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thur afternoon dancing 8 nov

11/06/2018 12:05 AM | Arnold (Administrator)
From Wayne Philips

ps:   the tuesday afternoon dancers don't meet this week (6 nov ) - it's a polling place, not a dance floor .  but for us, this thursday is full speed ahead ! . . .

-------- remember, too, that the videos of the dances we're gonna do, will give you a leg up (pun ) on nailing 'em when you get here on thursday . . .

ps:   some etiquette down below .


we, the thursday class, still need somebody who'd like to send a little e-note (like this one ) to our fellow thursday dancers, so easy and fun !  you'll learn about other dance sites in the bay area, you'll learn who are the movers and shoulder-shakers in BFD, and who you can go to for help !  you'll be able to post recipes or histories of the dances we do .   you won't have to do it like i do it - and i'll help you get started (actually there are already a couple people who have expressed some hope that you'll replace me .  i know they'd be willing to help, too ! )   contact me at:  BigWayne19@Comcast.NET . . .


Sun Nov 4:    chez Marian Snyder   2812 Regent Street, Berk   6:30 Potluck (please RSVP 549-1703)   7:30 biz...


a little etiquette goes a long way:

-------- in line and circle dances, avoid wrestling, give your right hand palm up ! (left hand down, duh ... ) . . .

learning a new dance ?   get next to a good dancer . . .

join lines at the END, and join sets at the bottom - away from the music .

------- be thoughtful about any rings you wear .

use sense when using scents

        always wear your name tag.   i'm embarrassed when i don't remember your name . . .

--------- always say hello to dancers whose names you don't recognize - it might be the guy who's considering joining BFD !

you don't have to know every dance perfectly to always be welcome - but if you don't know a dance, step out or behind the line .


---------  "intermediates with marija hillis " -  Thu Afternoons at Northbrae Community Church,  941 The Alameda, Berkeley, 1:30-3:00.  Free parking in back.  Mostly intermediate dances!  Any questions, .   dances we'll do on 18 oct may include some or all of these :

C Ada's Kujawiak #1

N Čerešničky

M Crosstep Waltz Mixer (USA)

S Cumberland Reel

S Highland Rambler (Scotland)

N Hora Miresii   (look for bill and Louise Lidicker )

C ijswals (Netherlands)

M Little Man in a Fix (Denmark)

M Mona's Festvals (Sweden)

S Our Brief Encounters (England)

N Rumelaj

N Tzadik Katamar


Folk-dancing the Adriatic to Slovenia and Venice !   June 1-15, '19 .   Jun 1-7 Marija's homeland- Slovenia- and Venice!   includes excursions, meals, and dancing every night !   ...details on: .   David and Marija   510-549-0337


Yardena's israeli dancing in walnut creek: Nov 11th & 25, and Dec 9th   <> for date, place and time . . .

alan king sez:   ISRAELI FOLK DANCES,   Ashkenaz $10.00  (Under 18 FREE)   snacks and drinks   -   Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue 16 Dec 18, and then in 2019,  Mar 3, Jun 2, Sep 15, Dec 15


Birthday Ball will be Sat 12 Jan , the theme is Dancing on the Orient Express.


Monte Toyon 2019
Fri, Jan 25 to Sun, Jan 27

     BFD 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.  His wife Patti Cobb provides 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. Sat 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 are in Cary Lodge, a two-story building with a lounge where we will have a 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 Dec 1, 2018. Final payment is due Jan 1, 2019. On Jan 2, non-BFD-members may register. The last day for refund of deposits is Jan 5th and the last day for refund of 50% of full payment is Thur, Jan 17th. Charges: Deposit $50 each, or $245 each for the weekend ($230 each without Friday dinner).

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

Mail or give to Sondra Reinman, 1635 Merced Street, Richmond, CA 94804   check payable to Berkeley Folk Dancers or you can register on the Berkeley Folk Dancers Website.   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?____


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----------- and, of course, if you don't want to get any mail from me, just lemme know ☹ !  -- my ego won’t be hurt and it will save me some work . . .



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