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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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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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April 2018

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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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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July 2018

Kevin Greek

July 13 @ 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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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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