BACDS September 2014 Electronic Mailing
BACDS sponsors English and American traditional dances in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is fun, relatively easy, community-oriented dancing with live music. All dances are taught, no partner is necessary, and first-timers are welcome unless otherwise noted.
Table of Contents
BACDS Quarterly Calendar
See all the dances and special events for October-December 2014.
Bay Area Country Dancer, #99 - September 2014
The BACDS newsletter. Catch up on all the local dance news. In this issue:
San Francisco Contra Fall season
Lots of stuff going on
San Francisco English Fall season (added 2014-10-13)
2nd Saturdays, San Francisco
Berkeley Experienced English Fall season (added 2014-10-12)
4th Saturdays, Berkeley
Peninsula ECD - special October dates
Thursday, October 9 & 23, 2014, Palo Alto
The series moves to a special date/location for October only. Check it out.
Rodney Miller Events
Rodney Miller will participate in a number of local dances and at special English Dance Musicians workshop with Rebecca King. Check it out.
Contra College - Fall Term
Saturday, October 11, 2014, Palo Alto
It's back to school at Contra College
Palo Alto Contra Waltz Workshop
Saturday, October 11, 2014, San Palo
Check out this bonus workshop between Contra College and the evening Palo Alto Contra
Register for Fall Frolick
Friday-Sunday, October 15-17, 2014, Aptos
Palo Alto Halloween Contra
Saturday, November 1, 2014, Palo Alto
Join us in Palo Alto for the 34th annual BACDS Halloween Costume Ball, a frightfully fun evening of contra dancing to Vermont band Pete's Posse (Pete Sutherland, Oliver Scanlon, and Tristan Henderson) with Vermont caller Mary Wesley and special ghosts. Costumes encouraged (compete for the Ron Award!) but not required.
Dare to be Square West
Friday-Sunday, November 15, 2014, San Mateo
Dare To Be Square West is a weekend of square dance and music workshops, dancing, jamming, and fun with a mission to promote and preserve traditional square dancing. This event is for everyone, but targeted to interested callers and musicians from up and down the West Coast. Callers, old-time musicians, dancers, and listeners interested in learning the tradition of square dance calling and playing should come out for this fantastic and fun event.
The festival is structured with a Beginner Track for those brand-new to calling and a Master Track for callers who are looking to learn/try new dances and techniques and deepen their calling repertoire. There are also workshops offered for musicians who want to learn how to play old time music for dances on banjo, fiddle, and guitar.
Friday-Monday, November 14-17, 2014, multiple locations
Saturday, November 15, 2014, San Mateo
No Snow Ball
Saturday, December 6, 2014, Alameda
Palo Alto New Year's Eve Contra
Wednesday, December 31, 2014, Palo Alto
Finish out 2014 with good cheer and good dancing at the Palo Alto Contra. Ring out the old year and waltz in the new to the music of Common Ground (Derya and Deniz Akin and Molly McNeil). Calling by Yoyo Zhou. Happy New Year!
Spring Fever Weekend
Friday-Sunday, March 13-15, 2015, Aptos
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Our "rolling" memberships are now good for 12 months from the date you join so you can start enjoying the benefits today. Be the envy of all your friends, and help support the dance community!
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