Monthly Archives: January 2014

Baile de California’s Upcoming Performances

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We are off to a GREAT start in 2014 & looking forward to our first two performances of the year!

Our first performance will be at 1st Thursday & is FREE!!!  We will be dancing Thursday, Feb. 6th at El Presidio de Santa Barbara,123 E Canon Perdido St., in the Presidio Chapel.  We will share the “floor” w/ musicians- Luis Moreno & Mike Mullins.  Dancing to live accompaniment is always a wonderful treat for dancers and we are looking forward to it!  We will also be teaching the dances of the California Rancho Period, bring your dancing shoes!
Enjoy a rare opportunity to visit the Presidio by candlelight. Experience living history vignettes and see the Presidio as you might have over two centuries ago: hear the comandante converse with officials, watch the soldados relax after a long day’s work, and enjoy the music and dances of Early California.  http://sbthp.org/events2.htm 

El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park
123 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara
Free First Thursday Event

2014 Underway…

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Baile de California is off to a running start in 2014!  Classes/rehearsals have begun but new dancers are always welcome!  We are preparing for several upcoming performances beginning with 1st Thursday on Feb. 6th, 5:00 to 8:00 pm.  We will be performing at El Presidio de Santa Barbara at the popular Presidio Pastimes by Candlelight, sponsored by the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation.  Look for us in the Presidio Chapel, 123 E. Canon Perdido St.  We are looking forward to dancing to live music by local favorites, Luis Moreno and Mike Mullins, playing traditional instruments.  We will be joined by los Soldados del Presidio and will be inviting the audience to join us.

Feb. 8th we will be performing at EBF Productions’ Variety United show at the Marjorie Luke TheatreThe lobby will open at 6:00 pm offering a wide range of items for sale by local non-profit organizations.  The family-friendly show begins at 7:00 pm, tickets available at the door, CASH or CHECKS ONY, adults $15, students & seniors $10.

Please see EBF Productions’ website http://ebfproductions.org/  for details.

             More opportunities await Baile de California, historic events including the California Mission Studies Association’s Annual Conference in Paso Robles and at Mission San Antonio de Padua. 

 In April, Santa Barbara will celebrate her founding 232 years ago by Gov. Felipe de Neve and Fr. Junípero Serra with a re-enactment at El Presidio de Santa BarbaraEarly-California dance, pottery, archaeology, blacksmithing, adobe brick making, birthday cake, and the presentation of St. Barbara 2014 will all be part of the festivities! 

Check back soon to see what else is coming or send us an email (Baile.de.California@live.com) to be added to our Friends of Baile de California and receive email updates for upcoming events.   Like us on Facebook!