What's happening at Mandala

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. Check this site for listings of special events and workshops.

Mandala May schedule:

May 5 (Thursday): Party night.

May 12 & 19 (Thursdays): Edith will be teaching Beranche and Tso Tso. We will also review Chichovata and Gankino as time permits. These are all dances we will enjoy when Staro Vino comes to play for us.

May 26 (Thursday): Even though it is a party night, We will include many of the dances which will be played at the party on June 2.

June 2 (Thursday): Balkan Folk Dance Party night featuring the band Staro Vino (Mark Jenkins, Gregory Jenkins, Andrew Cohen and Peter Bonos) playing Bulgarian, Macedonian and Greek music.

The Mandala Folk Dance Center is located at: Bowcock Hall (formerly Wardwell Hall), St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 1399 - 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 $5.00 except for special workshops and events.

For more information, you may send email to: paulbourbin@hotmail.com