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The Allegro Ballroom gives classes in several dances for parents
!accompanying teen-age and younger students, Saturdays 2-3: Gratis!

      OCTOBER's regularly scheduled dances

Thursday, October 1; 9:20-12:30: Gratis!
9:20 Special's Open House and performances at the Russian Center, 2460 Sutter Street (Telephone: 921-7631). Class at 8:20. Answers?

Saturday, October 3 – SCHEDULE CHANGE!
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's monthly dance is not happening at the Allegro Ballroom tonight. Dance with us next Sunday at the Regency Hotel in Burlingame, the closing dance of Boogie by the Bay, q.v. below.

Saturday, October 3; 9-12: $9
Invitational with performance by Tadas and Heather Jonyla at 10:30 at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class at 7:30 and dance: $20, Students: $16. 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, October 3; 9:30-12: $10 — NEW GIG!!!
The Rent Party, a weekly Lindy Hop and Blues dance at ODC Dance Commons at 351 Shotwell Street (Voice: 863-6606; Facsimile: -9833). Class at 8:30. Answers?

Sunday, October 4; 3:45-8: $15
People Who Love Dancing present a benefit for The Make-A-Wish Foundation in memory of Dylan Johnson, part of its Sunday Charity Dance Series, (Telephone: 1510/453-1641) Answers? at The Saddle Rack, 42011 Boscell Road, Fremont (Telephone: 1510/979-0477). Doors open at 1; classes 1:45-3:45.

Sunday, October 4, 6:30-10 – SCHEDULE CHANGE!
Michelle Kinkaid's regular Second Sunday dance is tonight at the Imperial Dance Club, 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City. Next Sunday we'll be dancing at Boogie by the Bay, q.v.

Thursday, October 8; 9-'til the last dancer drops: $10
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's Boogie by the Bay Early Bird Dance at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame (see below for more information).

Friday-Sunday, October 9-11; $145; Age 17 and younger: $75
Boogie by the Bay XVII (NASDE, WSDC) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame - $127 through August (Telephones: 1800/233-1234; 650/347-1234). Event, workshops, buffet through September, $125; Age 17 and younger, $65. Payable to: The Next Generation Swing Dance Club, Post Office Box 2747, Dublin 94568. Answers?

Saturday, October 10; 4-6: $5
Swing City Dancers' Mostly Waltz (Telephone: 553-8680) in Room 307 at City College's Health and Wellness Center, Howth Street at Ocean Avenue. Answers?

Saturday, October 10; 9-12: $8 — NEW Second Saturday GIG!!!
East Bay Waltz and Polka and Lindy and Blues and Schottish and Irish and Tango and … at the at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Classes at 7 and 8 and dance: $12. Answers?

Sunday, October 11 – SCHEDULE CHANGE!
Michelle Kinkaid's monthly dance was last week at the Imperial Dance Club in Redwood City. We're dancing at Boogie by the Bay, q.v., tonight.

Sunday, October 11; ≈8 'til the last dancer drops: $10
The public is invited to attend the closing dance of the The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's Boogie by the Bay at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame.

Thursday-Sunday, October 15-18: $90
Sundance Stompede (IAGLCWDC) at The Golden Gateway Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Avenue (call 447-3025; to reserve for $136). Thursday, 6:30-11: Kick-off Dance at Sundance Saloon, 550 Barneveld Avenue; Friday, 7:30-1: Welcome Dance at hotel; Saturday, 7:30-1: Hoedown at the Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Avenue; Sunday, 5-11: Stompede Ball at the Sundance Saloon. Workshops at hotel: Friday: 1–6; Saturday and Sunday: 10–4. Advance sale tickets from The Sundance Association, 2261 Market Street, PMB 225, San Francisco 94114. Answers?

Saturday-Sunday October 16-18: $149
San Francisco Collegiate Shag Jam III A 1930s Music, Dance, and Culture festival with workshops and dinner (Telephone: 314-9142) at Club Verdi, 2424 Mariposa Street (Telephone: 239-7002). Without dinner: $99. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, October 16-18; Price$
Autumn Dance Classic (NDCA) at the Cathedral Hill Hotel ($???), 1101 Van Ness Avenue (Telephones: 1800/622-0855; 776-8200). Entries due by September 18. Payable to: Gene Jennings, 1469 Sacramento Street, 4, San Francisco 94109 (Voice/Facsimile: 771-4748).

Saturday, October 17; 7-1:30: $42
Cool Black Ball, a 1920s-1950s black costume ball on Fillmore Street between Eddy and Post streets and in Yoshi's, Bruno's, Rasselas, and Sheba. Dance class at Fillmore Center Plaza at 7. In advance: $31.74 from Brown Paper Tickets. Answers?

Saturday, October 17; 8-11: $5
Swing City Dancers' Mostly Swing (Telephone: 553-8680) in Room 307 at City College's Health and Wellness Center, Howth Street at Ocean Avenue. Class at 7. Answers?♦

Saturday, October 17; 8-12: $20
GALAXY BAND plays for dancing at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). In advance: $15. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Saturday, October 17; 10-1: $80
JP & THE RHYTHM CHASERS plays for dancing at The San Francisco Mobsters Ball Part III (Telephone: 1650/544-4862) at the Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street (Telephone: 861-9199). Five course dinner with wine at 6:45; recorded music and entertainment at 9. Other ticket options available. Answers?

Friday, October 23-Sunday, October 25: $275 for lodging, food, workshops, dances
STOMPY JONES (née The Swing Session) plays for dancing for Camp Swing XIV, a weekend of Lindy, Balboa, Shag, Blues, Tango, Salsa, East Coast Swing, Charleston, etc. at the Mendocino Woodlands Camp. Payable to: Camp Swing, c/o Shufina English, 4434 Seventeenth Street, San Francisco 94114, or PayPal. Answers? From Mendocino take Little Lake Road 5½ miles to end of pavement. Turn Right onto gravel road 3 miles to camp.

Friday, October 23, 9-12: $8
Friday Night Waltz's Annual Hallowe'en Party at First United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto. Performance by Decadance. Munch on shrimp, meats, vegetables, cakes, candy, cookies, pies, ice cream, and chocolate malteds. Classes at 7 and 8 and dance: $12. Telephone: 1650/326-6265. Answers?

Saturday, October 24, 5:30: Gratis!
Thrill The World 2009 by dancing as a Zombie to Michael Jackson's “Thriller” choreography with dancers around the world! Please arrive at 4:30! ALAMEDA: 1402 Park Street; OAKLAND: 365 Forty-fifth Street; SAN JOSÉ: 1202 Lincoln Avenue; SANTA CRUZ: 301 Center Street. You know it ain't easy: Be sure to attend rehearsals!

Saturday, October 24; 8:30-12: $20
BRASSWORKS plays Victorian Waltzes, Polkas, Schottisches, Mazurkas, and set dances such as the Sir Roger de Coverley and the Congress of Vienna for Ye Gaskell Occasional Dance Society's Fancy Dress Ball, a costume Victorian ball at the Scottish Rite Temple, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland. Semi-formal Century XXI or period dress of Centuries XIX or XX, please. Class at 7:45. Answers?

Friday, October 30; 8:30-1:30: $8
Halloween Bash, A Swingin' Country Dance Party at Kodiak Jack's, 256 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma (Telephone: 1707/694-9428). Costume contest at 9:30. Class at 7 and dance, $10.

Friday, October 30; 9-12: $12
Halloween Party with prizes for best costumes, carved pumpkin, and winners of the Jack 'n'Jill Balloon 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.
HALLOWE'EN

Six o'Clock-Witching: $55
Masquerade III benefit, buffet, and dance at at the Allegro Ballroom. 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Prizes for best costumes. 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.

Seven:Thirty-Witching: $25 – Ages 5-17: $10
THE COCKTAIL MONKEYS play for dancing at the Monster Bash aboard the Grey Ghost docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point. Costumes encouraged. In advance at 1510/521-8448x282: $20. Answers?

Eight o'Clock-11: $5
Swing City Dancers' Ballroom Halloween Party (Telephone: 553-8680) in Room 307 at City College's Health and Wellness Center, Howth Street at Ocean Avenue. Class at 7. Answers?♦

Nine o'Clock-Witching: $?
East Bay Waltz's Special Halloween Swing Ball at the at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Classes at 7 and 8 and dance: $12. Answers?

Eight o'Clock-Witching: $18
NEW ASIA LIVE BAND plays for Just Dance Ballroom's Masquerade with refreshments and prizes. 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). Traditional dinner at 6:30. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José to 23rd Avenue; right at signal; enter second driveway.

Nine o'Clock-?: $12
Halloween Party at Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Telephone: 1925/831-8111). Best Costume Wins A Month Free Pass. Classes at 7 and 8 and dance: $13.
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    NOVEMBER's regularly scheduled dances

Tuesday, November 3; 07:00-20:00
Gratis, and gratifying, when you do, costly and shameful, if you don't!
VOTE BEFORE YOU DANCE DAY!


Thursday-Sunday, November 5-8; $130; Age 17 and younger, $95
Michelle's Mountain Magic Swing & Hustle Dance Convention XI (IHDA, WSDC) at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa (Friday and Saturday: $86; Thursday and Sunday: $61 through September), 55 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe (Telephones: 1888/829-7630; 775/588-3515). Event and workshops $110; age 17 and younger $75 through October 15 payable to Michelle's Mountain Magic, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112 (Voice/Facsimile: 585-6282).♦

Friday, November 6; 7-10: $10
California Dreaming Welcome Party (additional information below) at Vima Dance Studio, 560 Third Street (Telephone: 977-0203). Answers?

Saturday, November 7 – SCHEDULE CHANGE!
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's monthly dance is not happening at the Allegro Ballroom tonight. We're dancing at Michelle's Mountain Magic, q.v.

Saturday, November 7; 08:00-17:00: $10 and 20:00-23:59: Price$
California Dreaming [Same Sex] DanceSport Festival at Hotel Whitcomb ($79), 1231 Market Street (Telephones: MArket 6-8000; 1800/227-4747). Purchases payable to California Dreaming DanceSport Festival – 1388 Haight Street, 83 – San Francisco 94117 (Telephone: 204-7879). Answers?

Saturday, November 7; 7:45-12; Advance only! $20 through September; $25 to October 24; $30 'til November 6
BANGERS & MASH play for a Le Bal des Vampires at the Elks' Club Lodge Room and Dracula's Daughter Discotheque & Bar, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Waltz and other Victorian dances. Costumes, food to share welcome. Payable to PayPal or The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7.

Saturday, November 7; 8-11: $20 – Ages 17-13: $10 – Younger: Gratis!
The San Francisco Starlight Orchestra plays Jazz Age ('20s-'30s) dance orchestrations for its Starlight Dance at the Strawberry Recreation Center, 118 East Strawberry Drive, Mill Valley. Class with Cynthia Glinka at 7. From Redwood Highway (101), East Blithedale toward Tiburon. Right from Tiburon Boulevard at Strawberry Drive about 1½ block to park in the lot.

Sunday, November 8 – CHANGE of VENUE!
Michelle Kinkaid's Second Sunday dance is happening tonight at the MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, 55 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe (Telephones: 1888/829-7630; 775/588-3515). Please see Mountain Magic Swing & Hustle Dance Convention XI above.

Saturday, November 14; 6:30-10:30: $8
Berkeley Ballroom Dancers host the Bears' Ball in the Pauley Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Student Union building on Bancroft Way at Telegraph Avenue. Performances, balloons, water bottles, and prizes might be involved! Salsa, Swing, ChaCha, and Hustle classes during the evening. If unaffiliated with the University of California's Berkeley campus, please ask to be a guest.

Saturday, November 14, 6:30-12: $12 – SCHEDULE CHANGE!
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's (HotLine: 979-4456) First Saturday dance is tonight at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class at 7. 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, November 14; 9-12: $8 — NEW Second Saturday GIG!!!
East Bay Waltz and Polka and Lindy and Blues and Schottish and Irish and Tango and … at the at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Classes at 7 and 8 and dance: $12. Answers?

Saturday, November 14; 8:30-12:30: $85-$135
SARATOGA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by Jason Klein, plays for the San Francisco Waltzing Society's Annual Autumn Viennese Waltz Ball at the Regency Center, Van Ness Avenue at Sutter Street. Dessert buffet. Advance sale only from The San Francisco Waltzing Society, Post Office Box 2461, Walnut Creek 94549 (Telephone: 1925/284-1003). Answers?

Thursday, November 19; 8-1:30: $15
San Francisco Bay Area Salsa Congress VII, q.v. below, pre-event party at Café Cocomo, 650 Indiana Street (Telephone 824-6910). Floor show at 11. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, November 20-22: Event and Hotel Price$
San Francisco Bay Area Salsa Congress VII at the Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel and Convention Center, 1001 Broadway (Telephones: 1800/771-LOOK; 510/451-4000). Payable to PB&G Productions 1707, South Bascom Avenue, Campbell 95008 (Telephones: 1408/265-3774; español : /218-4088). Answers?

Saturday, November 21, 09:30-22:00; $5 for spectators
San José State University Ballroom Dance Club's Classic XIII Ballroom, Latin, Club, Jack 'n' Jill, Formation Team, and Team Match competition in the Barrett Ballroom, San José State University Student Union at One Washington Square. University bounded by South Fourth, South Tenth, East San Fernando, and East San Salvador streets. Competition registration $25 through October 19; $40 after. Payable to: San José State University Ballroom Dance Club – Student Involvement, Box 10 – Clark Hall 140 – One Washington Square - San José 95192. Telephone: 1408/924-SPIN.

Saturday, November 21; 8-11: $10
TBA plays for Swing City Dancers at City College's Health and Wellness Center, Howth Street at Ocean Avenue, Room 307 (Telephone: 452-5353). Class at 7. Answers?♦

Wednesday, November 25; 9:15-11:30: $6
Top of Beardsley's at the Peninsula Social Club, 100 North B Street, San Mateo presents local US Open Swing Dance Championships competitors dancing their 2009 routines. Beginners' @ 7, Intermediates' @ 8 and dance @ 9:15, $11. From Bayshore Highway (101), take Third Avenue toward hills. Right after railroad tracks; Venue at Right about a half-block before T-intersection. From Junípero Serra (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue, Left on B Street (there's a market). Venue at Right about a half-block before T-intersection.

Saturday, November 28; 9:30-?: $??
LAVAY SMITH & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 8:30. Answers?

Sunday, November 29: 7-10:30: $10
Fifth Sunday Lakeside Swing at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 6 and dance: $14. Lakeside Swing will continue on Fourth Sundays.

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   DECEMBER's regularly-scheduled dances

Thursday, December 3; 7:30-11:30: $10
San Francisco Balboa Festival's pre-party at TO BE ANNOUNCED. Last year: The Top o'The Mark. See THURSDAYS in Music section.

Saturday, December 5; 3-6: $5
Swing City Dancers' Salsa Party (Telephone: 553-8680) in Room 307 at City College's Health and Wellness Center, Ocean Avenue opposite Howth Street. Class at 2. Answers?

Friday, December 11, 9-12: $8
Friday Night Waltz's Annual Christmas Party at First United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto. Performance. Munch on shrimp, meats, vegetables, cakes, candy, cookies, pies, ice cream, and chocolate malteds. Classes at 7 and 8 and dance: $12. Telephone: 1650/326-6265. Answers?

Saturday, December 12; 9-12: $8 — NEW Second Saturday GIG!!!
East Bay Waltz and Polka and Lindy and Blues and Schottish and Irish and Tango and … at the at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Classes at 7 and 8 and dance: $12. Answers?

Sunday, December 13; 6:30-10: $10
Michelle Kinkaid's Second Sunday Dance resumes with her Holiday Dance at the Imperial Ballroom in the Carpenters Hall at 822 Cassia Street, Redwood City. Holiday attire suggested; yummy treats. Class at 6.♦

Saturday, December 19; 8:30-12: $20
BRASSWORKS plays Victorian Waltzes, Polkas, Schottisches, Mazurkas, and set dances such as the Sir Roger de Coverley and the Congress of Vienna for Ye Gaskell Occasional Dance Society's Ball at the Scottish Rite Temple, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland. Semi-formal Century XXI or period dress of Centuries XIX or XX. Class at 7:45. Answers?

Saturday, December 19; 8:30-12:30: $??
This is last year's information Christmas Party with hors d'oeuvres, showcase, Santa Claus, and prizes. Traditional holiday dinner buffet at 7:30 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, Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.♦

Saturday, December 26 – Hiatus!
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's (HotLine: 1707/523-9477) fourth Saturday dance isn't happening today.
NEW YEAR'S EVE

Eight o'Clock-1: $??
This is last year's information: New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Showcase, champagne, sparkling cider, dessert, conga line, countdown, balloon drop. In advance: $25. 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.

2008 INFO Eight o'Clock-1, $55
3 O'CLOCK JUMP plays ChaCha, Rumba, Swing, Waltz, etc. for the Dance Like A Star New Year's Eve aboard the USS Hornet docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point (Telephone: 1510/521-8448x228). Also: Andrews Sisters Tribute by the Singing Blue Stars of the USS Hornet! Buffet by Aroma at 7:30: $45. Tickets in advance reserved near stage: $85; reserved near floor: $65; general: $45 at 1510/521-8448x282 or Facsimile: -8327 from 10-4.

2008 INFO Eight o'Clock-1:30: $60
A Swingin' New Year's Eve with STEVE LUCKY and the RHUMBA BUMS with Miss Carmen Getit, LEE PRESSON and the NAILS, STOMPY JONES, and THE COTTONTAILS at Bimbo's 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Avenue (GReystone 4-0365). Hats, favors, sparkling wine, balloon drop. "Cocktail" attire or Black Tie.

Eight o'Clock-1: $60
Oldies But Goodies New Year's Eve at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/436-9888). In advance: $45 through November. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Nine o'Clock-12:30: $30? through December 23 – All ages welcome.
BRASSWORKS plays for the The Sound of Music Ball, Friday Night Waltz's Eighth Annual New Year's Eve Ball. Chevron Auditorium at the International House, 2299 Piedmont, Berkeley. Mostly Waltz and Polka, with some Swing, Latin, Tango, Congress of Vienna, and Bohemian National Polka; mixers. Refreshments include raspberry cheesecake, lemon meringue pie, apple tartes, triple chocolate cake, fruit, vegetable and meat platters. Formal attire preferred.

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Friday-Sunday, October 2-4; 2-7: Gratis!
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass IX, Speedway, Lindley, and Marx meadows.

October 10-November 21
San Francisco Jazz Festival XXVII

Saturday, October 17; 8-12: $20
GALAXY BAND plays for dancing at Just Dance Ballroom. Please see details above.

Saturday, October 17; 10-1: $80
JP & THE RHYTHM CHASERS plays at the Verdi Club. Please see details above.

Saturday-Sunday, October 17-18: ≈$115
Treasure Island Music Festival. No parking. Shuttle, gratis, from China Basin Stadium.
October 31, 7:30-12: $25 – Ages 5-17: $10
The Cocktail Monkeys play for dancing for the USS Hornet's Monster Bash. Please see details above.

Saturday, October 31; 8-12: $18
NEW ASIA LIVE BAND plays for dancing at Just Dance Ballroom. Please see details above.

Saturday, November 14; 8:30-12:30: $85-$135
SARATOGA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA at the Autumn Viennese Waltz Ball, Regency Center. Please see details above.
MONTHLY
Third Sunday; 5-8: $20/$35 for two — Partner advised!* Gig lost due to lack of support!
The RUDY SALVINI ORCHESTRA plays mostly FoxTrots suitable for Swing. Also Rumbas, Waltzes, and ChaChas at the Elks' Club Lodge Room, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Dinner buffet served between first and second sets: $9. This band's been together so long that it's near perfect, swings nicely, and has some of the best soloists you'll ever hear.♦

Third Sunday; 7-9: $5
The CLASS ACT BIG BAND plays for dancing at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 6 and dance: $10. 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 Free- way (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.

First Wednesday: JAZZ MAFIA 10-12; $14 — Not a dance gig!
Yoshi's, 1330 Fillmore Street. In advance, $10 at telephone: 655.5600. - San Francisco Bay Guardian's review.
EVEN numbered months Realistic Orchestra. About 18 musicians playing electronic and experimental, not traditional, big band music; breakbeats, drum 'n' bass, HipHop, and jazz under the leadership of Adam Theis. This band's gigs have been total blasts (Icono Clast's reviewSan Francisco Bay Guardian's review)♦
ODD numbered months Shotgun Wedding HipHop Symphony.♦

WEEKLY
MONDAYS
6-10: $15 – Partner advised!*
BILLY DUNN's Blue Monday Blues Jam at the Sausalito Cruising Club, 300 Napa Street (Telephone: 332-9349). Cover includes dinner buffet. Answers?

7-11: No cover – Take a partner!*
LAVAY SMITH and Her Trio, when she's not on The Road with Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, at Enrico's Sidewalk Café, 504 Broadway (Tel: 986-9166). Not a dance gig but there is some space.

TUESDAYS
8-11:30: No cover! (Minors OK) – Take a partner!*
CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ORCHESTRA, under the leadership of Tod Dickow at Rasella's Jazz Club, 1534 Fillmore Street, (Telephone: JOrdan 7-5010). Not a dance gig. Answers?

9:30-12: $10
STOMPY JONES plays The Tuesday Night Jump when they're not on The Road. Club Verdi, 2424 Mariposa Street (Telephone: 861-9190). Intermediate Lindy Hop and Balboa classes at 7; Beginners' class at 9.

JAZZ MAFIA 9-1; $7 — Not a dance gig!
Coda Jazz Supper Club, 1710 Mission Street (Telephone: 551-CODA) - San Francisco Bay Guardian's review.
First Tuesday: Joe Bagale.
Second Tuesday: Spaceheater
Third Tuesday: The Shotgun Wedding Quintet
Fourth Tuesday: Jazz Mafia Presents

WEDNESDAYS
7:30-10: No cover! – Partner advised!*
KIM NALLEY sings for dancing at Le Colonial's Bamboo Lounge, 20 Cosmo Place (Telephone: 931-2933).

7-11: No cover! – Partner advised!*
Redwood City Blues Jam (Telephone: 1650/369-4119) at the Little Fox, 2209 Broadway. Answers?

7:30-11:30: $10 – Partner advised!*
BEN MARCATO and the MONDO COMBO at the Top o'The Mark, 898 Mason Street. Jazz, Swing, R&B. Call 616-6916 for general, 616-6940 for specific, information.

10-1: $5 'til 9:30, $10 after
Various groups rotate to play for Cat's Corner's high-tempo Swing dancing at Savanna Jazz, 2937 Mission Street (Telephone: 285-3369; Facsimile: -5967). Class at 9 and dance: $10. Dine 'til 10:30. Answers?

THURSDAYS
7-10: No cover! – Partner advised!*
THE MARTINI BROTHERS (Telephone: 566-2545) at Le Colonial's Bamboo Lounge, 20 Cosmo Place (Telephone: 931-2933).

7:30-11:30: $10 – Partner advised!*
STOMPY JONES (née The Swing Session) play for dancing at the Top o'The Mark, 898 Mason Street. Call 616-6916 for general, 616-6940 for specific, information. When on The Road, The New Morty Show.

FRIDAYS
5-8:45; Ages 13-17: $6; Ages 18-64: $10; Ages 65+: $7
Friday Nights at the de Young's fourth season. Demonstrations; punk, jazz, opera to avant-garde, hip-hop, etc.

9-1: $10 – Partner advised!*
BLACK MARKET JAZZ ORCHESTRA sextette at the Top o'The Mark, 898 Mason Street. Music from the '40s to today. Call 616-6916 for general, 616-6940 for specific, information.

SATURDAYS
9-12:30: $10 – Partner advised!*
RICARDO SCALES and COMPANY at the Top o'The Mark, 898 Mason Street. Call 616-6916 for general, 616-6940 for specific, information.

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SUMMER SERIES

Sundays May 17-September 6; door at 3, music at 4: $15-$35 (Also May 24, July 4, and September 7)
BBQs on the Lawn at Rancho Nicasio on the Town Square, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. Telephone: 662-2219.

Monday-Friday; Noon-1: Gratis!
People in Plazas SCHEDULE for SEPTEMBER. Plazas are Boedekker Park, 240 Eddy Street; Crocker Galleria, Fifty Post Street; First Market Tower, 525 Market Street; Market Center, 555 Market Street; Mint, 425 Jessie Street; One Bush; State Compensation Fund, 1275 Market Street; Seventeenth at Castro; Two Embarcadero Center, 249 Davis Street; 101 California Street; 303 Second Street; 333 and 425 Market Street

Fourth Wednesdays, May-September; 6-8: Gratis!
Lindy in the Square. SF Lindy Squad class and dance. Union Square.

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*DEFINITIONS
No Partner Necessary
Partner Advised
Take a Partner
 Event attended by skilled and promiscuous Leaders and Followers.
 You might be the best dancer(s) there.
 You might be the only dancer(s) there.
                                                                                     
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