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BACDS December 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 #96 - December 2013
  • No Snow Ball
  • New Year's Eve in Palo Alto
  • San Francisco Contra Winter season
  • Palo Alto Contra special dances
  • San Jose community dance 2014 season dates
  • ECD Style Workshop
  • Sign up for Spring Fever!
  • Playford Ball
  • Family Week - save the dates
  • Looking for more places to dance?
  • Are you a BACDS member?

BACDS Quarterly Calendar

See all the dances and special events for October-December of 2013.

Bay Area Country Dancer, #96 - December 2013

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

  • Spring Fever wants your pants! (by Jens Dill)
  • Hey Days English Dance and Music Week (by Brooke Friendly)
  • Get Your (Morris Dancing) Goat On! (by Heather MacKay)
  • Remembering Vanessa (by Erik Hoffman)
  • Obituary: Al Medcalf (by Chris Folger)
  • American Week Update (by Eric Black)
  • My First Family Week Camp (by Katie Riemer)
  • San Jose Community Dance is Growing Up! (by Shirley Worth)
  • Fall Ball - The Next Generation (by Ric Goldman)
  • The President's Corner
  • Volunteer Thanks
  • Upcoming Events

Dancer #96 issue

No Snow Ball

Saturday, December 7, 2013, Alameda

Welcome in Celtic Spring with calling by Warren Blier and Alan Winston.

New Year's Eve in Palo Alto

Saturday, December 31, 2013, Palo Alto

ENGLISH: Finish out 2013 at our English dance party, with calling by Bob Fraley, Alan Winston, and Sandra Vlahos to the music of Stan and Susan Kramer, Rob Powell, Ruth Anne Fraley.

CONTRA: Finish out 2013 with good cheer and good dancing at the Palo Alto Contra.  Ring out the old year and waltz in the new to the music of the Contra Bandits (Kathrine Gardner, Chris Knepper and Charlie Hancock).  Calling by Kalia Kliban.  Happy New Year!

San Francisco Contra Winter Season

Starting Saturday, January 4, 2014 San Francisco

Palo Alto Contra special dances

Multiple dates, Palo Alto

Palo Alto series web page and Facebook group

San Jose community dance 2014 season dates

Starting Sunday, January 5, 2014, San Jose

ECD Style Workshop with Bruce Hamilton

Saturday, February 16, 2013, Palo Alto

Sign up for Spring Fever!

Friday-Sunday, March 14-16, 2014, Aptos

It's exciting 3 camps in one place: separate tracks for Contra dance, English Country, and music/singing/calling/choreography! Stay in one or embrace them all! We've got three incredible callers: Kathy Anderson (OH), Laura Me Smith (WA), and Michael Barraclough (VA),  two fabulous out-of-town bands: Footloose and Contra Sutra, a reprise of the wonderful singing program from Michelle Levy, and more treats from local talent coming as well.   And we're not done yet!  Join us for a high-energy weekend of music and dance that puts the awesome in Hot Contra dancing and Exuberant English dancing.  Thrill to workshops that challenge newcomer and experienced dancers alike.

Playford Ball

Saturday, March 29, 2014, San Jose

Join us for the next Playford Ball, with Dancing Master Alan Winston and music by Charlie Hancock, Michelle Levy, Shira Kammen and Judy Linsenberg!  Once again at the beautiful San Jose Woman's Club Landmark Ballroom.

    Registration flyer, event web page, and Facebook group

Family Week - save the dates

Saturday-Friday, July 6-12, 2014, Sonora

    Camp flyer, web page, and Facebook group

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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