Friday, March 29, 2013

Celebrate April Fool's Day by folk dancing on Monday, April 1, 7-9:15 p.m. at Herman Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue, Petaluma! I'll have a few dance surprises for you including a honky tonk version of Dobruzhanska Reka, a Rumanian bunny hop, and a Russian hand jive dance.

During the month of April, we'll continue learning Bicak, a wonderful Bulgarian dance introduced by Yves Moreau, as well as reviewing dances that the band will be playing at our April 13 dance party (including Tropanka, Paidushko, Kopanitsa, and Eleno Mome). I'll also teach Valle e Permetit and Bracno Oro, two lovely Albanian dances.

And don't miss our Annual Spring Folk Dance Party on Saturday, April 13, 8-11 p.m. The evening will feature dancing to old and new recorded favorites, plus live Balkan music by Greg Jenkins, Dena Bjornlie, Lisa Ekstrom, and Mark Jenkins.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Come learn some more wonderful, easy folk dances from around the world at my International Folk Dance Class at College of Marin on Wednesdays 2:10-3:30 p.m., March 27-May 8 (no class April 10). 
The dances are fun, great exercise, and danced to a wonderful assortment of world music.This class is a good way to get started (or to return to) folk dancing in a friendly, energetic and welcoming environment. We'll learn dances from Rumania, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, France, and more. 
Course number is 35016EC; cost is $56 for the 6-week session. The class is held at PE#22 on the Kentfield campus. To register, go to:

You can also register by mail (forms available at the Emeritus Center at College of Marin) or I can mail a form to you. I’ll also have registration forms available  at the first class of the new session on March 27.