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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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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.

Friday, December 15, 2017: ENGLISH at Palo Alto Masonic Temple in Palo Alto. Nick Cuccia with Nonesuch Country Dance Players (Daniel Soussan, Mary Tabor, Mark Daly) with William Allen & Susan Jensen  More Info

Saturday, December 16, 2017: CONTRA at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. Andy Shore with Audrey Knuth, Chris Knepper, Dave Cory  More Info


Sunday, December 17, 2017: CONTRA/SPECIAL/WORKSHOP at First Unitarian Church of San Jose in San Jose. Susan Petrick with Free Next Steps Contra workshop before the usual contra dance. Live music by Pepperjack (Jess Newman, Scott Jespersen), 1–2:30pm. Register here or see flyer PDF for more info  More Info

Sunday, December 17, 2017: CONTRA at First Unitarian Church of San Jose in San Jose. Susan Petrick with Elizabeth (Wood) Dequine, Andy Imbrie, Renata Bratt. Intro at 2:30, Dance 3-6pm  More Info

Tuesday, December 19, 2017: ENGLISH at All Saints Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. Bruce Hamilton with Bill Jensen, Erik Ievins, Elizabeth Todd  More Info

Wednesday, December 20, 2017: CONTRA at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Susan Petrick with Open Band led by The Chaos Wranglers (Kenny Blacklock, Erik Hoffman, Topher Gayle)  More Info

Saturday, December 23, 2017: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Alan Winston with Pepperjack (Derry Akin, Jess Newman, Scott Jespersen)  More Info

Saturday, December 23, 2017: ENGLISH at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Cavalcade of Callers: (Green, Herbold, Luckhardt, Richardson, Thomas, Vlahos) with Bill Jensen, Judy Linsenberg & friend (Holiday dance for all)  More Info

Sunday, December 24, 2017: CONTRA at Hill and Valley Club - 1808 B Street (at Linden) in Hayward. Alan Winston with Wildcat Canyon (Art Peterson, Stephanie Costanza, Laurie Miller). 4-7 pm.  More Info

PRICES
General Public: $12
Students/Low-income: $6
Members (of BACDS, CDSS or other CDSS affiliates) $2 discount
Supporting Level Admission: $20
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, December 17, 2017: CONTRA/SPECIAL/WORKSHOP at First Unitarian Church of San Jose in San Jose. Susan Petrick with music by Free Next Steps Contra workshop before the usual contra dance. Live music by Pepperjack (Jess Newman, Scott Jespersen), 1–2:30pm. Register here or see flyer PDF for more info

Sunday, December 31, 2017: CONTRA/SPECIAL at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Kalia Kliban with music by StringFire (Erik Ievins, Patti Cobb, Shira Kammen) New Year's Eve Contra Dance! 8 PM-12:15 AM $25, $20 (members), $10 (student/low-income) or pay what you can. Potluck contributions welcome to supplement the provided refreshments  - your chance to show off!

Saturday, March 10, 2018: CONTRA / WORKSHOP / SPECIAL at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Contra College is a 2-day workshop on contra dance where new, intermediate, and experienced dancers become more proficient in a relaxed, low-stress setting. preregistration required — see http://bacds.org/cc for information. Jacqui Grennan [SoCal], Susan Petrick with music by Contra College with Jim Oakden, Shira Kammen, Ben Schreiber [MO], Michael Sokolovsky [MA]

Saturday, March 10, 2018: CONTRA/WORKSHOP/SPECIAL at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Susan Petrick with music by Callers’ workshop 12:00–1:30pm, and attendees call at the Sunday Contra College Grad Dance, $20 Preregistration Required; See bacds.org/cc

Sunday, March 11, 2018: CONTRA / WORKSHOP / SPECIAL at Royal Hodge Masonic Center in Menlo Park. Contra College is a 2-day workshop on contra dance where new, intermediate, and experienced dancers become more proficient in a relaxed, low-stress setting. preregistration required — see http://bacds.org/cc for information. Jacqui Grennan [SoCal], Susan Petrick with music by Contra College with Jim Oakden, Shira Kammen, Ben Schreiber [MO], Michael Sokolovsky [MA]

Sunday, March 11, 2018: CONTRA/SPECIAL at Royal Hodge Masonic Center in Menlo Park. CC Callers’ Workshop Grads with music by Uncle Farmer (Ben Schreiber [MO], Michael Sokolovsky [MA])—an extra dance on Sunday to celebrate Contra College, 4–7pm, $12/$10/$6

Saturday, March 24, 2018: ENGLISH/SPECIAL at San Jose Woman's Club in San Jose. 38th Annual BACDS Playford Ball! 7:15–11pm. Pregistration required. More info at bacds.org/playford. Alisa Dodson with music by Puck’s Deceit (Charlie Hancock, Judy Linsenberg, Ben Schreiber, Adrianna Ciccone) More Info

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 Board meeting will be on January 18, 2018

For info, send email to 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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