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Saturday, September 7, 2024
Alameda Elks Lodge
2255 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda
Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.

Dance Lesson: 7:00 p.m.
Dancing Begins: 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $30 (Sold in Advance Only)


Tickets may be ordered by sending a check or money order to:

PO Box 2321
Alameda, CA 94501

You may also purchase tickets using the PayPal system:


Tickets will be sent to you via email when we receive payment. Attendance is limited and ticket sales will be cut off when the admission cap is reached. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Join us for a swinging 1920's dance party, inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s most famous novel, “The Great Gatsby.” Our dance music will range from romantic waltzes, fox trots, and tangos to cool blues, hot Swing and that new dance sensation, the Charleston. Sara and Swingtime will play the latest American tunes for your dancing pleasure and, yes, they play waltzes as beautifully as they play Swing! There's something for everyone at Jay Gatsby’s grand ball.

At 7 pm, there will be a pre-ball workshop in One-Step, Slow Foxtrot, and East Coast Swing. Formal dancing continues from 8 pm to midnight with the fabulous Sara & Swingtime. No partners required! This is a great way to polish up your dance skills or to get some extra practice for tomorrow’s Gatsby Afternoon at Dunsmuir House.

1920’s or ‘30’s costume or vintage or modern evening dress is admired but not required. White tie or black tie optional. Socialites, show people, artists, and even politicians and underworld types are welcome but leave your "pieces" at home. This is a classy event! (And, besides, the Chief of Police never misses one of Mr. Gatsby’s parties!).

There will be a light snack buffet in the parlor, and (in defiance of Prohibition) a no-host (cash) bar outside the ballroom. Don’t worry: Both our Governor and the Chief of Police are good friends of Jay Gatsby!

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