March, 2015

March 6,7,8
Jazz Bash By The Bay
Dixieland Festival in Monterrey
Ticket info:

Sunday, March 8
Kites and Shamrocks
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers
33 Arroyo Drive, So. San Francisco
Dinner Dance, $30.

Saturday, March 14
St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance
Highlands Community Center
1665 Fernside Street, Redwood City, (650) 368-1500. $18.
Corned Been and Cabbage, 6pm.

Tuesday, March 17
St. Patrick’s Day Dance
Wear your lucky green and dance to the Tenor Band at the
Santa Clara Sr. Center, 1300 Fremont Street (corner Monroe), Santa Clara.
Free beginning tango lesson with admission 6:30pm, dance party 7:30-10:30pm. Dance to the music of a big band. $6.

Tuesday, March 17
St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon and Dance
San Bruno Senior Center
Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, 11am-3pm, $5., Bob Guiterrez Trio


Feb 2015

Make plans now for Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras

 

Friday, Feb 13
CPAA, Chinese Cultural Arts Center
Valentine’s Dance, 6148 Bollinger Road, West San Jose, Tel: (408) 973-8276

Fri, Feb 13
Friday Night Waltz BRW Valentine’s Ball
Tuxedos to Tshirts as long as it’s black/red/white
First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street
7pm Waltz class, $12, $8 dance only, $8 students. All ages

Fri. Feb 13
Mid-County Senior Center
Valentine Dance
10th Avenue Band, 829 Bay, Capitola, 7-10pm, $6, light refreshments, all ages

Sat. Feb 14
Cubberley Pavilion
Valentine Dance Party, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
DJ, $9/person; $3 after 9:10 p.m.; FREE after 10:15 p.m
all ages

Sat. Feb 14
Cheryl Burke Starlite Ballroom
Valentine Dance Party, 1400 North Shoreline Blvd, # A-1, Mountain View, (650) 864-9150, $15. After 9pm $10 every Fri and Sat.

Sat. Feb 14
Valentine Dinner Dance
Joanie Brant & The Nob Hill Knights
American Legion, 651 El Camino Real, Redwood City, 415-518-8434
Roast Beef Buffet Dinner, 7 til . . . no host cocktails, 6pm. $25 per person

Sat. Feb 14
Hornblower Cruise

Amore Valentine’s Dinner Dance
Boarding time: 6:45pm, Price: $139.00 per person *Tax, service charge and landing fee additional

UPCOMING MARDI GRAS DANCE CELEBRATIONS

FEB 17 is Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday falls on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday and is the highlight of the Mardi Gras or Carnvial celebrations. Traditional Fat Tuesday refers to the practice of the final night of eating large meals before the ritual of fasting initiates with the Lenten seaosn beginning on Ash Wednesday. Fat Tuesday is also referrred to as Shrove Tuesday, coming the word shrive, which means “to confess.” Fat Tuesday traditions include dressing up in costumes, wearing masks, dancing, attending large public gatherings, parades, attending sporting events, and consuming large volumes of alcohol throughout the day.

Feb 12-15
Sounds of Mardi Gras, 2015
Radisson Hotel, Fresno Hotel and Convention Center
Tom Rigney and others. Make reservations now, 559-268-1000
Fri, Feb 13
Celebrate Mardi Gras with Zydeco Flames
Eagles, Alameda, $15, 8:30 lesson with Dana
2305 Alameda Avenue, Alameda
Tuesday, Feb 17
Mardi Gras Celebration, Ashkenaz, Berkeley, 8:30
Aux Cajunals & Tri Tip Trio
1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, (510) 525-5054
Feb 22
Swiss Park, Newark
The Contenentals Polka Band
Thurs Feb 19
South Fay Fusion Group
560 El Camino Real, Redwood City
Blues Dancing and lessons, $12, $10 dance only, ($8. before 7:30), 7pm-1:30am
Fri, Feb 27
Blackhawk Dinner Dance
Lakeside Ballroom, Danville
$29.99 person ($38.34 all inclusive), Reservations, 925-736-6500, 6-10:30pm

 


January 2014

Tues. Jan 6
New Year’s Dance
Santa Clara Dance
Fremont Center, 1303 Fremont St., Santa Clara, 408-615-3170
Dance Party 7:30 – 10:30pm. Free lessons with admission 6:30pm.
Probably the largest senior singles dance on the Peninsula
$6 band, $5 DJ

Jan 16-18, 2015
West Coast Dance Championships
Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego
Westin Hotel, 910 Broadway Cir, San Diego, 92101, 619-239-2200
Hosted by Fred Astaire

Friday, Jan 9
Mid County SC
829 Bay St., Capitola
10th Avenue Band, 7:30-10pm, $6.

Sun, Jan 11
Sunnyvale Elks,
10th Ave Band, 1-4pm $5.

Fri., Jan 23
Dinner Dance, Blackhawk Country Club
Lakeside Ballroom, foxtrot lessons
599 Blackhawk Club Drive, Danville, 736-6500 x0 reservations
/$29.95 + per person ($38/34 inclusive)

Sun, Jan 18
Smooth Dancers
Dinner Dance, SSF Rec Center, 22 Arroyo Drive, SSF, $30.

Saturday January 31
Annual Mardi Gras dance at St. Finn Barr Church. Zydeco Flames
Louisiana food for purchase. Dance lesson 7pm, music 8pm. $20 in advance, $25 at the door (ticket info: 415-760-1454) 415 Edna, SF

 

BE SURE TO CHECK OUR ONOGING SCHEDULES: SEE MENU ABOVE

• • • • •

Make plans now for Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras

Saturday, Feb 7
Annual Red and White Ball
Cheryl Burke Dance

Formal wear, dress to impress in red and white
1 ticket $25; 2 tickets $20 each
Dance class 8pm, Party 9-1am

Tuesday, Feb 10
Santa Clara Dance
Fremont Center, 1303 Fremont St., Santa Clara, 408-615-3170
Valentine Dance Party, Dress attire: red and white. 7:30 – 10:30pm. Free foxtrot lessons with admission 6:30pm, 10th Ave. Band, $6. Refreshments. Large dance floor. Singles and couples welcome.

Thurs, Feb 11
Menlo Park Little House Valentine Dance
800 Middle Ave, Menlo Park, CA, 650-326-2025
6:45-9pm, DJ,  $7.

Friday, Feb 13
CPAA, Chinese Cultural Arts Center
Valentine’s Dance, 6148 Bollinger Road, West San Jose, Tel: (408) 973-8276

Fri, Feb 13
Friday Night Waltz BRW Valentine’s Ball
Tuxedos to Tshirts as long as it’s black/red/white
First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street
7pm Waltz class, $12, $8 dance only, $8 students. All ages

Fri. Feb 13
Mid-County Senior Center
Valentine Dance
10th Avenue Band, 829 Bay, Capitola, 7-10pm, $6, light refreshments, all ages

Sat. Feb 14
Cubberley Pavilion
Valentine Dance Party, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
DJ, $9/person; $3 after 9:10 p.m.; FREE after 10:15 p.m
all ages

Sat. Feb 14
Cheryl Burke Starlite Ballroom
Valentine Dance Party, 1400 North Shoreline Blvd, # A-1, Mountain View, (650) 864-9150, $15. After 9pm $10 every Fri and Sat.

Sat. Feb 14
Valentine Dinner Dance
Joanie Brant & The Nob Hill Knights
American Legion, 651 El Camino Real, Redwood City, 415-518-8434
Roast Beef Buffet Dinner, 7 til . . . no host cocktails, 6pm. $25 per person

Sat. Feb 14
Hornblower Cruise

Amore Valentine’s Dinner Dance
Boarding time: 6:45pm, Price: $139.00 per person *Tax, service charge and landing fee additional

 

UPCOMING MARDI GRAS DANCE CELEBRATIONS

FEB 17 is Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday falls on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday and is the highlight of the Mardi Gras or Carnvial celebrations. Traditional Fat Tuesday refers to the practice of the final night of eating large meals before the ritual of fasting initiates with the Lenten seaosn beginning on Ash Wednesday. Fat Tuesday is also referrred to as Shrove Tuesday, coming the word shrive, which means “to confess.” Fat Tuesday traditions include dressing up in costumes, wearing masks, dancing, attending large public gatherings, parades, attending sporting events, and consuming large volumes of alcohol throughout the day.

Feb 12-15
Sounds of Mardi Gras, 2015
Radisson Hotel, Fresno Hotel and Convention Center
Tom Rigney and others. Make reservations now, 559-268-1000
Fri, Feb 13
Celebrate Mardi Gras with Zydeco Flames
Eagles, Alameda, $15, 8:30 lesson with Dana
2305 Alameda Avenue, Alameda
Tuesday, Feb 17
Mardi Gras Celebration, Ashkenaz, Berkeley, 8:30
Aux Cajunals & Tri Tip Trio
1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, (510) 525-5054


December

Friday, December 5
Christmas Dance
Cubberley Pavilion

Friday, December 12
Friday Night Waltz
Annual Christmas Dance
First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA.
Upstairs, Fellowship hall, entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street.
No partner necessary, all ages welcome

Saturday, December 13
Christmas Dance
Cubberley Pavilion

Sunday, December 14
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers Christmas Dinner Dance
33 Arroyo Drive, SSF

Monday, Dec. 15
Christmas Dance
Dance Connection, Burlingame
241 Park Rd., Burlingame, (650) 342-2221, The Nob Hill Sounds
7:00 – 9:30, $10.

Tuesday, December 23
Christmas Dance
Santa Clara Dance
Colin Dickey, DJ, playing from his
large collection of Holiday music, 7:30-10:30pm, $5
Free intermediate swing dance lessons with admission

Fri. Dec. 26
Moose Lodge, Kifer St. Sunnyvale
Free for members or their guests, come dance away the extra pounds to the sounds of a big band

Tues, December 30
Santa Clara Dance
“Goodbye” to 2014. Welcome 2015
DJ, Geri Foley,  $5., 7:30-10:30pm. free dance lessons w/admission

Wed, December 31
30th Annual City of Palo Alto Senior NYE Day Brunch
Cubberley Comunity Center Pavilion

Special champagne brunch, 10 Ave. Band, toast to the New Year
10am, $15. Tickets may be purchased at Avenidas, Lucie Stern, Cubberley Community Center Senior Friendship Day, and Oshman Family Jewish Community Center starting on Dec. 1. Tickets at the door are $18.

Wed, December 31
New Year’s Eve Dance
Cubberley Pavilion

Wed, December 31
13th Annual New Year’s Eve Ball
Friday Night Waltz
Julia Morgan Berkeley City Club
Tickets on sale now

Wed, December 31
New Year’s Eve Party
Cheryl Burke Dance, Mt. View

Order by 12/22 and pay only $25.00
Take a Class with Jim Morton at 8:00 pm
Enjoy Social Dancing with live music by the “Metro Big Band, 9:00 pm
Be part of the Lindy Hop Party on the Night Club Floor
Appetizers, Balloon Drop & Cider Toast at the Midnight Countdown
all this only for $35. Call for special pricing: 650-864-9150, Brigitte Levy

Wed, December 31
New Year’s Eve Party
San Mateo Elks Lodge
Dinner Dance $65.

Wed, December 31
New Year’s Eve Party

South San Francisco Elks Lodge
Dinner Dance $55.


BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR ONGOING DANCES IN YOUR AREA.

 


November

Special Cruises and Festivals

Nov 21-23
Ragtime Festival
Red Lion, Sacramento

Nov 30-Dec. 11
JazzAlive Cruize through the Panama Canal

Nov. 26 – 30
San Diego Jazz Festival

SPECIAL EVENTS

Sunday, November 9
Golden Gate Dancers

33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco, 650-697-2763
(2nd) Sunday Dinner Dance
Free Tango lesson 1:30-2:15, Dinner 5-6, Donation $30
 mostly 40+

Saturday, November 22
Big Band Dance
Menlo Atherton HS Gymnasium
7pm, Seniors (65+) FREE, donations accepted and appreciated
8pm, $10 Students with ID, $25 general admission
Admission includes free ballroom dance lesson

Tuesday, Nov. 25
Special Formal Dance Party
Santa Clara Dance
1303 Fremont Street, Santa Clara, 408-615-3170
Gerri Foley, DJ, FREE Intermediate Tango Lesson 6:30
Dance Party 7:30-10:30, Free refreshments, $5

Be sure to check out our ongoing Dance Venues in menu above.


October Special Events

It is time for Oktoberfest Celebrations AND Halloween!!!!!

OKTOBERFEST DANCE CELEBRATIONS

Fri, Oct. 10
Turn Verein Hall Oktoberfest
3349 J St. Sacramento, 7-11pm, Gruber Family Band
http://www.sacramentoturnverein.com

Sat,Oct. 11
Oktoberfest 
Courthouse Square, Redwood City
$15. Alpiners, 11am – 3pm and 4:30pm – 8:30 pm
http://www.redwoodcity.org/events/Oktoberfest.html

Sat, Oct. 11
Cotati Oktoberfest in the Plaza
12pm – 6pm, Showcase

Sunday, October 12
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers Oktoberfest
Dinner Dance, $30., 33 Arroyo Drive, SSF, 1:30-6:30pm
http://www.goldengatedancers.org, reservations: 415 265-7063

Sun, Oct. 12
Hermann Sons Hall Petaluma Oktoberfest
2-6pm, Steve Balich Band, 707-664-0375, $10 in advance till Oct. 6, $12 at the door. Lunch available

Sun, Oct. 12
Swiss Park Oktoberfest
5911 Mowry Ave, Newark, (510) 793-6272
4-8pm, $10, The Continentals

Mon, Oct. 13
Lagnitas Brewery Oktoberfest
1280 McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, Gruber Fm. Band

Sat, Sun, Oct. 18-19
Campbell Oktoberfest
1st and Central, Campbell, 12pm-5pm, Alpiners

Sat, Oct. 18
Teske’s Germania Oktoberfest
6:30-11:30pm, The Internationals

Fri, Oct. 24
Teske’s Germania Polka
255 N 1st St, San Jose, (408) 292-0291, 6:30pm-11:30pm, The Internationals

Sat, Oct. 25
Teske’s Germania Polka, 
255 N 1st St, San Jose, (408) 292-0291, 6:30pm-11:30pm, The Internationals

Sun, Oct. 26
Villages Clubhouse Oktoberfest
2000 Villages Parkway, SJ, Alpiners
Dinner Reservations, 408-528-7861

Sun, Oct. 26
Swiss Park Polka
5911 Mowry Ave, Newark, (510) 793-6272, 4-8pm, Tony Raymman

HALLOWEEN DANCE CELEBRATIOINS

Monday, October 20
Hollywood Dress-up Dance Party
Dance Connection, Burlingame, 7-9:30pm, $11
241 Park Rd · Burlingame
Dance Hosts, No Ptr. Necessary, Live bands/DJs. Refreshments
7:30-9:30pm. Lesson 6:30pm. $11. members; membership $22/year.

Friday, Oct. 24th
Halloween Party
Joanie Brandt and the Nob Hill Knights
American Legion Hall, 621 El Camino Real, Redwood City
Costume Prizes, 6pm, $12, No Host Bar, free parking, 415-518-8434

Friday October 24th
Blackhawk Halloween Dinner Dance
599 Blackhawk Club Drive, Danville
$29/person, 6-7pm, Argentine Tango Dance Instruction
7-8 dinner, 8-10:30 Dancing, Dance demonstration by Michael and Anna Magid

Saturday, Oct. 25
Halloween Dinner Dance
The Highlands Club
1665 Fernside St, Redwood City, 650-368-1500
Call for reservations

Saturday, Oct. 25
Annual Monster’s Ball, USS Hornet
Pier 3 , Alameda, (510) 521-8448, (510) 521-8448, ext. 282
7pm – 1am, Cocktail Monkeys Dance Band, tour the haunted aircraft carrier
$35, $25/Adults; $10/Youth (Members: $20/Adult and $7/Youth
Costume Contest with a $500. cash prize

Tue Oct 28
Santa Clara Dance Halloween Party
Fremont and Monroe, Santa Clara, 7-10:30
Ron Borelli Band, $6. Costume Contest, No ptr. necessary, Singles and couples welcome
refreshments, large sprung wood floor, Lots of mixers
Intermediate Rumba Lessons 6:30, Free with admission

Tue Oct. 28
The Joe Ferrari Big Band
Theatre on San Pedro Square, Downtown SJ
7-9pm

Friday, October 31
American Legion Auxilary Halloween Dinner Dance
958 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara
$25per person, $30 at the door, reservations: 408-243-5832
Costume Contest, Dinner 6pm, Dancing 7pm, DJ Kent

Friday, Oct. 31
Cheryl Burke Halloween Dance
$15. (bring a sweet and save $3., College Students $6.)
1400 North Shoreline Blvd.#-A, Mountain View, 650.864.9150

Friday, Oct. 31
Halloween Dance Waltz Macabre
Friday Night Waltz
, waltz and polka dancing from 9pm-midnight
$12 dance and class, $8 dance only, $8 always for students
no partner necessary, all ages welcome
First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Av, Palo Alto
upstairs, entrance on right of courtyard facing away from street.

Friday, Oct. 31
Cubberley Pavillion Halloween Dance Party
4000 Middlefield Road (between San Antonio and Charleston)
$12, 8-9pm Nightclub Two-step lesson, 9-12pm dance party, refreshments

 


September Special Events

Friday Sept. 26
Lakeside Ballroom at Blackhawk Country Club

Dinner Dance and Bachata Lesson with Anna Magid of Danceworld
599 Blackhawk Club Drive, Danville
6-7pm Dance, 708pm Dinner, 8-10:30pm dance party
Reservations, 736-6500 x 0

Friday Sept. 26
Los Gatos Rec Ctr, 298 E. Main St, 7-9pm, $5.
10th Avenue Band

TIME FOR OKTOBERFEST

Friday, Sept. 26
Teske’s Germania
255 N. First St., San Jose
The Internationals Polka Band, 6:30-11:30pm

Sat. Sept. 27
Swiss Park Oktoberfest Dinner Dance
5911 Mowry Av, Newark
Tony Raymann’s Edelweiss Band
Doors open at 5pm, Music at 7pm, $22; $10 dance only
Bratwurst, Sauerbraten, Kassler (Rippli) Dinners 6-8pm
Call for reservations, 510-793-6272
http://www.swissparknewark.com

Be sure to check our ongoing dances in your area. See menu above.


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