California Dance Clubs

Swing on Sunday at The Derby.

With its throwback to Hollywood's golden age of glamour, The Derby is fast becoming one of Los Angeles preferred, unpretentious nightspots. What makes The Derby popular to its young and older patrons is its low-key, albeit, elegant atmosphere. Located in Los Feliz, an eclectic community of artists, writers, actors, and musicians, The Derby has quietly become the spot to have a drink and listen to some live jazz, swing, bebop, and the blues. The Derby is a place where Hollywood goes to relax, not necessarily "to be seen". SUNDAY NIGHT SWINGS AT THE DERBY Doors Open at 6 pm $10.00 Cover 2 Classes 1st Class INT Lindy Hopp at 6:30 2nd Class BEG Jitterbug/East Coast at 7:30 LIVE SWING BAND STARTS AT 8:30PM 21 AND OVER AT ALL TIMES What Old Hollywood looks like at the Derby is set in a 100-by-35 foot room lined on one wall with six private booths hung with burgundy velvet curtains. Anchoring the center of the room is an ornate oval bar that saw service in the 1945 film "Mildred Pierce." This is the drama in which Joan Crawford said the immortal line "People have to drink somewhere. Why not here?" Check out the comments for more California Dance Spots Or Click to Add your own recommendation


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Flameco, Salsa, Brazilian

In San Diego you can heat it up at Cafe Sevilla

Winner of The Sterling Silver Award 2004
Southern California Restaurant Writers Association

Here's the answers to their frequently asked questions ...

Do you have a topless bar?
You must mean our Tapas Bar!

What is a Tapa?
Tapas are authentic Spanish appetizers. Some examples are Tortilla Espa?ola, chicken croquettes and mini-paella. A few of these tasty little dishes can make a full meal. A full Tapas menu is available by clicking here: http://www.cafesevilla.com/SanDiego/tapasbar.cfm

When is your Happy Hour?
Every hour is happy hour at Sevilla! Actually, it's a discounted menu including tapas & drinks every weeknight until 6:30pm.DIV>

Are you open for late-night dining?
Sevilla is open every night and offers a full menu until 2 AM.

What kind of food does Sevilla serve?
Sevilla proudly offers authentic Spanish and seafood cuisine created by Executive Chef Christian Vignes.

What is the difference between the Tapas Bar and the Restaurant?
In the Tapas Bar patrons enjoy live Rhumba and Flamenco guitarists every night, a complete menu of hot and cold Tapas and drinks from the full bar.

The beautifully decorated Restaurant next door offers a full menu of authentic Spanish and seafood cuisine in a casually elegant atmosphere reminiscent of an outdoor patio in southern Spain.

Downstairs, Club Sevilla hosts dancing to a wide variety of Latin-flavored music and live bands seven nights a week. It?s also where our spectacular Dinner Shows are performed. All three have separate entrances.

irishlass said...

Live Music, Extraordinary view from the Dance Floor, Swanky Decor at Harry Denton's Starlight Room

Welcome to Harry Denton's Starlight Room!

Come for the views.

Stay for the nightlife.

Harry Denton's Starlight Room opens at 6:00pm every day.

Located at the top of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, north of Union Square, downtown San Francisco.

From the smart walnut paneling inside the elevator to the 21st floor of the landmark Sir Francis Drake Hotel, to the stunning color scheme of ruby reds and gold tones, everything about Harry Denton's Starlight Room exudes glamour and style.

Collaborating with designer Arthur Valdez, Harry Denton created a fantasy room atop one of the city's historic hotels--an exciting nightclub with a 1930s feel-- plush and sophisticated, sexy and intimate. "In terms of style," says Valdez, "the room is part Maxim's in Paris, a touch of Vienna opera house opulence. Every detail is perfected, nothing overlooked. And, of course, it showcases a fabulous 300 degree view of San Francisco.

Harry is pleased to present "The Starlight Orchestra" directed by Kent Strand.
The Starlight Orchestra packs the dance floor with jazz, Motown, disco and contemporary funk and soul.
The band consists of San Francisco's finest talents assembled for the dancing and listening pleasure of Harry's guests.

Music director, pianist and arranger Kent Strand specializes in jazz and pop. His entertainment agency, Cardinal Productions, located on the web at www.baymusic.com, has provided entertainment for corporate and private events and for the Starlight Room since 1995. Kent has performed at jazz festivals and clubs with jazz greats Cab Calloway and Benny Carter, with comedians Bill Murray and Martin Short and on television and radio.

irishlass said...

When you're touring the wine country, there aren't too many places to dance the night away -- Downtown Joe's is the main shake your booty spot. We saw Twana Turner, daughter of Ike Turner perform their last October.

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Every First Saturday of the Month!

For over 11 years, SambaLá has performed monthly shows in and around the Los Angeles area. SambaLá is proud to announce starting September 3, 2005, our monthly shows return at the famous Blue Cafe in downtown Long Beach.

From 9 pm - 1:30 am
See the biggest and best regular samba show in the country with:

Beautiful and exotic samba feather dancers
Pulsating samba drums
Brazilian dance class
Brazilian DJ music
Full bar
8 Pool tables

irishlass said...

In April, Luis and I stumbled across across a fabulous Salsa party, sponsored by Salsa Sacramento, featuring Karl Perazzo - a drummer from Carlos Santana's band! We had dinner at a lovely little Italian restaurant, Sofia, on the corner of 11th & H, and were happily suprized to have dancing for dessert.

Salsa Sacramentosponsors events several nights weekly in Sacramento, Davis and Cameron Park.

irishlass said...

You can Party with Arty at Harrah's

It’s the best disco, dance, R&B and soul party in Lake Tahoe! “Arty the Party” as he’s affectionately called has been playing in Lake Tahoe for several years and now calls Casino Center Stage at Harrah’s his home.Arthur’s incredible music career began as a lead singer for San Francisco’s 13-piece Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra. He then went on to star in the city’s famous stage musical production “Beach Blanket Babylon.” It didn’t take long before the San Francisco Giants, Oakland A’s and the 49er’s invited Arthur to come and sing the national anthem to open their games.

Arthur has developed a large following of loyal fans from here to L.A. People come to hangout and watch, then can’t help themselves when they end up dancing in their seats. Arthur’s versatility ranges from renditions of Van Morrison to party and dance hits from Shaggy.