Dances

Thursday, June 27: ENGLISH at Christ Church Berkeley in Berkeley. Alexandra Deis-Lauby with Valerie Rose, Judy Linsenberg, Bill Jensen - English dancing for all - newcomer lesson at 7:15; dance 7:45-10:00 More Info

Saturday, June 29: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Chris Page with George Paul, Ben Jackson, Steve Kemble More Info

Sunday, Jun. 30 - Friday, Jul. 5: BACDS American Dance and Music Week - advance registration required (CONTRA/CAMP/SPECIAL) at Quaker Center in Ben Lomond.
It's a Dance Camp! It's a Music Camp! American Dance & Music Week (AmWeek) is back with a 5-day camp in the redwoods north of Santa Cruz. Callers Chris Page and Alexandra Deis-Lauby, bands Potent Brew (George Paul, Ryan McKasson, Steve Kemble), Alex Sturbaum & Hayden Stern. Dance sessions for dancers, music sessions for musicians, in our new location. Advance registration required. See https://amweek.camp for more information

Friday, July 5: Special last dance of AmWeek blowout ( CONTRA/SPECIAL/CAMP ) at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Chris Page, Alexandra Deis-Lauby with Potent Brew, Hayden Stern & Alex Sturbaum [WA]: George Paul, Ryan McKasson, Steve Kemble, Alex Sturbaum, Hayden Stern - American Week blowout dance - AmWeek talent, open to the public, AmWeek campers included in their camp fee. Friday night! More Info

Friday, July 5: ENGLISH at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. Bruce Hamilton with Cat Taylor, Richard Page - English dancing for all - dance 7:30-10:00 More Info

Friday, July 12: REGENCY/ENGLISH at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. Lise Dyckman with Divertimento More Info
Presented by the BACDS and the Bay Area English Regency Society.

Saturday, July 13: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Ric Goldman (Portland, OR) with Lee Anne Welch, Rebecca King More Info

Saturday, July 13: ENGLISH at St. John's Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. Steve White with Cat Taylor, Robin Lockner, Craig Johnson, William Allen More Info

Sunday, July 14: ONLINE/ENGLISH at online in the cloud. Sharon Green with Recorded Music by Odd Sundays Garage Band and others More Info

Wednesday, July 17: WOODSHED at Los Altos United Methodist Church in Los Altos. Maybe you? More Info

Friday, July 19: San Francisco Free Folk Festival with Berkeley Morris (MORRIS) - We’ll be teaching a class at the SF Free Folk Festival!

Saturday, July 27: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Warren Blier with Little Big Band: Bob Silberstein, Marta Lynch More Info

Sunday, July 28: ONLINE/ENGLISH at online in the cloud. Kalia Kliban with Recorded Music by Odd Sundays Garage Band and others More Info

Friday, August 2: ENGLISH at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. Lise Dyckman with Robin Lockner, Michelle Masek, Thomas Dewey - English dancing for all - dance 7:30-10:00 More Info

Saturday, August 10: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Dane Wallinga with Valerie Rose…and friends More Info

Saturday, August 10: Another Jane Austen Ball ( REGENCY/ENGLISH/SPECIAL ) at Odd Fellows True Fellowship Lodge #52 in San Jose. Alan Winston with Divertimento Dance Orchestra: James Langdell, Paul Kostka, William Allen…and friends
Presented by the Bay Area English Regency Society.

Saturday, August 10: ENGLISH at St. John's Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. Cassiane Vlahos Mobley with Alicia Cover, Susan Jensen, Bill Jensen More Info

Wednesday, August 14: WOODSHED at Los Altos United Methodist Church in Los Altos. Maybe you? More Info

Friday, Aug. 16 - Sunday, Aug. 18: Balance the Bay Contra Dance Weekend ( CONTRA/CAMP/SPECIAL ) at Janet Pomeroy Center in San Francisco. Maia McCormick, Jacqui Grennan with Countercurrent, Riptide: Alex Sturbaum, Brian Lindsay, Alden Robinson, Owen Marshall, Baron Collins-Hill, Mark "Pokey" Hellenberg More Info

Monday, August 19: Special Monday-after-Balance-the-Bay dance ( CONTRA/SPECIAL ) at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Yoyo Zhou with Countercurrent: Alex Sturbaum, Brian Lindsay More Info

Saturday, August 24: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Tanya Merchant with Corwin Zekley & Grace Fellows [London]: Corwin Zekley, Grace Fellows More Info

Friday, August 30: ENGLISH at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. Music by Valerie Rose, Robin Lockner, Bill Jensen…and friends - Special caller - Renée Camus (Burbank). 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; and the like. More Info

Saturday, August 31: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Kelsey Hartman with Pie Ranch String Band: Lucas Lawson, Fox Pettinotti, Leland Mackessy More Info

Friday, September 13: REGENCY/ENGLISH at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. Alan Winston with Divertimento More Info
Presented by the BACDS and the Bay Area English Regency Society.

Saturday, September 14: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. More Info

Saturday, September 14: ENGLISH at St. John's Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. Alan Winston with Rob Powell, Betsy St. Aubin, Craig Johnson More Info

Saturday, September 28: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Gaye Fifer More Info

Friday, October 11: REGENCY/ENGLISH at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. Alan Winston with Divertimento More Info
Presented by the BACDS and the Bay Area English Regency Society.

Saturday, October 12: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. More Info

Saturday, October 26: Special Halloween Contra Dance ( CONTRA/SPECIAL ) at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Susan Petrick with Daniel Steinberg, Rodney Miller, Ezra Warren Steinberg, Paul Kotapish More Info

Friday, November 8: REGENCY/ENGLISH at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. Alan Winston with Divertimento - Preview the dances for Alan's Birthday Ball tonight! More Info
Presented by the BACDS and the Bay Area English Regency Society.

Saturday, November 9: Alan Winston's Birthday Ball ( ENGLISH/SPECIAL ) at Hill and Valley Club - 1808 B Street (at Linden) in Hayward. Alan Winston with Tartan Suite: Patti Cobb, Caroline McCaskey, Thomas Dewey, Shira Kammen - For his 65th birthday, Alan Winston is putting together an evening of his own English dance choreographies, with fabulous music by Patti Cobb, Caroline McCaskey, Thomas Dewey and Shira Kammen - tunes by Rebecca King, Debbie Jackson, Patti Cobb, Larry Unger, and others. Dances are intermediate level; not the dance to attend if you've never done English dance before. Preview the dances on Friday the 8th in Palo Alto.

Saturday, November 9: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. More Info

Sunday, November 24: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Greg Frock More Info

Saturday, November 30: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Frannie Marr with Sycamore: Michael Sokolovsky, Cedar Stanistreet More Info

Saturday, December 14: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. More Info

Tuesday, December 31: Special New Year's Eve contra dance - finishes with a toast after midnight ( CONTRA/SPECIAL ) at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Susan Petrick with Corwin Zekley & Grace Fellows [London]: Corwin Zekley, Grace Fellows More Info

Saturday, January 11: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. More Info

Saturday, January 25: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Music by Corwin Zekley & Grace Fellows [London]: Corwin Zekley, Grace Fellows More Info