:30 to 10:00 P.M.  Admission is $5.00.  For more information contact Karen Powell at (530) 677-8099 or send email to TobaGoddard@hotmail.com .

September 22 (Thursday): Romanian Dance Workshop with Cristian and Sonia at Saratoga Community Center, 13666 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga afrom 8:00 to 10:30 P. M.  Sponsored by the Saratoga International Folk Dancers.  Admission is $10.00.  For more information call Loui at (408) 287-9999, email loui@louitucker.com or visit http://www.louitucker.com.

September 23 (Friday): Danubius in cincert at the Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom Street, San Francisco at 9:00 P.M.  Admission is $10.00.  For mor information call (415) 826-2402.

September 23 (Friday): Romanian Dance Workshop with Cristian Florescu and Sonia Dion at Cabrillo College, Dance studio Room 1117 in th Gym building, Aptos.  Admission is $5.00 and parking is $2.00. For more information, email judy@mbari.org .

September 24 (Saturday): Folk Dance demonstration at main clubhouse at Rossmoor.  For more information email judy@judygordon.com or visit http://www.rossmoor.com/our_location/ .

September 24 (Saturday): Zado performs at the Fall festival at Elevation of the Holy Cross Orthodox Church, 9000 Jackson Road, Sacramento from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M.

September 25 (Sunday): Mandala Folk Dance Center will have its annual Picnic-in-the-Park at Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.  Admission is free.  For more information call (415) 648-8489 or send email to paulbourbin@hotmail.com .

September 26 (Sunday): The Disciple os Markos play Rebetika music and the Hapa Haole Boys  play Hawaiian music at The Rite Spot, Folsom and 17th Streets, San Francisco from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.   Admission is free.  For more information visit http://www.spectacularopticals.com/COM1.html .

September 28 (Wednesday): Balkan Folk Dance at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley from 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.  There will be a beginning dance lesson at 7:00 P.M., an intermediate lesson at 7:30 P.M. and request dancing at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $7.00.

September 30 (Friday): A Kitka Vechirka at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street (between Spruce and Arch), Berkeley at 8:00 P.M.  This is a festive Ukrainian-style party ro raise funds for the world performance of The Russian Cycle.  Admission is $50.00.  For more information call (510) 444-0320 or email infor@kitka.org .

September 30 – October 2 (Friday – Sunday): Armenian Festival at St. Vartan’s, 650 Spruce Street, Oakland.  For more information (510) 893-1671.

 

 

 

Regularly scheduled events

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Regularly Scheduled International/Mostly Balkan Events

Sundays:

Ashkenaz, 1-4 PM., 1317 San Pablo Blvd. near Gilman, Berkeley. First Sunday, second and fourth Sundays: Tom Roby, Marjorie Nugent and Ellie Weiner teach Hungarian dance. For more information call (510) 632-3713.

 

Every First and Third Sunday:

Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Avenue, Room A, Alameda from 1:30 to 3:30 P.M.  All ages are welcome and admission is free.  For more information call Jackie Krause (510) 748-4587.

 

Every Second and Fourth Sundays:

Dancers for Art’s Sake sponsor Sebastopol Sundays International Folk Dancing at Wischemann Hall (turn North onto Morris Street past the Community Center), Sebastopol from 1:00 to 4:30 P.M.  Easy dances, with instruction followed by other dances by request.  Admission is $4.00 for members and $5.00 for non-members; children under 14 are free.  For more information call (707) 542-2132.

 

 

Every fourth Sunday:

The Pomander Club presents a Tea Dance from 4:00 to 6:30 P.M. with live music provided by the Paul Price Society Orchestra at Palo Alto Masonic Center, 461 Florence (just north of University, Palo Alto.

 

Every Monday:

Greek Folk Dance Workshops at the Presidio Dance Academy, 1158 Gorgas Road at Marshall (adjacent to Crissy Field), San Francisco  from 8:00 - 10:00 P.M.  For more information call Mary Ann Karonis (510) 530-5140 or send email to: makronis@earthlink.net

 

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 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. For more information contact the instructor, Suzanne Rocca-Butler (650) 854-3184.

Novato Folk Dancers, Lynwood School, 1320 Lynwood Drive, Novato 8:00 – 10:00 P.M.  Call (415) 982-9405.

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, Harvey Milk Recreation Center, 50 Scott St. at Duboce, San Francisco 10:00 – 11:30 A.M.  Call Mabel Doss (415) 467-9208.

 

Every Thursday:

Mandala meets for International Folk Dance with Edith Bourbinat  Bowcock Hall, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 43rd Avenue, at Judah, San Francisco from  7:30 to 10:30 P.M.

Marin Balkan Dancers, held 8:30 P.M. - 10:30 P.M. at Dance with Sherry Studio, 4140 Redwood Highway, San Rafael. For more information contact Irene Croft (415) 456-0786 or send email to IreneCroft@cs.com.

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 -- 25 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 Kay James 8-11 PM.

The Kopachka Dancers  meet at Scout Hall, 177 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley at 8:00 P.M.  For more information send email to jcduke@sfsu.edu . .  

 

First four Fridays:

Changs International Folk Dancers: Meets the first four Fridays of each month at 8 P.M. at the Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, 31st Avenue at Clement Street in San Francisco. Teaching on the first two Fridays, party night on the third Friday, and family folk dancing on the fourth Friday; call ahead as the schedule varies at times. Admission is $2.00; $3.00 on party nights; first time is free. *All* are welcome, no partner necessary. For more information, call (415) 332-1020 or e-mail: paperwings@earthlink.net.

 

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 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.

 

Daily:

3:00 to 5:30 P.M. Mideast/Gypsy/Near eastern/Indian/Rom/Sephardic Jewish etc. song/.melody Sharing Circle in a Magick temple-like space. Free to those who have at least three songs/melodies to share, otherwise $30 in advance for 6 month membership. Local perfumers teaching (Mimi Spencer, Members of Kitka etc). Will also include occssional dance party with live acoustic music the DJ’ing later in Albany within walking distance from El Cerrito BART station.  For more information : http://server3001freeyellow.com/whimsyum/mideast.html

 

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:

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.

Sababa!  Peninsula Temple Sholom, 1655 Sebastian Drive, Burlingame.7:30 P.M. beginners, 8:30 intermediate and 9:00 - Midnight requests. Admission is $5.00. For more information call Shirley Burr (925) 274-1264.

 

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. 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.

Ayelet Bukai teaches beginning and intermediate dances at Cupertino Middle School, Multi-purpose Room, 1650 S. Bernardo Avenue, Sunnyvale from 6:30 to 9:30 P.M.  For more information contact Ayelet Bukai

 

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:

Cafe Shalom at Bowcock Hall, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 43rd Avenue, at Judah, San Francisco.  Call Darron Feldstein for more details: (415) 566-0896.

 

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.

 

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.netcom.com/~wcdancer.

 

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.netcom.com/~wcdancer.

 

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.netcom.com/~wcdancer.

 

 

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