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The Bay Area Country Dance Society promotes, preserves, and teaches traditional English and American music and dance in the San Francisco Bay area.

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Today's Dances!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014: CONTRA at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Kelsey Hartman with Open band led by The Treble Makers (Erik Hoffman, John Douglas, Debra Tayleur, Del Eckels)  More Info

Dances During the Next Ten Days

Addresses, maps, start and end times, and lesson information (if a lesson is offered) for each location can be found by following the location link in each listing.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014: CONTRA at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Kelsey Hartman with Open band led by The Treble Makers (Erik Hoffman, John Douglas, Debra Tayleur, Del Eckels)  More Info

Friday, August 1, 2014: ENGLISH at Palo Alto Masonic Temple in Palo Alto. Lise Dyckman with Nonesuch Country Dance Players (Stan & Susan Kramer, Mary Tabor, Daniel Soussan, Rob Powell, Mark Daly) with Patti Cobb  More Info

Saturday, August 2, 2014: CONTRA at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. Lynn Ackerson with Swing Farm (Ray Bierl, Charlie Hancock, Markie Sanders)  More Info

Sunday, August 3, 2014: ENGLISH at First Unitarian Church of San Jose in San Jose. CANCELED with NO DANCE — SUMMER BREAK  More Info

Tuesday, August 5, 2014: ENGLISH at All Saints Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. CANCELED with NO DANCE — SUMMER BREAK  More Info

Wednesday, August 6, 2014: CONTRA at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Charlie Fenton with Open band led by Swing Farm (Ray Bierl, Charlie Hancock, Markie Sanders)  More Info

Friday, August 8, 2014: ENGLISH/REGENCY at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. CANCELED with NO DANCE — SUMMER BREAK  More Info

Saturday, August 9, 2014: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Charlie Fenton with Soul Weaving (Jonathan Goodwin, Ehlert Lassen, Stephan Evans)  More Info

Saturday, August 9, 2014: ENGLISH at DanceGround Keriac in San Francisco. Mary Luckhardt with Susan Worland, Gary Thomas  More Info


Friday, August 8-Sunday, August 10, 2014: CONTRA/CAMP at Janet Pomeroy Center in San Francisco. Nils Fredland [NH], Frannie Marr [SoCal] with The Latter Day Lizards [MA] (Dave Langford, Bill Tomczak, Peter Barnes, Mark Murphy), Uncle Farmer (Ben Schreiber, Mike Sokolovsky [MA]) with Scotty Leach [WA] Pre-registration required. BALANCE THE BAY — see http://bacds.org/btb for details.  More Info

PRICES
General Public: $9 weeknights, $10 Fri/Sat/Sun
Students/Low-income: $5
Members (of BACDS, CDSS or other CDSS affiliates) $2 discount
Supporting Level Admission: $15
Everyone is welcome so please come and pay as you can!
Prices may vary for special events or workshops. Check the calendar or website for specifics.


Upcoming Special Events

Friday, August 8-Sunday, August 10, 2014: CONTRA/CAMP: Janet Pomeroy Center, near Lake Merced in SF. Pre-registration required. BALANCE THE BAY — see http://bacds.org/btb for details. Nils Fredland [NH], Frannie Marr [SoCal] with music by The Latter Day Lizards [MA] (Dave Langford, Bill Tomczak, Peter Barnes, Mark Murphy), Uncle Farmer (Ben Schreiber, Mike Sokolovsky [MA]) with Scotty Leach [WA]

Sunday, August 10, 2014: CONTRA/SPECIAL at Janet Pomeroy Center in San Francisco. . Nils Fredland [NH] with music by The Latter Day Lizards [MA] (Dave Langford, Bill Tomczak, Peter Barnes, Mark Murphy) — CounterBalance dance — Note Special Location, Time, and Price:Janet Pomeroy Center, 7:00–10:00pm, $12/$10/$6

Sunday, August 17-Sunday, August 24, 2014: CAMP/ENGLISH/MUSIC: Bishop's Ranch, Healdsburg in the Sonoma wine country. Brad Foster [MA], Brooke Friendly [OR], Gene Murrow [MA], Judy Erickson, Anita Anderson [WA], Dave Bartley [WA], Sande Gillette [WA], Eden MacAdam-Somer [MA], Judy Linsenberg, Mindy Rosenfeld, Jon Berger, Rebecca King — Preregistration Required: see http://bacds.org/heydays for more info. many great leaders with music by HEY DAYS English camp at Bishop Ranch

About BACDS

The Bay Area Country Dance Society has been promoting, preserving, and teaching traditional English and American music and dance since the early 1980s. Our activities include:

  • Week-long and weekend music and dance camps in lovely SF Peninsula, Sierra foothill, and Santa Cruz locations.
  • Dance series featuring lively community dances and wonderful live music.
  • Occasional and seasonal special events, ranging from formal balls to workshops for dancers, musicians, dance leaders, and sound technicians.
  • Performance teams that bring lively and raucous English folk traditions to the streets, classrooms, farmers' markets, and festivals.

BACDS's activities are made possible through the efforts and contributions of our members. Please join us!

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BACDS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization, so your donation to us is tax-deductible. Please consider including us in your charitable giving. Your donation helps us perform our mission! Details here.

Newcomers are welcome! Follow this link to learn more about our dances, or this link to find out what to expect at your first BACDS dance evening. We welcome first-timers at all our regular series dances except 4th Saturday experienced English (which is open to all on Thanksgiving and Christmas weekends)

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