The Mandala Folk Dance Center has, since 1971, been a favorite place in San Francisco for International Folk Dancers to meet and enjoy an evening of dancing and good company. The first and last Thursdays of the month are party nights featuring all request dancing and no formal instruction.The other Thursdays feature dance instruction by Edith Bourbin as well as request dancing.Edith will teach dances from Stockton and other folk dance camps and workshops. A number of times a year, a local band will provide live music for dancing and special workshops by other teachers are provided. In the Fall, Mandala has a folk dance picnic in Golden Gate Park. Check this site for listings of special events and workshops.
December 20, 2012 (Thursday): Folk dance Holiday Party
February 7, 2013 (Thursday): Christos Papakostas teaches a Greek dance workshop. Admission is $10.00.
April 6, 2013 (SATURDAY): Tanya Kostova hosts a special Bulgarian Dance Party. Admission is $10.00.
May 16, 2013 (Thursday): Mandala will be hostine Caroline Simmonds teaching popular Greek Dances that will be played at two popular Greek Festivals in the Bay Area. "Greek Dance 101" featuring many popular dances tha teh bands will play the Oakland Cathedral of the Ascension on the folowing weekend. Beginners are free; all other dancers contribute from $2.00 to $5.00 on a sliding scale. This is a opportunity to invite your non-dancing friends so they too can enjoy the festivals. Mandala meets at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Bowcock Hall, 43rd Avenue, at Judah, San Francisco from 7:30 to 10:30 P.M. For more information send email to Paul or call Edith at (415) 648-8489.
May 23, 2013 (Thursday): Mandala continues its Greek dance brush-up with Caroline Simmonds. She will review dances taught previously with the addition of other material, including Island dances, which we anticipate being played at the Marin Greek Festival this weekend. Admission will be Mandala's regular $4.00. Mandala meets at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Bowcock Hall, 43rd Avenue, at Judah, San Francisco from 7:30 to 10:30 P.M. For more information send email to Paul or call Edith at (415) 648-8489.
The Mandala Folk Dance Center is located at: Bowcock Hall (formerly Wardwell Hall), St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 43rd Avenue at Judah Street, San Francisco, CA.The Mandala meets every Thursday from 7:30 – 10.30 P.M. Beginner's instruction starts at 7:30, followed by requests, then intermediate/advanced instruction and more requests. On Party Nights, the first and last Thursday of every month, there is no intermediate/advanced instruction. Admission is $4.00 except for special workshops and events.
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