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Dances for Week of Nov 4

11/06/2018 12:00 AM | Arnold (Administrator)

From David Hillis

Hello dancers,

This issue of This Week's Dances is coming out a little early because Marija and I will be in Yosemite from Friday through Monday.

The Members Meeting is this Sunday!  Marian will be expecting you.

Sunday, November 4:     At the home of Marian Snyder

2812 Regent Street, Berkeley

6:30 Potluck (please RSVP 549-1703)

7:30 Meeting


December 8-16 - We have a bloc of reserved seats for Marija's and Evelyn's performances in Revels, but that expires Nov. 7.  We have primo seats in three different sections -- 40% discount for Dec. 8, 20% discount for all other dates.  Please contact me if you're interested.  More details (but not better ticket prices!) at



Monte Toyon 2019
Friday, January 25 to Sunday, January 27

     Berkeley Folk Dancers will be dancing for the 37th year at Monte Toyon. If you have never come, join us and see for yourself why the tradition has lasted so long.  This year we are fortunate to have Bruce Herbold teaching Scottish dance with his wife, Patti Cobb, providing us with live music for the lessons.  Bruce has been teaching Scottish dance since 1983 with the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.   His classes are always great fun.

     The Camp is in a lovely, relaxing redwood grove near Santa Cruz. The dance hall has a beautiful wooden floor with a grand stone fireplace. Class is from 9am to noon on Saturday and Sunday with an optional class at 1pm on Saturday. Saturday afternoon can be spent walking the beaches, hiking through the redwoods, visiting the nearby towns, or the monarch butterflies at the state park (or napping!). Meals are prepared by the friendly kitchen staff, and we have an all-request dance party Friday and Saturday evenings. The accommodations in Cary Lodge, a two-story building with a lounge where we will have the happy hour before dinner, consists of 4-person dorm rooms with bunk beds. We try to have no more than 3 people in a room. Come to dance, eat, drink, sing, and visit with old friends and make new ones! 

     Space is limited to 50 attendees, and room assignments are made in the order that deposits are received. The rate for the entire weekend has gone up slightly - $245. (Without the Friday dinner, the rate is $230.) Please complete and return the registration form below by December 1, 2018. Final payment is due January 1, 2019. On January 2, non-members may register. The last day for refund of deposits is January 5th and the last day for refund of 50% of full payment is Thursday, January 17th. Charges: Deposit $50 each, or $245 each for the weekend ($230 each without Friday dinner).

     Questions? Contact Sondra Reinman (510-524-6113).

January 25 – 27, 2018
Mail or give to Sondra Reinman, 1635 Merced Street, Richmond, CA 94804
Make your check payable to Berkeley Folk Dancers or you can register on the Berkeley Folk Dancers Website.
Contact information: Sondra Reinman (510) 524-6113

NAME(S) (Please print) _____________________________________________
ADDRESS (include zip) _____________________________________________
PHONE NO.___________________
AMOUNT PAID: $__________________ ($50 deposit each, or full payment by December 1)
$245 each for weekend ($230 without Friday dinner). If a deposit is paid, remainder is due 1/1/19.
ROOMMATE CHOICES (not listed above)______________________________
ROOM PREFERENCES_________________________
Any special food requirements (e.g. vegetarian) ? ______________
Please have a few requests ready for evening parties!

Would you like to carpool? _____ Give a ride?______ Need a ride?____


Try a marathon -- how many of our seven opportunities this week can you go to?

Advanced - Monday

Bratach Bana (Set, Scotland), T1

Hambopolska (cp. Sweden), T1

Neveno Mori Neveno (Trial, np. Macedonia), T2

Sokacko Kolo, T3

plus reviews of the Fun Night dances!

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 Alunelul – Marija

M Allemannsmarsj – David

M Swedish Finn Mixer T4 – David

N De Secerat (Romania) T1 – Marija     Model: Marian

C Milondita Tango (USA) T1 – David/Marija

N Mayim T3 – Marian    

S The St. John River T2 – David

M Western Trio Mixer T2 – David

N Ajde Jano – Marian   

C Skater’s Tango – Marija

N Tzadik Katamar T4 – Marija

S Cumberland Reel – David

Advanced Intermediate - Wednesday

1   Adje Jano

2.  Tropanka

3.  Mayim

4.  Alexandrovska

5.  Stegvals    T1

6.  Let's Have a Ceilidh  T4

7.  Stockholm Schottish Mixer T1

8.  Brandiswalzer  T2

9.  Tango Poquito

10. Rustemul

11. Sapphire Sea

12. Hambo

13. Hasapico  T3

14. Ba La

15. Winter Solstice

16. Deninka

17. La Java

18. Shrewsbury Lasses

19. Bavno Oro

20. Joc Batranesc

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 Rumelaj - Helen

C Ada's Kujawiak #1 (B) – Marian/David

M Crosstep Waltz Mixer T2 – David/Helen

Our Brief Encounters (England) T1 - David

C Ijswals T2 – Marian/David

Mona's Festvals (Sweden) T1 – David/Marian

N Hora Miresii T4 - Helen

S Highland Rambler T3 - Marian

M Little Man in a Fix T4 - David

S Cumberland Reel (B) - Helen

N Tzadik Katamar (B) - Marian

Friday Night - All-request dancing



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