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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 — NOT TONIGHT, DEAR!
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Second Sunday dance and dinner is happening next week, q.v. below.

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).♦

Wednesday, January 14; 7-10: $25
JOSHUA KLIPP & THE KLIPPTONES play Retro at the Metro Sock Hop, a fund raiser for the Metronome Dance Collective at 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 871-2462). Twist contest. Snacks.

Thursday, January 15; 21:00-04:00: $10
Monterey SwingFest XXII's EarlyBird class with John and Jessica 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 (Tels: 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). Watch the competitions on Global Dance TV for $4.95. Answers?♦

Saturday, January 17; 7:30-10: $20
METRO BIG BAND plays for dancing at the Crystal Ballroom Dance Studio, 3595 Stevens Creek Boulevard, San José (Telephone: 1408/260-8900). Also January 31.

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; 2:30-6:30: Re$ervation only!
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' San Francisco By The Bay dance and dinner at 5 at the South San Fran­cisco Rec­rea­tion Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: January 14, $30 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephone: 265-7063). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, January 18; 3-5: $8
THE STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA, with Sheilah Glover, plays the First Dance of the New Year at the Tamalpais Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Avenue, Mill Valley (Telephone: 388-6393). Music for Swing and other dances from the '40s to today. Light refreshments. From the Redwood Highway (101): Shoreline Highway (1) at the Stinson Beach exit from the Redwood Highway (101) to the Stinson Beach to Left on Tennessee Valley Road thence Right on Marin Avenue. Venue at left.

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.♦

Wednesday, January 21; 9-11: $7 — CHANGE of SCHEDULE and FLOOR for about four weeks!
B Street Boogie's weekly dance is happening upstairs while the main floor at the Peninsula Italian Amer­ican Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street, is being replaced. Classes at 7:30 and 8:15 and dance: $12. Answers? (Tele­phone: 585-6282).♦

Monday, January 26; 9-11: $7
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?♦

Wednesday, January 28; 9-11: $7 — CHANGE of SCHEDULE and floor for about three weeks!
B Street Boogie's weekly dance is happening upstairs while the main floor at the Peninsula Italian Amer­ican Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street, is being replaced. Classes at 7:30 and 8:15 and dance: $12. Answers? (Tele­phone: 585-6282).♦

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?

Thursday, January 29; 9-12: Grati$! — NEW WEEKLY SALSA DANCE!
Capone's Speakeasy, 1400 Park Street, Alameda (Telephone: 1510/522-2391). After tonight, there will be a cover charge.

Thursday, January 29; 9:15-12: $15 includes dinner; $10 after 11 — CHANGE of VENUE!
The weekly Hustle Dance Party has moved to Ballroom Dance Supply at 4850 Harwood Road, San José (Telephone: 1408/978-7922). Class at 8:15.

Saturday, January 31; 7:30-10: $20
METRO BIG BAND plays for dancing at the Crystal Ballroom Dance Studio, 3595 Stevens Creek Boulevard, San José (Telephone: 1408/260-8900).

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Wednesday, February 4; 9-11: $7 — CHANGE of Schedule and floor for about two weeks!
B Street Boogie's weekly dance is happening upstairs while the main floor at the Peninsula Italian Amer­ican Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street, is being replaced. Classes at 7:30 and 8:15 and dance: $12. Answers? (Tele­phone: 585-6282).♦

Thursday, February 5; 9-12: $?? — NEW WEEKLY Salsa Dance!
Capone's Speakeasy, 1400 Park Street, Alameda (Telephone: 1510/522-2391).

Thursday, February 5; 9:15-12: $15 includes dinner; $10 after 11 — CHANGE of Venue!
The weekly Hustle Dance Party has moved to Ballroom Dance Supply at 4850 Harwood Road, San José (Telephone: 1408/978-7922). Class at 8:15.

Friday, February 6; 9-1:30: $17
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play at the celebration of Ray Hirsch's 94th birthday, at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave­nue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Jack 'n' Jill contest. In advance: $13.65 Class at 7:45.

Saturday, February 7; 3-5: $15; Members: $10; Students: Grati$!
A Day With Annie Hirsch (not a dance) discussing the past and present of Swing dancing. Presented by The Next Generation Swing Dance Club at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emery­ville (Tele­phone: 1510/655-2888). Regular monthly dance and class 6-12; $13; Members: $8; Students: $6.

Saturday, February 7; 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).

Sunday, February 8; 2-5: Grati$! — NEW MONTHLY LINDY DANCE!
Every Second Sunday at Neck Of The Woods, 406 Clement Street (Telephone: 387-6343).

Sunday, February 8; 2:30-6:30: Re$ervation only!
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Leave your heart in San Francisco dance and dinner at 5 at the South San Fran­cisco Rec­rea­tion Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: February 4, $30 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephone: 265-7063). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Wednesday, February 11; 9-11: $7 — Change of Schedule and floor for about a week!
B Street Boogie's weekly dance is happening upstairs while the main floor at the Peninsula Italian Amer­ican Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street, is being replaced. Classes at 7:30 and 8:15 and dance: $12. Answers? (Tele­phone: 585-6282).♦

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.♦

Thursday, February 12; 9-12: $?? — New WEEKLY Salsa Dance!
Capone's Speakeasy, 1400 Park Street, Alameda (Telephone: 1510/522-2391).

Thursday, February 12; 9:15-12: $15 includes dinner; $10 after 11 — Change of Venue!
The weekly Hustle Dance Party has moved to Ballroom Dance Supply at 4850 Harwood Road, San José (Telephone: 1408/978-7922). Class at 8:15

Friday-Sunday, February 13-15; $149?; Students/Non-USA: $120?; Younger than 18: $90?
Capital Swing Dancers' (Tele­phone 1916/271-2385) Presidents' Day Conven­tion XXIII (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; Non-USA/Students: $110; younger than 18: $80 through February 11 payable to: Capital Swing Dancers, c/o Sheryl Zazzi, 1709 Lakewood Drive, West Sacra­mento 95691 (Telephones: Reservations, 1916/922-2020; Hotel, /607-8282). Answers?

Saturday-Sunday, February 14-15; 8-1:30: $69
TBA plays for The 5th Santa Rosa Salsa Festival (Telephone: 1707/484-6086) at the Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa, 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa (Telephone: 1707/545-8530). In advance: $52.69. Classes from 09:00-16:00. Answers?
  Sunday, 9-1:30: $20. TBA plays. In advance: $16.82. Class at 7.

Saturday, February 14; 7-10: Grati$ but you must reserve!
THE ELY BROTHERS & THE DOUBLETAKE BAND play the Valentine's Day Sock Hop, hosted by Cynthia Glinka, at the Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue (Telephone: 561-4400).

Saturday, February 14; 9-11:30: $9
Valentine's Dance in the Lucie Stern Ballroom at the Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Class at 8. (Telephone: 1650/648-3633) Answers?

Saturday, February 14; 9-1: $25; with dinner at 7: $35
Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year Party at the Allegro Ballroom at 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emery­ville (Tele­phone: 1510/655-2888). Lion Dance and Costume contests. In advance – Buf­fet dinner at 7 and dance: $30; dance and refreshments at 9: $20. 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, Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

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

Friday-Sunday, February 20-22; $199 (Other options available.)
Swingin' At The Savoy with Norma Miller, Chazz Young, and Chester Whitmore at Cheryl Burke Dance, 1400 North Shoreline Boulevard, A-1, Mountain View (Telephone: 1650/­864-9150). In advance $179 through February 15 (Telephone: 1408/890-7964) payable to Wednesday Night Hop (address at above). Answers?
  Friday; 8:30-12: $30 – DON NEELY SWINGTET
  Saturday; 8:30-'til the last dancer drops: $40 – (8-Midnight) KATIE CAVERA & HER LOST BOYS
  Sunday; 8-10: $25 – THE HOT BAKED GOODS, Sunnyvale Community Center, 950 Michelangelo Drive.


Friday, February 20; 9-?: $13?
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS featuring Miss Carmen Getit play for up-tempo dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave­nue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 8.

Saturday, February 21; 09:00-23:59: Price$
14thAnnual Berkeley Ballroom 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, March 7; 12:45-5; dance 6:30-12: $50/Students: $20; Two classes: $40; One class: $20
6thAnnual Day With The Stars, presented by The Next Generation Swing Dance Club, featuring TBA, and TBA at the Allegro Ball­room, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emery­ville (Tele­phone: 1510/655-2888). Dance Club member: $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, Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.♦

Saturday, March 7; 8-?; $25
BAGUETTE QUARTETTE plays early Century CMM ballroom dance music for the Dances of Mystery and Imagination (A Victorian Costume Ball in Honour of Mr. Edgar Allan Poe) at the Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Avenue, Kensington. Evening dress from the 1830s-'40s or modern, fantasy or historical costumes, admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $20 through February 28 from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Ave­nue, Alameda 94501 (Tele­phone: 1510/522-1731) or PayPal. Class at 7:15.

Wednesday, March 4; 9-11:30: $8 (discounts for bona fide students)
Mission City Swing's, a West Coast Swing phenomenon, First Anniversary of weekly dances at the Polish Club of San Francisco, 3040 Twenty-second Street. Intermediate class at 7 or Fun­da­ment­als class at 8 and dance: $15. Both classes and dance: $25. CAVEAT: This is not in Mission City (Santa Clara).

Sunday, March 8; 2-5: Grati$! — NEW Monthly LINDY Dance!
Every Second Sunday at Neck Of The Woods, 406 Clement Street (Telephone: 387-6343).

Sunday, March 8; 2:30-6:30: Re$ervation only!
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Kites and Shamrocks dance and dinner at 5 at the South San Fran­cisco Rec­rea­tion Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: March 4, $30 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephone: 265-7063). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, March 8; 6:30-10: $10 – Workshops at 4:30 and dance; $40
Swing Joins Country XXIV, a day of Swing and Country dancing and Show at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club, 100 North B Street, San Mateo. Jack ’n’ Jill Team Match. Workshops with Michelle Kinkaid and Others To Be Announced 4:30-6:30 and dance $30 through March 5 sent to Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Fran­cisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282). — From Bayshore (101), Third Avenue toward hills; Right at light after 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; Left on B Street; venue at right about a half block before T intersection.

Friday, March 13; 9-11:30: $9
St. Patrick's Dance in the Lucie Stern Ballroom at the Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Class at 8. (Telephone: 1650/648-3633) Answers?

Sunday, March 15; 5-12: $5
Ashkenaz (since 1973) 41st Anniversary Bash and 3rd Annual Ashkenaz World Dance Showcase, a benefit for and at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave­nue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099.

Saturday, March 21; 2-2: Workshops, dance: $75, Juniors: $55 (Other options available.)
Swing In the South Bay V (Telephone: 1510/684-2442) at Dance Boulevard, 1824 Hillsdale Ave­nue, San José (Tele­phone: 1408/264-9393). Workshops with Kara Frenzel, Richard Kear, Jason Wayne & Yvonne Wayne, Miguel deSousa & Yenni Setiawan; Dance and Open and Invitational Jacks ’n’ Jill at 8: $15. Answers?

Saturday, March 21; 7-11:30: $18; Minors: $11
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's (HotLine: 1707/523-9477) annual Black & White Ball and Potluck Dinner (please take food to share) at the Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Petaluma Boulevard South. Formal attire requested. Answers? Via Redwood Highway (101) from Golden Gate Bridge, Petaluma Boulevard South, Left at signal, Right into second drive­way.♦

Wednesday, March 25; 8-?: $18-$24VENUE CLOSED!
JUNIUS COURTNEY BIG BAND with Denise Perrier In Full Swing Regalia at The Addi­tion née Yoshi's, 1330 Fill­more Street. There are tiny spaces to dance.

Thursday-Sunday, March 27-29 Ticket options other than below.
Matinées: $25; Evenings: Friday, $35; Saturday, $45; Sunday, $40.
San Francisco Open DanceSport Championships (NDCA) at the San Fran­cisco Airport Marriott Water­front Hotel, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame (Tele­phones: 1800/­228-9290; 650/692-9100; Facsimile: -8016). Amounts payable to: San Francisco Open, LLC, 3605 Highland Avenue, Redwood City 94062 (Voice: 1650/366 0504; Facsimile: /472 9266) Hosts: Stephan and Denise Jourdaine-Krauel (Voice/Facsimile: 1650/­366- 0504). Hostess: Nadia Eftedal (Tele­phone: 1562/902-7657).

Saturday, March 28 — NOT TONIGHT, DEAR!
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's Fourth Saturday dance in Santa Rosa was the annual Black & White Ball and Potluck Dinner last Saturday in Petaluma q.v. above.

Sunday, March 29; 7-10:30: $10
Lakeside Swing's Fifth Sunday Dance at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 6 and dance: $15. Snacks. Answers?

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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.

Wednesday, January 14; 7-10: $25
Joshua Klipp & The Klipptones play the Retro at the Metro Sock Hop. Please see details above.

Sunday, January 18; 3-5: $10
Starduster Orchestra plays the First Dance of the New Year in Mill Valley. See details above.

Saturday, January 17; 7:30-10: $20
Metro Big Band plays at the Crystal Ballroom Dance Studio in San José. See details above.

Saturday, January 31; 7:30-10: $20
Metro Big Band plays at the Crystal Ballroom Dance Studio in San José. See details above.

Friday, February 6; 9-1:30: $17
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers: Ashkenaz for Ray Hirsch's 94th. Details above.

Saturday, February 14; 7-10: Grati$!
The Ely Brothers & The Doubletake Band: Valentine's Day Sock Hop. 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.

Friday, February 20; 8:30-12: $30 (In advance: $25)
The Don Neely Swingtet plays for Swingin' At The Savoy. Please see details above.

Saturday, February 21; 8:30-12: $40 (In advance: $30)
Katie Cavera & Her Lost Boys play for Swing' At The Savoy. Please see details above.

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

Sunday, February 22; 8-10: $25 ($20 in advance)
The Hot Baked Goods play for Swingin' At The Savoy. Please see details above.

Saturday, March 7; 8-?; $25
Baguette Quartette plays at the Arlington Community Church. Please see details above.

Wednesday, March 25; 8-10: $19-$24
Junius Courtney Big Band is In Full Swing Regalia at The Addition. Please see details above
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MONTHLY
Second SUNDAY; 2-5: Grati$!
Various bands play for Lindy Hop at Neck Of The Woods, 406 Clement Street (Telephone: 387-6343).

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!³VENUE CLOSED!
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
7-10 (Two drink minimu, please)
The Lake Merritt Hotel's Terrace Room presents various groups who play for dancing. Reservations: 1510/903-3771. Answers?♦

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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