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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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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, September 28, 2016: ENGLISH at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Cavalcade of Callers (Sharon Green, David Newitt, Alisa Dodson, Kalia Kliban) with Open Band led by Charlie Hancock, Danny Carnahan, Jon Berger - Benefit dance for fiddler Avis Minger. Special Price: $12 / $10 / $7 or donate what you can. More Info
Friday, September 30, 2016: ENGLISH at Palo Alto Masonic Temple in Palo Alto. Bruce Herbold with Nonesuch Country Dance Players (Mary Tabor, Daniel Soussan, Mark Daly) with Patti Cobb, Clara Stefanov-Wagner and Ben Schreiber More Info
Sunday, October 2, 2016: CONTRA at First Unitarian Church of San Jose in San Jose. Jacqui Grennan [L.A.] with Tempest in a Teacup (Ben Schreiber, Daniel Steinberg, Adrianna Ciccone) — lesson at 2:15, dance 2:30–5:30 More Info
Wednesday, October 5, 2016: CONTRA at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Jacqui Grennan [L.A.] with Open band led by The wiNgNuts (Chris Knepper, Isele Harper Hubbard, Will Wheeler) More Info
Friday, October 14-Sunday, October 16, 2016: ENGLISH/CAMP/SPECIAL: Monte Toyon Camp, Near Aptos. Fall Frolick English & Display Dance Weekend — Pregistration required — more info at www.bacds.org/fallfrolick . Gary Roodman [MA], Kalia Kliban, Kevin Hughes, Susan Kevra [TN], Sharon Green with music by Charlie Hancock, Jim Oakden, Jon Berger, Karen Axelrod [MA], Rachel Bell [PA], Rebecca King, Shira Kammen, more! More Info
Saturday, October 29, 2016: CONTRA/SPECIAL at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Kelsey Hartman and Special Ghost Callers with music by Possum Hollow (Daniel Steinberg, Ben Schreiber, Ashley Broder [SoCal]) — 36th Annual BACDS Hallowe’en Costume Ball, 8pm–midnight. Special Price: $14/$12/$7. Wear a danceable costume & compete for the Ron Award. Potluck contributions welcome to supplement the provided refreshments. For more info see bacds.org/Halloween
Saturday, November 19, 2016: ENGLISH / SPECIAL/ WORKSHOP at Finnish Brotherhood Hall in Berkeley. Gene Murrow [NY] with music by Fall Ball Workshop with Persons of Quality (Rebecca King, Jon Berger, Jim Oakden), 2–4:30, included with Fall Ball admission, or $15/advance $20/ at the door for workshop only
Saturday, November 19, 2016: ENGLISH / SPECIAL at Finnish Brotherhood Hall in Berkeley. Gene Murrow [NY] with music by Fall Ball with Persons of Quality (Rebecca King, Jon Berger, Jim Oakden) — 6:30–10:30 pm, $42 if paid for (postmarked) by November 4, $50 at the door (includes 2 pm workshop); Dinner option available. See www.bacds.org/fallball for more information
Monday, November 21, 2016: CONTRA/SPECIAL at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Lindsey Dono [WA] with music by The Syncopaths — Special time: 7:30–10:30pm (beginners’ welcome 7:00); Special price $12/$10/$6
Sunday, December 4, 2016: CONTRA / SPECIAL at Lake Merritt Dance Center in Oakland. Frannie Marr [SoCal] with music by The Burners (Ben Schreiber, Audrey Knuth [MA], Scotty Leach [USA], Chris Knepper) with guest percussionist Joe Craven — 30th Annual No-Snow Ball — 6pm–10pm, $30 (BACDS members with card: $25, students with ID card: $20) — Note Special Day and Location! — SUNDAY at the Lake Merritt Dance Center. Potluck contributions welcome to supplement the scrumptious dessert feast!
Saturday, December 31, 2016: CONTRA/SPECIAL at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Andy Shore with music by StringFire (Erik Ievins, Patti Cobb, Shira Kammen) — New Year's Eve Contra Dance SATURDAY, 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!
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