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   SEPTEMBER Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Thursday-Monday, September 1-5: $175
South Bay Dance Fling XXXII (Flyer) (CTST, NFDA, UCWDC, WSDC) at the Holiday Inn San José Airport ($109) Telephones: Local | California | Exterior | 1888/HOLIDAY; Facsimile, 1408/437-9693. Event, workshops, dinner, show: $160 through July 25; (other options avail­able), payable to: South Bay Dance Fling, Post Office Box 1384, Oakdale 95361 Telephone. Answers?

Saturday, September 3; 8-11: $25
BRASSWORKS plays favourite Victorian and neo-Victorian ballroom and set dances, includ­ing the Bohemian National Polka, Congress of Vienna Waltz, Mazurkas, Polkas, Quadrille and Lancers, Schottisches, Waltzes, etc., in the the Elks Lodge Ballroom for A Victorian Gothic Ball at The Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Evening dress of the 1830s, '40s, '50s, or modern evening dress admired, not required. “We don’t care what you wear, ’long as it’s legal.” Food to share welcome. $20 through August 27 via PayPal or from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Ave­nue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7:15. Answers?

Friday, September 9; 9-12: $12
34th Anniversary of the Friday Night Dance at the Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (Telephone: 1650/856-6991). Class at 8.

Saturday, September 10; 8-12: $30 — Unconfirmed
Allegro Ballroom's 22nd Anniversary Party with buffet at 7, giſts, performance at 9:30, and cake at 10:30. Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emery­ville – Call: 510/655-2888.


Sunday, September 11; 1-6: $80
ROYAL SOCIETY JAZZ ORCHESTRA plays for the 32nd Annual Art Deco Society of Cali­fornia's Gatsby Summer Aſternoon at the Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate, née Oakvale Park, 2960 Peralta Oaks Court (Telephone: 1510/615-5555), Oakland. Answers?

Sunday, September 11; 2:30-6:30: $30
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Hawaiian dinner at 5 and dance at the South San Francisco Rec­rea­tion Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: September 7 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 265-7063; 1510/552-9762). Class at 1:30. Answers?

September 16: First Friday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Friday, September 16; 8-11:30: $70 through August; $90 after
10thAnniversary Dinner, Showcase and Dance with four-course dinner at 7 at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). From San Fran­cisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. Answers?

September 17: First Saturday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Saturday, September 17; 7-10: $25
JOANIE BRANT & THE NOB HILL KNIGHTS dinner and dance (Call: 518-8434) at the American Legion Post, 651 El Camino Real, Redwood City (Call: 650/365-1337.

Sunday-Sunday, September 18-25
Each of two inside: $956; Outside: $1,544; Outside w/view: $1156; Balcony: $1,456; Suite: $1,856
Michelle Kinkaid's Sea Magic San Francisco:San Francisco cruise via Santa Barbara, Long Beach, Ensenada, and San Diego aboard the Grand Princess. Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Fran­cisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282).

September 18: Sunday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Sunday, September 18; 8:30-12: $10
South Bay Dance on Sunday's Second Anniversary at New Susan's Dance Studio in Capitol Square Mall at 422 North Capitol Avenue, San José (Telephone: 1408/435-1889). Answers?.

September 19: Monday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 20: Tuesday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Tuesday, September 20; 7:30-9:30: $10 – Partner advised!²
STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA, with Sheilah Glover, resumes its regular Starduster (T‏hird) Tuesday at the Mill Val­ley Community Center's Cascade Ballroom at 180 Camino Alto (Tel: 383-1370). Light refresh­ments. Answers?

September 21: Wednesday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 22: Thursday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 23: Second Friday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 24: Second Saturday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Saturday, September 24: Many options for Tickets
8thAnnual Pacific Grand Ball, American and International styles competitions and dancing at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway The Grand Package: Front row, hotel, dinner: $289 through August from Aira at 1650/576-9961, 1500 Van Ness Avenue (Telephones: 1415/441-4000; 1888/­233-9450). Amounts payable to: Pacific Grand Ball, 19 Winding Way, San Carlos 94070 (Telephone: 1650/576-9961). Answers?

Saturday, September 24: 11:00-01:00: $5
2ndAnnual Bayarea[sic] Salsa and Bachata Championships and Qualifier for the World Latin Dance Cup. Prizes, trophies. Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). — From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. Answers?

September 25: Last Day of National Ballroom Dance Week

Tuesday, September 27; 7-?: $25
PAUL PRICE SOCIETY ORCHESTRA plays for Kim Wong's Gala Dance in the Green Room at the Veterans Building, 477 Van Ness Avenue. In advance: $20. Answers?

Friday, September 30; 8-?: Gratis!
Mark Ballas Dance and Performing Arts' grand opening at 4877 Hopyard Road, B-1, Pleas­anton. Performances; food. Answers?

Friday, September 30; 8-11: $6
Let's Go Retro, 50s, 60s, 70s music at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/409-3511). Class at 7. Refreshments.

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   OCTOBER Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Saturday, October 1; 8-11: $25
SARA & SWINGTIME plays Charleston, FoxTrot, Tango, Waltz, etc., for The Prohibition Speakeasy Ball, in the Elks Lodge Ballroom, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Prohi­bition era(1919-1933) or modern evening dress admired, not required. “We don’t care what you wear, ’long as it’s legal.” Food to share wel­come. $20 through Sep­tember 24 from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Ave­nue, Alameda 94501 (Tele­phone: 1510/522-1731) or PayPal. Class at 7:15. Answers?

Sunday, October 2; 6:45-10: $12 — CHANGE OF SCHEDULE!
The Second Sunday Dance with Michelle Kinkaid (Telephone: 585-6282) is happening tonight 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.

Thursday, October 6; 9 'til the last dancer drops: $20?
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's Boogie by the Bay XXIV (see below) Early Bird Dance at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame. Class with Jordan Frisbee and Tatiana Mollmann at 7.♦

Friday-Sunday, October 7-9; Through September 5: $140
Student/Non-USA: $95; Age 17 and younger/Spectator: $75 (Other options available.)
Boogie by the Bay XXIV (AANCE, NASDE, WSDC, YASDA) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame – $143 through August (Telephones: 1800/233-1234; 650/347-1234). Buy event, workshops and buffet or send payment to: The Next Generation Swing Dance Club, Post Office Box 2747, Dublin 94568. See Boogie by the Bay as it happens! Answers?♦

Sunday, October 9 — Not tonight, Dear!
Michelle Kinkaid's Second Sunday Dance was last week. Tonight we're dancing at Boogie by the Bay, q.v. below.

Sunday, October 9; 2:15-5: $30
Halloween dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reser­vation deadline: October 5 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 265-7063; 1510/552-9762). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, October 9; ~8 'til the last dancer drops: $20?
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's monthly dance closes Boogie by the Bay XXIV (see above) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame.♦

Thursday-Sunday, October 13-16; Price$
Autumn Dance Classic (NDCA) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport (Book for $159 here), 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame. Entries pay­able with summary sheet to: San Francisco Autumn Dance Classic, West Coast Ballrooms, 4-75 Forty-eighth Avenue, 508, Long Island City 11209 (Telephone: 1646/509-6199; Facsimile: 480/­247-5340). Answers?

Thursday-Sunday, October 13-16: $150
Sundance Stompede (IAGLCWDC) at Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Hotel ($199 through September 12), 1500 Van Ness Avenue (call 447-3025; to reserve). In advance: $120 through July; $130 through September 23 from The Sundance Association, 2261 Market Street, PMB 225, San Francisco 94114. Answers?
 Thursday, 6:30-11: Kick-off Dance at Sundance Saloon, 550 Barneveld Avenue: $12;
 Friday, 7:30-1: Welcome Dance at hotel: $30;
 Saturday, 7:30-1: Hoedown at the Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Avenue: $50;
 Sunday, 5-11: Stompede Ball at the Sundance Saloon: $12.
Workshops at hotel: Friday: 1-6; Saturday and Sunday: 10-4.

Friday-Sunday, October 14-16: $390 for lodging, food, workshops, dances
Camp Swing XIX, a weekend of Balboa, Blues, Charleston, Collegiate Shag, East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Shim Sham, and more at the Mendocino Woodlands Camp. $390 pay­able to: Camp Swing, c/o Shufina English, 1 Hallidie Plaza, 210, San Francisco 94102 or $374.95 on line through October 15. Answers? From Mendocino take Little Lake Road 5½ miles to end of pavement. Turn Right onto gravel road 3 miles to camp.
   Playing for dancing Friday: Cosmo Alley Cats; Saturday: Gaucho.

Saturday, October 15; 9-12: $30 – UNCONFIRMED, probably cancelled. See November 5.
Ballroom Blitz, A Night at the Disco! with Jeff Chandler at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Performances, films, mixers, sparkling punch, hors d'oeuvres. Class at 8. In advance: $25. Telephone: 305-1032. Answers?♦

Wednesday, October 19; 8:30-11: $7
B Street Boogie's Fourth Anniversary with goodies and surprises at the Peninsula Italian Ameri­can Social Club of San Mateo with hostess/DJ Michelle Kinkaid, 100 North B Street. Classes at 7 and 7:45: $12. 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.

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Tuesday, October 25; 9:45-12: $15
STOMPY JONES play the final Tuesday Night Jump. Verdi Club, 2424 Mar­iposa Street (Tele­phone: 861-9190). Intermediate Lindy Hop and Balboa classes at 7; Begin­ners' class at 9 and dance: $15. Tele­phone: 505-8530. Answers?

Friday, October 28, 8-11: $6 — Unconfirmed
Fantastic Fourth Friday's Special Halloween Party at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Costume contest; prizes; refreshments. Class at 7. Answers?

Friday, October 28; 9-12: $12 — Unconfirmed
Hallowe'en Party at the Friday Night Dance at the Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (Telephone: 1650/856-6991). Costumes admired, not required. Class at 8.

Saturday, October 29; 7-10: $25
JOANIE BRANT & THE NOB HILL KNIGHTS dinner and dance (Telephone: 518-8434) at the American Legion Post, 651 El Camino Real, Redwood City (Telephone: 1650/365-1337.

Saturday, October 29; 7:30-1: $40; other options available
LEE PRESSON AND THE NAILS play the Monsters Bash aboard the USS Hornet docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point. In advance: $35. (Telephone: 1510/521-8448x282 or Facsimile: -8327 from 10-4. Class at 7:30. Answers?

Saturday, October 29; 9-12: $15
Halloween Bash at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emery­ville. Costume parade and prizes, line dance, showcase. Class at 8 and dance: $20. Call: 510/655-2888. 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, October 29; 9-1:30: $25?
TOP SHELF CLASSICS plays The Fillmore Halloween Dance Party Vintage Cool Black Ball at the Fillmore Heritage Center (Yoshi's), 1310 Fillmore Street. In Advance: $26.97. Answers? Call: 808/352-4315. Write.
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Hallowe’en
Monday, October 31
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9:15-?: $12 ($8 if costumed and bearing food) Unconfirmed
Halloween Potluck at Dance Boulevard, 1824 Hillsdale Ave­nue, San José (Tele­phone: 1408/264-9393). Costume contest. Classes at 7:15 and 8:15.

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Thursday, November 3; 8-?: $5 (included with week-end pass)
Mountain Magic XVIII Dance Convention's Early Bird Dance at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, 55 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe (Telephones: 1888/829-7630; 775/588-3515). Answers?♦

Friday-Sunday, November 4-6: $150; Juniors, Non-USA, Students: $95
Mountain Magic Dance Convention XVIII (CTST, NFDA, WSDC) at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa (Thursday and Sunday: $79+$20 - Friday and Saturday: $109+$20 through September with code: STSWG16), 55 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe (Telephones: 1888/829-7630; 775/­588-3515). Event (West Coast Swing, Hustle, Nightclub Two Step, Country Two Step, and more), work­shops through October 15: $130; Juniors, Non-USA, Students, All-Stars, Champions: $75 payable to Michelle Kinkaid's Mountain Magic, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112 (Voice/­Facsimile: 585-6282). See Mountain Magic as it happens. Answers?♦

Saturday, November 5; 7:45-12:
$25 through August; $30 through September; $35 through November 4
BANGERS & MASH play vintage ballroom dance music in the Elks' Club Lodge Room while DJ Dark Moon presents recorded modern romantic and Gothic dance music in the Nightfall Club from 7. Performance by Le Theater of the Vam­pires. Evening dress of the century and country of your rebirth admired, not required. Snacks. Le Bal des Vampires XXIII, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Payable via PayPal or The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 510/522-1731).

Saturday, November 5; 9-12: $40
Ballroom Blitz: Bedtime Story, Jeff Chandler's magical journey to “SanFranLand” at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Performances, films, mixers, sparkling punch, hors d'oeuvres. Class at 8. In advance: $30. Call: 305-1032. Answers?

Tuesday, November 8; 07:00-20:00
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Friday-Sunday, November 11-13: $109-$200
Fog City Stomp, a Lindy Hop workshop & competition weekend. Classes at the Swedish-American Hall, 2170 Market Street. Friday (Emily Asher's Garden Party) and Saturday (Clint Baker's Golden Gate Swing Band) dances at the Russian Center, 2460 Sutter Street. Sunday and late night dances at Abadá-Capoeira, 3221 Twenty-second Street. Answers?

Saturday, November 12; 8-12:30: Advance sale only
Dance and Salmon, Beef, or Mushroom ravioli dinner at 7: $150 or Dessert at 8: $65 through October 14
Thirty-piece philharmonic orchestra plays for the San Francisco Waltz­ing Society's Autumn Vien­nese Waltz Ball LX 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 (Telephone: 925/284-1003). Answers?

Sunday, November 13; 2:15-5: $28
Autumn/Thanksgiving dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reser­va­tion deadline: November 9 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 20 Turquoise Way, San Francisco 94131 (Telephones: 265-7063). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, November 13; 6:45-10: $12
The Second Sunday dance with Michelle Kinkaid (Tele­phone: 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 14; 9:15-?: $12 — Unconfirmed
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 (Tele­phone: 1408/264-9393). Classes at 7:15 and 8:15.

Saturday, November 28; 9-11:15: $17
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for the final dance of Swing in the Fall, a series of classes at 8 and music at 9 for uptempo dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave­nue, Berkeley (Telephones – Shows: 1510/­525-5054; Office: -5099). Answers?

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Saturday-Monday, September 3-5; 10-6: $25; Age 62+: $20; Ages 6-12: $5
The 64thAnnual Sausalito Art Festival

Saturday, September 3; 8-11: $25
Brassworks plays at a A Victorian Gothic Ball in Alameda. Please see details above.

Saturday-Sunday, September 10-11: $55 (Child: $20) per day; both days: $90
Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival at Johnson's Beach, 16217 First Street, Guerneville (Tele­phone: 707/869-1595). In advance: $100. Answers?

Sunday, September 11; 1-6: $80
Royal Society Jazz Orchestra at the Gatsby Summer Aſternoon in Oakland. See details above.

Saturday, September 17; 7-10: $25
Joanie Brant & The Nob Hill Knights dinner/dance in Redwood City. Please see details above.

Tuesday, September 20; 7:30-9:30: $8 – Partner advised!²
Starduster Orchestra plays for dancing in Mill Val­ley. Please see details above.

Saturday, September 24; Noon-8: Grati$!
9thAnnual Redwood City Salsa Festival in Courthouse Square plus Latin Jazz and Reggae on nearby stages. Answers?

Saturday-Sunday, September 24-25; 10-6: Grati$
Pacific Coast Fog Fest on Palmetto Avenue in Pacifica.

Saturday-Sunday, September 24-25; 10-6: Grati$
The 6th Annual Bay Area Blues Festival, on Main Street between Alhambra and Court streets in Martinez. Call: 1800/310-6563.

Saturday, September 24: Noon-5: Ages 11+ $5
Octoberfest in Swiss Park at 5911 Mowry Avenue, Newark.

Tuesday, September 27; 7-?: $25
Paul Price Society Orchestra plays the Gala Dance in the Veterans Building. See details above.

Friday-Sunday, September 30-October 2: Friday, 4-9; Saturday and Sunday, 10:30-5: $5
Sonoma County Harvest Fair at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa (Telephone: 1707/545-4200).

Friday-Sunday, September 30-October 2; 11:00-19:00: Grati$!
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival XV at Hellman Hollow (née Speedway Meadow), Lindley, and Marx meadows, Golden Gate Park. Volunteer! – Answers?

Saturday-Sunday, October 1-2: Saturday and Sunday, 10:30-5: $5
Sonoma County Harvest Fair at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa (Telephone: 1707/545-4200).

Saturday-Sunday, October 1-2; 11:00-19:00: Grati$!
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival XV at Hellman Hollow (née Speedway Meadow), Lindley, and Marx meadows, Golden Gate Park. Volunteer! – Answers?

Saturday-Sunday, October 8-9: 10-5: Grati$!
San Carlos Art & Wine Faire XXVI on San Carlos Avenue.

Saturday-Sunday, October 15-16; Noon-?: $205.45 two days (other options available)
Treasure Island Music Festival – The Festival In The Bay. Get there via shuttle service from Expo­sition/Civic/Bill Graham Auditorium: Grati$! Or San Francisco Municipal Railway's Treas­ure Island bus (108).

Wednesday, October 26; 1-3: Grati$!
Starduster Orchestra with Sheilah Glover and Noah Griffin plays for the 31 Annual Marin Senior Information Fair at the Marin Civic Center (Telephone: 456-FAIR. Answers?

Saturday, October 29; 7-10: $25
Joanie Brant & The Nob Hill Knights dinner/dance in Redwood City. Please see details above.

Saturday, October 29; 7:30-?: $?
Lee Presson and The Nails play aboard the USS Hornet at Alameda Point. See details above.

Saturday, October 29; 9-1:30: $25?
Top Shelf Classics plays The Vintage Cool Black Ball at Yoshi's. Please see details above.

Saturday, November 5; 7:45-12
Bangers & Mash play for Le Theater of the Vampires. Please see details above.

Saturday, November 28; 9-11:15: $17
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers play for Swing in the Fall. Please see details above.

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Music Venues where there might be dancers. See “days” below.
AMNESIA …
853 Valencia Street

BLONDIE'S BAR
540 Valencia Street

CIGAR BAR & GRILL
850 Montgomery Street

CLUB DELUXE
1511 Haight Street

LOCAL EDITION
691 Market Street

MAKE OUT ROOM
3225 Twenty-second Street

NICK'S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
100 Rockaway Beach, Pacifica

SADDLE RACK
4201 Boscell Road, Fremont
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SAUSALITO SEAHORSE
305 Harbor Drive

SMOKING PIG BBQ COMPANY
3340 Mowry Avenue, Fremont
SWIG
561 Geary Street

SUNDAYS
6:30-9: $10
The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, (née The [San Francisco] Bay Area Composer's Big Band) concert at Doc's Lab née The Purple Onion, 124 Columbus Avenue (Telephone: 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 (Tele­phone: 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's Stan Isaacs telephone: 1650/858-2568. Answers?

7-9: $8 – Partner advised!
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?

MONDAYS
8-11: Two drink minimum, plea$e. Take a partner!
THE FIL LORENZ ORCHESTRA concert at Local Edition, 691 Market Street.
WARNING: Last-minute cancellations are common. Call 795-1375 aſter five to confirm!

TUESDAYS
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. Call 795-1375 aſter five to confirm!

9:45-12: $12 – ENDS OCTOBER 25
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: $15. Tele­phone: 505-8530. Answers?

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 (Telephone: 383-1370). Light refresh­ments. Not happening in July or August to return September 20. Answers?

Last Tuesday; 8-10:30: $5 – Partner advised!
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. 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.

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.

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

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

THURSDAYS
9-11:15: $15
Musicians play Swing in the Fall, a series of classes at 8 and music at 9 for uptempo dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave­nue, Berkeley (Telephones – Shows: 1510/­525-5054; Office: -5099). Answers?
October  6
October 13
October 20
October 27
November  3
November 10
November 17
Moodswing Orchestra
Lisa Gonick & The Damfino Players
Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums featuring Miss Carmen Getit
Lonestar Retrobates
Macy Blackman
Stompy Jones
Mitch Woods
7-11: $10 – Partner advised!
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). Food. Class at 7:30. Answers?

8-10:30: Two drink minimum, plea$e
Salsa Thursdays at Balançoire Restaurant and Club, 2565 Mission Street (Telephone: 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.

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).

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. Call 795-1375 aſter five to confirm!

Fourth Thursdays, occasional
8-12: Two drink minimum, plea$e.
THE FIL LORENZ SWINGTET plays for dancing at Local Edition, 691 Market Street. WARNING: Last-minute cancellations are common. Call 795-1375 aſter five to confirm!

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

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. Dinner res­ervations: 1510/903-3771. Answers?

8:30-11:30: Two drink minimum, plea$e.
Also Saturdays. 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). Food. Class at 7:30. Answers?

First Friday; 10-?:
LAVAY SMITH SOULTET plays at Club Deluxe, 1511 Haight Street (Telephone: 552-6949).

Last Friday; 8:30-11:30: $15; Recorded music: $12
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 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 (Tele­phone: 1510/979-0477). Food. Class at 7:30. Answers?

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

Fourth Saturday: 9-11:15: $17 / Students: $13
Fourth Saturday Swing at at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave­nue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 8.

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SUMMER SERIES
In order of proximity to City Hall
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April 13-October 1?; Sundays usually at 2, Wednesdays usually at 6: Grati$!
Jewels Of The Square, Union Square
Sundays at 2: First: Tango – Second: Blues – Third: Latin/Salsa – Fourth: Lindy Hop.

May 1-October 30, various days and times.
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. Telephones: 543-1718; Facsimile: -1755. Answers?

April 17-November 27; 6:30-8: Grati$!
Friday Nights at the de Young (Telephone: 750-3600)

Second Fridays June 10-September 23; times vary from 5:30-6:45: Grati$
Point Richmond Summer Music Festival, Washington Ave­nue at Park Place.

Every other Tuesday: May 24-September 6
Sunset by the Lake at Pleasant Hill's City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane.

Thursdays, May 19-September 8; 6:30-8: Grati$!  
Music & Market Series at Todos Santos Plaza, Concord

Saturdays (Alternating), May 7-September 10; 6-8:30: Grati$!
Concerts in the Grove, Clayton.

DEFINITIONS   
Most events are attended by skilled and promiscuous Leaders and Followers.
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Not for homophobes!
Not for Sinophobes!
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You might be the only dancer(s) there.
                                  
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