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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, July 31, 2015: ENGLISH at Palo Alto Masonic Temple in Palo Alto. Bob Fraley with Nonesuch Country Dance Players (Mary Tabor, Daniel Soussan, Rob Powell, Mark Daly) with Bill Jensen  More Info

Saturday, August 1, 2015: CONTRA at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. Lynn Ackerson with StringFire (Erik Ievins, James MacQueen [CO], Patti Cobb) with Annie Rodier  More Info

Sunday, August 2, 2015: ENGLISH at First Unitarian Church of San Jose in San Jose. CANCELED with NO DANCE — SUMMER BREAK  More Info

Tuesday, August 4, 2015: ENGLISH at All Saints Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. CANCELED with NO DANCE — SUMMER BREAK  More Info

Wednesday, August 5, 2015: CONTRA at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Chuck Abell [NY] with Open band led by Tripleplay  More Info


Friday, August 7-Saturday, August 9, 2014: CONTRA/CAMP at Janet Pomeroy Center in San Francisco. Will Mentor [VT], Beth Molaro [NC] with 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  More Info

Friday, August 7, 2015: ENGLISH at Palo Alto Masonic Temple in Palo Alto. David Newitt with Nonesuch Country Dance Players (Mary Tabor, Daniel Soussan, Rob Powell, Mark Daly) with Patti Cobb  More Info

Saturday, August 8, 2015: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. CANCELED with GO TO BALANCE THE BAY!  More Info

Saturday, August 8, 2015: ENGLISH at DanceGround Keriac in San Francisco. Mary Luckhardt with Maggie Moore, Jenny Hanson, Gary Thomas  More Info


Sunday, August 9, 2015: CONTRA/SPECIAL at Janet Pomeroy Center in San Francisco. Will Mentor [VT], Beth Molaro [NC] with 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  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, 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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