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BACDS March 2011 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 2011.
Bay Area Country Dancer, #85 - March 2011
The BACDS newsletter. Catch up on all the local dance news. In this issue:
Spring Fever Myths Debunked
March 18-20, 2011, Aptos
Nothing travels faster than a rumor. Well, it's time to set the record straight. We take things you MIGHT have heard about Spring Fever and make sure you know what's what. The truth shall set you free. It might even bring you to camp!
Register for the Playford Ball
April 2, 2010, San Jose
It's the season's high event for English Country Dance. Bob Fraley will delight us as we return to the elegant location at the San Jose Women's Club. And check out the pre-ball workshops on March 5, and 13, as well as the "rehearsal" dance on April 1st (no fooling!).
May Day Morris celebrations
May 1, 2010, throughout the Bay Area
Every year, BACDS teams and others join in a world-wide celebration
to dance the Sun up and celebrate the 1st of May. In the Bay Area
you'll find us that Sunday morn in Sebastopol, San Francisco, Berkeley,
Palo Alto, and Santa Cruz, with lots of dancing the whole weekend long. It's an age-old tradition!
We've been doing it for decades, and the Sun keeps coming up, so we must
be doing something right. Come out and join us!
San Francisco Free Folk Festival
June 25-26, 2011, San Francisco
The San Francisco Free Folk Festival is a 2-day weekend event that offers music and dance workshops, performers on three stages, jams, and a family program. It is open to all at no charge (though donations will be gratefully accepted).
American Week - new location, save the dates
July 3-8, 2011, La Honda
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.
July 3-9, 2011, Sonora
Join us for six full days of dancing, music, crafts, swimming, games and too much fun at Foothill Horizons Outdoor School near Sonora, Ca.
Come to Balance the Bay, San Francisco's own Contra Dance Weekend
August 12-14, 2011 in San Francisco.
Join us at the Janet Pomeroy Center on Skyline Drive, between the SF Zoo and Lake Merced, just a short walk from the ocean. Experience the cool of summer in San Francisco.
Save the dates for English Week
August 21-28, 2011, Mendocino
New dates. New Location in Wine Country. Same wonderful camp experience that has been exhilarating campers for more than 20 years!
Looking for more places to dance?
We've compiled a list of Contra and English country dance venues. Check out our easy-to-use summary with an at-a-glance look at the dancing month (and let us know if we missed any)!
Are you a BACDS member?
Our "rolling" memberships are now good for 12 months from the date you join so you can start enjoying the benefits today. Be the envy of all your friends, and help support the dance community!