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BACDS September 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 #99 - September 2014
  • San Francisco Contra Fall season
  • San Francisco English Fall season
  • Berkeley Experienced English Fall season
  • Peninsula ECD - special October dates (2014-10)
  • Rodney Miller Events (2014-10-05 to 12)
  • Contra College - Fall Term (2014-10-11)
  • Palo Alto Waltz Workshop (2014-10-11)
  • Fall Frolick (2014-10-15 to 17)
  • Palo Alto Halloween Contra (2014-10-25)
  • Dare to be Square West (2014-11-07)
  • Syncopaths Tour (2014-11-14 to 17)
  • Fall Ball (2014-11-15)
  • No Snow Ball (2014-12-06)
  • Palo Alto New Year's Eve Contra (2014-12-31)
  • Spring Fever Weekend (2015-03-13 to 15)
  • Playford Ball - Save the Date (2015-03-28)
  • Are you a BACDS member?

BACDS Quarterly Calendar

See all the dances and special events for October-December 2014.

Bay Area Country Dancer, #99 - September 2014

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

  • Contra College: Fall Term, Saturday, October 11 (by Les Addison
  • Colorful Fall Ball (by Judy Rose Dornbush)
  • Dare to be Square (by Evie Laden)
  • Consider Square Dancine (by Aahz)
  • 12-Hour Twirl: November 15. KGB, the Syncopaths, & More (by Susan Pleck)
  • Spring Feverwants to expand your comfort zone (by Jens Dill
  • Two CD Launch Parties this Fall (by Sharon Green)
  • 2014 Fall Ball (by Shirley Worth)
  • The President's Corner (by Jens Dill)
  • Volunteer Thanks
  • Upcoming Events

Dancer #99 issue

San Francisco Contra Fall season

Lots of stuff going on

San Francisco English Fall season (added 2014-10-13)

2nd Saturdays, San Francisco

Berkeley Experienced English Fall season (added 2014-10-12)

4th Saturdays, Berkeley

Peninsula ECD - special October dates

Thursday, October 9 & 23, 2014, Palo Alto

The series moves to a special date/location for October only. Check it out.

Rodney Miller Events

Rodney Miller will participate in a number of local dances and at special English Dance Musicians workshop with Rebecca King.  Check it out.

Contra College - Fall Term

Saturday, October 11, 2014, Palo Alto

It's back to school at Contra College

Palo Alto Contra Waltz Workshop

Saturday, October 11, 2014, San Palo

Check out this bonus workshop between Contra College and the evening Palo Alto Contra

Register for Fall Frolick

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

Palo Alto Halloween Contra

Saturday, November 1, 2014, Palo Alto

Join us in Palo Alto for the 34th annual BACDS Halloween Costume Ball, a frightfully fun evening of contra dancing to Vermont band Pete's Posse (Pete Sutherland, Oliver Scanlon, and Tristan Henderson) with Vermont caller Mary Wesley and special ghosts. Costumes encouraged (compete for the Ron Award!) but not required.

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.

Syncopaths Tour

Friday-Monday, November 14-17, 2014, multiple locations

Fall Ball

Saturday, November 15, 2014, San Mateo

No Snow Ball

Saturday, December 6, 2014, Alameda

Palo Alto New Year's Eve Contra

Wednesday, December 31, 2014, Palo Alto

Finish out 2014 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 Common Ground (Derya and Deniz Akin and Molly McNeil). Calling by Yoyo Zhou. Happy New Year!

Spring Fever Weekend

Friday-Sunday, March 13-15, 2015, Aptos

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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