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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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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.

Friday, October 31, 2014: ENGLISH at Palo Alto Masonic Temple in Palo Alto. Bob Fraley, Cassandra Vlahos with Nonesuch Country Dance Players (Stan & Susan Kramer, Mary Tabor, Rob Powell, Daniel Soussan, Mark Daly) with Ruth Anne Fraley  More Info

Saturday, November 1, 2014: CONTRA at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. Karen Fontana with Uncle Zombie (Ben Schreiber, Derya Akin, Deniz Akin) — Special Zombie Contra Dance!  More Info

Sunday, November 2, 2014: ENGLISH at First Unitarian Church of San Jose in San Jose. Lise Dyckman with The Phoenix  More Info

Tuesday, November 4, 2014: ENGLISH at All Saints Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. Bruce Hamilton with Stan Kramer, Paul Kostka, and Special Guest Liz Donaldson  More Info

Wednesday, November 5, 2014: CONTRA at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Kathy Anderson [OH] with Open band led by Kathrine Gardner & friends — Special Price $12/$10/$7  More Info


Friday, November 7-Sunday, November 9, 2014: SQUARE / SPECIAL at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle in Oakland. Kathy Anderson [OH], Phil Jamison [NC] with Dare to be Square Weekend! Two dance spaces, two callers, five bands! The Earl White Band, Squirrelly Stringband, Right to Parlay, Uncle Dave, KC & the Moonshine Band Dare to be Square Weekend! — Preregistration required, see www.daretobesquarewest.org.  More Info

Friday, November 7, 2014: ENGLISH at Palo Alto Masonic Temple in Palo Alto. Robin Hayden [MA] with Nonesuch Country Dance Players (Stan & Susan Kramer, Mary Tabor, Rob Powell, Daniel Soussan, Mark Daly) with Bill Jensen  More Info


Friday, November 7, 2014: SQUARE / SPECIAL at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle in Oakland. Kathy Anderson [OH], Phil Jamison [NC] with Dare to be Square with The Earl White Band, Squirrelly Stringband, Right to Parlay, Uncle Dave, KC & the Moonshine Band Dare to be Square with callers and bands from the Dare to be Square Weekend! $10, see www.daretobesquarewest.org for info.  More Info

Saturday, November 8, 2014: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Charlie Fenton with Lee Anne Welch, Ruth Anne Fraley, Topher Gayle  More Info

Saturday, November 8, 2014: ENGLISH at DanceGround Keriac in San Francisco. CANCELED with NO DANCE — Hall Unavailable  More Info


Saturday, November 8, 2014: SQUARE / SPECIAL at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle in Oakland. Kathy Anderson [OH], Phil Jamison [NC] with Dare to be Square with The Earl White Band, Squirrelly Stringband, Right to Parlay, Uncle Dave, KC & the Moonshine Band Dare to be Square with callers and bands from the Dare to be Square Weekend! $10, see www.daretobesquarewest.org for info.  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

Friday, November 7-Sunday, November 9, 2014: SQUARE / SPECIAL at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle in Oakland. Dare to be Square Weekend! — Preregistration required, see www.daretobesquarewest.org. Kathy Anderson [OH], Phil Jamison [NC] with music by Dare to be Square Weekend! Two dance spaces, two callers, five bands! The Earl White Band, Squirrelly Stringband, Right to Parlay, Uncle Dave, KC & the Moonshine Band

Friday, November 7, 2014: SQUARE / SPECIAL at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle in Oakland. Dare to be Square with callers and bands from the Dare to be Square Weekend! $10, see www.daretobesquarewest.org for info. Kathy Anderson [OH], Phil Jamison [NC] with music by Dare to be Square with The Earl White Band, Squirrelly Stringband, Right to Parlay, Uncle Dave, KC & the Moonshine Band

Saturday, November 8, 2014: SQUARE / SPECIAL at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle in Oakland. Dare to be Square with callers and bands from the Dare to be Square Weekend! $10, see www.daretobesquarewest.org for info. Kathy Anderson [OH], Phil Jamison [NC] with music by Dare to be Square with The Earl White Band, Squirrelly Stringband, Right to Parlay, Uncle Dave, KC & the Moonshine Band

Friday, November 14, 2014: ENGLISH/SPECIAL at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. . Scott Higgs [PA] with music by Divertimento (James Langdell, William Allen, Paul Kostka) - Special evening of Scott's favorite dances (not a ball rehearsal) More Info

Saturday, November 15, 2014: ENGLISH / SPECIAL/ WORKSHOP at San Mateo Masonic Temple in San Mateo. . Kalia Kliban with music by Fall Ball Workshop with Ruth Anne Fraley, Jim Oakden, Michelle Levy, 2–4:30, included with Fall Ball admission, or $20 at the door for workshop only

Saturday, November 15, 2014: ENGLISH / SPECIAL at San Mateo Masonic Temple in San Mateo. Fall Ball See www.bacds.org/fallball for more information. Scott Higgs [PA] with music by Fall Ball with The Whoots (Charlie Hancock, Jim Oakden, Michelle Levy) — 6:30–10:30 pm, $35 if paid for (postmarked) by November 4, $42 at the door (includes 2 pm workshop); Dinner option available.

Saturday, December 6, 2014: CONTRA / SPECIAL at Alameda Ballroom in Alameda. 28th Annual No-Snow Ball — Couple Dancing 6:30pm, Contra 7pm–11pm, $30 (BACDS members with card: $25) — Note Special Location! — Alameda Ballroom, 1415 Broadway (between Central Ave. & Santa Clara Ave.), Alameda. Potluck contributions appreciated! . Charlie Fenton & Susan Pleck with music by 28th Annual No-Snow Ball with Rodney Miller [NH], David Cahn [Seattle], Chris Knepper, Charlie Hancock More Info

Wednesday, December 31, 2014: CONTRA / SPECIAL at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. New Year’s Eve Contra DanceWEDNESDAY, 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!. Yoyo Zhou with music by New Year's Eve Contra Dance with Common Ground (Derya Akin, Deniz Akin, Molly McNeil)

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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