All of us in California should by now be aware that the Governor has
declared an emergency “Shelter In Place” order, and has
banned all nonessential gatherings of any number of people.
As much as we might feel that dancing is essential to our health
we must cancel all in-person events until further
We’re all in this together! Let’s keep us
We look forward to resuming our dance and other activities as soon
In the meantime, please join our many wonderful musicians and other
performers as they stream online house concerts and other tastes
of the culture we love so much.
And please consider sharing the money you would have spent on dances
to the stellar performers who no longer have those gigs.
Donate as much as you can to help support our many
musicians, callers, and sound techs, for many of whom this is
their only or main source of income. Buy CDs directly from the
band (instead of Amazon or streaming),
support their Kickstarter program, buy a tunebook,
book a remote lesson over Skype.
Donating to BACDS to help cover
staff payments for events which have been canceled
(a PayPal account is not required to donate via PayPal
using your credit card).
Upcoming ONLINE Events
We can't dance together physically, but we can still enjoy music
and dance using online technology!
Sunday, May 31, 2020:
ONLINE Concert at Zoom.us in your home.
Hillbillies from Mars member Daniel Steinberg plays waltzes and other dance tunes, Sunday May 31, 4pm–5pm PDT. Simulcast on FaceBook Live! To join on Zoom, go to zoom.us and enter the Meeting ID 967 1515 9986. The password is 451063. More info on the FaceBook Live stream is at FaceBook.
Monday, June 1, 2020:
ZOOM Workshop at Zoom.us in your home.
Audrey Knuth with music by Audrey's Tunes ’N Stuff Contra Dance Masterclass for Musicians, 4-5:30pm PDT For information and to register, contact Audrey at email@example.com; More at http://www.audreyknuth.com/lessons.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020:
ZOOM Online at Zoom.us in your home.
Music by Dear Crow (Brian Lindsay & Penka Jane Culevsky) in a special BACDS Online Waltz Concert, Wednesday June 3, 6pm–7pm PDT. To join this event, go to zoom.us and enter the Meeting ID 989 9686 9415. The password is the weekday of this event, spelled out, with Capital first letter. More info on FaceBook.
Sunday, June 7, 2020:
ONLINE Concert at FaceBook Live in your home.
Audrey Knuth & Max Newman play waltzes and other dance tunes, Sunday June 7, 4pm–5pm PDT. To join this event, go to zoom.us and enter the Meeting ID 987 8433 4704. The password is the weekday of this event, spelled out, with Capital first letter. More info on FaceBook.
Monday, June 8, 2020:
ZOOM Workshop at Zoom.us in your home.
Audrey Knuth with music by Audrey's Tunes ’N Stuff Contra Dance Masterclass for Musicians, 4-5:30pm PDT. For information and to register, contact Audrey at firstname.lastname@example.org; More at http://www.audreyknuth.com/lessons.
See CDSS.org for more online music & dance events.
Join in the fun!
The Bay Area Country Dance Society promotes, preserves, and teaches
traditional English and American music and dance in the San Francisco
BACDS welcomes people without regard for age, race, color, national origin, religion, gender expression, or sexual
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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.
featuring lively community dances and wonderful live music.
Occasional and seasonal
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
Consider making a tax-deductible donation
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!
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 the Berkeley 4th Saturday experienced English (which is open
to all on Thanksgiving and Christmas weekends), and the Hayward 5th Sunday zesty contra.
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Community members are welcome at BACDS Board meetings.
The Board typically meets on the third Thursday of the month, usually skipping December and January.
As of the March meeting, Board meetings will be held online.
All are welcome to attend.
For meeting access information please write to
bacds-president at bacds.org or bacds-boardchair at bacds.org
The next Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 18, starting promptly at 7:00pm.
If you are interested in following or joining the
Board's online discussions about managing the BACDS organization,
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