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SAN FRANCISCO and environs
Compiled by SwingCha

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Unless otherwise stated, 1415 initiates telephone numbers; start times are after Noon.

   JANUARY Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Tuesday, 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.

Wednesday, January 2; 8:30-11: $7
Wednesday Night Swing née Top of Beardsley's continues its thirty-fifth year, at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street. Classes at 7 and 7:45 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 intersection.

Saturday, January 5 — DEADLINE!
Full payment of $365 each of two (other options available) due for dancing trough the Sierra Nevada aboard the New Murder Mystery Fun Train a.k.a. Reno Fun Train Theme: Rock & Roll (adults only) a.k.a. Michelle Kinkaid's Train Magic departing Friday, February 22 from Emery­ville, Martinez, Suisun, or Sacra­mento, returning Sunday, February 24. Music for dancing in the world's only 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.

Saturday, January 5; 7-11: $10 — NEW First and Fifth SATURDAYS
Gonna Dance West Coast Swing with Chuck & Pat Evans, 9055 Soquel Drive, Aptos. Answers?

Saturday, January 5; 8-?; $20
BANGERS & MASH play for A Victorian Twelfth Night Ball (The Dickens Fair Reünion 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 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. — From Bay­shore (101), Third Ave­nue toward hills; Right at light after railroad tracks; Left at end, venue on corner at Right. From Junípero Serra (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Ave­nue; Left on Ellsworth to Tilton.

Saturday, January 5; 8-11: $??
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS featuring Miss Carmen Getit at Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa. Class at 7. Answers?

Sunday, January 6; 2-5: Grati$!
HAROLD JONES AND THE BOSSMEN play Swing into the New Year at the San Geronimo Golf Course Club House, 5800 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard (Tele­phone: 488-4030).♦

Sunday, January 6; 6-8:30: $10 — NEW FIRST SUNDAY!
Ballroom Dance at Imperial Dance Club, 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City (Telephone: 1650/366-0504). Class at 5 and dance: $15. Answers.

Sunday, January 6; 7-10: $10 — NEW FIRST SUNDAY!
West Coast Swing Dance at Ellington Hall, 3535 Industrial Drive, B4, Santa Rosa (Telephone: 1707/545-6150x25). Beginners' class at 5:45; Intermediates' at 6:30. 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.

Wednesday, January 9; 8-11: $5
Swing Spot hosted by Melissa Rutz and Kim Sifter at The Endup, 401 Sixth Street, South o' Th' Slot.♦

Wednesday, January 9; 8:30-11: $7
Wednesday Night Swing née Top of Beardsley's continues its thirty-fifth year, at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street. Classes at 7 and 7:45 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 intersection.

Saturday, January 12; 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 at 8.

Sunday, January 13; 6:30-10: $10
Michelle Kinkaid's Anniversary Celebration XXIV of her twenty-five 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).

Wednesday, January 16; 8:30-11: $7
Wednesday Night Swing née Top of Beardsley's continues its thirty-fifth year, at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street. Classes at 7 and 7:45 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 intersection.

Thursday, January 17; 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.♦

Friday-Monday, January 18-21: $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? ♦

Friday-Saturday, January 18; 8-?: $35, VIP: $75 – January 19; $50, VIP: $90. In advance add $5.99
The Twelfth Annual Edwardian Ball (Tele­phone: 435-7527) at the Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave­nue. Period dress/costumes admired, not required. Answers?

Friday, January 18; 9-?: $15 includes CD and class
PACIFIC MAMBO ORCHESTRA's CD release party. It's usually more than 18 musicians, at Taste Fridays at Café Cocomo, 650 Indiana Street (Tele­phone: 824-6910). Class at 7:30.

Sunday, January 20; 2:30-6:30-: $30
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Roaring 20s dinner and dance at the South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: January 17 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 1415/265-7063; 510/552-9762). Class at 1:30. Answers?

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

Friday-Sunday, January 25-27: Pricing
City Lights Ball XV (NDCA, DanceSport Series) at the Doubletree Hotel (discount through January 4), 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 26; 7:30-12: $30
A septette plays Viva 2013, a dance with dinner at 6:30, at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). In advance: $25. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. Answers?

JANUARY MUSIC not shown above.
Thursday, January 31; 7:30-?: $32.50 – Members: $25
Realistic Orchestra and Montclair Women's Big Band in the Miner Auditorium at SFJAZZ Festival's new home, 201 Franklin Street (Telephone: 398-5655). Answers?

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   FEBRUARY Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Saturday, February 2; 8-12: $20
AVALON RISING plays Waltzes, Tangos, Polkas, Country Dances, Reels, and other vintage dances for The Rivendell Revels (The Lord of the Rings Ball). Lord Elrond welcomes elves, wizards, hobbits, dwarves, and humans to his grand ball at Rivendell in a tribute to “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings” with glorious dance music at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Ave­nue. Modern, Medæval, Renaissance, or Victorian evening dress, or costumes inspired by J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasies admired, not required. $15 through January 26 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.

Sunday, February 3; 6-8:30: $10 — New FIRST SUNDAY!
Ballroom Dance at Imperial Dance Club, 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City (Telephone: 1650/366-0504) . Class at 5 and dance: $15. Answers.

Sunday, February 3; 7-10: $10 — New FIRST SUNDAY!
West Coast Swing Dance at Ellington Hall, 3535 Industrial Drive, B4, Santa Rosa (Telephone: 1707/545-6150x25). Beginners' class at 5:45; Intermediates' at 6:30. 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-Sunday, February 8-10: $TBA
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS featuring Miss Carmen Getit play Saturday 9-12 for up-tempo dancing in celebration of Ray Hirsch's 92nd Lindy B-day & Valentine Shag Ball at the Whitcomb Hotel, 1231 Market Street (Telephone: 626-8000).

Sunday, February 10; 2:30-6:30-: $30
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Mardi Gras dinner and dance at the South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: February 7 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 1415/265-7063; 510/552-9762). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Thursday-Sunday, February 14-17: $290: (other options available.)
5thAnnual San Francisco Salsa Rueda Festival (Tele­phone: 608-6180) at Hotel Whitcomb ($99), 1231 Market Street (626-8000; Reservation Tele­phone: 1800/­227-4747). In advance through Janu­ary 19: $254.74. Answers?
  Friday, 8-2: Dos Four and Team Bahia
  Saturday, 8-2: Rumbakete
  Nightly: After Party 'til 5

Thursday, February 14; 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.♦

Friday-Sunday, February 15-17; $145; Other countries: $115; Younger than 18: $85
Capital Swing Dancers' (Tele­phone 1916/271-2385) Presidents' Day Conven­tion XXI (AANCE, NASDE, NFA, WSDC, YASDA) at the Woodlake Hotel ($99), 500 Leisure Lane (Tele­phones: 1866/257-5990; 916/922-2020), Sacra­mento. Event, three buffet-style meals, hospi­tality suite: $129; Other countries/Students: $100; younger than 18: $75 through January payable to: Capital Swing Dancers, c/o Sheryl Zazzi, 1709 Lakewood Drive, West Sacra­mento 95691 (Tele­phone: 1916/371-2385). Answers?

Friday-Sunday, February 15-17: $149; Youths: $99
The First Latin Jazz Music And Dance Festival at the Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa ($119), 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa (Telephones: 1707/545-8530; 800/848-8300) Contact. Santa Rosa Salsa, Post Office Box 6646, Santa Rosa 95406 (Telephone: 1707/484 6086). Answers?
  Friday, 10-1: Louie Romero Y Su Grupo Mazacote
  Saturday, 1-3: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco
  Saturday, 4-5: Christian Tumalan & His Latin Jazz Quartet
  Saturday, 10-1: Pacific Mambo Orchestra
  Sunday, 10-1: Josh Jones Latin Jazz Ensemble Tribute to Ray Barretto

Friday, February 15; 9:30-1: $8 — NEW THIRD FRIDAY!
Hustle Night, also Disco, West Coast Swing, and Salsa at Studio 1924, 1924 Franklin Street, Oak­land (Telephone: 1510/832-1702). Classes at 7:30 and 8:30 and dance: $10. Answers?

Saturday, February 16; 9-1:30: Single: $22.09; Couple: $32.64
R&B Valentine Dance Party Celebrating teen-agers of the '60s, '70s, and '80s and the high schools, friendships, dancing, fashions, R&B, Disco and Funk of those decades and Reunion celebrating teen-agers of the '60s, '70s, and '80s and the high schools, friendships, dancing, fashions, R&B, disco, and Funk of those decades at the Conference Center at 1290 Fillmore Street. Answers? Telephone: 1510/681-4247.

Sunday, February 17 — SUSPENSION!
Bayside Swing isn't happening tonight. Its Third Sunday dance at the Metronome Dance Collective will resume March 17, q.v. Answers?

Sunday, February 17; 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 22-24: $365 each of two (other options available)
THE FUNATICS play for dancing, or listen to MARK GUSTASON in the Piano Lounge, through the Sierra Nevada aboard the Reno Fun Train: Theme Rock & Roll (adults only) Michelle Kinkaid's Train Magic departing Emery­ville at 10, Richmond BART at 10:15; Martinez at 11, Suisun at 11:25, or Sacra­mento at 12:30, returning Sunday, February 26. 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 23; 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?

Saturday, February 23; 09:00-23:59: $15; Students: $10; Ages 16 and younger: $7
13thAnnual Berkeley Ballrom Classic in the Pauley Ballroom in the Martin Luther King Student Union Building. Answers?

Saturday, February 23; 9-1: $22
Chinese New Year Party at the Allegro Ballroom at 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emery­ville (Tele­phone: 1510/655-2888). Lion Dance and Costume contests. Buffet dinner at 7 and dance: $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, February 26; 7:30-12: $35
Chinese New Year Celebration, a dance with dinner at 6:30, at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). In advance through February 10: $28. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. Answers?

FEBRUARY MUSIC not shown above.
Sunday, February 3; 7:30-?: $32.50 – Members: $25
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers and the The Hot Club of San Francisco celebrate the open­ing of the San Francisco Jazz Festival's new home at 201 Franklin Street (Telephone: 398-5655). Answers?

Sunday, February 3; 8-?: $26.50 - $29.66 in advance
Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra with vocalists Faye Carol, Kellye Gray, and Ed Reed play Come Sunday-A Tribute to Duke Ellington at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley (Telephone: 1510/644-2020). Answers?♦

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   MARCH Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Saturday, March 2; 12:45-5; dance 6:30-12: $50/Students: $20; Two classes: $40; One class: $20
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club presents Day With The Stars IV with John Lindo & Jessica Cox and Jason & Yvonne Wayne, 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 2; 8-?; $20
BANGERS & MASH play for A Jane Austen Ball in Bath at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Ave­nue. Waltz, Regency, and Country dances. Costumes, 1790-1814 dress, or modern evening dress admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $15 through February 23 from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Ave­nue, Alameda 94501 (Tele­phone: 1510/522-1731) or PayPal. Class at 7:15. — From Bay­shore (101), Third Ave­nue toward hills; Right at light after railroad tracks; Left at end, venue on corner at Right. From Junípero Serra (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Ave­nue; Left on Ellsworth to Tilton.

Sunday, March 3; 6-8:30: $10 — New First Sunday!
Ballroom Dance at Imperial Dance Club, 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City (Telephone: 1650/366-0504). Class at 5 and dance: $15. Answers.

Sunday, March 3; 6-10: $10 — Not Happening!
Michelle Kinkaid hosts a celebration of Top of Beardsley's thirty-five years of Swing Dancers Delight with guest DJs at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club of San Mateo.

Sunday, March 3; 7-10: $10 — New First Sunday!
West Coast Swing Dance at Ellington Hall, 3535 Industrial Drive, B4, Santa Rosa (Telephone: 1707/545-6150x25). Beginners' class at 5:45; Intermediates' at 6:30. 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.

Saturday, March 9; 8-10:30: $5
Swing City Dancers' Swing and Waltz Parties at City College's Health and Wellness Center, Howth Street/W Road near 777 Ocean Avenue, Third floor (Telephone: 452-5353). Class at 7. Answers?♦

Saturday, March 9; 8-Late: $10
THE LEIFY GREEN CONSPIRACY plays for dancing at WnY Warehouse, 64 Digital Drive, Novato. Jack ’n’ Jill competition ~10, $5 entry (register by 9:30). Answers?

Sunday, March 10; 2:30-6:30-: $30
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Dancing Queen dinner and dance at the South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: February 7 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 1415/265-7063; 510/552-9762). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, March 10; 6:30-10: $10 – Workshops at 4:30 and dance; $40
Swing Joins Country, a day of Swing and Country dancing and Show at the Imperial Dance Club, 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City (Telephone: 1650/366-0504). Jack ’n’ Jill Team Match. Workshops with Michelle Kinkaid, Jason & Yvonne Wayne, and Glenn & Sue Cravalho 4:30-6:30 and dance $30 through March 7 sent to Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Fran­cisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282).♦

Friday, March 15; 9:30-1: $8 — NEW Third Friday!
Hustle Night, also Disco, West Coast Swing, and Salsa at Studio 1924, 1924 Franklin Street, Oak­land (Telephone: 1510/832-1702). Classes at 7:30 and 8:30 and dance: $10. Answers?

Saturday, March 16; 8:30-11:15: $15
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Answers?

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

Saturday, March 23; 2-2: Workshops, dinner, dance: $95 (Other options available.)
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 23; 7-11:30: $18 – Minors: $11
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's (HotLine: 1707/523-9477) annual Black & White Ball and Potluck Dinner (please take something to share) at the Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Petaluma Boulevard South. Formal attire requested. Answers? Via Redwood Highway (101) from Golden Gate Bridge, Petaluma Boulevard South, Left at signal, Right into second driveway.♦

Thursday, March 28 — 9:20 Special is not happening tonight!

Thursday, March 28; 9-1:30: $15
San Francisco Salsa Festival V's Welcome Party at Café Cocomo, 650 Indiana Street (Tele­phone: 824-6910). Class at 8:30.

Thursday-Sunday, March 28-31 – $423 (Other options available)
Argentine Tango USA Official Championship and USA Tango Festival at the San Fran­cisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel (Rate: $105 through March 21), 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame (Telephones: 1800/­228-9290; 650/692-9100; Facsimile: -8016). Payable to: Argentine Tango USA, 555 Bryant Street, 111, Palo Alto 94301. Other options available. Answers?

Friday-Saturday, March 29-30: $130
San Francisco Salsa Festival V at the The Westin San Francisco ($179 through February), 50 Third Street (Telephone: 1888/627-8561). In advance: Workshops, competitions, performances, Friday and Saturday dances: $90 through January from John and Liz Productions (Telephone: 1510/697-1892). Saturday night: PACIFIC MAMBO ORCHESTRA!

Friday, March 29; 8:30-11:30: $10
Boogie Woogie Ballroom (Telephone: 1650/571-0836) at Foster City Recreation Center, 650 Shell Boulevard, Foster City. Snacks, beverages, performances, drawings. Classes at 7:30 and 8:30 and dance: $12. Answers?

Saturday, March 30; 8-?: $22.50 – Age 65+: $20.50 – Age 25-: $11.25
JUNIUS COURTNEY BIG BAND dance featuring Denise Perrier. Latin + Swing = Junius! at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley. Call 1510/644-2020 for tickets in advance. Answers?♦

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

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Thursday-Sunday, April 5-7; $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, April 6; 6-12: $12 until 9:00.
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club celebrates its Twenty-fourth 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 6; 8:30-?: $15?
STOMPY JONES plays at Rancho Nicasio, On The Town Square, Nicasio (Telephone: 662-2219).

Saturday, April 6; 8-12: $20
BAGUETTE QUARTETTE plays Bal Musette music (Waltzes, Tangos, OneSteps, FoxTrots, Polkas, Javas, and French country dances) in the City of Light at April In Paris At Midnight Ball, Paris in the 1920s, at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Vintage, 1920-30, or modern evening dress admired, not required. Bar. Food to share welcome. $15 through March 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.

Thursday-Sunday, April 11-14: $150 - Non USA: $100 - Juniors: $80
San Francisco Dance Sensation at the Marriott City Center ($129), 1001 Broadway, Oakland (Tels: 1888/236-2427; 510/451-4000). Event, workshops through March 17: $125 payable to San Fran­cisco Dance Sensation, 702 Mangrove Avenue 328, Chico 95926 (Tel: 1916/317-5450). Answers?

Saturday, April 13; 8-10:30: $5
Lindy Hop/West Coast Swing Crossover at City College's Health and Wellness Center, Howth Street/W Road near 777 Ocean Avenue, Third floor (Telephone: 452-5353). Class at 7 and dance: $10. Answers?♦

Saturday, April 13; 9-11:30: $70
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' When You Wish Upon a Star Dreams Come True coronation ball at the Crown Plaza Hotel (Code: GSD=$98 through April 1 at telephone 1650/­570-5700), 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City. hospi­tality at 2, Cocktails at 5, Coronation at 7, Dinner at 8. Formal attire, please. Reservations: 1650/­697-2763 or send payment with order for PRIME RIB, PETRALE SOLE, or VEGETARIAN WELLINGTON to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, Inc., 1229 Hillcrest Boulevard, Millbrae 94030.

Saturday, April 13; 9-11:15: $13/Students: $10
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS featuring Miss Carmen Getit play for dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Com­mu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Answers?

Sunday, April 14 — Hiatus!
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Dinner Dance isn't happening today.

Friday, April 19; 6-12: $30
Happy Cambodian New Year/Year Of The Snake Party at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). In advance: $25. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. Answers?

Friday, April 19; 9:30-1: $8 — New Third Friday!
Hustle Night, also Disco, West Coast Swing, and Salsa at Studio 1924, 1924 Franklin Street, Oak­land (Telephone: 1510/832-1702). Classes at 7:30 and 8:30 and dance: $10. Answers?

Saturday, April 20; 8-12: $25 - Contest entrants: $30
The 16-piece 3 O'CLOCK JUMP plays for the Vintage 40s-60s Spring Hop plus DJ Tom LG playing 50s and 60s records aboard the USS Hornet docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point. Class with Jim Truesdale. Enjoy free play pinball. Prizes for winners of amateur dance competition and plus best vintage-dressed couple. Food and drink available. Telephones: 1510/521- 8448x282 or Facsimile: -8327 from 10-4. Answers?

Thursday-Sunday, April 25-28: $213.70
5thAnnual 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). Masters Workshops, T-shirt, Front Row Seats for Shows (other options available) payable to 5th Annual Reno International Bachata Festival, Post Office Box 330163, San Francisco 94133.

April 26-May 5: National Dance Week's Kick-Off Event, Noon-1, Union Square

Friday, April 26; 7:30-10:30: $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?

Friday, April 26; 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, April 26; 9-2:15: $15
TRIO GARUFA presents Tango Lounge II at Salle Pianos, 1632 Market Street. Hors d'oeuvres. Class at 8.

April 27-May 5: National Dance Week's Temple of Poi Fire Dancing Expo at Union Square at 8.

Saturday, April 27; 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 27; 8-12: $125
Don Neeley's ROYAL SOCIETY JAZZ ORCHESTRA, with vocalists Carla Normand and Frederick Hodges, plays for dancing at the Art Deco Preservation Ball XXIX at the Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland. 1920s-'40s or contemporary formal attire, please. Performance by the Deco Belles. Tickets from The Art Deco Society of California, 100 Bush Street #511, San Francisco 94104 (Telephone 982-DECO). Answers?

Saturday, April 27; 8:30-12: $20
BRASSWORKS plays for dancing Waltzes, Polkas, Schottisches, Mazurkas, Sir Roger de Coverley, and Congress of Vienna for Ye Gaskell Occasional Dance Society's Ball at the Scottish Rite Temple, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland. Potluck food and refreshments. Class at 7:45. Answers?

Saturday, April 27; 9-11:30: $20
Celebrate the motion picture Dirty Dancing by dancing to its (and other '60s) music at the Imperial Dance Club, 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City (Telephone: 1650/366-0504). Eldon Bryce performs Johnny's Mambo. Drawings, trivia game, snacks. Beginners' class at 7:30; Intermediates' at 8:15. $17 advance through April 26 from Boogie Woogie Ballroom. Answers?

April 28-May 5: National Dance Week

Sunday, April 28; 7-10:30: $10
Lakeside Swing Anniversary at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. NCSDC qualifying Jack ’n’ Jill. Classes with Jason & Yvonne Wayne at 5 and 6 and dance: $15. Food, prizes. Answers?

April 29-May 5: National Dance Week

April 30-May 5: National Dance Week

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   MAY Regularly-scheduled Dances.
    ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
May 1-May 5: National Dance Week

May 2-May 5: National Dance Week

May 3-May 5: National Dance Week

Friday, May 3, 7:30-?: $30
Jason Moran presents a Fats Waller Dance Party at the San Francisco Jazz Center, 201 Franklin Street (Telephone: 1866/920-5299). Answers?♦

May 4-May 5: National Dance Week

Saturday, May 4; 11:00-23:00: $??
Northern California Swing Dance Challenge finals at Confucius Hall, I and Fourth streets, Sac­ra­mento.

Saturday, May 4; 8-12: $20
Dance Waltz, Polka, Mazurka, and Quadrille to music of late Century XIX (MCCM) at The Sherlock Holmes Mystery Ball at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Period costume or contemporary evening dress admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $15 through April 27 from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731) or PayPal. Class at 7:15. — From Bayshore (101), Third Avenue toward hills; Right at light after railroad tracks; Left at end, venue on corner at Right. From Junípero Serra (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue; left on Ellsworth to Tilton.

May 5: National Dance Week's final day.

Saturday, May 11; 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 at 7. Answers?

Saturday, May 11; 9-12: $20
Ballroom Blitz, Come Have A Ball! with Jeff Chandler at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Performances, films, mixers, sparkling punch, hors d'oeuvres. Class at 8. In advance: $15. Telephone: 305-1032. Answers?♦

Sunday, May 19; 2:30-6:30-: $30
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Copacabana dinner and dance at the South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: May 17 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 1415/265-7063; 510/552-9762). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Monday, May 20; 8:30-11: $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 23, 20:00-04:00: $10
The public is welcome to attend the FreZno Dance Classic 29's Welcome Dance at the Radisson Con­ven­tion Center Hotel, 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno.♦

Thursday, May 23; 8-11:15: $10
ORQUESTA DHARMA plays for Latin-American dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Com­mu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Answers?

Friday, May 24-Monday, May 27
FreZno Dance Classic IXXX – We’re a little bit country … and a whole lotta swing! AANCE, NFDA, UCWDC, WSDC at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center ($104x3=$312), 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno (Telephone: 1559/268-1000). Saturday Night Theme: All that Frezzno–The MuZical: Broadway – Movies – Bands. Event, workshops, ice cream socials, pizza party, happy hours, Gong Show, two dinners, and more: $185 through April, $195 after. Ages 13-19: $135; Ages 5-12: $95: Younger Grati$!; Non-California deduct $25 / Non-USA deduct $50. Other options available payable to: Dancin’ Z Productions, Post Office Box 4274, Fresno 93744. À la carte tickets at door. Host: Steve Zener (Telephone: 1559/486-1556).♦

Saturday, May 25; 9-?: $15; Students: $12
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for up-tempo dancing in celebration of Frankie Manning's birthday at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Com­mu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 8. Answers?

Monday, May 27 — Just Knock was last Monday. Answers?

Wednesday, May 29; 8-11: $10
SwingSpot at the Beat Box, 314 Eleventh Street, South o' Th' Slot.♦

MAY MUSIC not shown above

Thursday-Saturday, May 23-25; ?-?: $10 each night or $26.87 for the three
San Francisco Offside Festival

Friday-Monday, May 24-27: $116.49; Ages 13-20: $53.49 (other options available)
Sacra­mento Music Festival XL. Tickets from 2787 Del Monte Street, West Sacra­mento 95691 (Telephone: 1916/372-5277x19).

Friday, May 31-Sunday, June 9
Healdsburg Jazz Festival XV ticket Tele­phones 1800/838-3006; 707/433-4644. Answers?

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   JUNE Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Saturday, June 1; 8-12: $20
LEE PRESSON & THE NAILS play Swings, Waltzes, FoxTrots, Polkas, and Sir Roger de Coverley for the The Doctor Dances in London, 1941 at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Bar. Food to share welcome. Doctor Who-inspired, 1940s vintage military, etc., or modern evening dress admired, not required. $15 through May 25 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.

Sunday, June 2; Noon-1 and 2-6: $5
5thAnnual 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.

Wednesday, June 5; 8-?: $21
JUNIUS COURTNEY BIG BAND dance featuring Zoe Ellis. Monk Meets Junius at Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant, 510 Embarc­adero West, Jack London Square, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/238-9200). In advance, add $3.50.♦

Saturday, June 8; 9-?: $15/Students: $12
MOOD SWING ORCHESTRA plays for dancing Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. In advance: $12. Class at 8.♦

Sunday, June 9; 2:15-5: $28
Copacabana 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 9; 6:30-10: $10
Michelle Kinkaid's 25th Annual Memorial, Tribute & Remembrance Dance to John Duffy, Robert Kin­kaid, and others (Tele­phone: 585-6282) at the Imperial Dance Club (Tele­phone: 1650/­366-0504), 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City. Jack ’n’ Jill Contest; Refreshments. Answers?

Saturday, June 15; 7-12: $25
ALICE AND THE WAVE play for dancing at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). In advance: $20 through June 10. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Saturday, June 15; 8:30-11:30: $10
SWING FEVER plays for dancing at the 23 Club, 23 Visitación Avenue (Telephone: 467-7717), Brisbane. Class at 7:30 and dance: $15. Answers?♦

Friday-Sunday, June 21-23: $155
KELLY PRICE plays Friday, RICH WERDEN & THE RHYTHM ROUSTABOUTS play Saturday's Le Hot Sauce Ball for Le Hot Sauce Swing Dance Festival VIII at City College's Health and Wellness Center, Howth Street/W Road near 777 Ocean Avenue, Third floor (Tele­phone: 452-5353). In advance: $137 through April; $147 through June 15. Answers?

Saturday, June 22; 8-11: $30
Anniversary of Oakland Senior Center at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Appetizers; drawings. In advance: $25.

Monday, June 24; 8:30-11: $10
Just Knock with Melissa Rutz (Tele­phone: 1917/687-4280) at The Dance Loft, 2475 Third Street, 311 (Tele­phone: 970-1995) resumes its normal Fourth Monday schedule. Class at 7 and dance: $15. Answers?

Friday, June 28; 8:30-11:30: $10
Boogie Woogie Ballroom (Telephone: 1650/571-0836) at Foster City Recreation Center, 650 Shell Boulevard, Foster City. Snacks, beverages, performances, drawings. Classes at 7:30 and 8:30 and dance: $12. Answers?

Saturday, June 29; 8-12: $??
Simply Smooth Saturdays, an evening of smooth dancing and a little Latin with Jeff Chandler at the Allegro Ball­room, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class at 8. In advance: $??. Telephone: 305-1032. Answers? San Fran­cisco Bay Bridge toward Sacra­mento then imme­diately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Saturday, June 29; 8:30-?: $15
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS featuring Miss Carmen Getit play for dancing at Rancho Nicasio, on the Town Square, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio (Telephone: 662-2219).

Sunday, June 30; 7-10:30: $10
Lakeside Swing's Fifth Sunday Dance at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 6 and dance: $15. Snacks. Answers?
JUNE MUSIC not shown above.

Friday, May 31-Sunday, June 9
Healdsburg Jazz Festival XV ticket Tele­phones 1800/838-3006; 707/433-4644. Answers?

Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9; Noon-10: Grati$!
San Fran­cisco Free Folk Festival XXXVII, at Presidio Middle School, 450 Thirtieth Avenue.

Wednesday, June 12-Sunday, June 23:
San Francisco Jazz Festival XXI at SF Jazz Center, Davies Symphony Hall, and Church of the Advent. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, June 14-16; 10-10: $15
Isleton Cajun & Blues Festival (Telephone: 1916/777-4800). Answers?

Saturday-Sunday, June 15-16; 11-6: Grati$!
King of the County BBQ Challenge and Music Festival VI, Martinez

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JULYRegularly-scheduled Dances.

Thursday-Sunday, July 4-9: $455 through April, $495 after
Nora's Tango Week XVI at the Marriott San Mateo San Francisco Airport Hotel, 1770 South Amphlett Boulevard (Telephone: 1650/653-6000). Event, workshops, milongas: Nora Olivera, 2841 Hillside Drive, Burlingame 94010 (Telephone: 1650/348-1140). Answers?
    Saturday and Sunday, 8-2: SETH ASARNOW Y SU SEXTETO TÍPICO

Thursday, July 4; 2-5: $25
4th of July BBQ (12:30-2) & Dance at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (Tel: 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?

Friday, July 5 — DEADLINE!
Payment in full for the September 22-29 Sea Magic cruise to Los Angeles from Vancouver via Victoria, Seattle, Astoria, San Francisco, and Santa Barbara aboard the Star Princess. Each of two: Inside: $1,030.34; Outside: $1,200.34; Balcony: $1,380.34. Other options available. Payable to: Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112 (Voice/Facsimile: 585-6282). Answers?

Saturday, July 6: The Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society is taking a break.

Friday-Saturday, July 12-13; 10-1:30: $30 one night
Salsa Festival on The Fillmore. Telephone: 1808/352-4315. Please see venues and performers below. In advance through June 15: One day: $22.09; both days: $37.92. Class at 7:30. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, July 12-14: $85 (Other options available.)
US Salsa Open Championships (Tele­phone: 1408/265-3774) at at the Marriott City Center ($???), 1001 Broadway, Oakland (Tele­phones: 1888/236-2427; 510/451-4000). Answers?

Sunday, July 14; 2:30-6:30-: $30
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Celebrate America dinner and dance at the South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: May 17 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 1415/265-7063; 510/­552-9762). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Saturday, July 20; 7-12: $25
WAH SING BAND plays for dancing at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). In advance: $20 through July 13. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Friday-Sunday, July 26-28
Stephan Krauel & Denise Jourdaine-Krauel's International Grand Ball XLIV at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel (Rate: $???), 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame (Tele­phones: 1800/228-9290; 650/692-9100; Facsimile: -8016). Payable to: International Grand Ball, 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City 94063 (Telephone: 1650/366-0504).

Saturday, July 27; 7-12: $25
Exotic 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 19. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. Answers?

Thursday, July 25; TIME-TIME?: $
WCSU Annual BBQ and Potluck Party III at WnY Warehouse, 64 Digital Drive, Novato (Telephone: 828-3408). Beginners' and Intermediates' classes at 7 and dance: $??. Answers?

Saturday, July 27; 9:30-1:30: $20
Swingalicious Vol. 5 – The Classic Edition at the South of Market Arts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, South o'Th'Slot. Classes at 8 and 8:30, 1 drink and 3 raffle tickets, appetizers, and dance: $45, Classes and dance $15 through July 26.♦
     JULY MUSIC not shown above.
Wednesday, June 19-Sunday, July 7 (Mondays); 11-22:00: $10; Age 62+: $8; Age 12-: $6
The Main Stage, Alameda County Fair, 4501 Pleasanton Ave­nue, Pleasanton.

Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7; 10:00-18:00: Grati$!
Fillmore Jazz Festival 2013 on Fillmore between Eddy and Jackson streets.

Saturday, July 20
Oakland Jazz Festival at the The Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate, isn't happening this year.

Saturday, July 27; ?-?: $30; Ages 10-16: $15
Far West Fest VIII at Love Field, Point Reyes Station.

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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 3; 11-4: Grati$!
BANGERS AND MASH play for dancing at the The pre-Raphaelite Artists' 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, parasols, shawls, etc., and non-alcoholic beverages for the picnic that begins at 11. 1850-1900 summer after­noon dress suggested but costumes are admired, not required. Answers?

Friday, August 9; 8:30-1:30: $??
Grand Opening of César’s Latin Palace at 820 Twenty-sixth Street. Salsa, Merengue, Bolero, Cum­bia. Also tomorrow and Sunday.

Sunday, August 11; 2:15-5: $30
Fabulous 50s dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reser­va­tion deadline: August 9 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 265-7063; 1510/552-9762). Class at 1:30.

Saturday, August 16; 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 at 8.

Wednesday, August 28; 8-?: $20.50
PHIL BERKOWITZ plays A Tribute to Louis Jordan, at Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley (Telephone: 1510/644-2020). In advance: $20.86. Answers?

Thursday, August 29; 9-?: $10
Luau Party Dance Party in three ballrooms at the Holiday Inn San José Airport (Teles: 1408/­453-6200; 800/662-9896), opening dance of South Bay Dance Fling, q.v. below. Class at 7.

Friday-Monday, August 30-September 2: $165
South Bay Dance Fling IXXX (Flyer) (CTST, NFDA, UCWDC, WSDC) at the Holiday Inn San José Airport ($89) Telephones: 1408/453-6200; California: 1800/662-9896; Exterior: 800/538-6818; 888/HOLIDAY; Facsimile, 408/437-9693. Event, workshops, dinner, show: $145 through July 25; $165 after (other options available), payable to: South Bay Dance Fling, Post Office Box 1384, Oakdale 95361 (Telephone: 1209/608-1414). Answers?

Saturday, August 31; 8-12: $??
Simply Smooth Saturdays, an evening of smooth dancing and a little Latin with Jeff Chandler at the Allegro Ball­room, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class at 8. In advance: $??. Telephone: 305-1032. Answers? San Fran­cisco Bay Bridge toward Sacra­mento then imme­diately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.
     AUGUST MUSIC not shown above.
Saturday-Sunday, August 3-4; Noon-6: $15 – Seniors/Youths 13-17, $8; younger gratis
Art + Soul XIII at Frank Ogawa (City Hall) Plaza, Fourteenth and Broadway, Oakland. In advance: $11 adults; $5.75 Seniors/Youths (13-17). Answers?

Friday, August 9; 5:30-9:30: $20; Ages 5-12: $5
Saturday-Sunday, August 10-11; 10-10: $20; Ages 5-12: $5 | Three days: $45/$15
San José Jazz Summer Fest XXVI at and near César Chávez Plaza. Three days in advance through August 9: $47.40; Ages 5-12: $16.80♦

Friday-Sunday, August 9-11: $284 (Other options available.)
Outside Lands Music Festival Music/Food/Wine/Beer/Art in Golden Gate Park.

Saturday, August 24; 10-7: $25; Pre-teens Grati$!
Festival de la Isla at Peña Adobe Park, Vacaville. In advance: $21.

Saturday-Monday, August 31-September 2; 9-5: $25; Age 62+: $15; Ages 6-12: $5
The 61stAnnual Sausalito Art Festival

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    SEPTEMBERRegularly-scheduled Dances.

Friday-Monday, August 30-September 2: $165
South Bay Dance Fling IXXX (Flyer) (CTST, NFDA, UCWDC, WSDC) at the Holiday Inn San José Airport ($89) Telephones: 1408/453-6200; California: 1800/662-9896; Exterior: 800/538-6818; 888/HOLIDAY; Facsimile, 408/437-9693. Event, workshops, dinner, show: $145 through July 25; $165 after (other options available), payable to: South Bay Dance Fling, Post Office Box 1384, Oakdale 95361 (Telephone: 1209/608-1414). Answers?

Saturday, September 7; 8-11: $20
BANGERS & MASH plays Century MCM Waltzes, Mazurkas, Polkas, Schottisches, Reels, the Star of India Lancers, and other set dances for The Empress of India Ball – An Evening in the British Raj at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Ave­nue. Victorian or modern evening dress, dress uniform, traditional Indian dress admired, not required. “We don’t care what you wear, ’slong as it’s legal.” Anglo-Indian snacks; potluck food to share welcome. $15 through August 31 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 7; 9-?: $13; Students: $10
STOMPY JONES play for up-tempo dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. In advance: $10. Class at 8.

Wednesday, September 11; 7-10: No cover
VALERIANA Q AND THE SWINGIN' GATOS play Taste & Twirl with Cynthia Glinka at F[ashion] A[rt] M[usic] E[vents], 443 Broadway (Telephone: 559-5010). Answers?

Thursday-Sunday, September 12-15: $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 – FIL'S LITTLE BIG BAND with Hale Baskin
Friday; 8:30-12: $30 – THE CARELESS LOVERS
Saturday; 8:30-12: $30 – GORDON WEBSTER
Sunday; 8:30-12: $30 – To Be Booked
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 12; 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-Saturday, September 13-14: $110
2ndAnnual Wine Country Salsa & Bachata Festival at Finley Auditorium, 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa (Telephone: 1707/293-4292). Event, workshops, show, after party in advance: $70 through July 4; $85 through August 14. Answers?

Friday, September 13; 8:30-11:30: $10
Boogie Woogie Ballroom (Telephone: 1650/571-0836) at Foster City Recreation Center, 650 Shell Boulevard, Foster City. Snacks, beverages, performances, drawings. Classes at 7:30 and 8:30 and dance: $12. Answers?

Friday, September 13; 8:30-12: $30, included with SFLX (above)
THE CARELESS LOVERS play for the San Francisco Lindy Exchange's dance at the Russian Center, 2460 Sutter Street. Answers?

Saturday, 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?

Sunday, September 15; 2:15-5: $28
Hawaiian Night dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reser­va­tion deadline: September 12 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 265-7063; 1510/552-9762). Class at 1:30.

Friday-Sunday, September 20-29: National Ballroom Dance Week

September 21: First Saturday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 22: First Sunday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Saturday-Sunday, September 22-29
Sea Magic cruise to Los Angeles via Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle, Astoria, San Francisco, and Santa Barbara aboard the Star Princess. Each of two: Inside: $1,030.34; Outside: $1,200.34; Balcony: $1,380.34. Other options available. Payable to: Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112 (Voice/Facsimile: 585-6282). Answers?

September 23: Monday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Monday, September 23 — CHANGE OF SCHEDULE
Just Knock isn't happening tonight but it is next Monday, q.v.

September 24: Tuesday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 25: Wednesday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Wednesday, September 25 — SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!
West Coast Swing University's penultimate night in Novato! It's moving to Spotlight Dance & Fitness, 2534 Industrial Boulevard, 150, West Sacramento (Telephone: 1916/649-3269). Answers?

September 26: Thursday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Thursday, September 26; 8:30-11:30: $? — SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!
The Last Hoo-Raw is West Coast Swing University's last night in Novato! It's moving to Spotlight Dance & Fitness, 2534 Industrial Boulevard, 150, West Sacramento (Telephone: 1916/649-3269). Answers?

September 27: Second Friday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Friday, September 27; 9-11: $20
OktoberFest in Bay West Ballroom's Polka & Brew Haus at 1133D East Francisco Boulevard, San Rafael (Telephone: 457-4619). Sausage, saurkraut, pretzels, mustard, and beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. Answers?

September 28: Second Saturday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Saturday, September 28: Event: $79 with dinner; Event + hotel: $199 (other options available)
5thAnnual Pacific Grand Ball, American and International styles competitions and dancing at the Marriott San Mateo ($119), 1770 South Amphlett Boulevard (Telephones: 1888/236-2427; 1650/­653-6000). Amounts pay­able to: Pacific Grand Ball, 361 Marcella Way, Millbrae 94030 (Telephone: 1650/576-9961). Answers?

Saturday, September 28, 7-11:30: $18; Age 20 and younger: $11; Spectator: $5
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's Jack 'n' Jill Invitational XVIII (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?

Saturday, September 28; 19:00-01:30: $35
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: $25. Answers?♦

Saturday, September 28; 8:30-12:30: $15, $30 with dinner at 6:30 and show
Swing In The East Bay at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarc­a­dero, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/­436-9888). Classes 2:30-6, dinner 6:30-8, and dance 8:30-12:30: $70; Student/Junior: $50. Other options available. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Free­way (880) toward San José to 23rd Ave­nue; right at signal; enter second driveway. Answers?

September 29: Last day of National Ballroom Dance Week

Sunday, September 29; 7-9: $5
Fifth Sunday Swing at Bay West Ballroom, 1133 E. Francisco Boulevard, D, San Rafael (Telephone: 457-4619). Class at 6 and dance: $15. Answers?

Sunday, September 29; 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?

Monday, September 30; 8:30-11:30: $10 — CHANGE OF SCHEDULE
Just Knock at The Dance Loft, 2475 Third Street (Tel­e­phone: 846.3154). Class at 7 or 7:45 and dance: $15; both classes: $20. Answers?
SEPTEMBER MUSIC not shown above.
Saturday-Monday, August 31-September 2; 9-5: $25; Age 62+: $15; Ages 6-12: $5
The 61stAnnual Sausalito Art Festival

Saturday, September 7; 10-8: $60
Lil’ Easy Backyard VIP Party at the Poor House Bistro, 91 South Autumn Street, San José.

Saturday, September 7; 11:30-7: $25, ages 12 and younger Grati$!
The 18thAnnual Sebastopol Cajun-Zydeco Festival with Cajun food and Zydeco music in Ives Park (Telephone: 1707/823-3631). Answers?

Saturday, September 14; 09:00-19:00: $20; Ages 5-17: $12
Taste of Union City Food, Blues & World Music Festival at Charles F. Kennedy Park, 1333 Decoto Road. In advance: $15; Ages 5-17: $10. — From InterState Highway 880: Left on Alvarado Niles from Alvarado Niles exit then left on Decoto Road.

Wednesday-Sunday, September 18-22: Grati$-to-Variou$
Berkeley Old Time Music Convention at various venues.

Friday-Sunday, September 20-22: Grati$!
Vacaville “Save Our Music” Jazz Festival XIV at the Nut Tree and downtown. Answers?

Saturday-Sunday, September 21-22; 10-5: $10; Students/Seniors: $5; Younger than 12: Grati$!
Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival LVII in Old Mill Park.

Saturday-Sunday, September 21-22; 10-6: Grati$!
Polk Street Blues Festival from Pacific Avenue to Union Street (Telephone: 1800/310-6563).

Friday-Sunday, September 27-29; ?-?: Many options available.
The 116th Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival at Sonoma Barracks – Sonoma Plaza (Telephone: 1707/996-2109; Facsimile: -9675).

Saturday, September 28; Noon-8: Grati$!
Redwood City Salsa Festival VI along Broadway between Middlefield and Hamilton, on Theatre Way, and in Courthouse Square. Answers?

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Saturday, October 5; 4-9: Food to share plus Dona$hon
MITCH WOODS AND HIS ROCKET 88s at John's Woodshop, 2417 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto (Telephone: 1650/858-2293).♦

Saturday, October 5; 8-11: $20
BANGERS & MASH plays Vic­torian Waltzes and Polkas, etc., for A Victorian Steampunk Ball & Oktoberfest Celebration, 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 28 from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Ave­nue, Alameda 94501 (Tele­phone: 1510/522-1731) or PayPal. Class at 7:15. 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 6; 6:30-10: $10 — CHANGE OF SCHEDULE!
The Second Sunday Dance with Michelle Kinkaid (Telephone: 585-6282) is tonight at the Imperial Dance Club (Tele­phone: 1650/366-0504), 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City. Answers?♦

Sunday, October 6; 7 and 9: $42
BIG BAD VOO DOO DADDY at Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant, 510 Embarc­adero West, Jack London Square, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/238-9200). In advance: $45.50.

Monday, October 7; 8-11: $10
SwingSpot at the Beat Box, 314 Eleventh Street, South o' Th' Slot.♦

Thursday, October 10; 9-'til the last dancer drops: $15
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's Boogie by the Bay XXI (see below) Early Bird Dance at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame. Class at 7.♦

Friday-Sunday, October 11-13; $155; Age 17 and younger: $80 (Other options available.)
Boogie by the Bay XXI (AANCE, NASDE, WSDC, YASDA) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame – $132 through September 23 (Telephones: 1800/233-1234; 650/347-1234). Event, workshops, buffet through September 25, $135; Age 17 and younger, $70 (Other options available). Pay­able to: The Next Generation Swing Dance Club, Post Office Box 2747, Dublin 94568. LEIFY GREEN plays late-night Saturday. See Boogie by the Bay as it happens! Answers?♦

Friday, October 11; 8:30-11:30: $10
Boogie Woogie Ballroom (Telephone: 1650/571-0836) at Foster City Recreation Center, 650 Shell Boulevard, Foster City. Snacks, beverages, performances, drawings. Classes at 7:30 and 8:30 and dance: $12. Answers?

Saturday, October 12; 9-12: $20
Ballroom Blitz, Come Have A Ball! with Jeff Chandler at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Performances, films, mixers, sparkling punch, hors d'oeuvres. Class at 8. In advance: $15. Telephone: 305-1032. Answers?

Sunday, October 13. Michelle Kinkaid's Second Sunday dance was last week. Tonight we're dancing at Boogie by the Bay, q.v. above.

Sunday, October 13; 2:15-5: $30
An Evening in Rome dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: October 10 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 265-7063; 1510/552-9762). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, October 13; ≈8 'til the last dancer drops: $10
The public is invited to attend the closing dance of the The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's Boogie by the Bay at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame.♦

Wednesday, October 16; 8:30-11: $7
B Street Boogie's First Anniversary 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.

Thursday-Sunday, October 17-20; Price$
ROSS MITCHELL'S DANCE AND LISTEN ORCHESTRA plays for the Autumn Dance Classic (NDCA) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame. Entries due by September 30 pay­able with summary sheet to: San Francisco Autumn Dance Classic, West Coast Ballrooms, Autumn Dance Classic, 4-75 Forty-eighth Avenue, 711, Long Island City, New York 11109. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, October 18-20: $390 for lodging, food, workshops, dances
Camp Swing XVIII, 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 94102 or on line, $374.95 through October 16. Answers? From Mendocino take Little Lake Road 5½ miles to end of pavement. Turn Right onto gravel road 3 miles to camp.

Saturday, October 19; 8-11: $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 19; 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?

Sunday, October 20 — DISCONTINUED!
We regret informing you that the final Third Sunday BaySide Swing was last month at the Metronome Dance Collective.

Monday, October 21               DEADLINE
Click Here to REGISTER to VOTE NOVEMBER 5

Tuesday, October 22; 7-9: $5 – *Partner Advised.
STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA, with Sheilah Glover, plays Starduster Tuesday at the Mill Valley Community Center's Cascade Ballroom at 180 Camino Alto (Telephone: 383-1370). Refreshments.♦

Friday-Sunday, October 25-27: $149 through October 24, $170 after
Dance only Friday, Saturday: $25; Late Night Friday: $15 or three for $55
Fog City Stomp workshops at the Metronome Dance Collective, 1830 Seventeenth Street
  Friday 9-12: KALLY PRICE OLD BLUES AND JAZZ BAND
  Friday 23:59-04:00: LE JAZZ HOT dance, 19 Heron Street
  Saturday 8-12: CLINT BAKER'S NEW ORLEANS SWING BAND

Saturday, October 26; 2:00 (21:00GMT): $25 – Thrill The World – Arrive by 1:00!
OAKLAND: Studio One Art Center
   365 Forty-fifth Street (Telephone: 1510/597-5027). Answers?
SAUSALITO: Gabrielson Park
SANTA CRUZ: Pacific Avenue at 14:00. Answers?

Saturday, October 26; ?-?: $??
Fall Dance Gala at Dance Boulevard, 1824 Hillsdale Avenue, San José (Telephone: 1408/264-9393). Classes 8.

Saturday, October 26; 9-1:30: $??
MAZACOTE and ORQUESTA EVOLUCIÓN play Salsoween VI at Café Cocomo, 650 Indiana Street (Tele­phone: 824-6910). Class at 7:30. Cash prizes! In advance: $17.75.

Monday, October 28; 8:30-11:30: $10
Just Knock resumes its normal Fourth Monday schedule at The Dance Loft, 2475 Third Street (Tel­e­phone: 846.3154). Class at 7 or 7:45 and dance: $15; both classes: $20. Answers?♦

Thursday-Sunday, October 31-November 3: $120
Sundance Stompede (IAGLCWDC) at Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Hotel ($144 through September), 1500 Van Ness Ave­nue (call 447-3025; to reserve for $137). In advance: $90 through July; $100 through October 7 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.

Thursday, October 31; ?-?: $??
Mountain Magic Dance Convention XV's Early Bird Halloween Dance at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, 55 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe (Telephones: 1888/829-7630; 775/588-3515). See Mountain Magic as it happens. Answers?♦

Thursday, October 31; 9-Witching: $20
Halloween Bash & Showcase of Terror X in Bay West's Haunted Forest populated with ugly, magical, and whimsical characters at 1133D East Francisco Boulevard, San Rafael (Telephone: 457-4619). Showcase of Terror with goblins and ghouls at 10. Evil Coast Swing class at 8. Sweet treats and punch. Answers?
     OCTOBER MUSIC not shown above.
Friday-Sunday, October 4-6; 11:00-19:00: Grati$!
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival XII at Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park. Answers?

Saturday-Sunday, October 12-13: 10-6: Grati$!
San Carlos Art & Wine Faire XXII on San Carlos Avenue.

Saturday-Sunday, October 19-20; Noon-?: $85 one day/$150 two days (other options available)
Treasure Island Music Festival – The Festival In The Bay. Get there via shuttle service from Exposition/Civic Auditorium: Grati$! Or San Francisco Municipal Railway's Treasure Island bus (108).

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Friday-Sunday, November 1-3; $140; Age 17 and younger and Students, $95
Mountain Magic Dance Convention XV (IHDA, WSDC) at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa (Code: STSWG13 for Friday and Saturday: $95; Thursday and Sunday: $73 through September), 55 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe (Telephones: 1888/829-7630; 775/588-3515). Country Friday and Saturday nights 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?♦

Saturday, November 2; 6:30-12: Advance only!
$20 through August, $25 through October 13, $30 after
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 XX, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Payable via PayPal or The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7.

Saturday, November 2; 8:30-12:30: Dinner and Dance through October 15, $160
Select: Fillet Mignon, Alaska Halibut, or Portobello Mushroom Napoleon dinner
SARATOGA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by Jason Klein, plays for the San Francisco Waltz­ing Society's Autumn Viennese Waltz Ball LVII at the Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market Street (626-8000; Reservation Tele­phone: 1800/­227-4747). Advance sale only from The San Francisco Waltzing Society, Post Office Box 2461, Walnut Creek 94549 (Telephone: 1925/284-1003). Answers?

Tuesday, November 5; 07:00-20:00
Gratis and gratifying when you do; costly and shameful when you don't!
VOTE BEFORE YOU DANCE DAY!
Click Here to REGISTER by October 21.

Thursday, November 7; 8-?: $23
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS present the Rhythm & Soul Revue at Yoshi's Oakland. In advance: $26.50.

Friday, November 8; 8:30-11:30: $10
Boogie Woogie Ballroom (Telephone: 1650/571-0836) at Foster City Recreation Center, 650 Shell Boulevard, Foster City. Snacks, beverages, performances, drawings. Classes at 7:30 and 8:30 and dance: $12. Answers?♦

Saturday, November 9; 09:00-23:00: $30; Students: $25; Ages 18 and younger: $15; Spectators:
California State DanceSport Championships (Telephone: 1650/591-6757) at the Allegro Ball­room, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class at 8. In advance: $??. Telephone: 305-1032. Answers? San Fran­cisco Bay Bridge toward Sacra­mento then imme­diately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Sunday, November 10; 2:15-5: $30
The Colors of Autumn dinner and dance at the South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reser­va­tion deadline: November 7 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 265-7063; 1510/552-9762). Class at 1:30.

Sunday, November 10; 6-10: $15
Sunday Night Dance Party at the Metronome Dance Collective, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Tele­phone: 871-2462) with Jeff Chandler (Telephone: 305-1032) and performances by Pavlo & Ashley and The Blitz Dancers. In advance: $12. Answers?

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

Thursday, November 14; 8-?: $??
JULES BROUSSARD fronts two bands at his 76th Birthday Celebration at the theater at 142 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley (Telephone: 383-9600).♦

Friday, November 15; 9-12: $13
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS featuring Miss Carmen Getit play for up-tempo dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. In advance: $10. Class at 8.♦

Saturday, November 16; All day from one o'clock: $??
Allegro Winter Showcase at the Allegro Ball­room, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Answers? San Fran­cisco Bay Bridge toward Sacra­mento then imme­diately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Saturday, November 16; 8-11: $10
JOSHUA KLIPP & THE KLIPPTONES play for 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?♦

Sunday, November 17; 2-6: $10?
Dancers' Sunday, Cowboy TwoStep, West Coast Swing, NiteClub TwoStep, ChaCha, Waltz, and Hustle at The Saddle Rack, 42011 Boscell Road, Fremont (Telephone: 1510/979-0477). Class with Richard Kear at 1:30 and dance: $15? Answers?

Thursday-Sunday, November 21-24: Complex pricing for many options
San Francisco International Salsa Congress XII at the Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland. Answers?

Tuesday, November 26; 7-9: $5 – *Partner Advised.
STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA, with Jonathan Poretz, plays Starduster Tuesday at the Mill Valley Community Center's Cascade Ballroom at 180 Camino Alto (Telephone: 383-1370). Refreshments.

Saturday, November 30; 9-12: $13
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for up-tempo dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. In advance: $10. Class at 8.♦

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Saturday, December 7 — HIATUS!
The Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society isn't having an event this month.

Sunday, December 8; 2:15-5: $30
Dance with Me for the Holidays dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reser­va­tion deadline: December 6 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers (Telephone: 265-7063). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, December 8; 6 and 8: $16 and $22
JUNIUS COURTNEY BIG BAND plays Swingin' Holidays with Denise Perrier at Yoshi's Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West (Telephone: 1510/238-9200) In advance, add $3.50. Answers?

Sunday, December 8; 6:30-10: $10
Holiday Dance at the Imperial Dance Club (Tele­phone: 1650/366-0504), 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City, probably the last dance hosted by Michelle Kinkaid (Telephone: 585-6282) at this venue. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, December 13-15: Click for Price$
San Francisco Bal and Swing Fest IX at the Hotel Whitcomb ($??), 1231 Market Street (MArket 6-8000) and Sunday on Treasure Island. Answers? (Telephone: 305-8242).

Friday, December 13; 8:30-11:30: $10
Boogie Woogie Ballroom (Telephone: 1650/571-0836) at Foster City Recreation Center, 650 Shell Boulevard, Foster City. Snacks, beverages, performances, drawings. Class at 7:30 and dance: $12. Answers?

Friday, December 13; 9-?: $20
Holiday Dance Party at (Telephone: 1650/571-0836) at Foster City Recreation Center, 650 Shell Boulevard, Foster City. Snacks, beverages, performances, drawings. Answers?

Saturday, December 14:
East Bay Waltz isn't happening this evening!

Saturday, December 14; 9-1: $12
Christmas & Holiday Party with ham dinner and special desserts at Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Tele: 1925/831-8111). Classes at 7 and 8 and dance: $13. Answers?

Saturday, December 14; 8-12:30: $20
Christmas Party at the Allegro Ball­room, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Refreshments, dancing, showcase, Santa. San Fran­cisco Bay Bridge toward Sacra­mento then imme­diately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Saturday, December 14; 9-2: $12
Christmas and Holiday at Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Tele­phone: 1925/831-8111). Charge for classes at 7 and 8.

Monday, December 16; 8:30-11:30: $10 — CHANGE OF SCHEDULE
Just Knock is tonight at The Dance Loft, 2475 Third Street (Tel­e­phone: 846.3154). Class at 7 or 7:45 and dance: $15; both classes: $20. Answers?

Tuesday, December 17; 7-9: $5 – *Partner Advised.
STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA, with Sheilah Glover, plays Starduster Tuesday at the Mill Valley Community Center's Cascade Ballroom at 180 Camino Alto (Telephone: 383-1370). Refreshments.

Thursday, December 19; 9-12: $10
Naughty or Nice Holiday Party!!! with The Bad Boys of Swing at WnY Warehouse, 64 Digital Drive, Novato (Telephone: 828-3408). Class at 8 with Miguel de Sousa, Luís Crespo, Matt Leszczenski and dance: $20. Answers?

Saturday, December 21; 8:30-12: $20
BRASSWORKS plays Vic­torian Waltzes, Polkas, Schottisches, Mazurkas, and set dances such as the Sir Roger de Coverley and the Congress of Vienna for Ye Gaskell Occasional Dance Society's Ball at the Scottish Rite Temple, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland. Semi-formal Century XXI or period dress of Centuries XIX or XX. Class at 7:45. Answers?

Saturday, December 21; 9-1:30: $15
PACIFIC MAMBO ORCHESTRA, about 18 musicians, plays the Allegro Ballroom's Salsa Saturdays at 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/­655-2888). Classes at 7:30 and 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.

Monday, December 23 — CHANGE OF SCHEDULE
Just Knock was last week so isn't happening tonight.

Wednesday, December 25 — HIATUS!
B Street Boogie isn't happening tonight at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club in San Mateo.

Wednesday, December 25; 8-11: $5
Christmas Day Dance at the Allegro Ballroom. 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/­655-2888). San Francisco Bay Bridge toward Sacra­mento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Saturday, December 28; 7:30-12: $15
World Journal Winter Dance Party with snacks, game, and performance at 201 Adrian Road, Mill­brae. Host: Patrick Hui (Telephone: 668-2233) Answers?♦ From Bayshore (101): Mill­brae Ave­nue downtown, Left at first signal, Right at next, to end.

Sunday, December 29; 7-10:30: $10
Lakeside Swing's Fifth Sunday Dance at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 6 and dance: $15. Snacks. Answers?

Monday, December 30; 6:30-11:30: $70
Year End Ball (New Year's Eve Eve Dance Party) and dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel ($109 with code: GG8), 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 7:30 (Telephones: 1415/265-7063; 510/552-9762). Formal attire, please. Answers?
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New Year's Eve
Tuesday, December 31

Eight o'Clock-?: $??
New Year’s Eve Party at NAPA Dance Club, 560 El Camino Real, Redwood City (Telephone: 1650/274-4545). Snacks, pot-luck welcome, “all types of music”.

Eight o'Clock-1, $50
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. Reservations near stage: $85; near floor: $65; general: $45 at 1510/521- 8448x282 or Facsimile: -8327 from 10-4. Class at 7:30. Answers?

Eight o'Clock-1: $50
New Year's Eve Party at the Allegro Ballroom. 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/­655-2888). Hors d'oeuvres, sparkling wine, and more. $45 through November. 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.

Eight o'Clock-1, $115 with dinner at 7
ALICE AND THE WAVE play the New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). Casino games, showcase, sparkling wine, balloon drop. In advance through November: $95. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Eight:30-Twelve:30: $25, Students: $15
BANGERS & MASH plays for Friday Night Waltz's Twelfth New Year's Eve Waltz Ball cele­brated in the Chevron Auditorium at the International House, 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley (Telehone: 1510/642-9490). Mostly Waltz and Polka, with some Swing, Latin, Tango, Congress of Vienna, and Bohemian National Polka; mixers. Refreshments include cakes, pies, chocolate, vege­table and shrimp platters. Formal attire preferred. Class at 7. In advance: $20 at PayPal or from Scott Gamble, Post Office Box 1555, Palo Alto 94302 (Tel: 1650/326-6265). Answers?

Nine o'Clock-2: $15
New Year's Eve Dance Party at Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Telephone: 1925/831-8111). Class at 8.

Nine o'Clock-?: $45
PETTY THEFT and FLEETWOOD MASK play for dancing in the Cascade Ballroom at the Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto. In advance: $43.50; Reserved seat: $59.25.

Nine o'Clock-1: $50
New Year's Eve Party at Cheryl Burke Dance, 1400 North Shoreline Boulevard, A-1, Mountain View (Tele­phone: 1650/864-9150). Favors, snacks, cider, Midnight toast. In advance: $35. Answers?♦

Nine o'Clock-?: $85-$125
PETE ESCOVEDO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA plays the New Years Eve Bash! a Salsa Dance Party, at SFJazz Center, 201 Franklin Street (Telephone: 1866/920-5299). Favors, sparkling wine, baloon drop. Unreserved dance floor seats have dance floor priority. Reserved seats might be able to access the dance floor. In advance: $82.50-up.

Nine:15-Twelve:15, $15 through 10:29, $10 after; Age thirty and younger: $5
Boogie Woogie Ballroom presents a New Years Eve Dance Party at the Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Mid­dle­field Road, Palo Alto (Telephone: 1650/856-6991). Performances, prizes, snacks, beverages, sparkling cider. Class at 8. Answers?
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Monday, December 9; 8-9:30: $18 — Not a dance gig!
Vince Guaraldi Tribute Concert with Larry Vuckovich, John Santos, Josh Workman, Seward McCain, and Akira Tan in a premiere performance introducing original music at Yoshi's Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West (Telephone: 1510/238-9200). In advance: $21.50

Friday, December 20; 7:30-?: $25 — Not a dance gig!
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers present The Music of Duke Ellington at SFJazz. In advance: $32.50.

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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.

Last FRIDAY; 8:30-?: $15
Various groups play for up-tempo dancing at at Ellington Hall, 3535 Industrial Drive, B4, Santa Rosa (Tele­phone: 1707/545-6150x25). 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.

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?

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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
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).

Tuesdays
9:40-12: $10
STOMPY JONES play 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.

Third Tuesday:
7-9: $5 – *Partner Advised.
STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA, with Sheilah Glover, plays Starduster Tuesday at the Mill Valley Community Center's Cascade Ballroom at 180 Camino Alto (Telephone: 383-1370). Refreshments.

Wednesdays
6:30-11:30: $5 – Partner advised!*
RICARDO SCALES 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 afterDISCONTINUED after a ten-year run because of the building's sale.
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 ?

9-11: $5
Swingin' at The Rack to various bands at the Saddle Rack, 4201 Boscell Road, Fremont (Tele­phone: 1510/979-0477). Class at 7:30. Answers?

Third Thursdays 7:30-10:30: $6
THE LYRATONES play for dancing at the Santa Clara Senior Center, 1303 Fremont Street at Monroe Street. Call 1408/615-3170 to confirm.

Fridays
March 29-October 25: 5-8:45; Ages 13-17: $6; Ages 18-64: $10; Ages 65+: $7
Friday Nights at the de Young. Dancing; demonstrations; punk, jazz, opera; avant-garde, hip-hop, etc.

8-12 ($10 minimum, please)
Swing Fridays at Maxfield Parrish's Pied Piper Bar & Grill (Tel.: 546-5089) in The Palace Hotel.

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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