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October 2017

Lew Smith & Melissa Miller

October 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 Balkan folk dances—Macedonian, Bulgarian, or Albanian—from 8-9pm. Request dancing will follow until 11pm. 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 performs…

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Halloween Dance Party with Kabile

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$12

Special live music dance night with traditional Bulgarian wedding band Kabile! 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! Kabile “Kabile” takes its name from the village Kabile where the members of this extraordinary group of musicians played one of their early gigs together; a small village located just north of the city of Yambol in…

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November 2017

Kaela Fine

November 3 @ 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 be teaching Bulgarian, Romanian, and other international dances. Kaela Fine has been a folk dancer since 1980 when she joined Marilyn Smith's class through the Santa Rosa Junior College. Since then she has enjoyed taking many dance classes as well as dancing and teaching regularly with Stanford Folk Dancers.

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All Requests

November 17 @ 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 2017

Bill Cope & Friends

December 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301-1721 United States
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$12

Live music and dancing to Bill Cope and his friends. Bring some light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party, and tips for the band! Bill Cope & Friends Bill Cope & friends play international folk dance music, especially Balkan with Greek and "oldie" folk dance favorites. The band includes Bill Cope, an all-around multi-instrumentalist whose music folk dancers have loved to dance to for many years. He performs internationally as well as with many local Bay…

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Bulgarian Dance Workshop with Elena Dimitrova

December 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301-1721 United States
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$15

Stanford Folk Dance is proud to host a dance workshop with Bulgarian dance artist and choreographer Elena Dimitrova. Elena Dimitrova Elena Dimitrova is a choreographer and professional performer of Bulgarian folk dances. In 2009, along with her husband, she established the Folk Dance Studio “Puldin” where admirers of Bulgarian dance can practice, profess, and share their joy of authentic folk heritage. About 200 dancers in age from 16 to 65 years are members of the studio. Every year the club…

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All Requests

December 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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