Wednesday, May 22, 2013: JAM at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Music by English Tunes Jam Session led by Michelle Levy 6:45–7:30pm — FREE! (donations gladly accepted)
Friday, May 31, 2013: ENGLISH at Palo Alto Masonic Temple in Palo Alto. Kalia Kliban with Nonesuch Country Dance Players (Stan & Susan Kramer, Sarah Kirton, Rob Powell, Daniel Soussan, Mary Tabor & Mark Daly) with Bill Jensen
General Public: $9 weeknights, $10 Fri/Sat/Sun
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, June 30-Friday, July 5, 2013: CAMP/CONTRA/ COUPLE/MUSIC: Jones Gulch Camp, . BACDS American Dance & Music Week in the Redwoods at La Honda, CA, Sun-Fri June 30–July 5 It's a Dance Camp with Music! It's a Music Camp with Dance! Contra & square calling and technique by Seth Tepfer [GA], Contras & Couple dancing with Gaye Fifer [PA]; Music by Notorious (Eden McAdam-Somer [MA], Larry Unger [MA], Sam Bartlett [IN]), The Syncopaths (Ryan McKasson [WA], Ashley Broder, Jeff Spero, Christa Burch [3 from SoCal]), The Avant Gardeners (Laura Light, George Paul [both from VA]) with Jim Oakden, music tutorials with staff musicians plus Michelle Levy, Ben Schreiber Space still available! — BACDS AMERICAN DANCE AND MUSIC CAMP — see http://AmWeek.org.
many great leaders More Info
Sunday, June 30-Saturday, July 6, 2013: CAMP/CONTRA/ENGLISH/ FAMILY/CRAFTS: Foothill Horizons Camp, . BACDS Family Week at Foothill Horizons Outdoor Center, Sonora, CA, Sun–Sat July 1-7. A fulfilling week of music, dance, and play! — Dance sessions and workshops by Susan Michaels, Quena Crain, Mary Luckhardt, and Julie James — Music and music workshops by Andy Eggleston, Autumn Rhodes, Paul Chaffee, Will Wheeler, Kit Nelson, Kathrine Gardner, Dave Courchaine, Jerry Allen, David James, Craig Johnson, Paul Kostka, Elina Coulter — Plus Stan Fowler (lifeguard), Angela Lloyd (storytelling), Christina Lewis (clowning), Andrea Veltman (stilt walking) Space still available! — BACDS FAMILY WEEK at FOOTHILL HORIZONS OUTDOOR CENTER — see http://bacds.org/familyweek.
many great leaders More Info
Friday, July 5, 2013: CONTRA/SPECIAL at Lucie Stern Center in Palo Alto. Extra Palo Alto Contra: Gala AmWeek Celebration at Lucie Stern Center with AmWeek staff! 8–11pm (newcomers' orientation at 7:30). Special price: $10 members, $12 non-members, $6 students..
Seth Tepfer [GA], Gaye Fifer [PA], Kalia Kliban with music by 3 bands: Notorious (Eden McAdam-Somer [MA], Larry Unger [MA], Sam Bartlett [IN]), The Syncopaths (Ryan McKasson [WA], Ashley Broder, Jeff Spero, Christa Burch [3 from SoCal]), The Avant Gardeners (Laura Light, George Paul [both from VA]) with Jim Oakden More Info
Sunday, August 18-Sunday, August 25, 2013: CAMP/ENGLISH/MUSIC: Bishop's Ranch, Healdsburg in the Sonoma wine country. .
Andrew Shaw, Scott Higgs, Kalia Kliban, Sharon Green, Adrienne Simpson with music by Persons of Quality, Childgrove, Charlie Hancock, Wayne Hankin More Info
Friday, October 25, 2013: CONTRA/SPECIAL at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. Special Hallowe'en dance, Costumes Welcomed - Special price $12 / $10 / $6 .
The Great Pumpkin with music by Ratnip (Caroline MacCaskey [Denver], Howard Booster [Santa Rosa], Alan Snyder [Portland], Kristen Falk [Corvallis) More Info
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:
featuring lively community dances and wonderful live music.
Occasional and seasonal
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
Consider making a tax-deductible donation
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!
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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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 Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 8:00 pm.
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