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BACDS Events Calendar

March 2013

Schedule of Events

March 01ENGLISHMTBob FraleyNonesuch Country Dance Players with Ruth Anne Fraley
March 02ENGLISH/WORKSHOPCCBDavid NewittMichelle Levy, Shira Kammen, Bill Jensen
East Bay Playford Workshop, 2:00–5:00pm, $12
March 02CONTRASFChuck GaltThe Raggedy Annes (Anne Goess, Andy Eggleston, Charlie Hancock)
March 03ENGLISH/CONTRAFSJBob FraleyWilliam Allen and Friends
March 05ENGLISHASEBruce HamiltonBill Jensen, Stan Kramer, Laurie Chastain
Say Yes to Hambo 6:30–7:30pm, $7
March 06CONTRACCBKelsey HartmanThe Rosin Doctors
March 09SPECIAL/ENGLISH/MOLLY/CONTRAFUMvariousvarious - a memorial and dance for Vanessa Schnatmeier, free admission, potluck - 3:30 -7:30
with molly and morris dancing performance, and some favorite contra and English dances.

Vanessa, who died somewhat unexpectedly last November, had been publicity coordinator for many years, but her service to BACDS included being on the Board, co-managing Fall Weekend for many years, serving on the committees of the Playford Ball and English Week, dancing with Mayfield Morris and dancing - and later, drumming - for Mad Molly. We'll share memories in the first part of the afternoon, then have display dance performances mingled with English and contra dances, concluding with a potluck supper before the contra.
March 09ENGLISHDGKGary ThomasFine Companions (Stan & Susan Kramer, William Allen)
March 09CONTRAFUMWarren BlierSorceror’s Apprentice (Lee Anne Welch with Daniel Steinberg, Erik Hoffman, and their students)
This very unusual band includes fiddlers ranging in age from 9 and up, all enjoying the interactive experience of playing for a dance. Dance musicians get energy from the dancers just like dancers get energy from the music. It's the kind of feedback we all like! We're very fortunate in the Bay Area to have some of the best dance musicians in the entire country, right in our neighborhood. Those wonderful musicians all started out somewhere, and this is one of the ways they get hooked on the great fun of playing for dancers. Come witness and encourage The Next Generation of contradance musicians!
March 10ENGLISH/WORKSHOPMTLise DyckmanStan & Susan Kramer, Craig Johnson
Peninsula Playford Workshop, 3:00–6:00pm, $12
March 12WOODSHEDHPPMaybe youCommunity Band - community callers - a look backstage to try out new dances — see us on FaceBook at
March 13ENGLISHCCBSue Rosen (MA)Anne Goess, Tom Lindemuth, Charlie Hancock
March 15ENGLISHMTBob FraleyNonesuch Country Dance Players with Ruth Anne Fraley
March 16CONTRASFFrannie MarrUncle Dave (Kathrine Gardner, David Brown, Dave Courchaine)
March 17ENGLISH/CONTRAFSJCANCELEDNO DANCE — See you at the next dance April 7
March 19ENGLISHASERic Goldman [Montreal]Ruth Anne Fraley, Stan Kramer, Richard Page
Say Yes to Hambo 6:30–7:30pm, $7
March 20CONTRACCBErik HoffmanThe Killarney Boys (Chris Knepper, Richard Mandel, John Ward)
March 22CONTRASFYoyo Zhou, Susan PleckCommunity band led by Erik Hoffman
Contact Erik ahead of time for rehearsal schedule, sheet music, and tune sets
March 23CONTRAFUMEric BlackdJ improper [MD]
special techno contra with an east coast DJ! $12, $10 members, $6 students
March 23ENGLISHCCBMary LuckhardtAnne Goess, Andy Eggleston, Ruth Anne Fraley —for experienced dancers, 7:30pm
March 27ENGLISHCCBShira Kammen, Maggie Moore, Maureen Brennan, Debra Tayleur
WALTZ AWAY YOUR WORRIES (free form waltzing, no teaching), 6:45–7:45pm, FREE! (donations welcome)
March 27ENGLISHCCBRic Goldman [Montreal]Open Band led by Shira Kammen, Maggie Moore, Maureen Brennan, Debra Tayleur
March 29ENGLISHMTCANCELEDNO DANCE — go to the Playford Rehearsal
March 29ENGLISH/SPECIALHVCCavalcade of CallersThe Raggedy Annes (Andy Eggleston, Anne Goess, Charlie Hancock)
Playford Ball Rehearsal,8–11pm, Special Price $15
March 30ENGLISH/SPECIALSJWSharon GreenPersons of Quality (Rebecca King, Jim Oakden, Jon Berger) with Mindy Rosenfeld
33rd Annual BACDS Playford Ball! 6:45&ndash11pm. Pregistration required
March 30CONTRAFUMCelia RamsayWildcat Canyon (Art Peterson, Andy Eggleston, Peter Persoff)

Dance Venues

ASEAll Saints Episcopal Church555 Waverley StPalo Alto
CCBChrist Church Berkeley2138 Cedar StreetBerkeley
DGKDanceGround Keriac1805 Divisadero at BushSan Francisco
FSJFirst Unitarian Church of San Jose160 N 3rd StSan Jose
FUMFirst United Methodist Church of Palo Alto625 Hamilton at ByronPalo Alto
HPPCarriage House at Holbrook-Palmer Park150 Watkins AvenueAtherton
HVCHill and Valley Club - 1808 B Street (at Linden)1808 B StreetHayward
MTPalo Alto Masonic Temple461 Florence StreetPalo Alto
SFSt. Paul's Presbyterian Church1399 43rd AvenueSan Francisco
SJWSan Jose Woman's Club75 South 11th StreetSan Jose