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BFD Birthday Ball

  • 01/12/2019
  • 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Live Oak Park recreation center


  • Dancing from 7:30 to 10:30
  • Dinner at 6pm, Dancing from 7:30 to 10:30


Theme: “Dancing on the Orient Express”

The Orient Express was a luxury train running from Paris to Istanbul over several routes. Its glory days were from 1883 to the start of World War 2. These routes passed through 12 countries and we do dances from all of them. This was a very First Class train. The passengers included nobility, the very famous,  and the just plain very rich. Which passenger will you be? Nobility? Movie star? Opera diva? Mysterious widow travelling with her late husbands’ ashes? Charming card shark? Jewel thief? Belgian detective with remarkable moustache? (Think “Murder on the Orient Express.”) So bring your dancing shoes and climb aboard!

In its glory days, the various routes followed by the Orient Express included the following 14 countries:

1.      France

2.      Germany

3.      Austria

4.      Hungary

5.      Romania

6.      Bulgaria

7.      Switzerland

8.      Italy

9.      Slovenia

10.  Croatia

11.  Serbia

12.  Macedonia

13.  Greece

14.  Turkey

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.

Berkeley Folk Dancers is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

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