Hey Days - June 16-23, 2024

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“I loved the spirit of the week---high standards, good dancing, and plenty of humor and kindness”

Come join us June 16-23, 2024, for Hey Days, the annual BACDS English Country Dance and Music Week, at Sonoma State University in the scenic wine country of northern California. We look forward to a wonderful week of dancing, singing, music-making, and friendship, with a good dose of merry abandon.

"The whole week was deeply satisfying. For starters, just being removed from the news and from traffic, and on a beautiful campus, surrounded by all these friendly interesting people . . . . and I found the dance instruction excellent."

We offer classes in English country dance, ritual/display dance, song, and a music track. We promise a program that will challenge and delight both new and experienced participants, complete with campers’ night, parties, and a daily gathering for campers and staff to share hidden talents.

"The friendliness of the people, the level of teachers at the classes, being with friends, the music (musicianship) was magic!"

Throughout the day, you’ll have ample opportunities for both learning and leisure, with time to explore new skills and enjoy new friends. At night there will be more dancing, plus opportunities for after-hours diversions.

"I loved the friendly forgiving dance environment and the explicit leadership in that direction. Good to laugh over mistakes and go on dancing."

Hey Days will open at 1:00 pm on Sunday, June 16. Dinner will be served that evening and will be followed by a dance. The week will close at 10:00 am, after breakfast on Sunday, June 23.

BACDS is an affiliate member of The Country Dance and Song Society. If you are not a CDSS member, this is a great time to join!

Photo by Brooke Friendly