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Bay Area Country Dance Society Calendar

Last updated on Wed, Jan 6, 1999.

JANUARY 1999

BACDS currently holds dances on Wednesdays and Fridays through Sundays. Click on the calendar dates to go to listings for that day.

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Key to Locations

Please note: Except where noted, all dances start at 8pm.

BET--Bethany United Methodist Church, 1268 Sanchez (at Clipper), San Francisco. 2nd Saturday English dance, 7:30pm.
CCH--Catholic Charities Hall, 600 Columbia Drive, San Mateo. Playford Ball rehearsal dances.
ECV--El Cerrito Veterans' Hall, 6401 Stockton at Kearney, El Cerrito. 2nd and 4th Sundays East Bay Square/Contra dance, 7pm
FCC--Fairfax Community Church, 2398 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax. 4th Saturday contradances
FIN--Finn Hall, 1819 Tenth Street (near Hearst, off University), Berkeley. 2nd Friday contradances
GNC--Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St. (near Oxford), Berkeley. Dancing every Wednesday: contras on 1st, 3rd and 5th, English on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. Also the 4th Saturday experienced English dance
MT--Masonic Temple, 461 Florence St. (near University), Palo Alto. 1st, 3rd and 5th Friday English dances
PA--Mid-Peninsula YWCA, 4161 Alma Street (near San Antonio Rd.), Palo Alto. 2nd, 4th and 5th Saturday contradances.
SCZ--CPDES (Portuguese) Hall, 218 Evergreen (near Harvey West Park and Costco), Santa Cruz. SC/MCD Dawn Dance
SF--St. Paul's Church, 43rd Avenue @ Judah Street, San Francisco. contras on 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 4th Fridays
SJS--First Christian Church, 80 South 5th Street, San José. 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday English dancing, September through June.
SRB--Scottish Rite Ballroom, 1547 Lakeside Drive (south end of Lake Merritt), Oakland. BACDS' Playford Ball and No Snow Ball.
TOB--Thousand Oaks Baptist Church, 1821 Catalina Ave. (at Colusa), Berkeley.

Icons for type of dance: = contra; = English; = Square


JANUARY

Friday, January 1
Kick off the new year with an Engish Country dance at Palo Alto's MT... Alan Winston joins Bob Fraley in leading the dance, with music by Nonesuch Country Dance Players (Ruth Anne Fraley, Susan and Stanley Kramer, Mark Daly and Paul Kostka).

Saturday, January 2
The first Saturday San Francisco contra at SF features the ever-versatile David Newitt calling to the wonderful music of DotGals (Susan Sullivan, Dan and Karen Warrick, Adam Cavan). As with all BACDS weekend contras, there'll be a beginners' orientation at 7:30.

Wednesday, January 6
While up in Berkeley, the first Wednesday dance takes place at GNC--series host Erik Hoffman calls, to an Open Band featuring Seattle's WB Reid and local faves Brendan Doyle and Dan Warrick.

English dancing returns to San José from its holiday hiatus as Jody McGeen joins Greenwich Mean Time (Kay Thorne, Vaughn Wolff and Stanley & Susan Kramer) for an evening of dance at SJS.

Friday, January 8
It is a second Friday, so there'll be a contra at FIN, with Kirston Koths calling and music by Boiled Bayzards (Dan Levenson, Chuck Aronson, Joanne Weil-Aronson, and Barb Swan).

Saturday, January 9
The San Francisco English dance at BET starts at 7:30, with David Newitt calling (see, versatile!) and music by Charlie Hancock, Kimberly McKittrick and Kathrine Gardner.

The Palo Alto contra at PA. ... Eric Black (Tokyo) calls to the mighty trio of Laura Light (Charlottesville), Daniel Steinberg and Piper Heisig. Wow!

Sunday, January 10
& The printed calendar implies squares and English, but really that's squares and contras, at the 2nd Sunday dance in El Cerrito at ECV. Jim Saxe calls, with music by Boiled Bayzards (Dan Levenson, Chuck Aronson, Joanne Weil-Aronson, and Barb Swan).

Wednesday, January 13
You like accordians? This dance at NGC is for you! Alan Winston and Lise Dyckman call to the dulcet ECD strains of Charlie Hancock (piano/accordian), Craig Johnson (accordian/piano) and David Strong (fiddle, but he can play loud...). Hmmm...

Friday, January 15
3rd Friday, Palo Alto, must be an English dance at MT with Lise Dyckman and Nonesuch Country Dance Players (Ruth Anne Fraley, Susan and Stanley Kramer, Mark Daly and Paul Kostka). Don't miss it.

Saturday, January 16
Gala Sierra Swinng benefit at SF, featuring caller Charlie Fenton and musickers Kevin Carr, Daniel Steinberg, Peter Langston and Russell Clark. Plus guests and surprises. Regular admission, optional benefit donation. Great food and fun.

Wednesday, January 20
Old timey tunes a'plenty at the contra at GNC as the Boiled Bayzards (Dan Levenson, Chuck Aronson, Joanne Weil-Aronson, and Prune Rooney) lead an Open Band with Jim Saxe at the mike.

...while in San José, the 3rd Wednesday English dance at SJS features the irrepressible Jody McGeen calling to the music of the irreproachible Greenwich Mean Time (Kay Thorne, Vaughn Wolff and Stanley & Susan Kramer).

Friday, January 22
A San Francisco contra at SF: Charlie Fenton joins the The Contrabandits (Kathrine Gardner, Chris Knepper, Charlie Hancock, and Kit Nelson) for an evening of fast swings and great tunes.

Saturday, January 23
The once-a-month Fairfax contra at FCC showcases Andy Wilson, caller, and those dotGals (Susan Sullivan, Karen Warrick, Kathy Hirsh, and Adam Cavan).

The fourth Saturday experienced English dance at English country dance at "GNC" features the color Stormy, with David Newitt calling and music by Craig Johnson, Judy Linsenberg and David Strong.

In Palo Alto, at PA, the fourth Saturday contra, with Jim Saxe and the The Contrabandits (Kathrine Gardner, Chris Knepper, Charlie Hancock, and Kit Nelson).

Wednesday, January 27
Alisa Dodson leads the dance at the Wednesday English dance at GNC. Music by Mark Carroll, Judy Linsenberg and Avis Minger.

Friday, January 29
Fifth Friday English--why not? Bob Fraley calls to the music of Nonesuch Country Dance Players (Ruth Anne Fraley, Susan and Stanley Kramer, Mark Daly and Paul Kostka).

Saturday, January 30
Finish out the month with a rousing contra at PA, as Erik Hoffman teams up with musicians Chris Knepper and Charlie Hancock.

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