The Folk Dance Scene for September 2007

 

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September 1 – 3 (Saturday – Monday): Belmont Greek Festival at Holy Cross Church, 900 Alemeda de Las Pulgas, at Ralston, Belmont from Noon to 10:00 P.M. on Saturday and Sunday and Noon to 8:00 P.M. on Monday.  For more information call (650) 591-4447 or visit http://www.goholycross.org .

September 2 (Sunday): Folk dancing at the Alpine Club on Mt. Tamalpias.  Dancing will start at 2:00 P.M., happy hour will be at 4:30 P.M. and the potluck dinner will be at 5:30 P.M. with more dancing to follow.  Bring your favorite dance music.  Overnight accommodations are available.  Admission for dancing and dinner is $5.00.  For overnight and breakfast, the cost is $18.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members.  For more information send email to marymaryhiker@aol.com or call (415) 388-9940.

September 2 (Sunday):  Soyres Eastern European Wild Ferment with Seth Augusts and Edmund Welles to play at Hotel Utah, 500 – 4th Street, at Bryant, San Francisco.

September 3 (Monday): Labor Day Potluck “Family Picnic” and dancing at Max’s Farm, 6200 Alhambra Avenue, Martinez from 10:00 A.M. to Dusk.  For more information call Mel or Esther Mann (510) 527-2177.

September 6 (Thursday): Pochti Gotov to play live Balkan music for dancing from 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. with dancing to recorded music to follow at The Mandala Folk Dance Center, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 43rd Avenue, at Judah Street, San Francisco, doors open at 7:30 and dancing will be until 10:30 P.M.  Admission is $5.00. For more information call (415) 648-8489, send email to paulbourbin@hotmail.com or visit http://www.themandala.org .

September 7 - 9 (Friday - Sunday): Santa Cruz Greek Festival at Prophet Elias Orthodox Church, 223 Church Street, Santa Cruz from 5:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. on Friday, 11:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. on Saturday and Noon to 8:00 P.M. on Sunday.  Admission is free.  For more information call (831) 429-6500 or visit http://www.propheteliassantacruz.org.

September 7 (Friday): Zaedno will play music for dancing for the Stanford Folk Dancers at Flex-It Aerobics Studio, 425 W. Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  Admission is $6.00 (plus tips for the musicians).  For more information call Barbara or Owen Saxton at (650) 966-1775.

September 8 (Saturday): Café Shalom’s monthly Israeli Dance party at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 43rd Avenue, at Judah Street, San Francisco, doors open at 7:30 and dancing will be until 11:00 P.M.  For more information send email to id@moshany.com .

September 8 (Saturday): Armenian Dance lessons and Club Night with music provided by Khatichig Jingirian at St Vartan Church Hall, 650 Spruce Street, Oakland at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $10.00 per person those 14 and under are free.  Light refreshments and beverages will be served.  For more information send email to StVartanRSVP@yahoo.com .

September 9 (Sunday): Fiesta de Sonoma at the Veteran’s Memorial Building, 126 – 1st Street, Sonoma from 1:30 to 4:00 P.M.  Admission is $6.00.

September 9 (Sunday): Brass Menazeri to play for the Solano Stroll, 1135 Solano Avenue, next to China Garden, Albany from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M.  Admission is free.  For more information visit http://www.solanoavenue.org/strol.htm .

September 9 (Sunday): Brass Menazeri to play at Amnesia, 853 Valencia, at 20th Street, San Francisco at 9:00 P.M.  Admission TBA.  For more information visit http://www.amnesiathebar.com .

September 14 (Friday): Fishtank Ensemble to play at the Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley at 8:00 P.M. as part of the Djangofest on Tour.  Admission is $25.00 General Admission (at 7:45) or $35.00 Pre-seating admission (at 7:00).  For more information visit http://www.fishtankensemble.com  or send email to fishtank@fishtankensemble.com .

September 14 – 16 (Friday – Sunday): Concord Greek Festival at St. Demetrios Church, Concord.  For more information cal (925) 676-6967 or visit http://www.stdemetrios.ca.goarch.org .

September 15 – 16 (Saturday & Sunday): Santa Rosa Glendi at 90 Mountain View Avenue, Santa Rosa.  For more information call (707) 584-9491 or visit http://www.glendi.com .

September 17 (Monday): The Hellenic Heritage Institute begins a ten-week series of Greek Folk Dancing Classes at the Hellenic Heritage Institute, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose from 6:30 to 9:00 P.M.  The cost for the ten lessons is $150.00 or $15.00 per night drop-in.  Social dancing after the class from 8:00 to 9:00 is $5.00 per night.  If you register for all 10 sessions, you will receive one free dance class.  For more information call (408) 247-4685 or visit http://www.hhisj.org .

September 19 (Wednesday): Balkan folk dancing  with lessons to recorded music at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 7:00 P.M.  Admission is $7.00.

September 21 (Friday): Voice of Roma presents Yuri Yunakov and his Romani Wedding Band to play at the Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga, at Alemany, San Francisco.  There will be a dance workshop, film showing, and interview with the musicians from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. and a concert and dance party starting at 7:00 P.M. 

September 22 (Saturday): Voice of Roma presents Yuri Yunakov and his Romani Wedding Band to play at the Cayuga Vault, 1100 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz.  There will be a dance workshop, film showing, interview with the musicians from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. and a concert and dance party starting at 7:00 P.M.  Admission is $20.00.

September 22 (Saturday): Brass Menazeri to play at the BottleCapp with Apple Pie Hopes and Oso, 180 Capp Street, at 16th Street, San Francisco at 9:00 P.M. Admission is $8.00.  For more information visit http://www.brassmenazeri.com .

September 22 & 23 (Saturday & Sunday): Kitka presents Croatian Folk Singing workshop with John Morovich at the First Unitarian Church, 685 – 14th Street, Oakland from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.  Admission to both classes is $40.00 and individual classes are $25.00.  For more information call (510) 444-0323, send email to shira@kitka.org or visit http://www.kitka.org .

September 23 (Sunday): Nestinari to play at Holy Cross Monastery, 34580 Palomares Road, Castro Valley from 10:00 A. M. to Noon.  For more information send email to joycexopo@hotmail.com .

September] 24 (Monday): Ellis Island Band to play Klezmer music at Le Bateau Ivre 2629 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley.  For more information visit http://www.lebateauivre.net .

September 28 – 30 (Friday – Sunday): San Francisco Greek Festival, Annumciation Cathedral, 245 Valencia Street, San Francisco.  For more information call (415) 864-8000 or visit http://www.annunciation.org.

September 28 (Friday): Okersar Chooshki to play music for dancing at Cabrillo College, Gym room 1117, Aptos at 7:30 P.M.  Admission is $10.00 plus tips for the musicians.  Bring finger food to share.  Parking is free. For more information send email to calqua@sbcglobal.net .

September 28 (Friday): Born to Drone, Okestar Zaedno and Potchi Gotov to perform at Palo Alto Friends Meeting, a benefit for Friends Committee on Legislation at  957 Colorado Avenue, Palo Alto from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.  For more information send email to pafriends@lists.stanford.edu .

September 29 (Saturday): Mandala’s Annual Picnic in the Park at Speedway Meadow, under the cherry trees, Golden Gate Park from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.  Admission is free; bring food or beverages to share.  For more information call (415) 648-8489, send email to paulbourbin@hotmail.com or visit http://www.themandala.org

September 29 (Saturday): Slavyanka to perform at the Sausalito Presbyterian Church, 112 Bulkley Avenue, Sausalito at 7:30 P.M.  General admission is $20.00 and is $15.00 for seniors and students.  For more information call (415) 332-3790.

September 29 (Saturday): Pochti Gotov Band, along with Born to Drone, to perform at the Quaker Harvest Festival, 957 Colorado Avenue, Palo Alto from 11:30 A. M. to 1:00 P.M.  For more information visit http://www.fclca.org , or call Ginny Snyder at (408) 733-5529 or send email to ginsnyder@comcast.net .

September 29 (Saturday): Bulgarian party at The Ramp, 855 China Basin Street, San Francisco at 9:30 P.M.  For more information call (415) 425-3877  or send email to omirtchev@farmersagent.com .

September 30 (Sunday): U. C. Berkeley Folk Dancers Reunion/Potluck at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 1:00 P.M.  Admission is $7.00.

September 30 (Sunday): Jubilee Klezmer Ensenble to play at the Yiddish Folk Fest San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, San Geronimo at 7:00 P.M.  Admission is $15.00 for adults, $5.00 for kids and $30.00 for family of three or more.  For more information visit http://www.klezcalifornia.org or call (415) 488-8888 – at the outgoing message press # and then 253 and leave a message.

                                                                                                           

 

 

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 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

Snap-Y Dancers Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue, Petaluma from 7:00 – 9:15 P.M. Contact Carol Friedman (415) 663-9512 or cjay@horiconcable.com .

 

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 from 10:15 to 11:30 A.M.  Admission is $5.00.      For more information call Catherine Sutton (510) 528-2261.

Point Reyes Folk Dancers The Dance Palace Community Center, Corner of 5th and B Streets, Point Reyes Station 7:00 – 8:30 P.M.  Contact Carol Friedman (415) 663-9512.

 

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 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.

St. Archangel Michael International Folklore Family (formerly “Saratoga International Folk Dancers”), founded April, 1980 – 25+ years in Saratoga; St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church, 18870 Allendale Avenue, Saratoga, California 95070. Time: 7:30-10:00 PM (parties 5 times a year go to 10:30). Admission is $8.00 ($6.00 seniors). Instructor: Loui Tucker 408-287-9999 loui@louitucker.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. 40+ people Age Range: 24-90 with the majority 40 –65.

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

El Cerrito Senior Center meet at the El Cerrito Senior Center, 6500 Stockton Avenue, one block east of San Pablo from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. Class taught by Mel Harte.  Admission is $5.00 for non-residents and less for residents.  For more information visit melharte@yahoo.com .

Albany Senior Center meet at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic, at Solano, Albany from 10:15 to 11:30 A.M.  Admission is $5.00.  For more information contact Ingrid Talmadge at (510) 524-9122.  

 

First four Fridays:

Changs International Folk Dancers: Meets the first four Fridays of each month at 8 P.M. 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 last Saturday:

International folk dance party hosted by Marcel Vinokur at Burgess Recreation Center, 700 Alma Street, Menlo Park from 8:00 P.M. to midnight

 

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 (In Memory of Asha Goldberg)

 

Every Sunday:

Dance with Moshany at the Masonic Temple, 890 Church St., at Franklin, Mountain View at 8:15 P.M.  For more information send email to id@moshany.com

 

Every Monday:

Cafe Kineret, Sunnyvale Recreation Center, 550 Remington, $6.00. 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@louitucker.com or visit http://louitucker.com 80+ dancers Age range 18-75.

 

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@louitucker.com, or visit http://louitucker.com or Yonit Levy, (510) 231-0959, yonitlevy@hotmail.com.

 

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 Ruth Browns (415) 492-1605, or the JCC at (415) 479-2000.

Dance with Shirley Burr, 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 Shirley Burr at sababadance@yahoo.com or visit http://wwwsababanights.com/ .

 

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.

 

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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