The Boots ‘n’ Buckles Dance Club is a social country-western and line dance organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The general public is invited to come dance with us every Friday night (8pm to 11pm). Our normal dance venue is Centerville Community Center in Fremont, CA. Every 4th Friday we dance at Swiss Park in Newark, CA.
Optional: Please bring snacks to share.
2014 Full Year Schedule as of 9/23/14
Centerville Community Center
3355 Country Dr. Fremont, CA
Swiss Park (4th Fridays)
5911 Mowry Ave, Newark, CA
Join us for our Christmas Dinner dance!
On Friday, December 12, at Swiss Park. There’s a happy half hour, starting at 6:30, and dinner starts at 7pm. For dinner there is a choice of steak diane, chicken cordon blue, baked salmon and pasta primavera. Gary Clayton will be our DJ for the evening. The charge for dinner and dancing is $35, and the deadline for sending in your reservation form is December 5. Drop-ins are welcome to attend the evening dance, starting at about 8pm, for which there are regular admission prices.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
It is that time again - time to nominate members for the Boots ‘n’ Buckles Dance Club's 2015 Board! There will be two weeks to make nominations, and another two weeks to vote. Here's what you must do to participate:
Please Note: You might want to ask the person you are thinking of nominating if they would be willing to serve, so you won't be wasting your vote!
Fri. Nov. 7: First night of nominations. BnB members may submit names by 9:00 pm during the dance evening (using the nomination form that will be supplied)— NOTE: BnB members MUST BE present to nominate.
Fri. Nov. 14: Last night of nominations. BnB Members may submit names by 9:00 pm during the dance evening (using the nomination form that will be supplied)— Again, BnB members MUST BE present to nominate.
NOTE: Vegas Explosion is during the week of Fri. Nov. 21- and we will not be having a dance that Friday. Someone from the Board will be contacting folks between Nov 15th and Nov 26th to confirm whether they are willing to serve or not. A separate list of those “willing to serve” will be made available for voters on election nights. (Otherwise, again, members will be wasting their votes when voting for other names on the ballot).
Fri. Nov. 28: First night of voting. Member smust be present to vote, until 9:00 pm (must sign voter registration sheet that will be supplied).
Fri. Dec. 5: Last night of voting. Members must be present to vote, until 9:00 pm (must sign voter registration sheet that will be supplied).
Fri. Dec. 12: Announcement. The announcement of new Board will take place at the last dance of 2014.
Thank you in advance for supporting the Club!
Boots ‘n’ Buckles Dance Club President
That's right, we're almost 30 years old. Come help us celebrate our birthday on July 25 at Swiss Park. Evelyn and Denny will be our DJs. More info, and a flyer, to come.
It's here! We now have the pre-set program (playlist) for the Boots ‘n’ Buckles 3rd Annual Bay Area Line Dance Connection, June 27! Click on the link below to download it.
It is a fabulous mix of dances--oldies, long time favorites, newer, and in between. How cool is that. You'll be surprised how many you know.
The gathering of dance clubs from around the Bay and dancing with friends is the main purpose--all happening next Friday! If you have any questions on the program just email me. Our fabulous DJ is none other than Gary Clayton. Doors will open early! Regular dance is 8-11 pm.
Although the Dance clubs are listed in alpha order, the DJ may not start in that order--so we could be surprised. He will, however, play 1 dance from one club, then 1 from another, circling back to the original order, etc. Remember: Dance cards are not valid on June 27.
As most club member already know, during your birthday month you get one free pass to come to a dance. But now you will also receive a free "Name Your Dance Card" to be used at any dance and at any time. Remember your free dance "Birthday Pass" is only good during the month of your birthday, but the "Name Your Dance Card" can be used anytime.
Please note: If your birthday month has already come and gone, please see me and I will make sure you get your free Name Your Dance Card.
On May 9th we're going to hold a bake sale at the Friday night dance.
Don't forget to mark your calendar for the Third Annual Bay Area Line Dance Connection (flyer). It will be held on Friday evening, June 27 at Swiss Park. Gary Clayton will be our DJ. He'll try to play 3 (or perhaps even 4) favorite dances from each dance club or social dance venue.
And then on July 25 we're going to be celebrating the BnB 30th Birthday Bash at Swiss Park with DJs Evelyn and Denny.
Boots ‘n’ Buckles Dance Club President
Carol Clark and Doris Volz will be our featured instructors this coming Friday, January 31, at Swiss Park. That evening will also be the debut of DJ John Trentacosti as DJ for the club, and I'm sure everyone will be delighted to welcome him. As usual, students of our featured instructors are admitted at the discount price of $7, and those attending a club dance for the first time are given a free pass good for another dance. The five dances chosen by Carol, Doris and their students are:
Boots ‘n’ Buckles Christmas Dinner/Dance is Friday, Dec. 13 at the Swiss Park Dance Hall in Newark, CA. We have 75 signed up for the dinner part of the evening! Drop-ins are welcome to the dance, which starts at about 8pm.
It's also Instructor/Student night with Michele Burton and Michael Barr as the featured instructors. The 5 favorite dances picked by Michael, Michele and their students (which will for sure be played that night) are:
The teach (starting around 8:20-8:30 pm or so-whenever dinner is done) will be: Light In the Winter by Michele Burton, Michael Barr & Jo Thompson Szymanski.
DJs for the evening will be Evelyn & Denny. Cocktails for the dinner portion will start at 6:30 pm (doors will open around 6:00 pm). Regular dance in the evening will start right after the teach probably around 8:40 or 8:45 pm--ish. Goes 'til 11:30 pm that night. Wow! What a night we are going to have! Too much fun, fun, fun.
See you there!
World renowned choreographer and instructor Joey Warren will be visiting the Bay Area in late January and early February. He is known for popular dances that include Descarada, Cold Blooded Lover, Talkin to the Moon, These Castle Walls, Stuck (with Rachel McEnaney) and many others. More information is available on Joey's website, TheJoeyZone.com.
On Tuesday, January 21 he'll be a guest instructor at Evelyn's dance class in Palo Alto. And On Wednesday and Thursday he will be teaching at Amy and Friends morning classes at the Fremont Ballroom. He'll be the featured instructor at Amy's Chinese New Year Party on Friday, December 24. And on Saturday, February 1 he will appear at the Line Dance Charity Workshop and Chinese New Year Social hosted by SK Line Dance and Keep on Dancin'.
Below, a demo video of Joey's dance Twisted DJ; below that, an interview with him from LineDancer magazine:
on becoming Boots ‘n’ Buckles 2014 Board members! Thanks for your willingness to serve on the Board.
Many, many, many thanks to the returning Board members and for their willingness to serve yet another year:
We are still soliciting for more board members for 2014. Once the new Board takes over, and at their discretion, they may appoint new members! Just 2 more would really help a lot.