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BACDS Events Calendar

March 2015

Schedule of Events

March 01ENGLISHFSJBob FraleyThe Phoenix (William Allen, Stan & Susan Kramer, Mary Tabor)
March 02CONTRAFUMRachel Wallace [Chicago]Sassafras Stomp [ME] (Johanna Davis, Adam Nordell) - 7:30-10:30
March 03ENGLISHASEAlan WinstonBill Jensen, Stan Kramer, Laurie Chastain
March 04CONTRACCBRachel Wallace [Chicago]Sassafras Stomp [ME] (Johanna Davis, Adam Nordell)
March 06ENGLISHMTDavid NewittNonesuch Country Dance Players (Stan & Susan Kramer, Mary Tabor, Rob Powell, Daniel Soussan, Mark Daly) with Patti Cobb
March 07CONTRASFJean Gorrindo [SLO]DJ Balance/Swing (Gordon Allen) — Techno Contra!
March 07ENGLISH/WORKSHOPFBHKalia KlibanJon Berger, Rebecca King — East Bay Playford Ball Workshop, 2–5pm, $12
March 10WOODSHEDHPPmaybe you? maybe you? a peek backstage to try out new material. FREE!
March 11ENGLISHCCBMary LuckhardtAnne Goess, Tom Lindemuth, Debra Tayleur
March 13ENGLISH/REGENCYSMEAlan Winston, Cassandra VlahosOpen band led by Divertimento (James Langdell, William Allen, Paul Kostka)
March 13 to March 15ENGLISH/CONTRA/SPECIAL/CAMPMONNils Fredland [NH], Gene Murrow [NY], Kalia KlibanMaivish (Jaige Trudel [QC], Adam Broome [QC], Matthew Olwell [VA]), A Joyful Noise [NJ] (Barbara Greenberg, Daniel Beerbohm, Kathy Talvitie), Ruth Anne Fraley, Anne Goess, StringFire (Erik Ievins, Patti Cobb, James MacQueen [CO], Annie Rodier)
— BACDS Spring Fever Dance Weekend at Monte Toyon — Bringing English & Contra Dancers Together Again! 3 whole programming tracks: American Dance, English Dance, Music & Singing and more! Pregistration required; see for more info
March 14CONTRAFUMCANCELEDNO DANCE — Go to Spring Fever Weekend, and the Special Palo Alto Contra on Monday!
March 14ENGLISHDGKLise DyckmanJenny Hansen, Craig Johnson & Heather Cole
March 15CONTRAFSJNick CucciaSorcerer’s Apprentice (Lee Anne Welch, Andy Imbrie, Joe Weed & Student Orchestra)
March 15CONTRASFNils Fredland [NH]Maivish (Jaige Trudel [QC], Adam Broome [QC], Matthew Olwell [VA]) with Nils Fredland — special price: $12/$10/$6, special post Spring Fever dance!
March 16CONTRAFUMNils Fredland [NH]Maivish (Jaige Trudel [QC], Adam Broome [QC], Matthew Olwell [VA]) with Nils Fredland — special price:$12/$10/$6, special time (7:30–10:30pm), special post Spring Fever dance!
March 17ENGLISHASEBruce HamiltonStringFire (Erik Ievins, Patti Cobb, James MacQueen [CO], Annie Rodier)
March 18CONTRACCBJean Gorrindo [SLO]Buddy System (Julie Vallimont [MA], Noah VanNorstrand [NY]).
March 20ENGLISHMTBob Fraley, Cassandra VlahosNonesuch Country Dance Players (Stan & Susan Kramer, Mary Tabor, Rob Powell, Daniel Soussan, Mark Daly) with Ruth Anne Fraley
March 21CONTRASFKelsey HartmanSteam Packet (Erin Shrader, Paul Kotapish, Richard Mandel)
March 22ENGLISH/WORKSHOPMTBruce HamiltonRuth Anne Fraley, Stan & Susan Kramer — Peninsula Playford Ball Workshop, 3–6pm, $12
March 25ENGLISH/JAMCCBEnglish Tunes Jam Session with Elizabeth Todd, 6:45–7:30pm — Free! (donations welcome)
March 25ENGLISHCCBKalia KlibanOpen Band led by Jon Berger, Elizabeth Todd, Charlie Hancock
March 27CONTRASFCANCELEDNO DANCE — Go to NBCDS Epicenter Weekend
March 27ENGLISH/SPECIALHVCCavalcade of CallersCharlie Hancock, Susan Worland, Tom Lindemuth — Playford Rehearsal Dance, $15
March 28CONTRAFUMCharlie FentonThe Rosin Doctors (Daniel Engle, Erik Hoffman, Topher Gayle)
March 28ENGLISHFBHCANCELEDNO DANCE — come to the Playford Ball, and we’ll see you at next month’s experienced dance!
March 28ENGLISH/SPECIALSJWMary LuckhardtBill Jensen, Anne Bingham Goess, Elizabeth Todd, Andy Eggleston
35th Annual BACDS Playford Ball! 6:45–11pm. Pregistration required. More info at
March 31ENGLISHASEBruce HamiltonRuth Anne Fraley, Stan & Susan Kramer

Dance Venues

ASEAll Saints Episcopal Church555 Waverley StPalo Alto
CCBChrist Church Berkeley2138 Cedar StreetBerkeley
DGKDanceGround Keriac1805 Divisadero at BushSan Francisco
FBHFinnish Brotherhood Hall1970 ChestnutBerkeley
FSJFirst Unitarian Church of San Jose160 N 3rd StSan Jose
FUMFirst United Methodist Church of Palo Alto625 Hamilton at ByronPalo Alto
HPPCarriage House at Holbrook-Palmer Park150 Watkins AvenueAtherton
HVCHill and Valley Club - 1808 B Street (at Linden)1808 B StreetHayward
MONMonte Toyon CampCathedral DriveAptos
MTPalo Alto Masonic Temple461 Florence StreetPalo Alto
SFSt. Paul's Presbyterian Church1399 43rd AvenueSan Francisco
SJWSan Jose Woman's Club75 South 11th StreetSan Jose
SMESt. Mark's Episcopal Church600 Colorado AvenuePalo Alto