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Bay Area Country Dance Society, September 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 October-December of 2009.

Bay Area Country Dancer, #79 - September 2009

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

  • 23rd Annual No Snow Ball - Contra Dance Extravaganza (by Charlie Fenton)
  • The President's Corner (by Jens Dill)
  • Balance the Bay - What a fabulous weekend it was (by Jens Dill)
  • Oakland 2nd Friday Contra is on Hiatus
  • Upcoming Fall Events
  • Monte Toyon Survey Results (by Joyce Fortune)
  • Volunteer Thanks
  • A Tale of Musical Scholarship

Dancer #79 PDF issue

Longsword Dancing with Ring of Cold Steel - Thursdays in San Francisco

Start this fall/winter morris season with RoCS' unique style of longsword display dance.  Practices are September thru January with most performances in December and January.  Join them!  Hire them!  See the details on their flyer.

Contra Halloween Dance and Thanksgiving Dessert Potluck, October 31 and November 28, 2009, in Palo Alto

Celebrate Halloween with a costumed contra, and Thanksgiving with a dessert tray.

Come to the Fall Ball, November 21, 2009, in San Mateo

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.

Join us for the 23rd annual No Snow Ball, December 5, 2009, in Oakland

If you've been to a No Snow Ball, nothing else needs saying.  If you HAVEN'T, then check out the flyer RIGHT NOW!

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

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.

Save the date for the Playford Ball, March 27, 2010, San Jose

It's the season's high event for English Country Dance.  Celebrate the return of Brad Foster to the Bay Area for this event, and enjoy our new elegant location at the San Jose Women's Club.

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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