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 June schedule:

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.

June 9, 16, & 23 (Thursdays): We had a great party on June 2. By popular demand, Edith will teach Jove Male Mome. This is a Mandala Classic from Bulgaria. If you never learned it, would like to brush up, or show us some of your own cool variations, please come and join us! We will start the evening at 7:30 with easy, warm-up dances. We will then move on to teaching followed by requests until 10:30 P.M.

June 30 (Thursday): Party Night! We will start the evening at 7:30 with easy, warm-up dances. We will then move on to requests until 10:30 P.M. Come, dance to traditional and contemporary Balkan music. No partners or experience required. Join us for a fun evening.

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