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April 1st, 2017 Club Dance

2017 LoD J&J Round V Winners - April 1, 2017

Our April Club Dance saw Round V of the 2017 LoD Jack & Jill series! The winners are:

1st Place: Alaina Yee and Chih-Ling Han
2nd Place: Joy King and Layton Berry
3rd Place: Margaret Choy and Mike Pyle
4th Place: Phoebe Hsu and Divy Ravindranath
5th Place: Trish Hughes and Thomas Gilhooly

Click here to see more photos from the April 1st Club Dance.

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from past Next Gen Club Dances!

Next Gen Dance — May 6th, 2017

Please join The Next Generation Swing Dance Club at the Allegro Ballroom in Emeryville for our next Club Dance on Saturday, May 6th, 2017, from 6 PM until late. We look forward to seeing you there.

We have a another great Two-Fer for you in May, except…this is the team from Two Left Feet to DJ and teach our lesson! Randy Krul will spin the tunes, a mix primarily of West Coast Swing and a few songs for other social and swing dances. Stephanie Krul will teach our beginning WCS lesson from 7 to 8 PM in the back room. Be there!

May will see Round VI — the penultimate — of our 2017 Luck-of-the-Draw Jack & Jill Contest Series. The top five couples of the preliminary rounds earn complimentary passes to a Next Gen dance. They all return in July for the 2017 Finals where the top three couples will earn weekend passes to Boogie By The Bay 2017!

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! ALSO: Next Gen member discount prices are in effect at the door until 10:30 PM!

The address of The Allegro Ballroom is 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608. It 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, immediately past the traffic light at Shellmound Way. The Allegro Ballroom is at the rear of the strip.

It's Our Birthday!

The Next Generation Swing Dance Club is 28 years old! The first Club Dance was in April of 1989, so we celebrate our birthday every April. 2016-2017 Club President Jonah Deitz and Vice President Marla Bach Saltzstine (who was one of the Club's original founders) started the celebration at the April 1st dance by bringing out the cake!

We're Still Having a Membership Drive!

For all of you who've just been dying to join Next Gen, but you couldn't figure exactly when the time would be right…the time is NOW! We're having a drive to recruit NEW members into the club. Anyone not already a member who joins at our March 4th, April 1st, or May 6th, 2017 Club Dance will be admitted to the dance at no charge. This is in addition to the free dance pass that comes with a new membership or a renewal. There's one month left to take advantage of …Such A Deal…and make the friend you referred to it forever grateful!

2017-2018 Board of Directors

Election results are in! Our new Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 session was introduced at the April 1st Club Dance (…no foolin'…!), Left to right in the photo are:

James Gafford, Convention Committee Representative
Edith Politis, Independent Director
Marla Bach Saltzstine, President
Rick Keefer, Vice President
Kristen Teuscher, Secretary
Joanna Lankester, Membership Director
Divy Ravindranath, Independent Director
Ellen Ryken, Independent Director
Kim Liu, Treasurer (not pictured)
Lauren Wood, Independent Director (not pictured)

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