Berkeley Folk Dancers


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Berkeley Folk Dancers is America’s largest folk dance club.

Dancing seven times a week, fifty weeks a year. Now in our 77th year!




Yes, You  can still join the beginner class this year!

Contact

 Andy Partos 510 848-9262 for Tuesday Afternoon Class

David Hillis 510 549-0337 for Tuesday Evening Class


Upcoming events

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Call for Trial Dance Proposals

If you have a new trial dance to propose, please notify the organizers of these events:


Dance Committee meeting, Nov. 11: contact Emily Stoper (emily.stoper@gmail.com) by Nov. 8 - dances from any source; you may demonstrate the dance or bring a video showing it.



2018-19 Teaching Schedule

Berkeley Folk Dancers meets five nights a week at Live Oak Park with Beginners through Advanced levels meeting Monday thru Thursday, and an all-request night on Fridays.
The afternoon class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Northbrae Community Church.  (Note: all telephone numbers are in area code 510)

The October and November 2018  Teaching Schedules including the list of dances taught, are here 

 

The first 8-week Beginner class of the 2018-2019 year starts on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Other classes start on the same week of September. 

Jump to Afternoon classes here.


Jump to Request Night here.

Beginner

Starts September 4, 2018 (FAQ about the Beginner Class)
Tuesdays, 7:45pm-9:45pm

See the poster for this class here.

Teachers:

Marija: 549-0337 marijahillis@gmail.com
David: 549-0337 davidhillis1@comcast.net

Intermediate

Starts September 6, 2018
Thursdays, 7:45pm-9:45pm
Teachers:

Marian: 549-1703 kindermar54@sbcglobal.net
David: 549-0337 davidhillis1@comcast.net

Advanced Intermediate

Starts September 5, 2018
Wednesdays, 7:45pm-9:45pm
Teachers:

Judy: 655-3074 judy.stonefield@gmail.com
Yvonne: 222-4490 yvonneprovaznik@comcast.net

Advanced

Starts September 10, 2018
Mondays, 7:45pm-9:45pm
Teacher:

Yaqi: 525-1865 yaqizhang@comcast.net

Dancing In The Afternoon, Beginner


Starts September 4, 2018

Tuesdays, 1:30pm-3:00pm at Northbrae Community Church 

See the Poster for this class here.
Teacher:

Andy: 848-9262 apnitrate@aol.com

Dancing In The Afternoon, Intermediate

Starts September 6, 2018
Thursdays, 1:30pm-3:00pm at Northbrae Community Church 


Teacher:

Marija: 549-0337 marijahillis@gmail.com

Contact person for afternoon classes:

Big Wayne Phillips bigwayne19@comcast.net 


Request Night

Fridays, 7:45pm-9:45pm

The first half hour of the First Friday of the month will be devoted to beginner dances, which will be reviewed if necessary.


Dance Night Chair:

Peter and Lynne: 654-3136 pvdangelo@hotmail.com


Benefits of Folk Dancing

BFD in the Spotlight

  • Read  a recent San Jose Mercury News  article on BFD here.


BFD Bulletin

Click here  for ourNovember 2018 Bulletin. It has lots of info and photos of latest BFD happenings.

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BFD is a 501c(3) non-profit. We rely on membership dues and donations to pay for our dance space and to keep the club running 5 days a week. Your donations are fully tax-deductible, and help keep folk dancing alive in our community. Please consider making a donation.


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