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JANUARY's regularly-scheduled Dances

Saturday, January 1, 2-5; $7
Survivors' Day Dance at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Tel: 1510/655-2888).

Saturday, January 1, 9-12; $15
FRANCISCO “BOCHA” LOPEZ and MARCELO PUIG play a Milonga and Pot Luck (take a dish to share) at  Ellington Hall, 3535 Industrial Drive, Santa Rosa (Telephone: 1707/545-6150). Class at 8 with Gustavo and Jesica Hornos, $10; Class and Dance, $20.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.

Sunday, January 2, 7-11; $10 -
SCHEDULE CHANGE
First Sunday Dance is happening next week, NOT tonight, at Dance Spectrum, 1707 South Bascom Avenue, Campbell  (Telephone: 1408/391-8607. Host: Richard Kear. Class at 6 and dance, $15.
 
Friday, January 7, 8-11; $7
Guys & Dolls presents the SOUND WIZARDS playing for seniors' dancing at the Burlingame Woman's Club, 271 Park Road near Lorton Avenue (Telephone: 1650/588-5856, continuing its 41-year run of senior dances, under new management.

Saturday, January 8, 7-11; $12
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's (HotLine: 1707/-523-9477) annual Black & White Ball and Pot Luck Buffet at the Petaluma Veterans Building, 1094 Petaluma Boulevard South.

Sunday, January 9, 6-10; $8
Michell Kinkaid's Sixteenth Anniversary celebration of her Second Sunday Dances. The Imperial Dance Club (Telephone: 1650/366-0504), 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City. Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 1415/585-6282).

Sunday, January 9, 7-11; $10 -
SCHEDULE CHANGE
First Sunday Dance at Dance Spectrum, 1707 South Bascom Avenue, Campbell (Telephone: 1408/391-8607). Host: Richard Kear. Music Interpretation class at 6 with Robert Cordoba and Deborah Szekeley and dance, $15.

Thursday, January 13, 19:00-04:00; $10
Monterey SwingFest's EarlyBird [class and] Dance at the Hotel Hyatt Regency, 1 Golf Course Drive.

Friday-Sunday, January 14-16; $115
Monterey SwingFest (WSDC) at the Hotel Hyatt Regency ($99), 1 Golf Course Drive (Telephones: California: 1800/824- 2196; Exterior: /492-8822; 1831/372-1234; Facsimile: /375-3960). Advance: $99 through January 5 payable to Central Coast Swing Dance, 285 Hartnell Road, Santa María 93455 (Telephone: 1805/937-1574).

Saturday, January 15, 8:15-11; $10 ($3 off with any Swing club membership)
Swing in the New Year at Stars Ballroom, 1559 South Novato Boulevard, Novato (Telephone: 897-7976). Beginners' class at 7, intermediates' at 7:30 with Yvonne Benavidez and dance: $15.

Saturday, January 15, 22:00-02:00; $16
TANGO No. 9 plays the Metromilonga at the Metronome Ballroom, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Beginners' class at 9.

Sunday, January 16, Noon-3; $20
Sunday Brunch and Ballroom Dancing at Nightclub Avalon, 777 Lawrence Expressway at Homestead Road, Santa Clara (Telephone: 1408/241-0777). $15 in advance from Gene Holiday (Telephone: 1408/224-6300).

Sunday, January 16, 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.

Thursday, January 20, 9:30 and 11:30; $7
FIL LORENZ & THE BIG SOUL-TET at John Lee Hooker's Boom Boom Room, 1601 Fillmore Street (Tel: 673-8000).

Saturday, January 22, 10 a.m.-1 a.m.; $??
OPEN HOUSE with Performances, Dance Party and more to celebrate changing the Metronome Ballroom's name to Metronome Dance Center.

Saturday, January 22, 7:30-9; $37 (Includes General dancing 9-11)
Adrian Flores Presents™ "The Swing Era", "The Show Where Everyone Dances" with the ROYAL SOCIETY JAZZ ORCHESTRA backing the popular dances of the '30s, '40s, and today at Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek (Telephone: 1925/943-SHOW). After-show cast party $100, 11-1, (from Adrian Flores at 1925/937-0761) with food and music at Bing Crosby's Restaurant & Piano Bar, 1342 Broadway Plaza (Telephone: 1925/ 939-2464).

Sunday, January 23, 2-6; $10 - SCHEDULE CHANGE
Dancers' Sunday, hosted by Bud Houston, is happening next Sunday, not tonight at The Saddle Rack, 42011 Boscell Road, Fremont (Telephone: 1510/979-0477).
 
Friday, January 28, 8:15-11;
West Coast Swing Party ("mixed with Nightclubs, Hustles, and other favorites") at Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Ave- nue, Santa Rosa. Beginners' and Intermediates' classes at 7:15; Advanced at 7:45. Host/DJ: Steve Luther (Telephone 1707/ 829-0234).

Saturday, January 29; 10-1, $12
STOMPY JONES (née The Swing Session) plays for dancing at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Tel: 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 30, 2-6; $10 CANCELLED — BUT!!!
Bud Houston hosts Dancers' Sunday cancelled to allow the Saddle Rack to have a benefit for the victims of the Indian Ocean Tsunami
POSTPONED to February 20 due to a medical emergency. The Saddle Rack, 42011 Boscell Road, Fremont (Telephone: 1510/979-0477).

Sunday, January 30, 6-9; Gratis!
FIL LORENZ SOUL-TET at Blondie's Bar and no Grill, 540 Valencia Street (Telephone: 864-2419) Fil says "Come down for a healthy dose of Hammond organ blues & boogaloo" with Fil Lorenz, saxophone; Joel Ryan, trumpet; Wil Blades, Hammond B-3 organ; Gary Claude, drums.
    
Sunday, January 30, 6:30-10; $8 - SCHEDULE CHANGE
Lakeside Swing is tonight 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 at 5:30.

Sunday, January 30 - CANCELLED!
The Sausalito Milonga is not happening today! It will be replaced by a Milonga on February 13.

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Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888) is providing
FREE DANCE CLASSES
every Saturday in February from 2-3:30. Children welcome!

FEBRUARY's regularly-scheduled Dances

Wednesday, February 2
Deposit of $450 due for Michelle Kinkaid's Sea Magic II Gulf of Alaska - Voyage of the Glaciers cruise aboard the DEZ Island Princess sailing Vancouver:Vancouver on Saturday, June 4, returning Saturday June 11. Payable to: Michelle Kinkaid's Mountain Magic, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112 (Voice/Facsimile: 585-6282)
 
Sunday, February 6, 7-10; $10
First Sunday Dance resumes its normal schedule at Dance Spectrum, 1707 South Bascom Avenue, Campbell (Telephone: 1408/391-8607. Host: Richard Kear. Class at 6 with Angel Figueroa and dance, $15.
 
Sunday, February 6, 9-12:30; $20
TRIO GARUFA plays at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton Street (Telephone: 781-0165) for a Tsunami Relief Benefit Milonga. Raffle. Coödinator: F.M.Davila-Vilchez (Telephone: 596-5800). Beginners' and Intermediates' classes at 8.
 
Wednesday, February 9, 12:30-3:30; Gratis!
28th Annual Senior Adults' Valentine Dance. Beverages, drawings, snacks, surprises at the Hall of Flowers/ County Fair Building, South Drive opposite Ninth Avenue (Telephone: 666-7079).
 
Wednesday, February 9, 9-11:15; $9
BILLY DUNN and BLUESWAY REVIEW 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 Lawrence (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 8.
 
Thursday, February 10, 7-9:30; Singles $8/$14 couple
STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA plays an early Valentine's Dance in the Cascade Ballroom at the Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto (Telephone: 1415/383-1370). Refreshments.
 
Saturday, February 12, 8-1; $25 (dance only, $15)
4703, Year of the Rooster/Gung Hay Fat Choy and Dim Sum Buffet (7-9) at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888) Prize for best of traditional dress of any culture. Lion dance, cultural dance performance, and Valentine game. $20 in advance.
 
Saturday, February 12, 8:15-11; $10
Swing Your Sweetheart at Stars Ballroom, 1559 South Novato Boulevard, Novato (Telephone: 1415/897-7976). Beginners' class at 7, intermediates' at 7:30 with Yvonne Benavidez and dance: $15 (discount with proof of any Swing club membership).
 
Saturday, February 12, 9-1; $30
HAROLD JONES AND THE BOSSMEN play for dancing at the "Shiny Stockings Ball" in the Oakland Veterans Memorial/Lake Merritt Dance Center's Grand Ballroom, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Call 1415/979-3079 or visit the Northern California Lindy Society for advance sale tickets that include a workshop with Frankie Manning at 8 for $25. Students $20 at some swing dance venues.
 
Sunday, February 13, 7-11; $??
Tsunami Fund Raising Dance Party sponsored by the United Asian Dancer Association at the Veterans Memorial Building/Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Contact: San Wong.
 
Sunday, February 13, 7:30-11; $??

Latin Rose – A Valentine's evening filled with Expression, Romance and Love at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Class at 6:30. Reservations required.

Wednesday, February 16, 9-12; Gratis!
FIL LORENZ SOUL-TET at Blondie's Bar and no Grill, 540 Valencia Street (Telephone: 864-2419). Fil says "Come down for a healthy dose of Hammond organ blues & boogaloo".

Thursday, February 17; 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 18-20; $105
Capital Swing Dancers' Presidents' Day Convention, Radisson Hotel and Convention Center, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento.
 
Saturday, February 19, 8-11; $30
MOODSWING ORCHESTRA, a docette, playing Swing, Ballroom, and Latin favorites of the 1930s and '40s for the Valentine's Ball at the Veterans Memorial Building/Lake Merritt Dance Center's Grand Ballroom, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Dressy semiformal attire. Refreshments. $25 through February 9 via PayPal or check to: Marilyn Bowe, 3004 Bayo Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Tel.: 1510/523-5587}. Class w/Marilyn at 7.
 
Saturday, February 19, 22:00-02:00; $16
FRANCISCO “BOCHA” LOPEZ and MARCELO PUIG play the Metromilonga at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Beginners' class at 9.
 
Sunday, February 20, 2-6; $10 – CANCELLED — BUT!!!
Bud Houston hosts Dancers' Sunday to allow the Saddle Rack, 42011 Boscell Road, Fremont (Telephone: 1510/ 979-0477) to have a benefit for the victims of the Indian Ocean Tsunami.
 
Sunday, February 20, 6:30-10; $8 – SCHEDULE CHANGE
Lakeside Swing is NOT happening tonight. It will resume its normal Third Sunday schedule next month. Tonight we're dancing at the Capital Swing Dancers' Post-convention dance:
 
Sunday, February 20, 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.

Tuesday, February 22, 9:30-12:30; $10
STEVE LUCKY AND THE RHUMBA BUMS with Carmen Getit play The Tuesday Night Jump at Club Verdi, 2424 Mariposa Street (Telephone: 861-9190).
 
Friday, February 25, 9:30-12:30; $13
MOODSWING ORCHESTRA, a docette playing Swing, Ballroom, and Latin favorites of the 1930s and '40s 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 Lawrence and Shanna Palazzo at 8.
 
Saturday, February 26, 10-1; $12
JP and the RHYTHM CHASERS play for dancing at the Metronome Dance Center, 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, February 27, 2-6; $10
Bud Houston hosts Dancers' Sunday (usually on the Third 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.


Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888) is providing
FREE DANCE CLASSES
every Saturday in March and April from 2-3:30. Children welcome!

        MARCH's regularly-scheduled Dances

Thursday, March 3; 9:30-1; $7
FIL LORENZ & the BIG SOUL-TET, featuring organist Wil Blades at John Lee Hooker's Boom Boom Room, 1601 Fillmore Street (Telephone: 673-8000). Special concert in memory of Jimmy Smith. Advance tickets: $5.
 
Sunday, March 6, 6-10; $10
Top of Beardsley's celebrates 28 years of teaching and “Promoting Swing Dancing” with its 27th Anniversary dance at the Peninsula Social Club, 100 North B Street, San Mateo. Guest DJs: Beth Bellamy, Kelly Casanova, Michelle Kinkaid, and Rupert Schroeder.*
 
Wednesday, March 9 – SCHEDULE CHANGE!
Second Wednesday Swing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center is next week, March 16.

Thursday, March 10
Balance due for Michelle Kinkaid' Sea Magic II Gulf of Alaska - Voyage of the Glaciers cruise aboard the DEZ Island Princess sailing Vancouver:Vancouver on Saturday, June 4, returning Saturday, June 11. Payable to: Michelle Kinkaid's Mountain Magic, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112 (Voice/Facsimile; 585-6282).

Saturday, March 12, 8-11; $10 ($3 off with any Swing club membership)
Swing on a Shamrock at Stars Ballroom, 1559 South Novato Boulevard, Novato (Telephone: 897-7976). Luck o' the Draw Jack 'n' Jill. Beginners' and Intermediates' classes at 7 dance: $15.

Saturday, March 12-Sunday, March 13; $?
CITY LIGHTS BALL VIII Ballroom and Latin Dance Competition at the Regency Ballroom, 1310 Van Ness Avenue (Voice: 673-5716; Facsimile: -5937). City Lights (Telephone: 681-9083).
 
Sunday, March 13, 6-10; $10 — Workshops 4-6 and dance; $35
Swing Joins Country, a day of Swing and Country dancing and Mixed Jack & Jill Mixed Team Match at the Imperial Dance Club, 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City (Telephone: 1650/366-0504). Workshops 4-6 and dance $25 through March 1 sent to Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282).*

Tuesday, March 15, 9-?; $? –
NEW GIG!
Hustle Party Kickoff at Steppin' Out Productions, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale. Exhibition by amateur Hustle Dance Champions Wendy and Wajih Dalal. Beginners' and Intermediates' classes at 8:15 with Raúl Ante (Telephone: 1415/467-8830) or Stephen Ward. This is the first of a regular Tuesday night Hustle class and dance. From Bayshore (101) take Fair Oaks South; stay in Left lane to veer Left onto Wolf. Left at first signal for about 0.2 mile to Right into parking lot to huge tree and wooden deck.

Wednesday, March 16, 9-11:15; $9 –
SCHEDULE CHANGE!
RED ARCHIBALD and the INTERNATIONALS 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 Lawrence (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 8. This is usually a Second Wednesday event.*
 
Friday, March 18, 9:30-12:30; $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 Swing Is The Thing's Nick Lawrence (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 8.
 
Sunday, March 20, 2-6; $10
Bud Houston hosts Dancers' Sunday resumes its normal Third Sunday schedule: 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, March 20, 6:30-10; $8
Lakeside Swing resumes its normal Third Sunday schedule in the Grand Ballroom at the Veterans Memorial Building/Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Host: Mike Pyle (Telephone: 1707/315-6204). Class at 5:30 and dance: $12.

Saturday, March 26, 9-12; $12
FIL LORENZ & THE COLLECTIVE WEST ORCHESTRA play for dancing at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Beginning East Coast Swing Class at 7:30 and dance: $16.*

Saturday, March 26, 9:30-12:30; $13
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS 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 Lawrence (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 8.


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Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888) is providing
FREE DANCE CLASSES
every Saturday in April from 2-3:30. Children welcome!

      APRIL's regularly scheduled dances

April 1; 8-12: $8
Party in celebration of the Fourteenth Anniversary of the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Beginners' Samba Class at 7 and dance: $16.*

Friday-Sunday, April 1-3
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; Saturday, 08:00-23:59; Sunday, 10:00-23:00. Through March 7: Days: $10; Evenings: $30. Front row risers: $38; students and younger than 18; $5/$15 payable to: Imperial Productions LLC, 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City 94063 (Telephone: 1650/366-0504).

Friday-Sunday, April 1-3
Steppin' Out Productions is having a Grand Opening Weekend at 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/ 668-6448).

Saturday, April 2; 8-?: $20
SARA & SWINGTIME play Waltz, Tango, Rumba, Samba, and ChaCha for The Havana Swing Ball at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue, sponsored by The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society (Tel: 1510/552- 1731). Vintage, '50s, or modern or evening dress suggested. Class at 6:30.

Wednesday, April 6; 9-12: $10
STOMPY JONES (née The Swing Session) plays for dancing at Steppin' Out Productions, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/668-6448). Intermediates' at 7, $12; Beginners' at 8, $10. From Bayshore (101): Fair Oaks Avenue South; Left lane curves Left to become North Wolfe; Left at Stewart Drive signal; enter third drive- way a bit after curve.

Thursday, April 7; 7:30-10:30: Gratis! – Take a partner!
Connie Champagne and Dan Kennedy substitute for The Martini Brothers at Le Colonial, 20 Cosmo Place (Tele- phone: 931-2933).

Thursday-Sunday, April 7-10: $130; One Day, $50; Age 20 and Younger, $95
Reno Dance Sensation Swing and Salsa Championships & Show at the Reno Hilton ($89), 2500 East Second Street (Telephones: 1800/774-1500; 775/789-2000; Facsimile: -1678). Event, Workshops, Show $115 through March 14 payable to: Reno Dance Sensation, 5098 Foothills Boulevard, 3-349, Roseville 95747 (Voice: 1916/ 966-9727; /204-7852; Facsimile: /848-3534). One night: $25.*
 
Saturday, April 9; 8:45-11:30: $10
Mt. Tam Swing with Fred Loebenstein at the Tamalpais 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.
   
Wednesday, April 13; 9-11:15: $9
BERNARD ANDERSON and the OLD SCHOOL BAND play for dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Com- munity Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class with Swing Is The Thing's Nick Lawrence (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 8.*

Saturday, April 16; 8-11: $5
Swing City Dancers at John Adams (née Lowell) Auditorium, 1860 Hayes Street. Class at 7. (Tel: 553-8680).

Saturday, April 16; 8-12: $45
JIMMY DORSEY ORCHESTRA (directed by Bill Tole) plays aboard the USS Hornet (docked at Pier 3, Ala- meda Point). Food available 7-10. Tickets in advance at 1510/521-8448x282 from 10-4: $40 General; $55 reserved near floor; $80 reserved near stage.*

Saturday, April 16; 8:15-11: $10 (Less with any Swing Club membership)
US Open champions Kelly Casanova and Michelle Kinkaid teach classes at 7:15 and 7:45 at Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa (Telephone: 1707/829-0234). Classes and dance: $15. From Redwood High- way (101): West on College Avenue 1.3 mile. Venue at Left.

Sunday, April 17; 2-6: $10 – SCHEDULE CHANGE!
Bud Houston hosts Dancers' Sunday, normal on the Third Sunday, is next week at The Saddle Rack, 42011 Boscell Road, Fremont (Telephone: 1510/979-0477).

Thursday; April 21; 9:30-1: $7
FIL LORENZ & the BIG SOUL-TET, featuring organist Wil Blades at John Lee Hooker's Boom Boom Room, 1601 Fillmore Street (Telephone: 673-8000). Advance tickets: $5.*

APRIL 22-MAY 1 NATIONAL DANCE WEEK 

Friday, April 22; 9-12: $20
Spring Fling presented by Shall We Dance Productions with and at Steppin' Out productions, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/807-2749). Refreshments, hors d'oeuvres, performances with a French theme. Beginners' class at 7:30, Intermediates' at 8:15.

Saturday, April 23; 9-12: $12
BIG SANDY & HIS FLY RITE BOYS play for dancing at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Beginning East Coast Swing Class at 7:30 and dance: $16.*

Sunday, April 24; 2-6: $10 –
SCHEDULE CHANGE!

Bud Houston hosts Dancers' Sunday, usually on the Third Sunday: TwoStep, West Coast Swing, NiteClub TwoStep, ChaCha, Waltz, and Hustle at The Saddle Rack, 42011 Boscell Road, Fremont (Telephone: 1510/979- 0477). West Coast Swing classes at 1: Beginners' with Rick Evenskaas; Intermediates'/Advanced with Kurt Senser and Patty Vo.

Tuesday, April 26 –
RELOCATION!
The Tuesday and Thursday night senior dances at the Santa Clara Senior Center (Telephone: 1408/615-3170) are temporarily moving to the Santa Clara Youth Activity Center, 2450 Cabrillo Avenue (Telephone:  /615-3760).

Friday, April 29; 9:30-12:30: $13
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 Swing Is The Thing's Nick Lawrence (Tele- phone: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 8.

Saturday, April 30; 1-4: Gratis!
Spring Stroll – Jazz on Fillmore Street between Pine and Sacramento Streets.

Saturday, April 30; 2-Midnight: $55
“April Follies”: California DanceSport Championships for same-gender couples at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Competition only, $30; Dance and show at 8 only, $25.

Saturday, April 30; 2-11; Workshops, Competition, and Dance: $10
BROKEN ENGLISH plays to celebrate the San José Student Union Ballroom Dance Club's Tenth Anniversary, in the Student Union's Barrett Ballroom (Student Life Center, Mail Box 10, San José 95192-0038; Telephone: 1408/924-SPIN). Dance only at 8: $5. The university is bounded by South Fourth, South Tenth, East San Fer- nando, and East San Salvador streets.

Saturday, April 30; 8-?: $100
THE BLACK TIE ORCHESTRA plays for dancing at the Art Deco Preservation Ball XXV “goin' uptown” pre- sented by the Art Deco Society of California at Sweet's Ballroom, 1933 Broadway, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/ 893-3500). Black Tie/Cocktail. Tickets in advance $85 by calling 982-DECO.

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      MAY's regularly scheduled dances
 
Tuesday, May 3; 9-12: $10
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS celebrate Swing Central's anniversary at the Foresters of America Hall, 1204 Middlefield Road, Redwood City (Telephone: 1650/363-0550). Beginners' class at 8 and dance, $15.

Friday, May 6; 9-12: $10
Guest Hustle instructor Angel Figueroa at 8:15 at Steppin' Out Productions, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale (Tele- phone: 1408/807-2749). From Bayshore (101): Fair Oaks Avenue South; Left lane curves Left to become North Wolfe; Left at next signal; enter third driveway a bit after curve.

Sunday, May 8 – CANCELLATION!
The regularly-scheduled dance at Maiko Dance Club, 1629 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley (Telephone: 1510/527- 8226) with THE NOB HILL SOUNDS is not happening this evening so that you can visit your mother!

Wednesday, May 11; 9-11:15: $9
ANTHONY PAULE BAND with MZ. DEE plays for dancing 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 Lawrence (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 8.*

Friday, May 13; 9-12: $7
Michelle Kinkaid is the guest teacher at 8 and Disk Jockey for variety dancing for the Friday Night Dance at the Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Sunday, May 15; 2-6: $10 – CANCELLED!
Bud Houston hosts Dancers' Sunday is not happening this month.: TwoStep, West Coast Swing, NiteClub TwoStep, ChaCha, Waltz, and Hustle at The Saddle Rack, 42011 Boscell Road, Fremont (Telephone: 1510/979-0477). Classes at 1.

Wednesday, May 18; 12:30-3:30: Gratis!
26th Annual Senior Prom. Beverages, drawings, snacks, surprises at the Hall of Flowers/County Fair Building, South Drive opposite Ninth Avenue (Telephone: 666-7079).*

Friday, May 20; 9-12: $10
Guest Hustle instructor Angel Figueroa at 8:15 at Steppin' Out Productions, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale (Tele- phone: 1408/807-2749). From Bayshore (101): Fair Oaks Avenue South; Left lane curves Left to become North Wolfe; Left at next signal; enter third driveway a bit after curve.

Saturday, May 21; 11:00-23:59: $50
Surf City Challenge III, Ballroom and Latin Dance Competition (Telephone: 1718/666-7829), at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street (Telephone: 1831/420-5260). Day (11-5) only, $20; Evening (8-12) only, $30, $5 less through April. Evening reserved seat, $35. Age 11 and younger, Gratis!

Saturday, May 21; 2-6: $10
Bud Houston hosts a Country Dance (mostly Country TwoStep and West Coast Swing; some NiteClub TwoStep, ChaCha, Hustle, and Waltz) at Steppin Out Productions, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/807- 2749). Classes with Richard Kear and Heide D’Innocente at 1:15. From Bayshore (101): Fair Oaks Avenue South; Left lane curves Left to become North Wolfe; Left at next signal; enter third driveway a bit after curve.

Saturday, May 21; 7-11; $35
REX ALLEN'S SWING EXPRESS and hors d’ouvres at the Blackhawk Museum, 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville (Telephone: 1925/736 2280). $30 in advance from radio station KABL (Telephone: 538-5653).*

Saturday, May 21; 7-12: $30
THREE O'CLOCK JUMP plays for Swing Into Spring III at the Hayward Airport, 19990 Sky West Drive, in a Mather Aviation hangar with a 1940s ambiance, to raise funds to preserve and restore the Lorenzo Theater, a 1947 art deco gem closed in 1982.  Vintage 'planes and cars will be on display. Dance and hors d'oeuvres in advance $25 ($20 students/seniors) payable to the non-profit Lorenzo Theater Foundation, Post Office Box 193, San Lorenzo 94580 (Telephone: 1510/247-2245). Information here.

Saturday, May 21; 8:15-?; $12 – CANCELLED!
Swing Into Spring with/at Rhythm Street Dance Studio, 6635 D. Dublin Boulevard, Dublin (Telephone: 1925/ 833-2559). Class at 7:30 with Kurt Senser and Patty Vo.

Sunday, May 22; 9-12: $10
Guest West Coast Swing instructor Angel Figueroa at 5:30 at Steppin' Out Productions, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/807-2749). From Bayshore (101): Fair Oaks Avenue South; Left lane curves Left to become North Wolfe; Left at next signal; enter third driveway a bit after curve.

Thursday, May 26-Monday, May 30: $135
FreZno Dance Classic XXI at the Radisson Hotel, 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno (Three nights for $276 – Tele- phones: 1559/441-2919; 268-1000). Theme: '70s Saturday Night Fever. Event, workshops: $125 through April payable to: Dancin' Z Productions, Post Office Box 4274, Fresno 93744. Member: UCWDC/Q, WSDC. Host: Steve Zener (Voice: 1559/486-1556; Facsimile: -0200).*

Saturday, May 28; 8-11: $12 – CANCELLED!

The Santa Cruz Swing Club's monthly dance, usually on the Fourth Saturday at Mid County Senior Center, 829 Bay Avenue, Capitola (Telephone: 1408/479-7684) isn't happening tonight.

Saturday, May 28; 9-12: $12
MITCH WOODS & HIS ROCKET 88's play for dancing at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Beginning East Coast Swing Class at 7:30 and dance: $16.


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    JUNE's regularly scheduled dances

Thursday, June 2; 9:30-1:30: $7
FIL LORENZ & the BIG SOUL-TET, featuring organist Wil Blades at John Lee Hooker's Boom Boom Room, 1601 Fillmore Street (Telephone: 673-8000). Advance tickets: $5.*

Friday, June 3 and Saturday June 4; 9-12: $10
Guest Hustle instructress Debra Hampton at Steppin' Out Productions, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/807-2749). From Bayshore (101): Fair Oaks Avenue South; Left lane curves Left to become North Wolfe; Left at next signal; enter third driveway a bit after curve.

Sunday, June 5; 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.*

Wednesday, June 8; 9-11:15: $9
Mile Pyle DJs for dancing 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 Lawrence (Telephone: 1510/524- 2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 8.

Saturday, June 11; 09:30-23:30: $25 adult – $20 college – $12 younger than 19
Southwest Regional DanceSport Championships at San José Civic Auditorium, 145 West San Carlos Street Tickets and Registration from Alex Chan, 1520 Santiago Street, San Francisco 94116 (Telephone: 661-8153).

Saturday, June 11; 8-1: $220
Black & White Symphony Ball and Opening Ceremony and Light Show at Civic Center. Many bands play in several venues. Food, still and sparkling wines, beer, and sodas included. In advance: Ages 21-30, $160; others, $200; Groups, 11 for $1,500 from the Symphony Box Office, 275 Grove Street (Telephone: 864-6000, from 10-6). Proceeds (portion of ticket tax deductible) support the San Francisco Symphony's education programs. NOTE: This is probably the biggest and baadest bash on Earth! Expect more than ten thousand attendees.* 
    
Sunday, June 12; 6-10: $8 – POSTPONEMENT!
This will happen July 10: Michelle Kinkaid's 17th Annual John Duffy Memorial and Remembrance Dance (Tele- phone: 585-6282) at the Imperial Dance Club (Telephone: 1650/366-0504), 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City. Jack 'n' Jill Contest; Refreshments.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 17, 18, and 19
Guest Hustle instructor Arte Phillips at Steppin' Out Productions, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale (please call 1408/ 245-5678 for times and prices). From Bayshore (101): Fair Oaks Avenue South; Left lane curves Left to become North Wolfe; Left at next signal; enter third driveway a bit after curve.

Saturday, June 18; 2-6: $10
Bud Houston hosts a Country Dance (mostly Country TwoStep and West Coast Swing; some NiteClub TwoStep, ChaCha, Hustle, and Waltz) at Steppin' Out Productions, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/245- 5678. Classes with Kurt Senser and Judi Grater at 1:15. From Bayshore (101): Fair Oaks Avenue South; Left lane curves Left to become North Wolfe; Left at next signal; enter third driveway a bit after curve.

Sunday, June 19; 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. NOTE: This is the last dance at this venue. Please see Third Sunday below. Starting July 17, the gig happens Third Sundays, 5-8, at the Elks' Club Lodge Room, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda.*

Tuesday, June 21; 9-12: $10
Hustle with DJ Raúl Ante. Intermediate and Advanced Hustle classes with guest instructress María Torres at 8:15; Beginners' class with Stephen Ward. Either class, snacks, and dance: $12 at Steppin' Out Productions, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/245-5678). From Bayshore (101): Fair Oaks Avenue South; Left lane curves Left to become North Wolfe; Left at next signal; enter third driveway a bit after curve

Friday, June 24;  9-12: $10
Latin (Salsa, Merengue, ChaCha, Rumba, Samba, and Bolero) dance with DJ Bud Ayers. Beginners' Mambo class at 7, Intermediates' at 8 with with guest instructress María Torres. Either/both classes, snacks, and dance: $12 at Steppin' Out Productions, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/245-5678). From Bayshore (101): Fair Oaks Avenue South; Left lane curves Left to become North Wolfe; Left at next signal; enter third driveway a bit after curve

Saturday, June 25; 9-12: $12
STOMPY JONES (née The Swing Session) plays for East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop dancing at the at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Beginning East Coast Swing Class at 7:30 and dance: $16. Please see Tuesdays, and Fourth Saturdays, below.

Saturday, June 25; 9-2; $10
Swing with DJ Richard Kear. Class at 7:30 with guest instructors Robert Cordoba and Deborah Székely. Visit WEB site below to learn about Salsa and Hustle classes with guest instructors Angel Figueroa and María Torres, and other activities this afternoon and tomorrow at Steppin' Out Productions, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/245-5678). From Bayshore (101): Fair Oaks Avenue South; Left lane curves Left to become North Wolfe; Left at next signal; enter third driveway a bit after curve

Saturday, June 25; 8-11: $12
The Santa Cruz Swing Club resumes its normal Fourth Saturday schedule at Mid County Senior Center, 829 Bay Avenue, Capitola (Telephone: 1408/479-7684). Class at 7.

Saturday, June 25; 8:15-12: $12
Bob Powers and Julia Gorchakova perform at the Starlite Dance Club, 1160 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Sunnyvale (Tel: 1408/745-STAR) preceded by four Workshops 1-5, $75 or $25 each. Regular classes at 8 and dance; $15.

Sunday, June 26; 2-6: $10
Bud Houston hosts Dancers' Sunday, Cowboy TwoStep, West Coast Swing, NiteClub TwoStep, ChaCha, Waltz, and Hustle at The Saddle Rack, 42011 Boscell Road, Fremont (Telephone: 1510/979-0477). Classes at 1.


The Allegro Ballroom is giving classes in several dances
to teen-age and younger students, Saturdays 2-3: Gratis!

     JULY's regularly scheduled dances

Saturday, July 9, 8-11; $30
MOODSWING ORCHESTRA, a docette, playing Swing, Ballroom, and Latin favorites of the 1930s and '40s for USA/USO dance at the Lake Merritt Dance Center's Grand Ballroom, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Red/White/ Blue, '40s, or military attire suggested. Refreshments. Advance tickets $25 through June 30 via PayPal> or check to: Marilyn Bowe, 3004 Bayo Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/523-5587}. Class w/Marilyn at 7.*

Sunday, July 10; 6-10: $8 (Postponed from June.)
Michell Kinkaid's 17th Annual John Duffy Memorial and Remembrance Dance (Tel: 585-6282) at the Imperial Dance Club (Telephone: 1650/366-0504),  822 Cassia Street, Redwood City. Jack 'n' Jill Contest; Refreshments.*

Wednesday, July 13; 9-11:15: $9
BERNARD ANDERSON and the OLD SCHOOL BAND play for dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Com- munity Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class with Swing Is The Thing's Nick Lawrence (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 8.*

Thursday, July 14; Time?: Price?
WILD AT HEART plays for Country/Western dancing at Steppin' Out Productions, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/245-5678). From Bayshore (101): Fair Oaks Avenue South; Left lane curves Left to become North Wolfe; Left at next signal; enter third driveway a bit after curve.

Saturday, July 16; 8:45-11:45: $10
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.

Saturday, July 16; 9-12: $12
DANIEL CASTRO BAND plays for Swing dancing at Steppin' Out Productions, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/245-5678). Class at 8. From Bayshore (101): Fair Oaks Avenue South; Left lane curves Left to become North Wolfe; Left at next signal; enter third driveway a bit after curve.

Saturday, July 16; 10-2: $16
TRIO GARUFA plays the Metromilonga at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Beginners' class at 21:00.

Sunday, July 17; 5-8: $20/$35 for two — NOTE: This is a new day, time, and venue.
The RUDY SALVINI ORCHESTRA plays for dancing at the Elks' Club Lodge Room, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Please see Third Sunday below.
*

Saturday, July 23; 9-12: $12
JP and the RHYTHM CHASERS play for Balboa, East Coast Swing, and Lindy Hop dancing at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Beginning East Coast Swing Class at 7:30 and dance: $16. Please see Fourth Saturdays below.

Thursday, July 28; Time?: Price?
PATTY KIRSHNER BAND plays for Country/Western dancing at Steppin' Out Productions, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/245-5678). From Bayshore (101): Fair Oaks Avenue South; Left lane curves Left to become North Wolfe; Left at next signal; enter third driveway a bit after curve.

Thursday, July 28; 9:30-1:30: $7
FIL LORENZ AND THE BIG SOUL-TET at John Lee Hooker's Boom Boom Room, 1601 Fillmore Street (Tele- phone: 673-8000.*

Friday, July 29; 9:30-12:30: $13
STEVE LUCKY AND THE RHUMBA BUMS with Carmen Getit at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley (Telephones: Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099). Class with Swing Is The Thing's Nick Lawrence (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 8.

Saturday, July 30; 8-12: $10
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's dance to raise funds for Boogie By The Bay, at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Class at 7 with Sarah Vann Drake and Dance: $15.*

Saturday, July 30; 9-12: $20
TANGO NUMBER NINE plays a milonga in the Finley Community Center's Auditorium at 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa. Class with Gustavo and Jesica Hornos at 8 and dance: $25.

Sunday, July 31; 2-6: $10
Bud Houston hosts Dancers' Sunday, Cowboy TwoStep, West Coast Swing, NiteClub TwoStep, ChaCha, Waltz, and Hustle at The Saddle Rack, 42011 Boscell Road, Fremont (Telephone: 1510/979-0477). Classes at 1.

Sunday, July 31, 6:30-10; $8
Lakeside Swing's Fifth Sunday dance at the Lake Merritt Dance Center's Grand Ballroom, 200 Grand Avenue, Oak- land. Classes with Sarah Vann Drake at 4:30 and 5:30. One class: $12; two classes: $20; both and Dance: $25.*

Sunday, July 31; Time?: Price?
THE GROOVE BAND plays for dancing at Steppin' Out Productions, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/245-5678). From Bayshore (101): Fair Oaks Avenue South; Left lane curves Left to become North Wolfe; Left at next signal; enter third driveway a bit after curve.

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     AUGUST's regularly-scheduled dances
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     SEPTEMBER's regularly-scheduled dances

Friday, September 2; 9-12: $12
TOM RIGNEY and FLAMBEAU play a special Zydeco + Waltz variation of the Friday Night Waltz at the For- esters Hall, 1203 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. Music mix about half Waltz, about a quarter Zydeco, and Polka, Latin, and Swing. Zydeco class at 7.*

Friday-Sunday, September 2-4: $140
South Bay Dance Fling XXI at the Wyndham Hotel, 1350 North First Street, San José (Telephones: 1408/ 452-6200; 800/538-6818; 877/999-3223). Tickets through July 21: $125. Information telephone: 800/558-6879.

Saturday, September 3; 6:30-12: $9 — CORRECTION!
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's regularly scheduled dance at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888), IS happening tonight. We regret the following mis-information: The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's regular First Saturday dance postponed from September 3 to September 10. It was correct when presented, it isn't now; the schedule has returned to normal.

Saturday, September 10, 8-11; $10 (Prove Swing Club membership for $3 discount)
“September Swing” at Stars Ballroom, 1559 South Novato Boulevard, C, Novato (Telephone: 897-7976). Class at 7 and dance $15.

Sunday, September 11; 6:30-10: $7 — NEW GIG!
Kelly Casanova's Swing Dance on Second Sundays at Ellington Hall, 3535 Industrial Drive, Building B4, Santa Rosa (Telephone: 1707/545-6150). Beginners' class at 5, intermediates' at 6 and dance: $10. From Redwood High- way (US 101) Northbound: Mendocino Avenue/Old Redwood Highway, Right at Yield, overpass to Right on driveway past Payless Shoes to end Southbound: Hopper Avenue to Left to Right on Industrial Drive, Right on driveway past Payless Shoes to end.

Wednesday, September 14; 9-11:15: $9 — SCHEDULE CHANGE!
The regular Second Wednesday Swing Dance is not happening tonight at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center. It will next week, September 21, at 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class with Swing Is The Thing's Nick Lawrence (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 8.

Friday-Sunday, September 16-18; $80
GALAXY DANCE FESTIVAL, a DanceSport Super Bowl Event (NDCA), at the Wyndham Hotel ($79), 1350 North First Street, San José (Telephones: 1408/452-6200; 1877/999-3223). Hosts: Paul Jack and Judy Nixon (Telephone: 1623/561-8229 Checks payable to: Galaxy Dance Festival, 20118 North Sixty-seventh Avenue, 300-442, Glendale, Arizona 85308. Day/Session tickets available.

Saturday, September 17; 22:00-02:00: $12
FRANCISCO “BOCHA” LOPEZ and MARCELO PUIG play the Metromilonga at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Beginners' class at 9 and dance: $16.

Wednesday, September 21; 9-11:15: $9 - SCHEDULE CHANGE!
DJ Mike Pyle plays recorded music for dancing at the Second Wednesday Swing Dance that is happening tonight, the Third Wednesday, at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center at 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class with Swing Is The Thing's Nick Lawrence (Telephone: 1510/524- 2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 8.

Saturday, Sptember 24; 7-12: $12 (Prove Swing Club membership for discount)
Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's (HotLine: 1707/523-9477) Annual Invitation Jack 'n' Jill at the Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building, 1040 Petaluma Boulevard South. Two workshops for $25 ($15 each) at 3:30 and 4:45. From Redwood Highway (101), Petaluma Boulevard South exit to McNear Street. Park in lot next to bowling alley.

Saturday, September 24; 9-12: $12
2120 plays Swing and Jump Blues for dancing at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Tele- phone: 252-9000). Beginning East Coast Swing Class at 7:30 and dance: $16. Please see Fourth Saturdays below.

Tuesday, September 27: $100 deposit due today includes $120 coupon book for
Michelle Kinkaid's Sunday, April 23-Sunday, April 30 Sea Magic III aboard Princess Cruise Lines' Star Princess,
24305 Town Center Drive, Santa Clarita 91355 (Telephone: 1800/PRINCESS) sailing From/To Fort Lauderdale via Princess Cay - Cozumel - Grand Cayman - Ocho Rios. From $855.59 to $1,450.59 each of two. Other options available. Deposit due November 10: $350; Full payment due February 1 payable to: Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112-3530 (Voice/Facsimile: 1415/585-6282).

Thursday, September 29 at 17:00-Sunday, October 2 at 07:00
Michelle Kinkaid's Sea Magic II½ aboard the Celebrity Cruises' Infinity sailing from/to San Diego via Catalina and Ensenada from $371.51 to $471.51 each of two payable by July 28 to: Michelle Kinkaid's Sea Magic Mini Cruise, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112 (Telephone: 585-6282).

Friday, September 30, 9-12; $22
STOMPY JONES (née The Swing Session) play for dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center at 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class with Swing Is The Thing's Nick Lawrence (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 8. Tickets in advance from venue: $20.

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    OCTOBER's regularly scheduled dances

Saturday, October 1; 8-11:30: $18
Just Saturday Club's 9th Anniversary Party at the Oakland Veterans Memorial Building/Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue. Light refreshments; performance. Information: San Manh (Telephone: 1510/390-2024). Checks payable to: Just Dance, Post Office Box 17010 Oakland 94601.

Saturday, October 1; 8-12: $20
The Toffs & Tarts Ball at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Street. Waltz and other Victorian dances. Costumes, food to share welcome. $15 in advance from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7 — From Bayshore (101), Third Avenue toward hills; Right at light after railroad tracks; Left at end, venue on corner at Right. From Junípero Serra (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue; Left on Ellsworth.

Saturday, October 1 – SCHEDULE CHANGE!
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's monthly dance, usually on the First Saturday in Emeryville, is Sunday, October 9 at the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, the closing event of Boogie By The Bay (below).

Sunday, October 2; 11-18:00: $35 - LEARN TO DANCE!
The Dance Sampler: AtoZ introduction to Social Dancing at City College's North Gymnasium. Select from classes in Argentine Tango, Blues, ChaCha, East and West Coast swings, Lindy Hop, Merengue, OneStep, Polka, Salsa, Swedish Hambo, Rotary and Viennese waltzes, Zydeco, and others. In advance $30 payable to Scott Gamble, Post Office Box 1555, Palo Alto 94302 (Telephone: 1650/326-6265).

Sunday, October 2; 6-10: $9 – SCHEDULE CHANGE!
Michelle Kinkaid's monthly dance, usually on the Second Sunday, is tonight at the Imperial Dance Club (Telephone: 1650/366-0504), 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City. Refreshments. Class at 5.*

Thursday, October 6, 9-'til the last dancer drops: $5
Boogie by the Bay XIII's Early Bird workshop at 8 and dance at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame (Telephone: 1650/347-1234).*

Friday-Sunday, October 7-9; $130, youths $75
Boogie by the Bay XIII at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame (Telephone: 1650/347-1234). Event, workshops, buffet through October 5, $110; Age 17 and younger, $60. Payable to: The Next Generation Swing Dance Club, c/o Marla Bach Saltzstine, 5319 Ridgeview Circle, 2; El Sobrante 94803 (Telephone: 1510/758-3033).*

Sunday, October 9 – CANCELLATION!
Michelle Kinkaid's monthly dance, usually on the Second Sunday, was last week at the Imperial Dance Club in Redwood City. We're dancing at Boogie by the Bay (below) tonight.

Sunday, October 9; 6:30-10: $7 — NEW GIG!
Kelly Casanova's Swing Dance on Second Sundays at Ellington Hall, 3535 Industrial Drive, Building B4, Santa Rosa (Telephone: 1707/545-6150). Beginners' class at 5, intermediates' at 6 and dance: $10. From Redwood High- way (US 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.

Sunday, October 9, 8-'til the last dancer drops: $10
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's monthly dance, usually on the First Saturday in Emeryville, is tonight at the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, the final event of Boogie By The Bay XIII (above).

Tuesday, October 11; 8-10: $12
MARY LEA and JACQUELINE SCHWAB play (mostly) Waltzes, Tango Waltzes, Polkas, and Schottisches for the Bay Area Country Dance Society's Couple Dance Party at Saint Clement's Episcopal Church, 2837 Claremont, Berkeley. Class with Alan Winston and Lise Dyckman at 7:30.

Wednesday, October 12; 9-11:15: $9 — SCHEDULE CHANGE!
The regular Second Wednesday Swing Dance is not happening tonight at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center. It will next week, October 19, at 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class with Swing Is The Thing's Nick Lawrence (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 8.

Friday, October 14; 9:30-12: $13
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMA BUMS with Miss Carmen Getit play for dancing 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 Lawrence (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 8.*

Friday-Sunday, October 14-16; $180 CHECK PRICE w/Saturday dinner
San Francisco Autumn Dance Classic XXII (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 Sacramento Street, 4, San Francisco 94109 (Telephone: 771-4748).

Saturday, October 15; 8-11: $11
TOM RIGNEY with FLAMBEAU at Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa. Host: Steve Luther (Telephone 1707/829-0234). Class at 7.

Saturday, October 15; 8-12: $40
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. Tickets in advance at 1510/521-8448x282 from 10-4: $55 reserved near floor, $80 reserved near stage. Class with Kevin Saint Laurent and Carla Heiney at 7.

Wednesday, October 19; 9-11:15: $9 — SCHEDULE CHANGE!
BERNARD ANDERSON and the OLD SCHOOL BAND play for dancing at the Second Wednesday Swing Dance that is happening tonight, the Third Wednesday, 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 Lawrence (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 8.*

Friday, October 21-Sunday, October 23
Sundance Stompede (IAGLCWDC) at The Golden Gateway Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Avenue (Telephone: 441-4000). Schedule and Prices.

Saturday, October 22; 8:45-11:45: $10
JULES BROUSSARD plays for dancing at Mt. Tam Swing's dance at the Mt.Tam Racquet Club, One Larkspur Plaza Drive, Larkspur (Telephone:
1415/924-6226.). Class with Kelly Casanova at 7:30 and dance, $15.

Saturday, October 22; 9-12: $12
CARI LEE & THE SADDLEITES play Rockabilly, Swing, and Jump Blues for dancing at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Beginning East Coast Swing Class at 7:30 and dance: $16. Please see Fourth Saturdays below.

Friday-Sunday, October 28-Noon, October 30: $265
STOMPY JONES plays for evening dances at Camp Swing at the The Mendocino Woodlands Camp. Price includes event, workshops, lodging, and meals. Discounts available through September. Payable to: Camp Swing, c/o Shufina English, 4434 Seventeenth Street, San Francisco 94114 (Telephone: 1650/628-3524) or PayPal. From Mendocino take Little Lake Road 5½ miles to end of pavement. Right on gravel road 3 miles to camp.

Friday, October 28-Sunday, October 30: $350
Tango Brujo – The Reno Halloween Congress, at the Golden Phoenix, 255 North Sierra Street  (Telephones: 1800/ 648-1828; 775/785-7100). Event, workshops, dinner shows through September 15: $325; with hotel: $599 for One / $749 for two, $649 / $949 after. Payable to: Let's Dance Studio 1151 Rock Boulevard, Sparks 89431. Hosts Fred and Beth (Telephones: 1775/351-1400; /673-3450). Other options available.

Saturday, October 29; 6:30-10; $9
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's monthly dance (normally on the First Saturday) is tonight at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888) in deference to Michelle's Mountain Magic.*

Saturday, October 29; 9-12: $20
TANGO NO. 9 plays the Santa Rosa Milonga at [Duke] Ellington Hall, 3535 Industrial Drive, Building B4. Class with Gustavo and Jesica Hornos (Telephone: 1415/573-5735) at 8, $10; Class and Dance: $25. From Redwood Highway (US 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.


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    NOVEMBER's regularly scheduled dances


Gustavo and Jesica Hornos (Telephone: 573-5735) have cancelled all of their Sausalito and Santa Rosa Milongas in November. Next one is December 1.

Friday-Sunday, November 4-6; $110
Michelle's Mountain Magic at Horizon Hotel & Casino, 50 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe. Event and workshops $99 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 4; 8:30-12: $25
CITY RHYTHM ORCHESTRA (Philadelphia) plays for dancing at the Russian Center, 2450 Sutter Street with performances by Yuval Hod and Nathalie Gomes. Dress to impress! Class at 7:30. Telephone: 310-5627.

Saturday, November 5; 7:30-12: $20 — RELOCATION!
Le Bal des Vampires XII at the Oakland Veterans Building/Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Boulevard. Period and modern dances. Costumes encouraged. $15 in advance from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). InterState 680 from North, Bernal Avenue; from South, Sunol Boulevard.

Saturday, November 5; TIMES?: $?
California State Amateur DanceSport Championships at the San José Civic Auditorium, 145 West San Carlos Street. Hosts: Alex Chan (Telephone: 661-8153) and James Kleinrath (Telephone: 1650/591-6757).

Saturday, November 5 — 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.

Saturday, November 5, 09:30-22:00; $?
San José State University Ballroom Dance Club's Classic IX amateur Ballroom, Latin, Club, Jack 'n' Jill, Formation Team, and Team Match competition in the Barrett Ballroom, San José State University Student Union. University bounded by South Fourth, South Tenth, East San Fernando, and East San Salvador streets. Competition registration deadline: October 24. Payable to: San José State University Ballroom Dance Club, c/o Student Life Center, Mail Box 10, San José 95192-0038. Information. Telephone: 1408/924-SPIN.

Tuesday, Novmber 8; 07:00-20:00: Gratis!
VOTE BEFORE YOU DANCE DAY!

Wednesday, November 9 — SCHEDULE CHANGE!
The regular Second Wednesday Swing Dance is not happening tonight at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center. It will next week, November 16, at 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class with Swing Is The Thing's Nick Lawrence (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 8.

Thursday, November 10: $350 deposit due today for
Michelle Kinkaid's Sunday, April 23-Sunday, April 30 Sea Magic III aboard Princess Cruise Lines' Star Princess,
24305 Town Center Drive, Santa Clarita 91355 (Telephone: 1800/PRINCESS) sailing From/To Fort Lauderdale via Princess Cay - Cozumel - Grand Cayman - Ocho Rios. From $855.59 to $1,450.59 each of two. Other options available. Full payment due February 1 payable to: Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112-3530 (Voice/Facsimile: 1415/585-6282).

Saturday, November 12, 8-11; $35
"Black & White Ball" with the DAVE ALT ORCHESTRA with Judy Ferrari playing Swing, Ballroom, and Latin favorites at the Oakland Veterans Building/Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue. Dressy to formal. Refreshments, mixers, and more. $30 through November 2 via PayPal or from Marilyn Bowe (Telephone: 1510/ 523-5587), 3004 Bayo Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501. Class with Marilyn at 7.

Sunday, November 13, 2-6; $8
Oz Ramsey's [San Francisco] BAY AREA BIG BAND at the Elks' Lodge Room, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda (Telephone: 1510/522-1015). Excellent music, good floor.*

Sunday, November 13, 6-10; $8
Michelle Kinkaid's Second Sunday dance resumes its regular schedule at the Imperial Dance Club (Telephone: 1650/366-0504), 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City. Refreshments. Class at 5.*

Wednesday, November 16; 9-11:15: $9
RED ARCHIBALD and the INTERNATIONALS play for dancing 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 Lawrence (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 8.*

Thursday, November 17; TIMES?: $15
San Francisco Bay Area International Salsa Congress IV's Welcome Dance at the Oakland City Center Marriott Hotel, 1001 Broadway. Additional information below.

Friday, November 18-Sunday, November 20
San Francisco Bay Area International Salsa Congress IV at the Oakland City Center Marriott Hotel, 1001 Broad- way (Tels: 1800/932-2198; 510/451-4000; Facsimile: /835-3466. Event, hotel, workshops, shows:  $305-$625.

Saturday, November 19; 8-11: $11
ZYDECO FLAMES at Monroe Hall, 1400 College Avenue, Santa Rosa. Host: Steve Luther (Telephone 1707/ 829-0234). Class at 7.

Saturday, November 19; 8-?: $15
THE MYSTICS play for dancing at the Swing City Dancers' Mystic Ball 6 in the John Adams (née Lowell) High School auditorium, 1860 Hayes Street. $10 in advance from Swing City Dancers (Tel: 553-8680). Class at 7.

Saturday, November 19; 8-11: $?
Country Dance at Stars Ballroom, 1559 South Novato Boulevard, C, Novato (Telephone: 897-7976). Snacks. Information. Classes with Yvonne Benavidez and 2004/5 UCWDC Classic Masters World Champion Toby Munroe at 7.

Friday, November 25; 9:30-12:30: $13
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS 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 (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 8.

Saturday, November 26; 9-12: $12
DAVE CRIMMEN plays Rockabilly for dancing at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Tele- phone: 252-9000). Beginning East Coast Swing Class at 7:30 and dance: $16. Please see Fourth Saturdays below.

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     DECEMBER's regularly scheduled dances

Friday-Sunday, December 2-4
JONATHAN STOUT and his CAMPUS FIVE and JP & THE RHYTHM CHASERS play for dancing at various times and venues found at the San Francisco Balboa Festival's site and information (Telephone: 305-8242.

Saturday, December 3, 6:30-12; $9
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's monthly dance resumes its regular First Saturday schedule at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888).*

Sunday, December 4; 2-6: $10
Bud Houston hosts Dancers' Sunday, Cowboy TwoStep, West Coast Swing, NiteClub TwoStep, ChaCha, Waltz, and Hustle at The Saddle Rack, 42011 Boscell Road, Fremont (Telephone: 1510/979-0477). Classes at 1.

Friday-Saturday, December 9-10; 8-12: $25
“A Winter Wonder Dance” is two nights of dance lessons, performances, and variety dances at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). $20 in advance. Classes at 7.

Tuesday, December 13; 9:15-12: $?
San Francisco Regional Quarter Finals Just Dance Hustle Competition of the Van McCoy Championship at Steppin' Out Productions, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/245-5678). Special appearance by International Hustle and Salsa Competition's (Miami) Billy Fajardo and Katie Marlow. Class with Raúl Ante (Telephone: 467- 8830) at 8:15. From Bayshore (101): Fair Oaks Avenue South; Left lane curves Left to become North Wolfe; Left at next signal; enter third driveway a bit after curve.

Wednesday, December 14; 7-9:30: $?
The Joe Agro Sextet with Jonathan Poretz plays for dancing at the Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto (Tel: Casey: 383-1370). From Redwood Highway (101), East Blithedale to Left on Camino Alto. Venue at Left.

Wednesday, December 14; 9-11:15: $9
BERNARD ANDERSON and the OLD SCHOOL BAND play for dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Com- munity Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class with Swing Is The Thing's Nick Lawrence (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 8.*

Friday, December 16; 9-12: $12
Black and White Holiday Ball at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Hors d’ oeuvres, desserts. Black Tie optional. ChaCha and FoxTrot classes at 8 and dance: $20.*

Friday, December 16; 9-1: $12
Hustle at Steppin' Out Productions, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/245-5678). Special appear- ance by Hustle Diva Debra Hampton. Class with Debra at 8 and dance: $17. From Bayshore (101): Fair Oaks Avenue South; Left lane curves Left to become North Wolfe; Left at next signal; enter third driveway a bit after curve.

Saturday, December 17; 8-11: $11
TOM RIGNEY with FLAMBEAU at Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa. Host: Steve Luther (Telephone 1707/829-0234). Class at 7.

Saturday, December 24 — BREAK!
The regular Saturday dances at the Lake Merritt Dance Center/Oakland Veterans Memorial Building and at Steppin' Out Productions in Sunnyvale are NOT happening tonight.

Tuesday-Saturday, December 27-31; $420 single/$775 couple
Holiday Ball & Dance Camp (NDCA) 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 Jourdaine-Krauel (Voice/ Facsimile: 1650/366-0504). Hostess: Nadia Eftedal (Telephone: 1562/902-7657).

NEW YEAR'S EVE

Seven o'Clock-?: /$70
NOB HILL SOUNDS play for dancing at Maiko Dance Club, 1629 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley (Telephone: 1510/527-8226). Buffet dinner, sparkling wine, game with prize.

Seven o'Clock-1: $50
Hors d'oeuvres, dinner at 7:30, Midnight dessert buffet and sparkling wine toast, favors, bar, and entertainment at Stars Ballroom, 1559 South Novato Boulevard, C, Novato (Telephone: 897-7976). Information.

Eight o'Clock-?: $135; without dinner: $50; Dance Camp attendees, $100
The New Year's Eve Gala with dinner, show, dancing, and Midnight toast at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel. Hotel package $160 each of two. Additional information at Holiday Ball & Dance Camp, December 27, above.

Eight o'Clock-3: $30
Buffet, pig roast, vegetables, bar, favors; ChaCha, Hustle, Salsa, Swing, and Tango Argentino; Sparkling wine toast at Midnight at Steppin' Out Productions, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/245-5678). Classes with Raúl Ante, Samantha Buckwalter, Kelly Casanova, Ken & Sheri Courtney, Miguel de Souza, Richard Kear, Bram Morris, Mary Ann Nuñez, and Stephen Ward from 1-8; $50 includes all. From Bayshore (101): Fair Oaks Avenue South; Left lane curves Left to become North Wolfe; Left at next signal; enter third driveway a bit after curve.

Nine o'Clock-12:30: $20?, All ages!
BRASSWORKS BAND plays for the New Year's Eve Cinderella Waltz Ball in the International House's audi- torium at 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley (Telephone: 1510/642-9490). Midnight Toast and Singalong. Grand March, Congress of Vienna, Cross Step Waltzes and Mixer, Bohemian National Polka, Viennese Waltz, Zwei- facher, Strauss Polkas, One Step, La Java, Valse Musette, Paul Jones Mixer, and some Tango. Chocolates, cook- ies, cake, strawberries. Formal dress admired, not required. Congress of Vienna class at 7. Rotary Waltz class at 8.

Nine o'Clock-1, $65
CAB CALLOWAY ORCHESTRA aboard the USS Hornet docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point (Telephone: 1510/ 521-8448x228). Reserve buffet 7:30-9:30 by 12/30, $45. Tickets in advance $55 at 1510/521-8448x282 from 10-4: reserved near floor, $85; reserved near stage, $125. Class with Kevin Saint Laurent and Carla Heiney? at 8.

Nine o'Clock 'til the last dancer drops: $30
Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Telephone: 1925/831-8111). Snacks, desserts, midnight sparkling wine, party favors, hats. “Forget about getting a date and come out and dance with everyone!” Beginners' and Intermediates' classes at 8.

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September Music

Sunday, September 4; Noon-4: Gratis!
Pachanga in the Park at Yerba Buena Gardens. Timbalero RALPH IRIZARRY and SON CAFÉ with timbalero/ bongocero ORESTES VILATÓ; PALENQUE; LOS BROS; and a descarga.

Friday, September 16-Sunday, September 18.
Monterey Jazz Festival

Friday, September 23, Noon-1:30, Gratis!
Blues concert at Justin Herman Plaza

September 24-25; 10 a.m.-?; $30 general
San Francisco Blues Festival XXXIII at Fort Mason's Great Meadow. Food, beverages, blues-related CDs and merchandise. Telephone: 979-5588. General/reserved in advance $40/$75 (both days) payable to San Francisco Blues Festival at Post Office Box 460608, San Francisco 94146 (Telephone: 421-8497) “The oldest ongoing blues festival in the world . . . set in one of the most beautiful places on the continent” – Downbeat Magazine.



October Music

Sunday, October 2; 1-3; Gratis!
Latin Jazz Festival II at Yerba Buena Gardens. ZARATE POLLACE PROJECT; LATIN JAZZ YOUTH ENSEMBLE.

Friday, October 7 at 8: $20 – NOT A DANCE GIG!
Too Beautiful for Words: The Art of the Ballad with JAMIE DAVIS at the Falkirk Cultural Center mansion, 1408 Mission Avenue, San Rafael (Telephone: 1415/485-3436).  Wine and desserts available. Reservations advised.

October 19-November 6
San Francisco Jazz Festival


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