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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!

Saturday, August 27, 2016: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Charlie Fenton with Switching Protocols (Christopher Jacoby, Ruthie Byers, John-Michael Seng-Wheeler)  More Info

Saturday, August 27, 2016: ENGLISH at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. David Newitt with Rebecca King, Michelle Levy, Maurette Foster — for experienced dancers  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.

Saturday, August 27, 2016: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Charlie Fenton with Switching Protocols (Christopher Jacoby, Ruthie Byers, John-Michael Seng-Wheeler)  More Info

Saturday, August 27, 2016: ENGLISH at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. David Newitt with Rebecca King, Michelle Levy, Maurette Foster — for experienced dancers  More Info


Tuesday, August 30, 2016: MORRIS/WORKSHOP/SPECIAL at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Berkeley Morris with Berkeley Morris is hosting their annual free workshops in morris and related dance traditions. No experience necessary. Each workshop will teach a particular style or tradition of Morris, and you don't have to have attended an earlier workshop to attend a later one (but of course you'll want to!). The particular styles and dances taught vary from year to year, so if you attended last year, come back for something new! 7:30 pm  More Info

Tuesday, August 30, 2016: ENGLISH at All Saints Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. CANCELED with No Dance — Off for the summer  More Info

Wednesday, August 31, 2016: CONTRA at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Andy Shore with Open Band led by Swing Farm (Ray Bierl, Charlie Hancock, & Friend)  More Info

Friday, September 2, 2016: ENGLISH at Palo Alto Masonic Temple in Palo Alto. Alan Winston with Nonesuch Country Dance Players (Mark Daly, Stan & Susan Kramer, Daniel Soussan, Mary Tabor) with Bill Jensen  More Info

Saturday, September 3, 2016: CONTRA at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. Andy Shore with Switching Protocols (Christopher Jacoby, Ruthie Byers, John-Michael Seng-Wheeler)  More Info

Sunday, September 4, 2016: CONTRA at First Unitarian Church of San Jose in San Jose. Andy Shore with WYip IT (Will Wheeler, Isele Phoenix Harper, Yonatan Tietzz)  More Info

Tuesday, September 6, 2016: ENGLISH at All Saints Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. Alan Winston with Bill Jensen, Stan Kramer, Erik Ievins  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

Tuesday, August 30, 2016: MORRIS/WORKSHOP/SPECIAL at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Berkeley Morris with music by Berkeley Morris is hosting their annual free workshops in morris and related dance traditions. No experience necessary. Each workshop will teach a particular style or tradition of Morris, and you don't have to have attended an earlier workshop to attend a later one (but of course you'll want to!). The particular styles and dances taught vary from year to year, so if you attended last year, come back for something new! 7:30 pm More Info

Tuesday, September 20, 2016: MORRIS/WORKSHOP/SPECIAL at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Berkeley Morris with music by Berkeley Morris is hosting their annual free workshops in morris and related dance traditions. No experience necessary. Each workshop will teach a particular style or tradition of Morris, and you don't have to have attended an earlier workshop to attend a later one (but of course you'll want to!). The particular styles and dances taught vary from year to year, so if you attended last year, come back for something new! 7:30 pm 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 may be held Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm. (We often cancel the August meeting.) For info, email bacds-boardchair@bacds.org 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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