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BACDS Events Calendar

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Schedule of Events

DATE(S)STYLELOCATIONCALLER(S)
TEACHER(S)
MUSICIANS
May 01MAY DAY (MORRIS)
Come see Goat Hill Morris dance the sun up at Christmas Tree Viewing Area on Twin Peaks in San Francisco. We'd love to see you there!
May 01MAY DAY (MORRIS)
And far to the south, Seabright is dancing the sun up on May day as usual at 6 am, at the Santa Cruz Lighthouse.
May 01MAY DAY (BORDER/MOLLY/MORRIS)
Come see Deer Creek Morris and Mrs. Prunely's Pride dance the sun up at the Baylands. Merry May!
May 01MAY DAY (MORRIS)
Come see Berkeley Morris dance the sun up at Inspiration Point. Merry May!
May 02CONTRACCBDeanna RubinLisa Illés, Will Wheeler, Noel Cragg
May 03ENGLISHSMEAlan WinstonMary Tabor, Robin Lockner, Craig Johnson
English dancing for all - dance 7:30-10:00
May 04THE ASTRONOMY BALL (ENGLISH/REGENCY/WALTZ/SPECIAL)ALMHAlan WinstonDivertimento Dance Orchestra, James Langdell, Paul Kostka, William Allen
For Star Wars Day, a Regency ball celebrating astronomer Caroline Herschel, a professional musician and dancer and the first woman to be paid as an astronomer, discoverer of many comets, nebulae, and more., Alan Winston calls uncomplicated dances, mostly from late-1700s and early 1800s dance manuals, a couple of choreographed waltzes (Congress of Vienna, the new “Miss Herschel’s Comet”), and many free waltzes. Period costume admired but by no means required; formal or festive wear appreciated. See flyer: http://baers.org/Astronomy_Ball.jpg
May 04MAYPOLE AT TILDEN LITTLE FARM (MORRIS)
The maypole! We’ll be dancing a set and then setting up the maypole for the wee ones to dance around at the Little Farm in Tilden. 11:00-12:00
May 07ENGLISHASEAlan WinstonCraig Johnson, Robin Lockner, Cat Taylor
May 09ENGLISHCCBBruce HamiltonDavid Mostardi, Michelle Masek, Craig Johnson
English dancing for all - newcomer lesson at 7:15; dance 7:45-10:00
May 10REGENCY/ENGLISHSMEAlan WinstonDivertimento
May 11CONTRAFUMSusan PetrickDaniel Steinberg, Rodney Miller
May 11ENGLISHSJPDavid NewittHeather MacKay, Diana Gómez, Gary Thomas
May 12ONLINE/ENGLISHONLINESharon GreenRecorded Music by Odd Sundays Garage Band and others
May 12ENGLISHFSJLise DyckmanMary Tabor, Robin Lockner, William Allen
May 12MOTHER'S DAY AT ARDENWOOD (MORRIS)
Join us and other local Morris teams “under the greenwood tree” for a pleasingly rustic Mothers’ Day at Ardenwood Historic Farm. Dancing at noon and 2:00.
May 13WOODSHEDLAUMCMaybe you?
May 16CONTRACCBAlan WinstonDaniel Steinberg, Paul Kotapish, Leah Wollenberg
May 17 to May 17ENGLISH/SPECIALHSHKalia KlibanJacqueline Schwab, Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea
Mad Robin "Weekend Welcome Dance"
May 18 to May 18MAD ROBIN BALL (ENGLISH/SPECIAL)HSHGene MurrowJacqueline Schwab, Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Daniel Beerbohm
(advance registration required). workshop 1:30-4:00, ball 7:00-10:00pm
May 18FAMILY CONTRA WITH CRAFTS, JUGGLING, INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO (SPECIAL)UUCPASusan PetrickValerie Rose, Ben Saylor, Craig Johnson
May 19MEMORABLE MELODIES DANCE (ENGLISH/SPECIAL)HSHGene MurrowJacqueline Schwab, Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Daniel Beerbohm
(Potluck Brunch 12:30-2:00, Dance 2:30-5:30pm, Community Dinner -prepaid catering - 6:00pm)
May 19GRACE CATHEDRAL (MORRIS)
After the Whitsunday service at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco we’ll be joining forces with our friends Deer Creek Morris and whatever Morris dancers feel inspired to show up for some commonly-known Morris dances. 12:15-ish, whenever the service ends.
May 21MAD ROBIN SPECIAL PENINSULA DANCE (ENGLISH/SPECIAL)FUMBruce HamiltonJacqueline Schwab, Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Daniel Beerbohm
note special location, time (7:30-10:00), and price ($25)
May 23ENGLISHCCBAlan WinstonMaggie Moore, Anne Goess, Charlie Hancock
English dancing for all - newcomer lesson at 7:15; dance 7:45-10:00
May 25CONTRAFUMAlan WinstonMike Lewinski, Daniel Steinberg
May 25CONTRAFUMAlan WinstonMike Lewinski, Daniel Steinberg
May 25ENGLISHCCBGary Thomas, Sharon GreenCharlie Hancock, David Mostardi
May 26ONLINE/ENGLISHONLINEKalia Kliban, Sharon GreenRecorded Music by Odd Sundays Garage Band and others
May 30CONTRACCBKelsey HartmanThe Cain Raisers, Craig Johnson, Erik Hoffman, Stefan Curl
May 31ENGLISHSMEAlan Winston, Lise DyckmanCraig Johnson, Judy Linsenberg, Cat Taylor
5th Friday ADVANCED ECD. Maximum dancing with minimal teaching, and an occasional challenge. Dancers are expected to be undaunted by figures like: double figure 8s; heys for 3, 4 or more in different configurations; double Mad Robin figures; chevrons; triple minor longways formations; etc. (This is not the time to bring your friends who are new to English country dancing, although we’d love to see them at other BACDS dance events.)

Dance Venues

VENUENAMEADDRESSCITY
ALMHAlameda Masonic Hall2312 Alameda AvenueAlameda
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
HSHHermann Sons Hall860 Western AvenuePetaluma
LAUMCLos Altos United Methodist Church655 MagdalenaLos Altos
ONLINEonlinewhereverthe cloud
SJPSt. John's Presbyterian Church25 LakeSan Francisco
SMESt. Mark's Episcopal Church600 Colorado AvenuePalo Alto
UUCPAUnitarian-Universalist Church of Palo Alto505 E. Charleston RoadPalo Alto