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Toys for Tots SWINGS Nightmare Before Xmas 9th SFBF Swing Fest

Updates at 7-11pm Dance
PRE-PARTY Pledge to bring a Toy for Tots and get discount!
Friday-Nightmare before Xmas (Mobster vs. Monster Mash-up)
Jack & Jill Dance Contests w/no partner needed; Just dance the dance in ANY-SWING-GOES (east coast, west coast, Jive, Lindy, Bal, Shag or whatever swings you): -Intergen Any-Swing Contest (dance w/someone 20 years -older or younger) & Same Sex Any=Swing Contest (dance w/someone of the same gender)

SFBF December 13-15 Bands Day & Night at 9th Swing Fest with NEW daytime events at Treasure Island Hop (24 hr. shuttle) includes vintage cars and shops and dance workshops
by national champion from New Orleans Todd Yannacone

Dress to impress or dress to win costume contests...

NOTE We are marketing DAYTIME THEME events as Treasure Island Hop theme.

Saturday-Aloha Dance (Sailor vs. Pirate costume contest)
Lavay Smith & her Red Hot Skillet Lickers-confirming now
-Balboa & Shag Contests
SAY 'HELLO' or SAY 'GOODBYE' It's our 9th year and it may be our last. Make it good so we can go to 10!

Sunday-Prohibition Party celebrating anniversary of end of Law.
@ lake merrit dance center. 200 grand in oakland.
(Bootlegger vs. Flapper costume contest) Kally Smith Band-confirmed
-Charleston, Strictly Lindy & Throwdown Contest (all the winning competitors, or their runner-up , compete in any-swing-goes to see who/which is best)

DAYTIME SCHEDULE SO FAR TREASURE ISLAND HOP w/ vintage cars, vintage shops, food trucks, Pin-up, bands and dancer workshops in Balboa and Lindy by Todd Yannacone simultaneous to Vintage Beauty Classes:

9:30am inside class check-in

9:45am-11:00am Inside:

-Swing Classes for Balboa Dancers by Champion from New Orleans
Todd Yannacone

& OTHER ROOM Simultaneous classes:

-'How to Pin-up' class (Sat.) OR 'How to Burlesque' Class (Sun.)

12noon-2:30pm Inside/Outside

Outside: bands Royal Dueces-confirmed (Saturday), Steve Lucky TBA (Sunday)

Inside: Pin-up Contest (inside Sun) OR Burlesque show (and more on Sun) & food trucks

2:30-4:50pm Inside:

-Swing Classes continue in Balboa & Lindy Hop w/Todd

& OTHER ROOM Simultaneous classes:

'How to do Vintage Hair-do' Demo w/Q&A (Sat)

OR 'How to do Vintage Make-up' Demo w/Q&A by Ruby Mae (Sun)

4:50-7:30pm In: 'Get your hair or Make-up did' by Ruby Mae.

7-7:30pm In: NIGHTLY beginner drop-in basic taster classes

7-11pm NIGHTLY Inside

NIGHTLY Swing Dance

& Dance Contests in North American Open
w/fun theme parties to compete in costume contests...

Fest Highlights
Bands, Bands, Bands...
The more that register the more that we can confirm:

New Events Added


Bands invited so far (confirming now):
-Lavay Smith & her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
(Sat. Night confirming)
-Kally Price (Sun. Night confirmed)
-Royal Dueces (Sat. Day confirmed)
-Steve Lucky & his Rhumba Bums featuring Carmen Getit
(Sun. Day confirming)

NEW historic location:
SFGG Rugby Clubhouse,
725 California Ave,
Treasure Island;
-Lots ‘o Parking;
-24 hr MUNI Shuttle.

Workshops on FRIDAY
invitiation Advanced Track.
-Saturday & Sunday
Intermediate to Advanced
-Dancers take Day-time classes w/Todd Yannacone in
Balboa & Lindy Hop
for Dancers.
Beginner dancers
take evening classes.
North American Open
All winning competitors compete at end of weekend to see which dance & which dancers are best.
-Strictly Lindy!
-Strictly Shag!
-20's Charelston!
-Bal Swing Strictly!
-Balboa Battle Tempo Challenge!
-Bal Jack & Jill!
-Any-Swing-Goes Same Sex Dance Contest!
-Any-Swing-Goes Intergenerational
Talent Show & Busker Battle!
NEW Car Show!

(See below)...

DISCOUNT GOES UP NOVEMBER 30!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
$30 Dance Pass
NO DANCE $70 Bal Workshop OR $70 Lindy Workshop Pass
$130 FULL PASS 3 days/3 nights
for early bird registration INVITE for first 30 people.
Youth under 16 yo free funded by your donation...
20% off pass discount code: ‘MILITARY’ & 'STUDENT'(show I.D. at door after prereg.)
½ off FULL Pass if
-16-21 yo with code 'YOUTH',
-‘GUARDIAN’ (1 youth per 1 adult)
Register by November 30th for these special rates at
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  • Burnie

    Please note that the festival has 3 locations... check website at

    December 12, 2013

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    DJ DeafJams, Organizer,
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