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March 2019

Dance Party with Da! Mozem

March 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$12

International Dance Party with Da! MozemDance to your favorite international tunes with Da! Mozem. Bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party, and tips for the band! Da! Mozhem Da! Mozhem plays and sings high-energy pan-Balkan music for the joy of dancing. D!M is a group of friends who have been playing together for well over a decade. The group has veterans from many excellent folklore bands such as the People’s International Silver String Macedonian Band, Born…

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Adony Beniares

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

Dancing since 2005, Adony is a charming dance generalist, enjoying all genres and folk dance types, with a current fondness for Israeli, Greek, Scottish and English. A frequent and renowned favorite among many Peninsula folk dance groups for many years, together Becky and Adony dance 2-3 times a week and attend a party or two per month in the Bay Area. Adony seeks to continually improve his technique in improvisation and couple dancing. In dance related activities, Becky and Adony…

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Adony Beniares

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

Dancing since 2005, Adony is a charming dance generalist, enjoying all genres and folk dance types, with a current fondness for Israeli, Greek, Scottish and English. A frequent and renowned favorite among many Peninsula folk dance groups for many years, together Becky and Adony dance 2-3 times a week and attend a party or two per month in the Bay Area. Adony seeks to continually improve his technique in improvisation and couple dancing. In dance related activities, Becky and Adony…

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All Requests

March 29 @ 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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April 2019

Dance Party with Balkanton 340

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

Balkanton 340 and its members are Dena Bjornlie (gadulka and vocals), Hector Bezanis (gajda), Alex Hand (tambura), Rick Shultz (kaval), and Dan Auvil (tupan). As their name implies, they specialize in Bulgarian village music. Bring some light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party, and tips for the band.

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Katherine Abbott

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

Katherine Abbott will be our featured instructor and will teach international dance favorites Gras Kalo Kolo and Nevino, Mori Nevino. If there is time she will teach Made in Romania as well. Katherine Abbott Katherine Abbott fell in love with folk dancing in 1970 when she attended Stockton Folk Dance Camp for the first time. Since then she has danced and taught in a variety of dance clubs in Colorado, Utah and Northern California: Heritage Festival, East Bay Folk Dancers,…

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Bay Area Dance Week Party

April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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Free

In honor of Bay Area Dance Week, April 26 - May 5, 2019, we will offering special free program for newcomers followed by a request dance party ! All free! No partner necessary. Adults, teens, and families are welcome. Light refreshments offered.

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May 2019

Balkan Dance Party with Zabava International

May 3 @ 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

May 10 @ 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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Lew Smith & Melissa Miller

May 17 @ 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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