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The Bay Area Country Dance Society promotes, preserves, and teaches traditional English and American music and dance in the San Francisco Bay area.

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Today's Dances!

Saturday, December 10, 2016: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Gaye Fifer [PA] with Patt & Possum [IL] (Charlie Walden, Patt Plunkett) with Mark Wardenburg  More Info

Saturday, December 10, 2016: ENGLISH at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. Sharon Green with Susan Worland, Susan & Bill Jensen — new series home!  More Info

Dances During the Next Ten Days

Addresses, maps, start and end times, and lesson information (if a lesson is offered) for each location can be found by following the location link in each listing.

Saturday, December 10, 2016: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Gaye Fifer [PA] with Patt & Possum [IL] (Charlie Walden, Patt Plunkett) with Mark Wardenburg  More Info

Saturday, December 10, 2016: ENGLISH at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. Sharon Green with Susan Worland, Susan & Bill Jensen — new series home!  More Info

Sunday, December 11, 2016: CONTRA at First Unitarian Church of San Jose in San Jose. Susan Petrick with Ben Schreiber, Scotty Leach [USA] — lesson at 2:15, dance 2:30–5:30  More Info


Tuesday, December 13, 2016: WOODSHED at Carriage House at Holbrook-Palmer Park in Atherton. maybe you? with maybe you? a peek backstage to try out new material. FREE!  More Info

Wednesday, December 14, 2016: ENGLISH at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Kalia Kliban with The Modulations (Ellen Hoffman, Jon Berger, Charlie Hancock)  More Info

Wednesday, December 14, 2016: SINGING/ENGLISH at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Music by SING FOR YOUR SUPPER — Seasonal songs, 6:45–7:30pm; FREE!  More Info

Friday, December 16, 2016: ENGLISH at Palo Alto Masonic Temple in Palo Alto. Kalia Kliban with Nonesuch Country Dance Players (Daniel Soussan, Mark Daly, Mary Tabor) with Stan & Susan Kramer, William Allen  More Info

Saturday, December 17, 2016: CONTRA at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. Warren Blier with The wiNgNuts (Chris Knepper, Isele Harper, Will Wheeler)  More Info

Sunday, December 18, 2016: ENGLISH at First Unitarian Church of San Jose in San Jose. Lise Dyckman with The Phoenix (William Allen, Mary Tabor) with Paul Kostka  More Info

Tuesday, December 20, 2016: ENGLISH at All Saints Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. Bruce Hamilton with The Glory of the West (Bill Jensen, Stan & Susan Kramer)  More Info

PRICES
General Public: $9 weeknights, $10 Fri/Sat/Sun
Students/Low-income: $5
Members (of BACDS, CDSS or other CDSS affiliates) $2 discount
Supporting Level Admission: $15
Everyone is welcome so please come and pay as you can!
Prices may vary for special events or workshops. Check the calendar or website for specifics.


Upcoming Special Events

Saturday, December 31, 2016: CONTRA/SPECIAL at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Andy Shore with music by StringFire (Erik Ievins, Patti Cobb, Shira Kammen) — New Year's Eve Contra Dance SATURDAY, December 31, 8pm–12:15am. $20, $16 members, $10 students. Ring out the old year and waltz in the new with a special contra dance at a special time. Potluck contributions welcome to supplement the provided refreshments — your chance to show off!

About BACDS

The Bay Area Country Dance Society has been promoting, preserving, and teaching traditional English and American music and dance since the early 1980s. Our activities include:

  • Week-long and weekend music and dance camps in lovely SF Peninsula, Sierra foothill, and Santa Cruz locations.
  • Dance series featuring lively community dances and wonderful live music.
  • Occasional and seasonal special events, ranging from formal balls to workshops for dancers, musicians, dance leaders, and sound technicians.
  • Performance teams that bring lively and raucous English folk traditions to the streets, classrooms, farmers' markets, and festivals.

BACDS's activities are made possible through the efforts and contributions of our members. Please join us!

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BACDS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization, so your donation to us is tax-deductible. Please consider including us in your charitable giving. Your donation helps us perform our mission! Details here.

Newcomers are welcome! Follow this link to learn more about our dances, or this link to find out what to expect at your first BACDS dance evening. We welcome first-timers at all our regular series dances except 4th Saturday experienced English (which is open to all on Thanksgiving and Christmas weekends)

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Community members are welcome at BACDS Board meetings. Board elections for one-year terms are held at the May meeting; if you're interested please write to bacds-president at bacds.org or bacds-boardchair at bacds.org.

The next meeting will be held Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 8:00 pm. For info, email bacds-boardchair@bacds.org General info on Board meetings and location: here. If you are interested in following or joining the Board's online discussions about managing the BACDS organization, sign up for the bacds-board mailing list.

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