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Bay Area Country Dance Society September 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 (Oct-Dec 2008): All thedances, all the special events for October-November of 2008.

Bay Area Country Dancer

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

  • Next generation of Fiddlers plays Palo Alto contra November 8
  • BACDS' Jubilee American Dance Theatre triumphs in Marin!
  • Ask Miz El
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Brooke Friendly calls our Fall Ball November 15

Ashland's nationally known choreographer and some of the Bay Area's best musicians (Charlie Hancock, Shira Kammen, Jim Oakden) bring you an evening of English dance fun, half Brooke (and partner Chris Sackett's) own dances, half historical favorites. Discount for advance registration, so print out the flyer with reg form and send it in!

Hallowe'en Contra! / Thanksgiving Dessert Potluck

Save October 25th for the Hallowe'en Costume Contra. Costumes, refreshments, prizes. Driving with Fergus plays, Eric "Boo-raku", "Good-Time Charlie" Fenton, and Mavis "McGhost" provide the calling. Special location for this dance: St. Andrew's, 4111 Alma in Palo Alto.

November 29 is the traditional Thankgiving dessert potluck and contra at First United Methodist, with music by the Avant Gardeners!

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

There are still a few places (fewer than 10) for Fall Frolick, so sign up soon. If you mislaid your flyer before, here's the link.

New Year's Eve English dance in Menlo Park!

Caller David Newitt, music by Stan and Susan Kramer and Ruth Anne Fraley. 8:30pm - 1:00 am. At St. Bede's, 2650 Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park.

Save April 4, 2009, for the Playford Ball! And join the committee at a meeting on September 20.

San Francisco English

The San Francisco English dance is now twice a month, on the 2nd Saturday evenings and 4th Sunday afternoons. This flyer didn't make it into the mailing, so it's a bonus for the e-pubs list!

BACDS Membership Form!

We didn't actually include this in the paper mailing, but since most memberships expired in September people have been looking for this form, which has been on the website for months. By popular demand, here it is:

If you must send us some spam, please send it here.