Singles Club Association of California (SCAC) has chapters all over the Bay Area specializing in Ballroom Dancing for the 50+ age group:

  • BERKELEY SINGLES, 510/223-6489. 1st Saturday Ballroom Dance, 8:30pm, Eagle’s Lodge, 3223 Carlson, El Cerrito, $6.
  • DANCE CONNECTION, Live Music Ballroom Dance, 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30-10pm, Burlingame Women’s Club, 241 Park Avenue, Burlingame.
  • DIABLO SINGLES, last Wednesday of the month, 7:30-10:30pm, Walnut Creek Civic Arts Blvd, Wiget at Ygnacio Valley. Music by Nob Hill Sounds. $9/door.
  • MARIN SOLOS, 415/456-3848, 2nd Saturday Ballroom Dance, 8-11pm, Marinwood Community Center, 775 Miller Creek Rd, San Rafael 94903, 415/456-3848.
  • MERRY MIXERS, 925/286-6772. 1st & 3rd Fridays, Elks Lodge, 1475 Creekside Dr., Walnut Creek. $10/door.
  • STRAWBERRY SWINGERS, 3rd Saturdays, 7:15-11pm, Strawberry Recreation Center, 118 E Strawberry Dr, Tiburon. $10/door.


These clubs have a large percentage of singles, but are NOT limited to singles.

  • DANCING FOR SINGLES, Monthly Dance Parties (with dance lessons) in Alameda,
  • LAKE MERRITT BALLROOM DANCE CENTER sponsors ballroom dancing with live music, usually by Nob Hill Sounds, 200 Grand Ave., Oakland, $6, 510/351-5070.
  • MAIKO CLUB sponsors Ballroom Dance, Sundays, 7-10pm, 1629 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, $8, 510/527-8226. Not limited to singles.
  • MARTINEZ VFW HALL, DJ Dance Party, last Saturdays, 8-11pm, 930 Ward St., Martinez. $10.
  • METRONOME BALLROOM sponsors all kinds of dances and dance lessons, 300 DeHaro St. (between 16th & 17th), San Francisco, $15, 415/252-9000.  Not limited to singles. NAPA SENIOR CENTER, 1500 Jefferson St. Tuesday, 7-9:30pm.
  • OAKLAND LEGENDARY PALACE RESTAURANT, 708 Franklin St. Chinese Banquet and DJ Dance Party, mostly coouples, but singles group also there, one Sunday per month, $25. Call Maxine, 51925-822-7677.
  • THE PAVILION sponsors Ballroom Dance Lesson Fridays (8-9pm) & Party (9pm-Midnight), 4000 Middlefield, Palo Alto, $5, 650/856-9930. Mainly singles.
  • PINOLE SENIOR CENTER, 2500 Charles Ave.
  • RICHMOND SENIOR CENTER, 2525 MacDonald Ave. Tea Dance every Thursday, 1-3:30pm, with Manny Gutierrez, $3/door.
  • SAN RAFAEL COMMUNITY CENTER, 618 B St., San Rafael CA 94901.
  • SANTA CLARA SENIOR CENTER sponsors Ballroom Dancing with live music, Thursdays, 7:30-10:30pm, 1003 Fremont St., Santa Clara. Not limited to singles.
  • SANTA ROSA, Finley Community Center, 2060 W College Ave. Fridays, 1-4pm, $6. Fridays, 7pm, lesson and dance, 7-10:30pm, $10.
  • SINGLE SQUARES OF SUNNYVALE, Murphy Park Community Center, 260 N Sunnyvale Ave., 408/996-0174. Square dancing on Thursdays, 7:30-9:30pm; Beginning Square Dance Classes, Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm.
  • STARLITE BALLROOM, 1160 N Fair Oaks, Sunnyvale, $14, 408/745-7827. Fridays, Lesson (7:15-9:15pm) & Party (9:15pm-Midnight), Saturdays, Dance Lesson (8-9pm) & Party (9pm-Midnight), $8.
  • VALLEJO MOOSE LODGE, Mondays, 7110pm, 337 Nebraska St. $10.