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  JANUARY's regularly-scheduled dances

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


Wednesday, January 2 - Cancellation!
Top of Beardsley's at the Peninsula Social Club isn't happening tonight.

Saturday, January 5; 8-?; $20
BANGERS & MASH play for A Victorian Twelfth Night Ball (The Dickens Fair Reunion 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 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.

Wednesday, January 9; 9:15-11:30: $6
Top of Beardsley's at the Peninsula Social Club, 100 North B Street, San Mateo, resumes its normal weekly schedule. Beginners' class at 7; intermediates' at 8, 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.

Thursday, January 10: 8:30-?: $?? - New WEEKLY Dance!
San Rafael Community Center, 618 B Street (Telephone: 485-3333). Beginners' and Intermediates' classes at 6:30 and 7:30 and dance: $??. NOTE: Stars Ballroom Class Cards honored through January. Answers?

Saturday, January 12, 8:30-1: $12 - Partner advised!*
STOMPY JONES record release party at Rancho Nicasio on the Town Square, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. Reservations advised: 662-2219.

Sunday, January 13, 6:30-10; $10
Michelle Kinkaid's Nineteenth 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: 585-6282). Class at 5:30.

Sunday, January 13, 7-10:30: $9 - New SECOND SUNDAY Dance!
Bayside Hustle at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Host: Mike Pyle (Telephone: 1707/315-6204). 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.

Wednesday, January 16; 8:30-11:15: $10
SWING FEVER 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.♦

Thursday, January 17: 8:30-?: $?? - New Weekly Dance!
San Rafael Community Center, 618 B Street (Telephone: 485-3333). Beginners' and Intermediates' classes at 6:30 and 7:30 and dance: $??. NOTE: Stars Ballroom Class Cards honored through January. Answers?

Thursday, January 17, 21:00-04:00; $10
Monterey SwingFest's EarlyBird class with Kelly Casanova at 7; Jordan Frisbee and Tatiana Mollman at 8 and Dance at the Hotel Hyatt Regency, 1 Golf Course Drive.♦

Friday-Monday, January 18-21; $135
Monterey SwingFest (WSDC) at the Hotel Hyatt Regency ($109), 1 Golf Course Drive (Telephones: California: 1800/824-2196; Exterior: /492-8822; 1831/372-1234; Facsimile: /375-3960). Advance: $115 through December payable to Central Coast Swing Dance, 333 Rice Ranch Road, Santa María 93455 (Tel: 1805/ 937-1574).♦

Saturday, January 19; 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.

Thursday, January 24: 8:30-?: $?? - New Weekly Dance!
San Rafael Community Center, 618 B Street (Telephone: 485-3333). Beginners' and Intermediates' classes at 6:30 and 7:30 and dance: $??. NOTE: Stars Ballroom Class Cards honored through January. Answers?

Friday, January 25: 8:30-1: $20
BOOKER T. JONES performs at Rancho Nicasio on the Town Square, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. Reservations advised: 662-2219.

Saturday, January 26; 8:30-1: $15
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play at Rancho Nicasio on the Town Square, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. Reservations advised: 662-2219.

Saturday, January 26; 9-12: $9
The Allegro Ballroom's Invitational with 10:30 Standard and Latin show by UC Berkeley Ballroom Dancers at 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class with Jennifer Davis 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.

Thursday, January 31; 9-11+: $9 � New WEEKLY Gig!
West Coast Swing dance at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Beginners' at 7, Intermediates' class(es) 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.

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    FEBRUARY's regularly-scheduled dances

Saturday, February 2; 8-?; $20
THE BAGUETTE QUARTETTE plays for Le Mardi Gras de Vampires at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Waltzes, Polkas, Schottisches, Mazurkas, Les Lanciers, and other popular mid-Victorian English and French couple and set dances, Congress of Vienna Waltz, Le Tango and La Samba.Costumes. Vintage, or evening dress admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $15 through January 26 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.

Tuesday, February 5 - 07:00-20:00: Gratis if you do, costly if you don't!
VOTE BEFORE YOU DANCE DAY!

Saturday, February 9, 8:30-1: $?? - Partner advised!
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS with Miss Carmen Getit play at Rancho Nicasio on the Town Square, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. Reservations advised: 662-2219.

Saturday, February 9; 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.

Sunday, February 10, 7-10:30: $9 - New Second Sunday Dance!
Bayside Hustle at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Host: Mike Pyle (Telephone: 1707/315-6204). Classes 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.

Wednesday, February 13; 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, February 14; 8:00 'til the last dancer drops: $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 15-17; $130
Capital Swing Dancers' (Telephone1916/961-6877) Presidents' Day Convention XVI (AAU; NASDE; WSDC) at the Radisson Hotel and Convention Center ($98), 500 Leisure Lane (Telephones: 1800/333-3333; 916/922-2020) Sacramento. 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 (Tele: 1916/371-2385). Answers?

Friday, February 15: 8-30-1; $?? - Partner advised!
TOMMY CASTRO BAND plays at Rancho Nicasio on the Town Square, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. Reser- vations advised: 662-2219.

Saturday, February 16; 6:30-12: $35
Gung hay fat choy 4706! Welcome The Year of the Rat at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Chinese buffet, entertainment, dancing, culture, and more! Festive Chinese attire and finery encouraged. Dinner and Dance through January: $25. Answers? From San Francisco Bay Bridge,  Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Saturday, February 16; 8:30-1: $?? - Partner advised!
BUD E. LUV celebrates the 20th anniversary of his show at Rancho Nicasio, on the Town Square, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. Reservations advised: 662-2219.

Saturday, February 16; 9-12: $9
The Allegro Ballroom's Invitational with 10:30 performance by Ken Wong and Regina Pareigis at 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class with Tytus Bergstrom 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.

Sunday, February 17, 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.♦

Saturday, February 23; 9-12: $20
THE WAVE with Alice Liu plays a variety of rhythms for dancing at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). ChaCha class at 8. In advance: $16. Answers? — From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Saturday, February 23, 9-1; $18 (In advance: $15)
Gung hay fat choy 4706! Welcome The Year of the Rat at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Asian buffet at 7: $25; in advance: $20. Lion dance; any Traditional Costume contest. Answers? 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.♦

Friday-Sunday, February 29-March 2: $419; $650/2; $897/3
THE FUNATICS play for dancing through the Sierra Nevada aboard the Murder Mystery and Wine Tasting (a.k.a. Reno Fun) Train (adults only) for Michelle Kinkaid's Train Magic departing Emeryville (9:45), Martinez (10:35), Suisun (11), or Sacramento (12:05). 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 Eldorado Hotel Casino, and “Winners Book”. NOTE: Fuel surcharge possible.

Friday, February 29, 5:30-8:30: $6
THE LITTLE SWING BAND plays for Swing dancing at The Attic Art Gallery and Tea House Cafe,  931 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz (Telephone: 1831/460-1800). Answers?

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   MARCH's regularly scheduled dances

Saturday, March 1; 8-?: $20
Pride & Prejudice Ball at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Waltz and other Victor- ian dances. Costumes, vintage, or evening dress admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $15 through Feb- ruary 23 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, March 1; 9-?: $20
A Night in Brazil after three eighty-minute workshops ($15 each) in Percussion at 1, Dance at 2:30, and Capoeira at 4 at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Class at 8, band at 9, performance at 10:30, $15 through February 24. Answers? — From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Saturday-Sunday, March 8-10; Matinée: $20; Evening; $30; Reserved: $40; Front Row: $45
City Lights Ball X Ballroom Dance Competition & Show at the San José Civic Auditorium, 135 West San Carlos Street (Telephone: 1408/792-4145). City Lights (Telephone: 681-9083).

Sunday, March 9, 6:30-10; $10 — Workshops 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 4:30-6 and dance $30 through February sent to Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282).♦

Sunday, March 9, 7-10:30: $9 — New Second Sunday Dance!
Bayside Hustle at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Host: Mike Pyle (Telephone: 1707/315-6204). 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.
 
Wednesday, March 12; 8:30-11:15: $10 — Don't miss this, the last dance!
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, March 15; 7:30-?: Gratis!
LaKAY, ABU SIMBEL and the VENUTIANS, CARIBBEAN ALLSTARS, and ÉDESSA play to celebrate Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center's 35 years at its 34th Anniversary and “Bought the Building” Bash at 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. — From San Francisco Bay Bridge, keep left toward Sacramento. Gilman Street to right on San Pablo Avenue. Venue  across the street.

Sunday, March 16; 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).

Wednesday, March 19; 8-?: $7 (Students: $3)
EL CERRITO  HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE and JAZZ BAND plays a night of jazz and Swing at Ash- kenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, keep left toward Sacramento. Gilman Street to right on San Pablo Avenue. Venue is across the street.

Friday, March 21; 8-?: $35
Jeff Chandler presents the Top Hat Club, “Ballroom Dancing Like You Imagine It” with shows at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Table seating with dinner and sparkling wine: $50. 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, March 22; 7-12: $16; Youths: $10
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's (HotLine: 1707/523-9477) annual Black & White Ball “A Classy Swing Dance” and Pot Luck Buffet at the Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Petaluma Boulevard South. Via Redwood Highway (101) from Golden Gate Bridge, Petaluma Boulevard South, Left at signal, Right into second driveway.

Saturday, March 22; 7-10:30: $25 includes appetizers — Partner advised!
THE JOE AGRO SEXTET, with vocalist Jonathan Poretz, plays for Swing dancing at The Pleasure is Mine at Harbor Point Racquet and Beach Club, 475 East Strawberry Drive, Mill Valley (Telephone: 381-6400). Answers?

Saturday, March 22; 8-12: $50
THE TOMMY DORSEY ORCHESTRA, conducted by Buddy Morrow, plays for dancing aboard the USS Hornet docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point. In advance $45 at 1510/521-8448x282 from 10-4: reserved near floor, $68; reserved near stage, $95. Class with San Francisco Jitterbugs at 8. Answers?

Saturday, March 22; 9-12: $9
Fourth Anniversary of the Allegro Ballroom's Invitationals Latin show by Carl Mieczkowski and Na Pi at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class with Lucy Yoo at 7:30. 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.

Thursday, March 27; 9:20-12:30: $36
GEORGE GEE & THE JUMP, JIVE & WAILERS (a dektette) play for dancing at the 9:20 Special's Barbary Coast Ball at the Russian Center, 2460 Sutter Street (Telephone: 921-7631) Answers?

Friday, March 28-March 30; $Complex
San Francisco Open DanceSport Championships (NDCA) at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame (Tels: 1800/228-9290; 650/692-9100; Facsimile: -8016). Amounts pay- able to: Imperial Productions, LLC, 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City 94063 (Tel: 1650/780-9456). Hosts: Stephan and Denise Jourdaine-Krauel (Voice/Facsimile: 1650/366- 0504). Hostess: Nadia Eftedal (Tel: 1562/902-7657).

Saturday, March 29; 9-12: $25
FIRST ISSUE BAND with MALOU plays for Ballroom and Latin dancing at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarc- adero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). In advance: $18. — From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Sunday, March 30; 6-10: $10
Top of Beardsley's celebrates 30 years of teaching, since February 19, 1978, and “Promoting Swing Dancing” with its 29th Anniversary Dance at the Peninsula Social Club, 100 North B Street, San Mateo. DJs: Mike Pyle, Phil Trau, Rupert Schroeder, and Michelle Kinkaid, — 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.♦

MARCH MUSIC
NOTE: The Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar are closed for renovations.
They might reöpen March 24.

Thursday, March 27; 9:20-12:30: $36
GEORGE GEE & THE JUMP, JIVE & WAILERS (a dektette) play for dancing at the 9:20 Special's Barbary Coast Ball at the Russian Center, 2460 Sutter Street (Telephone: 921-7631). In advance: $30; Answers?

MONTHLY
Third Sunday; 5-8: $20/$35 for two — Partner advised!
The RUDY SALVINI ORCHESTRA, with vocalist JACKIE RYAN April 20, 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.♦

Occasional Wednesdays; 9-11:15: $10 through March 12, 2008
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.♦


WEEKLY
MONDAYS
8:30-11: $10
BILLY DUNN's Blue Monday Blues Jam at the Sausalito Cruising Club, 300 Napa Street (Telephone: 332-9349) Cover includes dinner buffet at 7. Answers?

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   APRIL's regularly scheduled dances

Thursday, April 3; ?-?: $
Reno Dance Sensation Swing and Salsa Championships and Show's Welcome Dance (Tel: 1916/285-6557) at the Grand Sierra Resort ($94), 2500 East Second Street (Telephones: 800/501-2651; 775/789-2000). Answers?♦

Friday-Sunday, April 4-6: $150; Younger than 18: $60
Reno Dance Sensation Swing and Salsa Championships and Show V 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; Younger than 18, $75 through March 24 payable to: Reno Dance Sensation, 4851 Kokomo Drive, 7024, Sacramento 95835 (Telephone: 1916/285-6557).♦

Friday, April 4; 5-7:30: $145
Gala Grand opening of Cheryl Burke Dance and benefit for the Shape Up San Francisco Coalition at 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000).

Saturday, April 5; 8-?: $20
BANGERS & MASH play Waltzes and other Victorian dances  for The Royal Debutante Ball at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Costumes, vintage, or evening dress admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $15 through March 29 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, April 5; 9-12: $20
THE WAVE with Alice Liu plays a variety of rhythms for dancing at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Rumba class at 8. In advance: $16. Answers? — From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Saturday, April 19; 8-11: $10
BERNARD ANDERSON AND THE OLD SCHOOL BAND play for Swing dancing at Swing City's Super- Special Saturday Night Swng Dance (Telephone: 553-8680) in Room 307 at City College's Health and Wellness Center. Class at 7. Answers?

Saturday, April 19, 9-12: $9
Invitational with performance by the Stanford Ballroom Dance Team at 10:30 at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class at7:30 with Tadas and Heather Jonyla 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.

Sunday, April 20; 5-8: $20
The STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA plays for Starduster Sundays at the 142 Throckmorton Theatre (Telephone: 1415/383-9600) Mill Valley. Students and ages 15 and younger, $10. Answers?From Redwood Highway (101), East Blithedale Avenue toward hills to Mill Valley; left on Throckmorton Avenue to theatre.

Sunday, April 20; 5-8: $20
DON NEELEY'S ROYAL SOCIETY JAZZ ORCHESTRA, a dektette with vocalists Carla Normand and Frederick Hodges, plays '20s Swing and jazz for dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Answers?

Sunday, April 20; 5:30-8:30: $10
THE NOB HILL NIGHTS quintette with vocalist Joanie Brant plays for dancing at the Crowne Plaza Cabana, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (Telephone: 1650/857-0787). Answers?

April 25-May 4: NATIONAL DANCE WEEK

April 26-May 4, NATIONAL DANCE WEEK

Saturday, April 26;  09:00-16:00, Gratis! 18:00-23:59: $15-$30
The Stanford Ballroom Dance Team presents its Cardinal Classic IX in the Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recre- ation on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto. Reserved Front row: $30; Font row: $25; Second row: $20; Elsewhere: $15. Answers?

Saturday, April 26; 2-6: $15-$30 – 8-11: $25
April Follies, the California State Same Sex (and Reverse Rôle) Championships at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Organizers; Richard E. Lamberty and Ava Kaye. Evening show. Gay/straight irrelevant; couple configuration isn't! San Francisco Bay Bridge toward Sacramento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Saturday, April 26; 9-12: $11
Annual Spring Fling at Two Left Feet, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Telephone: 925/831-8111). Special Beginners' class 7-9. Intermediate West Coast Swing classes with Rob Intenthron at 7 and 8, $18; at 8, $15. $100 Jack 'n' Jill contest! Please wear light colors, flowers, etc., in the Spirit of Spring. Salad, Spaghetti, Strawberry shortcake dinner 7:30-9:30. Answers?

April 27-May 4: NATIONAL DANCE WEEK

April 28-May 4: NATIONAL DANCE WEEK

April 29-May 4: NATIONAL DANCE WEEK

April 30-May 4: NATIONAL DANCE WEEK

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   MAY's Regularly-scheduled dances

May 1-May 4, 2008: NATIONAL DANCE WEEK

Friday-Sunday May 2-4: $255; Students: 50%; Fourteen and younger: Gratis!
First North American Same Sex Ballroom Dance Camp and Open DanceSport Championships at the Whit- comb Hotel, 1231 Market Street (Tele: 1800/227-4747). Discounts available through April 15. Answers?

May 2-May 4, 2008: NATIONAL DANCE WEEK

May 3-May 4, 2008: NATIONAL DANCE WEEK

May 4-May 4: NATIONAL DANCE WEEK

Saturday, May 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, May 17; 8-12: $20
Ooo…Baby Baby the Oldies but Goodies Party  Groove to Motown sounds of the '60s, '70s, and '80s at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Light refreshments. In advance: $15. Answers? From San Francisco Bay Bridge,  Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.
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Saturday, May 17; 8-1: $35
Jeff Chandler presents the Top Hat Club, “Ballroom Dancing Like You Imagine It” with shows at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Table seating with dinner and sparkling wine: $50. 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.

Thursday, May 22, 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 23-26; $190; Teens $145; Children, $105
FreZno Dance Classic XXIV Viva Las Frezno – Mobsters, Elvis, Rat Pack, Showgirls, Female Imper- sonators, Hookers, Cirque de Soleil, Lounge Acts, and Beer Pong tournament at the Radisson Convention Center Hotel, 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno (Three nights ±$332.64 – Telephones: 1559/441-2919; 268-1000). Event, workshops, two dinners: $180; 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. UCWDC/Q, WSDC. Host: Steve Zener (Voice: 1559/486-1556; Facsimile: -0200).

Saturday, May 24, 9-12: $9 - Students: $5
Invitational with performance by TBA at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class with Stephen Cullip 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.

May 31 unconfirmed
Breast Cancer Fund Raiser 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.

MAY MUSIC
SPECIAL NOTE:
Jazz at Pearl's, 256 Columbus Avenue (Telephone: 291-8255) is under new ownership. The May schedule features some outstanding artists. Here's the calendar.

Saturday, May 3, 8-?: $20
LEE PRESSON AND THE NAILS play Waltzes, Tangos, FoxTrots, and Latin, Blues, and '20-'30s Swing for the Chicago Speakeasy Ball “And All That Jazz!” at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Costumes, vintage, or 1931 evening dress admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $15 through April 26 from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731) or PayPal. Class at 7:15. — 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, May 7; 8-11:15: $10
SWING FEVER plays for dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099.

Saturday, May 10; 8:30-12:30: $12
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play at Rancho Nicasio on the Town Square, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. Reservations advised: 662-2219.

Saturday, May 10; 9-12: $20
THE WAVE with Alice Liu plays a variety of rhythms for dancing at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Rumba class at 8. In advance: $16. 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 18; 5-8: $20
STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA plays for Starduster Sundays at the 142 Throckmorton [Avenue] Theatre (Tele- phone: 1415/383-9600) Mill Valley. Students and ages 15 and younger, $10. Answers?

Sunday, May 18; 6:30-11:15: $15
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS and STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS with Miss Carmen Getit play at for dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. A benefit for saxophonist Scott Petersen.

Friday, May 30; 9-12: $10
BAGUETTE QUARTETTE plays Waltzes, FoxTrots, Tangos, Polkas, etc. as they might have been in Paris in the '30s, at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/ 525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 8 and dance: $13.

Friday and Saturday, May 30 and 31; 8-11:30: $15
KIM NALLEY and JOHNNY NOCTURNE BAND reünion at Jazz at Pearl's, 256 Columbus Avenue (Tele- phone: 291-8255). Not a dance gig but there's a small but nice floor.

FRIDAYS
5:30-8:30: $6
Various bands play for Swing dancing at The Attic Art Gallery and Tea House Café,  931 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz (Telephone: 1831/460-1800). Answers?

    JUNE's regularly scheduled dances

Tuesday, June 3 - 07:00-20:00: Gratis if you do, costly if you don't!
VOTE BEFORE YOU DANCE DAY!

Friday-Sunday, June 6-8: $125
Down Home Blues [Dance] Down presents bluesSHOUT! Classes and dances (8:30-11:30; 7-11 Sunday) held at City College's Wellness Center. After hours dances (12:30-4; 11-2 Sunday) held at Studio Gracia, 19 Heron Street. Housing.

Sunday, June 8; 6-10: $10
Michelle Kinkaid's 19th 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 13; 8-11: $10
Welcome Party at Cheryl Burke Dance, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 252-9000). Class at 7:30 and dance: $15. Please reserve your dance space by June 6. Answers?

Saturday, June 14; 8:30-11: $15
Dance Into Pride 2008, A Women's Country/Western Dance at the Veterans Memorial Building, 4321 Salem Street, Emeryville. Class at 7:30.

Saturday, June 21; 8:30-12: $25
The Rhythm Street Dancebeats present Relay for Life Variety Dance and potluck dinner (please take food to share) at Rhythm Street Dance Studio, 6635 Dublin Boulevard, Dublin (Telephone: 1925/895-1488). Four consecutive classes start at 5.

Saturday, June 21; 9-1: $35
Celebrate Summer at the Sumer Formal with professional show at the Dance Spectrum, 1707 South Bascom Avenue, Campbell (Telehone: 1408/371-9722). Appetizers and cocktails at 7; class at 8. In advance: $30; age 12 and younger: $15. Answers?

Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22; Noon-10: Gratis!
San Francisco Free Folk Festival at San Francisco City College's Wellness Center

Sunday, June 24-Friday night June 29, 2007; $333
Stanford Waltz Week Answers?

Saturday, June 28; 9-12: $9 - Students: $5
Invitational with performance by Lucy Yoo and Enrique Jarquin at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class with Christine Belanger 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.

JUNE MUSIC
Saturday, June 2; 8-11: $20
BANGERS & MASH play for dancing at the Gone With The Wind Ball. inspired by the Charity Ball In Atlanta. 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. 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.

June 7-October 11: Gratis!
SFJAZZ Summerfest
Thursdays, June 7-August 9, 6-7:30 at the Stanford Shopping Center
Thursdays in August, 2-August 3; 6-7:30 at Union Square
Wednesdays, September 5-October 10, Noon-1:30 at Levi Plaza

Saturday, June 14, 8:30-?: $15
THE FABULOUS BUD E. LUV Why Go to Las Vegas When You Can Come to Nicasio! plays for dancing at Rancho Nicasio, on the Town Square, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio (Telephone: 662-2219).

Saturday, June 14; 9-12: $20
THE WAVE, with Alice Liu and Ernie Mansfield, plays a variety of rhythms for dancing at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Class at 8. In advance: $16. Answers? — From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Sunday, June 15; 2-4: Gratis!
Inception of Sigmund Stern Grove Festival LXX

Saturday, June 21; 8-?: $25 general at 7:45; Seats at 7; $35
THE SWINGIN' NIGHT ORCHESTRA plays for dancing at the Jonathan Poretz presentation of A Swingin Night at the Sands at the 142 Throckmorton Theatre (Telephone: 1415/383-9600) Mill Valley. Advance sale at TicketWeb or telephone 383-9600.

Saturday, June 21, 8:30-?: $15
MITCH WOODS AND HIS ROCKET 88s play for dancing at Rancho Nicasio, on the Town Square, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio (Telephone: 662-2219).

Friday, June 27; 9-?: $20; Reserved seating: $25
THE WEST COAST SWING BAND with Lorin Rowan and Austin DeLone, plays for dancing at the Stage Dor Studio, 10 Liberty Ship Way, 340, Sausalito. Class with Yvonne Benavidez-Wayne and Jason Wayne at 8. Presented by Murphy Productions (telephone: 389.5072). Tickets in advance, General admission: $22.50; Reserved seating: $27.75. Bar proceeds donated to charity. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, June 27-29
Monterey Bay Blues Festival

Saturday, June 28; 5:30-10:30: $40 — Partner advised!
THE JOE AGRO SEXTET, with vocalist Jonathan Poretz, plays for A Swingin' Dinner Dance at The Pleasure is Mine at Harbor Point Racquet and Beach Club, 475 East Strawberry Drive, Mill Valley (Telephone: 381-6400). Answers?

Wednesdays
8-11:30: $15 - Take a partner*
Fil Lorenz and the COLLECTIVE WEST JAZZ ORCHESTRA at Jazz at Pearl's, 256 Columbus Avenue (Tele- phone: 291-8255).

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    JULY's regularly scheduled dances

Wednesday, July 2 — Floor refinishing!
Top of Beardsley's isn't happening tonight.

Thursday, July 3; 6-12: Gratis!
HOMBRES DE TANGO with Seth “Notable” Azarnow plays Nora's Welcome Milonga (Telephone: 1650/348- 1140) in the Golden Gate Ballroom at the Clarion Hotel San Francisco Airport at 401 East Millbrae Avenue, Millbrae  (Telephone: 1800/ 223-7111) Answers?

Friday, July 4; 10-21:30: $25; Ages 5-17: $15
Independence Day Aboard The Hornet docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point. Music: The Unauthorized Rolling Stones plays tributes 7:30-9; The Cocktail Monkeys play classic rock, dance, and pop 5:30-7; The Replay Band plays old-school R&B, Soul, and rock 3-5; Romano Marchetti Orchestra plays big band and vocal standards from 5-7; Starboard Watch presents traditional sea shanties. Games 10-8. Ship tours. Food by Joe’s Grill; New Zealander; José’s Cantina; Great American Barbecue. Sodas, beer, wine. View of fireworks, with music, around 9:15. In advance at 1510/521-8448x282 from 10-4: $22; Ages 5-17, $12. Answers?

Friday, July 4; 7-12: $22 in advance
4th of July Celebration, barbecue served 6-7 and general dancing at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Answers? — From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Friday, July 4; 8-12; $9
4th of July BBQ & Dance Party at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Take drinks and desserts to share from 5-7:30. 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.

Friday, July 4-Sunday, July 6: $320 through April, $355 after
Nora's Tango Weekend ($320 through April payable to Nora Dinzelbacher, 1520 Los Montes Drive, Burlingame 94010) at the Clarion Hotel San Francisco Airport ($95 through June 19), 401 East Millbrae Avenue, Millbrae (Telephones: 1877/424-6423; 650/692-6363; Facsimile: /777-7719)

Monday, July 7-Friday, July 11: $555 after
Nora's Tango Week ($505 through April payable to Nora Dinzelbacher, 1520 Los Montes Drive, Burlingame 94010) at the Clarion Hotel San Francisco Airport at 401 East Millbrae Avenue, Millbrae  (Telephone: 1800/ 223-7111). Answers?

Saturday, July 19, 9-12: $9 - Students: $5
Invitational with a 1920's Charleston show by 2007 North American Swing Open - 1920's Partner Charleston Champions Lynne Koehlinger & Peter Varshavsky at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class with Jeff Chandler 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.?

Friday, July 25; 9-12: $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 7:45; Intermediates' at 8:45 and dance, $15.

JULY MUSIC
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

Saturday and Sunday, July 5 and 6; 10-6: Gratis!
Fillmore Jazz Festival 2008 between Eddy and Jackson streets.

Saturday, July 12; 8-12: $20 in advance
JEST JAMMIN, an onette, celebrates its fortieth anniversary by playing for dancing at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Answers? — From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Friday, July 18; 5-8:45; Ages 13-17: $6; Ages 18-64: $10; Ages 65+: $7
DON NEELY'S ROYAL SOCIETY JAZZ ORCHESTRA, with vocalists Carla Normand and Frederick Hodges, plays for dancing as part of Friday nights at the de Young. Dance class with Cynthia Glinka.

Sunday, July 20; 5:30-8:30: $10
THE NOB HILL KNIGHTS quintette with vocalist Joanie Brant (Telephone: 518-8434) play for social tea dancing at the Cabaña Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (Telephone: 1650/857-0787). Class with Robin Rebello (Telephone: 1650/856-9930) at 4 and dance: $15. From San Francisco via Bayshore Freeway (101) San Antonio Road South to Right on El Camino Real, U-turn at Dinah's Court to venue. Via Junípero Serra Freeway (280) to Page Mill/Arastradero roads downhill to left on Page Mill Road to Right on El Camino Real. From San José via Bayshore Freeway (101) take Mountain View-Alviso Road (237) toward Mountain View to El Camino Real, U-turn at Dinah's Court to venue. Via Junípero Serra Freeway (280) to Stevens Creek Freeway (85) toward San Francisco; Foothill Expressway toward Grant Road to right on Arastradero Road thence right on El Camino Real to venue.

Friday, July 25; 9-?: $20; Reserved seating: $25
STOMPY JONES play for dancing at the Stage Dor Studio, 10 Liberty Ship Way, 340, Sausalito. Class at 8. Tickets in advance, General admission: $22.50; Reserved seating: $27.75. Bar proceeds donated to charity. Answers?

MONTHLY
Third Sunday; 5-8: $20/$35 for two – Partner advised!NOT IN JULY (illness)
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. 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.?

WEEKLY
MONDAYS
6-10: $10
BILLY DUNN's Blue Monday Blues Jam at the Sausalito Cruising Club, 300 Napa Street (Telephone: 332-9349). Cover includes dinner buffet. Answers?

8-9:30, $15 & 10-11:30, $10 (Minors OK) - Take a partner! July 28 is the final appearance! CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ORCHESTRA, under the leadership of Tod Dickow at Jazz at Pearl's, 256 Columbus Avenue (Telephone: 291-8255) under new management. Not a dance gig but there's a small but nice floor.?

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


      AUGUST's regularly scheduled dances

Saturday, August 2; 1-4:30: Gratis!
The Impressionists' Picnic – A Picnic in the Park with PEERS (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. Mid to late 19th Century (1860-1900) dress or artistic costume is admired but not required. Answers?

Saturday, August 2, 7-11: $20
Adrian Flores Presents (Telephone: 1408/528-1903) The Elegant Era – The show where everyone dances. An exhibition of Dance Leading Our Country Back to Elegance: Flamenco, International Latin, Argentine Tango, Swing, Salsa and general dancing after the show at the San José Center for the Performing Arts (Telephone: 1888/455-SHOW), 255 South Almadén Boulevard. Salsa class at 6. Formal attire, please.

Thursday, August 14; Time-'til the last dancer drops: $??
Grand Pacific Dance Championships Welcome Dance at the Doubletree Hotel ($105), 2050 Gateway Plaza, San José (Telephone: 1800/222-TREE).

Friday, August 15-Sunday, August 17: $???
Grand Pacific Dance Championships at the Doubletree Hotel ($105), 2050 Gateway Plaza, San José (Telephone: 1800/222-TREE)

Sunday, August 17; Time-'til the last dancer drops: $??
Grand Pacific Dance Championships closing dance at the Doubletree Hotel ($105), 2050 Gateway Plaza, San José (Telephone: 1800/222-TREE)

Saturday, August 23, 9-12: $9 - Students: $5
Invitational with performance by Alison Hurwitz and Jesus Ortiz at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class with Jeff Chandler 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. ♦

Sunday, August 24; 3-6: $12
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 2.

Friday, August 29-Monday, September 1: $140
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, $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). UCWDC WHDC WSDC

AUGUST MUSIC
Thursdays, June 7-August 9, 6-7:30 at the Stanford Shopping Center
Thursdays in August; 6-7:30 at Union Square

Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2; 8-12: $50
GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA plays for dancing aboard the USS Hornet docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point. In advance at 1510/521-8448x282 from 10-4: reserved near stage, $95; reserved near floor, $68; general, $45. Class with San Francisco Jitterbugs at 8. Answers?♦

Friday, August 1; 9-12: $18
GENE DELAFOSE & FRENCH ROCKIN BOOGIE play for dancing at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Zydeco class with Cathy Chapin at 8. - From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Saturday, August 9; 8-12: $12
GALAXY BAND plays for dancing at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class at 7:30 and dance: $20, Students: $16. Refreshments.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, August 13; 8:30-?: $10
SWING FEVER 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.

Friday, August 15; 9-12; $13, Students: $10
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 Leah at 8.

Sunday, August 17; 5:30-8:30: $10
THE NOB HILL KNIGHTS quintette with vocalist Joanie Brant (Telephone: 518-8434) play for social tea dancing at the Cabaña Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (Telephone: 1650/857-0787). Class with Robin Rebello (Telephone: 1650/856-9930) at 4 and dance: $15. From San Francisco via Bayshore Freeway (101) San Antonio Road South to Right on El Camino Real, U-turn at Dinah's Court to venue. Via Junípero Serra Freeway (280) to Page Mill/Arastradero roads downhill to left on Page Mill Road to Right on El Camino Real. From San José via Bayshore Freeway (101) take Mountain View-Alviso Road (237) toward Mountain View to El Camino Real, U-turn at Dinah's Court to venue. Via Junípero Serra Freeway (280) to Stevens Creek Freeway (85) toward San Francisco; Foothill Expressway toward Grant Road to right on Arastradero Road thence right on El Camino Real to venue.

Friday, August 22; 9-12: $15
BRIAN JACK & THE ZYDECO GAMBLERS play for dancing at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Class with Cathy Chapin at 8. - From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Sunday, August 24; 5-8: $20, Students: $17
Don Neeley's ROYAL SOCIETY JAZZ ORCHESTRA, a dektette with vocalists Carla Normand and Frederick Hodges, plays '20s Swing and jazz for dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Answers?

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      SEPTEMBER's regularly scheduled dances

Friday, September 5, 8:45-12: $22
TITO GONZALEZ y su Son de Cuba plays for dancing at the Stage Dor Studio, 10 Liberty Ship Way, 340, Sausalito. In advance: $20; reserved seating: $25 by telephone at 389-5072. Class at 8.

Friday, September 5; 9-12: $8
28th Anniversary Dance celebrating twenty-nine years of the Friday Night Dance at the Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (Tele: 1650/329-2418). Class with Robin Rebello at 8.

Saturday, September 6; 8-11: $20
BANGERS & MASH plays Victorian Waltzes and Polkas, etc., at Space 1889: The Adventure of le Cirque de Venus – A Victorian Ball in Space at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. Century XIX (1860-1900) street or evening dress admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $15 through August 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.

Sunday, September 7; 6-8:30: $10 — New weekly gig!
Boogie Woogie Ballroom (Telephone: 1650/571-0836) with performances, prize drawings, and dinner buffet at the Burlingame Woman's Club, 241 Park Road. Beginners' class at 5, Intermediates' at 5:30. Answers?

Friday, September 12-Sunday, September 14: $105
BARBARA MORRISON plays in the Sutter Room at the Regency Center at 1290 Sutter Street Friday, THE FIL LORENZ ORCHESTRA featuring Connie Champagne Saturday, and THE JELLY ROLL SOULS Sunday for dancing at the San Francisco Lindy Exchange. In advance: $75 through July 12, $85 through August 12, $95 through September 5, payable to: San Francisco Lindy Exchange, c/o Ben Nathan, 19 Rausch Street A, San Francisco 94103. Housing deadline September 5. Answers?

Friday, September 12, 8:45-12: $22
WENDY DE WITT BLUES BAND plays for West Coast Swing dancing at the Stage Dor Studio, 10 Liberty Ship Way, 340, Sausalito. In advance: $20; reserved seating: $25 by telephone at 389-5072. Class with Jason Wayne and Yvonne Benavidez-Wayne at 8.♦

Sunday, September 14; 1-6: $70
Don Neeley's ROYAL SOCIETY JAZZ ORCHESTRA, with vocalists Carla Normand and Frederick Hodges, plays for dancing for The Gatsby Summer Afternoon XXIV 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: $50 from Art Deco Society of California, 100 Bush Street, 511, San Francisco 94104 (Telephone: 982-DECO).

Sunday, September 14; 6-8:30: $10 — New weekly gig!
Boogie Woogie Ballroom (Telephone: 1650/571-0836) with snacks at the Burlingame Woman's Club, 241 Park Road. Beginners' class at 5, Intermediates' at 5:30. Answers?

Friday, September 19; 9-12: $22
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS with Miss Carmen Getit play for up-tempo Swing dancing at the Stage Dor Studio, 10 Liberty Ship Way, 340, Sausalito. In advance: $20; reserved seating: $25 by telephone at 389-5072. Class at 8.

Saturday, September 20; 7-12: $25 through September 14, $30 after
Second Anniversary on the Embarcadero Cove Waterfront at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Hors d'oeuvres; refreshments. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José to 23rd Avenue; right at signal; enter second driveway.

Saturday, September 20, ?-1: $??
Anniversary XIV celebration with dinner and dancing at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class with Jeff Chandler 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, September 20; 8-11: $10
BERNARD ANDERSON AND THE OLD SCHOOL BAND play for the Swing City Dancers' Homecoming Swing Dance (Telephone: 553-8680) in Room 307 at City College's Health and Wellness Center. Class at 7. Answers?♦

Sunday, September 21; 6-8:30: $10 — New weekly gig!``
Boogie Woogie Ballroom (Telephone: 1650/571-0836) with snacks at the Burlingame Woman's Club, 241 Park Road. Beginners' class at 5, Intermediates' at 5:30. Answers?

Tuesday September 23, 9-11: $8 — New weekly gig!
LatinMX at the First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto. Salsa, ChaCha, Merengue, Samba, and Rumba. Also Bachata, Bolero, Cumbia, Lambada, Mambo, Paso Doble, and Salsa Rueda. Classes at 7 and/or 8: $10; Classes and dance: $12. Answers?

Saturday, September 27, 8-12: $15; Age 20 and younger: $10; Spectator: $5
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's Cosmic Connection — Invitational Jack 'n' Jill XIII (HotLine: 1707/523- 9477) at the Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Petaluma Boulevard South. Telephone: 1707/876-3308. Class at 7. Answers? Redwood Highway (101) to Petaluma Boulevard South; venue is behind bowling alley about two miles farther at left.

Saturday, September 27; 9-12: $9
Invitational with Standard and Latin show at 10 at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class 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, September 27, 9-12: $15 - Students: $8
BRASSWORKS plays for the Strauss Waltz Ball at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 7. Answers?

SEPTEMBER MUSIC
Monday, September 1; 4-?: $20
MITCH WOODS' Boogie Woogie Barbecue Blowout with STEVE LUCKY, WENDY DE WITT, and MACY BLACKMAN at Rancho Nicasio, on the Town Square, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio (Telephone: 662-2219).♦

Thursday, September 4-Sunday, September 14: $45-$150; single entries from $8
Hornucopia Festival.

Friday, September 19-Sunday, September 21: $110; Age 17 and younger: $45
Monterey Jazz Festival LI, 2000 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey (Telephone: 1925/275-9255). Prices rise $5 after September 18. Other admission options available.

Saturday, September 20-Sunday, September 21
Treasure Island Music Festival. No parking. Shuttle, gratis, from China Basin Stadium.

Third Sunday; 5-8: $20/$35 for two – Partner advised!Suspended (illnss)
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. 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.

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      OCTOBER's regularly scheduled dances

Saturday, October 4; 8-11: $20
SARA & SWINGTIME play Waltzes, Tangos, FoxTrots, Sambas, Rumbas, Blues, Swing and more of the 1920s and early '30s for Swingin' in the Rain, “a 1929 Hollywood ball” at the San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 North Ellsworth Avenue. 1920s-early 30s costume or vintage or modern evening dress admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $15 through September 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.

Saturday, October 4; 8:30-?: $12
STOMPY JONES plays for dancing at Rancho Nicasio, on the Town Square, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. Reservations advised: 662-2219.

Sunday, October 5, 6:30-10 – SCHEDULE CHANGE!
Michelle Kinkaid's regular Second Sunday dance is tonight at the Imperial Dance Club, 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City. Next Sunday we'll be dancing at Boogie by the Bay, q.v.♦

Thursday, October 9; 9-'til the last dancer drops: $10
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's Boogie by the Bay Early Bird Dance at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame (see below for more information).

Friday-Sunday, October 10-12; $135; Age 17 and younger: $75
Boogie by the Bay XVI (NASDE, WSDC) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame - $127 through September 10 (Telephones: 1650/347-1234; 800/233-1234). Event, workshops, buffet through October 8, $115; Age 17 and younger, $65. Payable to: The Next Generation Swing Dance Club, Post Office Box 2747, Dublin 94568. Answers?♦

Sunday, October 12 – SCHEDULE CHANGE!
Michelle Kinkaid's monthly dance was last week at the Imperial Dance Club in Redwood City. We're dancing at Boogie by the Bay, q.v., tonight.

Sunday, October 12; ≈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.

Friday, October 17: Volker Strifler Band; please see details in MUSIC section.

Saturday, October 18: Dean Mora's Modern Swingtet; please see details in MUSIC section.

Saturday, October 18: Billy Dunn and Bluesway; please see details in MUSIC section.

Saturday-Sunday October 18-19: $99
San Francisco Collegiate Shag Jam II (Telephone: 314-9142) at Club Verdi, 2424 Mariposa Street (Telephone: 239-7002). Event, workshops, dinner: $149. Answers?

Saturday, October 18, Noon-6: $?? and 8-12: $25
California Dreaming, a same-sex (and reverse rôle) DanceSport classic at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Dinner and dance, in advance through August: $??. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José to 23rd Avenue; right at signal; enter second driveway.

Saturday, October 18; 4:30-11: Gratis!
Dance Celebration at City College's Health and Wellness Center, Ocean Avenue opposite Howth Street (Telephone: 452-5353). Tango Tea and Latin & Ballroom dances at 4:30; Mostly Waltz at 6; Swing at 8; Latin & Ballroom at 9:15.♦

Saturday, October 18; 9-12: $9
Invitational with show by A Tall Order (Todd Marsden and Suzie Hardt) at 10 at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class 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.

Sunday, October 19: Nob Hill Knights; please see details in MUSIC section.

Friday, October 24-Sunday, October 26: $275 all-inclusive
STOMPY JONES (née The Swing Session) plays for dancing for Camp Swing XIII, a weekend of Lindy, Balboa, Shag, Blues, Tango, Salsa, East Coast Swing, Charleston, etc. at the Mendocino Woodlands Camp. Payable to: Camp Swing, c/o Shufina English, 4434 Seventeenth Street, San Francisco 94114, or PayPal. Answers? From Mendocino take Little Lake Road 5½ miles to end of pavement. Turn Right onto gravel road 3 miles to camp.

Friday-Sunday, October 24-26; Price$
Autumn Dance Classic (NDCA) at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway ($189 through September), 1500 Van Ness Avenue (Telephones: 1888/465-4329; 441-4000; Facsimile: -8346). Payable to: Gene Jennings, 1469 Sacramento Street, 4, San Francisco 94109 (Voice/Facsimile: 771-4748).

Friday, October 24; 8:30-1:30: $5
County Dancin' at Kodiak Jack's, 256 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma (Telephone: 1707/694-9428). TwoStep class at 7:45 with Yvonne Benavidez-Wayne and Jason Wayne at 7 and dance: $8.

Saturday, October 25: The Cocktail Monkeys; please see details in MUSIC section.

Tuesday, October 28; 6-11: $10
1st Annual Benefit Masquerade Ball at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Refreshments. Costumes encouraged! In advance: $7 through October 20. Telephone: 1510/238-3284.

HALLOWE'EN
Seven o'Clock-10: $5
Ballroom Party, costumes encouraged, at City College's Health and Wellness Center. Answers?♦

7:30 o'Clock: $30
Forrolloween with a Brazilian flair at Stage Dor Studio, 10 Liberty Ship Way, 340, Sausalito (for $25 advance sale, call 339-1390). Costume and dance contests; Brazilian Folk and '70s/'80s Rock & Roll; performances.

Nine o'Clock-12: $12
Halloween Ball and Costume Contest at the Starlite Dance Club, 1160 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/745-7827). Wear your best costume to vie for a prize as the Most Original or Funniest or Scariest Male or Female or Best Couple. Take your favorite pot luck snack. Answers?

Nine o'Clock-12: $15
Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Prizes for best men's and women's costumes; Jack 'n' Jill Balloon Dance competition. Cookies, punch, fruit. 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.

OCTOBER MUSIC
Friday, October 3-Sunday, October 5: Gratis!
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in Golden Gate Park.

Friday, October 17; 9-?: $20; Reserved seating: $25
VOLKER STRIFLER BAND plays for dancing at the Stage Dor Studio, 10 Liberty Ship Way, 340, Sausalito (Telephone: 339-1390). Class at 8 with Yvonne Benavidez-Wayne and Jason Wayne. Presented by Murphy Productions (Telephone: 389.5072). Answers?

Saturday, October 18; 11:00-18:00: Gratis!
Band Shell Music Summit, a celebration to inaugurate the reconstructed Band Shell in Golden Gate Park with Mos Def and the Realistic Orchestra, Dmitri Matheny Quartet, Mingus Amungus, Arab Summit, Bayonics, Zion I, Josh Jones Latin Ensemble featuring Jesús Díaz and John Santos; DJs Bumper, Tono O Roccapulco, Jerry Ross, and MCs Sterling James and Luís Medina..

Saturday, October 18; 8-?: $35
DEAN MORA'S MODERN SWINGTET plays for dancing at The San Francisco Mobsters Ball Part II (Telephone: 1650/544-4862) at the Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street (Telephone: 861-9199). Five course dinner at 6 and dance: $80. Answers?

Saturday, October 18; 8:45-11:45: $15
BILLY DUNN and BLUESWAY play for Mt.Tam Swing 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, $20. Answers?

Sunday, October 19; 5:30-8:30: $10
THE NOB HILL KNIGHTS quintette with vocalist Joanie Brant (Telephone: 518-8434) play for social tea dancing at the Cabaña Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (Telephone: 1650/857-0787). Class with Robin Rebello (Telephone: 1650/856-9930) at 4 and dance: $15. From San Francisco via Bayshore Freeway (101) to San Antonio Road South to Right on El Camino Real, U-turn at Dinah's Court to venue. Via Junípero Serra Freeway (280) to Page Mill/Arastradero roads downhill to left on Page Mill Road to Right on El Camino Real. From San José via Bayshore Freeway (101) take Mountain View-Alviso Road (237) toward Mountain View to El Camino Real, U-turn at Dinah's Court to venue. Via Junípero Serra Freeway (280) to Stevens Creek Freeway (85) toward San Francisco; Foothill Expressway toward Grant Road to right on Arastradero Road thence right on El Camino Real to venue.

Saturday, October 25; 7:30-12: $25 – Ages 5-17: $10
THE COCKTAIL MONKEYS play for dancing at the Monster Bash aboard the USS Hornet docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point. Costumes encouraged. In advance at 1510/521-8448x282: $20. Answers?

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   NOVEMBER's regularly scheduled dances

Saturday, November 1: Bangers & Mash; please see details in MUSIC section.

Saturday, November 1, 09:30-22:00; $5 for spectators
San José State University Ballroom Dance Club's Classic XII Ballroom, Latin, Club, Jack 'n' Jill, Formation Team, and Team Match competition in the Barrett Ballroom, San José State University Student Union at One Washington Square. 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 1, 6:30-12: $12
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's (HotLine: 979-4456) First Saturday dance, unlike most Novembers, 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.♦

Sunday, November 2: Don Neeley's Royal Society Jazz Orchestra; please see details below.

Sunday, November 2: The Nob Hill Knights; please see details in MUSIC section.

Tuesday, November 4; 07:00-20:00: Gratis if you do, costly if you don't!
VOTE BEFORE YOU DANCE DAY!


Wednesday, November 5: The Hot Club of San Francisco; please see details in MUSIC section.

Thursday-Sunday, November 6-9; $120; Age 17 and younger, $60
Michelle's Mountain Magic Swing & Hustle Dance Convention X (IHDA, WSDC) at Horizon Hotel & Casino (Friday and Saturday: $86; Thursday and Sunday: $61 through September), 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).♦

Thursday-Sunday, November 6-9; $110
Sundance Stompede Thursday, 6:30-11: Pre-Stompede Dance at Sundance Saloon, 550 Barneveld; Friday, 7:30-1: Welcome Dance Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Avenue; Saturday, 7:30-1: Hoedown 2008, Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Avenue; Sunday, 5-11: Stompede Ball at Sundance Saloon, 500 Barneveld. Answers?

Saturday, November 8: Tom Rigney & Flambeau; please see details in MUSIC section.

Saturday, November 8; 7-10: $5
Swing City Dancers' Mostly Swing Dance Party at City College's Health and Wellness Center. Class with Jason Colacino at 6:30 and dance: $10. Answers?

Sunday, November 9
Michelle Kinkaid's Second Sunday dance is happening tonight at the Horizon Hotel and Casino in South Lake Tahoe. Please see Mountain Magic Swing & Hustle Dance Convention X above.

Sunday, November 9; 6:30-10: $7
Kelly's Swing Dance Party at (Duke) Ellington Hall, 3535 Industrial Drive, Unit B4, Santa Rosa. Classes at 5 and 6 and dance: $10. Call for answers: 1707/838-0388

Wednesday, November 12: Bernard Anderson and the Old School Band; details in MUSIC section.

Saturday, November 15: Saratoga Symphony Orchestra; please see details in MUSIC section.

Saturday, November 15; 6:30-?: $8
Berkeley Ballroom Dancers host the Bears' Ball in the Pauley Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Student Union building on Bancroft Way at Telegraph Avenue. Performances, balloons, water bottles, and prizes might be involved! Salsa, Swing, ChaCha, and Hustle classes during the evening. If unaffiliated with the University of California's Berkeley campus, please ask to be a guest.

Saturday, November 15; 8:30-12: $20 through November 8
ThanksGiving Dinner and Dance at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Traditional dinner at 6:30. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José to 23rd Avenue; right at signal; enter second driveway.

Saturday, November 15; 9-12: $9
Invitational with show by Ivan Parra and Albertina Thai at 10 at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class 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.♦

Sunday, November 16: The Nob Hill Knights; please see details in MUSIC section.

Thursday, November 20; 8-1:30: $15
San Francisco Bay Area Salsa Congress VII pre-event party at Café Cocomo, 650 Indiana Street (Telephone 824-6910). Floor show at 11. Answers?

Friday, November 21-Sunday, November 23: Event and Hotel Price$
San Francisco Bay Area Salsa Congress VII at the Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel and Convention Center, 1001 Broadway (Telephones: 1800/771-LOOK; 510/451-4000). Payable to PB&G Productions 1707, South Bascom Avenue, Campbell 95008 (Telephones: 1408/265-3774; español : /218-4088). Answers?

Saturday, November 22: Everybody’s Boppin!; details in MUSIC section. — Not a dance gig!

Saturday, November 22: Brassworks; please see details in MUSIC section.

Wednesday, November 26; 9:15-11:30: $6
Top of Beardsley's at the Peninsula Social Club, 100 North B Street, San Mateo presents USOpen competitors dancing their 2008 routines. Beginners' @ 7, Intermediates' @ 8 and dance @ 9:15, $11. 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 28: Moodswing Orchestra; please see details in MUSIC section.

Saturday, November 29: Bud E. Luv; please see details in MUSIC section.

Sunday, November 30: 7-10:30: $10
Lakeside Swing at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Intermediate class with Rachel Baumgardner at 6 and dance: $14. Tonight is a Fifth Sunday but Lakeside Swing will continue on Fourth Sundays.

NOVEMBER MUSIC
Saturday, November 1, 7:45-12; $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 25 from PayPal or The Period Events & Entertainment Re- Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7.

Sunday, November 2; 5-8: $20
DON NEELEY'S ROYAL SOCIETY JAZZ ORCHESTRA, a dektette with vocalists Carla Normand and Frederick Hodges, plays '20s/'30s Swing and jazz for dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Answers?♦

Sunday, November 2; 5:30-8:30: $10
THE NOB HILL KNIGHTS quintette with vocalist Joanie Brant (Telephone: 518-8434) play for social tea dancing at the Cabaña Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (Telephone: 1650/857-0787). Class with Robin Rebello (Telephone: 1650/856-9930) at 4 and dance: $15. From San Francisco via Bayshore Freeway (101) to San Antonio Road South to Right on El Camino Real, U-turn at Dinah's Court to venue. Via Junípero Serra Freeway (280) to Page Mill/Arastradero roads downhill to left on Page Mill Road to Right on El Camino Real. From San José via Bayshore Freeway (101) take Mountain View-Alviso Road (237) toward Mountain View to El Camino Real, U-turn at Dinah's Court to venue. Via Junípero Serra Freeway (280) to Stevens Creek Freeway (85) toward San Francisco; Foothill Expressway toward Grant Road to right on Arastradero Road thence right on El Camino Real to venue.

Wednesday, November 5; 9-12: $10
THE HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO plays for high tempo Swing dancing for the Wednesday Night Hop at the Starlite Dance Club, 1160 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/745-7827). Intermediate/Advanced class at 7; Beginner/Intermediate class at 8 and dance: $14.

Saturday, November 8; 9-12: $13 - Students: $8
TOM RIGNEY & FLAMBEAU play for Waltz and Zydeco dancing at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 7. Answers?

Wednesday, November 12; 8:30-11:15: $10
BERNARD ANDERSON AND THE OLD SCHOOL BAND play for low tempo Swing dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley; Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Answers?

Saturday, November 15; 8:30-12:30: $115-$135
SARATOGA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by Jason Klein, plays for the San Francisco Waltzing Society's Annual Autumn Viennese Waltz Ball at the Regency Center, Van Ness Avenue at Sutter Street. Dessert buffet. Advance sale only from The San Francisco Waltzing Society, Post Office Box 2461, Walnut Creek 94549 (Telephone: 1925/284-1003). Answers?

Sunday, November 16; 5:30-8:30: $10
THE NOB HILL KNIGHTS quintette with vocalist Joanie Brant (Telephone: 518-8434) play for social tea dancing at the Cabaña Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (Telephone: 1650/857-0787). Class with Robin Rebello (Telephone: 1650/856-9930) at 4 and dance: $15. From San Francisco via Bayshore Freeway (101) to San Antonio Road South to Right on El Camino Real, U-turn at Dinah's Court to venue. Via Junípero Serra Freeway (280) to Page Mill/Arastradero roads downhill to left on Page Mill Road to Right on El Camino Real. From San José via Bayshore Freeway (101) take Mountain View-Alviso Road (237) toward Mountain View to El Camino Real, U-turn at Dinah's Court to venue. Via Junípero Serra Freeway (280) to Stevens Creek Freeway (85) toward San Francisco; Foothill Expressway toward Grant Road to right on Arastradero Road thence right on El Camino Real to venue.

Saturday, November 22; 8:00; $35 — Not a dance gig!
Everybody’s Boppin! with Jon Hendricks, Aria Hendricks, and Jackie Ryan at The Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur (Telephone: 924-5111). Answers?

Saturday, November 22; 9-12: $15 - Students: $8
BRASSWORKS plays for the Thanksgiving Waltz at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 7. Answers?

Friday, November 28; 9:30-?: $10
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. Answers?

Saturday, November 29; 8:30-?: $12(?)
BUD E. LUV plays for dancing at Rancho Nicasio, on the Town Square, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. Reservations advised: 662-2219.

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   DECEMBER's regularly-scheduled dances

Saturday, December 6; 7:30-11:30: $10
Amura Snow Ball at the Amura Ballroom Dance Studio, 4541 Irving Street (Telephone: 682-2700). Student performances; food. Answers?

Thursday, December 11; 7:30-11:30: $10
San Francisco Balboa Festival's pre-party at the Top o'The Mark. See THURSDAYS in Music section.

Friday, December 12; 9:30-?: $13
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS with Miss Carmen Getit play a 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, December 12-Monday, December 15; 9-12: Price$
WILLIAM BEATTY plays Friday for the North American Open Swing Championships Deco Dance Flappers to Mobsters at the San Francisco Balboa Festival IV Saturday at 8, STOMPY JONES plays for the Holiday Ball-USO Canteen dance and Sunday ??? for the Casablanca Night Club dance at the Hotel Whitcomb ($79), 1231 Market Street (Telephones: MArket 6-8000; 1800/227-4747).

Saturday, December 13; 8:30-12: $12
Christmas Potluck at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Dinner at 6:30. RSVP with Glen Jong at 1510/427-0613. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José to 23rd Avenue; right at signal; enter second driveway.

Saturday, December 13; 8:30-12:30: $25
Christmas Party with hors d'oeuvres, 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 13; 9-?: $12 - Couple, $20
Christmas Dinner and Dance at Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Telephone: 1925/831-8111). NiteClub TwoStep class at 7, West Coast Swing at 8; two classes and dance: $25; one class and dance: $23 or $20/Couple.

Sunday, December 14; 6:30-10: $7
Kelly's Swing Dance Party at (Duke) Ellington Hall, 3535 Industrial Drive, Unit B4, Santa Rosa. Classes at 5 and 6 and dance: $10. Call for answers: 1707/838-0388

Sunday, December 14; 6:30-10: $10
Michelle Kinkaid's Second Sunday dance schedule resumes with her Holiday Dance at the Imperial Ballroom in the Carpenters Hall at 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City. Class at 6.♦

Sunday, December 14. The Latin Symbolics; please see details in MUSIC section.

Friday, December 19; 8:30-1:30: $5
Country Dance Party with West Coast Swing at Kodiak Jack's, 256 North Petaluma Boulevard. Dance mixers, performances by Jason & Yvonne Wayne and Craig & Joan Johnson and Santa Claus will give a gift to his lap-sitters. Classes at 7:45 and 7:45 and dance: $8.

Saturday, December 20; 9-12: $9
The Allegro Ballroom's Invitational with 10:30 performance by Marc Coats and Julia Koskeleva 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.

Tuesday, December 23 — SCHEDULE CHANGE
Swing Central's next dance is January 13 at the Imperial Dance Club, 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City.

Wednesday, December 24 — SCHEDULE CHANGE
Top of Beardsley's is happening neither tonight nor next Wednesday.

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

Saturday, December 27
Friday Night Waltz isn't happening tonight.

Saturday, December 27-Wednesday, December 31 2007 prices $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, workshops, 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 (Telephone: 1562/902-7657).

Tuesday, December 30 — SCHEDULE CHANGE
Swing Central's next dance is January 13 at the Imperial Dance Club, 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City.

Wednesday, December 31 — SCHEDULE CHANGE
Top of Beardsley's is not happening tonight.

NEW YEAR'S EVE
Eight o'Clock-1: $30
New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Showcase, champagne, sparkling cider, dessert, conga line, countdown, balloon drop. In advance: $25. San Francisco Bay Bridge toward Sacramento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Eight o'Clock-1, $55
3 O'CLOCK JUMP plays ChaCha, Rumba, Swing, Waltz, etc. for the Dance Like A Star New Year's Eve 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! Buffet by Aroma at 7:30: $45. Tickets in advance reserved near stage: $85; reserved near floor: $65; general: $45 at 1510/521-8448x282 or Facsimile: -8327 from 10-4.

Eight o'Clock-1:30: $60
A Swingin' New Year's Eve with STEVE LUCKY and the RHUMBA BUMS with Miss Carmen Getit, LEE PRESSON and the NAILS, STOMPY JONES, and THE COTTONTAILS at Bimbo's 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Avenue (GReystone 4-0365). Hats, favors, sparkling wine, balloon drop. "Cocktail" attire or Black Tie.

Eight o'Clock-2: $75
New Year's Eve Gala at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). In advance: $50 through November. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Eight-thirty o'Clock-12:30: $25
PAUL PRICE'S SOCIETY ORCHESTRA (Telephone: 1650/279-3598 ) plays 1890s-1930s Waltz, FoxTrot, Tango, OneStep, QuickStep, Charleston, Grand March charts, and more, for the New Year's Eve Ball at the Palo Alto Masonic Center, 461 Florence. With some non-dessert finger food: $20; Adult-accompanied younger than 18: Gratis. Regency, Victorian, Edwardian, Jazz Age, Swing, etc., era dress encouraged.

Nine o'Clock-12:30: $30? through December 23 – All ages welcome.
BRASSWORKS plays for the Over the Rainbow Waltz Ball, Friday Night Waltz's Seventh Annual New Year's Eve Ball. Chevron Auditorium at the International House, 2299 Piedmont, Berkeley. Mostly Waltz and Polka, with some Swing, Latin, Tango, Congress of Vienna, and Bohemian National Polka; mixers. Refreshments include raspberry cheesecake, lemon meringue pie, apple tartes, triple chocolate cake, fruit, vegetable and meat platters. Formal attire preferred.

Nine o'Clock-1: $20
New Year's Gala with hors d'oeuvres, party favors, and sparkling cider toast at the Starlite Dance Club, 1160 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Sunnyvale (Telephone: 1408/745-7827). Dress to impress! $15 in advance. Foxtrot and Lindy Hop classes at 8.♦

Nine o'Clock-?: $20, $45 couple
New Year’s Eve Party at Cheryl Burke Dance, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Tel: 252-9000). Performances by Inter- national Standard dancers Andrea Faraci with Iveta Paurvte and Michael Eric Koptke with Chelsea Farrah.

Nine o'Clock-2: $30, Couple: $55
Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Telephone: 1925/831-8111). Food, desserts, favors, Midnight toast: $25/$45 through December 24. Beginners' and Intermediates' classes at 8.

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