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April 2017

Jerry Duke

April 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
First Baptist Event Hall, 305 N. California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA United States
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$8

Jerry Duke has had a long career in dance, with broad interests in many kinds of dance. He has served many different roles including dancer, choreographer, researcher and teacher. He is currently a faculty member at SF State University and teaches folk and social dancing at the University of San Francisco.

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May 2017

Balkan Dance Party with Zabava!

May 5, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
First Baptist Event Hall, 305 N. California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA United States
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$12

Live Balkan music and dancing to Zabava! Bring some light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party, and tips for the band! Bill CopeZabava! Zabava! means Party! Zabava! includes Corinne Sykes (vocals, tambura, tupan, darabuka), Michele Simon (vocals, tupan, hand drum), Tom Farris (tambura, guitar, hand drum), Rich Schultz (kaval) and Bill Cope. Bill Cope is a well-known local musician renowned for his skill on many ethnic instruments, including tambura, accordion and gajda. More details...

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June 2017

Dance Party with Staro Vino

June 2, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
First Baptist Event Hall, 305 N. California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA United States
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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), Greg Masaki Jenkins (clarinet and vocals), and Mark Jenkins (percussion and vocals). Bring some light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages to help make it a party, and tips for the band.

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John Burke

June 9, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
First Baptist Event Hall, 305 N. California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA United States
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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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John Burke

June 16, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
First Baptist Event Hall, 305 N. California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA United States
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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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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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, 2017 @ 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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