The Bay Area Country Dance Society Website

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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 is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Your tax-deductible donation will help us perform our mission. Thank you!

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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 6, 2019: ENGLISH at Palo Alto Masonic Temple in Palo Alto. Sharon Green with Nonesuch Country Dance Band (Daniel Soussan, Mark Daly, Mary Tabor, Robin Lockner) with Susan & Bill Jensen  More Info

Saturday, December 7, 2019: CONTRA at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. Frannie Marr [SoCal] with Maivish [QC] (Jaige Trudel, Adam Broome)  More Info


Sunday, December 8, 2019: CONTRA/SPECIAL at Lake Merritt Dance Center in Oakland. Frannie Marr [SoCal] with Maivish [QC] (Jaige Trudel, Adam Broome)  - 33rd Annual No Snow Ball  - Special Day, Time, Location, & Price: 6-10PM, $20-$30 Sliding Scale  -  Your contributions toward the Dessert Potluck are appreciated  -  To welcome and include everyone in this dance, the caller will be using the gender-free terms. To volunteer, email les.addison@gmail.com  More Info

Sunday, December 8, 2019: ENGLISH at First Unitarian Church of San Jose in San Jose. Lise Dyckman with Phoenix Rising (William Allen, Mary Tabor, Robin Lockner) - 2:30–5:00  More Info

Monday, December 9, 2019: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Lynn Ackerson with Maivish [QC]Note special date and time. 7:30–10:30  More Info


Tuesday, December 10, 2019: WOODSHED at Carriage House at Holbrook-Palmer Park in Atherton. maybe you? with maybe you? - A peek backstage, free for everyone. Callers try out new material, teaching techniques, etc; dancers give input and things get better. Join us!  More Info

Wednesday, December 11, 2019: SINGING at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Sing for your Supper with Seasonal songs led by Shira Kammen & Patti Cobb, 6:45–7:30, FREE (Donations gladly accepted)  More Info

Wednesday, December 11, 2019: ENGLISH at Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church) in Berkeley. Bruce Hamilton with Shira Kammen, David Strong, Patti Cobb  More Info

Friday, December 13, 2019: ENG./REG. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. NO DANCE with See you in January!  More Info

Saturday, December 14, 2019: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Eric Black with Audrey Knuth, Chris Knepper, Christopher Jacoby, Del Eckels  More Info

Saturday, December 14, 2019: ENGLISH at St. John's Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. Alan Winston with Susan Worland, Maggie Moore, William Allen  More Info

Sunday, December 15, 2019: FAMILY/CONTRA at First Unitarian Church of San Jose in San Jose. Claire Takemori with Back Pocket — Intro at 2:30pm, All-age dances 3–3:45pm, Contra dance 3:45–6pm.  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 8, 2019: CONTRA/SPECIAL at Lake Merritt Dance Center in Oakland. Frannie Marr [SoCal] with music by Maivish [QC] (Jaige Trudel, Adam Broome)  - 33rd Annual No Snow Ball  - Special Day, Time, Location, & Price: 6-10PM, $20-$30 Sliding Scale  -  Your contributions toward the Dessert Potluck are appreciated  -  To welcome and include everyone in this dance, the caller will be using the gender-free terms. To volunteer, email les.addison@gmail.com 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!

Consider making a tax-deductible donation

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 the Berkeley 4th Saturday experienced English (which is open to all on Thanksgiving and Christmas weekends), and the Hayward 5th Sunday zesty contra.

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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 October 24, 2019, at a member's home in San Francisco.

For info, send email to bacds-boardchair@bacds.org. As of April 2019 Board meeting locations will vary and sometimes be at a private home in San Francisco.

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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