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Our Sunday Night Dances

Our weekly dance event takes place every Sunday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. on the dance floor of Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club, located at 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., dancing starts at 6, and we usually break for refreshments around 7:30. We hope to see you this coming Sunday!

For Beginning Dancers

Our Beginners' Session starts promptly at 6 p.m. If it's your first time, or you need extra practice, please arrive right at 6 p.m. or just before, because we always start with the easiest dances. At this time all the figures and patterns are taught, and all the dances are walked through several times before we dance them with the music. You will learn several dance figures along the way, including heys, turn singles, casting, pousettes, and more; experienced dancers are always available to help. Please wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes.

Special discount for beginners: when you pay for your first dance with us, you will receive a coupon for attending your second dance free of charge!

Please note: We have some members who are sensitive to heavy fragrances. In consideration of our members, please refrain from using strong-smelling perfumes, colognes, and aftershaves when preparing for the dance.

Admission Schedule

Upcoming Events

Our Sunday night dances take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club; see the complete admission schedule just above for information on discounted admission prices. Be sure to mark your calendars for the special events noted below. Where necessary, further information regarding these events is provided in the Special Events section below.


Local callers and recorded music Guest callers and/or live music (and links thereto) Special events and announcements (and links thereto)

September Dance of the Month is Another Nancy's Fancy

Sun, Sept. 3 Ellen Riley $6

Sun, Sept.10 Chris Page $6

Sun, Sept. 17 Terri Akin $6

Sat, Sept. 24 Judee Pronovost $6

Sat, Sept. 30 Ellen and Ellie - Ball Practice 7 to 9:30 $8

October Dance of the Month is Severn Bore

Sun, Oct. 1 Ellen Riley $6

Sat, Oct. 7 Playford-to-the-Present Ball in Pasadena $45

Sun, Oct. 8 Graham Christian $10

Sun, Oct. 15 Chris Page $6

Sun, Oct. 22 Ellie Konitshek Live music with Steve and Jim $10

Sun, Oct. 29 Sharon Green $6

November Dance of the Month will be shown here

Sun, Nov. 5 Chris Page $6

Sun, Nov. 12 Sharon Green $6

Sun, Nov. 19 Ellen Riley and Jimmy Akin $6

Sun, Nov. 26 Terri Akin and Judee Pronovost $6

December Dance of the Month will be shown here

Sun, Dec. 3 Ellie Konitshek and Terri Akin $6

Sun, Dec. 10 Ellen Riley, Barbara Chenault, and Martha Wild $6

Sun, Dec. 17 Chris Page and Jimmy Akin $6

Sun, Dec. 24 NO DANCE  •  RBSTC is closed

Sun, Dec. 31 NO DANCE  •  RBSTC is closed

January Dance of the Month will be shown here

Mon, Jan. 1 New Year's Day Dance 2018  •  Details below $15

Sun, Jan. 7 Ellen Riley and Jimmy Akin $6

Sun, Jan. 14 Sharon Green $6

Sun, Jan. 21 Ellie Konitshek and Judee Pronovost $6

Sun, Jan. 28 Chris Page, Barbara Chenault and Martha Wild $6

Special Events

New Year's Day Dance 2018: This year's caller will be James Hutson, with music by Bonnie Insull, Ryan Sandburg, and Audrey Knuth of the band Free Raisins. There will be a potluck of snacks at a long break. Monday, January 1, 2018 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at RBSTC; admission is $15.

Our Dance Location

Our Sunday night dances take place at Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club (sign pictured), located at 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo 92128, on the north side of Rancho Bernardo Road between Bernardo Oaks Drive and Pomerado Road.

Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club

From the north or south: Take Exit 24 from the I-15 south- or northbound to Rancho Bernardo Road. Head east on Rancho Bernardo Road for about one mile to Pomerado Road. Turn left on Pomerado Road and head north; make a U-turn at the first opportunity, and enter the parking lot at the driveway just south of the Rancho Bernardo Community Church. A printable map is available here. See the section immediately below for new parking information.

Parking Information

The Management of Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club have asked that we start parking in the overflow lot on Rancho Bernardo Road and Pomerado Road. The linked photo shows where to park and the location of the new gate. Push the button on the intercom box on the gate and say you are a dancer to be buzzed in.

Please note: People who are handicapped or carrying in heavy equipment for the dance may continue to park in the lot located just off Bernardo Oaks Drive. See this aerial photo for a view of the Club's parking facilities.

Contact Information

Send general email here

For general inquiries, write us at, or click the email icon at left. (You can also use the email icon at the top of this mobile page.)

Contact the SDECD President

SDECD President: Write to acting president Gordon Young at, or use the icon at left.

Contact the May Faire Ball Committee Chairs

San Diego May Faire Ball Committee Chairs: Write to Rich and Judy Cosgrove at, or use the icon at left.

Contact Judy regarding opportunities to perform for our dances

For musicians who would like to perform for our dances: Write to Judy Cosgrove at, or use the icon at left—or call 858-273-4174.

For general SDECD information by phone: Contact David Jacobson at 858-831-9091.

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