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Alan Winston's Birthday Ball

November 16, 2019, 7:30-11:00pm
Hill and Valley Club, 1808 B Street, Hayward CA
Admission free

Music by StringFire! (Erik Ievins, Patti Cobb, Caroline McCaskey, Shira Kammen)
Calling by Alan Winston and guests Bruce Herbold, Cassiane Vlahos Mobley, Cathleen Myers, Dilip Sequeira, Eric Black, Lise Dyckman, Rachel Pusey, and Sharon Green

Ball Preview #1 at Palo Alto English Regency Dance at St Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Avenue, November 8, 8:00-10:30.

Ball Preview #2 at Palo Alto Friday English, Palo Alto Masonic Temple, Florence at University (upstairs), November 15, 8:00-10:30 pm
Regular admission

Caller, choreographer, and long time BACDS organizer Alan Winston is turning 60 this year and has decided to sponsor a ball featuring dances he's written to tunes by people like Larry Unger, Debbie Jackson, Patti Cobb, Carolan, and Traditional. Since this is an arrant exercise of ego, admission is free. Not all the dances are completely familiar, so I'll provide a couple of opportunities to review the program, at the Palo Alto English Regency dance on November 8th and the more challenging ones at the Palo Alto English dance on Friday night, the 15th. BACDS has been kind enough to adopt the event as a BACDS event and provide insurance and publicity; it's Alan's pleasure to provide the band, hall, and cake - and you're very welcome to bring other refreshments to share - and have everyone who comes as his guest.

The dances will be mostly English, often at an intermediate level with a couple of challenging ones; there'll be one contra dance, there'll be waltzes from 7:30 - 8:00, there'll be one not very difficult choreographed waltz. Now that the program is solidified, the dance list and notes are here. If you have questions, please write to

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