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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!

Sunday, June 25, 2017: CONTRA at Hill and Valley Club - 1808 B Street (at Linden) in Hayward. Bob Green [MO] with The Ladies at Play [OK] (Miranda Arana, Kathy Dagg, Shanda McDonald) with Martha Edwards [MO] 4–7pm, $10  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.

Sunday, June 25, 2017: CONTRA at Hill and Valley Club - 1808 B Street (at Linden) in Hayward. Bob Green [MO] with The Ladies at Play [OK] (Miranda Arana, Kathy Dagg, Shanda McDonald) with Martha Edwards [MO] 4–7pm, $10  More Info

Wednesday, June 28, 2017: ENGLISH at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Bpb Green [MO] Bob Green and Bruce Hamilton with The Ladies at Play [OK] (Miranda Arana, Kathy Dagg, Shanda McDonald) with Martha Edwards [MO] $12/$10 or pay what yuo can  More Info

Friday, June 30, 2017: ENGLISH at Palo Alto Masonic Temple in Palo Alto. Bob Green [MO] with The Ladies at Play [OK] (Miranda Arana, Kathy Dagg, Shanda McDonald) with Martha Edwards [MO]  More Info

Saturday, July 1, 2017: CONTRA at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. Bob Isaacs [NJ] with The Moving Violations [MA] (Van Kaynor, Ron Grosslein, Eric Eid-Reiner)—special price $14/$12/$7  More Info


Sunday, July 2-Friday, July 7, 2017: CAMP/CONTRA/
COUPLE/MUSIC
at Jones Gulch Camp in La Honda. many great leaders with BACDS American Dance & Music Week in the Redwoods at La Honda, CA,
Sun-Fri July 2–7 It's a Dance Camp with Music! It's a Music Camp with Dance! Contras, Squares, and MORE by Bob Isaacs[NJ] & Deb Comly[AZ]; Music by The Moving Violations [MA] (Van Kaynor, Ron Grosslein, Eric Eid-Reiner), Joyride (George Penk [OR], Jeff Kerssen-Griep [WA], Sue Songer [OR], Erik Weberg [OR]), The Whoots (Jim Oakden, Shira Kammen); Singing with Shira Kammen; music tutorials with staff musicians, traditional crafts with Rachel Olguin; tunewriting, dance composition, and more!—There’s still space for YOU! Preregistration Required: see AmWeek.org.  More Info


Sunday, July 2-Friday, July 7, 2017: CAMP/CONTRA/ENGLISH/
IRISH/INTERNATIONAL/
FAMILY/CRAFTS
at Monte Toyon Camp in Aptos. many great leaders with BACDS Family Week at Monte Toyon, Aptos, CA,
Sun–Fri July 2–7 Kids learn community dance along with art, leaving adults free to dance morning & evening. Staff: Susan Michaels, Kalia Kliban, DeLaura Padovan, Rhonda & Alex Cayford, Julie James, Michael Riemer, Music by Steve Hickman, Susan Worland, David Brown, David James, Judy Stavely, Ruth Temple, Craig Johnson, Doug Olsen. There's still space for families of all sizes (from three generations to a single dancer)—See bacds.org/Familycamp for more info.  More Info

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: ENGLISH at All Saints Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. CANCELED with No Dance—Summer Break  More Info

Wednesday, July 5, 2017: CONTRA at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Erik Hoffman with Open band led by Swing Farm (Ray Bierl, Charlie Hancock, Steven Strauss)  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

Sunday, July 2-Friday, July 7, 2017: CAMP/CONTRA/
COUPLE/MUSIC
: Jones Gulch Camp. It's a Dance Camp with Music! It's a Music Camp with Dance! Contras, Squares, and MORE by Bob Isaacs[NJ] & Deb Comly[AZ]; Music by The Moving Violations [MA] (Van Kaynor, Ron Grosslein, Eric Eid-Reiner), Joyride (George Penk [OR], Jeff Kerssen-Griep [WA], Sue Songer [OR], Erik Weberg [OR]), The Whoots (Jim Oakden, Shira Kammen); Singing with Shira Kammen; music tutorials with staff musicians, traditional crafts with Rachel Olguin; tunewriting, dance composition, and more!—There’s still space for YOU! Preregistration Required: see AmWeek.org. many great leaders with music by BACDS American Dance & Music Week in the Redwoods at La Honda, CA,
Sun-Fri July 2–7 More Info

Sunday, July 2-Friday, July 7, 2017: CAMP/CONTRA/ENGLISH/
IRISH/INTERNATIONAL/
FAMILY/CRAFTS
: Monte Toyon Camp, Near Aptos. Kids learn community dance along with art, leaving adults free to dance morning & evening. Staff: Susan Michaels, Kalia Kliban, DeLaura Padovan, Rhonda & Alex Cayford, Julie James, Michael Riemer, Music by Steve Hickman, Susan Worland, David Brown, David James, Judy Stavely, Ruth Temple, Craig Johnson, Doug Olsen. There's still space for families of all sizes (from three generations to a single dancer)—See bacds.org/Familycamp for more info. many great leaders with music by BACDS Family Week at Monte Toyon, Aptos, CA,
Sun–Fri July 2–7

Friday, July 7, 2017: CONTRA/SPECIAL at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Extra Palo Alto Contra: Gala AmWeek Celebration at our regular Palo Alto contra location with AmWeek staff! 8–11pm (newcomers' orientation at 7:30). Special price: $12 members, $14 non-members, $7 students.. Bob Isaacs[NJ], Deb Comly[AZ] with music by The Moving Violations [MA] (Van Kaynor, Ron Grosslein, Eric Eid-Reiner), Joyride (George Penk [OR], Jeff Kerssen-Griep [WA], Sue Songer [OR], Erik Weberg [OR]), The Whoots (Jim Oakden, Shira Kammen)—Special price $14/$12/$7 More Info

Friday, August 11-Sunday, August 13, 2017: CONTRA/CAMP: Janet Pomeroy Center, near Lake Merced in SF. Contra Dance Weekend with calling by Luke Donforth [VT], Sarah VanNorstrand [NY], music by Maivish [QC/VA] (Adam Broome, Matthew Olwell, Jaige Trudel) and Great Bear [NY/MA/VT/NC]] (Andrew VanNorstrand, Noah VanNorstrand, Kim Yerton, Rebecca Bosworth-Clemens, Dana Billings, Chris Miller); Pre-registration required—see bacds.org/btb for details. Luke Donforth [VT],
Sarah VanNorstrand [NY] with music by BALANCE THE BAY
Fri–Sun August 11–13

Sunday, August 20-Sunday, August 27, 2017: CAMP/ENGLISH/MUSIC: Bishop's Ranch, Healdsburg in the Sonoma wine country. Leaders Andrew Swaine [UK], Brooke Friendly [OR], Daisy Black [UK], & Kalia Kliban are joined by The Figments (Anna Patton [VT], Ethan Hazzard-Watkins [VT], Owen Morrison [MA]), Barry Truter (Canada), Jonathan Jensen (MD), Nicky McConkey (UK), Charlie Hancock, and Jon Berger for a week of Music, Dance, Singing, Mummer's Play, Joy and More.—SOLD OUT! See bacds.org/heydays for more info. many great leaders with music by HEY DAYS English camp at Bishop Ranch
Sat–Sat August 20–27

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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The next Board meeting is June 15, at a private home (not our usual location).

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