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Congratulations to our 2014 Luck-Of-The-Draw Jack and Jill Series winners!
Left to Right:
1st Place: Morgan Burks and Laura DeShano; 2nd Place: Dmitry Lapidus and Alaina Yee; 3rd Place: Eric Jacobson and Christine Manion; 4th Place: Layton Berry and Yenni Setiawan; 5th Place: Andrei Dumitriu and Milena Esherick
These 10 (out of 15 leaders and 16 followers who qualified for the finals in the year's earlier rounds) won weekend passes to Boogie by the Bay 2014.
Next Gen Dance
September 6, 2014
Please join The Next Generation Swing Dance Club at the Allegro Ballroom in Emeryville for our monthly club dance on Saturday, September 6 from 6 PM until late. We look forward to seeing you there.
Our DJ is Michelle Kincaid. The DJ mix is primarily West Coast Swing, but also contains a few songs for other social and swing dances. Our beginning lesson is being offered by Joanna Meinl from 7 - 8 PM in the back room.
Last month (August 2nd) was the Finals of our 2014 "Luck of the Draw
" contest series. Winners took home tickets to Boogie by the Bay 2014
. (The Winners' Photo is at the top of the page!)
If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the Contest Team
PRICE INCREASE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 4TH
$8 member / $13 non-member / $6 student
Entrance fee includes the lesson and dance. These prices are in effect until 9 PM when the Allegro Ballroom
admission prices take effect.
REMINDER: We are now checking membership cards at the door. We want to make dances more secure and ensure that current members receive the dance discount membership benefit. So make sure to bring your card with you to speed up the process at the register!
The address of the Allegro Ballroom
is 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville, and is conveniently located off of I-80 next to the Powell Street exit (just past the IKEA and Trader Joe's). Coming from I-80, take the Powell Street exit headed East, turn left on Christie Avenue just past the Denny's, and turn left into the parking lot at the last entrance in front of the strip of buildings. The Allegro is to the back of the strip.
Amateur DJ Contest October 4, 2014
TNGSDC is hosting our second amateur DJ contest at the club dance on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 8PM until 10PM. We will play four different CDs created by randomly selected amateur DJs. All dancers present will be allowed one vote to decide which DJ created the night's favorite set. The winning DJ will be given the opportunity to be a guest DJ during the Sunday night club dance at Boogie by the Bay 2014 or they can choose to receive three dance passes to future club dances. Check out our flyer
along with specific contest rules
for all the details. Submit your name
by July 31, 2014 for consideration. Good luck!
2014 Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to our 2014 Scholarship Winners Tessa Greer and Ben O'Neal. The scholarships are given to promising NorCal swing dancers who promote swing by recruiting and encouraging new dancers and generally represent swing well with a generous and positive attitude, among other things.
Ben O'Neal, Marla Bach Saltzstine, and Tessa Greer
Here's where to find - - - -
Next Gen Dances and Events (dates, instructors, contest, etc)
Who to contact with your questions
Information about the Board of Directors
Next Gen "Luck of the Draw" Contests
Boogie by the Bay