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September 2019

John Burke & Eileen Menteer

September 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$5

John Burke has danced in the Bay Area since around 1980. He has been a teacher frequently at Stanford Folk Dancers, specializing in Bulgarian, Macedonian and Romanian dances that are "too complicated to simply pick up." Eileen Menteer has been folk dancing for fifty years, starting with Sunny Bloland’s class in Berkeley.

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John Burke & Eileen Menteer

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

John Burke has danced in the Bay Area since around 1980. He has been a teacher frequently at Stanford Folk Dancers, specializing in Bulgarian, Macedonian and Romanian dances that are "too complicated to simply pick up." Eileen Menteer has been folk dancing for fifty years, starting with Sunny Bloland’s class in Berkeley. This day is also John Burke's birthday. Please come help celebrate with him!

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Bulgarian Dance Workshop with Iliana Bozhanova and Todor Yankov

September 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$15

Bulgarian dance workshop with Iliana and Todor. Iliana and Todor brought us fabulous dances like Elerinka, Kune, and Dona. Admission Workshop: $15 Iliana Bozhanova and Todor Yankov Iliana Bozhanova Iliana Bozhanova is a native of Gulubovo, Bulgaria, and comes from a family of musicians and singers in Southern Thrace. She toured as a principal dancer and singer with Ensemble Ruchenitsa of Plovdiv as a youth; graduated from the National School for Amateur Art Instructors; and later received her Bachelor’s and…

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October 2019

Armenian Dance Workshop with Hasmik Harutyunyan

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$15

The world renowned Hasmik Harutyunyan returns to the USA and Stanford Folk Dancers for a special Armenian folk dance workshop. Hasmik not only has extensive knowledge of Armenian folk dances but, as an amazing vocalist in traditional Armenian song, she can sing beautifully while leading us in dance. She is simply a delight to behold and learn from. Please join us for an evening of traditional Armenian dance as taught by the award-winning Hasmik Harutyunyan. Hasmik HarutyunyanHasmik Harutyunyan of Yerevan,…

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All Requests

October 11 @ 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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Kaela Fine

October 18 @ 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 FineKaela 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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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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