Berkeley Folk Dancers

Log in

Dances for Week of Oct 8

10/07/2018 9:29 AM | Arnold (Administrator)

Hello dancers,

Yes, the Oktoberfest Ball is on October 20 in Pleasanton, but if you want to have the dinner too, you have to register by this Friday, October 12.  Get your reg form and all the details at

  You can register online and get your ticket via Brown Paper Tickets!


So here it is, Sunday morning, and you've got this vague sense of something you were going to do today.  Maybe if you smelled the coffee you'd wake up.  Ah, yes . . . it comes rushing back to you!

***Mel Mann's 90th Birthday Party at Live Oak, noon-4:30.

***Members Meeting and potluck at the home of Emily and Arnie Stoper

Potluck 6:30 – RSVP 

Meeting 7:30

The Stopers are at 6439 Regent Street, Oakland


We all know BFD is the best dance class deal around, but the best performance deal is the Ethnic Dance Festival Auditions.  For just $10 a day (kids 12 and under are free), you can watch dozens of Bay Area performance troupes making their best effort to get into next year's Festival.  There's a new group dancing every 15 minutes, and you can spend a few hours there, or all day!

The dates are November 3, 4 and 10 and the location is the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.  Get all the lowdown



If you've got the time, we've got the dance . . .

Advanced - Monday

Bracno Oro, T2

Garry Strathspey (Scotland), T1

Tango Campana (USA), T1

Tehauntepec, T3

Tuesday Afternoon at Northbrae Community Church,  941 The Alameda, Berkeley, 1:30-3:00. Free parking in back.  Mostly Beginner dances but maybe some others, too!  Any questions, get hold of teacher Andy Partos 

Beginner - Tuesday

N Trugnala Rumjana - Marija

M Niguno Shel Yossi T4 – David  

S Cumberland Reel – Marija

N Alunelul T3 – Marian

N Ajde Jano (Serbia) T1 – Marija    Model: Marian

Skaters Tango (USA) T1 – David/Marija

S Grand Square T2 – David

N Setnja Kolo T4 – Marian

M Talgoxen T3 – David

N Lesnoto – Marija

Advanced Intermediate - Wednesday

Ini Vitui


Bal in da Straat

Bohemian National Polka

Deninka T4

Shrewsbury Lasses T3

Horehronsky Cardas T1

Winter Solstice T2

Byte Hambo

Mori Shej

Madre Tango

Swedish Finn Mixer

Picking Up Sticks


Dunantuli Ugros


Bavno Oro



Passu Torrau

Thursday Afternoon at Northbrae Community Church,  941 The Alameda, Berkeley, 1:30-3:00. Free parking in back.  Mostly Intermediate dances but maybe some others, too!  Any questions, get hold of teacher Marija Hillis

Intermediate - Thursday

N Ajde Jano (B) – Marian

M Talgoxen (B) – David

N Rumelaj – Helen      Model: Marian

S Trip to Bavaria T3 – David

N Debka Oud (Israel) T1 – Marian    Model: Helen

C Lepa Anka Kolo Vodi T2 – David/Marian
N Čerešničky T2 – Marian      Model: Helen

M La Salamandre T4 – Helen

C Skaters Tango (B) – David/Marian

N Bannielou Lamboal (B) – Marian

Friday Night -- All Requests - Dance your favorites, even dances dropped from the repertoire!

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.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software