BACDS currently holds dances on Wednesdays and Fridays through Sundays. Graphical browser users can click on the date to go to its listings.
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Please note: Except where noted, all dances start at 8pm.
First Friday Palo Alto English dance at MT; Bob Fraley calls with music by the Nonesuch Country Dance Players (Ruth Anne Fraley, Susan and Stan Kramer).
Contradance at SF; Charlie Fenton calls with music by Ray Bierl, Rebecca King, & Chris Knepper
First Wednesday East Bay contradance at NGC with Charlie Fenton calling; music by an Open Band hosted by Paul Kotapish & friends.
2nd Friday East Bay contra at FIN, with series host Kirston Koths leading dances, music by Chris Knepper, Charlie Hancock, & Dierdre Lynds
Palo Alto Contradance at PA, with Eric Black and QuébecQuasi (Kevin Carr, Caroline Cirimele, John Hamstra, Barbara Mendelsohn, Laurie Rivin, & Daniel Steinberg).
2nd Saturday SF English dance at its new location BMC. Lise Dyckman teaches the dances, accompanied by the mighty trio of Charlie Hancock, Rod Stradling, & David Strong
The East Bay Squares and Contra series meets at 7pm at ECV, with calling by Ken Miller and music by dotGals (Kathy Hirsh, Adam Cavan, Susan Sullivan, & Karen Warrick).
The second Wednesday English dance at NGC, with David Newitt and Anise Feldman leading dance and music by the trio of Charlie Hancock, Kathrine Gardner, & Kit Nelson.
Palo Alto English dance at MT; Bob Fraley calls with music by the Nonesuch Country Dance Players ( Susan & Stan Kramer and Ruth Anne Fraley).
San Francisco contra at SF with Eric Black and QuébecQuasi (Barbara Mendelsohn, Daniel Steinberg, , Caroline Cirimele, Laurie Rivin, John Hamstra, & Kevin Carr).
East Bay contra at NGC: Erik Hoffman does the calling and Chris Knepper, Kathrine Gardner, & Charlie Hancock do the playing, perhaps joined by you, since it's an open band night.
The fourth Friday contra in SF, featuring special guest caller Bev Smith (from Philadelphia) and music by those Hillbillies from Mars (Ray Bierl, Kevin Carr, Paul Kotapish & Daniel Steinberg). ...
...and a reprise at PA as Bev Smith joins the Hillbillies from Mars (Kevin Carr, Ray Bierl, Daniel Steinberg & Paul Kotapish). (Philadelphia PA)
In the North Bay, its the Fairfax contra at FCC featuring a mystery caller with musci by Chuck Aronson & Joanne Weil
The East Bay 4th Saturday experienced English dance at NGC, taught by Cynthia Stenger with music by Rod Stradling, David Strong, Stan & Susan Kramer.
Bev Smith wraps up her Bay Area appearances with the Square/Contra at ECV, starting at 7pm, with music by Ray Bierl & Daniel Steinberg.
The fourth Wednesday English dance at NGC, with David Newitt teaching and calling dances with music by the wonderful Western Massachussetts quartet of Bill Matthiesen, Liz Stell, Stuart Kenney, & David Kaynor.
Finally, there's English dancing in Palo Alto at MT; Bob Fraley calls to the music of the Nonesuch Country Dance Players (Susan and Stan Kramer, Ruth Anne Fraley).
The fifth Saturday PA contra has been cancelled due to the Labor Day Weekend.