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The Allegro Ballroom gives classes in several dances for parents
accompanying teen-age and younger students, Saturdays 2-3: Gratis!

    JANUARY's regularly scheduled dances

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

Sunday, January 1; 7-10: $25
SETH ASARNOW'S "HOMBRES de TANGO" play for Una Noche de Tango . . . a media luz at the Veterans Hall/Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Buffet dinner at 6. Call 1510/326-6415, or PayPal, for advance sale tickets, $20.

First Sundays, 8-11: $10 – NEW GIG!
Heide D'Innocente presents Country TwoStep, ChaCha, NiteClub TwoStep, swings, and Waltz at Steppin' Out Productions, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/ 245-5678). Beginners' and Intermediates' classes at 7 with guest instructors; Kurt Sensor tonight; $12. 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, January 4; 9-12: $10
STOMPY JONES plays for dancing at Steppin' Out Productions, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/ 245-5678). Classes with Trevor and Megan at 7 and 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.

Saturday, January 7; 8-?; $20
BANGERS & MASH play for A Victorian 12th Night Ball at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ells- worth Street. Waltz and other Victorian dances. Costumes, food to share welcome. $15 through December 31 from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7:15. From Bayshore (101), Third Avenue toward hills; Right at light after railroad tracks; Left at end, venue on corner at Right. From Junípero Serra (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue; Left on Ellsworth to Tilton.

Sunday, January 8, 6-10; $8
Michell Kinkaid's Seventeenth Anniversary celebration of her Second Sunday dances, at 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).*

Wednesday, January 11 — POSTPONEMENT!
The Second Wednesday Swing Dance at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center is not happening tonight. It will happen next Wednesday, q.v.

Thursday, January 12, 16:00-04:00; $10
Monterey SwingFest's EarlyBird Dance at the Hotel Hyatt Regency, 1 Golf Course Drive. Class at 8.*

Friday-Monday, January 13-16; $125
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: $109 through December 29 payable to Central Coast Swing Dance, 285 Hartnell Road, Santa María 93455 (Telephone: 1805/937-1574).*

Sunday, January 15 — POSTPONEMENT!
Lakeside Swing is NOT happening tonight. It will on January 29, q.v. We're dancing at Monterey SwingFest tonight.

Wednesday, January 18; 8:30-11:15: $9 — NEW TIME!
Mike Pyle plays recorded Blues and Grooves 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 7:30.

Friday, January 20; 9-12: $13
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA 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.*

Saturday, January 21, 22:00-02:00; $12
TANGO No. 9 plays the Metromilonga at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Beginners' class at 9 and dance, $16.

Friday-Sunday, January 27-29: $229 each of two
THE FANTASTICS play for dancing through the Sierra Nevada aboard the Hawaii “Aloha” Train a.k.a. Reno Fun Train (adults only) for Michelle Kinkaid's Train Magic departing Emeryville (10:15), Martinez (11:05), Suisun (11:30), or Sacramento (12:35). Listen to MARK GUSTASON in the piano lounge. Transportation, chicken pot pie with corn bread and cole Slaw on Friday, turkey sandwich Sunday lunch; sausages ('burgers, burritos, chips, etc. available at snack bar), transfers, two nights at Sands Regency, and “Winners Book”.

Saturday, January 28; 9-12: $12
STOMPY JONES and ¼-MILE COMBO play for Swingin' 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.

Sunday, January 29; 1-6: $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, January 29, 6:30-10; $8
Lakeside Swing's Fifth Sunday dance (usually on the Third Sunday) at the Lake Merritt Dance Center's Grand Ballroom, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Refreshments. Class with Samantha Buckwalter at 5:30 and dance, $12.


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     FEBRUARY's regularly scheduled dances

Wednesday, February 1: Balance 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. Payable to: Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112-3530 (Voice/Facsimile: 1415/585-6282).*

Wednesday, February 1; 9-12: $10
JELLYROLL plays for dancing at Steppin' Out Productions, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/245- 5678). Raffle, snacks, guest performances. Intermediate/Advanced class at 7; Beginners and Intermediates' classes at 8 with Trevor and Megan Gattis and Hornbecker and dance: $16. 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, February 4; 9:30-12:30: $13
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS 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 8:30.

Saturday, February 4; 8-11: $20
BANGERS & MASH play for The Titanic Ball at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Waltzes, Polkas, Ragtime, OneSteps, TwoSteps, Schottisches, Sir Roger de Coverley, Lancers’ Quadrille, Argen- tine Tango, Congress of Vienna, and the Valse d’Automne, the last number played aboard the R.M.S. Titanic. $15 payable by January 29 to The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/552-1731) or PayPal. Modern or 1900-1912 evening dress suggested. Pot luck refreshments. Class at 7:15. From Bayshore (101), Third Avenue toward hills; Right at light after railroad tracks; Left at end, venue on corner at Right. From Junípero Serra (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue; Left on Ellsworth to Tilton.

Wednesday, February 8; 8:30-11:15: $9 — POSTPONEMENT!
The Second Wednesday dance at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center will happen February 22, q.v. Class with Swing Is The Thing's Nick Lawrence (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 7:30.

Saturday, February 11; 8-1: $25, $15 after 10:30
Gung Hay Fat Choy and Dim Sum Buffet (8-10) at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Tele- phone: 1510/655-2888). Prize for best of traditional dress of any culture. Lion dance, cultural dance performance. $20 in advance. Year of the Dog 4704 (bingxu) began January 29.*

Saturday, February 11; 8:45-11:45: $10
Mt.Tam Swing with Fred Loebenstein at the Mt.Tam Racquet Club, One Larkspur Plaza Drive, Larkspur (Tele- phone: 924-6226). Class with Kelly Casanova at 7:30 and dance, $15.

Sunday, February 12; 6:30-10: $7
Kelly Casanova teaches and DJs at [Duke] Ellington Hall, 3535 Industrial Drive, Building B4. Beginners' class at 5, Intermediates' at 6 and dance: $10. 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.

Thursday, February 16; 19:30-01:30: $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 17-19; $120 – Younger than 18: $65
Capital Swing Dancers' Presidents' Day Convention XIV (NASDE, WSDC), Radisson Hotel and Convention Center, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento. Three buffets, half-price Thursday. Tickets from Sheryl Zazzi, 1709 Lake- wood Drive, West Sacramento 95691 (Telephone: 1916/371-2385): $105 through February 15.*

Friday, February 17; 9:30-1:30: $13
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for An Evening with Frankie. Frankie Manning gives a talk for the Northern California Lindy Society, 7:30 (Gratis!) at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099..

Saturday, February 18: The Doghouse is CLOSED TONIGHT!

Saturday, February 18; 9-1: $??
CAMI AND THE COSMOPOLITANS play for the Northern California Lindy Society's Shiny Stockings Swing Ball IV at the Veterans Hall/Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Beginners' class at 8.

Saturday, February 18; 22:00-02:00: $12
FRANCISCO “BOCHA” LOPEZ and ODILE LAVAULT play the Metromilonga at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Beginners' class at 9 and dance, $16.

Sunday, February 19 CANCELLED THIS MONTH!
Lakeside Swing at the Oakland Veterans Building/Lake Merritt Dance Center's Grand Ballroom, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. We're dancing with the Capital Swing Dancers tonight.

Sunday, February 19; 6:30-10: $10
BLUES TANK plays for the Northern California Lindy Society's Sunday Swing at the Oakland Veterans Building/ Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland.

Sunday, February 19, 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.*

Sunday, February 19, 8-11; $20
DJ Robert Henneg plays a variety of Ballroom, Latin, and Swing dance music for Marilyn Bowe's Valentine Dance at the Veterans Memorial Building/Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Dressy semiformal attire. Dessert buffet. Class with Marilyn Bowe (Telephone: 1510/523-5587} at 7.

Wednesday, February 22; 8:30-11:15: $9 — NEW TIME!
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 7:30.

Friday, February 24; 9:30-12: $13
STOMPY JONES plays for dancing 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, February 25; 9-12: $9
Invitational with performance by Heintje Soriano and Lucy Yoo at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class with Stephen Cullip at 7:30.


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    MARCH's regularly scheduled dances

Friday March 3; 9:30-12:30: $13
MOODSWING ORCHESTRA, usually a docette, 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.*

Saturday, March 4; 9-12:30: $8 — NEW VENUE!
The Doghouse moves to the Oberlin Dance Collective of California's ODC Dance Commons at 351 Shotwell Street (Voice: 863-6606; Facsimile: -9833). Classes at 7:30 and 8:15 and dance: $12.

Saturday, March 4; 8-11: $20
BRASSWORKS BAND plays for the Phantom of the Opera Ball at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Street. Waltz and other Victorian dances. Costumes, food to share welcome. $15 through February from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7:15. From Bayshore (101), Third Avenue toward hills; Right at light after railroad tracks; Left at end, venue on corner at Right. From Junípero Serra (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue; Left on Ellsworth to Tilton.

Sunday, March 5; 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). West Coast Swing class with Connie Cleland at 1.

Wednesday, March 8; 8:30-11:15: $9 — POSTPONEMENT!
The Second Wednesday dance at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center will happen March 22, q.v. Class with Swing Is The Thing's Nick Lawrence (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 7:30.

Saturday, March 11-Sunday, March 12; 09-16:00: $10 (Youths $5) – 18:00-23:59: $20
CITY LIGHTS BALL IX 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 12; 2-5: $10
FREDERICK HODGES plays for a Vintage Tea Dance at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099.

Sunday, March 12, 6-10; $10 — Workshops 4-6 and dance; $30
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 5 sent to Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282).*

Saturday, March 18; 7-12: $15; Youths: $10
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's (HotLine: 1707/523-9477) annual Black & White Ball and Pot Luck Buffet at the Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Petaluma Boulevard South.*

Saturday, March 18; 9-12: $9
Second Anniversary of the Allegro Ballroom's Invitationals with performance by Turtle Brennan with Julie Hayes at 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class with Christine Belanger at 7:30.

Saturday, March 18; 9-12: $12
The Friday Night Waltz's Spring Waltz Ball in the Grand Ballroom at the Veterans Memorial Building/Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Formal dress! Black/White Tie; historical attire; dressy evening wear. Recorded pre-1900 music; Waltzes, Polkas, Schottsiche, Waltz Mixers. Congress of Vienna, Bohemian National Polka. Light refreshments: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and an assortment of vegetables, cheeses, chocolates, and cold cuts. Information.

Sunday, March 19, 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 with Yvonne Benavidez and Jason Wayne at 5:30 and dance: $12.*

Wednesday, March 22; 8:30-11:15: $9 — NEW TIME!
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 7:30.

Friday, March 24; 9:30-12:30: $13
STOMPY JONES plays for dancing at 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 (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 8.

Saturday, March 25; 9-12; $12
THE PIMPSTICKS play for Swingin' at the Met at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Beginning East Coast Swing class at 7:30 and dance: $16.

Sunday, March 26; 7:30-10: $10 — CHANGE of VENUE!
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's March WEAR GREEN! Dance is at Stars Ballroom, 1559 South Novato Boulevard, C, Novato (Telephone: 897-7976). Information. RESDC HotLine: 1707/523-9477). Class with Yvonne Benavidez and Jason Wayne at 6:30.

Friday, March 31-Sunday, April 2; $???
San Francisco Open DanceSport Championships (NDCA) at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame (Telephones: 1800/228-9290; 650/692-9100; Facsimile: -8016). Payable to: Imperial Productions, LLC, 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City 94063 (Telephone: 1650/780-9456). Hosts: Stephan and Denise Jourdaine-Krauel (Voice/Facsimile: 1650/366-0504). Hostess: Nadia Eftedal (Tel: 1562/902-7657).


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    APRIL's regularly scheduled dances

Saturday, April 1; 8-11: $20
DIVERTIMENTO DANCE ORCHESTRA plays for the Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society's Toon Town Hop. Waltzes, Polkas, Marches, '20-'40s Swings, FoxTrots, etc. Recorded cartoon music during band's breaks. You may contribute to the light buffet of TV snacks your mother said were bad for you; beverages. Intermission entertainment by the PEERS Flying CirCUS and a cartoon music sing-along. In advance: $15 payable to Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 or via PayPal through March 24.

Friday, April 7; 9:30-12:30: $13
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA 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.*

Wednesday, April 12; 8:30-11:15: $9 — POSTPONEMENT!
The Second Wednesday dance at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center will happen April 19, q.v. Class with Swing Is The Thing's Nick Lawrence (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 7:30.

Sunday, April 16 — CANCELLATION!
The RUDY SALVINI ORCHESTRA is taking the day off and wishes you a Happy Easter. Lakeside Swing is happening tonight.

Wednesday, April 19; 8:30-11:15: $9 — NEW TIME!
JULES BROUSSARD 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 7:30.*

Thursday-Sunday, April 20-23: $130; Younger than 18: $50
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 April 9 payable to: Reno Dance Sensation, 4851 Kokomo Drive, 7024, Sacramento 95835 (Voice: 1916/285- 6557.

Saturday, April 22; 9-12: $9
Invitational with performances by Silke Heleine, and Alex Chan with Emily Wilcox at the Allegro Ballroom 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class at 7:30.

Saturday, April 22; 9-12; $12
THE DIRTY THIRTIES play for Swingin' at the Met at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Beginning East Coast Swing class at 7:30 and dance: $16.

Sunday, April 23-Sunday, April 30 - CHANGE of VENUE!
Sea Magic III hosted by Michelle Kinkaid aboard Celebrity Cruises' Millennium, 1050 Caribbean Way, Miami 33132 (Telephone: 1800/437-3111) from/to Fort Lauderdale visiting the Dominican Republic, San Juan, Saint Thomas, and Nassau. Last minute full payment, with price increases around $50, due immediately payable to: Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112-3530 (Voice/Facsimile: 1415/585-6282). The fire-damaged ship, Princess Cruise Lines Star Princess, will not be repaired in time for the cruise. 24305 Town Center Drive, Santa Clarita 91355 (Telephone: 1800/PRINCESS) sailing From/To Fort Lauderdale via Princess Cay Cozumel Grand Cayman Ocho Rios.*

Tuesday, April 25
 Floor Show at the 10:30 break of the The Tuesday Night Jump. Details below.

Saturday, April 29; 1-6: $30 – 8-11: $25
April Follies, the California State Same Sex (and Reverse Rôle) Championships at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Organizers; Richard E. Lamberty and Ava Kaye. Evening show. Gay/straight irrelevant; couple configuration isn't!

Sunday, April 30; 1-6: $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 (Tele: 1510/979-0477). Classes with Patty Vo at 1.

Sunday, April 30, 6-10; $10
Top of Beardsley's celebrates 29 years of teaching and "Promoting Swing Dancing" with its 28th Anniversary dance at the Peninsula Social Club, 100 North "B" Street, San Mateo. DJs: Michelle Kinkaid, Randy Krul, Rupert Schroeder,  and Phil Trau.


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    MAY's regularly scheduled dances

Friday, May 5; 9:30-12:30: $13
SWING THING 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 8:30.

Saturday, May 6
THE BRAZEN HUSSEY plays five centuries of ballroom music: Renaissance, Baroque, Waltzes, Tangos, Blues, Polkas, Reels, Country, Swing, and Rock. Set dances will be taught and/or called. Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society's Fairy Tale Masquerade Ball. You may contribute to the light buffet; beverages. Fantasy, fairy, or fairy tale costume from any tradition admired, not required. Period costume, vintage, or modern evening dress welcome; masks strongly recommended. In advance: $15 payable to PEERS, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 or via PayPal through April 29.

Wednesday, May 10; 8:30-11:15: $9 — POSTPONEMENT!
The Second Wednesday dance at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center will happen May 17, q.v. Class with Swing Is The Thing's Nick Lawrence (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 7:30.

Saturday, May 13; 8:45-11:45: $10
Mt.Tam Swing with Fred Loebenstein at the Mt.Tam Racquet Club, One Larkspur Plaza Drive, Larkspur (Tele- phone: 924-6226). Class with Kelly Casanova at 7:30 and dance, $15.

Wednesday, May 17, 12:30-3:30; Gratis!
27th Annual Senior Prom. Beverages, drawings, snacks, surprises at the Hall of Flowers/County Fair Building, South Drive opposite Ninth Avenue (Telephone: 666-7079).

Wednesday, May 17; 8:30-11:15: $9 — NEW TIME!
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 7:30.

Saturday, May 20; 9:30-12:30: $13
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS 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 8:30.

Sunday, May 21
The RUDY SALVINI ORCHESTRA resumes its normal schedule. Details below.

Thursday-Monday, May 25-29; $165 with workshops and two dinners
FreZno Dance Classic XXII at the Radisson Hotel, 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno (Three nights for $279 – Tele- phones: 1559/441-2919; 268-1000). Theme: Leather & Lace Bikers' Ball And the Coyote Ugly Bar (adults only). Event, workshops, two dinners: $150 through April, lower prices for teens (other options available);  payable to: Dancin' Z Productions, Post Office Box 4274, Fresno 93744. Member: UCWDC/Q, WSDC. Host: Steve Zener (Voice: 1559/486-1556; Facsimile: -0200).


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    JUNE's regularly scheduled dances

Saturday, June 3; 8-11: $20
SARA & SWINGTIME play music of the 1930s and '40s for vintage Ballroom and Swing dancing for the London Blitz Swing Ball at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Street. Costumes, food to share wel- come. $15 by May 27 from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7. From Bayshore (101), Third Avenue toward hills; Right at light after railroad tracks; Left at end, venue on corner at Right. From Junípero Serra (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue; Left on Ellsworth to Tilton.

Sunday, June 11; 6-10: $8
Michell Kinkaid's 18th 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.*

Monday, June 12; 9:15-12: $5 – NEW GIG!
Blues Dancing at Roots, 1074 Folsom Street. Class at 8 and dance: $14. Tonight is the inception of a weekly gig.

Tuesday, June 13; 9:30-12: $10
RUBY MAE MEMORIAL DANCE BAND subs for STOMPY JONES for the Tuesday Night Jump at Club Verdi, 2424 Mariposa Street (Telephone: 861-9190).

Wednesday, June 14; 8:30-11:15: $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 7:30.

Friday, June 16; 9:30-12:30: $13
STOMPY JONES 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 7:30.

Sunday, June 18 — Two Left Feet, 194 Diablo Road, Dublin (Telephone: 1925/831-8111) – CLOSED TODAY!

Sunday, June 18; 9-12: $15
The Sausalito Milonga celebrates its Second Anniversary with a guest singer from Buenos Aires, a performance by hosts Gustavo e Jessica Hornos (Telephone: 573-5735) and drinks, appetizers, candles, and roses at the Stage Dor Studio, 10 Liberty Ship Way, 340. Beginners/Intermediates class at 8.

Wednesday, June 21; 9-12: $10
STOMPY JONES plays for dancing at Steppin' Out Productions, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/245- 5678). Intermediate/Advanced class at 7; Beginners and Intermediates' classes at 8 with Trevor and Megan Gattis and Hornbecker and dance: $16. 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 24; 9-12: $9
Invitational with performances by Hunter with Maria Johnson, and Sean Tamashiro with Jennifer Suzuki at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class at 7:30.

Saturday, June 24; 9-12; $12
MAJESTIC SWING plays for Swingin' at the Met at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Beginning East Coast Swing class at 7:30 and dance: $16.

Sunday, June 25; 1-6: $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 with Richard Kear and Rick Evenskaas at 1.

June 30-July 2
San Francisco Blues Dance Festival

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Michelle Kinkaid is teaching NiteClub TwoStep at 9 at Top of Beardsley's,
100 North B Street, San Mateo on July 12, 19, and 26.


   JULY's regularly scheduled dances

Saturday-Sunday, July 1-2; 10-6: Gratis!
Fillmore Jazz Festival, arts, crafts, food.from Eddy to Jackson Streets  Information.

Saturday, July 8; 9:30-12:30: $13
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS 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.

Wednesday, July 12 — POSTPONEMENT!
The Second Wednesday dance at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center will happen July 26, q.v.

Saturday, July 15; 8:45-11:45: $10
Mt.Tam Swing with Fred Loebenstein at the Mt.Tam Racquet Club, One Larkspur Plaza Drive, Larkspur (Tele- phone: 924-6226). Beginners' class with Kelly Casanova at 7:30; Intermediates' at 8:30 and dance, $15.

Saturday, July 22; 9-12: $9
Invitational with performances by Stephen Cullip and Jennifer Davis at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave- nue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class at 7:30.

Saturday, July 22; 9-12: $12
THE BLUE ROOM BOYS play Swingin' at the Met at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Beginning East Coast Swing class at 8 and dance: $16.

Sunday, July 23; 5-8: $20 — Partner advised!
The STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA, with vocalists Jonathan Poretz, Sheilah Glover, and Chuck Campagnet, plays for Starduster Sundays at the 142 Throckmorton [Avenue] Theatre (Telephone: 1415/383-9600) Mill Valley. Students and ages 15 and younger, $10. Information.

Wednesday, July 26; 8:30-11:15: $10
JULES BROUSSARD plays for dancing 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 (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 7:30.*

Friday, July 28-Sunday,  July 30
International Grand Ball Championships XXXVIII at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame. Hosts: Stephan Krauel and Denise Jourdaine-Krauel (Telephone: 1650/366-0504). Preferred seating, hotel three nights, two breakfasts, two dinners, program: $625 each of two through July 1, $675 after. Other options available. Payable to: International Grand Ball Championships, 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City 94063.

Friday, July 28; 9:30-12:30: $13
STEVE LUCKY THE RHUMBA 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 7:30.*

Saturday, July 29; 9-1: $10
Fund raiser to support junior adtivities at Boogie By the Bay and augment The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's Scholarship Fund at Steppin' Out Productions, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/245-5678). You may pay $3 to have a number you like played; $5 to stop one you don't. Snacks, refreshments, raffle. Class at 8 with Arjay Centeno and Melissa Rutz and dance: $15. From Bayshore (101): Fair Oaks Avenue South; Left lane curves Left to become North Wolfe; Left at signal; enter third driveway at Right, a bit after curve.


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    AUGUST's regularly scheduled dances

Wednesday, August 2; 6-8: Gratis!
SF Lindy Squad invites you to dance in Union Square.

Saturday, August 5, 8-12; $20
BANGERS & MASH play for a Turkish Delight Viennese Ball at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Waltz and other Victorian dances. Costumes, food to share welcome. Tickets $15 through July 29 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.

Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12 — NOT HAPPENING THIS YEAR!
California's State Dance Championships,  at the Radisson Woodlake Hotel, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento (Tele- phones: 1800/333-333; 916/922- 2020). Ask Dottie for more information. World Swing Dance Council member.

Friday, August 11-Sunday, August 13; $???; Spectators: $??
The 2006 National DanceSport Championships at the San José Civic Auditorium, 135 West San Carlos Street. Payable to Alex Chan, 1520 Santiago Street, San Francisco 94116 (Telephone: 661-8153). Information  from James Kleinrath (Telephone: 1650/591-6757). Competitors should register by July 10 to avoid late charges (Telephone: 810-5345).

Saturday, August 19, 8:15-11:15: $40?
Dance With Me goes Rock & Roll at the Z Café & Bar, 2735 Broadway, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/663-2905). Cocktails at 4:30, dinner at 6, class at 7:30. Tickets via PayPal or check to: Marilyn Bowe, 3004 Bayo Vista Ave- nue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/523-5587}.

Saturday, August 26; 9-12: $12
JOE ESCOBAR ENSEMBLE plays Swingin' at the Met at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Beginning East Coast Swing class at 8 and dance: $16.

Sunday, August 27; 5-8: $20 — Partner advised!
The STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA, with vocalists Jonathan Poretz, Sheilah Glover, and Chuck Campagnet, plays for Starduster Sundays at the 142 Throckmorton [Avenue] Theatre (Telephone: 1415/383-9600) Mill Valley. Students and ages 15 and younger, $10. Information.


   SEPTEMBER's regularly scheduled dances

Friday-Sunday, September 1-4: $140
South Bay Dance Fling XXII at the Wyndham San José ($89?), 1350 North First Street (Telephones: 1408/452- 6200; California: 800/662-9896; Elsewhere: 800/538-3818). Tickets $125 through July 15 (other options available) payable to: Shadow Dancing, Post Office Box 136394, Fort Worth 76136. Answers telephone: 800/558-6879; Facsimile: 817/236-7791.

Saturday, September 2, 8-12; $20
BANGERS & MASH play for Captain Morgan's Privateers (We Ain't Pirates No More) Ball at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Waltz and other Victorian dances. Costumes, food to share welcome, Tickets $15 through August 26 from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7 — From Bayshore (101), take Third Avenue toward hills. Right at light after railroad tracks, Left at end, venue at corner to Left. From Junípero Serra (280), take San Mateo exit to El Camino Real toward City to Right on Second Avenue, Left on Ellsworth to Tilton.

Saturday, September 2; 10-1: $12
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for dancing at the Swedish American Hall, 2170 Market Street. Dinner reservations: 861-5016x13 Facsimile: -7374.

Sunday, September 3; 4:30-7:30: $30
EL BALAJO, Michael Zilber/Wayne Wallace Latin Big Band with Alexa Weber Morales (concert first set, dancing second) presented by the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society at the Peter Douglas Beach House, 311 Mirada Road, El Granada (Telephone: 1650/726-4143). Answers? From Pacifica, take the Cabrillo Highway (1) through Moss Beach; “Miramar” sign is after the second light then Right on Magellan and Left on Miramir. From Half Moon Bay, take the Cabrillo Highway (1) to Left on Medio then Right on Mirada Road.

Sunday, September 3; ?-?: $15
ORQUESTA BAKÁN plays for dancing in The Flamingo Resort Hotel Lounge, 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa. Answers?

Saturday, September 9; 8-1: $18
CONJUNTO ALEGRE plays at the First Annual Sonoma County Salsa Dance Festival's Gala Ball at the Fin- ley Community Center, 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa. Workshops 10-5; practice 5-6, and Gala Ball $95 (Gala Ball only, $15) through August 25; $110 after Payable to Sonoma County Salsa Dance Festival, Post Office Box 127, Healdsburg 95448 (Telephone: 1707/484-6086). Answers?

Saturday, September 9; 9-1: $30 ($25 in advance)
Twelfth Anniversary Party and Milonga (Junior Ballroom) celebrating the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave- nue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Show at 10:30 with performances by Sandro & Parisa and Ted Ross & Alise Halbert followed by buffet. Class with Kelly Casanova at 8.*

Saturday, September 16; 8:15-11:15: $40?
Dance With Me's Dancing with the Cars at the Z Café & Bar, 2735 Broadway, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/663- 2905). Cocktails at 4:30, dinner at 6, class at 7:30. Tickets via PayPal or check to: Marilyn Bowe, 3004 Bayo Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/523-5587}.

Friday, September 22, Noon-2; Gratis!
West Coast Harmonica Jump with MoFo PARTY BAND, CHICAGO BOB NELSON, and DAVE MAX- WELL at Justin Herman Plaza.

Saturday, September 23; 9-12: $12
BLUE MOON BOYS and JOE ESCOBAR ENSEMBLE plays Swingin' at the Met at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Beginning East Coast Swing class at 8 and dance: $16.

Saturday, September 23; 9:30-12: $13
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for up-tempo Swing 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.

Sunday, September 24; 5-8: $20 — Partner advised!
The STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA, with vocalists Jonathan Poretz, Sheilah Glover, and Chuck Campagnet, plays for Starduster Sundays at the 142 Throckmorton [Avenue] Theatre (Telephone: 1415/383-9600) Mill Valley. Students and ages 15 and younger, $10. Answers?

Sunday, September 24, 6:30-10; $8 — EXTRA!
Lakeside Swing, the second time this month, at the Oakland Veterans Building/Lake Merritt Dance Center's Grand Ballroom, 200 Grand Avenue. Refreshments. Class with Kurt Senser at 5:30 and dance, $12.

Wednesday, September 27; 8:30-11:15: $9
BERNARD ANDERSON and the OLD SCHOOL BAND plays for down-tempo Swing 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 7:30.*

Friday, September 29;  8 & 10:30-12: $15 – Take a partner!
JOHNNY NOCTURNE at Jazz at Pearl's, 256 Columbus Avenue (Telephone: 291-8255).

Saturday, September 30, 9-12: $9
Invitational with performances by Homer Ladas and Andrea Fuchilieri (Tango Argentino) at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class at 7:30 and dance: $20. San Francisco Bay Bridge toward Sacramento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Saturday, September 30;  8 & 10:30-12: $15 – Take a partner!
JOHNNY NOCTURNE at Jazz at Pearl's, 256 Columbus Avenue (Telephone: 291-8255).

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   OCTOBER's regularly scheduled dances

Sunday, October 1 — DEADLINE!
Sea Magic IV, “a cruise adventure for dancers and friends”, classes in West Coast Swing, NiteClub TwoStep, Latin, and other dances and fun aboard the Golden Princess visiting (San Francisco, Acapulco, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, and San Francisco), Sunday, April 22-Wednesday, May 2 with Michelle Kinkaid from $1,329.54-$2,029.54 each of two; increased density decreases price. Deposit of $100 per person due today to receive a $120 on-board coupon book. After, deposit of $450 per person; payment in full payable by January 31 to Michelle Kinkaid 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112-3530. Voice/Facsimile: 585-6282.

Sunday, October 1; 1-6: $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 with Tony Gutsch and Rick Evenskaas at 1.

Sunday, October 1; 6-10: $8 - SCHEDULE CHANGE!
Michelle Kinkaid's monthly dance, usually on the Second Sunday, is tonight at the the Imperial Dance Club, 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City (Telephone: 1650-366-0504). We'll be dancing at Boogie by the Bay  next Sunday.*

Sunday, October 1;  8 & 10-11:30: $15 – Take a partner!
JOHNNY NOCTURNE at Jazz at Pearl's, 256 Columbus Avenue (Telephone: 291-8255).

Thursday, October 5; 9-'til the last dancer drops: $5
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's Boogie by the Bay Early Bird Dance at the Hyatt Regency San Fran- cisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame (see below).*

Friday-Sunday, October 6-8; $135; Age 17 and younger: $75
Boogie by the Bay XIV (NASDE, WSDC) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore High- way, Burlingame - $125 through September 13 (Telephones: 1650/347-1234; 800/233-1234). Event, workshops, buffet through October 4, $115; Age 17 and younger, $65. 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 7 – SCHEDULE CHANGE!
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's monthly dance, usually at the Allegro Ballroom, is tomorrow at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, the closing event of Boogie by the Bay.

Saturday, October 7; 8-12: $20
Toffs and Tarts Ball at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Waltz and other Victorian dances. Costumes, food to share welcome. Tickets $15 through September 24 from The Period Events & Enter- tainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone 1510/522-1731). Class at 7 — From Bayshore (101), take Third Avenue toward hills. Right after railroad tracks, Left at end, venue at corner at Right. From Junípero Serra (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue, Left on Ellsworth to Tilton.

Saturday, October 7; 10-1: $12
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for dancing at the Swedish American Hall, 2170 Market Street. Dinner reservations: 861-5016x13 Facsimile: -7374.*

Saturday, October 7; 10-?: $10 — NEW First Saturdays GIG!
Alternating sets of Traditional and Modern Blues and Tango at Amura Ballroom Dance Studio, 1532 Taraval Street (Telephone: 682-2700). Drop-in Blues and Tango classes at 8 and 9 and dance: $20.

Sunday, October 8 – CANCELLATION!
Michelle Kinkaid's monthly dance, usually the Second Sunday, was last week at the Imperial Dance Club in Red- wood City. We're dancing at Boogie by the Bay (below) tonight.

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

Wednesday, October 18; 8:30-11:15: $9
BERNARD ANDERSON and the OLD SCHOOL BAND plays for down-tempo Swing 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 7:30.*

Thursday, October 19; 21:00-04:00: $??
Chico Dance Sensation - Swing and Salsa Championships (Telephones: 1916/285-6557; Facsimile: 848-3534) at the Holiday Inn Chico, 685 Manzanita Court (Telephones: 1888/HOLIDAY; 530/345-2491; Facsimile: 893- 3040).  Answers? Tonight's classes at 7 and 8.

Friday-Sunday, October 20-22: $90; Students/Juniors: $60
Chico Dance Sensation - Swing and Salsa Championships at the Holiday Inn Chico, 685 Manzanita Court (Tele- phones: 1888/HOLIDAY; 530/345-2491; Facsimile: 893-3040). In advance: Event, workshops, two meals: $75 through October 14, payable to: Chico Dance Sensation, LLC - 4851 Kokomo Drive, 7024, Sacramento 95835 (Telephones: 1916/285-6557; Facsimile: 848-3534). Answers?

Friday-Sunday, October 20-22; $155 w/Saturday dinner, age 12 and younger: $70 (other options available)
San Francisco Autumn Dance Classic XXXIII (NDCA) at the Cathedral Hill Hotel ($139 through September 20), 1101 Van Ness Avenue (Telephones: 1800/622-0855; 776-8200). Payable to: Gene Jennings, 1469 Sacramento Street, 4, San Francisco 94109 (Voice/Facsimile: 771-4748).

Saturday, October 21, 8:15-11:15: $40?
Dance With Me's Hallowe'en Dinner and Dance at the Z Café & Bar, 2735 Broadway, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/663-2905). Cocktails at 4:30, dinner at 6, class at 7:30. Tickets via PayPal or check to: Marilyn Bowe, 3004 Bayo Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/523-5587}.

Saturday, October 21; 8:45-11:45: $15
JULES BROUSSARD plays for Mt.Tam Swing at the Mt.Tam Racquet Club, One Larkspur Plaza Drive, Lark- spur (Telephone: 924-6226). Beginners' class with Kelly Casanova at 7:30; Intermediates' at 8:30 and dance, $20.*

Sunday, October 22; 11-?: $90
LAVAY SMITH and Her RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS and STEVE LUCKY AND THE RHUMBA BUMS with Miss Carmen Getit play for dancing on marble floors (Mid Deck: 270'²; Main Deck: 484'²) for the San Francisco Jazz Fall Festival's Swingin' on the Bay Brunch Cruise aboard The San Francisco Spirit (Telephone: 593-4848) sailing from Pier 9. Tickets!

Sunday, October 22, 6:30-10; $8 — ENCORE!
Lakeside Swing, for the second time this month, at the Oakland Veterans Building/Lake Merritt Dance Center's Grand Ballroom,, 200 Grand Avenue. Refreshments. Class with Kurt Senser at 5:30 and dance, $12.

Friday, October 27; 9:30-12:30: $13
MOODSWING ORCHESTRA, usually a docette, 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, October 27; 10-1: $7
The DAVE WORKMAN BAND plays for Blues dancing at Studio Gracia, 19 Heron Street (Telephone: 307- 4782). Class at 9.

Saturday, October 28; 8-11: $10 — NEW LOCATION!
Halloween Swing! is the theme for the Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's (Telephone: 1707/523-9477) monthly dance at its new location, Oddfellows Pacific Hall, 545 Pacific Avenue (Telephone: 1707/546-1591), Santa Rosa. Refreshments, snacks. Class with Rachel Baumgardner at 7. Redwood Highway (101) from South: College Avenue to Right, Left on Mendocino Avenue, Right on Pacific Avenue. From North: Left on Steele Lane, Right on Mendocino Avenue, Left on Pacific Avenue.

Saturday, October 28, 9-12: $9
Invitational with a cabaret show by Val Cunningham and Josh Hoover dancing A tribute to Frank Sinatra and Liza Minelli at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class at 7:30 and dance: $20. San Francisco Bay Bridge toward Sacramento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Saturday, October 28; 9-12: $12
THE BLUE ROOM BOYS play Swingin' at the Met's 1950s Costume Party at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Beginning East Coast Swing class at 8 and dance: $16.

Tuesday, October 31; 8-12: $16
Hallowe'en party at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Prizes for best costumes. Tickets in advance: $12. Answers?

Tuesday, October 31, 8:30-?: $5
Haunted Dance at Rhythm Street Dance Studio, 6635 Dublin Boulevard, Dublin (Telephone: 1925/833-2559). Class at 7:30 and dance: $12.

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  NOVEMBER's regularly scheduled dances

Friday-Sunday, November 3-5; $120; Ages 17 and younger, $60
Michelle's Mountain Magic VIII (IHDA, WSDC) at Horizon Hotel & Casino (Friday and Saturday: $82; Thurs- day and Sunday: $59), 50 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe (Telephones: 1800/648-3322; 775/888-6211). Event and workshops $100; age 17 and younger $50 through October 15 payable to Michelle's Mountain Magic, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112 (Voice/Facsimile: 585-6282).*

Saturday, November 4 – POSTPONEMENT!
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's monthly dance is  next week, November 11. Tonight we're dancing at Michelle's Mountain Magic (above).

Saturday, November 4, 7:30-12; $25
BANGERS & MASH play for a Bal des Vampires at the Elks' Club Lodge Room and Dracula's Daughter Discotheque & Bar, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Waltz and other Victorian dances. Costumes, food to share welcome. Tickets $17.50 through November 28 from PayPal or The Period Events & Entertainment Re- Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7.

Tuesday, November 7; 07:00-20:00: Gratis!
VOTE BEFORE YOU DANCE DAY!

Wednesday, November 8; 8:30-11:15: $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 7:30.*

Wednesday, November 8; 9:15-11:30: $5
Top-level competitors present their USOpen routines at Top of Beardsley's at the Peninsula Social Club, 100 North B Street, San Mateo. Classes at 7 and 8 and dance: $10  — From Bayshore Highway (101), take Third Avenue toward hills. Right after railroad tracks; Venue at Right about a half-block before T-intersection. From Junípero Serra (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue, Left on B Street (there's a market). Venue at Right about a half-block before T-intersection.

Friday, November 10 – DEADLINE!
Full payment due for dancing through the Sierra Nevada aboard the Hawaii Aloha Train a.k.a. Reno Fun Train (adults only) a.k.a. Michelle Kinkaid's Train Magicdeparting Friday, January 26 from Emeryville, Martinez, Suisun, or Sacramento, returning Sunday, January 28. Music for dancing in the dance car, listening in the piano lounge. Transportation, two light meals, transfers, two nights at Sands Regency, Silver Legacy, Eldorado, or Circus Circus, and “Winners Book”: $389; $618/2; $867/3 payable to Michelle's Train Magic, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112 (Voice/Facsimile: 585-6282). NOTE: Last-minute fuel surcharge possible.

Saturday, November 11; 10-23:30: $??
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 11; 6:30-12: $9 – SCHEDULE CHANGE!
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's monthly dance, usually on the First Saturday, is tonight at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class at 7:30.

Saturday, November 11; 8:30-12:30 – Doors open at 7:30
The SAN FRANCISCO WALTZING SOCIETY ORCHESTRA celebrates the Society's 50th Anniversary with a benefit for the San Francisco Ballet at the Regency Ballroom, 1310 Van Ness Avenue (Voice: 673-5716; Facsimile: -5937). Tickets in advance $15 from The San Francisco Waltzing Society, Post Office Box 2461, Walnut Creek 94549 (Telephone: 1925/284-1003). Answers?

Sunday, November 12; 2-6: $8
The Alameda Jazz Society presented its first concert in February of 1986. Today is its last, at the Elks' Club, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. During its 20 years of service, the Society donated more than $29,000 to various charities. Turkey and ham dinner buffet served at 5: $9.*

Sunday, November 12; 6-10: $8
Michell Kinkaid's Second Sunday dance resumes its normal schedule at the Imperial Dance Club, 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City. Refreshments.*

Thursday, November 16, 10-1: $15?
AVANCE plays for the San Francisco Bay Area International Salsa Congress pre-event party at Café Cocomo,  650 Indiana Street (Telephone: 824-6910). Floor show at 11.

Friday, November 17; 9-?: $14
THE FABULOUS BUD E. LUV and the Little Big Band play for dancing at the Little Fox Theater, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City (Telephone: 1650/366-3696).

Friday, November 17-Sunday, November 19: $275 Other options available
THE NEW SWING SEXTET plays for dancing from10-1:15 for $35 at 8 at the San Francisco Bay Area Interna- tional Salsa Congress (Telephone: 1408/265-3774) at the Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel and Convention Center, 1001 Broadway (Telephones: 1800/771-LOOK; 510/451-4000). DJs Sunday 8:30-4, $25 at 5. Payment to: Albert Torres Productions, 2001 South Barrington Avenue, 118 - Los Angeles 90025.

Saturday, November 18, 09:30-22:00; $5
San José State University Ballroom Dance Club's Classic X 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: November 6. Payable to: San José State University Ballroom Dance Club - Student Involvement, Box 10 - Clark Hall 140 - One Washington Square - San José 95192. Information. Telephone: 1408/924-SPIN.

Saturday, November 18, 8:15-11: $60
The BAY AREA BIG BAND plays for dancing at Dance With Me's Black & (& Red) White Ball V at the Z Café & Bar, 2735 Broadway, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/663-2905). Cocktails at 5, dinner 6-8, class at 7, dessert at 9. Through November 10, $50 via PayPal or check to: Marilyn Bowe, 3004 Bayo Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501. Call 1510/523-5587 to confirm space available after November 10.

Saturday, November 18, 9-12: $9
Invitational with presentations by Stephen Cullip and Patrik Gallineaux with Angie Major at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class at 7:30 and dance: $20. San Francisco Bay Bridge toward Sacramento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Saturday, November 18; 10-1:30: $40 (Doors open at 8)
The SONORA CARRUSELES play for dancing at the San Francisco Bay Area International Salsa Congress (Telephone: 1408/265-3774) at the Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel and Convention Center, 1001 Broadway (Telephones: 1800/771-LOOK; 510/451-4000). Payment to: Albert Torres Productions, 2001 South Barrington Avenue, 118 - Los Angeles 90025.

Sunday, November 19; 3-6: $10 — NEW VENUE!
Bud Houston's Country ’n’ Rock & Roll music at Dance Connections, 6258 Preston Avenue, Livermore (Telephone: 1925/606-6569). Class with Travis Wright and Sue Cravalho at 2.

Sunday, November 19; 5-8: $20 — Partner advised!
The STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA, with vocalist Jonathan Poretz, plays for Starduster Sundays at the 142 Throckmorton [Avenue] Theatre (Telephone: 1415/383-9600) Mill Valley. Students and ages 15 and younger, $10. Answers?

Sunday, November 19; 8:30-4: $25 (Doors open at 5)
DJs play for dancing at the San Francisco Bay Area International Salsa Congress (Telephone: 1408/265-3774) at the Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel and Convention Center, 1001 Broadway (Telephones: 1800/771- LOOK; 510/451-4000). Payment to: Albert Torres Productions, 2001 South Barrington Avenue, 118 - Los Angeles 90025.

Friday, Friday, November 24; 9:30-12:30: $13
STOMPY JONES 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 7:30.

Saturday, November 25; 10-1: $12
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for dancing at the Swedish American Hall, 2170 Market Street. Dinner reservations: 861-5016x13; Facsimile: -7374.

Sunday, November 26; 8-11: $10 — CHANGES of TIME and VENUE!
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's (Telephone: 1707/523-9477) monthly dance, usually on the Fourth Saturday at the Oddfellows Pacific Hall (Telephone: 1707/546-1591), Santa Rosa is tonight at [Duke] Ellington Hall, 3535 Industrial Drive, Building B4, Santa Rosa. Refreshments, snacks. Class at 7. 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.

Thursday, November 30; 9-12: $10
The San Francisco Balboa Festival's Welcome Dance. Veterans Hall/Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave- nue, Oakland.


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   DECEMBER's regularly-scheduled dances

December 1-3: $125 (Younger than 15 accompanied by adult: $62.50)
San Francisco Balboa Festival II at various venues (see above and below). Official hotel: The Pickwick, 85 Fifth Street ($89 through November 24). (Contact telephones: 1800/227-3282l; 421-7500; Facsimile: 243-8066). In advance through November 24 (younger than 15 with accompanying adult, Gratis): $60 without workshops payable to QDBA; Burnie Gipson, 1000 Howard Street, 305; San Francisco 94103. Workshops at the Columbia Park Clubhouse, 450 Guerrero Street (Telephone: 864-2724). From hotel, cross Fifth Street to Mint's steps; board 26 Valencia bus; debark at Sixteenth Street; walk one block from same side of Valencia Street.

Friday, December 1; 7-2: $25
THE FRISKY FROLICS play the San Francisco Balboa Festival at the Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street (Tele- phone: 861-9190). From hotel, cross Fifth Street to Mint's steps; board the 27 Bryant bus to debark at Mari- posa Street. Walk across Mariposa to continue for 2½ blocks. Or, board 14 Mission bus at Mint's side; trans- fer to 9 San Bruno bus at Eleventh Street; debark at 16th Street. Walk one block farther.

Saturday, December 2; 7-2: $30
ROYAL SOCIETY JAZZ ORCHESTRA plays the San Francisco Balboa Festival's Holiday Swing Ball at the Kezar Pavilion, Golden Gate Park opposite Beulah Street. From hotel, walk one block to Right, cross Market Street to board the 71 Noriega bus. Debark at Frederick Street; walk one block with Park at Left.

Saturday, December 2; 10-?: $10 — NEW First Saturday GIG!
Tangoed Up In Blues is alternating sets of Traditional and Modern Blues and Tango at One Taste Center, 1074 Folsom Street (Telephones: 503-1100; Facsimile: -1191). Amura Ballroom Dance Studio, 1532 Taraval Street (Telephone: 682-2700). Drop-in Blues and Tango classes at 8 and 9 and dance: $20.

Sunday, December 3; 7-2: $20
STOMPY JONES plays the San Francisco Balboa Festival at the Columbia Park Clubhouse, 450 Guerrero Street, Mission. (Telephone: 864-2724). From hotel, cross Fifth Street to Mint's steps; board 26 Valencia bus; debark at Sixteenth Street; walk one block from same side of Valencia Street.

Saturday, December 9; 8-12: $27
Christmas Party with buffet, showcase, Santa Claus, etc., at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). In advance: $22.

Saturday, December 9; 8-?: $15
BERNARD ANDERSON AND THE OLD SCHOOL BAND play for dancing at Swing City Dancers' (Tele- phone: 553-6860) Mystic Ball 7 in the John Adams (née Lowell) Auditorium, 1860 Hayes Street. Advance sale: $10. Answers? Class at 7.

Saturday, December 9; 9-11: $10 — This month only!
Santa Cruz Swing Club at the Palomar Ballroom, 1344 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz. Classes at 7 and 8:15. Return to  Mid County Senior Center in January.

Saturday, December 9; 9-12: $12
Black & White Holiday Ball V at the at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Hors d'oeuvres, desserts, performances. Beginning ChaCha and FoxTrot class at 8 and dance: $20.

Wednesday, December 13 — BREAK!
The Second Wednesday Swing dance at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center isn't happening this month.

Wednesday, December 13; 7-9:30: $10 — Partner advised!
The JOE AGRO SEXTETTE with vocalist Jonathan Poretz plays for dancing at “Snow” Ball II at the Mill Valley Community Center 180 Camino Alto (Telephone: 383-1370). Answers?

Friday, December 15; 9:30-?: $13
SWINGTHING 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.

Saturday, December 16, 9-12: $9
Invitational with presentation by Andrea Faraci and Erica Ridgeway at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class at 7:30 and dance: $20. San Francisco Bay Bridge toward Sacramento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Sunday, December 17; 3-6: $10 — NEW VENUE!
Bud Houston's Country ’n’ Rock & Roll music at Dance Connections, 6258 Preston Avenue, Livermore (Telephone: 1925/606-6569). Class with Travis Wright and Sue Cravalho at 2.

Sunday, December 17; 5-8: $20 — Partner advised!
The STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA, with vocalist Chuck Campagnet, plays for Starduster Sundays at the 142 Throckmorton [Avenue] Theatre (Telephone: 1415/383-9600) Mill Valley. Students and ages 15 and younger, $10. Answers?

Tuesday, December 19; 9:15-~12: $15
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for Swing Central's Holiday Extravaganza at the Foresters of America Hall, 1204 Middlefield Road, Redwood City (Telephone: 1650/363-0550). Classes with Carla Heiney at 7 and 8. From Bayshore (101) Woodside Road toward hills; Right on Middlefield Road. From Junípero Serra (280) Woodside Road down hill; Left on Middlefield Road. Venue at Left at Maple Street.

Friday, December 22; 9-11:30: $13
The BAGUETTE QUARTETTE plays 1930s-Paris Waltzes, OneSteps, TwoSteps, FoxTrots, Tangos, Polkas, Marches, and Pasos Doble at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class with Persephone at 8.

Monday, December 25; 8-11: $5
Christmas Day Dance at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888).

Tuesday, December 26
Swing Central isn't happening tonight.

Wednesday-Sunday, December 27-31; $430 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).

Friday, December 29; 9-1: Gratis! (Make the cash register ring!)
Shuckin' & Jivin' Showcase music from 78rpm shellac at Club Deluxe, 1711 Haight Street (Telephone: 552-6949).

Saturday, December 30; 10-1: $12
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for dancing at the Swedish American Hall, 2170 Market Street. Dinner reservations: 861-5016x13; Facsimile: -7374.

NEW YEAR'S EVE 2006

Six o'Clock-4: $35
West Coast Swing Dance with DJs: Beth Bellamy and Rupert Schroeder AND Salsa dance with Emily and Sandra. Midnight toast at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, 5101 Great America Parkway (Telephone: 1408/200-1234). This event moved from Steppin' Out Productions, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/245-5678).

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 $175 each of two. Additional information at Holiday Ball & Dance Camp, December 27, above.

Eight o'Clock-1: $30
Showcase, hors d'oeuvres, etc., at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655- 2888). $20 in advance.

Eight o'Clock-'til the last dancer drops: $50 PLEASE SEE FIRST ITEM ABOVE
West Coast Swing Dance with guest DJs: Beth Bellamy and Rupert Schroeder. Argentine Tango class and Milonga.  Bar; buffet with hors d’oeuvres, vegetables, barbecue, and a midnight champagne toast at Steppin' Out Productions, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/245-5678).

Nine o'Clock-12:30: $25 in advance only, no tickets at door. All ages!
BRASSWORKS BAND plays for the New Year's Eve “Camelot” 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. Tickets from Scott Gamble, Post Office Box 1555, Palo Alto 94302 or via PayPal.

Nine o'Clock-1: $20
New Year's Eve Gala at the Starlite Dance Club, 1160 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/ 745-STAR). In advance: $18. Answers?

Nine o'Clock-1, $55
DAVID MARTIN'S HOUSE PARTY plays the New Year's Eve Ball aboard the USS Hornet docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point (Telephone: 1510/ 521-8448x228). Tickets in advance $48 at 1510/521-8448x282 or Facsimile: -8327 from 10-4: reserved near floor, $65; reserved near stage, $95.

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.ENDNYE

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FEBRUARY MUSIC
Jazz Mafia Tuesdays on hiatus this month; will be back in March!

February 1-4 — Wednesday and Thursday; 8:30 and 10:30: $15 — Friday and Saturday; 9 and 11: $20
Boogie Woogie Piano Summit V with Leon Blue, Caroline Dahl, Wendy DeWitt, Sonny Leyland, Steve Lucky, David K. Mathews, Sid Morris, Frederick Nighthawk, Eric Shifrin, Chris Siebert, Bob Welsh, and Mitch Woods  at Jazz at Pearl's, 256 Columbus Avenue (Telephone: 291-8255).

Sunday, February 12; 4:30-7:30: $35 — Partner advised.
MIKE VAX ORCHESTRA, 19 pieces in a rare concert that might have some dance space, at The Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society, 307 Mirada Road, Miramar Beach, Half Moon Bay (Telephone: 1650/726-4143). Food and drink available. More information here.

OCTOBER MUSIC
Sunday, October 1; 1-3; Gratis!
JIMMY BOSCH BAND and the LATIN JAZZ YOUTH ENSEMBLE play for the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, Mission Street between Third and Fourth streets (Telephone: 543-1718).

Friday, October 6; 2-7: Gratis!
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 6, Speedway Meadow

Saturday, October 7-Sunday, October 8; 11-7: Gratis!
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 6, Speedway Meadow

October 20-November 12
SFJAZZ's Fall Festival XXIV (Telephone: 398-5655; Tickets: 788-SFJF; 1800/850-SFJF). Answers? Tickets!

NOVEMBER MUSIC
Third Sunday; 5-8: $20/$35 for two — Partner advised. Not happening in December
The RUDY SALVINI ORCHESTRA plays mostly FoxTrots suitable for Swing. Also Rumbas, Waltzes, and ChaChas at the Elks' Club Lodge Room, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Dinner buffet served between first and second sets: $9.* 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. Original member, Al Smith (lead trumpet) has retired.

Various Wednesdays; 9-11:15: $9 — No partner necessary. Not happening in December
Various bands play for West Coast Swing 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. Please see details above.*

MONDAYS
7-11 (Minors welcome)
LAVAY SMITH featuring ALLEN SMITH, when she's not on The Road with Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, at Enrico's Sidewalk Café, 504 Broadway (Telephone: 982-6223). Not a dance gig but there is some space. Answers? RIP

TUESDAYS
7-11 (Minors welcome)
JULES BROUSSARD, when he's not on The Road, at Enrico's Sidewalk Café, 504 Broadway (Telephone: 982-6223). Not a dance gig but there is some space. Answers?

DECEMBER MUSIC
Third Sunday; 5-8: $20/$35 for two — Partner advised. Not happening in December
The RUDY SALVINI ORCHESTRA plays mostly FoxTrots suitable for Swing. Also Rumbas, Waltzes, and ChaChas at the Elks' Club Lodge Room, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Dinner buffet served between first and second sets: $9.* 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. Original member, Al Smith (lead trumpet) has retired.

Various Wednesdays; 9-11:15: $9 — Not happening in December
Various bands play for West Coast Swing 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. Please see details above.*

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