Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Dancing with Bulgarika!

Over 50 people braved the rain to come and dance to the soulful traditional Bulgarian sounds of Bulgarika this week! 

Fabulous musicians Nikolay Kolev on gadulka, Donka Koleva on vocals, Temelko Ivanov on kaval, and Nikolay Kodzhabashev on tambura were joined by the Bay Area's own Dan Auvil on percussion for a wonderful evening of music and dancing.


Devetorka, Daichovo, Cetvorno, Paidushko, Triti Puti, Eleno Mome, Dospatsko Horo - we danced them all. Highlights of the evening including two wonderful medleys of Pravo and Les Noto melodies sung by Donka Koleva. 


Be sure to join us again for our Annual Petaluma Holiday Folk Dance Party at Hermann Sons Hall on Monday, December 12, 7-9:30 p.m., featuring live music by Santa Rosa Vecherinka.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Parties & Classes & New Dances!

Come party!
Dance to the traditional Bulgarian sounds of Bulgarika on Monday, October 24, 7-9:30 p.m., at Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue, Petaluma. Admission is $10 for visitors, $5 for those already signed up for the fall session.

And mark your calendars now for our Annual Holiday Party with live music by Santa Rosa Vecherinka on Monday, December 12, 7-9:30 p.m.

New sessions starting!
College of Marin International Folk Dance Class on Wednesdays 2:10-3:30 p.m. in PE#22, Kentfield Campus, starts November 2 and runs through December 7.
The next session of Israeli Folk Dancing on Thursdays 1:30-4 p.m. starts on October 27 and runs through December 8 at the Osher JCC in San Rafael. 

New dances!
We've been learning Rum Dum Dum, a fun and lively dance to Serbia music choreographed by Ira Weisburd:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEqWzYcwttQ
And Rokdim Yechefim is my latest favorite Israeli dance that I'll be teaching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFYzTYB0hTo