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Sept. 7-11: Mexico Fiesta Cruise (see ad, p. 51).

Nov. 4-19: Australia/New Zealand/Tasmania tour (see ad, p.51).

Nov. 6: Ensenada Ballroom Dancing Cruise (see ad, p. 45).

Nov. 14: Tommy Dorsey Cruise (see ad, p. 32).

Jan. 28-Feb. 1: Dixieland Cabo San Lucas. (see ad, p. 51).


Special Events

July 2, Aug.6: Serenaders, Fremont Park Center, Santa Clara (see Dance Dateline column).

July 3-6: Sapphire Ball, S.F. Fairmont Hotel. 408/247-9464.

July 3, 17, 31, Aug. 21: Nob Hill Knights, American Legion , 651 El Camino, R.C., 8-11pm. 650/366-2479.

July 7, Aug. 4: Sound Wizards, Fremont Park Center, Santa Clara (see Dance Dateline column).

July 10, 31: Guss Band, Grand Palace, Sunnyvale (see ad, p. 37).

July 12, Aug. 9: Michelle’s Swing Dance (see ad, p. 13).

July 16: Tony Castro, Fremont Park Center, Santa Clara (see Dance Dateline column).

July 20: Top Hits, Fremont Park Center, Santa Clara (see Dance Dateline column).

July 23, Aug. 27: Lyratones, Fremont Park Center, Santa Clara (see Dance Dateline column).

July 24; Aug. 28: Herb Deacon’s Dinner Dance (see Dance Dateline column).

July 30: Nob Hill Sounds, Fremont Park Center, Santa Clara (see Dance Dateline column).

July 31: Mates & Dates Hawaiian luau. Reservations: 650/948-3743.

Aug. 14, 28: Guss Band, Grand Palace, Sunnyvale (see ad, p. 37).

Aug. 23: Tea Dance, San Jose Fairmont Hotel (see ad, p. 28).

Oct. 17-18: 15th Annual S.F. Autumn Dance Classic, So. S.F. (see ad, p. 31).

Regular Events

Sundays: ‘Top ‘40's, Bay 101 Card Club, 1801 Bering Dr. @ Brokaw, San Jose.

Every 2nd Sun: Swing Dance, 822 Cassia St., Redwood City, 6-10pm.

Every Monday: Dance Connection dance, Catholic Charities Bldg., 600 Columbia Dr., San Mateo, 8-10:50pm.

Every 1st Monday: Dance, Cupertino Sr. Ctr., Stevens Creek & Mary Ave., 7:15-8:45pm.

Tuesdays: TGA dance, Fremont & Monroe, Santa Clara. Call 408/984-3266 to confirm.

Tuesdays: Seniors dance, Mt. View Sr. Ctr., 266 Escuela Ave, 7:30-10pm. 408/378-4664.

Thursdays: Dance, Sound Wizards, Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park, 7-9:30pm. 650/325-6565.

Thursdays: Dance, Fremont & Monroe, Santa Clara. 408/984-3266.

Thursdays: Bllrm. lessons (free), Grand Palace, 711 Sunnyvale Town & Country Village, 7:30-9pm.

Fridays: Guys & Dolls dance, Burlingame Women’s Club, 241 Park Rd., 8:30-11:30pm. 650/342-8471.

Fridays: Senior dance, Mitchell Park, 3800 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto, 7:30pm. 650/326-1483.

Fridays: Friday Night Dance, Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto, 9pm-Midnight.

Every 1st & 3rd Fri: Men-Gals Singles, American Legion Hall, 1344 Dell Ave., Campbell, 8-11pm..

Every 4th Fri: Vintage Dance, Paul Price Society Orch., St. Mark’s Episcopal, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. 650/321-5280 (Price Orch.).

Saturdays: Big Band, Bay 101 Card Club, 1801 Bering Dr. @ Brokaw, San Jose.

Saturdays: Chautauqua Dance Club dance, Chautauqua Hall, 16th & Central, Pacific Grove. 408/649-3390.

Every 1st Sat: TGA dance, Catholic Charities Bldg., 600 Columbia Dr., San Mateo, 8-11pm.

Studio Dances

Alberto’s Sun., Mon. & Tues, 736 W. Dana St., Mountain View. 650/326-1060.

California Dance Center 4th Sundays: WCS dance, 938 The Alameda, San Jose. 408/297-9772.

Fred Astaire Studio Wednesday & Friday, 2078-C El Camino, Santa Clara. 408/247-9464.

Imperial Dance Club Wednesdays: 822 Cassia St., 9-11pm. 650/366-0504.

Starlite Ballroom Friday-Sunday: lesson/dance, 1160 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Sunnyvale. 408/745-STAR.

Top O’Beardsleys Wed. & 3rd Sun., Peninsula Social Club, 100 N. "B" St., San Mateo. 501/886-3487.



Special Events

July 3-6: The Sapphire Ball, San Francisco (see ad, p. 34).

July 24-26: 30th Annual International Grand Ball Championships, S.F. (see ad, p. 9).

July 26: Aug. 22: Team Singles dances, Masonic Lodge, 1122 Magnolia Ave., Larskpur, 8-11:30pm.

Aug. 1, 29: San Francisco Starlight Orchestra, Strawberry Rec. Ctr., Mill Valley (see Dance Dateline).

Regular Events

Sun./Tues:, salsa/swing, Café du Nord, 2170 Market St., S.F., 8/9pm. 415/861-5016.

Mondays: Dancing, live music, A Great Place to Dance, 7:30-10:30p 225 Amador St., Vallejo. 510/724-8464.

Every Thursday in Feb: Wally’s Swing World, Top of the Mark, S.F., 8:30pm-12:30am.

Every 2nd Fri: Rich Martini Swing Combo, Sheraton Palace Garden Court, S.F., 8:30pm.

Every 4th Sat: Team Singles dance, Masonic Hall, 1122 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur, 8-11:30pm.

Studio Dances

Metronome Ballroom Fri.-Sun.: lessons/parties, 1830 - 17th St. @ Deharo, S.F. 415/252-9000.

Pick School of Dancing Sunday, Tea Dance, 1-5pm, 380 - 18th Ave., S.F. 415/752-5658.

Stars Ballroom Every Sat., Novato, 9-11:30pm. 415/883-0823. 7:30pm. 415/291-0333.

VIP Dance Studio Fri. & Sun, 2408 - 19th Ave., S.F. 415/731-8383.


Special Events

July 19; Aug. 16: Nob Hill Sounds, Piedmont (see ad, p. 23).

July 4: 2nd Annual Welcome to Tango Week Grand Milonga, Allegro Bllrm., 5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville.

Regular Events

Oakland Senior Center, 200 Grand Ave.: 1-4pm; Fri., 4th & 5th Thurs: 8-11pm.

Sun. & Wed: Dance, Odd Fellows Hall, 1349 Hays St., San Leandro. DJ; $4.

Sundays: Tea Dance, Allegro, 5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville (see ad, P. 15).

Sundays: Nob Hill Sounds, 401 Highland Ave., Piedmont, 7-10pm (see ad, p. 23).

Every 3rd Mon: Dance, San Ramon Sr. Ctr., 9300 Alcosta Blvd., 1-3:30pm. Live band.

Wednesdays: Dancing, Lafayette Sr. Ctr., 500 Marys Rd., 1-3:30pm. Mary: 510/284-2232.

Fridays: Nob Hill Sounds, Vet.MemorialBldg., 200 Grand Ave., Oakland, 8-11pm. 510/672-6228; 415/583-4511.

Every 2nd Sat: Milonga de Nora, Jewish Comm. Ctr., 1414 Walnut, Berkeley, 9pm-Midnight. 510/482-2524.

Every 2nd Sat: La Milonga de Jeanne, Lafayette Veterans Memorial Bldg. 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. 925/283-0191.

Studio Dances

ACB Bllrm. Dance School Friday, Saturday. 454 Santa Clara Ave. 510/452-5140.

Danceasy Friday-Sunday, 9951 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. 510/524-9100.

Dance Masters Friday, 9pm (class 8pm), 5 Country Club Plaza, Orinda. 925/254-7272.

Premier Ballroom Daily except Mon. & Wed., 4181 Cushing Pkwy., Fremont. 510/770-1178.

The Allegro Ballroom Daily except Thursday, 5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville. 510/655-2889.

The Dance Place Every Fri: lesson/dance, 6635-F Dublin Blvd., Dublin. 510/803-5910.

Two Left Feet Dance Center 7 days/week. 462 Hartz Ave., Danville. 925/686-1708; 925/831-8111.



Club Date(s) Contact Telephone

A Great Place to Dance Mondays Georgia (510)724-8464

Auburn Tea Dance Association 2nd & 4th Sun., 3-5:30pm James Hulin (916)268-3977

Ballroom Dance Center Every Friday & Saturday Ruby Campbell (916)485-3500

Ballroom Dancers, Inc. (Napa) Bimonthly dances John Ondrovic (707)255-7697

Biggest Little Dance Club (Reno) 3rd Saturday JoAnn Grace (702)884-3747

Cajun Dance Club Every 4th Fri. Tom McGlashen (408)356-1375

Capital Swing Dancers (Sacramento) Dottie Sargent (916)441-0131 (day)

Carousel Club Every 3rd Saturday Fred Arthur (415)468-4499

Chautauqua Club (Pacific Grove) Every Saturday Pat Hensley (408)649-3390

Golden State Dance Team rehearsal Every Sunday (650)592-1030

Gotta Dance Social Club (Washington) 1st & 3rd Sunday Pat Horne (509)547-9647

Imperial Dance Club Every 2nd Saturday Denise Jourdaine (650)366-0504

J.J. Dancers Every Monday Bill Beedle (408)366-0181

Let’s Dance Ballroom (Sacramento) 1st & 3rd Fridays Dave Sharrock (916)922-8426

Marin Solos Every 2nd Saturday June Brusati (415)472-1683

Mates & Dates-Stardancers Club Bimonthly Bill Hahn (650)948-3743

Men-Gals Singles 1st & 3rd Fridays Lee Patrick (408)379-1048

Monterey Peninsula Dance Association Friday & 1st Sunday Michelle Stone (408)648-8725

National Smooth Dancers (S.F.) Monthly dinner dances Rosalie Wolf (415)697-2763

Next. Generation Swing Dance Club 1st Sunday Club Hotline (415)979-4456

No. California Lindy Society 510/452-2008

Parents Without Partners (Shoreline) Monthly dances Paul Connes (408)275-9057

Peninsula Ballroom Dance Club Every Friday Alex Dziekanowsky (408)257-4798

Rwd EmpireSwingDanceClub (S.Rosa) 2nd Sun./4th Sat. George Sully (707)523-9477

Sacramento Dancers’ Party Club Sunday-Thursday (916)485-7419

Sacramento Singles Club Every Sunday Fred Parker (916)485-3332

Santa Cruz Swing Club 4th Saturday Hotline (408)425-4443

Sea & Tree Dance Club Five Dances/Year Nelda Whitaker (408)426-4695

S.F. Bay Swingers Dance Club 4th Sunday Judy Johnson (415)668-9589

Starlighters Dance Club 7 dances/yr. Arthur Roy (408)274-7428

Team Singles 4th Saturday Kathy (415)461-2090

Top of Beardsleys Every Wednesday Ed Cirio (510)886-3487

Traditional Jazz (Santa Rosa) 1st Sunday Tom Barnebey (707)542-3973

USABDA Alex Chan (415)681-6009

USABDA (Oregon) Esther Freeman (541)899-1933

Vets Club Porter Carner (707)545-7340

Western Swing Society (Sacramento) Every 1st Sunday Dean Moore (916)487-8169


Special Events

July 10: Ballroom Dance, Folsom Comm. Ctr., 52 Natoma St., 8-10:30pm (see ad, p. 21).

July 31-Aug. 2: Cal. "Open" WCSwing State Championships, Radisson Hotel, Sacto. 916/485-1955.

Aug. 21: John Skinner free dance, Hagan Park, Chase Dr., Rancho Cordova, 8-10pm. 916/362-1841.

Regular Events

Sundays & Wednesdays: Big band dance, Country Club Lanes Skyroom, 2600 Watt Ave., Sacto, 7-11pm.

Tuesdays: Dance, Mission Oaks Comm. Ctr., 4701 Gibbons Dr., Carmichael, 1:15-3:45pm. $3. 916/972-0336.

Every 1st Sun: Western Swing Society, Country Club Lanes, 2600 Watt Ave., Sacto., 1-6pm. 916/487-0760.

1st & 3rd Fri: ‘Club Conga,’ salsa, Country Club Lanes Skyroom, 2600 Watt Ave., Sacto, 9pm.

1st & 3rd Fri: Let’s Dance Ballroom Club, St. Philomene’s gym, Bell & El Camino Ave., Sacto. 916/922-8426.

Studio Dances

Ballroom Dance Center Friday, Saturday, 2540 Cottage Way, Sacramento. 916/485-3500

Salazar’s Dance Studio Fridays, practice dance, 8pm, 2840 Auburn Blvd., Sacto. 916/481-9555

The Ballroom Friday, Saturday, 6009 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento. 916/737-SWAY.


Anaheim, CA

Thursdays & 2nd Fri: dancing, Memories, 1074 N. Tustin Ave. 714/630-9233.


July 2-5: Greater Phoenix Swing Dance Club Convention, Cambelback Inn, Scottsdale. 800/598-2538.


Bakersfield, CA

Aug. 6-9: Bakersfield Swing Bash, Doubletree Hotel. 209/586-5944.

Buena Park, CA

Sept. 4-7: Labor Day Swing Dance Festival, Buena Park Hotel. 800/422-444.

Capitola, CA (Mid-County Center, 829 Bay Avenue (408/476-4711).

Every Sun: Lesson/dance, 6-9:30pm.

Every 2nd Saturday: Soiree, 8-11:30pm.

Every 4th Saturday: Swing Dancing, 8pm.

Every Monday: Country Western Line Dancing, 7pm.

Every Tuesday: WCS lesson/dance, 8-10:30pm.

Every Friday: Ballroom dancing, 7:30pm.

Catalina Island, CA

July 4: July 4th BBQ & dance (see Dance Dateline column).


Aug. 7-9: Rocky Mountain Swing Club Convention, Denver. 303/220-7488.

Coronado, CA

Every Sunday: Dinner dance, Hotel Del Coronado, 6pm. $25.

Costa Mesa, CA

Wednesdays: Class & Bllrm dance, DeFore Dance Center, 151 Kalmus Dr., G-3. 714/241-9908.


July 2-5: 4th of July Swing Bash, Marriott Hotel North, Fort Lauderdale. 561/470-5208.

HAWAII (Honolulu)

Dance Clubs:

Aiea Dance Club: 456-4615

Happy Go Lucky Dancers: 685-1299 (Ewa Beach)

Hawaii Gardenia Circle: 247-1256

Ilima Dance Club: 957-0468

I.B.D.C.: 247-1629

Makua Alii BR Dancers: 988-3461

Pan Pacific BR Danc Soc.: 523-1740

The Tango Club: 734-4438

USABDA: 261-2617

Wahiawa Dance Club: 621-2656

Dance Locations:

Acqua Lounge: 842-3177

Dole Ballroom: 531-3127

Hale Koa: 955-0555

Hanohano Room: 922-4422

Legacy Ballroom: 973-0895

Nick’s Fishmarket: 955-6333

Pagoda Ballroom: 948-8370

Rumours: 955-4811

Sheraton Ballroom: 922-4422

Hecker Pass Rd., CA

Every 1st Sunday: Big Band Dance, Mt. Madonna Inn. 408/724-2275.


July 9-11: New Orleans Swing Dance Extravaganza, Radisson Hotel. 504/463-0307.

Palm Springs, CA

July 17-19: 10th Annual Sundance Comp., Palm Springs Riviera Hotel. 800/444-8311.

Sept. 3-6: Ballroom Scholarship Championships. 800/824-4852.


Every Wed., Fri, Sat & Sun.: Dancing, Hollywood Bllrm., 2126 Industrial Pkwy, Silver Spring,. 301/622-5494.


Aug. 14-16: Motor City Jam, Detroit. 313/869-9385.


July 14: Reno Jazz Orch., Peppermill, 2707 S. Virginia St.. (Some dancing.) 800/648-6992.

July 25, Aug. 29: Fred Padden Orch., Lakeside Inn, Hwy 50, South Shore Lake Tahoe (see ad, p. 29).

Sept. 4-7: Labor Day Weekend Tango Getaway, Reno Hilton. 800/647-5080.

Newport Beach, CA

Fri./Sat: Orange County USABDA dance, Avant Garde Bllrm., 4220 Scott Dr., 8:30-11:30pm. 714/898-1773.


July 31-Aug. 3 (NY/NJ): Hustle Dance trip (see June 1998 issue).


July 9-11: City of Roses Holiday To Dance Fest, Portland. 509/547-9647.

Every 3rd Sun: USABDA Lesson/Dance, live music, Evergreen Bllm, 1:30-4pm. 541/899-1933.

Every Tues: USABDA Practice dance, Evergreen Bllrm.,, 7:30-9pm. 541/826-8000.

Every Wed: Dancing, Eagles Lodge, 2000 Table Rock, Medford, 1:30-4pm.

Every Fri: Afternoon dance, Moose Lodge, 1:30-4pm; Dance/lesson, Evergreen Bllrm., 7-11pm. 541/826-8000.

Pacific Grove, CA

Every Saturday: Dance, Chautauqua Hall, 16th & Central, 7pm. 408/899-5215.

Palm Desert, CA

2nd & 4th Sat: Dance Plus, 73130 El Paseo, 8pm-Midnight. 619/345-0250; 323-9123.

Palm Springs, CA

July 17-19: Sundance Festival, Riviera Hotel. 562/92-DANCE.

Rohnert Park, CA

Every 1st Sun: Trad. Jazz, Doubletree Hotel, 1 Doubletree Dr., 1:30-6pm. 707/542-3973.

Salinas, CA

Every Tues: Live music, Active Senior Ctr., 100 Harvest St., 7pm. Donation: $4/person. 408/424-5066.

San Bernardino, CA

Fri./Sat: Diamond Bllrm. & Dance Club dance, 269 E. Caroline, Ste. B. 909/824-0990.

Santa Cruz, CA

Every last Sun: Tea Dance, S.C.O. Ctr., 222 Market St., 2-4:30pm. 408/423-6640.

Every Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat: Lesson/dance, Palomar Hotel Bllrm., 1344 Pacific Ave.. 408/426-1221.

Every Tues: Ballroom dance, live music, S.C.O. Ctr., 222 Market St., 7:30pm. 408/423-6640.

Soulsbyville, CA

Every 2nd Sat: Dance, Paul & Elsie’s Dance Studio, 16500 Cornucopia Mine Rd. 209/928-1227. $5.


July 22-26: Boppin’ on Beale St., Memphis. 901/755-1269.


Aug. 7-9: Washington DC Swing Fling, Vienna, VA. 505/286-8646.


Every 1st & 3rd Sun: Swing & Latin party, Tri Cities Doubletree, 3-6pm. 509/547-9647.


July 2-5: U.S. Ballroom Scholarship Championships, Jackson Hole. 800/824-4852.