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  • We had so much fun gathering and dancing in Berkeley last month that we want to do it again, this time featuring some of our Peninsula and South Bay talent.

    Join us for the Palo Alto Family Dance!

    Susan Petrick will lead us in family dance frolics, to the music of Valerie Rose (fiddle), Craig Johnson (piano and accordion) and Ben Saylor (irish flute).

    During the break, enjoy a craft project with Lorraine Kostka, watch our camp “cranky” presentation, check out cool live instruments, and try your hand at juggling or stilting. Snacks provided.

    Dance is co-sponsored and located at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto. Admittance is free. Donations welcome to help cover costs.

    Please, share the word to families with small children!


  • Do you have a local music or dance studio that has a community board? Are you attending a dance that has a flyer table? Is there a Waldorf or parent-participation preschool in your neighborhood?

    We are always looking for ways to reach families that would enjoy joining us in music, dance, arts, and laughter under the redwoods. Please feel free to print out the poster here and help us let people know about our camp.


  • Curious about what “Family Dance” is? Want to meet some of the campers and staff who regularly attend the summer Family Week?

    Come on out to the spring Family Dance!

    Kelsey Hartman will lead us in family dance frolics, to the music of Anne Bingham Goess (fiddle), Craig Johnson (piano and accordion) and Paul Kostka (accordion and tin whistle).

    See rapper sword dance, check out cool live instruments, and try your hand at juggling at the break. Snacks provided.

    Please, share the word to families with small children!


  • We are proud to announce that registration is open for BACDS Family Week 2024.


  • Our website is getting an overhaul this year for better info and more recent pictures. If you have suggestions or feedback on what you find here, now is the perfect time to let us know by writing to familyweek@bacds.org so we can continue show folks about the special summer event that is BACDS Family Week.