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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 schedule for February 2015:

February 5 (Thursday): All requests. Dance to your favorite recorded music.

February 12 (Thursday): In preparation for our Lunar New Year celebration, Edith will teach Gau Shan Ching. This is a tribal Taiwanese dance.

February 19 (Thursday): Gung Hay Fat Choy! Come celebrate the year of the Ram with us. We will have some traditional Chinese goodies and you are welcome to bring yours in addition. All-request dancing; some Asian dances will be mixed in to our regular fare. Please feel free to bring your own Asian dances as well. Hope to see you there.

February 26 (Thursday): All requests, Dance to your favorite recorded music.

Donít forget with our March 26 (Thursday) party with the local band Staro Vino. The band members are Annie Cilley (violin, vocals), Andrew Cohen (accordion), Greg Jenkins (clarinet, vocals), and Mark Jenkins (percussion, vocals).

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 Ė 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