Staff

The Figments

The Figments incorporate an eclectic mix of styles into their inspired performances of music for dancing or listening. Whether grooving on an Old-time, Irish or French Canadian fiddle tune, trading daring improvisations on a gypsy jazz or swing number, or exploring the nuances of a graceful waltz or elegant English country dance tune, this trio of versatile musicians makes dynamic, spontaneous, and electrifying music.
Anna Patton, clarinet
Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, fiddle
Owen Morrison, guitar & feet

Audrey, Amy, & Andrew

Wake Up Robin delights listeners with a variety of musical styles, whether singing moving ballads or cowboy songs, busting out traditional fiddle tunes or original compositions. Wake Up Robin creates magical moments, joyful harmonies, and raw energy.
Audrey Knuth, fiddle
Andrew VanNorstrand, fiddle & guitar
Amy Englesberg, piano & accordion
Max Newman, mandolin

Luke Donforth
Luke Donforth

BACDS is pleased to welcome back Luke Donforth. He called for Balance the Bay in 2017, and we’ve brought him back from Vermont for another mix of traditional and new dances. With more than a decade of calling experience, he brings warmth and joy to the mic and the dance floor.

Susan Petrick

An avid dancer for many years, Susan Petrick started calling for contra dances in 2000 and teaching couple dances, including waltz, cross-step waltz, and hambo, shortly thereafter. Susan lives in Redwood City, CA and has become a regional treasure with national prominence, calling for dance weekends and festivals throughout the country. She is known for her clear teaching, efficient guidance, and expert pacing, making even complex dances accessible to all.