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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, July 5-Saturday, July 11, 2015: CAMP/CONTRA/ENGLISH/
IRISH/INTERNATIONAL/
FAMILY/CRAFTS
at Foothill Horizons Camp in Sonora. many great leaders with BACDS Family Week at Foothill Horizons Outdoor Center, Sonora, CA, Sun–Sat July 5-11; AM Classes in Squares/Contras (Caroline Oakley, Erik Hoffman), ECD (Tom Roby), Irish (Michael Riemer). Afternoon crafts, swimming, music jams and tutorials, storytelling, and international dance. Additional musicians: Susan Worland, Jim Oakden, David Brown, David James, Kathrine Gardner, Hugo Glanville, Karen Edwards, Craig Johnson. Families of all sizes welcome! Visit  More Info

Sunday, July 5, 2015: ENGLISH at First Unitarian Church of San Jose in San Jose. CANCELED with NO DANCE — SUMMER BREAK  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, July 5-Saturday, July 11, 2015: CAMP/CONTRA/ENGLISH/
IRISH/INTERNATIONAL/
FAMILY/CRAFTS
at Foothill Horizons Camp in Sonora. many great leaders with BACDS Family Week at Foothill Horizons Outdoor Center, Sonora, CA, Sun–Sat July 5-11; AM Classes in Squares/Contras (Caroline Oakley, Erik Hoffman), ECD (Tom Roby), Irish (Michael Riemer). Afternoon crafts, swimming, music jams and tutorials, storytelling, and international dance. Additional musicians: Susan Worland, Jim Oakden, David Brown, David James, Kathrine Gardner, Hugo Glanville, Karen Edwards, Craig Johnson. Families of all sizes welcome! Visit  More Info

Sunday, July 5, 2015: ENGLISH at First Unitarian Church of San Jose in San Jose. CANCELED with NO DANCE — SUMMER BREAK  More Info

Tuesday, July 7, 2015: ENGLISH at All Saints Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. CANCELED with NO DANCE — SUMMER BREAK  More Info


Wednesday, July 8, 2015: ENGLISH/WORKSHOP at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Kalia Kliban with INTRO TO ENGLISH DANCE with Jon Berger, Avis Minger, Ellen Hoffman — FREE! (donations gladly accepted), 6:45–7:30pm  More Info

Wednesday, July 8, 2015: ENGLISH at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Kalia Kliban with Jon Berger, Avis Minger, Ellen Hoffman  More Info

Friday, July 10, 2015: ENGLISH/REGENCY at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. Alan Winston, Cassandra Vlahos with Open band led by Divertimento (James Langdell, William Allen, Paul Kostka)  More Info

Saturday, July 11, 2015: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Kristin Seibert [NC] with Magic Reelism [Sacramento] (Cheryl McKinney, Susan Jones, David Wright, Del Eckels)  More Info

Saturday, July 11, 2015: ENGLISH at DanceGround Keriac in San Francisco. Kalia Kliban with Anne Goess, David Strong, Bill Jensen  More Info

Wednesday, July 15, 2015: CONTRA at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Erik Hoffman with Open band led by The Roadoilers (John Pedersen, Mike Drayton, Perry Fly)  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

Sunday, July 5-Saturday, July 11, 2015: CAMP/CONTRA/ENGLISH/
IRISH/INTERNATIONAL/
FAMILY/CRAFTS
: Foothill Horizons Camp. . many great leaders with music by BACDS Family Week at Foothill Horizons Outdoor Center, Sonora, CA, Sun–Sat July 5-11; AM Classes in Squares/Contras (Caroline Oakley, Erik Hoffman), ECD (Tom Roby), Irish (Michael Riemer). Afternoon crafts, swimming, music jams and tutorials, storytelling, and international dance. Additional musicians: Susan Worland, Jim Oakden, David Brown, David James, Kathrine Gardner, Hugo Glanville, Karen Edwards, Craig Johnson. Families of all sizes welcome! Visit More Info

Friday, August 7-Saturday, August 9, 2014: CONTRA/CAMP: Janet Pomeroy Center, near Lake Merced in SF. . Will Mentor [VT], Beth Molaro [NC] with music by BALANCE THE BAY
The Syncopaths (Ashley Broder, Jeff Spero, Christa Burch [all SoCal], Ryan McKasson [WA]) The Morrison Brothers (Jim Morrison, Owen Morrison, Will Morrison [all VA], Nathan Wilson [KY]); Pre-registration required — see http://bacds.org/btb for details

Sunday, August 9, 2015: CONTRA/SPECIAL at Janet Pomeroy Center in San Francisco. . Will Mentor [VT], Beth Molaro [NC] with music by CounterBalance Dance with The Morrison Brothers (Jim Morrison, Owen Morrison, Will Morrison [all VA], Nathan Wilson [KY]) — special date & time 7:00–10:00pm, $12/$10/$6

Sunday, August 16-Sunday, August 23, 2015: CAMP/ENGLISH/MUSIC: Bishop's Ranch, Healdsburg in the Sonoma wine country. . many great leaders with music by HEY DAYS English camp at Bishop Ranch
Leaders Bruce Hamilton, Jenny Beer, & Alisa Dodson are joined by musicians Anita Anderson, Betsy Branch, Charlie Hancock, Wayne Hankin, Paul Hutchinson, Kimberly McKittrick, Karen Axelrod, Daron Douglas for a week of Music, Dance, Singing, Mummer's Play, Joy and More. — Preregistration Required: see http://bacds.org/heydays for 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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Community members are welcome at BACDS Board meetings. Board elections for one-year terms are held at the May meeting; if you're interested please write to bacds-president at bacds.org or bacds-boardchair at bacds.org. The next meeting will be held Thurday, July 16, 2015, at 8:00 pm. This will be an unusual location; write to bacds-president@bacds.org for location. General info on Board meetings and location: here. If you are interested in following or joining the Board's online discussions about managing the BACDS organization, sign up for the bacds-board mailing list.

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