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With the continual rise in the number of cases of Covid in the Bay Area, and the extreme ease of transmission of the Omicron variant even among the vaccinated, we have regretfully decided that in the interest of safety we must cancel the March 5 date for The Film Noir Ball.

We will be holding The Film Noir Ball on Saturday, September 3. More information will be available soon.

Private eyes, hired guns, sinister collectors, femme fatales, chorus girls, classy dames with a secret, writers, reporters, and even innocent bystanders are invited to an evening of vintage ballroom and Swing dancing at the Noir Club (better known as the Alameda Elks Lodge!).

Sara & Swingtime plays hot Swing, cool blues, and romantic ballroom standards in our tribute to the Film Noir classics of the 1940’s and 50’s. Dance everything from elegant waltzes, tangos, and foxtrots to the hottest Swing, Blues and Latin dance tunes played by one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s classiest and most danceable Swing bands.

For those of you wanting to learn or brush up on your vintage Fox Trot and East Coast Swing skills, there will be a pre-ball dance workshop at 7pm.

Suggested costume is vintage or modern evening dress or 1940’s or 50’s costume, ideally in black, white, silver, or shades of gray in honor of the great black and white classics of the Film Noir genre; however, this is by no means a requirement: Colors are welcome (We know scarlet is a favorite with you femmes fatales!), and costumes are admired but not required for the ball.

For costume inspiration, check out “The 100 Best Film Noirs of All Time"

There will be a no host (cash) bar, but, due to the pandemic, no food or snacks will be provided. We suggest you eat before the ball.  Fortunately, there are a variety of good restaurants in the neighbourhood, especially on Park Street.

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