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Balance the Bay San Francisco Contra Dance Weekend

August 11August 13

San Francisco’s Balance the Bay contra weekend August 11-13. Hot dancing in the cool summer breeze. Musicians: Nova & The Gaslight Tinkers. Callers: Lisa Greenleaf & Michael Karcher.

Nova is a neo-trad trio hailing from New England featuring Kathleen Fownes on fiddle, Everest Witman on guitar and mandolin, and Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin on accordion and piano.

The Gaslight Tinkers blend global rhythms to create a joyously danceable sound around a core of traditional New England old time and Celtic fiddle music. (Peter Siegel on guitar, Garrett Sawyer on bass, Jopey Fitzpatrick on drums, and Noah VanNorstrand on fiddle.)

Lisa Greenleaf travels the country and beyond, teaching and calling for dances, camps, and festivals. She is widely acclaimed for her humor, high-energy calling, and clear teaching of zesty, flowing dances.

Michael Karcher has been calling dances and weekends around North America since 2011. He has honed a warm and concise style of teaching and calling, to the delight of dancers across the continent.

Calling will be gender neutral (Larks and Robins).

The Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center is just 2000 feet from the ocean. Overlooking Lake Merced, it is kept cool in summer by sea breezes and coastal fog. It has a rubber-pad sprung floor, excellent ventilation, and plenty of parking.

Registration is now open! To sign up and for more information, go to balancethebay.org


August 11
August 13
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Bay Area Country Dance Society
Balance the Bay Committee


Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center
207 Skyline Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94132 United States
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