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Today's Dances & Events

Alan Winston
Saturday, May 25, 2024: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Alan Winston with Mike Lewinski, Daniel Steinberg More Info
Alan Winston
Saturday, May 25, 2024: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Alan Winston with Mike Lewinski, Daniel Steinberg More Info
Sharon Green
Charlie Hancock
David Mostardi
Saturday, May 25, 2024: ENGLISH at Christ Church Berkeley in Berkeley. Gary Thomas, Sharon Green with Charlie Hancock, David Mostardi…and friends More Info

Upcoming Dances & Events

Kalia Kliban
Sharon Green
Sunday, May 26, 2024: ONLINE/ENGLISH at online in the cloud. Kalia Kliban, Sharon Green with Recorded Music by Odd Sundays Garage Band and others More Info
Kelsey Hartman
Craig Johnson
Erik Hoffman
Stefan Curl
Thursday, May 30, 2024: CONTRA at Christ Church Berkeley in Berkeley. Kelsey Hartman with The Cain Raisers: Craig Johnson, Erik Hoffman, Stefan Curl More Info
Alan Winston
Lise Dyckman
Craig Johnson
Judy Linsenberg
Friday, May 31, 2024: ENGLISH at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. Alan Winston, Lise Dyckman with Craig Johnson, Judy Linsenberg, Cat Taylor
5th Friday ADVANCED ECD. Maximum dancing with minimal teaching, and an occasional challenge. Dancers are expected to be undaunted by figures like: double figure 8s; heys for 3, 4 or more in different configurations; double Mad Robin figures; chevrons; triple minor longways formations; etc. (This is not the time to bring your friends who are new to English country dancing, although we’d love to see them at other BACDS dance events.) More Info
Bruce Hamilton
Anne Goess
Bill Jensen
Elizabeth Ingber
Tuesday, June 4, 2024: ENGLISH at All Saints Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. Bruce Hamilton with Elizabeth Ingber, Bill Jensen, Anne Goess More Info
The Whiskey Brothers Trio
Dave Courchaine
Jeff Ward
John McFarlane
Thursday, June 6, 2024: CONTRA at Christ Church Berkeley in Berkeley. Claire Takemori with The Whiskey Brothers Trio: Dave Courchaine, Jeff Ward, John McFarlane More Info
Lise Dyckman
Patti Cobb
Michelle Masek
Friday, June 7, 2024: ENGLISH at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. Lise Dyckman with Patti Cobb, Richard Page, Michelle Masek
English dancing for all - dance 7:30-10:00 More Info
Kelsey Hartman
Saturday, June 8, 2024: CONTRA at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Kelsey Hartman with Against the Grain: Sharon McCorkell, Susan Goodis, Ann Whitesell, Patti Bossert, Anita Baldwin More Info
Craig Johnson
Saturday, June 8, 2024: ENGLISH at St. John's Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. Steve White with Jon Berger, Alicia Cover, Craig Johnson More Info
Alan Winston
Sunday, June 9, 2024: ENGLISH at First Unitarian Church of San Jose in San Jose. Alan Winston with Mary Tabor, Robin Lockner, William Allen More Info
Bay Area Country Dance Society
Wednesday, June 12, 2024: WOODSHED at Los Altos United Methodist Church in Los Altos. Maybe you?
Woodshed dance - now on Wednesdays. Callers and choreographers try out new material and get feedback. More Info

Special Events

Jeff Spero
Sunday, June 16 - Sunday, 23 June, 2024: Hey Days at Sonoma State. ( ENGLISH/CAMP/SPECIAL ) at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park.
Hey Days (BACDS English Dance and Music Week) June 16-23 – a residential camp in the North Bay with English Country Dance, square dance, singing, a music track, and more. Staff includes Melissa Running, David Millstone, Bridget Whitehead (program director), more with Alchemy (Karen Axelrod, Eric Martin, Rachel Bell), Jeff Spero, Dave Langford, Jonathan Werk, more, Sound engineer Alan Roberts. Advance registration required; registration opens January 2; postmark lottery deadline February 1.
Anne Goess
Craig Johnson
Jeff Spero
Sunday, June 23 - Saturday, 29 June, 2024: BACDS Family Week ( SPECIAL/CAMP ) at Monte Toyon Camp in Aptos.
It's Family Week’s 31st year. The camp is a special place for families of all sizes, ages, and configurations. Bring your kids, your grandkids, your mom, or just yourself! Activities include circus arts, crafts, maypole dance and parade, Teddy Bear’s picnic, theater (maybe even a mummer's play…), instrumental and singing sessions, and of course, lots of dancing! Our newly revised website (https://bacds.org/familyweek/) has all the information about this year’s amazing staff, pricing, COVID policy, work-trade discounts, and of course, what sort of wonderful activities to expect. We can also be contacted at familyweek@bacds.org if you want to chat with someone about the details of our camp experiences.
Bay Area Country Dance Society
Sunday, June 30 - Friday, 5 July, 2024: BACDS American Dance and Music Week - advance registration required ( CONTRA/CAMP/SPECIAL ) at Quaker Center in Ben Lomond. Alexandra Deis-Lauby, Chris Page with Hayden Stern & Alex Sturbaum [WA], Potent Brew: Alex Sturbaum, Hayden Stern, George Paul, Ryan McKasson, Steve Kemble More Info
Bay Area Country Dance Society
Friday, July 5, 2024: Special last dance of AmWeek blowout ( CONTRA/SPECIAL/CAMP ) at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Alexandra Deis-Lauby with Potent Brew, Hayden Stern & Alex Sturbaum [WA]: George Paul, Ryan McKasson, Steve Kemble, Alex Sturbaum, Hayden Stern
American Week blowout dance - AmWeek talent, open to the public, AmWeek campers included in their camp fee. Friday night! More Info
Bay Area Country Dance Society
Friday, August 16 - Sunday, 18 August, 2024: Balance the Bay Contra Dance Weekend ( CONTRA/CAMP/SPECIAL ) at Janet Pomeroy Center in San Francisco. Maia McCormick, Jacqui Grennan with Countercurrent, Riptide: Alex Sturbaum, Brian Lindsay, Alden Robinson, Owen Marshall, Baron Collins-Hill, Mark "Pokey" Hellenberg More Info
Bay Area Country Dance Society
Monday, August 19, 2024: Special Monday-after-Balance-the-Bay dance ( CONTRA/SPECIAL ) at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Yoyo Zhou with Countercurrent: Alex Sturbaum, Brian Lindsay More Info
Bay Area Country Dance Society
Saturday, October 26, 2024: Special Halloween Contra Dance ( CONTRA/SPECIAL ) at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Susan Petrick with Daniel Steinberg, Rodney Miller More Info
Alan Winston
Caroline McCaskey
Patti Cobb
Shira Kammen
Saturday, November 9, 2024: Alan Winston's Birthday Ball ( ENGLISH/SPECIAL ) at Hill and Valley Club - 1808 B Street (at Linden) in Hayward. Alan Winston with Tartan Suite: Patti Cobb, Caroline McCaskey, Thomas Dewey, Shira Kammen
For his 65th birthday, Alan Winston is putting together an evening of his own English dance choreographies, with fabulous music by Patti Cobb, Caroline McCaskey, Thomas Dewey and Shira Kammen - tunes by Rebecca King, Debbie Jackson, Patti Cobb, Larry Unger, and others. Dances are intermediate level; not the dance to attend if you've never done English dance before. Preview the dances on Friday the 8th in Palo Alto. More Info
Corwin Zekley
Grace Fellows
Tuesday, December 31, 2024: Special New Year's Eve contra dance - finishes with a toast after midnight ( CONTRA/SPECIAL ) at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Susan Petrick with Corwin Zekley & Grace Fellows [London]: Corwin Zekley, Grace Fellows More Info

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