The Bootleggers Ball

The Deal

A classy dance party straight out of Prohibition days with some of the hottest jazz and swing bands in the Bay Area! We have live jazz, a drop-in taster class in swing dancing, and of course, in true bootlegging fashion, we're BYOB (and encourage it!).

The Dates
Date Theme Band
February 14, 2015 "Old Fashioned Love" Kally Price Old Blues & Jazz Band
March 13, 2015 TBD Clint Baker's Golden Gate Swing Band
The Schedule

$15 admission to the class and the dance.

When What
8:30–9:00 Drop-in taster class
9:00–midnight Social dance to live music
The Music

Past bands have included:

  • Clint Baker's Hot Five
  • Kally Price Old Blues & Jazz Band
  • Le Jazz Hot
  • Americano Social Club
  • Gaucho

Band break DJs have included:

  • Allen Kerr
  • Alex Fernandez
  • Sarah Quan
The Joint

We've found wonderful hosts in the SF Community Music Center in the Mission District.

Google Maps: 544 Capp St, San Francisco, CA

The Community Music Center (CMC) was founded in 1921 with the mission of making music accessible to all people, regardless of their financial means. They offer classes for people of all ages, abilities and interests and financial aid to all who need it.

The People

We're a group of Bay Area friends who decided to work together to throw the dance party of our dreams. Since we dance lindy hop and other vintage dances from back in the day, we're mixing together the tastiest ingredients we can find: a beautiful ballroom, hot live jazz, classy people, and plentiful shenanigans.