The Bay Area Country Dance Society Website

This page is: > mailings > December 2016

BACDS December 2016 Electronic Mailing

Here you'll find electronic flyers from this quarterly mailing (plus a few "bonus" items) with links related to the events or associated dance series.  Wanna see something?  Just click on an image or icon!  Hold your mouse over an image or icon for a short description of what it does or links to.

Can't find an old flyer?  Don't forget to check out our archive of past mailings.

(Note: The icon indicates a BACDS or BACDS co-sponsored activity or event.  Non-BACDS items are included as a courtesy to the submitting organizers, and their inclusion on this page does NOT imply any endorsement or recommendation from BACDS of the event or activity itself).

Table of Contents

Click here to show or hide a list of what's in the "mailing"

BACDS Quarterly Calendar
January to March, 2017

Bay Area Country Dancer #108
December, 2016

The BACDS newsletter. Catch up on all the local dance news.

Hayward Contra Winter season
4th/5th Sundays

San Francisco Contra Winter season
1st & 3rd Saturdays
San Francisco

San Jose English Winter season
3rd Sundays (moves to 2nd Sundays January 2016)
San Jose

South Bay Contra Winter season
Now 3rd Sundays
Intro 2:30p, Dance 3:00-6:00p
San Jose

No Snow Ball
December 4, 2016

San Francisco English moves to new venue
2nd Saturdays
San Francisco
New location starting December 10!

It's easy to get all booked up and stressed out in December, but we hope to see you Saturday night, December 10, 2016 from 7:30 to 10:00 PM when we start dancing at our new location. It's a lovely old church with a great floor. Sharon Green will be calling with music by Susan Worland, and Bill and Susan Jensen. It doesn't get better than that! St. John's Presbyterian Church, 25 Lake Street (at Arguello Boulevard), San Francisco, CA. This is a fragrance-free event. Also, to preserve the floor in the 110 year old building, kindly bring soft-sole, non-marking shoes to change into.

Camp New Harmony
Wednesday to Monday
December 28, 2016 - January 2, 2017
Santa Rosa

San Francisco Folk Music Club's New Years camp: 5 days of Contra, English, Irish, Swing, Rock & Roll and whatever else shows up, plus singing and music jams galore. Good food, comfortable cabins, many brand new in the last 3 years. Great for families. Register by Oct 18 for the best price, registration closes Dec 9!

Palo Alto New Year's Eve Contra
December 31, 2016
Palo Alto

Finish out 2016 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 StringFire (Erik Ievins, Patti Cobb, and Shira Kammen). Calling by Andy Shore. Happy New Year!

Peninsula Family Dance kickoff
January 29, 2017

Come join dancers of all ages in joyful movement to live music at our kickoff Peninsula Family Dance in the Belmont Good Shepherd Parish hall.

Contra College
Saturday to Sunday
March 11-12, 2017
Palo Alto

Contra College is an urban weekend in downtown Palo Alto, CA, focused on teaching Contra dance to new and intermediate dancers, and where experienced dancers can improve their skills, help newer dancers, or practice the other gender role.

Queer Contra Camp - save the date
Friday to Sunday
April 7 to 9, 2017

Playford Ball
April 8, 2017
San Jose

"The Bay Area's grandest English Country Dance gala"

FNW Contra Waltz
April 14, 2017
Palo Alto

Friday Night Waltz presents this mashup of contras and couple dances. Introductions to one-step, waltz, polka, and contra taught 7-9pm in two halls by Richard Powers, Nick & Melissa Enge, Susan Petrick. Then from 9 to midnight The Hillbillies from Mars play for contras (called by Susan) alternating with pairs of couple dances. Performance by Jubilee American Dance Theatre at 10:30.

American Week - save the date
Sunday to Friday
July 2-7, 2017
La Honda

Hey Days English Dance and Music Week
Sunday to Sunday
August 20-27, 2017

Registration opens in early January. Postmark deadline to be in the lottery is March 17.

Are you a BACDS member?

NOTE: If you receive paper mailings as well as ePubs, please click the email link below to confirm that you still want to receive paper.  Only members will receive paper flyers from now on, and only if they request them.  Be sure to mark your mailing choice every time you renew your membership.  Non-members, please join, especially if you wish to receive paper mailings from us.

Here's a membership form and a link to email the membership secretary.

If you must send us some spam, please send it here.