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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!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014: CONTRA at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Erik Hoffman with Open band led by Chris Knepper, Charlie Hancock, Christie Hubbard  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.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014: CONTRA at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Erik Hoffman with Open band led by Chris Knepper, Charlie Hancock, Christie Hubbard  More Info

Friday, September 19, 2014: ENGLISH at Palo Alto Masonic Temple in Palo Alto. Bob Fraley and Sandra Vlahos with Nonesuch Country Dance Players (Stan & Susan Kramer, Mary Tabor, Daniel Soussan, Rob Powell, Mark Daly) with Bill Jensen  More Info

Saturday, September 20, 2014: CONTRA at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. Susan Pleck with The WingNots (Christie Hubbard, Chris Knepper, Burke Trieschmann)  More Info

Sunday, September 21, 2014: CONTRA at First Unitarian Church of San Jose in San Jose. Alan Winston with The Rosin Doctors (Erik Hoffman, Daniel Engle, Topher Gayle)  More Info

Wednesday, September 24, 2014: ENGLISH at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. David Newitt with Open Band led by Susan Worland, Elizabeth Todd, Charlie Hancock  More Info

Friday, September 26, 2014: CONTRA at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. Yoyo Zhou with Celador [NC] (David Hayes, Gretchen Caverly) — Special Price: $12/$10/$6  More Info

Saturday, September 27, 2014: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Lynn Ackerson with Celador [NC] (David Hayes, Gretchen Caverly) — Special Price: $12/$10/$6  More Info

Saturday, September 27, 2014: ENGLISH at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Alan Winston with Anne Bingham Goess, Andy Eggleston, Gary Thomas — for experienced dancers, 7:30PM  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, October 17-Sunday, October 19, 2014: ENGLISH / CAMP / SPECIAL: Monte Toyon Camp, Near Aptos. Fall Frolick English & Display Dance Weekend — Pregistration required — more info at www.bacds.org/fallfrolick . Joanna Reiner Wilkinson [PA], Dorrie Olsson [NY], Gillian Stewart [MA], Mary Devlin [OR], Kalia Kliban with music by Fall Frolick English & Display Dance Weekend with Anne Goess, Charlie Hancock, Anne Goess, Charlie Hancock, Andy Eggleston, Rebecca King, Jon Berger, Judy Linsenberg, more! More Info

Saturday, October 25, 2014: CONTRA / SPECIAL at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. . Mary Wesley [VT] and Special Ghosts with music by 34th Annual BACDS Hallowe’en Costume Ball with Pete’s Posse [VT] (Pete Sutherland, Oliver Scanlon, Tristan Henderson) — 8pm–midnight. Special Price: $14/$12/$7. Wear a danceable costume & compete for the Ron Award. Potluck contributions welcome to supplement the provided refreshments.

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

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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