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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, April 23, 2014: ENGLISH at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Kalia Kliban with Open Band led by Jon Berger, Avis Minger, Tom Lindemuth, Debra Tayleur  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, April 23, 2014: ENGLISH at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Kalia Kliban with Open Band led by Jon Berger, Avis Minger, Tom Lindemuth, Debra Tayleur  More Info

Friday, April 25, 2014: CONTRA at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. Eric Black with Three Fifths of Scotch (Eloise Blanchard, Elizabeth Todd, Debra Tayleur, Del Eckels)  More Info

Saturday, April 26, 2014: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Andy Shore with Soul Weaving (Jonathan Goodwin, Ehlert Lassen, Stephen Evans)  More Info

Saturday, April 26, 2014: ENGLISH at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Kalia Kliban with Bill Jensen, Maggie Moore, Shira Kammen —for experienced dancers, 7:30pm  More Info

Tuesday, April 29, 2014: ENGLISH at All Saints Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. Alan Winston with Bill Jensen, Stan Kramer, Paul Kostka  More Info

Wednesday, April 30, 2014: CONTRA at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Yoyo Zhou with Open band led by The Rosin Doctors (Dan Engle, Erik Hoffman, Topher Gayle)  More Info

Friday, May 2, 2014: ENGLISH at Palo Alto Masonic Temple in Palo Alto. Nick Cuccia with Nonesuch Country Dance Players (Stan & Susan Kramer, Daniel Soussan, Rob Powell, Mary Tabor, Mark Daly) with William Allen  More Info

Saturday, May 3, 2014: CONTRA at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. Warren Blier with Steam Packet (Erin Shrader, Paul Kotapish, Richard Mandel)  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

Saturday, May 10, 2014: WORKSHOP/SPECIAL at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Contra College in Palo Alto! Contras with Frannie, Squares with Nick, Waltzes with Lea. Experienced dancers: become an even better dancer by learning the other gender role, or just enjoy dancing with new dancers! — Preregistration Required: see www.contracollege.com . Frannie Marr [SoCal], Nick Cuccia, Lea Smith [NorCal] with music by Swing Farm (Ray Bierl, Charlie Hancock, Markie Sanders) and The Rosin Doctors (Dan Engle, Erik Hoffman, Topher Gayle) More Info

Sunday, June 29-Friday, July 4, 2014: CAMP/CONTRA/
COUPLE/MUSIC
: Jones Gulch Camp, . It's a Dance Camp with Music! It's a Music Camp with Dance! Contra & square calling and technique by Lisa Greenleaf [MA], Contras & Couple dancing with George Marshall [MA]; Music by Stringrays (Rodney Miller [NH], Max Newman [MA], Stuart Kenney [MA]), Tidal Wave (Sabin Jacques, Éric Favreau, Rachel Aucoin [all from Québec], Stuart Kenney [MA]), The Avant Gardeners (Laura Light, George Paul [both from VA]) with Jim Oakden, music tutorials with staff musicians plus Michelle Levy — Preregistration Required: see http://AmWeek.org. many great leaders with music by BACDS American Dance & Music Week in the Redwoods at La Honda, CA, Sun-Fri June 29–July 4 More Info

Friday, July 4, 2014: 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.. Lisa Greenleaf [MA], George Marshall [MA] with music by 3 bands: Stringrays (Rodney Miller [NH], Max Newman [MA], Stuart Kenney [MA]), Tidal Wave (Sabin Jacques, Éric Favreau, Rachel Aucoin [all from Québec], Stuart Kenney [MA]), The Avant Gardeners (Laura Light, George Paul [both from VA]) with Jim Oakden — Special price $12/$10/$6 More Info

Sunday, July 6-Saturday, July 12, 2014: CAMP/CONTRA/ENGLISH/
FAMILY/CRAFTS
: Foothill Horizons Camp, . Carol Ormand (Madison, WI), Kalia Kliban, Michael Riemer, Nick Cuccia, Evo Bluestein, Rhonda & Randall Cayford, Julie James; music by Raggedy Annes (Anne Goess, Andy Eggleston, Charlie Hancock), Kevin Carr [OR], Kathrine Gardner, David James, David Brown, Will Wheeler, Margaret Miles (singing), Lorraine Kostka & Emily Janssen (art) — Preregistration Required: see http://bacds.org/familyweek. many great leaders with music by BACDS Family Week at Foothill Horizons Outdoor Center, Sonora, CA, Sun–Sat July 6-12 More Info

Sunday, August 17-Sunday, August 24, 2014: CAMP/ENGLISH/MUSIC: Bishop's Ranch, Healdsburg in the Sonoma wine country. Brad Foster [MA], Brooke Friendly [OR], Gene Murrow [MA], Judy Erickson, Anita Anderson [WA], Dave Bartley [WA], Sande Gillette [WA], Eden MacAdam-Somer [MA], Judy Linsenberg, Mindy Rosenfeld, Jon Berger, Rebecca King — Preregistration Required: see http://bacds.org/heydays for more info. many great leaders with music by HEY DAYS English camp at Bishop Ranch

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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