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July 2018

Kevin Greek

July 20, 2018 @ 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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August 2018

Klezmer Dance Party

August 3, 2018 @ 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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October 2018

Dance Party with Mosaic

October 5, 2018 @ 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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Halloween Party with Bulgarika

October 26, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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Kaela Fine

November 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$8

Kaela will teach Bulgarian, Romanian, and other international dances. Kaela FineKaela 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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All Requests

November 30, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301-1721 United States
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$8

All request dance night! Likely to include review of dances taught earlier.

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December 2018

Orkestar Cope-a-Cabana Dance Party

December 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301-1721 United States
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$12

Live music and dancing to Bill Cope and his friends: Orkestar Cope-a-Cabana Bring some light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party, and tips for the band! Orkestar Cope-a-Cabana Orkestar Cope-a-Cabana is a group of talented local musicians playing Balkan and Greek music, and led by well-known multi-instrumentalist Bill Cope. Bill Cope, an all-around multi-instrumentalist whose music folk dancers have loved to dance to for many years. He performs internationally as well as with many local Bay…

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All Requests

December 21, 2018 @ 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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January 2019

Rumyana Filkova: Songs and Dances of Bulgaria

January 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$15

Rumyana Filkova, an accomplished teacher and performer from Plovdiv and a member of the folkloric ensemble "Trakia", will lead a Bulgarian dance and singing workshop. She will present at least one Bulgarian dance that we will join in song as we dance it. She will teach additional dances with songs and songs for dancing as there is time and interest. Rumyana Filkova Rumyana Filkova is a professional Bulgarian folk singer, educator, and researcher. She has been on the stage for…

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