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October 2019

Halloween Party with Bulgarika

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$15

Special live music dance night with traditional Bulgarian band Bulgarika! This is our Halloween party as well so come dressed to celebrate in costume! Bring some light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party, and tips for the band! Bulgarika Bulgarika presents traditional Bulgarian songs and tunes. The band is led by husband and wife team, Nikolay (gadulka, a fiddle) and Donka Kolev (vocalist), award-winning performers from Folk Music Conservatories in Bulgaria. They are joined by Temelko…

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November 2019

Kaela Fine

November 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$5

Kaela will teach Bulgarian, Romanian, and other international dances. Kaela Fine Kaela Fine has been a folk dancer since 1980 when she joined Marilyn Smith's class. Since then, she has been taught by Carol Hirsh, Ruth Gundelfinger, Lee Newland, Marcel Vinokur, Todd Wagner and Suzanne Rocca-Butler as well as by master teachers at the Kolo Festival, Razzmatazz, Stockton and Statewide events. Kaela has been an occasional dance teacher for Stanford Folk Dancers over the last 20 years.

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Yale Rosenblatt

November 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$5

Yale Rosenblatt is our featured instructor. Be sure to stay for request dancing until 10pm. Yale Rosenblatt Yale learned to teach folk dancing when he was 14 years old and has been dancing and teaching Israeli and International folk dancing ever since. He taught International dances at Café Shalom in the San Francisco Jewish Community Center for many years. He performed in a number of local dance groups including Habonim dance group, Rikudom Israeli dance group, Kopachka International dancers and…

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Yale Rosenblatt

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$5

Yale Rosenblatt is our featured instructor. Be sure to stay for request dancing until 10pm. Yale Rosenblatt Yale learned to teach folk dancing when he was 14 years old and has been dancing and teaching Israeli and International folk dancing ever since. He taught International dances at Café Shalom in the San Francisco Jewish Community Center for many years. He performed in a number of local dance groups including Habonim dance group, Rikudom Israeli dance group, Kopachka International dancers and…

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All Requests

November 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$5

All request dance night! Likely to include review of dances taught earlier.

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December 2019

Lew Smith & Melissa Miller

December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$5

Lew Smith & Melissa Miller will teach Greek, Albanian, or Macedonian dances the first hour. Request dancing will follow until 10pm. Lew Smith started folk dancing in 1966 and led folk dancing at UCSB in the late '60's and at SJSU in the early '70's. Lew is also a member of the Balkan band Svirači. Melissa Miller (aka Ghanima Gaditana) has been folk dancing since childhood, and teaches and performs belly dance in the Bay Area and beyond. She also…

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Balkan Dance Party with Zabava International

December 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$12

Live Balkan music and dancing to Bill Cope and Zabava International! It's a party night, so snacks and drinks are welcome, as are tips for the band. Bill CopeZabava International!Energetic, soulful, and rhythmically dazzling music played from the center of the dance floor--music from Albania, America, Armenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Macedonia, Norway, the Romani, Romania, Serbia, South Africa, Sweden and Turkey traditions. The musicians recreate the vibrant interplay of traditional music and dance from the cultural crossroads. Anastasia…

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Lew Smith & Melissa Miller

December 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$5

Lew Smith & Melissa Miller will teach Greek, Albanian, or Macedonian folk dances the first hour. Request dancing will follow until 10pm. Lew Smith started folk dancing in 1966 and led folk dancing at UCSB in the late '60's and at SJSU in the early '70's. Lew is also a member of the Balkan band Svirači. Melissa Miller (aka Ghanima Gaditana) has been folk dancing since childhood, and teaches and performs belly dance in the Bay Area and beyond. She…

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All Requests

December 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$5

All request dance night! Likely to include review of dances taught earlier.

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