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   JANUARY Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Thursday, January 1; 2-5: $6
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.

Saturday, January 3; 8-?; $25
BANGERS & MASH play for A Victorian Twelfth Night Ball (The Dickens Fair Reünion Ball) in the Elks' Club Lodge Room, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Waltz and Victorian dances. Costumes, 1837-1870 or other vintage, or evening dress admired, not required. Food to share wel­come. $20 through December 27 from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Ave­nue, Alameda 94501 (Tele­phone: 1510/522-1731) or PayPal. Class at 7:15.

Friday, January 9; 7-10: Two drink minimum, please
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS featuring Miss Carmen Getit play for dancing in the Lake Merritt Hotel's Terrace Room, 1800 Mad­ison Street, Oakland. Reservations: 1510/903-3771. Answers?♦

Sunday, January 11 — NOT TONIGHT, DEAR!
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Second Sunday dance and dinner is happening next week, q.v. below.

Sunday, January 11; 6:30-10: $10
Michelle Kinkaid's Anniversary Celebration XXV of her twenty-six years of Second Sunday Dances. Peninsula Italian Amer­ican Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street, where Wednesday's weekly B Street Boogie happens at 8:30. Answers? (Tele­phone: 585-6282).♦

Wednesday, January 14; 7-10: $25
JOSHUA KLIPP & THE KLIPPTONES play Retro at the Metro Sock Hop, a fund raiser for the Metronome Dance Collective at 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 871-2462). Twist contest. Snacks.

Thursday, January 15; 21:00-04:00: $10
Monterey SwingFest XXII's EarlyBird class with John and Jessica at 8 and Dance at the Hotel Hyatt Regency, 1 Golf Course Drive.♦

Friday-Monday, January 16-19: $149; Juniors/Students/Non-USA: $129
Monterey SwingFest XXII at the Hotel Hyatt Regency ($119), 1 Golf Course Drive (Tels: Cali­fornia: 1831/372-1234; Exterior: 800/492-8822; 831/372-1234; Facsimile: /375-3960). Through December 30, $129; Age 17 and younger and Students 18-24 and Non-USA, $109; payable to Central Coast Swing Dance, 333 Rice Ranch Road, Santa Maria 93455 (Telephone: 1805/937-1574). Watch the competitions on Global Dance TV for $4.95. Answers?♦

Saturday, January 17; 7:30-10: $20
METRO BIG BAND plays for dancing at the Crystal Ballroom Dance Studio, 3595 Stevens Creek Boulevard, San José (Telephone: 1408/260-8900). Also January 31.

Saturday, January 17; 8-2: Tickets
The Fifteenth Annual Edwardian Ball (The Beastly Baby) (Tele­phone: 435-7527) at the Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave­nue. Period dress/costumes admired, not required. Answers?

Sunday, January 18; 2:30-6:30: Re$ervation only!
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' San Francisco By The Bay dance and dinner at 5 at the South San Fran­cisco Rec­rea­tion Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: January 14, $30 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephone: 265-7063). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, January 18; 3-5: $8
THE STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA, with Sheilah Glover, plays the First Dance of the New Year at the Tamalpais Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Avenue, Mill Valley (Telephone: 388-6393). Music for Swing and other dances from the '40s to today. Light refreshments. From the Redwood Highway (101): Shoreline Highway (1) at the Stinson Beach exit from the Redwood Highway (101) to the Stinson Beach to Left on Tennessee Valley Road thence Right on Marin Avenue. Venue at left.

Sunday, January 18; ~5:30-'til the last dancer drops: $10
Monterey SwingFest XXII's post-convention dance at the Hotel Hyatt Regency, 1 Golf Course Drive.♦

Wednesday, January 21; 9-11: $7 — CHANGE of SCHEDULE and FLOOR for about four weeks!
B Street Boogie's weekly dance is happening upstairs while the main floor at the Peninsula Italian Amer­ican Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street, is being replaced. Classes at 7:30 and 8:15 and dance: $12. Answers? (Tele­phone: 585-6282).♦

Monday, January 26; 9-11: $7
Just Knock resumes its normal Fourth Monday schedule at The Dance Loft, 2475 Third Street (Tel­e­phone: 846.3154). Class at 7:30 or 8:15 and dance: $16; both classes: $20. Answers?♦

Wednesday, January 28; 9-11: $7 — CHANGE of SCHEDULE and floor for about three weeks!
B Street Boogie's weekly dance is happening upstairs while the main floor at the Peninsula Italian Amer­ican Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street, is being replaced. Classes at 7:30 and 8:15 and dance: $12. Answers? (Tele­phone: 585-6282).♦

Friday-Sunday, January 29-February 1: Pricing
City Lights Ball XVI (NDCA, DanceSport Series) at the Fairmont San José, 170 Market Street, San José (Telephones: 1866/540-4493; 408/998-1900). Hosts: Dan Messenger (Telephone: 1262/490-1759) and Anna Mikhed. Answers?

Thursday, January 29; 9-12: Grati$! — NEW WEEKLY SALSA DANCE!
Capone's Speakeasy, 1400 Park Street, Alameda (Telephone: 1510/522-2391). After tonight, there will be a cover charge.

Thursday, January 29; 9:15-12: $15 includes dinner; $10 after 11 — CHANGE of VENUE!
The weekly Hustle Dance Party has moved to Ballroom Dance Supply at 4850 Harwood Road, San José (Telephone: 1408/978-7922). Class at 8:15.

Saturday, January 31; 7:30-10: $20
METRO BIG BAND plays for dancing at the Crystal Ballroom Dance Studio, 3595 Stevens Creek Boulevard, San José (Telephone: 1408/260-8900).

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   FEBRUARY Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Wednesday, February 4; 9-11: $7 — CHANGE of Schedule and floor for about two weeks!
B Street Boogie's weekly dance is happening upstairs while the main floor at the Peninsula Italian Amer­ican Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street, is being replaced. Classes at 7:30 and 8:15 and dance: $12. Answers? (Tele­phone: 585-6282).♦

Thursday, February 5; 9-12: $?? — NEW WEEKLY Salsa Dance!
Capone's Speakeasy, 1400 Park Street, Alameda (Telephone: 1510/522-2391).

Thursday, February 5; 9:15-12: $15 includes dinner; $10 after 11 — CHANGE of Venue!
The weekly Hustle Dance Party has moved to Ballroom Dance Supply at 4850 Harwood Road, San José (Telephone: 1408/978-7922). Class at 8:15.

Friday, February 6; 9-1:30: $17
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play at the celebration of Ray Hirsch's 94th birthday, at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave­nue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Jack 'n' Jill contest. In advance: $13.65 Class at 7:45.

Saturday, February 7; 3-5: $15; Members: $10; Students: Grati$!
A Day With Annie Hirsch (not a dance) discussing the past and present of Swing dancing. Presented by The Next Generation Swing Dance Club at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emery­ville (Tele­phone: 1510/655-2888). Regular monthly dance and class 6-12; $13; Members: $8; Students: $6.

Saturday, February 7; 7-12: $25
AVALON RISING plays Waltzes, Tangos, Polkas, Country Dances, Reels, and other vintage dances for A Grand Court Ball in Westeros (A Dance of Ice and Fire) in the Elks' Club Lodge Room, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Medieval, Far Eastern, African, Italian Ren­aissance, fantasy costume or formal wear admired, not required. No host bar. You may contribute victuals to share on the Royal Buffet. In advance through January 31: $20 payable via PayPal or The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731).

Sunday, February 8; 2-5: Grati$! — NEW MONTHLY LINDY DANCE!
Every Second Sunday at Neck Of The Woods, 406 Clement Street (Telephone: 387-6343).

Sunday, February 8; 2:30-6:30: Re$ervation only!
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Leave your heart in San Francisco dance and dinner at 5 at the South San Fran­cisco Rec­rea­tion Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: February 4, $30 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephone: 265-7063). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Wednesday, February 11; 9-11: $7 — Change of Schedule and floor for about a week!
B Street Boogie's weekly dance is happening in the Peninsula Italian Amer­ican Social Club of San Mateo's Sky Room while its main dance floor at 100 North B Street is being replaced. Classes at 7:30 and 8:15 and dance: $12. Answers? (Tele­phone: 585-6282).♦

Thursday, February 12; 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 Hotel Woodlake Convention Center, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacra­mento.♦

Thursday, February 12; 9-12: $?? — New WEEKLY Salsa Dance!
Capone's Speakeasy, 1400 Park Street, Alameda (Telephone: 1510/522-2391).

Thursday, February 12; 9:15-12: $15 includes dinner; $10 after 11 — Change of Venue!
The weekly Hustle Dance Party has moved to Ballroom Dance Supply at 4850 Harwood Road, San José (Telephone: 1408/978-7922). Class at 8:15

Friday-Sunday, February 13-15; $149?; Students/Non-USA: $120?; Younger than 18: $90?
Capital Swing Dancers' (Tele­phone 1916/271-2385) Presidents' Day Conven­tion XXIII (AANCE, NASDE, NFA, WSDC, YASDA) at the Hotel Woodlake Convention Center ($75-$95), 500 Leisure Lane (Tele­phones: 1800/RED-LION; 916/922-2020), Sacra­mento. Event, two buffet-style meals, hospi­tality suite: $139; Non-USA/Students: $110; younger than 18: $80 through February 11 payable to: Capital Swing Dancers, c/o Sheryl Zazzi, 1709 Lakewood Drive, West Sacra­mento 95691 (Telephones: Reservations, 1916/922-2020; Hotel, /607-8282). Answers?

Friday, February 13; 9-?: $13
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS and SLIM JENKINS play The Hop (Unlucky Valentines Edition) at the Elbo Room, 647 Valencia Street (Telephone: 552.7788).

Saturday-Sunday, February 14-15; 8-1:30: $69
TBA plays for The 5th Santa Rosa Salsa Festival (Telephone: 1707/484-6086) at the Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa, 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa (Telephone: 1707/545-8530). In advance: $52.69. Classes from 09:00-16:00. Answers?
  Sunday, 9-1:30: $20. TBA plays. In advance: $16.82. Class at 7.

Saturday, February 14; 7-10: Grati$ but you must reserve!
THE ELY BROTHERS & THE DOUBLETAKE BAND play the Valentine's Day Sock Hop, hosted by Cynthia Glinka, at the Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue (Telephone: 561-4400).

Saturday, February 14; 9-11:30: $9
Valentine's Dance in the Lucie Stern Ballroom at the Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Class at 8. (Telephone: 1650/648-3633) Answers?

Saturday, February 14; 9-1: $25; with dinner at 7: $35
Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year Party at the Allegro Ballroom at 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emery­ville (Tele­phone: 1510/655-2888). Lion Dance and Costume contests. In advance – Buf­fet dinner at 7 and dance: $30; dance and refreshments at 9: $20. San Fran­cisco Bay Bridge toward Sacra­mento then imme­di­ately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Sunday, February 15; ~8:00 'til the last dancer drops: $5
The public is welcome to attend the Capital Swing Dancers Presidents' Day Conven­tion dance at the Hotel Woodlake Convention Center, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacra­mento.♦

Wednesday, February 18; 8:30-11: $7 — NEW FLOOR!!!
B Street Boogie's weekly dance is happening on the Peninsula Italian Amer­ican Social Club of San Mateo's beautiful newly-refinished dance floor at 100 North B Street. Classes at 7:30 and 8:15 and dance: $12. Answers? (Tele­phone: 585-6282).♦

Thursday-Sunday, February 19-22: $300?: (other options available.)
7thAnnual San Francisco Salsa Rueda Festival (Tele­phone: 608-6180) at Hotel Whitcomb ($119), 1231 Market Street (626-8000; Reservation Tele­phone: 1800/­227-4747). In advance through November: $240+; through December: $275.29; through January: $280+. Answers?
  Thursday: Rumbaché
  Friday and Saturday: Timbalive

Friday-Sunday, February 20-22; $199 (Other options available.)
Swingin' At The Savoy with Norma Miller, Chazz Young, and Chester Whitmore at Cheryl Burke Dance, 1400 North Shoreline Boulevard, A-1, Mountain View (Telephone: 1650/­864-9150). In advance $179 through February 15 (Telephone: 1408/890-7964) payable to Wednesday Night Hop (address at above). Answers?
  Friday; 8:30-12: $30 – DON NEELY SWINGTET
  Saturday; 8:30-'til the last dancer drops: $40 – (8-Midnight) KATIE CAVERA & HER LOST BOYS
  Sunday; 8-10: $25 – THE HOT BAKED GOODS,
   Sunnyvale Community Center, 950 Michelangelo Drive.


Friday, February 20; 8-11: $10
MOOD SWING, not Mood Swing Orchestra, plays for dancing to Swing era jazz and a few surprises! at Ghiringhelli Pizzeria Grill and Bar, Nave Shopping Center, 1535 South Novato Boulevard, Novato (Telephone: 878-4977). Class at 7 add $5. Answers?

Saturday, February 21; 09:00-23:59: Price$
14thAnnual Berkeley Ballroom Classic, in the RSF Fieldhouse, 2301 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. Answers?

Saturday, February 21; 9-?: $15; Students: $10
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. Class at 8.

Friday-Sunday, February 27-March 1: $380 each of two (other options available)
Dance in the world's only railroad dance car or listen to MARK GUSTASON in the Piano Lounge, through the Sierra Nevada aboard the adults-only Reno Fun Train: Theme Rock & Roll a.k.a. Michelle Kinkaid's Train Magic departing Friday, February 27 from Emery­ville at 9:45, Richmond at 10, Martinez at 10:35, Suisun at 11, Sacra­mento at 12:05, returning Sunday, March 1. 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.

Friday, February 27; 20:00-02:30: $20 — NEW WEEKLY SALSA/BACHATA DANCE!
JULIO BRAVO y SU ORQUESTA SALSABOR plays for dancing Salsa and Bachata at Dance Fridays' Grand Opening in two rooms at 550 Barneveld Avenue. Classes at 8.

Friday, February 27; 20:00-01:30: $89.82; lower prices for students, alumni, and staff
The STANFORD FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA and THE SWING SOLUTION Swing to the Real Thing, play for dancing at the Viennese Ball XXXVIII at the Santa Clara Regency, 5101 Great America Parkway. Formal attire, please. Answers?

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   MARCH Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Wednesday, March 4; 9-11:30: $8 (discounts for bona fide students)
Mission City Swing's, a West Coast Swing phenomenon, First Anniversary of weekly dances at the Polish Club of San Francisco, 3040 Twenty-second Street. Intermediate class at 7 or Fun­da­ment­als class at 8 and dance: $15. Both classes and dance: $25. CAVEAT: This is not in Mission City (Santa Clara).

Thursdays, March 5-April 30; 9-11:15: $15; Students: $10
Swing In The Spring details under “Thursdays” below

Friday, March 6; 8-11: $6
On The Town Latin dance at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 7. Refreshments, prizes.

Friday, March 6; 20:00-02:30: $20 — NEW WEEKLY Salsa/Bachata/ Dance!
TBA plays for dancing Salsa and Bachata at Dance Fridays in two rooms at 550 Barneveld Avenue. Classes at 8.

Saturday, March 7; 8-?; $25
BAGUETTE QUARTETTE plays early Century CMM ballroom dance music for the Dances of Mystery and Imagination (A Victorian Costume Ball in Honour of Mr. Edgar Allan Poe) at the Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Avenue, Kensington. Evening dress from the 1830s-'40s or modern, fantasy or historical costumes, admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $20 through February 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.

Sunday, March 8; 2-5: Grati$! — NEW Monthly LINDY Dance!
Every Second Sunday at Neck Of The Woods, 406 Clement Street (Telephone: 387-6343).

Sunday, March 8; 2:30-6:30: Re$ervation only!
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Kites and Shamrocks dance and dinner at 5 at the South San Fran­cisco Rec­rea­tion Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: March 4, $30 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephone: 265-7063). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, March 8; 6:30-10: $10 – Workshops at 4:30 and dance; $40
Swing Joins Country XXIV, a day of Swing and Country dancing and Show at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club, 100 North B Street, San Mateo. Jack ’n’ Jill Team Match. Workshops with Michelle Kinkaid and Others To Be Announced 4:30-6:30 and dance $30 through March 5 sent to Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Fran­cisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282). — 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.

Thursdays, March 12-April 30; 9-11:15: $15; Students: $10
Swing In The Spring details under “Thursdays” below

Friday, March 13; 8-11: $6
On The Town Latin dancing wearing green tonight at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 7. Refreshments, prizes.

Friday, March 13; 9-11:30: $9
St. Patrick's Dance in the Lucie Stern Ballroom at the Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Class at 8. (Telephone: 1650/648-3633) Answers?

Friday, March 13; 20:00-02:30: $20 — New WEEKLY Salsa/Bachata/ Dance!
TBA plays for dancing Salsa and Bachata at Dance Fridays in two rooms at 550 Barneveld Avenue. Classes at 8.

Friday, March 20; 9-?: $17
Carmen Getit, Kally Price, and Lavay Smith=Women In [San Francisco] Bay Area Swing, a dance party at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave­nue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 8.♦

Saturday, March 21; 2-2: Workshops, dance: $75, Juniors: $55 (Other options available.)
Swing In the South Bay V (Telephone: 1510/684-2442) at Dance Boulevard, 1824 Hillsdale Ave­nue, San José (Tele­phone: 1408/264-9393). Workshops with Kara Frenzel, Richard Kear, Jason Wayne & Yvonne Wayne, Miguel deSousa & Yenni Setiawan; Dance and Open and Invitational Jacks ’n’ Jill at 8: $15. Answers?

Saturday, March 21; 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 food 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.♦

Saturday, March 21; 8-11: $5
Mostly Swing at City College's Health and Well­ness Center, Howth Street/W Road near 777 Ocean Avenue, Third floor (Telephone: 452-5353). Class at 7.

Wednesday, March 25; 8-?: $18-$24VENUE CLOSED!
JUNIUS COURTNEY BIG BAND with Denise Perrier In Full Swing Regalia at The Addi­tion née Yoshi's, 1330 Fill­more Street. There are tiny spaces to dance.

Thursdays, March 26-April 30; 9-11:15: $15; Students: $10
Swing In The Spring details under “Thursdays” below

Thursday-Sunday, March 27-29 Ticket options other than below.
Matinées: $25; Evenings: Friday, $35; Saturday, $45; Sunday, $40.
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: San Francisco Open, LLC, 3605 Highland Avenue, Redwood City 94062 (Voice: 1650/366-0504; Facsimile: /472 9266) Hosts: Stephan and Denise Jourdaine-Krauel (Voice/Facsimile: 1650/­366-0504). Hostess: Nadia Efte­dal (Tele­phone: 1562/902-7657).

Saturday, March 28 — NOT TONIGHT, DEAR!
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's Fourth Saturday dance in Santa Rosa was the annual Black & White Ball and Potluck Dinner last Saturday in Petaluma q.v. above.

Sunday, March 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?

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Thursday, April 2; 8:30-10:30: $6
Blue Moon Swing¹ celebrates its First Anniversary, in the Cocoa Room concurrent with the Sun­dance Saloon's (Telephone: 820-1403) Two-Stepping night at 550 Barneveld Street. Class at 7:45. Answers?

Thursdays, April 2-April 30; 9-11:15: $15; Students: $10
Swing In The Spring details under “Thursdays” below

Thursday, April 2; 9-1:30: $15
TBA plays for the San Francisco Salsa Festival VII's Welcome Party at The Park Luxury Hotel, 50 Third Street. Class at 8:30.

Friday-Saturday, April 3-4: $115
San Francisco Salsa Festival VI [Flyer] at the The Park Central Luxury Hotel ($179 through March 10), 50 Third Street (Telephones: 974-6400; 1844/666-7238). In advance: Workshops, competitions, performances, dances: $90 through February. John and Liz Productions (Tele­phone: 1510/697-1892) Contact.

Friday-Saturday, April 3-4: $499 (Other options available)
Argentine Tango USA Official Championship and USA Tango Festival at the San Fran­cisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel (Rate: $115 through March 23), 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame (Telephones: 1800/228-9290; 877-622-3056; 650/692-9100; Facsimile: -8016). Payable to: Argentine Tango USA, 555 Bryant Street, 111 - Palo Alto 94301. Other options available. Answers?
  Thursday Milonga: $15
  Friday and Saturday Milongas with TRIO GARUFA: $35 ($30 through March 20)
  Sunday Milonga with SETH ASARNOW & SU SEXTETO TÍPICO: $35 ($30 through March 20)


Saturday, April 4; 6-12: $13 until 9:00.
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club celebrates its Twenty-sixth 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 4; 8-12: $25
BANGERS & MASH play for Dance Comes to Pemberley (Pride and Prejudice Ten Years Later) at the Elks' Club Lodge Room, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Period or modern evening dress admired, not required. Bar. Mrs. Darcy welcomes food to share. In advance: $20 through March 28 payable via PayPal or The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7.

Monday, April 6; 9:15-1: $10
Richard Kear's Birthday Bash at Dance Boulevard, 1824 Hillsdale Avenue, San José (Tele­phone: 1408/264-9393). Please take food to share. Class at 8:15.

Saturday, April 11; 8-11: $5
Ballroom Party at City College's Health and Well­ness Center, Howth Street/W Road near 777 Ocean Avenue, Third floor (Telephone: 452-5353). Class at 7.

Saturday, April 11; 9-11:30: $75 with dinner at 8
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' April in Paris coronation ball at the Crown Plaza Hotel (Code: SDD=$139 through March 28 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: Payment with order for PRIME RIB, PETRALE SOLE, or VEGETARIAN WELLINGTON to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, Inc., 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephone: 265-7063). Answers?

Sunday, April 12; 2-5: Grati$! — New Monthly Lindy Dance!
Every Second Sunday at Neck Of The Woods, 406 Clement Street (Telephone: 387-6343).

Sunday, April 12 — Hiatus!
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Dinner Dance isn't happening today.

Sunday, April 12; 7:15-10:30: Grati$!
Sun­dance Saloon's Sixteenth Anniversary Celebration¹ (Telephone: 820-1403) of its Country Two-Stepping, at 550 Barneveld Street. Entertainment, souvenirs. Class at 5:30. Answers?

Thursdays, April 16-April 30; 9-11:15: $15; Students: $10
Swing In The Spring details under “Thursdays” below

Sunday, April 19; 8-12: $10
Susan's Birthday Bash, dinner at 6, at New Susan's Dance Studio, 422 North Capitol Avenue, San José (Telephone: 1408/435-1889). Answers?

Thursdays, April 23-April 30; 9-11:15: $15; Students: $10
Swing In The Spring details under “Thursdays” below

April 24-May 3: National Dance Week

Friday, April 24; 7:30-10:30: $10
Welcome Dance for April Follies¹ (below) at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Answers?

Friday, April 24; 8-11:30: $20; Table seating: $50
LOS BOLEROS play the Anniversary and Closing Party at the Metronome Dance Collective, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 871-2462). “Cocktail attire” please. Class at 7.♦

April 25-May 3: National Dance Week

Saturday, April 25; 10:00-23:00: ~$40 with chicken buffet dinner at 5:30.
USA and California NASSPDA Championship April Follies XIII¹, Hostess: Barbara Zoloth (Tel­e­phone: 971-0410), at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarc­adero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). Price lower through March 17. 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 25; 8-10: Grati$!
Latin Dance Party at City College's Health and Well­ness Center, Howth Street/W Road near 777 Ocean Avenue, Third floor (Telephone: 452-5353). Class at 7.

Saturday, April 25; 8-?: $??
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club (HotLine: 1707/523-9477) resumes its normal Fourth Saturday Dance schedule at the Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Avenue, Santa Rosa. Class at 8.

April 26-May 3: National Dance Week

Sunday, April 26; 7-10:30: $10
Lakeside Swing's Thirteenth Anniversary Dance at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 6 and dance: $15. Snacks. Answers?

April 27-May 3: National Dance Week

April 28-May 3: National Dance Week

April 29-May 3: National Dance Week

Thursday, April 30; 9-11:15: $15; Students: $10
Swing In The Spring details under “Thursdays” below

April 30-May 3: National Dance Week

      APRIL MUSIC Not shown above.

Thursdays
March 5-April 30; 9-11:15: $15; Students: $10
Swing In The Spring series, Lindy Hop at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave­nue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 8.
March  5:
March 12:
March 25:
April  2:
April  9:
April 16:
April 23:
April 30:
STOMPY JONES
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS featuring Miss Carmen Getit
LE JAZZ HOT
MACY BLACKMAN and THE MIGHTY FINES
LOST DOG FOUND
BIG CHEESE & the JIVE RATS
TBA
MOOD SWING ORCHESTRA

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   MAY Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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May 1-May 3: National Dance Week

May 2-May 3: National Dance Week

Saturday, May 2; 8-12: $25
BANGERS & MASH plays Polkas, Ragtime OneSteps, Schottisches, Tangos, The Lancers, TwoSteps, Waltzes including Mazurka and Hesitation, for the My Fair Lady Ball in the Transylvanian Embassy at the Elks' Club, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Traditional Transylvanian, Hungarian, 1908-'12 evening dress or uniform admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $20 through April 25 from The Period Events & Enter­tain­ment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Ave­nue, Alameda 94501 (Tele­phone: 1510/­522-1731) or PayPal. Class at 7:15.

Sunday, May 3: Last day of National Dance Week

Saturday, May 9; 8-?: $42
BOB GUTIERREZ BAND plays for the Verdi Club's 99th Anniversary Ball, 2424 Mariposa Street (Telephone: 861-9199) with full dinner at 6:30 and a bar open from 5. Choose Short Ribs of Beef or Fillet of Sole when reserving with George Malson (Telephone: 751-0266) or Gino Pettinary (Telephone: 1650/755-7170) Answers?

Saturday, May 16; 6:30-?: $35; “Kids:” $25
4th Annual Dance Vita Awards Dinner & Show at Dance Vita Ballroom, 85 West Forty-third Avenue, San Mateo (Telephone: 1650/345-VITA). Dinner, performances, dancing! Answers?

Saturday, May 16; 9-12: $30
Ballroom Blitz, Come Have A Ball! with Jeff Chandler's Night at the Circus at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Performances, films, mixers, sparkling punch, hors d'oeuvres. Class at 8. In advance: $25. Telephone: 305-1032. Answers?♦

Sunday, May 17; 2:30-6:30: Re$ervation only!
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Kentucky Derby by the Bay dance and dinner at 5 at the South San Fran­cisco Rec­rea­tion Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: May 14, $30 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephone: 265-7063). Class at 1:30. Answers?♦

Monday, May 18; 9-11: $12 — CHANGE OF SCHEDULE!
Just Knock is tonight at The Dance Loft, 2475 Third Street (Tel­e­phone: 846.3154). Class at 7:30 or 8:15 and dance: $16; both classes: $20. Answers?♦

Thursday, May 21, 20:00-04:00: $10
The public is welcome to attend the FreZno Dance Classic 31's Welcome Dance at the Rad­isson Con­ven­tion Center Hotel, 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno.♦

Friday-Monday, May 22-25: $200
FreZno Dance Classic XXXI – We’re a little bit country … and a whole lotta swing! AANCE, NFDA, UCWDC, WSDC at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center ($112x3=$336), 2233 Ven­tura Street, Fresno (Telephone: 1559/268-1000). Saturday Night Theme: Zener Follies & Gangsterz. Event, workshops, ice cream socials, pizza party, happy hours, Gong Show, two dinners, and more: $195 through April. Ages 13-19: $145; Ages 5-12: $100: Younger Grati$! 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 23                DEADLINE
Click Here to REGISTER to VOTE JUNE 7

Saturday, May 23; 8-12: $150?
Don Neeley's ROYAL SOCIETY JAZZ ORCHESTRA, with vocalists Carla Normand and Frederick Hodges, plays for dancing at Art Deco Preservation Ball XXXI at Scottish Rite Cen­ter, 1558 Madison Street, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/832-0819). 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?

Sunday, May 24 — Not tonight, Dear!!!
LakeSide Swing isn't happening tonight but it will next Sunday, May 31. Tonight we're dancing in FreZno (above).

Monday, May 25 — Not tonight, Dear!
Just Knock happened last week.

Friday, May 29; 8-11: $6
Fantastic Fifth Friday Senior Prom, with music from the '60s and '70s, refreshments, and door prizes at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 7.

Saturdays May 30-June 6:
Each of two Inside: $1,354; Outside: $1,454; Balcony: $1,754 plus on board suggested wage subsidy of ~$81
Michelle Kinkaid's Sea Magic 2015–Spring cruise from Rome to Barcelona via Palermo, La Goulette, Firenze, Genoa, and Toulon aboard the Emerald Princess. Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Fran­cisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282).

Saturday, May 30; 7:30-10:30: Grati$!
Sam Seward invites you to his Cowboys and Aliens Country and Swing dance and potluck food in the Lodge Room at the Santa Rosa Veterans Building, 1351 Maple Avenue (across from the Sonoma County Event Center, 1350 Bennett Valley Road). Answers?

Saturday, May 30; 8-?: $25
STYMIE & THE PIMP JONES LUV ORCHESTRA plays the Tenth Annual Funk Out With R.O.C.K (Real Options for City Kids) benefit at Fame Venue, 443 Broadway (Telephone: 291-0333). Silent auction; raffle; contest. In advance: $11.49 through April 30; $16.74 through April 15; $21.99 through May 29.

Saturday, May 30; 9-?: $17
LE JAZZ HOT plays for up-tempo dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave­nue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 8.

Sunday, May 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?

      MAY MUSIC Not shown above.

Friday-Monday, May 22-25: $117.49; Ages 13-20: $58.74 (other options available) through April
Sacra­mento Music Festival & Jubilee XLII, 301 Tenth Street, Sacramento 95814 (Telephone: 1916/444-2004).

Friday, May 29-Sunday, June 7
Healdsburg Jazz Festival XVII. Ticket tele­phones 1800/838-3006; 707/433-4644. Answers?

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   JUNE Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Tuesday, June 2; 07:00-20:00
VOTE BEFORE YOU DANCE DAY!
Grati$, and gratifying, when you do, co$tly and shameful when you don't!

Tuesday, June 2; 8-?: $26
JUNIUS COURTNEY BIG BAND plays Mood Ellington, celebrating the depths of Duke with Denise Perrier at Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant, 510 Embarc­a­dero West, Jack London Square, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/238-9200). In advance: $26.75.♦

Saturday, June 6; 8-12: $25
BANGERS & MASH plays English and French country dances and Waltzes from Germany and Austria. The Doctor Dances: 1756, a Grand Costume Ball, at the Elks' Club Lodge Room, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Century MCCM, fantasy, Doctor Who-inspired, or con­temporary evening dress admired, not required. Bar. Marquise du Pompa­dour Reinette wel­comes food to share. In advance: $20 through May 30 payable via PayPal or The Period Events & Enter­tain­ment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7.

Sunday, June 7; Noon-1 and 2-6: $5
Joseph Zanger 7th Annual Joseph Zanger Memorial & Reunion Dance at the Country Park Stage, Gate 6, Casa de Fruta, 10021 Pacheco Pass Highway near Hollister. Class at 1. Ameri­can Premium Dance Floors is providing a 4000'² floor. From Gilroy, Pacheco Pass Highway (152) toward Los Baños.

Sunday, June 14; 1:30-4:30: $5 — INCEPTION of MILONGA SUNDAYS!
Palace of Fine Arts.

Sunday, June 14; 2-7: $12 — TIME CHANGE!!!
Michelle Kinkaid's 27th Annual Memorial, Tribute & Remembrance Dance to honor John Duffy, Robert Kin­kaid, and others. Jack ’n’ Jill Contest; Refreshments. Class at 1. Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Fran­cisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282).♦

Sunday, June 14; 2:30-5: $30
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Western dance at 2:30 and dinner at 5 at the South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: June 10 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephone: 265-7063). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Friday, June 19; 6-9:30: Grati$!
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS, and many guest performers, play on Civic Center's Grove Street stage for the City Hall Centennial Celebration that continues 'til eleven.

Saturday, June 20; 9-?: $10
Country Night at Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Telephone ) Classes with champions Craig Johnson and Joan Lundahl at 7 and 8 and dance: $13 for one, $18 for two. Answers?

Saturday, June 20; 9:30-1:30: $15; Couple: $20; Student: $10
TBA plays for the 1st Anniversary of Tomaj's 3rd Saturdays, “The Bay Area's Biggest Salsa Party!” (Telephone: 505-3536) 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 21; 1:30-4:30: $5 — MILONGA SUNDAYS!
Palace of Fine Arts.

Sunday, June 21; 7-10:30: $10
Lakeside Swing at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 6 and dance: $15. Snacks. Answers?

Monday, June 22 — DISCONTINUED!
Just Knock, the Fourth Monday Swing Dance at the The Dance Loft since February 8, 2010, is no more.

Thursday-Sunday, June 25-28: $88.12 (other options available)
San Francisco Westie Exchange “A weekend of sharing, growth and community” at the Exploratorium, The Beach opposite Fulton Street, the DanzeHauz Dance Center, and Swig. More.

Friday-Sunday, June 26-28: $180 (other options available) — CAVEAT: 2015 dates, 2014 information
Camp-WCSU-2014, camping, playing, riding, eating and dancing at Chanslor Guest Ranch & Stables, 2660 North Shoreline Highway (1), Bodega Bay (Telephone: 1707/875-2721 - Ans­wers?). Payable to: West Coast Swing University, 3476 Nantucket Drive, Fairfield 94534

Friday, June 26; 9-12: $9
All proceeds from the Dance For Nepal go to the American Red Cross' Disaster Relief for Nepal. The Allegro Ball­room, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Spins and Turns class at 7 and dance: $12; Moves and Syncopations class at 8 and dance: $12; both classes and dance: $22. 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, June 28; 1:30-4:30: $5 — Milonga Sundays!
Palace of Fine Arts.

JUNE MUSIC not shown above.
Friday, May 29-Sunday, June 7
Healdsburg Jazz Festival XVII. Ticket tele­phones 1800/838-3006; 707/433-4644. Answers?

Wednesday, June 9-Sunday, June 21:
San Francisco Jazz Festival XXXIII at SF Jazz Center and Davies Symphony Hall. Answers?

Saturday-Sunday, June 13-14; 10-6: Grati$!
32nd Annual Novato Festival of Art, Wine and Music on Grant Avenue between Redwood Boule­vard and Seventh Street.

Wednesday, June 17-Sunday, July 5; 11-11: $10; Ages 6-12 and 65+: $8
The Main Stage, Alameda County Fair, 4501 Pleasanton Ave­nue, Pleasanton (Telephone: 1925/426-7600).

Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21; Noon-10: Grati$! — CAVEAT: 2015 dates, 2014 information
San Fran­cisco Free Folk Festival XXXVIII at Presidio Middle School, 450 Thirtieth Avenue.

Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21; 11-6: Grati$!
9th Annual King of the County BBQ Challenge and Music Festival, at the Martinez Waterfront Park Marina.

Saturday-Sunday, June 20-21; 10-10: $25 per day $26 in advance.
Isleton Cajun & Blues Festival (Telephone: 1916/777-4800) at the E2 Family Winery, 9009 Highway 12, Lodi. Answers?

Sunday, June 21; Noon-6: Grati$
35th Annual COTATI JAZZ FESTIAL in La Plaza Park and in downtown Cotati (Telephone: 1707/333-3011). Answers?

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JULYRegularly-scheduled Dances.

Wednesday, July 1 — DEADLINE!
Full payment due for Michelle Kinkaid's Tuesday-Friday, September 15-25 San Francisco:San Francisco Sea Magic cruise via Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, Mazatlán, and Cabo San Lucas. Each of two Inside: $1,294; Outside: $1,544; Outside w/view: $1,549; Balcony: $1,794; Suite: $2,144 aboard the Grand Princess. Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Fran­cisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282).

2014 INFOThursday-Sunday, July 3-8: $455 through April, $495 after
Nora's Tango Week-end at the San Francisco Airport Waterfront Marriott, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame. Event, workshops, milongas payable to: Nora Olivera, 2841 Hillside Drive, Burlingame 94010 (Telephone: 1650/348-1140). Answers?
  Thursday; 9-2: La Milonga de Carlos y Mayte
  Friday; 9-2: SETH ASARNOW Y SU SEXTETO TÍPICO play La Milonga de Los Totis
  Saturday; 9-2: Celebration Tango show
  Sunday; 9-2: SETH ASARNOW Y SU SEXTETO TÍPICO play the Masquerade Ball


Saturday, July 4
The Period Events & Enter­tain­ments Re-Creation Society is taking a break to celebrate the independence of the USA.

Friday-Saturday, July 10-11; 7-10: Grati$!
Salsa Festival on The Fillmore in Fillmore Center Plaza, 1475 Fillmore Street. Answers?

Sunday, July 12; 2:30-6:30: $30
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Fourth of July dance at 2:30 and dinner at 5 at the South San Francisco Rec­rea­tion Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: July 8 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 265-7063; 1510/552-9762). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Saturday, July 18; 18:00-?: $10?
Allegro's 10th Annual Dance Showcase. Payable to: Summer Showcase 2015, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emeryville 94608.

Friday-Sunday, July 24-26: One daytime+evening+dinner=$155
Stephan Krauel & Denise Jourdaine-Krauel's International Grand Ball XLVIII at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel (Rate: $142), 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame (Tele­phones: 1800/228-9290; 650/692-9100; Facsimile: -8016). Payable to: Inter­national Grand Ball, 3605 Highland Avenue, Redwood City 94063 (Telephone: 1650/366-0504; Facsimile : /472 9266). Answers?

Monday, July 27 — DISCONTINUED!
Just Knock, the Fourth Monday Swing Dance at the The Dance Loft since February 8, 2010, is no longer happening.

Friday, July 31 — CLOSING!!!
Bay West Ballroom, 1133 East Francisco Boulevard, San Rafael (Telephone: 457-4619) is closing. Answers?

JULY MUSIC not shown above.
Saturday and Sunday, July 4 and 5; 10:00-18:00: Grati$!
Fillmore Jazz Festival Celebrating Women in Jazz and Beyond on Fillmore between Eddy and Jackson streets.

Sunday, July 11; Noon-7: $30; Ages 6-17: $15
5thAnnual Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival at El Parque Potrero Del Sol (El Parque de la Raza), Utah at Twenty-fifth. In advance: $27.24; Ages 7-17: $16.74; Younger: Grati$!

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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.
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NOTE: Bay West Ballroom closed July 31!

Northern California Swing Dance Challenge X,
a series of Jack ’n’ Jill com­pe­ti­tions.
Finals are September 12, q.v. below for details.

QUALIFYING EVENTS
SO Swing, Medford: Saturday, August 1
Spotlight Ballroom, West Sacramento: Thursday, August 6 at 9
Peninsula Italian-American Club, San Mateo: Sunday, August 9 at 7:30
The Clubhouse, Placentia: Sunday, August 16 at 7:30
Roseville Opera House: Tuesday, August 18 at 9
Studio One Ballroom, Chico: Thursday, August 20
2 Leſt Feet Dance Center, Danville: Friday, August 28 at 10 at
Lakeside Swing, Oakland: Sunday, August 30 at 8:30 at

Saturday, August 1; 1-4:30: Grati$!
BANGERS AND MASH play late Victorian dance music (Waltzes, Polkas, Schottisches, Mazurkas, Lancers and Lobster Quadrilles) at the Alice in Wonderland Picnic Dance An Elegant, if Curious, Victorian aſternoon 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. Mid-Victorian (1862-80), Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass-inspired, pre-Raphaelite, æsthetic, or Romantic dress admired, not required. Answers?

Sunday, August 2; 8-12: $20
FIL LORENZ ORCHESTRA plays, Jonathan Poretz sings at the The Vintage Days: a night at the Starline Social Club, 645 West Grand Avenue, Oakland. In advance: $16.82 through July 31 at 5.♦

Friday-Sunday, August 7-9 – Event, workshops: $135 (Other options available)
Swingtacular V: The Galactic Open at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay ($135), 223 Twin Dol­phin Drive, Redwood City (Telephone: 1650/598-9000; Facsimile: -9383; H0922@sofitel.­com). Host: Ben McHenry (Telephone: 1925/922-9572).

Saturday, August 8; 8:30-1:30: $??
Second Anniversary of the Grand Opening of César's Latin Palace at 820 Twenty-sixth Street. Salsa, Merengue, Bolero, Cum­bia. Also tomorrow.

Sunday, August 9; 2:15-5: $30
Summertime Picnic dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reser­va­tion deadline: August 5 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, August 22 — Not tonight, Dear!
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's Fourth Saturday Dance is happening next week in Peta­luma, q.v., below.

Monday, August 24 — Discontinued!
Just Knock, the Fourth Monday Swing Dance at the The Dance Loſt since February 8, 2010, is no longer happening.

Friday, August 28; 9-12: $8
Friday Night Waltz's Anniversary Dance in the upstairs Fellowship Hall at the First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto. Class with Richard Powers or Tom Hill at 7 and dance: $12. Answers?

Saturday, August 29, 8-12: $18; Age 20 and younger: $11; Spectator: $5
The Red­wood Empire Swing Dance Club's Jack 'n' Jill Invitational XX (HotLine: 1707/523-9477) at the Pet­a­luma Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Pet­a­luma Boulevard South (Tele­phone: 1707/­876-3308). Class at 7. Via Redwood Highway (101) from Golden Gate Bridge, Petaluma Boulevard South, Leſt at signal, Right into second drive­way. Answers?

     AUGUST MUSIC not shown above.
Saturday, August 1; Noon-?: $?
Oakland Jazz Festival at Califonia State University East Bay Campus in Hayward (shuttle from Hayward BART). Answers?

Saturday-Sunday, August 1-2; Noon-6: $15 – Seniors/Youths 13-17, $8; younger gratis
Art + Soul XV at Frank Ogawa (City Hall) Plaza, Fourteenth and Broadway, Oakland. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, August 7-9: $OLD OUT!
Outside Lands Music Festival Music/Food/Wine/Beer/Art in Golden Gate Park.

Friday, August 7; 6-9: $20; Ages 5-12: $5
Saturday; 10-10: $35; Sunday; 11-11: $25; Ages 5-12: $5 | Three days: $70/$15
San José Jazz Summer Fest XXV at and near César Chávez Plaza. Three days in advance through August 8: $47.88; Ages 5-12: $16.80.

Saturday, August 22; 10-7: $27; Pre-teens Grati$!
Festival de la Isla XIII at Peña Adobe Park, Vacaville. 2014 URL for advance: $22.

Saturday-Sunday, August 29-30; 10-5: $12; Senior/Military: $10; Age 18 and younger: $8 per day
Bodega Seafood Art & Wine Festival, Watts Ranch, 16855 Bodega Highway

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   SEPTEMBER Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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NOTE: Bay West Ballroom closed July 31!
Cheryl Burke Dance is closing October 1 because the land has been sold.
Friday-Monday, September 3-7: $170
South Bay Dance Fling XXXI (Flyer) (CTST, NFDA, UCWDC, WSDC) at the Holiday Inn San José Airport ($89) Telephones: 1408/453-6200; California: 1800/662-9896; Exterior: 800/465-4329; 888/HOLIDAY; Facsimile, 408/437-9693. Event, workshops, dinner, show: $150 through July 25; (other options available), payable to: South Bay Dance Fling, Post Office Box 1384, Oakdale 95361 (Telephone: 1209/608-1414). Answers?

Saturday, September 5; 8-11: $25
BANGERS AND MASH plays late Victorian Viennese Waltzes, Polkas, Mazurkas, Quadrilles, Mixers, etc., in the Elks' Club Lodge Room for the Age of Innocence Ball: A Viennese Ball in Old New York at The Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Bustle era (1870s and 80s), elegant/brazen American old/new money, aristocracy/gentry, or modern evening dress admired, not required. “We don’t care what you wear, ’long as it’s legal.” Food to share welcome. $20 through August 29 via PayPal or from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Ave­nue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7. Answers?

Friday, September 11; 9-12: $12
33rd Anniversary of the Friday Night Dance at the Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (Telephone: 1650/856-6991). Class at 8.

Saturday, September 12; 12:30-5:30: $65, Juniors: $55
Keep 'em Swinging workshops and competition at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Admission includes evening's Northen California Swing Dance Challenge finals q.v. below

Saturday, September 12; 6:30-12: $25 (included with Keep 'em Swinging, q.v., above)
NorCal Swing Dance Challenge finals, Top Dog Show, and dance at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Saturday, September 12; 7-12: $15
Farewell Dance Party, a celebration of the dancing life at Cheryl Burke Dance, 1400 North Shoreline Boulevard, A-1, Mountain View (Tele­phone: 1650/864-9150). Class at 8. Answers?

Sunday, September 13; 2:30-6:30: $30
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Destination Hawaii dinner at 5 and dance at the South San Francisco Rec­rea­tion Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: September 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, September 13; 1-6: $51
ROYAL SOCIETY JAZZ ORCHESTRA plays for the 31st Annual Art Deco Society of Cali­fornia's Gatsby Summer Aſternoon at the Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate, née Oakvale Park, 2960 Peralta Oaks Court (Telephone: 1510/615-5555), Oakland. Answers?

Tuesday-Friday, September 15-25
Each of two inside: $1,294; Outside: $1,544; Outside w/view: $1,549; Balcony: $1,794; Suite: $2,144
Michelle Kinkaid's Sea Magic San Francisco:San Francisco cruise via Puerto Vallarta, Manza­nillo, Mazatlán, and Cabo San Lucas aboard the Grand Princess. Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Fran­cisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282).

Tuesday, September 15; 7:30-9:30: $8 – Partner advised!
STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA, with Sheilah Glover, resumes its regular Starduster (T‏hird) Tuesday at the Mill Val­ley Community Center's Cascade Ballroom at 180 Camino Alto (Tel: 383-1370). Light refresh­ments.

September 18: First Friday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 19: First Saturday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 20: First Sunday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Sunday, September 20; 8:30-12: $10
South Bay Dance on Sunday's First Anniversary at New Susan's Dance Studio in Capitol Square Mall at 422 North Capitol Avenue, San José (Telephone: 1408/435-1889). Answers?.

September 21: Monday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 22: Tuesday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 23: Wednesday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 24: Thursday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 25: Second Friday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 26: Second Saturday National Ballroom Dance Week

Saturday, September 26: Tickets
7thAnnual Pacific Grand Ball, American and International styles competitions and dancing at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway ($249 through August from Aira at telephone 1650/576-9961), 1500 Van Ness Avenue (Telephones: 1415/441-4000; 1888/233 9450). Amounts payable to: Pacific Grand Ball, 19 Winding Way, San Carlos 94070 (Telephone: 1650/576-9961). Answers?

September 27: Last day of National Ballroom Dance Week

Monday, September 28 — Discontinued!
Just Knock, the Fourth Monday Swing Dance at the The Dance Loſt since February 8, 2010, is no longer happening.

     SEPTEMBER MUSIC not shown above.
Saturday-Monday, September 5-7; 10-6: $25; Age 62+: $20; Ages 6-12: $5
The 63rdAnnual Sausalito Art Festival

Saturday, September 26; Noon-8: Grati$!
8th Annual Redwood City Salsa Festival in Courthouse Square plus Latin Jazz and Reggae on nearby stages. Answers?

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   OCTOBER Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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NOTE: Bay West Ballroom closed July 31!
Cheryl Burke Dance closed October 1 because the land has been sold.

Thursdays, October 1-November 19; 9-11:15: $15 and Saturday, November 28 ($17)
Musicians play
Swing in the Fall, a series of classes at 8 and music at 9 for uptempo dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave­nue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099.
October 1
October 8
October 15
October 29
November 5
November 12
November 19
November 28
Moodswing Orchestra
Big Cheese & the Jive Rats
Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums featuring Miss Carmen Getit♦
The Ivory Club Boys
Cal Alumni big Band
Le Jazz Hot
Lost Dog Found
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Saturday, October 3; 8-11: $25
SARA & SWINGTIME plays Blues, East Coast Swing, FoxTrot, Jive, Latin, Lindy Hop, Tanbo, Waltz, etc., for Murder In The Ballroom: 1938, in the Elks' Club Lodge Room, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. 1930s costume or vintage or modern evening dress admired but not required. “We don’t care what you wear, ’long as it’s legal.” Food to share wel­come. $20 through September 26 from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Ave­nue, Alameda 94501 (Tele­phone: 1510/522-1731) or PayPal. Class at 7:15. Answers?

Sunday, October 4; 6:45-10: $12 — CHANGE OF SCHEDULE!
The Second Sunday Dance with Michelle Kinkaid (Telephone: 585-6282 is happening tonight at the Peninsula Italian Amer­ican Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street, where Wednesday's weekly B Street Boogie happens at 8:30. Refreshments. Class at 6. Answers?♦

Thursday, October 8; 9 'til the last dancer drops: $20?
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's Boogie by the Bay XXIII (see below) Early Bird Dance at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame. Class with Jordan Frisbee and Tatiana Mollmann at 7.♦

Friday-Sunday, October 9-11; $140
Student/Non-USA: $95; Age 17 and younger/Spectator: $75 (Other options available.)
Boogie by the Bay XXIII (AANCE, NASDE, WSDC, YASDA) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame – $139 through September 6 (Telephones: 1800/233-1234; 650/347-1234). Buy event, workshops and buffet or send payment to: The Next Generation Swing Dance Club, Post Office Box 2747, Dublin 94568. See Boogie by the Bay as it happens! Answers?♦

Saturday, October 10; 8-11: $5
Murder At The Dollar A Dance Hall, a night of 1920s dancing, murder, mayhem, and $1 taxi 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.

Saturday, October 10; 9-12: $30
Ballroom Blitz, A Night at the Disco! with Jeff Chandler's Night at the Disco at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Performances, films, mixers, sparkling punch, hors d'oeuvres. Class at 8. In advance: $25. Telephone: 305-1032. Answers?

Sunday, October 11 — Not tonight, Dear!
Michelle Kinkaid's Second Sunday Dance was last week. Tonight we're dancing at Boogie by the Bay, q.v. below.

October 11; 2:15-5: $30
Spooktacular dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: October 8 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 11; ~8 'til the last dancer drops: $20?
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's monthly dance closes Boogie by the Bay XXIII (see above) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame.♦

Thursday-Sunday, October 15-18; Price$
Autumn Dance Classic (NDCA) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport (Book for $159 here), 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame. Entries due by October 8 pay­able with summary sheet to: San Francisco Autumn Dance Classic, West Coast Ballrooms, Post Office Box 43357, Louisville 40253 (Telephone: 1502/822-6427; Facsimile: 1480/247-5340). Answers?

Thursday-Sunday, October 15-18: $150
Sundance Stompede (IAGLCWDC) at Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Hotel ($189 through September), 1500 Van Ness Avenue (call 447-3025; to reserve for $137). In advance: $110 through July; $120 through August 7; $130 through September 25 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: $12;
 Friday, 7:30-1: Welcome Dance at hotel: $30;
 Saturday, 7:30-1: Hoedown at the Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Avenue: $55;
 Sunday, 5-11: Stompede Ball at the Sundance Saloon: $40.
Workshops at hotel: Friday: 1-6; Saturday and Sunday: 10-4.

Friday-Sunday, October 16-18: $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. $365 pay­able to: Camp Swing, c/o Shufina English, 1 Hallidie Plaza, 210, San Francisco 94102 or $374.95 on line through October 15. Answers? From Mendocino take Little Lake Road 5½ miles to end of pavement. Turn Right onto gravel road 3 miles to camp.

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Wednesday, October 21; 8:30-11: $7
B Street Boogie's Third Anniversary with goodies and surpises 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 aſter 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; Leſt on B Street; venue at right about a half block before T intersection.

Friday, October 23; 9-11:30: $10
THE KLIPPTONES present The 2nd Big A** Swing Party. The University Club, 800 Powell Street. Class at 7:30. Advance sale.

Saturday, October 24; 8:30-12: $25
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 Halloween Gaskell Ball, a spooktacular event at the Scottish Rite Temple, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland. Semi-formal/formal/costumes, please. In advance: $20. Class at 7:45. Answers?

Monday, October 26 — Discontinued!
Just Knock, the Fourth Monday Swing Dance at the The Dance Loſt since February 8, 2010, is no longer happening.

Monday, October 26; 9:15-?: $12 ($8 if costumed and bearing food)
Halloween Potluck at Dance Boulevard, 1824 Hillsdale Ave­nue, San José (Tele­phone: 1408/264-9393). Costume contest. Classes at 7:15 and 8:15.

Friday, October 30, 8-11: $6
Fantastic Fifth Friday's Special Halloween Party at theLake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Costume contest; prizes; refreshments. Class at 7. Answers?

Friday, October 30; 9-12: $12
Hallowe'en Party at the Friday Night Dance at the Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (Telephone: 1650/856-6991). Costumes admired, not required. Class at 8.
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Hallowe’en
Saturday, October 31
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7-10: Grati$! — Reservation required!
LEE PRESSON AND THE NAILS play The Masquerade Macabre at the Presidio Officers’ Club's Moraga Ballroom, 50 Moraga Avenue (Telephone: 561-4400x2). Thrillpeddlers' Salon de Guillotin.

7:00-10:00: $25 with pasta buffet
JOANIE BRANT and the NOB HILL KNIGHTS play for dancing at the American Legion Hall, 651 El Camino Real, Redwod City. Costumes desired, not required; prizes. Answers? (Telephone: 518-8434)

8-1: $30
Halloween Dance Extravaganza at David's Restaurant, 5151 Stars and Stripes Drive, Santa Clara (Telephone: 1408/986-1666). In advance: $22.09 until four o'clock.

8:30-?: $15
STOMPY JONES plays the Halloween Party Dance & Costume Contest! at Rancho Nicasio, on the Town Square, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio (Telephone: 662-2219).

21:00-02:00: $12
Halloween Potluck & Costumes Party at Two Leſt Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Telephone: 1925/831-8111). Win $50 for best costume or Halloween themed attire. Dance and class at 7 or 8: $13 – Dance and classes at 7 and 8: $20. Answers?

21:00-01:00: $28
Rodchata's Halloween Party/Latin Dance Extravaganza at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emeryville (Tele­phone: 1510/655-2888). Show at 10:30. Treats, games, prizes. Class at 7:30. In advance at Allegro $18 through September; $22 through October 30. San Fran­cisco Bay Bridge toward Sacra­mento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Leſt at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Leſt at first, second, fourth, and fiſth lights to park behind gas station.

     OCTOBER MUSIC not shown above.
Friday-Sunday, October 2-4; 11:00-19:00: Grati$!
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival XV at Hellman Hollow (née Speedway Meadow), Lindley, and Marx meadows, Golden Gate Park. Volunteer! – Answers?

Saturday-Sunday, October 10-11: 10-6: Grati$!
San Carlos Art & Wine Faire XXV on San Carlos Avenue.

Saturday-Sunday, October 17-18; Noon-?: $169.50 two days (other options available)
Treasure Island Music Festival – The Festival In The Bay. Get there via shuttle service from Expo­sition/Civic/Bill Graham Auditorium: Grati$! Or San Francisco Municipal Railway's Treas­ure Island bus (108).

Saturday, October 17; 9-?: $15 - Students/Seniors: $10
The Bootleggeers Ball at the Community Music Center, 544 Capp Street.

Wednesday, October 21; 1-3: Grati$!
Starduster Orchestra with Sheilah Glover and Noah Griffin plays for the 30th Annual Marin Senior Information Fair at the Marin Civic Center (Telephone: 1415/456-FAIR). Answers?

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   NOVEMBER Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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NOTE: Cheryl Burke Dance closed October 1 because the land was sold.

Sunday, November 1; 6:45-10: $12 — CHANGE OF SCHEDULE!
The Second Sunday and Post Halloween Dance & Costume Contest with Michelle Kinkaid (Tele­phone: 585-6282) is happening tonight at the Peninsula Italian Amer­ican Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street, where Wednesday's weekly B Street Boogie happens at 8:30. Refreshments. Class at 6. Answers?♦

Tuesday, November 3; 07:00-20:00
Gratis and gratifying when you do; costly and shameful when you don't!
VOTE BEFORE YOU DANCE DAY!
Candidates ← SAN FRANCISCO → Propositions

Thursdays, November 5-November 19; 9-11:15: $15 and Saturday, November 28 ($17)
Musicians play
Swing in the Fall, a series of classes at 8 and music at 9 for uptempo dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave­nue, Berkeley (Telephones – Shows: 1510/­525-5054; Office: -5099).
November  5
November 12
November 19
November 28
Cal Alumni big Band
Le Jazz Hot
Lost Dog Found
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Thursday, November 5; 8-?: $5 (included with week-end pass)
Mountain Magic Dance Convention XVII's Early Bird Dance at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa (Thurs­day and Sunday: $78 - Friday and Saturday: $109), 55 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe (Telephones: 1888/829-7630; 775/588-3515). See Mountain Magic as it happens. Answers?♦

Friday-Sunday, November 6-8: $150; Juniors, Non-USA, Students: $95
Mountain Magic Dance Convention XVII (CTST, WSDC) at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa (Thursday and Sunday: $78 - Friday and Saturday: $109 through September with code: STSWG15), 55 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe (Telephones: 1888/829-7630; 775/588-3515). Event (West Coast Swing, Hustle, Nightclub Two Step, Country Two Step, and more), workshops through October 15: $130; Juniors, Non-USA, Students, All-Stars, Champions: $75 payable to Michelle Kinkaid's Mountain Magic, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112 (Voice/­Facsimile: 1415/585-6282). See Mountain Magic as it happens. Answers?♦

Saturday, November 7; 7:45-12: $30 through October 11; $35 through November 6
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 7. Performance by Le Theater of the Vam­pires. Evening dress of the century and country of your rebirth admired, not required. Snacks. Le Bal des Vampires XXII, 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).

NOT A DANCE Saturday, November 7; 14:00-?: $10
Allegro Winter Showcase Payable to: Winter howcase 2014, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville 94608.

Sunday, November 8 — Not tonight, Dear!
Michelle Kinkaid's Second Sunday Dance was last week. Tonight we're dancing at Mountain Magic, q.v. above.

Sunday, November 8; 2:15-5: $28
Turkey Trot dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reser­va­tion deadline: November 4 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 20 Turquoise Way, San Francisco 94131 (Telephones: 824-2263; 702-9666). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, November 13-15: $179
Fog City Stomp, a Lindy Hop workshop & competition weekend. Classes at the Swedish-American Hall, 2170 Market Street and the Slovenian Hall, 2101 Mariposa Street. Friday and Saturday dances at the Russian Center, 2460 Sutter Street. Sunday and late night dances at Abadá-Capoeira, 3221 Twenty-second Street. Answers?
The AU Brothers Jazz Band
Clint Baker's Golden Gate Swing Band
The Don Neely Jazztet
Kally Price Old Blues & Jazz Band

Saturday, November 14; 7:30-?: $20
METRO BIG BAND plays at the ThanksGiving Dinner/Dance at the Crystal Ballroom, 5395 Stevens Creek Boulevard, San José (Telephone: 1408/260-8900).

Saturday, November 14; 8-12:30: Advance sale only
Dance and Salmon, Beef, or Mushroom ravioli dinner at 7: $160; Dessert: $95 through October 20
Thirty-piece philharmonic orchestra plays for the San Francisco Waltz­ing Society's autumn viennese waltz ball LIX at the Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market Street (MArket 6-8000). Send payment to The San Francisco Waltzing Society, Post Office Box 2461, Walnut Creek 94549 (Telephone: 1925/284-1003). Answers?

Monday, November 16; 9:15-?: $12
Richard's Monday WCS and ThanksGiving Potluck (turkey will be served; prize for best pot luck dish) at Dance Boulevard, 1824 Hillsdale Avenue, San José (Tele­phone: 1408/264-9393). Classes at 7:15 and 8:15.

Thursday-Sunday, November 19-22: $225; Evenings: $100 (Other options, and packages, available.)
San Francisco Bay Area International Salsa Congress XIV (Telephone: 1408/265-3774) at the Marriott City Center ($130), 1001 Broadway, Oakland. Answers?

November 21-22, 27; weekends through December 20; 10-7: $93.69 (Other options available.)
December 5-6: $26.74 — 12-13, 19-20: $31.89. Child and Twilight discounts.
BANGERS & MASH play for ballroom and English country dancing with Reels, Jigs, Polkas, and Waltzes at Fezziwig's Warehouse at the The 37thAnnual Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party at the Cow Palace. Payable to: Red Barn Productions, Post Office Box 1768, Novato 94948 (Telephone: 1800/510-1558; Facsimile: 892-4039). Answers?

Sunday, November 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?

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NOTE: Cheryl Burke Dance closed October 1 because the land was sold.

December week-ends; 10-7: $93.69 (Other options available.)
December 5-6: $26.74 — 12-13, 19-20: $31.89. Child and Twilight discounts.
BANGERS & MASH play for ballroom and English country dancing with Reels, Jigs, Polkas, and Waltzes at Fezziwig's Warehouse at the The 37thAnnual Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party at the Cow Palace. Payable to: Red Barn Productions, Post Office Box 1768, Novato 94948 (Telephone: 1800/510-1558; Facsimile: 892-4039). Answers?

Friday, December 4; 9-12: $9
Christmas Party at the Cubberley Pavilion's Friday Night Dance, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (Telephone: 1650/856-6991). Class at 8.

Saturday, December 5 — HIATUS!
The Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society isn't having an event this month.

Saturday, December 5; 8-?: $18
Nutcracker Ball and performances at Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Dan­ville (Telephone: 1925/831-8111). Sparkling wine, sweets. Semi-formal. Classes at 7. Answers?

Sunday, December 6; 6-9: $39
MOODSWING ORCHESTRA plays for the Holiday Big Band Bash at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Drive.♦

Thursday, December 11 — DISCOUNT ENDS!
Full payment of $374, a $20 discount, each of two (other options available) due today for dancing through the Sierra Nevada aboard the adults-only New Murder Mystery Fun Train a.k.a. Reno Fun Train Theme: Speakeasy Murder Mystery Michelle Kinkaid's Train Magic departing Friday, February 26 from Emery­ville, Richmond, Martinez, Suisun, or Sacra­mento, returning Sunday, February 28. 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.

Saturday, December 12 — HIATUS!
East Bay Waltz isn't happening this evening! Next dance is January 9.

Saturday, December 12; 7-12:30: $22
A Charles Dickens Christmas Party (no Scrooges) 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 12; 8:30-11:30: $20
Christmas Party at the Pick School of Ballroom Dancing, 1532 Taraval Street (Telephone: 752-5658). Professinal and amateur performances. Refreshments and snacks. Class at 7:30. In advance: $15. Answers?

Saturday, December 12; 9-1: $12
Just Knock's Dance Party and Festivities, potluck, and Annual Ugly Sweater Strut Off Contest at the Dance Loft, 2475 Third Street, 311. Class at 8 and dance: $20.♦

Sunday, December 13; 2:30-5: Re$ervation only!
Santa is Coming to Town dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Class at 1:30, hors d'oeuvres at 2:30, dinner at 5. Reser­va­tion deadline: December 10, $30 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers (Telephone: 265-7063); send to Liz Talmadge, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 Answers?

Sunday, December 13; 6:30-10: $12
Michelle Kinkaid's Second Sunday Dance resumes its normal schedule at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street, where Wednesdays' weekly B Street Boogie happens at 8:30. Class at 6. 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, December 18; 7-11: No cover; Two drink minimum, please
THE FIL LORENZ ORCHESTRA with Jonathan Poretz celebrates Frank Sinatra's 100th Birth­day Bash at Nick's Sea Shore Dining, 100 Rockaway Beach, Pacifica (Telephone: 1650/­359-3900).♦

Saturday, December 19; 9-12: $10
Swing & Country Christmas/Holiday Dance at Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Telephone: 1925/831-8111). Classes at 7 and 8. Answers?

Wednesday, December 30; 6-11:30: $75
Year End Ball (New Year's Eve Eve Dance Party) and dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel ($129? 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 (Telephone: 265-7063). Formal attire, please. Answers?
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New Year's Eve
Thursday, December 31

Six o'Clock-9 (9-Midnight EST): $45
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play the East Meets West NYE Party at the Elks' Club Lodge Room, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Beignets, cheese, chicken enchiladas, fruit, pasta, pulled pork sliders, small plates, tri-tip sandwiches, vegetable crudités. In advance: $48.47.♦

Seven:thirty-?: $25
New Year Eve Countdown Dance party at the Chinese Performing Artists of America Arts Center, 6148 Bollinger Road, San José (Telephone: 1408/973-8276) for the New Year Count Down with sparkling wine, snacks, and drinks. Through December 14: $20. Karaoke show, Ball­room dance, Champagne Toast, and Snacks. Drinks and deserts to share welcome. Answers?

Seven:thirty-1, $50
The 18-piece 3 O'CLOCK JUMP plays ChaCha, Rumba, Swing, Waltz, etc. for New Year's Eve aboard the USS Hornet docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point. Silent auction. Reservations near stage: $95; near floor: $65; general: $45 through December 29. (Telephone: 1510/521- 8448x282 or Facsimile: -8327 from 10-4. Class at 7:30. Answers?

Eight o'Clock-?: $100 with dinner at 6:30 and breakfast at Midnight
THE BOB G. BAND plays to Bring in the New Year with Style! at the Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street (Telephone: 751-0266). Dinner: New York Strip Steak or Filet of Sole with Green Salad, Antipasto, Pasta, Bread, Wine, Coffee, Dessert.

Eight o'Clock-1: $55
New Year's Eve at the Allegro Ballroom. 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/­655-2888). Hors d'oeuvres, dessert, 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, $140 with dinner at 7
New Year's Eve Celebration at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). Showcase, sparkling wine, balloon drop. In advance through Novem­ber: $110. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Nine o'Clock-12: $15; Ages 24 and younger: $12
Friday Night Waltz's Fifteenth Annual New Year's Eve Waltz Ball, at the First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto. Waltz, Polka, set dances, line dances, Bohemian National Polka, Congress of Vienna. Refreshments include cherry pie, vegetables, cold cuts, grapes, chocolate ice cream, raspberry cheesecake, chocolate cream pie, fruit, gummy bears. Classes at 7 and 8. Scott Gamble, Post Office Box 1555, Palo Alto 94302 (Telephone: 1650/326-6265). Answers? Upstairs Fellowship Hall entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street. Park in church park lot or lot at Cowper and University.

Nine o'clock-12:15: $10
New Year's Eve Dance Party at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Refreshments and door prizes. Class at 8. Answers?♦

Nine o'Clock-12:15: $15; Ages 30 and younger: $5; After 10:30: $10
New Year's Eve!! at the Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Mid­dle­field Road, Palo Alto (Telephone: 1650/856-6991). Performances, snacks, beverages, spark­ling cider. Class at 8. Answers?

Nine o'Clock-2: $15
Black & White NYE Potluck Party at WnY Warehouse, 64 Digital Drive, Novato (Telephone: 828-3408). Answers?

Nine o'Clock-2: $20
Black & White New Year's Eve Party at Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Dan­ville (Tele­phone: 1925/831-8111). Prize for best dressed! Favors, sandwich bites, brownies, cookies, peach cobbler, cake, sparkling wine. Classes at 8. Answers?

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Dixieland, Traditional, New Orleans, Ragtime, and Gypsy jazz

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MONTHLY
Second SUNDAY; 2-5: Grati$!
Various bands play for Lindy Hop at Neck Of The Woods, 406 Clement Street (Telephone: 387-6343).

Last TUESDAY; 8-10:30: $5 – Partner advised!²
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; 8:30-11:30: $15
Various groups play for up-tempo dancing at Ellington Hall's Friday Night Swing, 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

Third SUNDAY; 4-6:30: $15 – Partner advised!²
PAUL PRICE SOCIETY ORCHESTRA plays dance music from the 1890s to 1930s (Waltz, Polka, Tango, Maxixe, etc.) at the Palo Alto Masonic Center, 461 Florence Street. Class at 3. Refreshments. Castle House Vintage Dance's (Telephone: 1650/858-2568).

7-9: $8 – Partner advised!²
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-ThursdayEnded in October
7-10: Two drink minimum – Partner advised!²
Various groups play for dancing at Le Colonial's Bamboo Lounge, 20 Cosmo Place (Tele­phone: 931-2933)
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Sundays
9-1:30: No cover (two drink minimum, please) Partner, and hearing protection, advised!*
Ed Ivey Blues Jam at Swig, 561 Geary Street (Tele­phone: WAlnut 1-7392).

Mondays
8-11: No cover (two drink minimum, please) Take a partner!³
THE FIL LORENZ ORCHESTRA concert at Local Edition, 691 Market Street.
WARNING: Last-minute cancellations are common. Call 795-1375 to confirm!

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. Tele­phone: 505-8530. Answers?

Third Tuesday:
7-9: $5 – Partner advised!²
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!²
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.

7:15-12: $5
Various bands play for dancing at the Saddle Rack, 4201 Boscell Road, Fremont (Tele­phone: 1510/979-0477). Class at 7:30. Answers?

9:30-1: $10
Various groups play for Cat's Corner's high tempo Swing dancing at Balançoire Night Club, 2565 Mission Street (Telephone: 920-0577). Class at 8:30 add $5. Answers?

Thursdays
7-11: $10 – Partner advised!²
PURE ECSTASY plays for dancing at the Top o'Th'Mark, 898 Mason Street. Call 616-6916 for general, 616-6940 for specific, information.

7:15-12: $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?

9-11: $15
METRO BIG BAND plays for Ballroom and Latin dancing at Cheryl Burke Dance, 1400 North Shoreline Boulevard, A-1, Mountain View (Tele­phone: 1650/864-9150). Class at 8. Answers?

Second and Fourth Thursdays
COSMO ALLEYCATS play for up-tempo dancing at Blondie's Bar & No Grill, 540 Valencia Street (Telephone: 864-2419).

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

Fourth and Second Thursdays
COSMO ALLEYCATS play for up-tempo dancing at Blondie's Bar & No Grill, 540 Valencia Street (Telephone: 864-2419).

Fridays
7-10 (Two drink minimu, please)
The Lake Merritt Hotel's Terrace Room presents various groups who play for dancing. Reservations: 1510/903-3771. Answers?♦

8:30-11:30: Two drink minimum, please
Also Saturdays. Blues & BBQ at the Smoking Pig BBQ Company, 3340 Mowry Avenue, Fremont (Telephone: 1510/713-1854). Answers?

9-11:30: $12
Various bands 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?

7:15-8:59: $10; 9-1:30: $15
Various bands play for dancing at the Saddle Rack, 4201 Boscell Road, Fremont (Tele­phone: 1510/979-0477). Class at 7:30. Answers?

9-12:30: $10 – Partner advised!²
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
7:15-8:59: $10; 9-1:30: $20
Various bands play for dancing at the Saddle Rack, 4201 Boscell Road, Fremont (Tele­phone: 1510/979-0477). Class at 7:30. Answers?

8:30-11:30: Two drink minimum, please
Also Fridays. Blues & BBQ at the Smoking Pig BBQ Company, 3340 Mowry Avenue, Fremont (Telephone: 1510/713-1854). Answers?

9-12:30: $15 – Partner advised!²
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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SUMMER SERIES
In order of proximity to City Hall
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April 5-October 2?; Sundays usually at 2, Wednesdays usually at 6: Grati$!
Jewels Of The Square, Union Square
Sundays at 2: First: Tango – Second: Blues – Third: Latin/Salsa – Fourth: Lindy Hop.

May 3-October 31, various days and times.
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. Telephones: 543-1718; Facsimile: -1755. Answers?

April 17-November 27; 6:30-8: Grati$!
Friday Nights at the de Young (Telephone: 750-3600)

Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15; 5:30-8:30: Grati$!
Sound Waves at the Jack London Square Ferry Terminal, Oakland.

Sundays, June 14-August 16; 2:00: Grati$! — Sigmund Stern Grove Festival LXXVII

Wednesdays, June 3-August 26: Noon-1; Grati$!
Summer Sounds at Oakland City Center, Thirteenth and Broadway (Telephone: 1510/­830-1651). Flyer. Answers?

Fridays, June 6-June 27; 8:30-10: Grati$!
Dancing Under the Stars at Jack London Square, the foot of Broadway, Oakland.

Thursdays, June 25-August 13; 6-8: Grati$! — Central Park Music Series, San Mateo.  

Second Fridays June 12-September 25 plus September 25; times vary from 5:30-6:45: Grati$  
Point Richmond Summer Music Festival, Washington Ave­nue at Park Place.

Every other Sunday: May 24-September 6
Sunset by the Lake at Pleasant Hill's City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane.

Thursdays, May 21-September 17; 6:30-8: Grati$!  
Music & Market Series at Todos Santos Plaza, Concord

Thursdays, July 7-August 11; 6:30-8: Grati$!  
Tuesday Night Blues at Todos Santos Plaza, Concord

Wednesdays, June 24-August 26; 6:30-8:30: Grati$!  
jazz on the plaza, “The Summer of Sinatra” at the Town Plaza, West Main Street at Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos.

Sundays, May 24-September 20; 4-?: Variou$
BBQs On The Lawn at Rancho Nicasio, on the Town Square, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. Reser­va­tions advised: 662-2219.

*DEFINITIONS
Event attended by skilled and promiscuous Leaders and Followers.
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²Partner Advised
³Take a Partner
 Not for homophobes!
 You might be the best dancer(s) there.
 You might be the only dancer(s) there.
                                                                             
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