Bark, bark! BigDOG wags its tail!

New BIG Day LogoHere, finally, is an update. The Big Day of Giving website has had problems since this morning, sometimes working and sometimes not, and it is not working at this time. The event has been extended to 3:00PM Wednesday, so if you wish, you may check the website to see if it works.

As a good alternative, you can donate online via our partner JustGive,, and it will be credited to our BigDOG fundraising. You may bring a check to the next dance, as Paul Larsen suggested, and it will be much appreciated but won’t count towards BigDOG. And you may call Celine at 916-893-8616 and she will take down your credit card information (be patient, she wasn’t expecting to be doing this!).

We received donations early in the day, and at times during the day, totaling $1450 from 19 supporters. To those of you who were lucky or persistent, THANK YOU! Our donation webpage will not likely reflect the correct amount any time during the event, but we are receiving your donations and they are being acknowledged by Celine.

We will make use of your contribution to fund special activities such as family dances, national callers and musicians, and waltz workshops.

Big Day of Giving in 8 days!


The Big Day of Giving is fast approaching. This is an exciting time for our city and for our Sacramento Country Dance Society friends. Just this week we were informed that Golden 1 Credit Union will once again make an extra contribution for every donation made using a Golden 1 credit or debit card. So reach for that plastic if you’re a Golden 1 member!

Mark your calendar for May 3rd. Love our traditions, preserve our heritage, serve our town. See you at the dance!

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Big Day of Giving

BigDOG-bannerFriends of Sacramento Country Dance Society:

It’s Big DAY OF GIVING SEASON in Sacramento!

2016 is already off to an exciting start for dancers in Sacramento!  As we continue with our traditional Contra and English Country Dance events, we are also focusing on new traditions that grow our dance community, and help ensure this wonderful tradition is able to thrive in Sacramento.

  • Workshops are being developed to offer training for new callers. We hope to attract local folk and grow our local talent!
  • Families are being invited to specially organized dances. If you weren’t at the Feb. 13th Family Dance, you missed a lot of excitement. Squeals of delight were heard throughout the afternoon.
  • In April we will host special talent at our Anniversary Dance and the English Country May Day celebration weekend. Mark your calendar! You won’t want to miss that!
  • Our newest tradition, as practiced in many Contra communities, is hosting a Community Band night, when our fine local musicians can join in the fun and play for a Contra Dance.

This will mark the third year the Sacramento Country Dance Society has participated in the Give Local Now campaign. Their Big Day of Giving event, which occurs once a year in a single 24 hour period, has raised over $9 million for local organizations.

Because we love our town, because DANCING also LIFTS UP LIVES, mark your calendar for May 3rd, 2016, Big Day of Giving.  Put your money where your heart is and make a one time, tax deductible contribution.  It’s fast, it’s easy, and it ensures the future of Contra and English Country Dancing in Sacramento. Help save an elegant and beautiful tradition.

See you at the dance.