All of us in California should by now be aware that the Governor has declared an emergency “Shelter In Place” order, and has banned all nonessential gatherings of any number of people.
As much as we might feel that dancing is essential to our health and well-being, we must cancel all in-person events until further notice. We’re all in this together! Let’s keep us all healthy!
We look forward to resuming our dance and other activities as soon as possible. In the meantime, please join our many wonderful musicians and other performers as they stream online house concerts and other tastes of the culture we love so much.
And please consider sharing the money you would have spent on dances to the stellar performers who no longer have those gigs. Donate as much as you can to help support our many musicians, callers, and sound techs, for many of whom this is their only or main source of income. Buy CDs directly from the band (instead of Amazon or streaming), support their Kickstarter program, buy a tunebook, book a remote lesson over Skype.
Consider Donating to BACDS to help cover staff payments for events which have been canceled (a PayPal account is not required to donate via PayPal using your credit card).
Wash Your Hands!
It's Cold & Flu Season (plus that other thing that's making the rounds), so please be sure to wash your hands often, with soap and hot water. We touch and connect with lots of people at our dances, so it's especially important to wash up before enjoying those tasty snacks, and before scratching that itch on your face. Please cough into your elbow or armpit, and not out into the room, and definitely do not cough politely into your hand that you are about to offer to your next neighbor in the dance Eewww.... Actual scientific experience shows that hand sanitizers are not as effective as plain-old vigorous washing for 20+ seconds with soap and hot water.
Wash Your Hands!
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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.
BACDS welcomes people without regard for age, race, color, national origin, religion, gender expression, or sexual orientation.
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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:
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