Dances

Sunday, Jun. 16 - Sunday, Jun. 23: Hey Days at Sonoma State. (ENGLISH/CAMP/SPECIAL) at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park.
Hey Days (BACDS English Dance and Music Week) June 16-23 – a residential camp in the North Bay with English Country Dance, square dance, singing, a music track, and more. Staff includes Melissa Running, David Millstone, Bridget Whitehead (program director), more with Alchemy (Karen Axelrod, Eric Martin, Rachel Bell), Jeff Spero, Dave Langford, Jonathan Werk, more, Sound engineer Alan Roberts. Advance registration required; registration opens January 2; postmark lottery deadline February 1.

Thursday, June 20: Solstice Sunset with Berkeley Morris, Goat Hill Morris, and Deer Creek Morris (MORRIS) - Solstice Sundown dancing with several teams, Sutro Heights Park overlooking the beach, starting 7:15(ish)

Thursday, June 20: CONTRA at Christ Church Berkeley in Berkeley. Erik Hoffman with The New Vintage Revelers: Paul Kotapish, Dan Warrick, Harry Leidstrand More Info

Saturday, June 22: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Charlie Fenton with Daniel Steinberg, Paul Kotapish, Mike Lewinski More Info

Sunday, Jun. 23 - Saturday, Jun. 29: BACDS Family Week (SPECIAL/CAMP) at Monte Toyon Camp in Aptos.
It's Family Week’s 31st year. The camp is a special place for families of all sizes, ages, and configurations. Bring your kids, your grandkids, your mom, or just yourself! Activities include circus arts, crafts, maypole dance and parade, Teddy Bear’s picnic, theater (maybe even a mummer's play…), instrumental and singing sessions, and of course, lots of dancing! Our newly revised website (https://bacds.org/familyweek/) has all the information about this year’s amazing staff, pricing, COVID policy, work-trade discounts, and of course, what sort of wonderful activities to expect. We can also be contacted at familyweek@bacds.org if you want to chat with someone about the details of our camp experiences.

Sunday, June 23: ONLINE/ENGLISH at online in the cloud. Kalia Kliban with Recorded Music by Odd Sundays Garage Band and others More Info

Thursday, June 27: ENGLISH at Christ Church Berkeley in Berkeley. Alexandra Deis-Lauby with Valerie Rose, Judy Linsenberg, Bill Jensen - English dancing for all - newcomer lesson at 7:15; dance 7:45-10:00 More Info

Saturday, June 29: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Chris Page with George Paul, Ben Jackson, Steve Kemble More Info

Sunday, Jun. 30 - Friday, Jul. 5: BACDS American Dance and Music Week - advance registration required (CONTRA/CAMP/SPECIAL) at Quaker Center in Ben Lomond.
It's a Dance Camp! It's a Music Camp! American Dance & Music Week (AmWeek) is back with a 5-day camp in the redwoods north of Santa Cruz. Callers Chris Page and Alexandra Deis-Lauby, bands Potent Brew (George Paul, Ryan McKasson, Steve Kemble), Alex Sturbaum & Hayden Stern. Dance sessions for dancers, music sessions for musicians, in our new location. Advance registration required. See https://amweek.camp for more information

Friday, July 5: Special last dance of AmWeek blowout ( CONTRA/SPECIAL/CAMP ) at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Chris Page, Alexandra Deis-Lauby with Potent Brew, Hayden Stern & Alex Sturbaum [WA]: George Paul, Ryan McKasson, Steve Kemble, Alex Sturbaum, Hayden Stern - American Week blowout dance - AmWeek talent, open to the public, AmWeek campers included in their camp fee. Friday night! More Info

Friday, July 5: ENGLISH at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. Bruce Hamilton with Cat Taylor, Richard Page - English dancing for all - dance 7:30-10:00 More Info

Friday, July 12: REGENCY/ENGLISH at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. Alan Winston with Divertimento More Info
Presented by the BACDS and the Bay Area English Regency Society.

Saturday, July 13: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Ric Goldman (Portland, OR) with Lee Anne Welch, Rebecca King More Info

Sunday, July 14: ONLINE/ENGLISH at online in the cloud. Sharon Green with Recorded Music by Odd Sundays Garage Band and others More Info

Wednesday, July 17: WOODSHED at Los Altos United Methodist Church in Los Altos. Maybe you? More Info

Friday, July 19: San Francisco Free Folk Festival with Berkeley Morris (MORRIS) - We’ll be teaching a class at the SF Free Folk Festival!

Saturday, July 27: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Warren Blier with Little Big Band: Bob Silberstein, Marta Lynch More Info

Sunday, July 28: ONLINE/ENGLISH at online in the cloud. Kalia Kliban with Recorded Music by Odd Sundays Garage Band and others More Info

Friday, August 2: ENGLISH at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. Lise Dyckman with Robin Lockner, Michelle Masek, Thomas Dewey - English dancing for all - dance 7:30-10:00 More Info

Saturday, August 10: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Dane Wallinga with Valerie Rose…and friends More Info

Wednesday, August 14: WOODSHED at Los Altos United Methodist Church in Los Altos. Maybe you? More Info

Friday, Aug. 16 - Sunday, Aug. 18: Balance the Bay Contra Dance Weekend ( CONTRA/CAMP/SPECIAL ) at Janet Pomeroy Center in San Francisco. Maia McCormick, Jacqui Grennan with Countercurrent, Riptide: Alex Sturbaum, Brian Lindsay, Alden Robinson, Owen Marshall, Baron Collins-Hill, Mark "Pokey" Hellenberg More Info

Monday, August 19: Special Monday-after-Balance-the-Bay dance ( CONTRA/SPECIAL ) at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Yoyo Zhou with Countercurrent: Alex Sturbaum, Brian Lindsay More Info

Saturday, August 24: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Tanya Merchant with Corwin Zekley & Grace Fellows [London]: Corwin Zekley, Grace Fellows More Info

Friday, August 30: ENGLISH at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. Music by Valerie Rose, Robin Lockner, Bill Jensen…and friends - Special caller - Renée Camus (Burbank). 5th Friday Advanced ECD. Maximum dancing with minimal teaching, and an occasional challenge. Dancers are expected to be undaunted by figures like: double figure 8s; heys for 3, 4 or more in different configurations; double Mad Robin figures; chevrons; triple minor longways formations; and the like. More Info

Saturday, August 31: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Kelsey Hartman with Pie Ranch String Band: Lucas Lawson, Fox Pettinotti, Leland Mackessy More Info

Friday, September 13: REGENCY/ENGLISH at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. Alan Winston with Divertimento More Info
Presented by the BACDS and the Bay Area English Regency Society.

Saturday, September 14: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. More Info

Saturday, September 28: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Gaye Fifer More Info

Friday, October 11: REGENCY/ENGLISH at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. Alan Winston with Divertimento More Info
Presented by the BACDS and the Bay Area English Regency Society.

Saturday, October 12: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. More Info

Saturday, October 26: Special Halloween Contra Dance ( CONTRA/SPECIAL ) at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Susan Petrick with Daniel Steinberg, Rodney Miller, Ezra Warren Steinberg, Paul Kotapish More Info

Friday, November 8: REGENCY/ENGLISH at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. Alan Winston with Divertimento - Preview the dances for Alan's Birthday Ball tonight! More Info
Presented by the BACDS and the Bay Area English Regency Society.

Saturday, November 9: Alan Winston's Birthday Ball ( ENGLISH/SPECIAL ) at Hill and Valley Club - 1808 B Street (at Linden) in Hayward. Alan Winston with Tartan Suite: Patti Cobb, Caroline McCaskey, Thomas Dewey, Shira Kammen - For his 65th birthday, Alan Winston is putting together an evening of his own English dance choreographies, with fabulous music by Patti Cobb, Caroline McCaskey, Thomas Dewey and Shira Kammen - tunes by Rebecca King, Debbie Jackson, Patti Cobb, Larry Unger, and others. Dances are intermediate level; not the dance to attend if you've never done English dance before. Preview the dances on Friday the 8th in Palo Alto.

Saturday, November 9: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. More Info

Sunday, November 24: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Greg Frock More Info

Saturday, November 30: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Frannie Marr with Sycamore: Michael Sokolovsky, Cedar Stanistreet More Info

Saturday, December 14: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. More Info

Tuesday, December 31: Special New Year's Eve contra dance - finishes with a toast after midnight ( CONTRA/SPECIAL ) at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Susan Petrick with Corwin Zekley & Grace Fellows [London]: Corwin Zekley, Grace Fellows More Info

Saturday, January 11: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. More Info

Saturday, January 25: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Music by Corwin Zekley & Grace Fellows [London]: Corwin Zekley, Grace Fellows More Info