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   DECEMBER Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Thursday-Sunday, December 4-7: $150?
The After Party at the Lion's Gate Hotel and Conference Center ($???), 3410 Westover Street, North Highlands (Telephone: 1866/258-5651‎). In advance: $125?; Students/non-USA: $100?; All-Star: $50? payable to: ???. Answers?

Friday, December 5 — DEADLINE!
Full payment of $380 each of two (other options available) due for dancing through the Sierra Nevada aboard the adults-only New Murder Mystery Fun Train a.k.a. Reno Fun Train Theme: Rock N' Roll Michelle Kinkaid's Train Magic departing Friday, February 27 from Emery­ville, Richmond, Martinez, Suisun, or Sacra­mento, returning Sunday, March 1. Music for dancing in the world's only dance car, listening in the piano lounge. Transportation, two light meals, two nights at Silver Legacy Resort Casino, and “Fun Book”. Payable to Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112. Call 585-6282.

Saturday, December 6 — HIATUS!
The Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society isn't having an event this month.

Friday-Sunday, December 19-21: Click for Price$
San Francisco Bal and Swing Fest X at the Hotel Whitcomb ($??), 1231 Market Street (MArket 6-8000) and Sunday on Treasure Island. Answers? (Telephone: 305-8242).

Weekends through December 21
December 6-7, 13-14, 20-21: Full eleven-day event from November 22, $91. (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 36thAnnual Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party at the Cow Palace. Payable to: Red Barn Productions, Post Office Box 1768, Novato 94948 (Telephone: 1800/510-1558 ; Facsimile: 892-4039). Answers?

Saturday, December 6; 7-12: $18
State College's AFRO-CUBAN ENSEMBLE, Directed by Dr. John Calloway, plays for the 9thAnnual Salsa Night at the Women's Building, 3543 Eighteenth Street (Telephone: 431-1180), a benefit for Clínica Martín-Baró. In advance: $15

Saturday, December 6; 8-?: $18
Nutcracker Ball and performances at Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Dan­ville (Telephone: 1925/831-8111). Sparkling wine, sweets. Semi-formal. Classes at 7. Answers?

Saturday, December 6; 9-11:30: $40
11th Annual Christmas Gala & Holiday Floor Show at Bay West Ballroom, 1133D East Fran­cisco Boulevard, San Rafael (Telephone: 457-4619). Hors d'oeuvres, beverages. Class at 8. In advance: $35. Answers?

Tuesday, December 9; 8-?: $23
JUNIUS COURTNEY BIG BAND plays Bring On The Swing with Denise Perrier at Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant, 510 Embarc­a­dero West, Jack London Square, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/238-9200). Reserve your seats.♦

Saturday, December 13: — HIATUS!
East Bay Waltz isn't happening this evening! Next dance is January 11.

Saturday, December 13; 7:30-12: Donation to Raúl's Funeral/Scholarship Fund optional
Celebration of RAÚL ANTE's life at the Chinese Performing Artists of America Arts Center, 6148 Bollinger Road, San José (Telephone: 1408/973-8276). Share your photographs, memories, snacks, and desserts. Answers?♦

Saturday, December 13; 8-12: Two drink minimum, please
MITCH WOODS and his ROCKET 88s play for Dancing by the Seaside at Nick's Seafood Restaurant, 100 Rockaway Beach, Pacifica (Telephone: 1650/359-3900).

Saturday, December 13; 7-12:30: $35 with dinner; Dance at 9: $20
Christmas Party at the Allegro Ball­room, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Refreshments, dancing, showcase, Santa. 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, December 13; 8:30-11:30: $20
Christmas Party at the Pick School of Ballroom Dancing, 1532 Taraval Street (Telephone: 752-5658). Professinal and amateur performances. Refreshments and snacks. Class at 7:30. In advance: $15. Answers?

Saturday, December 13; 8:30-12: $20
BRASSWORKS plays Vic­torian Waltzes, Polkas, Schottisches, Mazurkas, and set dances such as the Sir Roger de Coverley and the Congress of Vienna for Ye Gaskell Occasional Dance Society's Ball at the Scottish Rite Temple, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland. Semi-formal Century XXI or period dress of Centuries XIX or XX. Class at 7:45. Answers?

Sunday, December 14; 2:30-5: $30
Santa is Coming to Town 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 11 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers (Telephone: 265-7063); send to Liz Talmadge, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 Answers?

Monday, December 15; 9-12: $12 — CHANGE OF SCHEDULE
Just Knock is tonight at The Dance Loft, 2475 Third Street (Tel­e­phone: 846.3154). Class at 7 or 7:45 and dance: $15; both classes: $20. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, December 19-21; Schedule: Prices
San Francisco Balboa Festival at the Hotel Whitcomb ($109), 1231 Market Street (MArket 6-8000). Answers? (Telephone: 305-8242).

Friday, December 19; 8-11: $10 ($15 with buffet dinner)
MITCH WOODS and his ROCKET 88s play Boogie on the Barge at the Sausalito Cruising Club, 300 Napa Street (Tel: 332-9922). You must ask Mitch (or a member) to be a guest.

Friday, December 19: 9:30-?: $15
7thAnnual STOMPY JONES Sleigh Ride at Verdi Club, 2424 Mari­posa Street (Tele­phone: 861-9190). Tele­phone: 505-8530. Red and green attire, flapper dresses, dapper dudes, red lipstick encouraged; classic cars welcome! Performances. Class at 8:30. Answers?

Saturday, December 20; 8-11: $15
MITCH WOODS and his ROCKET 88s Swingin' in Santa Rosa presented by Steve Luther (Telephone: 1707/529-5450) at Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa. Class at 7. Answers?

Saturday, December 20; 8-12: $12 ($18 with class at 7)
CLINT BAKER's HOT 6 play at the 10th Dirty 1930 Prohibition Ball, at the San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby & Balboa Club­house, 725 California Avenue, Treasure Island. In advance: $13.65; with class at 7: $19.98. Answers?

Saturday, December 20; 9-12: $10
Swing & Country Christmas/Holiday Dance at Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Telephone: 1925/831-8111). Classes at 7 and 8. Answers?

Monday, December 22 — SCHEDULE CHANGE!
Just Knock was last week; next dance January 27.

Wednesday, December 24 — HIATUS!
B Street Boogie isn't happening tonight at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club.

Thursday, December 25; 8-11: $5
Christmas Day Dance 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.

Saturday, December 27; 7:30-12: $15
World Journal Winter Dance Party with snacks, game, and performance at 201 Adrian Road, Mill­brae. Host: Patrick Hui (Telephone: 668-2233) Answers?♦ From Bayshore (101): Mill­brae Ave­nue downtown, Left at first signal, Right at next, to end.

Tuesday, December 30; 6-11:30: $75
Year End Ball (New Year's Eve Eve Dance Party) and dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel ($129 with code: GG8), 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City. Reser­va­tion deadline: December 22 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 with order for NEW YORK STEAK, MAHI MAHI, or VEGETARIAN WELLINGTON dinner at 7:30 (Telephones: 1415/265-7063; 510/552-9762). Formal attire, please. Answers?

Wednesday, December 31 — HIATUS!
B Street Boogie isn't happening tonight at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club.

Wednesday, December 31 — DISCOUNT ENDS!
Full payment of $370 each of two (other options available) due for dancing through the Sierra Nevada aboard the adults-only New Murder Mystery Fun Train a.k.a. Reno Fun Train Theme: Rock N' Roll Michelle Kinkaid's Train Magic departing Friday, February 27 from Emery­ville, Richmond, Martinez, Suisun, or Sacra­mento, returning Sunday, March 1. Music for dancing in the world's only dance car, listening in the piano lounge. Transportation, two light meals, two nights at Silver Legacy Resort Casino, and “Fun Book”. Payable to Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112. Call 585-6282.
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New Year's Eve
Wednesday, December 31

Seven:thirty-1, $50
The 18-piece 3 O'CLOCK JUMP plays ChaCha, Rumba, Swing, Waltz, etc. for Dance like a Star New Year's Eve aboard the USS Hornet docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point. Silent auction. Reservations near stage: $85; near floor: $65; general: $45 at 1510/521- 8448x282 or Facsimile: -8327 from 10-4. Class at 7:30. Answers?

Seven:thirty-2: $25
ENCORE MUSIC CLUB plays at the Chinese Performing Artists of America Arts Center, 6148 Bollinger Road, San José (Telephone: 1408/973-8276) for the New Year Count Down with sparkling wine, snacks, and drinks. Through December 14: $20. If you want to sing: Answers?

Eight o'Clock-?: $12
New Year’s Eve Party at NAPA Dance Club, 560 El Camino Real, Redwood City (Telephone: 1650/274-4545). Snacks, food to share welcome: “All types of music.

Eight o'Clock-1: $??
New Year's Eve Party at the Allegro Ballroom. 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/­655-2888). Hors d'oeuvres, sparkling wine, and more. $45 through November. 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, $140 with dinner at 7
Just Dance Goes Hollywood New Year's Eve Gala at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). Casino games, showcase, sparkling wine, balloon drop. In advance through November: $110. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Eight:30-Twelve:30: $25?, Students: $15?
BANGERS & MASH plays for Friday Night Waltz's Thirteenth Annual New Year's Eve Waltz Ball cele­brated in the Berkeley City Club's Ballroom, 2315 Durant Avenue (Telephone: 1510/­848-7800). Mostly Waltz and Polka, with some Swing, Latin, Tango, Congress of Vienna, and Bohemian National Polka; mixers. Refreshments include cakes, pies, chocolate, vege­table and shrimp platters. Formal attire preferred. Class at 7. In advance: $20? at PayPal TO COME or from Scott Gamble, Post Office Box 1555, Palo Alto 94302 (Telephone: 1650/326-6265). Answers?

Nine o'Clock-3: $10
Black and White Alcohol-free Potluck Dance at WnY Warehouse, 64 Digital Drive, Novato. (Tele­phone: 828-3408). Open Jack ’n’ Jill with bonus points for dress-up and high heels. Answers?

Nine o'Clock-12:15: $15
New Year's Eve Dance Party at the Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Mid­dle­field Road, Palo Alto (Telephone: 1650/856-6991). Performances, prizes, snacks, beverages, spark­ling cider. Class at 8. Answers?♦

Nine o'Clock-2: $20
Black & White New Year's Eve Ball at Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Dan­ville (Tele­phone: 1925/831-8111). Prize for best dressed! Favors, sandwich bites, brownies, cookies, peach cobbler, cake, sparkling wine. Classes at 8. Answers?

Nine o'Clock-?: $35
METRO BIG BAND (Telephone: 1408/440-1029) plays for Ballroom and Latin dancing at Cheryl Burke Dance's Rockin' New Year's Eve Party at 1400 North Shoreline Boulevard, A-1, Mountain View (Tele­phone: 1650/864-9150). Fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses. In advance through December 22: $25 or four for $75. Class at 8. Answers?

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   JANUARY Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Thursday, January 1; 2-5: $6
Survivors' Day Dance 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.

Saturday, January 3; 8-?; $25
BANGERS & MASH play for A Victorian Twelfth Night Ball (The Dickens Fair Reünion Ball) in the Elks' Club Lodge Room, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Waltz and Victorian dances. Costumes, 1837-1870 or other vintage, or evening dress admired, not required. Food to share wel­come. $20 through December 27 from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Ave­nue, Alameda 94501 (Tele­phone: 1510/522-1731) or PayPal. Class at 7:15.

Friday, January 9; 7-10: Two drink minimum, please
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS featuring Miss Carmen Getit play for dancing in the Lake Merritt Hotel's Terrace Room, 1800 Mad­ison Street, Oakland. Reservations: 1510/903-3771. Answers?

Sunday, January 11; 6:30-10: $10
Michelle Kinkaid's Anniversary Celebration XXV of her twenty-six years of Second Sunday Dances. Peninsula Italian Amer­ican Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street, where Wednesday's weekly B Street Boogie happens at 8:30. Answers? (Tele­phone: 585-6282).♦

Sunday, January 11; 2:30-6:30: $30
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Chinese New Year??? dinner at 5 and dance at the South San Fran­cisco Rec­rea­tion Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: January 8 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 265-7063; 1510/552-9762). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Thursday, January 15; 21:00-04:00: $10
Monterey SwingFest XXII's EarlyBird class with TBA and TBA at 8 and Dance at the Hotel Hyatt Regency, 1 Golf Course Drive.♦

Friday-Monday, January 16-19: $149; Juniors/Students/Non-USA: $129
Monterey SwingFest XXII at the Hotel Hyatt Regency ($119), 1 Golf Course Drive (Tele­phones: Cali­fornia: 1831/372-1234; Exterior: 800/492-8822; 831/372-1234; Facsimile: /375-3960). Through December 30, $129; Age 17 and younger and Students 18-24 and Non-USA, $109; payable to Central Coast Swing Dance, 333 Rice Ranch Road, Santa Maria 93455 (Tele­phone: 1805/937-1574). Answers?♦

Saturday, January 17; 8-2: Tickets
The Fifteenth Annual Edwardian Ball (The Beastly Baby) (Tele­phone: 435-7527) at the Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave­nue. Period dress/costumes admired, not required. Answers?

Sunday, January 18; ~5:30-'til the last dancer drops: $10
Monterey SwingFest XXII's post-convention dance at the Hotel Hyatt Regency, 1 Golf Course Drive.♦

Monday, January 26; 8:30-11:30: $12
Just Knock resumes its normal Fourth Monday schedule at The Dance Loft, 2475 Third Street (Tel­e­phone: 846.3154). Class at 7:30 or 8:15 and dance: $16; both classes: $20. Answers?♦

Friday-Sunday, January 29-February 1: Pricing
City Lights Ball XVI (NDCA, DanceSport Series) at the Fairmont San José, 170 Market Street, San José (Telephones: 1866/540-4493; 408/998-1900). Hosts: Dan Messenger (Telephone: 1262/490-1759) and Anna Mikhed. Answers?

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   FEBRUARY Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Saturday, February 2; 7-12: $25
AVALON RISING plays Waltzes, Tangos, Polkas, Country Dances, Reels, and other vintage dances for A Grand Court Ball in Westeros (A Dance of Ice and Fire) in the Elks' Club Lodge Room, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Medieval, Far Eastern, African, Italian Ren­aissance, fantasy costume or formal wear admired, not required. No host bar. You may contribute victuals to share on the Royal Buffet. In advance through January 31: $20 payable via PayPal or The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731).

Thursday, February 12; 8:00 'til the last dancer drops: $5
The public is welcome to attend the Capital Swing Dancers Presidents' Day Conven­tion Early-Bird Dance at the Hotel Woodlake Convention Center, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacra­mento.♦

Friday-Sunday, February 13-15; $1??; Other countries: $1??; Younger than 18: $??
Capital Swing Dancers' (Tele­phone 1916/271-2385) Presidents' Day Conven­tion XXII (AANCE, NASDE, NFA, WSDC, YASDA) at the Hotel Woodlake Convention Center ($75-$95), 500 Leisure Lane (Tele­phones: 1800/RED-LION; 916/922-2020), Sacra­mento. Event, two buffet-style meals, hospi­tality suite: $139; Other countries/Students: $110; younger than 18: $80 through January payable to: Capital Swing Dancers, c/o Sheryl Zazzi, 1709 Lakewood Drive, West Sacra­mento 95691 (Tele­phone: 1916/607-8282.). Answers?

Sunday, February 15; ~8:00 'til the last dancer drops: $5
The public is welcome to attend the Capital Swing Dancers Presidents' Day Conven­tion dance at the Hotel Woodlake Convention Center, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacra­mento.♦

Thursday-Sunday, February 19-22: $300?: (other options available.)
7thAnnual San Francisco Salsa Rueda Festival (Tele­phone: 608-6180) at Hotel Whitcomb ($119), 1231 Market Street (626-8000; Reservation Tele­phone: 1800/­227-4747). In advance through November: $240+; through December: $275.29; through January: $280+. Answers?
  Thursday: Rumbaché
  Friday and Saturday: Timbalive

Saturday, February 22; 09:00-23:59: Price$
14thAnnual Berkeley Ballrom Classic, in the RSF Fieldhouse, 2301 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, February 27-March 1: $380 each of two (other options available)
Dance in the world's only railroad dance car or listen to MARK GUSTASON in the Piano Lounge, through the Sierra Nevada aboard the adults-only Reno Fun Train: Theme Rock & Roll a.k.a. Michelle Kinkaid's Train Magic departing Friday, February 27 from Emery­ville at 9:45, Richmond at 10, Martinez at 10:35, Suisun at 11, Sacra­mento at 12:05, returning Sunday, March 1. Music for dancing in the world's only dance car, listening in the piano lounge. Transportation, two light meals, two nights at Silver Legacy Resort Casino, and “Fun Book”. Payable to Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112. Call 585-6282.

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Saturday, December 6; 7-12: $18
State College's Afro-Cuban Ensemble plays at the Women's Building. Please see details above.

Tuesday, December 9; 8-?: $23
Junius Courtney Big Band plays Bring On The Swing at Yoshi's Jazz Club. See details above.

Saturday, December 13; 8-12: Two drink minimum, please
Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88s play for Dancing by the Seaside. Please see details above.

Friday, December 19; 8-11: $10 ($15 with buffet dinner)
Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88s play Boogie on the Barge in Sausalito. See details above.

Friday, December 19: 9:30-?: $15
Stompy Jones' 7thAnnual Sleigh Ride at the Verdi Club. Please see details above.

Saturday, December 20; 8-12: $12 ($18 with class at 7)
Clint Baker's Hot 6 play at the Prohibition Ball on Treasure Island. Please see details above.

Saturday, December 20; 8-11: $15
Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88s are Swingin' in Santa Rosa. Please see details above.

New Year's Eve, 7:30-2: $25
Encore Music Club plays at the Chinese Performing Artists Center. Please see details above.

New Year's Eve, 7:30-1: $50
3 O'Clock Jump plays aboard the USS Hornet in Alameda. Please see details above.

New Year's Eve, 8:30-12:30: $25?, Students: $15?
Bangers & Mash plays for the New Year's Eve Waltz Ball in Berkeley. Please see details above.

New Year's Eve, 9-?: $35
Metro Big Band plays Cheryl Burke Dance's Rockin' New Year's Eve Party. See details above.

Saturday, January 3; 8-?; $25
Bangers & Mash play for A Victorian Twelfth Night Ball in Alameda. Please see details above.

Friday, January 9; 7-10: Two drink minimum, please
Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums play at the Lake Merritt Hotel. Please see details above.

Thursday, February 19
Rumbaché plays for the 7thAnnual San Francisco Salsa Rueda Festival. See details above.

Friday, February 20
Timbalive plays for the 7thAnnual San Francisco Salsa Rueda Festival. See details above.

Saturday, February 21
Timbalive plays for the 7thAnnual San Francisco Salsa Rueda Festival. See details above.

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MONTHLY
Last TUESDAY; 8-10:30: $5 – Partner advised!²
DAVE'S SWINGTIME BAND (Tele­phone: 1510/521-3219) featuring vocalist Janese Powell at Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Road, Alameda (Tele­phone: 1510/522-9355). From San Fran­cisco Bay Bridge: Nimitz Free­way (880) toward Alameda/San José to High Street Bridge into Alameda. Left at fifth 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; left (before drug store) to end of parking lot at Temple Israel.

Last FRIDAY; 8:30-11:30: $15
Various groups play for up-tempo dancing at Ellington Hall's Friday Night Swing, 3535 Industrial Drive, B4, Santa Rosa (Tele­phone: 1707/545-6150x25). 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 Left to Right on Industrial Drive, Right on driveway past Payless Shoes to end.

Third SATURDAY; 9-1:30: $15
Various groups play for East Bay Salsa

Third SUNDAY; 4-6:30: $15 – Partner advised!²
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's Stan Isaacs telephone: 1650/858-2568.

7-9: $8 – Partner advised!²
CLASS ACT BIG BAND plays for Sunday Swing's up-tempo dancing at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave­nue, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/504-2176 ). Class at 6 and dance: $12. This gig doesn't happen Easter, in May, July, September, November, or Christmas. Answers?

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WEEKLY
Monday-Thursday
7-10: Two drink minimum – Partner advised!²
Various groups play for dancing at Le Colonial's Bamboo Lounge, 20 Cosmo Place (Tele­phone: 931-2933).

Sundays
9-1:30: No cover! Partner, and hearing protection, advised!*
Ed Ivey and Edna Love Blues Jam at Swig, 561 Geary Street (Tele­phone: WAlnut 1-7392).

Mondays
8-11: No cover (two drink minimum, please) Take a partner!³
THE FIL LORENZ ORCHESTRA concert at Local Edition, 691 Market Street.
WARNING: Last-minute cancellations are common. Call 795-1375 to confirm!

Tuesdays
8-10: $25 – Take a partner!³ — RESUMES JANUARY 6!
THE TOMMY IGOE GROOVE CONSPIRACY concert at The Addition née Yoshi's, 1330 Fill­more Street. There are tiny spaces to dance.
NOTICE: Frequent schedule changes. Call 655-5600 to confirm!

9:40-12: $10
STOMPY JONES play The Tuesday Night Jump when not on The Road, at Verdi Club, 2424 Mari­posa Street (Tele­phone: 861-9190). Intermediate Lindy Hop and Balboa classes at 7; Beginners' class at 9 and dance: $12. Tele­phone: 505-8530. Answers?

Third Tuesday:
7-9: $5 – Partner advised!²
STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA, with Sheilah Glover, plays Starduster Tuesday at the Mill Valley Community Center's Cascade Ballroom at 180 Camino Alto (Telephone: 383-1370). Refreshments.

Wednesdays
6:30-11:30: $5 – Partner advised!²
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.

7:15-12: $5
Various bands play for dancing at the Saddle Rack, 4201 Boscell Road, Fremont (Tele­phone: 1510/979-0477). Class at 7:30. Answers?

9:30-1: $10
Various groups play for Cat's Corner's high tempo Swing dancing at Balançoire Night Club, 2565 Mission Street (Telephone: 920-0577). Class at 8:30 add $5. Answers?

Thursdays
7-11: $10 – Partner advised!²
PURE ECSTASY plays 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 (Tele­phone: 1510/979-0477). Class at 7:30. Answers?

9-11: $15
Metro Big Band plays for Ballroom and Latin dancing at Cheryl Burke Dance, 1400 North Shoreline Boulevard, A-1, Mountain View (Tele­phone: 1650/864-9150). Class at 8. Answers?

Second and Fourth Thursdays
COSMO ALLEYCATS play for up-tempo dancing at Blondie's Bar & No Grill, 540 Valencia Street (Telephone: 864-2419).

Third Thursdays 7:30-10:30: $6
THE LYRATONES play for dancing at the Santa Clara Senior Center, 1303 Fremont Street at Monroe Street (Telephone: 1408/615-3170).

Fourth and Second Thursdays
COSMO ALLEYCATS play for up-tempo dancing at Blondie's Bar & No Grill, 540 Valencia Street (Telephone: 864-2419).

Fridays
Fridays and Saturdays; 8:30-11:30: Two drink minimum, please
Blues & BBQ at the Smoking Pig BBQ Company, 3340 Mowry Avenue, Fremont (Telephone: 1510/713-1854). Answers?

9-11:30: $12
Various bands play for dancing at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). 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 (Tele­phone: 1510/979-0477). Class at 7:30. Answers?

9-12:30: $10 – Partner advised!²
BLACK MARKET JAZZ ORCHESTRA sextette at the Top o'Th'Mark, 898 Mason Street. Music from the '40s to today. Call 616-6916 for general, 616-6940 for specific, information.

Saturdays
7:15-8:59: $10; 9-1:30: $20
Various bands play for dancing at the Saddle Rack, 4201 Boscell Road, Fremont (Tele­phone: 1510/979-0477). Class at 7:30. Answers?

Saturdays and Fridays; 8:30-11:30: Two drink minimum, please
Blues & BBQ at the Smoking Pig BBQ Company, 3340 Mowry Avenue, Fremont (Telephone: 1510/713-1854). Answers?

9-12:30: $15 – Partner advised!²
Various groups play for dancing at the Top o'Th'Mark, 898 Mason Street. Jazz, Swing, R&B. Call 616-6916 for general, 616-6940 for specific, information.

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