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JANUARY Regularly Scheduled Dances unavailable due to Yahoo!'s “improvements”.

Sunday, January 1; 1-4: $9
Survivors' 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.

Sunday, January 1; 7-?: $8
SWING THING plays to Swing in the New Year for Sunday Night Swing at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave­nue, Oakland (Tel: 1510/504-2176 ). Class at 6 and dance, $12. Answers?

Monday, January 2 – Hiatus!
PACIFIC MAMBO ORCHESTRA is not playing this Salsa Lunes at Café Cocomo.

Wednesday, January 4; 9-11:30: $7 – CHANGE OF PRICE!
Top of Beardsley's Swing Dancers Delight continues its thirty-fourth year, at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street. Classes at 7 and 8 and dance: $13 — 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.

Thursday, January 5 — DEADLINE!
Full payment of $359 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 Theme: Hawaiian "Aloha" (adults only) a.k.a. Michelle Kinkaid's Train Magic departing Friday, February 24 from Emery­ville, Martinez, Suisun, or Sacra­mento, returning Sunday, February 26. Music for dancing in the dance car, listening in the piano lounge. Transportation, two light meals, two nights at Silver Legacy Resort Casino, and “Fun Book”. Payable to Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112. Call 585-6282 to learn whether there's space for you.

Thursday, January 5; 9-12: $12
Richard Kear's West Coast Swing at Cheryl Burke Dance, 1400 North Shoreline Boulevard, A-1, Mountain View (Telephone: 1650/864-9150). Class at 8.

Saturday, January 7; 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 31 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, January 8; 2-5: Gratis!
HAROLD JONES AND THE BOSSMEN play for vocalists Jamie Davis, Joan Getz, Wanda Stafford, Jonathan Poretz, and dancing at the San Geronimo Golf Course Club House, 5800 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard (Tele­phone: 488-4030).♦

Sunday, January 8; 4:30-8: $40 – BENEFIT for Pete Douglas!
The Beat Goes On: A Musicians' Benefit for the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society at the Douglas Beach House, 307 Mirada Road, Miramar Beach. Answers?

Sunday, January 8; 6:30-10: $10
Michelle Kinkaid's Anniversary Celebration XXIII of her twenty-four years of Second Sunday Dances. The Imperial Dance Club (Tele­phone: 1650/366-0504), 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City. Class at 6. Answers? (Tele­phone: 585-6282).

Monday, January 9; 6:30-9:30: $25 – BENEFIT for Noel Jewkes (heart surgery)!
Sausalito Seahorse Restaurante Musica Caffé, 308 Harbor Drive, Sausalito. You may send your dona­tion to 125 Locust Avenue, Larkspur 94939.♦

Monday, January 9; 9:30-11: $10
PACIFIC MAMBO ORCHESTRA resumes playing Salsa Lunes under its new First and Third Mondays schedule at Café Cocomo, 650 Indiana Street (Tele­phone: 824-6910). Pizza buffet and class at 7:30.

Wednesday, January 11; 9-11:30: $7 – CHANGE of PRICE!
Top of Beardsley's Swing Dancers Delight continues its thirty-fourth year, at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street. Classes at 7 and 8 and dance: $13 — 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.

Thursday, January 12; 20:00-04:00: $10
Monterey SwingFest's EarlyBird class with Sharlot Bott and Mark Scheuffele at 7 and Dance at the Hotel Hyatt Regency, 1 Golf Course Drive.♦

Thursday-Monday, January 12-16: $145; Juniors: $75
Monterey SwingFest at the Hotel Hyatt Regency ($119), 1 Golf Course Drive (Tele­phones: Cali­fornia: 1831/372-1234; Exterior: 800/492-8822; 831/372-1234; Facsimile: /375-3960). Through December 30, $125; Juniors $65 payable to Central Coast Swing Dance, 333 Rice Ranch Road, Santa Maria 93455 (Tele­phone: 1805/937-1574). Answers? ♦

Thursday-Sunday, January 12-15: $180 (other options available)
4thAnnual Reno International Bachata Festival at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino ($49 Thursday; $69 Friday-Sunday), 2707 South Virginia Street (Telephones: 1866/821-9996; 1800/282-2444). With Salsa Congress (below) $250.

Thursday-Sunday, January 12-15: $180 (other options available)
The 1st Reno Winter Salsa Congress at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino ($49 Thursday; $69 Friday-Sunday), 2707 South Virginia Street (Telephones: 1866/821-9996; 1800/282-2444). With Bachata Festival (above) $250.

Thursday, January 12; 9-12: $12
Richard Kear's West Coast Swing at Cheryl Burke Dance, 1400 North Shoreline Boulevard, A-1, Mountain View (Telephone: 1650/864-9150). Class at 8.

Friday, January 13; 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, January 14; 8:30-?: $15
STOMPY JONES plays at Rancho Nicasio, On The Town Square, Nicasio (Telephone: 662-2219).

Saturday, January 14; 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. Class at 8.

Sunday, January 15; 2:15-5: $28
Let It Snow dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reser­va­tion deadline: January 12 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 20 Turquoise Way, San Francisco 94131 (Telephones: 824-2263; 702-9666). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, January 16; ~20:00-04:00: $10
Monterey SwingFest's closing Dance at the Hotel Hyatt Regency, 1 Golf Course Drive.♦

Wednesday, January 18; 9-11:30: $7 – Change of Price!
Top of Beardsley's Swing Dancers Delight continues its thirty-fourth year, at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street. Classes at 7 and 8 and dance: $13 — 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.

Thursday, January 19; 9-12: $12
Richard Kear's West Coast Swing at Cheryl Burke Dance, 1400 North Shoreline Boulevard, A-1, Mountain View (Telephone: 1650/864-9150). Class at 8.

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

Friday-Saturday, January 21; 8-?: (2011 price) $39.25 in advance from 1866/55TICKETS
The Twelfth Annual Edwardian Ball (Tele­phone: 435-7527) at the Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave­nue. Period dress/costumes admired, not required. Answers?

Saturday, January 21; 8:30-11: $10 – CHANGE of VENUE!
Third Saturday Swing Dance Jam at Swing U, 151 Potrero Avenue. Answers?

Saturday, January 21; 9:30-?: $15
LOS BOLEROS play for Cuban dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. In advance: $10. Class with Rebecca Miller at 9.

Monday, January 23 – CANCELLED!
Just Knock resumes its normal Fourth 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. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, January 27-29: Pricing
City Lights Ball XIV (NDCA, DanceSport Series) at the Doubletree Hotel (discount through January 7), 2050 Gateway Place, San José (Telephones: 1800/222-TREE; 408/453-4000). Hosts: Glenn Weiss and Barbara Gore (Telephone: 1650/223-4950; Facsimile: 661/297-7295). Answers?

Saturday, January 28; 8-12: $20
GALAXY BAND plays the Year of The Dragon Party at the Allegro Ballroom at 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, Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Sunday, January 29; 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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FEBRUARYRegularly Scheduled Dances.

Saturday, February 4; 8-12: $20
BANGERS & MASH play for The Charles Dickens Bicentennial Ball (a formal Victorian Ball hosted by the Duke of Devonshire) at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Ave­nue. Waltzes, Tangos, FoxTrots, Blues, Latin, etc. Evening dress, modern or from Mr. Dickens' time admired, not required. $15 through January 28 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 4; 8-?: $22
LAVAY SMITH and HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play Love You Madly – The Magic of Duke Ellington for dancing at Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant, 1330 Fillmore Street (Tele­phone: 655-5600). Class with Nathan Dias at 7:30.

Saturday, February 4; 8-10: $22; Seniors: $20; Teens: $11
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS featuring Miss Carmen Getit at the Dance Palace Community Center, 503 B Street, Point Reyes (Telephone: 663-1075; Facsimile: 663-1475) In advance: $19; Seniors: $17; Teens: $11.

Saturday, February 4; 8-12: $30
Year of the Dragon Dinner and Dance at the Allegro Ballroom at 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emery­ville (Tele­phone: 1510/655-2888). Lion Dance and Costume contests. Dinner at 7. In advance: $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, Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.♦

Thursday, February 9 — Break!
9:20 Special isn't happening tonight!

Friday, February 10; 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?

Friday, February 10; 9-?: $13 – Students: $10
STOMPY JONES plays for dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 8.

Saturday, February 11; 7:30-12:30: $25
FRISKY FROLICS play for up-tempo dancing in celebration of Ray Hirsch's 91st birthday at the Women's Building, 3543 Eighteenth Street.

Saturday, February 11; 9-12: $20
Ballroom Blitz: – 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, February 12; 2:15-5: $28
That's Amore dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reser­va­tion deadline: January 12 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 20 Turquoise Way, San Francisco 94131 (Telephones: 824-2263; 702-9666). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Thursday, February 16; 8:00 'til the last dancer drops: $5
The public is welcome to attend the Capital Swing Dancers Presidents' Day Conven­tion Early-Bird Dance at the Woodlake Hotel, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacra­mento.♦

Thursday-Sunday, February 16-19: $306.94: (other options available.)
4thAnnual San Francisco Salsa Rueda Festival (Tele­phone: 608-6180) at Hotel Whitcomb ($89), 1231 Market Street (MArket 6-8000; Reservation Tele­phone: 1800/­227-4747). Musicians! Through January 14, $250. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, February 17-19; $129
Capital Swing Dancers' (Tele­phone 1916/271-2385) Presidents' Day Conven­tion XX (AANCE, NASDE, NFA, WSDC, YASDA) at the Woodlake Hotel ($89), 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 18; 8:30-11: $10 – Change of Venue!
Third Saturday Swing Dance Jam at Swing U, 151 Potrero Avenue. Answers?

Sunday, February 19; 8:00 'til the last dancer drops: $10
The public is welcome to attend the Capital Swing Dancers post-Presidents' Day Conven­tion Dance at the Woodlake Hotel, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacra­mento.♦

Friday-Sunday, February 24-26: $359 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 theme Hawaiian “Aloha” (adults only) 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 26. 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”. Click to register. Payable to Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112. Call 585-6282 to learn whether there's space for you.

Saturday, February 25; 09:00-23:59: $15; Students: $10; Ages 16 and younger: $7
Berkeley Ballrom Classic XII in the Pauley Ballroom in the Martin Luther King Student Union Building. Answers?

Saturday, February 25; 7-11: $25
The Seventh Annual Vima Ball at Vima Dance Studio, 560 Third Street (Tele­phone: 977-0203). perform­ances, refreshments. In advance: $20 through April 18. Answers?

Saturday, February 25; 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 Midwinter Ball at the Scottish Rite Temple, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland. Potluck food and refreshments. Class at 7:45. Answers?

Monday, February 27; 8-11: $10
Just Knock 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?

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MARCHThis Week's Regularly-scheduled Dances.
Friday, March 2; 9-?: $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, March 3; 12:45-5; dance 6:30: $50/Students: $20; Two classes: $40; One class: $20
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club presents Day With The Stars III with John Lindo & Jessica Cox and Eric Jacobson & Yenni Setiawan, at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emery­ville (Tele­phone: 1510/655-2888). Dance Club members pay $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, Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.♦

Saturday, March 3; 8-12: $20
SARA & SWINGTIME play for Film Noir (A Black, White and Shades of Gray) Ball at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Ave­nue. Waltzes, Tangos, FoxTrots, Blues, Latin, etc. Modern or evening dress from the 1930s-'50s in black, white, or shades of gray admired, not required. $15 through February 25 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, March 3; 8:30-12: $10
SYNTHESIS 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?

Sunday, March 11; 2:15-5: $28
Irish Eyes dinner and dance at South San Fran­cisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reser­va­tion deadline: March 8 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 20 Turquoise Way, San Fran­cisco 94131 (Telephones: 824-2263; 702-9666). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, March 11; 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).♦

Wednesday, March 14; 8-11: $5 – Minors welcome!
SwingSpot at Lime Restaurant and Lounge, 2247 Market Street (Telephone: 621-5256). Answers?

Saturday, March 17; 08:00-23:00: $25 (Collegiate: $20; Youth; $12)
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.

Saturday, March 17; 8-11: $5
Swing City Dancers present Swing and NiteClub TwoStep at City College's Health and Wellness Center, Howth Street/W Road near 777 Ocean Avenue, Third floor (Telephone: 452-5353). Class with Michelle Kinkaid at 7. Answers?♦

Saturday, March 17; 8:30-?: $20
Saint Patrick's Day Dinner and Dance 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?

Thursday-Sunday, March 23-25; $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).

Saturday, March 24; 2-2: Workshops, dinner, dance: $95
Swinging In the South Bay (Telephone: 1510/684-2442) at Dance Boulevard, 1824 Hillsdale Avenue, San José (Tele­phone: 1408/264-9393). Workshops with Nick Jay & Joanna Meinl, Luís Crespo, Richard Kear, Jason Wayne & Yvonne Wayne, Miguel deSousa, without dinner, $75; Dance and Open and Invitational Jacks ’n’ Jill at 8: $15. Answers?

Saturday, March 24; 7-12: $18 – Minors: $11
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.♦

Sunday, March 25; ?-?: $??
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS featuring Miss Carmen Getit at the Landmark Ballroom in the San José Woman's Club, 75 South Street (Telephone: 1408/294-6919). Answers?

Monday, March 26; 8-11: $10
Just Knock 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?

Tuesday, March 27; 8:30-11: $8 — CHANGE of VENUE!
Flamingo Swing has moved to Jasdance Academy at 3181 Cleveland Avenue, E, Santa Rosa (Tele­phone: 1707/293-4292). Classes at 7 and 7:45 and dance: $10. Answers?

Thursday, March 29; 9:20-12:30: Gratis!
9:20 Special's Open House at the Russian Center, 2460 Sutter Street. Classes at 7:20 and 8:20. Answers?

Friday, March 30; 8-10: $22.50; Seniors: $20.50; Ages 24 and younger: $11.25
THE JUNIUS COURTNEY BIG BAND featuring Denise Perrier at Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley (Telephone: 1510/644-2020 for tickets in advance: $20.50 / $18.50 / $10.25.). Snacks.♦

Saturday, March 31; 8:30-12: $10
VINTAGE PLUS DANCE BAND 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, March 31; 8:45-11:45: $5
Mt.Tam Swing with DJ Fred Loebenstein at the Mt.Tam Racquet Club, One Lark­spur Plaza Drive, Larkspur (Tele­phone: 924-6226). Beginners' class with Kelly Casanova at 7:30 and dance, $10.

    MARCH MUSIC not shown above:
Friday-Sunday, March 2-4: $99; Accompanied ages 12 and younger: Gratis! (Other options available.)
Dixieland Monterey XXXI's Jazz Bash by the Bay (Tele­phones: 1831/675-0298; 888/349-6879) (and Thursday, March 1, 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 3-4, Noon-6:
Mustard, Mud & Music — A Calistoga Jazz Festival in downtown Calistoga (Tele­phones: 1866/­306-5588; 1707/942.6333).

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Northern California Swing Dance Challenge VII,
a series of Jack ’n’ Jill com­pe­ti­tions that begins March 27.
Finals are May 6, q.v. below for details.

APRILThis Week's Regularly-scheduled Dances.

Sunday, April 1, 6:30-10: $10 — CHANGE of SCHEDULE!
Michelle's Swing Second Sunday Swing dance is tonight at the Imperial Dance Club, 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City (Tel­phone: 1650/­366-0504). Answers?

Tuesday, April 3; 8:30-11: $8 — CHANGE of VENUE!
Flamingo Swing has moved to Jasdance Academy at 3181 Cleveland Avenue, E, Santa Rosa (Tele­phone: 1707/293-4292). Classes at 7 and 7:45 and dance: $10. Answers?

Sunday, April 8: Michelle's Second Sunday Swing dance was last week, not tonight.

Tuesday-Friday, April 3-13 — Discretion to pay on board: $100 per passenger wage subsidy
Each of two: Inside $1,231.32 | Outside $1,491.32 | Balcony $1,941.32 | Suite $2,291.32
Ten night Sea Magic Cruise: Mexican Riviera aboard the Star Princess visiting Catalina, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, and San Diego. Click to register. Payable to Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Fran­cisco 94112. Call 585-6282 to learn whether there's space for you.

Thursday-Sunday, April 5-8: $499; $428 through February 23; $464 through March 25 (Other options available.)
Argentine Tango USA Festival and USA Championship at the San Fran­cisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel (Rate: $102 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?

Saturday, April 7; 6-12: $12 until 9:00.
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club celebrates its Twenty-third Anniversary, at the Allegro Ball­room, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). No class tonight. 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 7; 8-?: $20
BANGERS & MASH plays Edwardian Waltzes, Polkas, Schottisches, OneSteps, TwoSteps, set dances, mixers, and 1900-12 Ragtime hits, Tango, The Congress of Vienna Waltz, The Bohemian National Polka, Lancers Quadrille, and Sir Roger de Coverley at Titanic Ball commemorating the last evening on RMS Titanic, at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. 1900-12 First Class passenger, or modern evening dress admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $15 through March 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 7; 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.

Sunday, April 8 — Hiatus!
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Dinner Dance isn't happening today.

Tuesday, April 10; 8:30-11: $8 — CHANGE of VENUE!
Flamingo Swing has moved to Jasdance Academy at 3181 Cleveland Avenue, E, Santa Rosa (Tele­phone: 1707/293-4292). Classes at 7 and 7:45 and dance: $10. Answers?

Thursday, April 12 — CANCELLED!
Reno Dance Sensation Swing Championships and Show VIII'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 13-15 — CANCELLED!
Reno Dance Sensation Swing Championships and Show VIII (WSDC) 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-Sunday, April 13-15: $85
Sacramento Swing Jam (Tele­phone: 1916/221-1500) at the the Eastern Star Temple Ballroom, 2719 K Street (Tele­phone: 1916/442-4049).

Friday, April 13; 9-12: $27.37 on line only!
THE B STARS (HonkyTonk and Hillbilly bop) and SLIM JENKINS (voodoo blues and dirty swing) play for Swing For Change's Make A Difference! fund raiser after the $80.12 dinner (choose Prime Rib, Salmon Florentine, or Portobello Moussaka) served at 7:30 at the Grandview Pavilion, 300 Island Drive, Alameda (Tele­phone: 1510/865-5322).

Saturday, April 14; 7-11: $10 – Juniors/Seniors/Students: $8
Tony and Marina Gutch's Variety Dance Party at Callinan Sports and Fitness Center, 5405 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park (Telephone: 1707/588-3488). Class at 6:10; Pizza at 9.

Saturday, April 14; 8-12: $10
Pacific Coast Swing Dancey Dance! at the Palomar Ballroom, 1344 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz (Tel: 1831/426-1221). West Coast Swing classes: Beginners' at 6; Intermediates' at 7. Answers?

Monday, April 16; 9-1:30: $?? — NEW MONDAY SALSA
Salsa Underground at The Cellar, 685 Sutter Street, Nob Hill. (Contact: 441-5678). Classes at 7 and 8. Answers?

Tuesday, April 17; 8:30-11: $8 — CHANGE of VENUE!
Flamingo Swing has moved to Jasdance Academy at 3181 Cleveland Avenue, E, Santa Rosa (Tele­phone: 1707/293-4292). Classes at 7 and 7:45 and dance: $10. Answers?Answers?

April 20-April 29: National Dance Week Kick-Off Event, Noon-1, Union Square

Friday-Sunday, April 20-22: $95 (other options available)
BIG CAT TOLLFREE, MARK HUMMEL & THE BLUES SURVIVORS, and GREASE, GRIT, & GRIME, play for the I've Got The Blues … And Then Some, A San Francisco Blues Dance Exchange at various venues. Answers?

Monday, April 23; 9-1:30: $?? — New MONDAY SALSA
Salsa Underground at The Cellar, 685 Sutter Street, Nob Hill. (Contact: 441-5678). Classes at 7 and 8. Answers?

April 21-April 29: National Dance Week

April 22-April 29: National Dance Week

Sunday, April 22; 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 23-April 29: National Dance Week

April 24-April 29: National Dance Week

April 25-April 29: National Dance Week

April 26-April 29: National Dance Week

April 27-April 29: National Dance Week

Friday, April 27: $10
Folies Bergere Welcome Dance for April Follies (below) at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Hostess: Zoe Balfour (Telephone: 1510/430-8820) Answers?

April 28-April 29: National Dance Week

Saturday, April 28; 10:00-23:00: $40 with Mexican-style/vegetarian buffet at 5:30.
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). Price lower through March 18. 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 28; 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?

April 29: National Dance Week's final day.

Sunday, April 29; 6-10: $10
Top of Beardsley's celebrates thirty-four years of Swing Dancers Delight with guest DJs TBA, 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.

Monday, April 30; 9-1:30: $?? — New MONDAY Salsa
Salsa Underground at The Cellar, 685 Sutter Street, Nob Hill. (Contact: 441-5678). Classes at 7 and 8. Answers?

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MAYThis Week's Regularly-scheduled Dances.

Wednesday, May 2; 5:30-8:30: $85
LAVAY SMITH AND HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play the Taste of Spring, a benefit for the Friends of Oakland Parks and Recreation (Telephone: 1510/465-1850), with dancing in Oakland's Rotunda Building at 300 Frank Ogawa Plaza. In advance: $75.

Saturday, May 5; 8-?: $20
AVALON RISING plays Waltzes, Tangos, Polkas, Country Dances, and Reels for A Midsummer's Night (Magical Shakespearean) Ball at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Shakespearian, Renaissance, fantasy, 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.

Sunday, May 6; 11:00-23:00: $??
Northern California Swing Dance Challenge finals at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue (Telephone: 1510/848-7800). Qualifying Jack ’n’ Jill contests:
Tuesday,
Sunday,
Thursday,
Thursday,
Saturday,
Tuesday,
Sunday,
Sunday,
Sunday,
Tuesday,
March 27
April 1
April 5
April 12
April 14
April 17
April 22
April 22
April 29
May 1
Slo Motion West Coast Swing, 801 Grand Avenue, San Luís Obispo
Michelle's Second Sunday Swing Dance, 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City
Studio One at Chico Creek Dance Center, 1144 West First Street, Chico
West Coast Swing University at 64 Digital Drive, Novato
Pacific Coast Swing, 1344 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz
The Station, 1100 Orlando Avenue, Roseville
West Coast Dance Company, Sixth Street at Pacific Avenue, Pacific Grove
West Coast Swing Jam, 1133 East Fran­cisco Boulevard, D, San Rafael
Lakeside Swing, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland
WnY Warehouse, 64 Digital Drive, Novato

Monday, May 7; 9-1:30: $?? — New Monday Salsa
Salsa Underground at The Cellar, 685 Sutter Street, Nob Hill. (Contact: 441-5678). Classes at 7 and 8. Answers?

Saturday, May 12; 8-12: $45 – Partner advised!*
HARRY JAMES ORCHESTRA, directed by Fred Radke, plays a benefit for the USS Hornet Museum, with 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: $80; Reserved near floor: $60; General: $40 at 1510/521-8448x282 from 10-4. Class at 7:30. Answers?♦

Sunday, May 13, 6:30-10: $10
Michelle's Second Sunday Swing Dance resumes its regular schedule with a Mother's Day Dance at the Imperial Dance Club, 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City (Tele­phone: 1650/­366-0504). Answers?♦

Thursday, May 17; Concert at 8: $20 – Dance at 10: $15 – Concert and Dance: $30
LAVAY SMITH'S “LITTLE BIG BAND!” at Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant, 510 Embarc­adero West, Jack London Square, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/238-9200). In advance, add $3.

Saturday, May 19; 8-11: $5
Swing City Dancers' Mixed Swing Dance 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, May 19; 8-1: $10
West Coast Swing dance and classes at Linden Street Dance, 130 Linden Street, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/444-3404). Classes with Luís Crespo at 3, 4:30, and 7 $15 each/$50 for three classes and dance. Answers?

Saturday, May 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?

Sunday, May 20; 2:15-5: $28
Blue Tango dinner and dance at South San Fran­cisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reser­va­tion deadline: May 17 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 20 Turquoise Way, San Fran­cisco 94131 (Telephones: 824-2263; 702-9666). Class at 1:30. Answers?♦

Monday, May 21; 8-11: $10 — CHANGE OF DATE!
Just Knock 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?

Thursday, May 24, 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 25-Monday, May 28
FreZno Dance Classic XXVIII (AANCE, MSDT, UCWDC/Q, WSDC) Saturday Night Theme: Fairy Talezzz, at the Radisson Convention Center Hotel ($102x3=$306) 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno. Event, workshops, ice cream socials, pizza party, happy hours, Gong Show, two dinners, and more: $185; ages 13-19: $135; ages 5-12: $105; 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).♦

Sunday, May 27; 8-12: $10
LAVAY SMITH AND HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play at the Starlight Room (Telephone: 395-8595), atop Hotel Sir Francis Drake, 450 Powell Street.


MAY MUSIC not shown above.
Friday, May 12; 7-?: $25
Rhythm & Blues Caravan with LAVAY SMITH AND HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS plus STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS, Freddie Hughes, and Big Bones in concert at the Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third Street, Napa (Telephone: 1707/259-0123). Reserved in advance: $36. Answers?

Thursday-Saturday, May 24-26; ?-?: $10 each night or $26.87 for the three
San Francisco Offside Festival

Friday-Monday, May 25-28: $110; Ages 13-20: $50 (other options available)
Sacra­mento Music Festival XXXIX. Tickets from 2787 Del Monte Street, West Sacra­mento 95691 (Telephone: 1916/372-5277x19).

Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27; 11-7: $120; Ages 12 and younger: $40
Santa Cruz Blues Festival XIX

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JUNERegularly-scheduled Dances.

Friday, June 1; 9-11:30: $12 – NEW FRIDAY EVENT!
Musicians play for dancing at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). Class at 8:15. 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 2; 8-?: $20
LEE PRESSON AND THE NAILS play Hot Swing, Waltzes, Polkas, FoxTrots, Tangos, Congress of Vienna, and Sir Roger de Coverley for Some Like It Hot Ball at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. 1920s, vintage, or modern evening dress admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $15 through May 26 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 2; 9-12: $20
DDJ Party at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). In advance: $15. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. Answers?

Sunday, June 3; Noon-1 and 2-6: $??
3rdAnnual 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.

Tuesday, June 5; 07:00-20:00
VOTE BEFORE YOU DANCE DAY!
Gratis, and gratifying, when you do, costly and shameful when you don't!

Wednesday, June 6; 8-10:30: $5 – NEW WEDNESDAY EVENT!
Dancing at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). Class at 7 and dance: $10. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. Answers?

Friday, June 8; 9-11:30: $12 – NEW Friday EVENT!
Musicians play for dancing at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). Class at 8:15. 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 9; 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, June 10; 2-5: Grati$!
HAROLD JONES AND THE BOSSMEN Swing into Summer at the San Geronimo Golf Course Club House, 5800 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard (Tele­phone: 488-4030).♦

Sunday, June 10; 2:15-5: $28
Don't Fence Me In dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reser­va­tion deadline: June 7 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 20 Turquoise Way, San Francisco 94131 (Telephones: 824-2263; 702-9666). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, June 10; 6:30-10: $10
Michelle Kinkaid's 24th 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?

Wednesday, June 13; 8-10:30: $5 – NEW Wednesday EVENT!
Dancing at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). Class at 7 and dance: $10. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. Answers?

Friday, June 15; 9-11:30: $12 – New Friday Event!
Musicians play for dancing at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). Class at 8:15. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. Answers?

Sunday, June 17; 4-6:30: $20
PAUL PRICE'S SOCIETY ORCHESTRA plays dance music from 1900 to 1935 at the Palo Alto Masonic Center, 461 Florence Street. Period dress admired, not required. Telephone: 1650/619-9199. Answers?

Wednesday, June 20; 8-10:30: $5 – New Wednesday Event!
Dancing at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). Class at 7 and dance: $10. 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 23; 8-11: $30
Anniversary of Oakland Senior Center at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Appetizers; drawings. In advance: $25.

Saturday, June 23; 8:30-12: $20
BRASSWORKS plays for dancing at The Lost Gaskell Ball presented by East Bay Waltz at the at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 7. Elegant dress, please. Answers?

Wednesday, June 27; 8:30-11:15: $10
SwingThing plays for up-tempo dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Performance by HotBloods Lindy Hop Troupe. Answers?

Friday, June 29-Saturday, July 1: $350; week: $605; both $875
Nora's Tango Weekend at the Allegro Ball­room, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/­655-2888). Hotels: Hyatt House, 5800 Shellmound Way, Emeryville (Telephone: 510/601-5880); Four Points, 1603 Powell Street, Emeryville (Telephones: 1800/­368-7764; 510/547-7888). Payable to Nora Olivera, 2841 Hillside Drive, Burlingame 94010. To Allegro Ballroom: 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. Answers?

JUNE MUSIC not shown above.

Friday, June 1-Sunday, June 10
Healdsburg Jazz Festival XIV ticket Tele­phones 1800/838-3006; 707/433-4644. Answers?

Saturday, June 2; 9-1; $250
Black & White Symphony Ball at Civic Center. Click for tickets. (Telephone: 864-6000) Answers?

Sunday, June 3; 1-5: $20, $25 with dinner
Blues in the Vineyard Festival, a fund raiser for the [San Francisco] Bay Area Blues Society at Winterhawk Winery of Suisun Valley, 4537 Abernathy Road, Fairfield (Telephone: 1707/428-6977).

Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10; Noon-10: Grati$!
San Fran­cisco Free Folk Festival XXXVI, at Presidio Middle School, Thirtieth Ave­nue at Geary Street.

Friday-Sunday, June 15-17; 10-10: $5 per day – ≤Age 13: Grati$!
Isleton Cajun Festival (Telephone: 1916/777-4800). Answers?

Saturday, June 16; Noon-7: Grati$!
Cotati Jazz Festival XXXII at La Plaza Park and nearby venues (Tele­phone: André Morrow at 1707/333-3011). Answers?

Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17; 12:30-6: $10 – Younger than 13, Gratis!
Music at the Marin Art Festival at Lagoon Park, Marin County Civic Center.

Sunday, June 17; 3-7:30: Grati$!
Dancing in the Streeets of Palo Alto IV, Irish, Tango, Spanish, Folklorico Mexicano, Punjabi Folk­loric, etc., on University Avenue and King Plaza to Jazz, Blues, Classical, Pop, Rock, Choral, Celtic, Klezmer, Greek, Balkan, Indian, French, Chinese, World, etc.

Wednesday, June 20-Sunday, July 8; 11-10: $10; Age 62+: $8; Age 12-: $6
The Main Stage, Alameda County Fair, 4501 Pleasanton Ave­nue, Pleasanton.

Friday-Sunday, June 22-24: $109 (Friday: $35; Saturday: $45; Sunday: $45)
Monterey Bay Blues Festival at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. In advance through June 14: $99/­$30/­$40/­$40. Other options available from Monterey Bay Blues Festival, Post Office Box 1400, Seaside 93955 (Telephone: 1866/558-4253). Answers?♦

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JULYRegularly-scheduled Dances.

Saturday, July 1: The Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society is taking a break.

Monday, July 2-Saturday, July 7: $605; week-end (June 29-July 1): $350; both $875
Nora's Tango Week at the Allegro Ball­room, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 510/­655-2888). Hotels: Hyatt House, 5800 Shellmound Way, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/601-5880); Four Points, 1603 Powell Street, Emeryville (Telephones: 1800/­368-7764; 510/547-7888). Payable to Nora Olivera, 2841 Hillside Drive, Burlingame 94010. To Allegro Ballroom: 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. Answers?

Wednesday, July 4; 12:30-5: $25
4th of July BBQ (12:30-2) & Dance at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). $20 in advance through June 25. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Free­way (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. Answers?

Saturday, July 7; 7:30-12: $30
Musicians play for dancing after dinner at 6:30 at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). $25 in advance through June 16. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. Answers?

Sunday, July 8; 2:15-5: $28
Hooray for the Red, White & Blue dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reser­va­tion deadline: July 5 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 20 Turquoise Way, San Francisco 94131 (Telephones: 824-2263; 702-9666). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Thursday-Sunday, July 12-15: Price$
US Salsa Open Championships (Tele­phone: 1408/265-3774) at D'Venue, 1300 White Oaks Road, Campbell. Hotel: Carlyle ($109 w/Continental breakfast), 1300 Camden Avenue, Campbell. Answers?

Friday-Saturday, July 13-14; 7-1:30: $37.74 (other options available)
Salsa Festival on The Fillmore! Class at 7, gratis, in Fillmore Plaza. Dance to N'Rumba, Grupo Bakkan, Carlos del Sol y Su Orquesta, Avance, Pa'l El Bailador, Luís Acosta, Los Boleros, and others at various venues on Fillmore Street between Eddy and Post streets.

Saturday, July 14; 9-12: $8 — CHANGE OF VENUE!
East Bay Waltz and Polka and Lindy and Blues and Schottish and Irish and Tango and … has a new home at the Finnish Brotherhood Hall, 1970 Chestnut Street, Berkeley. Classes at 7 and 8 and dance: $12. Answers?

Thursday, July 26; 8:30-?: $10
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for dancing at the Starlight Room (Telephone: 395-8595) in the Hotel Sir Francis Drake, 450 P0well Street. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, July 27-29
International Grand Ball XLIV at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel (Rate: $122), 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame (Tels: 1800/228-9290; 650/692-9100; Facsimile: -8016).

Saturday, July 28; 8-11: $20
Swingalicious: Vol. 4 at Rassela's Jazz Club, 1534 Fillmore Street (Telephone: 346-8696). Class at 7 and dance: $25, Class and dance $15 through July 25.♦

Sunday, July 29; 7-10:30: $10
Fifth Sunday [LakeSide] Swing at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave­nue, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/504-2176 ). Class at 6 and dance, $15. Answers?

Monday, July 30; 9-11: $20
Black and White Semi-Formal dance with guest Jonathan Roberts at the Metronome Dance Col­lective, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 871-2462). Class at 8. Answers?
JULY MUSIC not shown above
Sunday, July 1-Sunday, July 8; 11-10: $10; Age 62+: $8; Age 12-: $6
The Main Stage, Alameda County Fair, 4501 Pleasanton Ave­nue, Pleasanton.

Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8; 10:00-18:00: Grati$!
Fillmore Jazz Festival 2012 on Fillmore between Eddy and Jackson streets.

Saturday, July 21; ?-?: $30; Ages 10-16: $15 — Far West Fest at Love Field, Point Reyes Station.

Saturday, July 21; Noon-?: $84.50
Oakland Jazz Festival at the The Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate, 2960 Peralta Oaks Court.

Saturday, July 28; 11-8 | Sunday, July 29; 11-6:30: $8 – Two-day: $12 – Ages ≥64: $5 – Ages ≤13: Grati$!
Benicia Main Street Art & Jazz Festival V. Telehpone: 1707/745-9791. 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.
AUGUSTRegularly Scheduled Dances

Saturday, August 4; 11-4: Grati$!
BANGERS AND MASH play for dancing at the Charles Dickens' 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 1837-1871 summer after­noon dress but costumes are admired, not required. Answers?

Saturday, August 4; 7-12: $25
Exoctic Island Dance Party & Luau, Hawaiian style buffet and punch and dance showcase at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). $20 in advance through July 15. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. Answers?

Saturday, August 4; 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. Formal XIX, XX, or XXI Century dress, please. Class at 7:40. Answers?

Wednesday, August 8; 8-11: $5
Swing Spot at Jillian's, 175 Fourth Street (Telephone: 369-6100). Food available.♦

Saturday, August 11; 7-11: $10 – Juniors/Seniors/Students: $8
Tony and Marina Gutch's Variety Dance Party at Callinan Sports and Fitness Center, 5405 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park (Telephone: 1707/588-3488). Class at 6:10; Pizza at 9.

Saturday, August 11; 9-12: $8 — Change of Venue!
East Bay Waltz and Polka and Lindy and Blues and Schottish and Irish and Tango and … has a new home at the Finnish Brotherhood Hall, 1970 Chestnut Street, Berkeley. Classes at 7 and 8 and dance: $12. Answers?

Sunday, August 12; 2:15-5: $28
Summertime dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reser­va­tion deadline: August 9 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 20 Turquoise Way, San Francisco 94131 (Telephones: 824-2263; 702-9666). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Thursday, August 16; 8-?: $22
CHERRY POPPIN' DADDIES play for up-tempo dancing at Yoshi's, 1330 Fillmore Street (Telephone: 655-5600).♦

Saturday, August 18; 9-12: $15, Grati$ with nautical attire
EDDIE AND THE BOPPERS play for dancing at Top o'Th'Mark, 898 Mason Street. Call 616-6916 for general, 616-6940 for specific, information.

Sunday, August 19; 1-4: $20; Ages >64 and 7-17: $10 CANCELLATION!
Dance2Care Hokey Pokey Challenge & Mini-Dance-a-thon IV a benefit for Adult Day Services Net­work (Telephone: 808-7329 Answers?) at Vima Dance Studio, 560 Third Street (Tele­phone: 977-0203). Answers?

Friday, August 24; 9-12: $5 — With '70s attire: Grati$!
Disco Dance with Raúl Ante (Hustle, West Coast Swing, ChaCha, Salsa, NiteClub TwoStep) at Boogie Woogie Ballroom Dance School & Studio, 551 Foster City Boulevard, G, Foster City (Telephone: 1650/627-4854). Drawing; Jack ’n’ Jill contest. Class at 8 and dance: $10. Answers?

Saturday, August 25; 9-11:30: $13; Students: $10
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. Class at 8.

Thursday, August 30; 9-12: $10
ORQUESTA DHARMA plays for dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 8.

Thursday, August 30; 9-?: $10
Earth Quake Dance Party in three ballrooms at the Holiday Inn San José–Airport née Wyndham Hotel ($90), 1350 North First Street, San José (Telephones: 1408/453-6200; 1888/HOLIDAY; Facsimile, 408/437-9693), the opening dance (with Class at 8: $15) of South Bay Dance Fling XXVII. Answers?

Friday, August 31-Monday, September 3: $155/Ages 6-17: $95
South Bay Dance Fling XXVII (UCWDC WHDC WSDC) in three ballrooms at the Holiday Inn San José–Airport née Wyndham Hotel ($90), 1350 North First Street, San José (Telephones: 1408/453-6200; 1888/HOLIDAY; Facsimile, 408/437-9693). 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. Answers?

      AUGUST MUSIC not shown above.

Saturday, August 4-Sunday, August 5; Noon-6: $15 – Seniors/Youths 13-17, $8; younger gratis
Art & Soul XII at Frank Ogawa (City Hall) Plaza, Fourteenth and Broadway, Oakland. In advance: $11 adults; $5.75 Seniors/Youths (13-17). Answers?

Friday-Sunday, August 10-12: $225 (Other options available.)
Outside Lands Music Festival Music/Food/Wine/Beer/Art in Golden Gate Park.

Saturday, August 11; 10-7: Grati$!
East Palo Alto Collard Greens Blues Festival at César Chávez Academy, 2145 Ralmar Avenue (Telephone: 1650/799-8563).

Friday-Sunday, August 10-12: $50?
San José Jazz Summer Fest XXV at and near César Chávez Plaza. Through August 10: $48.46. Friday: $15; Saturday, Sunday: $20 each.♦

Saturday, August 11-Sunday, August 12
Burlingame ArtzFest (Burlingame Art and Jazz Festival) on Burlingame Avenue (Telephone: 1650/344-1735.

Saturday, August 18; 10-7: $25 Ages 12 and younger: Grati$!
Festival de la Isla in Peña Adobe Park, Vacaville. In advance: $21.

Thursday-Sunday, August 23-26; Times Vary: Grati$-$28.50 artist/venue dependent
Downtown Berkeley Music Festival.

August 25 and 26; 10 'til 6 Saturday–'til 5 Sunday: $12; Ages 11 and younger, Gratis!
Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival XVII at Watts Ranch, 16855 Bodega Highway

Saturday and Sunday, August 25 and 26
Brentwood Art, Wine & Jazz Festival on the streets of Brentwood Shopping Center

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    SEPTEMBERRegularly-scheduled Dances.

Saturday, September 1-Monday, September 3: $155/Ages 6-17: $95
South Bay Dance Fling XXVII (UCWDC WHDC WSDC) in three ballrooms at the Holiday Inn San José–Airport née Wyndham Hotel ($90), 1350 North First Street, San José (Telephones: 1408/453-6200; 1888/HOLIDAY; Facsimile, 408/437-9693). 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. Answers?

Saturday, September 1; 8-11: $20
AVALON RISING plays Celtic fusion rock, English country dances, and Waltzes Centuries XVII, XVIII, and XIX at The Robin Hood Ball at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Ave­nue. costumes from the later Middle Ages, the Renaissance, or any fantasy version of either admired, not required. “We don’t care what you wear, ’long as it’s legal.” Food to share welcome. $15 through August 25 via PayPal or 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 Freeway (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Ave­nue; Left on Ellsworth to Tilton.

Saturday, September 1; 9-12:30: $13
STOMPY JONES plays at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 8.

Wednesday, September 5; 9:30-?: $20
TRIO GARUFA plays for dancing at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California Street (Telephone 292-1233). Argentine food and wine. Class at 8.

Saturday, September 8; 8-10:30: $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 7. Answers?♦

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

Wednesday, September 12; 8-11: $5
Swing Spot hosted by Melissa Rutz and Kim Sifter at The Café, 2369 Market Street (Tele­phone: 834-5840).♦

Thursday-Sunday, September 13-16: $105
San Francisco Lindy Exchange. Housing? In advance — Event, workshops, dances: $85 through July; $95 through August 22; $100 through September 4. Payable to: San Francisco Lindy Exchange, 2417 Mission Street, 130, San Francisco 94110
At the Russian Center, 2460 Sutter Street
Thursday; 9:20-12:15: $15 – KIM NALLEY
Friday; 8:30-12: $30 – GORDON WEBSTER
Saturday; 8:30-12: $30 – BARBARA MORRISON
Sunday; 8:30-12: $30 – FIL'S LITTLE BIG BAND with Hale Baskin
Friday and Saturday; 23:59-05:00: Recorded Music
   At the Metronome Dance Collective, 1830 Seventeenth Street
Sunday; 23:59-05:00; Recorded Music at the Hines Solarium, 55 Second Street

Thursday, September 13; 9:20-12:15: $15, Students: $12, included with SFLX (above)
KIM NALLEY sings for the 9:20 Special's dance at the Russian Center, 2460 Sutter Street. Classes at 7:20 and 8:20. Answers?♦

Friday-Saturday, September 14-16: $95 without Sunday
Wine Country Salsa & Bachata Festival at Finley Auditorium, 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa (Telephone: 1707/293-4292). Answers?

Friday, September 14; 8:30-12: $30, included with SFLX (above)
GORDON WEBSTER plays for the San Francisco Lindy Exchange's dance at the Russian Center, 2460 Sutter Street. Answers?♦

Friday, September 14; 9-?: $15
ZYDECO FLAMES and STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS featuring Miss Carmen Getit at the Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Avenue, Alameda (Telephone: 1415/285-6285). Class at 8. Answers?

Saturday, September 15; 7:30-12: $28
Sixth Anniversary on the Embarcadero Cove Waterfront at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarc­a­dero, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Dinner at 6:30, showcase, dance. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Free­way (880) toward San José to 23rd Ave­nue; right at signal; enter second driveway. Answers?

Saturday, September 15; 8:30-12: $30, included with SFLX (above)
BARBARA MORRISON sings for the San Francisco Lindy Exchange's dance at the Russian Center, 2460 Sutter Street. Answers?♦

Sunday, September 16; 2:15-5: $28
Hawaiian Love Song dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reser­va­tion deadline: September 13 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 20 Turquoise Way, San Francisco 94131 (Telephones: 824-2263; 702-9666). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, September 16; 7-9: $10
Country & Swing Dance at Boogie Woogie Ballroom Dance School & Studio, 551 Foster City Boulevard, G, Foster City (Telephone: 1650/627-4854). Class(es) with Michelle Kinkaid at 5 and/or 6 and dance: $15. Answers?

Sunday, September 16; 8:30-12: $30, included with SFLX (above)
FIL'S LITTLE BIG BAND with Hale Baskin plays for the San Francisco Lindy Exchange's dance at the Russian Center, 2460 Sutter Street. Answers?♦

Friday-Sunday, September 21-30: National Ballroom Dance Week

Friday, September 21; 9-11: $??
Oktoberfest Celebration and Polka Class in Bay West's Bavarian Beerhall at 1133D East Francisco Boulevard, San Rafael (Telephone: 457-4619). Beer, near beer, and German-style sausges and tid-bits served. Lederhosen, durndels, and Bavarian peasant wear encouraged. Polka class at 8. Answers?

Saturday, September 22; 5-?: $400 (Four hundred)
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for dancing at the Great Gatsby Gala, The Party of the Century at the Montalvo Arts Center (Telephone: 1408/961-5800; Facsimile: /961-5850), 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga. TicketMaster or call 1408/961-5858.

Saturday, September 22, 8-12: $18; Age 20 and younger: $11; Spectator: $5
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's Jack 'n' Jill Invitational XVII (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?

Sunday, September 23; 8:30-12:30: $15
All-Star Tribute to Ray Charles (born this date in 1930) with Steve Lucky & Carmen Getit, Sheryl McBride & Lisa Gonick, Nansamba Ssensalo, Joe Balestreri, the Albany High School Rhythm Band plus other Swing, Soul, and Blues musicians at, and a fund raiser for, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099.♦

Friday-Sunday, September 28-30: $85; Students: $65
Swingtacular 2 at the WnY Warehouse, 64 Digital Drive, Novato. In advance: $65; Students: $45 (Other options available.) payable to: ???. Answers?

Saturday, September 29: Event: $69; Event + hotel: $169 (other options available)
Pacific Grand Ball IV, 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 29; Noon-8: Grati$!
5th Annual Redwood City Salsa Festival in and around Courthouse Square and Broadway between Middlefield and Hamilton with ANTHONY BLEA y su CHARANGA, BLANCA, BRIAN ANDRÉS CUBAN JAZZ CARTEL, GRUPO BAKKAN, JOHN CALLOWAY and the LATIN JAZZ COL­LECT­IVE, KAT PARRA/LATIN WORLD ENSEMBLE, LAVA, MAZACOTE, RICHARD BEAN & SAPO, RUMBACHE. Answers?

Saturday, September 29; 7-12: $30
Allegro Ballroom's 18th Anniversary Party with hors d’oeuvres, cake, and dancing at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emery­ville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). In advance through September 23: $25. Classes in Rumba at 7, Salsa at 8, and Tango at 9. 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, September 29; 19:00-01:30: $30
The Vintage Couture Ball IV (Celebrating 100 Years of Fashion & Nightlife in San Francisco), at eight venues on Fillmore Street between Eddy and Geary streets. In advance: $21.99. Answers?♦

Saturday, September 29; Late Night-?: $10
THE LEIFY GREEN CONSPIRACY plays for dancing at Swingtacular 2 at the WnY Warehouse, 64 Digital Drive, Novato. Answers?

Sunday, September 30; 7-10:30: $10
Lakeside Swing's Fifth Sunday Dance at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave­nue, Oakland. Choice of classes at 6 and dance, $15. Answers?
SEPTEMBER MUSIC not shown above.

Wednesday, September 6-Sunday, September 12: Grati$-to-Variou$
Berkeley Old Time Music Convention at various venues.

Saturday, September 8; 11-7: Grati$!
Big Easy Music Festival on the Arena Green East between West Saint John and West Santa Clara streets in San José.

Saturday, September 8; 11:30-7: $25, ages 12 and younger Grati$!
The 17thAnnual Sebastopol Cajun-Zydeco Festival with Cajun food and Zydeco music in Ives Park (Telephone: 1707/823-3631). Answers?

Friday-Sunday, September 14-16: $??
Vacaville Jazz Festival XIII at the Nut Tree and downtown. Answers?

Saturday-Sunday, September 15-16; 10-5: $10; Students/Seniors: $5; Younger than 12: Grati$!
Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival LVI in Old Mill Park.

Saturday, September 15; 9:45-?: $25 through September 15
ORQUESTA BORINQUEN plays for the Wine Country Salsa & Bachata Festival at Finley Audi­torium, 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa (Telephone: 1707/293-4292). Further infor­ma­tion above. Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival at Johnson's Beach, Guerneville (Tele­phone: 1707/869-1595). In advance: 1 day, $50; 2 days, $80. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, September 28-30; ?-?: $??
The 115thValley of the Moon Vintage Festival at Sonoma Barracks – Sonoma Plaza (Telephone: 1707/996-2109; Facsimile: -9675).

Saturday-Sunday, September 29-30; 10-6: Grati$!
Polk Street Blues Festival from California to Jackson, stages at California and Jackson.

Saturday, September 29; Noon-8: Grati$!
5th Annual Redwood City Salsa Festival in and around Courthouse Square.

Sunday, September 30; 5-7: $20 – Seniors/Students: $15
Orinda Jazz Festival II at the Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way (Telephone: 1925/254-2184). Refresh­ments at 4.

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It is with deep sadness that we announce that,
after more than 34 years of weekly dances,
two conventions, and many
monthly Sunday dances with musicians,
TOP OF BEARDSLEY'S
final dance hosted by Ed Cirio and Phil & Sandy Trau:
Wednesday, October 10; 9-11:30: $7
preceded by classes at 7 and 8 ($12) at the
Peninsula Italian American Social Club,
100 North B Street, San Mateo.
Swing Dancing will continue October 17
and most Wednesdays thereafter.

A message from Boogie Woogie Ballroom
“There are rumors circulating that we are closing. NO, we are not closing.”

   OCTOBER's Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Thursday, October 4; 9-'til the last dancer drops: $15
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's Boogie by the Bay XX (see below) Early Bird Dance at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame.♦

Friday-Sunday, October 5-7; $150; Age 17 and younger: $75 (Other options available.)
Boogie by the Bay XIX (AANCE, NASDE, WSDC, YASDA) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame – $130 through September 24 (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. See Boogie by the Bay as it happens! Answers?♦

Saturday, October 6 – Change of Date and Venue!
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's monthly dance is not happening at the Allegro Ballroom tonight. Dance with us tomorrow, Sunday, at the Regency Hotel in Bur­lingame, the closing dance of Boogie by the Bay, q.v. below.

Saturday, October 6; 7-11: $10 — New FIRST and FIFTH SATURDAYS
Gonna Dance West Coast Swing with Chuck & Pat Evans, 9055 Soquel Drive, Aptos. Answers?

Saturday, October 6; 8-11: $20 — $48 with tomorrow's Steamstock (below)
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. Victorian evening dress of the 1850s, traditional Oktoberfest (dirndls, peasant blouses and shirts, lederhosen, etc.), or Victorian Steampunk attire “We don’t care what you wear, ’long as it’s legal.” Food to share welcome. $15 through September 29 from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Ave­nue, Alameda 94501 (Tele­phone: 1510/522-1731) or PayPal. 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 Freeway (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Ave­nue; Left on Ellsworth to Tilton.

Sunday, October 7; “All Day”: $37.50 — $48 with yesterday's Steampunk (above)
Steamstock: An Antiquarian Exposition at the Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Marina District, Richmond (Telephone: 510/215-6000). A day of music and dance with ABNEY PARK, BLUE RABBIT, BRASS FARTHING, 5¢ COFFEE, FRENCHY AND THE PUNK, GOOD CO, LEE PRESSON AND THE NAILS, VAGABONDAGE, VERNIAN PROCESS, VICTORIA AND THE VAUDEVILLIANS, and more.

Sunday, October 7; ≈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.♦

Monday, October 8; 9:00-12: $10
PACIFIC MAMBO ORCHESTRA, usually more than 18 musicians, plays Mambo Mondays at Café Cocomo, 650 Indiana Street (Tele­phone: 824-6910). Pizza buffet and class at 7:30. Also October 22.

Wednesday, October 10; 9-11:30: $7
Top of Beardsley's Swing Dancers' Delight final dance hosted by Ed Cirio and Phil & Sandy Trau at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street. Swing dancing will continue most Wednesdays (see October 17). Classes at 7 and 8: $12. Answers? — 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 Freeway (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 intersection.

Thursday-Sunday, October 11-14: $120
Sundance Stompede (IAGLCWDC) at Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Hotel ($179), 1500 Van Ness Ave­nue (call 447-3025; to reserve for $137). In advance through July: $90; through September 12: $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.

Saturday, October 13; 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, October 13; 8-10:30: $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 7. Answers?

Saturday, October 13; 9-12: $20
Ballroom Blitz — Come Have A Ball! presented by Jeff Chandler at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave­nue, Oakland. Class at 8. Answers?

Sunday, October 14; 2:15-5: $28
An Evening in Rome dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: October 11 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 14; 6:30-10: $10
Michelle Kinkaid's Second Sunday dance is on its usual schedule at the Imperial Dance Club in Redwood City. Answers?♦

Wednesday, October 17; 8:30-11: $7?
Swing dancing continues at the at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club of San Mateo with hostess/DJ Michelle Kinkaid, 100 North B Street. Classes at 7 and 7:45: $12. Answers? — 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 Freeway (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 intersection.

Friday-Sunday, October 18-21; Price$
Autumn Dance Classic (NDCA) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame. Entries due by September 30 pay­able to: San Francisco Autumn Dance Classic, with summary sheet to: 41 East Sixth Avenue, Eugene 97401. Answers?

Saturday, October 20; 8-11:30: $10; Age 21 and younger: $7 — NEW THIRD SATURDAY
Yenni & Kelly's Monthly Dance Party at WnY Warehouse, 64 Digital Drive, Bell Marin Keys. Jack ’n’ Jill contest at 9:30. Beginners' and Intermediates' classes at 7 included. Answers?

Saturday, October 20; 8-12: $50
GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA plays for dancing aboard the USS Hornet docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point. In advance Reserved near stage: $98; Reserved near floor: $68; General: $45 at 1510/521-8448x282 from 10-4. Class with Jim Truesdale at 7:30. Answers?♦

Saturday, October 20; 9-12: $8?
Halloween Dance. 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?

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Monday, October 22; 9:00-12: $10
PACIFIC MAMBO ORCHESTRA, usually more than 18 musicians, plays Mambo Mondays at Café Cocomo, 650 Indiana Street (Tele­phone: 824-6910). Pizza buffet and class at 7:30. Also October 8.

Tuesday, October 23; 7:30-11: $10
Swing to The Blues at the San José Elks Lodge, 444 West Alma Avenue. Class at 6:30 and dance: $12. Host: Bud Houston (Telephone: 1408/446-4433). Answers? From Junípero Serra Freeway (280) South on Guadalupe Parkway (87) to Alma Avenue; Left at Stop sign to go through signal into the Elks Club parking lot.

Wednesday, October 24; 8-?: $25; Seniors: $20; Students: $15
DAVID HARDIMAN'S SAN FRANCISCO ALL STAR BIG BAND at Yoshi's, 1330 Fillmore Street (Telephone: 655-5600). In advance: Adults: $20; Seniors: $15; Students: $10. Answers?

Wednesday, October 24; 8:30-11: $7?
Swing dancing continues at the at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club of San Mateo with hostess/DJ Michelle Kinkaid, 100 North B Street. Classes at 7 and 7:45: $12?. Answers? — 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 Freeway (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 intersection.

Friday-Sunday, October 26-28: $300 for lodging, food, workshops, dances
Camp Swing XVII, 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, 1 Hallidie Plaza, 210, San Francisco 2 or on line. Answers? From Mendocino take Little Lake Road 5½ miles to end of pavement. Turn Right onto gravel road 3 miles to camp.

Friday-Sunday, October 26-28: Event, workshops, “light dinner” Sunday: $259
Tango for all the senses at The Club at The Claremont, 41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley (Telephone: 1510/843-3000).

Friday, October 26; 8:30-?: $15
STOMPY JONES plays for dancing at Ellington Hall (Telephone 1707/545-6150), 3535 Industrial Drive, B4, Santa Rosa. Class at 7:30. Answers? 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.

Friday, October 26; 9-12: $9; Ages 19-21: $7; Ages 10-18: $5; Younger: Grati$! $5 after 10:30; $3 after 11
Friday Night Dance's Halloween Party at the Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Mid­dle­field Road, Palo Alto. Games and food. Prizes for wackiest, coolest, funniest, strangest cos­tumes (admired, not required). Class at 8. Answers?

Saturday, October 27; 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?
SANTA CRUZ: Pacific Avenue at 16:00. Answers?

Saturday, October 27; 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 27; 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 27; 9-?: $10
Halloween Party at Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Telephone: 1925/831-8111). Best costume or Halloween themed attire: $50. Classes at 7 and 8 and dance: $20. Answers?

Saturday, October 27; 9-12: $20
A Frightfully Good Halloween Party! and fund raiser at Boogie Woogie Ballroom Dance School & Studio, 551 Foster City Boulevard, G, Foster City (Telephone: 1650/627-4854). Costumes ($25 prize for best) admired, not required. Performances, drawings, food, desserts. Class at 8 and dance: $25. Answers?

Saturday, October 27; 9-12: $22+two drink minimum
The 14-piece FOREVERLAND's Thriller Halloween Ball with tributes to Michael Jackson, Slim Jenkins, The Cottontails, Kitty Kitty Bang Bang Burlesque at Bimbo's 365 Club! 1025 Columbus Avenue (Telephone: 474-0365). Standing/adults only. No cameras or recordings. Answers?

Sunday, October 28; 7-10:30: $10
Lakeside Swing's costume contest at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave­nue, Oakland. Classes at 6 and dance, $15. Answers?

Tuesday, October 30, 8:30-?: $5
WnY Halloween Costume Party & Scary Movie Challenge! Costume contest, demos, treats, circus theme, and performance at WnY Warehouse, 64 Digital Drive, Novato (Telephone: 828-3408). Dance with classes at 6:45 and 7:30, $10 for 1, $15 for two. Answers?

Wednesday, October 31; 9-11:30: $7 — HIATUS!
Swing dancing is taking the day off. It will resume next week at the at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street. Answers?
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Hallowe’en
Wednesday, October 31
4-?
Dia de los Muertos Pig Roast with Macy Blackman at Pier 23 on the Embarcadero.

7-12:30: $5
Hick Hop Halloween Party with $2,500 in cash and prizes at the Saddle Rack, 42011 Boscell Road, Fremont (Telephone: 1510/979-0477).

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). Showcase of Terror with goblins and ghouls at 10. Evil Coast Swing class at 8. Treats and delights to snack and sip. Answers?
     OCTOBER MUSIC not shown above.

Friday-Sunday, October 5-7; 11:00-19:00: Grati$!
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival XII at Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park. Answers?

Saturday-Sunday, October 6-7: 10-6: Grati$!
San Carlos Art & Wine Faire XXII on San Carlos Avenue.

Friday-Sunday, October 12-14; 6-?: $40
San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival V, Friday and Saturday at Yoshi's Jack London Square, Sunday at Yoshi's, 1330 Fillmore Street (Telephone: 655-5600). In advance: $38. Answers?

Saturday-Sunday, October 13-14; Noon-?: $75 one day/$139.50 two days (other options available)
Treasure Island Music Festival – The Festival In The Bay

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Boogie Woogie Ballroom is having a Going Out of Business Sale on November 23 and 24.
   NOVEMBER Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Thursday-Sunday, November 1-4; $140; Age 17 and younger and Students, $95
Mountain Magic Dance Convention XIV (IHDA, WSDC) at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa (Code: STSWG12 for Friday and Saturday: $94; Thursday and Sunday: $72 through September), 55 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe (Telephones: 1888/829-7630; 775/588-3515). Friday night Country, Saturday night Salsa in Blue Nightclub at 9:30. Event and workshops $120; Age 17 and younger and Students $75 through October 22 payable to: Mountain Magic, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112 (Voice/Fax: 585-6282). See Mountain Magic as it happens. Answers?♦

Friday, November 2; 9-?: $15
STOMPY JONES plays for dancing at Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Avenue (Telephone: 285-6285). Class at 8:30. Answers?

Saturday, November 3; 11:00-20:30: $25; Students: $20; Ages 17 and younger: $12
California State DanceSport Classic (Telephone: 1650/591-6757) at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarc­a­dero, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Free­way (880) toward San José to 23rd Ave­nue; right at signal; enter second driveway. Answers?

Saturday, November 3; 6:30-12: Advance only!
 $20 through August, $25 through October 20, $30 through November 2
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 XIX, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Payable via PayPal orThe Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7.

Saturday, November 3; 7-11: $10 — NEW First and Fifth SATURDAYS
Gonna Dance West Coast Swing with Chuck & Pat Evans, 9055 Soquel Drive, Aptos. Answers?

Tuesday, November 6; 07:00-20:00
Gratis and gratifying when you do; costly and shameful when you don't!
VOTE BEFORE YOU DANCE DAY!
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Wednesday, November 7; 8:30-11: $7?
Swing dancing continues at the at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club of San Mateo with hostess/DJ Michelle Kinkaid, 100 North B Street. Classes at 7 and 7:45: $12?. Answers? — 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 Freeway (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 intersection.

Saturday, November 10; 8-?: $20
San Francisco Jazz Festival's Swingin' The Blues: The Kansas City Sound withLavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Freddie Hughes, and Big Bones at Yerba Buena Center For The Arts' Forum. In advance: $27.50.♦

Saturday, November 10; 8-10:30: $10
Swing City Dancers presents mucicians to play for dancing at City College's Health and Wellness Center, Howth Street/W Road near 777 Ocean Avenue, Third floor (Telephone: 452-5353). Class with at 7. Answers?

Saturday, November 10; 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 LVI 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?

Sunday, November 11; 2:15-5: $28
Autumn dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reser­va­tion deadline: November 8 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 20 Turquoise Way, San Francisco 94131 (Telephones: 824-2263; 702-9666). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, November 11; 6:30-10: $10 — Armistice Day Special: Military/Veterans: Grati$!
Michelle Kinkaid's Second Sunday Dance is on its normal schedule at the Imperial Ballroom in the Carpenters Hall at 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City. Class at 6.♦

Monday, November 12; 8-?: $25; Seniors: $20; Students: $15
DAVID HARDIMAN'S SAN FRANCISCO ALL STAR BIG BAND at Yoshi's, 1330 Fillmore Street (Telephone: 655-5600). In advance: Adults: $20; Seniors: $15; Students: $10. Answers?♦

Wednesday, November 14; 8-11: $5
Swing Spot hosted by Melissa Rutz and Kim Sifter at The Endup, 401 Sixth Street, South o' Th' Slot.♦

Saturday, November 17; 8-11:30: $10; Age 21 and younger: $7 — NEW Third SATURDAY
Yenni & Kelly's Monthly Dance Party at WnY Warehouse, 64 Digital Drive, Bell Marin Keys. Jack ’n’ Jill contest at 9:30. Beginners' and Intermediates' classes at 7 included. Answers?

November 23-25, December 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23; 10-7: Full eleven-day event, $80
    One visit: $25 – Student/Senior/Military: $21.00 – Ages 5-11: $12.00
BANGERS & MASH play for ballroom and English country dancing with Reels, Jigs, Polkas, and Waltzes at Fezziwig's Warehouse at the The 34thAnnual Great Dickens Christmas Fair at the Cow Palace. Payable to: Red Barn Productions, Post Office Box 1768, Novato 94948 (Telephone: 1800/510-1558 ; Facsimile: 892-4039). Answers?

Saturday, November 24; 7-11: $10 — Change of Date
Gonna Dance's Fifth Satuday Dance is tonight. West Coast Swing with Chuck & Pat Evans, 9055 Soquel Drive, Aptos. Answers?

Saturday, November 24; 8-12: $15
ALICE AND THE WAVE play for dancing 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.

Thursday-Sunday, November 29-December 2: $150
Chico Dance Sensation (WSDC) at Holiday Inn Chico ($99), 685 Manzanita Court (Telephones: 1888/HOLIDAY; 530/345-2491; Facsimile: /893-3040; HIChicoGM@sbcglobal.net). Event, work­shops, in advance: $125; Students/International: $100; Juniors: $80; Champions/AllStars: $25. Payable to: Chico Dsance Sensation, LLC, 1301 Sheridan Ave­nue, 58, Chico 95926 (Voice: 1916/317-5450; Facsimile: /848-3534). Answers?

Friday-Monday, November 30-December 2: Click for Prices
San Francisco Balboa Festival at the Hotel Whitcomb ($95), 1231 Market Street (MArket 6-8000). Answers? (Telephone: 305-8242).

NOVEMBER MUSIC not shown above.
Saturday, November 17; 9-?: $25
Jazz Mafia's Eleventh Anniversary (Click to listen.) celebrating twelve years of exciting music with the Jazz Mafia Symphony performing music from “Brass Bows & Beats” and “The Emperor Norton Suite” plus The Shotgun Wedding Quintet, Realistic Orchestra, Subharmonic, Dublin, Joe Bagale, Aima The Dreamer, Soulati, and others under the direction of Adam Theis at the Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Street. In advance: $31. Answers?

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Saturday-Monday, December 1-December 2: Click for Prices
San Francisco Balboa Festival at the Hotel Whitcomb ($95), 1231 Market Street (MArket 6-8000). Answers? (Telephone: 305-8242).

Saturday, December 1; 7-11: $10 – Juniors/Seniors/Students: $8
Tony and Marina Gutch's Variety Dance Party at Callinan Sports and Fitness Center, 5405 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park (Telephone: 1707/588-3488). Class at 6:10; Pizza at 9.

Saturday, December 1; 7-11: $10 — New First and Fifth Saturdays
Gonna Dance West Coast Swing with Chuck & Pat Evans, 9055 Soquel Drive, Aptos. Answers?

Saturday, December 1; 9-?: $20
Last Call, Last Dance at Boogie Woogie Ballroom Dance School & Studio, 551 Foster City Boulevard, G, Foster City (Telephone: 1650/627-4854). Performances; heavy hors d'oeurves, dessert, ice cream, drawings. Class at 8 and dance: $25. Answers?

Thursday, December 6; 8 and 10: $20 and $12
JUNIUS COURTNEY BIG BAND plays One Swingin' December Night with Denise Perrier at Yoshi's Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West (Telephone: 1510/238-9200) In advance: $23 and $18. Answers?

Saturday, December 8; 11:00-17:00: Spectators $15
Winter Showcase at Cheryl Burke Dance, 1400 North Shoreline Boulevard, A-1, Mountain View (Telephone: 1650/864-9150). Answers?

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

Sunday, December 9; 2:15-5: $28
Deck the Halls dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reser­va­tion deadline: December 6 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 20 Turquoise Way, San Francisco 94131 (Telephones: 824-2263; 702-9666). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Thursday, December 13; 8 & 10: $20 & $15
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS present The Magic of Duke Ellington! at Yoshi's Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West (Telephone: 1510/238-9200) In advance: $23 and $18. Answers?

Saturday, December 15; 8-11:30: $10; Age 21 and younger: $7 — New Third Saturday
Yenni & Kelly's Monthly Dance Party at WnY Warehouse, 64 Digital Drive, Bell Marin Keys. Jack ’n’ Jill contest at 9:30. Beginners' and Intermediates' classes at 7 included. Answers?

Saturday, December 15; 8:30-12: $20
BRASSWORKS plays for dancing Waltzes, Polkas, Schottisches, Mazurkas, Sir Roger de Coverley, and Congress of Vienna for Ye Gaskells Victorian Holiday Ball at the Scottish Rite Temple, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland. Potluck food and refreshments. Class at 7:45. Answers?

Saturday, December 15; 8:30-12:30: $20
Annual Christmas Party & Showcase at the Allegro Ballroom. 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emery­ville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Dinner at 7 and dance through November: $30; $35 until December 10. 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, December 17; 9:15-1: $12
Richard Kear's Christmas Party at Dance Boulevard, 1824 Hillsdale Avenue, San José (Telephone: 1408/264-939). Classes at 7 and 8.♦

Thursday, December 20; 8:30-?: $10
Santa Swings VII. Santa Claus said “I'll arrive with goodies and gifts at nine!” at West Coast Swing University at WnY Warehouse, 64 Digital Drive, Novato (Telephone: 828-3408). Classes at 6:30 and 7:30 and dance: $20 for two, $15 for one. Answers?

Saturday, December 22; 9-1: $12 before 10, $10 after
Studio Christmas Party at Cheryl Burke Dance, 1400 North Shoreline Boulevard, A-1, Mountain View (Telephone: 1650/864-9150). Snacks. Jack ’n’ Jill contest. Answers?

Monday, December 24; 8:30-12: $40
FRANCIS XAVIER AND HIS ALL STAR BAND play for the Christmas Eve Dinner Dance Party at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/­655-2888). Dinner at 7. In advance through December 15: $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, 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 30; 6:30-11:30: $70
Year End Ball (New Year's Eve Eve Dance Party) and dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel ($105 with code: GGR), 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City. Reser­va­tion deadline: December 22 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 with order for NEW YORK STEAK, MAHI MAHI, or VEGETARIAN WELLINGTON dinner at 8 (Telephones: 1415/265-7063; 510/552-9762). Formal attire, please. Answers?
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New Year's Eve
Monday, December 31

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. Silent auction. 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-1, $115 with dinner at 7
New Year's Eve Dance Party and Fest Monte Carlo at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). Casino games, showcase, sparkling wine, balloon drop. In advance through November: $100. 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-?: $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?

Nine o'Clock-?: $125-$140
New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball (Music, masks and bubbly.) with the San Francisco Symphony at Louise M. Davies Sym­phony Hall.

Nine o'Clock-12:30: $25; Students/Minors: $15
BRASSWORKS plays for the Friday Night 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: $25?
New Year's Eve Party at Cheryl Burke Dance, 1400 North Shoreline Boulevard, A-1, Mountain View (Tele: 1650/864-9150). Favors, snacks, cider, Midnight toast. In advance: $20. Answers?♦

Nine o'Clock-1, $90 with dinner at 8; $60 without
Allegro's New Year's Eve Party at the Allegro Ballroom. 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/­655-2888). $80 with dinner at 8, $60 without, through November. 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.

Nine o'Clock-1, $90 with dinner
New Years Eve Celebration! to welcome 2013 with a big shot of adrenaline! at Bay West Ballroom, 1133D East Francisco Boulevard, San Rafael (Telephone: 457-4619). Floor show with Dima & Olga Sukachov at 10:30. Beverages, sparkling wine. Class at 8, dinner at nine; black tie, please. In advance: $80. Answers?

Nine o'Clock-2: $25
Two Left Feet Dance Center's New Year's Eve West Coast Swing and Ballroom Party, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Telephone: 1925/831-8111). Prize for best dressed! Sandwich bites, brownies, cookies, peach cobbler, cake, spark­ling wine, favors. Classes at 8. Answers?

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

Third SATURDAY; 9-1:30: $15
Various groups play for East Bay Salsa at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class at 8:15. 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.

Third SUNDAY; 7-9: $8 – Partner advised!*
CLASS ACT BIG BAND plays for Sunday Swing's up-tempo dancing at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave­nue, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/504-2176 ). Class at 6 and dance: $12. This gig doesn't happen Easter, in May, July, September, November, or Christmas. Answers?

WEEKLY
Monday-Thursday
7-10: No cover! – Partner advised!*
Various groups play for dancing at Le Colonial's Bamboo Lounge, 20 Cosmo Place (Tele­phone: 931-2933).

Sundays
5-10: $10 – Partner and ear protection advised!*
The Rhythm & Blues Club (Tele­phone: 203-0724) at Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street. Answers?

9-1:30: No cover! Partner, and hearing protection, advised!*
Ed Ivey and Edna Love Blues Jam at Swig, 561 Geary Street (Tele­phone: WAlnut 1-7392).

Mondays (April 23-December 10)
7:30-?: $25
Tommy Igoe's Big Band at the Rrazz Room (Tel: 394-1189) in the Hotel Nikko. Answers?

Tuesdays
9:40-12: $10
STOMPY JONES plays The Tuesday Night Jump when not on The Road, at Verdi Club, 2424 Mari­posa Street (Tele­phone: 861-9190). Intermediate Lindy Hop and Balboa classes at 7; Beginners' class at 9 and dance: $12. Answers? Tele­phone: 505-8530.

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

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

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

Fridays
5-8:45; Ages 13-17: $6; Ages 18-64: $10; Ages 65+: $7 (March-November)
Friday Nights at the de Young. Dancing; demonstrations; punk, jazz, opera; avant-garde, hip-hop, etc.

9-11:30: $12
Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). Class at 8:15. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. Answers?

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

Saturdays
9-12:30: $15 – Partner advised!*
Best of the Bay. Various groups play for dancing at the Top o'Th'Mark, 898 Mason Street. Jazz, Swing, R&B. Call 616-6916 for general, 616-6940 for specific, information.

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

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