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March 2018

Dance Party with Balkanton 340

March 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Garden House, 400 University Ave.
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States
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$12

Balkanton 340 and its members are Dena Bjornlie (gadulka and vocals), Hector Bezanis (gajda), Ann Cleveland (vocals), 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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Bulgarian Dance Workshop with Gergana Panova

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$15

The charming Gergana Panova will be teaching a special workshop in Bulgarian dance. She is visiting the US this spring. Gergana Panova leads Maleshevsko, excerpt by Blakanitsa-Haifa Dance Group, Israel, 2010 Dr. Gergana Panova-Tekath Dr. Gergana Panova-Tekath was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. From 1988 to 1993, she danced with the Filip Kutev Bulgarian National Folk Ensemble. She studied dance ethnology in Bulgaria and obtained her Ph.D. in dance from Dortmund University (Germany). She regularly commutes between Bulgaria, where she heads…

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Adony Beniares

March 16 @ 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 23 @ 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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April 2018

Dance Party with Da! Mozem

April 6 @ 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

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 is quite possibly the largest folk dance band popular today in the Bay Area. Its members for this party are John Burke (accordion, vocals), Joyce Clyde (gadulka, vocals), Sonne Lemke (vocals), Paul Litsky (tambura), Alan Moore (accordion, kaval), Barbara Saxton (vocals), Lew Smith (doumbek, tupan), Ginny…

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Bay Area Dance Week Party

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301-1721 United States
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Free

In honor of Bay Area Dance Week, April 27 - May 6, 2018, 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. Kaela Fine will be our featured instructor. 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…

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May 2018

Balkan Dance Party with Zabava!

May 11 @ 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! Bring some light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party, and tips for the band! Bill CopeZabava!Energetic, soulful, and rhythmically dazzling music played from the center of the dance floor--music from Bulgarian, Greek, Macedonian, and Romani traditions. The musicians recreate the vibrant interplay of traditional music and dance from the cultural crossroads. Michele Simon (vocals, tupan, hand drum) Juliana Graffagna (vocals, tambura) Bill Cope (gajda, bouzouki, tambura,…

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June 2018

Dance Party with Staro Vino

June 1 @ 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 Balkan music dance party with Staro Vino! Come dance to the music of Bulgaria, Greece, and Macedonia. Only the finest vintages! They play dance tunes and table songs from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia, and Bosnia. Staro Vino is Andrew Cohen (accordion), Joey Friedman (saxophone), Greg Masaki Jenkins (clarinet and vocals), and Mark Jenkins (percussion and vocals). They play dance tunes from Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, and Serbia. Bring some light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party, and…

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Yale Rosenblatt

June 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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Yale Rosenblatt

June 22 @ 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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