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BACDS June 2013 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.

Table of Contents

  • BACDS Quarterly Calendar
  • Bay Area Country Dancer #94 - June 2013
  • San Francisco Contra Summer Season
  • Weave Your Heart in San Francisco
  • Berkeley Wednesday ECD Summer session
  • Jackie Schwab workshops
  • Palo Alto Contra special Monday dances
  • Berkeley Morris Summer Workshops
  • Fall Frolick - time to register
  • Fall Ball save-the-date
  • Looking for more places to dance?
  • Are you a BACDS member?

BACDS Quarterly Calendar

See all the dances and special events for July-September of 2013.

Bay Area Country Dancer, #94 - June 2013

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

  • There's Space for You at a Summer Dance Camp!
  • Meet Award-Winning Pianist Jacqueline Schwab on Saturday, July 27 (by Sharon Green)
  • Balance the Bay 2013: Update: August 9-11, 2013 (by Balance the Bay Committee)
  • BACDS Fall Ball welcomes Los Angeles dance leader Annie Laskey (by James Candlin)
  • Berkeley Morris Free Workshop Series (by Beth Bergen)
  • Anglo-Irish Hi-jinks At Fall Frolic!
  • American Dance and Music Week, June 30 to July 5 (by Shirley Worth and Eric Black)
  • American Dance and Music Week: We Refinished the Floor at Perkins!
  • BACDS Family Week, June 30 to July 6
  • The President's Corner (by Jens Dill)
  • Volunteer Thanks (by Jens Dill)
  • Upcoming Events

Dancer #94 issue

San Francisco Contra Spring Season

Starting Saturday, June 15, 2013, San Francisco

The San Francisco Contra is just bursting with special events in its winter schedule.  It's always a good time!  Join us 1st and 3rd Saturdays, and 4th Fridays.  Check these out:

Weave Your Heart in San Francisco

Thursday, July 4, 2013, San Francisco

As part of the 30th Annual Convention of the International Association of Gay Square Dance Club, Queer Contra will hold a special FREE dance at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis (55 4th St, near Powell St BART)

Berkeley Wednesday ECD Summer session

Starting Wednesday, July 10, 2013, Berkeley

Jacqueline Schwab in Concert

Saturday, July 27, 2013, Berkeley

Join us for a full day of workshops and dances!

Palo Alto Contra special Monday dances

Check out these bonus dances in Palo Alto

Berkeley Morris Summer Workshops

Tuesdays, August 20 - September 17 , 2013 (except September 3rd), Berkeley

Every year Berkeley Morris hosts a series of FREE workshops in morris and related dance traditions. No experience is needed, and all are welcome! Workshops are taught by members of Berkeley Morris, or friends of ours from the local (or not so local) dance community. Come to one, or attend all four. Join us afterwards at the Jupiter Pub at 2181 Shattuck Ave. in downtown Berkeley.

Each workshop will teach a particular style or tradition of Morris, and you don't have to have attended an earlier workshop to attend a later one (but of course you'll want to!). The particular styles and dances taught vary from year to year, so if you attended last year, come back for something new!

Workshops for 2013 will be held Tuesdays beginning at 7:30PM on August 20, August 27 August, September 10, and  September 17, at Christ Church Berkeley, CA (2138 Cedar St, Berkeley, CA 94709).

Fall Frolick

Friday-Sunday, October 18-20, 2013, Aptos

Check out the line-up for Fall Frolick, the premier ECD weekend on the West Coast.

BACDS Fall Ball

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Save the date for a special day and night of dancing at the 19th annual BACDS Fall Ball! This year, we are excited to have Annie Laskey from Southern California as our programmer and caller. Music features Bangers and Mash, one of the leading and original English Country Dance bands of the Bay Area, in an elegant and lively musical interpretation of the dances.

Looking for more places to dance?

We've compiled a regional list of Contra and English country dance venues so you always know when and where to get your dance fix.  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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