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November 2017

Kaela Fine

November 3, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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January 2018

Balkan Dance Party with Svirači

January 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$12

Balkan Dance Party with Svirači Svirači features Jim Little (gajda, fiddle & tambura), Melissa Miller (kaval, vocals & percussion) and Lew Smith (tambura & percussion). Svirači specializes in Macedonian and Bulgarian dance music. More details... Bring some light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party, and tips for the band!

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All Requests

January 26 @ 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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February 2018

Bulgarian Dance Workshop with Prof. Anton Andonov

February 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$15

Stanford International Dancers hosts a Bulgarian folk dance workshop with choreographer and dance ethnologist Prof. Anton Andonov Dr. Anton Andonov Prof. Anton Andonov is lecturer and director of the Department of Choreography at the Academy for Music, Dance and Fine Art in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He is also a member of numerous scientific committees, a dance competition judge, and has been a guest choreographer in ensembles across Bulgaria. He is visiting the US for the first time. Accomplishments: • Principle soloist…

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Balkan Dance Workshop with Michael Ginsburg

February 9 @ 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 International Dancers is proud to present a Balkan folk dance workshop with master instructor Michael Ginsburg. Michael Ginsburg Michael has been teaching Balkan Folk Dance for over 50 years starting in 1964 with Michael Herman’s Folk Dance House in New York City. He continues to teach a weekly Balkan dance class in New York City. He has taught workshops all over the United States and Canada, as well as in Brazil, Japan, Israel, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Michael has…

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Lew Smith & Melissa Miller

February 16 @ 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 lead reviews of recent workshop 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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