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    JANUARY

Saturday, January 1; 8-?; $20
play for (The Dickens Fair Reunion Ball) at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, . 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 , 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Tele­phone: 1510/522-1731) or . 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, January 1; 6:30-12; $9 — REPLACEMENT!
The annual Survivors' Day Dance at the , , Emery­ville (Tele­phone: 1510/655-2888) is being replaced by the 's regular monthly dance. 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.

Monday-Sunday, January 3-9: $99
at the ($39 Sunday-Thursday; $49 Friday-Saturday), 407 North Virginia Street (Tele­phones: 1800/MUST-SEE; Information: /687-7733). Tickets from ???. ?

Wednesday, January 5 — DEADLINE!
Full payment of $345.81 each of two (other options available) due for dancing through the Sierra Nevada aboard the New Murder Mystery Fun Train a.k.a. (adults only) a.k.a. 's departing Friday, February 25 from Emery­ville, Martinez, Suisun, or Sacramento, returning Sunday, February 27. Music for dancing in the dance car, listening in the piano lounge. Transportation, two light meals, two nights at , and “Winners Book”. Payable to , 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112 (Voice/Facsimile: 585-6282).

Wednesday, January 5; 9:15-11:45: $8 ($6 age 24 and younger)
plays the at , , Mountain View (Tele­phone: 1650/864-9150). Classes at 7:15 and 8:15 and dance: $16. Answers?

Sunday, January 9; 6:30-10: $10
's Anniversary Celebration XXI of her twenty-two years of Second Sunday Dances. The Imperial Dance Club (Tele­phone: 1650/366-0504), 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City. , 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112-3530 (Tele­phone: 585-6282). Class at 6.♦

Monday, January 10; 8-11: $10
Just Knock resumes its normal Second Monday schedule with (Tele­phone: 1917/687- 4280) at The Dance Loft, 2475 Third Street, 311 (Tele­phone: 970-1995). Class at 7 and dance: $15. Also Fourth Monday. ?

Tuesday, January 11; 8-?: $30 — CANCELLED!
at , 1330 Fillmore Street (Tele­phone: 655.5600).

Wednesday, January 12; 8:30-1: $7 — NEW SECOND WEDNESDAY DANCE!
and , septettes, play the inception of Swing Night! at the , Fillmore Street at Geary Street (Tel: 673-8000). Class at 7 and dance: $15. Answers?

Thursday, January 13; 20:00-04:00: $10
's EarlyBird class with Jordan Frisbee and Tatiana Mollman at 7 and Dance at the , 1 Golf Course Drive.♦

Friday-Monday, January 14-17: $145
at the ($119), 1 Golf Course Drive (Tele­phones: California: 1800/824-2196; Exterior: 800/492-8822; 831/372-1234; Facsimile: /375-3960). Through December, $125 payable to Central Coast Swing Dance, 333 Rice Ranch Road, Santa Maria 93455 (Tele­phone: 1805/937-1574). ? ♦

Friday-Saturday, January 21-22; 8-?: $39.25 in advance from 1866/55TICKETS
(Tele­phone: 435-7527) at the Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Avenue. Period dress/costumes admired, not required. ?

Saturday, January 22; 7:30-10: $10
The '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 22; 9-12: $9
The 's 10:30 performance(s) by 2010 USA Dance National Senior I Standard Runners-up Andreas Meijer with Jody Frease Meijer at , 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, January 22; 9-12?: $10
Groovin' Swing WCS Dance at , 560 El Camino Real, Redwood City. Class at 8.

Friday-Sunday, January 28-30; Matinée: $30; Evening reserved: $45
Ballroom Dance Competition & Show (Tele­phone: 1650/223-4950) at the ($89 through January 16), 2050 Gateway Place, San José (Tele­phones: 1800/222-TREE; 408/453-4000).

Friday, January 28; 8-9:30: $20
at and Japanese Restaurant, 1330 Fillmore Street (Tele­phone: 655-5600).

Friday, January 28; 8-12+: $15
dance and intermission burlesque show Busk a Move at , 2050 Bryant Street. With class at 7: $20; after musicians and show: $2. ?

Friday, January 28; 9-11:15: $13
featuring Miss Carmen Getit at , , Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. In advance: $10. Class with 's (Tele­phone: 1510/524-2546) at 8.

Saturday, January 29; 8:45-11:45
Mt.Tam Swing with at the , , Larkspur (Tele­phone: 924-6226). Beginners' class with Kelly Casanova at 7:30; Intermediates' at 8:30 and dance, $15.

Sunday, January 30; 7-10:30: $10
and Strictly Swing competition at the , , Oakland (Telephone: 1510/504-2176 ). Class at 6 and dance, $14.

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Northern California Swing Dance Challenge VI,
a series of Jack ’n’ Jill com­pe­ti­tions that begins February 12.
Finals are April 9, q.v. below for details.

    FEBRUARY

Friday, February 4; 7:30-10:30: $10
The NOB HILL SOUNDS play for the Red and White Ball at the the , , Oakland (Telephone: 1510/504-2176 ). Refreshments, prizes, raffle. Class at 6:30.

Saturday, February 5; 8-12: $15
at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, . Waltzes, Tangos, FoxTrots, Blues, Latin, etc. and Film Noir Swing of the 1920s, '30s and '40s. Vintage or modern evening dress, superhero-ine disguise or incognito dress is admired, not required. $15 through January 29 from , 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 5; 9-11:30: $10
celebrates the Year of the Rabbit with a with gifts, prizes, perform­ances, food, cake, ice cream, and musicians (Telephone: 1650/­571-0836) at the Burlingame Masonic Center, 145 Park Road (Telephone: 1650/­347-7787). Class at 8 and dance: $12. ?

Sunday, February 6 — Cancellation!
isn't happening tonight.

Friday, February 11; 8-12+: $15
Friday Swing Frolic dance and intermission burlesque show at , 2850 Bryant Street. With class at 7: $20; after musicians and show: $2. ?

Saturday, February 12; $30
buffet, lion dance, showcase at , , Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). $25 through January. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Sunday, February 13; 6-8:30: $10
's (Telephone: 1650/­571-0836) at the Burlingame Masonic Center, 145 Park Road (Telephone: 1650/­347-7787). Snacks, cake, ice cream. Classes at 4 and 5 and dance: $12. ?

Thursday, February 17-Sunday, February 20: $290 (.)
(Tele­phone: 608-6180) at ($80), 1231 Market Street (MArket 6-8000; Reservation Tele­phone: 1800/­227-4747). Through January 14, $250. ?

Thursday, February 17; 8:00 'til the last dancer drops: $5
The public is welcome to attend the Early-Bird Dance at the , 500 Leisure Lane, Sacra­mento.♦

Friday-Sunday, February 18-20; $140
' (Tele­phone 1916/271-2385) (AANCE, AAU; NASDE; NFA, WSDC, YASDA) at the ($100), 500 Leisure Lane (Tele­phones: 1800/­333-3333; 916/922-2020), Sacra­mento. Event, three buffet-style meals, hospi­tality suite: $125 through January; younger than 18: $65 payable to: Capital Swing Dancers, c/o , 1709 Lakewood Drive, West Sacra­mento 95691 (Tele­phone: 1916/371-2385). ♦

Saturday, February 19; 8:30-1: $30
Gung Hay Fat Choy 4709! at the , , Emery­ville (Tele­phone: 1510/655-2888). With Asian buffet 7-8:30, $30; $25 in advance. Lion dance; fashion show; any Traditional and/or Creative costume contest. 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 20; 4-8: No cover!
at the , (Tele­phone: 1650/­728-BREW).

Sunday, February 20; 8-11: $10 — NEW THIRD SUNDAY DANCE!
Groovin' Swing at , 560 El Camino Real, Redwood City (Telephone: 1650/­274-4545). Class at 7.

Sunday, February 20; 8:00 'til the last dancer drops: $10
The public is welcome to attend the Closing Dance at the , 500 Leisure Lane, Sacra­mento.♦

Friday-Sunday, February 18-20; $140
' (Tele­phone 1916/271-2385) (AANCE, AAU; NASDE; NFA, WSDC, YASDA) at the ($100), 500 Leisure Lane (Tele­phones: 1800/­333-3333; 916/922-2020), Sacra­mento. Event, three buffet-style meals, hospi­tality suite: $125 through January; younger than 18: $65 payable to: Capital Swing Dancers, c/o , 1709 Lakewood Drive, West Sacra­mento 95691 (Tele­phone: 1916/371-2385). ♦

Thursday, February 24; 9-1: $7 — NEW LAST THURSDAY DANCE!
and play the at the , Fillmore Street at Geary Street (Tele­phone: 673-8000). Class at 8:30.

Friday-Sunday, February 25-27: $345.81 each of two (other options available)
THE FUNATICS play for dancing through the Sierra Nevada aboard the New Murder Mystery a.k.a. (adults only) a.k.a. 's departing Emery­ville at 09:45, Martinez at 10:35, Suisun at 11:00, or Sacra­mento at Noon, returning Sunday, February 27. Listen to MARK GUSTASON in the piano lounge. Transportation, two nights at , chicken pot pie on Friday, deli lunch on Sunday; sausages (buy 'burgers, burritos, chips, etc. at snack bar), “Winners Book”. Payable to , 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112. Call 585-6282 to learn whether there's space for you.

Friday, February 25; 9:30-12: No cover!
play for dancing in at the Crescent Hotel, 417 Stockton Street (Telephone: 400-0500).♦

Saturday, February 26; 09:00-23:59: $15; Students: $10; Ages 16 and younger: $7
in the Pauley Ballroom in the . ?

Saturday, February 26; 7-11: $25
The Sixth Annual at , 560 Third Street (Tele­phone: 977-0203). perform­ances, refreshments. In advance: $20. ?

Saturday, February 26; 8-10: $20.50 (Discounts for Students and Seniors)
featuring at , 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley (Telephone: 1510/644-2020 for tickets in advance: $18.50). Snacks.♦

Saturday, February 26; 8:30-12: $20
plays for dancing Waltzes, Polkas, Schottisches, Mazurkas, Sir Roger de Coverley, and Congress of Vienna for at the Scottish Rite Temple, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland. Potluck food and refreshments. Class at 7:45. ?

Saturday, February 26; 9-1: $10
Groovin' Swing WCS Dance at , 560 El Camino Real, Redwood City. Class at 8.

      FEBRUARY MUSIC unseen above
February 3-17: at , 1233 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 621-4455) and , 1600 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-1330).

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March 31 Blues JamMay 29 Blues Jam Tribute

Died 19 February 2011 at 59
    MARCH

Friday, March 4; 9-?: $13
plays for dancing at , , Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. In advance: $10. Class with 's (Tele­phone: 1510/524-2546) at 8.

Saturday, March 5; 8-11: $15
plays at , , Santa Rosa. Class at 7.

Saturday, March 5; 8-?; $20
plays for at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, . Waltz and Victorian dances. Costumes, 1837-1870 or other vintage, or evening dress admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $15 through February 26 from , 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Tele­phone: 1510/522-1731) or . 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, March 6; 7-9: $10 – NEW WEEKLY DANCE!
All Swing Dance at at , San Rafael (Telephone: 457-4619). Class at 6 and dance: $15. ?

Sunday, March 6; 7-10: $8 – CHANGE OF VENUE!
at , 1830 Seven­teenth Street (Telephone: 871-2462). Class at 6 and dance: $14. ?♦

Thursday, March 10; 9:30-1:30: $15
plays for the 's (Tele­phone: 1510/­697- 1892) Welcome Party at , 650 Indiana Street (Telephone: 824-6910). Class at 8:30.

Friday, March 11-Saturday, March 12: $150 (
(Tele­phone: 1510/697-1892) at ($159 through February 7), Fifty Third Street (Tele­phones: 1888/627-8561; 974-6400; Facsimile: 543-8268).

Saturday, March 12; 8-11: $5
Swing and Waltz at , Howth Street/W Road near 777 Ocean Avenue, Third floor (Telephone: 452-5353). Class at 7. ?♦

Saturday, March 12; 9-?: $20
play for dancing at , 2209 Broad­way, Redwood City (Telephone: 1650/FOX7770). .

Saturday, March 12; 9-?: $40
backs at Club NV, 525 Howard Street (Telephone: 538-7977). .

Sunday, March 13; 2:15-5 and 6-6:30: $28 with dinner at 5
dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: March 10 payable to , 20 Turquoise Way, San Francisco 94131 (Telephones: 824-2263; 702-9666). Class at 1:30. ?

Sunday, March 13; 6:30-10: $10 – Workshops at 4:30 and dance; $40
a day of Swing and Country dancing and Show at the Imperial Dance Club, , Redwood City (Tels: 1650/­366-0504). Workshops 4:30-6 and dance $30 through March 3 sent to , 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112-3530 (Tel: 585-6282).♦

Sunday, March 13; 7-9: $10 – NEW Weekly DANCE!
All Swing Dance at at , San Rafael (Telephone: 457-4619). Class at 6 and dance: $15. ?

Friday, March 18-Saturday, March 20: $125 through February; Dancing only: $45
plays for dancing Friday 8-12 at City College's Health and Well­ness Center for . Perform­ances. Jack ’n’ Jill contest. Classes 6-8. Saturday classes 2:30-8:15. RICH WERDEN and the RHYTHM ROUST­ABOUTS play for dancing 7-? at ???. Sunday classes 11-7. Carla Heiney, 3145 Geary Boulevard, 616.

Saturday, March 19; 2-11: Workshops, dinner, dance: $95
at , , San José (Tele­phone: 1408/264-9393). Workshops with Jason and Yvonne Wayne, Nick Jay and Joanna Meinl, Luís Crespo, Richard Kear, and Kurt Senser without dinner, $75; Dance and Invitational Jack ’n’ Jill: $15. Hans Schmitt's Tele­phone: 1408/264-9393. ?

Saturday, March 19; 8-11: $15
feturing Miss Carmen Getit at , , Santa Rosa. Class at 7.

Saturday, March 19; 10:00-21:00: $25
James Kleinrath (Tele­phone: 1650/­591-6757) and present at , , Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). Dancing, com­pe­ti­tions, Jacks ’n’ Jills. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Sunday, March 20 – Hiatus tonight! New venue, q.v., next week.
Various groups play high-tempo music for , 406 Clement Street (Tele­phone: 387-6343). Classes at 7 and dance: $15; and 8 and dance; $5.

Sunday, March 20; 7-9: $10 – New Weekly Dance!
All Swing Dance at at , San Rafael (Telephone: 457-4619). Class at 6 and dance: $15. ?

Sunday, March 20; 7-10:30: $10 – CHANGE OF VENUE!
resumes its Third Sunday dance moving to the , 1830 Seven­teenth Street (Telephone: 871-2462). Class at 6 and dance: $15. ?♦

Sunday, March 20; 8-11: $10 — NEW Third Sunday DANCE!
Groovin' Swing at , 560 El Camino Real, Redwood City (Tele­phone: 1650/­274-4545). Class at 7.

Thursday, March 24; 7:30-11:30: $10 – Partner advised!*
feturing Miss Carmen Getit at the , 898 Mason Street.

Friday, March 25; 8-12+: $15/50% off if “dressed up” – CANCELLED!
Friday Swing Frolic dance and intermission burlesque show at , 2850 Bryant Street. With class at 7: $20; after musicians and show: $8. ?

Saturday, March 26; 7-11: $5
Mostly Swing Dance Dancers at , Howth Street/W Road near 777 Ocean Avenue, Third floor (Telephone: 452-5353). ?

Saturday, March 26; 7-12: $16 – Minors: $10
The 's (HotLine: 1707/523-9477) annual and Pot Luck Buffet (please take something to share) at the Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Petaluma Boulevard South. Performances. Formal attire requested. Via Redwood Highway (101) from Golden Gate Bridge, Petaluma Boulevard South, Left at signal, Right into second driveway.♦

Saturday, March 26; 9-12: $12
adults-only primarily Hustle dancing and Swedish-style snacks at , 1830 Seven­teenth Street (Telephone: 871-2462). Class at 8 and dance: $21. ?

Sunday, March 27; 9-11: $15 (Two for One before 9) – CHANGE OF VENUE!
BAY AREA SWING ALL STARS play the Sunday Swing-out Grand Opening at , 1840 Haight Street (Tele­phone: 387-6455). Class at 8:40: $5. ?

Tuesday, March 29; 9:40-12: Gratis!
plays at 's Anniversary Party XI at the Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street. Intermediate Lindy Hop and Balboa classes at 7; Beginners' class at 9. ? Tele­phone: 505-8530.♦

Wednesday, March 30; 7-11: $5
tribute to Johnny Nitro who died February 19 at 59 (see above). 2209 Broad­way, Redwood City (Telephone: 1650/FOX7770).♦

Thursday, March 31-April 3;
DanceSport Championships (NDCA) at the , , 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: (Voice/Facsimile: 1650/­366- 0504). Hostess: Nadia Eftedal (Tele­phone: 1562/902-7657).

Thursday, March 31; 9-1:30: $7 — NEW Last Thursday DANCE!
and guest play for dancing at the at the , Fillmore Street at Geary Street (Tele­phone: 673-8000). Class at 8:30.

Thursday, March 31; 9:20-12:30: Gratis!
's Open House at the Russian Center, 2460 Sutter Street. Class at 8:20. ?

      MARCH MUSIC unseen above
Friday-Sunday, March 4-6: $99; Accompanied ages 12 and younger: Gratis! available.)
's Jazz Bash by the Bay (Tele­phones: 1831/675-0298; 888/349-6879) (and Thursday, March 3, 7:30-?, with the in the De Anza Ballroom plus, Saturday, March 5, 2:30-10:30, each at Portola Hotel & Spa, $20/$35 couple) ?

Saturday-Sunday, March 5-6, Noon-6:
in downtown Calistoga (Tele­phones: 1866/­306-5588; 1707/942.6333).

Saturday, March 26; 9:30-1: $10 — Not a dance gig
RAYBAND plays Ray Charles at , 1710 Mission Street. In advance: $7.32. ?

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Master trumpet player and educator

 ALLEN SMITH 

Died 3 February 2011 at 85


Musicians' Tribute April 10


    APRIL — unavailable because of Yahoo!'s “improvements”

Saturday, April 2; 6:30-12: $12
celebrates its Twenty-second Anniversary, at the , , 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 2; 8-10:30: $10 – NEW FIRST SATURDAY DANCE!
Ballroom, Swing & Latin Dance at at (of Rohnert Park), 977 Golf Course Drive. Classes at 6:45 and 8:15. From Golden Gate Bridge, Redwood Highway (101) to Golf Course Drive; then left. Right at signal into Mountain Shadows Shopping Center. Ballroom in Courtyard. ?

Saturday, April 2; 8-?: $20
plays Waltzes, Polkas, Schottisches, Mazurkas, Congress of Vienna, Bohemian National Polka, and Lancers’ Quadrille at at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, . Costumes, vintage, or evening dress admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $15 through March 26 from , 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731) or . 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, April 2; 8:30-?: $12
plays at , On The Town Square, Nicasio (Telephone: 662-2219).

Saturday, April 2; 10:30-1: $10
feturing Miss Carmen Getit at , 1000 Van Ness Avenue (Telephone: 346-5597).

Sunday, April 3: Swing in da City – DISCONTINUED!

Sunday, April 3; 6-10: $10
Top of Beardsley's celebrates thirty-three years of Swing Dancers Delight with guest DJs Michelle Kinkaid, Randy Krul, and Rupert Schroeder, 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, April 3; 9-11: $15 (Two for One before 9) – NEW VENUE!
Sunday Swing-out at , 1840 Haight Street (Tele: 387-6455). Class at 8:40: $5. ?

Friday, April 8; 9-12: $9 - Ages 19-21: $7 - Ages 10-18: $5 - Younger: Gratis!
After longer than twenty-eight years: Robin Rebello's last night of serving as hostess of the at the Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (Tele­phone: 1650/329-2418). Class at 8. Friday dances continue with hosts Allen and Pamela Boronkay.

Saturday, April 9 – CHANGE OF SCHEDULE!
South Side Swing is not happening tonight but it is on April 30, q.v.

Saturday, April 9; 17:00-01:30: $15
(Telephone: 1707/694-3428) at , , Petaluma. Finalists … from Southside Swing, February 12; Swing in da City, above, March 6; The Station, March 8; Studio One at Chico Creek Dance Center, March 10; Swing Joins Country, above, March 13; WnY Warehouse, March 15; Swingin' in the South Bay, above, March 19; Carmel Women's Club, March 23; West Coast Swing University, March 24; The Dance Loft, March 28 … compete starting at 7. With workshops from 11a.m., $50. . ?

Saturday, April 9; 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.

Saturday, April 9; 7-11: $5
Ballroom Dance Party at , Howth Street/W Road near 777 Ocean Avenue, Third floor (Telephone: 452-5353). ?

Saturday, April 9; 8-10:30: $10 – NEW SECOND SATURDAY DANCE!
West Coast Swing Dance at at (of Rohnert Park), 977 Golf Course Drive. Classes at 6:45 and 8:15. From Golden Gate Bridge, Redwood Highway (101) to Golf Course Drive; then left. Right at signal into Mountain Shadows Shopping Center. Ballroom in Courtyard. ?

Sunday, April 10; 2-4: Gratis!
Musicians' Tribute To Allen Smith who died February 3 at 85 — Saxophonists: Jules Broussard, John Handy, Tom Hart, Noel Jewkes, Mel Martin, Alex Murzyn, Scott Petersen, Jane Pettigill, Ted Thiele, Howard Wiley; Trombonists: Danny Armstrong, Chuck Bennett, Van Hughes, Neil Van Valkenburgh, Rick Walsh, Marty Wehner; Trumpeters: Fred Berry, Frank Fisher, Rolf Johnson, Mike Olmos, Bill Ortiz, Rudy Salvini, Bill Theurer, James Tinsely, John Worley; Pianists: Larry Dunlap, Mike Greensill, Tammy Hall, Dave Mathews, John Price, Chris Siebert, Larry Vuckovich; Bassists: Ron Belcher, Jeff Chambers, Nat Johnson, Al Obidinski, Dean Reilly, Mike Zisman; Drummers: Benny Barth, Kent Bryson, Tom Duckworth, Harold Jones, Sly Randolph, Akira Tanad; Guitarists: Eddie Duran; Vocalists: Jamie Davis, Noah Griffin, Frank Jackson, Kim Nalley, Denise Perrier, Jackie Ryan, Lavay Smith, Paula West, Wesla Whitfield, Pat Yankee at and Japanese Restaurant, 1330 Fillmore Street (Tele­phone: 655-5600). Donations benefit the .♦

Sunday, April 10; 9-11: $15 (Two for One before 9) – New Venue!
Sunday Swing-out at , 1840 Haight Street (Tele: 387-6455). Class at 8:40: $5. ?

Thursday, April 14; 10-4: $??
's Welcome Dance (Telephone 1916/285-6557) at the ($99), 2500 East Second Street (Telephones: 1800/­501-2651; 775/789-2000). ?♦

Friday-Sunday, April 15-17: $125; Students/Other nationals: $100; Younger than 18: $75
at the ($99), 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). ?♦

Friday, April 15; 9-12: $9 - Ages 19-21: $7 - Ages 10-18: $5 - Younger: Gratis!
Allen and Pamela Boronkay are the new hosts the at the Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Class at 8.

Friday, April 15; 9-12: $15
plays for dancing at , 842 Fourth Street, San Rafael (Telephone: 226-0262). .

Saturday, April 16; 8-10: $5
at , Howth Street/W Road near 777 Ocean Avenue, Third floor (Telephone: 452-5353). Class at 6 and dance: $10. ?

Sunday, April 17; 7-10:30: $10
has moved its Third Sunday dance to the , 1830 Seven­teenth Street (Telephone: 871-2462). Class at 6 and dance: $15. ?

Sunday, April 17; 8-11: $10 — New Third Sunday Dance!
Groovin' Swing at , 560 El Camino Real, Redwood City (Telephone: 1650/­274-4545). Class at 7.

Thursday-Sunday, April 21-24: $480
at the (Rate: $99 through April 13), , Burlingame (Telephones: 1800/­228-9290; 650/692-9100; Facsimile: -8016). In advance, 11 classes, competitions, milongas: $408 through February; $442 through April 11. Payable to: Argentine Tango USA, 555 Bryant Street, 111, Palo Alto 94301. Other options available. ?

April 22-May 1: Kick-Off Event, Noon-1, Union Square

April 23-May 1:

Saturday, April 23; 7-12: $20
KICKBACK BAND plays the , , Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). Cash or check payable to From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. ?

April 24-May 1:

Sunday, April 24 — Boogie Woogie Ballroom is not happening tonight!

Sunday, April 24; 7-10:30: $10
at the , , Oakland. Classes with Sean McKeever and Tara Trafzer at 5 and 6 and dance: $15. Food, prizes. ♦

April 25-May 1:

April 26-May 1:

April 27-May 1:

April 28-May 1:

Thursday, April 28; 9-1:30: $7 — New Last Thursday Dance!
and guest play for dancing at the at the , Fillmore Street at Geary Street (Tele­phone: 673-8000). Class at 8:30.

April 29-May 1:

April 30-May 1:

Saturday, April 30; 10:00-23:00
USA and California Championship at . Hostess: Barbara Zoloth (Telephone: 971 - 0410). , Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. ?

Saturday, April 30; 6:30-10: Gratis!
Blossom Festival and dancing at , Howth Street/W Road near 777 Ocean Avenue, Third floor (Telephone: 452-5353). ?♦

Saturday, April 30; 8-12+: $10
South Side Swing at at , San José (Telephone: 1408/264-9393). Cash Jack ’n’ Jill. Class with Yenni Setiawan and Warren Pino at 7 and dance: $15. ?

      APRIL MUSIC
All gigs appear above.


Tribute Jam TBA








   



Monday, May 23 at Eleven o’clock
Chapel of theChimes
  Hayward

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   MAY unavailable because of Yahoo!'s “improvements”

May 1: 's final day.

Sunday, May 1; 7-10:30: $10
at the , , Oakland. Class with Glenn and Sue Cravalho at 6 and dance: $15. ?♦

Friday, May 6; 9-12: $13
feturing Miss Carmen Getit at , , Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. In advance: $10. Class with 's (Tele­phone: 1510/524-2546) at 8.

Saturday, May 7; 4-6: Dona$hon!
, , Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888) and Kelly Casanova are donating their space and time for classes so that you may donate your money to the victims of the March 25 Earthquake/Tsunami in Japan. Checks payable to “American Red Cross”/Memo “Japanese Relief effort”. 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, May 7; 8-10:30: $10 – New FIRST SATURDAY Dance!
Ballroom, Swing & Latin Dance at at (of Rohnert Park), 977 Golf Course Drive. Classes at 6:45 and 8:15. From Golden Gate Bridge, Redwood Highway (101) to Golf Course Drive; then left. Right at signal into Mountain Shadows Shopping Center. Ballroom in Courtyard. ?

Saturday, May 7; 8-12: $??
Don Neeley's , with vocalists Carla Normand and Frederick Hodges, plays for dancing at the at the , (Telephone: 1510/848-7800). 1920s-'40s or contemporary formal attire, please. Performance by the Deco Belles. Tickets in advance: $?? through ?? from , 100 Bush Street, 511, San Francisco 94104 (Telephone: 982-DECO).

Saturday, May 7; 8-?: $20
plays Waltzes, Tangos, Polkas, Country Dances, and Reels for at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, . Victorian evening dress, Greek/Roman god representations, or evening dress admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $15 through April 30 from , 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731) or . 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, May 7; 8-12: $50 – Partner advised!*
, featuring vocalist Nancy Knorr, plays for dancing aboard the docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point. Zoot Suits, Poodle Skirts, and other period attire encouraged. In advance: Reserved near stage: $85; Reserved near floor: $65; General: $45 at 1510/521-8448x282 from 10-4. Class with Jim Truesdale at 7:30. ?♦

Saturday, May 7; 9-1:30: $15
, usually about 20 musicians, plays at , 650 Indiana Street (Tele­phone: 824-6910). Class at 8.

Tuesday, May 10 — DEADLINE!
aboard Princess Cruise Lines' from/to Copenhagen via Oslo, Aarhus, Warnermunde, Tallinin, St. Peters­burg, Helsinki, and Stockholm. Inside, $2,043.76; Obstructed Outside, $2,343.76; Unobstructed Outside, $2,643.76; Balcony, $3,143.76 each of two plus discretionary $115 per person wage subsidy payable to , 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112 (Voice/ Facsimile: 585-6282).

Saturday, May 14; 7-?: $??
Melissa & Nicole: Swingin' the Soul at , 19 Heron Street (Telephone: 701-1300).

Saturday, May 14; 8-10:30: $10 – New SECOND SATURDAY Dance!
West Coast Swing Dance at at (of Rohnert Park), 977 Golf Course Drive. Classes at 6:45 and 8:15. From Golden Gate Bridge, Redwood Highway (101) to Golf Course Drive; then left. Right at signal into Mountain Shadows Shopping Center. Ballroom in Courtyard. ?

Saturday, May 14; 8-11: $15
plays at , , Santa Rosa. Class at 7.

Saturday, May 14; 8-12: $10
plays dance music at , , Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. ?

Sunday, May 15; 7-10:30: $10 – Change of Venue!
moved to the , 1830 Seven­teenth Street (Telephone: 871-2462). Class at 6 and dance: $15. ?♦

Wednesday, May 18; 7:30-11:30: $??
Meet Me Half Way West Coast Swing Dance at WnY Warehouse at 64 Digital Drive, Novato. (Tele­phone: 828-3408). Food to share welcome. ?

Saturday, May 21; 7-12: $10
plays at , , Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). Cash or check payable to From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. ?

Saturday, May 21; 8-1: $10
plays for at , Howth Street/W Road near 777 Ocean Avenue, Third floor (Tele: 452-5353). Class at 7. ?♦

Saturday, May 21; 8-12: Dona$hun!
, , 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, May 22; 7-10:30: $10
at the , , Oakland. Kyle Redd and Sarah Vann Drake present one-hour workshops at 4:30 and 6, $15 each. One workshop and dance, $22. Two workshops and dance: $30 or $25 in advance. Call 1707/315-6204 or send a message to .♦

Thursday, May 26, 20:00-04:00: $10
The public is welcome to attend the at the , 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno.♦

Friday, May 27-Monday, May 30
(AANCE, MSDT, UCWDC/Q, WSDC) Saturday Night Theme: Super Heroes/Villians, The good, The Bad, and The Ugly, at the ($99x3=$297) 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno. Event, workshops, ice cream socials, pizza party, happy hours, Gong Show, two dinners, and more: $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. Host: (Telephone: 1559/486-1556).♦

Friday, May 27; 6-9: Gratis!
feturing Miss Carmen Getit at , , Novato.

Sunday, May 29; 6:30-10:30: $10
at the , , Oakland.

Sunday, May 29; 8-1:30: $15; with dinner: $40
at Slims, 333 Eleventh Street (Telephone: 252-9564) a bene­fit concert for the .

Sunday, May 29; 8-11: $10
play for dancing at the , 3225 Twenty-second Street (MIssion 7-2888). Class at 7:30. ?

      MAY MUSIC unseen above

Friday-Monday, May 27-30: $110; Ages 7-20: $50 (other options available)
XXXVIII. Tickets from 2787 Del Monte Street, West Sacra­mento 95691 (Telephone: 1916/372-5277x19).

Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29; 11-7: $120; Ages 12 and younger: $40


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Trumpeter and bandleader comments


 RUDY SALVINI 
March 22, 1925-June 7, 2011
A Celebration of Life
Sunday, June 26 at Two o'clock
 


HELP WANTED

seeks résumés for the following positions:
C/W and other Staff Instructors; Customer Service Manager;
Customer Service Representatives; Operations Manager

for its new studio in Foster City sent to .

    JUNE's unavailable because of Yahoo!'s “improvements”

Saturday, June 4; 8-?: $20
play Regency to Mid-Victorian dance rhythms: Waltz, Polka, and English country dances, Congress of Vienna, The Jolly Roger de Coverley, and Captain Jack Sparrow's Hornpipe for (Mr. Fezziwig's 51st Birthday Bash) at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, . Pirate, Centuries XVII, XVIII, XIX vintage, or Centuries XX, XXI evening dress admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $15 through May 28 from , 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Tele­phone: 1510/522-1731) or . 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 4; 8-10:30: $10 – New FIRST SATURDAY Dance!
Ballroom, Swing & Latin Dance at (of Rohnert Park), 977 Golf Course Drive (Tele­phone: 1707/586-1136). Classes at 6:45 and 8:15. From Golden Gate Bridge, Redwood Highway (101) to Golf Course Drive; then left. Right at signal to turning right at fourth signal and left into Mountain Shadows Shopping Center. Ballroom in Courtyard. ?

Saturday, June 4; 8-12: $10
plays at , , Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). Cash or check payable to From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. ?

Saturday, June 4; 9-12: $20
at the , , Oakland. Performances, contest, hors d'oeuvres, and more. In advance: $15. DJ/Class with Jeff Chandler at 8. ?

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

Saturday, June 11 – DISCONTINUED!
SouthSide Swing at at , San José (Tele­phone: 1408/264-9393) is no longer happening. But Second Saturday dances continue at the venue.

Sunday, June 12; Noon-1 and 2-6: $??
at the Country Park Stage at Casa de Fruta, 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, Pacheco Pass Highway (152) toward Los Baños.

Sunday, June 12; 6:30-10: $10
Michelle Kinkaid's 23rd Annual Memorial & Tribute Dance to , , and others (Tele­phone: 585-6282) at the (Tele­phone: 1650/366-0504), 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City. Jack 'n' Jill Contest; Refreshments. ?♦

Saturday, June 18; 8:30-12: $20
plays for dancing Waltzes, Polkas, Schottisches, Mazurkas, Sir Roger de Coverley, and Congress of Vienna for at the Scottish Rite Temple, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland. Potluck food and refreshments. Class at 7:45. ?

Sunday, June 19 – Change of Date!
is next Sunday, not tonight, at the , 1830 Seven­teenth Street (Tele­phone: 871-2462). Class at 6 and dance: $15. ?

Sunday, June 19; 6-8:30: $10
$5 Men's Night, Happy Father's Day! Snacks. at the Burlingame Masonic Center, 145 Park Road. Class at 5 and dance: $12. ?

Monday, June 20 – Suspension!
Just Knock isn't happening tonight!

Saturday, June 25; 8-12: $10
plays at , , Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. ?

Saturday, June 25; 8-11: $30
Anniversary of Oakland Senior Center at the , , Oakland. Appetizers; drawings. In advance through June: $25.

Saturday, June 25; 9:15-12:15: $10 – New LAST SATURDAY Dance!
West Coast Swing at the , 4181 Cushing Parkway, Fremont (Tele­phone: 1510/683-9228). Class at 8:15 and dance: $11. ?

Sunday, June 26; 7-10:30: $10 – Change of Venue!
at the , 1830 Seven­teenth Street (Tele­phone: 871-2462). Class at 6 and dance: $15. ?

Tuesday, June 28; 8-?: $14; 10-?: $10
with at , 500 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square (Tele­phone: 1510/238-9200) to celebrate Quincy Jones.

Wednesday, June 29-Monday, July 3: $340 ()
luncheon, prácticas, Milongas at . In advance through May 20: $310. ?

Thursday, June 30; 6-12: Gratis!
with DJ Mario Orlando in the Golden Gate Ballroom at the ($79 through June 20), 401 East Millbrae Avenue, Millbrae (Tele­phones: 1800/252-7466; 650/692-6363). ?

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    JULY's unavailable because of Yahoo!'s “improvements”

Friday, July 1-Sunday, July 3: $390 and week: $875
at the ($79 through June 20), 401 East Millbrae Avenue, Millbrae (Tele­phones: 1800/252-7466; 650/692-6363). $355 (week: $800) through April 30 payable to Nora Olivera, 2841 Hillside Drive, Burlingame 94010. ?

Sunday-Friday, July 3-8: $605 and week-end: $875
at the ($79 through June 20), 401 East Millbrae Avenue, Millbrae (Tele­phones: 1800/252-7466; 650/692-6363). $555 (and week-end: $800) through April 30 payable to Nora Olivera, 2841 Hillside Drive, Burlingame 94010. ?

Sunday, July 3: 6-8:30: $10 – CHANGE OF VENUE!
's Sunday dances are at 551 Foster City Boulevard, G, Foster City (Tele­phone: 1650/571-0836).

Monday, July 4; 2-5: $25
at , , Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). BBQ 12:30-2. In advance: $20 through June 25. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José to 23rd Avenue; right at signal; enter second driveway. ?

Monday, July 4; 8-11: $35
A benefit for Saxophonist , who needs a new kidney and anti-rejection medications, at , 1330 Fillmore Street. . Send additional donations payable to: The Attune Agency, Account 925641219, 2588 Mission Street, 215, San Francisco 94110 (Tele­phones: 796-2319; 503-8207. ?

Thursday-Sunday, July 7-9: $125
(Tele­phone: 1408/218-4088) at the ($109), 1001 Broadway (Tele­phones: 1800/228-9290; 510/451-4000). ?

Saturday, July 9; 8-1: $10 – New SECOND SATURDAY Dance!
at , San José (Tele­phone: 1408/264-9393). Class at 7 and dance: $12.

Sunday, July 10; 2:15-5: $28
Yankee Doodle Dandy at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: July 8 payable to , 251 Wicklow Drive, South San Francisco 94080 (Tele­phones: 1650/455-2402; 753-8087). Class at 1:30. ?

Sunday, July 10: 6-8:30: $10 – CHANGE of VENUE!
's Sunday dances are at 551 Foster City Boulevard, G, Foster City (Tele­phone: 1650/571-0836).

Monday, July 11; 8:30-11:30; $10
Just Knock resumes at The Dance Loft on the Third Floor at 2475 Third Street (Tele­phone: 944-0404). Classes at 7 and 7:45; $15 for one, $20 for both.

Friday-Saturday, July 15-16; 7-1:30: $25
Class at 7, gratis, in Fillmore Plaza. Dance to Louie Romero y Mazacote, Julio Bravo, Bakkan, Borinquen, Montuno Swing, Tito y su Son de Cuba, Los Boleros, Fito Reinoso y su Ritmo y Armonia, Edgardo Cambon's LaTiDo at various venues on Fillmore between Turk and Geary streets.

Saturday, July 16; 1-12: $??
at the , , Emeryville (Tele­phone: 1510/655-2888).

Saturday, July 16; 6:30-?: $25
Summer Showcase & Hawaiian Luau Dance Party at (of Rohnert Park), 977 Golf Course Drive (Tele­phone: 1707/586-1136). In advance through July 1: $20. From Golden Gate Bridge, Redwood Highway (101) to Golf Course Drive; then left to right at signal. Right at fourth signal then left into Mountain Shadows Shopping Center. Ballroom in Courtyard. ?

Sunday, July 17; 6-8:30: $10 – Change of Venue!
's Sunday dances are at 551 Foster City Boulevard, G, Foster City (Tele­phone: 1650/571-0836).

Sunday, July 17; 7-10:30: $10
at the , 1830 Seven­teenth Street (Tele­phone: 871-2462). Class at 6 and dance: $15. ?♦

Monday, July 18; 8-?: $9
at , 1330 Fillmore Street.♦

Saturday, July 23; 9-12: $9
The 's 10:30 performance(s) by An Hoang with Stacey Chuang at , 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, July 23; 9-1:30: $20
at , 1534 Fillmore Street (Telephone: 346-8696). Class at 8 and dance: $25, .♦

Sunday, July 24; 7-10:30: $10
resumes its normal Fourth Sunday at the , , Oakland. Class with Angel Figueroa at 6 and dance, $15. ♦

Monday, July 25; 8-?: $16
, 21 of the best USA and Canadian high school musicians in concert at , 1330 Fillmore Street (Telehpone: 655.5600). .

Wednesday, July 27; 8-?: $15
at , 1330 Fillmore Street (Tele­phone: 655-5600). .♦

Thursday, July 28; 7:30-11:30: $10
play for dancing at the , 898 Mason Street. Call 616-6916 for general, 616-6940 for specific, information.

Friday, July 29-Tuesday, August 9
aboard Princess Cruise Lines' from/to Copenhagen via Oslo, Aarhus, Warnermunde, Tallinin, St. Peters­burg, Helsinki, and Stockholm. Inside, $2,043.76; Obstructed Outside, $2,343.76; Unobstructed Outside, $2,643.76; Balcony, $3,143.76 each of two plus discretionary $115 per person wage subsidy. Payable to , 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112 (Voice/Facsimile: 585-6282).

Friday-Sunday, July 29-31
at the (Rate: $99 through April 13), , Burlingame (Tele­phones: 1800/­228-9290; 650/692-9100; Facsimile: -8016).

Friday, July 29; 8-?: $24.50
sings Patsy Cline with her Red Hot Skillet Lickers and Bobby Black at , 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley (Telephone: 1510/644-2020). . ?♦

Friday, July 29; 9-?: $13
plays for dancing at , , Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. In advance: $10. Class with 's (Tele­phone: 1510/524-2546) at 8.

Saturday, July 30; 9:15-12:15: $10 – New Last Saturday Dance!
West Coast Swing at the , 4181 Cushing Parkway, Fremont (Tele­phone: 1510/683-9228). Class at 8:15 and dance: $11. ?

Sunday, July 31; 7-10:30: $10
at the , , Oakland. Class at 6 and dance, $15. ♦

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    AUGUST's unavailable because of Yahoo!'s “improvements”

Friday and Saturday, August 5 and 6; 8 and 10: $40 or $60 for both
play for dancing at , 510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square (Tele­phone: 1510/238-9200).

Saturday, August 6; 1-4:30: Gratis!
play for dancing at the in Lincoln Park, 1450 High Street, Alameda, presented by (Tele­phone: 1510/522-1731). Please take ground-cover, period-looking food and non-alcoholic beverages for the picnic that begins at 11. Suggested is 1910-1914 summer afternoon dress but costumes are admired, not required.

Saturday, August 6; 9-12: $8 – Change of Venue!
and Polka and Lindy and Blues and Schottish and Irish and Tango and … at the , 1970 Chestnut Street, Berkeley. Classes at 7 and 8 and dance: $12. ?

Sunday, August 7; 7 and 9: $40 or $60 for both
play for dancing at , 510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square (Tele­phone: 1510/238-9200).

Tuesday, August 9; ?-?: $38
at , 1330 Fillmore Street.

Saturday, August 13; 8-1: $10 – New SECOND SATURDAY Dance!
at , San José (Tele­phone: 1408/264-9393). Class at 7 and dance: $12.

Saturday, August 13; 8:30-12: $20
plays for dancing Waltzes, Polkas, Schottisches, Mazurkas, Sir Roger de Coverley, and Congress of Vienna for at the Scottish Rite Temple, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland. Potluck food and refreshments. Class at 7:45. ?

Sunday, August 14; 1-5: $15.00; Ages >64 and <17: $10
(Telephone: 808-7329) at , 1830 Seven­teenth Street (Telephone: 871-2462), a benefit for Adult Day Services Net­work. ?

Sunday, August 14; 2:15-5: $28
Soft Summer Breeze Dance and Dinnerat South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: August 7 pay­able to , 20 Turquoise Way, San Francisco 94131 (Tele­phone: 824-2263). Class at 1:30.

Saturday, August 20; 9-12: $22 with dinner
at , , Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Dinner at 6:30; Class at 8:30. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Free­way (880) toward San José to 23rd Ave­nue; right at signal; enter second driveway.?

Sunday, August 21; 3-?: Gratis!
The featuring at , Adeline Street at 47th Street, Emeryville.

Monday, August 22; 8-11: $10
Just Knockresumes with (Tele­phone: 1917/687- 4280) at The Dance Loft, 2475 Third Street, 311 (Tele­phone: 970-1995). Class at 7 and dance: $15. ?♦

Saturday, August 27; 14:00-Midnight: $35 with dinner
Various bands play for the ,a benefit for the at , , Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Dinner at 6:30; Class at 8:30. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Free­way (880) toward San José to 23rd Ave­nue; right at signal; enter second driveway.?

Saturday, August 27; 8:30-11: $10 — New First and Third Saturdays Dance!
Swing Dance Jamat Oberlin Dance Center, 351 Shotwell Street. ?

Monday, August 29; 8-?: $8
PROJECT de CONGUEROS and RAYBAND at , 1330 Fillmore Street.♦

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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.




MEMORIAL CONCERT

Sunday, September 11: 3:30-10

Space made available below cost by at 2174 Market Street

Cover charge proceeds donated to the Scott Petersen Memorial Music Scholarship Fund

at Orange High School in Pepper Pike, Ohio


 SCOTT PETERSEN 

1956 – 13 August 2011


 BUDDY BARNHILL 

Died August 27, 2011



 


    SEPTEMBER's unavailable because of Yahoo!'s “improvements”

Thursday, September 1; 9-?: $20
Earth Quake Dance Party in three ballrooms at the , 1350 North First Street, San José (Telephone: 1408/453-6200), the opening dance of . Answers?

Friday, September 2-Monday, September 4: $155/Ages 6-17: $95
in three ballrooms at the ($90), 1350 North First Street, San José (Telephones: 1408/453-6200; California, 1800/662-9896; Exterior, 800/538-6818). Event, workshops, dinner/show: $135/Ages 6-17 $75 through July pay­able to South Bay Dance Fling, Post Office Box 1384, Oakdale 95361 (Telephone: 1209/608-1414). Other options available. UCWDC WHDC WSDC ?

Saturday, September 3; 8-11: $20
plays Vic­torian Waltzes and Polkas, etc., at at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, . Century MCM/science fiction/fantasy attire from any universe is admired, not required. “We don’t care what you wear, ’long as it’s legal.” Food to share welcome. $15 through August 28 from , 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 3; 8:30-11: $10 — New First and Third Saturdays Dance!
Swing Dance Jam at ODC, 351 Shotwell Street. ?

Saturday, September 3; 9-?: $15
play for dancing at the , , Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class with 's (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) at 8. ?

Saturday, September 3; 7:30-12: $25
at , , 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. ?

Sunday, September 4; 8-11: $10
play for dancing at the , 3225 Twenty-second Street (MIssion 7-2888). Class at 7:30.♦

Tuesday, September 6: Swing Goth at El Rio – DISCONTINUED!

Friday, September 9; 9-?: $20
at George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth Street, San Rafael (Telephone: 226-0262). .

Saturday, September 10; 8-1: $10 – New Second Saturday Dance!
at , San José (Tele­phone: 1408/264-9393). Class at 7 and dance: $12.

Saturday, September 10; ?-?: $??
Grand Opening Dance Party at Dance School & Studio, 551 Foster City Boulevard, G, Foster City (Telephone: 1650/627-4854). Details to come.

Saturday, September 10; 9-12: $8
and Polka and Lindy and Blues and Schottish and Irish and Tango and … returns to its home, the , , Oakland. Classes at 7 and 8 and dance: $12. ?

Sunday, September 11; 6-8:30: $10
with performances, prizes, food, and dessert at 551 Foster City Boulevard, G, Foster City (Tele­phone: 1650/571-0836).

September 15-18: isn't happening this year.

Friday-Sunday, September 16-25:

Friday, September 16; 8:30-?: $19 + Two drink minimum OR dinner
play for dancing at , 863 Main Street, Redwood City. In advance: $16.50 via . Reservations: 1650/365-3226

Friday, September 16; 9-12: $8
29th Anniversary Dance of the at the Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (Telephone: 1650/329-2418). Class at 8.

September 17: First Saturday of

Saturday, September 17; 8:30-?: $12
plays at , on the Town Square, , Nicasio. Reservations advised: 662-2219.

Saturday, September 17; 8:30-11: $10 — New First and Third Saturdays Dance!
Swing Dance Jam at , 351 Shotwell Street. ?

Saturday, September 17; 8:30-12: $35
with hors d’oeuvres, cake, and dancing at the , , Emery­ville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Classes: Waltz with Jeff Chandler and Lucy Yoo; Salsa with Viola Gonzales, and Tango with Nora and Ed start at 7:30. 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.♦

September 18: First Sunday of

September 19: Monday of

Monday, September 19; 8:30-11: $7 — NEW ON MONDAYS!
at the , , Emery­ville (Telephone: 1510/­655-2888). Class with Yvonne Benavidez-Wayne at 7:30 and dance: $12. 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.

September 20: Tuesday of

September 21: Wednesday of

September 22: Thursday of

September 23: Second Friday of

Friday, September 23; 9-1:30: $15
WCSU Luau VI at , , Petaluma (Telephone: 1707/694- 9428). Wear your grass skirt, Hawaiian shirt, and boogie shoes. Leis, games, treats, drink and food specials. Class at 7 and dance: $20. Through Septemer 15, $15 via . Accompanied minors wel­come until 10. ?

September 24: Second Saturday of

Saturday, September 24: Event + hotel:
American and International styles competitions and dancing at the , ('Phones: 1888/236-2427; 1650/653-6000). Amounts pay­able to: Pacific Grand Ball, 361 Marcella Way, Millbrae 94030 (Tel.: 1650/­576-9961). ?

Saturday, September 24; 2-5: $20
plays for dancing at , , Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). Class at 1. In advance: $15. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Free­way (880) toward San José to 23rd Ave­nue; right at signal; enter second driveway. ?♦

Saturday, September 24; 14:00-01:30: $20
at , , Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. ?

Saturday, September 24; 5-9: Dona$ion plus food to share
at John's Shop, 2417 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto (Telephone: 1650/358-2233).♦

Saturday, September 24; 19:00-01:30: $25
(Celebrating 100 Years of Fashion and Nightlife in San Francisco), at eight venues on Fillmore Street between Eddy and Geary streets. . ?

Saturday, September 24; 8-?: $22.50 (Discounts for Students and Seniors)
The featuring and Tami Hall fête Earl “Fatha” Hines at the , 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley (Tele­phone: 1510/644-2020 for tickets in advance: $20.50).

Saturday, September 24, 8-12: $15; Age 20 and younger: $8; Spectator: $5
The 's Jack 'n' Jill Invitational XVI (HotLine: 1707/523-9477) at the Pet­a­luma Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Pet­a­luma Boulevard South (Tele­phone: 1707/­876-3308). Class at 7. Redwood Highway (101) to Pet­a­luma Boulevard South; venue behind bowling alley about two miles farther at left. ?

September 25: Last day of

Monday, September 26; 8:30-11: $7 — NEW on MONDAYS!
at the , , Emery­ville (Telephone: 1510/­655-2888). Class with Yvonne Benavidez-Wayne at 7:30 and dance: $12. 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.

Monday, September 26; 8:45-11: $10
Just Knock with (Tele­phone: 1917/687- 4280) at The Dance Loft, 2475 Third Street, 311 (Tele­phone: 970-1995). Classes at 7 and 8 and dance: $15. ?♦

Thursday, September 29; 9:30-1: $12
plays for dancing at the at the , , Emery­ville (Telephone: 1510/­655-2888). Classes at 7:30 and 8:30. 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.

      SEPTEMBER MUSIC unseen above
Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25; 10-6: Grati$!
Stages at California and Jackson streets.

Friday, September 30; 11-7: Gratis!
at Speedway Meadow. ?

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Saturday, October 1 – Schedule Change!
'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 1; 8-11: $20
plays Vic­torian Waltzes and Polkas, etc., for , at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, . Suggested attire: Century XIX evening dress; Vic­torian Steampunk; Oktoberfest dirndls, peasant blouses, lederhosen, etc. “We don’t care what you wear, ’long as it’s legal.” Food to share welcome. $15 through September 25 from , 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 1; 8-12: $9
Fall Invitational at the . , Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/­655-2888). Foxtrot Performance. 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 1, 8:30-?: $15
play for dancing at , on the Town Square, , Nicasio (Telephone: 662-2219).

Saturday, October 1; 9-12: $20
– Come Have A Ball with Jeff Chandler at , , Oakland. Hors d'oeuvres, performances, contests. Class at 8. . ?

Sunday, October 2, 6:30-10: $10 – Schedule Change!
's regular is tonight at the , 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City. Next Sunday we'll be dancing at Boogie by the Bay, q.v.♦

Monday, October 3; 8:30-11: $7 — New on Mondays!
at the , , Emery­ville (Telephone: 1510/­655-2888). Class with Yvonne Benavidez-Wayne at 7:30 and dance: $12. 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.

Thursday, October 6; 9-'til the last dancer drops: $10
's Early Bird Dance at the , , Bur­lingame (see below.♦

Friday-Sunday, October 7-9; $150; Age 17 and younger: $75
(, , , ) at the , , Bur­lingame – $130 through September 19 (Telephones: 1800/233-1234; 650/347-1234). Event, workshops, buffet through September 25, $130; Age 17 and younger, $65 (). pay­able to: , Post Office Box 2747, Dublin 94568. ?♦

Saturday, October 8; 9-12: $20
plays Hot Summer Dance at the . , Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/­655-2888). In advance: $15. 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, October 9 – Schedule Change!
'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 9; 2:15-5: $28
Monster Mash Dinner Dance Party at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: October 6 pay­able to , 251 Wicklow Drive, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 1650/455-2402; 753-8087). Class at 1:30. ?

Sunday, October 9; ≈8 'til the last dancer drops: $10
The public is invited to attend the closing dance of the 's at the , , Bur­lingame.♦

Thursday-Sunday, October 13-16: $120
() at , 1500 Van Ness Ave­nue (call 447-3025; ). from The Sundance Association, 2261 Market Street, PMB 225, San Francisco 94114. ?
   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.

Friday-Sunday, October 14-16;
(NDCA) at the ($139), , Bur­lingame (Telephones: 1800/228-9290; 650/692-9100; Facsimile: -8016). Entries due by September 17. pay­able to: San Francisco Autumn Dance Classic, with summary sheet to: 41 East Sixth Avenue, Eugene 97401.

Saturday, October 15; 8-?: $20
at , 842 Fourth Street, San Rafael (Telephone: 226-0262). .

Saturday, October 15; 9-11: $10
David Blood's Mostly Swing at , Howth Street/W Road near 777 Ocean Avenue, Third floor (Telephone: 452-5353). Class with John Festa at 6. ?♦

Saturday, October 15; 9-12: $12
Saturday Night Fever at the . , Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/­655-2888). Classes at 7 and 8. 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, October 16; 7-?: $10
Country & West Coast Swing Dance Party with Craig Johnson and Joan Lundahl at , 551 Foster City Bou­le­vard, G, Foster City (Tele­phone: 1650/571-0836). Classes at 5 and 6 and dance: $15. ?

Friday, October 21-Sunday, October 23: $275 for lodging, food, workshops, dances
plays for dancing on Friday, the on Saturday at , a weekend of Lindy, Balboa, Shag, Blues, Tango, Salsa, East Coast Swing, Charleston, etc. at the . pay­able to: Camp Swing, c/o Shufina English, 4434 Seventeenth Street, San Francisco 94114, or PayPal. ? From Mendocino take Little Lake Road 5½ miles to end of pavement. Turn Right onto gravel road 3 miles to camp.

Friday, October 21; 9-12: $10
Hustle with Raul Ante at Dance School & Studio, 551 Foster City Bou­le­vard, G, Foster City (Telephone: 1650/627-4854). Classes at 7 and 8 and dance: $12.

Saturday, October 22; 9-12:30: $15 (If costumed: Gratis!)
FAST TIMES 80 plays for the Halloween Costume Party at the , 898 Mason Street. Call 616-6916 for general, 616-6940 for specific, information.

Sunday, October 23; 9-1: $20
, usually more than 18 musicians, plays the 's (Telephone: 203-3468) Second Anniversary Dance (all white attire) at , 650 Indiana Street (Tele­phone: 824-6910). Performances. Class at 7:30. In advance: $15 payable to Luís Aguilar at PayPal. ?

Wednesday, October 26; 9-11:30: $5?
Hallowe'en Potluck and Dance at , , Fremont (Telephone: 1510/979-0477). Class at 7:30.

Friday, October 28; 8-?: $20
SHANTI & THE MONSTERS play for dancing at a at , , Petaluma (Telephone: 1707/694- 9428). Games, treats, costume contest. Through October 20, $15 via . Accompanied minors wel­come until 10. ?

Friday, October 28; 9-12: $9
at the , 4000 Mid­dle­field Road, Palo Alto. Treats, games, and silly stuff. Ghoulish gastronomic goodies. Prizes for best cos­tumes (admired, not required). NightClub TwoStep class at 8. ?

Saturday, October 29; 6:30-12: $10 – Schedule Change!
's First Saturday Dance for November is tonight at the . , 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 29; 19:00 (02:00GMT) – – Arrive by 18:00!
: , 365 Forty-fifth Street (Telephone: 1510/597-5027). ?
: Gabrielson Park
SANTA CRUZ: Pacific Avenue at 16:00. ?

Saturday, October 29; 7:30-12: $25 – Ages 5-17: $10
play for dancing at the aboard the docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point. Costumes encouraged. In advance at 1510/521-8448x282: $20. ?

Saturday, October 29; 9:30-1:45: $15
plays The Tango Experience's Halloween Milonga at , 1830 Seven­teenth Street (Telephone: 871-2462). Class at 8:30.

Saturday, October 29; 8:30-12: $20
plays Vic­torian Waltzes, Polkas, Schottisches, Mazurkas, and set dances such as the Sir Roger de Coverley and the Congress of Vienna for 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. ?

Saturday, October 29; 9-1: $12 ($10 after 11)
Halloween Party at , , Mountain View (Tele­phone: 1650/864-9150). Jack ’n’ Jill contest. Prizes for best costumes. Class at 8. Answers?

Sunday, October 30; 7-10:30: $10
and costume contest at the , , Oakland. Class at 6 and dance, $15.
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Hallowe’en
Monday, October 31
8-11: $20; Students: $10
plays Waltzes, Polkas, Swings, and Tangos for The Bohemian (A Hal­lo­ween Costume) Ball with performances presented by and the , 2419 Durant.

9-Witching: $20
in , at , San Rafael (Telephone: 457-4619). Horrific student-teacher Showcase of Terror with goblins and ghouls and Salute to Harry Potter at 10. Evil Coast Swing class at 8. Treats and delights to snack and sip. ?

9-?: $12
Black Ballroom Bash Ballroom, Latin, and Variety Dance at , 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Telephone: 1925/831-8111). Wear black with maybe a touch of orange. Tango classes at 8 and dance: $13. ?

9:15-12:30: $??
Richard's Monday WCS Halloween Potluck, eat, drink, and be scary, at , , San José (Tele­phone: 1408/264-9393). Class at 7.

9:30-11:30: $8
Halloween Swing Out at Dance School & Studio, 551 Foster City Boulevard, G, Foster City (Telephone: 1650/627-4854). Classes at 7 and 8:15 and dance: $15.

     OCTOBER MUSIC unseen above.

Saturday-Sunday, October 1-2; 11-7: Gratis!
at Speedway Meadow. ?

Saturday-Sunday, October 8-9: 10-8: Gratis!
on San Carlos Avenue.

Sunday, October 9; 6-?: $40
, 1330 Fillmore Street (Telephone: 655-5600). In advance: $38. ?

Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16; Noon-?: $125 (other options available)


Monday, October 24; 8-?: $25; Seniors: $20; Students: $15
plays a fund raiser for the American Cancer Society at , 1330 Fillmore Street (Telephone: 655-5600). .

Thursday, October 27; 7:30-?: $10
The Westfield School of Music's LARS MOTEL BIG BAND at , 2937 Mission Street (Tel­e­phone: 285-3369; Facsimile: -5967). Dine 'til 10:30. ?


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Thursday-Sunday, November 3-6; $130; Age 17 and younger, $85
(, ) at (Code: STSWG11 for Friday and Saturday: $94; Thursday and Sunday: $72 through September), 55 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe (Telephones: 1888/829-7630; 775/588-3515). Event and workshops $110; age 17 and younger $85 through October 15 payable to 's Mountain Magic, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112 (Voice/Facsimile: 585-6282). .♦

Thursday, November 3; 9:30-1: $12
plays for dancing at the . , Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/­655-2888). Classes at 7:30 and 8:30. 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, November 5 – Schedule Change!
's monthly dance was last week at the Allegro Ballroom. Tonight we're dancing at Michelle's Mountain Magic, q.v.

Sunday, November 6 – 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 above.

Tuesday, November 8; 07:00-20:00
Gratis, and gratifying, when you do, costly and shameful, when you don't!


Friday, Armistice/Veterans' Day; 7:30-10: $19 (Veterans: Gratis!)
, featuring Toni Elizabeth Prima, play at the at The Avalon, 777 Lawrence Expressway, Santa Clara. Performance by . Class at 7. ? Telephone: 1800/385-2323.

Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13: Spectators: $20 and $30; Preteen, Junior, Youth: $20
(USAD) at the ($99 through November 4), , Bur­lingame (Telephones: 1800/228-9290; 650/692-9100; Facsimile: -8016). Spectator in advance: $25; Preteen, Junior, Youth: $15. Payable to The Quake, 325 Lexington Street, San Francisco 94110 (Telephone 279-2708). ?

Saturday, November 12; 7:45-12: Advance only!
Through August, $20; through October 30, $25; $30 through November 11
play vintage ballroom dance music in the Elks' Club Lodge Room while DJ Dark Moon presents recorded modern romantic and Gothic dance music in the from 6:30. Performance by Le Theater of the Vam­pires. Period costume or modern evening dress is admired, not required. Neither food to buy nor to share! No host bar at
, , Alameda. Payable via PayPal or , 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7.

Saturday, November 12; 8-?: $30
' with Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Caroline Dahl, Wendy DeWitt, and Todd Morgan at the , Mill Valley. In advance: $24.75 or $21 from telephone 383-9600.

Saturday, November 12; 8:30-12:30
Salmon or Beef dinner and dance: $155; Dessert and dance: $95 through October 22 
, conducted by Jason Klein, plays for the 's Autumn Viennese Waltz Ball LV at the Scottish Rite Temple, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland. from The San Francisco Waltzing Society, Post Office Box 2461, Walnut Creek 94549 (Telephone: 1925/284-1003). ?

Saturday, November 12; 9-1: $5
West Coast Swing Social Dance at Hacienda Commons, , Palo Alto (Telephone: 1650/725-4739). Snacks. Classes at 7:30 and 8:15.

Sunday, November 13; 2:15-5: $28
Autumn Leaves Dinner Dance Party at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: November 10 pay­able to , 251 Wicklow Drive, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 1650/455-2402; 753-8087). Class at 1:30. ?

Sunday, November 13; 6:30-10: $10
's Second Sunday Dance resumes its normal schedule at the Imperial Ballroom in the Carpenters Hall at 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City. Class at 6.♦

Thursday-Sunday, November 17-20: $300; Evenings only: $100
at the ($129), 1001 Broadway, Oakland. In advance: through October.

Saturday, November 19; 8-10: $10
Country Western Dance and Social presented by (Telephone: 1707/861-1102) at Wische­mann Hall, 465 Morris Street, Sebastopol. ?

Saturday, November 19; 8-11: $10
plays for at , Howth Street/W Road near 777 Ocean Avenue, Third floor (Tele: 452-5353). Class at 7. ?♦

Saturday, November 19; 9-12: $12
Saturday Night Fever at the . , Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/­655-2888). Classes at 7 and 8. 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, November 20; 7-?: $10
Country & West Coast Swing Dance Party with Craig Johnson and Joan Lundahl at , 551 Foster City Boulevard, G, Foster City (Tele­phone: 1650/571-0836). Classes at 5 and 6 and dance: $15. ?

Thursday, November 24; 8-?: $10
Thanksgiving Dance Party at , , Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Saturday, November 26; 9-?: $15
play for dancing at , , Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. In advance: $10. Class with 's at 8. (Tele­phone: 1510/524-2546).

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Thursday-Sunday, December 1-4: $150
(WSDC) at ($89 includes breakfast), 685 Manzanita Court (Telephones: 1888/HOLIDAY; 530/345-2491; Facsimile: /893-3040). Event, workshops, in advance: $120; Students/International: $100; Juniors: $80; Champions/AllStars: $25. Payable to: Chico Dance Sensation, LLC, 1301 Sheridan Ave­nue, 58, Chico 95926 (Voice: 1916/317-5450; Facsimile: /848-3534). add $5. ?

Thursday, December 1 at 8: $26 and 10: $22 – Friday, December 2 at 8: $32 and 10: $26
   Saturday, December 3 at 8 and 10: $35 – Sunday, December 4 at 7 and 9: $26
's at , 1330 Fillmore Street (Telephone: 655-5600). At door code “Birthday” = $10 late show admission.

Friday-Monday, December 2-4: $225
at the ($85), 1231 Market Street (MArket 6-8000). In advance: $150 through October; $175 through November 19; $200 through November (Students: 50%). ? (Telephone: 305-8242).

Friday, December 2: isn't happening tonight or next week.

Saturday, December 3; 9-?: $18
“A Very Special, Semi Formal Annual Event” ballroom and variety dance at , , Danville (Telephone: 1925/831-8111). Performances, snacks, spark­ling wine punch. Classes at 7 and 8. ?

Saturday, December 3; 9-12: $12 – $10 with canned food donation for Second Harvest
Holiday Dance Party at , 551 Foster City Boulevard, G, Foster City (Tele­phone: 1650/627-4854). Performances. Tree trimming. Ten-minute head and shoulder massage. Prizes, snacks, cake, ice cream. Class at 8. ?

Thursday, December 8 and 10-?: $20 at 8 / $15 at 10
play The Magic of Duke Ellington for dancing at , 510 Embarcadero West (Telephone: 1510/238-9200).♦

Friday, December 9: isn't happening tonight.

Saturday, December 10; 8-11: $11 – CHANGE OF VENUE!
's is at Ellington Hall, 3535 Industrial Drive, B4, Santa Rosa. From Redwood Highway (101) Northbound: Mendocino Avenue/Old Redwood Highway, Right at YIELD, overpass to Right on driveway past Payless Shoes to end. Southbound: Hopper Avenue to Left to Right on Industrial Drive, Right on driveway past Payless Shoes to end.

Saturday, December 10; 8:30-11: $10 – LAST DANCE!
Swing Dance Jam at ODC, 351 Shotwell Street. ?

Saturday, December 10; 9-1: $12
with ham and potluck at , , Danville (Telephone: 1925/831-8111). Classes at 7 and 8 and dance: $20. ?

Sunday, December 11; 2:15-5: $28
Santa Baby Dinner Dance Party at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: December 8 pay­able to , 251 Wicklow Drive, South San Francisco 94080 (Tels: 1650/455-2402; 753-8087). Class at 1:30. ?

Sunday, December 11; 6:30-10: $10
Michelle Kinkaid's Second Sunday Dance resumes with her at the Imperial Ballroom in the Carpenters Hall at 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City. Holiday attire suggested; yummy treats. Class at 6.♦

Sunday, December 11; 7-11: $12
Kelly's Swing Dance Party at the . , Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/­655-2888). Classes at 7. 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.

Thursday, December 15; 8:30-11: $5
's Annual Christmas Extravaganza at , 64 Digital Drive, Novato (Telephone: 828-3408). Treats and goodies. 6:30 and 7:30 classes $13 each/$20 both. ?

Friday, December 16; 8-?: $12
's Holiday Party at First United Methodist Church, , Palo Alto. Performance by Academy of Danse Libre. Classes at 7 and 8.

Friday, December 16; 9-12: $10 – NEW MONTHLY MILONGA!
at , 551 Foster City Boulevard, G, Foster City (Tele­phone: 1650/627-4854). Class at 8 and dance: $12. ?

Saturday, December 17; 8-12: $15
at the . , Emery­ville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Dinner at 7 and dance: $25. 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, December 17; 8:30-11: $10 – CHANGE OF VENUE!
Third Saturday Swing Dance Jam at Swing U, 151 Potrero Avenue. ?

Saturday, December 17; 9-12: $10
Same-sex Dance Party at , 551 Foster City Boulevard, G, Foster City (Tele­phone: 1650/627-4854). Classes at 8 and 8:30 and dance: $12. ?

Saturday, December 17; 9-1: $12 before 10, $10 after
at , 1400 North Shoreline Boulevard, A-1, Mountain View (Telephone: 1650/864-9150). Snacks. Jack ’n’ Jill contest. ?

Sunday, December 18; 4-8: No cover!
at the , , Princeton-by-the-Sea (Tele­phone: 1650/­728-BREW).

Monday, December 19; 8-11: $10 – Schedule Change!
Just Knock's Fourth Monday Dance with (Tele­phone: 1917/687- 4280) is tonight at The Dance Loft, 2475 Third Street, 311 (Tele­phone: 970-1995). Class at 7 and dance: $15. ?

Tuesday, December 20; 8 and 10: $14 and $10
JUNIUS COURTNEY BIG BAND featuring Denise Perrier are Home for The Holidays at , 510 Embarcadero West (Telephone: 1510/238-9200).♦

Fridays, December 23 and 30: — NOT THESE NIGHTS

Saturday, December 24; 7:30-12: $30
at , , Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). Dinner at 6:30. In advance: $25 through December 12. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Ave­nue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Saturday, December 24; 9-1: $12 before 10, $10 after
Christmas Eve Party at , 1400 North Shoreline Boulevard, A-1, Mountain View (Telephone: 1650/864-9150). Snacks. ?

Sunday, December 25 – HIATUS!
isn't happening tonight! 5.

Sunday, December 25; 2-5: $9
Christmas Day Dance at the . , 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.

Mondays, December 26 and January 2 – Hiatus!
is not playing these at .

Monday, December 26 – Schedule Change!
Just Knock isn't happening tonight. Please join (Tele­phone: 1917/687- 4280) at The Dance Loft on January 23.

Friday, December 30: — NOT TONIGHT!

Friday, December 30; 6:30-11:30: $70
New Year's Eve Eve Dance Party and dinner at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reser­va­tion deadline: December 22 pay­able to , 20 Turquoise Way, San Francisco 94131 (Telephones: 824-2263; 702-9666). ?

Friday, December 30; 9-?:$13
plays for dancing at , , Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. In advance: $10. Class with Karen and Michael at 8.
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New Year's Eve
Saturday, December 31
Seven o'Clock: $95
with four-course dinner, sparkling wine, prizes, and performance by Lena and Anton Koukareko at , , 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, $55
The 16-piece plays ChaCha, Rumba, Swing, Waltz, etc. for the aboard the USS Hornet docked at . at 7:30: $55 through December 27, $60 after. near stage: $90; near floor: $65; general: $48 at 1510/521- 8448x282 or Facsimile: -8327 from 10-4. Class at 7:30. ?

Eight o'Clock-?: $65+two drink minimum
The 14-piece plays tributes to Michael Jackson, Slim Jenkins, The Cottontails, Kitty Kitty Bang Bang Burlesque for 1025 Columbus Avenue (Telephone: 474-0365). spark­ling wine, hats, favors, balloon drop. Standing/adults only. No cameras or recordings. ?

Eight o'Clock-?: $80-$195
music, masks, desserts, and bubbly with the San Francisco Sym­phony, , , and at Louise M. Davies Sym­phony Hall.

Nine o'Clock-12:30: $25; Students/Minors: $15
plays for the Tenth Annual at Emeryville Veterans Hall, 4321 Salem Street. Mostly Waltz and Polka with some Swing, Latin, Blues, Tango, Congress of Vienna, and Bohemian National Polka; mixers. Chocolate, cheese, and carrot cakes; cherry, pumpkin, Dutch apple, and lemon merengue pies; rocky road, strawberry, and almond praline ice creams; vegetable, shrimp, and cold cut platters; grapes, watermelon, and cookies. Formal attire preferred. Class at 7:45. In advance: $20 payable to Scott Gamble, Post Office Box 1555, Palo Alto 94302 (Telephone: 1650/326-6265). ?

Nine o'Clock-1, $18
New Years Eve Gala at , 551 Foster City Boulevard, G, Foster City (Tele­phone: 1650/627-4854). Performance by James Kleinrath and Melody Singleton. Games, favors, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, waffles, juice, coffee. In advance: $15. ?

Nine o'Clock-1: $25
New Year's Eve Party at , 1400 North Shoreline Boulevard, A-1, Mountain View (Telephone: 1650/864-9150). Favors, snacks, cider, Midnight toast. In advance: $20. ?♦

Nine o'Clock-2: $25
Informal Black & White Ball (prize for best-dressed) at , , Danville (Telephone: 1925/831-8111). Food, deli delights, snacks, peach cobbler, brownies, cookies, spark­ling wine, favors. Classes at 8. ?

Nine o'Clock-1, $35
Allegro's New Year's Eve Party at the . , Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/­655-2888). $65 with dinner at 8 and dance. Class at 7. 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.


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*DEFINITIONS
No Partner Necessary
Partner Advised
Take a Partner
 Event attended by skilled and promiscuous Leaders and Followers.
 You might be the best dancer(s) there.
 You might be the only dancer(s) there.

Contact: — SwingCha @ GMail.com
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