Upcoming ONLINE Events
We can't dance together physically these days due to the Coronavirus, but we can still enjoy music
and dance using online technology! Below are the events coming up in the next 18 days.
NOTICE: For safety, most "online meeting" links will ONLY be available via email, starting 9/21/20. If you get the BACDS-Announce emails (or Claire's Mailchimp weekly updates), you are all set. Otherwise, sign up here.
Monday, October 26, 2020:
Audrey Knuth leads the continuing Audrey's Tunes ’N Stuff Contra Dance Masterclass for Musicians, Mondays 4–5:30pm PDT (7–8:30pm EDT). For information and to register, contact Audrey at firstname.lastname@example.org; More at http://www.audreyknuth.com/lessons.
Sunday, November 1, 2020:
ONLINE ENGLISH DANCE
Sharon Green or Kalia Kliban
with music by favorite recorded musicians! Sharon & Kalia call solo adaptations of English Country dances either to recorded or live music. Doors open 1:00 pm PDT (sound check and chat), dance starts at 1:30PM PDT. Link will appear the Thursday or Friday before the dance on bacds-announce mailing list (subscribe here) and on the Odd Sundays mailchimp list (to learn how to join that Odd Sundays email list, email Sharon at email@example.com. More information and planned set list at http://bacds.org/series/virtual/20201018.html.
The Online Calendars list past as well as current events, showing how many events we continue to support and conduct).
See CDSS.org for more online music & dance events hosted by other organizations.
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 as their source
Donate to BACDS to help support performers whose events
have been canceled, as well as other aspects of BACDS continuing operations.
A PayPal account is not required to donate via PayPal
using your credit card.
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 or Zoom.
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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About BACDS /
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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!
BACDS Grants: During the COVID-19 pandemic, while we can not hold our regular in-person events, BACDS is supporting our performers and teachers with grants to facilitate their continuing contributions to our music and dance community. See more about our COVID-19 Grant Program.
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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, November 19, starting promptly at 8:00pm.
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Board's online discussions about managing the BACDS organization,
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The more people who get involved, the less work there is for any one person!