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BACDS Dance Calendar: June 1999

San Francisco
Bay Area Country Dance Society Calendar

Last updated on Mon, May 24, 1999.

JUNE 1999

BACDS currently holds dances on Wednesdays and Fridays through Sundays. Click on the calendar dates to go to listings for that day.

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Key to Locations

Please note: Except where noted, all dances start at 8pm.

BET--Bethany United Methodist Church, 1268 Sanchez (at Clipper), San Francisco. 2nd Saturday English dance, 7:30pm.
CCH--Catholic Charities Hall, 600 Columbia Drive, San Mateo. Playford Ball rehearsal dances.
ECV--El Cerrito Veterans' Hall, 6401 Stockton at Kearney, El Cerrito. 2nd and 4th Sundays East Bay Square/Contra dance, 7pm
FCC--Fairfax Community Church, 2398 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 4th Saturday contradances
FIN--Finn Hall, 1819 Tenth Street (near Hearst, off University), Berkeley. 2nd Friday contradances
GNC--Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St. (near Oxford), Berkeley. Dancing every Wednesday: contras on 1st, 3rd and 5th, English on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. Also the 4th Saturday experienced English dance
MT--Masonic Temple, 461 Florence St. (near University), Palo Alto. 1st, 3rd and 5th Friday English dances
PA--Mid-Peninsula YWCA, 4161 Alma Street (near San Antonio Rd.), Palo Alto. 2nd, 4th and 5th Saturday contradances.
SCZ--CPDES (Portuguese) Hall, 218 Evergreen (near Harvey West Park and Costco), Santa Cruz. SC/MCD Dawn Dance
SF--St. Paul's Church, 43rd Avenue @ Judah Street, San Francisco. contras on 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 4th Fridays
SJS--First Christian Church, 80 South 5th Street, San José. 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday English dancing, September through June.
SRB--Scottish Rite Ballroom, 1547 Lakeside Drive (south end of Lake Merritt), Oakland. BACDS' Playford Ball and No Snow Ball.
TOB--Thousand Oaks Baptist Church, 1821 Catalina Ave. (at Colusa), Berkeley.

Icons for type of dance: = contra; = English; = Square


June

Wednesday, June 2
"C!" BACDS kicks off the month with two dances on the second: there's a contradance at GNC led by Petaluma caller Jerry Allen, with music by an Open Band led by Chuck Aronson, Bobbi Nikles, and Rebecca King...

... and in San José, there's the penultimate English dance of the season at SJS, with Jody McGeen and Alan Winston together leading the dance, to the delightful music of Greenwich Mean Time (Vaughn Wolff, Kay Thorne, Stanley and Susan Kramer).

Friday, June 4
First Friday Palo Alto dance downtown at MT. Series host Bob Fraley teaches you what you need to know, music by Nonesuch Country Dance Players (Ruth Anne Fraley, Susan and Stanley Kramer) .

Saturday, June 5
The SF contra at SF, natch, has caller Warren Blier, with music by the spritely sextet Québecquasi (Kevin Carr, John Hamstra, Caroline Cirimele, Barbara Mendelsohn, Laurie Rivin, Daniel Steinberg).

Wednesday, June 9
It's a second Wednesday already--English country in Berkeley at Greenwich Mean Time (Vaughn Wolff, Kay Thorne, Stanley and Susan Kramer). David Newitt calls, music by Charlie Hancock, Laurie Edelman, and Avis Minger.

Friday, June 11
The monthly Friday Berkeley contra at FIN : host Kirston Koths calls, with music by The Contrabandits (Kathrine Gardner, Chris Knepper, Charlie Hancock, and Kit Nelson) .

Saturday, June 12
The San Francisco English dance at BET starts at 7:30, and features Bruce Hamilton in a rare calling appearance, with music by Bangers & Mash (Susan and Stanley Kramer, David Strong and Craig Johnson) .

And to the south, the Palo Alto contra at PA--Kirston Koths calling, to the wonderful stringband sound of ".gals".

Sunday, June 13
& It being a second Sunday, there's the East Bay square and contra dance at ECV, starting at 7pm. Both series hosts tonight: Jim Saxe calling, and Kathrine Gardner playing tunes, along with Dan and Karen Warrick.

Wednesday, June 16
The San José English country dance's last hurrah before it goes into estivation through the end of August. A special part, featuring Jody McGeen and friends teaching the dance, with music by the inimitable Greenwich Mean Time (Vaughn Wolff, Kay Thorne, Stanley and Susan Kramer).

Regular 3rd Wednesday contra at Greenwich Mean Time (Vaughn Wolff, Kay Thorne, Stanley and Susan Kramer) in Berkeley: series host Erik Hoffman calls, with music served up by ".gals".

Friday, June 18
Palo Alto English country dance at MT. Bob Fraley and Lise Dyckman share the dancingmaster duties, music by Nonesuch Country Dance Players (Ruth Anne Fraley, Susan and Stanley Kramer) .

Saturday, June 19
The San Francisco contra at SF--featuring Charlie Fenton and the return of Faultline (Betsy Branch, Paul Kotapish and Bobbi Nikles). Don't miss it!

Wednesday, June 23
Berkeley's fourth Wednesday contra at GNC features Alan Winston teaching with music by the talented trio of Chuck Ward, Judy Linsenberg, and David Strong.

Friday, June 25
San Francisco contra at SF: Charlie Fenton calls to the decidedly Irish beat of Tipsy House (Jack Gilder, Chris Knepper and Junji Shirota).

Saturday, June 26
The fourth Saturday experienced dance at GNC in Berkeley. Bob Fraley calls, to the music of Bangers & Mash (Susan and Stanley Kramer, David Strong and Craig Johnson) ... and the theme is "food".

The Fairfax contra takes its monthly bow, with Stuart Moody calling and music by Erik Hoffman and Jerry Allen.

Palo Alto contra at PA, with Kimberly McKittrick calling, and music by Tipsy House (Jack Gilder, Chris Knepper and Junji Shirota).

Sunday, June 27
Hambo howtos... Erik Hoffman makes it easy to learn this popular Swedish couple dance at a special late-afternoon class starting at 4pm at ECV. Chris Knepper provides the hambos and polsks.

& Following the hambo class, there'll be the regularly-scheduled East Bay Square/Contra, also at ECV, beginning at 7pm. Erik and Chris are joined by keyboardist extraordinaire Charlie Hancock.

Wednesday, June 30
Close out the month with contradancing, calling or playing. A fifth Wednesday means it's Open Band (led by Chris Knepper, Erik Hoffman and Charlie Hancock) and open caller night at GNC: call Erik at 510/444-4397 for more info or to sign up for a calli g slot.

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