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BACDS March 2010 Electronic Mailing
BACDS sponsors English and American traditional dances in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is fun, relatively easy, community-oriented dancing with live music. All dances are taught, no partner is necessary, and first-timers are welcome unless otherwise noted.
BACDS Quarterly Calendar
See all the dances and special events for April-June of 2010.
Bay Area Country Dancer, #81 - March 2010
The BACDS; newsletter. Catch up on all the local dance news. In this issue:
You can still Register for the Spring Fling Dance Weekend
March 19-21, 2010, Aptos
There's still some space available at the new BACDS Spring Dance Weekend? With parallel all-American and all-English dance tracks, you can do one or the other or mix it up at your choice. We'll also be focusing on real workshops about style, technique, and those little flourishes to delight newcomer and experience dancers alike. Check out the flyer, go to the website, and sign-up for the discussion list to help say what YOU want at camp.
Morris and May Day celebrations
May 1, 2010
Every year, BACDS teams and others dance the sun up and celebrate the day in Santa Cruz, Palo Alto, San Francisco and Berkeley. It's an age-old tradition - we've been doing it for decades! This year, it's a Saturday, so there'll be dancing all day.
New location and detailed flyer for the Chuck Ward Award Ceremony
March 28, 2010, Albany
The CDSS Lifetime Contribution Award is going to one of our local treasures - Chuck Ward. Check out this afternoon of music, song, dance, tributes to Chuck, and tales of his musical pranks and escapade. Response has been so strong that we've moved the ceremony and celebration to a much larger venue, the Albany Veteran's Hall
Notorious tours the Bay Area
June 16 - 27, 2010
The fabulous Notorious will play contra dances (Berkeley, San Rafael, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Hayward), dance weekend (Faultline Frolic in San Rafael), do house concerts (San Rafael, Oakland) and run a music workshop (Hayward). Enjoy them, dancing or listening!
Not too late to register for American Week
July 3-10, 2010, Mendocino
Celebrate and share your passions for music and dance during this week long camp in the Mendocino Woodlands, offering a kaleidoscope of dance, music, and learning experiences wrapped in serious fun and heartfelt camaraderie.
March 15 is the postmark deadline for English Week
July 10-17, 2010, Mendocino
Come prepared to participate in an English dance camp experience that has been exhilarating campers for more than 20 years! Spend your days going from class to class beneath the soaring redwoods, learning new skills and polishing old, and spend your nights dancing to glorious music in a hall full of friends.
July 4-10, 2010, Sonora
Join us for six days full of dancing, music, crafts, swimming, games and too much fun at Foothill Horizons Outdoor School near Sonora, Ca.
Registration is open for Balance the Bay
August 13-15, 2010 in San Francisco.
Callers Lisa Greenleaf, Susan Petrick, bands The Latter Day Lizards and the OpporTunists make for a rocking weekend in the City by the Bay.
Looking for more places to dance?
We've compiled a list of Contra and English country dance venues that we know of in the area and put them on easy to use summary with an at-a-glance look at the dancing month. Check 'em out (and let us know if we missed any)!
BACDS Membership Form
Memberships are now good for 12 months from the date you join.