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Dances for Week of Nov 11

11/11/2018 5:28 PM | Arnold (Administrator)

From David Hillis

Hello dancers,

This Friday's our latest Fun Night, Cross Dress Waltz Party, at Live Oak, from 7:30-10:30.  It's a modest $5, and we'd sure appreciate any snacks you could bring!  As to costume, get creative -- wear something you've never worn before!  Take a fling with a frock!  Wear a beard or just get weird!


Next week is Thanksgiving, which means the Intermediate class won't be dancing that Thursday.  However, there's no need to let all those extra calories go unchallenged:  the Intermediates are invited to join the Beginner class on November 20.  The first half of the class will be Beginner teaches, followed by the Intermediate teaches.  Marija's off at Revels rehearsals, so Marian and I will be doing the whole thing.


Save the date!  BFD's biggest production of the year, in confederation with the Federation, is the Festival Of The Oaks.  This year it will be Sunday, February 10.  Attached as both a PDF and a Word Doc is the flyer for the event -- print it off, pass it around!  The details are at the bottom of this email as well.


Don't tell anybody I told ya, but . . .

Advanced - Monday

Bratach Bana T2

Hambopolska (cp., Sweden) T1

Sokacko Kolo T4

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 Bannielou Lambaol – Marija

M Swedish Finn Mixer – David

C Skater’s Tango – Marian/David

N De Secerat T2 – Marija     Model: Marian

M Korobushka (Russia) T1 – David

S The St. John River T3 – David

Syrtos(Greece) T1 – Marija     Model: Marian

C Milondita Tango T2 – Marija/David

N Mayim T4 – Marian    

M Western Trio Mixer T3 – David

S Grand Square – Marian

N Tzadik Katamar – Marija

Advanced Intermediate - Wednesday

Joc de Leagane

Bannielou Lambaol

Somogyi Karikazo


Stegvals T2 - Judy & Jim

Stockhom Sch. Mixer T2 - Marija

Brandiswalzer T3 - Judy & Bill

Neveno Mori Neveno T1 - Lone


Crosstep Waltz Mixer


Shrewsbury Lasses

Horehronsky Cardas

Winter Solstice


Das Fenster

Charleston Madison


Milondito Tango

Hora Miresii

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

C La Java – David/Marian

M Little Man in a Fix (R) - Helen

Jovano Jovanke (Macedonia) T1 – Marian     Model: Helen

S Our Brief Encounters T2 - David

C Ijswals T3 – Marian/David

M Crosstep Waltz Mixer T3 – Helen/David

M Mona's Festvals T2 – David/Marian

S Highland Rambler T4 - Marian

N Hora Miresii (R) - Helen

M Olsson's Familjevals (B) - David

N Alunelul (B ) -  Helen

Friday Night - Fun Night tonight!  We'll resume our regular programming next week.



71st Annual International Folk Dance

Festival of the Oaks

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Live Oak Park

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.

Institute with Lee Otterholt

International Master Folk Dance Teacher

9:30 - noon – $14.00

International Folk Dancing

Dances from around the world & Institute reviews

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – $12.00

(All day – Institute & Folk Dancing

$24.00 - best deal!)

Hot lunch

Noon - 1:00 p.m. – $6.00

Federation Membership meeting

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Folk Dance Federation of California will be

providing lunch for members attending.

Exhibition Dance Performance

1:00 p.m.

Pre-owned folk dance costume sale

12:30 – 4:30

Bring items to donate

Consignment sales accepted

Free refreshments will be served all


Sponsored by

Berkeley Folk Dancers &

Folk Dance Federation of California, Inc.

No partner needed

For more information:


or email: 


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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