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 December schedule:

December 14 (Thursday): Edith will teach a Mandala Classic: Cetvorno Shopsko Horo, a dance first taught by Yves Moreau and reviewed by him at this year's Kolo Festival.

December 21 (Thursday): Please join us for a special event: A solstice bell celebration. The evening will include a potluck, so bring a snack to share. Bring a bell or chime to ring in the ancient new year. Dancing will be to recorded favorites. It will be a full evening, so be there as close to 7:30 P. M. as possible.

December 28 & January 4 (Thursdays): A party night with dancing to recorded music and, perhaps, a quick review of Cetvorno.

ADVANCE NOTICE! You are invited to Mandala’s solstice celebration on Thursday, December 21. The evening will include a Pot-luck, dancing to recorded music, and a special solstice bell ceremony. This is a festive occasion, so bring some food to share and a bell or chime to ring in the ancient New Year. Festivities will start at 7:30 P.M. Hope to see you then.

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