The Boots ‘n’ Buckles Dance Club is a social 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.
2015 Full Year Schedule as of 3/7/15
Centerville Community Center
3355 Country Dr. Fremont, CA
Swiss Park (4th Fridays)
5911 Mowry Ave, Newark, CA
Mary Ann Nicolaus will be our featured instructor on Friday, November 13, at Centerville. She will start the evening off at 7:30 with a short teach of a new dance she just wrote. Mary Ann and her students have chosen five favorite dances that are sure to be played during the evening:
Here is a brief bio of Mary Ann:
Mary Ann has been line dancing since 1992 when her granddaughter's babysitter brought her to Swiss Park to take a lesson from Charlotte Skeeters & Neil Hale. That was all it took - she was hooked! Wednesday night was "girl's night out" for years. After learning the basics from Neil & Charlotte, they moved across 880 to Celebrities' Night Club in Fremont for more lessons. Celebrities closed & the lessons at Swiss park ended. After that, Mary Ann found a class in her own "back yard" taught by Alice Marez at the Hayward Senior Center (on Wednesday night). After taking classes for a few years, Mary Ann was encouraged by Alice to teach a class of her own. So, after she and her husband retired in 2010, she began teaching a beginner class on Monday mornings at the Hayward Senior Center. She and Ruth Baratta co-taught a class on Wednesday nights and, after Ruth suffered a stroke in the Spring of 2011, she started teaching Ruth's Intermediate/Improver class on Friday mornings. It was supposed to be temporary, but Ruth was unable to return, so she's been doing that since then. She also teaches "chair" and line dancing at the Baywood retirement community in Castro Valley. The chair dances are modified versions of the dances we have been doing for years. In 2014 Mary Ann choreographed "The Midnight Special", a beginner line dance. Now, it's not only dancing Wednesday nights. Mary Ann takes a class from on Monday night, teaches on Monday & Friday, goes dancing on Friday night, Saturday and sometimes on Sunday!
As usual, students of our featured instructors are admitted at the discount price of $8, and those attending a club dance for the first time are given a free pass good for a future dance.
As most club members 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.
Boots ‘n’ Buckles Dance Club President
The San Francisco Bay Area has many excellent choreographers. Here is a sampling of their latest dances: