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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!

Sunday, December 21, 2014: CONTRA at First Unitarian Church of San Jose in San Jose. CANCELED with HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  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.

Sunday, December 21, 2014: CONTRA at First Unitarian Church of San Jose in San Jose. CANCELED with HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  More Info

Wednesday, December 24, 2014: ENGLISH at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Alan Winston, Mary Luckhardt with Open band led by Judy Linsenberg, Debra Tayleur, & friend  More Info

Wednesday, December 24, 2014: SINGING at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Music by Sing for Your Supper Holiday Sing 6:45–7:30pm — FREE! (Donations gladly accepted)  More Info

Friday, December 26, 2014: CONTRA at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. Kalia Kliban with The WingNots (Chris Knepper, Darcy Noonan, Will Wheeler)  More Info

Saturday, December 27, 2014: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Lynn Ackerson with StringFire (Erik Ievins, Patti Cobb, James MacQueen [CO], Annie Rodier)  More Info

Saturday, December 27, 2014: ENGLISH at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Cavalcade of Callers with Bangers and Mash (David Strong, Stan & Susan Kramer) with Shira Kammen — Holiday party!  More Info

Tuesday, December 30, 2014: ENGLISH at All Saints Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. CANCELED with NO DANCE  More Info

Wednesday, December 31, 2014: CONTRA at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. CANCELED with NO DANCE — go to the New Year’s Dance at FUM  More Info


Wednesday, December 31, 2014: CONTRA / SPECIAL at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Yoyo Zhou with New Year's Eve Contra Dance with Common Ground (Derya Akin, Deniz Akin, Molly McNeil) New Year’s Eve Contra DanceWEDNESDAY, December 31, 8pm–12:15am. $20, $16 members, $10 students. Ring out the old year and waltz in the new with a special contra dance at a special time. Potluck contributions welcome to supplement the provided refreshments — your chance to show off!.  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

Wednesday, December 31, 2014: CONTRA / SPECIAL at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. New Year’s Eve Contra DanceWEDNESDAY, December 31, 8pm–12:15am. $20, $16 members, $10 students. Ring out the old year and waltz in the new with a special contra dance at a special time. Potluck contributions welcome to supplement the provided refreshments — your chance to show off!. Yoyo Zhou with music by New Year's Eve Contra Dance with Common Ground (Derya Akin, Deniz Akin, Molly McNeil)

Friday, March 13-Sunday, March 15, 2015: ENGLISH/CONTRA/SPECIAL/CAMP: Monte Toyon Camp, Near Aptos. — BACDS Spring Fever Dance Weekend at Monte Toyon — Bringing English & Contra Dancers Together Again! 3 whole programming tracks: American Dance, English Dance, Music & Singing and more! Pregistration required; see bacds.org/springfever for more info. Nils Fredland [NH], Gene Murrow [NY], Kalia Kliban with music by Maivish (Jaige Trudel [QC], Adam Broome [QC], Matthew Olwell [VA]), A Joyful Noise [NJ] (Barbara Greenberg, Daniel Beerbohm, Kathy Talvitie), Ruth Anne Fraley, Anne Goess, StringFire (Erik Ievins, Patti Cobb, James MacQueen [CO], Annie Rodier) More Info

Saturday, March 28, 2015: ENGLISH/SPECIAL at San Jose Woman's Club in San Jose. 35th Annual BACDS Playford Ball! 6:45–11pm. Pregistration required. More info at bacds.org/playford. Mary Luckhardt with music by Bill Jensen, Anne Bingham Goess, Elizabeth Todd, Andy Eggleston More Info

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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