Epicenter 2024

We’ve secured our line-up for Epicenter 2024, the epic urban contra weekend in Mill Valley. Join us April 5th-7th for high-voltage dances with gender-neutral calling by Seth Tepfer and Alexandra Deis-Lauby. The floor will buzz with tunes by the Free Raisins and Genticorum. Mark your calendar now and set an alarm…registration opens December 1st.

Aug 26 COVID Policy Update

Each quarter, the NBCDS Board considers revisions to our COVID Safety Policy. On August 26, 2023, the NBCDS Board of Directors confirmed our COVID-19 policy without changes. Masks are optional for all participants including dancers. However, dance manager/programmer teams have the prerogative to set stricter protocols for their dance series and events. Currently, Sebastopol ECD requires masks, and our dance series do not. We will make a concerted effort to communicate masking requirements for each event on our online calendar, in email announcements, and on social media posts. NBCDS strongly encourages vaccination and current boosters. We remind people to refrain from attending events when they feel ill. We will continue to gather contact information at sign-in and ask participants to alert the organizer of any positive COVID-19 cases that emerge within a week of the event. To track trends and assess relative risk, the NBCDS Board and dance managers consult community wastewater viral load measurements that are published on Verily.com for cities near our dances: San RafaelNapaSanta Rosa, and Petaluma.

Apple Tree Morris Workshop

Banish the dark of winter! Celebrate the fertility of summer! Morris is English folk dance with bells on, clashing sticks, and swooping hankies.  Apple Tree Morris performs at festivals and holidays, often with a pub nearby…

Join us for a series of workshops this October on four Thursdays evenings 7:30-9:00 at the Sebastopol Community Center Annex. RSVPs encouraged — email Linton Hale info@appletreemorris.org. Find out more at https://appletreemorris.org