Where to Experience a Public Barn Dance

Swing your partner!

You have a few opportunities to come dance with me at public dances.  As you can see from my calendar, most of my events are private parties where the host doesn't want people there who were not invited.  So come to these regular public dance events instead.

Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange, Santa Cruz

Third Fridays of every month during the school year, we hold a family-friendly dance at the Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz.  Join us for a potluck supper at 6:00 before the dancing starts at 6:30.  We knock off around 8:00 to let everyone get home and have a good night sleep before school the next day.  Live music featuring Deby's Ginormous String Band.  We take the summer off, so no dances in June, July, or August.  We get bumped in November, so no dance in November, either.

Pie Ranch, Pescadero

Third Saturdays of the month, since October 2006 in the roadside barn at Pie Ranch, 2080 Cabrillo Hwy, Pescadero, about 20 miles north of Santa Cruz and 30 miles south of Half Moon Bay along Hwy 1.  This is the original, featuring the County Line Pickers!  We started here, and the dance has run away with all of us.  We never anticipated that it would be so popular!  Join us for three hours of dancing with all the people who come out to dance at Pie Ranch.  Expect it to feel crowded, and you'll have a great time.  The dance starts right after the potluck supper wraps up.  During Pacific Standard Time the dance runs from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.  During Pacific Daylight Time the dance runs from 7:00 to 10:00 PM.  (It's the same time every month, but we change our clocks to confuse ourselves.)

Emma Prusch Farm Park, San Jose -- NOW CANCELED

Second Wednesdays of the month FROM March 11, 2015 to January 11, 2017 in the Multi-Cultural Center at Emma Prusch Farm Park, 647 S King Rd, San Jose.  Dancing runs from 7:00 to 9:00.  This event is co-sponsored by me and the Prusch Farm Park Foundation, in cooperation with Veggielution, the urban, organic farm based in Prusch Park.  This dance is significantly similar to the dances I've done at Pie Ranch for many years, but they won't be as crowded, as this space is much larger than the Pie Barn, and so far not everyone has heard about it.  Isn't that a nice change?  Confirm details on the Veggielution page for upcoming events or on Andy's gig calendar.

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