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June 2017

John Burke

June 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
First Baptist Event Hall, 305 N. California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA United States
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$8

John will be teaching Gergana Panova's dances Cherkezko and (probably) Kadrila, as well as Momino Horo. 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."

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July 2017

Dance to Live French Music

July 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
First Baptist Event Hall, 305 N. California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA United States
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$12

French dance fun for all ages!Gary Breitbard & Jena Rauti Start celebrating Bastille Day a week early! Dance with us through France—and never leave the Bay Area! Gary Breitbard, Jena Rauti, and Phillip Garrison will help teach and lead French dances to the live music of FĂȘte Musette. Besides singing La Marseillaise, we will take you to Alsace, Brittany, Gascony, Provence, and the Massif Central in a period where the waltz, mazurka, polka, scottish, bourree, and rondeau ruled. We will…

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Kaela Fine

July 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
First Baptist Event Hall, 305 N. California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA United States
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$8

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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August 2017

Klezmer Dance Party

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
First Baptist Event Hall, 305 N. California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA United States
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$12

Klezmer dance party with live music provided by Majorly Minor. Donna Frankel will help lead dances. Bring some light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party, and tips for the band. Photos from our last Klezmer and Israeli dance party. Majorly Minor Majorly Minor plays Klezmer, Eastern European, and Israeli tunes for dancing. Members include Stella Bonilla (violin), Ginny Snyder (bass), Larry Light (clarinet), and Naomi Zamir (accordion).

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Kevin Greek

August 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$8

Teaching Azeri dance at Officers Ball 2015 Kevin Greek will be teaching dances from Statewide or Stockton 2017 starting at 7:30pm, followed by request dancing until 10:30pm. Kevin Greek Kevin Greek has been an avid and lifetime learner of dance from all cultures persistantly for almost 30 years. A regular dancer with Stanford Folk Dancers, he has performed folk dances of 12 cultures, including Middle Eastern, Bollywood, Sufi whirling, and sacred dances. Kevin was the 2015-2017 president of the Folk…

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Kevin Greek and Amy Baldwin

August 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$5

Both Kevin Greek and Amy Baldwin will share time reviewing international dances for our lesson hour. To be followed by request dancing until 10pm. Kevin Greek Kevin Greek has been an avid and lifetime learner of dance from all cultures persistantly for almost 30 years. A regular dancer with Stanford Folk Dancers, he has performed folk dances of 12 cultures, including Middle Eastern, Bollywood, Sufi whirling, and sacred dances. Kevin was the 2015-2017 president of the Folk Dance Federation of…

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September 2017

Dance Party with Mosaic

September 8 @ 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

MosiacMosaic brings their own unique take on the music of the Balkans, Scandinavia, and elsewhere. The members are: Tony Canavarro (gaida, guitar), Barry Gregory (flugelhorn, trumpet), Phillip Cline (soprano saxophone), Fran Van Atta (bass guitar), and Randa Jacobs (flute, pennywhistle). 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

September 15 @ 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. 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, Moveable Feet, Changs, Peninsula Folk Dance Council, and Berkeley Folk Dancers. Her enthusiasm for dancing is contagious and her clear teaching methods make it easy…

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Katherine Abbott

September 29 @ 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. 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, Moveable Feet, Changs, Peninsula Folk Dance Council, and Berkeley Folk Dancers. Her enthusiasm for dancing is contagious and her clear teaching methods make it easy…

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October 2017

All Requests

October 6 @ 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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