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BACDS Events Calendar

July 2018

Schedule of Events

BACDS American Dance & Music Week in the Redwoods at La Honda, CA, Sun–Fri July 1–6; It's a Dance Camp with Music! It's a Music Camp with Dance! Six days full of workshops & dances & music jams: Contras and MORE by Gaye Fifer [PA] & Sarah VanNorstrand [NY]; Music by The Syncopaths (Ryan McKasson [WA], Christa Burch, Ashley Broder, Jeff Spero [all SoCal]), Uncle Farmer (Ben Schreiber [MO], Michael Sokolovsky [MA]), The Whoots (Jim Oakden, Shira Kammen); Singing with Shira Kammen; music tutorials with staff musicians, traditional crafts with Rachel Olguin; tunewriting, dance composition, and more!—There’s still space for YOU! Sliding scale fee. Preregistration Required: see for more info & to register online
BACDS Family Week at Monte Toyon, Aptos, CA, Sun–Sat July 1–7; Kids learn community dance along with art, leaving adults free to dance morning & evening. For families of all ages & sizes (including single dancers) — Contra, ECD, Scottish, Irish, square, and ritual dancing, Instrumental music with fiddle, keyboard, and many other instruments, Singing, storytelling, arts & crafts, stilting, ropes, preschool program all led/taught by a stellar program staff too numerous to name here. There's still space for families of all sizes (from three generations to a single dancer)—See for more info & to register online
July 03ENGLISHASECANCELEDNo Dance—Off for the summer, back in September
July 04CONTRACCBWarren BlierOpen band led by Wildcat Canyon (Art Peterson, Calvin Murasaki, Laurie Miller)
July 06CONTRA/SPECIALFUMGaye Fifer [PA], Sarah VanNorstrand [NY]The Syncopaths (Ryan McKasson [WA], Christa Burch, Ashley Broder, Jeff Spero [all SoCal]), Uncle Farmer (Ben Schreiber [MO], Michael Sokolovsky [MA]), The Whoots (Jim Oakden, Shira Kammen)—Special price: $12 members, $14 non-members, $7 students.
Extra Palo Alto Contra: Gala AmWeek Celebration at our regular Palo Alto contra location with AmWeek staff! 8–11pm (newcomers' orientation at 7:30)
July 06ENGLISHMTAlisa DodsonNonesuch Country Dance Band (Daniel Soussan, Mark Daly, Mary Tabor) with Susan & Bill Jensen.
July 07CONTRASFGaye Fifer [PA]Uncle Farmer
July 08ENGLISHFSJCANCELEDNo Dance—Off for the summer, back in September
July 10WOODSHEDHPPmaybe you?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!
July 11ENGLISHCCBSharon GreenAnne Bingham Goess, Jason Pollack, Charlie Hancock
July 11ENGLISH/WORKSHOPCCBSharon GreenIntro to English Dance Workshop with Anne Bingham Goess, 6:45–7:30, FREE (donations gladly accepted)
July 13ENGLISH/REGENCYSMEAlan WinstonOpen band led by Divertimento (James Langdell, William Allen, Paul Kostka)—Early American dance
July 14CONTRAFUMYoyo ZhouAnne Bingham Goess, Jason Pollack, Craig Johnson
July 14ENGLISHSJPNick CucciaHeather MacKay, David Newitt, Bill Jensen
July 15CONTRAFSJSusan PetrickLee Anne Welch, Joe Weed, Patti Cobb—intro at 2:30, dance 3-6pm
July 17ENGLISHASECANCELEDNo Dance—Off for the summer, back in September
July 18CONTRACCBYoyo ZhouOpen band led by Tea & Whiskey [SC](Karin McQuade, Andrae Raffield)
July 20ENGLISHMTAlan WinstonNonesuch Country Dance Band (Daniel Soussan, Mark Daly, Mary Tabor) with Robin Lockner, William Allen
July 21CONTRASFRichard BarnesTea & Whiskey [SC]
July 22CONTRAHVCCommunity Callers led by Alan WinstonWildcat Canyon (Art Peterson, Laurie Miller, Stephanie Costanza), 4–7pm; contact to join the callers
July 25ENGLISHCCBAlan WinstonOpen band led by Anne Bingham Goess, Tom Lindemuth, Debra Tayleur
July 28CONTRAFUMEric BlackThe Newts (Chris Knepper, Noel Cragg, Del Eckels)
July 28ENGLISHCCBDavid NewittCharlie Hancock, David Mostardi & Michelle O'Connor (Levy] [Eire]—for experienced dancers
July 29CONTRAHVCEric BlackJess Newman, Derry Akin, Deniz Akin 4–7:15pm, Zesty! Dances will be more challenging than usual. No beginner/newcomer class before the dance. Dance roles will be called gender-neutral as "Larks & Ravens"
July 31ENGLISHASECANCELEDNo Dance—Off for the summer, back in September

Dance Venues

ASEAll Saints Episcopal Church555 Waverley StPalo Alto
CCBChrist Church Berkeley2138 Cedar StreetBerkeley
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
JGJones Gulch Camp11000 Pescadero RdLa Honda
MONMonte Toyon CampCathedral DriveAptos
MTPalo Alto Masonic Temple461 Florence StreetPalo Alto
SFSt. Paul's Presbyterian Church1399 43rd AvenueSan Francisco
SJPSt. John's Presbyterian Church25 LakeSan Francisco
SMESt. Mark's Episcopal Church600 Colorado AvenuePalo Alto