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SAN FRANCISCO and environs.
Compiled by SwingCha
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 January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Months    
JANUARY 2004
Sunday, January 11; 6:30-10, $12
Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's annual Black & White Ball and potluck (take your favorite
dish) at the Rohnert Park Community Center, Rohnert Park Expressway at Snyder Lane. Telephone:
1707/523-9477.

Wednesday, January 14; 9-11:15, $9
BILLY DUNN and his BLUESWAY BAND at Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo
Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 8 with
Nick Lawrence and
Shanna Palazzo.

Thursday, January 15; 7-04:00, $10
The public is welcome to attend the Monterey Swingfest's EarlyBird class and dance at the
Regency Hotel, 1 Golf Course Drive, Monterey.

Friday, January 16, 7:30-12
Lecture with FRANKIE MANNING, Gratis!, at Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center, 1317 San
Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 8:30 with
Nick Lawrence
and Shanna Palazzo at 8:30. Dance to
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS at 9:30; $9.

Friday-Sunday, January 16-18, $109
Monterey Swingfest, Regency Hotel, 1 Golf Course Drive, Monterey.

Saturday, January 17, 8:30-12:30; $25
The Second Annual Shiny Stockings Swing Ball featuring MARY STALLINGS at Lake Merritt Dance
Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland.

Saturday, January 24, 8:30-12; $15
The Davis Social Dance Club's semi-formal "Starlight Gala" in Freeborn Hall, One Shields Ave-
nue on the campus of the University of California at Davis. Performances by dance teams. Ball-
room, Latin, and Swing dancing. Refreshments. Advance tickets $13 at Tickets.com or UC Davis
box office. Students: $12/$10. Jennifer Buschmann (Telephone: 1530/400-2747). Beginning Fox
Trot lesson at 7 by Dancing Tonight.

Saturday, January 24; 10-1, $12
STOMPY JONES (née The Swing Session) plays for dancing at the Metronome Ballroom, 1830 Seven-
teenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Dance to recorded music 8:30-10 and 1-2. Beginning East
Coast Swing Class at 7:30 and dance: $16.


Sunday, January 25; 2-5, $5
HAROLD JONES AND THE BOSSMEN at 19 Broadway, Fairfax. Additional information.

Thursday, January 29; 8-12, $7
The AL MOLINA LATIN JAZZ SEXTETTE ("Dancing, Listening, Food, Drink") at Savanna Jazz, 2937
Mission Street (Telephone: 285-3369).

Friday, January 30, is the deadline to submit payment for Michelle Kinkaid's SEA MAGIC dance
cruise, April 18-25. San Francisco-San Francisco visiting Monterey, San Pedro/Los Angeles,
San Diego, Ensenada, and Catalina aboard the Celebrity Cruise Line's MS Mercury.

Saturday, January 31, 7-10; $5
Fifth Saturday Dance "Getting Sentimental" at the Hayward Senior Center Auditorium, 22325
North Third Street. Telephones: 1510/537-5755; 881-6766

Saturday, January 31, 8-11; $25 with spaghetti dinner and wines at 7
"I Could Have Danced All Night" to the JOE AGRO SEXTETTE at the Tam Valley Community Center,
203 Marin Avenue, Mill Valley. Wines selected by Northern California Chapter of the American
Institute of Wine and Food. Reservations: 1415/388-6393x17.

Saturday, January 31, 9:30-12; $9 - East Coast Swing/Lindy Hop
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS at Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center, 1317
San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class with Nick Lawrence and
Shanna Palazzo at 8.


Months
FEBRUARY
2004
Sunday, February 1, 6:30-10; $8
Lakeside Swing is tonight! It is not on the Third Sunday in February in deference to the
Capital Swing Dancers' Presidents' Day Convention (details below). Veterans Hall/Lake Merritt
Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Host: Mike Pyle (Telephone: 1707/315-6204). One-hour
class with Kelly Casanova at 5:30.


Wednesday, February 11, 12:30-3:30; Gratis!
27th Annual Senior Adults' Valentine Dance. Beverages, drawings, snacks, surprises at the
County Fair Building/Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park.

Thursday, February 12; 8-12; $10
The public is welcome to attend the Capital Swing Dancers PRESIDENTS' DAY EARLY-BIRD Dance
at the Radisson Hotel and Convention Center, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento.

Friday-Sunday, February 13-15; $95
Capital Swing Dancers' Presidents' Day Convention, Radisson Hotel and Convention Center, 500
Leisure Lane, Sacramento.

Saturday, Saint Valentine's Day
MOODSWING ORCHESTRA, a docette, playing Swing, Ballroom, and Latin favorites of the 1930s and
'40s, 8-11, $25, Lake Merritt Dance Center's Grand Ballroom, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland
. Dressy
semi-formal attire. Refreshments, bar. Raffle to benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Advance
tickets $20 through February 6 via PayPal or check to:
Marilyn Bowe, 3004 Bayo Vista Avenue,
Alameda 94501
(Telephone: 1510/523-5587}. Dance class w/Marilyn at 7.

4702 Year of the Monkey/Gung Hay Fat Choy and Dim Sum Buffet ('til 10) at the Allegro Ballroom,
5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Tel: 1510/655-2888), 8-1; $25, $20 in advance. Prize for best
of traditional dress of any culture. Lion dance, cultural dance performance, and Valentine game.

STOMPY JONES (née The Swing Session) plays 9-11:30 for all ages, $20 single/$35 couple; with
dinner at 6:30, $57.50, single/$110 couple at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue (Tel-
ephones:
1510/848-7800, Facsimile: -5900; Reserve for Dinner). Beginners' East Coast Swing
class at 8 with Michael and Persephone.

CROSSROADS dance band and vocalists. Show! Starlite Dance Club, 9-12, $20. 1160 North Fair
Oaks Avenue, Sunnyvale (eMail or Telephone: 1408/745-STAR). Three simultaneous classes at 8.

Sunday, February 15, 1-3; $8
Benefit Concert: "SweetHearts of Jazz" presents Kitty Margolis's protégé Jess RightHand & the
SFJAZZ ALL-STAR HIGH SCHOOL ENSEMBLE directed by Dr. Dee Spencer at Jazz at Pearl's, 256 Co-
lumbus Avenue (291-8255). Donation of $20 suggested for adults; $5 Students, sliding scale.
100% of ticket sales go to SFJAZZ educational programs for children.

Sunday, February 15, 6:30-10; $8
Lakeside Swing is NOT happening today. It will resume its normal Third Sunday schedule next
month. We'll be dancing at the Capital Swing Dancers' Post-convention dance (below) tonight.

Sunday, February 15, 20:00-03:00; $10
The public is welcome to attend the Capital Swing Dancers' Post-convention Dance at the
Radisson Hotel and Convention Center, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento.

Wednesday, February 18, 9-11:15; $9
BRENDA BOYKIN & BIG SOUL COUNTRY at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo
Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class with Nick Lawrence and Shanna
Palazzo at 8.


Friday, February 20, 6-11; $135
Hors d'oeuvres, dinner, wines selected by the Northern California Chapter of the American Insti-
tute of Wine and Food
, and semi-formal "Celebrate America" dancing to the STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA
with Chuck Campagnet at the World Trade Club, One Ferry Plaza. Reservations/payment to: AIWF
Northern California, Post Office Box 640584, San Francisco 94164-0584. Telephone: 383-6070.

Friday, February 20, 8-11; $25 tax deductible donation to Palm Drive Hospital
"Dancing In The Dark" to SEXTON SWING, a 19-piece aggregation with vocalist Ernie Shelton,
sparkling wine, and desserts, at Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris Street (Telephone:
1707/829-4029).

Friday, February 20, 9:30-?; $13
JOHNNY NOCTURNE & MZ. DEE at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue,
Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class with Nick Lawrence and Shanna Palazzo
at 8.


Saturday, February 28, 7-12; $45
STOMPY JONES plays 7-8 and the GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA plays 8-12 aboard the USS Hornet (docked
at Pier 3, Alameda Point). Food available 7-10. Tickets in advance at 1510/521-8448x228 from
10-4: $40 General; $55 reserved near floor; $80 reserved near stage.

Saturday, February 28, 8-11; $40 with buffet dinner at 7
HAROLD JONES AND THE BOSSMEN at the Tamalpais Racquet Club, One Larkspur Plaza Drive, Larkspur.
$35 in advance by calling 924-6226.

Saturday, February 28, 10-1; $12
KIM NALLEY sings with Dave Matthews, Michael Zisman, and Andrew Speight for dancing at the Met-
ronome Ballroom, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Dance to recorded music 8:30-10
and 1-2. Beginning East Coast Swing Class at 7:30 and dance: $16.

Sunday, Leap Year Day
Top of Beardsley's celebrates 27 years of teaching and "Promoting Swing Dancing". Guest DJs:
Randy Krul, Mike Pyle, Michelle Kinkaid, and Beth Bellamy. 6-10, $8. Peninsula Social Club,
100 North "B" Street, San Mateo.

Months
MARCH 2004
Wednesday, March 10, 9-11:15; $9
THE ANTHONY PAULE and MZ. DEE BAND at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo
Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class with Nick Lawrence and Shanna
Palazzo at 8.

Friday, March 12, 9:30-?; $13
STEVE LUCKY AND THE RHUMBA BUMS with Carmen Getit at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center,
1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class with Nick Lawrence
and Shanna Palazzo at 8.
 
Saturday and Sunday, March 13 and 14
City Lights Ballroom and Latin Competition VIII at the Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Avenue.
Days: $10; Nights: $20. Discounts for under age 18 and over age 60. Telephone: 681-9083.

Tuesday, March 16, 9-1; Gratis! CANCELLED: Club decided to close Sunday through Wednesday nights!
The COLLECTIVE WEST NONET (a.k.a 'the little BIG band') at The Beat Lounge, 1075 Kearny Street
(Telephone: 982-JAZZ). "Completely new material for you. We'll be presenting new and exciting
arrangements to feature the music of Blue Note artists Hank Mobley, Kenny Dorham, Walter Davis
Jr., Elmo Hope, and many, many others." CANCELLED!!!

Wednesday, Saint Patrick's Day, 7-1: $35
THE BILL ELLIOT SWING ORCHESTRA and STOMPY JONES (née The Swing Session) aboard the USS Hornet
(docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point). Food available. Tickets at 1510/521-8448x228 from 10-4, $30
General, $50 reserved near stage. Forty-f
ive minute San Francisco Jitterbugs class at 8.

Saturday, March 20, 8:30-?: $12
JOHNNY NOCTURNE with Mz Dee at Rancho Nicasio, On The Square (Telephone: 662-2219).

Sunday, March 21; 2-5, Gratis!
HAROLD JONES AND THE BOSSMEN at San Geronimo Golf Course clubhouse, 5800 Sir Francis Drake Boul-
evard (Telephone: 488-4030). This is a great band and a fun gig. Take Sir Francis Drake Boule-
vard through Fairfax and Woodacre. If you get to Nicasio Valley Road, you passed the access road
1600 feet ago. From the North, go through Petaluma to the Point Reyes-Petaluma Road to Nicasio
Valley Road to the end and it's just 1600 feet to the Left.

Sunday, March 21, 6:30-10; $8
Lakeside Swing resumes its Third Sunday schedule at the Veterans Hall/Lake Merritt Dance Cen-
ter, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Host: Mike Pyle (Telephone: 1707/315-6204). One-hour class at
5:30 and dance: $12.

Thursday, March 25, Welcome Dance, 21:00-08:00; $25.
Swing and Salsa championships & Show - Reno Dance Sensation at the Reno Hilton (Event Rate:
$89), 2500 East Second Street (Telephones:
1800/774-1500; 775/789-2000; Facsimile: -1678);
March 26-28 event, $110 through February 25, $125 after. Payable to: Reno Dance Sensation,
5098 Foothills Boulevard 3-349, Roseville 95747 (Telephones: 1916/966-9727; 204-7852; Fac-
simile: 848-3534).

Friday, March 26, 9-12; $10
STOMPY JONES (née The Swing Session) at Alberto's 736 Dana Street, Mountain View (Telephone:
1650/968-3007. Intermediate Lindy Hop class at 6; Beginners' at 7. Beginners' East Coast Swing
class at 8 and dance, $12. Hosts: Michael and Persephone (Telephone: 1510/528-7858).

Saturday March 27, 7-10; $30
sfCorriente's "Reflections On The Water" Salsa and tapas on The Bay aboard the Red and White
Fleet's Harbor Queen sailing from Pier 43½. After party with NATIVE ELEMENTS at Pier 23, 10-2.
sfCorriente.com, 1517 North Point Street, PMB#353, San Francisco 94123 (Telephone: 345-1525).

Saturday, March 27, 9:30-?; $13
LAVAY SMITH AND HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317
San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class with Nick Lawrence and
Shanna Palazzo at 8.

Saturday, March 27, 10-1; $12
MARCUS SHELBY JAZZ ORCHESTRA plays for dancing at the Metronome Ballroom, 1830 Seventeenth
Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Dance to recorded music 8:30-10 and 1-2. Beginning East Coast
Swing Class at 7:30 and dance: $16.

Sunday, March 28, 8-11; $10
West Coast Swing Dance party at Sunnyvale Community Center, 550 East Remington Drive. Also Salsa,
Hustle, NiteClub TwoStep, Cowboy TwoStep, ChaCha, Waltz, and others by request. Shall We Dance
Productions (Telephone: 1408/836-8914). Class at 7.


Months
APRIL 2004
Friday-Sunday, April 2-4
San Francisco Open DanceSport Championships, a DanceSport Super Bowl Series Event, at the San
Francisco Airport Marriott, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame. Friday, Noon-Midnight; Satur-
day, 08:00-23:59; Sunday, 10:00-23:00. Through March 7: Daytime: $10; Evenings: $30. Front row
risers: $38; students and under age 18 tickets $5-$15 payable to: Imperial Productions LLC, 822
Cassia Street, Redwood City 94063 (Telephone: 1650/366-0504).

Saturday, April 3 CANCELLATION!!!
Michelle Kinkaid regrets having to cancel her Saturday Nite Club 2-Step Workshop in Redwood City.

Sunday, April 4, 4-10; $30 workshops and dance. Dance at 6: $10
"Swing Joins Country", a day of Swing and Country dancing at the Imperial Dance Club (Telephone:
1650/366-0504), 822 Cassia Street
, Redwood City. Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Fran-
cisco 94112-3530
(Telephone: 1415/585-6282). (No Second Sunday dance this month: Easter.)

Sunday, April 4, 5-7; $10
2120, a Swing and Jump Blues band, has selected music for the Sonoma County Blues Society for
dancing East and West Coast swings, Rumba, ChaCha, Country and NiteClub TwoSteps for their per-
formance at Ellington Hall, 3535 Industrial Drive, Santa Rosa (Telephone: 1707/545-6150). From
Redwood Highway (US101) Northbound: Mendocino/Old Redwood take 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, April 9, 8-12; $8
West Coast Swing dancing at the Petaluma Veterans Building, 1094 Petaluma Boulevard South. Class
at 7 with Rachel Baumgardner. From the Redwood Highway (101) take Petaluma Boulevard South, fol-
low curves West to Left on McNear Street to find parking at Right. Host: Michael DiFranco.

Saturday, April 10, 8:30-?: $12
STOMPY JONES (née The Swing Session) at Rancho Nicasio, On The Square (Telephone: 662-2219).

Sunday, April 11 WARNING!!!
Michelle Kinkaid's Second Sunday Dance at the Imperial Dance Club in Redwood City is not happen-
ing today because it's Easter!

Wednesday, April 14, 9-11:15; $9
RED ARCHIBALD & THE INTERNATIONALS
at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo
Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class with Nick Lawrence and Shanna
Palazzo at 8.


Saturday, April 17, 8-11; $12
"Rock & Roll Reunion". Dance to recorded Swing and Latin dance hits of the '50s-'80s in the
Grand Ballroom at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Mixers, refreshments,
contests. RSVP to Marilyn Bowe (Telephone: 1510/523-5587) suggested. Swing and disco class at 7.

Sunday, April 18-Sunday, April 25
Michelle Kinkaid's SEA MAGIC dance cruise, San Francisco-San Francisco visiting Monterey, San
Pedro/Los Angeles, San Diego, Ensenada, and Catalina aboard the Celebrity Cruise Line's
MS Mercury. It's not too late to call!

Sunday, April 18, 09:30-23:00: $175 (other options available)
BAY AREA BALLROOM DANCE BLITZ Competition at the San José Marriott Hotel, 301 South Market
Street (Telephone: 1408/280-1300).
Pro-Am/Amateur Smooth, Modern, Rhythm, Latin Freestyles, and
Scholarships, Invitational U.S. Youth Latin competitions, Program, Lunch, Dinner with wine. Just
show and dancing: 8:30-11; $25. Further information from World Promotions Inc. - 3643 Cortez
Road West, 300 - Bradenton, Florida 34210. (Telephones: 1941/758-8381; Facsimile: 727-3958.)

Wednesday, April 21 WARNING!!!
Top of Beardsley's is taking a day off. Will be back next week.
	
Thursday and Friday April 23 and 24, 6-12; $15 each day
Celebrating Swing: Class w/Cynthia Glinka @ 7; Dance to STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA @ 7:30 and more at
Broadway Studios, 435 Broadway (Telephone: 291-0333).
Saturday, April 24, 8-1
Broadway Showcase @ 9; Dancing to recorded music from 10:15. $10 tickets in advance from Tix.
Proceeds from this three-day event celebrating ten years of art, dance, music and entertainment
at Broadway Studios benefit performers!

Saturday April 24, 8-11; $15; Ages 13-19/65+, $13; Ages 12-, $5
Contra Dance with caller Erik Hoffman at the Dance Palace Community Center, 503 B Street, Point
Reyes (Telephone: 663-1075).

Saturday, April 24, 8-12; $45
The HARRY JAMES ORCHESTRA aboard the USS Hornet (docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point). Food avail-
able 7-10. Tickets in advance at 1510/521-8448x228 from 10-4: $40 General ($30 if you say "I saw
it on DanceFest" before April 23); $55 reserved near floor; $80 reserved near stage. Class with
San Francisco Jitterbugs (Telephone: 1415/505-8530)at 7.

Saturday, April 24, 10-1; $12
JOHNNY NOCTURNE plays for dancing at the Metronome Ballroom, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone:
252-9000)
. Dance to recorded music 8:30-10 and 1-2. Beginning East Coast Swing Class at 7:30 and
dance: $16. Class at 7:30 and dance: $16

Sunday, April 25, 8-11; $10
West Coast Swing Dance party at Sunnyvale Community Center, 550 East Remington Drive. Also Sal-
sa, Hustle, Country and NiteClub TwoSteps, ChaCha, Waltz, and others by request. Shall We Dance
Productions (Telephone: 1408/836-8914). Class at 7.

Wednesday, April 28
Top of Beardsley's resumes its normal Wednesday schedule.

Months
MAY 2004
Sunday, May 2, 2-5; Gratis!
HAROLD JONES AND THE BOSSMEN at San Geronimo Golf Course clubhouse, 5800 Sir Francis Drake
Boulevard (Telephone: 488-4030). This is a great band and a fun gig. Take Sir Francis Drake
Boulevard through Fairfax and Woodacre. If you get to Nicasio Valley Road, you passed the
access road 1600 feet ago. From the North, go through Petaluma to the Point Reyes-Petaluma
Road to Nicasio Valley Road to the end and it's just 1600 feet to the Left.

Friday, May 7, 9 and 11; $20
PETE ESCOVEDO at
19 Broadway Niteclub, 17 Broadway Boulevard, Fairfax (HotLine: 1415/459-1091).
Advance tickets from TicketWeb (Telephone: 1866/468-3399).

Friday, May 7, 9:30-16:30, 20:00-23:00; $35
Waltz Workshop and Dance. Top instructors giving classes for Beginners, Intermediates, and
Advanced Waltzers. Also Pivots; Rôle Reversal; Costume Clinic. Plus modest sandwich fixings
and Friday Night Waltz at Alameda Veterans Hall, 2203 Central Avenue. Register via PayPal or
Scott
Gamble, Post Office Box 1555, Palo Alto 94302.

Saturday, May 8, 8-2; $30
BARBARA MORRISON, (accompanied by
Jules Broussard [Saxophone], Eugene "Snooky" Young [Trum-
pet],
Jeff Pittson [Keyboard], Danny Caron [Guitar], Dan Feisli [Bass], and John Hanes [Drums])
sings for dancing at Sweet's Ballroom, 1933 Broadway, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/893-3500). $25
in advance from SpringBoard.

Sunday, May 9, 4-7; $15
JIM ROTHERMEL SWINGTET with Marianna August at the Larkspur Café Theatre, 500 Magnolia Avenue.
Reservations: 924-6107.

Saturday, May 8, 8:45-11:30; $8
Mt. Tam Swing with Fred Loebenstein at the Tamalpais Racquet Club, One Larkspur Plaza Drive,
Larkspur (Telephone: 924-6226). Class with Kelly Casanova at 7:30 and dance, $15.

Sunday, May 9
Michelle Kinkaid's Second Sunday Dance resumes its normal monthly schedule at the Imperial
Dance Club in Redwood City.

Wednesday, May 12, 9-11:15; $9
NC BLUES CONNECTION
at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berk-
eley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class with Swing Is The Thing's Nick Lawrence and
Shanna Palazzo at 8.


Friday, May 14, 9-1; $10
CANNONBALL, REALISTIC, SHOTGUN WEDDING together at Bruno's, 2389 Mission Street (Telephone: 550-
7455) (Not a dance gig.)

Friday-Saturday, May 14-15, 9-1; $15
COLLECTIVE WEST JAZZ ORCHESTRA at Jazz at Pearl's, 256 Columbus Avenue (291-8255) Food avail-
able 'til Midnight. This is not a dance gig but there's some space on carpet.

Sunday, May 16, 4-7; $15
JIM ROTHERMEL SWINGTET with Marianna August at the Larkspur Café Theatre, 500 Magnolia Avenue.
Reservations: 924-6107.

Sunday, May 16, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; $35
Kodiak Jack's 1st Annual Spring Showcase, a day of workshops, dancing, and dinner with Yvonne
Benavidez, Robert and Kim Campos, Rob Ingenthron, and Mark Scolieri at Kodiak Jack's, 256 Pet-
aluma Boulevard, Petaluma (Telephone: 1707/765-5760). $30 through May 1 payable to: Yvonne
Benavidez, 1337 Woodhaven Drive, Santa Rosa 95407. Dinner and dance 6-9, $20; Dance at 7, $6.

Friday, May 21, 9-12; $7
SF Ballroom Blast: Find a dance partner at the Metronome Ballroom, 1830 Seventeenth Street
(Telephone: 252-9000). Viennese Waltz and Rumba or FoxTrot class at 8 and Dance: $15.


Friday, May 21, 9:30-?; $13
STEVE LUCKY AND THE RHUMBA BUMS with Carmen Getit at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Cen-
ter
, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099.
Class with Swing
Is The Thing's Nick Lawrence and Shanna Palazzo at 8.


Saturday, May 22, 9-12; $12
STEVE LUCKY AND THE RHUMBA BUMS with Carmen Getit play for dancing at the Metronome Ballroom
1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Beginners East Coast Swing at 8 and dance, $16.


Sunday, May 23, 2-4:30; $15
THE MIKE VAX JAZZ ORCHESTRA's Big Band Swing Dance and Concert (Telephone: 1510/420-4560) at

Sweet's Ballroom, 1933 Broadway, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/893-3500). Students: $10.

Sunday, May 23, 4-7; $15
JIM ROTHERMEL SWINGTET with Marianna August at the Larkspur Café Theatre, 500 Magnolia Avenue.
Reservations: 924-6107.

Sunday, May 23, 8-11; $10
West Coast Swing Dance party at Sunnyvale Community Center, 550 East Remington Drive. Also
Salsa, Hustle, NiteClub TwoStep, Cowboy TwoStep, ChaCha, Waltz, and others by request. Shall
We Dance Productions (Telephone: 1408/836-8914). Class at 7.

Wednesday, May 26, 9-12; $10
STEVE LUCKY AND THE RHUMBA BUMS with Carmen Getit at Alberto's Nightclub, 736 West Dana Street,
Mountain View (Telephone: 1650/968-3007). Classes at 6, 7, and 8 and Dance, $12.

Friday, May 28, 8-12: $10
Friday Night Fish Fry with the BIG BELLY BLUES BAND and JOHN SANTOS and THE MACHETE ENSEMBLE at
Sweet's Ballroom, 1933 Broadway, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/893-3500). Fish dinner: $8.

Friday, May 28, 9-12: $10
Milonga at Stars Ballroom, 1559 South Novato Boulevard, Novato (Telephone: 897-7976) class at 8
with Ted Ross and Kim McCurdy (Tel: 1510/289-2809). Class: $10; Class and dance: $15.

Friday-Monday, May 28-31; $130
FreZno Dance Classic XX at the Radisson Hotel, 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno (Three nights for
$273 - Telephones: 1800/333-3333; 559/268-1000; 441-2919). Theme: 50s CLASS RE-UNION based on
"GREASE". Event, workshops: $120 through April payable to: Dancin' Z Productions, Post Office
Box 4274, Fresno 93744. Member: UCWDC/Q, WSDC. Host: Steve Zener (Voice: 1559/486-1556; Facsim-
ile: -0200)

Saturday, May 29, 7-10; $5
Fifth Saturday Dance (variety)
"Hernando's Hideaway" at the Hayward Senior Center Auditorium,
22325 North Third Street. Telephones: 1510/537-5755; /881-6766.

Sunday, May 30, 4-7; $15
Tea Dance: JIM ROTHERMEL SWINGTET with Marianna August at the Larkspur Café Theatre, 500 Magnolia
Avenue. Reservations: 924-6107.

Sunday, May 30, 4-6; Gratis!
STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA with vocalist Joey Gian at the Caledonia Street Fair (11-6), Sausalito (Tel-
ephone: 289-4140). A dance floor is promised!

Months
JUNE 2004
Friday, June 4, 9:30-?; $13
STOMPY JONES (née The Swing Session) at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pab-
lo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099.
Class with Swing Is The Thing's Nick
Lawrence and Shanna Palazzo at 8.

Saturday, June 5, 6:30-9; $6
55 & Over Ballroom Dance at Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa. Tel: 1707/829-0234.

Wednesday, June 9, 9-11:15; $9
BILLY DUNN and his BLUESWAY BAND at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave-
nue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099.
Class with Swing Is The Thing's Nick Lawrence
and Shanna Palazzo at 8.

Saturday, June 12, 8-12; $8
West Coast Swing dancing at the Petaluma Veterans Building, 1094 Petaluma Boulevard South. Class
at 7 with Brian Feehan. From the Redwood Highway (101) take Petaluma Boulevard South, follow
curves West to Left on McNear Street to park at Right. Host: Michael DiFranco.

Saturday, June 12, 10-2: $12
MetroMilonga with LOS FABULOSOS DEL TANGO at
the Metronome Ballroom 1830 Seventeenth Street (Tel-
ephone: 252-9000). Beginning and Advanced classes at 9. Class and dance: $16.


Sunday, June 13, 6-10; $8
Michelle Kinkaid's 16th Annual John Duffy Memorial Dance (Telephone: 585-6282) at the Imperial
Dance Club (Telephone: 1650/366-0504), 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City. Jack 'n' Jill Contest;
Refreshments.


Friday, June 18, 9-11:30; $?
MARCELO PUIG and ODILE LEVAULT play for Tango Night at Zangría Latin Supper Club, 1370 Redwood
Way, Petaluma (Telephone: 1707/795-0119). Performance by Donna Agoitia and Miguel Angel. Class
with Donna at 8.

Saturday, June 19, 6:30-9; $6
55 & Over Ballroom Dance at Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa. Tel: 1707/829-0234.
 
Friday, June 25, 7-11; $30
BAY AREA BIG BAND's Kings of Swing dance with vocalists Dean LeGras and Mary Ann Meltzer at the
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City (Telephones: 1800/477-5700; 1650/570-5700; Fac-
simile: -0540). Tickets in advance from radio station KABL (Telephone: 538-5653) or TicketMaster.

Friday, June 25, 8-12; $10
Friday Night Fish Fry with EARL THOMAS and JOHN SANTOS and THE MACHETE ENSEMBLE at Sweet's Ball-
room, 1933 Broadway, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/893-3500). Fish dinner: $8.

Saturday, June 26, 9-12; $12
STOMPY JONES (née The Swing Session) plays for dancing at the Metronome Ballroom 1830 Seventeenth
Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Beginners East Coast Swing at 8 and dance, $16.

Sunday, June 27, 2-5; Gratis!
HAROLD JONES AND THE BOSSMEN at San Geronimo Golf Course clubhouse, 5800 Sir Francis Drake Boul-
evard (Telephone: 488-4030). This is a great band and a fun gig. Take Sir Francis Drake Boule-
vard through Fairfax and Woodacre. If you get to Nicasio Valley Road, you passed the access road
1600 feet ago. From the North, go through Petaluma to the Point Reyes-Petaluma Road to Nicasio
Valley Road to the end and it's just 1600 feet to the Left.
 
Sunday, June 27, 2-6: $10
Bud Houston hosts Dancers' Sunday: TwoStep, West Coast Swing, NiteClub TwoStep, ChaCha, Waltz,
and Hustle at The Saddle Rack, 42011 Boscell Road, Fremont (Telephone: 1510/979-0477). Intermedi-
ate West Coast Swing class with Richard Kear at 1.

Sunday, June 27, 8-1; $20
MOODSWING ORCHESTRA, usually a docette playing Swing, Ballroom, and Latin favorites of the 1930s
and 1940s plus LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for the Jump'n Jive Swing Benefit
for, and
at, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows:
1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Prizes for best threads categorized as A-1 Cat, Cute Kitten, Sharp
Noodle, and Vintage Vixen.
Class with Swing Is The Thing's Nick Lawrence and Shanna Palazzo at 7.

Wednesday, June 30, 9-12; $10
BLUE ROOM BOYS at
at Alberto's 736 Dana Street, Mountain View (Telephone: 1650/968-3007. Interme-
diate Lindy Hop class at 6; Beginners' at 7. Beginners' East Coast Swing class at 8 and dance,
$12. Hosts: Michael and Persephone (Telephone: 1510/528-7858).

Months
JULY 2004
Friday, July 1-Sunday, July 4; $335; with Tango Week: $725
Nora's Tango Weekend VII (Telephone: 1
650-522-9430) at John Q Hammons Holiday Inn Bay Bridge, 1800
Powell Street, Emeryville.


Monday, July 5-Friday, July 9; $535; with Tango Week-end: $725
Nora's Tango Week
VII at John Q Hammons Holiday Inn Bay Bridge, 1800 Powell Street, Emeryville.

Saturday, July 10
"Celebration Tango" (Telephone: 1650-522-9430)

CANCELLED = Saturday, July 10, 8-10:30; $25
JOE AGRO SEXTET with vocalist Jonathan Poretz at the Tam Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave-
nue, Mill Valley. Buffet dinner of salad, pasta, garlic bread, and dessert at 7:30. Reserva-
tions: 388-6393x17. Redwood Highway (US 101) to Stinson Beach exit. Shoreline Drive to Left on
Tennessee Valley Road, to Right on Marin Avenue. Community Center at Left. - CANCELLED

Saturday, July 10, 8-12; $8
West Coast Swing dancing at the Petaluma Veterans Building, 1094 Petaluma Boulevard South. Class
at 7 with Kelly Casanova. From the Redwood Highway (101) take Petaluma Boulevard South, follow
curves West to Left on McNear Street to park at Right. Host: Michael DiFranco.

Saturday, July 10, 8-11; $25
USA/USO Dance with the MOODSWING ORCHESTRA, usually a docette playing Swing, Ballroom, and Latin
favorites of the 1930s and 1940s at Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Dress
to impress: red/white/blue, military, or '40s vintage; refreshments, mixers, and more. $20 prior
to June 25 via PayPal or from Marilyn Bowe (Telephone: 1510/523-5587), 3004 Bayo Vista Avenue,
Alameda 94501. Class w/Marilyn at 7.

Wednesday, July 14, 9-11:15; $9
THE ANTHONY PAULE and MZ. DEE BAND at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo
Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099.
Class with Swing Is The Thing's Nick Law-
rence and Shanna Palazzo at 8.


Saturday, July 17, 6:30-9; $6
55 & Over Ballroom Dance at Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa. Tel: 1707/829-0234.


Saturday, July 17, 10-2: $12
MetroMilonga with LOS FABULOSOS DEL TANGO at
the Metronome Ballroom 1830 Seventeenth Street (Tel-
ephone: 252-9000). Beginning and Advanced classes at 9. Class and dance: $16.

Sunday, July 18, 6:30-10: $8
Lakeside Swing (Hustle, and more) at Veterans Hall/Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue,
Oakland. Host/Music: Mike Pyle (Telephone: 1707/315-6204). Class with Robert Cordoba and Deborah
Szekely at 5:30 and dance: $12.

Saturday, July 24, 9-12; $12
JOHNNY NOCTURNE with Mz. Dee plays for dancing at the Metronome Ballroom, 1830 Seventeenth Street
(Telephone: 252-9000). Beginners East Coast Swing at 8 and dance, $16.


Sunday, July 25, 8-11; $?
West Coast Swing at the Sunnyvale Community Center with Steve Marques (Telephone: 1408/807-2749).
One-hour class at 7.

Friday, July 30, 8-12; $10
Friday Night Fish Fry with the BIG BELLY BLUES BAND and SONATA PI at Sweet's Ballroom, 1933 Broad-
way, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/893-3500). Fish dinner from 7:00: $8.

Friday-Sunday, July 30-August 1; Front row table, meal, program: $200
International Grand Ball Championships XXXVI (a DanceSport Superbowl event) at San Francisco Air-
port Marriott, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame (Voice: 1650/692-9100; Facsimile: -8016).
Front Tier: $155; General Tier/Table: $146; Juniors, College Students; General Tiers: $80 payable
to: International Grand Ball, 380 Eighteenth Avenue, San Francisco 94121. Hosts: Rhona Pick,
Gene Jennings, and Erin Pick (Voice: 1415/752-5658; Facsimile: -5988).

Saturday, July 31, 7-10; $5
Fifth Saturday Dance (variety) "Honolulu Baby" at the Hayward Senior Center Auditorium, 22325
North Third Street. Telephones: 1510/537-5755; /881-6766.

Saturday, July 31, 7:30- 10; $20
MAX PERKOFF'S NIGHTS WITH LADY DAY. Pacifica Performances - for Dancers & Listeners at Sanchez
Hall, 1220A Linda Mar Boulevard (building with mural 1¼ miles East of Cabrillo Highway), Pacifica.
Tickets: 1650/355 1882. Seniors and students: $15; age 18 and younger, gratis!

Saturday, July 31, 8-12; $10
Fund Raiser for The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's Boogie By the Bay at the Metronome Ball-
room
,
1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Intermediate class with Kelly Casanova at 7.
Class and Dance: $15.

Months
AUGUST 2004
Sunday, August 1, 8-?; Gratis!
All In A Night's Work: Swing dancers wanted in Tenderloin for feature film shoot. Tel: 939-9040.

Saturday, August 7, 6:39-9; $6
55 & Over Ballroom Dance at Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa. Tel: 1707/829-0234.


Wednesday, August 11: No Swing at Ashkenaz tonight. Go to Top of Beardsley's.

Friday, August 13, 7:30-?; $7
GARRATT WILKIN AND THE PARROTHEADS at the San Mateo County Fair, 2495 South Delaware Street (Voice:
1650/574-3247; Facsimile: -3985).

Friday, August 13, 9-11; Orchestra, $32; Balcony, $28
Adrian Flores Presents™ The Latin Show, A celebration of Latin Dance with more than forty perform-
ers at 7:30, "The Show Where Everyone Dances!" at Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, 1601
Civic Drive, Walnut Creek (Telephone: 1925/943-SHOW).

Saturday, August 14, 7:30-; $7
BEN TAYLOR BAND at the San Mateo County Fair, 2495 South Delaware Street (Voice: 1650/574-3247; Fac-
simile: -3985).

Saturday, August 14, 8:45-11:30; $8
Mt. Tam Swing
at the Mt. Tam Racquet Club, One Larkspur Plaza Drive, Larkspur (Telephone: 924-6226).
Beginners' class at 7:30, Intermediates' at 8:30 and dance: $15.

Sunday, August 15 - SCHEDULE CHANGE
Lakeside Swing is NOT happening tonight. It will happen Sunday, August 29 after which it will resume
its regular Third Sunday schedule.

Sunday, August 15, Noon-4; $20
Brunch and Ballroom dance, one alcoholic drink, soft drinks gratis with, and RSVP to, Gene Holiday

(Telephone: 1408/224-6300), at Nightclub Avalon, 777 Lawrence Expressway at Homestead, Santa Clara
(Telephone: /241-0777).

Sunday, August 15, ?-?; $7
THE GRASS ROOTS at the San Mateo County Fair, 2495 South Delaware Street (Voice: 1650/574-3247; Fac-
simile: -3985).

Tuesday, August 17 (Time to Come); $7;
The BAY AREA BIG BAND with Dean LeGras and Mary Ann Meltzer at the San Mateo County Fair, 2495 South
Delaware Street (Voice: 1650/574-3247; Facsimile: -3985). Seniors: $3.50.

Tuesday and Wednesday, August 17 and 18, 7:30-?); $7
TOWER OF POWER at the San Mateo County Fair, 2495 South Delaware Street (Voice: 1650/574-3247; Fac-
simile: -3985).

Thursday, August 19, 7:30-?; $7
LOVERBOY at the San Mateo County Fair, 2495 South Delaware Street (Voice: 1650/574-3247; Facsimile:
-3985).

Friday, August 20, 7:30-?; $7
THE VILLAGE PEOPLE at the San Mateo County Fair, 2495 South Delaware Street (Voice: 1650/574-3247;
Facsimile: -3985).

Saturday, August 21, 10-2: $12
MetroMilonga with LOS FABULOSOS DEL TANGO at
the Metronome Ballroom 1830 Seventeenth Street (Tele-
phone: 252-9000). Beginning and Advanced classes at 9. Class and dance: $16.

Sunday, August 22, 3:30-7; $25
MONTCLAIR WOMEN'S BIG BAND plays a Swing Dance concert at Montclair Women's Cultural Arts Club, 1650
Mountain Boulevard, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/339-1832).

Sunday, August 22, 6-9; $20
The RUDY SALVINI ORCHESTRA plays for dancing at 207 Skyline Boulevard. This band's been together so
long that it's near perfect, swings nicely, and has some of the best soloists you'll ever hear.


Sunday, August 22, 7:30-?; $7
BUTCH WHACKS & THE GLASS PACKS at the San Mateo County Fair, 2495 South Delaware Street (Voice:
1650/574-3247; Facsimile: /574-3985).

Wednesday, August 25, 9-12; $10
MOODSWING ORCHESTRA, usually a docette
playing Swing, Ballroom, and Latin favorites of the 1930s and
1940s at Alberto's, 736 Dana Street, Mountain View (Telephone: 1650/968-3007. Intermediate Lindy Hop
class
at 6; Beginners' at 7. Beginners' East Coast Swing class at 8 and dance, $12. Hosts: Michael
and Persephone (Telephone: 1510/528-7858).


Friday, August 27, 8-12; $10
Friday Night Fish Fry with the BIG BELLY BLUES BAND and FAYE CAROL and HER OFF THE HOOK BLUES BAND
at Sweet's Ballroom, 1933 Broadway, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/893-3500). Fish dinner from 7:00: $8.

Saturday, August 28, 9-12; $12
The COLLECTIVE WEST ORCHESTRA with Danny Grewen plays for dancing at the Metronome Ballroom, 1830
Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Beginners East Coast Swing class at 8 and dance, $16.

Sunday, August 29,
6:30-10: $8 - SCHEDULE CHANGE
Lakeside Swing (Hustle, and more) at Veterans Hall/Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oak-
land. Host/Music: Mike Pyle (Telephone: 1707/315-6204). Class with Chuck Brown at 5:30 and dance:
$12. Lakeside Swing will resume its regular Third Sunday schedule next month.

Months 
SEPTEMBER
Friday-Sunday, September 3-6: $???
South Bay Dance Fling XXI at the Wyndham Hotel, 1350 North First Street, San José (Telephones: 1408/
452-6200; 1877/999-3223).

Sunday, September 5, 2-5; $10
COUNT BASIE CENTENNIAL with HAROLD JONES AND THE BOSSMEN at 19 Broadway, Fairfax (Reservations:
1415/459-1091). Additional information.

Monday-Tuesday, September 6-7, 7 and 9; $25
COUNT BASIE CENTENNIAL with HAROLD JONES AND THE BOSSMEN at 19 Broadway, Fairfax (Reservations:
1415/459-1091). Additional information.

Wednesday, September 8 - No Swing at Ashkenaz tonight. See September 29.

Friday, September 10, 8-11; Gratis!
"Swing Into Fall" with the JOE AGRO SEXTET and vocalist Jonathan Poretz playing for dancing at the
Harbor Point Racquet & Beach Club, 475 East Strawberry Drive, Mill Valley. Harbor Point Café buffet
dinner, 6-8:30, $15 (Telephone: 381-6400). Class at 7 with Cynthia Glinka. From Golden Gate Bridge:
Redwood Highway (US 101) to exit at Seminary Drive; take first and second Rights; Strawberry Drive
becomes East Strawberry Drive. Venue at Right. From San Rafael: Redwood Highway (US 101) to Tiburon
Boulevard/East Blythedale exit; Left onto Tiburon Boulevard, Right at third signal; venue a mile
farther at Left.

Friday, September 10, 8-12; $8
West Coast Swing dancing at the Petaluma Veterans Building, 1094 Petaluma Boulevard South. Class at
7 with Kelly Casanova. From the Redwood Highway (101) take Petaluma Boulevard South, follow curves
West to Left on McNear Street to park at Right. Host: Michael DiFranco.

Saturday, September 11, 8-11; $25
"Harvest Moon Ball" with the MOODSWING ORCHESTRA, usually a docette playing Swing, Ballroom, and
Latin favorites of the 1930s and 1940s at Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland.
Dressy to semi-formal. Refreshments, mixers, and more. $20 in advance prior to August 27 via PayPal
or from Marilyn Bowe (Telephone: 1510/523-5587), 3004 Bayo Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501.
Class w/Marilyn at 7.


Sunday, September 12, 6-9; $20/$35 couple
The RUDY SALVINI ORCHESTRA plays for dancing at the Janet Pomeroy Center, 207 Skyline Boulevard, on
Hearst Road behind Zoo (Voice: 665-4100; Facsimile: -7543). Take food and beverages. This band's
been together so long that it's near perfect, swings nicely, and has some of the best soloists
you'll ever hear.


Sunday, September 12, 9-12; $10
The Sausalito Milonga, drinks, appetizers, candles, and roses at the Stage Dor Studio, 10 Liberty
Ship Way, 340.
Beginners/Intermediates Vals Class at 8. Class and dance: $15. Gustavo e Jessica
Hornos (Telephone:
573-5735).

Tuesday, September 14, 7-10; $10
MAX PERKOFF'S NIGHTS WITH LADY DAY at Club Jazz Nouveau, 2801 Leavenworth Street (Telephone: 921-
2100). Meals served from 6. Cover includes compact disk for first 25 to arrive.

Friday, September 17, 8:30-12:30; $13
THE HUCKLEBUCKS (8:30) and STEVE LUCKY AND THE RHUMBA BUMS (10:30) with Miss Carmen Getit at Roots
in Los Robles Lodge, 1985 Cleveland Avenue, Santa Rosa. $10 in advance.

Friday-Sunday, September 17-19; $80
GALAXY DANCE FESTIVAL at the Wyndham Hotel
($79), 1350 North First Street, San José (Telephones:
1408/452-6200;
1877/999-3223. Hosts: Stephen Cullip (Telephone: 1415/999-6893) and Mark Sequerth.
Checks payable to: Galaxy Dance Festival, 751 Laurel Street, 325, San Carlos 94070.
Day/Session
tickets available. DanceFest calendar listing.

Saturday, September 18, 9-1; $25 ($22 in advance)
"An Enchanted Evening" celebrating the Allegro Ballroom’s Tenth Anniversary, 5855 Christie Avenue,
Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Show at 10:30 with performances by Tomas Atkocevicius and
Aira Bubnelyte, Ted Ross and Alise Halbert, Brian Feehan and Rachel Baumgardner, Antonio Ortiz and
Daina Coffey. Hors d'oeuvres and cake. West Coast Swing class with Brian and Rachel at 8.

Sunday, September 19, 2-6; $10
Bud Houston hosts Dancers' Sunday: TwoStep, West Coast Swing, NiteClub TwoStep, ChaCha, Waltz, and
Hustle at
The Saddle Rack, 42011 Boscell Road, Fremont (Telephone: 1510/979-0477). Intermediate
West Coast Swing class with Richard Kear at 1.


Sunday, September 19, 6:30-10: $8
Lakeside Swing (Hustle, and more) resumes its normal Third Sunday schedule at Veterans Hall/Lake
Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Host/Music: Mike Pyle (Telephone: 1707/315-6204).
Class with Chuck Brown at 5:30 and dance: $12.

Friday, September 24, 8-12; $10
Friday Night Fish Fry with the BIG BELLY BLUES BAND and JOHN LEE HOOKER, JUNIOR, at Sweet's Ball-
room
, 1933 Broadway, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/893-3500). Fish dinner from 7:00: $8.

Friday, September 24, 9-12; $10
Hustle (with some West Coast Swing, Salsa, and NiteClub TwoStep) Dance Party with Raúl Ante (Tele-
phone: 1415/467-8830) at the Buddy Party Dance Studio, 1614 South De Anza Boulevard at Prospect,
San José (Telephone: 1408/255-6878). Admission includes hamburgers, hot dogs, salad, fruits, snacks,
and Intermediate/Advanced Hustle class at 8:15.

Saturday, September 25; 12:30-11:45
Moon Festival Showcase & Dance Party at Unión Española de California, 2850 Alemany Boulevard (Tele-
phone: 587-5504). Showcase and Dance 12:30-5; $10. Dinner at 6:30, Showcases, and Dance; $38. Res-
ervations
required by September 15 from San Manh, Post Office Box 17010, Oakland 94601 (Voice:
1510/390-2024; Facsimile: /534-4515).

Saturday, September 25, 9-12; $12
STOMPY JONES (née The Swing Session) plays for dancing at the Metronome Ballroom, 1830 Seventeenth
Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Dance to recorded music 8:30-10 and 1-2. Beginning East Coast Swing
Class at 7:30 and dance: $16.


Wednesday, September 29, 9-11:15; $9
RED ARCHIBALD & THE INTERNATIONALS at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave-
nue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class with Nick Lawrence, Shanna Palazzo at 8.

Wednesday, September 29, 9-12; $10
STEVE LUCKY AND THE RHUMBA BUMS with Miss Carmen Getit at Alberto's Nightclub, 736 West Dana Street,
Mountain View (Telephone: 1650/968-3007). Classes at 6, 7, and 8 and Dance, $12.

Months near Top of Page

OCTOBER
's Regularly-scheduled Dances
Friday and Saturday Dances, 9-11:30, at Tiffany Ballroom, 1429 San Mateo Avenue, South San
Francisco (Tel: 1415/255-8354) are two dancers for the price of one except October 29.

Friday, October 1, 9:30-12; $13
MOODSWING ORCHESTRA, usually a docette playing Swing, Ballroom, and Latin favorites of the 1930s
and 1940s at Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows:
1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 8 with
Nick Lawrence and Shanna Palazzo.
 
Saturday, October 2 - SCHEDULE CHANGE
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's monthly dance, usually on the First Saturday in Emeryville,
is October 10 at the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, the final event of Boogie By The Bay.

Sunday, October 3, 6-10; $8 - SCHEDULE CHANGE
Michelle Kinkaid's monthly dance, usually on the Second Sunday in Redwood City, is tonight! We'll
be dancing at Boogie By The Bay next week.

Thursday, October 7, 9-'til the last dancer drops: $10
Boogie by the Bay XII's Early Bird workshop at 8 and dance at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Air-
port, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame (Telephone: 1650/347-1234). Event attendees: $5.

Friday, October 8, 9-12; $5 - NEW VENUE!
Synapse at 491 Post Street. Beginners' LindyHop class at 7:30.
 
Friday, October 8, 9-12; $10
STEVE LUCKY AND THE RHUMBA BUMS with Miss Carmen Getit at Swing Central/Foresters of America Hall,
1204 Middlefield Road, Redwood City (Telephone: 1650/363-0550).

Friday, October 8, 9:15-12; $8
SWING THING at Rhythm! at Veterans Hall/Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class
with Belinda Ricklefs and Lovica at 8 and dance: $14(Telephone: 1510/893-1519).

Friday-Sunday, October 8-10; $130
Boogie by the Bay XII at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur-
lingame (Telephone: 1650/347-1234). Event, workshops, buffet through September 5, $110; Age 17 and
younger, $60/$75. Payable to: The Next Generation Swing Dance Club, c/o Marla Bach Saltzstine, 5319
Ridgeview Circle, 2; El Sobrante 94803 (Telephone: 1510/758-3033).

Saturday, October 9, 7:30-11ish; $20
DIVERTIMENTO DANCE ORCHESTRA plays for dancing at the San Mateo Masonic Lodge, 100 North Ellsworth
Street, San Mateo, for The Washington Irving Literary Salon and Ball presented by the [San Fran-
cisco] Bay Area English Regency Society
. Country dances taught by Alan Winston. Cotillions and
Waltzes from Centuries XVIII and IXX. Victorian attire encouraged. Advance sale, $15 payable to:
Bay Area English Regency Society, 1122 Hudson Street, Redwood City 94061.

Sunday, October 10 - SCHEDULE CHANGE
Michelle Kinkaid's monthly dance, usually on the Second Sunday, was last week.

Sunday, October 10, 6-9; $20/$35 couple
The RUDY SALVINI ORCHESTRA plays for dancing at the Janet Pomeroy Center, 207 Skyline Boulevard, on
Hearst Road behind Zoo (Voice: 665-4100; Facsimile: -7543). Take food and beverages. This band's
been together so long that it's near perfect, swings nicely, and has some of the best soloists
you'll ever hear.


Sunday, October 10, 7-2; $10
The public is welcome to attend The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's monthly dance, usually on the
First Saturday in Emeryville, at the Airport Hyatt Regency in Burlingame.


Friday-Sunday, October 15-17; $180 w/Saturday dinner
San Francisco Autumn Dance Classic (NDCA) at the Cathedral Hill Hotel ($139 through September 13),
1101 Van Ness Avenue (Telephones: 1800/622-0855; 776-8200). Payable to: Gene Jennings, 1469 Sacra-
mento Street, 4, San Francisco 94109 (Telephone: 771-4748).

Sunday, October 17, Noon-3; $20
The Sunday Brunch and Ballroom Dancing at at Nightclub Avalon, 777 Lawrence Expressway at Homestead,
Santa Clara (Telephone: 1408/241-0777). RSVP to Gene Holiday (Telephone: /224-6300) to pay $15!
Buffet, juices, coffee from 11:30.
 
Wednesday, October 20, 9-11:15; $9
BILLY DUNN and his BLUESWAY BAND
at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave-
nue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099.
Class with Swing Is The Thing's Nick Lawrence
and Shanna Palazzo at 8.

Friday, October 22, 8-12; $10 - NOT THIS MONTH
Friday Night Fish Fry with the BIG BELLY BLUES BAND at Sweet's Ballroom, 1933 Broadway, Oakland
(Telephone: 1510/893-3500). Fish dinner from 7:00: $8.


Friday, October 22, 10-1:30; $8
REALISTIC ORCHESTRA, about 18 musicians playing electronic and experimental, not traditional, big
band music; breakbeats, drum 'n' bass, HipHop, and jazz under the leadership of Adam Theis, at the
Elbo Room, 647 Valencia Street (Telephone: 552-7788).

Saturday, October 23, 7-12:30; $15
PRIDE & JOY plays for dancing at the Annual Halloween Monster Bash aboard the Gray Ghost (aka the
USS Hornet docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point [Telephone: 1510/521-8448x228]). Food available 7-10.
Elvira's Haunted House aboard the "Fright Stimulator", Haunted Laboratory with nutty professors
doing crazy experiments that might go wrong. Prizes for best costumes.

Saturday, October 23, 9-12; $12
KIM NALLEY sings with Dave Matthews, Michael Zisman, and Andrew Speight for dancing at the Metro-
nome Ballroom, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Dance to recorded music 8:30-10
and 1-2. Beginning East Coast Swing Class at 7:30 and dance: $16.

Sunday, October 24, 1-5; GRATIS!
New studio, floor. Snacks, cheese, soda, wine at
Shall We Dance Studio, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunny-
vale. Hosts: Steve Marques, (Telephone: 1408/836-8914); Bud Ayers (Telephone: 1408/807-2749; Deb-
orah Borlase (Telephone: 1408/839-2083).


Sunday, October 24, 8:30-11:30; $10
"Dance Because You Can", a National Multiple Sclerosis Society foundation. 100% of proceeds will be
donated. Shall We Dance Studio, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale. Class with Robert Campos at 7:30.
Hosts: Steve Marques, (Telephone: 1408/836-8914); Bud Ayers (Telephone: 1408/807-2749; Deborah Bor-
lase (Telephone: 1408/839-2083).

Wednesday, October 27, 9-12; $10 — IMPORTANT MESSAGE from Michael Marangio here
MITCH WOODS & his ROCKET 88's celebrate tonight's seven o'clock lunar eclipse with a MoonDance! at
Alberto's, 736 Dana Street, Mountain View (Telephone: 1650/968-3007. This is also the Farewell Dance
at this location. Please read Michael's message.
LunarLooney dance contest — who can dance the sil-
liest?
Intermediate Lindy Hop class at 6; Beginners' at 7. Beginners' East Coast Swing class at 8
and dance, $12. Hosts: Michael and Persephone (Telephone: 1510/528-7858).


Friday, October 29, 8-12; $10 - NOT THIS MONTH
Friday Night Fish Fry with the BIG BELLY BLUES BAND and TOM RIGNEY and FLAMBEAU at Sweet's Ballroom,
1933 Broadway, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/893-3500). Fish dinner from 7:00: $8.


Saturday, October 30, 7-10; $5
Fifth Saturday Dance (variety) "Charade" at the Hayward Senior Center Auditorium, 22325 North Third
Street (Telephones: 1510/537-5755; /881-6766).

Saturday, October 30, 6-10; $9
- SCHEDULE CHANGE
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's monthly dance, usually on the First Saturday, is tonight.
We'll be dancing at Michelle's Mountain Magic next Saturday.

Sunday, October 31, 2-5; Gratis!
HAROLD JONES AND THE BOSSMEN at San Geronimo Golf Course clubhouse, 5800 Sir Francis Drake Boul-
evard (Telephone: 488-4030). This is a great band and a fun gig. Take Sir Francis Drake Boule-
vard through Fairfax and Woodacre. If you get to Nicasio Valley Road, you passed the access road
1600 feet ago. From the North, go through Petaluma to the Point Reyes-Petaluma Road to Nicasio
Valley Road to the end and it's just 1600 feet to the Left.

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NOVEMBER's regularly-scheduled
Dances
Friday and Saturday Dances, 9-11:30, at Tiffany Ballroom, 1429 San Mateo Avenue, South San
Francisco (Tel: 1415/255-8354) are two dancers for the price of one through November 27.

Friday-Sunday, November 5-7; $110
Michelle's Mountain Magic at Horizon Hotel & Casino, 50 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe. Event and
workshops $95 through October 9 payable to Michelle's Mountain Magic, 671 Athens Street, San
Francisco 94112 (Voice/Facsimile: 585-6282). Rates for youths and spectators.*

Friday, November 5, 9-11:30; $15
STOMPY JONES (née The Swing Session). With dinner at 6:30 $40, single/$75 couple at the Berkeley
City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue (Telephones:
1510/848-7800, Facsimile: -5900; Reserve for Dinner).
Beginners' East Coast Swing class at 8 with Michael and Persephone.

Saturday, November 6
- SCHEDULE CHANGE
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's monthly dance, usually on the First Saturday, in Emeryville,
was last week. We're dancing at Mountain Magic tonight.

Tuesday, November 9, 8-10:30; $5 - SCHEDULE CHANGE
DAVE'S SWINGTIME BAND at Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Road, Alameda (Telephone: 1510/522-9355).
This is usually on the First Tuesday.*

Wednesday, November 10, 9-11:15; $9
THE ANTHONY PAULE and MZ. DEE BAND at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo
Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class with Nick Lawrence and Shanna
Palazzo at 8.*

Friday, November 12, 9-11:15; $9
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS and STOMPY JONES (née The Swing Session) at Ashkenaz
Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office:
-5099. Class with Nick Lawrence and Shanna Palazzo at 8.

Saturday, November 13, Time?-Time?; $?
San José State University Ballroom Dance Club's Classic VIII amateur competition
Barrett Ballroom,
SJSU Student Union. University bounded by South Fourth, South Tenth, East San Fernando, and
East San Salvador streets. Individuals must register by November ?, teams by November ?.
Information. Telephone: 1408/924-SPIN.


Saturday, November 13, 8-11; $25
"Black & White Ball" with the MOODSWING ORCHESTRA, usually a docette playing Swing, Ballroom, and
Latin favorites of the 1930s and 1940s at Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland.
Dressy to semi-formal. Refreshments, mixers, and more. $20 prior to October 29 via PayPal or from
Marilyn Bowe (Tel: 1510/523-5587), 3004 Bayo Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501. Class with Marilyn at 7.*

Saturday, November 13, 8:45-11:30; $8
Mt. Tam Swing with Fred Loebenstein at the Mt. Tam Racquet Club, One Larkspur Plaza Drive, Larkspur
(Telephone: 924-6226). Beginners' class with Kelly Casanova at 7:30, Intermediates' at 8:30 and
dance: $15.

Sunday, November 14, 2-6; $8
Oz Ramsey's [San Francisco] BAY AREA BIG BAND at the Elks' Lodge Room, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Ala-
meda (Telephone: 1510/522-1015). Excellent music, good floor.*

Sunday, November 14, 6-10; $8
Michelle Kinkaid's Second Sunday dance resumes its regular schedule at the Imperial Dance Club in
Redwood City.*

Friday, November 18-Sunday, November 21
San Francisco Salsa Congress at the San Francisco Airport Marriott, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur-
lingame
(Voice: 1650/692-9100; Facsimile: -8016).

Saturday, November 20, 7-11; $25
REX ALLEN'S SWING EXPRESS and hors d’ouvres at Walnut Creek Marriott, 2355 North Main Street
(Voice: 1800/228-9290; 925/934-2000; Facsimile: -6374). $20 in advance from radio station KABL
(Telephone: 538-5653).*

Sunday, November 21, 2-6; $10
Bud Houston hosts Dancers' Sunday: TwoStep, West Coast Swing, NiteClub TwoStep, ChaCha, Waltz, and
Hustle at
The Saddle Rack, 42011 Boscell Road, Fremont (Telephone: 1510/979-0477). Intermediate
West Coast Swing class with Richard Kear at 1.


Thursday, November 25; 8 'til the last dancer drops: $10
US Open Swing Dance Championships at the San José Civic Auditorium, 145 West San Carlos Street.*

Friday, November 26, 6-12; $30 including Fish or Chicken dinner (partially tax deductible)
Friday Night Fish Fry, a benefit to support youth jazz education in Oakland (proceeds go to further
Oaktown Jazz Workshops' educational programs with the BIG BELLY BLUES BAND, ELVIN BISHOP GROUP,
PARK PLACE, and OAKTOWN JAZZ BAND at Sweet's Ballroom, 1933 Broadway, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/893-
3500). Adults $25 in advance; Youth/Students $10 available from A&G Music at 14th & Jefferson
streets; Best Music at 18th & Broadway, and Acme Music at 38th and Mac Arthur.

Friday-Sunday, November 26-28; $150
US Open Swing Dance Championships at the San José Civic Auditorium payable to: US Open Swing
Dance Championships, 3125 Jewett Avenue, Bakersfield 93301 (Voice: 1800/537-8937; 1661/872-0480;
Facsimile: -3515).*

Friday-Saturday, November 26-27; 23:59-04ish: $10
US Open Swing Dance Championships at the San José Civic Auditorium, 145 West San Carlos Street.*

Sunday, November 28; 8ish 'til the last dancer drops: $10
US Open Swing Dance Championships at the San José Civic Auditorium, 145 West San Carlos Street.*


TUESDAYS, 8:30-12; $5 - DISCONTINUED
COLLECTIVE WEST JAZZ ORCHESTRA at the The Purple Onion, 140 Columbus Avenue (Telephone: 956-1653).

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DECEMBER's regularly-scheduled Dances

Friday, December 3, 9-12; $12
Black & White Holiday Ball with
hors d’ oeuvres and desserts at the Metronome Ballroom, 1830 Seven-
teenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Classes at 8 and dance, $20.*


Saturday, December 4, 7-11; $25
Connecting Through Dance's Fifth Annual Benefit at the
Lake Merritt Dance Center in the Oakland
Veterans Memorial Building, 200 Grand Avenue (Telephone: 1510/287-9233).
 
Saturday, December 11, 8-12; $25
Christmas Party at the
Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-
2888) with food ('til 9), games, prizes, and exhibitions. $20 in advance.*

Saturday, December 11, 8-12; $25
Christmas Party and buffet ('til 10) at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville
(Telephone: 1510/655-2888) $20 in advance.*

Friday, December 17, 9:30-?; $13
STOMPY JONES (née The Swing Session) at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave-
nue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099.
Class with Swing Is The Thing's Nick Lawrence
and Shanna Palazzo at 8.

Saturday, December 18, 8-11:30;
Holiday Dance Party at The Dance Center, 56 West Sixth Street, Santa Rosa (Telephone:
1707/538-1898).
Class at 7.

Saturday, December 18, 8:45-12; $10 - NEW GIG
Country/Western, West Coast Swing, NiteClub TwoStep, ChaCha, Hustle at
Shall We Dance Studio, 830
Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale. Hosts: Steve Marques, (Telephone: 1408/836-8914); Bud Ayers (Telephone:
/807-2749; Deborah Borlase (Telephone: /839-2083). Class at 8.

Thursday, December 23, 7:30-10:30; Gratis!
THE MARTINI BROTHERS (Telephone: 566-2545) at Le Colonial, 20 Cosmo Place (Telephone: 931-2933).

Friday, December 24, 9-12; $8?
Christmas Eve Swing with Mike Pyle
at the Metronome Ballroom, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone:
252-9000). Class at 8


Saturday, December 25 -
SCHEDULE CHANGE
The Santa Cruz Swing Dance Club's monthly dance isn't happening tonight. Merry Christmas.

Sunday, December 26
- SCHEDULE CHANGE
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's (HotLine: 1707/-523-9477) monthly dance, usually on the Fourth
Sunday, is not happening tonight.

Monday-Friday, December 27-31; $390 single/$690 couple
Holiday Ball & Dance Camp at the
San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway,
Burlingame (Telephones:
1800/228-9290; 650/692-9100; Facsimile: -8016). Prices include Event,
workshops, Holiday Ball Dinner and Dance (other options available) payable to:
Holiday Ball &
Dance Camp, 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City 94063 (Telephone: 1650/780-9456). Hosts:
Stephan and
Denise Krauel (Voice/Facsimile: 1650/366-0504). Hostess:
Nadia Eftedal (Telephone: 1562/902-7657).

NEW YEAR'S EVE (most with party favors and Midnight drink)
Seven O'Clock-12:30; $55
New Year's Eve 2005 with Dan Foley at the Lake Merritt Dance Center in the Oakland Veterans Memor-
ial Building, 200 Grand Avenue (Telephone: 1510/287-9233). Fireworks and sparkling cider at Mid-
night. Tickets $50 through November.

Seven O'Clock: $70
NOB HILL SOUNDS, buffet dinner, champagne, game with prize at Maiko Dance Club, 1629 San Pablo Ave-
nue, Berkeley (Telephone: 1510/527-8226).

Eight O'Clock: $155;
without dinner: $50; Dance Camp attendees, $110
The New Year's Eve Gala with dinner, show, dancing, and Midnight toast
at the San Francisco Air-
port Marriott Hotel.
Hotel package $195 each of two. Additional information at Holiday Ball &
Dance Camp, December 27-31, above.

Eight O'Clock-1; $30
The Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Hors d'oeuvres,
party favors, conga line, midnight countdown, balloon drop with lucky money. $25 in advance.


Eight O'Clock-1:
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS aboard
the USS Hornet docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point
(Telephone: 1510/521-8448x228) Hot dogs, sandwiches, burritos, and nachos available 7:30-11. Tick-
ets in advance at 1510/521-8448x282 from 10-4: $75 General; $100 reserved near floor; $125
reserved near stage.

Eight o'clock-1:30: $30
Kick-start into 2005 with The Pimpsticks ('50s/'60s) and Deke Dickerson & the Ecco-Fonics (10-12,
roots/rockabilly) playing for dancing at the Hotel de Anza. $25 in advance from 1800/843-3700.

Nine O'Clock-12:30: $20, All ages!
New Year's Eve Viennese Waltz Ball, Midnight Toast and Singalong. Grand March, Congress of Vienna,
Cross Step Waltzes and Mixer, Bohemian National Polka, Viennese Waltz, Zweifacher, Strauss Polkas,
One Step, La Java, Valse Musette, Paul Jones Mixer, and some Tango. Chocolates, cookies, cake,
strawberries. Congress of Vienna class at 7. Rotary Waltz class at 8.
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