Here is a calendar you can print out and hang up, of all vintage dances and classes we know of...Everything listed here will feature waltz and/or polka. If you hear of any other event that features a band and enough space to dance, please let us know and we will add it here. If you would like you can join the email list, who are the first to receive the latest news like this:
see how many days you can fill with dancing if you try!
|Friday, October 27 =
Vintage Invasion, your friendly neighborhood dance party, celebrates
our 10 year anniversary! Held at the Finnish Brotherhood Hall,
1970 Chestnut St @University Ave, Berkeley. 8-9pm we have a waltz
lesson (no partner or experience needed), and 9-12 is our dance party
when Persephone will play the greatest hits of our long waltzing
history. Bring friends, bring food, and dance shoes if you have
them. Halloween costumes optional. :) $10 / $6
Saturday, October 28 = Aelpler Gruppe Swiss Club presents Metzgete / Schlachfest at Swiss Park, 5911 Mowry Ave (just off 880), Newark. Doors open at 5:00 for a 6-7pm dinner of Blutwurst, Leberwurst, Bratwurst and Kassler. Then from 7-11 pm dance to the Showcase Band. To make a reservation call 408-988-4351.
Saturday, October 28 = The Bay Area Country Dance Society presents their annual Hallowe'en Costume Ball. Held at the Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave at Middlefield (same place as Friday Night Waltz), Palo Alto. From 8pm to midnight, dance to George Paul, Ben Schreiber, and Mika Scott playing contra dances and waltzes. Costumes encouraged. $16 / $14 BACDS members /$8 students
Friday, November 3 = Stanford's annual Fall Ball. Held on campus in the Roble Gym. From 8:30-11:45pm dance to the Royal Society Rhythm Aces, playing ballroom dances like swing, waltz, and tango. No dress code, but dressing in solid colors is nice to match their theme, "Fall La Land." $25 / $15 Stanford students
Saturday, November 4 = P.E.E.R.S. presents Le Bal des Vampyres, a large Halloween-season-extending event. Held in its usual location, the Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. The ball is from 7pm (early!) until midnight, with Bangers & Mash playing for ballroom dancing upstairs, while Darkmoon and I will be DJing the goth club Nightfall in the basement, for freestyle dancing. There is technically not a dress code, but I do advise you to wear your very best costume (from any era) to this particular ball. The event is Sold Out, only those who already have tickets can go, sorry.
Saturday, November 11 = the San Francisco Waltzing Society presents their annual Autumn Ball. Held at the Hotel Whitcomb Grand Ballroom, 1231 Market @8th, SF. A high-end formal event with dinner and dancing to a symphony orchestra. Tickets must be purchased in advance, contact Gail for reseravations: firstname.lastname@example.org $155 for the full evening including dinner, $65 for dancing after 8pm.
Saturday, November 11 = East Bay Waltz, held at the Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St @ University Ave, Berkeley. 7-9pm are two lessons: you can take beginning waltz with Alan and Lianna, or an intermediate lesson TBA. 9-12 pm is the dance party with DJ Quinn, playing waltz, polka, swing, and all the dances that are the most fabulous. $12 / $8 after 9pm and students
Sunday, November 12 = Sunday dance at Swiss Park, 5911 Mowry Ave (just off 880), Newark. The party runs 4-8pm and the band is the Gruber family.
Friday-Sunday, November 17-19 = The West Coast Ragtime Festival, held in Sacramento at the Hotel Marriott Rancho Cordova. A weekend full of music, dancing, and vintage clothes and records. The list of performers and activities is too long to list here, so for info call (916) 457-3324 or see http://westcoastragtime.com/2017_wcrf/17wcrf_home.htm $105 in advance by Nov 1, $115 after
Saturday, November 18 = The Dickens Christmas Fair opens. It will last for 5 weekends and includes the Friday after Thanksgiving. Held in southern San Francisco at the Cow Palace (go in the smaller entrance) from 10am to 7pm. Christmas shopping, caroling, stage shows, and of course dancing. Costumes are optional, but if you want to play along, dress in the 1850s. $30 / $14 children
Sunday, November 19 = Castle House Vintage Dance holds their monthly tea dance. Enjoy dancing or just listening to live music from 1900-1935. Held at the Masonic Temple, 461 Florence St @ University Ave, Palo Alto. Doors open at 3:00 for a lesson (this month it is waltz), then from 4:00 to 6:30 pm dance to Paul Price's Society Orchestra. Period dress admired but not required. Free parking across the street. $10 / $8 students