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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

Monday, January 1, 2-5; $6
Survivors' Day Dance at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888).

Tuesday, January 2
Swing Central isn't happening tonight.

Saturday, January 6; 8-?; $20
BANGERS & MASH play for A Victorian 12th Night Ball at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ells- worth Avenue. Waltz and other Victorian dances. Costumes, vintage, or evening dress admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $15 through December 30 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.

Thursday, January 11, 16:00-04:00; $10
Monterey SwingFest's EarlyBird class at 8 and Dance at the Hotel Hyatt Regency, 1 Golf Course Drive.*

Friday, January 12; 9-1: Gratis!
New Year Kick Off Mixed Dance Party at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Meet the teachers at 7; classes for Beginners in East Coast Swing, Salsa, Tango Argentino, FoxTrot, and Hip Hop at 8; dance at 9.

Friday-Monday, January 12-15; $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 28 payable to Central Coast Swing Dance, 333 Rice Ranch Road, Santa María 93455 (Tel: 1805/ 937-1574).*

Sunday, January 14, 6-10; $8
Michelle Kinkaid's Eighteenth 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 14; 9-12: $12
The Sausalito Milonga happens the Third, not the normal Second, Sunday this month.

Wednesday, January 17; 8:30-11:15: $10
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, January 19; 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 20; 7-10:30: $20 — Partner advised!
The 18-piece STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA, with vocalist Jonathan Poretz, plays for dancing at the Tamalpais Community Center, 203 Marin Avenue, Mill Valley (Telephone: 388-6393x17). Students, ages <16 and >59: $15. Answers?

Saturday, January 20; 9-12: $9
The Allegro Ballroom's Invitational Blues + Tango Fusion show by Mihai Banulescu & FLOW at 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class with Jeff Chandler 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, January 21; 8-12: $12
The Sausalito Milonga with drinks, appetizers, candles, and roses at the Stage Dor Studio, 10 Liberty Ship Way, 340, is tonight. Intermediate Vals class at 6 and Milonga: $25. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, January 26-28: $389; $618/2; $867/3
THE FUNATICS 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 on Friday, deli lunch on Sunday; sausages (buy 'burgers, burritos, chips, etc. at snack bar), transfers, two nights at Silver Legacy, Eldorado, Sands Regency, or Circus Circus and “Winners Book”. NOTE: Fuel surcharge possible.

Saturday, January 27; 11:30-23:30: $15, younger than 18: $5
Winter Frolic presented by the Northern California Chapter of USA Dance, Incorporated at the Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real (Telephone: 1650/493-4249). Host: James Kleinrath (Telephone: 1650/591-6757). Social Dancing, Jack 'n' Jill, Team Match.

Sunday, January 28; 6:30-10: $8 — NEW Fourth Sunday GIG!
Thanks to your support, Lakeside Swing is happening on the Third and Fourth Sundays in the Lake Merritt Dance Center's Grand Ballroom, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Refreshments. Class at 5:30 and dance, $12.

Sunday, January 28; 9-12: $5 (Special price!)
Performance by World Salsa Champions John Narvaez and Liz Rojas at at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarc- adero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Beginners class at 7, Intermediates at 8. Answers? From San Francisco Bay Bridge,  Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Wednesday, January 31 — 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)  from Sunday, April 22-Wednesday, May 2 with Michelle Kinkaid from $1,329.54-$2,029.54 each of two; increased density decreases price. Payment in full due today: Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112-3530. Voice/Facsimile: 585-6282.

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    FEBRUARY's regularly-scheduled dances

Saturday, February 3; 8-?; $20
SARA and SWINGTIME play for the Gotham City Black & White Ball at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Waltz and other Costumes, vintage, or evening dress admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $15 through January 27 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.

Friday, February 9; 9-1: $12
The Metronome Dance Center's Sweetheart's Ball with candles, refreshments, desserts, and performance at 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Part of proceeds benefits San Francisco schools' ballroom dance program. Class at 7 and dance: $20.

Saturday, February 10; 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, February 10, 9-1; $20
Gung hay fat choy 4705! Welcome The Year of the Pig at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Chinese buffet dinner at 7. Lion dance, Any Traditional Costume contest. In advance: $18. Answers?*

Saturday, February 10; 9:30-12: $20
Gung hay fat choy 4705! Welcome The Year of the Boar at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Chinese buffet dinner with roast pig at 7; lion dance. Dinner and Dance tickets bought in January: $28; at door: $35. Answers? From San Francisco Bay Bridge,  Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Thursday, February 15; 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 15-18; $130
Capital Swing Dancers' (Telephone1916/961-6877) Presidents' Day Convention (AAU; NASDE; WSDC) at the Radisson Hotel and Convention Center, 500 Leisure Lane (Telephones: 1800/333-3333; 916/922-2020) Sacra- mento. Event, three buffet-style meals, hospitality suite: $115; younger than 18: $65 payable to: Capital Swing Dancers, c/o Sheryl Zazzi, 1709 Lakewood Drive, West Sacramento 95691 (Telephone: 1916/371-2385). Questions! Answers?*

Friday, February 16; 9-12: $13
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for high-tempo Swing dancing after a 6:30 film and lecture, gratis!, presented by FRANKIE MANNING 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, February 17 — The Doghouse is closed tonight!
We're going to the Shiny Stockings Swing Ball V, below.

Saturday, February 17; 9-12:30: $25
KIM NALLEY sings for dancing at the Shiny Stockings Swing Ball V in the Lake Merritt Dance Center's Grand Ballroom, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. In advance: $20 from the Northern California Lindy Society. Also: FRANKIE MANNING and local instructors present a Lindy Hop Workshop, 09:30-18:15. Also tomorrow.

Sunday, February 18; 6:30-10: $8 — Not Tonight, Dear!
Thanks to your support, Lakeside Swing is happening on the Third and Fourth Sundays in the Lake Merritt Dance Center's Grand Ballroom, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland but we're dancing at Capital, below, tonight.

Sunday, February 18, 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 18; 6:30-10: $10
SWINGTHING plays for dancing in the Lake Merritt Dance Center's Grand Ballroom, 200 Grand Avenue, Oak- land. Also: FRANKIE MANNING and local instructors present a Lindy Hop Workshop, 09:30-18:15.

Saturday, February 24; 9-12: $9
The Allegro Ballroom's Invitational with Morgan Ames and Yaniv Inbar at 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Argentine Tango 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, February 25; 6:30-10: $8 — NEW Fourth Sunday GIG!
Thanks to your support, Lakeside Swing is happening on the Third and Fourth Sundays in the Lake Merritt Dance Center's Grand Ballroom, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Refreshments. Class at 5:30 and dance, $12.

Wednesday, February 28; 8:30-11:15: $10
The TAMSEN DONNER BAND plays for low-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.*

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   MARCH's regularly scheduled dances

Thursday-Sunday, March 1-4
Canadian American Open Dance Championships (WSDC) at the Holiday Inn, 1000 East Sixth Street, Reno (Tele- phones: 1888/890-0242; 775/786-5151; Facsimile: -2447). Event, workshops, shows, two buffets: $140; ages 16 and younger, $100 payable to: ???. Other options available. Answers?

Friday, March 2; 9:30-?: $13
SWINGTHING plays for high 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.

Saturday, March 3; 8-?: $20
Merry Widow Waltz Ball at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Waltz and other Vic- torian dances. Costumes, vintage, or evening dress admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $15 through February 24 from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731) or PayPal. Class at 7:15. — From Bayshore (101), Third Avenue toward hills; Right at light after railroad tracks; Left at end, venue on corner at Right. From Junípero Serra (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue; Left on Ellsworth to Tilton.

Saturday-Sunday, March 10-11; 09-16:00: $10 (Youths $5?) – 18:00-23:59: $20?
City Lights Ball X Ballroom Dance Competition & Show at the Regency Ballroom, 1310 Van Ness Avenue (Voice: 673-5716; Facsimile: -5937). City Lights (Telephone: 681-9083).

Sunday, March 11; 2-7; $26
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' wearin' o'the green Saint Patrick's Day Dance at El Camino Senior Center, 33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco, includes dinner at 5. Waltz class at 1. Reservations payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 1229 Hillcrest Boulevard, Millbrae 94030 (Telephones: 751-3607; 1650/697-2763).

Sunday, March 11, 6-10; $10 — Workshops 4-6 and dance; $40
Swing Joins Country, a day of Swing and Country dancing and Show at the Imperial Dance Club, 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City (Telephone: 1650/366-0504). Workshops 4-6 and dance $30 through March 5 sent to Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282).*

Saturday, March 17; 9-12: $9
Third Anniversary of the Allegro Ballroom's Invitationals performance by the Stanford Ballroom Dance Team at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class with TBA at 7:30.

Saturday, March 17; 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, Schottische, 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.

Friday, March 23; 9-12: $12
Anniversary Dance at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Beginning East Coast Swing class at 8 and dance: $16.

Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24; 8-1: $35
Jeff Chandler presents the Top Hat Club, “Ballroom Dancing Like You Imagine It” with dinner, sparkling wine, and shows at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Table seating: $50.

Saturday, March 24; 3-?: $10
Bud Houston hosts Dancers' Saturday, Cowboy TwoStep, West Coast Swing, NiteClub TwoStep, ChaCha, Waltz, and Hustle at The Saddle Rack, 42011 Boscell Road, Fremont (Telephone: 1510/979-0477). Class with Rick Evenskaas at 2.

Saturday, March 24; 8-12: $55
THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA plays for dancing aboard the USS Hornet docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point. Tickets in advance $45 at 1510/521-8448x282 from 10-4: reserved near floor, $85; reserved near stage, $125. Class with ??? at 8. Answers?

Saturday, March 24; 9-12: $12 — The Fourth Sunday Milonga has moved to the Fourth Saturday!
The Sausalito Milonga's hosts Gustavo e Jessica Hornos (Telephone: 573-5735). Drinks, appetizers, candles, and roses at the Stage Dor Studio, 10 Liberty Ship Way, 340. Classes 6-9 for additional charge.

Sunday, March 25: Lakeside Swing isn't happening tonight!

Sunday, March 25; 6-10: $10
Top of Beardsley's celebrates 29 years of teaching, since February 19, 1978, and “Promoting Swing Dancing” with its 28th Anniversary Dance at the Peninsula Social Club, 100 North B Street, San Mateo. DJs: Michelle Kinkaid, Beth Bellamy, Kelly Casanova, and Phil Trau. — 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, March 30-Sunday, April 1; $???
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). Price includes Event and ?,  (other options available) payable to: Imperial Productions, LLC, 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City 94063 (Telephone: 1650/780-9456). Hosts: Stephan and Denise Jourdaine-Krauel (Voice/Facsimile: 1650/366- 0504). Hostess: Nadia Eftedal (Telephone: 1562/902-7657).

Friday, March 30; 9:30-12: $13
STOMPY JONES plays for high 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.

Saturday, March 31; 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.*

MARCH MUSIC
Thursday, March 1; ~9:30-1: $8
Bud E. Luv presents BOBBY VICKERS with the Lil' Big Band at Bruno's Cork Club (dance on carpet), 2389 Mission Street (Telephone: 643-5200).

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 2, 3, and 4; 8-11:30: $20
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS with Miss Carmen Getit at Jazz at Pearl's, 256 Columbus Avenue (Telephone: 291-8255). Not a dance gig but there's a small but nice floor.

Saturday, March 3; 10-1: $8 — Cancelled!
Bud E. Luv presents BOBBY VICKERS and his Li'l Big Band at Bruno's Cork Lounge (dance on carpet), 2389 Mission Street (Telephone: 643-5200).

Sunday, March 4; 5-8: $20 — Partner advised!
The STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA, with vocalist Sheilah Glover, plays for Starduster Sundays at the 142 Throckmorton [Avenue] Theatre (Telephone: 1415/383-9600) Mill Valley. Students and ages 15 and younger, $10. Answers?

Thursday, March 15; ~9:30-1: $8
Bud E. Luv presents BOBBY VICKERS with the Lil' Big Band at Bruno's Cork Club (dance on carpet), 2389 Mission Street (Telephone: 643-5200).

Sunday, March 18; 4-7: $20
JULES BROUSSARD plays for dancing at the 142 Throckmorton [Avenue] Theatre (Telephone: 1415/383-9600) Mill Valley. Students and ages 15 and younger, $10.

Wednesday, March 21; 7:30-11:30: $10
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for dancing at the Top o'the Mark (Telephone: 616-6916).

Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31; 8-11:30: $20
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS at Jazz at Pearl's, 256 Columbus Avenue (Telephone: 291-8255). Not a dance gig but there's a small but nice floor.

Saturday, March 31; ~9:30-1: $8
THE FABULOUS BUD E. LUV SHOW at Bruno's Cork Club (dance on carpet), 2389 Mission Street (Tele- phone: 643-5200).

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   APRIL's regularly scheduled dances

Monday, April 2; 1-4: $5 — NEW GIG!
Tea Dance at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Refresh- ments at 2:30. Answers info at justdanceballroom.com ? From San Francisco Bay Bridge,  Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Saturday, April 7;  09:00-16:00, Gratis! 18:00-23:59: $10
The Stanford Ballroom Dance Team presents its Cardinal Classic VIII in the Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto. Evening reserved seating, $15-$30. Answers info @ sbdt.org

Saturday, April 7; 8-?: $20
The Red Carpet Ball “1930s Hollywood Academy Award Ball” at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Waltz and other Victorian dances. Costumes, vintage, or evening dress admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $15 through March from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society peers @ peers.org 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731) or PayPal. Class at 7:15. — From Bayshore (101), Third Avenue toward hills; Right at light after railroad tracks; Left at end, venue on corner at Right. From Junípero Serra (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue; Left on Ellsworth to Tilton.

Wednesday, April 11; 8-:30-11:15: $10
BERNARD ANDERSON and the OLD SCHOOL BAND plays for low 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 nicklawrence @ pacbell.net (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 8.

Saturday, April 14; 9:30-12: $15–Students: $10
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for high 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 nicklawrence @ pacbell.net (Telephone: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 8.

Monday, April 16; 9-12: Gratis!
RA Blues at a new venue: Alberto's Salsa Studio & Nightclub, 736 West Dana Street, Mountain View (Telephone: 1650/968-3007). Class at 8.

Thursday, April 19; ?-?: $??
Reno Dance Sensation Swing and Salsa Championships and Show's Welcome Dance at the Grand Sierra Resort ($94), 2500 East Second Street (Telephones: 1800/501-2651; 775/789-2000). Event, workshops, show through April 18: $125. Answers info @ renodancesensation.com ? (Telephone: 916/285- 6557.

Friday-Sunday, April 20-22: $150; Younger than 18: $60
Reno Dance Sensation Swing and Salsa Championships and Show at the Grand Sierra Resort ($94), 2500 East Second Street (Telephones: 1800/501-2651; 775/789-2000).  WSDC. In advance: Event, Workshops, Show; $125; Students; $100; Juniors, $75 through March payable to: Reno Dance Sensation info @ renodancesensation.com 4851 Kokomo Drive, 7024, Sacramento 95835 (Telephone: 1916/285-6557.

Saturday, April 21; 3-5: Gratis!
CLASS ACT, a 17-piece band, plays Swing music of the '30s, '40s, and '50s for dancing in the Grand Ballroom at the Veterans Memorial Building/Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland under the sponsorship of the Oakland Adult School District.

Saturday, April 21, 9-12: $9
Invitational with performance by Same-Sex International Ballroom showcase with Citabria Phillips, Zoe Balfour and other Gay Games medalists. Class at 7:30 and dance: $20, Students: $16.

Sunday, April 22; 7:00-10:00: No cover! — Partner advised.NEW WEEKLY GIG!
THE MARTINI BROTHERS (Telephone: 566-2545) at Le Colonial, 20 Cosmo Place (Telephone: 931-2933).

Sunday-Wednesday, April 22-May 2: $1,329.54-$2,029.54
Sea Magic IV, “a cruise adventure for dancers and friends”, classes in West Coast Swing, NiteClub TwoStep, Latin, and other dances aboard the Golden Princess from/to San Francisco via, Acapulco, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo San Lucas with Michelle Kinkaid; increased density decreases price. Full payment due now to Michelle Kinkaid wcdancer @ ix.netcom.com 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112-3530. Voice/ Facsimile: 585-6282.

Saturday, April 28; 2-6: $15-$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 lamberty @ caldancechamp.com and Ava Kaye avakaye @ earthlink.net Evening show. Gay/straight irrelevant; couple configuration isn't!

Saturday, April 28; 8-11:30: $20
DIVERTIMENTO DANCE ORCHESTRA, conducted by James Langdel,l plays Jane Austen era dances at the Sensible Prejudices – The Bad Jane Ball at the San Mateo Masonic Lodge, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. $15 in advance through April 25 from Bay Area English Regency Society, 1122 Hudson Street, Redwood City 94061. Period costume admired, not required. 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, April 29; 6:30-10: $8 — Fifth Sunday!
Lakeside Swing in the Grand Ballroom at the Veterans Memorial Building/Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Host: Mike Pyle mike @ audiopyle.com (Telephone: 1707/315-6204). Class at 5:30 and dance: $12.

APRIL MUSIC
Saturday, April 1; 8-11:30: $20
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS at Jazz at Pearl's, 256 Columbus Avenue (Telephone: 291-8255). Not a dance gig but there's a small but nice floor.

Sunday, April 15; 5-8: $20
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 JoeAgro @ comcast.net

Thursdays in April and May; 7:30-11:30: $10
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for dancing at the Top o'the Mark (Telephone: 616-6916).

Wednesday, April 18; 7:30-11:30: $10
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS with Miss Carmen Getit play for dancing at the Top o'the Mark (Tel- ephone 616-6916).

Saturday, April 21; 3-5: Gratis!
CLASS ACT, a 17-piece band, plays Swing music of the '30s, '40s, and '50s for dancing in the Grand Ballroom at the Veterans Memorial Building/Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland under the sponsorship of the Oakland Adult School District.

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Fifteen-minute Introductory Classes included with admission May 9-August 22,
Wednesdays at nine o'clock at Top of Beardsley's, 100 North B Street, San Mateo
May: NiteClub TwoStep with Michelle Kinkaid – June: Waltz with Phil Trau
July: ChaCha with Ed Cirio – August: Salsa with Larry and Jo

  MAY's Regularly-scheduled dances

AVALON RISING , a Celtic Fusion rock band, plays for dancing Waltzes, Polkas, Jigs, Reels, country, and other dances at Sleeping Beauty's Christening Ball “A Faery Tale Masquerade Ball” at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Waltz and other Victorian dances. Costumes, vintage, or evening dress admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $15 through April 28 from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731) or PayPal. Class at 7:15. — From Bayshore (101), Third Avenue toward hills; Right at light after railroad tracks; Left at end, venue on corner at Right. From Junípero Serra (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue; Left on Ellsworth to Tilton.

Saturday, May 5; 8:30-?
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for dancing at Rancho Nicasio, on the Town Square, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio (Telephone: 662-2219).

Saturday, May 5; 9:30-12: $13 - Students: $10
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS with Miss Carmen Getit play for high 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 (Tel: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 8.

Saturday, May 12, 8-12: $45
Latin Fever with Vaidas Skimelis and Jurga Pupelyte performing at 9 at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). In advance: $35 through May 6. Answers? — From San Francisco Bay Bridge,  Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Sunday, May 13; 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?

Saturday, May 19; 8:45-11:45: $10
Mt.Tam Swing with Fred Loebenstein at the Mt.Tam Racquet Club, One Larkspur Plaza Drive, Larkspur (Telephone: 924-6226). Beginners' class with Kelly Casanova at 7:30; Intermediates' at 8:30 and dance, $15.

Saturday, May 19, 9-12: $9 - Students: $5
Invitational with performance by Turtle Brennen with Taba Ofuka.at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class with Alise Halbert at 7:30 and dance: $20, Students: $16. San Francisco Bay Bridge toward Sacramento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Wednesday, May 23; 8:30-11:15: $10
The TAMSEN DONNER BAND plays for low-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.

Thursday, May 24, 20:00-04:00: $10
The public is welcome to attend FreZno Dance Classic's Welcome Dance at the Radisson Convention Center Hotel, 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno.

Friday-Monday, May 25-28; $175
FreZno Dance Classic XXIII Woodstock Revival — Hippies, Flower Power, Peace, Love, Music & Dance at the Radisson Convention Center Hotel, 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno (Three nights for approximately $276 - Telephones: 1559/441-2919; 268-1000). Event, workshops, two dinners: $165; ages 13-19: $135; ages 5-12: $95; younger, Gratis! through April payable to: Dancin' Z Productions, Post Office Box 4274, Fresno 93744. Other options available; à la carte tickets at door. Member: UCWDC/Q, WSDC. Host: Steve Zener (Voice: 1559/486-1556; Facsimile: -0200).

Saturday, May 26; 10-?: $?? with dinner
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for dancing at the Swedish American Music Hall, 2170 Market Street. Reservations: 861-5016.

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Fifteen-minute Introductory Classes included with admission June 2-August 22,
Wednesdays at nine o'clock at Top of Beardsley's, 100 North B Street, San Mateo
June: ChaCha with Ed Cirio

    JUNE's regularly scheduled dances

Friday, June 1, 9-12: Gratis!
Celebrate the Metronome Dance Center's Bram Morris fiftieth birthday at 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Classes at 8.*

Saturday, June 2; 8-11: $20
BANGERS & MASH play for dancing at the Space Cowboys' Ball. Neo-MCM Century dance reconstructions of Waltzes, Polkas, Mazurkas, Schottisches, Celtic and Neo-Celtic reels, Contra Dances and set dances such as the Blue Danube Waltz, the Congress of Vienna, and Sir Roger de Coverley at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Costumes, formal attire, food to share welcome. $15 by May 26 from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7. — From Bayshore (101), Third Avenue toward hills; Right at light after railroad tracks; Left at end, venue on corner at Right. From Junípero Serra (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue; Left on Ellsworth to Tilton.

Sunday, June 3, 6:30-10: $?
West Coast Swing dancing in celebration of Bram's Birthday Bash at the Metronome Dance Center at 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Potluck 6-6:30.*

Saturday, June 9; 8-11:30: $8
Jeannie's Swing Dance Party (Telephone: 1707/538-1898) at Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa. Class at 7 and dance: $13. Answers?

Sunday, June 10; 4-9: $12
All You Can Dance with Marilyn Bowe at the at the Elks' Club Lodge Room, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Class at 3, buffet dinner at 6, $13. Reserve by June 3. Tickets via PayPal or check to: Marilyn Bowe, 3004 Bayo Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/523-5587}.

Sunday, June 10; 6-10: $10
Michelle 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.*

Friday, June 15; 9:30-12: $13 - Students: $10
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS with Miss Carmen Getit play for high 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 (Tel: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 8.

Saturday, June 16; 8-12: $10
Freddie's Birthday Party with food, cake, and refreshments at Stars Ballroom in Triangle Plaza, 1559 South Novato Boulevard, Novato (Telephone: 897-7976). West Coast Swing class at 7 and dance: $15. From Golden Gate Bridge: Redwood Highway (101) to Left on Rowland Avenue, Right on South Novato Boulevard. From Russian River: Redwood Highway (101) to De Long Avenue to Left on South Novato Boulevard.

Friday, June 22-Friday, June 29; $333
THE ROYAL SOCIETY JAZZ ORCHESTRA plays for dancing during the Stanford Waltz Week that includes a wide range of Waltz variations plus Tango, Swing, Latin, Ballroom, Vintage, and Club dances. Classes, seminars, and dances, $333 ($75 deposit); Waltz Week-end, $90 ($40 deposit); Both; $400 ($75 deposit) payable to: Stanford Dance Weeks, 375 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford 94305 Answers?

Friday, June 22; ?-?: $70
CITY SWING, Brad Connlain conducting with vocalist Joyce Grant, plays for dancing at The Phoenix Uniform Club's 16th Annual Uniform & Leather Ball that includes a hosted bar with “endless appetizers” (finger food) available in a separate dining room at 455 Golden Gate Avenue. $60.00 in advance payable to Phoenix - Post Office Box 31699 - San Francisco 94131-0699.

Saturday, June 23; 9-?: $12
Variety Dance (West Coast Swing, NiteClub and Country TwoSteps, Tango, FoxTrot, Waltz, and Latin dances) at Rhythm Street Dance Studio, 6635 Dublin Boulevard, Dublin (Telephone: 1925/895-1488). Class at 8.

Saturday, June 23; 9-12: $9 - Students: $5
Invitational with performance by Andreas Meijer with Jody Frease at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class with Silke Heleine at 7:30 and dance: $20, Students: $16. San Francisco Bay Bridge toward Sacramento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Saturday, June 23; 10-12: $35
Big 5 Ball — Waltz, Tango, FoxTrot, Viennese Waltz, and QuickStep at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Class at 7, Show at 9, $30 in advance by calling 215-0789 or 328-1789.

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

Thursday, June 7; 9-2: $7
Tribute to Astor Piazzolla, Mysterioso with Beatropolis at Amnesia, 853 Valencia Street (Telephone: 970-0012).

June 7-October 10: Gratis!
SFJAZZ Summerfest
Thursdays, June 7-August 9, 6-7:30 at the Stanford Shopping Center
Thursdays in August, 6-7:30 at Union Square
Wednesdays, September 5-October 10, Noon-1:30 at Levi Plaza

June 30 and July 1, 10-6; Gratis!
Fillmore Jazz Festival 2007 between Eddy and Jackson streets

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Fifteen-minute Introductory Classes included with admission June 2-August 22,
Wednesdays at nine o'clock at Top of Beardsley's, 100 North B Street, San Mateo
July: Waltz with Phil Trau

 
  JULY's regularly scheduled dances

Saturday, July 7; 7-11: $ponsors' contributions
Second Annual Waltz-A-Thon at the Oakland Veterans Building/Lake Merritt Dance Center's Grand Ballroom, 200 Grand Avenue. Waltzers' sponsors donate for as many as 30 waltzes danced by participants to benefit Connecting Through Dance's Visually Impaired Partner Program for the Blind (Telephone: 1510/501-4713). Class with Gene Russo at 7. Answers?

Sunday, July 22; 5-8: $20 — Partner advised!
The STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA, with vocalist TBA, 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, July 22; 6:30-10: $9
Lakeside Swing  in the Grand Ballroom of the Veterans Memorial Building/Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Host: Mike Pyle (Telephone: 1707/315-6204). Class at 5:30 with Mario Robau, Jr. and dance: $16. Bayside Swing's first dance is August 19, q.v.

Friday-Sunday, July 27-29; Sessions: $?? — Packages: $>???
International Grand Ball Championships XXXVIII at the San Francisco Airport Marriott, 1800 Bayshore High- way, Burlingame (Telephone: 1650/692-9100). Hosts: Stephan Krauel and Denise Jourdaine-Krauel (Telephone: 1650/366-0504). Preferred seating, hotel three nights, two breakfasts, two dinners, program: $??? each of two through July 1, $??? after. Other options available. Payable to: International Grand Ball Championships, 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City 94063.

Saturday, July 28; 9-1: Gratis!
Summer Fest Swing at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Classes in Single Time Swing, ChaCha, and Tango at 7.

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      AUGUST's regularly scheduled dances

August 17, 1935
The Swing Era was born at McFadden's Ballroom (née Sweet's) when Benny Goodman played Fletcher Henderson's charts.


Saturday, August 4; 1-4:30: Gratis!
BANGERS & MASH play Centuries XVIII and XIX English country dances and Waltzes at The Pride & Preju- dice Picnic Dance (An Outdoor Fête) in Lincoln Park, 1450 High Street, Alameda, presented by The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Please take ground-cover, period- looking food and non-alcoholic beverages for the picnic that begins at 11:30. You are encouraged to wear late Georgian or Regency (1775-1820) attire.

Friday-Sunday, August 10-12 12: $99
Down Home Blues [Dance] Festival 2007 classes held at City College's North Gymnasium.

Saturday, August 11; 8-12: $15 (includes beverage)
Hawai'ian Luau and West Coast Swing Party II at Stars Ballroom in Triangle Plaza, 1559 South Novato Boule- vard, Novato (Telephone: 897-7976). Take food to share. Beginners' and Intermediates' classes at 7 and dance: $20 (includes beverage). From Golden Gate Bridge: Redwood Highway (101) to Left on Rowland Avenue, Right on South Novato Boulevard. From Russian River: Redwood Highway (101) to De Long Avenue to Left on South Novato Boulevard.

Saturday, August 11; 9-12: $9 — NEW Second Saturday GIG!
Metronome Swing presented by Mike Pyle (Telephone: 707/315-6204) at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Beginners' class at 8 and dance: $13.*

Sunday, August 12; 6?-10?: $32
Mr. Rick's Prix Fixe (three course) Dinner and dance to the Martini Brothers at Le Colonial (née Trader Vic's), 20 Cosmo Place (Telephones: 931-3600; Facsimile: 931-2933). Vintage attire encouraged. Answers?

Saturday, August 18; 8:45-11:45: $10
Mt.Tam Swing with Fred Loebenstein at the Mt.Tam Racquet Club, One Larkspur Plaza Drive, Larkspur (Telephone: 924-6226). Beginners' class with Kelly Casanova at 7:30; Intermediates' at 8:30 and dance, $15.

Sunday, August 19; 6:45-10:30: $9 — NEW VENUE!!!
Bayside Swing replaces Lakeside Swing on the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Sundays, moving from Lakeside to Bay- side at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Host: Mike Pyle (Telephone: 1707/315-6204). Beginners' and Intermediates' classes at 5:30 and dance: $13. — From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.*

Saturday, August 25; 4:30-??: $??
Barbecue and Potluck at Rhythm Street Dance Studio, 6635 Dublin Boulevard, Dublin (Telephone: 1925/ 895-1488). Potluck hors d'oeuvre and desserts. Several classes.

Sunday, August 26; 6:45-10:30: $9 — NEW VENUE!!!
Bayside Swing has replaced Lakeside Swing on the Fourth, Third, and Fifth Sundays, having moved from Lakeside to Bayside at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Host: Mike Pyle (Telephone: 1707/315-6204). Beginners' and Intermediates' classes at 5:30 and dance: $13 — From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.*

Wednesday, August 29; 9:30-?: $10
SWINGTHING plays for Swing 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 (Tele- phone: 1510/524-2546) and Shanna Palazzo at 8.

Friday, August 31-Monday, September 3
South Bay Dance Fling XXIV in three ballrooms at the Wyndham Hotel ($90), 1350 North First Street, San José (Telephones: 1408/453-6200; California, 1800/662-9896; Exterior, 800/538-6818). Event, workshops, dinner/ show: $125 through July 31, $140 after payable to Shadow Dancing, Post Office Box 136394, Fort Worth 76136 (Telephone: 1800/558-6879; Facsimile: 817/236-7791). Other options available. Hosts: Dave Getty and Monique Rouleau (Telephone: 1817/236-5152). A UCWDC qualifying event.

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      SEPTEMBER's regularly scheduled dances

Friday, August 31-Monday, September 3
South Bay Dance Fling XXIV in three ballrooms at the Wyndham Hotel ($90), 1350 North First Street, San José (Telephones: 1408/453-6200; California, 1800/662-9896; Exterior, 800/538-6818). Event, workshops, dinner/ show: $125 through July 31, $140 after payable to Shadow Dancing, Post Office Box 136394, Fort Worth 76136 (Telephone: 1800/558-6879; Facsimile: 817/236-7791). Other options available. Hosts: Dave Getty and Monique Rouleau (Telephone: 1817/236-5152). A UCWDC qualifying event.

Saturday, September 1;  8-11: $20
BANGERS & MASH play the music of Sir Arthur Sullivan for ballroom dancing. Also Victorian Waltzes and Polkas, etc., at The Mikado Ball (A Topsy Turvy Event) at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ells- worth Avenue. Century XIX (1860-1900) street or evening dress admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $15 through August 25 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.

Friday, September 7; 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, September 8; 7-12: $35
First Anniversary on the Embarcadero Cove Waterfront at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Dinner and dance, in advance through August: $30. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José to 23rd Avenue; right at signal; enter second driveway.

Saturday, September 8; 9-12: $9 — NEW Second Saturday GIG!
Metronome Swing presented by Mike Pyle (Telephone: 707/315-6204) at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Beginners' class at 8 and dance: $13.♦

Sunday, September 9; 1-6: $60
DON NEELY'S ROYAL SOCIETY JAZZ ORCHESTRA, with vocalists Carla Normand and Frederick Hodges, plays for dancing for The Gatsby Summer Afternoon at the Dunsmuir House & Gardens, 2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/615-5555). Circa 1920-1940 afternoon attire, or similar, required. Tickets in advance: $45 from Art Deco Society of California, 100 Bush Street, 511, San Francisco 94104 (Telephone: 982-DECO).

Thursday, September 13; 9:30-1: $10 — New Weekly Milonga
Milonga Cambalache at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Beginners' class at 8: $12; Intermediate's class at 9 and Milonga: $18. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José to 23rd Avenue; right at signal; enter second driveway.

Saturday, September 15; 7-12: $15, Age 20 and younger, $10
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's Parade of Stars Invitational Jack 'n' Jill XII (HotLine: 1707/523- 9477) at the Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Petaluma Boulevard South. Telephone: 1707/876-3308 or Answers?

Thursday, September 20; 8:30-11: $10
West Coast Swing Dance at Stars Ballroom in Triangle Plaza, 1559 South Novato Boulevard, Novato (Telephone: 897-7976). Class with Robert and Nicola Royston at 7:30 and dance: $15 Answers? From Golden Gate Bridge: Redwood Highway (101) to Left on Rowland Avenue, Right on South Novato Boulevard. From Russian River: Redwood Highway (101) to De Long Avenue to Left on South Novato Boulevard.

Thursday, September 20; 9:30-1: $10 — New Weekly Milonga
Milonga Cambalache at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Beginners' class at 8: $12; Intermediate's class at 9 and Milonga: $18. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José to 23rd Avenue; right at signal; enter second driveway.

Saturday, September 22; 8:30-11: $10
Swing 'n' Country Dance at Stars Ballroom in Triangle Plaza, 1559 South Novato Boulevard, Novato (Telephone: 897-7976). Robert and Nicola Royston teach West Coast Swing for Beginners and Intermediates at 3:30, Inter- mediates and Advanced at 4:30, Intermediate Country TwoStep at 5:30. And a pre-dance class at 7:30. One class and Dance: $15, Two $25, Three $35. Answers? From Golden Gate Bridge: Redwood Highway (101) to Left on Rowland Avenue, Right on South Novato Boulevard. From Russian River: Redwood Highway (101) to De Long Avenue to Left on South Novato Boulevard.

Sunday, September 23-Saturday, September 29: $648.20-$823.20
Sea Magic V, a Pacific Coastal Cruise from Vancouver to Los Angeles via Victoria, Astoria, San Francisco, and Catalina; "A cruise adventure for dancers and friends" with classes in West Coast Swing, NiteClub TwoStep, Latin, etc., aboard the Golden Princess - Princess Cruises - 24305 Town Center Drive, Santa Clarita 91355 (Tele- phone: 1800/PRINCESS) $250 each deposit Payable to: Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112. Voice/Facsimile: 585-6282. Increased density decreases price.

Sunday, September 23; 6:30-10: $38
Mr. Rick's Prix Fixe (three course) Dinner and dance to the Martini Brothers at Le Colonial, 20 Cosmo Place (Telephone: 931-3600). Mr. Rick's reservations: 566-2545. Vintage/tropical attire encouraged. Answers?

Wednesday, September 26; 8:30-11:15: $10
The TAMSEN DONNER BAND plays for low-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.

Wednesday, September 26; 7:30-11:30: $10
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS featuring Miss Carmen Getit at the Top o'the Mark (Telephone: 616-6916).

Thursday, September 27; 9:30-1: $10 — New Milonga
Milonga Cambalache at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Beginners' class at 8: $12; Intermediate's class at 9 and Milonga: $18. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José to 23rd Avenue; right at signal; enter second driveway.

Saturday, September 29; 6-'til the last dancer drops: $12 — Libras, with proof, Gratis!
Libras are throwing a dance for the rest of us at Rhythm Street Dance Studio, 6635 Dublin Boulevard, Dublin (Tel- ephone: 1925/895-1488). Potluck hors d'oeuvre and desserts. Classes with Kurt Sensor, Yvonne Benavidez, and Jason Wayne.

Sunday, September 30; 7-10:30: $9
Bayside Swing on the Fifth, Fourth, and Third Sundays at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Host: Mike Pyle (Telephone: 1707/315-6204). Intermediates' class at 5, Beginners' at 6 with Kyle Redd and Sarah Vann Drake and dance: $20 for one class, $28 for two. — From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.♦

SEPTEMBER MUSIC

Most Thursdays and Sundays, 12:30-1:30, through September:
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Saturday, September 15; 8:30-1: $13 — Partner advised*
BUD E. LUV plays for dancing at Rancho Nicasio, on the Town Square, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. Reserva- tions advised: 662-2219.

September 22-November 30
San Francisco Jazz Festival XXVI (Telephone: 398-5655; Tickets: 788-SFJF; 1800/850-SFJF). Answers? Tickets!

Friday, September 28; Noon-1:30: Gratis!
Blues at Justin Herman Plaza with: The Lost Legends! With Freddie Roulette, Harvey Mandel, Curtis Lawson, Eugene Huggins, Lisa Kindred, Michael Borbridge, Michael Warren.

Saturday-Sunday, September 29-30; 11-18:00: $40 at gate
San Francisco Blues Festival XXXV at Fort Mason's Great Meadow. Other ticket options available from TicketMaster or Post Office Box 460608 - San Francisco 94146-0608 (Telephone 979-5588) Answers?

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      OCTOBER's regularly scheduled dances

Thursday, October 4; 6-8: Gratis!
Lindy in Union Square with the SF Lindy Squad

Thursday, October 4; 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).♦

Saturday, October 5; 8-11: $20
BANGERS & MASH play music from the 1890s through the 'teens for ballroom dancing. Also Victorian Waltzes and Polkas, etc., at The Edwardian Gothic Ball at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Period street or evening dress admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $15 through September 29 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.

Friday-Sunday, October 5-7; $135; Age 17 and younger: $75
Boogie by the Bay XV (NASDE, WSDC) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore High- way, Burlingame - $125 through September 12 (Telephones: 1650/347-1234; 800/233-1234). Event, workshops, buffet through October 3, $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 6 – 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 6; Noon-6: $?? and 8-12: $25
California Dreaming A Same-Sex (and reverse rôle) Dancesport Classic at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). San Francisco Bay Bridge toward Sacramento then immed- iately 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 6; 9-12: $9 — New Saturday gig!
Just Swing!!! at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Lindy Hop class at 8 and dance: $13 — From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Sunday, October 7; ≈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.♦

Thursday, October 11; 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 12-14: $126; Students/Age 55+: $75; Juniors: $60
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). In advance: $100.  Answers?

Saturday, October 13, 9-12: Gratis!
Metronome Swing and Bram Morris invite you to celebrate Natalie's Fiftieth! A pot luck birthday party (bring your best dish, not drink) with a science fiction theme (costumes encouraged!) at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Beginners' class at 8.♦

Saturday, October 13; 9-12: $9 — New Saturday gig!
Just Swing!!! at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Lindy Hop class at 8 and dance: $13 — From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Friday-Sunday, October 19-21; $138 w/Saturday dinner, age 12 and younger: $70 (other options available) San Francisco Autumn Dance Classic XXIV (NDCA) at the Cathedral Hill Hotel ($129 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 20; 9-12: $9 — New Saturday gig!
Just Swing!!! at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Lindy Hop class at 8 and dance: $13 — From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.
br> Saturday, September 29; 6-'til the last dancer drops: $12 — Libras, with proof, Gratis!
Libras are throwing a dance for the rest of us at Rhythm Street Dance Studio, 6635 Dublin Boulevard, Dublin (Tel- ephone: 1925/895-1488). Potluck hors d'oeuvre and desserts. Classes with Kurt Sensor, Yvonne Benavidez, and Jason Wayne.

Sunday, October 21; 7-10:30: $9 — Class time changed
Bayside Swing on the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Sundays at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Host: Mike Pyle (Telephone: 1707/315-6204). Intermediates' class at 6 and dance: $13. — From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.♦

Tuesday, October 23; 9:15-12: $12
SWING FEVER plays for up-tempo Swing dancing for Swing Central at Foresters Hall, 1204 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. Class at 8:15 and dance: $15

Wednesday, October 24; 8:30-11:15: $10
BERNARD ANDERSON and the OLD SCHOOL BAND plays for low 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.♦

Saturday, October 27; 10-23:30: $25; Students: $20; Ages 18 and younger: $12
California State Amateur DanceSport Championships at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero, Oakland (Tele- phone: 1510/436-9888). Hosts: Alex Chan (Telephone: 661-8153) and James Kleinrath (Tel: 1650/591-6757).

Saturday, October 27; 7:30-12: $25
Monster Bash aboard the USS Hornet aka the “Grey Ghost” docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point. Tickets in advance: $20 at 1510/521-8448x282 from 10-4. Answers?

Saturday, October 27; 9-12: $15
Halloween Costume Party, barbecued chicken dinner, and some fun and games for children, at Steppin' Out Pro- ductions, 830 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/245-5678). Class at 8.

Saturday, October 27; 9-1: Gratis!
Baile de los Muertos with food, raffles, and performances at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Meet the teachers at 7, take a class at 8.

HALLOWE'EN

Seven-thirty o'Clock-10: $10 — Last event at Stars; it's closing tonight!
Haunted House Tour at Stars Ballroom in Triangle Plaza, 1559 South Novato Boulevard, Novato (Telephone: 897-7976). Night Club BOO-Step class at 6:30 and dance: $?? Answers? From Golden Gate Bridge: Redwood Highway (101) to Left on Rowland Avenue, Right on South Novato Boulevard. From Russian River: Redwood Highway (101) to De Long Avenue to Left on South Novato Boulevard.

Eight o'Clock-12: $9
Graveyard Dance, “a night of ghoulish dancing” with prizes for best costumes at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). San Francisco Bay Bridge toward Sacramento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Eight o'Clock-12: $15
Halloween Party at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Snacks, beverages, drawing. Prizes for make-up, costumes scary and/or sexy. In advance: $10 — From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Nine o'Clock-11:30: $6
Top of Beardsley's Hallowe'en Party at the Peninsula Social Club, 100 North B Street, San Mateo. Prizes for best costumes. Classes at 7 and 9 and dance: $12. — 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.♦

Ten o'Clock-2: $10
JULIO BRAVO Y SU ORQUESTA SALSABOR play for the Halloween Ball! at Café Cocomo, 650 Indiana Street (Telephone 824-6910). Class at 8. DJ at 9.

OCTOBER MUSIC
Friday-Sunday, October 5-7; 2-7: Gratis!
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass VI, Speedway Meadow

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   NOVEMBER's regularly scheduled dances

Thursday, November 1; 8-1:30: $15
San Francisco Bay Area Salsa Congress VI pre-event party at Café Cocomo, 650 Indiana Street (Telephone 824-6910). Floor show at 11. Answers?

Friday, November 2; 9:30-?: $13
STOMPY JONES plays for high-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.

Friday-Sunday, November 2-4; $120; Ages 17 and younger, $60
Michelle's Mountain Magic IX (IHDA, WSDC) at Horizon Hotel & Casino (Friday and Saturday: $84; Thurs- day and Sunday: $61), 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).♦

Friday, November 2-Sunday, November 4
San Francisco Bay Area Salsa Congress VI at the Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel and Convention Center, 1001 Broadway (Telephones: 1800/771-LOOK; 510/451-4000). Hotel, event, workshops: $580/1, $800/2 $960/3 $1,200/4 through September. Other options available. Payable to: Albert Torres Productions, 2001 South Barrington Avenue, 118, Los Angeles 90025. Answers?

Saturday, November 3 — SCHEDULE CHANGE!!!
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's monthly dance is  next week, November 10, q.v.. Tonight we're dancing at Michelle's Mountain Magic (above).

Saturday, November 3, 09:30-22:00; $5 for spectators
San José State University Ballroom Dance Club's Classic XI 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 $25 through October 19; $40 after. Payable to: San José State University Ballroom Dance Club – Student Involvement, Box 10 – Clark Hall 140 – One Washington Square - San José 95192. Telephone: 1408/924-SPIN. Answers?

Saturday, November 3, 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 October 27 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 6; 07:00-20:00: Gratis if you vote, costly if you don't!
VOTE BEFORE YOU DANCE DAY!

Saturday, November 10, 6-12: $9 – SCHEDULE CHANGE!!!
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's monthly dance (HotLine: 979-4456), usually on the First Saturday, is tonight at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class at 7. 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 10; 8:30-12:30 – Doors open at 7:30
The SARATOGA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA plays for the San Francisco Waltzing Society's celebration of its 50th Anniversary with its Gala Autumn Waltz Ball at the Marines' Memorial Club's Crystal Ballroom, 609 Sutter Street (Telephone: 441-8562). Tickets in advance only! Ball with dinner
$185 through August, $210 after from The San Francisco Waltzing Society, Post Office Box 2461, Walnut Creek 94549 (Tel: 1925/284-1003). Answers?

Saturday, November 10, 9-12: $13 or more
Save the Metronome at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Per- formances: Bram Morris promises “[It] will be magic with some of the top competitors on the planet”. Beginners' class at 8 and dance, $20 or more.♦

Wednesday, November 14; 9:15-11:30: $6
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 17 and Saturday, November 18:  $??
Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Telephone: 1925/831-8111) is raising funds for Bad Rap (animal rescue advocacy) and City of Hope in memory of Lauren Rutz. USOpen routines; Dollar dance with the pros; $200 Jack 'n' Jill; 50/50 raffle. West Coast Swing workshops with Sarah Vann Drake, Melissa Rutz, Arjay Centeno, and Kyle Redd.

Saturday, November 17; 7-?: $25
SWING AND (conductress Linda Alexander) A MISS, a 16-piece Swing band, plays for dancing and a Swing dance contest at the Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Petaluma Boulevard South. Songs of the '40s will be sung by the Pacific Empire Chorus. Bar, sodas, snacks. Advanced sale or telephone 1877/772-0087.

Saturday, November 17; 8:45-11:45: $15
JULES BROUSSARD plays for Mt.Tam Swing at the Mt.Tam Racquet Club, One Larkspur Plaza Drive, Lark- spur (Tel: 924-6226). Beginners' class with Kelly Casanova at 7:30; Intermediates' at 8:30 and dance, $25.♦

Saturday, November 17; 9-12: $9
The Allegro Ballroom's Invitational with 10:30 performance by Silke Heleine and Heintje Soriano at 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class with performers 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, November 18; 5-8: $20/$35 for two — Partner advised*
The RUDY SALVINI ORCHESTRA, with vocalist Jacky Ryan, plays for the last time at this venue. The book is 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.

Wednesday, November 21; 7:30-11:30: $10
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS featuring Miss Carmen Getit at the Top o'the Mark (Telephone: 616-6916).

Friday, November 23; 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.

Wednesday, November 28: 8:30-11:15: $10
BILLY DUNN and the BLUESWAY BAND play for low-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, November 30; 9-12: $Complex
WILLIAM BEATTY plays for the North American Open Swing Championships at the San Francisco Balboa Festival's welcome Dudes & Gibson Girls Meet Gangsters & Flappers dinner at 6, class at 7:30, and dance at 8 at the Hotel Whitcomb ($79), 1231 Market Street (Telephones: MArket 6-8000; 1800/227-4747).

NOVEMBER MUSIC
Saturday, November 24; 8:30-1: $13 — Partner advised*
BUD E. LUV plays for dancing at Rancho Nicasio, on the Town Square, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. Reserva- tions advised: 662-2219.

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   DECEMBER's regularly-scheduled dances

Saturday, December 1: $Complex (Younger than 15 accompanied by adult: $50%)
STOMPY JONES plays for the North American Open Swing Championships at the San Francisco Balboa Festival III (Event, workshops: $245) at the Hotel Whitcomb ($79), 1231 Market Street (Telephones: MArket 6-8000; 1800/227-4747).

Saturday, December 1; 8-11: $30
Connecting Through Dance Holiday Event VIII at the Veterans Memorial Building/Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Performances by sighted and blind performers, snacks, raffle, and merchandise. In advance: $25 from ?. Class at 7.

Sunday, December 2: $Complex (Younger than 15 accompanied by adult: $50%)
HOTSY TOTSY HILLBILLY JAZZBOS play for the North American Open Swing Championships at the San Francisco Balboa Festival III (Event, workshops: $245) at the Hotel Whitcomb ($79), 1231 Market Street (Telephones: MArket 6-8000; 1800/227-4747).

Friday, December 7; 9-2: $10
César's Latin All Stars at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000).

Saturday, December 8; 9-11: $12 — Schedule Change!
Santa Cruz Swing Club's monthly dance is tonight at the the Mid County Senior Center, 829 Bay Avenue 1408/ 479-7684. The regular Last Saturday schedule resumes in January. Classes at 7 and 8:15.

Saturday, December 8; 9-12:30: $25
Christmas Party with hors d'oeuvre, showcase, Santa Claus, and prizes. Traditional holiday dinner buffet at 7:30 at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). San Francisco Bay Bridge toward Sacramento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Saturday, December 8; 9-2: $12
César's Latin All Stars at the Metronome Dance Center, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000).

Thursday, December 13; 9:30-'til the last dancer drops: $7
AVANCE plays (9:30-12) for Latin dancing to Celebrate Garry's Birthday at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Beginners' at 7, Intermediates' at 8, DJs Antonio and Good Sho at 9: $12. San Francisco Bay Bridge toward Sacramento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Saturday, December 15 – DEADLINE!
Full payment due for dancing through the Sierra Nevada aboard the Murder Mystery and Wine Tasting Fun Train a.k.a. Reno Fun Train (adults only) a.k.a. Michelle Kinkaid's Train Magic departing Friday, February 29 from Emeryville, Martinez, Suisun, or Sacramento, returning Sunday, March 2. 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”: $419; $650/2; $897/3 payable to Michelle's Train Magic, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112 (Voice/Facsimile: 585-6282).

Saturday, December 15; 8-12: $28
Celebrate the Holidays with dinner, dancing, raffle, performances, and Santa at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Lindy Hop class at 8 and dance: $13 — From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Saturday, December 15; 9-12: $9
The Allegro Ballroom's Invitational with 10:30 performance by Charity Lebrón and Sean Dockery at 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class with performers 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, Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Monday, December 24 — Cancellation!
R.A. Blues is not happening tonight.

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

Wednesday, December 26 — Cancellation!
Top of Beardsley's at the Peninsula Social Club is not happening tonight.

Thursday-Sunday, December 27-December 31; $435 single/$785 couple
Holiday Ball & Dance Camp (NDCA) at the San Francisco Airport Marriott, 1800 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame (Telephone: 1650/692-9100). Prices include Event, work- shops, Sunday dinner at 6:30 (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 (Tele- phone: 1562/902-7657).

Friday, December 28; 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.?

Monday, December 31 — Cancellation!
R.A. Blues is not happening tonight.

NEW YEAR'S EVE

Seven-thirty o'Clock-2: $60
New Year's Eve Gala at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). In advance through December 1: $45 — From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Eight o'Clock-?: $135; without dinner: $50; Dance Camp attendees, $110
The New Year's Eve Gala with dinner, show, dancing, and Midnight toast at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel. Hotel package $185 each of two. Additional information at Holiday Ball & Dance Camp, 12/27, above.

Eight-thirty o'Clock-12:30: $25
PAUL PRICE'S SOCIETY ORCHESTRA (Telephone: 1650/625-1334) plays vintage music for the New Year's Eve Ball in Saint Mark's Hall, 600 Colorado Avenue, Palo Alto. Authentic arrangements of vintage music for dancing Waltz, FoxTrot, Tango, OneStep, QuickStep, Charleston, and more! If you bring some refreshments: $20. Dress of any era, Regency, Victorian, Edwardian, Jazz Age, Swing, etc., encouraged.

Nine o'Clock-12:30: $35. All ages!
BRASSWORKS BAND plays for the New Year's Eve “Blue Danube” Waltz Ball in the International House's auditorium 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, Zweifacher, Strauss Polkas, One Step, La Java, Valse Musette, Paul Jones Mixer, and some Swing, Latin, and Tango. Chocolates, cookies, cake, strawberries. Formal dress admired, not required. Congress of Vienna class at 7. Rotary Waltz class at 8. In advance through December 26: $25 from Scott Gamble, Post Office Box 1555, Palo Alto 94302 or via PayPal.

Nine o'Clock-1, $50
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). Also: Andrews Sisters Tribute by the Singing Blue Stars of the USS Hornet! Tickets in advance reserved near stage: $98.00; reserved near floor: $72.00 at 1510/521-8448x282 or Facsimile: -8327 from 10-4.

Nine o'Clock-1, $45
GALAXY DANCE BAND plays for dancing at the Allegro Ballroom's New Year's Eve Party with sparkling wine, hors d'oeuvre, balloon drop, entertainment and more. Dinner for first 100 at 7:30, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emery- ville (Telephone: 1510/655- 2888). San Francisco Bay Bridge toward Sacramento then immediately into Right lanes to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Nine o'Clock-2: $30
Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Telephone: 1925/831-8111). $25 through December 24. Beginners' and Intermediates' classes at 8.

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