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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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Wednesday, October 7, 2015: CONTRA at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Phil Jamison [NC] with Open band led by Rodney Miller [NH], Paul Kotapish, Daniel Steinberg More Info
Thursday, October 8, 2015: ENGLISH at First Baptist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Alan Winston with Stan Kramer, Bill & Susan Jensen — Moved from Tue. Oct. 6 — Note day and location! First Baptist Church, 305 N. California Avenue - 7:30 pm! More Info
Saturday, October 10, 2015: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Nick Cuccia with Switching Protocols (Christopher Jacoby, John-Michael Seng-Wheeler, Ruthie Byers) More Info
Tuesday, October 13, 2015: WOODSHED at Carriage House at Holbrook-Palmer Park in Atherton. maybe you? with maybe you? a peek backstage to try out new material. FREE! More Info
Saturday, October 31, 2015: CONTRA / SPECIAL at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Susan Petrick and Special Ghosts with music by TripleNewt+ (Chris Knepper, Ben Schreiber, Noel Cragg, Isaac Schwartz) — 35th 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 14, 2015: ENGLISH / SPECIAL/ WORKSHOP at San Mateo Masonic Temple in San Mateo. Graham Christian [MA] with music by Fall Ball Workshop with Roguery (Anita Anderson [WA], Dave Bartley [WA], Jim Oakden, Shira Kammen), 2–4:30, included with Fall Ball admission, or $15/advance $20/ at the door for workshop only
Saturday, November 14, 2015: ENGLISH / SPECIAL at San Mateo Masonic Temple in San Mateo. Graham Christian [MA] with music by Fall Ball with Roguery (Anita Anderson [WA], Dave Bartley [WA], Jim Oakden, Shira Kammen) — 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
Sunday, December 6, 2015: CONTRA / SPECIAL at Lake Merritt Dance Center in Oakland. Rachel Wallace [Chicago] & Jean Gorrindo [SLO] with music by 2 Bands! Maivish [Québec] (Jaige Trudel, Adam Broome) and Tunestone (Edward Wallace [Chicago], Christopher Jacoby, Josh Van Vliet) — 29th Annual No-Snow Ball — 6pm–19pm, $30 (BACDS members with card: $25) — Note Special Day and Location! — SUNDAY at the Lake Merritt Dance Center. Potluck contributions welcome to supplement the provided dessert buffet.
Thursday, December 31, 2015: CONTRA/SPECIAL at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Lynn Ackerson with music by StringFire (Erik Ievins, Patti Cobb, James MacQueen) — New Year's Eve Contra Dance THURSDAY, 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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