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Unique in the USA!
The Allegro Ballroom gives classes in several dances for adults
 accompanying teen-age and younger students, Saturdays 2-3: Grati$!

Unless otherwise stated, 1415 initiates Telephone numbers; 12-hour start times are aſter Noon.
FIRE!
Santa Rosa's Ellington Hall is fine but
classes and dances are suspended.
Please ☏ 707/545-6150 before going.
Classes at Lomitas are suspended.
Please ☏ 707/523-4336 before going.
Santa Rosa Moose Lodge's Friday night bands
have been canceled 'til further notice.
3559 Airway Drive
Please ☏ 707/546-0637 before going.
Monroe Hall
1400 West College Avenue
is in normal operation ☏ 707/539-5507.

   NOVEMBER Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Thursday, November 2; 8-?: $5 (included with week-end pass)
Mountain Magic XIX Dance Convention's Early Bird Dance at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, 55 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe (☏ 1888/829-7630 or 775/­588-3515). Answers?◊

Friday-Sunday, November 3-5: $150; Juniors, Non-USA, Students: $95
Mountain Magic Dance Convention XIX (CTST, NFDA, WSDC) at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa (Thursday and Sunday: $70+$22 - Friday and Saturday: $115+$22 through October (with code: STSWG17), 55 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe (☏ 1888/829-7630 or 775/­588-3515). Event (West Coast Swing, Hustle, Nightclub Two Step, Country Two Step, and more), work­shops on line through October 15: $130; Juniors, Non-USA, Students, All-Stars, Champions: $75 (☏+Fac­simile585-6282). See Mountain Magic as it happens. Answers?◊

Saturday, November 4; 7:45-12: Advance only — $30 through September, $35 aſter
BANGERS & MASH play vintage ballroom dance music in the Grand Ballroom while DJs, Dark Moon and Persephone present recorded modern, romantic, and Gothic dance music in the Nightfall Club from 7 for Le Bal des Vampires XXIV at 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Performance by Le Theater of the Vam­pires. Evening dress of the century and country of your rebirth admired, not required. Snacks. Payable via PayPal or The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (☏ 510/522-1731).

Sunday, November 5; 4-7: $10 — RELOCATION!
Jonathan e Olivia's El Beso Práctica at WnY Warehouse, 64 Digital Drive, Novato (☏ 828-3408). Class at 3 and práctica, $15, ages 23 and younger: $5.

Thursday, November 9; 9:20-12:30: $15
MICHAEL GAMBLE & THE RHYTHM SERENADERS sextette with Laura Windley play the Fog City Stomp's Pre-Party with the 9:20 Special at the Russian Center of San Francisco, 2460 Sutter Street.

Friday-Sunday, November 10-12: $220 — In advance: $140-$200
Fog City Stomp, a Lindy Hop workshop & competition weekend with dances and classes at:
Russian Center of San Francisco, 2460 Sutter Street and
Abadá-Capoeira, 3221 Twenty-second Street.
  Friday, 9-12: Clint Baker's Golden Gate Swing Band
 Saturday, 9-12: Michael Gamble & The Rhythm Serenaders octette with Laura Windley
  Sunday, 8-11: Paul Cosentino & The Fog City All-Stars at Abadá-Capoeira
Friday and Saturday nights, 00:30-03:00: recorded music at Abadá-Capoeira, 3221 Twenty-second Street. Answers?

Saturday, November 11; 8-12:30: Advance sale only
Dance and Salmon, Beef, or Mushroom Risotto dinner at 7: $155 or Dessert at 8: $65 through October 15
Thirty-piece philharmonic orchestra plays for the San Francisco Waltz­ing Society's Autumn Vien­nese Waltz Ball LXI at the Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market Street (☏ MArket 6-8000). Send payment to The San Francisco Waltzing Society, Post Office Box 2461, Walnut Creek 94549 (☏ 925/284-1003). Answers?

Sunday, November 12; 2:15-5: $30
Autumn dance and dinner at 5 at the South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reser­va­tion deadline: November 8 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 20 Turquoise Way, San Francisco 94131 (☏ 265-7063). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, November 12; 6:45-10: $12 — Veterans tonight: Grati$!
The Second Sunday dance with Michelle Kinkaid (☏+Fac­simile 585-6282) resumes its normal schedule at the Peninsula Italian Amer­ican Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street, where Wed­nes­day's weekly B Street Boogie happens at 8:30. Refreshments. Class at 6. 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.

Monday, November 13; 9-12: $9
Fog City Stomp's aſter party with Shimmytown at the at the Verdi Club, 2424 Mar­iposa Street (☏ 861-9199).

Friday-Tuesday, November 17-21: Inside, $574; Outside, $624; Balcony, $834 each of two
Passport required!Suggested on-board Wage Subsidy (tip): ~$13.50 per person per night.
Michelle Kinkaid's Getaway Cruise (San Pedro-Catalina-Ensenada-San Pedro) aboard the Emer­ald Princess (☏+Facsimile: 585-6282). Answers?◊

November 18-19, 24-26, December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 Week-ends: 10:00-19:00:
All dates pass: $105, Child/Twilight discounts and other options available.
BANGERS & MASH play for ballroom and English country dancing with Reels, Jigs, Polkas, and Waltzes at Fezziwig's Warehouse at the The 39thAnnual Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party at the Cow Palace. Payable to: Red Barn Productions, Post Office Box 1768, Novato 94948 (☏ 1800/510-1558; Facsimile: 892-4039). Answers?

Saturday, November 18; 7:30-10: $¿?
Pot luck dinner, games, food, exhibition and dancing at the Crystal Ballroom, 3595 Stevens Creek Boulevard, San José (☏ 408/260-8900).

Saturday, November 18; 8-10:30: $15 sale ends November 15!
Early Thanksgiving Dinner Salad, Roll, Turkey, Potatoes sweet and mashed, Pie, etc. served 6:30-8 and “dancing to the oldies” at the Moose Family Center, 905 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale (☏ 408/735-1377).

Sunday, November 19; 4-7: $10 — RELOCATION!
Jonathan e Olivia's El Beso Práctica at WnY Warehouse, 64 Digital Drive, Novato (☏ 828-3408). Class at 3 and práctica, $15, ages 23 and younger: $5.

Monday, November 20; 9:15-?: $14
Richard's Monday WCS and ThanksGiving Potluck (turkey will be served; prize for best pot luck dish) at Dance Boulevard, 1824 Hillsdale Avenue, San José (☏ 408/264-9393). Classes at 7:15 and 8:15. Answers?

Friday, November 24 — SUSPENSION!
Friday Night Waltz isn't happening tonight, December 1, or December 8.

Saturday, November 25; 8-?: $10
Wayne's World Gratitude Party at Chapkis Dance, 309 Main Street, Suisun City (☏ 707/­426-1001). Thanksgiving treats. Dance and classes at 6:30 and/or 7:15: 1=$13, 2=$20. (☏ 707/694-3428). Answers?

Sunday, November 26; 7:30-11: $?? (Accompanied aged 15 and younger Grati$!) UNCONFIRMED!
Prohibition Ball Homeless Benefit at Symbolic Dance & Fitness, 672 South Van Ness Avenue. Mobster versus Flapper costume contest; Shag Jack 'n' Jill. Morning and aſternoon Shag and Balboa classes start at 11.

Wednesday, November 29; 8:30-10:30: $6
Fiſth Wednesday Event at Lake Merritt Dance, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Classes at 7 and 7:45 and dance: $10. Raffle at 9:30 (☏ 596-9002).

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Unless otherwise stated, 1415 initiates Telephone numbers; 12-hour start times are aſter Noon.
   DECEMBER Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Friday, December 1 — SUSPENSION!
Friday Night Waltz isn't happening tonight or next Friday .

Saturday, December 2 — HIATUS!
The Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society's next event is January 6.

December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 Week-ends: 10:00-19:00:
All dates pass: $105, Child/Twilight discounts and other options available.
BANGERS & MASH play for ballroom and English country dancing with Reels, Jigs, Polkas, and Waltzes at Fezziwig's Warehouse at the The 39thAnnual Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party at the Cow Palace. Payable to: Red Barn Productions, Post Office Box 1768, Novato 94948 (☏ 1800/510-1558; Facsimile: 892-4039). Answers?

Saturday, December 2; 4-7: $10 — RELOCATION!
Jonathan e Olivia's El Beso Práctica at WnY Warehouse, 64 Digital Drive, Novato (☏ 828-3408). Class at 3 and práctica, $15, ages 23 and younger: $5.

Saturday, December 2; 8-12: $18
Allegro Holiday Party at the Allegro Ball­room, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emery­ville, ☏ 510/­655-2888. Refreshments, dancing, showcase, Santa. In advance: $15. San Fran­cisco Bay Bridge toward Sacramento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Leſt at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Leſt at first, second, fourth, and fiſth lights to park behind gas station.

Saturday, December 2; 8-?: $20
The 10th annual Nutcracker Ball and Performances at Two Leſt Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Dan­ville (☏ 1925/831-8111). Sparkling wine, sweets. Semi-formal. Class at 7. Answers?

Sunday, December 3; 7-10: $25 — UNCONFIRMED!
Holiday Ball at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (☏ 510/436-9888). In advance through Novem­ber 15: $22. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Friday, December 8 — SUSPENSION!
Friday Night Waltz isn't happening tonight.

Saturday, December 9; 8-10:30: $101
Texas Rose Holiday Party Lake Merritt Dance, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 6:30. Answers?

Saturday, December 9; 8:30-11:30: $20
Christmas Party at the Pick School of Ballroom Dancing, 1532 Taraval Street (☏ 752-5658). Professional and amateur performances. Refreshments and snacks. Class at 7:30. In advance: $15. Answers?

Saturday, December 9; 9-12: $8 — Yes, in December!☺
East Bay Waltz's and Polka and Lindy and Blues and Schottish and Irish and Tango and … at the Finnish Broth­er­hood Hall, 1970 Chestnut Street, Berkeley. Classes at 7 and 8 and dance: $12. Answers?

Saturday, December 9; 9-11:45: $12
Christmas Night at the Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Mid­dle­field Road, Palo Alto (☏ 1650/856-6991). Class at 8.

Sunday, December 10; 4-7: $10 — RELOCATION!
Jonathan e Olivia's El Beso Práctica at WnY Warehouse. See details at December 2 above.

Sunday, December 10; 2:30-5: Re$ervation only!
Christmas dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Class at 1:30, hors d'oeuvres at 2:30, dinner at 5. Reser­va­tion deadline: December 6, $30 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers (☏ 265-7063); send to Liz Talmadge, 759 Grand Ave­nue, South San Francisco 94080 Answers?

Sunday, December 10; 6-9: $45
TBA plays for the Holiday Big Band Bash at The Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell Street (☏ 885-0793). Answers?

Friday, December 15; 9-12: $20; Students: $10
BANGERS & MASH play Friday Night Waltz's Winter Waltz Ball (☏ 650/326-6265) in the Fellowship Hall at the First Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto (☏ 650/323-6167). Elegant evening attire, please. Class at 7. Enter at right of courtyard with back to street. Answers?

Sunday, December 17; 4-7: $10
Jonathan e Olivia's El Beso Práctica at WnY Warehouse. See details at December 2 above.

Saturday, December 23; 4-7: $10
Jonathan e Olivia's El Beso Práctica at WnY Warehouse. See details at December 2 above.

Sunday, December 24 — HIATUS!
Lakeside Swing Swing isn't happening tonight.

Friday, December 29; 9-12: $10
Friday Night Waltz's (☏ 650/326-6265) New Year's Eve Eve Eve Dance in the Fellowship Hall at the First Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto (☏ 650/323-6167). Enter at right of courtyard with back to street. Answers?

Saturday, December 30; 6-11:30: $85
New Year's Eve Eve Dance Party and dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel ($129 with code: ZGG through December 22), 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City. Reserve with Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (☏ 265-7063) by December 14 with order for PRIME RIB, SALMON, or BUTTERNUT RAVIOLI dinner at 7:30. Formal attire, please. Answers?◊

Saturday, December 30; 6:30-11:30: $10
Lakeside Swing's Holiday Party at Lake Merritt Dance, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 6 and dance: $15. Snacks. Answers?

Sunday, December 31 — HIATUS!
Lakeside Swing Swing isn't happening tonight.
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New Year's Eve
Sunday, December 31

Seven o'Clock-1: $40²
New Year's Eve Celebration in four rooms with Bachata, Ballroom, Kizomba, and Latin dancing at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emeryville, ☏ 510/655-2888. Hors d'oeuvres, dessert, sparkling wine, emtertainment, balloon drop, and more. In advance: $30 before Christmas. San Fran­cisco Bay Bridge toward Sacra­mento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Leſt at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Leſt at first, second, fourth, and fiſth lights to park behind gas station.

¿ Seven:thirty-1: $25 reservation required ?
Musicians play for dancing at the New Year Eve Countdown Dance party at the Chinese Performing Artists of America Arts Center, 6148 Bollinger Road, San José ☏ 408/973-8276. Cham­pagne Toast, and Snacks. Drinks and desserts to share welcome. ☏ 408/605-3217 to reserve. Answers?

Eight:thirty-12:30: $301
Sundance Saloon's New Year's Eve country/western dance at SOMArts Cultural Center, 834 Brannan Street (☏ 863-1414). In advance through November 30: $21.69.

Eight:thirty-1: $65
The 16-piece 3 O'CLOCK JUMP plays ChaCha, Rumba, Swing, Waltz, etc. aboard the USS Hornet docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point. Hofbrau sandwiches/salads available. Reservations near stage: $99; near floor: $79; general: $60 through December 28. ☏ 510/521-8448x282 or Facsimile: -8327 from 10-4. Class at 7:30. Answers

Nine o'Clock-?: $15
New Years Eve Night at the Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Mid­dle­field Road, Palo Alto (☏ 1650/856-6991). Class at 8.

Nine o'Clock-2: $25, $45 for two
Black & White New Year's Eve Party at Two Leſt Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Dan­ville (☏ 925/831-8111). Best-dressed in casual or semi-formal black and white attire wins four passes. Favors. Sandwich bites, brownies, cookies, peach cobbler, New Year's cake, sparkling wine. Classes at 8. Answers?

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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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Monday, January 1; 9-12: $10 — UNCONFIRMED
Survivors' Day Dance at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emery­ville (☏ 510/655-2888). Refreshments. San Fran­cisco Bay Bridge toward Sacra­mento then imme­di­ately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Leſt at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Leſt at first, second, fourth, and fiſth lights to park behind gas station.

Monday, January 1; 9:15-1:15: $12 — UNCONFIRMED
Appetizer Potluck! Take something to make it a feast at Dance Boulevard, 1824 Hillsdale Avenue, San José (☏ 408/264-9393). Prizes for best appetizers and desserts. Dressing “to the nines” admired, not required. Classes at 7:15 and 8:15. Answers?

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).

Thursday, January 11; 21:00-04:00: $10
Monterey SwingFest XXV's EarlyBird class with ¿? 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' It's a New Year dance at the South San Fran­cisco Rec­rea­tion Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: January 3, $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.

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?

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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CALENDAR of REGULARLY-SCHEDULED DANCES

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Saturday, November 4; 7:45-12: Advance only — $30 through September, $35 aſter
Bangers & Mash play for Le Bal des Vampires XXIV in Alameda. Please see details above.

Thursday, November 9; 9:20-12:30: $15
Michael Gamble & The Rhythm Serenaders with Laura Windley. Please see details above.

Friday, November 10; 9-12: $30
Clint Baker's Golden Gate Swing Band at the Russian Center. Please see details above.

Saturday, November 11; 9-12: $30
Michael Gamble & The Rhythm Serenaders with Laura Windley. Please see details above.

Sunday, November 12: 8-11: $25
Paul Cosentino & The Fog City All-Stars at Abadá-Capoeira. Please see details above.

Friday, December 15; 9-12: $20; Students: $10
Bangers & Mash play Friday Night Waltz's Winter Waltz Ball in Palo Alto. See details above.

New Year's Eve, 8:30-1: $65
3 O'Clock Jump plays for dancing aboard the USS Hornet. Please see details above.

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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
6; 6:30-9: $10
The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, (née The [San Francisco] Bay Area Composers' Big Band) concert at Doc's Lab née The Purple Onion, 124 Columbus Avenue (☏ 649-6191). Answers?

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?

7-9: $15 – Partner advised!New Sunday (was 2nd ) CANCELLED due to lack of support
Class Act Big Band plays for Sunday Swing's moderate-tempo dancing at Lake Merritt Dance, 200 Grand Ave­nue, Oakland (☏ 510/504-2176). Class at 6. Answers?

MONDAYS
8:15-10:45: $15 with classes at 6:30, 7:15, and 8
Stompy Jones Mondays at Lake Merritt Dance, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland.

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. Call 616-6916 for general, 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. Call 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. Call 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?

8-10:30: Two drink minimum, plea$e
Salsa Thursdays at Balançoire Restaurant and Club, 2565 Mission Street (☏ 920-0577). Class at 7.


Second Thursday; 8:30-12: $5
San Francisco Jazz's Hotplate Series: Joe Henderson Lab, SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin Street.

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. Call 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. Call 795-1375 aſter five to confirm!

FRIDAYS
First and Third Fridays' El Beso Milonga at the Allegro Ballroom have been cancelled.
Please see November 5 & 19 and December 2, 10, 17 & 23 above.

7-10: Two drink minimum, plea$e.
The Lake Merritt Hotel's Terrace Room's Lakeside Jazz presents various groups who play for dancing. Dinner res­ervations: 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?

Third Saturdays
January through October, 9-12: $15
Various bands play for up-tempo dancing at the Bootleggers Ball at the Community Music Cen­ter, 544 Capp Street (☏ 647-6015). Class at 8:30.

Fourth Saturdays: 2-4:30: $10
Mood Swing Orchestra plays for the Ballroom Tea Dance Series at Lake Merritt Dance, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 1:15.

9-11:15: $17 / 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?

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SUMMER SERIES
In order of proximity to City Hall
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May 5-October 7; Wednesdays at 6 and Sundays at 2: Grati$!
Jewels Of The Square, Union Square
Sundays at 2: First: Tango – Second: Blues – Third: Latin/Salsa – Fourth: Lindy Hop.

May 7-October 29, various days and times.
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. Telephones: 543-1718; Facsimile: -1755. Answers?



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