Jasmine Worrell Dance
Social Dance Happenings

Social Dance Happenings

Find a social dance venue in the North Bay. Updated weekly.

  • Where To Dance in the North Bay – October 13-20, 2021

    • THU 10/14 •  starts at 5pm – Radio Gatsby with Ronda Sauce vocalist. The Ramp, SF for a night of swing dancing and great music! 20s dance band Radio Gatsby, featuring vocalist Rhonda Sauce will keep you entertained and warmed up with lots of dance music. The supreme waterfront restaurant and bar. Large outdoor waterside patio. Live music 4 days a week. 855 Terry A Francois Blvd, SF. (415) 621-2876.
     
    • FRI 10/15 • starts at 5pm  – Awesome HotcakesRiverfront Cafe, Petaluma. Spike Sikes wields a giant saxophone! Great sound, energy, and swing danceable tunes. 224 B St, Petaluma, CA 94952. Outdoors.
     
    • FRI 10/15 • 6-8pm – GG Amos ~ Town Hall Plaza San Anselmo. GG and her band will grab your feet and steal your heart with that moaning bluesy hollow-body guitar. With a unique strong soulful sound,  GG has earned her reputation as a riveting performer with a distinct, expressive guitar style and an emotionally charged voice. Free, thanks San Anselmo taxpayers.
     
    • FRI 10/15 • 6-9pm – Mitch Woods with Nancy Wright! ~ Creek Park, San Anselmo (most accessible from San Anselmo Avenue at the Gelato place.)  Dancing in the grass, jumping from the bridge, boogie in your woogie. 
     
    • SAT 10/16 6-8pm – Eldon Brown Band ~ Jillie’s Wine Bar, Redhill Shop Center, San Anselmo.  This band swings like they invented it. Original blues oriented with some boogie woogie/swing. Great singing and sax by Eldon and a killer repertoire that keeps us enthralled and dancing. Parking lot dancing / Outside.  
     
    • SAT 10/16 • 7-10pm – Audrey’s Big Boss Swing Band ~ Mac’sat beautifully upgraded 19 Broadway, Fairfax. Audrey Moira Shimkas, well known as a jazz singer, woke one morning wanting more. More of that swing excitement.  Knowing everyone in the biz, she called pro pianist Greg Sankovich, sax great Tony Malfatti, and drummer Gerry Kennett, and said “get over here”. Now they are ready. So is Mac’s. Ya’ll come.  All the inside comforts. 
     
    • SUN 10/17 • 1-3pm – Dale Alstrom Jazz Society ~ at PYC Presidio Yacht Club (Travis Marina Bar), under the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge.  
     
    • SUN10/17 • 4:30-6:30pm – The Stardusters Orchestra. The Marin-based 16-piece brass band plays swing and other dance music from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. grab your ballroom sneakers and head on down to the Mill Valley Downtown Plaza, at 87 Throckmorton Avenue, to enjoy an outdoor performance by The Stardusters.  Ballroom style Waltzes, Tango, Foxtrot, WC and a few EC Swings. Free.
     
    • SUN 10/17 •  starts at 7:30pm  – Terry Hanck band ~ The Back Room ~ After 10 years with the great Elvin Bishop, he has led his own band now for 30 years, and his reputation among musicians and blues aficionados is solid gold.
     
    • TUE 10/19 • 7:30-9:30pm  – The Stardusters Orchestra is now under the direction of Mike Wray … and he has somehow improved upon their musical reputation established under their late, great director, Joe Agro. The Mill Valley Community CenterCascade  Ballroom“ is still the largest dance floor in the North Bay with good lighting, lots of table seating, ample parking. The admission price remains at $15 per person which includes their orchestral arrangements specifically designed for dancers, alternative rhythms on CD during band break, and light refreshments courtesy of MVCC. This month Noah Griffin will be serenading us in the traditions of Sinatra, Martin and Bennett. Ballroom style Waltzes, Tango, Foxtrot, WC a few EC Swings, etc.  Masked at all times, vac proof. 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. Questions? Jon Kiessling  415-246-4059  
     
     

  • Where To Dance in the North Bay – October 8-12, 2021

    • FRI 10/8 • 6-9pm  Awesome Hotcakes ~ Reel & Brand, Sonoma. Spike Sikes wields a giant saxophone! Brass & Soul & A Lot Mo. Great sound, energy, and swing dancey tunes. Grand outdoor patio, or indoor oak floor. The band may be inside or outside. If inside, you can dance in on the 1912 oak floor or out on the woodish near patio. If outside, on the woodish or the harder concrete, and still love it. 

     
    • FRI 10/8 • 5:30-8pm  Dorian Mode ~ William Tell House. Tomales in North Marin is all charm and beauty. Established in 1877, the William Tell House is the oldest saloon in Marin County, on scenic Highway 1.  Dorian Mode is swing rhythmic all Vintage Jazz and R&B, and of course Dorian’s singing keeps you company.  Outside under a huge translucent tent, with heaters, if needed. Warm vibes.
     
    • FRI 10/8 • 7-10pm  Mitch Woods & the Rocket 88s, piano, sax, drums, and with big-fingered Andius Jent on bass ~ Mac’s at 19 Broadway, Fairfax. Enjoy Mitch and the classy side of boogie. You’ll dance your tuchus off.  Inside the reborn den. 
     
    • SAT 10/9 • 12-4pm  Cotati Music Festival with host Spike Sikes & the Awesome Hotcakes. Also 2 other bands: The Soul Section and The Bluebyrds.
     
    • SAT 10/9 • 7-10pm  Lady D and the Tramps ~ Mac’s at 19 Broadway, Fairfax. This place is a beautifully upgraded resurrection of 19 Broadway. And Lady D fits right and swings it so right, too. A strong clear voice, backed by a pro jazz band, and is happiest when folks are dancing. We’re doing it again! Inside comforts. 
     
    • SUN 10/10 • 2:30-6pm  The Hot Clams ~ SCC ~ The Hot Clams, certainly tastier than the name implies, play outside on the dock in the sunny sea breeze.  A wide variety of sultry, swinging dance music and good feeling vibes. Gavin blues the clarinet, Davey swings the hollow body ax. It’s all good. Outside.   Must be a member, or a friend of the band to get on the list. $10 cover.
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    • SUN 10/10 • 6 -10pm  Doc Kraft Band ~ SCC  Doc can dance, which is why he loves playing dancey music for dancers. He gets all revved up playing SCC, too. Inside.  {SCC is a private club, you must be on the band’s guest list or a member to attend.}
     
    • SUN 10/10 • 5-8pm  Miracle Mule ~ Black Star Pirate BBQ 1900 Stenmark Drive Richmond. New owners add to the artsy eclecticism of this peaceful twilight zone adventure. Stellar fun band.

     
    • MON 10/11 •  7-10pm  Mitch Woods (He’s everywhere he’s everywhere!) & the Boogie Woogie Piano + any sit in musicians ~ Mac’s at 19 Broadway, Fairfax. Classy boogie. See Mitch boogie.
     

     

    Ongoing regularly

    • 1st and 3rd Mondays –  Blue Monday Jam  – Sausalito Cruising Club – Joe Tate and a boatload of musicians play stuff, like last year! These are always great, on our exotic tilted Wood floor! RSVP Joe Tate 415-385-1606. Free. Please donate to musicians. 7:30-10:30pm.
     
    • Every other Monday.  Mitch Woods & the Boogie Woogie Piano ~ Mac’s from 7-10pm.
     
    • Each Thursday & Friday   Stroll along 4th Street in San Rafael from A to G Streets. Some groovy bands playing along the sidewalks. Dining outside. Dancin’ in duh street, it’s a new kind of fun!  + a Thursday Farmers Mkt. Weekly till it’s gone. 5:30-9pm.
     
     • Every Thursday • 6-8pm    Donna Spitzer & Piano man ~ Lara’s Fine Dining, 1900 Esplanade Dr. Richmond.