July

Independence Day Events

Saturday, July 4
10th Ave. Jazz Band, Dixieland and Swing
Vasona Park, 333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, 5-7pm
Entrance to Vasona Lake Park is located on Blossom Hill Road in Los Gatos.
Free event, parking fee.

Saturday, July 4
Fireworks Dance, Cubberley Pavillion
Ages 10-24, $5;  24+, $9. Rumba lesson at 8pm, Dance party 9:30 – 11:45
4000 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto

Monday, July 6
Dance Connection Independence Day Dance Party
241 Park Road, Burlingame, 650-342-2221
Music by George Campi
Wear your Red, White and Blue
Dance hosts and mixers, $8, $10 non-members

Tuesday, July 7
Santa Clara Dance Independence Day Dance Party
Fremont & Monroe, Santa Clara
Nob Hill Sounds
Special Lindy/Balboa Dance Demonstration
Red, white and blue attire admired
Large beautiful dance floor, lite refreshments, lots of mixers
Free waltz lesson with admission, $6.

Tuesday, July 7
Senior Ballroom Dance
Lincoln Theater Lobby, Yountville
6-10pm, Dance Lesson, Art Exhibit, Performance, Dancing, $25.

Sunday, July 12
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers
33 Arroyo Dr., So. San Francisco, 1:30-6:60
Dinner Dance. $30. Free tango lesson with admission

July 17
Friday Night Waltz
Annual Bastille Day Waltz Ball
Baguette Quartette, all ages, $20 for dance and waltz lesson,$10. for students under 30. No partner necessary
First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto
Lesson 7-9pm, refreshments


June 2015

NEW DANCE
Friday, June 12
and every 2nd Friday
Tea Dance, Twin Pines Sr. Center
20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont, 650-595-7444
Moonglow Band featuring David Otey, FREE

Tuesday, June 9
Western Dance, Santa Clara Dance
Fremont and Monroe, Santa Clara
10th Avenue Band, Dance demonstration by
country 2-step champion, Richard Kear
Free dance lesson 6:30, Dance party 7:30-10

Check your city’s Summer Park Music Series.
There is a lot of outdoor dancing happening. Bring your dinner and dancing shoes. Here are a few of the events:

Almaden
Greystone Park every Thursday in July, 6:30
July 5 – The Hitmen (Funk, Soul, Disco Latin)
July 12 – The Groove Kings (Danceable, Party Music)
July 19 – Silicon Valley Houserockers (Classic Rockin’ Roll and R&B)
July 26 – SAGE (Top 40, R&B, Motown and Big Band)

Belmont
Sunday Afternoons, Twin Pines beginning June 13 from 1 – 4pm
June 14, Tom Rigney and Flambeau

Cupertino
Thursdays 6:30 – 8pm, Memorial Park Amphitheater
http://www.cupertino.org/index.aspx?page=1081

Menlo Park
Wednesdays from June 17 – Aug 12, 6:30 – 8pm
Fremont Park. jazz to country. No concert July 1st.

Mt. View
Thursday Night Live Series, Downtown Mt. View
Castro between Mercy and Villa will be closed to traffic

Palo Alto
Twilight Concert Series, Thursdays from June – August
Stanford Shopping Center, 6-7:30. bring picnic and seat
Clock Tower Plaza (near Nieman Marcus) 650-617-8200

San Mateo
Thursday evenings beginning June 25 – Aug13, 6-8 pm, Central Park
June 25, Native Elements feel-good reggae music
July 2, Super Huey, Tribute to Huey Lewis, rock ‘n roll

Sunnyvale
June 17- August 26, 2015, Wednesdays From 5:30-8:30
100 Block of S. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale, 408-720-0873
Entertainment lineup:

Mark Your Calender:
Saturday, July 4
10thAvenue Jazz Band
Vasona Park, 333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, 5-7pm, Swing and Dixieland
The entrance to Vasona Lake Park is located on
Blossom Hill Road in Los Gatos.
13th Annual Free Concert Series (Parking Fee) 


May 2015

 

Monday, May 4
Cinco De Mayo
Dance Connection
(1st and 3rd) 241 Park Rd · Burlingame
Dance Hosts, Live bands/DJs. Refreshments
7:30-9:30pm. Lesson 6:30pm. $11. members; membership $22/year.
Senior Singles Dance

Tues. May 5
Cinco de Mayo
Santa Clara Dance
Nob Hill Sounds, 1300 Fremont Street (at Monroe), 7-10:30pm, $6.
FREE cha cha dance lessons with admission 6:30pm.
http://www.santaclaradance.wordpress.com

Friday, May 8
Mid County Senior Center
829 Bay Street, Capitola
10th Ave. Swing Band, 7:30-10pm, $6.

Sunday, May 17
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers Dinner Dance
33 Arroyo Drive, SSF, Lesson 1:30-2:30pm, Dancing/Dinner 2:30-6:30pm; $30.
Kentucky Derby Theme, Ladies wear your best hat to win!
Reservations: 415-265-7063
http://www.goldengatedancers.org

Make Reservations Now
Sacramento Music Festival
http://sacmusicfest.com


April, 2015

Tuesday, April 7
Santa Clara Dance Special Spring Fling Dance
Nob Hill Sounds, 1300 Fremont Street (at Monroe), 7-10:30pm, $6.
FREE intermediate tango dance lessons with admission 6:30pm.
http://www.santaclaradance.wordpress.com

Sat., April 18
Blast From the Past Showcase
Cheryl Burke Studios
Dance Performances, group classes, social dance party
$25. ($20, by April 12)
1400 N. Shoreline Blvd, Mt. View, 650-864-9150

Sunday, April 19
Millennium Sounds Big Band
Rockbar Theater, 360 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, 3-6pm, 408-241-3150

Sunday, April 19
Joannie Brant + The Nob Hill Knights
Dinner Dance, Palermo Ristorante, 6pm – 9pm, $39.95/person + tax and gratuity
849 Main Street, Redwood City
No host bar opens 5pm, large dance floor, reservations: 415-518-8434, joanbrant@comcast.net


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

GRAND OPENING, Sunday, March 22
(After that every Sunday)
JOANIE BRANT & The Nob Hill Knights
with special guest artist, Robert Meade
Three Course Dinners and dancing. Listen to Italian songs while dining.
$39.99/person + tax and gratuity
Palermo, 849 Main Street, Redwood City
6:00pm – 9:pm * No Host Bar opens at 5:00pm  (Large Dance Floor)
415-518-8434 or joanbrant@comcast.net


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

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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


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