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Make a Tax Deductible Donation to BACDS


The Bay Area Country Dance Society (BACDS) is an IRS-authorized 501(c)3 educational organization, so your donation to us is tax-deductible (see your tax consultant for details).

Our mission is promoting, preserving, performing and teaching traditional English and American music and dance.

BACDS has perhaps the largest, most far-reaching, most eventful, and most varied schedule of activities of any similar organization in the country. We are best known for our regularly scheduled afternoon/evening contra and English country dances throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and for our several weekend and week-long dance camps. But BACDS does more to support the folk dance and music tradition that isn't so visible.

In recent years, BACDS has:

  • Presented each year over 200 regular evening dances, English and contra dance balls and workshops, and many residential and non-residential camps and weekends.
  • Funded over $30,000 in scholarships for young dancers and musicians to attend weekend events and camps
  • Conducted classes for beginning, intermediate, and expert level traditional English and American dancers
  • Created special workshops and dance events in collaboration with neighboring dance organizations
  • Imported dance teachers and musicians from the East Coast, the Deep South, Canada, and England
  • Provided growth opportunities for musicians, callers, teachers, and choreographers through open band sessions, woodshed evenings, and open mike events

Because BACDS is an IRS-authorized 501(c)3 organization, your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed. More importantly, your donation helps BACDS perform its mission. Any amount is welcome, and gratefully received.

All donations over $25 will receive a written receipt from the BACDS Treasurer. Donations by check can be made out to BACDS and mailed to:

PO Box 6147
Albany, CA 94706

Or you can donate securely via PayPal (you do not need to have a PayPal account if you are using a credit card).

Our tax ID number is 94-2576366. We were incorporated in California in July 1982.

Click on the image at right for the IRS authorization letter.

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