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    JANUARYThis Week's Regularly Scheduled Dances

Saturday, January 1; 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.

Saturday, January 1; 6:30-12; $9 — REPLACEMENT!
The annual Survivors' Day Dance at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emery­ville (Tele­phone: 1510/655-2888) is being replaced by the Next Generation Swing Dance Club'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
3rd Annual Reno International Bachata Festival at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino ($39 Sunday-Thursday; $49 Friday-Saturday), 407 North Virginia Street (Tele­phones: 1800/MUST-SEE; Information: /687-7733). Tickets from ???. Answers?

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. Reno Fun Train (adults only) a.k.a. Michelle Kinkaid's Train Magic 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 Silver Legacy Resort Casino, and “Winners Book”. Payable to Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112 (Voice/Facsimile: 585-6282).

Wednesday, January 5; 9:15-11:45: $8 ($6 age 24 and younger)
STOMPY JONES plays the Wednesday Night Hop at Cheryl Burke Dance, 1400 North Shore­line Boulevard, Mountain View (Tele­phone: 1650/864-9150). Classes at 7:15 and 8:15 and dance: $16. Answers?

Sunday, January 9; 6:30-10: $10
Michelle Kinkaid'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. Michelle Kinkaid, 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 Melissa Rutz (Tele­phone: 1917/687- 4280) at The Dance Loft, 2475 Third Street, 311 (Tele­phone: 970-1995). Class at 7 and dance: $15. Also Fourth Monday. Answers?

Tuesday, January 11; 8-?: $30 — CANCELLED!
ROOMFUL OF BLUES at Yoshi's, 1330 Fillmore Street (Tele­phone: 655.5600).

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

Thursday, January 13; 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 14-17: $145
Monterey SwingFest at the Hotel Hyatt Regency ($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). Answers? ♦

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

Saturday, January 22; 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 22; 9-12: $9
The Allegro Ballroom's Winter 2011 Invitational 10:30 performance(s) by 2010 USA Dance National Senior I Standard Runners-up Andreas Meijer with Jody Frease Meijer 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, January 22; 9-12?: $10
Groovin' Swing WCS Dance at NAPA Dance Club, 560 El Camino Real, Redwood City. Class at 8.

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

Friday, January 28; 8-9:30: $20
ROYAL CROWN REVUE at Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant, 1330 Fillmore Street (Tele­phone: 655-5600).

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

Friday, January 28; 9-11:15: $13
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS featuring 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, January 29; 8:45-11:45
Mt.Tam Swing with Fred Loebenstein at the Mt.Tam Racquet Club, One Larkspur Plaza Drive, 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
Fifth Sunday [Lakeside] Swing and Strictly Swing competition at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/504-2176 ). Class at 6 and dance, $14. Answers?

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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.
    FEBRUARYThis Week's Regularly Scheduled Dances

Friday, February 4; 7:30-10:30: $10
The NOB HILL SOUNDS play for the Red and White Ball at the the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/504-2176 ). Refreshments, prizes, raffle. Class at 6:30.

Saturday, February 5; 8-12: $15
Gotham City Black & White Ball at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. 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 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 5; 9-11:30: $10
Boogie Woogie Ballroom celebrates the Year of the Rabbit with a Chinese New Year's Dance Party 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. Answers?

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

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

Saturday, February 12; $30
Year of the rabbit buffet, lion dance, showcase at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, 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
Boogie Woogie Ballroom's Valentine's Dance Party (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. Answers?

Thursday, February 17-Sunday, February 20: $290 (other options available.)
3rd Annual San Francisco Salsa Rueda Festival (Tele­phone: 608-6180) at Hotel Whitcomb ($80), 1231 Market Street (MArket 6-8000; Reservation Tele­phone: 1800/­227-4747). Musicians! Through January 14, $250. Answers?

Thursday, February 17; 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 18-20; $140
Capital Swing Dancers' (Tele­phone 1916/271-2385) Presidents' Day Conven­tion XIX (AANCE, AAU; NASDE; NFA, WSDC, YASDA) 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 through January; younger than 18: $65 payable to: Capital Swing Dancers, c/o Sheryl Zazzi, 1709 Lakewood Drive, West Sacra­mento 95691 (Tele­phone: 1916/371-2385). Answers?

Saturday, February 19; 8:30-1: $30
Gung Hay Fat Choy 4709! Welcome The Year of the Rabbit at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, 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. Answers?

Sunday, February 20; 4-8: No cover!
MITCH WOODS AND HIS ROCKET 88s at the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, 390 Capistrano Road (Tele­phone: 1650/­728-BREW).

Sunday, February 20; 8-11: $10 — NEW THIRD SUNDAY DANCE!
Groovin' Swing at NAPA Dance Club, 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 Capital Swing Dancers Presidents' Day Closing Dance at the Radisson Hotel and Conven­tion Center, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacra­mento.♦

Friday-Sunday, February 18-20; $140
Capital Swing Dancers' (Tele­phone 1916/271-2385) Presidents' Day Conven­tion XIX (AANCE, AAU; NASDE; NFA, WSDC, YASDA) 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 through January; younger than 18: $65 payable to: Capital Swing Dancers, c/o Sheryl Zazzi, 1709 Lakewood Drive, West Sacra­mento 95691 (Tele­phone: 1916/371-2385). Answers?

Thursday, February 24; 9-1: $7 — NEW LAST THURSDAY DANCE!
LOST DOG FOUND and WHISKEY PILLS FIASCO play the Boom Boom Bop! at the Boom Boom Room, 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. Reno Fun Train (adults only) a.k.a. Michelle Kinkaid's Train Magic 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 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.

Friday, February 25; 9:30-12: No cover!
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for dancing in The Burritt Room 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
11th Annual UC Berkeley Ballroom Classic in the Pauley Ballroom in the Martin Luther King Student Union Building. Answers?

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

Saturday, February 26; 8-10: $20.50 (Discounts for Students and Seniors)
The Junius Courtney Big Band featuring Denise Perrier at Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley (Telephone: 1510/644-2020 for tickets in advance: $18.50). Snacks.♦

Saturday, February 26; 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?

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

      FEBRUARY MUSIC unseen above
February 3-17: Winter Musicfest at Bottom of the Hill, 1233 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 621-4455) and Three Parkside, 1600 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-1330).

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March 31 Blues JamMay 29 Blues Jam Tribute

Died 19 February 2011 at 59
    MARCHThis Week's Regularly Scheduled Dances

Friday, March 4; 9-?: $13
STOMPY JONES plays for 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, March 5; 8-11: $15
STOMPY JONES plays at Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa. Class at 7. Answers?

Saturday, March 5; 8-?; $20
AVALON RISING plays for Masque of the Red Death Carnivale 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 February 26 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, March 6; 7-9: $10 – NEW WEEKLY DANCE!
All Swing Dance at Bay West Dancesport at 1133D East Francisco Boulevard, San Rafael (Telephone: 457-4619). Class at 6 and dance: $15. Answers?

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

Thursday, March 10; 9:30-1:30: $15
MONTUNO SWING plays for the 3rd 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 11-Saturday, March 12: $150 (In Advance: $80. Other options available)
3rd Annual San Francisco Salsa Festival (Tele­phone: 1510/697-1892) at The Westin ($159 through February 7), Fifty Third Street (Tele­phones: 1888/627-8561; 974-6400; Facsimile: 543-8268).

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

Saturday, March 12; 9-?: $20
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for dancing at The Little Fox, 2209 Broad­way, Redwood City (Telephone: 1650/FOX7770). In advance: $18.

Saturday, March 12; 9-?: $40
ORQUESTA LA FUERZA GIGANTE backs India, La Princesa de La Salsa at Club NV, 525 Howard Street (Telephone: 538-7977). In advance: $35.

Sunday, March 13; 2:15-5 and 6-6:30: $28 with dinner at 5
I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: March 10 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 20 Turquoise Way, San Francisco 94131 (Telephones: 824-2263; 702-9666). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, March 13; 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 (Tels: 1650/­366-0504). Workshops 4:30-6 and dance $30 through March 3 sent to Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112-3530 (Tel: 585-6282).♦

Sunday, March 13; 7-9: $10 – NEW Weekly DANCE!
All Swing Dance at Bay West Dancesport at 1133D East Francisco Boulevard, San Rafael (Telephone: 457-4619). Class at 6 and dance: $15. Answers?

Friday, March 18-Saturday, March 20: $125 through February; Dancing only: $45
THE HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO plays for dancing Friday 8-12 at City College's Health and Well­ness Center , Howth Street/W Road near 777 Ocean Avenue, Third floor for Le Hot Sauce VI. 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
Swingin’ In the South Bay at Dance Boulevard, 1824 Hillsdale Avenue, 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. Answers?

Saturday, March 19; 8-11: $15
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS feturing Miss Carmen Getit at Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa. Class at 7. Answers?

Saturday, March 19; 10:00-21:00: $25
James Kleinrath (Tele­phone: 1650/­591-6757) and USA Dance, Inc. NorCal Chapter present Vernal Equinox Extravaganza at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, 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 Swing Out @ Rockit Room, 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 Bay West Dancesport at 1133D East Francisco Boulevard, San Rafael (Telephone: 457-4619). Class at 6 and dance: $15. Answers?

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

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

Thursday, March 24; 7:30-11:30: $10 – Partner advised!*
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS feturing Miss Carmen Getit at the Top o'Th'Mark, 898 Mason Street.

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

Saturday, March 26; 7-11: $5
Mostly Swing Dance Dancers at City College's Health and Wellness Center, Howth Street/W Road near 777 Ocean Avenue, Third floor (Telephone: 452-5353). Answers?

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

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 Milk Bar, 1840 Haight Street (Tele­phone: 387-6455). Class at 8:40: $5. Answers?

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

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

Thursday, March 31-April 3; $Complex
San Francisco Open DanceSport Championships (NDCA) at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront 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 (Tele­phone: 1562/902-7657).

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

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

      MARCH MUSIC unseen above
Friday-Sunday, March 4-6: $99; 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) (and Thursday, March 3, 7:30-?, Swing Dance Party with the ClickTrax Jazz Orchestra in the De Anza Ballroom plus, Saturday, March 5, 2:30-10:30, Dance Marathon each at Portola Hotel & Spa, $20/$35 couple) Answers?

Saturday-Sunday, March 5-6, Noon-6:
Mustard, Mud & Music — A Calistoga Jazz Festival 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 Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission Street. In advance: $7.32. Answers?

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Master trumpet player and educator

 ALLEN SMITH 

Died 3 February 2011 at 85


Musicians' Tribute April 10


    APRILRegularly Scheduled Dances unavailable because of Yahoo!'s “improvements”

Saturday, April 2; 6:30-12: $12
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club celebrates its Twenty-second 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 2; 8-10:30: $10 – NEW FIRST SATURDAY DANCE!
Ballroom, Swing & Latin Dance at at The Ballroom (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. Answers?

Saturday, April 2; 8-?: $20
BANGERS & MASH plays Waltzes, Polkas, Schottisches, Mazurkas, Congress of Vienna, Bohemian National Polka, and Lancers’ Quadrille at Jane Austen Ball 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 26 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.

Saturday, April 2; 8:30-?: $12
STOMPY JONES plays at Rancho Nicasio, On The Town Square, Nicasio (Telephone: 662-2219).

Saturday, April 2; 10:30-1: $10
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS feturing Miss Carmen Getit at The [Cadillac] Showroom, 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 Milk Bar, 1840 Haight Street (Tele: 387-6455). Class at 8:40: $5. Answers?

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 Friday Night Dance 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
Northern California Swing Dance Challenge VI (Telephone: 1707/694-3428) at Kodiak Jack's, 256 Petaluma Boulevard North, 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. Advance sale discounts. Answers?

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 City College's Health and Wellness Center, Howth Street/W Road near 777 Ocean Avenue, Third floor (Telephone: 452-5353). Answers?

Saturday, April 9; 8-10:30: $10 – NEW SECOND SATURDAY DANCE!
West Coast Swing Dance at at The Ballroom (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. Answers?

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 Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant, 1330 Fillmore Street (Tele­phone: 655-5600). Donations benefit the Jazz Heritage Center.♦

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

Thursday, April 14; 10-4: $??
Reno Dance Sensation Swing and Salsa Championships and Show's Welcome Dance (Telephone 1916/285-6557) at the Grand Sierra Resort ($99), 2500 East Second Street (Telephones: 1800/­501-2651; 775/789-2000). Answers?♦

Friday-Sunday, April 15-17: $125; Students/Other nationals: $100; Younger than 18: $75
Reno Dance Sensation Swing and Salsa Championships and Show VIII at the Grand Sierra Resort ($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). Answers?♦

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 Friday Night Dance at the Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Class at 8.

Friday, April 15; 9-12: $15
LOST WEEKEND plays for dancing at George's Nightclub, 842 Fourth Street, San Rafael (Telephone: 226-0262). In advance: $12.

Saturday, April 16; 8-10: $5
Swing City Dancers at City College's Health and Wellness Center, Howth Street/W Road near 777 Ocean Avenue, Third floor (Telephone: 452-5353). Class at 6 and dance: $10. Answers?

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

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

Thursday-Sunday, April 21-24: $480
Argentine Tango USA Festival and USA Championship at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel (Rate: $99 through April 13), 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, 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. Answers?

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

April 23-May 1: National Dance Week

Saturday, April 23; 7-12: $20
KICKBACK BAND plays the Japanese Disaster Relief Benefit at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). Cash or check payable to Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. Answers?

April 24-May 1: National Dance Week

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

Sunday, April 24; 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?

April 25-May 1: National Dance Week

April 26-May 1: National Dance Week

April 27-May 1: National Dance Week

April 28-May 1: National Dance Week

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

April 29-May 1: National Dance Week

April 30-May 1: National Dance Week

Saturday, April 30; 10:00-23:00
USA and California NASSPDA Championship April Follies at Just Dance Ballroom. Hostess: Barbara Zoloth (Telephone: 971 - 0410). 2500 Embarcadero East, 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. Answers?

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

Saturday, April 30; 8-12+: $10
South Side Swing at Dance Boulevard at 1824 Hillsdale Avenue, San José (Telephone: 1408/264-9393). Cash Jack ’n’ Jill. Class with Yenni Setiawan and Warren Pino at 7 and dance: $15. Answers?

      APRIL MUSIC
All gigs appear above.

Monday, May 23 at Eleven o’clock
Chapel of theChimes
32992 Mission Boulevard   Hayward

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   MAY — Regularly Scheduled Dances unavailable because of Yahoo!'s “improvements”

May 1: National Dance Week's final day.

Sunday, May 1; 7-10:30: $10
Lakeside Swing at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class with Glenn and Sue Cravalho at 6 and dance: $15. Answers?♦

Friday, May 6; 9-12: $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, May 7; 4-6: Dona$hon!
Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, 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 The Ballroom (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. Answers?

Saturday, May 7; 8-12: $??
Don Neeley's ROYAL SOCIETY JAZZ ORCHESTRA, with vocalists Carla Normand and Frederick Hodges, plays for dancing at the Art Deco Preservation Ball XXVII at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue (Telephone: 1510/848-7800). 1920s-'40s or contemporary formal attire, please. Performance by the Deco Belles. Tickets in advance: $?? through ?? from Art Deco Society of California, 100 Bush Street, 511, San Francisco 94104 (Telephone: 982-DECO).

Saturday, May 7; 8-?: $20
AVALON RISING plays Waltzes, Tangos, Polkas, Country Dances, and Reels for The Ball of The Gods at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Victorian evening dress, Greek/Roman god representations, or evening dress admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $15 through April 30 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.

Saturday, May 7; 8-12: $50 – Partner advised!*
JIMMY DORSEY ORCHESTRA, featuring vocalist Nancy Knorr, plays for dancing aboard the USS Hornet 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. Answers?♦

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

Tuesday, May 10 — DEADLINE!
Sea Magic Swing and Social Dance Cruise Adventure aboard Princess Cruise Lines' Emerald Princess 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 Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112 (Voice/ Facsimile: 585-6282).

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

Saturday, May 14; 8-10:30: $10 – New SECOND SATURDAY Dance!
West Coast Swing Dance at at The Ballroom (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. Answers?

Saturday, May 14; 8-11: $15
STOMPY JONES plays at Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa. Class at 7. Answers?

Saturday, May 14; 8-12: $10
SAME OL’ BAND plays Funky, Disco, Latin Rock, Old School, Soul dance music at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, 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. Answers?

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

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. Answers?

Saturday, May 21; 7-12: $10
FUSION plays at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). Cash or check payable to Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. Answers?

Saturday, May 21; 8-1: $10
REED FROMER BAND plays for Swing City Dancers at City College's Health and Wellness Center, Howth Street/W Road near 777 Ocean Avenue, Third floor (Tele: 452-5353). Class at 7. Answers?♦

Saturday, May 21; 8-12: Dona$hun!
Dancing for Japan Charity Fund Raiser with performances, taxi dancers, drawing, silent auction, and snacks 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.

Sunday, May 22; 7-10:30: $10
Lakeside Swing at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, 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 Mike Pyle.♦

Thursday, May 26, 20:00-04:00: $10
The public is welcome to attend the FreZno Dance Classic Welcome Dance at the Radisson Con­ven­tion Center Hotel, 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno.♦

Friday, May 27-Monday, May 30
FreZno Dance Classic XXVII (AANCE, MSDT, UCWDC/Q, WSDC) Saturday Night Theme: Super Heroes/Villians, The good, The Bad, and The Ugly, at the Radisson Convention Center Hotel ($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: Steve Zener (Telephone: 1559/486-1556).♦

Friday, May 27; 6-9: Gratis!
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS feturing Miss Carmen Getit at Pacheco Plaza, 366 Ignacio Boulevard, Novato.

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

Sunday, May 29; 8-1:30: $15; with dinner: $40
A celebration of the life of Johnny Nitro at Slims, 333 Eleventh Street (Telephone: 252-9564) a bene­fit concert for the Blue Bear School of Music.

Sunday, May 29; 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?

      MAY MUSIC unseen above

Friday-Monday, May 27-30: $110; Ages 7-20: $50 (other options available)
Sacra­mento Jazz Festival & Jubilee 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
Santa Cruz Blues Festival XVIII

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Trumpeter and bandleader comments
October 20, 1997December 16, 2002

 RUDY SALVINI 
March 22, 1925-June 7, 2011
A Celebration of Life
Sunday, June 26 at Two o'clock
AlamedaElksClub
2255 SantaClaraAvenue
  R.S.V.P.


HELP WANTED

Boogie Woogie Ballroom 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 Cheryl Steeper.

    JUNE's Regularly Scheduled Dances unavailable because of Yahoo!'s “improvements”

Saturday, June 4; 8-?: $20
BANGERS & MASH 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 The Pirates' Ball (Mr. Fezziwig's 51st Birthday Bash) at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Pirate, Centuries XVII, XVIII, XIX vintage, or Centuries XX, XXI evening dress admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $15 through May 28 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 4; 8-10:30: $10 – New FIRST SATURDAY Dance!
Ballroom, Swing & Latin Dance at The Ballroom (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. Answers?

Saturday, June 4; 8-12: $10
MYSTIC BAND plays at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). Cash or check payable to Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. Answers?

Saturday, June 4; 9-12: $20
Ballroom Blitz! at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Performances, contest, hors d'oeuvres, and more. In advance: $15. DJ/Class with Jeff Chandler at 8. Answers?

Sunday, June 5; 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).♦

Saturday, June 11 – DISCONTINUED!
SouthSide Swing at Dance Boulevard at 1824 Hillsdale Avenue, 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: $??
3rd Annual Joseph Zanger Memorial and Casa de Fruta Reunion Dance at the Country Park Stage 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, Pacheco Pass Highway (152) toward Los Baños.

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

Saturday, June 18; 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?

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

Sunday, June 19; 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?

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

Saturday, June 25; 8-12: $10
PINOY BIG BAND plays at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, 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. Answers?

Saturday, June 25; 8-11: $30
Anniversary of Oakland Senior Center at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, 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 Premier Ballroom Studio, 4181 Cushing Parkway, Fremont (Tele­phone: 1510/683-9228). Class at 8:15 and dance: $11. Answers?

Sunday, June 26; 7-10:30: $10 – Change of Venue!
Bayside Swing's Fourth Sunday Special at the Metronome Dance Collective, 1830 Seven­teenth Street (Tele­phone: 871-2462). Class at 6 and dance: $15. Answers?

Tuesday, June 28; 8-?: $14; 10-?: $10
THE JUNIUS COURTNEY BIG BAND with Denise Perrier at Yoshi's Oakland, 500 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square (Tele­phone: 1510/238-9200) to celebrate Quincy Jones.

Wednesday, June 29-Monday, July 3: $340 (other options available)
International QueerTango Festival III luncheon, prácticas, Milongas at various venues. In advance through May 20: $310. Answers?

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

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    JULY's Regularly Scheduled Dances unavailable because of Yahoo!'s “improvements”

Friday, July 1-Sunday, July 3: $390 and week: $875
Nora's Tango Weekend at the Clarion Hotel San Francisco Airport ($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. Answers?

Sunday-Friday, July 3-8: $605 and week-end: $875
Nora's Tango Week at the Clarion Hotel San Francisco Airport ($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. Answers?

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

Monday, 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: $20 through June 25. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José to 23rd Avenue; right at signal; enter second driveway. Answers?

Monday, July 4; 8-11: $35
A benefit for Saxophonist Dayna Stephens, who needs a new kidney and anti-rejection medications, at Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant, 1330 Fillmore Street. In advance: $25. Send additional donations payable to: The Attune Agency, Account 925641219, 2588 Mission Street, 215, San Francisco 94110 (Tele­phones: 796-2319; 503-8207. Answers?

Thursday-Sunday, July 7-9: $125
US Salsa Open Championships (Tele­phone: 1408/218-4088) at the Oakland Marriott City Center ($109), 1001 Broadway (Tele­phones: 1800/228-9290; 510/451-4000). Answers?

Saturday, July 9; 8-1: $10 – New SECOND SATURDAY Dance!
Dance Boulevard at 1824 Hillsdale Avenue, 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 Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 251 Wicklow Drive, South San Francisco 94080 (Tele­phones: 1650/455-2402; 753-8087). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, July 10: 6-8:30: $10 – CHANGE of VENUE!
Boogie Woogie Ballroom'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
Salsa Festival on The Fillmore! 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: $??
Summer Dance Showcase VI at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Tele­phone: 1510/655-2888).

Saturday, July 16; 6:30-?: $25
Summer Showcase & Hawaiian Luau Dance Party at The Ballroom (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. Answers?

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

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

Monday, July 18; 8-?: $9
CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ORCHESTRA at Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant, 1330 Fillmore Street.♦

Saturday, July 23; 9-12: $9
The Allegro Ballroom's Summer 2011 Invitational 10:30 performance(s) by An Hoang with Stacey Chuang 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, July 23; 9-1:30: $20
Swingalicious: Vol. 3 at Rassela's Jazz Club, 1534 Fillmore Street (Telephone: 346-8696). Class at 8 and dance: $25, $15 through July 19.♦

Sunday, July 24; 7-10:30: $10
Lakeside Swing resumes its normal Fourth Sunday at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class with Angel Figueroa at 6 and dance, $15. Answers?

Monday, July 25; 8-?: $16
NEXT GENERATION JAZZ ORCHESTRA, 21 of the best USA and Canadian high school musicians in concert at Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant, 1330 Fillmore Street (Telehpone: 655.5600). In advance: $15.

Wednesday, July 27; 8-?: $15
REALISTIC ORCHESTRA at Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant, 1330 Fillmore Street (Tele­phone: 655-5600). In advance: $13.♦

Thursday, July 28; 7:30-11:30: $10
LAVAY SMITH AND HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for dancing at the Top o'Th'Mark, 898 Mason Street. Call 616-6916 for general, 616-6940 for specific, information.

Friday, July 29-Tuesday, August 9
Sea Magic Swing and Social Dance Cruise Adventure aboard Princess Cruise Lines' Emerald Princess 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 Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112 (Voice/Facsimile: 585-6282).

Friday-Sunday, July 29-31
International Grand Ball XLIII at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel (Rate: $99 through April 13), 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame (Tele­phones: 1800/­228-9290; 650/692-9100; Facsimile: -8016).

Friday, July 29; 8-?: $24.50
LAVAY SMITH sings Patsy Cline with her Red Hot Skillet Lickers and Bobby Black at Freight & Salvage Coffee House, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley (Telephone: 1510/644-2020). In advance: $22.50. Answers?♦

Friday, July 29; 9-?: $13
STOMPY JONES plays for 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, July 30; 9:15-12:15: $10 – New Last Saturday Dance!
West Coast Swing at the Premier Ballroom Studio, 4181 Cushing Parkway, Fremont (Tele­phone: 1510/683-9228). Class at 8:15 and dance: $11. Answers?

Sunday, July 31; 7-10:30: $10
Fifth Sunday [Lakeside] Swing at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 6 and dance, $15. Answers?

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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 Café Du Nord 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


    AUGUST's Regularly Scheduled Dances unavailable because of Yahoo!'s “improvements”

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

Saturday, August 6; 1-4:30: Gratis!
BANGERS AND MASH play for dancing at the The Suffragists' Alameda 1900 Picnic Dance in the Park with PEERS 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. Suggested is 1910-1914 summer afternoon dress but costumes are admired, not required. Answers?

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

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

Tuesday, August 9; ?-?: $38
BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY How Big Can You Get: 100 Years of Cab Calloway at Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant, 1330 Fillmore Street.

Saturday, August 13; 8-1: $10 – New SECOND SATURDAY Dance!
Dance Boulevard at 1824 Hillsdale Ave­nue, San José (Tele­phone: 1408/264-9393). Class at 7 and dance: $12.

Saturday, August 13; 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?

Sunday, August 14; 1-5: $15.00; Ages >64 and <17: $10
Dance2Care SOULFUL '70s Relaxed Dance-A-Thon III (Telephone: 808-7329) at Metronome Dance Collective, 1830 Seven­teenth Street (Telephone: 871-2462), a benefit for Adult Day Services Net­work. Answers?

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

Saturday, August 20; 9-12: $22 with dinner
NEW ASIA LIVE BAND at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarc­a­dero, 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. Answers?

Sunday, August 21; 3-?: Gratis!
The JUNIUS COURTNEY BIG BAND featuring Denise Perrier at Temescal Creek Park, Adeline Street at 47th Street, Emeryville.

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

Saturday, August 27; 14:00-Midnight: $35 with dinner
Various bands play for the Summer Festival By The Bay, a benefit for the Filipino Community of Performing Arts at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarc­a­dero, 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. Answers?

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

Monday, August 29; 8-?: $8
PROJECT de CONGUEROS and RAYBAND at Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant, 1330 Fillmore Street.♦

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 EDWIN “EDDIE” MARSHALL 
April 13, 1938 – September 7, 2011

    SEPTEMBER's regularly scheduled dances unavailable because of Yahoo!'s “improvements”

Thursday, September 1; 9-?: $20
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 2-Monday, September 4: $155/Ages 6-17: $95
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: $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 Answers?

Saturday, September 3; 8-11: $20
BANGERS & MASH plays Vic­torian Waltzes and Polkas, etc., at The Space Cowboys' Ball at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Ave­nue. 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 The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Ave­nue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7:15. Answers?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. Answers?

Saturday, September 3; 9-?: $15
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for dancing at the Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave­nue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class with Swing Is The Thing's Nick Lawrence (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) at 8. Answers?

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

Sunday, September 4; 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.♦

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

Friday, September 9; 9-?: $20
THE FABULOUS BUD E. LUV at George’s Nightclub, 842 Fourth Street, San Rafael (Telephone: 226-0262). In advance: $15.

Saturday, September 10; 8-1: $10 – New Second Saturday Dance!
Dance Boulevard at 1824 Hillsdale Ave­nue, San José (Tele­phone: 1408/264-9393). Class at 7 and dance: $12.

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

Saturday, September 10; 9-12: $8
East Bay Waltz and Polka and Lindy and Blues and Schottish and Irish and Tango and … returns to its home, the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave­nue, Oakland. Classes at 7 and 8 and dance: $12. Answers?

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

September 15-18: San Francisco Lindy Exchange isn't happening this year.

Friday-Sunday, September 16-25: National Ballroom Dance Week

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

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

September 17: First Saturday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Saturday, September 17; 8:30-?: $12
STOMPY JONES plays at Rancho Nicasio, on the Town Square, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. Reservations advised: 662-2219.

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

Saturday, September 17; 8:30-12: $35
Allegro Ballroom's 17th Anniversary Party and Grand Opening of the Grand Ballroom with hors d’oeuvres, cake, and dancing at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, 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 National Ballroom Dance Week

September 19: Monday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Monday, September 19; 8:30-11: $7 — NEW ON MONDAYS!
Country TwoStep at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, 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 National Ballroom Dance Week

September 21: Wednesday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 22: Thursday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 23: Second Friday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Friday, September 23; 9-1:30: $15
WCSU Luau VI at Kodiak Jack's, 256 Petaluma Boulevard North, 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 PayPal. Accompanied minors wel­come until 10. Answers?

September 24: Second Saturday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Saturday, September 24: Event + hotel: $160 (other options available)
Pacific Grand Ball III, American and International styles competitions and dancing at the Marriott San Mateo, 1770 South Amphlett Boulevard ('Phones: 1888/236-2427; 1650/653-6000). Amounts pay­able to: Pacific Grand Ball, 361 Marcella Way, Millbrae 94030 (Tel.: 1650/­576-9961). Answers?

Saturday, September 24; 2-5: $20
MOOD SWING ORCHESTRA plays for dancing at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarc­a­dero, 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. Answers?♦

Saturday, September 24; 14:00-01:30: $20
7th Annual Dance-A-Thon at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave­nue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Answers?

Saturday, September 24; 5-9: Dona$ion plus food to share
MITCH WOODS & HIS ROCKET 88s at John's Shop, 2417 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto (Telephone: 1650/358-2233).♦

Saturday, September 24; 19:00-01:30: $25
The Cool Black Couture Ball (Celebrating 100 Years of Fashion and Nightlife in San Francisco), at eight venues on Fillmore Street between Eddy and Geary streets. In advance: $22.03. Answers?

Saturday, September 24; 8-?: $22.50 (Discounts for Students and Seniors)
The JUNIUS COURTNEY BIG BAND featuring Denise Perrier and Tami Hall fête Earl “Fatha” Hines at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 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 Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club'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. Answers?

September 25: Last day of National Ballroom Dance Week

Monday, September 26; 8:30-11: $7 — NEW on MONDAYS!
Country TwoStep at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, 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 Melissa Rutz (Tele­phone: 1917/687- 4280) at The Dance Loft, 2475 Third Street, 311 (Tele­phone: 970-1995). Classes at 7 and 8 and dance: $15. Answers?♦

Thursday, September 29; 9:30-1: $12
JULIO BRAVO Y SU SALSA SABOR plays for dancing at the at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, 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$!
Polk Street Blues Festival Stages at California and Jackson streets.

Friday, September 30; 11-7: Gratis!
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival XI at Speedway Meadow. Answers?

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    OCTOBER's regularly scheduled dances unavailable due to Yahoo!'s “improvements”

Saturday, October 1 – 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 1; 8-11: $20
BANGERS & MASH plays Vic­torian Waltzes and Polkas, etc., for The Steampunktoberfest Ball, A Vic­torian Oktoberfest Ball with a Twist, at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Ave­nue. 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 The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Ave­nue, Alameda 94501 (Tele­phone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7:15. Answers?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 Allegro Ballroom. 5855 Christie Ave­nue, 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
MITCH WOODS AND HIS ROCKET 88s play for dancing at Rancho Nicasio, on the Town Square, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio (Telephone: 662-2219).

Saturday, October 1; 9-12: $20
Ballroom Blitz: Autumn On The Lake – Come Have A Ball with Jeff Chandler at Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave­nue, Oakland. Hors d'oeuvres, performances, contests. Class at 8. In advance: $16.81. Answers?

Sunday, October 2, 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.♦

Monday, October 3; 8:30-11: $7 — New on Mondays!
Country TwoStep at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, 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
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's Boogie by the Bay XIX Early Bird Dance at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame (see below.♦

Friday-Sunday, October 7-9; $150; Age 17 and younger: $75
Boogie by the Bay XIX (AANCE, NASDE, WSDC, YASDA) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame – $130 through September 19 (Telephones: 1800/233-1234; 650/347-1234). Event, workshops, buffet through September 25, $130; Age 17 and younger, $65 (Other options available). pay­able to: The Next Generation Swing Dance Club, Post Office Box 2747, Dublin 94568. Answers?♦

Saturday, October 8; 9-12: $20
GALAXY BAND plays Hot Summer Dance at the Allegro Ballroom. 5855 Christie Ave­nue, 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!
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 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 Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 251 Wicklow Drive, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 1650/455-2402; 753-8087). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, October 9; ≈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.♦

Thursday-Sunday, October 13-16: $120
Sundance Stompede (IAGLCWDC) at Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Hotel, 1500 Van Ness Ave­nue (call 447-3025; to reserve for $137). In advance through July: $90; through September 19: $100 from The Sundance Association, 2261 Market Street, PMB 225, San Francisco 94114. Answers?
   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; Price$
Autumn Dance Classic (NDCA) at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront ($139), 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, 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
LAVAY SMITH AND HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS at George's Nightclub, 842 Fourth Street, San Rafael (Telephone: 226-0262). In advance: $17.50.

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

Saturday, October 15; 9-12: $12
Saturday Night Fever at the Allegro Ballroom. 5855 Christie Ave­nue, 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 Boogie Woogie Ballroom, 551 Foster City Bou­le­vard, G, Foster City (Tele­phone: 1650/571-0836). Classes at 5 and 6 and dance: $15. Answers?

Friday, October 21-Sunday, October 23: $275 for lodging, food, workshops, dances
GAUCHO plays for dancing on Friday, the CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS on Saturday at Camp Swing XVI, 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.

Friday, October 21; 9-12: $10
Hustle with Raul Ante at Boogie Woogie Ballroom 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 Top o'Th'Mark, 898 Mason Street. Call 616-6916 for general, 616-6940 for specific, information.

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

Wednesday, October 26; 9-11:30: $5?
Hallowe'en Potluck and Dance at The Saddle Rack, 42011 Boscell Road, Fremont (Telephone: 1510/979-0477). Class at 7:30.

Friday, October 28; 8-?: $20
SHANTI & THE MONSTERS play for dancing at a Halloween Party at Kodiak Jack's, 256 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma (Telephone: 1707/694- 9428). Games, treats, costume contest. Through October 20, $15 via PayPal. Accompanied minors wel­come until 10. Answers?

Friday, October 28; 9-12: $9
Friday Night Dance's Halloween Party at the Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 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. Answers?

Saturday, October 29; 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 29; 19:00 (02:00GMT) – Thrill The World – Arrive by 18:00!
OAKLAND: Studio One Art Center, 365 Forty-fifth Street (Telephone: 1510/597-5027). Answers?
SAUSALITO: Gabrielson Park
SANTA CRUZ: Pacific Avenue at 16:00. Answers?

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

Saturday, October 29; 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 29; 9-1: $12 ($10 after 11)
Halloween Party at Cheryl Burke Dance, 1400 North Shore­line Boulevard, 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
Fifth Sunday [Lakeside] Swing and costume contest at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave­nue, Oakland. Class at 6 and dance, $15. Answers?
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Hallowe’en
Monday, October 31
8-11: $20; Students: $10
BAGUETTE QUARTETTE plays Waltzes, Polkas, Swings, and Tangos for The Bohemian (A Hal­lo­ween Costume) Ball with performances presented by Friday Night Waltz and the Berkeley City Club, 2419 Durant.

9-Witching: $20
Halloween Bash & Showcase of Terror IX 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 Harry Potter at 10. Evil Coast Swing class at 8. Treats and delights to snack and sip. Answers?

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

9:15-12:30: $??
Richard's Monday WCS Halloween Potluck, eat, drink, and be scary, at Dance Boulevard, 1824 Hillsdale Avenue, San José (Tele­phone: 1408/264-9393). Class at 7.

9:30-11:30: $8
Halloween Swing Out at Boogie Woogie Ballroom 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!
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival XI at Speedway Meadow. Answers?

Saturday-Sunday, October 8-9: 10-8: Gratis!
San Carlos Art & Wine Faire XXI on San Carlos Avenue.

Sunday, October 9; 6-?: $40
San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival IV at Yoshi's, 1330 Fillmore Street (Telephone: 655-5600). In advance: $38. Answers?

Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16; Noon-?: $125 (other options available)
Treasure Island Music Festival – The Festival In The Bay

Monday, October 24; 8-?: $25; Seniors: $20; Students: $15
DAVID HARDIMAN'S SAN FRANCISCO ALL STAR BIG BAND plays a fund raiser for the American Cancer Society at Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant, 1330 Fillmore Street (Telephone: 655-5600). In advance: $23; Seniors: $18; Students: $13.

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


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    NOVEMBER's regularly scheduled dances unavailable due to Yahoo!'s “improvements”.

Thursday-Sunday, November 3-6; $130; Age 17 and younger, $85
Michelle's Mountain Magic Swing & Hustle Dance Convention XIII (IHDA, WSDC) at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa (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 Michelle's Mountain Magic, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112 (Voice/Facsimile: 585-6282). See Mountain Magic as it happens.♦

Thursday, November 3; 9:30-1: $12
AVANCE plays for dancing at the Allegro Ballroom. 5855 Christie Ave­nue, 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!
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.

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 Michelle's Mountain Magic Swing & Hustle Dance Convention XIII above.

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

Friday, Armistice/Veterans' Day; 7:30-10: $19 (Veterans: Gratis!)
THE JIVE ACES, featuring Toni Elizabeth Prima, play at the Stars & Stripes Veterans Salute Dance at The Avalon, 777 Lawrence Expressway, Santa Clara. Performance by The Bobbysox Brigade. Class at 7. Answers? Telephone: 1800/385-2323.

Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13: Spectators: $20 and $30; Preteen, Junior, Youth: $20
The Quake (USAD) at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront ($99 through November 4), 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, 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). Answers?

Saturday, November 12; 7:45-12: Advance only!
Through August, $20; through October 30, $25; $30 through November 11
BANGERS & MASH 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 Nightfall Club 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 Le Bal des Vampires XVIII, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Payable via PayPal or The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7.

Saturday, November 12; 8-?: $30
MITCH WOODS' INTERNATIONAL BOOGIE WOOGIE BLOWOUT with Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Caroline Dahl, Wendy DeWitt, and Todd Morgan at the 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 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 
SARATOGA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by Jason Klein, plays for the San Francisco Waltz­ing Society's Autumn Viennese Waltz Ball LV at the Scottish Rite Temple, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland. Advance sale only from The San Francisco Waltzing Society, Post Office Box 2461, Walnut Creek 94549 (Telephone: 1925/284-1003). Answers?

Saturday, November 12; 9-1: $5
West Coast Swing Social Dance at Hacienda Commons, 796 Escondido Road, 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 Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 251 Wicklow Drive, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 1650/455-2402; 753-8087). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, November 13; 6:30-10: $10
Michelle Kinkaid'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
SF Salsa Congress XI at the Marriott City Center ($129), 1001 Broadway, Oakland. In advance: $250/$90 through October.

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

Saturday, November 19; 8-11: $10
REED FROMER BAND plays for Swing City Dancers at City College's Health and Wellness Center, Howth Street/W Road near 777 Ocean Avenue, Third floor (Tele: 452-5353). Class at 7. Answers?♦

Saturday, November 19; 9-12: $12
Saturday Night Fever at the Allegro Ballroom. 5855 Christie Ave­nue, 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 Boogie Woogie Ballroom, 551 Foster City Boulevard, G, Foster City (Tele­phone: 1650/571-0836). Classes at 5 and 6 and dance: $15. Answers?

Thursday, November 24; 8-?: $10
Thanksgiving Dance Party at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, 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
LAVAY SMITH and 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. In advance: $10. Class with Swing Is The Thing's Nick Lawrence at 8. (Tele­phone: 1510/524-2546).

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  DECEMBER's regularly scheduled dances unavailable due to Yahoo!'s “improvements”.

Thursday-Sunday, December 1-4: $150
Chico Dance Sensation (WSDC) at Holiday Inn Chico ($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). On line add $5. Answers?

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
EDDIE PALMIERI's 75th Birthday Celebration at Yoshi's, 1330 Fillmore Street (Telephone: 655-5600). Advance tickets. At door code “Birthday” = $10 late show admission.

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

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

Saturday, December 3; 9-?: $18
The Nutcracker Ball “A Very Special, Semi Formal Annual Event” ballroom and variety dance at Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Telephone: 1925/831-8111). Performances, snacks, spark­ling wine punch. Classes at 7 and 8. Answers?

Saturday, December 3; 9-12: $12 – $10 with canned food donation for Second Harvest
Holiday Dance Party at Boogie Woogie Ballroom, 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. Answers?

Thursday, December 8 and 10-?: $20 at 8 / $15 at 10
LAVAY SMITH and HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play The Magic of Duke Ellington for dancing at Yoshi's Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West (Telephone: 1510/238-9200).♦

Friday, December 9: Friday Night Waltz isn't happening tonight.

Saturday, December 10; 8-11: $11 – CHANGE OF VENUE!
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's December dance 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. Answers?

Saturday, December 10; 9-1: $12
Annual Christmas Party with ham and potluck at Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Telephone: 1925/831-8111). Classes at 7 and 8 and dance: $20. Answers?

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 Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 251 Wicklow Drive, South San Francisco 94080 (Tels: 1650/455-2402; 753-8087). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, December 11; 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.♦

Sunday, December 11; 7-11: $12
Kelly's Swing Dance Party at the Allegro Ballroom. 5855 Christie Ave­nue, 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
West Coast Swing University's Annual Christmas Extravaganza at WnY Warehouse, 64 Digital Drive, Novato (Telephone: 828-3408). Treats and goodies. 6:30 and 7:30 classes $13 each/$20 both. Answers?

Friday, December 16; 8-?: $12
Friday Night Waltz's Holiday Party at First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave­nue, Palo Alto. Performance by Academy of Danse Libre. Classes at 7 and 8.

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

Saturday, December 17; 8-12: $15
Annual Christmas Party & Showcase at the Allegro Ballroom. 5855 Christie Ave­nue, 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. Answers?

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

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

Sunday, December 18; 4-8: No cover!
MITCH WOODS Rock-a-Boogie at the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, 390 Capistrano Road, Princeton-by-the-Sea (Tele­phone: 1650/­728-BREW).

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

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

Fridays, December 23 and 30: Friday Night WaltzNOT THESE NIGHTS

Saturday, December 24; 7:30-12: $30
Christmas Eve Dance Party at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, 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 Cheryl Burke Dance, 1400 North Shoreline Boulevard, A-1, Mountain View (Telephone: 1650/864-9150). Snacks. Answers?

Sunday, December 25 – HIATUS!
Lakeside Swing isn't happening tonight! 5. Answers?

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

Mondays, December 26 and January 2 – Hiatus!
PACIFIC MAMBO ORCHESTRA is not playing these Salsa Lunes at Café Cocomo.

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

Friday, December 30: Friday Night WaltzNOT 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 Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 20 Turquoise Way, San Francisco 94131 (Telephones: 824-2263; 702-9666). Answers?

Friday, December 30; 9-?:$13
MOOD SWING ORCHESTRA plays for dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, 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
New Year's Eve 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, $55
The 16-piece 3 O'CLOCK JUMP plays ChaCha, Rumba, Swing, Waltz, etc. for the Dance Like A Star New Year's Eve aboard the USS Hornet docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point. Buffet at 7:30: $55 through December 27, $60 after. Reservations near stage: $90; near floor: $65; general: $48 at 1510/521- 8448x282 or Facsimile: -8327 from 10-4. Class at 7:30. Answers?

Eight o'Clock-?: $65+two drink minimum
The 14-piece FOREVERLAND plays tributes to Michael Jackson, Slim Jenkins, The Cottontails, Kitty Kitty Bang Bang Burlesque for New Years Eve at Bimbo's 365 Club! 1025 Columbus Avenue (Telephone: 474-0365). spark­ling wine, hats, favors, balloon drop. Standing/adults only. No cameras or recordings. Answers?

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

Nine o'Clock-12:30: $25; Students/Minors: $15
BRASSWORKS plays for the Friday Nigh Waltz's Tenth Annual New Year's Eve Waltz Ball 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). Answers?

Nine o'Clock-1, $18
New Years Eve Gala at Boogie Woogie Ballroom, 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. Answers?

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

Nine o'Clock-2: $25
Informal Black & White Ball (prize for best-dressed) at Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Telephone: 1925/831-8111). Food, deli delights, snacks, peach cobbler, brownies, cookies, spark­ling wine, favors. Classes at 8. Answers?

Nine o'Clock-1, $35
Allegro's New Year's Eve Party at the Allegro Ballroom. 5855 Christie Ave­nue, 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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