California
Contra Dance, Square Dance, and Waltz
Schedule

This page tries to keep track of all contra dances, traditional square dances (but not Modern Western Square Dances), traditional waltz sessions and Scandinavian dances in California including dance camps and weekends along with other events in California which include contra dancing and these other forms. Because most of the information is gathered from web sites and the listings are not updated as frequently as the web sites, dancers should visit the web sites for up-to-date information. If you are aware of any dances, dance series or other events that should be included on this list, please e-mail me.

Note: There will be a Cameron Craigie Memorial Celebration on April 20 in Santa Cruz.

April 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014  Dance Series: Berkeley Location: Berkeley Caller(s): Erik Hoffman; Band(s)/Musician(s): Open Band led by The wiNgNuts (Christie Hubbard, Chris Knepper, Will Wheeler); Note:

Friday, April 18, 2014  Dance Series: Humboldt Location: Arcata Caller(s): Sue Moon; Band(s)/Musician(s): Empty Bottle Boys; Note: Location: Redwood Raks, 8th & L Streets, Arcata

Friday, April 18, 2014  Dance Series: Felton Location: Felton Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Location: Live Oak Grange Hall, 1900 17th Ave.

Friday, April 18, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Angela Amarillas, Tom Hill and Richard Powers; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, April 18, 2014  Dance Series: San Diego Location: San Diego Caller(s): Martha Wild; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Usual Suspects; Note:

Friday, April 18, 2014  Dance Series: San Diego - Waltz - Class Location: San Diego Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, April 18, 2014  Dance Series: Santa Rosa Location: Santa Rosa Caller(s): Kelsey Hartman; Band(s)/Musician(s): Fiddle King (Rebecca King, Julie Smollin, Lee Anne Welch); Note:

Friday, April 18, 2014  Dance Series: South Pasadena - 3rd Friday Location: South Pasadena Caller(s): Ginger Alberti; Band(s)/Musician(s): Whirled Peas (Bob Altman, David James, Patty McCollom); Note:

Saturday, April 19, 2014  Dance Series: Monterey - Spring Fling Location: Monterey Caller(s): Warren Blier and Seth Tepfer; Band(s)/Musician(s): Hillbillies from Mars, Perpetual e-Motion and The Crabapples; Note:

Saturday, April 19, 2014  Dance Series: Newcastle Location: Newcastle Caller(s): Yoyo Zhou; Band(s)/Musician(s): Starthistle; Note:

Saturday, April 19, 2014  Dance Series: Pescadero - Pie Ranch Location: Pescadero Caller(s): Andy Wilson; Band(s)/Musician(s): County Line Pickers (Ken Clarkson, Jim Davies, Joni Davies, Josh Lane, Nancy Vail, Jon Young); Note:

Saturday, April 19, 2014  Dance Series: San Francisco Location: San Francisco Caller(s): No dance tonight; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance tonight; Note: Come dance on April 22

Saturday, April 19, 2014  Dance Series: Sonora Location: Sonora Caller(s): Sue Endter, Lynn Ferry, Wayne Mullen; Band(s)/Musician(s): Sonora House Band; Note:

Saturday, April 19, 2014  Dance Series: South Pasadena - 3rd Saturday Location: South Pasadena Caller(s): Susan Michaels; Band(s)/Musician(s): Bonfire (Frank Hoppe, Bonnie Insull, Jeff Spero) w/Victor Garza; Note: Free dance

Sunday, April 20, 2014  Dance Series: San Jose Location: San Jose Caller(s): Alan Winston; Band(s)/Musician(s): Peak Nouveau (Paul Clarke, Karl Franzen, Sarah Kirton, Barbara Rosner, Peter Tommerup); Note: Contra

Sunday, April 20, 2014  Dance Series: Santa Barbara Location: Santa Barbara Caller(s): Jonathan Southard; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Contrabeats; Note: Deviled Egg Social during the break. Bring some deviled eggs to share.

Sunday, April 20, 2014  Dance Series: Santa Cruz - Waltz - Sunday Social Dance Location: Santa Cruz Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Recorded Music; Note:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014  Dance Series: San Francisco Location: San Francisco Caller(s): Yoyo Zhou; Band(s)/Musician(s): Perpetual e-Motion (John Coté, Ed Howe); Note: Dance is on a Tuesday; $12/$10/$6; Special Black Light Contra, 7:30pm-10:30pm

Friday, April 25, 2014  Dance Series: Berkeley - Waltz - Vintage Invasion Location: Berkeley Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Recorded Music; Note:

Friday, April 25, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Tom Hill and Richard Powers; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, April 25, 2014  Dance Series: San Diego - Waltz - Class Location: San Diego Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, April 25, 2014  Dance Series: San Francisco Location: San Francisco Caller(s): Eric Black; Band(s)/Musician(s): Three Fifths of Scotch (Eloise Blanchard, Del Eckels, Debra Tayleur, Elizabeth Todd); Note:

Saturday, April 26, 2014  Dance Series: Anaheim Location: Anaheim Caller(s): Christa Torrens; Band(s)/Musician(s): Aolian (Stephen Crane, Hector Ortiz, Eric Schoenberger, Mark Schoenberger); Note:

Saturday, April 26, 2014  Dance Series: Cool Location: Cool Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, April 26, 2014  Dance Series: Lancaster Location: Lancaster Caller(s): Wayne Thompson; Band(s)/Musician(s): Danance (Emily Amado, Pete Gregory, Doug Moon, Wayne Slater-Lunsford, Paul Schwerdt, Marsha Trochim); Note:

Saturday, April 26, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Andy Shore; Band(s)/Musician(s): Soul Weaving (Stephen Evens, Jonathan Goodwin, Ehlert Lassen); Note:

Saturday, April 26, 2014  Dance Series: San Diego Location: San Diego Caller(s): James Hutson; Band(s)/Musician(s): Old Twine String Band; Note: Potluck at 6:30pm; $10

Saturday, April 26, 2014  Dance Series: Santa Paula - Scandinavian Location: Santa Paula Caller(s): John Chittum, Cameron Flanders, Chris Gruber and Dori Lehner; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, April 26, 2014  Dance Series: Sebastopol Location: Sebastopol Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Pre-Dance Activity: Beginning Waltz Workshop (taught by Andy Westbom)

Saturday, April 26, 2014  Dance Series: South Pasadena - 4th Saturday Location: South Pasadena Caller(s): Susan Michaels; Band(s)/Musician(s): Bee's Knees (Steve Lewis, Laura Osborne, Joe Wack); Note:

Sunday, April 27, 2014  Dance Series: Hayward Location: Hayward Caller(s): Kelsey Hartman; Band(s)/Musician(s): Common Ground (Deniz Akin, Derya Akin, Makulumy Alexander-Hills, Molly McNeil, Kunal Sahasrabuddhe); Note:

Sunday, April 27, 2014  Dance Series: Santa Barbara Location: Santa Barbara Caller(s): Warren Blier; Band(s)/Musician(s): Chopped Liver; Note:

Wednesday, April 30, 2014  Dance Series: Berkeley Location: Berkeley Caller(s): Yoyo Zhou; Band(s)/Musician(s): Open Band led by The Rosin Doctors (Dan Engle, Topher Gayle, Erik Hoffman); Note:

May 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Nick Enge and Tom Hill; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, May 2, 2014  Dance Series: San Diego Location: San Diego Caller(s): JoAnn Koppany; Band(s)/Musician(s): Crooked; Note:

Saturday, May 3, 2014  Dance Series: Brentwood - 1st Saturday Location: Brentwood Caller(s): Jacqui Grennan; Band(s)/Musician(s): Christa Burch, Kira Ott and Jeff Spero; Note:

Saturday, May 3, 2014  Dance Series: Monterey Location: Monterey Caller(s): Frannie Marr; Band(s)/Musician(s): Bandemonium! (Eric Anderson, Lee Anne Welch); Note:

Saturday, May 3, 2014  Dance Series: Nevada City Location: Nevada City Caller(s): Joyce Miller; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Crabapples; Note:

Saturday, May 3, 2014  Dance Series: Oakland - San Francisco Bay Queer Contra Dance - Lake Merritt Location: Oakland Caller(s): Kalia Kliban; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Kali Yuga Hoedown (Michael Charnes, Brad McClanahan, Julian McClanahan-Calvert, Caleb Morelli, Darin Smith); Note: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Potluck Picnic

Saturday, May 3, 2014  Dance Series: San Francisco Location: San Francisco Caller(s): Warren Blier; Band(s)/Musician(s): Steam Packet (Paul Kotapish, Richard Mandel, Erin Shrader); Note:

Sunday, May 4, 2014  Dance Series: La Verne Location: La Verne Caller(s): Barbara Stewart; Band(s)/Musician(s): FreeFall (Ann Kozinski, Jim Kozinski, Patty McCollum, Barbara Whitney); Note: open jam at 2 PM before the dance

Sunday, May 4, 2014  Dance Series: Petaluma 1st Sunday Location: Petaluma Caller(s): No dance tonight; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance tonight; Note: Hall unavailable

Sunday, May 4, 2014  Dance Series: San Jose Location: San Jose Caller(s): Bob Fraley; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Phoenix (William Allen, Stanley Kramer, Susan Kramer, Mary Tabor); Note: English

Sunday, May 4, 2014  Dance Series: Santa Barbara - Scandinavian Location: Santa Barbara Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, May 4, 2014  Dance Series: Santa Barbara Location: Santa Barbara Caller(s): Jacqui Grennan; Band(s)/Musician(s): Hidden Fifth; Note:

Sunday, May 4, 2014  Dance Series: Santa Cruz - Waltz - Sunday Social Dance Location: Santa Cruz Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Recorded Music; Note:

Wednesday, May 7, 2014  Dance Series: Berkeley Location: Berkeley Caller(s): Erik Hoffman; Band(s)/Musician(s): Open Band led by Richard Mandel and Erin Shrader; Note:

Friday, May 9, 2014  Dance Series: Berkeley - Circle Left Location: Berkeley Caller(s): Frannie Marr; Band(s)/Musician(s): StringFire (Patti Cobb, Erik Ievins, Jams MacQueen); Note:

Friday, May 9, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Tom Hill and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Tom Rigney and Flambeau; Note: $15 for dance and class ($10 for students)

Saturday, May 10, 2014  Dance Series: Berkeley - Old-Time Music Convention - Spring Situation Location: Berkeley Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, May 10, 2014  Dance Series: Berkeley - Waltz - East Bay Location: Oakland Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Recorded Music; Note:

Saturday, May 10, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Nick Cuccia and Lea Smith; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Rosin Doctors (Dan Engle, Topher Gayle, Erik Hoffman); Note:

Saturday, May 10, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Contra College - Spring Session Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Nick Cuccia, Frannie Marr and Lea Smith; Band(s)/Musician(s): Swing Farm and The Rosin Doctors; Note:

Saturday, May 10, 2014  Dance Series: San Diego Location: San Diego Caller(s): Chris Page; Band(s)/Musician(s): Old Twine String Band; Note:

Saturday, May 10, 2014  Dance Series: San Luis Obispo Location: San Luis Obispo Caller(s): Jean Gorrindo; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Crabapples; Note:

Saturday, May 10, 2014  Dance Series: San Rafael Location: San Rafael Caller(s): Frannie Marr; Band(s)/Musician(s): Steam Packet (Paul Kotapish, Richard Mandel, Erin Shrader); Note:

Saturday, May 10, 2014  Dance Series: Santa Paula - Scandinavian Location: Santa Paula Caller(s): John Chittum, Cameron Flanders, Chris Gruber and Dori Lehner; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, May 11, 2014  Dance Series: Santa Barbara Location: Santa Barbara Caller(s): Frannie Marr; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Crabapples; Note:

Tuesday, May 13, 2014  Dance Series: Atherton - Woodshed Location: Atherton Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Community Band; Note:

Thursday, May 15, 2014  Dance Series: Los Angeles - Old Time Social Location: Los Angeles Caller(s): Susan Michaels and T-Claw; Band(s)/Musician(s): Hollywood Boll Weevils, Spencer and Rains, The Turpentine Rug Stompers, Ben Townsend, Brian Vollmer and others; Note: Concerts, workshops, parties, jams and a big square dance on Saturday; event ends on May 18, 2013

Friday, May 16, 2014  Dance Series: Los Angeles - Old Time Social Location: Los Angeles Caller(s): Susan Michaels and T-Claw; Band(s)/Musician(s): Hollywood Boll Weevils, Spencer and Rains, The Turpentine Rug Stompers, Ben Townsend, Brian Vollmer and others; Note: Concerts, workshops, parties, jams and a big square dance on Saturday; event ends on May 18, 2013

Friday, May 16, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Jason Anderson and Tom Hill; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, May 16, 2014  Dance Series: San Diego Location: San Diego Caller(s): Martha Wild; Band(s)/Musician(s): Crooked; Note:

Friday, May 16, 2014  Dance Series: Santa Cruz - Live Oak Grange Location: Santa Cruz Caller(s): Andy Wilson; Band(s)/Musician(s): Debi's Ginormous String Band; Note:

Friday, May 16, 2014  Dance Series: Santa Rosa Location: Santa Rosa Caller(s): Lynn Ackerson; Band(s)/Musician(s): wiNgNuts (Christie Hubbard, Chris Knepper, Will Wheeler); Note:

Friday, May 16, 2014  Dance Series: South Pasadena - 3rd Friday Location: South Pasadena Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Panada (James Flaherty, Larry Kemp, Dave Lynch, Ken Shaw); Note:

Saturday, May 17, 2014  Dance Series: Lancaster Location: Lancaster Caller(s): Barbara Stewart; Band(s)/Musician(s): Danance (Emily Amado, Pete Gregory, Doug Moon, Wayne Slater-Lunsford, Paul Schwerdt, Marsha Trochim); Note: Dance is on a 3rd Saturday

Saturday, May 17, 2014  Dance Series: Los Angeles - Old Time Social Location: Los Angeles Caller(s): Susan Michaels and T-Claw; Band(s)/Musician(s): Hollywood Boll Weevils, Spencer and Rains, The Turpentine Rug Stompers, Ben Townsend, Brian Vollmer and others; Note: Concerts, workshops, parties, jams and a big square dance on Saturday; event ends on May 18, 2013

Saturday, May 17, 2014  Dance Series: Monterey Location: Monterey Caller(s): Alan Winston; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Rosin Doctors (Dan Engle, Topher Gayle, Erik Hoffman); Note:

Saturday, May 17, 2014  Dance Series: Newcastle Location: Newcastle Caller(s): Talib Huff; Band(s)/Musician(s): Starthistle; Note:

Saturday, May 17, 2014  Dance Series: San Francisco Location: San Francisco Caller(s): Charlie Fenton; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Whoots (Michelle Levy, Jim Oakden, Ben Schreiber); Note:

Saturday, May 17, 2014  Dance Series: South Pasadena - 3rd Saturday Location: South Pasadena Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Mariposa String Band (Briana Bandy, Emil Olguin); Note:

Sunday, May 18, 2014  Dance Series: Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest Location: Agoura Hills Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Bee's Knees and Modal Tease; Note: Annual one-day festival

Sunday, May 18, 2014  Dance Series: Humboldt Location: Arcata Caller(s): Lyndsey Battle; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Striped Pig String Band; Note: Location: Arcata Vets Hall, 1425 J Street from 7:30pm to 11:00pm

Sunday, May 18, 2014  Dance Series: San Jose Location: San Jose Caller(s): Kelsey Hartman; Band(s)/Musician(s): Peak Nouveau (Paul Clarke, Karl Franzen, Sarah Kirton, Peter Tommerup); Note: Contra

Sunday, May 18, 2014  Dance Series: Santa Barbara Location: Santa Barbara Caller(s): Andy Shore; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Glencoe Project; Note:

Sunday, May 18, 2014  Dance Series: Santa Cruz - Waltz - Sunday Social Dance Location: Santa Cruz Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Recorded Music; Note:

Wednesday, May 21, 2014  Dance Series: Berkeley Location: Berkeley Caller(s): Alan Winston; Band(s)/Musician(s): Open Band led by The Raggedy Annes (Anne Goess, Andy Eggleston, Charlie Hancock); Note:

Friday, May 23, 2014  Dance Series: Arcadia - Camp Sturtevant Dance Weekend Location: Arcadia Caller(s): Carol Ormand; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Avant Gardeners (Laura Light, George Paul); Note: Dance weekend; register in advance (?); event ends on May 26, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Melissa Carvell, Nick Enge and Tom Hill; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, May 23, 2014  Dance Series: San Francisco Location: San Francisco Caller(s): Yoyo Zhou; Band(s)/Musician(s): Common Ground (Deniz Akin, Derya Akin, Makulumy Alexander-Hills, Kunal Sahasrabuddhe); Note: Free Admission! Thank you Tom and Mary Kellogg

Saturday, May 24, 2014  Dance Series: Anaheim Location: Anaheim Caller(s): Ginger Alberti; Band(s)/Musician(s): Panada (James Flaherty, Larry Kemp, Dave Lynch, Ken Shaw); Note:

Saturday, May 24, 2014  Dance Series: Arcadia - Camp Sturtevant Dance Weekend Location: Arcadia Caller(s): Carol Ormand; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Avant Gardeners (Laura Light, George Paul); Note: Dance weekend; register in advance (?); event ends on May 26, 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014  Dance Series: Cool Location: Cool Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, May 24, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Robin Steen; Band(s)/Musician(s): Whimsical (Beth Christian, Janette Duncan, Regan Hemphill, Roxanne Oliva, Debra Tayleur); Note:

Saturday, May 24, 2014  Dance Series: San Diego Location: San Diego Caller(s): Chris Page; Band(s)/Musician(s): Flashing Sirens; Note: Potluck at 6:30pm

Saturday, May 24, 2014  Dance Series: Santa Paula - Scandinavian Location: Santa Paula Caller(s): John Chittum, Cameron Flanders, Chris Gruber and Dori Lehner; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, May 24, 2014  Dance Series: Sebastopol Location: Sebastopol Caller(s): Lea Smith; Band(s)/Musician(s): Ruby Mountain String Band (Cliff Landis, Julia Landis, Darin Smith); Note:

Saturday, May 24, 2014  Dance Series: South Pasadena - 4th Saturday Location: South Pasadena Caller(s): Susan Michaels; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, May 25, 2014  Dance Series: Arcadia - Camp Sturtevant Dance Weekend Location: Arcadia Caller(s): Carol Ormand; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Avant Gardeners (Laura Light, George Paul); Note: Dance weekend; register in advance (?); event ends on May 26, 2014

Sunday, May 25, 2014  Dance Series: Hayward Location: Hayward Caller(s): No dance tonight; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance tonight; Note: Memorial Day Weekend

Sunday, May 25, 2014  Dance Series: Santa Barbara Location: Santa Barbara Caller(s): Jean Gorrindo and Erik Hoffman; Band(s)/Musician(s): Celtic Spring and The Santa Barbara Mountain Boys (Daniel Engle, Erik Hoffman); Note: Double dance - $18/20 for both dances; $8/10 for afternoon only; $10/12 for evening only; afternoon dance from 3pm to 6pm, potluck dinner from 6:00pm to 7:30pm; evening dance from 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Monday, May 26, 2014  Dance Series: Arcadia - Camp Sturtevant Dance Weekend Location: Arcadia Caller(s): Carol Ormand; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Avant Gardeners (Laura Light, George Paul); Note: Dance weekend; register in advance (?); event ends on May 26, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Tom Hill and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Location: TBA

Friday, May 30, 2014  Dance Series: San Diego Location: San Diego Caller(s): Martha Wild; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: $10

Saturday, May 31, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Susan Petrick; Band(s)/Musician(s): Common Ground (Deniz Akin, Derya Akin, Makulumy Alexander-Hills, Kunal Sahasrabuddhe); Note:

Saturday, May 31, 2014  Dance Series: Paso Robles Location: Paso Robles Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, May 31, 2014  Dance Series: Santa Rosa Location: Santa Rosa Caller(s): Charlie Fenton; Band(s)/Musician(s): Richard Mandel and Erin Shrader; Note: Challenging dance

June 2014
Sunday, June 1, 2014  Dance Series: La Verne Location: La Verne Caller(s): Jeremy Korr; Band(s)/Musician(s): FreeFall (Ann Kozinski, Jim Kozinski, Patty McCollum, Barbara Whitney); Note: open jam at 2 PM before the dance

Sunday, June 1, 2014  Dance Series: Petaluma 1st Sunday Location: Petaluma Caller(s): Susan Pleck; Band(s)/Musician(s): Charlie Hancock, Chirstie Hubbard and Chris Knepper; Note:

Sunday, June 1, 2014  Dance Series: Santa Barbara - Scandinavian Location: Santa Barbara Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, June 1, 2014  Dance Series: Santa Cruz - Waltz - Sunday Social Dance Location: Santa Cruz Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Recorded Music; Note:

Wednesday, June 4, 2014  Dance Series: Berkeley Location: Berkeley Caller(s): Kalia Kliban; Band(s)/Musician(s): Community Band led by Erik Hoffman; Note: Join in the band! Email Erik for info & PDF music sets. All musicians welcome! erik@erikhoffman.com

Friday, June 6, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Tom Hill and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, June 6, 2014  Dance Series: San Diego Location: San Diego Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Flashing Sirens; Note: $10

Saturday, June 7, 2014  Dance Series: Monterey Location: Monterey Caller(s): Eric Black; Band(s)/Musician(s): Calamity House (Phil Curnow, George Ellis, Hans Langfeldt, Matt Perlette); Note:

Saturday, June 7, 2014  Dance Series: Nevada City Location: Nevada City Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Hot Cider (Barry Angell, Rudy Darling, Ken Nilsson); Note:

Saturday, June 7, 2014  Dance Series: Oakland - San Francisco Bay Queer Contra Dance - Lake Merritt Location: Oakland Caller(s): Susan Petrick; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Potluck Picnic

Saturday, June 7, 2014  Dance Series: Sam Hinton Folk Heritage Festival Location: San Diego Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: One-day music and dance festival; dance may or may not occur; check site for details

Saturday, June 7, 2014  Dance Series: San Francisco Location: San Francisco Caller(s): Celia Ramsay; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Contra Bandits (Kathrine Gardner, Charlie Hancock, Chris Knepper); Note:

Sunday, June 8, 2014  Dance Series: California Bluegrass Music Camp Location: Grass Valley Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Annual music camp; Pre-registration required; Event ends June 11, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014  Dance Series: California Bluegrass Music Camp Location: Grass Valley Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Annual music camp; Pre-registration required; Event ends June 11, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014  Dance Series: Atherton - Woodshed Location: Atherton Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Community Band; Note:

Tuesday, June 10, 2014  Dance Series: California Bluegrass Music Camp Location: Grass Valley Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Annual music camp; Pre-registration required; Event ends June 11, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014  Dance Series: California Bluegrass Music Camp Location: Grass Valley Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Annual music camp; Pre-registration required; Event ends June 11, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014  Dance Series: Grass Valley - Father's Day Festival Location: Grass Valley Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Mostly music festival with a little dancing; festival ends on June 15, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014  Dance Series: Berkeley - Circle Left Location: Berkeley Caller(s): Eric Black; Band(s)/Musician(s): Uncle Farmer (Ben Schreiber, Mike Sokolovsky); Note:

Friday, June 13, 2014  Dance Series: Grass Valley - Father's Day Festival Location: Grass Valley Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Mostly music festival with a little dancing; festival ends on June 15, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Paul Csonka and Tom Hill; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, June 14, 2014  Dance Series: Grass Valley - Father's Day Festival Location: Grass Valley Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Mostly music festival with a little dancing; festival ends on June 15, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014  Dance Series: Berkeley - Waltz - East Bay Location: Oakland Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Recorded Music; Note:

Saturday, June 14, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Eric Black; Band(s)/Musician(s): StringFire (Patti Cobb, Erik Ievins, Jams MacQueen); Note:

Saturday, June 14, 2014  Dance Series: San Diego Location: San Diego Caller(s): JoAnn Koppany; Band(s)/Musician(s): More the Merrier; Note: Dance is on a 2nd Saturday; Potluck at 6:30pm

Saturday, June 14, 2014  Dance Series: San Luis Obispo Location: San Luis Obispo Caller(s): Kelsey Hartman; Band(s)/Musician(s): Foggy Bay String Band; Note:

Saturday, June 14, 2014  Dance Series: San Rafael Location: San Rafael Caller(s): No dance tonight; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance tonight; Note: See you next weekend for Faultline Frolic? Or the public dance at the end of the weekend?

Sunday, June 15, 2014  Dance Series: Grass Valley - Father's Day Festival Location: Grass Valley Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Mostly music festival with a little dancing; festival ends on June 15, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014  Dance Series: San Jose Location: San Jose Caller(s): Warren Blier; Band(s)/Musician(s): Peak Nouveau (Paul Clarke, Karl Franzen, Sarah Kirton, Peter Tommerup); Note: Contra

Sunday, June 15, 2014  Dance Series: Santa Cruz - Waltz - Sunday Social Dance Location: Santa Cruz Caller(s): No dance tonight; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance tonight; Note:

Wednesday, June 18, 2014  Dance Series: Berkeley Location: Berkeley Caller(s): Erik Hoffman; Band(s)/Musician(s): Open Band led by Notorious (Eden MacAdam-Somer, Larry Unger); Note: $12/$10/$6

Friday, June 20, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Nick Enge and Tom Hill; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, June 20, 2014  Dance Series: San Diego Location: San Diego Caller(s): Chris Page; Band(s)/Musician(s): Old Twine String Band; Note:

Friday, June 20, 2014  Dance Series: Faultline Frolic Location: Santa Rosa Caller(s): Lynn Ackerson and Cis Hinkle; Band(s)/Musician(s): Notorious (Sam Bartlett, Mark Hellenberg, Eden MacAdam-Somer, Larry Unger) and Uncle Farmer (Ben Schreiber, Mike Sokolovsky); Note: Dance and music weekend; pre-registration required; event ends June 22, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014  Dance Series: Santa Rosa Location: Santa Rosa Caller(s): No dance tonight; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance tonight; Note: See you a Faultline Frolic this weekend?

Saturday, June 21, 2014  Dance Series: Monterey Location: Monterey Caller(s): Nick Cuccia; Band(s)/Musician(s): Common Ground (Deniz Akin, Derya Akin, Makulumy Alexander-Hills, Molly McNeil); Note:

Saturday, June 21, 2014  Dance Series: Newcastle Location: Newcastle Caller(s): Carl Magagnosc; Band(s)/Musician(s): Starthistle; Note:

Saturday, June 21, 2014  Dance Series: San Francisco Location: San Francisco Caller(s): Erik Hoffman; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Raggedy Annes (Andy Eggleston, Anne Goess, Charlie Hancock); Note:

Saturday, June 21, 2014  Dance Series: San Francisco Free Folk Festival Location: San Francisco Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Annual festival in June; event ends on June 22, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014  Dance Series: Faultline Frolic Location: Santa Rosa Caller(s): Lynn Ackerson and Cis Hinkle; Band(s)/Musician(s): Notorious (Sam Bartlett, Mark Hellenberg, Eden MacAdam-Somer, Larry Unger) and Uncle Farmer (Ben Schreiber, Mike Sokolovsky); Note: Dance and music weekend; pre-registration required; event ends June 22, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014  Dance Series: South Pasadena - 3rd Saturday Location: South Pasadena Caller(s): Jeremy Korr; Band(s)/Musician(s): Les Amis (Ned Boyer, Carol Burrill, Mark Burrill, Jim Scheel, Daniel Slosberg); Note:

Sunday, June 22, 2014  Dance Series: Hayward Location: Hayward Caller(s): No dance tonight; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance tonight; Note: See you at Fautline Frolic?

Sunday, June 22, 2014  Dance Series: Mill Valley - Aftershock Location: Mill Valley Caller(s): Cis Hinkle; Band(s)/Musician(s): Notorious (Sam Bartlett, Mark Hellenberg, Eden MacAdam-Somer, Larry Unger); Note: Post Faultline Frolic dance open to all

Sunday, June 22, 2014  Dance Series: San Francisco Free Folk Festival Location: San Francisco Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Annual festival in June; event ends on June 22, 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014  Dance Series: Faultline Frolic Location: Santa Rosa Caller(s): Lynn Ackerson and Cis Hinkle; Band(s)/Musician(s): Notorious (Sam Bartlett, Mark Hellenberg, Eden MacAdam-Somer, Larry Unger) and Uncle Farmer (Ben Schreiber, Mike Sokolovsky); Note: Dance and music weekend; pre-registration required; event ends June 22, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Tom Hill and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, June 27, 2014  Dance Series: San Diego Location: San Diego Caller(s): Frannie Marr; Band(s)/Musician(s): Flutations; Note: $10; dance is on a 4th Friday

Friday, June 27, 2014  Dance Series: San Francisco Location: San Francisco Caller(s): Lynn Ackerson; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Avant Gardeners (Laura Light, George Paul) w/Ben Schreiber; Note: $12/$10/$6

Saturday, June 28, 2014  Dance Series: Anaheim Location: Anaheim Caller(s): James Hutson; Band(s)/Musician(s): Flutatious (Miranda Arana, Christa Burch, Bonnie Insull, Jeff Spero); Note: Annual Ice Cream Social at Intermission

Saturday, June 28, 2014  Dance Series: Cool Location: Cool Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, June 28, 2014  Dance Series: Lancaster Location: Lancaster Caller(s): Tom Wilson; Band(s)/Musician(s): Danance (Emily Amado, Pete Gregory, Doug Moon, Wayne Slater-Lunsford, Paul Schwerdt, Marsha Trochim); Note:

Saturday, June 28, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Lisa Greenleaf; Band(s)/Musician(s): Charlie Hancock, Chris Knepper and Rodney Miller; Note: $12/$10/$6

Saturday, June 28, 2014  Dance Series: Sebastopol Location: Sebastopol Caller(s): Mike Fynan; Band(s)/Musician(s): Three Fifths of Scotch (Eloise Blanchard, Ian Devoran, Del Eckels, Debra Tayleur); Note:

Sunday, June 29, 2014  Dance Series: Hayward Location: Hayward Caller(s): Robin Steen; Band(s)/Musician(s): StringFire (Patti Cobb, Chris Knepper, Erik Ievins); Note: Zesty contra

Sunday, June 29, 2014  Dance Series: La Honda - American Dance and Music Week Location: La Honda Caller(s): Lisa Greenleaf and George Marshall; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Avant Gardeners (Laura Light, George Paul) w/Jim Oakden, The Stringrays (Stuart Kenney, Rodney Miller, Max Newman) and Tidal Wave (Rachel Aucoin, Eric Favreau, Sabin Jacques, Stuart Kenney); Note: Annual dance and music camp; pre-registration required; event ends on July 4, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014  Dance Series: La Honda - American Dance and Music Week Location: La Honda Caller(s): Lisa Greenleaf and George Marshall; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Avant Gardeners (Laura Light, George Paul) w/Jim Oakden, The Stringrays (Stuart Kenney, Rodney Miller, Max Newman) and Tidal Wave (Rachel Aucoin, Eric Favreau, Sabin Jacques, Stuart Kenney); Note: Annual dance and music camp; pre-registration required; event ends on July 4, 2014

July 2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014  Dance Series: La Honda - American Dance and Music Week Location: La Honda Caller(s): Lisa Greenleaf and George Marshall; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Avant Gardeners (Laura Light, George Paul) w/Jim Oakden, The Stringrays (Stuart Kenney, Rodney Miller, Max Newman) and Tidal Wave (Rachel Aucoin, Eric Favreau, Sabin Jacques, Stuart Kenney); Note: Annual dance and music camp; pre-registration required; event ends on July 4, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014  Dance Series: La Honda - American Dance and Music Week Location: La Honda Caller(s): Lisa Greenleaf and George Marshall; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Avant Gardeners (Laura Light, George Paul) w/Jim Oakden, The Stringrays (Stuart Kenney, Rodney Miller, Max Newman) and Tidal Wave (Rachel Aucoin, Eric Favreau, Sabin Jacques, Stuart Kenney); Note: Annual dance and music camp; pre-registration required; event ends on July 4, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014  Dance Series: La Honda - American Dance and Music Week Location: La Honda Caller(s): Lisa Greenleaf and George Marshall; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Avant Gardeners (Laura Light, George Paul) w/Jim Oakden, The Stringrays (Stuart Kenney, Rodney Miller, Max Newman) and Tidal Wave (Rachel Aucoin, Eric Favreau, Sabin Jacques, Stuart Kenney); Note: Annual dance and music camp; pre-registration required; event ends on July 4, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014  Dance Series: La Honda - American Dance and Music Week Location: La Honda Caller(s): Lisa Greenleaf and George Marshall; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Avant Gardeners (Laura Light, George Paul) w/Jim Oakden, The Stringrays (Stuart Kenney, Rodney Miller, Max Newman) and Tidal Wave (Rachel Aucoin, Eric Favreau, Sabin Jacques, Stuart Kenney); Note: Annual dance and music camp; pre-registration required; event ends on July 4, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): No dance tonight; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance tonight; Note: Happy Fourth of July

Friday, July 4, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Lisa Greenleaf and George Marshall; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Avant Gardeners (Laura Light, George Paul) w/Jim Oakden, The Stringrays (Stuart Kenney, Rodney Miller, Max Newman) and Tidal Wave (Rachel Aucoin, Eric Favreau, Sabin Jacques, Stuart Kenney); Note: $12/$10/$6; Location: Lucie Stern Center; 8pm to 11pm

Saturday, July 5, 2014  Dance Series: Monterey Location: Monterey Caller(s): Lisa Greenleaf; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Avant Gardeners; Note:

Saturday, July 5, 2014  Dance Series: Nevada City Location: Nevada City Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Hot Cider (Barry Angell, Rudy Darling, Ken Nilsson); Note:

Saturday, July 5, 2014  Dance Series: San Diego Location: San Diego Caller(s): Susan Petrick; Band(s)/Musician(s): Crooked; Note: $10; dance is on a 1st Saturday

Sunday, July 6, 2014  Dance Series: Auburn - California Coast Music Camp, Week 1 Location: Auburn Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week-long, mostly music camp (very little dancing); register in advance; event ends on July 12, 2014

Sunday, July 6, 2014  Dance Series: La Verne Location: La Verne Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): FreeFall (Ann Kozinski, Jim Kozinski, Patty McCollum, Barbara Whitney); Note: open jam at 2 PM before the dance

Sunday, July 6, 2014  Dance Series: Mill Valley - Strawberry Reception Hall Location: Mill Valley Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Post BACDS AmWeek dance

Sunday, July 6, 2014  Dance Series: Petaluma 1st Sunday Location: Petaluma Caller(s): No dance listed ; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance listed; Note: See Mill Valley entry

Sunday, July 6, 2014  Dance Series: Sonora - BACDS Family Week Location: Sonora Caller(s): Evo Bluestein, Randall Cayford, Rhonda Cayford, Nick Cuccia, Julie James, Kalia Kliban, Carol Ormand and Michael Riemer; Band(s)/Musician(s): David Brown, Kevin Carr, Kathrine Gardner, David James, Emily Janssen, Lorraine Kostka, Margaret Miles, The Raggedy Annes (Andy Eggleston, Anne Goess, Charlie Hancock) and Will Wheeler; Note: Annual week-long dance camp. Pre-registration is required. Event ends on July 12, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014  Dance Series: Auburn - California Coast Music Camp, Week 1 Location: Auburn Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week-long, mostly music camp (very little dancing); register in advance; event ends on July 12, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014  Dance Series: Sonora - BACDS Family Week Location: Sonora Caller(s): Evo Bluestein, Randall Cayford, Rhonda Cayford, Nick Cuccia, Julie James, Kalia Kliban, Carol Ormand and Michael Riemer; Band(s)/Musician(s): David Brown, Kevin Carr, Kathrine Gardner, David James, Emily Janssen, Lorraine Kostka, Margaret Miles, The Raggedy Annes (Andy Eggleston, Anne Goess, Charlie Hancock) and Will Wheeler; Note: Annual week-long dance camp. Pre-registration is required. Event ends on July 12, 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014  Dance Series: Auburn - California Coast Music Camp, Week 1 Location: Auburn Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week-long, mostly music camp (very little dancing); register in advance; event ends on July 12, 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014  Dance Series: Sonora - BACDS Family Week Location: Sonora Caller(s): Evo Bluestein, Randall Cayford, Rhonda Cayford, Nick Cuccia, Julie James, Kalia Kliban, Carol Ormand and Michael Riemer; Band(s)/Musician(s): David Brown, Kevin Carr, Kathrine Gardner, David James, Emily Janssen, Lorraine Kostka, Margaret Miles, The Raggedy Annes (Andy Eggleston, Anne Goess, Charlie Hancock) and Will Wheeler; Note: Annual week-long dance camp. Pre-registration is required. Event ends on July 12, 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014  Dance Series: Auburn - California Coast Music Camp, Week 1 Location: Auburn Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week-long, mostly music camp (very little dancing); register in advance; event ends on July 12, 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014  Dance Series: Sonora - BACDS Family Week Location: Sonora Caller(s): Evo Bluestein, Randall Cayford, Rhonda Cayford, Nick Cuccia, Julie James, Kalia Kliban, Carol Ormand and Michael Riemer; Band(s)/Musician(s): David Brown, Kevin Carr, Kathrine Gardner, David James, Emily Janssen, Lorraine Kostka, Margaret Miles, The Raggedy Annes (Andy Eggleston, Anne Goess, Charlie Hancock) and Will Wheeler; Note: Annual week-long dance camp. Pre-registration is required. Event ends on July 12, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014  Dance Series: Auburn - California Coast Music Camp, Week 1 Location: Auburn Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week-long, mostly music camp (very little dancing); register in advance; event ends on July 12, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014  Dance Series: Sonora - BACDS Family Week Location: Sonora Caller(s): Evo Bluestein, Randall Cayford, Rhonda Cayford, Nick Cuccia, Julie James, Kalia Kliban, Carol Ormand and Michael Riemer; Band(s)/Musician(s): David Brown, Kevin Carr, Kathrine Gardner, David James, Emily Janssen, Lorraine Kostka, Margaret Miles, The Raggedy Annes (Andy Eggleston, Anne Goess, Charlie Hancock) and Will Wheeler; Note: Annual week-long dance camp. Pre-registration is required. Event ends on July 12, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014  Dance Series: Auburn - California Coast Music Camp, Week 1 Location: Auburn Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week-long, mostly music camp (very little dancing); register in advance; event ends on July 12, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Richard Powers; Band(s)/Musician(s): Baguette Quartette; Note: Bastille Day Waltz Ball

Friday, July 11, 2014  Dance Series: Sonora - BACDS Family Week Location: Sonora Caller(s): Evo Bluestein, Randall Cayford, Rhonda Cayford, Nick Cuccia, Julie James, Kalia Kliban, Carol Ormand and Michael Riemer; Band(s)/Musician(s): David Brown, Kevin Carr, Kathrine Gardner, David James, Emily Janssen, Lorraine Kostka, Margaret Miles, The Raggedy Annes (Andy Eggleston, Anne Goess, Charlie Hancock) and Will Wheeler; Note: Annual week-long dance camp. Pre-registration is required. Event ends on July 12, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014  Dance Series: Humboldt Folklife Festival Location: Arcata Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week long music and dance festival; event ends on July 19, 2014 dancing may not happen every day

Saturday, July 12, 2014  Dance Series: Auburn - California Coast Music Camp, Week 1 Location: Auburn Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week-long, mostly music camp (very little dancing); register in advance; event ends on July 12, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014  Dance Series: Berkeley - Waltz - East Bay Location: Oakland Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Recorded Music; Note:

Saturday, July 12, 2014  Dance Series: San Diego Location: San Diego Caller(s): JoAnn Koppany; Band(s)/Musician(s): More the Merrier; Note:

Saturday, July 12, 2014  Dance Series: San Luis Obispo Location: San Luis Obispo Caller(s): Susan Petrick; Band(s)/Musician(s): Uncle Junior; Note:

Saturday, July 12, 2014  Dance Series: San Rafael Location: San Rafael Caller(s): No dance tonight; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance tonight; Note: See July 6 entry for Mill Valley

Saturday, July 12, 2014  Dance Series: Sonora - BACDS Family Week Location: Sonora Caller(s): Evo Bluestein, Randall Cayford, Rhonda Cayford, Nick Cuccia, Julie James, Kalia Kliban, Carol Ormand and Michael Riemer; Band(s)/Musician(s): David Brown, Kevin Carr, Kathrine Gardner, David James, Emily Janssen, Lorraine Kostka, Margaret Miles, The Raggedy Annes (Andy Eggleston, Anne Goess, Charlie Hancock) and Will Wheeler; Note: Annual week-long dance camp. Pre-registration is required. Event ends on July 12, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014  Dance Series: Humboldt Folklife Festival Location: Arcata Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week long music and dance festival; event ends on July 19, 2014 dancing may not happen every day

Sunday, July 13, 2014  Dance Series: Auburn - California Coast Music Camp, Week 2 Location: Auburn Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week-long, mostly music camp (very little dancing); register in advance; event ends on July 19, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014  Dance Series: Humboldt Folklife Festival Location: Arcata Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week long music and dance festival; event ends on July 19, 2014 dancing may not happen every day

Monday, July 14, 2014  Dance Series: Auburn - California Coast Music Camp, Week 2 Location: Auburn Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week-long, mostly music camp (very little dancing); register in advance; event ends on July 19, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014  Dance Series: Humboldt Folklife Festival Location: Arcata Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week long music and dance festival; event ends on July 19, 2014 dancing may not happen every day

Tuesday, July 15, 2014  Dance Series: Auburn - California Coast Music Camp, Week 2 Location: Auburn Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week-long, mostly music camp (very little dancing); register in advance; event ends on July 19, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014  Dance Series: Humboldt Folklife Festival Location: Arcata Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week long music and dance festival; event ends on July 19, 2014 dancing may not happen every day

Wednesday, July 16, 2014  Dance Series: Auburn - California Coast Music Camp, Week 2 Location: Auburn Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week-long, mostly music camp (very little dancing); register in advance; event ends on July 19, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014  Dance Series: Humboldt Folklife Festival Location: Arcata Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week long music and dance festival; event ends on July 19, 2014 dancing may not happen every day

Thursday, July 17, 2014  Dance Series: Auburn - California Coast Music Camp, Week 2 Location: Auburn Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week-long, mostly music camp (very little dancing); register in advance; event ends on July 19, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014  Dance Series: Humboldt Folklife Festival Location: Arcata Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week long music and dance festival; event ends on July 19, 2014 dancing may not happen every day

Friday, July 18, 2014  Dance Series: Auburn - California Coast Music Camp, Week 2 Location: Auburn Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week-long, mostly music camp (very little dancing); register in advance; event ends on July 19, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Tom Hill and Richard Powers; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, July 18, 2014  Dance Series: San Diego Location: San Diego Caller(s): Martha Wild; Band(s)/Musician(s): Tectonic Shakedown; Note:

Friday, July 18, 2014  Dance Series: Santa Cruz - Live Oak Grange Location: Santa Cruz Caller(s): Andy Wilson; Band(s)/Musician(s): Debi's Ginormous String Band; Note:

Saturday, July 19, 2014  Dance Series: Humboldt Folklife Festival Location: Arcata Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week long music and dance festival; event ends on July 19, 2014 dancing may not happen every day

Saturday, July 19, 2014  Dance Series: Auburn - California Coast Music Camp, Week 2 Location: Auburn Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week-long, mostly music camp (very little dancing); register in advance; event ends on July 19, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014  Dance Series: Monterey Location: Monterey Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, July 19, 2014  Dance Series: Newcastle Location: Newcastle Caller(s): Joyce Miller; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, July 19, 2014  Dance Series: South Pasadena - 3rd Saturday Location: South Pasadena Caller(s): John Rogers; Band(s)/Musician(s): Atlantic Crossing (Georgiana Hennessey, Patty McCollom, Matt Tonge); Note:

Friday, July 25, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Tom Hill and Richard Powers; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, July 26, 2014  Dance Series: Anaheim Location: Anaheim Caller(s): Chris Page; Band(s)/Musician(s): Interfolk (Aimee Aul, Jim Garner, Kriss Larson, Barbara Whitney); Note:

Saturday, July 26, 2014  Dance Series: Lancaster Location: Lancaster Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Danance (Emily Amado, Pete Gregory, Doug Moon, Wayne Slater-Lunsford, Paul Schwerdt, Marsha Trochim); Note:

Saturday, July 26, 2014  Dance Series: San Diego Location: San Diego Caller(s): Frannie Marr; Band(s)/Musician(s): Tectonic Shakedown; Note: Potluck at 6:30pm

Sunday, July 27, 2014  Dance Series: Hayward Location: Hayward Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, July 27, 2014  Dance Series: Tehachapi - Camp Kiya Location: Tehachapi Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Five-day mostly music camp with some dancing; register in advance; event ends on July 31, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014  Dance Series: Tehachapi - Camp Kiya Location: Tehachapi Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Five-day mostly music camp with some dancing; register in advance; event ends on July 31, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014  Dance Series: Tehachapi - Camp Kiya Location: Tehachapi Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Five-day mostly music camp with some dancing; register in advance; event ends on July 31, 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014  Dance Series: Tehachapi - Camp Kiya Location: Tehachapi Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Five-day mostly music camp with some dancing; register in advance; event ends on July 31, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014  Dance Series: Tehachapi - Camp Kiya Location: Tehachapi Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Five-day mostly music camp with some dancing; register in advance; event ends on July 31, 2014

August 2014
Friday, August 1, 2014  Dance Series: Lark in the Morning Location: Mendocino Woodlands Caller(s): Erik Hoffman; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Annual dance and music camp; pre-registration required; event ends on August 9, 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Tom Hill and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, August 2, 2014  Dance Series: Lark in the Morning Location: Mendocino Woodlands Caller(s): Erik Hoffman; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Annual dance and music camp; pre-registration required; event ends on August 9, 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014  Dance Series: Monterey Location: Monterey Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, August 2, 2014  Dance Series: Nevada City Location: Nevada City Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Hot Cider (Barry Angell, Rudy Darling, Ken Nilsson); Note:

Saturday, August 2, 2014  Dance Series: San Luis Obispo Location: San Luis Obispo Caller(s): Gary Shapiro; Band(s)/Musician(s): Magic Reelism (Susan Jones, Cheryl McKinney, David Wright); Note: Dance is on a 1st Saturday

Sunday, August 3, 2014  Dance Series: La Verne Location: La Verne Caller(s): Susan Michaels; Band(s)/Musician(s): Bonfire (Bonnie Insull, Richard Scher) with Frank Hoppe; Note:

Sunday, August 3, 2014  Dance Series: Lark in the Morning Location: Mendocino Woodlands Caller(s): Erik Hoffman; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Annual dance and music camp; pre-registration required; event ends on August 9, 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014  Dance Series: Lark in the Morning Location: Mendocino Woodlands Caller(s): Erik Hoffman; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Annual dance and music camp; pre-registration required; event ends on August 9, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014  Dance Series: Lark in the Morning Location: Mendocino Woodlands Caller(s): Erik Hoffman; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Annual dance and music camp; pre-registration required; event ends on August 9, 2014

Wednesday, August 6, 2014  Dance Series: Lark in the Morning Location: Mendocino Woodlands Caller(s): Erik Hoffman; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Annual dance and music camp; pre-registration required; event ends on August 9, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014  Dance Series: Lark in the Morning Location: Mendocino Woodlands Caller(s): Erik Hoffman; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Annual dance and music camp; pre-registration required; event ends on August 9, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014  Dance Series: Mill Valley - Strawberry Reception Hall Location: Mill Valley Caller(s): Lynn Ackerson; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Latter Day Lizards (Peter Barnes, Dave Langford, Bill Tomczak); Note: Dance is on a Thursday

Friday, August 8, 2014  Dance Series: Lark in the Morning Location: Mendocino Woodlands Caller(s): Erik Hoffman; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Annual dance and music camp; pre-registration required; event ends on August 9, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Tom Hill and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, August 8, 2014  Dance Series: Balance the Bay Location: San Francisco Caller(s): Nils Fredland and Frannie Marr; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Latter Day Lizards (Peter Barnes, Stuart Kenney, Dave Langford, Bill Tomcyzk) and Uncle Farmer (Scotty Leach, Ben Schreiber); Note: Weekend dance festival; pre-register; event ends August 10, 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014  Dance Series: Lark in the Morning Location: Mendocino Woodlands Caller(s): Erik Hoffman; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Annual dance and music camp; pre-registration required; event ends on August 9, 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014  Dance Series: Berkeley - Waltz - East Bay Location: Oakland Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Recorded Music; Note:

Saturday, August 9, 2014  Dance Series: Balance the Bay Location: San Francisco Caller(s): Nils Fredland and Frannie Marr; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Latter Day Lizards (Peter Barnes, Stuart Kenney, Dave Langford, Bill Tomcyzk) and Uncle Farmer (Scotty Leach, Ben Schreiber); Note: Weekend dance festival; pre-register; event ends August 10, 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014  Dance Series: San Rafael Location: San Rafael Caller(s): No dance tonight; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance tonight; Note: See August 7 entry

Sunday, August 10, 2014  Dance Series: Balance the Bay Location: San Francisco Caller(s): Nils Fredland and Frannie Marr; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Latter Day Lizards (Peter Barnes, Stuart Kenney, Dave Langford, Bill Tomcyzk) and Uncle Farmer (Scotty Leach, Ben Schreiber); Note: Weekend dance festival; pre-register; event ends August 10, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Tom Hill and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: 13th Anniversary Dance Reunion

Saturday, August 16, 2014  Dance Series: Monterey Location: Monterey Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, August 16, 2014  Dance Series: Newcastle Location: Newcastle Caller(s): Kelsey Hartman; Band(s)/Musician(s): Starthistle; Note:

Friday, August 22, 2014  Dance Series: Valley of the Moon Location: Boulder Creek Caller(s): Erik Hoffman; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Annual music camp with some dancing; pre-registration required; event ends on August 30, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Tom Hill and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, August 23, 2014  Dance Series: Anaheim Location: Anaheim Caller(s): Jeremy Korr; Band(s)/Musician(s): Panada (James Flaherty, Larry Kemp, Dave Lynch, Ken Shaw); Note:

Saturday, August 23, 2014  Dance Series: Valley of the Moon Location: Boulder Creek Caller(s): Erik Hoffman; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Annual music camp with some dancing; pre-registration required; event ends on August 30, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014  Dance Series: Lancaster Location: Lancaster Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Danance (Emily Amado, Pete Gregory, Doug Moon, Wayne Slater-Lunsford, Paul Schwerdt, Marsha Trochim); Note:

Sunday, August 24, 2014  Dance Series: Valley of the Moon Location: Boulder Creek Caller(s): Erik Hoffman; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Annual music camp with some dancing; pre-registration required; event ends on August 30, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014  Dance Series: Valley of the Moon Location: Boulder Creek Caller(s): Erik Hoffman; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Annual music camp with some dancing; pre-registration required; event ends on August 30, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014  Dance Series: Valley of the Moon Location: Boulder Creek Caller(s): Erik Hoffman; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Annual music camp with some dancing; pre-registration required; event ends on August 30, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014  Dance Series: Valley of the Moon Location: Boulder Creek Caller(s): Erik Hoffman; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Annual music camp with some dancing; pre-registration required; event ends on August 30, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014  Dance Series: Valley of the Moon Location: Boulder Creek Caller(s): Erik Hoffman; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Annual music camp with some dancing; pre-registration required; event ends on August 30, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014  Dance Series: Valley of the Moon Location: Boulder Creek Caller(s): Erik Hoffman; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Annual music camp with some dancing; pre-registration required; event ends on August 30, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Tom Hill and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, August 30, 2014  Dance Series: Valley of the Moon Location: Boulder Creek Caller(s): Erik Hoffman; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Annual music camp with some dancing; pre-registration required; event ends on August 30, 2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014  Dance Series: Labor Day Dance Away Location: Julian Caller(s): Susan Michaels and Laura Mé Smith; Band(s)/Musician(s): KGB (Dave Bartley, Claude Ginsburg, Julia King) and Notorious (Sam Bartlett, Mark Hellenberg, Larry Unger) w/Rodney Miller; Note: Four day dance weekend; register in advance; event ends on September 1, 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014  Dance Series: Labor Day Dance Away Location: Julian Caller(s): Susan Michaels and Laura Mé Smith; Band(s)/Musician(s): KGB (Dave Bartley, Claude Ginsburg, Julia King) and Notorious (Sam Bartlett, Mark Hellenberg, Larry Unger) w/Rodney Miller; Note: Four day dance weekend; register in advance; event ends on September 1, 2014

September 2014
Monday, September 1, 2014  Dance Series: Labor Day Dance Away Location: Julian Caller(s): Susan Michaels and Laura Mé Smith; Band(s)/Musician(s): KGB (Dave Bartley, Claude Ginsburg, Julia King) and Notorious (Sam Bartlett, Mark Hellenberg, Larry Unger) w/Rodney Miller; Note: Four day dance weekend; register in advance; event ends on September 1, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Tom Hill and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, September 6, 2014  Dance Series: Monterey Location: Monterey Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, September 6, 2014  Dance Series: Nevada City Location: Nevada City Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Hot Cider (Barry Angell, Rudy Darling, Ken Nilsson); Note:

Sunday, September 7, 2014  Dance Series: La Verne Location: La Verne Caller(s): Jeremy Korr; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, September 12, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Tom Hill and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, September 12, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Contra College Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Date is tentative - Intensive contra dance learning weekend; register in advance; event ends on September 14, 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014  Dance Series: Berkeley - Waltz - East Bay Location: Oakland Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Recorded Music; Note:

Saturday, September 13, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Contra College Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Date is tentative - Intensive contra dance learning weekend; register in advance; event ends on September 14, 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014  Dance Series: San Luis Obispo Location: San Luis Obispo Caller(s): Susan Michaels; Band(s)/Musician(s): Calamity House; Note:

Sunday, September 14, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Contra College Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Date is tentative - Intensive contra dance learning weekend; register in advance; event ends on September 14, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014  Dance Series: Berkeley Old-Time Music Convention Location: Berkeley Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Multi-day music and dance festival; event ends on Sunday, September 21, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014  Dance Series: Berkeley Old-Time Music Convention Location: Berkeley Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Multi-day music and dance festival; event ends on Sunday, September 21, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014  Dance Series: Berkeley Old-Time Music Convention Location: Berkeley Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Multi-day music and dance festival; event ends on Sunday, September 21, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014  Dance Series: Berkeley Old-Time Music Convention Location: Berkeley Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Multi-day music and dance festival; event ends on Sunday, September 21, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Tom Hill and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: 500th dance

Friday, September 19, 2014  Dance Series: Santa Cruz - Live Oak Grange Location: Santa Cruz Caller(s): Andy Wilson; Band(s)/Musician(s): Debi's Ginormous String Band; Note:

Saturday, September 20, 2014  Dance Series: Berkeley Old-Time Music Convention Location: Berkeley Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Multi-day music and dance festival; event ends on Sunday, September 21, 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014  Dance Series: Monterey Location: Monterey Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, September 20, 2014  Dance Series: Newcastle Location: Newcastle Caller(s): Susan Petrick; Band(s)/Musician(s): Starthistle; Note: Waltz workshop before the dance

Saturday, September 20, 2014  Dance Series: South Pasadena - 3rd Saturday Location: South Pasadena Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, September 21, 2014  Dance Series: Berkeley Old-Time Music Convention Location: Berkeley Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Multi-day music and dance festival; event ends on Sunday, September 21, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Tom Hill and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, September 27, 2014  Dance Series: Anaheim Location: Anaheim Caller(s): Jacqui Grennan; Band(s)/Musician(s): Ice House Canyon String Band (Emil Oguin, Steve Seifer, Belinda Thom); Note:

Saturday, September 27, 2014  Dance Series: Lancaster Location: Lancaster Caller(s): Becky Nankivell; Band(s)/Musician(s): Danance (Emily Amado, Pete Gregory, Doug Moon, Wayne Slater-Lunsford, Paul Schwerdt, Marsha Trochim); Note:

October 2014
Friday, October 3, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Tom Hill and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, October 4, 2014  Dance Series: Hoes Down Harvest Festival Location: Guinda Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Annual weekend of music, dance and other activities; festival ends on October 5, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014  Dance Series: Monterey Location: Monterey Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, October 4, 2014  Dance Series: Nevada City Location: Nevada City Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Hot Cider (Barry Angell, Rudy Darling, Ken Nilsson); Note:

Sunday, October 5, 2014  Dance Series: Hoes Down Harvest Festival Location: Guinda Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Annual weekend of music, dance and other activities; festival ends on October 5, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014  Dance Series: La Verne Location: La Verne Caller(s): John Rogers; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Thursday, October 9, 2014  Dance Series: Petaluma - Walker Creek Music Camp - Fall Location: Petaluma Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Mostly music camp; register in advance; event ends on October 12, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Tom Hill and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Congress of Vienna Ball

Friday, October 10, 2014  Dance Series: Petaluma - Walker Creek Music Camp - Fall Location: Petaluma Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Mostly music camp; register in advance; event ends on October 12, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014  Dance Series: Harvest Moon Location: Santa Barbara Caller(s): Jean Gorrindo and Lisa Greenleaf; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Latter Day Lizards (Peter Barnes, Dave Langford, Bill Tomczak) and The Mean Lids (Miriam Larson, Ben Smith, Matt Turino); Note: Dance and music weekend; register in advance; event ends on October 12, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014  Dance Series: Berkeley - Waltz - East Bay Location: Oakland Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Recorded Music; Note:

Saturday, October 11, 2014  Dance Series: Petaluma - Walker Creek Music Camp - Fall Location: Petaluma Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Mostly music camp; register in advance; event ends on October 12, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014  Dance Series: San Luis Obispo Location: San Luis Obispo Caller(s): Jonathan Southard; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Rosin Doctors; Note:

Saturday, October 11, 2014  Dance Series: Harvest Moon Location: Santa Barbara Caller(s): Jean Gorrindo and Lisa Greenleaf; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Latter Day Lizards (Peter Barnes, Dave Langford, Bill Tomczak) and The Mean Lids (Miriam Larson, Ben Smith, Matt Turino); Note: Dance and music weekend; register in advance; event ends on October 12, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014  Dance Series: Petaluma - Walker Creek Music Camp - Fall Location: Petaluma Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Numerous; Note: Mostly music camp; register in advance; event ends on October 12, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014  Dance Series: Harvest Moon Location: Santa Barbara Caller(s): Jean Gorrindo and Lisa Greenleaf; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Latter Day Lizards (Peter Barnes, Dave Langford, Bill Tomczak) and The Mean Lids (Miriam Larson, Ben Smith, Matt Turino); Note: Dance and music weekend; register in advance; event ends on October 12, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014  Dance Series: Aptos - Fall Frolick Location: Aptos Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Mostly English dance weekend; register in advance; event ends on October 19, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Tom Hill and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, October 18, 2014  Dance Series: Aptos - Fall Frolick Location: Aptos Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Mostly English dance weekend; register in advance; event ends on October 19, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014  Dance Series: Monterey Location: Monterey Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, October 18, 2014  Dance Series: Newcastle Location: Newcastle Caller(s): Bob Rentz; Band(s)/Musician(s): Starthistle; Note:

Saturday, October 18, 2014  Dance Series: South Pasadena - 3rd Saturday Location: South Pasadena Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, October 19, 2014  Dance Series: Aptos - Fall Frolick Location: Aptos Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Mostly English dance weekend; register in advance; event ends on October 19, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Tom Hill and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, October 25, 2014  Dance Series: Anaheim Location: Anaheim Caller(s): Jeremy Korr; Band(s)/Musician(s): Frank Hoppe, Bonnie Insull and TBA; Note: Special Halloween Event - Costumes encouraged!

Saturday, October 25, 2014  Dance Series: Lancaster Location: Lancaster Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Danance (Emily Amado, Pete Gregory, Doug Moon, Wayne Slater-Lunsford, Paul Schwerdt, Marsha Trochim); Note:

Friday, October 31, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Tom Hill and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Halloween Dance

November 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014  Dance Series: Monterey Location: Monterey Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, November 1, 2014  Dance Series: Nevada City Location: Nevada City Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Hot Cider (Barry Angell, Rudy Darling, Ken Nilsson); Note:

Sunday, November 2, 2014  Dance Series: La Verne Location: La Verne Caller(s): Jacqui Grennan; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, November 7, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Tom Hill and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, November 8, 2014  Dance Series: Berkeley - Waltz - East Bay Location: Oakland Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Recorded Music; Note:

Saturday, November 8, 2014  Dance Series: San Luis Obispo Location: San Luis Obispo Caller(s): Jean Gorrindo; Band(s)/Musician(s): Growling Old Geezers (James Bolton, Jim Mueller, Amber Roullard-Mueller); Note: Free contra clinic from 5pm to 6pm

Friday, November 14, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Tom Hill and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, November 14, 2014  Dance Series: Santa Cruz - Live Oak Grange Location: Santa Cruz Caller(s): Andy Wilson; Band(s)/Musician(s): Debi's Ginormous String Band; Note:

Saturday, November 15, 2014  Dance Series: Hayward - 12-Hour Twirl Location: Hayward Caller(s): Susan Michaels, Joyce Miller and Susan Petrick; Band(s)/Musician(s): KGB (Dave Bartley, Claude Ginsburg, Julia King), The Syncopaths (Ashley Broder, Christa Burch, Ryan McKasson, Jeffrey Spero) and Uncle Farmer (Ben Schreiber, Michael Sokolovsky); Note:

Saturday, November 15, 2014  Dance Series: Monterey Location: Monterey Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, November 15, 2014  Dance Series: Newcastle Location: Newcastle Caller(s): Talib Huff; Band(s)/Musician(s): Faulkner Family Band; Note:

Saturday, November 15, 2014  Dance Series: South Pasadena - 3rd Saturday Location: South Pasadena Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, November 21, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Tom Hill and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, November 21, 2014  Dance Series: Santa Rosa Location: Santa Rosa Caller(s): George Marshall; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Great Bear Duo (Andrew VanNorstrand, Noah VanNorstrand); Note: Dance is on a Friday; special admission prices

Saturday, November 22, 2014  Dance Series: Anaheim Location: Anaheim Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): High Strung String Band (James Flaherty, David Hostetler, Belinda Thom); Note: Annual Thanksgiving Potluck

Saturday, November 22, 2014  Dance Series: Lancaster Location: Lancaster Caller(s): Susan Michaels; Band(s)/Musician(s): Danance (Emily Amado, Pete Gregory, Doug Moon, Wayne Slater-Lunsford, Paul Schwerdt, Marsha Trochim); Note:

Friday, November 28, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: No introductory class

December 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Tom Hill and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, December 6, 2014  Dance Series: Monterey Location: Monterey Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, December 6, 2014  Dance Series: Nevada City Location: Nevada City Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Hot Cider (Barry Angell, Rudy Darling, Ken Nilsson); Note:

Friday, December 12, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Tom Hill and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Holiday dance

Saturday, December 13, 2014  Dance Series: Berkeley - Waltz - East Bay Location: Oakland Caller(s): No dance tonight; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance tonight; Note:

Saturday, December 13, 2014  Dance Series: San Luis Obispo Location: San Luis Obispo Caller(s): Lynn Ackerson; Band(s)/Musician(s): Foggy Bay String Band; Note:

Friday, December 19, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Tom Hill and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, December 20, 2014  Dance Series: Monterey Location: Monterey Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, December 20, 2014  Dance Series: Newcastle Location: Newcastle Caller(s): Kelsey Hartman; Band(s)/Musician(s): Starthistle; Note:

Saturday, December 20, 2014  Dance Series: South Pasadena - 3rd Saturday Location: South Pasadena Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, December 26, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): Tom Hill and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Tuesday, December 30, 2014  Dance Series: Camp Harmony Location: Boulder Creek Caller(s): Volunteers ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Volunteers; Note: Camp centered around New Year's Eve; volunteer led; register in advance; event ends January 4, 2014

Wednesday, December 31, 2014  Dance Series: Camp Harmony Location: Boulder Creek Caller(s): Volunteers ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Volunteers; Note: Camp centered around New Year's Eve; volunteer led; register in advance; event ends January 4, 2014

Wednesday, December 31, 2014  Dance Series: Palo Alto - Waltz Location: Palo Alto Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Locaton: TBA

January 2015
Thursday, January 1, 2015  Dance Series: Camp Harmony Location: Boulder Creek Caller(s): Volunteers ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Volunteers; Note: Camp centered around New Year's Eve; volunteer led; register in advance; event ends January 4, 2014

Friday, January 2, 2015  Dance Series: Camp Harmony Location: Boulder Creek Caller(s): Volunteers ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Volunteers; Note: Camp centered around New Year's Eve; volunteer led; register in advance; event ends January 4, 2014

Saturday, January 3, 2015  Dance Series: Camp Harmony Location: Boulder Creek Caller(s): Volunteers ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Volunteers; Note: Camp centered around New Year's Eve; volunteer led; register in advance; event ends January 4, 2014

Sunday, January 4, 2015  Dance Series: Camp Harmony Location: Boulder Creek Caller(s): Volunteers ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Volunteers; Note: Camp centered around New Year's Eve; volunteer led; register in advance; event ends January 4, 2014

Saturday, January 10, 2015  Dance Series: Berkeley - Waltz - East Bay Location: Oakland Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Recorded Music; Note:

Friday, January 16, 2015  Dance Series: Contra Carnivale Location: San Luis Obispo Caller(s): Nils Fredland, Lisa Greenleaf and George Marshall; Band(s)/Musician(s): Crowfoot, Elixir and Wild Asparagus; Note: Dance and music weekend; register in advance; event ends on January 18, 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015  Dance Series: Santa Cruz - Live Oak Grange Location: Santa Cruz Caller(s): Andy Wilson; Band(s)/Musician(s): Debi's Ginormous String Band; Note:

Saturday, January 17, 2015  Dance Series: Contra Carnivale Location: San Luis Obispo Caller(s): Nils Fredland, Lisa Greenleaf and George Marshall; Band(s)/Musician(s): Crowfoot, Elixir and Wild Asparagus; Note: Dance and music weekend; register in advance; event ends on January 18, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015  Dance Series: Contra Carnivale Location: San Luis Obispo Caller(s): Nils Fredland, Lisa Greenleaf and George Marshall; Band(s)/Musician(s): Crowfoot, Elixir and Wild Asparagus; Note: Dance and music weekend; register in advance; event ends on January 18, 2015

Venue and dance information

Agoura Hills - Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival: The annual one-day Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival is held in mid-May at the Paramount Ranch near Agoura Hills, California in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area. http://www.topangabanjofiddle.org/.

Albany: Chuck Ward's Lifetime Contribution Award celebration at the Albany Veteran's Memorial Building, 1325 Portland Avenue (off Key Route Boulevard) from 2:00 - 6:00 pm, we'll have an afternoon of music, song, and dance, with tributes to Chuck, and tales of his musical pranks and escapades. Admission to this celebration is free. Potluck cold buffet (pre-sliced dishes especially available. See site for more details and volunteer opportunities. Web site: http://www.bacds.org.

Alameda: The Traditional Dances of the Golden State (TDOGS) are sponsoring a dance at Alameda Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave., Alameda.Admission: $10 ($12*) Students $5 ($6*) Kids & Teens under 20 years old Free; 20 - 25 years old $5 ($6*) (or pay what you can)* = Special Dance Price. Regular Contra from 4:00pm-7:00pm with a 3:30pm Lesson/Intro. Web site: http://haywardcontradance.org/.

Alameda - No Snow Ball: The Bay Area Country Dance Society sponsors the annual No-Snow Ball so-named because of the dearth of the white powder in coastal northern California, is a holiday contradance party (modeled after the Concord, MA, Christmas Cotillion) that takes place on the first Saturday evening in December, at Alameda Ballroom, located at 1415 Broadway (between Central Ave. and Santa Clara Ave.). Dances are called by Santa Claus and one of his assistants, with music provided by several of Santa's favorite helpers. Festive dress is encouraged for the event. Details: The event will begin with a half hour of couples dancing (to the live music of Celtic Spring) from 6:30 to 7p.m. Contra dancing will go from 7 to 11 p.m., with a delightfully sumptuous snack break in the middle! Admission is $30 for non-members, $25 for members, $20 for students, Ages 5 and under FREE (as of 2012). There's a newcomer's welcome at 7:00 pm. Web site: http://www.bacds.org/events/index.html#nsb.

Altadena - New L.A. Folk Festival: One day, mostly music, festival held in early August with, possibly, one dance. Doors open at 1pm / Music from 2pm - midnight. Location: Zorthian Ranch, 3990 Fair Oaks Avenue, Altadena, CA 91001 Ranch contact: (626) 797-3359 Web site: http://lafolkfest.com.

Amador City - Squares: Square dances, contra dances, fun meet-your-neighbor swing-your-partner get-a-little-wild dances! Everyone welcome, come to listen, come to dance, no experience necessary, bring your friends! Dance starts at 6pm. Web site: http://amadordances.com/calendars/old-soles-august-24th/.

Anaheim: The Living Tradition hosts contra dances (plus potluck and music jam) are held on the 4th Saturday of most months at the Anaheim Downtown Community Center, 250 E. Center Street with special dances at other locations and times. For additional information, contact Rich at (714) 894-4113 or richdimarco@yahoo.com. Unless otherwise noted, the activities will observe the following schedule: 5:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Folk Music Jam - bring your instruments & join in - Free!; 6:30 p.m. Potluck Dinner; 7:10 p.m. Contra Dance Instruction; 7:30-10:30 p.m. Contra Dance (9 p.m. intermission); 10:30 p.m. Final Waltz. $10 per person, $8 for The Living Tradition members, Anaheim residents, seniors, and full-time students, Children under 18 FREE with paid adult. Volunteers welcome! Web site:http://www.thelivingtradition.org/tltbodydance.html.

Anaheim - Canyon Hills: Introductory dance at the Canyon Hills Branch Library, 400 Scout Trail, Anaheim, 92807 starting at 2pm. Free admission. Web site: http://library.anaheim.net.

Anaheim - Unitarian Church: Special Contra Dance & Folk Dance. Contra dance from 8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; Folk dance from 9:45 p.m.-10:30 p.m. at the Anaheim Unitarian Church, 511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, 92805. Contact: Lu (714) 828-2581 or Nancy (562) 941-0069. Web site: http://www.veseloselofolkdancers.org/.

Aptos - BACDS Spring Weekend: The Bay Area Country Dance Society sponsors the annual Monte Toyon Spring Weekend Dance Camp the weekend of the 3rd Sunday in March. It is a mixed dance camp, offering a full track of American (contra), as well as English country and a sampling of something else each year. Pre-registration is required. Web site: http://bacds.org/sw.

Aptos - SFBQCD Spring Weekend: The San Francisco Bay Queer Contra Dance is hosting its dance camp where you'll be housed and fed and offered a weekend of gender-role-free dancing. "Gender-role-free" means you dance whichever role you want with whomever you want. Beginners are welcome, and if you don't know what contra dance is, it's an exuberant, friendly, easy-to-learn American barn dance with roots in English folk dancing. (Imagine a Jane Austen hoedown!) While many of our dancers are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans, we cheerfully welcome our straight friends, families, and supporters. Take a weekend away from the hustle-bustle and just dance, relax, make friends, and enjoy the lovely California redwoods! Pre-register in advance. Web site: http://www.lcfd.org/sf/DanceCamp/wcamp.html.

Aptos - Fall Frolick (mostly English: Fall Frolick is an almost all-English dance weekend sponsored by the Bay Area Country Dance Society to provide an opportunity for dancers, callers, and musicians to explore the extraordinary range of English country and display dance. Fall Frolick is for all English country and display dancers and musicians, experienced and novice alike. BACDS members will receive some priority if they register before August 15. Please register early: space is limited. We have spots for at most 120 campers. We are reserving 80 spots for BACDS members, with the remaining 40 spots reserved for non-BACDS applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender. This event is held in mid-October. Web site: http://www.bacds.org.

Arcata: The Humboldt Folklife Society sponsors old time barn dances featuring contras, squares, circles and more! The Barn Dances start at 8 pm, at the Arcata Veteran's Memorial Center on 14th and J. Admission: For Youth (13 years and up), Adults and $7, HFS members, senior and college Students, $6, Kids (12 years and under) are free. We are needing volunteers to help during and following the dances (for both of these dances, and the ones that we will have in the future). Volunteers get free admission to the dance they volunteer for. If you're interested or need more information, please call Tara Stetz at 845-1651. Web site: http://www.humboldtfolklife.org.

Arcata - Humboldt Folklife Festival: The Festival is held annually in mid-July. Web site: http://www.humboldtfolklife.org.

Arcata - Mike Wilson Fundraiser: Special night of music and dance: 7:00-8:00 p.m.: Lila Nelson; 8:00-11:00 p.m.: Barn dance; 11:00-Midnight: Lila Nelson. Arcata Veterans' Memorial Building, 14th & J Streets. General admission is a sliding scale of $10 - $20; Students $7; Kids (12 years and under) are free. This dance will be high energy, lots of fun, and filled with many dances that you know - just like the regular barn dances. As usual, all dances will be taught, no experience necessary and no need to bring your own partner, there's plenty of people to dance with. Admission prices are slightly different since this is not a Humboldt Folklife Dance. This dance will be a benefit for Mike Wilson, Humboldt Bay Harbor Recreation and Conservation District Commissioner - www.votemikewilson.com. Mike is seeking reelection and thought that a square dance is a super fun way for the community to meet with him. In addition to the square dance will be music by Lila Nelson from 7pm-8pm and from 11pm - Midnight. There will be raffles and probably a guest band during the break around 9:30. Beer and snacks will be offered. If you have questions about trails and development around Humboldt Bay, be sure to talk to Mike Wilson during the evening. If all you want to do is dance, you won't be disappointed! Volunteers are needed to help with the dance. Admission to the dance is free for volunteers. If you're interested, please call the Humboldt Folklife Society at 822-5394 or e-mail folk@humboldtfolklife.org and leave a message for Tara Stetz with your contact information. Web site: http://www.humboldtfolklife.org.

Arcata - Callers' Workshop: Arcata United Methodist Church from 7-9 pm. Web site: http://www.humboldtfolklife.org/.

Aromas: Contra Dances at Aromas Community Grange 361, Rose Avenue and Bardue Street, generally on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Start time is 7pm and first timers are welcome. For more information call (831) 726-7253 or email: gregmck@earthlink.net. Along with the following web site, some information is available at the Monterey Contra Dance site. Web site: http://www.aromasgrange.org.

Aromas - Bob Fitch's 70th Birthday Party: Freebie dance and potluck, BYOB (wine/beer OK). BE PREPARED FOR A GOOD TIME, SUMPTUOUS FOOD & BEVERAGE, & DANCING!! From 4:00pm-9:30pm,. Aromas Grange, Rose Avenue and Bardue Street. 4:00pm beginners & first timers introduction to Contra. 4:30pm Contra Dance. 6:00 potluck dinner. 7:30 rock, jazz, blues, waltzes, ballroom. No gifts, just bring good energy and your favorite potluck dish. Logistics and limited space require an RSVP: e-mail: bob@bobfitchphoto.com or phone (831/722-3311) with the following info: name, contact phone, number of people, planned potluck dish. Web site: http://santacruzdance.org/drupal/node/2.

Atherton - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Benefit: Dance from 3pm to 6pm at the Sacred Heart Preparatory School, 150 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton (in the cafeteria in the Homer Science Bldg, near the Main Bldg in the center of campus) with square dances, contras, circle dances, and a waltz, all with live & lively music (by Jacob & Gretta Stone & William Allen & Friends); refreshments provided. The dance is for everyone! Bring the whole family and is held to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. All proceeds will be donated to LLS. Suggested donation is $10/person, $25/family -- more if you can, less if you can't (no one will be turned away!) For more information, contact me or Alan, 556-1951 or rsimplach at gmail dot com. Web site: None.

Atherton - Woodshed: The woodshed series is an opportunity for callers (or would-be callers) and musicians (or would-be musicians) to try out new (or new-to-them) material. Callers present dances - typically English or contra - and ask the dancers for feedback on particular or general points. When it's not their turn to call, they also dance. In addition to some experienced dance musicians, the band is open (best for players who can sight-read or learn by ear quickly and play up to dance tempo). Dancers get in free while the callers for that evening divide the $25 rental expense. This is a working session, and dance geeks enjoy it very much. There's a high proportion of discussion, trying things different ways, etc, so if you just wanna dance, you may find the woodshed series frustrating. at present, there is one series, in the Carriage House at Holbrook-Palmer park in Atherton, on the second Tuesday of each month, from 8:00 - 10:00 pm. Carriage House at Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Avenue. Dancers and musicians get in free. Callers pay a share of the $25 rent. Web site: http://www.bacds.org.

Auburn - California Coast Music Camp, Week 1: Mostly music (and a wide variety of genres) week with one dance (may or may not includes contras and squares) in July. Web site: http://www.musiccamp.org/index.html.

Auburn - California Coast Music Camp, Week 2: Mostly music (and a wide variety of genres) week with one dance (may or may not includes contras and squares) in July. Web site: http://www.musiccamp.org/index.html.

Bellflower - Waltz/Hambo Workshop: Location: Woman's Club of Bellflower, 9402 Oak St., Bellflower, CA 90706 (SE Corner of Oak St. and Clark Ave.) - Plenty of free parking in adjacent lot. Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm. Do you ever stand and watch the dancers at the break and wish that you knew how to do the Hambo? Do you ever shuffle uncomfortably through the Waltz? Now is your opportunity to experience the joy of these two wonderful dances! Both are taught by master Scandinavian dance teachers. Waltz - Learn basic Waltz and some figures. Learn lead and follow techniques. Excellent for beginners as well as for those who already have the basics and would like to become more proficient. Experienced Waltzers are encouraged to participate. Hambo - Learn basic pattern with intensive work on the men's and women's steps. Experienced Hambo dancers are encouraged to participate. A challenging and exciting dance from Sweden! Smooth soled shoes are highly recommended! Contact: Ted Martin (714) 893-8888 or TedMart@juno.com or John Chittum and Dori Lehner (818) 709-6994 or forthemoment@socal.rr.com - Web site: http://www.dancin-fool.com/scandia.html.

Bellflower - Contra/International: Mix of international dances and contras at the Bellflower Woman's Club, 9402 East Oak St., Bellflower, CA, 90760 (corner Clark Ave. and Oak St.) - Please bring finger food or non-alcoholic drink to share! Suggested donation, $5. Web site: http://narodni.org.

Berkeley - BACDS: The Bay Area Country Dance Society sponsors dances at the Christ Church Berkeley, formerly known as Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St. (near Oxford) on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays of the month, many times with an Open Band. Time: 8 p.m. Price: Supporter: $15; Regular: $10 on Friday/Saturday/Sunday, $9 on weeknights; Member Discount: $2 from regular prices; Student/Low-income: $5 or pay what you can. Please wear clean shoes with non-marking soles. Information for newcomers. Web site: http://www.bacds.org/series/contra/berkeley_wed/.

Berkeley - SFBAQCD: The San Francisco Bay Area Queer Contra Dance hosts dances at Askhenaz at 1317 San Pablo Avenue on occasional dates. Admission is $10.00 (or pay what you can). Beginners always welcome! Contra basics are taught at the beginning of the dance. For more information or to be added to our e-mail list, contact Robert: 510.430.2833 or sfcontra [at] hotmail [dot] com. Web site: http://www.lcfd.org/sf/.

Berkeley - Old Time Music Convention is held each year in September and features concerts, square dances, workshops and panels at a variety of locations. Web site: http://www.berkeleyoldtimemusic.org/.

Berkeley - Old Time Music Convention - Spring Square Dance is held each year in the spring at Ashkenaz. Web site: http://www.berkeleyoldtimemusic.org/.

Berkeley - Waltz - Vintage Invasion: Vintage Invasion where the old dances invade a new generation. Parties held in Berkeley, the 4th Friday of the month. 8:00pm-9:00pm = Lesson in Vintage Waltz -- no partner or experience needed. 9:00pm-midnight = Dance to Persephone and guest DJs playing lots of waltzes and a little bit of all the other partner dances. We take requests. Only $7, $5 for students with ID for the entire evening. Held at The Finnish Brotherhood Hall, 1970 Chestnut St @ University. Web site: http://www.vintagewaltz.com/Invasion.html.

Berkeley - Waltz - New Year's Eve: Always fun - a great way to bring in the new year. Dancing from 9pm to 12:30 am. Introductory Waltz Class from 7pm to 8:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. International House at UC Berkeley, 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720-2320 USA. A gorgeous 3,000 square foot hardwood completely new! dance floor. We will have a mix of waltzes, polkas, Congress of Vienna, mixers, a couple of set dances, some latin and swing. A New Year's Eve countdown, singalong, and post New Year's Eve dance until 12:30 am. No partner necessary for the Ball. A tradition at our New Year's Eve Waltz ball is that many people arrive as singles and dance with others. Formal, elegant, evening wear is very much appreciated at the Ball, but not necessary. Introductory rotary waltz class from 7pm to 8:30 pm. No partner necessary. We rotate rapidly in class. Advance Tickets: More information: Scott 650.326.6265 or ScottFNW@pway.com - Tickets available at the door. $25 at the door for general. We encourage purchasing tickets in advance as we usually sell out at 250 attendance. $15 for students under 25 with ID in advance or at the door. Web site: http://www.fridaynightwaltz.com/.

Berkeley - Waltz - East Bay: East Bay Waltz is a social dance night that happens every 2nd and 4th Saturday at the Finnish Hall in Berkeley, 1970 Chestnut Street in June, 2010). We play Waltz and related dances, Tango, Blues, and Swing with Lessons every week in one of the basic dances. Lessons run from 7-9pm. Beginner lessons are always available as well as an Intermediate class for more advanced dancers. $12 for both the classes and the dance, $8 for the dance (students pay $8 for the entire evening). Please bring non-marking shoes to dance in. Attire is casual, and water will be provided. Web site: http://www.eastbaywaltz.com/.

Berkeley - Ashkenaz - Squares: Dance at 8pm; admission $10, students and seniors $8. Location: 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA. Web site: http://www.ashkenaz.com/.

Berkeley - Old-Time Music Convention - Spring Situation: Event including square dances in Oakland or Berkeley. Web site: http://www.berkeleyoldtimemusic.org/.

Berkeley - Circle Left: This dance is gender free. That means we'll be using words besides lady and gent to designate the different roles. This helps people feel more welcome to dance either role or both, and makes it easier to dance with someone of the same gender. Never been to a gender free dance before? Don't worry, you'll pick it up quick! Beginner Lesson at 7:30, Dance 8:00-10:30 pm. $5 for ages 30 and under, $10 general admission, Or pay what you can. Sponsored by the San Francisco Bay Queer Contra Dance. Web site: http://www.lcfd.org/sf/ or https://www.facebook.com/groups/circleleftcontra/.

Blue Lake - Squares - Harvest Days: A square dance on Friday night is one of the activities (Local Artist Booths, Food Trucks, Bird Walks, Blue Chair Press, Open Studios, Ghost Tours, Interactive Mural, Michele McCall Wallace Exhibit) during this weekend event. Web site: http://www.bluelakeartplace.com.

Boonville - Golden Old Time Camp Out: Three-day music festival with a square dance on Saturday night. Held at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville on Hwy 128 in late August. Web site: http://www.cbaontheweb.org/cba_news.asp?newsid=3835.

Boulder Creek - Camp Harmony: The San Francisco Folk Music Club sponsors the annual Camp Harmony is a "home-mde" camp with volunteers who lead a workshop, begin a new instrument, join in a jam or sing along. Hike through the woods for meals. Eat some of the dinner you helped prepare. Make new friends over cider in the Reg Room. Make a box, paint a picture, read a book, and do it all surrounded by folks making music and having fun. It is held in late December and early January. http://www.sffmc.org/.

Boulder Creek - Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School: The Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School is a place where fiddlers of all ages and levels of musical experience choose from daily workshops on Scottish and related fiddle styles. Additional classes are offered in dancing and singing, as well as piano, guitar, cello and percussion accompaniment for fiddle tunes. Pre-registration required. http://www.valleyofthemoon.org/.

Boyes Springs - Barn Dance: The 'Third Saturday' dance -- Beginners a speciality -- at the Grange Hall, 18627 Sonoma Highway, Boyes Springs, CA from 8pm to 11pm. Under 26 free, all others $5-$7. More information from Lauren at 707-939-9999 or lauren.sonoma@gmail.com - While not a NBCDS dance - Web site: http://www.nbcds.org.

Brentwood - 1st Saturdays: Dances at Brentwood Youth House, 731 South Bundy Drive on the 1st Saturday of the month. Fun and easy to learn. All dances are taught and prompted. No partner is necessary and you are recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The California Dance Co-operative promotes an alcohol-, scent- and smoke-free dance environment. Admission is $10, Fulltime Students with I.D. - $5, Children under 12 - $4 Admission subject to change. Instruction at 7:30pm and dancing from 8:00pm to 11:00pm. For more information, call the Dance Hotline at 626-205-2044. Web site: http://www.caldancecoop.org.

Calistoga: The Calistoga Department of Recreation and Community Services sponsors contra dancing on the 1st Saturday of each month at 7:00pm (lesson), 7:30pm-10:30pm (dance) in the Tucker Farm Center at 1201 Tucker Road. Web site: http://www.nbcds.org/index.html.

Canyon: We are on our normal schedule of dancing from 8pm until 11pm. Doors will open at 7pm. A brief beginner teach will be at 7:45 and contras start at 8, with two intermissions, at 9 and 10. There will be refreshments and dessert then, and a door prize drawing will be held at 10. Suggested donation $7 adult, child free with adult/parent. Student $5 or pay as you can. Half admission fee goes to the school, half to the performers. The dances are held at the Canyon Elementary School at 187 Pinehurst Roard. Call Ed at (510) 525-3030 or Tom at (925) 376-9626 for information or email rtnews1(deletethis) atsign ix.netcom.com to subscribe to email newsletter. Web site: http://www.canyoncontras.com.

Chester - Plumas Arts: Chester Elementary School, 158 Aspen Street, Chester, CA, 96020 will be the location for the Family Barn Dance brought to the Lake Almanor Basin by Plumas Arts. Doors will open at 6:30pm. The dance begins at 7pm and is scheduled to end at 9pm. The Chester Elementary PTA will provide refreshments. Proceeds will help to fund their school programs and projects. General admission is $7. Plumas Arts members pay a discounted $5. Since this is an all ages event a $15 Family admission is also being offered. Advance sale tickets will available at: Good Vibrations, Books & Beyond and Plumas Bank in Chester. For additional information contact Jeff Bryant at 259-3757. Web site: http://plumasarts.org.

Chico: The Chico Country Dance Society has been sponsoring dances since 1985 and they are now held on 2nd Saturdays at the Chico Grange. The Grange Hall is located at 2775 Nord Ave. at Rodeo Ave., near Henshaw. Note: This road is not on Hwy 32! Second Saturday each month from September to May. Dance from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M. Also, 6:30 PM -- fingerfood potluck social before the Chico Contra Dance and dance orientation. Admission: $8 adults, $4 teen, student with ID $5, members $7; children free with supervising adult. For more info call Mark or Grace (530) 877-2930. or Joy at (530) 891-8789. Web site: None.

Chico - Homegrown Music Festival: The Butte Folk Music Society presents an all-day Homegrown Music Festival featuring an array of musicians during the day and an evening dance with one of Chico's most popular bands at the historic Chico Grange (2775 Nord Ave. -- old Nord Hwy/not Hwy 32, Chico). Food and beverage vendors as well as arts and crafts vendors will also be present. There will be some activities geared for children. Tickets are low cost at $5, children 12 and under are FREE, making it a family-friendly event. Tickets available NOW at The Music Connection and Lyon Books. Web site: http://www.bfms.freeservers.com/features.htm.

Claremont - Folk Festival: The Claremont Folk Festival is an annual one-day (with a day before evening concert) event held in early May. Web site: http://www.folkmusiccenter.com/.

Claremont - Ponoma College: Dances from 8-10 pm, at Edmunds Ballroom on the Pomona College Campus. The dance is free of charge and open to students and community members; experienced dancers are encouraged to attend. The dance is hosted by CONTRAversial, the contra dance club of the Claremont Colleges. For questions, email Anna at chaya1994 [AT] gmail [DOT] com. Web site: None.

Colfax: Dances are from 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM (depending on crowd). The fee is $6.00. Dances are held at the Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St. The dances usually end at 10:30 pm, but that depends on the crowd. Dances are held at the old elementary school which is now Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School Street, Information: Cathy Kiefer at 530-263-0687 or by e mail: cathleenkiefer@gmail.com. Web site: None.

Columbia: First of the Summer Evening Concert Series presented by the Friends of Columbia - Dance under the stars in the streets of Columbia Saturday evening 5:30 to 10 p.m., Tri-tip BBQ Dinner, Dessert Auction, Live Music featuring Julio and Kelly, Cactus Bob and Prairie Flower, Faux Renoir, and lots of musicians for the Contra Dancing, Bring your beach chairs and your toe tapping shoes. For more information call 209/588-9128. Web site: http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=552.

Concord - Rainbow Community Center: The Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County is hosting a benefit contra dance . . . with the help of Queer Contra!. Dance from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. Location and admission to be announced. Beginners welcome. Web site: http://www.lcfd.org/sf/.

Cool: Contra Dancing, or Country Dancing, is an inexpensive, fun-filled, family-friendly evening of live music and dance in the golden foothills at the Bailey Barn, 4300 Hwy 49, Pilot Hill, Cool. 6:30 - 10pm. Easy-to-learn Contra Dancing is a great way for the Divide community to come together - young and old - no experience necessary! Adults: $8, Children under 18: $6, Families: $25 (2 adults, 2+ kids). Beginners welcome - training provided at 6:30, dancing begins at 7 pm. No partner necessary. Tickets at the door. This is a GDRD Community Partner Event. Please contact Ann Fitch at annfitch1@yahoo.com with any questions. Web site: http://www.scds.ca/#otherdancesnearsacramento or http://www.pilothillgrange.org or http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=111768135501360.

Cotati: Dance at Sonoma State University, Recreation Center, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Cotati. (NBCDS-assisted) Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm. SPECIAL RATE: $3 Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College students with id; $5 everyone else. Please wear soft soled non scuffing shoes. Experienced dancers: please attend the beginners' lesson to help out the learning students. They need our help to have a fun evening and dance again. Directions: The contra dance is on the 2nd floor of the Recreation Center. It is best to park in lot F or J, directly next to the SSU main entrance. Parking fee is $2.50 for visitors, machines are available at the lot entrances, and exact change (quarters) is best. Driving directions to the above main entrance of Sonoma State University: http://www.sonoma.edu/university/directions.shtml. Downloadable campus map and Recreation Center (Recreation Center is just north of Lot J parking area): http://www.sonoma.edu/university/images/SSUcamp_6_09.pdf. Web site: http://www.nbcds.org.

Davis: The Sacramento Country Dance Society hosts dances on 3rd Fridays. Dances are from 8 to 11 p.m., beginner's workshop 7:30, in the Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Avenue. $10 donation ($8 college students, $5 high school students, $25 maximum for families). Beginners attending workshop get a half-off coupon for next dance. All dances are taught and prompted. Beginners are welcome. You don't need a partner, and there is always live music! For additional information on SCDS contra dances, call John or Laura at 916-739-6014.or email SactoCDS AT yahoo.com. Web site: http://www.sactocds.org/.

Davis - Yolo Community Care Continuum Benefit Dance: A contra dance and cakewalk to benefit the Yolo Community Care Continuum are planned at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Doors open at 7 p.m. and dancing begins at 7:15 p.m. A cakewalk will be available. Tickets are $12 general, $8 for seniors and students and $5 for kids 12 and under. A family ticket, admitting two adults and their children, is available for $25. Tickets may be purchased online at davisfood.coop and will be available at the door if not sold out. The fundraiser is co-sponsored by the Davis Food Co-op and the Davis Odd Fellows. For more information, email Julie Cross at jcross@daviscoop.com or call the Co-op at 530-758-2667. Web site: http://y3c.org/.

Emeryville - Waltz - New Year's Eve: Classes in Waltz from Waltz and Polka from 7:15 to 8:45 pm. Blues dancing to dj music in the upstairs room from 9 to 10 pm. Tango dancing to dj music upstairs from 10 to 11 pm. Midnight countdown, singalong. $20 in advance general $15 students with id under 22. $25 at the door general. Waltz, Polka, swing, latin, tango, blues. Many refreshments: cakes, pies, ice creams, shrimp platter, veggie platter, fruit platter, chocolate candies. Location: At the beautiful Emeryville Veterans Hall 4321 Salem Emeryville CA 94608. Web site: None.

Eureka: Kick up your heels for a Contra Dance at the Humboldt Made Redwood Acres Fair, 3750 Harris Street, Eureka from 8-11pm. If you've enjoyed the barn dances, you'll love contra dancing too! All dances will be taught and no experience necessary. Dance Tickets: $7 General, $6 Humboldt Folklife Society members and Students at the Fair ticket booth. Web site: http://www.humboldtfolklife.org.

Fair Oaks - Benefit for Talib Huff: Location: Rudolf Steiner College, Stegmann Hall, 9200 Fair Oaks Boulevard. Time: 6:30pm - 10:00pm. Celebrate life, laughter, love and dance! Please join us in support of our dear friend, teacher and mentor, Talib Huff. As you may know, Talib was diagnosed with Lymphoma about a year ago. The fight for his life has taken a considerable financial toll. While his prognosis looks good, he has more treatment ahead, and many months to go before he may resume work. In addition to the dancing and live music (Starthistle, David and Cynthia Faulkner, and Old Time Confusion) the event will feature raffle prizes refreshments and desserts for sale. The event will be held at the Rudolph Steiner College in a lovely setting near the American River in Fair Oaks. Suggested donation at the door: $20 per person, or $50 per family. For more information on the dance or donations, email TalibHuffFundraiser@gmail.com. Web site: None.

Felton: The Santa Cruz dance sponsors dances at Felton Community Hall, 6191 Highway 9. Everyone is welcome! Partners and dancing experience are not necessary. Wear comfortable, non-marking shoes to protect your feet and our floors - a seperate pair of dance shoes works best. You'll be more comfortable in loose-fitting light-weight clothing. Each of the dozen or so dance forms during the evening are taught and prompted, except for the waltz and hambo. On 3rd Fridays, there is a beginner's workshop that begins at 7:40 PM and the dances begin at 8:00pm. On 1st Sundays, the workshop begins at 6:40pm and dances begin at 7:00pm at Felton Hall, 6191 Highway 9. Regular dance admission is $10, $9 Members and $6 for full-time students with ID. Web site: http://santacruzdance.org/.

Felton - Halloween: The Santa Cruz dance sponsors a special Halloween Dance at Felton Community Hall, 6191 Highway 9. Everyone is welcome! Partners and dancing experience are not necessary. Wear comfortable, non-marking shoes to protect your feet and our floors - a seperate pair of dance shoes works best. You'll be more comfortable in loose-fitting light-weight clothing. Each of the dozen or so dance forms during the evening are taught and prompted, except for the waltz and hambo. Regular dance admission is $10, $9 Members and $6 for full-time students with ID. Web site: http://santacruzdance.org/.

Fremont - Ardenwood Historic Farm: Dance as part of Christmas (a number of activities) at Ardenwood Historic Farm, 34600 Ardenwood Blvd. Caller Alan Winston and members of the Bay Area Contra Dance Society will also perform a community dance complete with live music; all ages and dance talent are welcome. There may be a fee. For information, call (510) 544-2797. Web site: http://www.ebparks.org/parks/ardenwood.

Fresno: The Fresno Folklore Society hosts contra dances on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the California Arts Academy (formerly Cynthia Merrill's) 4750 N Blackstone Avenue from 7pm to 9pm, with a beginners workshop at 6:30pm. General admission is $5 with a $15 maximum per family. All dances taught. Come alone or bring friends! Web site: http://fresnofolklore.org/.

Fresno - New Year's Day: The Fresno Folklore Society hosts its annual New Year's Potluck and Dance at Margaret Hudson's Barn from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. to enjoy food and merriment. Please plan to come to the Barn at Margaret Hudson's compound to welcome the New Year on January 1. We will begin with a potluck at 1pm and kick up our heels with a contra dance around 2:30 (bring your instruments). It is a wonderful chance to visit with friends and share music on this special day. Please bring food and drink to share, and your own plates, so that we don't generate too much trash. We welcome people to help set up around noon, and after the party ends at 5 we are always lucky to have people who want to stick around for a few minutes to put everything away. Please park very carefully--don't block driveways and make sure that your car is fully off of the asphalt of tiny Arthur Avenue. Entrances to the barn are at 4247 N Thorne or 4230 N Arthur (which is more accessible and direct for first time party goers). Questions: Kathryn at 229-8808. Web site: http://fresnofolklore.org/.

Fresno - Squares - Woodward Public Library: Learn to square dance. All ages welcome. 7pm to 8:30pm. Woodward Public Library, 944 E Perrin Ave, Fresno, CA 93720/ Web site: http://www.fresnolibrary.org/branch/wdwd.html.

Glendale: 2nd Saturday Contra Dance - Glendale Moose Lodge (Glendale Moose Lodge #641 357 W. Arden Ave., Glendale, California 91203 North of the 134 Freeway). The dance is upstairs on the second floor. 8:00PM-11:00PM, 7:30PM Instruction $10, Students with ID $8. Contact: Steve Shapiro at 818-785-3839 stevecontradance@gmail.com - Web site: http://www.caldancecoop.org.

Glendora: at Citrus College - Haugh Performing Arts Center, 1000 West Foothill Blvd. from 8:00pm to 11:00pm. Admission is free. Contact: Dan Vilter at dan@vilter.us or 626-915-7077. Web site: http://www.caldancecoop.org.

Goleta - Annual Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention: The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise sponsors the in Foleta in mid-October. Web site: http://www.fiddlersconvention.org/dpage.php?page_id=1.

Grass Valley - Fall Has Sprung: The Foothill Country Dancers sponsor Fall Has Sprung, a noon to midnight contra dance festival in early November in historic dowtown Grass Valley, a Gold-Rush-era town in the Sierra Nevada foothills, with three top bands and three great callers at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building 255 S. Auburn St. Web site: http://www.foothilldancers.org.

Grass Valley - California Bluegrass Association Music Camp: is held in early June. It is for advanced-beginners and intermediate players (see the Instructors page for definitions) who want to improve their instrumental or vocal skills and work on jamming with others. There are classes throughout the day and evening activities include staff and student concerts, an old time dance, and lots of jamming. Pre-registration is required. Web site: http://www.cbamusiccamp.org/.

Grass Valley - California World Fest: Multi-day music festival with limited contra dancing. Pre-register for savings. Web site: http://www.worldfest.net/.

Grass Valley - California Bluegrass Association - Father's Day Festival: Mostly music festival held in mid-June. Workshops, camping, jamming and more, all under the pines in the scenic Sierra Foothills. Web site: http://www.cbamusiccamp.org/.

Groveland - Strawberry Music Festival - Fall: Annual festival held in September at Camp Mather near Yosemite National Park. Includes a contra dance on Saturday afternoon. Web site: http://www.strawberrymusic.com.

Groveland - Strawberry Music Festival - Spring: Annual festival held in May at Camp Mather near Yosemite National Park. Includes a contra dance on Saturday afternoon. Web site: http://www.strawberrymusic.com.

Guinda - Hoes Down Harvest Festival: is held each year in early October and includes a dance as part of its activities. Web site: http://www.hoesdown.org/harvest_festival.html.

Guinda - Grange: Dance at the Guinda Grange Hall 16787 Forest Ave, Guinda CA 95637 with a lesson at 6:30pm and dancing from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Cost: $10 Adult, $25 Family, $5 High school student, Children 13 and under accompanying family members are free. Refreshments will be available (donations appreciated). Web site: http://westernyologrange.org.

Guinda - Callers' Workshop: Contra Dance Caller's Workshop in Guinda. Contact Erik Hoffman at erik@erikhoffman.com for times and cost. Web site: None.

Harbin Hot Springs - Dance Awakening: is an annual dance weekend held at the end of March, full of wild contra dancing, great folk music, and fun workshops. Make new friends, soak in numerous hot pools, eat healthy gourmet cooking and have a wonderful time. The camp is located at Harbin Hot Springs, only 2 hours northeast of San Francisco. Advance registration required. Web site: http://www.danceawakening.com/.

Hayward: Dances at the Hill and Valley Club, 1808 B Street, off 1-880, I-92 and I-580 on the 4th Sunday of the month (unless noted). There is a Progressive Music Jam starting at 3pm with a beginners workshop from 3:40pm and the dance goes from 4:00pm to 7:00pm (on 5th Sundays, the dance goes to 7:30pm with Advanced Contras and Special Dances). Admission is $10, students $5, kids under 12 years old are free (or pay what you can). Web site: http://www.haywardcontradance.org.

Hayward - California Twirl: Urban dance experience with two days of dancing, eight hours each day. Saturday, Walnut Creek Presbyterian; 1801 Lacassie (in walking distance from Walnut Creek BART.) Plenty of on-site parking. Sunday: Alameda Eagles Hall; 2305 Alameda Avenue (Off of Park Street. PARK STREET BUS stops near by.) Free parking at Multi- level Parking Structure near Alameda Theatre and Cineplex; 2317 Central Ave. $80 for Both Days, $50 for One Day, $35 for one four-hour dance* (*Four-hour dance for any given time slot is only made available if registration is not full....these will be announced via Facebook the week of the event.) Web site: https://sites.google.com/site/haywardcontra/home/california-twirl.

Hayward - 12-Hour Twirl: Day-long event from 11am to 11pm at the Hayward Veterans Memorial Building, 22737 Main Street, Hayward. Plenty of Parking (covered lot two blocks away...great restaurants and revitalized! ) $40 gets you in...no pre-registration required. Web site: http://www.haywardcontradance.org.

Healdsburg - Squares - Foot Pantry Fundraiser: Annual Square Dance Fundraiser, beginning at 6pm at the Villa Chanticleer in Healdsburg. The Annual Square Dance Fundraiser is a fun-filled evening that features a western dinner by KR Catering, wines from Toad Hollow Vineyard, music, square dancing and an auction. Tickets are $75/person or $1,000/patron table. (Patron tables receive reserved seating and VIP service for up to 12). Purchase tickets by calling 707.433.6777 or online at Brown Paper Tickets. Web site: http://healdsburgfoodpantry.org.

Hollywood - Squares - Ford Theatre: Even the most rhythmically-challenged dancers will be swinging and do-si-doing in no time to traditional American square dance music. Bring your dancing shoes, guitars, banjos and fiddles. Location: 2580 Cahuenga Blvd, East, Hollywood, CA 90068. Free - Call 323.461.3673 to reserve a spot. Web site: http://www.fordtheatres.org.

Irvine - FAR-West Folk Alliance Conference: Special Saturday Contra Dance from 2pm to 5pm in Irvine at the Conference at the Hyatt Regency Irvine (Salon C), 17900 Jamboree Rd. Hotel Parking rate is $5 with mention of the FAR-West Conference. Basic instruction will not be offered at the beginning of the evening. But there will be a walk-thru before each dance. Contact Rich DiMarco at 714-894-4113 or richdimarco@yahoo.com. Also visit the FAR-West website for additional information. Web site: http://www.thelivingtradition.org/tltbodydance.html.

Irving - Folk Alliance Region West: The annual fall conference includes a contra dance (Sunday at 2pm) along with a large number of official and unofficial music performances. Held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614. Web site: http://www.far-west.org.

La Honda - American Dance and Music Week: The Bay Area Country Dance Society sponsors the annual American Dance and Music Week in early July. Pre-registration required. Web site: http://bacds.org/amweek.

Julian - Labor Day Dance Away: The California Dance Cooperative sponsors the annual Labor Day Dance Away each Labor Day (U.S.) weekend in early September. Pre-registration required. Web site: http://www.caldancecoop.org/ldda/.

La Crescenta - Swing Styling for Guitar and fiddle: Two 2.5 hour workshops beginning at 11:30 am one with Larry Unger on guitar and the other with Eden MacAdam-Somer on fiddle. Admission: $30 general $25 for students. The second workshop option begins at 2:30 and is titled Make the dancers go "Woo" (or How to play music that makes the dancers want to boogie down) -- this is a one hour workshop led by both fine musicians. RSVP to guarantee your spot. St. Luke's of the Mountains (2563 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta, CA 91214), 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM, $30/$25 students and $15/$12 students. Web site: http://www.caldancecoop.org.

La Honda - BACDS Family Week: The Bay Area Country Dance Society sponsors an annual Family Week dance camp in July with a fun-filled week of dance, song, crafts, and activities for families of all sizes and ages. Its program includes both age-specific and age-neutral activites, and is the ideal activity for families of all sizes (including families of one). Pre-registration is required. Web site: http://www.bacds.org/camps/.

La Verne: Dances at Veteran's Hall, 1550 Bonita Avenue on the 1st Sunday of the month. Fun and easy to learn. All dances are taught and prompted. No partner is necessary and you are recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The California Dance Co-operative promotes an alcohol-, scent- and smoke-free dance environment. Admission is $9, Students $5, Children $0-$3. (CDSS members $1 off). Admission subject to change. Jam at 2:00pm, instruction at 3:30pm and dancing from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. For more information, call the Dance Hotline at 626-205-2044. Web site: http://www.caldancecoop.org.

La Verne - Mt. Baldy Dance Weekend: The Mt. Baldy Dance Weekend is sponsored by The Living Tradition and is held March/April at the Harwood Lodge in the San Gabriel Mountains. Dances, dance workshops, mountain sports, music jams and quiet time are part of the schedule. Pre-register in advance. Web site: http://www.thelivingtradition.org/MtBaldyDance.html.

Lancaster: Dances are held on the 3rd or 4th Saturday of the month at the Lutheran Church of the Master at 725 East Avenue J. Admission: $6 Adults, $5 Students, $2 Children 14 years and younger, $20 max per family, CDSS members $1 off (children welcome to dance, but no child care is provided). You do not need to come with a partner. Good exercise! No experience necessary. There is an instruction session at 6:30pm and the dance is from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Community Event. Public is invited. Information: (661) 272-5648 or rm.trochim@verizon.net. Web site: http://desertsong.net/main/?page_id=73.

Long Beach: Dance at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach, 5450 East Atherton Street from 7:30pm to 10:30pm with instruction at 7:00pm. Donation $10. Contact: Miranda Manners at (562) 209-1927 or mmsminc@aol.com. Free childcare provided. Happy Anniversary to Julie and David James! Web site: None.

Los Altos - Pourparler: The annual Pourparler conference sponsored by the National Folk Organization will be held in Los Altos in 2008. It is a yearly gathering of people who are dedicated to teaching folk/ethnic/world/ traditional dance in schools and/or community events. Pre-registration required. Web site: http://www.nfo-usa.org/.

Los Angeles - Heritage Square - Square Dancing: Square Dancing of the late 1800s beginning at 5 p.m. Before each dance the steps will be taught. Beginners are encouraged; this is a family friendly dance, so kids are welcome too! Join us for a beautiful afternoon of community and music - greet your neighbor! Free for members and $5.00 for the general audience. Web site: http://heritagesquare.org.

Los Angeles - Square Dances: Dances at various locations and times. Web site: None.

Los Angeles - Dance on the Sea: A contra cruise in mid-November from Los Angeles to Ensenada, Mexico. Web site: http://sites.google.com/site/danceonthesea/home/dance-details.

Los Angeles - Contra/Ceili: L.A.'s Contra / Ceili Dance! A great cross-cultural event for beginners and experienced dancers alike. Homemade buffet, dancing and music! Time: 7:30 p.m. - Instruction; 8:00pm-11:00pm - Dance. Location: Ionic Composite Lodge, 1122 S. La Cienega Blvd. Cost: $15 donation. Contact: LeeAnn Gorne (310) 339-2000. Web site: http://www.thesweetset.com/.

Los Angeles - 2nd Saturday: 2nd Saturday Contra Dance at the Westwood Masonic Lodge (2244 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064) from 8:00PM-11:00PM with 7:30PM Instruction. Admission: $10, students with ID $8, $1 off for CDSS members. Contact: Steve Shapiro at 818-785-3839 stevecontradance@gmail.com - Web site: http://www.caldancecoop.org.

Los Angeles - Old Time Social: Concerts, workshops, parties, jams and a big square dance at various locations. Web site: http://oldtimeisagoodtime.com.

Los Banos - Squares">: Family square dance at 3pm; concert at 7pm at the Los Banos Performing Arts Center. Earl White and Adrienne Davis join the band for the dance! Info: 209 826 6132. Web site: None.

Malibu - California Traditional Music Society New Year's Camp: The Society sponsors the camp from late December to early January with four days and three nights of intensive workshops, informal jams, dancing and just plain fun. Pre-register in advance. http://www.ctmsfolkmusic.org.

Manila: Come out to Manila for a dance benefit for the Manila Community Center. Help support this vibrant community gathering place in the heart of Manila while enjoying great tunes and dance sets right next to the dunes! All proceeds will benefit Manila Community Center improvements. Where: Manila Community Center Main Hall (1611 Peninsula Drive). Dance is from 7:30-11pm, doors open at 7:30pm, dancing 8pm-11pm. Tickets: $7 General, $6 Manila residents, Humboldt Folklife Society members and students. All ages event, kids under 12 free. Web site: http://www.manilacsd.com/.

Menodcino Woodlands - Lark in the Morning: is an annual music and dance celebration in early August. Pre-registration required. Web site: http://www.larkcamp.com/.

Middletown: Dance at Armstrong Hall, 15642 Armstrong Street in Middletown, two blocks behind the post office. Contra dancing is a great low pressure and fun way to socialize. If you are unfamiliar with contra dancing, it is somewhat similar to square dancing, but less formal. There is no fancy footwork that you have to learn or memorize; you are led through each dance by the caller. Because it's a social dance, you don't need to arrive with a partner; in fact, most people don't. When you dance, you dance with a partner, but you also have many neighbors that you dance with too. At the end of a dance, you say goodbye to your partner and get another one. The dance begins with easier dances at 7 p.m. and gently progresses to more challenging figures until 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. Please wear shoes that won't harm the hardwood floor. For more information, contact Beth Rudiger, 707-260-2900 or beth@lcjazz.com - Web site: None.

Midpines - Yosemite Bug: Barn Dance in the Brodie Room at 7:30pm. This is an extremely fun partnered folk dance style in which couples dance in two facing lines of indefinite length. This dance has had a huge renaissance this last couple of years. Family style event with Christmas decor. Santa Claus will be there for pictures along with Doug the Grinch. Come early to eat at the Cafe 5:30 to 9:00 pm! Learn to Contra dance through the evening, but best to show up early at 7:30, the dance is easy to learn. $10 cover charge per person 16 years or older, includes dance lessons, youth 16 and under free per paid adult. Beverages, mulled wine and Xmas beer on tap. Web site: http://www.yosemitebug.com.

Mill Valley - Aftershock: Special prices: $12 members & non-members; $7 adults 26 and under, FT students, financially challenged; $2 under 18. Time: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm. Location Details: Strawberry Reception Hall, 118 E. Strawberry Avenue, Mill Valley, CA, US. Web site: http://www.nbcds.org.

Mill Valley - Strawberry Reception Hall: The North Bay Country Dance Society sponsors dances at the Strawberry Reception Hall, 118 E. Strawberry Avenue, Mill Valley, CA, US from with various times. Regular admission: $10 adults, $8 members, $2 children ages 6-17, under 6 free, FT students with ID $5. Our Contra Dances are easy, fun, friendly and inclusive. All dances are taught and prompted, with live music. No experience is necessary; if you can walk, you can dance! Come alone or bring a friend: No partner is required, no costumes, no classes; just wear comfortable clothes and dancing shoes which are low, smooth-soled, comfortable and that do not mar or scratch or damage. No running shoes or shoes with tread are allowed. First-timers are encouraged to come early for an orientation, and for simpler dances early in the evening. Web site: http://www.nbcds.org.

Mill Valley - New Year's Eve: The North Bay Country Dance Society hosts an annual New Year's Eve dance at the Strawberry Reception Hall, 118 E. Strawberry Avenue from 8:00pm to 12:15am with instruction during the first half-hour. Dancing will start at 8 pm, we'll have a special dessert snack, then stop at midnight to ring in the new year, dance a bit more then safely travel home. Price at door: $18 for members, $22 for non-members, $15 for adults under 26, FT students and financially challenged dancers. If you're a beginner, we'll do a pre-dance introduction to contra dancing at 7:30. (Wear comfortable shoes with non-marking soles, and clothing comfortable enough for vigorous dancing.) Web site: http://www.nbcds.org/.

Modesto: The St. Andrews Scottish Society is hosting a Potluck and Contra Dance on Saturday, February 28, 2009. Cost is $15.00 paid in advance. Make checks to St. Andrews Society and mail checks to A. Miller 700 Barringham Lane, Modesto, CA 95350. The dance will be held at the Modesto Centre Plaza (Arbor Room) 1100 K Street, Modesto. Doors open at 6:30. Cost at the door is $20.00. Potluck so bring food for 10 people. No alcohol may be brought in, however a cash bar will be available for drink purchase. Contra Dance will be taught and band will provide live music. Singles and Couples are welcome. Web site: None.

Monterey: The Monterey Country Dance Community holds contra dances most first and third Saturdays at the YMCA, 600 Camino El Estero from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Come alone or bring a friend. Dances run from 7:30pm-10:30pm, with a newcomer's orientation 20 minutes before the dance. Admission is $8 for sponsors, $10 general, $5 for full-time students. Please be aware that some of our dancers are sensitive to fragrances. Web site: http://montereycdc.webs.com/.

Monterey - Spring Fling: The Monterey Country Dance Community sponsors the annual Spring Fling in April from 1pm to 11pm at the Bayview School, 680 Beldin Street, Monterey. Special admission prices. Please be aware that some of our dancers are sensitive to fragrances. Web site: http://montereycdc.webs.com/.

Monterey - Foggy Moon: The Monterey Country Dance Community sponsors the annual Foggy Moon fundraiser in October with refreshments, a bake sale and a silent auction with plenty of dancing. The doors open at 7:00pm for the auction and socializing and there is dancing from 7:30pm to midnight. Admission is $15. Please be aware that some of our dancers are sensitive to fragrances. Web site: http://montereycdc.webs.com/.

Monterey - YMCA Benefit: The Monterey Country Dance Community sponsors an annual (usually March or April) benefit dance for the YMCA (where the dances in Monterey are held) YMCA, 600 Camino El Estero from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Come alone or bring a friend. Dances run from 7:30pm-10:30pm, with a beginner's lesson 20 minutes before the dance. Admission is $8 for sponsors, $10 general, $5 for full-time students. Please be aware that some of our dancers are sensitive to fragrances. Web site: http://montereycdc.webs.com/.

Monterey - Halloween: The Monterey Country Dance Community sponsors a special Halloween contra dance at the YMCA, 600 Camino El Estero from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Come alone or bring a friend. Dances run from 7:30pm-10:30pm, with a beginner's lesson 20 minutes before the dance. Admission is $8 for sponsors, $10 general, $5 for full-time students. Please be aware that some of our dancers are sensitive to fragrances. Web site: http://montereycdc.webs.com/.

Monterey - Empty Bowls Benefit: The Monterey Country Dance Community will hold a benefit contra dance for Empty Bowls. Empty Bowls is an international project to fight hunger. The basic idea is simple: participants create ceramic bowls, then serve a simple meal of soup and bread. Guests choose a bowl to use that day and to keep as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in the world. In exchange for the meal, the bowl, and a traditional American contra dance with live music, guests are asked to donate a minimum of $15. Thanks to a grant from the Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS) all money raised at MCDC's Empty Bowls Contra Dance will go to Ag Against Hunger, a non-profit organization that collects fresh, local, surplus produce and distributes it to food banks and other non-profit agencies in the tri-county area. MCDC is asking local artists to donate bowls to be used for this event. Your donated bowls will help raise money to fight hunger in our area. If you would like to donate a bowl, please e-mail Sharon Gavin: gavins789@gmail.com - To learn more about Ag Against Hunger please visit their website: www.agagainsthunger.org - The dance will be held at the YMCA, 600 Camino El Estero from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Come alone or bring a friend. There will be a newcomer's orientation 20 minutes before the dance. Please be aware that some of our dancers are sensitive to fragrances. Web site: http://montereycdc.webs.com/.

Monterey - Sage Stompers: Annual dance sampler including contra dancing. 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM at the Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby Ave., Monterey, CA. Price: $7.00/per person! Sage Stompers is a square dancing club that meets in Seaside, CA. Each year they hold a "Dance Sampler" to introduce people to several different kinds of dances; this year they will have sessions on square dancing, line dancing, and contra dancing. Web site: None.

Mountain View: Special dance on a special night at the SFV Lodge at 361 Villa Street in Mountain View. Web site: http://www.bacds.org.

Mt. Baldy - Squares: Organized by Belinda and Robbie Thom at their cabin near Mt. Baldy Village. Event from 2pm-8pm. Our address isn’t in Google, so be sure to print out a physical copy of this map if you decide to come, as we live off a dirt driveway and cell reception is virtually nonexistent. This event is held outside, so decent weather is a prerequisite (feel free to email or call before coming if conditions warrant it; these contacts are listed in the flyer on the web site). Information: Belinda at (909) 982-9247 or belindatho@gmail.com - Web site: http://modaltease.wordpress.com.

Mt. Shasta - Dance and Auction for the Dogs: The Siskiyou Snow Dog Sporting Association 3rd Annual Contra Dance and Silent Auction for the Dogs will be held in the Mt. Shasta High School Gym. Not interested in dancing - come to watch the dances and enjoy the music. No partner, no problem. That's what contra dancing's all about. There will be great deals on silent auction items and services donated by local merchants, door prizes, plus root beer floats, and homemade soups and breads will be available to sustain you for the dances. Tickets will be available at the door. Doors open at 6 pm. $10 for adults, $15 for couples, 18 years and under are free. Web site: http://www.siskiyousleddograces.com.

Nevada City: The Foothill Country Dancers sponsor traditional New England contra dancing in the northern Sierra Nevada foothills. Contra dancing is fun, inclusive, and friendly. No experience is necessary--all dances are taught and prompted, and no partner is required. The music is always live. Dances in Nevada City are at the Nevada City Oddfellows Hall, 212 Spring Street on 1st Saturdays (with some exceptions; always check the schedule) from 8:00pm - 11:00pm with a beginner lessons at 7:40pm. All regular dances $7 for FCD and CDSS affiliate members, $8 for non-members. Kids and teens (under 18) $5, or FREE if accompanied by an adult. Web site: http://www.foothilldancers.org.

Newcastle: The Foothill Country Dancers sponsor traditional New England contra dancing in the northern Sierra Nevada foothills. Contra dancing is fun, inclusive, and friendly. No experience is necessary--all dances are taught and prompted, and no partner is required. The music is always live. Dances in Newcastle are at the [waiting for site information] on 3rd Saturdays (with some exceptions; always check the schedule) from 8:00pm - 11:00pm with a beginner lessons at 7:40pm. All regular dances $7 for FCD and CDSS affiliate members, $8 for non-members. Kids and teens (under 18) $5, or FREE if accompanied by an adult. Web site: http://www.foothilldancers.org.

North Bay - Epicenter: An urban contra dance weekend held in the North Bay area in early April and sponsored by the North Bay Country Dance Society. Details to come. Web site: http://www.nbcds.org.

Northridge - Fall Equinox Festival: The California Traditional Music Society hosts the Fall Equinox Festival in mid-September at the Rancho Cordillera del Norte, 9015 Wilbur Ave from 10am-6pm. Web site: http://www.ctmsfolkmusic.org.

Oakland: The Bay Area Country Dance Society sponsors dances at Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street, from 7:30pm-10pm, with a lesson for new contra dancers at 7:00, on 2nd Fridays. Price: Supporter: $15; Regular: $10 on Friday/Saturday/Sunday, $9 on weeknights; Member Discount: $2 from regular prices; Student/Low-income: $5 or pay what you can. Please wear clean shoes with non-marking soles. Information for newcomers. Web site: http://www.bacds.org.

Oakland - SFBQCD: The San Francisco Bay Area Queer Contra Dance hosts dances at the Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street on occasional dates. Admission is $10.00-$15.00 (sliding scale orr pay what you can). Beginners always welcome! Contra basics are taught at the beginning of the dance. Many dances are followed by Contra Cafe. For more information or to be added to our e-mail list, contact Robert: 510.430.2833 or sfcontra [at] hotmail [dot] com. Web site: http://www.lcfd.org/sf/.

Oakland - SFBQCD: The San Francisco Bay Area Queer Contra Dance hosts dances at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue on occasional dates. Admission is $10.00 (or pay what you can). Beginners always welcome! Contra basics are taught at the beginning of the dance. For more information or to be added to our e-mail list, contact Arcadia: queercontra [at] gmail [dot] com. Web site: http://www.lcfd.org/sf/.

Oakland - Ceilidh: at the Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street. Phone for info: 650-365-2913. Generous waltzes and easy group dances. Beginners encouraged! All dances taught and called, casual dress -- wear comfortable shoes. You don't need to bring a partner. Dancing accessible for children 8 years old and over. Dance goes from 7:30pm to 10:00pm. Admission $15 supporters, $10 non-members, $8 members, $5 students (must show ID) or low-income or pay what you can. Web site: http://www.bacds.org/.

Oakland - Benefit: This is a Contra Dance Party & Potluck to help raise money to finish the upgrade to the dance floor at Humanist Hall. Humanist Hall is the regular home for two BACDS dance series: the 2nd Friday Contra and the (irregular) Barn Dance series. Sharon and Susan (the organizers) are the same folks who brought you the Womens' Contra series a few years back. The suggested donation is $10. Any extra proceeds will be contributed to the floor upgrade. Schedule: 4:30 Doors Open; 5:00 Potluck; 6:30 Dance Lesson; 7:00 Dance Starts. For more information or for potluck coordination: Call Sharon or Susan at 510-923-1366. Web site: None.

Oakland - Free Dance Festival: The Oakland Free Dance Festival is a day long series of 28 free one hour introductory social dance classes in 4 rooms over 7 hours held at the Oakland Veterans Hall, 200 Grand Avenue from 1pm to 8pm. Wide variety of dances covered. The Oakland Free Dance Festival is presented by Scott Gamble, from Friday Night Waltz, in co-operation with the Lake Merritt Dance Center, a non-profit group dedicated to promoting dance at the Oakland Veterans hall, under license from the City of Oakland. Web site: http://www.fridaynightwaltz.com/.

Oakland - Waltz: Introductory (To get the most from this class, try to start at 7pm) and intermediate classes from 7:00pm to 9:00pm with dancing from 9:00pm to midnight. Sometimes one or both classes may not occur. Excellent first time class. Recorded music, generally. $12 for both the classes and the dance. $8 dance only. These rates may vary depending on the occasion. No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. Under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Oakland Veterans Hall 200 Grand Avenue X Harrison. A beautiful dance hall, with 3,500 square foot hardwood floor, extra room for socializing and meeting new people, easy access, great parking. Web site: http://www.fridaynightwaltz.com/.

Oakland - Waltz - East Bay: East Bay Waltz is a social dance night that happens every 2nd and 4th Saturday at the Oakland Veterans Hall (moving to the Finnish Hall in Berkeley, 1970 Chestnut Street in June, 2010). We play Waltz and related dances, Tango, Blues, and Swing with Lessons every week in one of the basic dances. Lessons run from 7-9pm. Beginner lessons are always available as well as an Intermediate class for more advanced dancers. $12 for both the classes and the dance, $8 for the dance (students pay $8 for the entire evening). Please bring non-marking shoes to dance in. Attire is casual, and water will be provided. Web site: http://www.eastbaywaltz.com/.

Oakland - Squares: Dances on 1st and 34d Fridays from 8pm to 10pm at 6501 Telegraph Ave (off of Alcatraz). At the fabulous (and intimate) Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library. $5-10 sliding scale. Web site: http://squirrellystringband.com/.

Ojai: The Ojai Center for the Arts presents dances on an occasional basis at the Art Cetner, 113 South Montgomery Street. Dance is from 7:30pm - 10:30pm, with Intro class @ 7PM. Admission $9, Art Center members $8 Teens $5. For information: Karin at karincontra@juno.com or (805) 933-0660. Web site: http://www.ojaiartcenter.org/dance/.

Ojai - New Year's Eve: The Ojai Center for the Arts presents a New Year's Eve Dance dances on an occasional basis at the Art Cetner, 113 South Montgomery Street. Introduction lesson will start the evening off with hors d'oeurvres from 7:30-8:00pm. Live music and dancing will continue from 8:00 pm 'til midnight with special entertainment and refreshments during the break! We welcome newcomers and No partners are necessary. Admisssion: $18 for advance sale (send check to Karin Dron, 14650 Sisar Rd, Ojai, Ca. 93023); $20 at the door; $15 teens. For further information : Karin at karincontra@juno.com or phone (805) 933-0660 Web site: http://www.ojaiartcenter.org/dance/.

Orange - Chapman College: Dance is part of the free family-friendly concert series. Live on the Wells Fargo Stage on the Attallah Piazza. (In the center of campus, in front of Leatherby Libraries). Free Event Parking! Bring Your Own Picnic! Campus opens for picnicking at 5 p.m. Concerts run from 6:30-8 p.m., with a 15-minute intermission. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnics and join the fun! Barbecue grills and smoking are prohibited on the Chapman University campus. For more information, call (714) 744-7677. Free contra dancing lessons at 5:30 p.m. provided by The Living Tradition. Contra dancing has its roots in the Celtic and English folk dancing of yore. It's social, fun and free! Web site: http://www.chapman.edu/events/summer-concert-series.aspx.

Pacific Grove - Ecological Farming Association: On odd-numbered years the Ecological Farming Association holds a contra dance as their social event for attendees of their annual conference in Merrill Hall at the Asilomar Conference Center, in Pacific Grove. The Ecological Farming Association will hold a contra dance as a social mixer for their annual conference at Asilomar, in Pacific Grove, CA. Hundreds of organic growers and sustainable farming advocates will gather to dance in historic Merrill Hall on the Asilomar conference center grounds. This is a PRIVATE EVENT for registered dancers only. If you wish to attend there are a limited number of passes for registered 'dance ambassadors' to partner with conference attendees and to facilitate the dancing of contras at this event. Only dance ambassadors who have registered in advance will be authorized to attend this dance. To learn more, send an email to Greg McKenzie at: grekenzie@gmail.com requesting a registration form. You will receive instructions and a code number to verify your admission to the event. Please join contra dancers in the Monterey Bay community to welcome and celebrate with some of the good folks who grow our food. Please enjoy yourself, and help your partner silently with a gentle lead in the correct direction. There is no charge for contra dancers. There is no parking on the Asilomar grounds so please park off site and walk one or two blocks to Merrill Hall. Ride-pooling is always encouraged. Dancing begins at 9:00 PM and runs until about 11:30 PM. Questions? Contact Greg McKenzie at gregmck@earthlink.net> or (831) 325-7627. For more information about the Eco-Farm Conference call (831) 763-2111. Web site: http://eco-farm.org. OR http://montereycdc.webs.com/.

Palo Alto: The Bay Area Country Dance Society sponsors dances at the First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue (at Webster Street) on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Saturdays of the month. Time: 8 p.m. with a free half-hour lesson beginnning at 7:30pm. Price: Supporter: $15; Regular: $10 on Friday/Saturday/Sunday, $9 on weeknights; Member Discount: $2 from regular prices; Student/Low-income: $5 or pay what you can. Please wear clean shoes with non-marking soles. Information for newcomers. Web site: http://www.bacds.org/series/contra/palo_alto/.

Palo Alto - Halloween: The Bay Area Country Dance Society sponsors a Halloween dance at the Palo Alto Masonic Temple, 461 Florence St. (off University) downtown Palo Alto - bring potluck treats, wear a costume to compete for The Ron Award. Special admission prices for this dance. Information for newcomers. Web site: http://www.bacds.org/.

Palo Alto - Waltz: Introductory (To get the most from this class, try to start at 7pm) and intermediate classes from 7:00pm to 9:00pm with dancing from 9:00pm to midnight (sometimes one or both classes may not occur). Excellent first time class. Recorded music, generally. $12 for both the classes and the dance. $8 dance only. $8 students. These rates may vary depending on the occasion. No partner necessary. All Ages. Casual comfortable attire. Under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street. Friday Night Waltz is a high energy dance that features mainly Waltzes in the dances and classes, along with other dances like Polka, One Step, Swing, Salsa, Cha Cha, Lindy, and Tango. Casual comfortable attire. Attendance is between 130 and 190. Average age is about 30 or so. People come from San Francisco, Berkeley, San Jose, Santa Cruz, SantaRosa, and Oakland. We usually have two simultaneous classes from 7 to 9, introductory and intermediate, followed by 3 hours of dancing starting at 9pm. Want to trade a few minutes of help for free admission? Emailinfo@FridayNightWaltz.com. Web site: http://www.fridaynightwaltz.com/.

Palo Alto - New Year's Eve: Special dance at the First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave (near Middlefield Rd), Palo Alto. The fun starts at 8p and keeps on going until 12:15a, 2014! Price is $20 ($16 for members, $10 for students). Potluck contributions are welcome to supplement the provided refreshments — your chance to show off! Please bring a potluck contribution to supplement the provided refreshments. Web site: http://www.bacds.org.

Palo Alto - Waltz Class - Richard Powers: Waltz class with Richard Powers and Mirage Marrou on five Tuesday nights at the First United Methodist Church, downtown Palo Alto. The beginning waltz class is at 7pm. Additional classes (Lindy Hop and Salsa) are available later in the evening at an additional cost. $25 for Stanford students; $40 for non-students; for each of the three courses. Web site: http://socialdance.stanford.edu/tuesday/.

Palo Alto - Contra College: Contra College will be an intimate group retreat focused on teaching Contra dance to new and intermediate dancers in a gorgeous location. Experienced dancers can improve their skills, help newer dancers, or practice the other gender role. Organizers are encouraged to come and discuss issues related to attracting and retaining new dancers. Held in mid-November at the Palo Alto Women's Center. Register in advance. Web site: http://www.bacds.org.

Palo Alto - Contra College - Evening Dances: Free evening contra dance from 7pm to 10pm with calling by Contra College participants. Location: Woman's Club of Palo Alto, 475 Homer Ave, Palo Alto, CA. Web site: http://www.bacds.org.

Palo Alto - Contra College - Spring Session: One day, day-long event. Register in advance. Location: Woman's Club of Palo Alto, 475 Homer Ave, Palo Alto, CA. Web site: http://www.bacds.org.

Palo Alto - Waltz Weekend: [I'm not sure that this is a weekend; it may be one day -- Charlie] Waltz workshops during the day and an evening of waltz. Register in advance recommended. Location: The First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301. Web site: http://socialdance.stanford.edu/danceweeks/waltzweekend2012.htm.

Palo Alto - Memorial celebration and dance for Vanessa Schnatmeier: Location: First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, CA 625 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, California 94301. Doors open 3:45; talking portion of program at 4:00. (Going on to 4:30 or longer depending on how many people want to speak). Display dance performances by Mad Molly, Goat Hill, and Deer Creek; English dancing, Regency dancing, and contra dancing, finishing at 7:00. Some refreshments provided; potluck refreshments welcome. Free, of course; thanks to BACDS for donating hall rent, and to many musicians and callers for donating their services. Co-hosted by Alan Winston and Mad Molly. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/222343381238670/.

Pasadena: Dances at the Skandia Hall, 2031 East Villa St. Fun and easy to learn. All dances are taught and prompted. However, 5th Saturday dances do not include pre-dance instruction and are zesty dances for experienced dancers. No partner is necessary and you are recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The California Dance Co-operative promotes an alcohol-, scent- and smoke-free dance environment. Admission is $15. (CDSS members $14). Full-time students with ID, $9. Admission subject to change. Dance begins at 7:00pm and ends as 11:00pm. For more information, call the Dance Hotline at 626-205-2044. Web site: http://www.caldancecoop.org.

Pasadena - After The Frog: After the Frog is a special dance at the Pasadena Masonic Temple, 200 South Euclid Street held after the official end of the Fiddling Frog dance weekend. No partner is necessary and you are recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The California Dance Co-operative promotes an alcohol-, scent- and smoke-free dance environment. Admission is $15. Admission subject to change. Dance begins at 7:00pm and ends as 10:00pm. For more information, call the Dance Hotline at 626-205-2044. Web site: http://www.caldancecoop.org.

Pasadena - Fiddling Frog: The Fiddling Frog Dance Festival is an annual dance weekend which brings together great bands, callers, and dancers. We can't guarantee the weather, but we're also known for reuniting dancers from colder climates with their summer clothing. The event is held at the Pasadena Masonic Temple in late February/early March. Preregistration is required. Web site: http://www.caldancecoop.org/cgi/frogdriver.cgi/.

Pasadena - Caltech: Dances at the Caltech campus in Dabney Hall, 1200 E California Blvd. Dabney Hall is building 40 on the campus map (download the pdf). Parking is available in buildings 124 and 66, and is free after 5 pm. A beginner session will start at 7:30 PM. Usually, the lesson lasts half an hour, but due to the large number of new dancers, the lesson may go longer. Experienced dancers are encouraged to show up for the beginner lesson to help out the new dancers. There will be a break for snacks around 9:30, and the dance will end at 11. You can stop by for any portion of the evening, but inexperienced dancers will have an easier time if they come to the lesson at 7:30. Admission: Admission is free for everyone with a Caltech ID. Admission is $5 with a non-Caltech student ID, and $10 for everyone else. Contra dancing is an aerobic activity, so wear something that you can move around in and don't mind getting a bit sweaty. T-shirts and shorts or twirly skirts are typical, but anything comfortable is fine (if you wear a very twirly skirt, you may want to wear shorts underneath). Water is provided, but you may want to bring your own water bottle for convenience. Shoes should have non-marking soles, and any heels should be short and thick. Sneakers are perfectly fine, but some dancers prefer soles with a little bit less traction. I personally like character shoes. Info: Emma Wollman (ewollman at caltech dot edu). Web site: http://www.contra.caltech.edu.

Pasadena - New Year's Eve: At Skandia Hall, 2031 E. Villa, Pasadena from 7pm-12:30am with a New Year's Celebration at Midnight. Special Event $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Full Time Students w/ ID $15. CDSS Members $24 in advance, $29 at the door. Contact: Michael Baird at michael.joseph.baird@gmail.com or 818-929-7781. Web site: http://www.caldancecoop.org.

Pasadena - Empty Bowls Benefit: At Skandia Hall, 2031 East Villa, Pasadena. Doors open at 5:00 PM Dinner 5:30-6:30 PM Beginner dance lesson 6:30-7:00 PM Contra dance 7:00-11:00 PM. Enjoy a simple communal meal, then the dance – all to help fight hunger in LA. Empty Bowls is an international project to fight hunger. You will choose a bowl to use for dinner and to keep as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in the world. In exchange for the meal and the bowl, you are asked to donate a minimum of $15. After the dinner, there will be a contra dance with live music. The dance will be available at a reduced rate to participants in the Empty Bowls dinner. All of the profits from the CDC Empty Bowls Dinner and Contra Dance will go to the Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition, a non-profit, volunteer organization committed to ending hunger and homelessness. This event is supported in part by the Outreach Fund of the Country Dance and Song Society - www.cdss.org. For more information, contact Michael Baird at michael.joseph.baird@gmail.com or 818-929-7781 - Empty Bowls Dinner – suggested minimum donation of $15/ bowl. Empty Bowls Dance – $15 general admission, $10 for Dinner participants; (Students $10, $5 for Dinner participants). Web site: http://www.caldancecoop.org.

Pasadena - Throop Unitarian Universalist Church : Dances at Throop Unitarian Universalist Church ( 300 S Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101. Time: 7:30-10:30, instruction at 7:00. Admission: $10.00, students with ID $7, under age 18 free. CDSS members, $1 off. No partner is necessary and you are recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The California Dance Co-operative promotes an alcohol-, scent- and smoke-free dance environment. For more information, call the Dance Hotline at 626-205-2044. Web site: http://www.caldancecoop.org.

Paso Robles: Paso Robles Barn Dances are hosted by Arlen Bass and Risa Kaiser and held at Oak Creek Commons Common House, 635 Nicklaus St. in Paso Robles, California. For more information on the next dance, call Arlen Bass at 239-9134 or Risa Kaiser at 602-2929. Donation: $7 adults, children free Snacks welcomed. 7:00pm-9:00pm. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paso-Robles-Contra-Dances/164967943563420.

Pescadero: Dance is part of a work party day at the Pie Ranch. The work party starts at 2pm. We offer an optional farm tour at 4pm that begins at the upper slice toolshed ($5/person). The potluck starts at 5 PM PST, or 6 PM PDT, depending on whether we're on daylight time or standard time, and then the dance follows from 6-9 PM PST or 7-10 PM PDT. The dance is $7-$20 (sliding scale) to compensate the band, ranch, and caller. (Children under 12 free; workday participants pay a discounted rate of $5-15, so come on down and hoe before you hoe down!) Plenty of instructions and advice on the web site. Web site: http://www.pieranch.org.

Petaluma - 1st Friday: The North Bay Country Dance Society sponsors dances on the 1st Friday of the month at the Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue from 8:00pm to 11:00pm except as noted, with a 7:30pm lesson for newcomers. Regular admission: $10 adults, $8 members, $2 children ages 6-17, under 6 free, FT students with ID $5. Our Contra Dances are easy, fun, friendly and inclusive. All dances are taught and prompted, with live music. No experience is necessary; if you can walk, you can dance! Come alone or bring a friend: No partner is required, no costumes, no classes; just wear comfortable clothes and dancing shoes which are low, smooth-soled, comfortable and that do not mar or scratch or damage. No running shoes or shoes with tread are allowed. First-timers are encouraged to come early for an orientation, and for simpler dances early in the evening. Web site: http://www.nbcds.org.

Petaluma - 1st Sunday: The North Bay Country Dance Society sponsors dances on the 1st Sunday of the month at the Petaluma Women's Club, 518 B Street from 6:30pm to 9:30pm except as noted, with a 6:00pm lesson for newcomers. Regular admission: $10 adults, $8 members, $2 children ages 6-17, under 6 free, FT students with ID $5. Our Contra Dances are easy, fun, friendly and inclusive. All dances are taught and prompted, with live music. No experience is necessary; if you can walk, you can dance! Come alone or bring a friend: No partner is required, no costumes, no classes; just wear comfortable clothes and dancing shoes which are low, smooth-soled, comfortable and that do not mar or scratch or damage. No running shoes or shoes with tread are allowed. First-timers are encouraged to come early for an orientation, and for simpler dances early in the evening. Web site: http://www.nbcds.org.

Petaluma - California Bluegrass Association Winter Music Camp: is held in mid-February. It is for advanced-beginners and intermediate players (see the Instructors page for definitions) who want to improve their instrumental or vocal skills and work on jamming with others. There are classes throughout the day and evening activities include staff and student concerts, an old time dance, and lots of jamming. Pre-registration is required. Web site: http://www.cbamusiccamp.org/.

Petaluma - Hootenanny: Grab some friends and come out to the Petaluma Phoenix and dance to professional barn dance music! Bring an instrument- we will also be having plenty of jam sessions! Here is the schedule... 5-6. Big jam session;6-6:30. Homebrew (local band); 6:45-7:15. Skiffle Symphony (local band);7:15-8:15. Dancing with members of ContraPtion and StringFire; 8:15-8:45. Intermission/jamming; 8:45-10. More dancing. This event is all-ages, and costs 7-10 dollars. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/The.North.Bay.Hootenanny.

Petaluma - Walker Creek Music Camp - Spring: Two fun music camps a year, held at Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma, CA, for students of all ages who love to play (and/or sing) bluegrass, oldtime, & country music, with occasional forays into other related styles--by popular camp director Ingrid Noyes. Web site: http://www.walkercreekmusiccamp.org/.

Petaluma - Walker Creek Music Camp - Fall: Two fun music camps a year, held at Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma, CA, for students of all ages who love to play (and/or sing) bluegrass, oldtime, & country music, with occasional forays into other related styles--by popular camp director Ingrid Noyes. Web site: http://www.walkercreekmusiccamp.org/.

Point Reyes: West Marin Commons presents dances at the Toby's Feed Barn, 11250 Highway One, beginning at 7:30pm. Admission: adults $10-$15 on a slidling scale; $25 family; $5-$10 for students and seniorsxo. Web site: http://www.westmarincommons.org/barndancehub.

Redwood City: Family dance at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2124 Brewster Avenue from 7:00pm to 9:30om. with a mix of circles, squares, and contras. $8/adults, $5/children over 5 & students; Children 5 & under free, max $25/family. All ages welcome, no experience necessary. Wear comfortable shoes. Refreshments provided, contributions welcome. Also, we could use a volunteer or two to help with set-up and during the first 30 minutes or so of the dance. Please let me or Alan know if you can help out. E-mail rsimplach@gmail.com or asimplach@gmail.com or call 650-556-1951. Web site: None.

Riverside: Dances at All Saints Episcopal Church, 3847 Terracina Drive on the 1st Sunday of the month. Fun and easy to learn. All dances are taught and prompted. No partner is necessary and you are recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The California Dance Co-operative promotes an alcohol-, scent- and smoke-free dance environment. Admission is $9, students with ID, $7. Admission subject to change. Instruction at 3:30pm and dancing from 4:00pm to 7:00pm with a potluck to follow the dance. For more information, call the Dance Hotline at 626-205-2044. Web site: http://www.caldancecoop.org.

Sacramento - 1st Friday: The Sacramento Country Dance Society hosts dances on 1st Fridays. Dances are from 8 to 11 p.m., beginner's workshop 7:30, in the Coloma Community Ctr, 4623 T. Street. $10 donation ($5 students, $25 maximum for families). Beginners attending workshop get a half-off coupon for next dance. All dances are taught and prompted. Beginners are welcome. You don't need a partner, and there is always live music! For additional information on SCDS contra dances, call John or Laura at 916-739-6014 or email SactoCDS AT yahoo.com. Web site: http://www.sactocds.org/s.

Sacramento - 2nd Saturday: The Sacramento Country Dance Society hosts dances on 2nd Saturdays. Dances are from 8 to 11 p.m., beginner's workshop 7:30, in the Coloma Community Center, 4623 T. Street. $10 donation ($8 college students, $5 high school students, $25 maximum for families). Beginners attending workshop get a half-off coupon for next dance. All dances are taught and prompted. Beginners are welcome. You don't need a partner, and there is always live music! For additional information on SCDS contra dances, call John or Laura at 916-739-6014 or email SactoCDS AT yahoo.com. Web site: http://www.sactocds.org/s.

Sacramento - 4th Saturday: The Sacramento Country Dance Society hosts dances on 4th Saturdays. Dances are from 8 to 11 p.m., beginner's workshop 7:30, in the Coloma Community Center, 4623 T. Street. $10 donation ($8 college students, $5 high school students, $25 maximum for families). Beginners attending workshop get a half-off coupon for next dance. All dances are taught and prompted. Beginners are welcome. You don't need a partner, and there is always live music! For additional information on SCDS contra dances, call John or Laura at 916-739-6014 or email SactoCDS AT yahoo.com. Web site: http://www.sactocds.org/s.

Sacramento - 5th Saturday: The Sacramento Country Dance Society hosts dances on some 5th Saturdays. Dances are from 8 to 11 p.m., beginner's workshop 7:30, in the Coloma Community Center, 4623 T. Street. $12 donation. Beginners attending workshop get a half-off coupon for next dance. All dances are taught and prompted. Beginners are welcome. You don't need a partner, and there is always live music! For additional information on SCDS contra dances, call John or Laura at 916-739-6014 or email SactoCDS AT yahoo.com. Web site: http://www.sactocds.org/s.

Sacramento - Zesty: The Sacramento Country Dance Society hosts zesty contra dances on 5th Saturdays. Dances are from 8 to 11 p.m., No beginner's workshop. Faster pace for experienced dancers who really want to move! Dances are in the Clunie Clubhouse, 601 Alhambra Blvd. (McKinley Park--Alhambra Boulevard and F Street). $12 for adults; $10 for college students with ID; $8 for high school students with ID; $30 maximum for families. All dances are taught and prompted. Beginners are welcome. You don't need a partner, and there is always live music! For additional information on SCDS contra dances, call John or Laura at 916-739-6014 or email SactoCDS AT yahoo.com. Web site: http://www.sactocds.org/s.

Sacramento - New Year's Eve: Special New Year's Eve Contra Dance Celebration! Beginner lesson at 7:30PM. Special donation: $15 for adults; $10 for college students with ID; $8 for high school students with ID; $30 maximum for families. Coloma Community Center 4623 T Street Sacramento, CA 95819. This event is accessible to people with disabilities. Information: Sue or David (916) 739-8906. Web site: http://www.sactocds.org/.

Sacramento - Halloween: The Sacramento Country Dance Society host a special Halloween dance. Dance is from 8 to 11 p.m. (assumed). Dances are in the Clunie Clubhouse, 601 Alhambra Blvd. (McKinley Park--Alhambra Boulevard and F Street). $12 donation. All dances are taught and prompted. Beginners are welcome. You don't need a partner, and there is always live music! For additional information on SCDS contra dances, call John or Laura at 916-739-6014 or email SactoCDS AT yahoo.com. Web site: http://www.sactocds.org/s.

Sacramento - Special: The Sacramento Country Dance Society hosts a special contra dance. Dances are from 8 to 11 p.m., beginner's workshop 7:30, in the Coloma Community Center, 4623 T. Street. Special Donation: $12 for adults; $10 for college students with ID; $8 for high school students with ID; $30 maximum for families. Beginners attending workshop get a half-off coupon for next dance. All dances are taught and prompted. Beginners are welcome. You don't need a partner, and there is always live music! For additional information on SCDS contra dances, call John or Laura at 916-739-6014 or email SactoCDS AT yahoo.com. Web site: http://www.sactocds.org/s.

San Diego: The group San Diego Folk Heritage sponsors dances at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 3030 Thorn Street on 1st and 3rd Fridays and 2nd and 4th Saturdays. There are free music jams from 6:00pm to 7:00pm on 2nd Saturday dances. Some Saturday dances have an optional potluck beginning at 6:30pm. All dances are taught and called to live music 8:00-11:00 pm. All dances have a free dance workshop from 7:30-8:00 PM. For additional information, call (619) 283-8550. Admission $8 (unless noted) Teens or students w/ID - half price (more for special events, out of town callers or bands, etc. - check site for details). Wear cool, comfortable clothes (shorts and skirts). This is an aerobic activity! Web site: http://www.sandiegocontra.org.

San Diego - Sam Hinton Folk Festival: is sponsored by San Diego Folk Heritage and is held every May featuring concerts, Contra Dances, storytelling, and educational workshops. Web site: http://www.sdfolkheritage.org.

San Diego - New Year's Eve: New Year's Eve Dance Party! Celtic Knot Theme. Appetizers and Nosh* all evening. *You are encouraged to bring your favorite finger foods to share. Tickets will be available at San Diego Contra and English Country Dances and at the door- email sdfhcontradance@gmail.com for details about reserving tickets if you are coming from out of town. Contra Dancing from 8pm-12:15am. Free introductory lesson at 7:30pm. Come Join the Fun! Admission is $25 for dance. Location: Trinity United Methodist Church, 3030 Thorn Street, San Diego, CA 92104. Please wear soft-soled shoes to protect the dance floor. Web site: http://sandiegocontra.org/.

San Diego - Balboa Park - Springfest: Drop in for a fun afternoon/evening of International Dances along with contra dancing. Great family activity. Students Free. Teaching from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm. Followed by a party and live music until 9:00. Catered Dinner Available for Purchase on site. Web site: http://www.hofshi.net/idasdc/.

San Diego - Waltz - Class: Friday evenings from 7:15 — 9:45 pm in Balboa Park's Casa del Prado, room 207, 1650 El Prado, San Diego. Our usual format: 45-minute Lesson (Beginner/Int); Open Dancing, Mixers and Requests; $2 entry includes light refreshments. All ages and skill levels welcome. No partner needed (we rotate). Comfortable casual clothing recommended, along with flat or low-heeled shoes that allow you to easily pivot and slide. Come dance with us! Web site: http://waltznsuch.org/classes.html.

San Dimas: Bring your family and friends for an evening of Folk Music and Dancing, Silent Auction and Great Western Buffet. Get your picture taken at the OK Corral. Prize awarded for the Best Western Attire. Enjoy an evening with Tom Moore leading you in the simple steps of Contra Dance; if you can walk and know your right foot from your left, you can dance these steps. Food donations for our Community Food Pantry will be accepted for your entry fee. Location: United Church of Christ, 216 San Dimas Avenue, San Dimas, CA 91773 Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Web site: http://sandimaschamber.chambermaster.com.

San Francisco: The Bay Area Country Dance Society sponsors dances at St. Paul's Church, 43rd Avenue at Judah Street, at 8pm with a free half-hour lesson at 7:30pm, on 1st and 3rd Saturdays and 4th Fridays. Price: Supporter: $15; Regular: $10 on Friday/Saturday/Sunday, $9 on weeknights; Member Discount: $2 from regular prices; Student/Low-income: $5 or pay what you can. Please wear clean shoes with non-marking soles. Information for newcomers. Web site: http://www.bacds.org/series/contra/san_francisco/.

San Francisco - Free Folk Festival: is held at City College of San Francisco in mid-June and includes songwriters, music workshops, dance workshops and evening dances. Web site: http://www.sffolkfest.org.

San Francisco - SFBQCD: The San Francisco Bay Area Queer Contra Dance hosts dances at the Women's Building, 3543 18th Street on occasional dates. Admission is $10.00 (or pay what you can). Beginners always welcome! Contra basics are taught at the beginning of the dance. For more information or to be added to our e-mail list, contact Arcadia: queercontra [at] gmail [dot] com. Web site: http://www.lcfd.org/sf/.

San Francisco - Contra Weekend: The Bay Area Country Dance Society's San Francisco Contra Weekend is a contra-focused dance and music weekend held at the Armenian Cultural Center on Brotherhood Way in San Francisco. Its program features high energy contra dancing; workshops in couple dancing, waltz, singing, music, calling; plenty of social and mingle time with friends, all with an emphasis on American Music and Dance folk traditions. It is held in early-mid May. Web site: http://www.bacds.org/camps/.

San Francisco - Balance the Bay: The Bay Area Country Dance Society's San Francisco Contra Weekend is a contra-focused dance and music weekend held at the Janet Pomeroy Center, just off Skyline Boulevard between the San Francisco Zoo and Lake Merced. Its program features high energy contra dancing; workshops in couple dancing, waltz, singing, music, calling; plenty of social and mingle time with friends, all with an emphasis on American Music and Dance folk traditions. It is held in early-mid May. Web site: http://www.bacds.org/camps.

San Francisco - Squares: Sponsored by the San Francisco Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival. Benefit for veteran caller Bill Martin in his fight against cancer. Doors open at 7 pm and Dancing begins at 7:30 pm at the Swedish American Hall, 1247 Market Street. Web site: http://www.sfbluegrass.org/.

San Francisco - Barn Dance: A hoedown in the city! Community and family friendly! The barn dance will be an assortment of big circles, mixers, easy set and square dances, waltzes, and a few surprises! Everything will be easy, and everything will be taught! There will be treats to eat. We'll have punch to drink, but sorry, no moonshine! Come for the fun! Dance from 8p-11p. Where: St Paul's Presbyterian Church (in the dance hall), 1399 43rd Ave (corner of 43rd & Judah), San Francisco. Prices: $8 BACDS members ($10 for non-members), $5 students or low-income or pay what you can, kids 12 and under free. Web site: http://www.bacds.org.

San Francisco - International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs - Annual Convention: Free, open to the pubic, contra dance from 8pm to 10pm at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 55 4th Street, San Francisco (near Powell Street BART station). Standard men/women terminology will be used. All are welcome to dance either role. Part of the annual convention. Web site: http://www.sanfrancisco2013.org.

San Jose: Dances from 2:30pm to 5:00pm at the First Unitarian Church of San Jose, 160 N. Third Street, San Jose, CA 95112. Favorite dances (a mix of English and contra) of Jane Austen, George Washington, William Shakespeare, and Henry Ford! All dances will be taught at this beginner-friendly event, and there will also be a few dances throughout the evening for more experienced dancers. Casual dress and comfortable shoes are encouraged. Free parking on street and in city garage one block south of church. $15 supporters, $10 non-members, $8 members, $5 students or low-income or pay what you can. Proceeds to benefit the co-sponsors the Music Program of the First Unitarian Church of San Jose (sanjoseuu.org) and The Bay Area Country Dance Society. Web site: http://www.bacds.org.

San Jose - Waltz: Wednesday evenings in June with classes and dances in different styles (waltz, blues, zydeco) beginning at 7pm and dancing until midnight at the IOOF Hall 1035 Emory Street X The Alameda San Jose 4 blocks off 101 and The Alameda. Parking in rear lot and on street in front. Air conditioned, 1600 square foot oak floor. built in chairs. PA system, very private, quiet, safe, comfortable. great side room for socializing. Light refreshements included. casual comfortable attire. Recorded music. Admission: $10. Web site: http://www.fridaynightwaltz.com/.

San Luis Obispo - Contra Carnivale: The Central Coast Country Dance Society sponsors the annual dance weekend, Contra Carnivale in mid-January, which includes jam sessions and couple dances. Pre-registration is required. Web site: http://www.cccds.org/carnivale.htm.

San Luis Obispo: The Central Coast Country Dance Society holds dances on the 2nd Saturday of the month at the Odd Fellows Hall, 520 Dana Street. There is an introduction session at 7:00pm and the dance goes from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. Admission is $9, Members $8, Students with ID $5, Ages 16 and under free. Web site: http://www.cccds.org/.

San Pedro: Dances at People's Place San Pedro, 365 West 6th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731 with contra instruction at 3:30pm and the dance from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Contact: Jerry Wheeler at (562) 310-5087 or tbnjer@aol.com - Web site: http://caldancecoop.org or http://peoplesplacesp.com/location/.

San Rafael: The North Bay Country Dance Society sponsors dances on the 2nd Saturday of the month at the Marin Masonic Lodge, Lootens Place @ Fourth from 8:00pm to 11:00pm except as noted, with a 7:30pm lesson for newcomers. Regular admission: $10 adults, $8 members, $2 children ages 6-17, under 6 free, FT students with ID $5. Our Contra Dances are easy, fun, friendly and inclusive. All dances are taught and prompted, with live music. No experience is necessary; if you can walk, you can dance! Come alone or bring a friend: No partner is required, no costumes, no classes; just wear comfortable clothes and dancing shoes which are low, smooth-soled, comfortable and that do not mar or scratch or damage. No running shoes or shoes with tread are allowed. First-timers are encouraged to come early for an orientation, and for simpler dances early in the evening. Web site: http://www.nbcds.org.

San Rafael - New Year's Eve: The North Bay Country Dance Society hosts an annual New Year's Eve dance at the Masonic Hall, 1010 Lootens Place, between 4th and 5th Streets from 7:30pm to midnight with instruction during the first half-hour. Admission is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Web site: http://www.nbcds.org/.

Santa Barbara: On most Sundays the Santa Barbara Country Dance Society sponsors a contra dance at the Carrillo Ballroom, 100 E. Carrillo St, with the typical Sunday evening event including mostly contra dances, maybe a circle mixer, some square dances or Anglo-American barn dances, two waltzes and another couple dance. The regular dance time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Regular admission is $10, members $8 and students to age 24 with ID $5. Special dances may be priced higher. There is a Contra Dance Orientation at 6:00 p.m. and refreshments usually provided (donation requested). Web site: http://www.sbcds.org.

Santa Barbara - Zesty: On most 5th Sundays the Santa Barbara Country Dance Society sponsors a zesty contra dance at the Carrillo Ballroom, 100 E. Carrillo St, with extra half hour of dancing (until 10:00pm) and a somewhat more challenging program. The regular dance time: 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. and the price is $9-10, 13-17 half-price, 12 and under free, although occasionally a dance will be priced higher. There is a Contra Dance Orientation at 6:00 p.m. and refreshments usually provided (donation requested). Web site: http://www.sbcds.org.

Santa Barbara - Christmas Day: On Christmas Day the Santa Barbara Country Dance Society sponsors a contra dance at the at the Carrillo Ballroom, 100 E. Carrillo St. The regular dance time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30p.m. Admission is free. There is a Contra Dance Orientation at 6:00 p.m. and refreshments usually provided (donation requested). Web site: http://www.sbcds.org.

Santa Barbara - Sprung Floor Dance Festival: The Sprung Floor Dance Festival is held in the spring at the Carrillo Ballroom, 100 East Carrillo Street. Pre-registration is not required. Web site: http://www.sbcds.org/sf/index.html.

Santa Barbara - Harvest Moon: is a dance weekend held usually in October at the Carrillo Ballroom, 100 East Carrillo Street. Pre-registration. Web site: http://www.sbcds.org/hm/.

Santa Barbara - Waltz Weekend: At the beautiful Carrillo Ballroom. Only $50!! Attendance is by pre-registration only and will be gender-balanced. The only prerequisite for attendance is knowing any form of basic waltz step. This is the first ever Santa Barbara Country Dance Society sponsored Waltz Weekend. We are proud to bring Richard Powers to the Carrillo Ballroom to teach various waltz moves including traditional turning waltz, cross-step waltz, Viennese waltz, ballroom slow waltz, and sweetheart (shadow) waltz. This weekend workshop is designed to improve your waltz ability regardless of your present level, and is sure to improve your overall dance confidence. Web site: http://www.sbcds.org.

Santa Barbara - Scandinavian: Events at the First Presbyterian Church, 21 East Constance Avenue on the corner of State and Constance, just north of downtown Santa Barbara. Live music all afternoon by Skandia South fiddlers and visiting friends, and instruction by our wonderful Santa Paula Class teaching staff. Everyone is welcome; no experience or partner necessary. Contact Ilse Gilbert, 805-403-8811, ilse.gilbert@gmail.com - Web site: http://www.cs.ucsb.edu/~gilbert/scand/.

Santa Cruz - SFBQCD: The San Francisco Bay Area Queer Contra Dance hosts dances at the Veterans Memorial Building, 846 Front Street on occasional dates. Admission is $10.00 (or pay what you can). Beginners always welcome! Contra basics are taught at the beginning of the dance. For more information or to be added to our e-mail list, contact Robert: 510.430.2833 or sfcontra [at] hotmail [dot] com. Web site: http://www.lcfd.org/sf/.

Santa Cruz: The Santa Cruz dance sponsors dances at Veterans Memorial Building, 846 Front Street. Everyone is welcome! Partners and dancing experience are not necessary. Wear comfortable, non-marking shoes to protect your feet and our floors - a seperate pair of dance shoes works best. You'll be more comfortable in loose-fitting light-weight clothing. Each of the dozen or so dance forms during the evening are taught and prompted, except for the waltz and hambo. There is a beginner's workshop that begins at 6:40 PM and the dances begin at 7:00pm on 3rd Sundays. Regular dance admission is $10, $9 Members and $6 for full-time students with ID. Web site: http://santacruzdance.org/.

Santa Cruz - Wilder Ranch Heritage Harvest Festival: Family Dancing at the Wilder Ranch Heritage Harvest Festival. The event runs from 11am to 4pm (dancing goes for an hour. $6 fee to park in the park; event is free. Free parking outside park on Hwy 1. Wilder Ranch State Park, 1401 Old Coast Road. Web site: http://santacruzdance.org/.

Santa Cruz - Waltz - Social Dance: Generally 1st and 3rd Sundays from 4:30pm to 7:00pm at the Palomar Ballroom, 1344 Pacific Ave. downtown Santa Cruz. $5/person, $7/couple, $8/family. All ages and abilities welcome! No partners needed. We rotate partners frequently. Web site: http://peggydance.weebly.com/.

Santa Cruz - Live Oak Grange: Family Barn Dances at the Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave., Santa Cruz. Dinner potluck at 6pm, Dancing 7-8:30pm (family friendly dancing). $10 per person, $15 for two people, $20 per family. More info: Deby.fiddler@gmail.com - Web site: None.

Santa Monica - Squares: Come on for a Hoe-Down with this high energy, All-American Blue Grass band. Doors open at 2:30PM - Music from 3-5PM. Come and cut a rug, square and line dance all afternoon! Tickets are $10 for adults / $5 for anyone 55 and over or 18 and under. Students also $5. Address: 1130 Lincoln Boulevard. Web site: http://www.milesplayhouse.org/.

Santa Paula - Scandinavian: Second and Fourth Saturday Dance Class in Santa Paula from 2:00 - 5:00 pm at Briggs School, 14438 W. Telegraph, Santa Paula, a great dance floor in a beautiful country location. Between Ventura and Santa Paula on the 126 freeway, exit at Briggs Rd, then north to Telegraph. Contact: Madeleine Waddell, 805-604-9608, mdejounge@aol.com - Cost: $6 contribution per session to share expenses. Web site: http://www.cs.ucsb.edu/~gilbert/scand/.

Santa Rosa: The North Bay Country Dance Society sponsors dances on the 3rd Friday and 5th Saturday of the month at Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Avenue from 8:00pm to 11:00pm except as noted, with a 7:30pm lesson for newcomers. Regular admission: $10 adults, $8 members, $2 children ages 6-17, under 6 free, FT students with ID $5. Our Contra Dances are easy, fun, friendly and inclusive. All dances are taught and prompted, with live music. No experience is necessary; if you can walk, you can dance! Come alone or bring a friend: No partner is required, no costumes, no classes; just wear comfortable clothes and dancing shoes which are low, smooth-soled, comfortable and that do not mar or scratch or damage. No running shoes or shoes with tread are allowed. First-timers are encouraged to come early for an orientation, and for simpler dances early in the evening. Web site: http://www.nbcds.org.

Santa Rosa - Faultline Frolic: is an annual dance and music weekend in mid-June sponsored by the North Bay Country Dance Society. Pre-registration required. Web site: http://www.nbcds.org.

Santa Rosa - New Year's Eve: The North Bay Country Dance Society sponsors a New Year's Eve dance at Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Avenue. Beginner's lesson at 7:30pm. Dance from 8:00pm to midnight. Our Contra Dances are easy, fun, friendly and inclusive. All dances are taught and prompted, with live music. No experience is necessary; if you can walk, you can dance! Come alone or bring a friend: No partner is required, no costumes, no classes; just wear comfortable clothes and dancing shoes which are low, smooth-soled, comfortable and that do not mar or scratch or damage. No running shoes or shoes with tread are allowed. First-timers are encouraged to come early for an orientation, and for simpler dances early in the evening. Web site: http://www.nbcds.org.

Sebastopol: The North Bay Country Dance Society sponsors dances on the 4th Saturday of the month at Wischemann Hall, 460 Eddie Lane from 8:00pm to 11:00pm except as noted, with a 7:30pm lesson for newcomers. Regular admission: $10 adults, $8 members, $2 children ages 6-17, under 6 free, FT students with ID $5. Our Contra Dances are easy, fun, friendly and inclusive. All dances are taught and prompted, with live music. No experience is necessary; if you can walk, you can dance! Come alone or bring a friend: No partner is required, no costumes, no classes; just wear comfortable clothes and dancing shoes which are low, smooth-soled, comfortable and that do not mar or scratch or damage. No running shoes or shoes with tread are allowed. First-timers are encouraged to come early for an orientation, and for simpler dances early in the evening. Web site: http://www.nbcds.org.

Sonoma: Contra dance, organized by Lauren Ayers from 7:00 - 10:00 pm. $5 adults; $2 youth (12-21); under 12 free. Sonoma United Methodist Church, 109 Patten Street (at Broadway). Contact Lauren for more info. Web site: None.

Sonoma - Monday: No age too young or too old. Wear comfy shoes and cool clothing (but the hall is now air conditioned). Suggested donation of $5-7, people under 26 years get in free. Location: Grange at 18227 Highway 12 in the Springs, across from Mary's Pizza. From 7 to 9 (if possible, arrive on time, the skill level builds from as the evening progresses). Questions: call Lauren Ayers at 939-9999. Web site: None.

Sonoma - Methodist Church: There's a Barn Dance from 7pm to 10pm at the United Methodist Church on Patten Street at First Street East, Sonoma. It's free if you're under 21; we ask a $5 donation from everyone else that goes to the musicians and caller. There will be circle mixers and contra dances. Web site: None.

Sonoma - Valley Grange Barn Dance: Singles welcome, no experience necessary. Reels & circle mixers taught before the music starts, and caller continues as the band plays. Wear comfortable shoes. Free for people under 21, $5 - $7 donation requested (over 21). Location: Sonoma Valley Grange, 18627 Highway 12, Sonoma, CA. Infomartion: 939.9999 - Web site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grange-Barn-Dance/282304565123372.

Sonora: The Tuolumne County Community Dances (contra, ceili, English) are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, with the dances beginning at 7:30pm (many times, there will be a potluck at 6:30pm) at The Aronos Club, 37 East Elkin Street. Admission is $7. Web site: http://squaredancer8.wordpress.com/.

Sonora - New Year's Eve: Special New Year's Eve dance sponsored by the Tuolumne County Community Dances (contra, ceili, English). The dance will begin at 8pm at The Aronos Club, 37 East Elkin Street. Admission is $7. Web site: http://squaredancer8.wordpress.com/.

Sonora - Columbia Street Dance The Dance is sponsored by Friends of Columbia and the music and dancing will start about 7:30 on the street in front of the Blacksmith shop. This should be a lot of fun, it sure was last year! We will let you know any other details as we get closer. Web site: http://squaredancer8.wordpress.com.

Sonora - Sierra Outdoor School: We will be putting on a contra dance for the the California Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education at 8:00pm. All of our dancers/musicians are invited to come to the dance which will be held at the Sierra Outdoor School which is located off of Big Hill Rd. (15700 Old Oak Ranch Rd. Sonora, CA 95370) Admission will be free. Please be aware that cell phones/GPS will not work in that area. Web site: None.

South Pasadena - 3rd Friday: Dances at the South Pasadena War Memorial Building, 435 Fair Oaks Avenue, South Pasadena, 91030 and south of Columbia Street on the 3rd Friday of the month. Fun and easy to learn. All dances are taught and prompted. No partner is necessary and you are recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The California Dance Co-operative promotes an alcohol-, scent- and smoke-free dance environment. Admission is $10.00; Students with ID and children under 18, $6.00. Admission subject to change. 7:30 instruction; dance 8:00 to 11:00; Light supper with admission starting 7:00 ~ treats at the break too! For more information, call the Dance Hotline at 626-205-2044. Web site: http://www.caldancecoop.org.

South Pasadena - 3rd Saturday: Dances at the Women's Club of South Pasadena, 1424 Fremont Avenue on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Fun and easy to learn. All dances are taught and prompted. No partner is necessary and you are recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The California Dance Co-operative promotes an alcohol-, scent- and smoke-free dance environment. Admission is $10, students with ID $7, under age 18 free. $1 off for those who come for the beginners' session; CDSS members, $1 off. Admission subject to change. Instruction at 7:30pm and dancing from 8:00pm to 11:00pm. For more information, call the Dance Hotline at 626-205-2044. Web site: http://www.caldancecoop.org.

South Pasadena - 4th Saturday: Dances at the Women's Club of South Pasadena, 1424 Fremont Avenue on the 4th Saturday of the month. Fun and easy to learn. All dances are taught and prompted. No partner is necessary and you are recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The California Dance Co-operative promotes an alcohol-, scent- and smoke-free dance environment. Admission is $10, students with ID $7, under age 18 free. $1 off for those who come for the beginners' session; CDSS members, $1 off. Admission subject to change. Instruction at 7:30pm and dancing from 8:00pm to 11:00pm. For more information, call the Dance Hotline at 626-205-2044. Web site: http://www.caldancecoop.org.

South Pasadena - Intro to Contra Dance Class:Two series of three classes on Wednesday nights at the Pointe by Ponte Dance Studio Unit #104, 1315 Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena, 91030 from 8:15pm to 9:30pm. Participants can dance at some of the regular South Pasadena dances. Sponsored by South Pasadena Parks and Recreation, Leisure Classes (Community Services). Web site: http://www.ci.south-pasadena.ca.us/parks/parks.html.

South Pasadena - Farmers' Market: Contra Dance and English Country Dance Promotion. No admission charge. From 4:00 p.m/ - 7:00 p.m. at the South Pasadena Farmers' Market Annex (Meridian St. between Mission St. & El Centro St.), 91030. Contact: Ginger Alberti and Mike Sabo at (818) 352-1834 - (818) 606-0065 or brodiaeasdance@aol.com ~ http://southpasadenafarmersmarket.org/ - The California Dance Coop is sponsoring an information booth plus three hours of dancing and music on 11/14 as part of South Pasadena’s weekly Farmers' Market! - Help promote Contra Dance and English Country Dance, Answer questions, Hand out information, Participate in demo or public participation dances (on the sidewalk). Web site: http://www.caldancecoop.org.

Squaw Valley: Dance at Bear Mountain Library, 30733 E Kings Canyon, Squaw Valley, CA. Dance is at 6 pm, $5. Beginners are welcome! info: (559) 332-2528. Sponsored by Bear Mountain Friends of the Library

Stanford - Dance Weekend: A total immersion in waltz, swing, salsa, vintage dances, club dances and more with choices between three topics and experience levels. Held at the Roble Studio, 375 Santa Teresa Street in late June. Web site: http://socialdance.stanford.edu/danceweeks/danceweekend.htm.

Stanford - Cross-Step Waltz Weekend: In late January. Web site: http://richardpowers.com/workshops.htm.

Stanford - Waltz Weekend: A total immersion in the varying styles of waltz. Held at the Roble Studio, 375 Santa Teresa Street in late June. Register in advance. Web site: http://socialdance.stanford.edu/danceweeks/danceweekend.htm.

Tehachapi - California State Old Time Fiddle Association District 3 Old Time Fiddle Contest: is held each year in mid-September at the West Park Activity Center, 410 West D Street. Web site: http://www.tehachapi.com/fiddlecontest/.

Tehachapi: There will be a Contra Dance in Tehachapi, California on Saturday, June 7, 2008. The dance will be hosted by District 3 of the California Old-Time Fiddlers' Association. Wayne Thompson will be our caller at the Veterans Hall, (125 E. F St.) and the fun begins at 6 p.m. Live music will be lead by fiddling, Gayel Pitchford and an assortment of great local musicians (more fiddles, guitars, mandolin and string bass). Refreshments will be served and the admission is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. For more information, call Maria Weir Werth at 822-4150. Web site: None.

Tehachapi - Camp Kiya: Four-day music camp in July with some dancing. A music camp for the whole family, from beginners to advanced! Explore music "from the inside out." Discover the joy of jamming, improvisation, singing, dancing and playing tunes together. Try different instruments, learn new tunes and styles on your main one, have fun doing creative art projects, learn about the local native American culture, or just enjoy the woods. There's something for everyone at Camp Kiya! Register in advance. Located at Tehachapi Mountain Park. Web site: http://campkiya.com/.

Tomales: West Marin Commons presents dances at the Tomales Towh Hall, 27150 Highway One, beginning at 7pm. Admission: adults $10-$15 on a slidling scale. Kids under 12 free; 12-18 are $5. Web site: http://www.westmarincommons.org/barndancehub.

Thousand Oaks - Scandinavian Festival: Annual event at the California Lutheran University featuring a range of activities. Web site: http://scandinaviancenter.org/scandinavian_festival/.

Topanga - Squares: Square dances at the Topanga Community Club, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon blvd., Topanga, California from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. $8, TCC members $5, Kids free! Childcare helper available and kids area with a few actvities. Grill night is 4-6:30. Bring something to grill on the Grill provided and $5 buys sides. Potluck dessert. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/TopangaMountainMusic.

Truckee: Dance at the Truckee Community Center, 10046 Church Street. Time: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Donation: $12. Sponsored by the Sacramento Country Dance Society. Beginners are welcome. You don't need a partner, and there is always live music! For additional information on SCDS contra dances, call John or Laura at 916-739-6014 or email SactoCDS AT yahoo.com. Web site: http://www.scds.ca/.

Twin Bridges - Echo Summit Dance Camp Weekend: The Sacramento Country Dance Society sponsors the Echo Summit Dance Camp Weekend in mid-September. Web site: http://www.sactocds.org/s.

Ukiah: There are dances on the 2nd Saturday of the month at the Ukiah Methodist Church, 270 North Pine Street in the social hall (back entrance). Admission: $8 adults $6 teens $4 children. Hours: Dancing from 7:30 to 10:30. Teachings at 7:00. I have listed the North Bay Country Dance Society as the web site, but this is not an NBCDS dance, just one that they list. For more information: 272-4707 or 467-0311 or ulla@pacific.net. Web site: http://www.nbcds.org.

Walnut Creek: The Traditional Dances of the Golden State (TDOGS) are sponsoring a new dance series with dances at the Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, 1801 Lacassie Avenue, Walnut Creek (easy drive from Hwy 24/I-680), on 2nd Sundays. Admission: $10 ($12*) Students $5 ($6*) Kids & Teens under 20 years old Free; 20 - 25 years old $5 ($6*) (or pay what you can)* = Special Dance Price. Regular Contra from 4:00pm-7:00pm with a 3:30pm Lesson/Intro. We'll try out this beautiful location and, with your support, start a regular dance series! Email LynnUngar@gmail.com to help. Web site: http://haywardcontradance.org/.

Willits - Little Lake Grange: Dance at the Little Lake Grange Hall, 291 School St. at 6:30 p.m. All dances will be taught. No experience or partner necessary. Bring refreshments to share. Sliding scale admission (suggested $8 adults, $3 students). Info: Kimbal at 456-9128. Web site: None.

Woodland Hills - Summer Solstice Folk Music, Dance and Storytelling Festival: The California Traditional Music Society sponsors the Summer Solstice Folk Music, Dance and Storytelling Festival in late June. Web site: http://www.ctms-folkmusic.org/.

Yreka - Dance and Auction for the Dogs: Dance class 7:00 to 7:30 / Dance from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Tickets at the door: Adults $10; Couples: $15; Families $25; Students $5; Under 6 FREE at the Siskiyou Family YMCA • 350 N. Foothill Drive, Yreka, California. The Siskiyou Family YMCA is hosting a contra dance (also known as a "barn dance"), in support of the Siskiyou Snow Dog Sporting Association and its annual Siskiyou Sled Dog Races. Live music, primarily Irish jigs and reels, will be provided. The dance caller will offer beginner's instructions from 7 to 7:30, and will also teach each dance throughout the evening. Wear comfortable clothing and scuff free shoes. Light refreshments will be available and there will be a dessert auction. Race t-shirts will also be for sale. All proceeds from the Dance will be used to defray expenses for the Siskiyou Sled Dog Races to be held on Feb. 9th and 10th. The SSDSA is a Federally recognized 501-C6 not for profit organization. Web site: http://www.siskiyousleddograces.com.

Yreka - Benefit for Yreka Preservation: A community wide 'fun' raiser for Yreka Preservation. Friends are dancin' and jammin' to raise money for the Yreka Preservation. (Yreka's Historic Society). Dance is from 7 - 9 pm (dance lesson from 7:00-7:30). Tickets at the door: $10 singles, $15 couples, $25 family, $5 students, kids 5 and under free. Location: Siskiyou Family YMCA, 350 Foothill Drive, Yreka, CA 96097. For further information: Gita Lloyd 530.459.3281 2findagita@gmail.com - Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/610024775678359 or https://sites.google.com/site/yrekahistoricpreservation/.


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