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July 2018

Kevin Greek

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

Teaching Azeri dance at Officers Ball 2015 Kevin Greek will be teaching dances from Statewide 2018 and more starting at 7:30pm, followed by request dancing until 10pm. 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…

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All Requests

July 27 @ 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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August 2018

Klezmer Dance Party

August 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$12

Klezmer and classic Israeli 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 a recent Klezmer and Israeli dance party. Majorly Minor Led by Naomi Zamir, Majorly Minor plays Klezmer, Eastern European, and Israeli tunes for dancing. Musicians include Tom Belick (clarinet), Helena Gelfor (violin), Travis Hendrix (bass), and Naomi Zamir (accordian).

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Katherine Abbott

August 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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Katherine Abbott will be our featured instructor and will teach international dances including those from Stockton Folk Dance Camp 2018 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…

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Katherine Abbott

August 17 @ 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 dances including those from Stockton Folk Dance Camp 2018 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…

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September 2018

All Requests

September 21 @ 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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October 2018

Dance Party with Mosaic

October 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 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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Lew Smith & Melissa Miller

October 12 @ 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 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 regularly with the band Svirači.

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Halloween Party with Bulgarika

October 26 @ 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 Stoyan…

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November 2018

Kaela Fine

November 2 @ 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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