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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.
   MARCH Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Thursdays, March 26-April 30; 9-11:15: $15; Students: $10
Swing In The Spring details under “Thursdays” below

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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Thursday, April 2; 8:30-10:30: $6
Blue Moon Swing¹ celebrates its First Anniversary, in the Cocoa Room concurrent with the Sun­dance Saloon's (Telephone: 820-1403) Two-Stepping night at 550 Barneveld Street. Class at 7:45. Answers?

Thursdays, April 2-April 30; 9-11:15: $15; Students: $10
Swing In The Spring details under “Thursdays” below

Thursday, April 2; 9-1:30: $15
TBA plays for the San Francisco Salsa Festival VII's Welcome Party at The Park Luxury Hotel, 50 Third Street. Class at 8:30.

Friday-Saturday, April 3-4: $115
San Francisco Salsa Festival VI [Flyer] at the The Park Central Luxury Hotel ($179 through March 10), 50 Third Street (Telephones: 974-6400; 1844/666-7238). In advance: Workshops, competitions, performances, dances: $90 through February. John and Liz Productions (Tele­phone: 1510/697-1892) Contact.

Friday-Saturday, April 3-4: $499 (Other options available)
Argentine Tango USA Official Championship and USA Tango Festival at the San Fran­cisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel (Rate: $115 through March 23), 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame (Telephones: 1800/228-9290; 877-622-3056; 650/692-9100; Facsimile: -8016). Payable to: Argentine Tango USA, 555 Bryant Street, 111 - Palo Alto 94301. Other options available. Answers?
  Thursday Milonga: $15
  Friday and Saturday Milongas with TRIO GARUFA: $35 ($30 through March 20)
  Sunday Milonga with SETH ASARNOW & SU SEXTETO TÍPICO: $35 ($30 through March 20)


Saturday, April 4; 6-12: $13 until 9:00.
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club celebrates its Twenty-sixth Anniversary, at the Allegro Ball­room, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). No class tonight. 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, April 4; 8-12: $25
BANGERS & MASH play for Dance Comes to Pemberley (Pride and Prejudice Ten Years Later) at the Elks' Club Lodge Room, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Period or modern evening dress admired, not required. Bar. Mrs. Darcy welcomes food to share. In advance: $20 through March 28 payable via PayPal or The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7.

Monday, April 6; 9:15-1: $10
Richard Kear's Birthday Bash at Dance Boulevard, 1824 Hillsdale Avenue, San José (Tele­phone: 1408/264-9393). Please take food to share. Class at 8:15.

Saturday, April 11; 8-11: $5
Ballroom Party at City College's Health and Well­ness Center, Howth Street/W Road near 777 Ocean Avenue, Third floor (Telephone: 452-5353). Class at 7.

Saturday, April 11; 9-11:30: $75 with dinner at 8
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' April in Paris coronation ball at the Crown Plaza Hotel (Code: SDD=$139 through March 28 at telephone 1650/­570-5700), 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City. hospi­tality at 2, Cocktails at 5, Coronation at 7, Dinner at 8. Formal attire, please. Reservations: Payment with order for PRIME RIB, PETRALE SOLE, or VEGETARIAN WELLINGTON to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, Inc., 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephone: 265-7063). Answers?

Sunday, April 12; 2-5: Grati$! — New Monthly Lindy Dance!
Every Second Sunday at Neck Of The Woods, 406 Clement Street (Telephone: 387-6343).

Sunday, April 12 — Hiatus!
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Dinner Dance isn't happening today.

Sunday, April 12; 7:15-10:30: Grati$!
Sun­dance Saloon's Sixteenth Anniversary Celebration¹ (Telephone: 820-1403) of its Country Two-Stepping, at 550 Barneveld Street. Entertainment, souvenirs. Class at 5:30. Answers?

Thursdays, April 16-April 30; 9-11:15: $15; Students: $10
Swing In The Spring details under “Thursdays” below

Sunday, April 19; 8-12: $10
Susan's Birthday Bash, dinner at 6, at New Susan's Dance Studio, 422 North Capitol Avenue, San José (Telephone: 1408/435-1889). Answers?

Thursdays, April 23-April 30; 9-11:15: $15; Students: $10
Swing In The Spring details under “Thursdays” below

April 24-May 3: National Dance Week

Friday, April 24; 7:30-10:30: $10
Welcome Dance for April Follies¹ (below) at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Answers?

Friday, April 24; 8-11:30: $??
Anniversary Party at the Metronome Dance Collective, 1830 Seventeenth Street (Telephone: 871-2462). Class at 7.♦

April 25-May 3: National Dance Week

Saturday, April 25; 10:00-23:00: ~$40 with chicken buffet dinner at 5:30.
USA and California NASSPDA Championship April Follies XIII¹, Hostess: Barbara Zoloth (Tel­e­phone: 971-0410), at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarc­adero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). Price lower through March 17. From San Fran­cisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Free­way (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. Answers?

Saturday, April 25; 8-10: Grati$!
Latin Dance Party at City College's Health and Well­ness Center, Howth Street/W Road near 777 Ocean Avenue, Third floor (Telephone: 452-5353). Class at 7.

Saturday, April 25; 8-?: $??
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club (HotLine: 1707/523-9477) resumes its normal Fourth Saturday Dance schedule at the Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Avenue, Santa Rosa. Class at 8.

April 26-May 3: National Dance Week

April 27-May 3: National Dance Week

April 28-May 3: National Dance Week

April 29-May 3: National Dance Week

Thursday, April 30; 9-11:15: $15; Students: $10
Swing In The Spring details under “Thursdays” below

April 30-May 3: National Dance Week

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   MAY Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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May 1-May 3: National Dance Week

May 2-May 3: National Dance Week

Saturday, May 2; 8-12: $25
BANGERS & MASH plays Polkas, Ragtime OneSteps, Schottisches, Tangos, The Lancers, TwoSteps, Waltzes including Mazurka and Hesitation, for the My Fair Lady Ball in the Transylvanian Embassy at the Elks' Club, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Traditional Transylvanian, Hungarian, 1908-'12 evening dress or uniform admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $20 through April 25 from The Period Events & Enter­tain­ment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Ave­nue, Alameda 94501 (Tele­phone: 1510/­522-1731) or PayPal. Class at 7:15.

Sunday, May 3: Last day of National Dance Week

Saturday, May 16; 9-12: $30
Ballroom Blitz, Come Have A Ball! with Jeff Chandler's Night at the Circus 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?♦

Sunday, May 17; 2:30-6:30: Re$ervation only!
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Kentucky Derby by the Bay dance and dinner at 5 at the South San Fran­cisco Rec­rea­tion Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: May 14, $30 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephone: 265-7063). Class at 1:30. Answers?♦

Thursday, May 21, 20:00-04:00: $10
The public is welcome to attend the FreZno Dance Classic 31's Welcome Dance at the Rad­isson Con­ven­tion Center Hotel, 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno.♦

Friday-Monday, May 22-25: $200
FreZno Dance Classic XXXI – We’re a little bit country … and a whole lotta swing! AANCE, NFDA, UCWDC, WSDC at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center ($112x3=$336), 2233 Ven­tura Street, Fresno (Telephone: 1559/268-1000). Saturday Night Theme: Zener Follies & Gangsterz. Event, workshops, ice cream socials, pizza party, happy hours, Gong Show, two dinners, and more: $195 through April. Ages 13-19: $145; Ages 5-12: $100: Younger Grati$! Non-California: deduct $25. Non-USA: deduct $50. Other options available payable to: Dancin’ Z Productions, Post Office Box 4274, Fresno 93744. À la carte tickets at door. Host: Steve Zener (Telephone: 1559/486-1556).♦

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Saturday, May 23; 8-12: $150?
Don Neeley's ROYAL SOCIETY JAZZ ORCHESTRA, with vocalists Carla Normand and Frederick Hodges, plays for dancing at Art Deco Preservation Ball XXXI at Scottish Rite Cen­ter, 1558 Madison Street, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/832-0819). 1920s-'40s or con­temporary formal attire, please. Performance by the Deco Belles. Tickets from The Art Deco Society of California, 100 Bush Street #511, San Francisco 94104 (Telephone 982-DECO). Answers?

Saturdays May 30-June 6:
Each of two Inside: $1,354; Outside: $1,454; Balcony: $1,754 plus on board suggested wage subsidy of ~$81
Michelle Kinkaid's Sea Magic 2015–Spring cruise from Rome to Barcelona via Palermo, La Goulette, Firenze, Genoa, and Toulon aboard the Emerald Princess. Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Fran­cisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282).

Saturday, May 30; 7:30-10:30: Grati$!
Sam Seward invites you to his Cowboys and Aliens Country and Swing dance and potluck food in the Lodge Room at the Santa Rosa Veterans Building, 1351 Maple Avenue (across from the Sonoma County Event Center, 1350 Bennett Valley Road). Answers?

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   JUNE Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Tuesday, June 2; 07:00-20:00
VOTE BEFORE YOU DANCE DAY!
Grati$, and gratifying, when you do, co$tly and shameful when you don't!

Tuesday, June 2; 8-?: $26
JUNIUS COURTNEY BIG BAND plays TBA with Denise Perrier at Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant, 510 Embarc­a­dero West, Jack London Square, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/238-9200). In advance: $26.75.♦

Saturday, June 6; 8-12: $25
BANGERS & MASH plays English and French country dances and Waltzes from Germany and Austria. The Doctor Dances: 1756, a Grand Costume Ball, at the Elks' Club Lodge Room, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Century MCCM, fantasy, Doctor Who-inspired, or con­temporary evening dress admired, not required. Bar. Marquise du Pompa­dour Reinette wel­comes food to share. In advance: $20 through May 30 payable via PayPal or The Period Events & Enter­tain­ment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7.

Sunday, June 7; Noon-1 and 2-6: $5
Joseph Zanger 7th Annual Joseph Zanger Memorial & Reunion Dance at the Country Park Stage, Gate 6, Casa de Fruta, 10021 Pacheco Pass Highway near Hollister. Class at 1. Ameri­can Premium Dance Floors is providing a 4000'² floor. From Gilroy, Pacheco Pass Highway (152) toward Los Baños.

Sunday, June 14; 2:15-5: $30
Putting on the Ritz / Hot Air Balloons over the Bay dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: June 11 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephone: 265-7063). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, June 14; 6:45-10: $12
Michelle Kinkaid's 27th Annual Memorial, Tribute & Remembrance Dance to honor John Duffy, Robert Kin­kaid, and others. Jack ’n’ Jill Contest; Refreshments. Class at 6. Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Fran­cisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282).♦

Saturday, June 20; 9:30-1:30: $15; Couple: $20; Student: $10
TBA plays for the 1st Anniversary of Tomaj's 3rd Saturdays, “The Bay Area's Biggest Salsa Party!” (Telephone: 505-3536) 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?

Friday-Sunday, June 26-28: $180 (other options available) — CAVEAT: 2015 dates, 2014 information
Camp-WCSU-2014, camping, playing, riding, eating and dancing at Chanslor Guest Ranch & Stables, 2660 North Shoreline Highway (1), Bodega Bay (Telephone: 1707/875-2721 - Ans­wers?). Payable to: West Coast Swing University, 3476 Nantucket Drive, Fairfield 94534

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Thursday, April 2; 9-1:30: $15
TBA plays for the San Francisco Salsa Festival VII's Welcome Party. Please see details above.

Friday, April 3: $35
Trio Garufa plays for the Argentine Tango USA milonga. Please see details above.

Saturday, April 4: $35
Trio Garufa plays for the Argentine Tango USA milonga. Please see details above.

Saturday, April 4; 8-12: $25
BANGERS & MASH play for Dance Comes to Pemberley in Alameda. See details above.

Sunday, April 5: $35
Seth Asarnow & Su Sexteto Típico at the Argentine Tango USA milonga. See details above.

Friday-Monday, May 22-25: $117.49; Ages 13-20: $58.74 (other options available) through April
Sacra­mento Music Festival & Jubilee XLII, 301 Tenth Street, Sacramento 95814 (Telephone: 1916/444-2004).

Saturday, May 23; 8-12: $150?
Royal Society Jazz Orchestra plays the Art Deco Preservation Ball in Oakland. See details above.

Friday, May 29-Sunday, June 7
Healdsburg Jazz Festival XVII. Ticket tele­phones 1800/838-3006; 707/433-4644. Answers?

Friday, May 29-Sunday, June 7
Healdsburg Jazz Festival XVI. Ticket tele­phones 1800/838-3006; 707/433-4644. Answers?

Wednesday, June 9-Sunday, June 21:
San Francisco Jazz Festival XXXIII at SF Jazz Center and Davies Symphony Hall. Answers?

Saturday-Sunday, June 13-14; 10-6: Grati$!
32nd Annual Novato Festival of Art, Wine and Music on Grant Avenue between Redwood Boule­vard and Seventh Street.

Wednesday, June 17-Sunday, July 5 (Mondays); Noon-10: $10; Ages 6-12 and 62+: $6
The Main Stage, Alameda County Fair, 4501 Pleasanton Ave­nue, Pleasanton (Telephone: 1925/426-7600).

Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21; Noon-10: Grati$! — CAVEAT: 2015 dates, 2014 information
San Fran­cisco Free Folk Festival XXXVIII at Presidio Middle School, 450 Thirtieth Avenue.

Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21; 11-6: Grati$!
9th Annual King of the County BBQ Challenge and Music Festival, at the Martinez Waterfront Park Marina.

Saturday-Sunday, June 20-21; 10-10: $25 per day $26 in advance.
Isleton Cajun & Blues Festival (Telephone: 1916/777-4800) at the E2 Family Winery, 9009 Highway 12, Lodi. Answers?

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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.

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

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
6:30-9: Two drink minimum, please Take a partner!³
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: 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: 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: $8 – Partner advised!²
STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA, with Sheilah Glover, plays Starduster Tuesday at the Mill Val­ley Community Center's Cascade Ballroom at 180 Camino Alto (Tel: 383-1370). Light 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
March 5-April 30; 9-11:15: $15; Students: $10
Swing In The Spring series, Lindy Hop at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave­nue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 8.
March  5:
March 12:
March 25:
April  2:
April  9:
April 16:
April 23:
April 30:
STOMPY JONES
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS featuring Miss Carmen Getit
LE JAZZ HOT
MACY BLACKMAN and THE MIGHTY FINES
LOST DOG FOUND
BIG CHEESE & the JIVE RATS
TBA
MOOD SWING ORCHESTRA

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 minimum, please
The Lake Merritt Hotel's Terrace Room presents various groups who play for dancing. Reservations: 1510/903-3771. Answers?

8:30-11:30: Two drink minimum, please
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). 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?

8:30-11:30: Two drink minimum, please
Also Fridays. 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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Jewels Of The Square, Union Square
Sundays at 2: First: Tango – Second: Blues – Third: Latin/Salsa – Fourth: Lindy Hop.

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