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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 after Noon.
JULYRegularly-scheduled Dances.

Tuesday, July 1 — DEADLINE!
Payment in full for the September 18-27 Sea Magic cruise from/to Yokohama via Kanazawa, Maizuro, Sakaiminato, Pusan (Kyongju), and Nagasaki aboard the Diamond Princess. Each of two: Inside: $1,718; Outside: $1,838; Balcony: $2,478; Suite: $2,978 (prices for previous passengers from $1,279). Payable to: Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112 (Voice/Facsimile: 585-6282). Answers?

Thursday-Sunday, July 3-8: $455 through April, $495 after
Nora's Tango Week-end at the San Francisco Airport Waterfront Marriott, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame. Event, workshops, milongas payable to: Nora Olivera, 2841 Hillside Drive, Burlingame 94010 (Telephone: 1650/348-1140). Answers?
  Thursday; 9-2: La Milonga de Carlos y Mayte
  Friday; 9-2: SETH ASARNOW Y SU SEXTETO TÍPICO play La Milonga de Los Totis
  Saturday; 9-2: Celebration Tango show
  Sunday; 9-2: SETH ASARNOW Y SU SEXTETO TÍPICO play the Masquerade Ball


Friday, July 4 — Not tonight, Dear!
Friday Night Waltz is celebrating the independence of the USA.

Friday, July 4; 7-10: $30 with dinner at 5
Hot Fun In The Summertime ’60s-’90s Ballroom, Disco, Motown dance at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (Tel: 1510/436-9888). $25 through June 15. From San Fran­cisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Free­way (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. Answers?

Saturday, July 5: The Period Events & Enter­tain­ments Re-Creation Society is taking a break.

Tuesday, July 8 — Not tonight, Dear!
Tommy Igoe's Big Band isn't happening tonight at Yoshi's.

Friday-Saturday, July 11-12; 7:30-1:30: $30 one night
Salsa Festival on The Fillmore. Telephone: 1808/352-4315. Please see venues and performers below. In advance through June 15: One day: $22.09; both days: $37.92. Class at 7:30. Answers?♦

Friday, July 11; 7-10: No cover. ($10 minimum, please)
CHOPS BIG BAND plays for dancing in the Lake Merritt Hotel's Terrace Room, 1800 Mad­ison Street, Oakland. Reservations: 1510/903-3771. Answers?♦

Friday, July 11; 9-12: $15
Ballroom Dance Party at Dance Vita Ballroom, 85 West Forty-third Avenue, San Mateo. Performance. Snacks. Classes at 7:30 and 8:15.

Sunday, July 13; 2:30-6:30: $30
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' 4th of July dinner at 5 and dance at the South San Francisco Rec­rea­tion Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: July 11 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, July 13; 6:45-10: $10 — CHANGE of VENUE!
Michelle Kinkaid's Second Sunday Dance (Tele­phone: 585-6282) is happening 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?

Sunday, July 13; 6:30-10: $10Moved due to loss of lease. SEE ABOVE!
Michelle Kinkaid's Second SundayDance, (Tele­phone: 585-6282) at the Imperial Dance Club (Tele­phone: 1650/­366-0504), 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City. Class at 6.Answers?

Monday, July 14; 7:30-9:30: Records, $8 – Musicians, $10
Because of being closed in August, this month's Dance Connection happens the First, Second, and Third Mondays at the Burlingame Woman's Club, 241 Park Road. Class at 6:45. Telephone: 1650/342-2221. Answers?

NOT A DANCE Saturday, July 19?; 14:00-?: $10
Summer Dance Showcase VIII Payable to: Summer Showcase 2014, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville 94608.

Saturday, July 19; 9-1:30: $15 — New SALSA Dance!
LOUIE ROMERO'S MAZACOTE plays for Tomaj's 3rd Saturdays, “The Bay Area's Biggest Salsa Party!” (Telephone: 505-3536) at the Allegro Ball­room, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Performances, food, refreshments. Classes at 7:30 and 8:30. San Fran­cisco Bay Bridge toward Sacra­mento then imme­diately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Friday-Sunday, July 24-27: One daytime+evening+dinner=$155 (Other options available)
Stephan Krauel & Denise Jourdaine-Krauel's
International Grand Ball XLVII at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel (Rate: $???), 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame (Tele­phones: 1800/228-9290; 650/692-9100; Facsimile: -8016). Payable to: International Grand Ball, 3605 Highland Avenue, Redwood City 94063 (Telephone: 1650/366-0504; Facsimile : /472 9266). Answers?

Friday-Sunday, July 25-27: Conflicting price$ – Discounts for students
Rodchata (Telephone: 577-0212) and Allegro present Summer Mega Dance Festival (Bachata, Kizomba, Salsa | Friday: Hawaiian and Tropical – Saturday: Black and Red – Sunday: Back to School) at the Allegro Ball­room, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/­655-2888). Lodging. Answers? San Fran­cisco Bay Bridge toward Sacra­mento then imme­diately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Friday, July 25; 8-?: $23, ages 30 and younger: 50%
JUNIUS COURTNEY BIG BAND plays Latin picante and delirious swing with Denise Perrier at Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley (Telephone: 1510/644-2020). In advance: $21. Answers?♦

Saturday, July 26; 9:30-1:30: $25
Swingalicious Vol. 6 at Roccapulco, 3140 Mission Street (Telephone: 821-3563). Classes at 8 and 8:45, raffle ticket through July 25: $20.♦
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August 19, 1935
When Benny Goodman was arriving at McFadden’s (née Sweet’s) Ballroom
for the evening’s gig in Oakland, there was a throng filling Broadway.
“What’s going on?” he asked. “They’re here to see you!”
Two days later, there was a national broadcast
of his performance at Los Angeles’ Palomar Theater thus creating the
erroneous impression that the Palomar, not
McFadden’s is where the Swing Era began.


AUGUSTRegularly Scheduled Dances

Dance Connection NOTICEREPAIRS!
Dance Connection Mondays at the Burlingame Woman's Club are not happening this month. Answers?

Saturday, August 2; 1-4:30: Grati$!
BANGERS AND MASH play for Victorian and Edwardian dancing at the Alameda 1902 Picnic Dance to Celebrate Alameda's Officially Becoming an Island! with PEERS in Lincoln Park, 1450 High Street, Alameda, presented by The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society (Tele­phone: 1510/522-1731). Please take ground-cover, period-looking food, parasols, shawls, etc., and non-alcoholic beverages for the picnic that begins at 11. 1890-1910 summer after­noon, Rational Women's Suffrage/Rights, cycling bloomers, etc., dress suggested; costumes admired, not required. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, August 8-10 – Event, workshops: $120; Juniors: $75; Non-USA: $90
Swingtacular: The Galactic Open 2014!!! at the Doubletree Hotel ($109), 2050 Gateway Place, San José (Telephones: 1800/230-4134; 408/453-4000). Host: Ben McHenry, (Telephone: 1925/922-9572).

Friday, August 8; 7-10: No cover. ($10 minimum, please)
CHOPS BIG BAND plays for dancing in the Lake Merritt Hotel's Terrace Room, 1800 Mad­ison Street, Oakland. Reservations: 1510/903-3771. Answers?

Friday, August 8; 7:30-?: $25 — Dance Floor Open!
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play Stompin’ At The Savoy: The Lindy Hop & The Golden Age Of Jazz at SFJazz Center, 201 Franklin Street (Telephone: 1866/920-5299). In advance: $32.50. Answers?

Friday, August 8; 9-12: $15
Ballroom Dance Party at Dance Vita Ballroom, 85 West Forty-third Avenue, San Mateo. Performance. Snacks. Classes at 7:30 and 8:15.

Saturday, August 9; 8:30-1:30: $??
First Anniversary of the Grand Opening of César's Latin Palace at 820 Twenty-sixth Street. Salsa, Merengue, Bolero, Cum­bia. Also tomorrow and Sunday.

Sunday, August 10; 6:45-10: $10 — Change of Venue!
Michelle Kinkaid's Second Sunday Dance (Tele­phone: 585-6282) is happening at the Peninsula Italian Amer­ican Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street, where Wednesdays' weekly B Street Boogie happens at 8:30. Refreshments. Answers?

Sunday, August 10; 6:30-10: $10 Loss of Lease! SEE ABOVE↑
Michelle Kinkaid's Second Sunday Dance, (Tele­phone: 585-6282) at the Imperial Dance Club (Tele­phone: 1650/­366-0504), 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City. Answers?

Sunday, August 10; 2:15-5: $30
Western Dinner and Dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reser­va­tion deadline: August 7 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 1415/265-7063; 510/552-9762). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Saturday, August 16; 9-1:30: $15 — New Salsa Dance!
TBA plays for Tomaj's 3rd Saturdays, “The Bay Area's Biggest Salsa Party!” (Telephone: 505-3536) at the Allegro Ball­room, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Performances, food, refreshments. Classes at 7:30 and 8:30. San Fran­cisco Bay Bridge toward Sacra­mento then imme­diately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Thursday, August 28; 9-?: $15
South Bay Dance Fling's Opening Dance Party in three ballrooms at the Holiday Inn San José Airport ($89) (Telephones: 1408/­453-6200; 800/662-9896) Class at 7.

Friday-Monday, August 29-September 1: $165
South Bay Dance Fling XXX (Flyer) (CTST, NFDA, UCWDC, WSDC) at the Holiday Inn San José Airport ($89) Telephones: 1408/453-6200; California: 1800/662-9896; Exterior: 800/538-6818; 888/HOLIDAY; Facsimile, 408/437-9693. Event, workshops, dinner, show: $145 through July 24; (other options available), payable to: South Bay Dance Fling, Post Office Box 1384, Oakdale 95361 (Telephone: 1209/608-1414). Answers?

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    SEPTEMBERRegularly-scheduled Dances.

Friday-Monday, August 29-September 1: $165
South Bay Dance Fling XXX (Flyer) (CTST, NFDA, UCWDC, WSDC) at the Holiday Inn San José Airport ($89) Telephones: 1408/453-6200; California: 1800/662-9896; Exterior: 800/538-6818; 888/HOLIDAY; Facsimile, 408/437-9693. Event, workshops, dinner, show: $145 through July 24; (other options available), payable to: South Bay Dance Fling, Post Office Box 1384, Oakdale 95361 (Telephone: 1209/608-1414). Answers?

Saturday, September 6; 8-11: $20
BRASSWORKS plays 1930s-'40s FoxTrots, Swings, Waltzes, Tangos, etc., in the Elks' Club Lodge Room for the The Casablanca Ball at The Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Vintage/modern evening dress, 1930s-'40s costume/Moroccan dress native dress is admired, not required. “We don’t care what you wear, ’long as it’s legal.” Food to share welcome. $15 through August 30 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 12; 9-12: $12br> 32nd Anniversary Dance of the Friday Night Dance at the Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (Telephone: 1650/856-6991). Class at 8.

Saturday, September 13, 8-12: $18; Age 20 and younger: $11; Spectator: $5
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's Jack 'n' Jill Invitational XIX (HotLine: 1707/523-9477) at the Pet­a­luma Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Pet­a­luma Boulevard South (Tele­phone: 1707/­876-3308). Class at 7. Redwood Highway (101) to Pet­a­luma Boulevard South; venue behind bowling alley about two miles farther at left. Answers?

Thursday-Sunday, September 18-21: $???
San Francisco Lindy Exchange. Housing? In advance — Event, workshops, dances: $?? through July; $?? through August ??; $??? through September ?. Payable to: San Francisco Lindy Exchange, 2417 Mission Street, 130, San Francisco 94110
At the Russian Center, 2460 Sutter Street
Thursday; 9:20-12:15: $15
FIL LORENZ'S LITTLE BIG BAND with Hale Baskin
Friday; 8:30-12: $30 – BARBARA MORRISON
Saturday; 8:30-12: $30 – GORDON WEBSTER
Sunday; 8:30-12: $30 – TBA
At ABADÁ-Capoeira, 3221 Twenty-second Street
Friday and Saturday; 23:59-05:00: Recorded Music

Thursday, September 18; 9:20-12:15: $15, Students: $12, included with SFLX (above)
FIL LORENZ'S LITTLE BIG BAND with Hale Baskin plays for the 9:20 Special's dance at the Russian Center, 2460 Sutter Street. Classes at 7:20 and 8:20. Answers?♦

September 19: First Saturday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 20: First Saturday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Saturday, September 20
NorCal Swing Dance Challenge Finals at Lake Merritt Dance Center. Details when available.

September 21: First Saturday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Sunday, September 21; 2:30-6:30: $30
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Hawaiian Night dinner at 5 and dance at the South San Francisco Rec­rea­tion Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: September 18 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 22: Tuesday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 23: Wednesday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 24: Thursday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 25: Second Friday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 26: Second Saturday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 27: Last day of National Ballroom Dance Week

Saturday, September 27 — Not tonight, Dear!
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's Fourth Saturday Dance happened September 13.

Saturday, September 27: Event: $?? with dinner; Event + hotel: $??? (other options available)
6thAnnual Pacific Grand Ball, American and International styles competitions and dancing at the Marriott San Mateo ($???), 1770 South Amphlett Boulevard (Telephones: 1888/236-2427; 1650/­653-6000). Amounts payable to: Pacific Grand Ball, 361 Marcella Way, Millbrae 94030 (Telephone: 1650/576-9961). Answers?

Saturday, September 27; Noon-8: Grati$!
7th Annual Redwood City Salsa Festival in Courthouse Square with TBA. Answers?

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Friday, May 30-Sunday, June 8
Healdsburg Jazz Festival XVI. Ticket tele­phones 1800/838-3006; 707/433-4644. Answers?

Sunday, June 1; 6-1:30: $10
Invasión Latina plays Café Cocomo's Last Days Celebration. Please see details above.

Saturday, June 7; 8-12: $20
Bangers & Mash plays for The Space Cowboys' Ball in Alameda. Please see details above.

Wednesday, June 11-Sunday, June 21:
San Francisco Jazz Festival XXXII at SF Jazz Center, Davies Symphony Hall, and Church of the Advent. Answers?

Thursday, June 12; 7-10: Grati$!
College of Marin Big Swing Jazz Band at Sausalito Seahorse. Please see details above.

Friday, June 13; 7-10: No cover. ($10 minimum, please)
Chops Big Band plays for dancing in Lake Merritt Hotel's Terrace Room. See details above.

Saturday-Sunday, June 14-15; 10-6: Grati$!
31stAnnual Novato Festival of Art, Wine and Music on Grant Avenue between Redwood Boule­vard and Seventh Street.

Saturday-Sunday, June 14-15; 10-10: $37.23 in advance. Other options available.
Isleton Cajun & Blues Festival (Telephone: 1916/777-4800) 950 Brannan Island Road. Answers?

Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15; 11-6: Grati$!
8thAnnual King of the County BBQ Challenge and Music Festival, at the Martinez Waterfront Park Marina.

Wednesday, June 18-Sunday, July 6 (Mondays); 11-22:00: $10; Ages 6-12 and 65+: $8
The Main Stage, Alameda County Fair, 4501 Pleasanton Ave­nue, Pleasanton (Telephone: 1925/426-7600).

Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22; Noon-10: Grati$!
San Fran­cisco Free Folk Festival XXXVIII at Presidio Middle School, 450 Thirtieth Avenue.

Saturday, June 21; 8:30-12: $20
Brassworks plays Ye Gaskell Occasional Dance Society's Ball. Please see details above.

Saturday, June 21; 9-1:30: $15
Edgardo Cambón y Candela plays for Tomaj's 3rd Saturdays at the Allegro Ballroom. Details above.

Wednesday, June 25; 8-?: $23
Junius Courtney Big Band plays at Yoshi's Jazz Club in Oakland. Please see details above.
Wednesday, June 18-Sunday, July 6 (Mondays); 11-22:00: $10; Ages 6-12 and 65+: $8
The Main Stage, Alameda County Fair, 4501 Pleasanton Ave­nue, Pleasanton (Telephone: 1925/426-7600).

Saturday and Sunday, July 5 and 6; 10:00-18:00: Grati$!
Fillmore Jazz Festival 2014 on Fillmore between Eddy and Jackson streets.

Friday-Saturday, July 11-12; 7:30-1:30: $30 per night (See discounts above.)
Salsa Festival on The Fillmore Venues: 1300 on Fillmore; Bruno's Pizzeria Cucina; Lush Life Gallery; Sheba Lounge and Restaurant; The Westbay Conference Center; Yoshi's Japanese Restaurant and Jazz Club. Performers: Alexis y La Original; Andy y Callao; Avance; Diana & Pancho Orquesta; Grupo Bakkan; Mazacote, N’Rumba; Pellejo Seco; The Gary Florez Band.

Saturday-Sunday, July 11-12: 11-7: One day: $30/Two: $45
The Bay Area Blues Society's 15th Annual Hayward/Russell City Blues Festival at Hayward City Hall Plaza, 777 B Street. In advance: $27, Senior/Student: $22, Two days: $47. Telephone: 1510/­647-3962; Answers?

Saturday, July 19
Oakland Jazz Festival at Cal State East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard, Hayward (Telephone: 1510/885-3000).

Friday, July 11; 7-10: No cover. ($10 minimum, please)
Chops Big Band plays for dancing in Lake Merritt Hotel's Terrace Room. See details above.

Sunday, July 12; Noon-7: $30
4thAnnual Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival at El Parque Potrero Del Sol (El Parque de la Raza), Utah at Twenty-fifth. In advance: $27.24; Ages 7-17: $16.74; Younger: Grati$!

Saturday, July 19; 9-1:30: $15
Louie Romero's Mazacote plays for Tomaj's 3rd Saturdays at the Allegro Ballroom. See details above.

Friday, July 25; 8-?: $23, ages 30 and younger: 50%
Junius Courtney Big Band plays Latin and Swing at Freight & Salvage. Please see details above.
Saturday, August 2; 1-4:30: Grati$!
Bangers and Mash play with PEERS at Lincoln Park, Alameda. Please see details above.

Saturday-Sunday, August 2-4; Noon-6: $15 – Seniors/Youths 13-17, $8; younger gratis
Art + Soul XIV at Frank Ogawa (City Hall) Plaza, Fourteenth and Broadway, Oakland. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, August 8-10: $OLD OUT!
Outside Lands Music Festival Music/Food/Wine/Beer/Art in Golden Gate Park. Flyer.

Friday, August 8; 5:30-9:30: $20; Ages 5-12: $5
Saturday-Sunday, August 9-10; 10-10: $25; Ages 5-12: $5 | Three days: $70/$15
San José Jazz Summer Fest XXV at and near César Chávez Plaza. Three days in advance through August 8: $47.88; Ages 5-12: $16.80.

Friday, August 8; 7-10: No cover. ($10 minimum, please)
Chops Big Band plays for dancing in Lake Merritt Hotel's Terrace Room. See details above.

Friday, August 8; 7:30-?: $25 — Dance Floor Open!
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers: Stompin’ At The Savoy, SFJazz Center. Details above.

Saturday, August 16; 9-1:30: $15
TBA plays for Tomaj's 3rd Saturdays at the Allegro Ballroom. Please see details above.

Saturday, August 23; 10-7: $27; Pre-teens Grati$!
Festival de la Isla XIII at Peña Adobe Park, Vacaville. In advance: $23.

Saturday-Monday, August 30-September 1; 9-5: $25?; Age 62+: $15?; Ages 6-12: $5?
The 62ndAnnual Sausalito Art Festival
Saturday-Monday, August 30-September 1; 9-5: $25?; Age 62+: $15?; Ages 6-12: $5?
The 62ndAnnual Sausalito Art Festival

Thursday, September 18; 9:20-12:15: $15
Fil Lorenz's Little Big Band with Hale Baskin at the Russian Center. Please see details above.

Friday, September 19; 8:30-12: $30
Barbara Morison plays at the Russian Center; San Francisco Lindy Exchange. See details above.

Saturday, September 20; 8:30-12: $30
Gordon Webster plays at the Russian Center; San Francisco Lindy Exchange. See details above.
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 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 at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class at 8:15. 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.

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: No cover! – 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!²
Ed Ivey and Edna Love Blues Jam at Swig, 561 Geary Street (Tele­phone: WAlnut 1-7392).

Tuesdays
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. Answers? Tele­phone: 505-8530.

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
7:30-11:30: $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?

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
March 28-October 24; 5-8:45: Grati$
Friday Nights at the de Young. Music, dancing, demonstrations, surprises, etc.

9-11:30: $12
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: $15 – 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?

9-12:30: $15 – Partner advised!²
Best of the Bay. 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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SUMMER SERIES
In order of proximity to City Hall
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April 28-October 9; 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.

April 24-September 21, various days and times.  
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. Telephones: 543-1718; Facsimile: -1755. Answers?

Sundays, June 15-August 17; 2:00: Grati$! — Sigmund Stern Grove Festival LXXVII

Wednesdays, June 4-August 27: Noon-1; Grati$!
Summer Sounds at Oakland City Center, Thirteenth and Broadway (Telephone: 1510/­830-1651). Flyer. Answers?

Fridays, June 6-June 27; 8:30-10: Grati$!  
Dancing Under the Stars at Jack London Square, the foot of Broadway, Oakland.

Thursdays, June 19-August 7; 6-8: Grati$! — Central Park Music Series, San Mateo.  

Second Fridays June 14-September 13 plus September 27; times vary from 5:30-6:45: Grati$  
Point Richmond Summer Music Festival, Washington Ave­nue at Park Place.

Every other Sunday: May 25-September 7
Sunset by the Lake at Pleasant Hill's City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane.

Tuesdays, June 17-September 23; 6-8: Grati$! — DISCONTINUED!
Dancing on the [Courthouse] Square, Redwood City.

Thursdays, May 22-September 11; 6:30-8: Grati$!  
Music & Market Series at Todos Santos Plaza, Concord

Dates approximate: June 22-August 10  
Stanford Jazz Festival XLII

Wednesdays, June 25-August 27; 6:30-8:30: Grati$!  
jazz on the plaza at the Town Plaza, West Main Street at Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos.

Sundays, May 25-September 27; 4-?: Variou$  
BBQs On The Lawn at Rancho Nicasio, on the Town Square, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. Reser­va­tions advised: 662-2219.

Fridays, June 13-August 15; 7-?: Grati$
Starry Nights in Brentwood, City Park, 790 Second Street.

Thursdays, June 12-August 28; 6-8: Grati$
Summer Nights on the Green, Farmers Market, Town of Windsor.
*DEFINITIONS — ¹Not for homophobes!

²Partner Advised
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