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 78th year!



Upcoming events

For Dance Selection Form click here.


New Beginner Classes !

Still Accepting Members!

Tuesday Afternoon started September 3 

For Afternoon Poster click here

or contact Andy Partos 510-848-9262

Beginner Evening class started Thursday, September 5

For Evening poster click here

or contact David Hillis 510-549-0337


Please note that all evening classes will be held at James Kenney  Community Center starting around Aug 16, 2019

Afternoon classes will continue to be held at Northbrae Community Church




We have moved ! 

Live Oak is being renovated and BFD evening classes will be held at James Kenney Community Center, 1720 Eighth Street in Berkeley

for the 2019-2020 year. 

For the Google map showing location of James Kenney Center click here.

Beware! Even though the address is Eighth St. the best entry is from Virginia!

For detailed directions to James Kenney (Thanks to Art Woodworth) click here.

For a detailed map to James Kenney (Thanks to Mel Mann) click here.


(Afternoon classes will remain at Northbrae Community Church.)




2019-20 Teaching Schedule

We are temporarily moving! Berkeley Folk Dancers normally meets five nights a week at Live Oak Park , but in the 2019-2020 year we will be meeting at the James Kenney Community Center in Berkeley.  Beginner through Advanced levels meet Monday thru Thursday, and there is 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 September Teaching Schedule including the list of dances taught, is here 

The October Teaching Schedule including the list of dances taught is here 

For a PDF file of BFD 2019-2020 Repertoire click here.

Jump to Afternoon classes here.


Jump to Request Night here.

Beginner

Starts September 5, 2019 (FAQ about the Beginner Class)
Thursdays, 7:45pm-9:45pm

See the poster for this class here.

Teachers:

Marian: 549-1703 kindermar54@sbcglobal.net
D
arian: 549-1703 kindermar54@sbcglobal.net
Helen:
helenbrown333@gmail.com


Neil

Assistant Teacher 





703-9026





Neil1335@gmail.com











Intermediate

Starts September 3, 2019
Tuesdays, 7:45pm-9:45pm
Teachers:

Marija: 549-0337 marijahillis@gmail.com

David: 549-0337 davidhillis1@comcast.net

Advanced Intermediate

Starts September4, 2019
Wednesdays, 7:45pm-9:45pm
Teachers:

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

 Marija

Assistant Teacher

 549-0337 marijahillis@gmail.com  


Advanced

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

Yaqi: 345-2845 yaqizhang@comcast.net

Dancing In The Afternoon, Beginner


Starts September 3, 2019

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 5, 2019
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.

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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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