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Bay Area Country Dance Society June 2008 Mailing

BACDS sponsors English and American traditional dances in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is fun, relatively easy, community-oriented dancing with live music. All dances are taught, no partner is necessary, and first-timers are welcome unless otherwise noted.

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BACDS Quarterly Calendar

(Jul-Sep 2008): All the dances, all the special events for July-September of 2008.

Bay Area Country Dancer

BACDS's newsletter. Catch up on all the local dance news.

  • Fall Weekend relaunched with English and display-dance focus
  • Historical connections between English and contra
  • Ask Miz El

New Location and dates for San Francisco English

The dance series takes June off, and starting in July, moves to Danceground Keriac, 1805 Divisadero at Bush. The series expands to twice a month, second Saturday evenings from 7-10 pm; fourth Sunday afternoons from 2-5 pm.

Summer location for Palo Alto English

The dance series moved, starting first Friday in June, to St. Bede's Episcopal, 2650 Sand Hill Road, in Menlo Park, and will remain through September (when remodeling on the Palo Alto Masonc is complete). The series will skip July 4 and August 1, but otherwise continue on first, third, and fifth Fridays.

Fall Frolick: The new English-and-display Fall Weekend

2 days and 2 nights of English dancing, including 1 ice cream social, 1 pub crawl with pickup morris, 1 predominantly Playford party, 1 noisy auction, 1 Sacred Harp sing, 2 band workshops, 3 Papa Stour sword sessions, 3 clogging classes, 5 memorable meals. Classes led by Barbara Finney, Michael Barraclough, Scott Higgs, Sharon Green, Francis Attanasio, Meg Ryan, singing led by Doug Olsen of Oak Ash and Thorn.

This is the registration flyer, and registration is first-come first-served (with some preference for BACDS members), so sign up soon.

Fall Ball: Save November 15 for Fall Ball

Caller Brooke Friendly, musicians Charlie Hancock, Shira Kammen, Jim Oakden. Workshop 2:00-5:00 pm, Singing at 7:30, dance at 8:00. San Mateo Masonic Lodge.

Still some space left at Family Camp, July 5-12, 2008, in Sonora

The BACDS Family Dance and Music Week still has some space left for singles, couples, and families of different ages. Remarkable staff, activities (dance, song, crafts, swimming) and sense of community.

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