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First United Methodist Church

FUMC
625 Hamilton Avenue X Webster
Palo Alto, CA 94301

The First United Methodist Church has a large 3,000 square foot wooden floor with a high ceiling on the second floor. There are many parking spaces on the street surrounding the church. There is a very large 600+ parking garage at the Cowper Parking Garage bounded by University, Hamilton, Cowper, and Webster just the next block. The FUMC is one block off University Avenue and Middlefield in downtown Palo Alto.

The dance is upstairs in the Fellowship Hall. Entrance to the Fellowship Hall is in the courtyard, with the door facing AWAY from the street.

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Excellent directions and map from the Bay Area Country Dance Society

Oakland Veterans Hall

Sometimes known as 'Lake Merrit Dance Center', "200 Grand", or 'Oakland Senior Center'.

The Oakland Veterans Hall is located at 200 Grand Avenue Oakland Ca 94610 corner of Harrison and Grand. A very large white building with several white pillars in front. Can't miss it. About 1 mile east of the Scottish Rite Center, where Gaskells is held, at the eastern edge of Lake Merrit.

The Oakland Veterans hall is a very large dance hall building with a total of 6 rooms available for dancing. It has a 3,500 square foot main ballroom with 100 chairs off the dance floor for socializing, two 1800 square foot dance floors, one 1200 square foot dance floor and two smallish 700 square foot dance floors.

The Main Ballroom is a beautiful 1920's high ceiling squarish room with rococo motifs in the ceiling. Equipped with state of the art sound system, the room has true air conditioning. The Hall is a 7 to 10 minute walk from the 19th Street Bart Station.

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Alameda Veterans Hall

Alameda Veterans Hall
2203 Central Avenue X Walnut
Alameda, CA 94501
The Vets hall is a 1930's buildling with a 2,800 square foot wooden dance floor and a nice stage and pretty ceiling. The floor is fairly square in shape, very nice for waltzing. The Alameda Veterans Hall is located at the corner of Central and Walnut, across from Alameda High School, and is 2 blocks from downtown Alameda.


directions: from the south: North on 880 to 23rd Avenue. Exit 23rd Avenue. You will see a green sign on your left that says "Alameda left lane". Get in the left lane. Then you will see ANOTHER sign also on your left that says "Alameda left lane'. Immediately and carefully cross two lanes to get into the left turn/u turn signaled lane. Make a U turn at the light. You are now going back to Alameda. Go back over the 880 freeway. You are now on Park street. Follow the road for about .6 mile to the green painted bridge. Cross the bridge. the 6th stoplight is Central, turn right on Central. Go 2 blocks, the Alameda Veterans Hall in on the right corner of Central and Walnut. There is lots of free parking on the street within two blocks.

Alternate directions from the south:
Exit from 880 North bound at High Street/Alameda.
Turn Left onto High. Merge into one lane to cross bridge.
Turn Right onto Central.
Two blocks past Park, arrive at corner of Central and Walnut.
The problem with these directions is that the High street offramp is often backed up and can take many minutes to get through the signal at the bottom of the offramp.

from the north: Take the 23rd Avenue exit. Follow the road as is meanders for about 1 mile to the green painted bridge. Cross the bridge. You are now on Park Street. At the 6th stoplight, turn right on Central. Go 2 blocks, the Alameda Veterans Hall in on the right corner of Central and Walnut. There is lots of free parking on the street within two blocks.
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International House
Ihouse
2299 Piedmont Avenue X Bancroft
Berkeley, CA 94720
The beautiful Chevron Auditorium of the International House at U.C. Berkeley is a 1930's national historical landmark. The Auditorium is a hard wood 3,500 square foot dance floor with Morrocan style ceiling and ironworks.
The Ihouse has been the past location for our New Year's Eve Waltz Balls and Bastille Day Waltz Ball.

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All Saints Episcopal Church

All Saints Episcopal Church 555 Waverly Street Palo Alto. on the corner of Waverly and Hamilton, diagonally across the street from the Palo Alto Post Office.

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Foresters Hall

Foresters
1204 Middlefield Road X Maple
Redwood City, CA 94063

Foresters is a 1910 building that has a 3,200 square foot wooden dance floor with a large 1,800 square foot social area adjacent to the dance floor.


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Roble Gym
Stanford University

Roble Gym, Stanford Dance Division
375 Santa Teresa Stanford CA 94305 X Samual Morris Way

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Following are directions to the Roble Gym from both major freeways:

From I-280> East onto Page Mill Road>left onto Juniperso Serra>
cross Stanford Avenue> cross Campus Drive East>left onto Campus Drive West
right onto Santa Teresa Street.Roble Gym is the first building on your left after
you pass a large grassy field
Park in the parking lot on your right


From 101>
University Avenue>
changes name to Palm Drive when you pass into Stanford University
Follow Campus Drive on its merry way around campus;
keep going, campus winds around a bit
left onto Santa Teresa>Roble Gym is the first building on your left after
you pass a large grassy field
Park in the parking lot on your right

City College of San Francisco

CCSF
North Gym, 2nd floor dance studio
50 Phelan Avenue X Ocean
San Francisco CA 94112-1821
Bounded by Phelan, Ocean,Geneva, and 280

The North Gym is in the most north east corner of campus. It is next to the stadium, near the tennis courts,and is located . The North Gym

The second floor dance studio is a 2,500 sprung wooden floor with a high ceiling and a good sound system. Centrally located for the Bay area in South Central San Francisco just off 280, Ocean and Phelan Avenues. A well known location for folk and swing dancing. City College has a long list of dance classes

From 280 westbound> right onto Ocean avenue>2/3 mile, right onto Phelan>200 yards, right onto Science Circle, main entrance to CCSF>150 yards, right at Y split>circle around to the back of campus> right at first Y, go downhill, follow downhill around back to North Gym, large buildings on left, about 600 yards. Entrance is in middle of the back of the building.

From Oakland or Peninsula>101 to southbound 280> left onto Geneva> right onto Howth> left onto Ocean avenue>2/3 mile, right onto Phelan>200 yards, right onto Science Circle, main entrance to CCSF>150 yards, right at Y split>circle around to the back of campus> right at first Y, go downhill, follow downhill around back to North Gym, large buildings on left, about 600 yards. Entrance is in middle of the back of the building.

Public transportation:

MUNI: 29 Sunset, 49 Van Ness / Mission, 15 Third Street, 36 Teresita, 43 Masonic, J Church, K Ingleside, 54 Felton
BART: To Balboa Park Station

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Palo Alto (Mid Peninsula) YWCA
PA YWCA
Palo Alto Ca
The MidPeninsula YWCA is now closed. Our new Palo Alto location is the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) in downtown Palo Alto.

 

Alameda Elks Lodge
Ala Elks
2255 Santa Clara Alameda 94501 CA between Walnut and Oak
The Alameda Elks Lodge is a beautiful 1940's style elegantly furnished building with a 2800 square foot wooden floor with a spectacular stained glass interior cupola. A huge parking lot. The many Alameda restaurants two blocks away on Park Avenue.
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