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Please Note: 5/9/14 ... After 25 years at the Imperial Dance Club in Redwood City,
we must say goodbye to this location. The space has been leased to a company that,
sadly, will not be using it as a dance studio. Our new dance location as of JULY will
be the Peninsula Social Club in San Mateo (same as our Wednesday night location).


Memorial Dance - June 8th
For this dance only ... the location is be Motion Arts Center
217 S. Claremont St., San Mateo, CA 9440 (Just 5 blocks from B-Street)

Dances are held on the Second Sunday of the Month, 6-10pm
at our NEW LOCATION (as of July 2014)
Peninsula Italian American Social Club
100 North "B" Street, San Mateo, CA 94401
(same as our Wednesday night location)



Our dances feature a multitude of fun!
The DJ music mix is primarily west coast swing and also contains some hustle,
night club two step, country two step, waltz, cha cha and other popular favorites
as we accommodate the dancers in attendance. Snacks included

*** We show a variety of photos and video on the wall from our various events***

Evening Dance Schedule
6pm-6:45pm - Lesson
6:45pm-10pm - Dancing

Admission $12, Lesson & Dance
(*special events are as priced)


2014 DANCES
Date Monthly Dances & Special Events
January 12 Our 25th Anniversary Celebration Dance / Lesson: Intermediate WCS w/Guest Instructors Craig Johnson & Joan Lundahl
PLUS Special Dance Demo by Craig & Joan.
February 9 Monthly Dance /Valentine's Dance / Lesson: Basic Night Club 2-Step + Int Variation
March 9* *Swing Joins Country Event
April 13 Monthly Dance / Lesson: Nightclub Two Step
May 11 Monthly Dance / Lesson: Intermediate West Coast Swing
Revised location for this dance only
June 8 26th John Duffy Memorial + Robert Kinkaid Tribute & Remembrance Dance;
Jack & Jill Contest / Lesson: Intermediate West Coast Swing
... In special memory of my husband, ROBERT KINKAID

**PLEASE NOTE**
For this dance only ... the location has been changed and will be
Motion Arts Center, 217 S. Claremont St., San Mateo, CA 94401.
(Just 5 blocks from Peninsula Italian American Social Club)
new dance location is Peninsula Italian American Social Club
100 North "B" Street, San Mateo, CA 94401
July 13 Monthly Dance / Lesson: Intermediate West Coast Swing
August 10 Monthly Dance / Lesson:
September 14 Monthly Dance / Lesson:
October 5 Monthly Dance / Lesson:
November 9 Monthly Dance / Lesson:
December 14 Holiday Dance / Lesson: Intermediate WCS with special guest instructor & dance champion Angel Figueroa
Yummy Treats, Door Prizes ... Holiday Attire suggested but not required.
**Change of regular dance schedule
*Special event pricing




2013 DANCES
Date Monthly Dances & Special Events
January 13 Our 24th Anniversary Celebration Dance / Lesson: Int WCS w/Nick Jay & Katie Boyle + Dance Demo
February 10 Monthly Dance /Valentine's Dance / Lesson: Beg. Night Club Two Step + Int Variation
March 10* *Swing Joins Country Event
April 14 Monthly Dance / Lesson: Night Club Two Step - Basic plus Intermediate Variation
May 12 Monthly Dance / Lesson: Intermediate WCS with special guest instructor & dance champion Angel Figueroa
June 9 25th John Duffy Memorial + Robert Kinkaid Tribute & Remembrance Dance;
Jack & Jill Contest / Lesson: Intermediate West Coast Swing
... In special memory of my husband, ROBERT KINKAID
July 14 Monthly Dance / Lesson: Hustle w/guest instructor, Raul Ante
August 11 Monthly Dance / Lesson: Intermediate West Coast Swing
September 8 Monthly Dance / Lesson: Night Club Two Step: Basic & Int Variation
October 6 Monthly Dance / Lesson: Intermediate West Coast Swing
November 10 Monthly Dance / Lesson: Country Two Step - Basic plus Intermediate Variation
December 8 Holiday Dance / Lesson: Intermediate West Coast Swing
Yummy Treat, Door Prizes ... plus Holiday Attire suggested
**Change of regular dance schedule
*Special event pricing


Previous "Video Share & Exchange" Program. (launched 2/7/10)
The videos on the table are for everyone to take, exchange or contribute videos
for the dance community to share. There is no fee ... just the intention to share the
love of dance and to have the opportunity to view dancing at past events.
Thank you to all that contributed videos to begin this "Share/Exchange" option.
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JOHN DUFFY MEMORIAL & ROBERT KINKAID TRIBUTE
J&J CONTEST


Congraulations to all who participated in the contest and all who
attended this evening making this a wonderful tribute.


2013 John Duffy Memorial & Robert Kinkaid Tribute
Jack & Jill Contest Results (<< 1st - Claudiu Simion & Cheryl Groh
2nd - John Quarto-von Tivadar & Nancy Chou
3rd - Jon Leech & Simina Simion

Judges: Ed Cirio, Ilona Marshall & Raul Ante

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2013 John Duffy Memorial & Robert Kinkaid Tribute
Jack & Jill Contest Results (right to left>>>)
1st - Lance Delzeit & Ellena Bondesson
2nd - Marty DeLuna & Ruth Cnaany
3rd - William Brown & Debbie Cohen

Judges: Ed Cirio, Alvin Low, Phil Trau, Ilona Marshall & Raul Ante

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2012 John Duffy Memorial & Robert Kinkaid Tribute
Jack & Jill Contest Results (right to left)
1st - Randy Sprinkles & Jessica Lauffer
2nd - Jon Leech & Ellena Bondesson
3rd - John Salter & Janet LaRochelle

Judges: Ed Cirio, Alvin Low, Sandy Trau, Bart Upton & Karen Andersen

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2011 John Duffy Memorial & Robert Kinkaid Tribute
Jack & Jill Contest Results (right to left)
1st - Wayne Ashby & Ellena Bondesson
2nd - Rod Retamoza & Ruth Cnanny
3rd - Marty DeLuna & Erin Jew

Judges: Ed Cirio, Alvin Low and Ilona Marshall

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2010 John Duffy Memorial
Jack & Jill Contest Results (right to left)
1st - Lance Delzeit & Diana Stanley
2nd - Bill Javitz & Cheryl (Groh) Williams
3rd - Jon Leech & Nancy Chou

Judges: Ed Cirio, Brooke Frances,
Alvin Low, Marla Bach Saltzstine and Ilona Marshall

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photo by Jaime D

2009 John Duffy Memorial
Jack & Jill Contest Results (right to left)
1st - Lance Delzeit & Ellena Bondesson
2nd - Tim Allman & Natalie Hill
3rd - Marty Deluna & Teresa Roebuck

Judges: Ed Cirio, Brooke Frances,
Alvin Low, Marla Bach Saltzstine and Andy Bouman
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-An email from one of the 2009 attendees-
Hi Michelle,
I just wanted to let you know how much fun last night was. The best part was
when you let the new dancers dance with the veteran dancers. Oh my God,
I got to dance with dancers that I never would have believed I could dance
with in a million years!!!!!!!!! I even danced with the one that won the Jack
and Jill contest!!!!!!! Can you believe it?????

Wow, I'm still on a high. People always say to me, "you are really lucky
that you get to dance"!!! Yes, we are lucky but not every night is a good
dance night. But I will tell you, when it's good, it's really good so you just
dance until the next one comes. Last night was one of the really, really
good ones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks, for that. ... Julie D.

You just never know how much the simple kindness of a dance can touch someone!
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2008 John Duffy Memorial
Jack & Jill Contest Results
1st - Pat Eodice & Yenni Setiawan
2nd - Bram Morris & Cheryl Groh
3rd - Jon Leech & Ruth Cnaany

Judges: Ed Cirio, Brooke Frances,
Alvin Low, Marla Bach Saltzstine and Phil Trau
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2007 John Duffy Memorial
Jack & Jill Contest Results
1st - George Thomas & Kyoko Morrison
2nd - John Garrison & Ellena Bondesson
3rd - Craig Johnson & Susan Aronovsky

Judges: Andy Bouman, Ed Cirio, Alvin Low,
Phil Trau, and Marla Bach Saltzstine
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2006 John Duffy Memorial
Jack & Jill Contest Results
1st - Shan Pak & Trish Hughes
2nd - Dave Townsend & Natalie Hill
3rd - Richard Kear & Susan Aronovsky

Judges: Andy Bouman, Ed Cirio, Brooke Frances,
Phil Trau, and Marla Bach Saltzstine
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2005 John Duffy Memorial
Jack & Jill Contest Results
1st - Warren Pino & Yenni Setiawan
2nd - Dave Call & Loretta Santos
3rd - Shan Pak & Natalie Hill

Judges: Ed Cirio, Brooke Frances, Alvin Low,
Phil Trau, and Marla Saltzstine
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2004 John Duffy Memorial
Jack & Jill Contest Results
1st - Mike Pyle & Kyoko Morrison
2nd - Craig Johnson & Debbie Cohen
3rd - Alfred Lee & Marja Moyer

Judges: Andy Bouman, Ed Cirio,
Brooke Frances, Alvin Low, and Phil Trau.
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2003 John Duffy Memorial
Jack & Jill Contest Results
1st - Mike Pyle & Debbie Cohen
2nd - Gary Ulaner & Natalie Hill
3rd - Joe Ho & Loretta Santos

Judges: Marla Bach-Saltzstine, Andy Bouman,
Shanna Paulazzo, Phil Trau, and Brooke Wilhelm


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Who was Robert Kinkaid?

Robert's Memorial Page,
Click Here

Photos

Robert Kinkid (Lake Tahoe)

Robert Kinkaid @ FreZno



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Who was John Duffy?



Photos

John singing at SFSBD opening dance (1987)

John w/daughters:
Bronwyn (left) & Monique (right)

John & Michelle - Top of Beardsley's J&J Winners (1986)

JOHN DUFFY - Backround & History

John was born June 3, 1931 in Dundalk, Ireland (just outside of Dublin). He immigrated to Canada in the 1950's and then to San Francisco in the 1960's.John was always into music. After being in San Francisco a short while, he got involved in the local music scene by becoming a singer & bandleader. In the early 1970's Johnís musical interests expanded into dancing with swing, ballroom, and latin ... He loved all the dances!

John was a top salesman in the carpet industry and spent most of his free time dancing, competing, judging, emceeing, and just being friendly to everyone. John was truly blessed with a gift Ö and he was extremely willing to share that gift with anyone that was interested. He cultivated many dancers that went on to become top competitors, teachers, judges and those that would simply possess that same passion he had for dancing. John mastered all the dances developing a smooth and effortless style and won many contests. He possessed total and complete joy for this activity.

One of Johnís visions was to bring all of the dance forms together onto one floor to share and exchange the joy of dancing. In 1989 Michelle Kinkaid & John started the 2nd Sunday Swing Dance. Sadly, John passed away only 3 months after the start of this dance. He would be pleased to know that his vision has become a reality.

Event Expanded in 2003
In 2003, for it's 15th year, this tribute event was expanded to be not only a memorial to John Duffy but to include Frank Manion and all local San Francisco Bay Area dancers that had made a significant contribution to the dance. (see photo boards on display at this special dance)


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