The Folk Dance Scene for September 2006

 

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September 2 – 4 (Friday – Sunday): Belmont Greek Festival, Holy Cross Church, 900 Alameda de las Pulgas, at Ralston Avenue, Belmont.  For more information call (650) 591-4447 or visit http://www.goholycross.org.

September 3 (Sunday):  Stockton-in-Exile to meet at the Saratog Dance Studio, Quito Center, 18778 Cox Avenue, Saratoga from 10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M..  Request dances from the 2006 and earlier Stockton Folk Dance Camps.   Admission is $5.00.  For more information call Marion Earl at (831) 338-4484 or send email to MarionEarl@yahoo.com .
 
September 4 (Monday):  Annual Labour Day Folk Dance  and Pot Luck Picnic at Max and June Horn’s Farm, 6200 Alhambra Avenue, Martinez from 10:00  A. M. to 5:00 P.M.  Admission is free. Please bring a dish to share.  There will be no BBQ.  Also please bring your own plates, utensils etc. and a plastic bag ro remove your trash for more information  contact Mel Mann at meldancing@aol.com .

September 7 (Thursday): The first week of an eight week session teaching dances from around the world at Live Oak Park Recreation Center, Shattuck and Berryman, Berkeley from 7:45 to 9:45 P.M.  Admission is $5.00 for the night or $30.00 for all eight weeks.  Beginner’s class. No partners necessary.  For more information visit http://www.berkeleyfolkdancers.org/flyer.asp.

September 7 (Thursday): Saratoga International Dance Family have their first class at their new facility d.  For more information email Loui Tucker at loui@louitucker.com .

September 7 (Thursday): Argentine Tango beginner class starts at Halanda Studio, 1062 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose from 8:00 to 9:30 P.M.  Admission is $60.00 for all six classes or $13.00 for drop-ins. For more information call (510) 792-5665.

September 8 (Friday): Vassil Bebelekov and friends to play music for dancing at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 W. Evelyn, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  Admission is $10.00.  For more information visit http://dance.blochg.com .

September 8-10 (Friday – Sunday): Santa Cruz Greek Festival, Prophet Elias Orthodox Church, 223 Church Street, Santa Cruz.  Friday 5:00 to 10:00 P.M.; Saturday 11:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.: and Sunday Noon to 8:00 P.M.  For more information call (831) 429-6500 or visit http://www.propheteliassantacruz.org .

September 9 (Saturday): Saratoga International Dance Family participate  in “Celebrate Saratoga” events at St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church, 18870 Allendale Avenue, Saratoga from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M.  There will be a dance party, teaching and demonstrations.  For more information email Loui Tucker at loui@louitucker.com .

September 9 (Saturday): Café Shalom meets for Israeli dancing at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Wardwell Hall, 43rd Avenue, at Judah Street, San Francisco at 6:30 P.M.  Admission is $5.00.

September 10 (Sunday): Brass Memazeri to perform at the Make Out Room, 3225 – 22nd Street, at Mission, San Francisco at 9:00 P.M.  Admission is $7.00.    This day, they will also be playing at the Solano Stroll 1789 Solano Avenue, Berkeley from 10:00 A. M. to Noon.  Admission is free.  For mor information visit http:// www.brass.menazeri.com .

September 15 – 17 (Friday – Sunday): Concord Greek Festival, St. Demetrios Church, Concord.  For more information call (925) 676-6967 or visit http://www.stdemetrios.ca.goarch.org .

September 15 – 17 (Friday – Sunday): St. Gregory Food Festival and Bazaar at St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church, 51 Commonwealth Avenue, San Francisco.  For more information call (415) 751-9140.

September 15 (Friday):  Marion Earl to teaches Balkan dances at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 W. Evelyn, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  Admission is $5.00.  For more information visit http://dance.blochg.com .

September 15 (Friday): Sabanights Café starts at First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto from 8:00 P.M. to Late.  Admission is $7.00 General and $3.00 for children under 14.  For more information call (408) 828-0520 or send email to sababadance@yahoo.com .

September 16 (Saturday):  Mandala’s annual Picnic-in-the-Park: Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco from 11:00 to 5:00 P.M.  Bring a dish to share and a friend.  Admission is free.   For more information call (415) 648-8489, send email to paulbourbin@hotmail.com , or visit http://www.themandala.org .

September 16 – 17 (Saturday – Sunday): Santa Rosa Glendi, 90 Mountain View Avenue, Santa Rosa 11:00 A. M. to 9:00 P.M. on Saturday and Noon to 7:00 P.M. Sunday.  For more information call (707) 584-9491 or visit http://www.glendi.net .

September 17 (Sunday):  Stockton-in-Exile to meet at the Saratoga Dance Studio, Quito Center, 18778 Cox Avenue, Saratoga from 10:00 A.M. to Noon.  Request dances from the 2006 and earlier Stockton Folk Dance Camps.   Admission is $5.00.  For more information call Marion Earl at (831) 338-4484 or send email to MarionEarl@yahoo.com .

September 20 (Wednesday): ):  Balkan Folk dance, a revival of 1970’s style Balkan and some International Folk dances as done in Berkeley at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 7:00 P.M.  This is request dancing to recorded music.  Admission is $7.00.  For more information call (510) 525-5054

September 22 (Friday): Marcel Vinokur to teach Balkan dances at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 W. Evelyn, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  Admission is $5.00.  For more information visit http://dance.blochg.com .

September 23 (Saturday): Autumnal Equinox for women with dances from Balkan Grandmothers and others who love the earth at Oak Hill Park, Petaluma from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M.  Admission is $5.00.  For more information call Catherine (510) 528-2261.

September 24 (Sunday):  Westwind auditions for dancers at Hand-to-hand Studio, 5680 San Pablo Avenue, at Powell, Emeryville at 10:00 A.M.  For more information call (650) 773-3634. 

September 24 (Sunday): Café Shalom dance party at Flex-It Aerobic Studio, 425 W. Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View at 9:00 P.M.  For more information send email to ayeledance@gmail.com .

September 24 (Sunday): Slavyanka Men’s Russian Chorus presents “Russian Favorites” a cappella concert featuring Russian Sacred Hymns, chants and folk songs with throat singing at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 3 Oakdale Avenue, off East Blythdale, Mill Valley from 8:00 to 10:00 P.M..  Admission is $18.00 general and $15.00 for seniors and students.  For more information call (510) 540-8096 or email andy@andersondrossel.com .

September 25 (Monday): Joe Graziosi to teach a Greek Dance Workshop at Presidio Dance Academy, 1158 Gorgas Road, at Marshall, Presidio of San Francisco from 7:30 to 9:30 P.M.  Admission is $12.00.  For more information call (510) 530-5140 or send email to macaronis@earthlink.net .

September 29 (Friday): Joe Graziosi to teach a Greek dance class and Anoush to play live music for dancing at Cabrillo College, gym building , room 1117, Aptos at 7:00 P.M.  Admission is $5.00 plus $2.00 parking plus extra for tips.  For more information send email to judyd@mbari.org .

September 29 – October 1 (Friday – Sunday): Dancing the Living Goddess: Women’s Ritual Dances from the Balkans and the Near East; An experimental circle dance workshop for women with Laura Shannon at the Hillside Community Church, 1427 Navellier Street, El Cerrito from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Friday, 10:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. on Saturday and 1:00 to 6:00 P.M. on Sunday.   For more information, to register and for the pricing schedule send email to Catherine@sonic.net .

September 29 –October 1  (Friday – Sunday): San Francisco Greek Festival, Annunciation Cathedral, 245 Valencia Street, San Francisco from 11:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.  For more information call (415) 864-8000 or visit http:// www.annunciation.org .

September 30 (Saturday): Ayelet and Dror’s farewell Israeli Dance party at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 W. Evelyn, Mountain View at 9:00 P.M.  Admission is $7.00.  Please bring a dish or drink to share.  For more information visit http://www.ayeledance.com/ .

                                                                                                                                    

 

 

 

Regularly scheduled events

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Regularly Scheduled International/Mostly Balkan Events

First and third Sundays:

Ashkenaz, 7:00 – 9:30 PM., 1317 San Pablo Blvd. near Gilman, Berkeley. First and third Sundays: Tom Roby, Marjorie Nugent and Ellie Weiner teach Hungarian dance. Admission is $8.00.  For more information call (510) 632-3713 or (408) 452-1890.

 

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

Razzmatazz, Black Bean BBQ (formerly Clo’s Parkside Grill  and BBQ), 557 Summerfield Rd., (next to the Rialto Cinema), Santa Rosa from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.  Admission is $3.00.  For more information call (510) 965-9688 or (707) 527-5224.

Argentine Tango intermediate to advanced classes by Nora Dinzlebacher at The Beat, 2560 – 9th Street, Berkeley from 8:15 P.M. to Midnight. $10 for class (includes practice and $5. for practice only. For more information visit http://www.organictangosf.info/index_sf.shtml .

 

Every Fourth Monday:

John Daley and friends will teach the basic kolos we do at our festivals. 7:30 P.M. at the Croatian 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:

Palomanians International FD (primarily intermediate) Class meets Tuesdays 8:00 - 10:15 pm.  $6 drop-in fee Menlo Park Recreation Center 700 Alma St, Menlo Park (in the civic center).  Call Al Lisin 408-252-8106

International Folk Dance Classes with Marcel Vinokur at Menlo Park Recreation  Center, 700 Alma Street,  Menlo Park, 7:00-10:15 P.M

Santa Clara Valley Folk Dancers American Legion Hall, Post 99, 1344 Dell Avenue, Campbell from 7:30 – 9:30 P.M. Call Maxine Burnham (408) 739-0500.

 

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.

                 Albany Senior Center women’s simple Balkan dances taught at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Avenue, at Solano, Albany fro 10:15 to 11:30 A.M.  Admission is $5.00.     For more information call Catherine Sutton (510) 528-2261.

Every Thursday:

Mandala meets for International Folk Dance with Edith Bourbin at Bowcock Hall, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 43rd Avenue, at Judah, San Francisco  from 7:30 to10:30 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.

Argentine Tango beginning to intermediate classes by Nora Dinzlebacher at The Beat, 2560 – 9th Street, Berkeley from 8:15 P.M. to Midnight. $10 for class (includes practice and $5. for practice only. For more information visit http://www.organictangosf.info/index_sf.shtml .

 

 

Every Friday:

Albany "Y" International Folk Dancing with Kay James 8-11 P.M.

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 at Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, 31st Avenue at Clement Street, 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 Croatian Cultural Center at 60 Onondaga St., in San Francisco. Call Croatian 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

Monday morning Israeli folk dancing with Ayelet for wormen only at Temple Emanu-El, 1010 University Avenue, San Jose from 10:00 A.M. till Noon.  Admission is $5.00. For more information call Ayelet at (408) 739-2233 send her email ayeledance@gmail.com or visit http://www.ayeledance.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 Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Avenue, Kensington from 8:00 to 11:30 P.M. 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.

 

The third Saturday of every month:

Sababanights, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto from 8:00 P.M. till late.  Admission is $7.00.  For more information call (408) 828-0520 or email sababadance@yahoo.com .

 

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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