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SPECIAL EVENTS
Argentine Tango (AT) — Ballroom!¡BAILANDO! — Bachata — Balboa — Blues — Bolero — Boogie — Bop — Ceroc — ChaCha — Chinese Jitterbug — Chinese Tango — Country TwoStep (C2S) — Country/Western (C/W) — Cumbia — DANÇANDODANCING!DANSANT! — Danzón — East Coast Swing (ECS) — FoxTrot — Hustle — Jitterbug — Jive — LET'S DANCE! — Lindy Hop — Mambo — Merengue — Milonga — Modern Jive — NiteClub TwoStep (NC2S) — Pachanga — Paso Doble — Peabody — Polka — QuickStep — Rock ’n’ Roll (R&R) — Rumba — Salsa — Samba — SWING! — TwoStep — Tango — Tango Argentino — Tango Chino — Tango Gringo — ТАНЦЫ!TANZEN!TRIPUDIUM! — Vals — Viennese Waltz — Waltz — West Coast Swing (WCS) — Western Swing … — — — — — — — — — — — … Western Swing — West Coast Swing (WCS) — Waltz — Viennese Waltz — Vals — TANZEN!ТАНЦЫ! — Tango Gringo — Tango Chino — Tango Argentino — Tango — TwoStep — SWING! — Samba — Salsa — Rumba — Rock ’n’ Roll (R&R) — QuickStep — Polka — Paso Doble — Pachanga — NiteClub TwoStep (NC2S) — Modern Jive — Milonga — Merengue — Mambo — Lindy Hop — LET'S DANCE! — Jive — Jitterbug — Hustle — FoxTrot — East Coast Swing (ECS) — Danzón — DANSANT!DANCING!DANÇANDO — Cumbia — Country/Western! (C/W) — Country TwoStep (C2S) — Chinese Tango — Chinese Jitterbug — ChaCha — Ceroc — Bop — Boogie — Bolero — Blues — Balboa — Bachata — ¡BAILANDO!Ballroom! — Argentine Tango (AT) … — — — — — — — — — — — …
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VENUES


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 GOTO our Calendar of Regularly-scheduled Dances

Unique in the USA!
The Allegro Ballroom gives classes in several dances for adults
 accompanying teen-age and younger students, Saturdays 2-3: Grati$!
MUSIC ♫ Jazz ♪ MUSIC … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … MUSIC ♫ Blues ♪ MUSIC … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … MUSIC ♫ Swing ♪ MUSIC … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … MUSIC ♫ Big Band ♪ MUSIC … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … MUSIC ♫ Funk ♪ MUSIC … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … Jazz ♪ MUSIC ♫ Jazz … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … Blues ♪ MUSIC ♫ Blues … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … Swing ♪ MUSIC ♫ Swing … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … Big Band ♪ MUSIC ♫ Big Band … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … Funk ♪ MUSIC ♫ Funk … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … …
MUSIC DANCERS ENJOY
HEAR and SEE Our Music by BayTaper
Americana 
Western Swing 
 alt-Country
 Rockabilly

IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

WHAT IS JAZZ? A smokin’ four-minute answer.

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Music Venues where there might be dancers. See DAYS below.
 AMNESIA …
853 Valencia Street

——1.6 miles——
BLONDIE'S BAR
540 Valencia Street

——1.2 miles——
CIGAR BAR & GRILL
850 Montgomery Street

———2.2 miles———

CLUB DELUXE
1511 Haight Street

——2.0 miles——

FÉNIX
919 Fourth Street, San Rafael

————17.9 miles————

LOCAL EDITION
691 Market Street

——1.3 miles——

MAKE OUT ROOM
3225 22nd Street

——–1.8 miles–——

NICK'S SEASHORE RESTAURANT
100 Rockaway Beach, Pacifica

—————–15.7 miles–—————

RANCHO NICASIO
On The Town Square, Nicasio

————26.8 miles————

SADDLE RACK
4201 Boscell Road, Fremont

———–38.2 miles–———

SAUSALITO SEAHORSE
305 Harbor Drive

———10.7 miles ———

SWIG
561 Geary Street

—–1.0 miles–—
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SUNDAYS
9-1:30: Two drink minimum, plea$e! Partner, and hearing protection, advised!
Ed Ivey Blues Jam at Swig, 561 Geary Street, ☏ WAlnut 1-7392.

Third Sunday
4-6:30: $15 – Partner advised!
Paul Price Society Orchestra plays dance music from the 1890s to 1930s (Waltz, Polka, Tango, Maxixe, etc.) at the Palo Alto Masonic Center, 461 Florence Street. Class at 3. Refreshments. Castle House Vintage Dance. Stan Isaacs, ☏ 1650/858-2568. Answers?

MONDAYS
8-11: Two drink minimum, plea$e. Take a partner!
The Fil Lorenz Little Big Band concert at Local Edition, 691 Market Street.
WARNING: Last-minute cancellations are common. ☏ 795-1375 aſter five to confirm!

TUESDAYS
8-11: Two drink minimum, plea$e. – Partner advised!
The Klipptones play for dancing at the Starlight Room, 450 Powell Street, ☏ 395-8595.

8-11: Two drink minimum, plea$e.
The Cosmo Alleycats play for up-tempo dancing at at Local Edition, 691 Market Street. WARNING: Last-minute cancellations are common. ☏ 795-1375 aſter five to confirm!

Third Tuesday; 7:30-9:30: $10 — Partner advised!
Starduster Orchestra, with varying vocalists, plays Starduster Tuesdays in the Mill Val­ley Com­munity Center's Cascade Ballroom, 180 Camino Alto, ☏ 383-1370. Light refresh­ments. Answers?

Last Tuesday; 8-10:30: $5 – Partner advised!
Dave's Swingtime Band (☏ 510/521-3219) featuring vocalist Janese Powell at Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Road, Alameda, ☏ 510/522-9355. From San Fran­cisco Bay Bridge: Nimitz Free­way (880) toward Alameda/San José to High Street Bridge into Alameda. Leſt at fiſth signal (Otis Drive); right lane across bridge to imme­di­ately take right fork onto Island Drive to shopping center right onto Mecartney Road at STOP sign, right into the shopping center at gas station; leſt (before drug store) to end of parking lot at Temple Israel.

Last Tuesday; 9-11:30: $15
Various bands play for The Breakaway's high tempo Swing dancing in Oakland at the Starline Social Club, 2236 Martin Luther King Junior Way OR The Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck. Answers?

WEDNESDAYS
6:30-11:30: $5 – Partner advised!
Ricardo Scales at the Top o'Th'Mark, 898 Mason Street. Jazz, Swing, R&B. ☏ 616-6940 for specific, information.

9-12: $5
Various bands play for dancing at the Saddle Rack, 4201 Boscell Road, Fremont. Food. Class at 7:30. Answers?

8-12: Two drink minimum, plea$e.
Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums play for up-tempo dancing at Local Edition, 691 Market Street. WARNING: Last-minute cancellations are common. ☏ 795-1375 aſter five to confirm!

9:30-1: $10
Various groups play for Cats Corner's high tempo Swing dancing at the Swedish American Hall, 2147 Market Street, ☏ 375-3370. Classes at 7, 8, and 9: add $5. Answers?

THURSDAYS
7-11: $10 – Partner advised!
The Klipptones play for dancing at the Top o'Th'Mark, 898 Mason Street., ☏ 616-6916 for general, 616-6940 for specific, information.

7:15-12: $5
Swingin' at The Rack to various bands at the Saddle Rack, 4201 Boscell Road, Fremont, ☏ 510/979-0477. Food. Class at 7:30. Answers?

Third Thursdays 8-11: Two drink minimum, plea$e.
The Cosmo Alleycats play for up-tempo dancing at Local Edition, 691 Market Street. WARNING: Last-minute cancellations are common. ☏ 795-1375 aſter five to confirm!

Fourth Thursdays, occasional
8-12: Two drink minimum, plea$e.
The Fil Lorenz Little Big Band plays for dancing at Local Edition, 691 Market Street. WARNING: Last-minute cancellations are common. ☏ 795-1375 aſter five to confirm!

FRIDAYS
7-10: Two drink minimum, plea$e.
The Lake Merritt Hotel's Terrace Room's Lakeside Jazz presents various groups who play for dancing. On-line res­ervations or ☏ 1510/903-3771. Answers?

9-11:30: $12
Various bands play for dancing at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (☏ 510/436-9888). Class at 8:15. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. Answers?

7:15-8:59: $10; 9-1:30: $15
Various bands play for dancing at the Saddle Rack, 4201 Boscell Road, Fremont ☏ 510/979-0477. Food. Class at 7:30. Answers?

First Friday; 10-?:
Lavay Smith Soultet plays at Club Deluxe, 1511 Haight Street ☏ 552-6949).

Last Friday; 8:30-11:30: $20; Recorded music: $15
Various groups play for up-tempo dancing at Ellington Hall's Friday Night Swing, 3535 Industrial Drive, B4, Santa Rosa (☏ 707/545-6150x25). Class at 7:30. Answers? From Redwood Highway (101) North­bound: Mendocino Avenue/Old Redwood Highway, Right at YIELD, overpass to Right on driveway past Payless Shoes to end. Southbound: Hopper Avenue to Leſt to Right on Industrial Drive, Right on driveway past Payless Shoes to end.

SATURDAYS
7:15-8:59: $10; 9-1:30: $20
Various bands play for dancing at the Saddle Rack, 4201 Boscell Road, Fremont, ☏  510/­979-0477. Food. Class at 7:30. Answers?

Fourth Saturdays: 9-12: $15 / Students: $13
Musicians play for Fourth Saturday Swing's uptempo dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave­nue, Berkeley, Shows: ☏ 1510/­525-5054; Office: -5099). Class at 8. Answers?

DEFINITIONS
Most events are attended by skilled and promiscuous Leaders and Followers.
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Take a Partner: ‡ 
Not for homophobes!
Not for Sinophobes!
You might be the best dancer(s) there.
You might be the only dancer(s) there.
                                  
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Unless otherwise stated, 1415 initiates Telephone numbers; 12-hour start times are aſter Noon.
   JANUARY Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Saturday, January 6; 8-?; $25
BANGERS & MASH play for A Victorian Twelſth Night Ball (The Dickens Fair Reünion Ball) in the Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Waltz and Victorian dances. Costumes, 1837-1870 or other vintage, or evening dress admired, not required. Mrs. Fezziwig's kitchen welcomes your potluck augmentation. Class at 7. Payable via PayPal or The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (☏ 510/522-1731).

Saturday, January 6; 8-?: $40
PACIFIC MAMBO ORCHESTRA featuring Herman Olivera plays for dancing at the Cocoanut Grove, 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz. In advance: $35 from ? Answers?

January 8; 9:15-1:15: $12
Richard's Monday WCS and New Year Dance and Appetizer Potluck with prize for best pot luck dish at Dance Boulevard, 1824 Hillsdale Avenue, San José (☏ 408/264-9393). Classes at 7:15 and 8:15 and dance: $14. Answers?

Thursday, January 11; 21:00-04:00: $10
Monterey SwingFest XXV's EarlyBird class with Benji Schwimmer at 8 and Dance at the Hotel Hyatt Regency, 1 Golf Course Drive.◊

Friday-Sunday, January 12-14: $139
Monterey SwingFest XXV at the Hotel Hyatt Regency ($128), 1 Golf Course Drive (Cali­fornia ☏ 831/372-1234; Exterior: 800/492-8822; 831/372-1234; Facsimile: /375-3960). Event/workshops through November 17: $129; through December 28, Age 17 and younger, Students 18-24, and Non-USA, $119 payable to Central Coast Swing Dance, 333 Rice Ranch Road, Santa Maria 93455 (☏ 805/937-1574). Watch the competitions on Global Dance TV for $4.95. Answers?◊

Sunday, January 14: 2:30-6:30: by Re$ervation only
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Let it Snow White Party dance at the South San Fran­cisco Rec­rea­tion Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: January 10, $20 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (☏ 265-7063). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, January 14; ~5:30-'til the last dancer drops: $10
The public is invited to attend Monterey SwingFest XXV's post-convention dance at the Hotel Hyatt Regency, 1 Golf Course Drive.◊

Sunday, January 14; 6:30-10: $12
Michelle Kinkaid's Anniversary Celebration XXIX of her thirty years of Second Sunday Dances. Peninsula Italian Amer­ican Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street, where B Street Boogie happens Wednesdays at 8:30 (☏ 585-6282). Answers? From Bayshore (101), Third Avenue toward hills; Right at light aſter railroad tracks; venue at right about a half-block before T intersection. From Junípero Serra Freeway (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue; Leſt on B Street; venue at right about a half block before T intersection.

Saturday, January 21; 7-11: $10
Lakeside Swing's Special Third Saturday dance, at Lake Merritt Dance, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 6 and dance: $15. Answers?

Thursday-Sunday, January 25-28: Complex Pricing
City Lights Open née City Lights Ball (California Gold RushDanceSport SeriesNDCAStar Dance Tours) at the San José Marriott, 301 South Market Street, $159 through December 21, ☏ 1877/901-6632; 408/280-1300. City Lights Open, 115 West California Boulevard, 413, Pasa­dena 91105 ☏ 1818/731-3483; Facsimile: 636/207-0782. Answers?

Thursday, January 25 8-12: Two drink minimum, plea$e.
The Fil Lorenz Little Big Band plays for dancing at Local Edition, 691 Market Street.

Friday, January 26; 8-2: $30-$250
The Eighteenth Annual Edwardian Ball (☏ 435-7527) at the Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Avenue. Period dress/costumes admired, not required. Answers?

Saturday, January 27; 8-2: $85-$250
The Eighteenth Annual Edwardian Ball (☏ 435-7527) at the Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave­nue. Period dress/costumes admired, not required. Answers?

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Saturday, February 3; 7-12: $25
BANGERS & MASH plays for The Outlander Ball, Paris 1743 in the The Grand Ballroom at the Ala­meda Elks Lodge. 2255 Santa Clara Avenue. MDCCC Century French, English, Scot­tish, or modern evening dress admired, not required. No host bar. You may contribute food to share on the buffet. In advance through January 27: $20 payable via PayPal or The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (☏ 510/522-1731).

Friday, February 9; 20:00-01:30: $??
Stanford Viennese Ball XLI at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway. Special $5 parking. Free Tressider Memorial Union↔Ball shuttle. Answers?

Saturday, February 10; 7-11: $10
Lakeside Swing's Special Second Saturday dance, at Lake Merritt Dance, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 6 and dance: $15.

Saturday, February 10; 7-12: $12? — Unconfirmed
Valentine's Day Party at Two Leſt Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Call: 925/831-8111). Classes at 7 and 8. Answers?

Saturday, February 10; 9-12: $12 — Unconfirmed
Foxtrot Valentine's Party at the Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. (☏ 650/648-3633).Class at 8. Answers?

Sunday, February 11; 2:30-6:30: Re$ervation only!
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Valentine's Day dance and dinner at 5 at the South San Fran­cisco Rec­rea­tion Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: February 7, $30 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (☏ 265-7063). Class at 1:30. Answers?
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