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Palo Alto Contra Dance

2nd, 4th & 5th Saturdays
-- First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto

ROLE NAMES: The role names usually used at this series are "Gents" and "Ladies" or "Men" and "Women". The roles do not define gender so anyone may dance any role.

We suggest/request that you:
  • wear comfortable, light­ clothing.
  • bring comfortable shoes with clean, non-marking soles.
  • avoid using alcohol or drugs before the dance.
  • not wear any artificial fragrances.
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Saturday, September 22
Caller: Mavis McGaugh
Band: Pepperjack (Derry Akin, Jess Newman, Scott Jespersen)

Saturday, September 29
Caller: Alan Winston
Band: Rodney Miller Band (Rodney Miller, Daniel Steinberg, Paul Kotapish)

Saturday, October 13
Caller: Yoyo Zhou
Band: Whimsies (Janette Duncan, Roxanne Oliva, Debra Tayleur)

Saturday, October 27
Caller: Kalia Kliban & Special Ghosts
Band: Chris Knepper, Will Wheeler, Christopher Jacoby — 38th Annual BACDS Hallowe'en Costume Ball, 8pm-midnight. Special Price: $16/$14/$8. Wear a danceable costume and compete for the Ron Award. Refreshments provided, potluck contributions welcome.

Saturday, November 10
Caller: Susan Petrick
Band: Countercurrent [WA] (Brian Lindsey, Alex Sturbaum)

Saturday, November 24
Caller: Kelsey Hartman
Band: Wildcat Canyon (Art Peterson, Stephanie Costanza, Laurie Miller) Thanksgiving dessert potluck!

Saturday, December 8
Caller: Eric Black
Band: StringFire! (Erik Ievins, Patti Cobb, Caroline McCaskey)

Saturday, December 22
Caller: Charlie Fenton
Band: Deniz Akin, Derry Akin, & friend

Saturday, December 29
Band: Come back Monday for New Year's Eve!

Monday, December 31
Caller: Andy Shore
Band: Pepperjack (Derry Akin, Jess Newman, Ben Graubart [SoCal], Scott Jespersen) New Year's Eve Contra Dance! 8 PM-12:15 AM $20, $16 (members), $10 (student/low-income) or pay what you can. Ring out the old year and waltz in the new! Potluck contributions welcome to supplement the provided refreshments.

Map to First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue (Near Middlefield Rd), Palo Alto (upstairs in the boxy Social Hall building on the corner at Byron St.)
Get directions

Potluck Goodies at the mid-evening break!

TIME: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
(A free half-hour lesson begins at 7:30 p.m.)

$20 supporters,
$12 non-members,
$10 members
$6 students or low-income
or pay what you can


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