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Unless otherwise stated, 1415 initiates telephone numbers; start times are after Noon.
    JANUARY's regularly-scheduled dances

Friday, January 1; 9-12; $9
Survivors' Day Dance at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class at 7:30 and dance: $20, Students: $16. San Francisco Bay Bridge toward Sacramento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Saturday, January 2; 5-12: $Donation
Fund Raiser for Ken and Marla Saltzstine who lost everything in a fire, at the Allegro Ballroom that has donated the space, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class at 5 with Kelly Casanova who has donated her time, and the regular Next Generation Swing Dance Club dance. San Francisco Bay Bridge toward Sacramento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.♦

Saturday, January 2; 8-?; $20
BANGERS & MASH play for A Victorian Twelfth Night Ball (The Dickens Fair Reunion Ball) at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Waltz and Victorian dances. Costumes, 1837-1870 or other vintage, or evening dress admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $15 through December 27 from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731) or PayPal. Class at 7:15. - From Bayshore (101), Third Avenue toward hills; Right at light after railroad tracks; Left at end, venue on corner at Right. From Junípero Serra (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue; Left on Ellsworth to Tilton.

Wednesday, January 6; 9:15-11:30: $6
Top of Beardsley's resumes its weekly schedule at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club of San Mateo at 100 North B Street (Telephone: 1650/343-7981). Classes with Ed Cirio or Phil Trau at 7 and 8 and dance: $11.♦

Friday, January 8; 8:45-10:45: $12
Beresford Boogie Social Dance at the Beresford Park & Community Center, 2720 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo. Salsa class at 8 (Telephone: 1650-571-0836). Answers?

Friday, January 8; 9-11:15: $13
STOMPY JONES plays for high-tempo Swing dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. In advance: $10. Class with Swing Is The Thing's Nick Lawrence (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) at 8.

Saturday, January 9; 8-9 and 11-12: $35
Feel The Beat at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Performances 9-11; $25 through January3. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Sunday, January 10; 6:30-10: $10
Michelle Kinkaid's Anniversary Celebration XX of her twenty-one years of Second Sunday Dances. The Imperial Dance Club (Telephone: 1650/366-0504), 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City. Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282). Class at 6.♦

Wednesday, January 13; 8:30-11:15: $10
BERNARD ANDERSON AND THE OLD SCHOOL BAND play for low-tempo Swing dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 7:30 with Swing Is The Thing's Nick Lawrence (Telephone: 1510/524-2546).

Thursday, January 14; 20:00-04:00: $10
Monterey SwingFest's EarlyBird class with Jordan Frisbee and Tatiana Mollman at 7 and Dance at the Hotel Hyatt Regency, 1 Golf Course Drive.♦

Friday-Monday, January 15-18: $139
Monterey SwingFest at the Hotel Hyatt Regency ($129), 1 Golf Course Drive (Telephones: California: 1800/824-2196; Exterior: 800/492-8822; 831/372-1234; Facsimile: /375-3960). Through December, $119 payable to Central Coast Swing Dance, 333 Rice Ranch Road, Santa Maria 93455 (Telephone: 1805/937-1574). Answers? ♦

Sunday, January 17 — BREAK
Bayside Swing isn't happening tonight. It will resume February 21 at Just Dance Ballroom.

Friday, January 22; 8-?: $39.25 in advance from 1866/55TICKETS
The World's Faire (Telephone: 435-7527) at the Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Avenue. Period dress/costumes admired, not required. Answers?

Saturday, January 23; 7:30-10: $10
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's (HotLine: 1707/523-9477) fourth Saturday dance resumes its regular schedule at the Oddfellows Pacific Hall, 545 Pacific Avenue, Santa Rosa. Class at 6:30.

Saturday, January 23; 8-11: $8On Suspension
Swing in da City, resumes its Fourth Saturday schedule at Cheryl Burke DanceDrew Lachey Room, 1500 Sixteenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Class at 7 and dance: $14. Answers?

Saturday, January 23; 8-?: $39.25 in advance from 1866/55TICKETS
The Tenth Annual Edwardian Ball (Telephone: 435-7527) at the Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Avenue. Period dress/costumes admired, not required. Answers?

Saturday, January 23; 9-12: $9
The Allegro Ballroom's Invitational 10:30 performance(s) by TBA at 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). San Francisco Bay Bridge toward Sacramento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Saturday-Sunday, January 29-January 31; Matinée: $30; Evening reserved: $45
City Lights Ball XII NDCA Ballroom Dance Competition & Show (Telephone: 1650/223-4950) at the Doubletree Hotel San José ($89 through January 15), 2050 Gateway Place (Telephones: 1800/222-TREE; 408/453-4000) Answers?

Friday, January 29; 8:30-11: $8
Country and Line Dance, mixers and prizes at Kodiak Jack's, 256 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma (Telephone: 1707/694-9428). Classes at 7 and 7:45 with Yvonne Benavidez-Wayne and Jason Wayne. Answers?

Sunday, January 31; 7-10:30: $10
Fifth Sunday [Lakeside] Swing at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 6 and dance, $14. Answers?

      JANUARY MUSIC
Friday, January 8; 9-11:15: $13
Stompy Jones plays for high-tempo Swing dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center. See details above.

Wednesday, January 13; 8:30-11:15: $10
Bernard Anderson and the Old School Band play for low-tempo Swing dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center. Please see details above.

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    FEBRUARY's regularly-scheduled dances

Saturday, February 6; 8-12: $15
Les Mardi Gras de Vampires at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Waltzes, Polkas, Schottisches, Mazurkas, Les Lanciers, and other popular mid-Victorian English and French couple and set dances, Congress of Vienna Waltz, Le Tango and La Samba. Late CCMM century, Masks, CCMM-CMM Century or Mardi Gras costume or evening dress admired, not required for this ante-bellum New Orleans ball. Food to share welcome. $15 through January 30 from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7. - From Bayshore (101), Third Avenue toward hills; Right at light after railroad tracks; Left at end, venue on corner at Right. From Junípero Serra (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue; Left on Ellsworth to Tilton.

Saturday, February 6; 9-11:30: $10
Beresford Boogie Social Dance at the Beresford Park & Community Center, 2720 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo. Class at 8 (Telephone: 1650-571-0836). Answers?

Sunday, February 7 — Break!
Boogie Woogie Ballroom isn't happening tonight at the Burlingame Masonic Center in San Mateo. Answers?

Sunday, February 7, 6:30-10; $10 — SCHEDULE CHANGE!
Michelle Kinkaid's monthly dance is tonight at the Imperial Dance Club, 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City (Telephone: 1650/366-0504). Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282).♦

Monday, February 8; 8-11: $10 — New bi-weekly gig!
Second Monday Swing at the Dance Loft with Melissa Rutz (Telephone: 1917/687-4280), 2475 Third Street, 311 (Telephone: 970-1995). Class at 7 and dance: $15. Also Fourth Monday. Answers?

Thursday, February 11; 8:00 'til the last dancer drops: $5
The public is welcome to attend the Capital Swing Dancers Presidents' Day Early-Bird Dance at the Radisson Hotel and Convention Center, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento.♦

Friday-Sunday, February 12-14; $140
Capital Swing Dancers' (Telephone 1916/271-2385) Presidents' Day Convention XVII (AANCE, AAU; NASDE; WSDC) at the Radisson Hotel and Convention Center ($100), 500 Leisure Lane (Telephones: 1800/333-3333; 916/922-2020), Sacramento. Event, three buffet-style meals, hospitality suite: $125; younger than 18: $65 payable to: Capital Swing Dancers, c/o Sheryl Zazzi, 1709 Lakewood Drive, West Sacramento 95691 (Tele: 1916/371-2385). Answers?

Friday, February 12; 8:30-?: $25
TOMMY CASTRO at the Mill Valley Events Center, 19 Corte Madera Avenue (Tele: 389-5072). In advance: $22.50.

Friday, February 12; 9-11:15: $13
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS feturing Miss Carmen Getit at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. In advance: $10. Class with Swing Is The Thing's Nick Lawrence (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) at 8.

Sunday, February 14 — SCHEDULE CHANGE!
Michelle Kinkaid's monthly dance was last week. We're dancing with the Capital Swing Dancers, below, tonight.♦

Sunday, February 14; 2:15-5: $28
Be My Valentine Party Dance and Dinner at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: February 8 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 1228 Hillcrest Boulevard, Millbrae 94080 (Telephones: 1650/697-2763; /455-2402). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, February 14; 6-8:30: $10
The RED Dance Party celebrating Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year! Drawings and Chinese New Year gifts for all. Mixers. Buffet, cake, and ice cream. Boogie Woogie Ballroom at the Burlingame Masonic Center, 145 Park Road. Class at 5 and dance: $12. Answers?

Sunday, February 14; ~8:00 'til the last dancer drops: $10
The public is welcome to attend the Capital Swing Dancers Presidents' Day Convention's closing dance at the Radisson Hotel and Convention Center, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento.♦

Friday, February 18-Sunday, February 21: $235 (other options available.)
SF/Bay Area Salsa Rueda Festival (Telephone: .608-6180) at Hotel Whitcomb ($75), 1231 Market Street (MArket 6-8000; Reservation telephone: 1800/227-4747). Friday: Dinner and Timba; Saturday: JESUS DIAZ Y SU QBA and RUMBACHE. Through January 14: $220. Answers?

Saturday, February 20, 9-1; $30 (In advance: $25)
Gung Hay Fat Choy 4708! Welcome The Year of the Tiger (Years of the Tiger. 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998) at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Asian buffet 7-9. Lion dance; any Traditional and/or Most Creative costume contest. Answers? San Francisco Bay Bridge toward Sacramento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.♦

Sunday, February 21; 2-5: Gratis!
HAROLD JONES AND THE BOSSMEN play for dancing on the San Geronimo Golf Course Club House's small floor, 5800 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard (Telephone: 488-4030).

Monday, February 22; 8-11: $10 — New bi-weekly gig!
Fourth Monday Swing at the Dance Loft with Melissa Rutz (Telephone: 1917/687-4280), 2475 Third Street, 311 (Telephone: 970-1995). Class at 7 and dance: $15. Also Second Monday. Answers?

Sunday, February 21; 7-10:30: $9
Bayside Swing resumes its normal Third Sunday schedule at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Class at 6 and dance: $13. Host: Mike Pyle (Telephone: 1707/315-6204). From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Friday-Sunday, February 26-28: $339 each of two (other options available)
THE FUNATICS play for dancing through the Sierra Nevada aboard the Country/Western and Wine Tasting Fun Train a.k.a. Reno Fun Train (adults only) a.k.a. Michelle Kinkaid's Train Magic departing Emeryville, Martinez, Suisun, or Sacramento, returning Sunday, February 28. Listen to MARK GUSTASON in the piano lounge. Transportation, two nights at Silver Legacy Resort Casino, chicken pot pie on Friday, deli lunch on Sunday; sausages (buy 'burgers, burritos, chips, etc. at snack bar), “Winners Book”. Payable to Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112. Call 585-6282 to learn whether there's space for you.

Saturday, February 27; 7-11: $25? - $20? in advance
The Fifth Annual Vima Ball at Vima Dance Studio, 560 Third Street (Telephone: 977-0203). Performances, refreshments. In advance: $20. Answers?

Saturday, February 27, 9-?: $25
THE HI RHYTHM HUSTLERS at 9; THE HOLLYWOOD COMBO at 10, and BIG JAY McNEELY at 11:15 at Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street (Tele: 239-7002). In advance: $20. Class at 8:15. Answers? Or telephone 505-8530.♦

Saturday, February 27; 8-11: $8 — On Suspension
Swing in da City moves to the First Sunday next week at Cheryl Burke Dance 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Class at 7 and dance: $14. Answers?

     FEBRUARY MUSIC
Friday, February 12; 8:30-?: $25
Tommy Castro at the Mill Valley Events Center, 19 Corte Madera Avenue. Please see details above.

Friday, February 12; 9-11:15: $13
Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums play for high-tempo Swing dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center. Please see details above.

Sunday, February 21; 2-5: Gratis!
Harold Jones and the Bossmen play at the San Geronimo Golf Course Club House. Please see details above.

Saturday, February 27, 9-?: $25
The Hi Rhythm Hustlers at 9, The Hollywood Combo at 10, and Big Jay McNeely at 11:15 at Verdi Club. See details above.

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    MARCH's regularly scheduled dances

Saturday, March 6; 8-?: $20
LEE PRESSON AND THE NAILS play Swing, Blues, and vintage ballroom dance music at An Evening of Cabaret (A Night of 1930s Decadence in Berlin) at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Costumes, vintage, or evening dress admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $15 through February 27 from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731) or PayPal. Class at 7. From Bayshore (101), Third Avenue toward hills; Right at light after railroad tracks; Left at end, venue on corner at Right. From Junípero Serra (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue; Left on Ellsworth to Tilton.

Saturday, March 6; 9-11:30: $10
Beresford Boogie Social Dance at the Beresford Park & Community Center, 2720 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo. Class at 8 (Telephone: 1650-571-0836). Answers?

Sunday, March 7 — Break!
Boogie Woogie Ballroom isn't happening tonight at the Burlingame Masonic Center in San Mateo. Answers?

Sunday, March 7; 8-11: $8 – NEW FIRST SUNDAY DANCE!
Swing in da City, at Cheryl Burke Dance, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Class at 7 and dance: $14. Answers?

Monday, March 8; 8-11: $10 — New bi-weekly gig!
Just Knock, a Second and Fourth Monday Swing dance at the Dance Loft with Melissa Rutz (Telephone: 1917/687-4280), 2475 Third Street, 311 (Telephone: 970-1995). Class at 7 and dance: $15. Answers?

Friday, March 12; 8:45-10:45: $12
Beresford Boogie Social Dance at the Beresford Park & Community Center, 2720 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo. West Coast Swing class at at 8 (Telephone: 1650-571-0836) Answers?

Saturday, March 13; 8:30-11:30: $13
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS featuring Miss Carmen Getit Swing Into Spring at Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Avenue, Alameda (Telephone: 1510/865-5060). In advance: $10. Class at 8.♦

Sunday, March 14; 6:30-10: $10 – Workshops at 4:30 and dance; $40
Swing Joins Country, a day of Swing and Country dancing and Show at the Imperial Dance Club, 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City (Telephone: 1650/366-0504). Workshops 4:30-6 and dance $30 through March 3 sent to Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282).♦

Saturday, March 20; 8-11: $5
Swing City Dancers' Beginning of Spring Mixed Swing Thaw Dance at City College's Health and Wellness Center, Howth Street at Ocean Avenue, Room 307 (Telephone: 452-5353). Class at 7. Answers?♦

Wednesday, March 24; 8-11:30: $15 — Not a dance gig!
Keith Crossan's BEATNIK JUNGLE BAND debut. Biscuits & Blues, 401 Mason Street (Telephone: 292-2583).

Thursday, March 25-March 28; $Complex
San Francisco Open DanceSport Championships (NDCA) at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame (Telephones: 1800/228-9290; 650/692-9100; Facsimile: -8016). Amounts payable to: Imperial Productions, LLC, 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City 94063 (Telephone: 1650/780-9456). Hosts: Stephan and Denise Jourdaine-Krauel (Voice/Facsimile: 1650/366- 0504). Hostess: Nadia Eftedal (Tel: 1562/902-7657).

Thursday, March 25; 9:20-?: $15
CASEY MacGILL & THE BLUE 4 TRIO play for dancing at 9:20 Special at the Russian Center, 2460 Sutter Street. Answers?

Thursday, March 25; 10-1:30: $15
LOUIE ROMERO Y SU GRUPO MAZACOTE plays for the 1st Annual San Francisco Salsa Festival's (Telephone: 1510/697-1892) Welcome Party at Café Cocomo, 650 Indiana Street (Telephone: 824-6910). Class at 8:30.

Friday, March 26-Saturday, March 27: $150 (In Advance: $80. Other options available)
2nd Annual San Francisco Salsa Festival (Telephone: 1510/697-1892) at the Westin San Francisco ($129 through February 23), Fifty Third Street (Telephones: 1888/627-8561; 974-6400; Facsimile: 543-8268).

Friday, March 26; Midnight-2: $18
CASEY MacGILL & THE BLUE 4 TRIO is playing for Charleston Alley at Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street (Telephone: 861-9190). “Big Band era” recorded music 9-12. Class at 8. Tickets. Answers?

Saturday, March 27; 7-12: $16 – Minors: $10
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's (HotLine: 1707/523-9477) annual Black & White Ball and Pot Luck Buffet (please take something) at the Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Petaluma Boulevard South. Via Redwood Highway (101) from Golden Gate Bridge, Petaluma Boulevard South, Left at signal, Right into second driveway.♦

Wednesday, March 31 – DEADLINE!
Discounted deposit of $100, with $120 coupon book, due today for the Saturday, August 21-Saturday August 28: Sea Magic Voyage of the Glaciers: Dance Cruise: Vancouver, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, College Ford, Whittier (Anchorage) aboard Coral Princess. Each of two: Inside, $934.65; Outside, $1,224.65; Balcony, 1,824.65; Suite, $2,074.65 payable to: Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112 (Voice/Facsimile: 585-6282). Answers?

     MARCH MUSIC
Friday-Sunday, March 5-7: $90; Accompanied ages 12 and younger: Gratis! (Other options available.)
Dixieland Monterey XXX's Jazz Bash by the Bay (Telephones: 1831/675-0298; 888/349-6879) Answers?

Saturday, March 6; 8-?: $20
Lee Presson and the Nails play for An Evening of Cabaret at the San Mateo Masonic Temple. See details above.

Saturday, March 13; 8:30-11:30: $13
Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums at Rhythmix Cultural Works. In advance: $10. Class at 8. Please see details above.

Wednesday, March 24; 8-11:30: $15 — Not a dance gig!
Keith Crossan's Beatnik Jungle Band at Biscuits & Blues, 401 Mason Street. Please see details above.

Thursday, March 25; 9:20-?: $15
Casey MacGill & The Blue 4 Trio at 9:20 Special at the Russian Center. Please4 see details above.

Friday, March 26; Midnight-2: $18
Casey MacGill & The Blue 4 Trio is playing for Charleston Alley at the Verdi Club. Please see details above.


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   APRIL's regularly scheduled dances

Saturday, April 3; 6:30-12: $12
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club celebrates its Twenty-first Anniversary, at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655- 2888). San Francisco Bay Bridge toward Sacramento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Saturday, April 3; 8-?: $20
BANGERS & MASH plays Waltzes, Polkas, Schottisches, Mazurkas, Congress of Vienna, Bohemian National Polka, and Lancers’ Quadrille at L'Legion Fantistique Bal – A Victorian/Edwardian Steampunk Ball in Honour of Jules Verne at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Costumes, vintage, or evening dress admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $15 through March 28 from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731) or PayPal. Class at 7:15. — From Bayshore (101), Third Avenue toward hills; Right at light after railroad tracks; Left at end, venue on corner at Right. From Junípero Serra (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue; left on Ellsworth to Tilton.

Sunday, April 4 — Break!
Boogie Woogie Ballroom isn't happening tonight at the Burlingame Masonic Center in San Mateo. Answers?

Sunday, April 4; 8-11: $8 – NEW FIRST SUNDAY DANCE!
Swing in da City, at Cheryl Burke Dance 1830 Seventeenth Street (Tele: 252-9000). Class at 7 and dance: $14. Answers?♦

Sunday, April 4; 8-?: $10 – NEW FIRST SUNDAY DANCE!
Swingin' Country Variety Dance at the Dance Spectrum, 1707 South Bascom Avenue, Campbell (Telephone: 1408/371-9722). Class at 7 and dance: $12. Answers?

Saturday, April 10; 9-11:30: $65
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Evening at the Moulin Rouge coronation ball at the Crown Plaza Hotel (Code: GG4=$104.60 net through April 5 at telephone 1650/570-5700), 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City. Hospitality at 2, Cocktails at 5, Coronation at 7, Dinner at 8. Formal attire, please. Reservations: 1650/697-2763 or send payment with order for PRIME RIB, PETRALE SOLE, or VEGETARIAN WELLINGTON to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, Inc., 1229 Hillcrest Boulevard, Millbrae 94030.

Thursday, April 15; ?-?: $
Reno Dance Sensation Swing and Salsa Championships and Show's Welcome Dance (Telephone 1916/285-6557) at the Grand Sierra Resort ($94), 2500 East Second Street (Telephones: 1800/501-2651; 775/789-2000). Answers?♦

Friday-Sunday, April 16-18: $125; Students/Other nationals: $100; Younger than 18: $75
Reno Dance Sensation Swing and Salsa Championships and Show VII at the Grand Sierra Resort ($94), 2500 East Second Street (Telephones: 1800/501-2651; 775/789-2000). WSDC. Reno Dance Sensation, 702 Mangrove Avenue 328, Chico 95926 (Telephone: 1916/317-5450). Answers?♦

Saturday, April 17; 8-11: $5
Swing City Dancers' DJ Michelle Kinkaid at City College's Health and Wellness Center, Howth Street at Ocean Avenue, Room 307 (Telephone: 452-5353). Class at 7. Answers?

Saturday, April 17; 8:30-12: $20
BRASSWORKS plays for dancing Waltzes, Polkas, Schottisches, Mazurkas, Sir Roger de Coverley, and Congress of Vienna for Ye Gaskell Occasional Dance Society's Ball at the Scottish Rite Temple, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland. Potluck food and refreshments. Class at 7:45. Answers?

Wednesday, April 21; 9:30-?: $12
LAVAY SMITH & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers play for up tempo Swing dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 8:30. Answers?

April 23-May 2: National Dance Week Kick-Off Event, Noon-1, Union Square

April 24-May 2: National Dance Week

Saturday, April 24; 8-11: $??
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS featuring Miss Carmen Getit at Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa. Class at 7. Answers?

Saturday, April 24; 9-2: $15
GAUCHO GYPSY JAZZ BAND plays the Gaucho Midnight Concert after the DJ'd tribute to Count Basie, Corner Pocket Swing Dance at Club Verdi, 2424 Mariposa Street (Tele: 861-9190). Answers? Tele: 1916-427-9464

April 25-May 2: National Dance Week

Sunday, April 25; 7-10:30: $10
Lakeside Swing Anniversary at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Classes with Sean McKeever and Tara Trafzer at 5 and 6 and dance: $15. Food, prizes. Answers?

Sunday, April 25; 5-11: $15
Northern California Swing Dance Challenge V (Telephone: 1707/694-3428) at Kodiak Jack's, 256 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma. Finalists from – Swing in da City at Cheryl Burke Dance, April 4; Michelle's Second Sunday Dance at the Imperial Dance Club, April 11; The Station, April 13 and 20; West Coast Swing University, April 15 and 22; Studio One at Chico Creek Dance Center, April 8 and 22 – compete starting at 7. With workshops, competitions, etc., from 11a.m., $50. Answers?

April 26-May 2: National Dance Week

April 27-May 2: National Dance Week

April 28-May 2: National Dance Week

April 29-May 2: National Dance Week

April 30-May 2: National Dance Week

Friday, April 30; 8:30-?: $12
STOMPY JONES plays at Rancho Nicasio, On The Town Square, Nicasio (Telephone: 662-2219).

     APRIL MUSIC
Saturday, April 3; 8-?: $20
Bangers & Mash plays for L'Legion Fantistique Bal at the San Mateo Masonic Temple. Please see details above.

Saturday, April 17; 8:30-12: $20
Brassworks plays for Ye Gaskell Occasional Dance Society's Ball. Please see details above.

Wednesday, April 21; 9:30-?: $12
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers play for up tempo Swing dancing at Ashkenaz. Please see details above.

Saturday, April 24; 12-2: $15
Gaucho Gypsy Jazz Band at the Verdi Club. Please see details above.

Friday, April 30; 8:30-?: $12
Stompy Jones at Rancho Nicasio. Please see details above.

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   MAY's Regularly-scheduled dances

May 1-May 2: National Dance Week

Saturday, May 1; 8-?: $20
AVALON RISING plays Waltzes, Celtic reels and jigs, and other Victorian dances for The Courts of Færie Masquerade Ball at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Costumes, fantasy, fairy, or fairy tale, vintage, or evening dress admired, not required. Masks recommended. Food to share welcome. $15 through March 28 from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731) or PayPal. Class at 7:15. — From Bayshore (101), Third Avenue toward hills; Right at light after railroad tracks; Left at end, venue on corner at Right. From Junípero Serra (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue; Left on Ellsworth to Tilton.

May 2: Last day of National Dance Week

Sunday, May 2; 6-10: $10
Top of Beardsley's celebrates thirty-two years of Swing Dancers Delight at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street. — From Bayshore (101), Third Avenue toward hills; Right at light after railroad tracks; venue at right about a half-block before T intersection. From Junípero Serra (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue; Left on B Street; venue at right about a half block before T intersetion.

Sunday, May 2; 7-10: $10
South Bay Blues' Grand Opening at 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale. Class at 6. Take food to share (Telephone: 1650/326-6265). Answers?

Sunday, May 2; 8-11: $8 – NEW FIRST SUNDAY DANCE!
Swing in da City, at Cheryl Burke Dance, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Class at 7 and dance: $14. Answers?

Sunday, May 2; 8-?: $10 – NEW FIRST SUNDAY DANCE!
Swingin' Country Variety Dance at the Dance Spectrum, 1707 South Bascom Avenue, Campbell (Telephone: 1408/371-9722). Class at 7 and dance: $12. Answers?

Friday, May 7; 9-12: $10 – NEW FRIDAYS DANCE!
Variety dance at the NAPA Dance Club, 560 El Camino Real, Redwood City. Class at 8 and dance: $15. Snacks, wine, beer to share welcome.

Saturday, May 8; 8:30-?: $12
LAVAY SMITH & Her RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for dancing at Rancho Nicasio, On The Town Square, Nicasio (Telephone: 662-2219).

Friday, May 14; 9-12: $10 – New FRIDAYS Dance!
Variety dance at the NAPA Dance Club, 560 El Camino Real, Redwood City. Class at 8 and dance: $15. Snacks, wine, beer to share welcome.

Saturday, May 15; 8-11: $10
THE BONAFIDE BLUES play for Swing City Dancers' Mixed Swing Dance (Telephone: 553-8680) in Room 307 at City College's Health and Wellness Center, Howth Street at Ocean Avenue. Class at 7. Answers?♦

Sunday, May 16; 2:15-5: $28
Latin Fever Party Dance and Dinner at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: May 13 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 251 Wicklow Drive, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 1650/455-2402; 753-8087). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Friday, May 21; 9-12: $10 – New Fridays Dance!
Variety dance at the NAPA Dance Club, 560 El Camino Real, Redwood City. Class at 8 and dance: $15. Snacks, wine, beer to share welcome.

Thursday, May 27, 20:00-04:00: $10
The public is welcome to attend FreZno Dance Classic's Welcome Dance at the Radisson Convention Center Hotel, 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno.

Friday-Monday, May 28-31: $185 through April, $195 after
FreZno Dance Classic XXVII The FreZno De-MilitariZed Zone! (military/civilian attire from M*A*S*H, Klinger, McHale's Navy, or life Saturday night) at the Radisson Convention Center Hotel, 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno (Three nights ±$343 – Telephones: 1888/201-1718; 559/268-1000). Event, workshops, two dinners: $175; ages 13-19: $135; ages 5-12: $120; younger, Gratis! through April payable to: Dancin' Z Productions, Post Office Box 4274, Fresno 93744. Other options available; à la carte tickets at door. UCWDC/Q, WSDC. Host: Steve Zener (Telephone: 1559/486-1556).♦

Friday, May 28; 9-2: $15; Students: $8
GAUCHO GYPSY JAZZ BAND plays the Midnight Jumpin' Jive for up-tempo Swing dancing after the recorded 9-11:45 tribute to Cab Calloway at Club Verdi, 2424 Mariposa Street (Telephone: 861-9190). In advance: $12; VIP table seating: $25. Class at 8. Telephone: 1206/715-7507. Answers?

Saturday, May 29; 9-?: $15
LAVAY SMITH & Her RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for dancing at Café duNord, 2170 Market Street (Telephone: 861.5016).

Sunday, May 30; 6:30-10: $10
Lakeside Swing at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class with Mario Robau Junior at 6 and dance: $15. Tonight is a Fifth Sunday but Lakeside Swing will continue on Fourth Sundays. Answers?

     MAY MUSIC
Saturday, May 1; 8-?: $20
Avalon Rising plays The Courts of Færie Masquerade Ball at the San Mateo Masonic Lodge. See details above.

Saturday, May 8; 8:30-?: $12
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers at Rancho Nicasio. Please see details above.

Tuesday, May 11; 9:20-12: $7
Martini Brothers at Yoshi's, 1330 Fillmore Street (Telephone: 655.5600).

Saturday, May 15; 8-11: $10
The Bonifide Blues play for Swing City Dancers' Mixed Swing Dance at City College. Please see details above.

Saturday, May 22; 9-1: ~$150 — Adults only!
San Francisco Symphony's Black & White Ball at Civic Center.

Friday-Monday, May 28-31: $110; Ages 7-20: $50
Sacramento Jazz Jubilee XXXVII, 2787 Del Monte Street, West Sacramento 95691 (Telephone: 1916/372-5277x19).

Friday, May 28; 9-2: $15; Students: $8
Gaucho Gypsy Jazz Band plays for up-tempo Swing dancing at Club Verdi. Please see details above.

Saturday and Sunday, May 29 and 30: Last year's price: $100; Ages 12 and younger: $40
Santa Cruz Blues Festival XVII

Saturday, May 29; 9-?: $15
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers at Café duNord. Please see details above.

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Michelle Kinkaid's suspended classes resume June 29.




    JUNE's regularly scheduled dances

Wednesday, June 2; 9-?: $10 – Pre-teens: Gratis!
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS featuring Miss Carmen Getit play the Blues Dance Concert Series at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. East Coast Swing class with Karen & Michael at 8:30. Answers?

Friday, June 4; 8:30-1: $10 — New Weekly Dance
WCS Stars Country & Swing Dancing at Kodiak Jack's, 256 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma (Telephone: 1707/694-9428). Door prizes, mixers. Classes at 7 and 7:45 with Yvonne Benavidez-Wayne and Jason Wayne. Answers?

Saturday, June 5; 8-?: $20
BANGERS &;MASH play Regency to Mid-Victorian dance rhythms: Waltz, Polka, Schottisch, Mazurka, Reels, English country dances, Congress of Vienna, Bohemian National Polka, Lancers, and Sir Roger de Coverley for The Golden Anniversary Victorian Ball (Mr. Fezziwig's 50th Birthday Bash) at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Costumes, vintage, or evening dress admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $15 through May 29 from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731) or PayPal. Class at 7. From Bayshore (101), Third Avenue toward hills; Right at light after railroad tracks; Left at end, venue on corner at Right. From Junípero Serra (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue; Left on Ellsworth to Tilton.

Saturday, June 5; 9-12: $10
Dance the Night Away with Nolly Yamzon at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Answers? — From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Tuesday, June 8 - 07:00-20:00: Gratis if you do, costly if you don't!
VOTE BEFORE YOU DANCE DAY!


Friday, June 11; 8:30-1: $10 — New Weekly Dance
WCS Stars Country & Swing Dancing at Kodiak Jack's, 256 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma (Telephone: 1707/694-9428). Door prizes, mixers. Classes at 7 and 7:45 with Yvonne Benavidez-Wayne and Jason Wayne. Answers?

Saturday, June 12; 8-12: $16
Glen & Maryann's Dancing Family's Graduation Celebration buffet dinner (6:30-8) and dance at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Answers? — From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Sunday, June 13; 2:15-5: $25
Western Barbecue Party Dance and Dinner at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: June 10 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 251 Wicklow Drive, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 1650/455-2402; 753-8087). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, June 13; Noon-1 and 2-6: $??
2nd Annual Joseph Zanger Memorial and Casa de Fruta Reunion Dance at Casa de Fruta, 10021 Pacheco Pass Highway near Hollister. Class at 1. American Premium Dance Floors is providing a 4000'² floor; please take a door mat to keep dirt off of the floor. From Gilroy, Highway 152 toward Los Baños.

Sunday, June 13; 6:30-10: $10
Michelle Kinkaid's 21st Annual John Duffy Memorial Dance (Telephone: 585-6282) at the Imperial Dance Club (Telephone: 1650/366-0504), 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City. Jack 'n' Jill Contest; Refreshments.Answers?♦

Friday, June 18; 8:30-1: $10 — New Weekly Dance
WCS Stars Country & Swing Dancing at Kodiak Jack's, 256 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma (Telephone: 1707/694-9428). Door prizes, mixers. Classes at 7 and 7:45 with Yvonne Benavidez-Wayne and Jason Wayne. Answers?

Saturday, June 19; 8:30-12: $20
BRASSWORKS plays for dancing Waltzes, Polkas, Schottisches, Mazurkas, Sir Roger de Coverley, and Congress of Vienna for Ye Gaskell Occasional Dance Society'sl Ball at the Scottish Rite Temple, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland. Potluck food and refreshments. Class at 7:45. Answers?

Saturday, June 19; 9-?: $10
USA Dance Night Out for Social Dancers and DanceSport enthusiasts at the Imperial Dance Club (Telephone: 1650/ 366-0504), 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City. Waltz, ChaCha, and NiteClub TwoStep Jack 'n' Jill contests. Exhibition by Andrea Faraci and Iveta Pauryte ~10. Class at 8 and Dance: $15. Food and beverages. Net proceeds donated to Prostate Cancer Research. Answers?

Saturday, June 19; 9-1; $15
La Otra Milonga de Nora at Congregation Etz Chayim, 4161 Alma Street, Palo Alto. Nito and Elba teach at 8 ($15), perform at 11:30. Answers?

Saturday, June 19; 9:15-12: $10
West Coast Swing with Joanna Meinl at Susan's Dance Studio, 2146 Ringwood Avenue, San José (Telephone: 1408/435-1889). Ninety-minute buffet at 6; Beginners at 7:30; Intermediates at 8:30. In advance: $8. Answers?

Sunday, June 20; 2-5: Gratis!
HAROLD JONES AND THE BOSSMEN play for dancing on the San Geronimo Golf Course Club House's small floor, 5800 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard (Telephone: 488-4030).♦

Sunday, June 20; 6-8:30: $10
$5 Men's Night, Happy Father's Day! Snacks. Boogie Woogie Ballroom at the Burlingame Masonic Center, 145 Park Road. Class at 5 and dance: $12. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, June 25-27: $243-$278 each of two
Coastal Magic: Parade and two nights in Santa Barbara; two dances at the Carrillo Recreation Center (on the world's best dance floor); San José (18:30)-Santa Barbara-San José (20:30) aboard the Coast Starlight with Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112. Voice/Facsimile: 585-6282. Answers?

Wednesday, June 30-Monday, July 4: $340 (other options available)
International QueerTango Festival dinner/show, luncheon, prácticas, Milongas, shows at various venues. Answers?
Wednesday, June 2; 9-?: $10 – Pre-teens: Gratis!
Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums play at Ashkenaz. Please see details above.

     JUNE MUSIC
Friday-Sunday, June 4-13
Healdsburg Jazz Festival XI ticket telephones 1800/838-3006; 707/433-4644. Answers?

Saturday and Sunday, June 12 and 13; Noon-10: Gratis!
San Francisco Free Folk Festival XXXIV, at Presidio Middle School, 450 Thirtieth Avenue.

Saturday, June 19; Noon-7: Gratis!
Cotati Jazz Festival XXX at La Plaza Park (Telephone: André at 1707/794-8100).

Saturday and Sunday, June 19 and 20; 12:30-6: $10 - Younger than 13, Gratis!
Music at the Marin Art Festival at Lagoon Park, Marin County Civic Center.

Sunday, June 20; 2-5: Gratis!
Harold Jones and the Bossmen play at the San Geronimo Golf Course Club House. Please see details above.

Friday-Sunday, June 25-27
Monterey Bay Blues Festival XXV at Monterey County Fairgrounds.

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    JULY's regularly scheduled dances

Thursday July 1-Monday, July 4: $340 (other options available)
International QueerTango Festival dinner/show, luncheon, prácticas, Milongas, shows at various venues. Answers?

Thursday, July 1; 6-12: Gratis!
Welcome Milonga with DJ Mario Orlando (Telephone: 1650/348-1140) in the Golden Gate Ballroom at the Clarion Hotel San Francisco Airport, 401 East Millbrae Avenue, Millbrae (Telephones: 1800/252-7466; 650/692-6363). Answers?

Friday, July 2-Sunday, July 4: 2009 price=$355
Nora's Tango Weekend at the Clarion Hotel San Francisco Airport ($89 through June 19), 401 East Millbrae Avenue, Millbrae (Telephones: 1800/252-7466; 650/692-6363). $320 through April 30 payable to Nora Olivera, 2841 Hillside Drive, Burlingame 94010. Answers?

Sunday, July 4 — Swing in da City and Boogie Woogie Ballroom aren't happening this Independence Day

Sunday, July 4; 2-5: $25
4th of July Party BBQ & Dance at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). BBQ 12:30-2. In advance: $16 through June 24. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José to 23rd Avenue; right at signal; enter second driveway. Answers?

Sunday, July 11; 2:15-5: $25
Red, White & Blue Dance and Dinner at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: July 8 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 251 Wicklow Drive, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 1650/455-2402; 753-8087). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Saturday, July 17; 8-12: $50
GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA plays for dancing aboard the USS Hornet docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point. In advance Reserved near stage: $98; Reserved near floor: $68; General: $45 at 1510/521-8448x282 from 10-4. Class with Jim Truesdale at 7:30. Answers?

Thursday, July 22; 9-12: Gratis!
Swing in da City's last dance at Cheryl Burke Dance née Metronome Ballroom, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Classes at 7 and 8, $14.♦

Friday, July 23; 7-10:30: $5
Red Carpet Wrap-up Party at Cheryl Burke Dance née Metronome Ballroom, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, exhibitions, and dancing. Please wear red!♦

Saturday, July 24; 7-1:30: $18
Salsa Festival on The Fillmore! Class at 7, gratis, in Fillmore Plaza. Dance to Avance, Gary Flores Quinteto, Los Boleros, Mazacote, and DJs at 1300 Fillmore, Bruno's, Rasselas, Sheba, and Yoshi's.

Saturday, July 24; 9-12: $9
Summer Invitational at the Allegro Ballroom. 10:30 performance(s) by Tytus Bergstrom with Li Wen Ang at 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). San Francisco Bay Bridge toward Sacramento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Sunday, July 25; 7:30-?: $15
RICARDO SCALES plays a tribute to George Gershwin at The Bellevue Club, 525 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland. Reservation necessary: 1510/451-1000x0. Bar open at 5:30, food avilable at 6. Small floor. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, July 30-August 1
International Grand Ball, Burlingame

Friday, July 30; 8:30-?: $8 (Accompanied minors welcome 'til ten o'clock.)
WCS Luau, Grass Skirts, Hawaiian Shirts & Boogie Shoes at Kodiak Jack's, 256 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma (Telephone: 1707/694-9428). Door prizes, mixers. Classes at 7 and 7:45 and dance: $10. Answers?

Saturday, July 31; 9-1: $20
Swingalicious Vol. 2 at Jelly's, A Dance Café on Pier 50 at 295 Terry Francois Boulevard (Telephone: 495.3099). Class at 8 and dance through July 16: $15 payable to: Melissa Rutz, 1512 La Playa, San Francisco 94122. Answers?

     JULY MUSIC
Saturday and Sunday, July 3 and 4; 10-6: Gratis!
Fillmore Jazz Festival between Eddy and Jackson streets.

Sunday, July 4; Noon-8: Included with Alameda County Fair: Ages 13-61, $10; 62+, $8; 12-, $6
Red, White & Blues Festival

Saturday, July 17; 8-12: $50
Glenn Miller Orchestra plays for dancing aboard the USS Hornet. Please see details above.

Sunday, July 25; 7:30-?: $15
Ricardo Scales plays at The Bellevue Club. Please see details above.

Tuesday, July 27; 9:30-1:30: $7
Jazz Mafia Tuesday All Star Celebration voluntarily ending the ten-year run of Jazz Mafia Tuesdays. Coda Jazz Supper Club, 1710 Mission Street (Telephone: 551-CODA).♦

JAZZ MAFIA 9-1; $7 — Not a dance gig!
Coda Jazz Supper Club, 1710 Mission Street (Telephone: 551-CODA) (Food review.) – San Francisco Bay Guardian's reviews: July, 2006 and March 2010 of the Jazz Mafia.
First Tuesday Joe Bagale
Second Tuesday: Realistic Orchestra. About 18 musicians playing electronic and experimental, not traditional, big band music; breakbeats, drum 'n' bass, HipHop, and jazz under the leadership of Adam Theis. This band's gigs have been total blasts (Icono Clast's reviewSan Francisco Bay Guardian's review)♦
Third Tuesday: The Shotgun Wedding Quintet
Fourth Tuesday: Shotgun Wedding HipHop Symphony

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Celebration of Life
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January 28, 1938 - May 31, 2010


Sunday, August 1 at Five o’clock
Imperial Dance Club
822 Cassia Street — Redwood City
Food to share welcome. There will not be dancing.

August 19, 1935
When Benny Goodman was arriving at McFadden's (née Sweet's) Ballroom
for the evening's gig in Oakland, there was a throng filling Broadway.
“What's going on?” he asked. “They're here to see you!”
Two days later, there was a national broadcast
of his performance at Los Angeles' Palomar Theater thus creating the
erroneous impression that the Palomar, not
McFadden's is where the Swing Era began.

    AUGUST's regularly scheduled dances

Friday, August 6; 8-?: Gratis! — NEW WEEKLY DANCE!
Swangosa (Swing, Tango, Salsa) at The Block Party, 358 de Haro Street (Tele: 706-6552). Answers?

Friday, August 6; 9-11:30: $12
JOANIE BRANT & THE NOB HILL KNIGHTS play for the Beresford Boogie Social Dance at the Beresford Park & Community Center, 2720 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo. Class at 8 (Telephone: 1650-571-0836). Answers?

Saturday, August 7; 1-4:30: Gratis!
Jane Austen Picnic Dance in the Park with PEERS – An Afternoon of Sense and Sensibility in Lincoln Park, 1450 High Street, Alameda, presented by The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Please take ground-cover, period-looking food and non-alcoholic beverages for the picnic that begins at 11:30. Edwardian or ‘teens summer afternoon (1900 to 1914), dress or artistic costume is admired but not required. Answers?

Sunday, August 8; 2:15-5: $25
Summertime Social Dance and Dinner at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: August 5 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 251 Wicklow Drive, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 1650/455-2402; 753-8087). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, August 8; 7:30-?: $15
RICARDO SCALES plays a tribute to Cole Porter at The Bellevue Club, 525 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland. Reservation necessary: 1510/451-1000x0. Bar open at 5:30, food avilable at 6. Also next week. Small floor. Answers?

Sunday, August 8; 8:30-12: $5 — NEW WEEKLY DANCE
Swing Out @ Rockit Room, 406 Clement Street (Telephone: 387-6343). Classes at 7 and dance: $15; and 8 and dance; $5.

Thursday, August 12; 7:30-10:30: $12
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS featuring Miss Carmen Getit play for dancing at the Top o'The Mark, 898 Mason Street. Call 616-6916 for general, 616-6940 for specific, information. Answers?

Friday, August 13; 8-?: $?? — NEW WEEKLY Dance!
Swangosa (Swing, Tango, Salsa) at The Block Party, 358 de Haro Street (Tele: 706-6552). Answers?

Saturday-Sunday, Friday, August 13; 9-12: $13
SWINGTHING plays for high tempo Swing dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 8. Answers?

August 14-15: $140
Outside Lands Music, Food, Wine, Art, in Golden Gate Park. Please see details/links below.

Saturday, August 14; 8-12: $14 — New SECOND SATURDAY Dance!
Dance Boulevard at1824 Hillsdale Avenue, San José (Tele: 1408/264-9393). Class at 7. Answers?

Saturday, August 14; 8:30-11:30: $??
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS featuring Miss Carmen Getit play for dancing at Rancho Nicasio, on the Town Square, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. Reservations advised: 662-2219. Answers?

Saturday, August 14; 8:30-12: $20
BRASSWORKS plays for dancing Waltzes, Polkas, Schottisches, Mazurkas, Sir Roger de Coverley, and Congress of Vienna for Ye Gaskell Occasional Dance Society'sl Ball at the Scottish Rite Temple, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland. Potluck food and refreshments. Class at 7:45. Answers?

Sunday, August 15; 7:30-?: $15
RICARDO SCALES plays a tribute to Cole Porter at The Bellevue Club, 525 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland. Reservation necessary: 1510/451-1000x0. Bar open at 5:30, food avilable at 6. Also next week. Small floor. Answers?

Sunday, August 15; 8:30-12: $5 — NEW WEEKLY Dance
Swing Out @ Rockit Room, 406 Clement Street (Telephone: 387-6343). Classes at 7 and dance: $15; and 8 and dance; $5.

Wednesday, August 18; 8:30-11:15: $10
THE BLUES DEFENDERS play for Blues dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 8. Answers?

Friday, August 20; 8-?: $?? — NEW Weekly Dance!
Swangosa (Swing, Tango, Salsa) at The Block Party, 358 de Haro Street (Tele: 706-6552). Answers?

Saturday, August 21-Saturday, August 28
Sea Magic Voyage of the Glaciers: Dance Cruise: Vancouver, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, College Ford, Whittier (Anchorage) aboard Coral Princess. Each of two: Inside, $934.65; Outside, $1,224.65; Balcony, 1,824.65; Suite, $2,074.65 payable to: Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112 (Voice/Facsimile: 585-6282). Answers?

Saturday, August 21; 6-12: $30
Exotic Island Dance Party, Luau & Polynesian Revue Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). In advance: $22. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José to 23rd Avenue; right at signal; enter second driveway. Answers?

Saturday, August 21; 8-11: $??
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS featuring Miss Carmen Getit at Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa. Class at 7. Answers?

Sunday, August 22; 8:30-12: $5 — NEW Weekly Dance
Swing Out @ Rockit Room, 406 Clement Street (Telephone: 387-6343). Classes at 7 and dance: $15; and 8 and dance; $5.

Saturday, August 28; 7-11: $20 Suggested Donation
Swing City Dancers' Lovin' Haiti at City College's Health and Wellness Center, Howth Street at Ocean Avenue, Third floor (Telephone: 452-5353). Swing with DJ Mike Pyle; Latin/Ballroom with DJ Dante Gutierrez; Country/Western with Sundance Saloon DJs. Presentations by the City College of San Francisco Waltz Team, and Folk DanceProduction class; Alafia Dance Ensemble. Proceeds go to Rainbow World Fund projects in Haiti. Answers?

Sunday, August 29; 3~7: Gratis!
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS featuring Miss Carmen Getit play for dancing at The Standby, 935 Airport Boulevard, South San Fracisco (Telephone: 1650/588-8300). Drink purchase includes barbecue! Answers?

Sunday, August 29; 7-10:30: $10
Fifth Sunday [Lakeside] Swing at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 6 and dance, $14. Answers?

     AUGUST MUSIC
Thursday, August 5; 9-1: $7 — Not a dance gig
FIL LORENZ & THE BIG SOUL-TET at Coda Jazz Supper Club, 1710 Mission Street (Telephone: 551-CODA).♦

Friday, August 13; 4-?: Gratis!
Protest Rumba to save Jelly's A Dance Cafe in front of Port of San Francisco's office on Pier 1, The Embarcadero. Permit granted; signs and bullhorn provided. Please partake with percussive instruments in support of a small business that supports music. Answers?

Friday, August 13; 8-?: Orchestra, $65 - Mezzanine/Tiers, $50 - Balcony, $35
Orquesta Aragón's 70th Anniversary Celebration under the direction of Rafael Lay at Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley. Probably no dancing!

Friday-Sunday, August 13-15: $30
San José Jazz Festival XXI at and near César Chávez Plaza. Friday: $10; Saturday, Sunday: $15 each.♦

Saturday-Sunday, August 14-15: $140 — Other options available.
Outside Lands Music, Food, Wine, Art, in Golden Gate Park.

Saturday, August 21-Sunday, August 22; Noon-6: $10 – Seniors/Youths 13-17, $5; younger gratis
Art & Soul at Frank Ogawa (City Hall) Plaza, Fourteenth and Broadway, Oakland.

August 28-29; Noon Saturday 'til 6-Sunday 'til 5: $15; Seniors, $13; Juniors, $11; Youths, Gratis!
Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival XV at Watts Ranch,16855 Bodega Highway

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    SEPTEMBER's regularly scheduled dances

Thursday, September 2; 9-?: $15
Earth Quake Dance Party in three ballrooms at the Wyndham Hotel, 1350 North First Street, San José (Telephone: 1408/453-6200), the opening dance of South Bay Dance Fling XXVI. Answers?

Friday, September 3-Monday, September 6: $150
South Bay Dance Fling XXVI in three ballrooms at the Wyndham Hotel ($90), 1350 North First Street, San José (Telephones: 1408/453-6200; California, 1800/662-9896; Exterior, 800/538-6818). Event, workshops, dinner/show: $125 through July 14, $145 after payable to South Bay Dance Fling, Post Office Box 1384, Oakdale 95361 (Telephone: 1209/608-1414). Other options available. UCWDC WHDC WSDC Answers?

Saturday, September 4; 8-11: $20
BANGERS & MASH plays Victorian Waltzes and Polkas, etc., at The Gilbert & Sullivan Ball, A Topsy Turvey Event at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Century XIX (1860-1900) evening or dress inspired by the operas of Gilbert and Sullivan desired, not required. “We don’t care what you wear, ’long as it’s legal.” Food to share welcome. $15 through August 28 from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7:15. — From Bayshore (101), Third Avenue toward hills; Right at light after railroad tracks; Left at end, venue on corner at Right. From Junípero Serra (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue; Left on Ellsworth to Tilton.

Saturday, September 4; 9-12: $15 — NEW FIRST SATURDAY DANCE!
Ballroom Blitz – Come Have A Ball with Jeff Chandler at Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Hors d'oeuvres, movies, contests. Class at 8. Answers?

Saturday, September 4; 9-?: $15 (Minors welcome)
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 8. Answers?

September 5 - Swing in da City isn't happening tonight. It will be at The Block Party, 358 de Haro Street, October 3.

Sunday, September 5; 8-11: $10
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for dancing at the Make-Out Room, 3225 Twenty-second Street (MIssion 7-2888). Class at 7:30. Answers?♦

Saturday, September 11; 8-10: $10 — New SECOND SATURDAY Dance!
SouthSide Swing at Dance Boulevard at 1824 Hillsdale Avenue, San José (Telephone: 1408/264-9393). Class at 7 and dance: $14. Answers?

Saturday, September 11; 8-12: $20
GALAXY BAND plays the Hot Summer Dance at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). In advance: $15. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José to 23rd Avenue; right at signal; enter second driveway. Answers?

Sunday, September 12; 1-6: $70
Don Neeley's ROYAL SOCIETY JAZZ ORCHESTRA, with vocalists Carla Normand and Frederick Hodges, plays for dancing for The Gatsby Summer Afternoon XXVI at the Dunsmuir House & Gardens, 2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/615-5555). Circa 1920-1940 afternoon attire, or similar, required. Tickets in advance: $50 through September 11 from Art Deco Society of California, 100 Bush Street, 511, San Francisco 94104 (Telephone: 982-DECO).

Sunday, September 12; 3-5: $25 – Seniors: $20
STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA plays for dancing this Starduster Sunday with vocalists Sheilah Glover and Noah Griffin, a fund raiser at, and to benefit, the 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. Food and beverages served from 2:00. In advance: $20 – Seniors: $15 from telephone 383-9600. Answers?

Sunday, September 12; 6-8:30: $10
Boogie Woogie Ballroom's Second Anniversary (Telephone: 1650/571-0836) with performances, prizes, food, and dessert at the Burlingame Masonic Center, 145 Park Road (Telephone: 1650/347-7787). Beginners' class at 5, Intermediates' at 5:30. Answers?

Thursday, September 16; 9:20-12:30: $15
KIM NALLEY sings for dancing at the 9:20 Special's pre-SFLX Kickoff Party! at the Russian Center, 2460 Sutter Street (Telephone: 921-7631). Class at 8:20. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, September 16-19: $105
TBA plays in the Sutter Room at the Regency Center at 1290 Sutter Street, Friday (also DAVE WORKMAN); FIL'S LITTLE BIG BAND, and JOHNNY BONES and the PALACE OF JAZZ Saturday; THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS née The Jelly Roll Souls Sunday at the Annunciation Cathedral, 245 Valencia Street, for dancing at the San Francisco Lindy Exchange. In advance: $75 through July 11, $85 through August 11, $95 through September 4, payable to: San Francisco Lindy Exchange, 1849 Oak Street, San Francisco 94117. Housing deadline September 3. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, September 17-26: National Ballroom Dance Week

Friday, September 17; 9-12: $8
28th Anniversary Dance of the Friday Night Dance at the Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (Telephone: 1650/329-2418). Class with Robin Rebello at 8.

September 18: First Saturday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Saturday, September 18; 7:30-12: $22
Third Anniversary on the Embarcadero Cove Waterfront at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Dinner at 6:30, showcase, dance. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José to 23rd Avenue; right at signal; enter second driveway. Answers?

Saturday, September 18; 8-11:30: $?? — NEW THIRD SATURDAY DANCE!!!
WnY Warehouse, 64 Digital Drive, Novato (Telephone: 828-3408). Beginners' and Intermediates' classes at 7 and dance: $??. Answers?

September 19: First Sunday of
National Ballroom Dance Week

Monday, September 20: National Ballroom Dance Week

Tuesday, September 21: National Ballroom Dance Week

Wednesday, September 22: National Ballroom Dance Week

Thursday, September 23: National Ballroom Dance Week

September 24: Second Friday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 25: Second Saturday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Saturday, September 25; 08:00-23:59: Price$
Pacific Grand Ball II, American and International styles competitions and dancing at Premier Ballroom Studio, 4181 Cushing Parkway, Fremont (Telephone: 1510/683-9228). Answers?

Saturday, September 25; 2-2: $20
6th Annual Dance-A-Thon at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Answers?

Saturday, September 25, 8-12: $15; Age 20 and younger: $8; Spectator: $5
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's South Pacific Swing — Invitational Jack 'n' Jill XV (HotLine: 1707/523- 9477) at the Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Petaluma Boulevard South (Tel: 1707/876-3308). Class at 7. Answers? UNCONFIRMED by RESDC. Redwood Highway (101) to Petaluma Boulevard South; venue behind bowling alley about two miles farther at left.

Saturday, September 25; 8:30-12: $35
Sweet 16 Anniversary Party & Showcase with hors d’oeuvres, cake, and dancing at the Allegro Ballroom. Performances by Michael Koptke with Chelsea Farrah and Warren Pino with Yenni Setiawan. Class with Warren and Yenni at 7:30. In advance: $30. 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class at 7:30. San Francisco Bay Bridge toward Sacramento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Sunday, September 26, last day of National Ballroom Dance Week

Sunday, September 26; 4:15-7:30: $10
Dancers' Sunday, Cowboy TwoStep, West Coast Swing, NiteClub TwoStep, ChaCha, Waltz, and Hustle at The Saddle Rack, 42011 Boscell Road, Fremont (Telephone: 1510/979-0477). Classes with Glenn & Sue Cravalho, Rick Evenskaas, Richard Kear, and Kurt Senser at 1, $35, at 2:05, $25; at 3:10, $15. Answers?

     SEPTEMBER MUSIC
Thursday, September 2; 9-12: $7 — Not a dance gig
FIL LORENZ NONET playing '50s/'60s Blue Note classics at Coda Jazz Supper Club, 1710 Mission Street (Telephone: 551-CODA).♦

Saturday, September 4; 8-11: $20
Bangers & Mash plays at the San Mateo Masonic Temple. Please see details above.

Saturday, September 4; 9-?: $15 (Minors welcome)
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers play for dancing at Ashkenaz. Please see details above.

Sunday, September 5; 8-11: $10
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers play at the Make-Out Room. Please see details above.

Saturday, September 11, 10-6: $45, $80 Jazz today and Blues tomorrow
Jazz on The River at Johnson's Beach & Resort, Guerneville.

Saturday, September 11; 8-12: $20
Galaxy Band plays for dancing at Just Dance Ballroom. Please see details above.

Sunday, September 12, 10-6: $45, $80 Blues today and Jazz yesterday
Blues on The River at Johnson's Beach & Resort, Guerneville.

Sunday, September 12; 1-6: $70
Don Neeley's Royal Society Jazz Orchestra plays at the Dunsmuir House. Please see details above.

Sunday, September 12; 3-5: $25 – Seniors: $20
Starduster Orchestra plays for dancing the Starduster Sunday in Mill Valley. Please see details above.

September 14-November 20
San Francisco Jazz Festival (Telephone: 1866/920-9299)

Thursday-Sunday, September 16-19
Various bands play for dancing at the San Francisco Lindy Exchange. Please see details above.

Friday-Sunday, September 17-19: Grounds, $110; Ages 2-18, $45 – Arena, $225 and more
Monterey Jazz Festival LIII at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. Office: 9699 Blue Larkspur Lane, 204, Monterey 93940; Mail: Post Office Box JAZZ, Monterey 93942; Telephone: 1831/373-3366; Facsimile: -0244; Answers?

Friday, September 24; 10-1: $10 — Not a dance gig
RAYBAND plays Ray Charles at Coda Jazz Supper Club, 1710 Mission Street (Telephone: 551-CODA).♦

Saturday-Sunday, September 25-26: 10-18:00: Gratis!
pacific coast fog fest on Palmetto Avenue, Pacifica.

Wednesday, September 29; 7-11: $?? or Prix fixe: Dinner with wine and concert: $35
The San Francisco BAY AREA COMPOSER'S BIG BAND gives a concert Coda Jazz Supper Club, 1710 Mission Street (Telephone: 551-CODA).♦
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      OCTOBER's regularly scheduled dances

Saturday, October 2 – Schedule Change!
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's monthly dance is not happening at the Allegro Ballroom tonight. Dance with us next Sunday at the Regency Hotel in Burlingame, the closing dance of Boogie by the Bay, q.v. below.

Saturday, October 2; 7:30-1:30: $45
The Cool Black Couture Ball, eight blues and jazz bands at seven venues on Fillmore Street between Eddy and Geary streets. In advance: $35. Answers?♦

Saturday, October 2; 8-10: $10 — Schedule Change!
Usually on the Second Saturday, SouthSide Swing is tonight at Dance Boulevard at 1824 Hillsdale Avenue, San José (Telephone: 1408/264-9393). Class at 7 and dance: $14. Answers?

Saturday, October 2; 8-11: $20
AVALON RISING plays progressive Celtic and Medieval Rock at The Evil League of Evil Villains' Ball, Muahahahahahahahaha! at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Attending as your favorite Evil character desired, not required. “We don’t care what you wear, ’long as it’s legal.” Food to share welcome. $15 through September 25 from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7:15. — From Bayshore (101), Third Avenue toward hills; Right at light after railroad tracks; Left at end, venue on corner at Right. From Junípero Serra (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue; Left on Ellsworth to Tilton.

Saturday, October 2; 8-12: $9
Autumn Moon Festival with light buffet and Mooncakes at the Allegro Ballroom. 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class at 7:30. San Francisco Bay Bridge toward Sacramento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Saturday, October 2; 9-12: $15 — New FIRST SATURDAY Dance!
Ballroom Blitz – Come Have A Ball with Jeff Chandler at Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Hors d'oeuvres, movies, performances, contests. Class at 8. Answers?

Sunday, October 3; 6-8:30: $10 — Change of venue today and the next two Sundays.
Boogie Woogie Ballroom is at the Burlingame Woman's Club, 241 Park Road.. Class at 5 and dance: $12. Answers?

Sunday, October 3, 6:30-10: $10 – Schedule Change!
Michelle Kinkaid's regular Second Sunday dance is tonight at the Imperial Dance Club, 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City. Next Sunday we'll be dancing at Boogie by the Bay, q.v.♦

Sunday, October 3; 7-10: $8 — Change of Venue!!!
Swing in da City resumes its normal First Sunday schedule at The Block Party, 358 de Haro Street. Class at 6 and dance: $14. Answers?

Wednesday, October 6; 9:30-12: $10 — NEW WEEKLY DANCE!
Miguel De Sousa is the host at the Dance Spectrum, 1707D-E South Bascom Avenue, Campbell (Telephone: 1408/371-9722). Classes and dance: $15; Beginners' at 8, Intermediates' at 8:45.

Thursday, October 7; 9-'til the last dancer drops: $10
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's Boogie by the Bay Early Bird Dance at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame (see below for more information).♦

Friday-Sunday, October 8-10; $125; Age 17 and younger: $65
Boogie by the Bay XVIII (NASDE, WSDC) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame - $130 through September 15 (Telephones: 1800/233-1234; 650/347-1234). Event, workshops, buffet through September, $125; Age 17 and younger, $65. Payable to: The Next Generation Swing Dance Club, Post Office Box 2747, Dublin 94568. Answers?♦

Saturday, October 9 – Schedule Change!
SouthSide Swing happened last week. It will resume on the Second Saturday in November at Dance Boulevard in San José. We're dancing at Boogie by the Bay, q.v., tonight.

Saturday, October 9; 9-?: $??
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS present Love Duke Madly, An Evening Of the Music of Duke Ellington at Café duNord, 2170 Market Street (Telephone: 861-5016).

Sunday, October 10 – Schedule Change!
Michelle Kinkaid's monthly dance was last week at the Imperial Dance Club in Redwood City. We're dancing at Boogie by the Bay, q.v., tonight.

Sunday, October 10; 2:15-5: $28
Festa Italiano Dinner Dance Party at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: October 8 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 251 Wicklow Drive, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 1650/455-2402; 753-8087). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, October 10; 6-8:30: $10 — Change of venue today and next Sunday.
Boogie Woogie Ballroom is at the Burlingame Woman's Club, 241 Park Road.. Class at 5 and dance: $12. Answers?

Sunday, October 10; ≈8 'til the last dancer drops: $10
The public is invited to attend the closing dance of the The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's Boogie by the Bay at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame.♦

Wednesday, October 13; 9:30-12: $10 — New WEEKLY Dance!
Miguel De Sousa is the host at the Dance Spectrum, 1707D-E South Bascom Avenue, Campbell (Telephone: 1408/371-9722). Classes and dance: $15; Beginners' at 8, Intermediates' at 8:45.

Thursday-Sunday, October 14-17: $110
Sundance Stompede (IAGLCWDC) at Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Hotel, 1500 Van Ness Avenue (call 447-3025; to reserve for $142). Thursday, 6:30-11: Kick-off Dance at Sundance Saloon, 550 Barneveld Avenue; Friday, 7:30-1: Welcome Dance at hotel; Saturday, 7:30-1: Hoedown at the Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Avenue; Sunday, 5-11: Stompede Ball at the Sundance Saloon. Workshops at hotel: Friday: 1–6; Saturday and Sunday: 10–4. In advance through September 20: $90 from The Sundance Association, 2261 Market Street, PMB 225, San Francisco 94114. Answers?

Thursday-Sunday, October 15-17: $39 through September 24, $49 after
Sacramento Lindy Exchange VII Don Neely's ROYAL SOCIETY JAZZ ORCHESTRA Friday and HARLEY WHITE JR. ORCHESTRA Saturday, 8-12, at the Eastern Star Temple Ballroom, 2719 K Street (Telephone: 1916/442-4049). Other events at other veneus. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, October 15-17; Price$
Autumn Dance Classic (NDCA) at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel ($139), 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame (Telephones: 1800/228-9290; 650/692-9100; Facsimile: -8016). Entries due by September 17. Payable to: Gene Jennings, 1469 Sacramento Street, 4, San Francisco 94109 (Voice/Facsimile: 771-4748).

Saturday, October 16: Noon
Flash Mob Swing Routine at Harry Bridges Plaza between Justin Herman Plaza and the Ferry Building; gather near the Vaillancourt Fountain around 11:30. If you're not dancing the routine, please make an electronic video recording. (Telephone: 828-3408) Answers?

Saturday, October 16; 8-11: $5
Swing City Dancers (Telephone: 553-8680) dance in Room 307 at City College's Health and Wellness Center, Howth Street at Ocean Avenue. Class with John Lindo at 7 and dance: $10. Answers?

Saturday, October 16; 8-11:30: $?? — New THIRD SATURDAY Dance!!!
WnY Warehouse, 64 Digital Drive, Novato (Telephone: 828-3408). Beginners' and Intermediates' classes at 7 and dance: $??. Answers?

Sunday, October 17; 3-5: $5
Mostly Waltz in Room 307 at
City College's Health and Wellness Center, Howth Street at Ocean Avenue.

Sunday, October 17; 6-8:30: $10 — Change of venue.
Boogie Woogie Ballroom is at the Burlingame Woman's Club, 241 Park Road.. Class at 5 and dance: $12. Answers?

Wednesday, October 20; 9:30-12: $10 — NEW Weekly DANCE!
Miguel De Sousa is the host at the Dance Spectrum, 1707D-E South Bascom Avenue, Campbell (Telephone: 1408/371-9722). Classes and dance: $15; Beginners' at 8, Intermediates' at 8:45.

Friday, October 22-Sunday, October 24: $275 for lodging, food, workshops, dances
STOMPY JONES plays for dancing for Camp Swing XV, a weekend of Lindy, Balboa, Shag, Blues, Tango, Salsa, East Coast Swing, Charleston, etc. at the Mendocino Woodlands Camp. Payable to: Camp Swing, c/o Shufina English, 4434 Seventeenth Street, San Francisco 94114, or PayPal. Answers? From Mendocino take Little Lake Road 5½ miles to end of pavement. Turn Right onto gravel road 3 miles to camp.

Saturday, October 23; 09:00-~16:00: Gratis!
Berkeley Beginners' Competition VIII in the Hearst Memorial Gymnasium (near Bancroft Way opposite Bowditch Street) on the University of California campus, Berkeley. All Beginner and Intermediate dances welcome to compete. Answers?

Saturday, October 23; 16:00 (23:00GMT) – Thrill The World – Arrive by 15:00!
OAKLAND: Studio One Art Center, 365 Forty-fifth Street (Telephone: 1510/597-5027). Answers?
SAUSALITO

Saturday, October 23; 9-12: $8
East Bay Waltz's Halloween Dance and Polka and Lindy and Blues and Schottish and Irish and Tango and … at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Classes at 7 and 8 and dance: $12. “Spooky, silly, sinister, surprising songs for your dancing delight!” Answers?

Tuesday, October 26 and October 29, 30, and Hallowe’en:
Halloween Progressive Jack ’n’ Jill qualifying contest at WnY Warehouse, 64 Digital Drive, Novato (Telephone: 828-3408).

Wednesday, October 27; 9:15-11:30: $6
Top of Beardsley's Hallowe'en Costume Party with prizes at the Peninsula Italian-American Social Club, 100 North B Street, San Mateo. Beginners' @ 7, Intermediates' @ 8 and dance @ 9:15, $11. From Bayshore Highway (101), take Third Avenue toward hills. Right after railroad tracks; Venue at Right about a half-block before T-intersection. From Junípero Serra (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue, Left on B Street (there's a market). Venue at Right about a half-block before T-intersection.

Friday, October 29; 8:30-1:30: $10
Thriller Halloween party at Kodiak Jack's, 256 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma (Telephone: 1707/694-9428). Door prizes, mixers. Classe at 7 and dance: $12. Answers?

Friday, October 29 and 30 and Hallowe’en:
Halloween Progressive Jack ’n’ Jill qualifying contest at at Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Telephone: 1925/831-8111).

Friday, October 29; 9-12: $12
Hallowe'en Dance Party at the The Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Silly stuff, ghoulish gastronomic goodies; costume, admired not required, contest ≈9:40. Class at 8 (Telephone: 1650/856-9930). Answers?

Friday, October 29; 10-1: $10
8 LEGGED MONSTER BIG BAND at Coda Jazz Supper Club, 1710 Mission Street (Telephone: 551-CODA).

Saturday, October 30 and Hallowe’en
Halloween Progressive Jack ’n’ Jill qualifying contest at The Next Generation Swing Dance Club at the Allegro Ballroom. 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888); Final at LakeSide Swing, see Hallowe'en below.

Saturday, October 30; 6:30-12: $10 – Schedule Change!
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's First Saturday Dance for November is tonight at the Allegro Ballroom. 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class at 7:30. San Francisco Bay Bridge toward Sacramento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.♦

Saturday, October 30; 7:30-12: $25 – Ages 5-17: $10
THE COCKTAIL MONKEYS play for dancing at the Monster Bash aboard the Grey Ghost docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point. Costumes encouraged. In advance at 1510/521-8448x282: $20. Answers?

Saturday, October 30; TIME-12: $20
Halloween Bash & Showcase of Terror in Bay West's Haunted Ballroom, at 1133D East Francisco Boulevard, San Rafael (Telephone: 457-4619). Horrific student-teacher Showcase of Terror with goblins and ghouls and Salute to Pirates at 10. Evil Coast Swing class at TIME. Treats and delights to snack and sip. Answers?

Saturday, October 30; 8-1: $??
Halloween Party, a spooky night of fun, excitement, and your potluck finger food at Cheryl Burke Dance, 1400 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View (Telephone: 1650/864-9150). Answers?

Saturday, October 30; 8:30-12: $20
BRASSWORKS plays Victorian Waltzes, Polkas, Schottisches, Mazurkas, and set dances such as the Sir Roger de Coverley and the Congress of Vienna for Ye Gaskell Occasional Dance Society's Ball at the Scottish Rite Temple, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland. Semi-formal Century XXI or period dress of Centuries XIX or XX. Class at 7:45. Answers?

Saturday, October 30; 7-11: $5
Swing City Dancers' Ballroom Halloween Party (Telephone: 553-8680) in Rooms 301 and 307 at City College's Health and Wellness Center, Howth Street at Ocean Avenue. Class at 7. Answers?♦

Saturday, October 30; 9-11:15: $13
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS feturing Miss Carmen Getit at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. In advance: $10. Class with Swing Is The Thing's Nick Lawrence (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) at 8.

Saturday, October 30; 9-12: $12
Halloween Party at Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Telephone: 1925/831-8111). Best Costume Wins A Month Free Pass. Classes at 8 and dance: $13.
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Hallowe’en

6-8:30: $10
Boogie Woogie Ballroom's Frightfully Good Halloween Party and costume contest with expanded buffet (Telephone: 1650/571-0836) at the Burlingame Masonic Center, 145 Park Road (Telephone: 1650/347-7787). FoxTrot class at 5 and dance: $12. Answers?

7-10:30: $10
Lakeside Swing's Halloween Progressive Luck of the Draw Jack ’n’ Jill contest at Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Preliminary at 8, final at 9 (Telephone: 1707/315-6204). See October 26, 29, and 30 for qualifying. Class at 6 and dance: $14. Answers?♦

8-1:30: $15 (No costume=$20)
SwingOut's Halloween Lindy & Blues at the Rockit Room, 406 Clement Street (Telephone: 387-6343). In advance: $10. LindyHop upstairs, Blues down.

     OCTOBER MUSIC
Friday-Sunday, October 1-3
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park.Answers?

Saturday, October 2; 7:30-1:30: $45
The Cool Black Couture Ball, on Fillmore Street. Please see details above.

Saturday, October 2; 8-11: $20
Avalon Rising plays The Evil League of Evil Villains' Ball!. Please see details above.

Wednesday, October 6; 7-11: $7 — Not a dance gig
FIL LORENZ NONET at Coda Jazz Supper Club, 1710 Mission Street (Telephone: 551-CODA).

Friday, October 8; 7-9: Donate
Jazz Mafia fund raiser at Kala Art Gallery, 2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley.

Saturday, October 9; 9-?: $??
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet LIckers present Love Duke Madly, at Café duNord. Details above.

Thursday-Sunday, October 14-17; 8-?: $8-$10
Second Jazz, Origins and Reach Festival at Savanna Jazz, 2937 Mission Street (Telephone: 285-3369; Facsimile: -5967). Dine 'til 10:30. Answers?

Friday, October 22; 8 & 10: $20 — Not a dance gig
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS at Biscuits & Blues, 401 Mason Street (Telephone: 292-2583).

Friday, October 29; 10-1: $10
8 Legged Monster Big Band at Coda Jazz Supper Club. Please see details above.

Saturday, October 30; 7:30-12: $25 – Ages 5-17: $10
The Cocktail Monkeys play for Hallowe'en aboard the USS Hornet, Alameda. Please see details above.

Saturday, October 30; 8:30-12: $20
Brassworks plays for Ye Gaskell Occasional Dance Society's Ball. Please see details above.

Saturday, October 30; 9-?: $13
Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums play at Ashkenaz. Please see details above.

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November 6, 2010
Top of Beardsley's received the
California Swing Dance Hall of Fame
award as an Organization … [that]
continuously promoted, supported and enhanced
the popularity and advancement of swing dancing
.
    NOVEMBER's regularly scheduled dances

Tuesday, November 2; 07:00-20:00
Gratis, and gratifying, when you do, costly and shameful, if you don't!
VOTE BEFORE YOU DANCE DAY!

Thursday-Sunday, November 4-7; $130; Age 17 and younger, $85
Michelle's Mountain Magic Swing & Hustle Dance Convention XII (IHDA, WSDC) at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa (Code: STSWG10 for Friday and Saturday: $92; Thursday and Sunday: $72 through October 5), 55 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe (Telephones: 1888/829-7630; 775/588-3515). Event and workshops $110; age 17 and younger $65 through October 15 payable to Michelle's Mountain Magic, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112 (Voice/Facsimile: 585-6282).♦

Friday, November 5 – Cancelled!
Swangosa (Telephone: 706-6552) at The Block Party is no more. Answers?

Saturday, November 6 – Schedule Change!
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's monthly dance was last week at the Allegro Ballroom. Tonight we're dancing at Michelle's Mountain Magic, q.v.

Saturday, November 6; 7:45-12: Advance only!
Through September, $20; through October 30, $25; $30 through November 5
BANGERS & MASH play for Le Bal des Vampires at the Elks' Club Lodge Room and Dracula's Daughter Discotheque & Bar, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Waltz and other Victorian dances. Costumes, food to share welcome. Payable to PayPal or The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Tele: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7.

Saturday, November 6; 9-12: $15 — New First Saturday Dance!
Ballroom Blitz – Come Have A Ball with Jeff Chandler at Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Hors d'oeuvres, movies, performances, contests. Class at 8. Answers?

Sunday, November 7; 7-10: $8 — Change of Venue!!!
Swing in da City at The Block Party, 358 de Haro Street. Class at 6 and dance: $14. Answers?

Sunday, November 7 – Change of Venue!
Michelle Kinkaid's Second Sunday dance is happening tonight at the MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, 55 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe (Telephones: 1888/829-7630; 775/588-3515). Please see Mountain Magic Swing & Hustle Dance Convention XII above.

Friday, November 12 – Cancelled!
Swangosa (Telephone: 706-6552) at The Block Party is no more. Answers?

Saturday, November 13; 8-10: $10 — New SECOND SATURDAY Dance!
SouthSide Swing at Dance Boulevard at 1824 Hillsdale Avenue, San José (Telephone: 1408/264-9393). Class at 7 and dance: $14. Answers?

Saturday, November 13; 8-11: $5
Swing City Dancers (Telephone: 553-8680) in Room 301 at City College's Health and Wellness Center on Howth Street at Ocean Avenue. Class at 7. Answers?

Saturday, November 13; 8-11: $15
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS featuring Miss Carmen Getit at Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa. Class at 7.

Saturday, November 13; 8:30-12:30: $95-$155
SARATOGA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by Jason Klein, plays for the San Francisco Waltzing Society's Gala Autumn Waltz Ball LIV at the Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue. Dessert buffet. Advance sale only from The San Francisco Waltzing Society, Post Office Box 2461, Walnut Creek 94549 (Telephone: 1925/284-1003). Answers?

Sunday, November 14 – Schedule Change!
Michelle Kinkaid's regular Second Sunday dance was last week at Michelle's Mountain Magic Swing & Hustle Dance Convention XII.

Sunday, November 14; 2-5: $20; Students: $10
THE MIKE VAX JAZZ ORCHESTRA's eighteen musicians (Telephone: 1925/376-6622) with vocalist Cami Thompson play a concert/dance (Answers?) at the Rheem Theatre, 350 Park Street, Moraga (Telephone: 1325/388-0751) for Big Band Jazz.♦

Thursday, November 18; 8-1:30: $15
ANGEL LEBRÓN Y SU SABOR LATINO plays the San Francisco Bay Area Salsa Congress IX's pre-Congress Party at Café Cocomo, 650 Indiana Street (Tele: 824-6910). Floor show at 11. Answers?

Friday, November 19 – Cancelled!
Swangosa (Telephone: 706-6552) at The Block Party is no more. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, November 19-21: Event and Hotel Price$
San Francisco Bay Area Salsa Congress IX at the Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel and Convention Center, 1001 Broadway (Telephones: 1800/771-LOOK; 510/451-4000). Payable to PB&G Productions 1707, South Bascom Avenue, Campbell 95008 (Telephones: 1408/265-3774; español : /218-4088). Answers?

Saturday, November 20; 8-11: $10
BERNARD ANDERSON AND THE OLD SCHOOL BAND play A Saturday Night Swing Dance! for the Swing City Dancers dance (Telephone: 553-8680) in Room 301 at City College's Health and Wellness Center on Howth Street at Ocean Avenue. Class at 7. Answers?

Saturday, November 20; 8-11:30: $?? — New Third Saturday Dance!!!
WnY Warehouse, 64 Digital Drive, Novato (Telephone: 828-3408). Beginners' and Intermediates' classes at 7 and dance: $??. Answers?

Sunday, November 21 — BaySide Swing DISCONTINUED at Just Dance Ballroom
Click to suggest a new Third Sunday venue.

Wednesday, November 24; 9:15-11:30: $6
Top of Beardsley's at the Peninsula Social Club, 100 North B Street, San Mateo presents local US Open Swing Dance Championships competitors dancing their routines. Beginners' @ 7, Intermediates' @ 8 and dance @ 9:15, $11. November 6, 2010, Top of Beardsley's received the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame's award presented to an Organization … [that] continuously promoted, supported and enhanced the popularity and advancement of swing dancing. From Bayshore Highway (101), take Third Avenue toward hills. Right after railroad tracks; Venue at Right about a half-block before T-intersection. From Junípero Serra (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue, Left on B Street (there's a market). Venue at Right about a half-block before T-intersection.

Sunday, November 28; 2-5: Gratis!
HAROLD JONES AND THE BOSSMEN play for dancing on the San Geronimo Golf Course Club House's small floor, 5800 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard (Telephone: 488-4030).

Monday, November 29; 8 and 10: ~$10 — Partner advised.*
RAYBAND plays Ray Charles at Yoshi's, 1330 Fillmore Street (Telephone: 655.5600).

     NOVEMBER MUSIC
Saturday, November 6; 7:45-12: Advance only!
Bangers & Mash play for Le Bal des Vampires at the Alameda Elks Club. Please see details above.

Saturday, November 13; 8-11: $15
Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums at Monroe Hall, Santa Rosa. Please see details above.

Saturday, November 13; 8-1: $20 — Not a dance gig
Jazz Mafia 10 Year Celebration Show with THE SHOTGUN WEDDING QUINTET, SPACE-HEATER'S BLAST FURNACE, BRASS MAFIA, JOE BAGALE, CRYSTAL MONÉE HALL, and the REALISTIC ORCHESTRA with Latyrx MCs, Lateef the Truthspeaker, and Lyrics Born at Mezzanine, 444 Jessie Street (Telephone: 625-8880). In advance: $15. Answers?

Sunday, November 14; 2-5: $20; Students: $10
The Mike Vax Jazz Orchestra plays a concert/dance at the Rheem Theatre, Moraga. Please see details above.

Saturday, November 20; 8-11: $1o
Bernard Anderson and the Old School Band in Room 301 at City College. Please see details above

Thursday, November 18; 8-1:30: $15
Angel Lebrón y Su Sabor Latino plays for dancing at Café Cocomo. Please see details above.

Sunday, November 28; 2-5: Gratis!
Harold Jones and the Bossmen play at the San Geronimo Golf Course Club House. See details above.

Monday, November 29; 8 and 10: ~$10 — Partner advised.*
RAYBAND plays Ray Charles at Yoshi's, 1330 Fillmore Street. Please see details above.

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   THIS MONTH's regularly-scheduled dances

Wednesday-Sunday, December 1-5
$150 through October, $175 through November 24; $200 after (Students: 50%)
San Francisco Balboa Festival at the Hilton San Francisco Financial District ($104), 750 Kearny Street (Telephones: 1800/HILTONS; 433-6600; Facsimile: 765-7891)

Friday, December 3: Check Friday Night Waltz for cancellation or significant change.

Friday, December 3; 9-12: $??
Fil Lorenz Orchestra at the San Francisco Balboa Festival. Please see details above.♦

Friday-Sunday, December 3-5: $??
Chico Dance Sensation (WSDC) at Holiday Inn Chico ($??) 685 Manzanita Court (Telephones: 1888/HOLIDAY; 530/345-2491; Facsimile: 893-3040). Event, workshops, two meals: $?? through October ??; $?? after. Students/Juniors: $??. Payable to: Chico Dance Sensation, LLC, 1301 Sheridan Avenue, 58, Chico 95926 (Voice: 1916/317-5450; Facsimile: /848-3534). Answers?

Saturday, December 4; 3:30-6:30: $5
Salsa Party in Room 301 at City College's Health and Wellness Center, Howth Street at Ocean Avenue. Class at 2:30.

Saturday, December 4; 6:30-10:30: $??
Berkeley Ballroom Dancers host the Bears' Ball in the Pauley Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Student Union building on Bancroft Way at Telegraph Avenue. Performances, balloons, water bottles, and prizes might be involved! Salsa, Swing, ChaCha, and Hustle classes during the evening. If unaffiliated with the University of California's Berkeley campus, please ask to be a guest.

Saturday, December 4; 7-10: $12
DancEscape with LADY K and the KINGS OF SWING (Answers?) at the Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Boulevard (Telephone: 1925/556–4511). In advance: $10. Answers?

Saturday, December 4; 8-?: $25
Mitch Woods' Boogie Woogie Holiday Extravaganza with Steve Lucky, Caroline Dahl, Wendy DeWitt, and Todd Morgan at the 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. In advance: $21 from telephone 383-9600.

Saturday, December 4; 9-12: $??
STOMPY JONES at the San Francisco Balboa Festival. Please see details above.

Sunday, December 5; 6-8:30: $9+can of food
Boogie Woogie Ballroom's Holiday Dance Party (Telephone: 1650/571-0836) at the Burlingame Masonic Center, 145 Park Road (Telephone: 1650/347-7787). FoxTrot class at 5 and dance: $12. Answers?

Sunday, December 5; 7-10: $8 — CHANGE of VENUE!!!
Swing in da City The Block Party, 358 de Haro Street. Class at 6 and dance: $14. Answers?♦

Sunday, December 12; 2:15-5: $28
Christmas Party Dinner Dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: December 9 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 251 Wicklow Drive, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 1650/455-2402; 753-8087). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, December 12; 6:30-10: $10
Michelle Kinkaid's Second Sunday Dance resumes with her Holiday Dance at the Imperial Ballroom in the Carpenters Hall at 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City. Holiday attire suggested; yummy treats. Class at 6.♦

Thursday, December 16; 8:30-11: $5
West Coast Swing University's Annual Christmas Party potluck dinner (please take something to share) and dance at WnY Warehouse, 64 Digital Drive, Novato (Telephone: 828-3408). 6:30 and 7:30 classes $13 each/$20 both. Answers?

Saturday, December 18; 8:30-12: $20
BRASSWORKS plays Victorian Waltzes, Polkas, Schottisches, Mazurkas, and set dances such as the Sir Roger de Coverley and the Congress of Vienna for Ye Gaskell Occasional Dance Society's Ball at the Scottish Rite Temple, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland. Semi-formal Century XXI or period dress of Centuries XIX or XX. Class at 7:45. Answers?

Saturday, December 18; 9-12:30: $25
Christmas Party with showcase, Santa Claus, and prizes. Traditional holiday dinner buffet at 7:30 at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). San Francisco Bay Bridge toward Sacramento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.♦

Friday, December 24 — NOT TONIGHT:
Friday Night Waltz

Saturday, December 25 – HIATUS!!!
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's (HotLine: 1707/523-9477) fourth Saturday dance isn't happening today.

Saturday, December 25; 9-12: $9
Christmas Day Dance at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888).♦

Monday, December 27 – HIATUS!!!
Just Knock is not happening tonight. Please join us January 10.

Thursday, December 30 — NOT TONIGHT
West Coast Swing University.

Thursday, December 30; 9-11:30: $70
New Year's Dinner Dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 6:30; dinner at 8. Reservation deadline: December 27 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 251 Wicklow Drive, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 1650/455-2402; 753-8087). Class at 1:30. Answers?
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 New Year’s Eve

?? o'Clock: $95
Black & White Ball with four-course dinner, sparkling wine, prizes, and performance by Lena and Anton Koukareko at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). In advance: $85 through November. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Eight o'Clock-1: $40
New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Showcase, champagne, sparkling cider, dessert, conga line, countdown, balloon drop. In advance: $30. San Francisco Bay Bridge toward Sacramento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Nine o'Clock-12: $20; Students/Minors: $15
BRASSWORKS plays for the New Year's Eve Waltz Ball, Friday Night Waltz's Ninth Annual. Chevron Auditorium at the International House, 2299 Piedmont, Berkeley. Mostly Waltz and Polka, with some Swing, Latin, Tango, Congress of Vienna, and Bohemian National Polka; mixers. Refreshments include cakes, pies, chocolate, vegetable and shrimp platters. Formal attire preferred. Class at 7.

Nine o'Clock-?: $20
New Year's Eve Dance Party at the Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Gifts, toys, sparkling cider, sweet and savory refreshments.

Nine o'Clock-1; $25
New Year's Eve Dance Party! at NAPA Dance Club, 560 El Camino Real, Redwood City. Swing, C/W, Tango Argentino, Salsa, Rock ’n’ Roll, Milonga, Waltz, FoxTrot, Vals, Merengue, ChaCha, Rumba, Blues, etc. Take beer, wine, food, music to share.

Nine o'Clock-2; $25
West Coast Swing Black & White Party at Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Telephone: 1925/831-8111). Semi-formal dress. Sandwich bites, brownies, cookies, peach cobbler, cake, sparkling wine, favors. Class at 8. Answers?

Nine o'Clock-?: $80-$195
New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball, music, masks, desserts, and bubbly with the San Francisco Symphony, Peter Mintun Orchestra, and Tainted Love at Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall.

     DECEMBER MUSIC

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Wednesday, December 1; 8-11:30: $15 — Not a dance gig!
Keith Crossan's BEATNIK JUNGLE BAND at Biscuits & Blues, 401 Mason Street (Telephone: 292-2583). Answers?♦

Friday, December 3; 9-12: $??
Fil Lorenz Orchestra at the San Francisco Balboa Festival. Please see details above.♦

Saturday, December 4; 7-10: $12
DancEscape with Lady K and the Kings of Swing at the Dublin Senior Center. Please see details above.

Saturday, December 4; 8-?: $25
Mitch Woods' Boogie Woogie Holiday Extravaganza. Please see details above.

Saturday, December 4; 9-12: $??
Stompy Jones at the San Francisco Balboa Festival. Please see details above.

Saturday, December 18; 8:30-12: $20
Brassworks plays for Ye Gaskell Occasional Dance Society's Ball. Please see details above.

MONTHLY
Second Thursday
; 9-1: $5
San Francisco Jazz's Hotplate Series at Amnesia, 853 Valencia Street (Telephone: 970-0012).

Last Tuesday; 8-10:30: $5 – Partner advised!*
DAVE'S SWINGTIME BAND (Telephone: 1510/521-3219) featuring vocalist Janese Powell at Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Road, Alameda (Telephone: 1510/522-9355). From San Francisco Bay Bridge: Nimitz Free- way (880) toward Alameda/San José to High Street Bridge into Alameda. Left at fifth signal (Otis Drive); right lane across bridge to immediately take right fork onto Island Drive to shopping center;  right onto Mecartney Road at STOP sign, right into the shopping center at gas station; left (before drug store) to end of parking lot at Temple Israel.

Second and Fourth Sundays at 7: $5
Ernie Small Memorial Big Band at Savanna Jazz, 2937 Mission Street (Telephone: 285-3369; Facsimile: -5967). Dine 'til 10:30. Answers?

Third Sunday (except February); 7-9: $5 – Partner advised!*
CLASS ACT BIG BAND plays for up-tempo dancing at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 6 and dance: $10.

Fourth and Second Sundays at 7: $5
Ernie Small Memorial Big Band at Savanna Jazz, 2937 Mission Street (Telephone: 285-3369; Facsimile: -5967). Dine 'til 10:30. Answers?
WEEKLY
Monday-Saturday
6:30 or 7-9:30 or 10: No cover! – Partner advised!*
Various groups play for dancing at Le Colonial's Bamboo Lounge, 20 Cosmo Place (Telephone: 931-2933).

Sundays
Sundays, 8:30-12: $5
Various groups play high-tempo music for Swing Out @ Rockit Room, 406 Clement Street (Telephone: 387-6343). Classes at 7 and dance: $15; and 8 and dance; $5.

9:30-1:30: No cover! Partner advised!*
Ed Ivey's Blues Jam at Swig, 561 Geary Street (Telephone: WAlnut 1-7392).

Mondays
7-11: No cover – Take a partner!*
LAVAY SMITH and Her Trio, when she's not on The Road with Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, at Enrico's Sidewalk Café, 504 Broadway (Tel: 986-9166). Not a dance gig but there is some space.

9-12: No cover – Take a partner!*
Ed Ivey's Blues Jam at Velma's, 2246 Jerrold Avenue (Telephone: 824-7646). Answers?

Tuesdays
9:30-12: $10
STOMPY JONES plays The Tuesday Night Jump when they're not on The Road. Club Verdi, 2424 Mariposa Street (Telephone: 861-9190). Intermediate Lindy Hop and Balboa classes at 7; Beginners' class at 9.

Wednesdays
7-10: No cover! – Partner advised!*
Cosmo Alley Cats featuring Emily Adams (Telephone: 566-2545) at Le Colonial's Bamboo Lounge, 20 Cosmo Place (Telephone: 931-2933).

7:30-10:30: $10. Persons younger than 21, older than 64 pay less.
At least four Big Bands rotate (Telephone: 1650/400-4920 Answers?) performing at Senzala Brazilian Restaurant, 250 East Java Drive, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/734-1656) Answers?

7:30-11:30: $10 – Partner advised!*
BEN MARCATO and the MONDO COMBO at the Top o'The Mark, 898 Mason Street. Jazz, Swing, R&B. Call 616-6916 for general, 616-6940 for specific, information.

10-1: $5 'til 9:30, $10 after
Various groups rotate to play for Cat's Corner's high-tempo Swing dancing at Savanna Jazz, 2937 Mission Street (Telephone: 285-3369; Facsimile: -5967). Class at 9 and dance: $10. Dine 'til 10:30.Answers?

Thursdays
7-10: No cover! – Partner advised!*
THE MARTINI BROTHERS (Telephone: 566-2545) at Le Colonial's Bamboo Lounge, 20 Cosmo Place (Telephone: 931-2933).

7:30-11:30: $10 – Partner advised!*
STOMPY JONES (née The Swing Session) play for dancing at the Top o'The Mark, 898 Mason Street. Call 616-6916 for general, 616-6940 for specific, information. When Stompy Jones is on The Road, The New Morty Show.

Fridays
5-8:45; Ages 13-17: $6; Ages 18-64: $10; Ages 65+: $7
Friday Nights at the de Young's fourth season. Demonstrations; punk, jazz, opera to avant-garde, hip-hop, etc.

9-12:30: $10 – Partner advised!*
BLACK MARKET JAZZ ORCHESTRA sextette at the Top o'The Mark, 898 Mason Street. Music from the '40s to today. Call 616-6916 for general, 616-6940 for specific, information.

Last Friday
10-1: $10 — Not a dance gig. | Not in November!
RAYBAND plays Ray Charles at Coda Jazz Supper Club, 1710 Mission Street (Telephone: 551-CODA).♦

Saturdays
9-12:30: $15 – Partner advised!*
Various groups perform at the Top o'The Mark, 898 Mason Street. Call 616-6916 for general, 616-6940 for specific, information.

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SUMMER SERIES

Sundays May 30-September 12; door at 3, music at 4: $15-$37.50 (Also May 31, July 5, and September 6)
BBQs on the Lawn at Rancho Nicasio on the Town Square, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio (Telephone: 662-2219).

Sundays, June 20-August 22: 2:00: Gratis!
Sigmund Stern Grove Festival LXXIII

UNION SQUARE: July, August, September, 2-4: Gratis!
First Sundays: Tango – Second Sundays: Blues – Third Sundays: Latin/Salsa – Fourth Sundays: Lindy Hop.

Monday-Friday; Noon-1; July-September: Gratis!
PEOPLE IN PLAZAS July, August, September.Venues are Castro and Seventeenth Streets Plaza; Crocker Galleria; Embarcadero 2; Orrick Building Plaza; Rincón Center Food Court; Transamerica Redwood Park; Mint Plaza; One Bush Plaza; 101 California Street Plaza; 50 Fremont Street Courtyard; 83 McAllister Plaza; 333 Market Street Plaza; 525 Market Street Plaza; 425 Market Street Plaza; 1275 Market Street Patio; 555 Mission Street Plaza; 560 Mission Street Plaza; 303 Second Street Plaza.

Tuesdays, June 22-September 21; 6-8: Gratis!
Dancing on Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City.

Wednesdays, June 23-August 11; 6-8: Gratis!
Music in Stafford Park, King Street at Hopkins Avenue, Redwood City.

Thursdays, June 17-August 5, 6-8
Central Park Music Series, San Mateo.

Thursdays, July 8-August 26; 5:30-7: Gratis!
Home Grown Blues Series at Frank Ogawa (City Hall) Plaza, Fourteenth and Broadway, Oakland.

First and Third Thursdays, June 3-October 21; 5:30:9: Gratis!
Music, artisans, drinks, food. Ninth Street between Washington Street and Broadway, Oakland.

Fridays June 18-August 13; 6:3o-8: Gratis!
Creekside Fridays at the Tamalpais Community Service District's Cabin, 60 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley.

Second Fridays, June 11-September 10 plus September 24; 5:30-8
Summer Music Festival, Park Place at Washington Avenue, Point Richmond

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*DEFINITIONS
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Partner Advised
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