BACDS American Dance and Music Week — July 3-8, 2011 BACDS American Dance and Music Week, July 3-8, 2011

Events Before & After Camp

Plan to Arrive Early and Stay After!

When making your travel plans for camp, keep in mind the extra goodies we have planned for before camp and after camp. The San Francisco Bay Area is absolutely beautiful in July, and BACDS has a very strong Contra and English dance calendar. Plan to come early and stay after to enjoy the special events we have in store.

Camp officially begins with Dinner on Sunday, and check-in begins at 1:00pm. But that doesn't mean you should arrive in the Bay Area on Sunday! If you do that, you'll miss the pre-camp Saturday Contra in San Francisco.

Camp officially ends Friday afternoon, followed by the post-camp special dance at Lucie Stern Center in Palo Alto. But you'll want to plan to stay at least until Sunday, so you can join us at the post-camp Saturday Contra in Palo Alto.

San Francisco is a great place to visit, and a great place for music and dance! Here's the BACDS schedule for the period surrounding camp; but there are thousands or millions of other reasons to spend a little extra time here before and/or after camp!

  • Wednesday, June 29: Contra in Berkeley
  • Friday, July 1: English in Palo Alto
  • Saturday, July 2: Contra in San Francisco
  • Sunday-Friday: AmWeek!
  • Friday, July 8: Special Contra in Palo Alto
  • Saturday, July 9: Contra in Palo Alto
  • Sunday, July 10: Contra in San Rafael

Here's a one-page flyer (PDF) for the pre-camp and post-camp Bay Area dances.

The San Francisco dance community has lots of friendly, hospitable folk who understand the "peculiar" proclivities of the Dance Gypsy. Please let us know if you would like help with making plans, such as housing, sightseeing ideas, foodie restaurant suggestions, or whatever!

There's still room at camp!