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Bay Area Country Dance Society, June 2009 electronic Mailing

(with a few bonus flyers just for you online recipients!)

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.

BACDS website

BACDS Quarterly Calendar: All the dances, all the special events for July-September of 2009.

Bay Area Country Dancer, #78 - June 2009

BACDS' newsletter. Catch up on all the local dance news.  In this issue:

  • Balance the Bay, August 14-16, 2009
  • A Creative and Good-Karma-Building Volunteer Opportunity Awaits Fresh Insights and Energies (by Judy Rose Dornbush)
  • San Francisco English Country Dances on Summer Break (by Craig W. Johnson)
  • Celebration Dance (by Susan Wageman)
  • Contra Dancing in Fiction (by Ruth Gorin)
  • Volunteer Thanks
  • 2009-2010 Board Members
  • From the President (by Jens Dill)
  • Upcoming Summer Events

Dancer PDF issue

Summer at the Oakland Contra Dance in historic Humanist Hall, June - September, 2009

Leave the feeling of the big city outside and imagine you're in a country grange hall.  Join Us!

Still some space left at Family Camp, July 5-11, 2009, 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.

Special English Country Dance featuring Philippe Callens and Night Watch, July 8, 2009

Come out to Berkeley for this wonderful opportunity to dance to the calling of Philippe Callens.

Sign up for Balance the Bay, August 14-16, 2009

Join us for the second annual Balance the Bay dance weekend, this time in the cool of summer in San Francisco, featuring Adina Gordon and Joyce Miller calling to the music of Crowfoot and Swing Farm, and couple dancing with Richard Powers.  Sign up now while space is available.

Fall Frolick, October 16-18, 2009

Fall Frolic is BACDS' all-English dance weekend to provide dancers, callers, and musicians to explore the extraordinary range of English country and display (morris) dance with wonderful teachers and splendid musicians in a glorious setting.  This year's classes will be led by Bruce Hamilton, GaryRoodman, Judy Erickson, Laura Me Smith, Sharon Green, and David Roodman, with singing led by Doug Olsen of Oak Ash and Thorn.

The flyer includes the form for the first-come first-served registration (with some preference for BACDS members), so sign up soon.

Save the date for Fall Ball, November 21, 2009

Come for a splendiferous day and night of English country dance with the caller who started the Fall Ball, David Newitt. Workshop 2:00-5:00 pm, Singing at 7:30, dance at 8:00 all in the San Mateo Masonic Lodge.  Dance followed by a scrumptious pot-luck.

Save the date for Spring Weekend, March 19-21, 2010

Have you heard about the new BACDS Spring Dance Weekend?  With parallel all-American and all-English dance tracks, you can do one or the other or mix it up at your choice.  We'll also be focusing on real workshops about style, technique, and those little flourishes to delight newcomer and experience dancers alike.  Check out the flyer, go to the website, and sign-up for the discussion list to help say what YOU want at camp.

Looking for more places to dance?

We've compiled a list of Contra and English country dance venues that we know of in the area and put them on easy to use summary with an at-a-glance look at the dancing month.  Check 'em out (and let us know if we missed any)!

BACDS Membership Form

Memberships are now good for 12 months from the date you join. To help us distribute membership renewals evenly over the year, you can sign up for a short-term membership this year only at a special rate of $2 per month

Membership PDF flyer and form

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