We're back dancing in person! Details below or email me if you have questions.


If this will be your first time with our group, please call (408-287-9999) or email first. We occasionally have to move to an alternate location or close because the church needs the hall for its own event.

LOCATION -- St. Michael Archangel Serbian Orthodox Church,18870 Allendale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070

Masks are OPTIONAL. We are no longer required to wear a mask indoors. If you will feel safer, of course you should do that.


ADMISSION -- $8 general/$6 for seniors. No charge for non-dancers and children. Discounts and scholarships available. Your first visit is FREE! No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

HOLIDAYS -- No dancing on Thanksgiving. There are sometimes Thusdays that we have to close because of Orthodox holidays. Please contact me before attending if you are not sure.

7:30-8:15 pm Dances for beginners, some teaching, some easy dances most beginners can do without a lot of instruction. One or two mixers. New dancers always welcome to join.
8:15-8:40 pm Slightly more difficult dances while experienced dancers arrive. 8:15-8:45 pm, one or two dances will be taught. Perhaps one more difficult dance or two less complex dances.
8:40-9:00 pm Practice of dances recently taught.
9:00-10:15 pm Sometimes one more dance is taught, typically more challenging than earlier dances. Otherwise, dancing to dancer requests. Dances become increasingly more difficult. Sometimes I will call a contra.

MUSIC/DANCE -- Very wide range of musical and dance tastes. About 60% is Eastern European/Middle Eastern, but that's sprinkled liberally with Contra dances, Scottish country dances, Country-Western line dances, Japanese, French Canadian, Russian, etc. Definitely no dance purists. 75% non-partner dances. Lots of easy dancers and mixers when beginning dancers are there. Class is very friendly, kind, and helpful to beginners.

PLAYLIST -- I have posted a sample playlist here. I will try to update this list every couple of months. If you cannot wait for an update, contact me and I will send you the latest playlist via email.

REQUESTS -- I use a request board. If you can't remember the name of a dance show me some steps or hum some of the music. I've been teaching for over 35 years and dancing for 45, and I can usually figure out the dance you want.

FLOOR/ROOM -- We dance in a large, high-ceilinged social hall with a wood floor. The hall is air-conditioned in the summer, but we have a lot of fans to keep the air circulating.

ATTENDANCE -- Varies from 40-55; close to 50/50 men and women with frequently more men than women! Average age about 50; age range from mid-20s to late-80s.

CONTACT -- Contact me if you have further questions.

Photos from the June 2017 "Box of Crayons" party. Serious and Silly.