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BACDS June 2014 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 #98 - June 2014
  • San Francisco Contra Summer season
  • Pre-Post American Week dances
  • Balance the Bay
  • Register for Fall Frolick
  • Dare to be Square West
  • Fall Ball save the date
  • Spring Fever save the date
  • Are you a BACDS member?

BACDS Quarterly Calendar

See all the dances and special events for July-September 2014.

Bay Area Country Dancer, #98 - June 2014

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

  • Special Treats Inside
  • Free Workshop with Berkeley Morris (by Beth Bergen)
  • San Jose Community Dance (by Shirley Worth)
  • It's Almost Too Late to Sign Up for Summer Camps
  • The History of the Reel of the 51st Division (by Gillian Bagwell)
  • Yoga of the Impossible, A New Novel by Diane Frank
  • Frolicking in the Fall (by Sharon Green)
  • 2014 Fall Ball (by Shirley Worth)
  • BACDS will co-sponsor Dare to the Square weekend (by Jordan Ruyle)
  • Spring Fever: two dance weekends in one (by Jens Dill)
  • The President's Corner (by Jens Dill)
  • Volunteer Thanks
  • Upcoming Events

Dancer #98 issue

San Francisco Contra Summer season

Lots of stuff going on

Pre-post American Week dances

Friday & Saturday, June 27, 28 and July 4, 5, 2014, Various locations

We've got a number of special dances showcasing American Week staff.  Check it out.

Balance the Bay

Friday-Sunday, August 8-10, 2014, San Francisco

Join us for San Francisco's own urban Contra Dance weekend.

Register for Fall Frolick

Friday-Sunday, October 15-17, 2014, Aptos

Dare to be Square West

Friday-Sunday, November 15, 2014, San Mateo

Dare To Be Square West is a weekend of square dance and music workshops, dancing, jamming, and fun with a mission to promote and preserve traditional square dancing. This event is for everyone, but targeted to interested callers and musicians from up and down the West Coast. Callers, old-time musicians, dancers, and listeners interested in learning the tradition of square dance calling and playing should come out for this fantastic and fun event.

The festival is structured with a Beginner Track for those brand-new to calling and a Master Track for callers who are looking to learn/try new dances and techniques and deepen their calling repertoire. There are also workshops offered for musicians who want to learn how to play old time music for dances on banjo, fiddle, and guitar.

Fall Ball save the date

Saturday, November 15, 2014, San Mateo

Spring Fever save the date

Friday-Sunday, March 13-15, 2015, San Mateo

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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