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Bay Area Country Dance Society Calendar

Last updated on Wednesday, Feb 4, 1998. (Bold bracketed dates indicate items updated from the printed calendar, and the date the update was made.)

MARCH 1998

BACDS currently holds dances on Wednesdays and Fridays through Sundays. Click on the calendar dates to go to listings for that day.

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Key to Locations

Please note: Except where noted, all dances start at 8pm.

BET--Bethany United Methodist Church, 1268 Sanchez (at Clipper), San Francisco. 2nd Saturday English dance, 7:30pm.
CCH--Catholic Charities Hall, 600 Columbia Drive, San Mateo. Playford Ball rehearsal dances.
ECV--El Cerrito Veterans' Hall, 6401 Stockton at Kearney, El Cerrito. 2nd and 4th Sundays East Bay Square/Contra dance, 7pm
FCC--Fairfax Community Church, 2398 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 4th Saturday contradances
FIN--Finn Hall, 1819 Tenth Street (near Hearst, off University), Berkeley. 2nd Friday contradances
GNC--Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St. (near Oxford), Berkeley. Dancing every Wednesday: contras on 1st, 3rd and 5th, English on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. Also the 4th Saturday experienced English dance
MT--Masonic Temple, 461 Florence St. (near University), Palo Alto. 1st, 3rd and 5th Friday English dances
PA--Mid-Peninsula YWCA, 4161 Alma Street (near San Antonio Rd.), Palo Alto. 2nd, 4th and 5th Saturday contradances.
SCZ--CPDES (Portuguese) Hall, 218 Evergreen (near Harvey West Park and Costco), Santa Cruz. SC/MCD Dawn Dance
SF--St. Paul's Church, 43rd Avenue @ Judah Street, San Francisco. contras on 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 4th Fridays
SJS--First Christian Church, 80 South 5th Street, San José. 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday English dancing, September through June.
SRB--Scottish Rite Ballroom, 1547 Lakeside Drive (south end of Lake Merritt), Oakland. BACDS' Playford Ball and No Snow Ball.
TOB--Thousand Oaks Baptist Church, 1821 Catalina Ave. (at Colusa), Berkeley.

Icons for type of dance: = contra; = English; = Square


Wednesday, March 4
The month comes in like a lion at GNC with a contra called by Charlie Fenton and Open Band led by Shira Kammen, Chris Knepper, Charlie Hancock

Jody McGeen & Alan Winston call at SJS to the ever-delightful music of Kay Thorne, Stan Kramer, & Vaughn Wolff.

Friday, March 6
The first Friday Palo Alto English at MT: Bob Fraley teaching, music by Nonesuch Country Dance Players (Ruth Anne Fraley, Susan and Stanley Kramer) .

Saturday, March 7
The San Francisco contra at SF. Series host Charlie Fenton calls to the mellifluously-named band Squeaky Wheel (Jim Oakden, Charlie Hancock, & Chuck Aronson).

Sunday, March 8
The second of three BACDS Playford Ball workshops, this one in San Mateo at CCH Lise Dyckman teaches, band TBD, dance 2-5 PM. For information call 650-326-3665

& In El Cerrito, starting at 7pm at ECV, Jim Saxe calls an evening of dances to the mostly-southern tunes of Maxine Gerber, Kathrine Gardner, & Dan Warrick.

Wednesday, March 11
Berkeley English at GNC. Alisa Dodson leads the dance, and Craig Johnson, Mark Carroll, David Strong serve up the tunes.

Friday, March 13
Another Friday the 13th, and, of course Kirston Koths' dance at FIN. Music by Daniel Steinberg, Laura Light, Piper Heisig.

, , & [1/30] BACDS' Spring Dance Weekend near Santa Cruz, which is now full with a fairly lengthy waiting list. For more information call 650-326-3665, or see the email announcement.

Saturday, March 14
The Second Saturday SF English dance at BET starts at 7:30. Bob Fraley calls to the music of Ruth Anne Fraley, Katherine Gardner, & friend.

[2/4] Palo Alto contra at PA features Eric Black and those Hillbillies From Mars (Paul Kotapish, Kevin Carr, Ray Bierl and Daniel Steinberg).

Wednesday, March 18
Hot contra at GNC in Berkeley: Massachussetts caller Susan Kevra is joined by musical marvels Bill Tomczak (MA), Claudio Buchwald (IN) and friends in an Open Band.

San José English dance at SJS, with Jody McGeen & Alisa Dodson and music by Kay Thorne, Stan Kramer, & Vaughn Wolff.

Friday, March 20
The downtown Palo Alto English dance at MT features Bob Fraley and Nonesuch Country Dance Players (Ruth Anne Fraley, Susan and Stanley Kramer) .

Saturday, March 21
San Francisco contra at SF. David Newitt calls to the dynamic trio of Kathrine Gardner, Rebecca King, and Deirdre Lynds.

Sunday, March 22
& Erik Hoffman holds forth at the Square/Contra in El Cerrito's ECV starting at 7pm. Music by an Open Band led by David Brown, Brendan Doyle, & Carlo Calabi.

Wednesday, March 25
Fourth Wednesday English dance at GNC has David Newitt calling to tunes by Chuck Ward, Jon Berger, & Judy Linsenberg.

Friday, March 27
Looking for a great contra during Playford Ball weekend? Look no further than San Francisco: Erik Hoffman and The Contrabandits (Kathrine Gardner, Chris Knepper, Charlie Hancock, and Kit Nelson) !

The final, night-before BACDS Playford Ball Preview at CCH in San Mateo. Ball Ambassador Bob Fraley & Friends, band TBD, 8-11 PM. For more information call 650-326-3665.

Saturday, March 28
The GNC "!Exp" English dance in Berkeley has been cancelled. See you at the Playford Ball!

An elegant evening of food and dance at BACDS' Playford Ball at "SRB". Ambassador Bob Fraley, music by Bangers & Mash (Susan and Stanley Kramer, David Strong and Craig Johnson) , by pre-registration only.

Finally, the Palo Alto Contra at PA, with Erik Hoffman calling to Québecquasi (Kevin Carr, John Hamstra, Caroline Cirimele, Barbara Mendelsohn, Laurie Rivin, Daniel Steinberg).

Fourth Saturday Fairfax contra at FCC, with Stuart Moody and Hopscotch (Debra Tayleur, David Newitt, David Gold, & Lorna Woelfel).

General Notes

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