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BACDS June 2010 Electronic 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.

BACDS Quarterly Calendar

See all the dances and special events for July-Sept of 2010.

Bay Area Country Dancer, #82 - June 2010

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

  • American Week in the Mendocino Woodlands! (by Laura Light)
  • Notorious! Plays Local Dances, June 17 - 27
  • CDSS Lifetime Contribution Award Presented to Chuck Ward (by Sharon Green)
  • Balance the Bay, August 13-15
  • Contra College: Contra Dance Teaching Retreat Weekend November 12-14, 2010 (by Joyce Fortune)
  • Volunteer Thanks
  • From the President (by Jens Dill)
  • Upcoming Summer Events
  • Notorious Bay Area Tour
  • American Dance and Music Week advertisement

Dancer #82 PDF issue

Jubilee Clothing Sale

Saturday, June 19, 2010 1:30-5:30p, Rockridge

We're giving you the clothes off our backs!  Come to this fundraiser to help with the travel expenses of our own Jubilee American Dance Theatre to represent American Dance at to the Moscow Folklore Festival - yes! in Russia in September.  The festival celebrates the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II, and the countries that participated to end Hitler's invasions.

Notorious tours the Bay Area

June 16-27, 2010

The fabulous Notorious will play contra dances (Berkeley, San Rafael, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Hayward), dance weekend (Faultline Frolic in San Rafael), do house concerts (San Rafael, Oakland) and run a music workshop (Hayward). Enjoy them, dancing or listening!

Not too late to register for American Week

July 3-10, 2010, Mendocino

Celebrate and share your passions for music and dance during this week long camp in the Mendocino Woodlands, offering a kaleidoscope of dance, music, and learning experiences wrapped in serious fun and heartfelt camaraderie.

Balance the Bay

August 13-15, 2010 in San Francisco.

Registration is open!  Callers Lisa Greenleaf, Susan Petrick, bands The Latter Day Lizards and the OpporTunists make for a rocking weekend in the City by the Bay.

Fall Frolick

Friday-Sunday, October 15-17, 2010, Aptos

Fall Frolick is a primarily all-English country and display (morris/sword, etc) dance weekend, with a strong music and singing track.  It provides a wonderful opportunity for dancers, callers, and musicians to explore the extraordinary range of English country display dance with wonderful teachers and splendid musicians in a glorious setting.

Contra College

Friday-Sunday, November 12-14, 2010, Ben Lomond

Contra College 2010 is a teaching retreat for new and intermediate dancers.  Held at the beautiful Sequoia Retreat Center, it features Susan Petrick calling and teaching, with local musicians and a waltz workshop. This weekend is designed to systematically teach Contra dance and build community in a small group setting, and promises to be both fun and relaxing.

Fall Ball - save the date

Saturday, November 20, 2010, San Mateo

Join us for this year's ball, "Quite a Song and Dance", with caller Ric Goldman.  It's a full day and night of English Country song and dance.  Dance workshop 2:00-5:00 pm, take a dinner break, and come back for Singing at 7:30 pm and the Ball at 8:00 pm, all in the San Mateo Masonic Lodge.  And don't forget our scrumptious after-dance pot-luck.

Looking for more places to dance?

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

Are you a BACDS member?

Our "rolling" memberships are now good for 12 months from the date you join so you can start enjoying the benefits today.  Be the envy of all your friends, and help support the dance community!

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